Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hot Child in The City

Coco Chanel

Vintage Lipsticks

Courtesy Parade Magazine
July 29th, has been dubbed " National Lipstick Day." It got me thinking. Mademoiselle Chanel was the first to create lipstick. So story goes, she sold her lipstick at Grocery Store checkout counters, during wartime. Women could barely afford the basic necessities, bread, milk, etc., but they would splurge 25 cents on a lipstick. A small sacrifice, to feel and look their best. Pretty was incentive enough. Wartime women had impeccable glamour, took pride in their appearance, and waited, stoically for the men to return home safe again. Coco was onto to something and way ahead of the times. She would build a billion dollar empire, Cosmetics included. Women of all ages wear lipstick. I have owned, worn and loved thousands of various brands and shades over the years.
In the words of the Mademoiselle herself , “The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!” -Coco Chanel

I don't have much in common with Gwyneth. She's blond, famous, Upper East Side Royalty. I'm not.
But, kick-ass red lipstick? Hell ya, I can relate. Anytime, anywhere.

"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” Gwyneth Paltrow

I celebrate 'National Lipstick Day' everyday. The power of self-confidence, tucked inside a tube of color. It won't save the world, wipe out poverty, make you richer, skinnier, kinder or smarter. But, it can make you feel beautiful, bold and unique.
Fearless enough to get out there, roll up your sleeves and get things done. Even on the ugly, hardest of days, pull out a lipstick, paint your lips and hold your head high. 
Confidence is contagious, & makeup your armor.

If you can't spend a fortune on expensive lips, go back to the beginning. The Supermarket Isle.

L'Oreal, Maybelline, Cover Girl all make killer lipsticks in rainbow shades of color.
You'll look like a million bucks without breaking the bank. Take your cue from Coco, be a trailblazer, glamorously, one step ahead of the times.