clockwise from top right: Nars Baby Doll Lip Lacquer, Smith’s Rosebud salve, Too Faced On the Prowl,   nars carthage pure matte lipstick, Evian Mineral Water spray, Chanel In Love Joues contraste powder blush, NYX Delectable Salon formula Nail Polish

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a yearly worldwide health campaign conceived to raise awareness of breast cancer and offer support to those affected by the disease, I randomly picked the above beauty products that celebrate the color of femininity. My own mom is surviving breast cancer. Thank God, she’s coping.

Get that pink on, put a dab of flush on your face, give your tips some flash and check those boobies.

Taking a few minutes to do a breast self-exam a minimum of once a month can make a lifetime of difference. Nearly 70% of all breast cancers are found through self-exams and with early detection the 5-year survival rate is 98%. If you find a lump, schedule an appointment with your doctor, but don’t panic—8 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous. For additional peace of mind, call your doctor whenever you have concerns. (Source: National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.) Here’s a guide to a quick Breast Self-Exam (BSE).

Common Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

  • Nipple tenderness or lump near the breast area or in the underarm area
  • Change in the size or shape of breast or a nipple that is slightly turned inward.
  • Scaly skin; redness, swelling or pitting of the breast, areola or nipple.
  • Nipple discharge

For additional Information on Breast Cancer, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc

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