Friday, 11 May 2012

Painting for Life

Just over a year ago, there was a blog competition where participants had to create  a nail polish just for fun to win some BeautyUK Cosmetics makeup. One fan of the  brand, Sam, expressed a wish to have a range of pink polishes designed to raise  money for a Breast Cancer Charity. Sam's inspiration was her mum, going through the  ordeal of cancer but who 'still wanted to look nice and have painted nails'. Beautyuk Cosmetics was so touched by the idea that they have been working hard for  the past year to help Sam's idea see the day.

The day has come and with the help of  a beauty blogger, BeautyUK went on to develop and release a 'Paint for Life' trio nail boxset with the aim of raising £50,000 for Cancer Research UK.  I feel really moved by this initiative, there is so much more I wish to say.  Perhaps I’ll share more when I show you my swatches. For now, I just want to keep it short and sweet. It is so heart warming to see, how an everyday girl next door, fan of a cosmetic brand can touch a cosmetic brand so much so that they take a pledge to raise £50,000 for a good cause.



The Paint for Life boxset consists of three shades of pink nail polish. Each bottle is individually named with ‘hope’, ‘strength’ and ‘love’. From every £5.99 set sold, £1 will be donated directly to breast cancer research.

************ updated on Monday 14 May ***********
Please click here or on the picture below to see my swatches:

Further Information:Availability: The paint for life trio is available online and in superdrug shops nationwide (£5.99)
BeautyUK Cosmetics Aid for Cancer Research UK:
Beautyuk twitter: @beautyuktweets
Paint for Life Facebook Page:
Paint for Life Twitter:  @paintforlifeuk

The box set was purchased by myself and I received no incentive to write about this. This post is just driven by intense joy and emotion to have been part of the creative process of this initiative.


The Sunday Girl said...

Well done to you both :) I shall be on the look out for this tomorrow, such a worthy cause xxx

Jenn said...

ohhhh la la! These are beautiful!

xo Jenn

Emmy said...

Oooh! I wish I lived in the UK JUST to buy it! Okay, I realize that there's the whole 'purchase it online' bit, but the shipping is the killer. =/ But I'm glad that there are some beauty companies out there stepping up to the plate to help end this horrible cancer. I know that at least here in the States that it is the number two killer of American women. It's so sad. =(

jaljen said...

Well done to all concerned.

Browns Boutique said...

Beautiful colours and a well worthy cause.Ill be looking out for these :) xxx

Emma said...

<3 Well done all! :D xxx

Sam said...

Fab blog Liloo, and thanks for the name check :-) xx

Strawberry Blonde said...

Lovely post Liloo and well done Sam & Beauty UK! x

Anonymous said...

I will look out for these, brilliant cause!

glitterbaby40 said...

What a lovely thing to do, I will definitely look out to buy this xx

Gemma Meredith said...

This is such a lovely idea, it's nice to see that companies honestly care :)

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