Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ulta Beauty: Donate With A Kiss For Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014

HAPPY OCTOBER! Fall is officially underway! (Not in Southern California though...it's supposed to be 106 (degrees Fahrenheit this weekend >.<) Who's ready for a fun month of stuffing candy in their bellies, wearing costumes and going to pumpkin patches and corn mazes and all that? I AM! But here's a reminder that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Ulta is once again doing their Donate with a Kiss to fight against breast cancer!

[All images in this post are from the ulta.com site]

If you guys remember from last year, I had a fun post about Ulta's goodies for this event. *Post here*

Donating is always a good thing especially for a cause like this one. (There are tons of amazing causes out there though, go after the ones you personally support and want to help!)

Here are a couple of facts and stats about breast cancer;
  • About 1 in 8 U.S women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. (That's around 12%!)
  • For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • 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 aging and just life in general.
(For more information or to find the source of these facts, check out this site!)

There are three different ways to give this year at Ulta, plus some special events, offers and deals!

Event: On October 12, from 11am to 6pm, if you donate a minimum of $10, you will get your choice of a FREE SHAMPOO and HAIRCUT, FREE MICROZONE, or FREE PINK HAIR EXTENSION at the Salon. If you donate a minimum of $5, you will get a FREE PINK REDKEN COLOR REBEL hair streak.100% of your donations will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This is first come first serve,walk ins only!

Deals/Offers: 
If you donate....
  • $1; you will be entered for a chance to win a $598 beauty bag (pictured above), but keep in mind that you don't need to donate to enter. Just walk into your Ulta store and find the little box to fill out your info on a card. You should donate, if you do have anything to spare. $1 does go a long way!
  • $5; you will get either
    • a charm bracelet (3 colors to choose from!) and 50% of your donation will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (I personally love the gold one!)
    • or, a compact mirror (2 designs to choose from!) and 50% of your donation will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
  • $10; you will get either
    • a rose gold clutch and 50% of your donation will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
    • or, a silver plated box and 50% of your donation will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
This was what was on display at my Ulta.
If you want to know details about Donate with Kiss, check out the page on Ulta's site here.

I think that it's always fun when you get something in return for donating; it can be quite an incentive for some people and just a nice add on for others.

I will probably go visit my Ulta store at the end of the week or sometime within the next week and update you guys, if there's anything to update. I cannot wait to see the display! Pink is such a welcoming and pretty color!
I apologize for the blurriness!
If you aren't able to donate, don't worry about it at all! Just spread awareness! Take care! I hope you have a wonderful day lovelies!

Update 12 October 2014: I added some pictures from my visit to Ulta. The bracelets are really big for me but the keepsake box and mirror were gorgeous!