Happy Monday! Let me be the first to say that today is a exhausting morning- thank you so much, time change. I had an amazing time being back home in Virginia this past weekend; there’s really nothing quite like being with your family. ALSO, it was almost 65 degrees there both Saturday and Sunday. SPRING IS COMING, YA’LL!
Despite my utter exhaustion today, I have been looking forward to this week for quite some time. This week is going to be impactful, defining and just so powerful. I can’t wait to share everything with you, but in the mean time, what are you planning on this week? Make goals, it will change your entire week around, I promise! Leave a comment with your goals below, I want to hear what you’re excited about!
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A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of myself wearing red lipstick over on facebook and one of the comments that I got was about where to buy the confidence to wear red lipstick and feel great. She was saying it partially in jest, I think, but I’ve really thought a lot about this over the past couple of weeks and it has really begun to shape a lot of what I believe my personal mission with this blog is. I want every woman to know that she can wear red lipstick on a Monday morning and feel great. Most women don’t wear lipstick because they feel to bold and too in your face, but why is that a bad thing? Why are women afraid to be the first thing people notice when someone walks in a room? Really, why are women afraid to stand out? I notice so often on the subway that we are living in a culture of women that don’t bother getting ready in the morning. Is it for a lack of interest? Effort? Are they not sure how to feel great about themselves so they don’t try? You guys being a woman is so much fun! There are so many avenues of beauty that we can explore, so many things we can do just to make everyday feel brighter and more exciting, so why aren’t we all walking in this everyday?
The insecurity that keeps women from wearing red lipstick is a tiny look into the bigger insecurities that I wrote about last week. I’m exploring this in my own life with the women that I know and love so dearly, encouraging them to go past their comfort zone and try new things- myself included. To me, a bright lipstick is an expression of the confidence that I want all of us as women to own and conquer and breath in day in and day out. If lipstick honestly just isn’t your thing, then great, but what is it that you’re afraid to do because you know it would make you the center of attention?
I really want to know what’s keeping you from living your best life? Will you comment below with your answer so we can start to figure out how to set you free? I want us all to do this together- women supporting women is the only way to change this cycle.
Oh and p.s. the answer to how you get the confidence to wear red lipstick is very simple- you just start doing it.
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Did you guys watch the Oscars last night? Overall I was completely underwhelmed by the entire beauty, hair and dress selections! Like, what was Jennifer Hudson thinking with that completely stick straight hair? Overall everyone felt much less glamorous than normal. There really was only one standout for me, the insanely beautiful Amy Adams wearing Oscar de la Renta. I mean, she was absolutely breath taking. The color of the gown, the makeup, the hair- it’s all so perfectly glamorous, current and stunning. Does anyone know who styled her? Was there anyone else for you that you loved or hated?? What did you think of the overall show?