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.
A VERSATILE SIDE TABLE FOR VIRTUALLY ANY BEDROOM OR LIVING SPACE
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
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
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
FRAMED INTAGLIOS — ELEGANT AND CHIC IN ANY HOME
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…
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.