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Red - The Hue of Love




All the World Needs is Love - 

Lets start with Red Lips and a Smile!







Now more than ever we need love in our world instead of hate.  Hate is prevalent and it seems to be growing creating sorting and isolation.  We need to watch our words, think about what how we communicate verbally and written and always strive to be a figure of  grace, wit and kindness.  Strident words in communication of any sort can only lead to misery to the person creating the dissertation.  Recognize tragedy but lead with a firm hand of resolution and strength.  Which leads me to my favorite color red that signifies - love.   We are lost as people and as a nation without love, kindness, thoughtfulness and understanding .  Thus, my adventure with the color red has always been front and center in my life.

I have worn red lipstick with red nails forever.  It is a signature look for me that I adore even though my mother constantly told me not to wear red lipstick. Of course, I didn't listen.   In 2018, I started to wear more neutral colors or pink rather than my standard red.  Maybe because I am older or just wanted a change.   However, within the last month, I decided to go back to my favorite red lips and nails.  My favorite makeup artist, Julie Clark, did an entire video on Red Lipstick.  After watching, I thought I am going back to my signature lip color - red. When I did, I was stunned with the compliments received from friends or complete strangers.   I think the power of red is powerful.  It is inviting, warm and screams self confidence.  The color red also denotes passion, love, warmth and confidence. Perhaps if we wear red in apparel, makeup etc., perhaps we can create a better world.

As I mentioned, red throughout history is equated to love with symbols of red hearts, Christmas and even with a holiday - Valentines Day.  Red has been the color worn by humanity around the world.  The hue can also trigger anger and passion.  Yet, overall, red is the hue of  love, of family and love of our fellow man.  It is so easy to hate, to point fingers and to blame. It is actually difficult to really think, to understand others, to listen and to absorb new ideas or thoughts. Hate and blame are easy.  To walk tall, stand proud and be a beacon of kindness and happiness is the hardest path.  Yet perhaps if you begin today and wear red lips, add a smile and continue with The Kindness Movement stated in my last review perhaps it is a start to humankind harmony. 


Be a Beacon of Kindness








"There is a shade of red for every woman"  Audrey Hepburn



Red Lips - My New Favorites









Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Pigmented Hydra Lipstick - Perfect color, saturated hue and long wearing.  Love the red packaging.

The Classic Red!

999 Ultra Dior




863 Ultra Feminine

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Liquid Lips - Long lasting with a lip brush that contours beautifully



Screen Siren

Holiday Sparkles 




Dior Addict Lip Plumping Lacquer Ink - Plumping and long wearing.  Add a little sparkle to your step with this number. 




Starstruck/Glittery Red

Sassy Sheer




Dior Addict Hydra-Gel Core Mirror Shine Lipstick - When only a little red is best.  Shiny and so pretty. 



976 Be Dior


OPEN YOUR EYES
to the beauty around you


OPEN YOUR MIND
to the wonder of life


OPEN YOUR HEART
to those who love you


AND ALWAYS
be true to yourself


Maya Angelou


Red is the color of love!  Grab your red lip and be strong, kind and loving.  There is nothing else. Smile and continue on with The Kindness Movement.


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style




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