LOVELIES…….It’s Friday YAY, we made it. This has been a long rough week for me and I am happy I finally get to relax. I am introducing a new monthly feature to Beyond Beauty Lounge. I cover a mix of products and price points here but ever wonder when it’s really worth it to splurge on an item or which drugstore items are just as good as high end, well I’m going to start tackling that debate. To kick things off check out this write up I did for pickie on two beauty products one I deem worth the splurge and one is a drugstore steal.
Seriously we are in July already I cannot belive how fast this year is flying by, I have even been seeing Fall and some Christmas decorations popping up in stores and it will be here before you know it. The weather down in the south has been great so far this summer, hot but not as humid as last year so it is bearable to be outside which is nice, I hope all of you are enjoying the season. I have a few great items to show you that I have been obsessed with over the past month so I will hush up now and get right into the picks.
Soft & Gentle is a shade I like to use for highlighting, a subtle shimmer that is universally flattering for a variety of skin tones.
NYX Matte Lipstick in Euro Trash: One of the main reasons I love this lipstick is not only the subtle pink tone but baby this formula is bulletproof.
Supergoop SPF 30 Sunscreen Serum: Now we all know how important it is to protect our skin from the sun. I have to admit I was bad in the past about using sunscreen on my face, a lot of them leave a white case and the thick formulas would break me out. I am head over heels in love with this sunscreen from supergoop. The formula is more of a serum, it is lightweight and absorbs completely while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. This is the only sunscreen that doesn’t break me out, I actually use this year round.
Dior Au Natural Nude Look Palette: I have been reaching for this palette more than any other lately. It’s perfect for summer and my go to when I need to do a quick 5 minute face.
Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist: I am all about a face mist, especially in the summer although I do use them year round. Perfect way to re-hydrate and freshen up a face mid-day and great for when your traveling. This face mist from Juice beauty contains rosehip, ylang ylang, grapeseed oil and antioxidant juices. It’s light not sticky and wont smear your makeup.
Lucas Papaw Ointment: I was first introduced to paw paw ointment back in December when I did a holiday swap with an Australian Blogger and now I can’t imagine not having it around. This ointment is like a miracle in a tube and everyone should have some. The uses are endless. Papaw is actually Papaya, yes the fruit. Papaw is great for Cuts, Burns, Dry skin, Rough Cuticles etc but Baby let me tell you this is the best thing I have ever used for dry lips. Available on amazon.com yes everyone needs this in their medicine cabinet.
Tarte Achiote Natural Cheek Tint: Universally flattering this is a shimmering pink peach colored cream blush.
Shimmer Nail Polish: You have seen two posts recently from me with some Shimmer Swatches but anytime I wear a nail polish more than two times in one month I call it a favorite and I reached for Shimmer Karen a few times in June. Beautiful multi-colored glitter top coat Wendy pairs well with a wide variety of colors.
What I’m listening to: A few songs have been on repeat in my car lately and yes I am not ashamed to admit I am a Mariah Carey fan. Music for me is one of my great escapes. In June I was loving:
- Mariah Carey feat. Miguel: Beautiful
- Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.: Blurred Lines, hey hey hey this song is often stuck in my head.
- Emeli Sande: I love the whole album “Our Version of Events”from this refreshing Scottish artist, but Next to Me might be my favorite song from this album.