Sunday, 4 October 2015

LIFESTYLE | #ShowYourStrap For Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Show Your Strap Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hello lovelies!

You may have noticed that Very Berry Cosmo has been a little bit quiet for two weeks now, and that is because I had a BIG deadline for university, in total I wrote about 17,000 words! Isn't it funny that I could totally, easily, write that amount of words on my berry filled blog, but when it comes to Uni work, IT IS SO HARD.  

Anyhow, I am back, I hope you missed me :) I'd firstly like to say a HUGE thank you for the support from you lovelies on my previous post, I never expected the response to be like that, it was quite overwhelming, I am so grateful and I hope you enjoy the book if you do read it. Let me know how you get on!

Today's post is important, really important. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The C word is a scary word. Each year almost 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK (women AND men), with the shocking statistic that 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.

There is often a misconception surrounding breast cancer, that it is 'a better cancer to have' in comparison to others, due to the success rate but breast cancer is in fact the cancer type that is the second most common cause of death of women in the UK.


Awareness is important, and it certainly isn't all about the money. Donations are of course highly helpful, received with great appreciation, and put towards research as well as providing support. But awareness is EXCELLENT. Powerful. Needed. Sharing the symptoms of breast cancer with people you know, is just a small way that you can help out, that will be extremely beneficial.

Do you know what you should be looking out for? It could save your life.
Show Your Strap Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Infographic from Breast Cancer Care
Checking your boobs is so so so important, I know I definitely don't do it enough myself. Coppafeel is a charity that has an excellent service, where you can receive a monthly text reminder to check your boobs. Breast Cancer has a relatively high success rate if you can catch it early enough. The infographic above is essential because you may ask 'how do I even know what I am checking for?!' It is important to keep an eye out for any changes - Look after your lovely boobies! (I know I keep saying the word important, but it is!)

I happened to go bra shopping the other day, and I came across these gorgeous bras from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's collection for Autograph in M&S. The designs in her collection are always beautiful and made with high quality materials. Typically priced at £25 for the bra and matching underwear for £12.50, they certainly are a treat for students like myself. But this collection was special. 10% of the proceeds (plus VAT) go towards the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Rosie For Autograph Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Rosie For Autograph Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Rosie For Autograph Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The two designs on offer were gorgeous, and I just couldn't decide between the two, so I came away with both. I thought why not? They are beautiful, for a good cause, and I really needed some new bras, since I only had one bra in my proper size, plus I am severely lacking in body confidence lately. It is truly amazing what a good bra can do to you, both physically and mentally. I fully recommend this collection for anyone that feels down about their bodies, since the cuts are SO flattering.

Show Your Strap Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Show Your Strap Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thank you for reading lovelies, hope you enjoyed this post. Check your boobies!!!!! Rosie's bras are truly GORGEOUS, and for such a good cause. You can help spread the awareness this month by taking a #ShowYourStrap selfie with a suggested donation of £3, and nominating your friends to do the same! Text 'SUPPORT' to 70003 to donate £3 and help fight Breast Cancer Now. If you are reading this post I nominate you to #ShowYourStrap! We will beat cancer. 
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*I used some information from the Breast Cancer Now Website in order to help me provide you with factual content* 
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12 comments

  1. Great post Kayleigh!! I agree that awareness is so so important. Too many of us don't regularly check for lumps and bumps!

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  2. Such an insightful post and one that every woman should read. It's so important to check for lumps and many people have the impression that "Oh it won't happen to me, I'll be clear", but it could honestly happen to anyone. Also, those bras are lovely, I get 20% off at M&S (perks of my mum working there) so I'll be heading to the website right now! xx

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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  3. Such a great idea! I will be posting a show your strap selfie and donating ASAP
    Also that underwear is so pretty :)

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  4. I love this post Kay, it's a subject quite close to home and I'm so happy to see young women encouraging others to check for lumps regularly! Also those sets you got so are beaut and now I want them! xxx

    Katy | Katy’s Daily Life

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  5. Such a great post! Very informative! I never would have known to even look for all of those signs! Thank you!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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  6. Bloody good post!!! <3 So glad to see you back in my feed, and with a banging blog post too! You cutie xx

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  7. Last year my best friend lost her mother to cancer because they didn't catch it early enough. That was without a doubt the worst thing I've ever had to witness.

    Thank you for bringing awareness to such an important cause.

    Tess x
    www.thelyricstolife.com

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  8. Great post! I completely agree that awareness is very much needed and that the misconceptions should not be believed. I work with ladies (and men) who are going through this horrible disease on a daily basis and seeing the difference it makes in so many areas of their lives is tough. I highly commend you for this post Kayleigh, it is something that I feel strongly about and word needs to be spread.

    Tasha xx
    thebeautycovet.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Really great post doll and cause I will be getting lots of products with donations to breast cancer this year xx

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  10. Such a great cause. Though I personally hate the name of the charity, it's really really important. There are reminders all over my gym and it's actually made me think about it an awful lot recently. Thank you for using your blog to raise awareness <3 x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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  11. I think people cannot often enough be reminded how to check for breast cancer. I've also already been to the doctor once because I could feel a swelling in my armpit, but fortunately it was nothing serious. I will now check out coppafeel.

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