Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What's in my Travel Make-up Bag / the Beach


This post is something very different for my blog but I only just started so I thought I’d give it a try!




Today I’ll be talking about what I brought in my beauty bag for a trip to the beach! And I’ll be honest I haven’t worn any make up during the day while here. It’s around 100 degrees F! It’s too hot to wear any sort of make-up and I think when I was packing I was a bit too optimistic about the heat. Plus I’ve been swimming and whatnot.

I’ll start off with the bag I choose to bring. I think my mom gave me this make-up case from Clinique as one of her free gifts but I thought it was adorable and perfect for the summer! It is pretty large but since I wasn’t flying I didn’t have to bring all travel-sized products.



For example, my daily moisturizer is quite a large product. It’s just a basic SPF daily moisturizer from the Target brand Up & Up. So it’s cheap and works really well! I find it to be very lightweight but still moisturizing and it doesn’t break me out at all! I also brought along a travel sized Clinique moisturizer for when I didn’t want something with SPF at night. This is not my favorite moisturizer by Clinique – I find it a bit sticky. But it was the travel size that lured me to bring it along.



Next – the eyes. I was definitely a bit too optimistic with these products! I brought along a sample Clinique (so much Clinique! I don’t know why!) eyeshadow quad. I really like these three shades and I find them to be perfect for summer. The first lighter shade is a lot more of a champagne color than the photos might suggest but I think it is perfect for summer! This quad is also perfect because it comes with a blush! So convenient.



I also brought along a Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner pen. I really enjoy wearing eyeliner but it just melts off my face at the beach so I haven’t worn it at all. I really haven’t worn it at all this summer. I also brought along my trusty Clinique High Impact Mascara. It’s expensive but it doesn’t irritate my eyes and gives my lashes length and volume!



As for brushes I stuck with my three Ecotools brushes I use everyday (well everyday I wear make up!). The first is a big powder brush, which normally I use for powder but I also use it for blush. The second is for eyeshadow and the third is supposedly a concealer brush but I just use it for eyeshadow all over my lid.



For my lips I kept things light with a few different chapstick options. One is just the normal moisturizing chapstick brand and another is Burt’s Bees. I also put in a few Maybelline Baby Lips if I wanted some color on my lips but nothing heavy. And I added my Nyx butter gloss in “Strawberry parfait” from my Taget beauty box just if I felt so inclined!





I also brought along 2 Essie nail polishes. I brought along the lavender (full steam ahead) because that was the color that was on my nails and also a bright orange (Vermillionaire) in case I wanted to paint my toenails.

Thanks so much for reading! I'd love to hear if you're going on any vacations soon! Or what products you'd bring to the beach?

~Lee

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Kimono

Hello!

Yesterday it wasn't too hot out (ok 89 degrees) so I decided to try out my beautiful new kimono! I tried to take photos outside but turns out - it was still just as hot! So this is the only shot I got outside.



 I've never worn a kimono before because I always thought it looked like a bathrobe but I saw this one on vinted and I couldn't say no! If you haven't heard of vinted it's like an online thrift store where you can buy, sell, and swap your used clothing! I love vinted because you can swap items you're selling, which is what I did for this piece. This kimono was NEW WITH TAGS from Target and because I swapped it was only 3 dollars.





 I paired the kimono with a dress I thrifted last fall originally from TOPSHOP! It is the first casual white dress I've owned and I have to say I love it.




For the shoes I decided on a pair of sandals from Target (of course!) but they've got the cutest amount of fringe on them. I just think they are really flattering on my feet. 





My necklace was also from the thrift store and I thought it just added a nice touch to the outfit. 





Let me know what you think and thanks for reading! 
Lee 







Thursday, July 16, 2015

Beating the Heat

Hello!

Welcome back. Today I decided to take my photos outside.... but I ended up regretting that very quickly. It is boiling down here but at least I got some okay shots. I will definitely be heading outside to photograph from now on even though I can't stand the heat!

I decided to keep things casual since it's boiling and I wasn't up to much today but working from home.





I've had this dress for a long time (I think it was originally my sisters!). It's from Target and is definitely a staple in my wardrobe. Who doesn't need a perfect, casual, black dress? The fedora I'm wearing is also from Target. I just thought it would be a nice touch to keep my face out of the sun. 




The vest was a gift from my mom but I think it is the perfect summer vest! If you know me at all - you probably know my obsession with vests. I wear them all the time and summer is no exception! 


I got my boots back in the fall from Nordstrom on sale (and in the children's section!) so they really weren't too expensive. Especially considering how often I wear them! 



Thanks for reading and I'll see you next week! 

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer Brights!

Hello!

Welcome back to Lee Thrifts! I have another outfit post for today. I was feeling pretty gloomy on this Monday so I decided I needed to dress the opposite of how I was feeling – BRIGHT! I’ve wanted to try this combination of pieces for a while now and I thought today would be the perfect day to try it out!



I got the floral top from a thrift store when I was living in Ireland last summer. It’s originally from a store there called Primark, which is a great cheap store if you’re ever in the UK or Ireland. This top is a really nice thin chiffon material so it keeps me cool when it’s 100+ degrees out! I haven’t really worn this top much because it is so bright but I realized that I love wearing colors! It just brightens my mood automatically.



The bright orange skirt I found at a yard sale about a month ago. It’s originally from the gap and I scored it for a dollar! Denim skirts are very on trend this summer and I thought this could be a fun way to mix it up with a bright orange one. I also decided to wear some lavender Essie nail polish today because it went with my shirt.

For my shoes I just toned it down with some crocheted flats from target I got last summer. They are extremely comfortable and definitely a summer staple! So needless to say – my outfit today was quite the bargain and almost completely thrifted!



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I hope you have a great Monday and I’ll see you on Wednesday!

Lee

Friday, July 10, 2015

Welcome!

Hello! 

Welcome to my blog Thriftlee. As my title might suggest, my name is Lee and I absolutely love thrifting and finding a great bargain. I've been reading blogs for a while now and I decided to just go for it! I’m not 100% sure where this blog is going to go but as of right now I want to focus on daily outfit posts, reviews, and my great finds I pick up from the thrift store. I majored in photography so I should preface in saying this blog is going to be photo heavy and maybe not a whole lot of writing!

I decided with my first post I’d go ahead and post an outfit I wore recently. I decided to shoot inside for now just to get the hang on this whole blogging thing (and it's 100 degrees out today!) but I will move my photos outside soon!









The dress I chose for this particular day I picked up thrifting a while back for only 2 dollars! But would you believe me if I said it was originally from MODCLOTH? I didn’t realize it at the time but I checked the label when I got home and I couldn’t believe it! What a great steal!




I normally don’t wear v-necks but this dress had such stunning detail I couldn’t pass it up! Everything about this dress is intricate – the detailing on the neck, the floral design on the dress – and yet somehow it all works so nicely together.  




I paired the dress with some sandals I got at Target a few weeks ago – from the children’s section! Can you believe it? They are so comfortable and I think they go perfect with this dress. I think this outfit is going to be one of my summer go-to’s from now on!

Let me know what you think and thanks for checking out my blog!

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~Lee