Shop for the Cure

on October 3, 2011

Tweezerman Slant Tweezers

Product: Tweezerman Precision in Pink Slant Tweezer ; $20 Why buy: When you find a good man, don’t let it go. Such is the case with Tweezerman’s Precision in Pink limited edition pink ribbon Slant tweezers. The brand’s solid reputation for quality tweezing tools holds up with this special edition, which features white enamel adorned with a pink ribbon fashioned out of Swarovski Elements crystals. The hand-filed tips achieve the perfect tweeze every time. Reliable. Like a good man should be. Beneficiary: A portion of proceeds from all sales are donated to organizations devoted to cancer care and finding a cure.

Trudeau Sport Bottle

Product: Trudeau Cool Off Leak-Proof Sport Bottle ; $9.99 Why buy: Trudeau is known for quality thermal drinking products, and this special edition 24-oz sport bottle is no different. The sturdy BPA-free water bottle features a comfortable rubber grip and a twist top, which houses a soft silicone drinking straw for drip-free sipping. Leak-proof and insulated, the bottle keeps your drink cool even on the hottest of days. Beneficiary: The Trudeau pink gadgets line donates 10-60 cents depending on product to the BCRF.

: Betty Crocker Living With Cancer Cookbook

Product: Betty Crocker Living With Cancer Cookbook by Kris Ghosh, MD, MBA, and Linda Carson, MD (Wiley); $19.99 Why buy: Whether you’re fighting cancer or caring for someone who is, easy cooking and nutritious meals are crucial. This cookbook, which was created in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and General Mills’ Pink Together program, showcases more than 150 flavor-filled recipes that are flagged with the letters “N,” “M,” “C” and “D” to designate which ones are good for people experiencing common cancer treatment side effects: nausea, mouth sores, constipation and diarrhea. Also included are inspiring survivor stories, helpful glossary terms, grocery shopping tips, meal-planning pointers and more. Beneficiary: Anyone fighting cancer or in recovery, and those who are caring for them.

Proudly Pink Six-Piece Purse Brush Set

Product: Sonia Kashuk for Target Proudly Pink Six-Piece Purse Brush Set ; $14.99 Why buy: This 6-piece makeup brush set includes professional quality blusher, crease, concealer, eyeshadow and bent eyeliner brushes, all of which feature soft pink bristles. The white handles feature the signature pink breast cancer awareness ribbon, and the brushes all fit neatly inside the included silver case. Keep in your vanity table, or tuck it in your purse for on-the-go touch-ups. Beneficiary: 15 percent of every purchase goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Nine West Messenger Bag

Product: Nine West Runway Relief Messenger Bag ; $59 Why buy: This grey canvas messenger bag is both stylish and functional with its two exterior pockets, adjustable straps and the signature Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) logo. The interior lining features the signatures of participating models, industry icon Nigel Barker, and Council of Fashion Designers of America members. Beneficiary: 100 percent of proceeds from messenger bag sales as well as the FTBC boots and tank top, go directly to FTBC, up to $115,000.

New Balance Digital Watch

Product: New Balance HRT Fit Komen Heart Rate Monitor Digital Watch; $60 Why buy: This pink and grey digital watch doubles as a heart rate monitor, with a stainless steel bezel alerting you if you’re within in your target heart rate zone or not. Customize the “calories burned” mode to accommodate your age, gender, and relative heart rate for a more accurate reading. Additional features include date, time, timer, backlight display, water resistance, and more. Beneficiary: A portion of the proceeds help support Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the fight against breast cancer.

Earth Therapeutics Hair Turban

Product: Earth Therapeutics Ultra-Absorbent Quick-Dry Hair Turban ; $17.99 Why buy: This simple-to-use, super-absorbent head wrap is made of microfibers that soak up water like a sponge! After your shower, lean over, place the turban on the back of your neck, twist it a few times, and then fasten the button-loop closure. Within minutes, your hair is merely damp ... not wet ... allowing for significantly less blow-drying time and softer locks. The turban is machine washable and comes in a re-usable bag for on-the-go use. Beneficiary: A portion of proceeds benefits the National Breast Cancer Foundation

RumbaTime Watch

Product: RumbaTime Cotton Candy “Lafayette” Watch; $35 Why buy: Presentation is everything as this adorable pink timepiece is packaging in a sleek plastic capsule. The pliable rubber watchband slides easily over your hand to fit loose but comfortably on your wrist. The face features a minute and hour hand as well as a ticking second hand. Sporty but sleek all in one package. Beneficiary: 40 percent of purchase proceeds from the Cotton Candy pink color goes to the BCRF for the month of October; 20 percent for the rest of the year

Skin Authority Home Care Kit

Product: Skin Authority Touch Transforms Home Care Kit ; $59 Why buy: The healthy skin kit features four products, each made of pure ingredients (no dyes, added fragrances, parabens, or animal testing) and all of which promote healthy, hydrated skin. The travel-ready kit includes Skin Authority’s signature daily cleanser, tri-power peptide hydrator, moisturizing sunscreen, and olive, fig and shea butter body cream. Beneficiary: For every kit sold, Skin Authority donates $5 to Look Good…Feel Better , a non-profit dedicated to improving self-esteem and quality of life of people fighting cancer.

Jelly Belly Sport Beans

Product: Jelly Belly Fruit Punch Sport Beans ; $29.95 per 24-pack boxWhy buy: Put some pep in your training step with the popular candy line’s Sport Beans. Billed as “great for exercise,” the beans are filled with all-natural fruit punch containing vitamins B, C, and electrolytes, which explode in your mouth when chewed. The result? Thirst-quenching satisfaction and renewed energy to carry you through workout!Beneficiary: 5 percent of Sport Beans Fruit Punch flavor, up to $40,000 to the BCRF