Beauty

Ultimates.

By: Jen Shoop

Today, I’m only posting once and so I thought I’d make it an exclamation point kind of post: a roundup of some of my longtime, all-time favorite finds I’ve featured time and time again on le blog. Sort of a Magpie Ultimate Kit. I dreamt up this concept for a post after a Magpie reader approached me in a coffee shop last weekend (thank you again for saying hi!) and half my face was covered with a mask and I realized — she probably recognizes me by virtue of context clues. I was wearing this dress over a tissue turtleneck, Vibi Venezia flats, my pearl mask chain, and my signature OPI Big Apple Red polish. In other words, I was a walking cartoon of myself. Ha! (I also had my main accessory on my arm — Mr. Magpie — and he’s pretty distinctive, too.) Anyhow, today, I thought I’d distill years and years of posts to share some signature Magpie finds.

the fashion magpie recommendations

A VERSATILE SIDE TABLE FOR VIRTUALLY ANY BEDROOM OR LIVING SPACE

THE SECRET TO AN ORGANIZED DIAPER BAG

REASONABLY PRICED RUG FOR A HEAVY TRAFFIC AREA

BEADED MELAMINE DISHWARE FOR OUTDOOR DINING

MERCURY GLASS CANDLE HOLDERS — WORK IN EVERY SEASON AND SO CHIC

THIS QUILTED, WEIGHTLESS BACKPACK WAS AN EVERYDAY MVP WITH TWO CHILDREN UNDER 3 WHILE IN MANHATTAN

TRULY THE BEST FOUNDATION ON EARTH

HYACINTH BINS — ATTRACTIVE ENOUGH TO LEAVE OUT FOR REMOTES, MAIL, GLOVES, ETC; PERFECT FOR SLIDING ONTO SHELVES

I’M A TOTAL LA LIGNE STAN — VIVE LE STRIPE!

GORGEOUS LETTERPRESS STATIONERY — I’M A NOTE-WRITING FIEND 🙂

TRULY MY FAVORITE JEANS — AND THEY’RE UNDER $130…GO A FULL SIZE DOWN! TRUST ME, YOU WILL LIKE THE WAY YOU LOOK

I LIVE IN CARDIGANS

VITAMIN C IS THE SINGLE MOST POWERFUL INGREDIENT IN MY SKINCARE REGIMEN — I ATTRIBUTE MY SKIN’S BRIGHTNESS AND EVENNESS TO THIS INGREDIENT AND LOVE IT IN THIS BIOSSANCE OIL FORMULA (HAVE TRIED LIKE FIVE OTHER VIT C PRODUCTS — THIS IS MY FAVORITE)

I USE THESE TOWELS IN ALL OF OUR BATHROOMS AND IT HAS BECOME MY GO-TO HOUSEWARMING GIFT — CURRENTLY 25% OFF

THE KIND OF EARRINGS I WEAR ALL SUMMER LONG, WHETHER WITH A FLORAL DRESS (JUST ADDED THIS ONE — 60% OFF! — TO MY CART FOR NEXT SUMMER) OR JEANS AND A TEE

FRAMED INTAGLIOS — ELEGANT AND CHIC IN ANY HOME

THE BRIGHT RED NAIL POLISH I WEAR 90% OF THE TIME – OPI BIG APPLE RED

THIS FUNNY LOOKING MAKING BRUSH IS MY BEST FRIEND…USE IT EVERY SINGLE MORNING FOR FOUNDATION/TINTED MOISTURIZER, CONCEALER, AND BLUSH! CAN’T IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT IT

NOT GOING TO LIE — I HAVE USED THIS HEAVY-DUTY CONCEALER DAILY FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER NOW. I HAVE DARK CIRCLES AND IT’S THE ONLY THING THAT CANCELS IT OUT! YOU WILL RECEIVE THIS AND BE LIKE “OMG THIS IS STAGE PAINT” BUT BEAR WITH ME — USE THE ARTIS BRUSH TO BLEND INTO SKIN AND WATCH YOUR SLEEPLESS NIGHTS DISAPPEAR

TRUST ME, YOU DESERVE GOOD QUALITY FACIAL COTTON — A SMALL BUT NOTICEABLE IMPROVEMENT IN MY SKINCARE REGIMEN

And in this vein, too, sharing a handful of signature Magpie posts from years past that you may not have read if you’re a newer reader…

THINK OF THE HOWLING WOLVES

PRESSURE IS A CHOICE

D.C. AND THE PAROCHIAL WILD

LUCKY TO BE CHILDREN

ON BEING NOBODY AND SOMEBODY

SHE WAS HOW SHE KEPT TIME

P.S. In case you’re in the mood for some fiction.

P.P.S. My favorite beauty products of all time.

P.P.P.S. Ways to pamper yourself at home.

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