Just practicing what I preach here: Rocking a fun/bold lip and some beach waves as a (much needed) mood booster. I don’t know why, but it works. It just mentally makes me feel like I’m getting ready to do something important, there’s something about rocking a fun lipstick that makes me want to smile more (and leave tons of kiss marks on Levi’s cheeks), and beach waves make me wanna move around a lot, or dance. Weird, perhaps…but I highly suggest it.
*What’s rather brutal is how there is ZERO, and I mean ZERO natural light in our home lately, even underneath the skylight. It’s like I live in Seattle and it’s December or something…
So, fun fact: these pics were taken at 3:22 pm and I had to use artificial light (a first on here). This just makes everything look odd (Ok I could just be less lazy and use a real camera instead of my iPhone and shoot at a super high ISO. Maybe next time.) And well, the room looked super blah too so I hung a beach blanket behind me….which I might do more often. Much more my vibe than a white sheet.
Ok enough behind the scenes.
**There’s one final mood booster, which might be THE BEST one out there, and it’s to do something nice for someone else. It’s my go-to and totally works like a charm. So I want to give someone out there a $100 gift card to Sephora or Ulta (Whichever you prefer.) This way you can go and stock up on some bold fun lipsticks and tools/products to make some killer beach waves whenever you need a pick me up.
Boom. Didn’t see a GIVEAWAY coming, did ya? Wink, wink.
Products I recommend/am rocking in these extremely low quality but somehow they still kinda work pics above:
• Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in Oxblood (also love Bright Plum and Fawn)
• Used my good ol go-to el-cheapo Conair $9 one inch curling iron for the waves
• Then the products make the magic happen: Aveda Dry shampoo (on the ends) Living Proof Dry Volume Blast (Amazing product alert here folks) and Moroccan oil hairspray, and then some coconut oil on the ends. And a partridge in a pear tree.
***Oh yeah, how to win the gift card: Comment below and let me hear one of your favorite pick me ups/mood boosters for this time of year (or anytime really.) Feel free to add in your go-to fun lipstick/gloss/color too. It’s ok if it’s just Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers too.
Winner will be announced in a week and emailed by me too. ** UPDATE congrats to the winner, Megan, who was just notified/emailed, and can i just also say, WOW all of these entries rocked my world. They were all so uplifting to read, and I got some fun ideas and beauty products to want to test as a result. Cheers to you all and thank you for taking the time to enter.
Cheers to doing whatcha gotta do, and giving someone some reason to smile too.
…Preferably while rocking some saucy lipstick in a dark room with a beach blanket behind you.