5.18.2012

Read My Lips-Introduction

Earlier this month my little sister turned 13. Part of the present I gave her was some bright red lipstick. On the card I said it was for her to wear when she was having "one of those days" because every woman should have a lipstick that makes them feel like they can take on the world. A few days ago, my mother texted me with the most brilliant idea ever that I have decided to turn into a guest post feature on this here site (lots of credit and virtual high fives to my mom for thinking of this). We are going to call it "Read My Lips" and it will spotlight different bloggers that I want to learn more about. Each lovely lady will send me photos of herself in her shade of lipstick and three ways she draws confidence in her life. I am really excited to get to know some of the beautiful women I have come to admire by following their blogs. I hope it is something you readers will enjoy as well. Naturally I will start this feature off with my own answers.



1. I find confidence in laughter and lightheartedness.
2. I find confidence in knowing that you don't have to be what people assume you are.
3. I find confidence in knowing where I came from, physically and spiritually.

My color is a very bold red. For me, being bold is being brave enough to be yourself. Sometimes, in my case, being myself is being quiet. It comes off as shy but that is generally not the case. When I have something to say, you will hear it. When I was younger I felt the need to apologize for being quiet, but we don't need to apologize for things like that. I feel driven to be exactly what I was created to be. I hope my color choice reflects that.

31 comments:

  1. Such a darling idea!!!! Revlon has the best drugstore lipstick!! Their matte line is just freaking incredible!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Sweet idea. You should sell that first picture to Revlon. Wowza.

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  3. Ooh! This sounds soo cool! I can't wait for more. =]

    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

    http://rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is such an awesome idea and I love that red on you! :)

    Say x
    eighteenthofmay.blogspot.com

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  5. fabulous idea! :) Can't wait to read the other ladies of your choice :) That red is stunning on ya!

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  6. bree this is the loveliest idea! I'm excited for these features! Virtual high-fives to you and your mom!

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  7. Kudos to your mama or coming up with such a fabulous idea. I am totally looking forward to this new series.

    I love the lipstick gift that you decided to give to your sister. How sweet and thoughtful. Probably something she will always remember :)

    Oh, and the last paragraph? Love it. Especially since I am a shy gal myself and always felt the need to apologize when I was younger.

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  8. I've always felt like I was missing out on something because I've never really found a lipstick that makes me feel this thing that every other woman seems to get. Then the other day I sneakily tried one of my Mum's old lipsticks and I finally understand! I think this is such a brilliant post idea!! :D Can't wait to see more! Rhi xx

    thewildestodreams.blogspot.com

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  9. lipstick is fabulous! i love this idea and look forward to reading the different ways people draw confidence. great idea lady :)

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  10. this is such a cute idea! I have a few lipsticks that I really only wear when i'm in certain situations/moods, and it'll be great to see others ideas.


    chloe

    http://bythelock.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Kissy lips picture: Zooey, completely.

    I am so excited to see all the ladies you feature!

    Love your blog. Love you.

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  12. love this. i love that different things make people feel confident.

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  13. oh i really love this!! such a cute idea...i would do a guest post for you but i only wear burts bees chapstick haha

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  14. So inspirational!
    &I love red lipstick.

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  15. love your take on "being quiet!" i definitely can be seen that way by those who don't know me, but one added benefit is that when i do speak up people tend to listen! if you talk all the time people are like "oh no not again" and tune out, i think.

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  16. You are so adorable! And the color of your lips are so nice! It suits you a lot :)

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  17. Brilliant! My red lipstick is the only lipstick I wear, I always get compliments on it when I do & I feel totally confident & more like myself than any other time! Can't wait to see more, & if you're looking for people to be involved, I'm keen!

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  18. Such a lovely idea indeed! And I also loved that you gave your sister one, I bet she loved it:D

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

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  19. What a beautiful series idea! It takes confidence to wear red lipstick and you pull it off brilliantly.

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  20. Perfect idea:) and perfect lipstick. Couldn't imagine a better shade on you!

    <3 Leney

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  21. i am SO excited for this series! eeep! xo.

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  22. i love that lipstick, and i know what you mean. i hate when people label me as "introverted" ...no, not really. you've only seen me in certain circumstances. sometimes i feel socially awkward, and sometimes not. if that makes any sense :P xo

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  23. GREAT IDEA! And something I'd LOVE to participate in. I think everyone can find confidence in laughter. By laughing, we're comfortable and ourselves. Such a great first post, and something I hope you will continue with a lot of people! LOVE! x

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  24. the bold is perfect for you. such a neat feature!

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  25. I'm in love with your editing! You're a doll :)

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  26. What a neat idea! Cute and catchy! http://awishinthewind.blogspot.com/

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  27. What a neat idea! Cute and catchy! http://awishinthewind.blogspot.com/

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  28. That is such a genius idea! I love it!!!
    Its awesome and the present is super too!
    Lipstick always changes my mood for some reason. Makes me feel more grown up, pretty and confident.
    -Britney of Lemonwood and Honey

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  29. Such a pretty color! I added this to my shopping list. :)

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  30. I just came across your blog through Pinterest and have spent a little over an hour reading, haha! What a beautiful and creative idea. I was never a lipstick person... one time I spent 45 minutes at the MAC counter trying to find a good shade of lipstick to wear. I walked away empty handed. Years later, I realize it wasn't the lipstick or color that didn't match, I had to allow myself to be confidant. Instead of having the lipstick wear me, I had to wear it! Since then, I wear whatever color I would like - peach, red, pink... good or bad, I wear it :)

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  31. I just came across your blog through Pinterest and have spent a little over an hour reading, haha! What a beautiful and creative idea. I was never a lipstick person... one time I spent 45 minutes at the MAC counter trying to find a good shade of lipstick to wear. I walked away empty handed. Years later, I realize it wasn't the lipstick or color that didn't match, I had to allow myself to be confidant. Instead of having the lipstick wear me, I had to wear it! Since then, I wear whatever color I would like - peach, red, pink... good or bad, I wear it :)

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