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Pure Envy…Lipstick that is…

I recently appeared on “Twin Cities Live” and “Kare 11 Saturday” to talk about Go Red for Women. I was honored to style three amazing heart survivors and to hear their stories. And I was relieved to learn I would have a makeup artist! I’m okay with the day-to-day makeup application, but this was TV….
I had no reason to worry. The makeup artists for Estée Lauder were fabulous and made each of us look natural, yet radiant.

One of the products they used on the four of us was their new Pure Envy lipstick in “Envious”. This red truly works with all skin tones. The color has real staying power and the formula does not dry out the lip. I have fallen in love-I use it every day. It’s a fantastic pop of color for everyone!

If you’re looking for a fun new lipstick for Spring, this is the one for you.





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A Truly Moisturizing Lipstick

I ran into Walgreen’s a couple of weeks ago and made a pit stop at the cosmetics. I didn’t really need anything, but thought I’d take a look around and I am so glad I did. I found a fabulous color from Maybelline called “Coral Carnation”. It’s kind of a coral, pink, and red combination. The perfect shade for summer. But what I love the most is the texture and the staying power.
The Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick collection is just that-sensational. Because it’s formulated with pure pigments, the color is much crisper. And the creamier feel comes from honey nectar. But all I know is that my lips stay moisturized for hours. And that’s quite a feat for lipstick. There have been many times I’ve applied it and hours go by and I find myself thinking, “Wow! I haven’t had to put anything on my lips in ages”. And that’s amazing (I am addicted to putting product on my lips). Coral Carnation is a limited edition color (availability may vary by store), but the collection is available in 68 fabulous shades. And they are all under $10. That’s a beautiful thing.

Coral Carnation

On my hand

On my lips (don’t mind me, I just got done working out). Notice the staying power. The color is still vibrant after an hour at the barre.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick is available in 68 shades and all major drugstores


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Spring Fling At The Gap

I don’t go into the Gap very often and when I do it’s usually for my husband. It’s not that I don’t like the Gap, it’s just that things tend to all look the same to me. I leave kind of uninspired. So, I was very surprise that while looking through my latest magazines, the Gap ads kept catching my eye. I had to check them out and see just what they had to offer for Spring. And let me tell you-the Gap is back. Tons of color, a huge variety, and just overall freshness. It was actually hard to narrow down my favorites.

Broken-in Straight Khaki $49.95
These come in tons of colors and I love the fit.

1969 Lightweight Always Skinny Crop $69.95
Finally, a skinny that isn’t too long. And again, these come in many colors.

Eyelet Peasant Top $59.95
Love the peasant top and this can easily go from work to play.

Slub Knit Drop-shoulder Sweater $44.95
The dolman sleeve is always great-gives an off-the-shoulder vibe.

Gap Pure Bubble Sweater $64
I love the simplicity and the neutral color. A good alternative for black.

Gap Pure Dolman-sleeve Tunic $68
Perfect for leggings, this longer silhouette is divine. And again, love off-the-shoulder.

1969 Mid-weight Real Straight Rolled Jeans $89.95
These are really cool looking and super comfy. Will work with heels or flats.

Peasant Bib Dress $69.95
This is so sweet. I adore the cut and the length. Great for Spring and Summer.

Utility Jacket $89.95
This is a great jacket for spring. It’s classic and will never go out of style.

Belted Cape Jacket $128
The perfect alternative for a trench. It’s a more trendy silhouette, but the khaki color makes it classic.

Elastic City Flats $39.95
Every girl needs a good pair of flats. These can be rolled up and stashed in your bag so you always have an out when your heels are killing your feet.

All available at the Gap

I would suggest you run (not walk) to the Gap. Spring is going to be popping with color and they have really captured that with their new collections.


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