Drugstore Doubles!

A lot of people think that expensive automatically means that it’s better but it’s a huge misconception. Paula Begoun (beauty guru!) and her research team continuously research thousands of products to find out what really works. Nice packaging and a high price tag mean nothing if there are damaging or irritating ingredients in the product…and often, you can find just as good or even superior products at a quarter of the price!

Check out Paula’s website where she has her own line of amazing products as well as reviews of almost every beauty product in existance (http://www.paulaschoice.com/). I literally don’t buy anything before checking beautypedia. Here are some of the drugstore double lists (you can find them on her facebook page here) she has compiled. I hope you find it useful!

Another great drugstore double is instead of Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($22), try Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Long Wearing Gel Eyeliner ($8.99). M.A.C. eyeshadows ($15) come in so many great colors but try NYX eyeshadows ($5.50); they also come in so many different colors and textures. Yes, Lancome Definicils Mascara ($26) is wonderful but L’oreal Voluminous Full Definition Volume Building Mascara ($7.29) is just as wonderful.
Another amazing drugstore double to try is L’oreal Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow ($9.95) instead of Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eye Shadow ($36)! Also, if you like Dior Skinflash Primer ($42), check out Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Correcting Primer SPF 15 ($10.95). L’oreal Trure Match Concealer ($8.95) is way cheaper and just as good as Lancome Maquicomplet Coverage Concealer ($29.50)

Also, try Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser ($6.59) instead of Laura Mercier Foaming One-Step Cleanser ($35)! Another great face wash to try is Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser ($6.49) instead of Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Foaming Cleanser ($32).

What are your favorite beauty items? What do you tend to splurge on and what do you tend to save on? Share with me!

Stripes+Pops of Teal

It’s starting to get really cold out! Of course taking the right picture was more important than warmth. 🙂
As always I love stripes and any shade of teal/aqua. How would you style this sweater dress?
Dress: DKNY Jeans, Macys
Tights: American Apparel
Boots: Cole Haan, Marshall’s
Necklace: BaubleBar
Handbag: Kate Spade, sale

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