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Win It and Wear It—Oct. 22

blog_beauty2-2Beyonce sang, “Put a ring on it,” and that’s exactly what followers of August Mae Designs are doing. These romantic, vintage-inspired rings, made of salvaged buttons, jewelry, and the treasures in your grandmother’s jewelry box, are quickly becoming a hit to those who discover this up-and-coming jewelry line. Bottom line: See it. Want it. Must have it. That’s the response we hear over and over when people discover a timeless August Mae ring. Created by designers Sarah York and Jan Reehm of Santa Cruz, you can see more of their work at Stripe, 107 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, or

This week in Obsessive Beauty’s “Win It and Wear It” contest, we are giving away one of August Mae’s gorgeous rings. Simply leave a comment here at this blog for a chance to win. Tell us about something that you’re obsessed with. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

And while you’re at it, you’ve got two chances to win this week. Beauty 360 on Mission Street in Santa Cruz is also giving away a free facial and a free skincare product. The new company is similar to Sephora, and is attached to blog_beauty2-1CVS. They offer an array of beauty services and some popular skincare lines like Mario Badescu and Cosmedix. Beauty 360, 1700 Mission St., Santa Cruz.

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written by Desiree Amariei, October 28, 2010
I love the staff at Beauty 360 and I have worn several of those rings. THey are great! Love this contest too!
written by JazzyFizzle, October 28, 2010
You guys ROCK! Love this website but LOVE your store even more! THANK YOU!
written by JazzyFizzle, October 28, 2010
I love this website & this store!! You guys are soo unique and appreciated! THANK YOU
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written by maria, October 27, 2010
The girls at Beauty 360 are always such a big help, and they always give out product samples- a great way to see what works for you before you commit to the whole bottle. just discovered and have fallen in love with the Cosmedix line!
Leather Cowgirl Boots
written by Baylily, October 27, 2010
I’m obsessed with..... cowgirl boots! When I put them on my feet, I feel like I can do anything, be anyone. I can mount a horse, scuff them up on the dance floor, or simply strut around the city streets open to possibility. My boots take a regular outfit on a regular day and add a sense of adventure ;).
pick me!
written by anne, October 27, 2010
pick me! pick me! i'm 8 mos preggo and could use a facial in a big way :D
written by Terra, October 26, 2010
Loving tights, leg warmers & wool socks!!!
Win It and Wear It
written by Care B, October 26, 2010
I'm obsessed with my fall gear this week! Scarves, boots and dangling earrings! I love the fall!

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