The Fashion Magpie Go Easy

Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 268: On Going Easy.

My Latest Snag: Rose Inc Beauty Products.

I am in the midst of using a bunch of new, heavily-hyped beauty products and will share full thoughts after thoroughly testing, but did want to mention that I’ve been hearing so much about Rose Inc beauty products, founded by Rosie Huntington-Whitely. Their Luminous Tinted Serum was getting a ton of buzz but I’ve heard mixed reviews the more I’ve read? (Has anyone here tried?) I love the concept of combining skincare with coverage, but I’m iffy given some of the more recent reception. That said, I was intrigued by a lot of positive buzz around their Brow Renew: Tinted Brow Gel and Lip Sculpt (lip crayon), so I ordered this little mini set with both of those products as well as a lip/cheek tint, on sale already but with an extra 20% off and free shipping if you use code HELLO20. Will report back but wanted to share in case you want to jump on the deal, too.

You’re Soooo Popular: Spring Finds.

The most popular items on Magpie this week:

popular spring clothing and accessories

FLORAL PRINT TODDLER PAJAMA SET WITH LETTUCE HEM DETAIL

WILD CARROT NOURISHING EYE BALM — I USE THIS DAILY NOW (FULL REVIEW FORTHCOMING BUT ALSO PURSE-FRIENDLY FOR DRY SKIN EMERGENCIES!)

HANDWOVEN CROSSBODY BAG WITH LEATHER ACCENTS

WIDE-BRIMMED STRAW HAT…PERFECT FOR DAY TRIPS AND SUMMER GETAWAYS ALIKE

SHORT SLEEVE NAUTICAL THEMED PAJAMA SET FOR THE LITTLES

MAXI-LENGTH POPLIN SHIRT DRESS — AN EFFORTLESSLY CHIC WARDROBE MUST-HAVE!

STRAIGHT LEG OVERALLS IN WHITE FROM MADEWELL

NAVY BLUE STRIPED CREW NECK T-SHIRT

TIERED DRESS WITH EMBROIDERED DETAILING AND FLUTTER SLEEVE

HELLY HANSON KID’S REVERSIBLE PUFFER JACKET — AN END OF SEASON STEAL RIGHT NOW

COZY SWEATSHIRT WITH ”MAMA” EMBROIDERED APPLIQUE

HAND BLOCK PRINTED MIDI DRESS, MADE IN A LIGHTWEIGHT COTTON GAUZE PERFECT FOR THE SUMMER HEAT

BLACK LEATHER SLIDES WITH SCRUNCHED STRAP

STUNNING TEMPTATION POSITANO BLUE FLORAL PRINTED SHIRT DRESS

HEART-SHAPED PICTURE FRAME

REFORMATION SMOCKED MINI DRESS WITH PUFF SLEEVES…THE FLORAL HILLSIDE PRINT IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE

Weekend Musings: To Go Easy.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, “Stay awhile.”

The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,

“and you too have come into the world to do this, to go easy.”

-Mary Oliver

Am I a broken record or what? But Oliver’s persistence on this matter resonates. Go easy, laissez le temps roulez, relax the grip. Whenever Mr. Magpie and I listen to guided meditations, we are always astonished by the instruction: “Relax the tongue from the top of your mouth. Roll your shoulders back.” What?! Have I really been sitting here for days on end with my tongue anxiously jammed against the roof of my mouth? My shoulders at my ears? My lungs half-filled? My sister and I joke that sometimes we realize our faces are nearly pressed to our keyboards — drawn downward, tense, and focused.

Goodbye to all that: taking a minute this morning to check in and dispense of that stiffness.

Shopping Break.

+Mille’s new collection is full of happy summer finds, like this yellow mini and this striped linen maxi.

+Adore this fun top.

+A white linen blazer is a major power move and I fully support it.

+Would be chic with this statement scarf (on sale).

+Have you ever shopped at Farfetch? It’s essentially one website where you can shop tons of tiny boutiques (most of them in Europe). You can occasionally find some really good deals there, though caveat emptor: shipping can be expensive given that most of these shops are abroad. (Totally justified, especially since many of these are tiny shops!) But consider this Borgo de Nor (40% off), this demure MacGraw (40% off), this just-released Ulla (20% off!), and this BANANAS Carolina Herrera (50% off — HELLO, milestone birthday dress?!)

+Love these canvas totes with shadow lettering personalization.

+Adore this dress for mini! And this bubble for a baby…too sweet.

+This fun summer top is in my cart. Also love this one — the scallop edging reminds me of Horror Vacui. Both $125!

+These linen buckle flats are BEYOND chic – cannot believe the price.

+If you’ve been secretly pining after trendy Amina Muaddi heels, consider this similar $50 pair!

+She’s giving Cecilie Bahnsen vibes for under $50.

+Inexpensive rash guard for a little one in great colors.

+This quilted coat is just so fun.

+Cute stationery for a little one.

+Pretty scalloped tile-print midi skirt.

+Oh my gosh I absolutely love this reversible two-piece.

+Alemais continues to slay this season — love this dress.

+Lusting after these for my summer tablescapes.

7 Comments

  1. I LOVE the Rose Inc serum. I wear it every day. I will say the application is very strange and unlike anything else I’ve tried – I refuse to use a brush, so I rub it between my hands a bit, then rub it into my skin for what feels like FOREVER in order for the pigment to adjust to my skin tone. Then I just dot Kosas concealer around my nose where I get red. But it’s worth the process. It feels heavenly on the skin and I’ve even slept with it on (oops) and no adverse effects! The coverage is very light but it looks so pretty.

  2. I got the Rose Inc tinted serum and one of the lip crayons during the last Sephora sale. I’ve liked them! I’d say the tinted serum feels more similar to the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow primer or Saie Super Gel (both of which I LOVE) than say, a tinted moisturizer or foundation. I usually just wear one of those two with concealer, and I’ve liked adding the Rose Inc one into my rotation. It does make me feel slightly more “done up” than the other two. Let us know what you think of the blush– I’ve had my eye on it! xx

    1. Hi! The blush is great. Really pigmented so you only need a tiny bit, but I love the formula and color (I have the azalea color). To be honest, though, I pretty much love all gel/roll-on/glide-on blushes (over powdered ones) and find a lot of them work the same way. I also love Ilia’s super pigment tubes and Westman Atelier blush sticks. This one feels in the same category. Pleased with it, though! The azalea is really pretty for spring.

      xx

  3. I had been awake ,the stress causing me to clutch my teeth. What could I do to get rid of the pain in my jaw? The opposite. I smiled. And it worked! My jaw relaxed, I shifted. I was there in the dark smiling in bed. It made me happy just to do it. jd

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