the beauty thrifter is in!

DSC_4207In celebration of the glorious stretch of days we’ve been having, I whipped up a DIVINE-smelling body spray that encompasses everything I love about these fleeting Indian summer afternoons, including floral sweetness, mind-clearing eucalyptus, perky citrus and soothing, cooling aloe.

DSC_4216You can find the entire SUPER EASY how-to over on Beauty Bets today, just in time for the weekend!

xoxo,

Meghan

Photos c/o: LB Jeffries Photography.

the beauty thrifter is in + a giveaway alert!

brushing out This week over on Beauty Bets, I had the privilege of working with Sally Beauty Supply to do a quick how-to featuring Ion products and tools. In it I share a new super-fast way to get “I just had my hair in braids all day waves” as well as some awesomely affordable Ion product picks. If that’s not enticement enough, there’s also a pretty rad BEACH VACATION giveaway going on in conjunction to the post. If I wasn’t disqualified from entering, believe me I’d be ALL OVER IT. My girl Bets has all the details…please do go check it out, enter and WIN.

xoxo,

Meghan

Photo by: Sara Montour.

the beauty thrifter is in!

DSC_8926This week over on Beauty Bets, I’m sharing my love for Neutrogena’s crazy-awesome Triple Repair hair products and renewed appreciation for those pink foam rollers you may remember from your youth. On the hunt for heat-free styles, the setting method I’ve happened upon, using these cushy rollers, fits the bill exactly.

DSC_8797My hair is loving the break from the heat of hot rollers, hairdryers and curling irons, and I’m loving the extra sleep I’m getting because this style fixes itself overnight. In the morning, all I have to do is stumble out of bed, un-clip the rollers, finger-comb the curls and I’m on my way.

DSC_8946For the full scoop, please do pop on over to Beauty Bets!

xoxo,

Meghan

Photos c/o: Julia McMahon, LB Jeffries Photography

the beauty thrifter is in!

tumblr_mufgyv5Ed51qiflw2o1_500‘Tis the season to simplify, and our daily makeup regimen should not be immune. If spring’s got you in the mood to streamline, head on over to Beauty Bets to learn about a two-in-one wonder-stick that’s quickly become one of my favorite Sally finds of all time. The best part? It’s only $5! For the full scoop, head on over here.

xoxo,

Meghan

Photo c/o: Simply Sassy

 

the beauty thrifter is in!

high plains thrifter // How to Use Coconut Oil to Remove Your MakeupAs someone who has struggled with stinging eyes and burn-y sensations from even the most “sensitive” of drugstore eye-makeup removers, I’m so stoked to share a natural solution that’s as gentle on the eyes as it is on the wallet. Hop on over to Beauty Bets today to learn all about it!

xo,

Meghan

Photo credit: Julia McMahon // LB Jeffries Photography

the beauty thrifter is in!

DSC_5516I am all for cutting back on stupid spending in 2014. (My new kitchen isn’t going to pay for itself, ya know?) Today over on Beauty Bets, I’m spilling some thoughts on budgeting, hair color and a $12 product that’s my new happy medium between salon color and box dye. Check it out!

xoxo,

Meghan

Photo by: Julia McMahon // LB Jeffries Photography

the beauty thrifter is in!

Holiday Party Polishes // high plains thrifter for Beauty Bets // photos by Sara MontourIf you know me at all, you know that Thanksgiving through Christmas, glittery party nails are my jam. And today over on Beauty Bets, I had the opportunity to share my stoke for SUPER FUN holiday party-nail polish combos with Bets’ readers. You have to check it out!

Glitter Polish // high plains thrifter for Beauty Bets // photos by Sara Montour

Photos by: Sara Montour

Huge thanks to my pals Ellie, Angie, Dana and Meggie for literally lending me their hands. Y’all battled sleep deprivation, hangovers and hand-insecurity (or was that me?) to make this happen, and for that, I owe ya big time. Last but not least, major props to my ultra-talented friend Sara Montour for capturing it all so perfectly on camera.

xoxo,

Meghan

 

clickin’ around: vol. 43

snow After spotting this cute forest of fudge on Handmade Charlotte today, it’s quickly moved to the top of my holiday must-make list. Fer cute!

Time mag wants to know what word should be banished in 2014. Only trouble is you can’t vote for ALL of them to go away.

If you’ve ever been tempted to arrange leftover glasses from a dinner party into pretty shapes, these overhead shots by Omar Sosa will confirm your instinct as awesome. Do they look like snowflakes to anyone else? (via Design Crush)

Gift-wrap has been on my mind a lot lately (you’ll see why Friday!), and this post from ModCloth featuring vintage wrapping has got me totally inspired. Especially love those ideas from McCall’s!

Leith Clark + Warby Parker is a thing, so ’60s-style, feminine frames can be yours, or mine, if I ever muster up the courage to go to the eye doctor.

During this season of disproportionate indulgence and too-busy-for-yoga-class work schedules, this read from Kind Over Matter hit home hard this week. Love your curves ladies, and while you’re at it, pass me a cup of ‘nog!

If $1,000 showed up in my checking account tomorrow, I’d plan a trip to San Francisco (to visit my sweet Ian of course) and crash here. #dreamy Shout out to A House in the Hills for the introduction!

Last but not least, I’ve been doing some fun stuff for my girl (Beauty) Bets. Check out  two of my latest posts: Must-Haves for Perfect At-Home Manis and Splurge/Steal, a Tale of Two Illuminators.

xo,

Meghan

Photo above by: William Mebane