With Style Meganzine turning one year, I thought it was time to get blogging again. It’s been an amazing year with lots of new beginnings and I truly appreciate all the support from all of you.
Today I want to talk about my new favorite product. Shiseido Lacquer Rouge is the perfect combination of stain and gloss. Inspired by Japanese lacquerware, one coat of this gloss provides intense color and deep luster. The formula improves dry, rough, or peeling lips, and leaves your pucker very moisturized. And you never get that icky bleed some rich colors can leave. I love both Disco (RS 404) which is a very vibrant pink and Drama (RD 501) which is the perfect red. Disco took some getting used to as I never wear such bright color, but it really wakes me up. Because it’s a stain, the color lasts all day, and I really only reapply once. Yep, it’s that moisturizing!
Here’s a little secret I shared with the girls at the Shiseido counter-this lacquer is also the most amazing cheek tint. I know, you’d think it would be too sticky, but it actually blends in perfectly. Word of warning, a little bit goes A LONG way. Just the tiniest bit on your fingertip is all you need for rosy cheeks. I’ve also found it’s a great way to look refreshed when you’re having a long day. Dot, dot, and you look instantly revived!
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge $25
Oh yeah-the tube is small enough to fit into any purse which is great. No more lugging gloss, stain, lipstick, blush, and brush-you have all of that in one tube!
Oh, 4th of July. It’s the holiday that signals that summer is half over. It’s hot weather, sunshine, lakes, friends, family, and tons of fun. When we were little, we’d spend the day at the lake or pool, and in the evening we’d watch the fireworks at my grandparents and pretend we were getting shot each time there was a boom. As a teenager, we’d again spend the time in the water, but the evenings were spent hanging out at the fireworks acting goofy, trying to sit by the boys we liked, and cruising around town. And now, as an adult, it’s really about family, food, but still the sunshine. I know I’ll be parked in a lake, soaking up the 100+ degrees, and enjoying the day off from work.
But I would be remiss not to mention why we celebrate the day. As Americans, we are very lucky to live in a country where over 200 years ago our forefathers recognized the importance of being free to live the life you choose. Yes, there have been struggles along the way and we still continue to evolve as a nation, but there’s no where else I’d rather live (well, maybe the south of France). And I’d like to thank all the men and women throughout the centuries that have sacrificed their lives so that we may remain free.
I hope you all have a fabulous holiday and that you are able to spend it with the ones you love. Be safe and don’t forget the sunscreen!
Happy Easter everyone! I decided not to do a “real” post today so I can focus on spending time with my family. I hope you all have a wonderful day and are spending it with the ones you love. I just really want to thank you all for the support you have given me. I love doing this blog and am so glad you are enjoying it.
My sister (2) and me (3), Easter 1973
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful evening. The year 2011 was one of many challenges for me, but starting this blog was definitely not one of them. I love sharing all my interests with you and appreciate all the support you have given me. As long as I continue having fun and you continue to enjoy my posts, I will keep blogging!
A special thanks to my top commenters: Ame, Jo, Lifevesting, My Stylistic Life, and Jen Hall. I love reading all the comments-keep them coming!
Wishing you all peace, love, happiness, and health in 2012!