While October is pinned as the “awareness” month for breast cancer, we should always stay vigilant and pay attention to our bodies. These are some of the latest statistics and reasons why you should pay attention and encourage loved ones to do the same.

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.IMG_0637.JPG
  • About 2,360 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2014. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
  • About 40,000 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2014 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989 — with larger decreases in women under 50. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
  • White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African-American women. However, in women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer.
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. About 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.
  • About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.
  • The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).

The facts above were obtained from

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I did not get a chance to create a specific look for this post, but I couldn’t let the month of October end without sharing some more crucial information about breast cancer with you. 

The look in the picture below was created with mostly pink  and some of my staples:

IMG_0637  Brows : MAC Spiked retractable brow pencil

  Brow Highlight – MAC NC35 concealer

  Under-eye concealer – MAC NW 45 concealer

  Setting powder – Makeup Forever HD Powder (translucent)

  Face Powder – Inglot AMC Powder #61

  Face Highlight – Inglot AMC Powder #63 and MAC Wordly Wealth

  Face Contour – Inglot AMC Powder #68

  Blush – MAC Sweet As Cocoa

  Eyeshadows – from the MAC Moody Blooms Collection – Artistic License, Deep   Fixation and Hidden Motive

Lashes: Red Cherry Lashes 747s

Lip – MAC  Chestnut Lip Pencil and MAC Blankety Lipstick with MAC Viva Glam V Lipglass on top

Until Next time Butterflies!!!







Pink is For Breast Cancer Awareness

What better way to kick off a beauty blog then by going pink! As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So for the month of October, all my posts will share the latest facts about Breast Cancer and I will post makeup looks with a lot of pink!

       IMG_0257.JPGIt is so important to keep up with our bodies, and get regular screenings. Early detection saves lives! According to the American Cancer Association, these are the key statistics about breast cancer:

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2014 are:

  • About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
  • About 40,000 women will die from breast cancerIMG_0404.JPG
  • After increasing for more than 2 decades, female breast cancer incidence rates began decreasing in 2000, then dropped by about 7% from 2002 to 2003. This large decrease was thought to be due to the decline in use of hormone therapy after menopause that occurred after the results of the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. This study linked the use of hormone therapy to an increased risk of breast cancer and heart diseases. Incidence rates have been stable in recent years.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%). Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.IMG_0508.JPG
  • At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.) Survival rates are discussed in the section “Breast cancer survival rates by stage.”

Last Medical Review: 09/25/2014
Last Revised: 09/25/2014

The information on the key statistics about breast cancer for this post is from the American Cancer Association. For more information on Breast Cancer from the American Cancer Association , click here

Now… for the details on this week’s look.

Eyes: I used MAC Painterly Paint Pot as my primer. Then I used “Totally Fetch” a pink eyeshadow from Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette. From the same palette, I used “Miss Sparkles” eyeshadow. In the inner corner of my eyes, I used “Instigator” eyeshadow in the inner corner of my eye and then I used an Inglot Yellow shadow from their Freedom collection. I lined the top of my eyes with MAC’s “Blacktrack” gel liner, and used Red Cherry Lashes #747s. I used both eyeshadow colors on the bottom lash line. First I used “Totally Fetch” then closer to the lower lash line I used “Miss Sparkles”.  IMG_0507.JPG

Face: I used MAC brow pencil in Spiked to do my brows. I used MAC’s concealer in NW45 to for the dark circles under my eyes and NW35 to outline the areas of my face that I would be highlighting. I set the concealer with Makeup Forever Translucent HD Powder then I powdered my highlighted areas with Inglot #63 and I contoured with Inglot powder #68. I then used MAC’s “Wordly Wealth” blush as a bronzer in the highlighted areas. I used MAC “Sweet As Cocoa” as my blush.

Lips: I used MAC Chestnut lip pencil to line my lips. The darker pink color is MAC “Girl About Town” lipstick. For the lighter pink lip color, I used MAC “Blankety” lipstick and “Vivaglam V” lipglass over it.

Which lippie do you prefer for this look? Did you prefer “Girl About Town” (the darker pink) or do you like “Blankety” (the lighter pink)? Let me know in the comments!