October is the month where breast cancer is brought to the forefront of our minds thanks to it officially being Breast Cancer Awareness month. There are so many ways to raise money and donate wether it be donating, sponsoring a friend, holding your own bake off like many companies and schools do. The easiest way to donate without thinking is by buying your normal beauty products from the brands that are donating a huge amount of their profits in October. I have always associated GHD with Breast Cancer Awareness month. My mum bought me my pink GHDs about 10 years ago now but the main reason for my very young brain at the time for wanting them was the fact they were pink. How great is it though that by brands simply re-packaging their products in pink they will entice many girls to want their products and in turn donate a huge amount of money to breast cancer research. Some people may think this is far too commercialised but you have to think that every little counts and for those people that don’t normal get involved in donating to charities then this is an amazing thing for brands to do.
Some of the wonderful brands which are getting involved are Aveda, Bobbi Brown, GHD, La Mer, Origins, Smashbox and Paul Mitchell. Some of these brands are donating a percentage of all profits from all sales whilst others are donating a percentage from special one off products this month. I have listed my favourite at the bottom of this post.
Another fabulous way to raise some money for Breast Cancer is through baking and selling your goodies to your friends, family and work colleagues. I wanted to make the breast cancer pink ribbon styled biscuits but I struggled to get this cookie cutter in time…there’s always next year. I have in fact gone for a far more peculiar and rather eye catching biscuit hehe. Here is the recipe to help you make them as well. Make sure you tag me @itsmegantaylor if you bake them. I have used a very simple iced biscuit recipe from BBC Good Food but jazzed them up in their appearance.
100g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
1 free range medium egg
275g plain flour
1tsp vanilla essence
400g icing sugar
3-4tbsp of water
2-3 drops of food colouring
zest of 1 lemon
Preheat over to 190ºC
Cream the butter and sugar together until combined
Beat in the egg and vanilla extract
Stir in the flour
Roll out the dough to 1cm thick
Cut out your shapes and lay on a greased baking tray
Bake for 8-10 minutes
Cool on a wire rack
Decorate once fully cooled