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Red Lips & Manners Please!




The Power Of Red






Red is a symbol worldwide for love, beauty, power, passion and strength.  It is my favorite hue in apparel, home furnishings and in other accessories. A friend of mine at tennis who I worked with at a major tech company, likes to remind me that my red lipstick was my signature.  She kindly tells everyone that I was the Angelina Jolie before Angelina Jolie.  I laugh at that one!  However, red lipstick has been and is my signature go to lip color.  Why?  It brightens your face, makes you step higher and shows you are fearless.  You are not afraid of anyone or anything.  How can you be when you are willing to show your best self first to the world with a dab of red.

For this glorious 4th of July, which is around the corner, why not paint your lips a brilliant red.  After all, wearing red, white and blue on the 4th is a must.  And, finishing with a glorious red lip adds to the overall patriotic effect.

On another note, I cannot stress enough to become an example of  kindness, to speak with compassion, to listen well and be considerate of others.  It is amazing how many do not say thank you, your welcome, excuse me or get up and move for another when needed.  Recently, on a plane ride a grown man sitting in the middle seat did not get up and move into the aisle when the woman sitting in the window seat needed to get up. She had to awkwardly crawl over him. Yes, they were traveling together but where were his manners? What is wrong with being a gentleman?  I was shocked.  Or when in line for an omelet at a resort, another grown man didn't say excuse me to get the guacamole but instead barged between me and another person.  It was outrageous. One my good friends stated "I would have backed up and said excuse me or something for him to get the point."  In other words, lets bring manners back, lets start correcting those who think manners do not matter.  When you are stating the obvious to someone, wear red lipstick, showing your strength and conviction.   We need to correct those who do know better but refuse to comply.  Without gracious manners we are no better than the wild animals on a farm.  Is this the path we want?  NO!  So, get your red lip in order and start demanding respect.


"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.  If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use."  Emily Post (1872-1960) - Writer on etiquette








The Red Lip -Liquid Lip


Keeps lips moist, hydrated and drenched in color. 


Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick 







The Hot Red Lipstick 


New Hot Lips 2.0 in fun Leopard Print case - Refillable too!




Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2.0 Lipstick - Patsy Red


"It doesn't matter what A-levels you have, what kind of degree you have, if you have good manners people will like you."





Personal Favorite - Daytime Use

Shiny and not too bright - The perfect everyday red. 




There you have it.  The power and passion of the red lip!  Get your red on and spread the manners word to one and all.  If you don't, who will?   Are we going to sit back and become complacent?  It is time to demand respect and correct those who do know better.  My mother always said to us kids when we didn't use our manners in public - " You weren't raised in a barn? You know better!"

We are a nation of believers in life, a nation that embraces all and a nation that tries to work together.  We are also nation where manners and how you treat someone else matters.  We have built a society that works together, helps one another and knows the difference between right and wrong.  Please, thank you, excuse me etc. are what makes us who we are as a collective.  Let's bring manners back and additionally wear red with conviction and respect.  Do it. What are you waiting for?


"Manners make the world work. They're not only based on kindness but on efficiency. When people know what to do the world is smoother.  When know one knows what to do there is chaos." Letitia Baldridge (1926 - 2012) - American etiquette expert serving as social secretary for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy


Happy 4th of July! 


Until Next Time! 

Kim







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