Three thing I’m Loving AGAIN!

I had a good response from my three things I’m loving post last Friday, so I thought I’d bring it back!

1. New Lucy Apparel at Athletic Annex.

It’s so much better when you try it on. I will have those pants in my closet. For the record- I tried these on to use for Athletic Annex social media. I don’t actually think I’m a model. I was so pleasantly surprised with how well the fit was on everything and the price point is better than similar brands.



2. Mac Lipstick. 

I’ve always been terrible at lipstick. Afraid it’s on my teeth or all over my face the second I put it on. If you don’t see me smiling and my lips look red, it’s probably because I’m terrified there is lipstick on all my teeth.

My friend Britney, who does my hair (and Marshall’s super hip hair), is a make up pro, so I finally just texted her and asked her to get me some lipstick and whatever I need to make it work and just let me know how much I owe. The thought of going to a make up counter or store and dealing with this- let alone finding a time to go without the boys was not sounding fun to me. And she LOVES this stuff.

So she went to mac and got me some primer, two lipsticks and a lip pencil. Love them so far. I don’t wear make up often and fully intend on these lasting for a LONG TIME. I remember being 20 and thinking how outrageously expensive mac make up was- now I feel like it’s on the low-normal end of high end make up. Guess that’s the difference between 20 and 30.


These are the colors she went with for me: 


  • Prep & Prime Lip Base
    • Who knew you should use a base that’s not just chapstick? Pro tip- she says put this on right away and let it set for awhile before putting the lipstick on
  • Satin Lipstick – Faux
    • For Everyday Wear (Not that I’ll wear it everyday)
  • Retro Matte Lipstick – All Fired Up
    • For going out
  • Lip Pencil – Follow your heart
    • This is to be applied AFTER the All Fired Up is applied

3. Hopslam Ale

I don’t know have much to say about it but I’m into it and it’s 10% alcohol. You should know by now how I feel about beer with a high alcohol content. Strong enough that I only need one to feel a little buzzy? Yes please.


And I already talked about how I’m reading the new Mindy Kaling book last week- but this chapter about weddings is cracking me up. “Asking your friend to be a bridesmaid is one of the modern paradoxes: no one actually wants to do it, but everyone would be offended if you didn’t ask.” Haha yes- and the older you get, the less you’d actually want to do it. Though, when my best friend Sarah Miller gets married, I have the absolute best Maid of Honor speech in the history of time planned.

How me accountable with the books though- I’m still getting through the three books (Half the Sky, American Sniper & Why not Me)  I’ve been reading and it’s February- I need to be onto a new one by now!!

Ok running wise- I ended up doing 3 X 1 Mile repeats on Tuesday evening and it went pretty well. I had my mind set on 6:50ish pace for the miles and was able to start with that for the first one. (I didn’t budge from 6:49 on the treadmill for that first one) and cut it down to average of 6:40-6:45 for the last two. Looking back on what I did years ago when I trained for Shamrock marathon, my training started with repeats around those times, so there is hope that those repeats will be more like 6:20 sometime in the next month or two and there will be 4 and eventually 5 of them.

What three things are you LOVING?! Happy Friday!


  1. I really like that style of pants. It’s loose but not sweat pant baggy. I use Mac eyeliner and mascara. I really like the brand a lot. I struggle with lipstick so this gives me hope.

    1. Lindsey Hein

      Thanks! Yes they are super cute and I love the cropped bottom. I don’t have mac mascara- but used Britney’s the other day and it was awesome. I just ordered urban decay.

  2. I love that coral flowy top! I need a lip primer. I’ve started to buy more lipsticks instead of gloss but I’m not great at applying it also lol. I definitely see the value in buyer higher end makeup now that I’m older too! I love this MAC eyeliner my boyfriend got me for my birthday (with lots of help from the ladies in the store haha).

    1. Lindsey Hein

      Thanks! The coral top didn’t look super cute on the rack so I was pleasantly surprised with how cute it was on. I’m the worst at applying. I feel like I need to get this mac eyeliner because now you’re the second one who’s suggest it!

  3. Belle

    I’m loving the spring clothes catalogs coming in the mail. I pour over them and get happy.

    I’m loving Pinterest optimism qoutes. More springtime in the winter.

    I’m loving the little glimpses of my empty nest I get here and there. They do not make me sad.

    One more. Loving the podcast at book riot called all the books or something like that.

    1. Lindsey Hein

      That’s happy to hear the the glimpses of the empty nest does not make you sad!! 🙂 Podcast obsessed!!

  4. Robin Walker

    Seriously Lindsay, if those are the black, Saucony pants from the Annex I’d have to proclaim they are my #1 favorites of the year!! I love the warm, soft, cocoon-like feeling they give me during the chill of winter time. I know they’re nothing more than a tech fleece sweat pant but if I feel this good I either don’t care how I look, or I tell myself I can’t look that bad. BTW, Marty got me a grey pair too!!

    1. Lindsey Hein

      Hey! The ones in the picture are a new brand – Lucy- they aren’t fleece like the saucony- a lighter material…. more springy but same general fit as the saucony ones. I know what you mean though- feel good like you’re not just wearing dumpy sweatpants even though that’s what they feel like!!!

  5. The first time I bought I proper lipliner (also from mac) was for my sister’s wedding! I found I needed a gloss on top of the lip stick too. Day to day, I’m usually just a chapstick gal. Peppermint is my go-to. I also have a thing about always needed chapstick on before I go for a run!

    Also. Checking out Happy Hour and definitely love Jamie Ivey. I started with the “best from 2015” eps. Nice and light.

    1. Lindsey Hein

      Hey! I wondered if I needed to get some lip gloss too. So many steps to this process!! Oh girl, I’m obsessed with chapstick. Before a run, before bed, before anything haha. Glad you’re checking out Jamie’s Podcasts, they really inspire me and I enjoy “being a part” of her conversations.

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