Just Charlie G

This years see’s the 17th Year of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and this year the campaign is being supported by Sharon and Kelly Osbourne along with Pearl and Daisy Lowe.

The idea behind Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is to wear your support. You purchase something lovely to wear from the collection (which covers all budgets) and at least 30% of your purchase is a donation to a great cause.

My personal favourites from the entire collection are

Debenhams H! by Henry Holland
RRP £28.00
30% donation to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, supporting Breakthrough
Breast Cancer


Available at Debenhams stores nationwide and on www.debenhams.com


Island bird tee

RRP £15.00 

donation to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, supporting Breakthrough Breast
in River Island stores nationwide and online at www.riverisland.com
Do get involved and spread the message far and wide #wearyoursupport (Twitter: @FashionTargets / Instagram:
FashionTargetsBreastCancer / Facebook: Fashion Targets Breast Cancer UK)
And get shopping!

Clinique Kiss is Better 2013

For the 6th Year running Clinique is partnering with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for the Kiss It Better Appeal.

Throughout February the Kiss it Better appeal raises money in various ways to fund research into the causes and treatments of childhood cancer. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children first opened it’s doors on Valentine’s Day 1852 and to help celebrate the hospital’s birthday and raise funds for the Kiss it Better Appeal once again Clinique have created a really lovely gift.

The set is six of the best selling shades of Superbalm Moisturising Glosses. Currant, Raspberry, Lilac, Grapefruit, Apricot and Rootbeer. It retails for £24 with 590% being donated to the Kiss it Better Appeal.

If the set isn’t your cup of tea, if you purchase any lipgloss or lipstick from House of Fraser, £2 will be donated to the appeal (£1 by Clinique and £1 by House of Fraser).

Finally, if you don’t need any more lip products in your life you can text KISS12 followed by a donation amount (e.g KISS12 £3) to 70070. The message is free, except for the donation and your donation will go straight to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

The Kiss it From Clinique lip gloss set is exclusively available from House of Fraser stores or the Clinique online store.

Fancy some quality pink things that are not only excellent quality, but that when you purchase, a donation is given to Breast Cancer Awareness Research? Well then look no further. Japonesque are on the case with a range of lovely pink things for the month of October. For every item purchased £1 will be donated.

First the Pink Go Curl Pocket Eyelash Curler. £10 from HQ Hair.

Japonesque Pink Go Curl Pocket Eyelash Curler

Japonesque Pink Go Curl Pocket Eyelash Curler
I am not exaggerating to say you need this in your life. It is INSANELY good. My Shu eyelash curlers were rubbish compared to this little bit of kit. All you do is flip the lever on the back down and curl, and slotted into the bottom is a spare. I never used to curl my lashes as my lashes are fairly curly anyway, but now I get mega curl.

Next you can  get hold of the Touche-Up Tube Set. £16 from HQHair.com.

Japonesque Touch-Up Tube Set

Perfect little handbag kit containing a selection of brushes for on the go touch ups!

The final thing I have to show you is the Pink Manicure Kit. £20 from John Lewis (although I can’t see it there yet).

Japonesque Pink Manicure Kit

Pink Manicure Kit

Pink Manicure Kit

A serious bit of kit. Folds open and includes scissors, tweezers, a tool to file and push back cuticles, clippers and cuticle nippers. Looks super stylish and the tools are great quality. I have no stopped using my professional kit on myself, keeping that solely for clients, this is now my personal kit! Very good.

In addition there’s there’s the fab Pink Brow kit I’ve previously reviewed here and a Heated Mini Lash Curler. Fab stuff.

As ever, Japonesque products, be sure to purchase in October to make sure your donations are taken!

*Disclosure – PR Samples*

If you’re on the hunt for a decent set of tweezers look no further as these will not only do a great job of your brows but also give you a good feeling vibe when you purchase as 30% of all proceeds are donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Lets not forget:
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.
48,000 women and 300 men are diagnosed ever year
1000 women die each month from the disease

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is the flagship fashion campaign of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a charity dedicated to changing these figures by improving and saving lives through finding the cause of breast cancer, enabling  early detection, ensuring precise diagnosis and discovering new and better treatments. So far, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has raised over £12 million.

Shavata Singh has teamed up with the charity to create a range of exclusive tweezers in black or white as well as a stainless steel mirrored compact, all of which have the logo on them. The Tweezers will be £9.95 and the  compact will be £12.95.

The products are all limited edition and launch on 1st May but you can pre-order online from 1st April.

The range will be available from Shavata Brow Studios in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and Debenhams as well as available for pre-order from www.shavata.co.uk

New and just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Jo Malone Fragrances have just released the Red Roses Body and Hand Wash. For every bottle sold during the month of October, they will be donating £5  to Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.  The BCA raises funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and is instrumental in bringing lifesaving breast cancer awareness messages to millions.

Jo Malone London Red Roses Body and Hand Wash
Jo Malone London Red Roses Body and Hand Wash
Jo Malone London Red Roses Body and Hand Wash

The Body and Hand Wash is a gorgeous shade of pink and has the most amazing scent. It instantly takes me back to my childhood and making rose petal “perfume”. It just smells of pure roses to me and is sublime. It lasts a long time too. If I wash my hands with this stuff, they are still scented when I wash my hands the next time. Beautiful and well worth a purchase given the generous donation.

Available now from the UK Boutiques and www.jomalone.com.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month starts today and there are a lot of worthy beauty products you can purchase to show your support (I really wanted the Estee Lauder Jewelled Pin but its sold out online already!).

I’m just doing a quick post to mention that OPI are supporting the cause by launching a brand new shade,  Pink of Hearts Shatter topcoat.

If you’re not over shatter top coats yet then this looks pretty and and for every bottle sold £1 will be donated to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity for their ongoing research into cancer and work on finding a cure for the disease as quickly as possible. The top coat costs £10.50 and is available from www.lenawhite.co.uk.

I’ve previously blogged about the BSQ Natural Couture range and their ethos here. I really enjoyed the White Amber fragrance I was sent to review and I was delighted when Bergamot Noir arrived at my door.

BSQ Natural Couture Bergamot Noir Fragrance
BSQ Natural Couture Bergamot Noir Fragrance

This time round Berkeley Square have collaborated with the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) to create a perfume inspired by the Golden Age of Couture. Bergamot & Neroli on a base of amber and wood. Another gorgeous bottle, this time black glass. It’s really lovely and well priced at £25 for 30ml of Eau de Parfum.

For the Launch of Bergamot Noir the RNIB and BSQ have created the Scents and Sensibility to celebrate the work of blind and partially sighted artists. The fragrance was bought to life by six artists working across the mediums of painting, sculpture, installation art and photography to form a one off exhibition and artworks for auction. The virtual version of this auction goes live this month on www.bsquare.co.uk and www.rnib.co.uk as well as the online auction of the artwork at www.givinglots.co.uk to raise funds for the RNIB.

This is a beautiful fragrance, very womanly and a little bit daring. Well worth checking out and stocked in www.houseoffraser.co.uk.

Disclosure – PR Sample

For the fourth year running Clinique are partnering with Great Ormond Street Hospital Chldren’s Charity for the Kiss It Better Appeal, raising money to fund research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancer.

This year Clinique has created a special Limited Edition set of Smoothie Kisses Lip Glosses.

Clinique Help to Kiss It Better February 2011

The vitamin C Smoothie glosses are Pink Me Up, Goodness Grapecious, Nude-tricious and Mango-thon and come with a gorgeous bag! £22.

You can only find this set in House of Fraser throughout February and £4 from each sale goes to the charity (£2 from Clinique and £2 from HoF).

If this doesn’t appeal then a £2 donation will also apply to all Clinique lipsticks and glosses sold throughout February which I think is brilliant!

Please do go and check out your local House of Fraser Clinique Counter in February to help this amazing cause.