I might have a lip obsession, part 2.

This morning I set out on the mission of capturing a lip look for Square Piece.

And then I broke the camera about three times.

Technology hates me.  There can’t possibly be another explanation.  My phone would capture one shot and then the screen would go completely black.  The only thing that I could do was restart my phone over and over again in an attempt to get one more shot.  (Later on at work, I was reminded of the magic of taking the battery out and putting it back in.  I’m usually on hold with Sprint for about 15 minutes before that little trick gets mentioned.)

I digress.

Natural lip look:

Yes.  That is the color of my bathroom walls.

Yes.  I’m sitting on the sink.

Yes.  I’m not looking at the camera because I’m looking in a mirror to be sure that I’m not taking a picture of the floor.

The purple lip look:

Yes.  My nails look that terrible.

No.  I could not find my nail polish remover.

To bring the purple lips down to earth a little, I layered with a brownish glossy lip balm.

Yes.  I know the lighting is different.

No.  I don’t know how that happened.

No.  I’m not exactly endorsing Zoya lip products.

Yes.  If you lavish me with free goodies, I’ll try them on, too. 😉

A little memory:

Once upon a time, when I was a young hair apprentice, I was mesmerized by a woman three and a half times my age.  At the end of her weekly appointment, she would reapply her lipstick without looking in the mirror.

Me, “How do you do that without looking?”

Chic woman with a sexy, deep voice purred, “Well, honey… They’re my lips.”


Right on.  So lately, on my way to work, I’ve been putting on my lips sans mirror.  She’s correct.  If you pay attention to the feel of it and learn to navigate the quirks of your own lips, eventually the application becomes quite natural.  (Now, how do I get that deep, sexy voice without smoking?)


  1. December 9, 2011

    you make me giggle … literally


    • December 9, 2011

      seriously, I laughed out loud when I read “yes, my nails look that terrible” because I NOTICED your nails :p

  2. December 9, 2011

    You love red lips like I love red nails!

  3. December 10, 2011

    you are one of a kind!
    and you look a-m-a-z-i-n-g! whether you apply your lipstick in front of the mirror or not!
    and really funny too!

    miss you so much!

  4. December 10, 2011
    Holly Cooley

    When I was a girl, my mother would see that my Dad had arrived home from work. She would drop everything and run like crazy into the bedroom, run a comb through her hair and put on lipstick without even looking. I asked her how she did it without looking and she said the same thing…that she’d had those same lips forever. Hahahaha!

    The best part (now) is remembering how she would fly through the kitchen to meet my Dad at the back door and he would drop everything and kiss her and hug her like he’d waited all day for that. Of course, as a kid, we’d cover our eyes and grimace, lol!

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