One of my favorite things about blogging is being able to introduce you guys to some of my favorite “real life” friends–as in those friends I see in person on a regular basis. These are women that inspire me daily with their creativity, sense of humor, kindness and all-around beauty. Today I would like you to meet Cassaundra. She is one of these women. We met in gourmet club and let me state for the record, that she is far more “gourmet” than I can ever hope to be. In fact, she’s far more “a lot” of things than I can ever hope to be–and I think that’s rad, because I love having friends who can teach me stuff and help me grow.
Within only minutes of knowing her, it was clear to me that we could be fast friends–AND that she had so much to teach me: about fashion, photography, decorating and beauty. Cassaundra recently started a blog called The Blue Closet, dedicated to children’s fashion and mama style–right up our alley, eh. It’s fabulous guys–I mean really fabulous. (check the end of this post for links to some of my favorites from The Blue Closet)
Today, I’m turning things over to Cassaundra because when it comes to lipstick…
Well, she knows a lot more than I do.
I don’t know about you but there is something so empowering about a bold lip. Just ask maryilyn. A bold lip has the ability to make me instantly happy and ready for fun.
This spring I am loving really bright pink lips. In fact, the bright pink lip has become my favorite and most affordable spring accessory.
However, I have to say the bright pink lip is not my kids’ fave. They would put it on par with my fur vest. As they lean in for a smooch they suddenly halt just inches from contact.
“Whoa, kissy marks mom. No way.”
To which I respond “Yep, its lipstick, and they leave the best kissy marks so pucker up buttercup.” Then I exchange Kissing Hands and let them go.
Its a bright pink lip kind of day.
When I do a very bold lip i will often blend some concealer onto my lips first to get the most pure color, uninterfered with my own natural lip color.
Milani Fruit Punch
When I am doing a really bright color I don’t like it to be too perfect. For a more modern look I blot my lipstick a little to take off any excess shine and do not worry about a perfect line. I like the look of a little smudgy stained look to the lip. It also makes for a more carefree day.
Some of my other favorite posts from The Blue Closet:
The Twisted Crown Ballerina Bun Tutorial
This post about skin beauty products–especially since my skin has recently reverted back to the puberty stages.
These amazing shoe finds for boys and girls.
And THIS post about the perfect tee (i even ordered a few after reading this post).
Oh, and of course this fabulous tribal jean vest DIY.