the beauty thrifter is in!

Processed with VSCOcam with t2 presetThis holiday season, Bets asked us to forgo exhaustive/exhausting gift guides and instead select ONE indie product worthy of wrapping up and giving to someone you love (yourself included). Today, I’m psyched to be gushing over CAMP Skincare and their creamy velvet vanilla ’70s-era sex bomb of a body oil. It’s got a hint of musk, a whiff of incense and a whole boatload of thrice-distilled vanilla. It’s gloriously all-natural too! You can complete details post over on Beauty Bets today; her Indie Holiday Gift Guide runs for the next 10 days.

xoxo,

Meghan

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!

phontoOn the hunt for a floral-inspired May Day project or homemade Mother’s Day gift idea? If so, pop over to Coupons.com’s blog to learn how to make these insanely easy coconut-oil bath truffles. They smell absolutely divine, can be made ahead of time and are easily adapted to include your favorite dried flowers, herbs and essential oils. My go-to combination includes rose petals, dried calendula and lavender oil, but truly, the sky’s the limit regarding what you can whip together! To get the entire scoop, head over here.

xoxo,

Meghan

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!

12446175255_804dd5ebdb_bSince today’s forecast calls for yet another dumping of snow, it seems appropriate to share this round up I put together for my friends at Coupons.com featuring a handful of my all-time favorite winter skin saviors. From a facial scrub that smells like fresh grapefruit (and works miracles on blah, dry skin), to a spray-and-go lotion that keeps scaly legs at bay, each of these products will keep you looking hot (even if the temps are sub-zero outside). If you have time, please do check it out!

xo,

Meghan

Image c/o: Classic Film's Flickr.

beauty school sunday: hair doughnuts done right

FRANCOISE DORLEACI test out a lot of great beauty products for my freelance gigs, and goodness knows, I’m never going to complain about that. But my busting-at-the-gut, linen-turned-beauty-product closet? That’s definitely worth a gripe or two. I’ve gotten to the point that when it comes to my stash, if it’s going to take up more than a square inch, it better do as Britney says and work.

One item that’s been gathering dust happens to be a hair doughnut I got for $5 10 months ago that’s been used, oh, about zero times. I’ve given it a try a time or two, but every outcome is this this overly polished, 8th-grader-by-day, ballerina-at-night, twee-type of situation. (Like of like this.) Definitely not the Françoise Dorléac vibe, pictured at top, I aspire to. So, I decided to dig up some looks that are more up my alley.

doughnut5Photos c/o: unknown // Washega Valley Farm // unknown

The majority of examples I was drawn to places the doughnut at the back of the head, versus plopped awkwardly on top. They’re a little retro and a little messy, just like I like ’em.

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Photos c/o: Ruffled // Amateur Couture // Best Hair // Latest Hairstyles

The tutorial below, from Strawberry Koi, is more polished than what I typically go for, but it’s so elegant, right?

Armed with a few (less prissy) examples, I’m resolving to make that dang doughnut work in the next week, no excuses. If you have any good ideas for me, please do leave a comment! And tell me, are there any items in your beauty stash on the chopping block in 2014? Use it or lose it, is what I say!

xoxo,

Meghan