I will not be Pinkwashed.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Cancer is a tragedy and my heart aches for its victims. [We’ve lost two in the family to esophageal and lung cancer(s) this year.]
Cancer is also preventable and treatable – something the pink pushers would like to ignore.
I agree with the author of this article. This exploitation of breast cancer as a cause has become a huge money maker. It seems everyone wants in on the ruse. Perusing Facebook today and encountered another article, this one posted by Primal Docs.
I do not purchase items simply because they support the pink ribbon. I make my purchase decisions based upon whether the product is of quality and promotes healthy lifestyle – as defined by Paleo/Primal criteria! I worked for marketing/advertising agencies for 5+ years and learned many tricks of the trade and I believe that helps me avoid some of them now. Two of the biggest tactics used are the emotional response to the tragedy of cancer and the desire to do anything to help; and the affiliation herding (or groupthink) – that feeling of belonging through purchase.
I encourage everyone to think carefully about the “awareness” and charitable campaigns they support. Research the organization’s efforts and spending. What do they really accomplish and support? Health and longevity or profits? I for one will NOT be Pinkwashed!
As a side note: one of the key chemical contributors to breast cancer are parabens. Parabens are a group of cosmetic preservatives that mimic estrogen. Studies in the UK have found at least 6 varieties of parabens in all breast cancer tumors tested. Look for the “-paraben” on the ingredient label of cosmetics and personal care products and avoid them like the plague!
I choose Red Apple Lipstick lipstick and eye makeup because it is paraben-free in addition to being gluten-free. They are on a mission to share safe makeup with the world. And I recently found Tarte Amazonian Clay mineral foundation and mascara. They are also gluten- and paraben-free. There are safe, conscientious companies out there. We just have to make the time and effort to find and support them!
The latest from Red Apple Lipstick! The new Fall color collection is now available, and it is gorgeous. Perfect Fall shades for eyes and lips. Something for everyone!
Cozy colors! Matte eye shadows in rich Fall shades and auburn red lipsticks.
As mineral-based lip and eye products, the color is buildable from a soft hue to intense opaque color. Eye shadows also take on a new effect when applied wet. These mineral-based products also do not stain skin and clothing the way dye-based cosmetics can!
Brr! The wind and cold is coming – get extra protection. Stock up on Rallye Balm: the BEST lip balm on the planet!! [...and under-eye and cuticle moisturizer!]
Be sure to sign up for the VIP Club email list to get 20% off codes each month – the first one arrives IMMEDIATELY (conveniently located at the top of their web page). Free shipping for purchases over $50. Look for the many select-your-own discount packages in each category.
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It’s Beauty without the Beasties!
Congratulations to Sandra, winner of the Red Apple Lipstick in HibisKiss!
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The Red Apple Lipstick HibisKiss Give-Away ends tomorrow. Don’t miss your chance to receive this lovely raspberry cream lipstick for FREE! Enter NOW!
Hibiskiss is a luscious and vibrant true raspberry color. A deep, berry pink with a hint of red. This color is so amazing – it can be worn bold or as a berry stain. It is incredibly long lasting and creamy. You’ll really love the perfectly even “wear down” – as this color becomes a deep pink/berry stain.
This shade is totally free of glitter and frost, it has a satin finish that isn’t too glossy. It feels weightless and moisturizing. Gluten Free, Paraben Free, Nut/Tree Nut Free, Fragrance Free, Soy Free, and Toxin Free
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This is BIG news! Now we can “try before we buy” ALL of the beautiful Red Apple Lipstick colors and formulas! BONUS: RAL is enclosing a special offer with each sample pack, sure to make you swoon!
To order lipstick samples, click HERE and go to the “BUY SAMPLES” tab – AFTER you sign up for the VIP Club!
Be sure to sign up for the VIP Club email list to get 20% off codes each month – the first one arrives IMMEDIATELY (conveniently located at the top of their web page). Free shipping for purchases over $25. Look for the many select-your-own discount packages in each category.
Each sample pack also receives a Rallye Balm sample pod at no additional cost – this is the BEST lip balm on the planet! You will absolutely LOVE Red Apple Lipstick. Try some today – it’s Beauty without the “Beasties”!
By now, you all know how much I love Red Apple Lipstick products.
So much so, I’ve decided to share some with you!
I’m giving away a tube of the new Instant Color lipstick in HibisKiss! Good Luck!
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You all know how much I love Red Apple Lipstick products. Well, right now they are conducting a HUGE giveaway on their Facebook Page! Register to win and you automatically get a $5 savings code to use right away. And since it’s Andrea’s birthday, there are extra-special savings to be had!
Past raves about Red Apple Lipstick products for lips and eyes HERE, HERE and HERE.
Get your code and access the sale HERE. Be sure to sign up for the VIP Club email list to get 20% off codes each month – the first one arrives IMMEDIATELY. Free shipping for purchases over $25. Look for the many select-your-own discount packages in each category.
What are YOU waiting for?! It’s Beauty without the Beasties!