This year's collection is all fashion-forward plums, neutrals, and corals plus its signature Color of Hope lipstick ($9), which is a pretty, sheer mauve. Of the products on offer, the best can't-go-wrong bet is the eye shadow quad up there on the left, Nostalgic Beauty ($9). It has a great taupe shadow infused with subtle peach glitter, a silver shimmer-filled gray, a nice coral, and a multitasking champagne shade.
We are more than halfway through the month of September, and I feel a bit remiss because I haven't mentioned that it is Natioanl Ovarian Cancer Awareness, which is represented by the teal ribbon. This disease has been dubbed the silent killer, since the symptoms of ovarian cancer don't usually appear until the cancer has progressed into advance stages when it is difficult, if not impossible, to cure.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women. In an effort to diagnose the cancer earlier, health officials have pinpointed the following four symptoms that when experienced simultaneously are used to screen for ovarian cancer: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency). Women are strongly encouraged to see their doctor, preferably their gynecologist if they have been experiencing these symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks.
While some women may be genetically predisposed to the disease, research has found that eating 30 grams of fiber a day can decrease your risk of developing ovarian cancer by 40 percent. So eat your fiber regularly.
Feel the need to know more about ovarian cancer? Then visit the FitSugar Health Guide.
September marks National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. There are many ways to show your support but one easy way is by shopping for some great workout gear, which I know you already love to do anyway.
Crescent Moon, a great little yoga and Pilates gear company, has a program where you can choose where they donate 15% of your purchase. Each non-profit has a unique 'Coupon Code' assigned to it (see below for the Ovarian Cancer coupon codes). When you use a code during your purchase they will set aside 15% of your purchase for the organization of your choice.
- "RJE9VYLA" for The Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research
- "RGT84ZHM" for The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Additionally, when you use one of these 'Coupon Codes' you get an immediate 10% off your purchase! Pretty cool. I am loving this Mykonos Women's Tank with shelf bra ($50.00). It's super soft and longer in length, helping you stay comfortable in even the most compromising of poses. Buy it here and be sure to use a coupon code above to donate to your Ovarian Cancer cause of choice (and to get your 10% discount).