I love my lips.
There. I said it.
I love decorating them in shades of red, pink, purple and on and on.
I love the clear lip gloss with gold flecks in it.
I love the lip stains.
I love the lipsticks.
I love exfoliating my lips.
I love watching my lipstick develop its own unique lipstick shape after I’ve applied it a bazillion times the exact same way.
I love layering lipsticks and lip glosses to create even more shades for my mouth.
I love when my lipstick is matte and doesn’t slip and slide after eight hours of talking to my clients.
Yet I love when my glosses are so dewy and shiny that you can pick your teeth in the reflection.
I love the way that the pink ones make my cheeks look rosy, the red ones make my eyes look green and the purple ones make my skin look golden.
If you thought that I was joking when I said that I checked my purse for lip gloss before rushing to the hospital when Charley was sick, you’d be wrong. Square Piece checked.
Though I’m not sure why I checked. I know what’s in there.
My purse contains:
- a red lip stain
- a gold lip gloss
- a deep purple lipstick with a gloss on the other end
- another purple lipstick with a gloss on the other end, except that one’s lighter
- a lipstick that almost mimics my own natural lip color, called Mocha Mauve
- a bubble gum pink glossy lip balm called Kiss Kiss
- a cherry red glossy lip balm called Entourage
- a red lipstick by Nars that a client gifted to me called Heat Wave
- and a Burt’s Bee’s chapstick
I was driving to work the other morning and I was “putting my lips on.” That’s when it hit me: I love my lips. You’d think that with these lip products weighing my purse down, perhaps I’d have a clue. Nope. Instead I just thought that that pocket of products was about having options. But it must be that I love my lips. ‘Cause first I had the thought; and then the thought continued, Wait a second. Isn’t that a VeggieTales song?
Hold it. I’m in a lip-appreciation fog and I’ve lost my train of thought.
So after I had this revelation that I love my lips, I thought, Ah ha! I’m going to have fun with this on Square Piece! I’m going to post pictures of different shades and combinations and possibilities! (‘Cause that’s what your life is missing, right?)
And you know, I’d start TONIGHT. Except I just waxed my lip in preparation for this extravaganza. SoOoOooo, we need to wait for the redness to die down a bit.
Shoot. Lost my train of thought again.
Well! After “putting my lips on,” having my lip-loving revelation and then brainstorming the lip possibilities for Square Piece, I strolled into work. That very hour one of my favorite clients handed me a Christmas goody.
You wanna know what was inside?
Yes! A LIP CARE STICK!
The stick reads: Moisturizes and protects even the most sensitive lips, providing them with a soft, silky shine. Gentle ingredients encourage healthy lips without causing dependency.
(He he he… I don’t know if this stick can help with my ‘dependency,’ but I’m all about the silky shine!)
Just today the daughter of this generous client came in and made mention of her mother’s gift to me. Naturally that one comment opened the floodgates of my lip-loving enthusiasm. I emptied and displayed the contents of my purse. And then I showed her the drawer.
Because if there’s ever a lip emergency at work and my purse’s nine options aren’t enough, I’ve got back up.
Back up includes:
- another gold lip gloss
- a Barbie pink lipstick
- a soft pink lipstick
- a red lipstick with a lip liner on the other end (“Siren”)
- a “Divine Brown” lipstick with a lip liner on the other end
- a blue lip gloss
- and another Burt’s Bees chapstick
PS – By the way, “I Love My Lips” is indeed a VeggieTales song. And I find it hysterical. Appreciate it here: