Author: Meagan

My Christmas First: What Makes This Christmas Special For Me

It was only a couple of years ago that the idea of married life was nothing more than a dream.  I spent my college years dating different guys, exploring my own interests, and becoming the adult I am today.  When I thought about being married, […]

A Review of a Christmas Dress from Rose Wholesale

You may have seen ads floating around from Rose Wholesale advertising their Christmas dresses.  I saw one of them and excitedly told my husband that I really wanted this red dress in particular.  He, being the awesome person he is, actually ordered it for me. […]

5 Unique Gifts for Him He’s Bound to Love

Are we noticing a trend yet here on Inbetween Thoughts?  Gifts for moms, gifts for your pooch, and now gifts for him.  We sure do love giving presents around here!

Here’s a convenient list of some unique gift for that handsome man in your life.

Personalized Whiskey Barrel – $59.99

Gifts for Him
https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1328658147

Come on, who doesn’t want this?  I want this and I’m not even a dude.  This whiskey barrel is a great, personalized gift to give your husband/brother/son (assuming they’re of age of course) for their man cave (or space).  I bought this particular whiskey barrel from the Etsy store linked in the picture above and my husband loves it!  It holds any kind of alcohol, although you do have to cure it first.  (The barrel comes with curing instructions).  You get to pick the font style and emblem, making this gift very personal.  If you don’t like this vendor’s particular style, there are plenty more floating around Etsy!

DIY Beer Coasters

Gifts for Him
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If the man in your life loves beer, this is a great gift to give them for those who enjoy making presents.  Price depends on the items you have on hand, but shouldn’t be too expensive.

Personalized Wallet – $39.00+

Gifts for Him
https://www.etsy.com/listing/162450816/personalized-leather-wallet-personalized?ref=shop_home_feat_2

Every man owns a wallet, so why not buy a nice, personalized one for your son/spouse/brother?  This gift for him is guaranteed to be used every day and will have him thinking about you every time he pulls it out.

Shaving Kit – $34.95+

Gifts for Him
https://www.etsy.com/listing/273192672/thomas-straight-razor-shave-kit

Every man shaves, so why not give him a gift to make the shave smoother and nicer?  He’ll love an authentic straight razor along with creamy shaving cream.  You can even have it engraved if personalizing gifts is the way you give presents!

Custom Metal Art – $270.00

Gifts for Him
https://www.etsy.com/listing/456967256/custom-birthday-gift-for-him-christmas?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=&ref=sr_gallery_28

This gift for him is quite pricey, but I had to include it because I love the idea of it.  Simply send in the picture of your choice and have it made into metal art to hang on your walls.  It’s unique and bound to be something he’ll love to hang in his man cave (depending on the picture) or just within his house in general.

 

Gifts for him can be quite a pain to find.  Why does it seem men collectively never know what they want?  I hope these gifts inspire ideas for that man in your life.

I’ll see you on Sunday!

Happy Blogmas! (Day 7!)

With Love,

Meagan


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I am a Creator. A Rockstar. A Romantic. I am an artist with the itch to design letters into words into stories that will resonate with you. My goal is to share with the world the thoughts in my head, ideas that will either inspire you or change you. I am a Writer. A Storyteller. I am Marvelous. Mischievous. Meagan.

5 Dog Gift Ideas Your Animal Friend Will Love

Tis the season of giving!  Which means we can’t leave our four legged friends behind!  For the fifth day of Blogmas, here are some gift ideas for your fur babies. Paw Print Ornament This is a fun craft you and your dog can do while […]

4 Christmas Traditions to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

My family and I love Christmas.  My grandmother goes all out with unique Christmas traditions that are a hit by the whole family.  Here are four of our Christmas traditions that are sure to be loved by anyone’s family. 1. Find Your Ornament on the […]

The Perfect Lipsticks for Olive Skin

Olive skin can be somewhat of a challenge to match lipsticks to.  With our yellow/golden undertones, it can clash with a lot of typical lipsticks.  Here are some of my favorite lipsticks to wear that look great for olive skinned people.

Kat Von D’s Lolita – Neutral/Mauve

Lipsticks for Olive Skin

I love this lipstick.  It is my go to neutral lipstick color because…well…it’s the only neutral lipstick I’ve found that I think looks good on me.  This color has been raved by many of Kat von D’s customers and is likely her most favorited Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.  The color features a soft mauve/almost pink edging toward the purple/blue side of the color spectrum.  For us yellow undertoned people, we want to stay near the blue/purple undertones in lipstick to offset the undertones in our skin.

Kat Von D’s Damned – Dark Brown/Black

Lipsticks with brown undertones, or just plain brown themselves, look great on olive skin.  Olive skin is flattered by autumn colors, so don’t shy away from chestnut colors.   While this particular lipstick is quite dark (because I’m a dark lipstick junkie), it still holds to the autumn colors spectrum.  If you’re feeling bold, dark brown lipsticks are a great choice to make.

Kat Von D’s Exorcism – Deep Purple

 

Are we noticing a pattern yet?  It’s true, I admit, I love Kat von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.  In this picture, I’m wearing the color Exorcism, which features a deep purple that leans to the blue side of the color spectrum.  As I mentioned before, colors that lean towards blue or brown are colors that will most likely look fabulous on us.

Smashbox’s Witchy – Bold Red

 

Lipsticks for Olive Skin

This used to be my go to lipstick, but I have since grown bored with this color and have moved on; however, the color is still a fantastic choice for olive skin.  If you’re looking for a bold red to wear on your next hot date, this color is great.  It leans toward the orange side of the color spectrum as opposed to pink.  Orange fits in with the autumn color scheme; therefore, making this color very wearable.

 

Long story short, look for colors that lean towards blue/purple and brown/orange.  These are the colors that will look the best on us.  Colors that lean toward pink usually are the worst choices for olive skin so avoid those.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I will see you on Sunday!  Blogmas start this Friday so look forward to a post every day from the writers of Inbetween Thoughts up until Christmas!

With Love,

Meagan

I am a Creator. A Rockstar. A Romantic. I am an artist with the itch to design letters into words into stories that will resonate with you. My goal is to share with the world the thoughts in my head, ideas that will either inspire you or change you. I am a Writer. A Storyteller. I am Marvelous. Mischievous. Meagan.

How to Survive Thanksgiving as a Vegan and Stay Sane

Having been vegetarian/vegan for only two months now, this will be my official Thanksgiving as a vegan.  To say the least, it’s very daunting.  My family and in laws live in Texas, which we all know is BBQ country.  Vegans and vegetarians alike are frowned […]

Must Have Shoes For Your Office Job

Office wear doesn’t have to be boring! (Thank God!) So why not spice up your office wardrobe with some super cute shoes?  The right pair of shoes can drastically change the look of an outfit, making it easier to repeat outfits without getting bored with […]

How to Use Eyeshadow to Enhance Your Lipstick Looks

Some of my favorite lip looks, involve using eyeshadow on top of lipstick.  Using eyeshadow, I can get a finer tuned lip look involving multiple colors and/or creating a gradient.  Sure you could buy special lip liners and lipstick to achieve the same look, but why would you when you have a plethora of eye shadow at your fingertips?  Below is a go to look of mine involving a gradient.

I start off by applying chapstick to my lips and letting it absorb.  This is usually the first thing I do before I start applying any makeup to give my lips plenty of time to absorb it.  Then, I put on the lipstick of my choice.  For now it’s Kat von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Exorcism.  To add the gradient, I us an angled brush and take black eyeshadow to apply on the corners of my lips.  I make sure to apply it in a triangular shape as opposed to a block as to have it appear more natural and flow into the berry color more fluidly.  To finish off the look, I sometimes do one small coat of the lipstick again, to help soften any sharp lines and create a more gradient color.

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You can use this technique to create so many unique looks.  Sometimes the lipstick isn’t even necessary; just apply eyeshadow directly to your lips!  (Although, be sure to use lots of chapstick as the eyeshadow can be quite drying.)  This is what I did for my Halloween look Witchy.

Have any looks you want to show me?  Let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to check them out!

I’ll see you next Wednesday!

With love,

Meagan

I am a Creator. A Rockstar. A Romantic. I am an artist with the itch to design letters into words into stories that will resonate with you. My goal is to share with the world the thoughts in my head, ideas that will either inspire you or change you. I am a Writer. A Storyteller. I am Marvelous. Mischievous. Meagan.

Fun Things to Do in Beautiful Wichita, Kansas

The locals here may complain about having nothing to do in Wichita, Kansas, but the truth is far from that.  Wichita is Kansas’s second biggest city, sitting at a population of nearly 400,000 people.  Maybe you’re passing through or want a reason to stop in […]