BREAST CANCER...THE FACTS:
- Breast cancer is the 2nd most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer in the US!
- There are about 230,000 new cases of breast cancer in the US. every year.
- 12.4% of the women born today in the US. will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.
- A woman's chance of developing breast cancer does increase if her mother, sister, and/or daughter have been diagnosed with the disease, specifically if this happens before age 50.
- Women who spend the majority of their lives physically inactive may have an increased risk of breast cancer.*
*www.cancer.gov info [all]!
who is danielle messina- the glamorganic goddess?
Danielle is a healthy beauty+lifestyle blogger and writer who is also a Breast Cancer survivor of the disease not only once, but twice! She was first diagnosed at the very young age of 31 and has now overgone numerous surgeries and 33+ radiation treatments. She did however opt against the traditional Chemo treatments and instead chose a more natural approach with an integrative path of prevention to her cancer.
Danielle was also a former, professional figure skater since the age of 4, but when she was diagnosed with cancer she chose to make some diet and lifestyle changes- including her daily beauty products. She's now been on a mission to find clean beauty products with quality organic ingredients that also don't compromise her standards! Danielle is super dedicated to spreading the word about cancer prevention through living a healthy lifestyle through speaking engagements, nationally printed publications, and a fairly strong social media presence :)
Most recently in 2009, Danielle was diagnosed with a secondary cancer caused by her radiation treatments to previously treat her Breast Cancer. Her options are much more limited this time around and she can choose only or Single of Double Mastectomy with Reconstruction. Danielle has choosen an even more aggressive combo of Natural and Integrative Cancer Treatments and these are very costly- and NOT covered by insurance :/ These doctors and treatments will also be extensive so they will be required over a long period of time and that makes the costs only go up!
This is why I wanted to share with all of you this great organic beauty kit- the Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit from Acure which supports Danielle Messina's high costs to treat her aggressive form of Breast Cancer. You will be supporting a fantastic cause, help spread the word of Breast Cancer awareness, and you can score some wonderful organic beauty products that you'll LOVE :)
This is one of my FAV items in the kit and it's perfect for even the most sensitive of skins! With a gluten-free, PEG free, phalate free, and silicone free formula you can't go wrong with these organic cleansing facial towelettes. As an added bonus, they're 100% biodegradable too!
2. acure moroccan argan oil treatment [full-size].
As a full-sized item this product is my TOP PICK of the box and really is one the best Argan Oils that I've come across. The bottle is really a nice added touch to detail and works very well at easily dispensing the right amount of product as well. The scent is clean, as it should be with a quality Moroccan Argan oil :)
3. acure facial toner [full-size].
If you're looking for an affordable toner that's also composed of good-for-you organic ingredients, this is an affordable option even if you choose to buy this product all on its own at just under $10! I also LOVE the cute packaging and spray bottle that allows for quick and easy application for just the right amount you want :) This product will leave you skin soft, smooth, and glowing.
4. acure brightening facial scrub, facial cleanser, & night cream samples.
These were only samples, but I liked ALL of the above products- the Night Cream, Facial Scrub, and facial scrub were good products with a lot to offer. This was my first chance to try Acure beauty products and I was really impressed with even these samples. They all had nice scents and were super mild, yet effective.
5. acure lip plush- birthday suit [FULL-SIZE].
I absolutely LOVED this lip product and I'm a real fan of lip polishes in general, although I'm known to be a tad bit picky as well ;) This item was right on the mark though with no stickiness and a wonderful shine that had decent lasting power. The color is fairly close to a nice nude and is great over other lipglosses or lipsticks. The flavor is also good too, with light fruity hints that make it nice to wear daily.