Friday, January 25, 2013

Mint Jeans Update and In My Makeup Bag

I mentioned in a post a couple weeks ago that I was so excited to get a pair of mint jeans. I purchased mine from Tilly's. My SIL did a post on how to wear them, you can read that here. I said I would update how I was going to wear mine so here we go!

I love this! The shirt is from Wet Seal and was only $5.  I got the mint necklace from Ophelia503 which you can find on Instagram. Now I am not sure what shoes/boots I will wear with this. Opinions please! I really want to do either my brown Candence or Riding Boots both by Steve Madden.
Next is the "Around Town Top" from Kiki La'Rue in ivory. It is very sheer so I am wearing a white cami under that I purchased from Ophelia503. One of my friends owns Ophelia503 and I am loving everything about it! The riding boots are Steve Madden. 
This shirt is also from Wet Seal and was $5. It was too good of a deal to pass up. I didn't plan on pairing it with the mint jeans but ended up liking it. The sideways cross necklace in gunmetal is from Kiki La'Rue. Still not sure about shoes though. I just don't look right in flats.

Now for what's in my makeup bag. This is a linkup with Trista that looks like fun to me! The older I get the more I love makeup/skin care and jewelry! Ha! 

First, let me say, I may have been blessed with many good qualities but my skin is not one of them.  I had terrible acne after having my first 2 babies and have the scars to prove it. I think my hormones have finally balanced out and with some good skin care it's much better than it used to be. I have always been very self conscious about it and piled on the makeup. With time, I have learned that less can mean more! I mean, I think caking makeup on just made it look worse to me. Also, I am a Clinique/Merle Norman kinda girl with a little Cover Girl here and there. 

First things first! Before I even start with my makeup bag I wash with Clinique Mild Liquid Facial Soap, followed by Clinique Clarifying Lotion (not sure why they call it lotion bc it's a toner), last is Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.  Love, love, love these!
Now for the makeup bag!
Next is Foundation Primer Plus by Merle Norman...would by it by the gallon if they had it. Wear this and your makeup goes on very smoothly and is going NOWHERE until you are ready for it to. Plus it's SPF15! Trust me, I've tried Smashbox and several others. 
After I let my primer set for 3-5 minutes, I apply Clinique Even Better concealer followed by Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Foundation and I do use a Foundation brush by Merle Norman to apply. I think it makes a difference to use the brush. It seems to go on much smoother and evenly.
Next I apply Clinique Stay Matte Sheer pressed powder very lightly. I feel oily without it and feel that it helps set my foundation.
I don't use much blush or rouge as my Grandmother called it. Ha! So I buy Cover Girl. The color is use is Rose Silk. It's very, very light.
For the eyes...not really big on eye makeup for myself. I use Cover Girl eye shadow in Taupe. I then apply Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus eyeliner in black/brown. I have used both of these for years...not sure what I'd do if they got discontinued. Also, I only apply eyeliner to the bottom part of my eye. My eye will not relax enough for me to apply it to the top...whatever, I am a weirdo like that sometimes. Can't put contacts in either. For mascara, I use Clinique High Impact or Loreal. 
For the lips, I use Merle Norman in Sparkling Wine and LOVE it! 
Throughout the day to stay moisturized and to add color when I am fading a bit, I use Baby Lips. I included it in my recent give away and my friend, Amanda, is hooked!
When the day is over, I use Clinique Take the Day Off cleansing milk. This stuff would take makeup off Snooki and Lil' Kim without hesitation. I then follow up with my toner and moisturizer. 
Scary, pre-skin care, pre-makeup, dead girl, Lindsey with my little camera hog!
Finished product! I'd like to add  that between the before and after pic I had to stop and pack a lunch, clean a poopy diaper, and cook breakfast for my starving hubby! Ha!

I'd like to give a shout out to my friend, Angela, at Mean Ang. I call her Sweet Ang because she is anything but mean. Lol! I think a friend called her that and it kinda stuck. Anyhow, she is New Jersey gal and I just love her. Her family has a home on the shore that was effected by the recent hurricane and she shared pics. She's also about to celebrate a birthday. Stop by and wish her a great birthday!

Happy Friday to all of you people that belong to the normal 5 day a week workforce! My week is just about to start. Lucky for me, I only have 2 day weeks! =)


  1. Your mint outfits are so adorable!!!

  2. Lindsey! That was so sweet of you! Thank you so much! :) And I love the mint jeans, I might have to go find me a pair.

  3. This mints are afreakindorable... I love them - that whole outfit looks awesome!!!!! You are so cute.

  4. My favorite outfit is the first one! I love how navy looks with mint and that necklace is so pretty! I'm a new follower :)

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    1. Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by! I love the navy and mint too!

  5. Heyyyy there.. New follower from Raising Stepsisters. :o)

    1. Yay! Thanks for stopping by! Glad you are here!

  6. I've been loving all of the make-up back link ups! I don't have any make-up nor know how to apply it. Need help in that department, but you look great - good to know that it's not necessary to spend HUNDREDS of dollars on eye shadow!

    Have a great short two days at work!

  7. love the outfits!!! especially the first one, I think it's my favorite!

  8. I love the outfits! Love the first one and the necklace completes the look. I think brown boots look great. I just started wearing flats 2 years ago. I used to think I looked so funny in them! I still wear heels more but love my flats too somedays. That ivory top is great too. Yeah I don't really wear much makeup eye makeup either. I just get lazy lol.

  9. omg I love those mint jean outfits!!! And I need that Ophelia necklace. Super cute. Also, now I want to try that Take the Day Off stuff. If it can take the makeup off Snooki then I'm sure it can get my mascara off, haha

  10. love those jeans! and i love what you paired them with!

    1. Thank you, Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. That ivory top is really cute! I can't decide which outfit is my favorite. They all look good!

  12. I'm catching up on blog reading...I love those mint jeans! They're adorable and you found great tops to pair them with. Someday I will get back into skinny jeans just so I can buy one's like this! :D