When you think about October, you probably think about Halloween, apple picking, fall foliage and everything flavored pumpkin spice. Please do not forget that October is also breast cancer awareness month.

We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Donations big and small help to fund research for a cure and raise awareness for this terrible disease. While you are treating yourself to a new lip balm or beauty product, make a conscious effort to purchase one that also benefits someone in need.

My top 3 favorites this year are:

jane iredale’s Smell the Roses Hydration Spray - I may be biased because I work for the company but this limited edition hydration spray is amazing. 100% of the proceeds are donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. It smells heavenly, hydrates the skin, helps calm inflammation and reduces redness. Rose essential oil is also known to help boost your confidence and fight depression. Who wouldn’t want this product in their makeup bag?

eos lip balm - Yes, I am talking about the adorable little spheres that you can’t help but purchase at every department store checkout. The company has a 2 pack containing a Strawberry Sorbet and a Wildberry lip balm. A portion of the proceeds benefit breast cancer research. Start your holiday shopping now. These are perfect stocking stuffers!

Marc Jacobs Pink Honey Perfume - I have never met anyone who didn’t love at least one of Marc Jacob’s perfumes. I am a definitely a huge fan! The Marc Jacob’s classic honey fragrance is divine. It contains notes of pear, orange blossom and smooth woods. The fragrance is being offered in a limited edition pink bottle and a portion of every bottle sold will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Association.

So, spoil yourself or purchase a gift for a loved one. You will make someone smile (even if that someone is you) and you will also be helping to support a great cause. <3