01/09/2014

LIPTEMBER | PUCKER UP TO KISS AWAY THE BLUES


W hile we are still freezing over the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, furious and helpless over the ISIS invasion and the Ukraine-Russia crisis, September Liptember has crept up on us. Somewhere closer to home, tens of thousands of women channel their love for lipsticks into a good cause in the month of September to raise funds and awareness for women’s mental health. All funds raised during the month of September are donated to the Centre of Women’s Mental Health and Lifeline.  

In the midst of so many news about women hating on each other, it is wonderful to see that the majority of women are about supporting each other ready to lend a hand towards our sisters who are going through a challenging time. When we think about mental health, archaic images of mental asylum and torturous treatment creep into our mind (blame Hollywood!) However, it is often overlooked that common issues affecting Women’s Mental Health include new parenting, anxiety, depression and relationship troubles. Other forms of psychological disorder can also trigger mental health problems in women. These are conditions that can affect everyone at one point or another. There is nothing to be ashamed of as they are a part of living and being alive.

So let us show our support towards mental health workers, researchers and each other by brightening our pout and getting each other talking!

How Do I Participate in Liptember?

Get into your local Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist, My Beauty Spot or Fernwood Fitness to get your official Liptember lipstick and encourage friends and family to get involved, by sponsoring you and donating towards the cause.

With a great range of bright colours across the full spectrum of the rainbow to choose from, it's a quirky and effective way to bring public attention to a significant issue.

Once you get your official “Lippy” you are ready to start fundraising. Register online and ask your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you to wear the Liptember lippy throughout the month of September.

Coloured Lips Aren’t My Thing But I’d Still Like to Get Involved?

If coloured lips aren't your thing, you can still jump on the Liptember website to make a donation. All funds raised are donated to Lifeline and the Centre for Women's Mental Health. You can also purchase Carmex’s Official Liptember Lip Balm from any Fernwood Fitness outlet throughout the month of September.  
Funds raised during the campaign will be donated to the Centre of Women’s Mental Health and Lifeline.  

Is My Donation Tax Deductible?

Yes, all donations over $2 are tax deductible. Keep your receipt for tax purposes, which will be emailed to you after payment has been processed. The Liptember Foundation is a registered Australian charity with full DGR status.

Even if you’re not a believer in fund-raising, do get a Carmex Moisture Plus Tinted Lip Balm this month. Besides knowing that part of what you are paying for the lip balm is going towards a good cause, it is also a great lip balm to have in your handbag. 


I have been using it for a few days now and it gives your lips a glossy sheen, but it’s not over the top. The slanted tip makes for easy application around the corners of your mouth and adds some colour to your lips, especially after a meal when you cannot be bothered with reapplying your lipstick!

Spring is a season of new hopes, renewal and new beginning, so let’s begin a new season by contributing to a good cause! For more information, please visit http://www.liptember.com.au/

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