MY BEAUTY BUYS

 

 

Welcome to MAJ (Makeup Junkies Anonymous).
My name is Lindsey, and I’m a makeup addict (Hiii Lindseyyy…).
Now that this meeting has started, let me start by saying, I come by it honestly.
Growing up I would drool over my mom’s enormous makeup drawer. Not literally because that’s gross. But I would play with all the different lipsticks, eye shadows and blushes. Truth be told… I still do!
Then when I got to college, living in a sorority house enabled me to try out a bunch of different products. I’ve found that more money doesn’t ALWAYS mean better quality. So here are my favorites!
1. Urban Decay Eye Shadow Pallet in “Naked 3” – I have blue eyes so I typically stick with browns, golds and taupes – making this pallet perfect for me! I discovered it through my friend while we were all getting ready for a wedding. All the colors are beautiful, and it’s high pigment meaning you don’t need to put a ton on so it lasts for a long time.
2. NARS blush/bronzer duo in “Orgasm” & “Laguna” –  This is the BEST by far. Both colors look so natural together, like you just got off the beach. If you don’t want to float the dough – there’s also a cheaper version by e.l.f. The bronzer is very similar, but the blush is a little pinker, so I just use it sparingly.
3. O.P.I. nail polish in “Lincoln Park After Dark” – Been wearing this color for years. It looks a little more purple in the picture than it does on my nails. Two coats give you a deep purple color which I find gorgeous!
4. Lancome Liquid Eyeliner – I’ve tried a lot of different liquid eyeliners and this one is by far my favorite. The applicator tip is just fine enough so you don’t have to be an artist to make it look good. It also stays on all day long.
5.Maybeline’s “The Colossal” Volume Mascara – I’ve had expensive mascaras from the makeup counter and cheaper versions from the drug store but, I keep coming back to this. Every girl in my group of friends uses this. It makes your eyelashes super thick and lengthens at the same time. I don’t know why, but it seems like it adds some curl too. I never use an eyelash curler when I use this product.
6. Revlon Photo Ready Foundation – With my job, I go through foundation pretty quickly. So, I don’t like to spend an arm and a leg on it. This one has great coverage without breaking the bank. It also looks great in pictures.
7. “High Beam” highlighter by Benefit – You know how J.Lo always looks so dewy in all her photos? This is what High Beam does for you. (Although it won’t give you her bangin’ bod or gorgeous hair – bummer). I like to swipe a little on my cheeks and in the corners of my eyes.
8. MAC lipstick in “Velvet Teddy – If you’re looking for the perfect nude shade this is it. I’m actually out of it right now, but love it so much I use a lip brush to dig color out of the bottom of the tube. Fun tip: there’s a lot more product in the bottom! I haven’t needed to buy a new tube in a month and a half.
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GREEN WITH ENVY

SHOP MY LOOK:
Dress: Socialite  // Rings: H&M and Urban Outfitters  / Bag: ALDO (similar here ) // Shoes: Knockoff Valenitono found here // Nails: O.P.I. in “Barefoot in Barcelona”
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The Cranberries

 
Rompers and jumpsuits are my FAVORITE thing to wear. They’re incredibly easy and you look so pulled together.
My advice for picking one that’s right for you? Make sure it’s structured enough so that it doesn’t look like you’re wearing a parachute, but not skin-tight either (an image of “Catwoman” just popped into my head. However, if Michelle Pfieffer and her killer body is in the catsuit it’s ALWAYS acceptable.
As for the clutch – I got it from a friend of mine, and decided to embellish it with some sequins and gems I found at Hobby Lobby. However, it’s looking a little rugged lately. Think I need to do a little refurbishing.
 
Romper: Double Zero
Clutch: Aldo (DIY and old)
Necklace: Thrifted

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The Rolling Stones

Told ya I love my band tees! I’m also loving the new backpacks that are out. I can carry so much and the best part is my hands are free! They’re perfect for running errands. 
Tee: Find it here
Shorts: Free People (also love these )
Booties & Backpack: Target
Bracelets: Urban Outfitters & American Eagle
Necklace: Thrifted
Sunglasses: RayBan
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Lindsey’s Love List (Under $50 edition)

1. Army Green Romper

2. Nautical Rope Necklace
3. Colorful Clutch

 
4. Frayed mint jacket

5. Abstract Print Heels
 
 
Ok, I admit it!  It’s been awhile since my last post, but things have been super busy around here!I haven’t had time to upload any looks yet. But they’re coming! In the meantime… I’m posting a few pieces that I’m loving right now… and everything is under $50! Ladies who are on a budget rejoice!
 
1. Army Green Romper: It’s as hot as a flaming faijta plate outside. (You know, the ones that they tell you to be careful with because they’re scorching and you touch it anyway because you have issues with being told what you can and cannot do). Anyhoo…if there’s one thing I like to wear when I feel like avoiding a heat stroke – it’s rompers. This one from sheinside.com caught my eye because it’s somewhat structured and you can restyle it for the fall. And at under $20? Hello! You’d get your money’s worth after one wear! It will also pair nicely with gold jewelry… which brings me to my next “love piece”…
 
2. Nautical Rope Necklace: This gorgeous necklace is from BaubleBar’s new collection – and it’s inspired by their social media director Grace Atwood, who grew up in Cape Cod! I especially love it because it would look great alone OR with other layered necklaces. P.S. it’s only $38.
 
3. Colorful Clutch: Found this gem on pixiemarket.com. I love big clutches because I’m a pack rat and I need my things. This one will work with bold color dresses or even just jeans, heels and a white tee. Only $38. (This clutch is similar to the turquoise version I posted on Nomis Niche here and here.)
 
4. Frayed Mint Jacket: I love this jacket from Zara because it’s structured and is really easy to incorporate in your wardrobe. Best part? It’s on sale! Originally $89.99 – now it’s $39.99!
 
5. Abstract Print Heels: I’ve been looking for tribal print heels for awhile now. Believe it or not,  I found what I was looking for on gojane.com for under $30! I’d pair them with a midi-length skirt and a crop top with a bright clutch.
 
Hope you all are having a great start to your week!
Love,
Lindsey
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