I have decided starting next monday that I am going to wear lipstick for a week. The only times I have ever worn lipstick was when I was little or in a play. I think me and my best friend Brookanne got in a 3 month fight over not sharing lipstick when we were about 6 years old. Maybe that is what has always turned me off, something so powerful it could break up a friendship, haha. Plus it's always sticky and gets on your teeth and there is just something about it that turns me off. I also think it is a generational thing, my Nona wouldn't go out of the house without lipstick on but rarely are girls my age constantly applying lipstick in their normal makeup regime.

Chapstick on the other hand, whew, don't get me started. I love my chapstick. Not Carmex, or Soft Lips, or even Burts Bees, I love my ChapStick brand.  I like to keep one in my purse, my car, my jean pockets, and my bathroom. I would constantly keep one in my bra if it didn't deform my boob. Maybe that's what I should invent, a bra with a little pocket on the side for your chapstick, I'll get on that, proto type coming soon! Growing up in such a dry place chapped lips was a constant battle. I think my mom sister and I have gotten in fights about who's chapstick is who's and sneakily stealing each others. We should have just resulted to black sharpie-ing our names onto the tube, or our initials on the top, then there could be no mistake who the chapstick really belonged too. Even though running to 7-11 and buying a new one for 1.99 would have taken about 5 minutes we still just kept "borrowing" each others, permenintly.

Lately a trend of bright red lips has resurfaced, old hollywood glamour sort of look. It is beautiful, on the right person, with the right hair, and dress. Of course there are commercials with Drew Barrymore talking about lasting lip shades, no smear, no shine, ect ect. These are somewhat enticing, although I would never think about purchasing any. So how did this come about in my head? Well my boyfriend, Stephen, is a photographer as well and he shoots product. He recently did a shoot with Chanel lipstick. He wanted something expensive with a bright red shade. Since he couldn't return the opened package, he gave it to me and that is what started the wheels turning. I have this beautiful bright red lipstick and nothing to wear it with or for...

...So I have decided, for a week I am going to wear lipstick. I will post a picture everyday on here. I have one other color from a makeup kit I bought for a class, much more subtle, so I will wear them both as well as create my own color for fun. Although this seems simple and easy, I am some what nervous about it. Drawing attention to my lips has never even crossed my mind, now with bright red ones, won't everyone be staring? And I also have to pick out the perfect outfits to wear with red, I mean red doesn't go with everything! So much to plan for just a lip shade. I mean what if I can't pull it off?? I just look stupid and get red all over my teeth?? Will someone tell me if it's smeared across my face??

Well now that I have released my insecurities about the matter, I am more eager to do it. Maybe it will look amazing, and I betcha it will make my teeth look whiter, bonus! 

p.s. I think this might be somewhat out of boredom as well, since I am currently unemployed and working freelance when needed. Oh well, you have to entertain yourself somehow right? 

Time to PUCKER UP!!!


  1. go for it lady! I wear red lipstick everyday...and I mean everyday. The only way I can do it is by lining my lips first otherwise they bleed. Go grab mac's red lipliner. Funny thing is, when you eat, I learned the hard way - you usually don't really think about your mouth...but when you have lipstick on you have to be way more careful! You don't want to end up with chola lined lips! I gets wayyyy easier the more you get used to it. Hence, everyday! xx

  2. HAHAHA!
    Nice post

    I am convinced they put something addictive in Chapstick.
    I have had a stick in my left pocket every day since junior high.
    If I forget it at home I will stop and buy some.
    Its like heroin for the lips.

    Hope your lipstick idea weens you off the stuff!