Yesterday, R&B singer Ciara posted some flicks of her new hair cut on Instagram. Her fierce, new look immediately made me want to cut and color my hair! I absolutely love it! So much that I had to re-post to my account. A few friends said this would be a good hairstyle for me to try. I’m reconsidering if I want to continue to grow my hair out.
I’ve secretly admired red lipstick on some of my favorite celebs but for some reason I’ve strayed away from wearing it myself. This past weekend I was in Georgetown shooting street style when my friend mentioned she was on the hunt for the perfect red lipstick. I invited myself to tag along. First stop was Sephora where I tried on NARS Dragon Girl. After I applied it I just felt silly…I looked at my girlfriend and I said: “I am doing the MOST right now!” Her and two other friends who joined us reassured me that it looked good but I wasn’t convinced. Bold red lipstick was a big step up from my neutral glosses. I quickly removed it and bought some boring Jack Black lip balm. Instead of giving up completely we headed over to the MAC store. Since I admire June Ambrose so much I figured I’d give her signature color Ruby Woo a try. I wasn’t immediately sold but after much self convincing I purchased it.
On my way home I checked Twitter and to my surprise I see twit pics of some of my girlfriends showing off their new Ruby Woo lipstick! I told them it was so ironic because I just bought Ruby Woo as well!
I know some may think, what’s the big deal? It’s just red lipstick..NO its actually much deeper than that. Carmen at GodMenandMoney.com wrote an amazing post -Black Girls in Red Ruby Woo about self acceptance, embracing your features and not becoming a slave to your own insecurities. I realized a part of me cared about what other people would think of me if I wore red lipstick. Well not anymore!
For all the ladies, use #ImREDy on Twitter when you rock red lipstick!