the beauty thrifter is in!

I’ve been obsessing over barrettes lately. I love how they can make a plain old hair-do look mad fancy with minimal effort. Today over on Beauty Bets, I shared a handful of wallet-friendly barrettes I adore. And here are some of my vintage faves.

Kicking it off, going clockwise from the left-hand side, we have a pair of gorgeous gold barrettes ($8 for both) from the 1960s or 1970s available at Shop Lawrence. To the right, check out the sweet petite name barrettes ($4 a piece) from the ’60s. (I think I need the Betty one, btw.) Beneath that, an adorable set of little deer pins ($8). They’d look super fun tucking in strays with a tousled high bun. This orange 1930s Bakelite bow ($62) couldn’t be in better shape, from the looks of it. And last but not least, this super dazzly mod bauble ($14). I’d wear this on date night with a big old teased half-up half-down ‘do, big gold hoops and a LBD.

And that, my dears, is it for today. I’m beat from the week and it’s only Wednesday. I’m excited for tomorrow though. I took a new route home tonight (way faster!) and spotted a thrift store to check out tomorrow. I hope your week is going swimmingly so far!

xoxo,

Meghan

the beauty thrifter is in!

Today over on Beauty Bets, I outlined my top three reasons for getting Naked…Urban Decay’s Naked2 Palette, to be exact. That’s it up there on my hotel-room vanity. The palette (along with my flavor-of-the-week mascara) is the only eye makeup I needed to tote with me on this trip. Do check out the post if you have a moment!

xo,

Meghan

the beauty thrifter is in!

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As far as I’m concerned, big hair is the best hair. So today on Beauty Bets, I’m sharing a few of my favorite drugstore products and styling tools that I use on the regular to achieve ultra-big looks. I have so much to say about huge hair, next week I’ll be spilling some tried-and-true teasing methods and sharing links to vids that helped me hone my back-combing skills.

I hope you enjoy!

xo,

Meghan

the beauty thrifter is in!

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I’ve gotten a few questions lately about what clean, green, affordable beauty products I’d recommend, so today, over on Beauty Bets, I’m sharing a few good-for-you facial cleansers that I love. And, despite the myths that everything eco-friendly is A. expensive and B. hard to obtain, all of ’em are priced under $10 and available at your local drugstore, Target or food co-op. Please check it out if you’re so inclined. I hope you all have beautiful Wednesdays!

xo,

Meghan

the beauty thrifter is in

Today over on Beauty Bets, I shared a bunch of beauty-related, gift-y DIYs I want to make this holiday season. The bows pictured above (c/o Oh So Lovely via My Girl Thursday) didn’t make it into the story, but I really love them. So, please go check out that how-to too. (Too. To. Tutu!) I figure if anything’s going to entice me to dust off the ole’ glue gun, it’s making pretty (pink) bows for my girls. For more fun budget-friendly crafty ideas like this, pop on over to Beauty Bets and read my post.

Also…I hope your Wednesdays are wonderful!

xo,

Meghan

the beauty thrifter is in…

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If you know me at all, you’re already well aware with my undying love for the beautiful Dolly Parton. Today over on Beauty Bets, I’m sharing one of my favorite summer makeup looks, inspired by her. It’s soft and flirty, and of course, totally achievable with drugstore products. Please do check it out!

xo,

Meghan

the beauty thrifter is in!

If you have a spare minute today, please go check out this week’s Beauty Thrifter post over at Beauty Bets. I recently discovered a $7.99 salon service that has, honest-to-God, brought my super-fried summer hair back to life.

xo,

Meghan

P.S. How magical is this photo? I discovered it buried in this super rad Flickr that’s just chockful of intriguing vintage photographs.