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Posted on September 20, 2013

Splurge vs. Steal Pickie Feature

Beauty Bargain/ Beauty Splurge/ Dior/ Maybelline/ pickie

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.

To read the full page on pickie click here.

Beauty Blogger Splurge versus Steal Pickie Dior Maybelline
Posted on July 3, 2013

Rewind: A look back on my Obsessions from June 2013 a.k.a Favorite Things ♥

Dior/ favorite things/ Juice Beauty/ Mac/ Music/ nyx/ Sedonalace/ Shimmer/ Skin Care/ Tarte

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.

June 2013 Favorite Things

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle: If I had to make a list of my holy grail makeup favorites Mac Mineralize skinfinish would be on it. I have been obsessed with this general product for at least 5 years and own several variations of it. 

Soft & Gentle is a shade I like to use for highlighting, a subtle shimmer that is universally flattering for a variety of skin tones. 

Sedona Lace Jumbo Fan Brush FB01: This is one of my favorite brushes from Sedona Lace and it is the perfect brush for applying powder highlighters.  With a very affordable retail price of $12.95 all my makeup loving gals need to add this brush to your collection. 

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. 

I wore this all day and it didn’t budge and I did not need to reapply it, even through several meals and drinks. 

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. 

    This palette is an all in one containing eyeshadow, lipgloss and bronzer and the colors will work on just about anyone. 

    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 yes everyone needs this in their medicine cabinet.


        Tarte Achiote Natural Cheek Tint: Universally flattering this is a shimmering pink peach colored cream blush.

        Natural look and long lasting. Also a perfect blush for summer when wearing minimal makeup. 

        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. 


          Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express: I think I mentioned once before I have an obsession with foundations, well I am also obsessed with Mascara. I can never have enough so I am always buying new ones. I love the curved brush on this one from Maybelline it makes my lashes look amazing and its affordable win win. 

            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. 

            Last Item on my list for June these mixed nut blends from Planters. Always looking for healthier snack options and these nut blend satisfies. The NUT•rition Bone Health Mix is my favorite variety and contains almonds, granola clusters, yogurt-covered raisins, peaches, raspberries and cashews. 
              Whew that was a sort of a long list. Have you tried any of these items, I would love to hear what you think of my picks and what some of your favorite things were in June. 

              Posted on June 28, 2013

              Capture My Moment Rabeanco Polyvore Contest

              Chanel/ Dior/ Fashion/ justfab/ JustFabulous/ polyvore/ RABEANCO/ style
              Handbag/Accessories Designer Rabeanco is having a contest over on Polyvore. Want a chance to win a bag from their collection? All you have to do is style a look by creating a Polyvore set using one of their items. 5 lucky people will win a bag.

              I love a bright bold bag for summer, here is my look created around the Rabeanco 
              Serena II Tote. Is this a look you would rock? Click here to create your look and enter the contest. 

              Summer Casual

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