Thoughts & Things | Loves & Links | Birthday Edition

jon whitcomb-marilyn monroe

Jon Whitcomb illustration of Marilyn Monroe {because it’s her birthday too & I just LOVE this illustration}

It’ my birthday today. Yes, today marks the 37th year I’ve been wandering this little area of the planet and the 6th year I’ve celebrated it here on this blog, so I thought I do a special edition of Thoughts & Things | Loves & Links on this day.

Career News…

As of today, I am no longer working as BlogHer’s Style Editor. It was a fun 3 years and BlogHer is renovating and I’m moving on. I’m still with the BH network for now and looking forward to new projects in the coming year.

In addition to my 3 a week beauty posts at Babble, as of today I am officially writing 3 more days a week at Babble Style. I’m really excited about this because it’s yet another platform I can talk about fashion, trends, style, shoes, accessories, shopping, {and more!} and open up this space right here for more personal posts.

* I’m in the beginning stages of overhauling my blog, finally handing over the design control and considering guest posts in the coming months. More on that later, but excited about it!


Nail Art Magazine Cover-July Nails

My fun Red White and Blue tie dye nail art manicure has been featured in and used as the cover of Nail Art Gallery Magazine June/July Issue. This is one of my favorite festive Summer manicures but you should really flip though the 104 pages of nail art in this magazine for inspiration from incredible to insane nail art!

* Nail Art Gallery Magazine
* Find my full DIY Tie Dye Nails ~ Red, White, & Blue Manicure here

Thoughts & Things…

1. “Life has a tendency to teach what’s right and what’s wrong. And you learn it, from experience. Trust. Integrity. Commitment. We must have that. If you have that, then you have everything” ~ from Edward James Olmos on Doing Right Union bank commercial. Yes, life advice comes in many forms.

2. The moment you think about “nothing” it becomes “something”.

3. Don’t allow the experience to escape.

4. You have the power to change your life. Only you.

jon whitcomb-cutting hair blonde

Loves & Links…

* LOVE this illustration above by Jon Whitcomb… because all I want to do lately is cut my hair.

* LOVE this article at The Cut | Shine Theory: Why Powerful Women Make the Greatest Friends because it’s so true.

* LOVE this article at MSNBC | Forget self-denial: Key to richer, healthier life is a good imagination

Happy Saturday Lovecats!

Have a lovely weekend!


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Emily

    June 1, 2013 |

    Happy birthday Maegan!!! Keep up the awesome work! xoxo

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  • Ana Aleksic

    June 1, 2013 |

    It’s my birthday, too! 😀

    Happy birthday, dear Maegan! 🙂

  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    June 1, 2013 |

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michelle Levine

    June 1, 2013 |

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  • Michelle Levine

    June 1, 2013 |

    Have a great b-day and congrats on the new babble gig and onwards and upwards from the blogher one! have a good weekend too .

  • Anonymous

    June 2, 2013 |

    Happy Birthday! Just thought u should know that u r so inspirational!

  • Jennifer

    June 2, 2013 |

    Happy birthday! I hope this year is nothing but good things for you 🙂

    xo Jennifer


  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    June 3, 2013 |

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! And I feel ya on the cutting off the hair syndrome. I went in to get my hair done and wanted at LEAST 3 inches cut off (big deal for me…lol) and instead ended up coming home with two extension panels for fullness (not length). My hair is falling out in ridiculous amounts…hence the biotin. You always look great when you do your faux bobs so you would be gorgeous no matter what you decide. =)

    P.S. Does it always seem like I hijack your comments to talk about myself? I seem to do that often here for some reason. LOL! Maybe I ought to be a guest poster. 😉

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

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