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I love to talk about my favorite lipstick company, Red Apple Lipstick, because not only does the company churn out the most beautiful lip products, but also all their products are 100 percent safe for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. There’s absolutely no gluten in any Red Apple Lipstick cosmetics. Nadda. Zip. Zilch.
On top of it all, every single Red Apple Lipstick product is free from harsh chemicals, toxic ingredients and common allergens. Isn’t it refreshing to be able to buy anything you want from Red Apple Lipstick without having to decode a confusing ingredient label first?
The only thing you have to worry about when shopping for Red Apple Lipstick products is what shade to choose because there are so many gorgeous lipsticks and lipglosses to choose from – it can be overwhelming.
And the Red Apple Lipstick just made your decision a little harder because it’s bringing back four limited edition lipsticks as part of its 2018 Holiday Collection, while supplies last.
Four AWESOME Seasonal Colors
Let’s get to know the Holiday 2018 collection a little better, shall we? I had the wonderful opportunity to take each color for a test drive and can’t decide what I love most – perhaps Swoon or Paris, although I feel bolder in Fierce and Ravishing.
What do you think? Which is your favorite color of the bunch?
Fierce: Fierce is a deep purple shade that is bold and definitely helps you make a statement. I feel like everyone’s eyes will be drawn to your lips when you’re wearing Fierce as this color lives up to its fiery name!
Swoon: I love the bronze flecks visible in Swoon. It’s a bit more neutral than the other holiday colors, yet it’s still bold enough to adorn your lips on date night.
Paris: This is a purple-red shade that adds color and shimmer to your lips. I love that it contains almond oil (all the other colors are nut-free), making it super creamy and moisturizing. Oui oui!
Ravishing: This a burgundy-red color offers you that “drop the mic” moment. Everyone will notice your ravishing lips as you party-hop this holiday season, so pucker up!
How to Bring Out Your Most Beautiful Self
I love how Red Apple Lipstick makes me feel. When I glide on Red Apple Lipstick, I’m transformed into a more sexy and confident woman. These seasonal colors up the ante too!
I believe everyone is beautiful, but most of us have to work at it, at least a little bit. I’m not talking only about putting on makeup and presenting our outside beauty to the world, but more so I’m talking about things you can do to make yourself look more beautiful beyond makeup.
Here are five strategies I employ to help bring out my own personal inner beauty:
(1) Smile More: Honestly, there is nothing that makes you more beautiful and approachable than a friendly smile. Research has confirmed this as well.
People with genuine smiles are seen as “healthy” and “glowing.” A smile exudes confidence, health and attractiveness! In fact, researchers found that using fad creams and Botox were unnecessary and that the real secret to beauty is to appear naturally happy.
And while you’re smiling, let those lips shine and sparkle with Red Apple Lipstick’s Swoon lipstick!
Eat Well: I have always believed that beauty is an inside job. This means that whatever you’re putting into your body will be visible on the outside.
When I was studying Integrative Nutrition, one of our teachers talked about the detriments of eating sick foods. By sick foods he meant foods that come from conventionally raised animals and are produced using genetically modified organisms and chemicals. If you put sick foods in, you’ll more like than not will be sick, he said. Sick in = sick out. Makes sense.
I encourage you, whenever possible, to eat healthy foods. Eat eggs from pasture-raised hens and other pasture-raised animal products as well as organic produce (organic will always be non-GMO).
On top of that, I encourage you to consume plenty of fruit and vegetables. Flood your body with these wonderful nutrient-dense foods. If you want clear and glowing skin, drink and eat those green veggies and avoid processed and sugary foods and excess dairy.
Make Eye Contact: When someone is looking at my eyes, I know they are focused on what I have to say and engaged in our conversation. This naturally makes someone appear more attractive.
The next time someone is talking to you, look them in the eye and take a moment to notice their eye color. Are their eyes hazel, blue, brown or green? That simple act of noticing will ensure you’re give someone your undivided attention.
I truly believe that warm and friendly eyes make you more approachable. When someone looks me in the eye, I know they’re interested in what I have to say and perhaps they’re admiring one of my favorite features – my greenish-hazel, almond-shaped eyes!
And don’t forget the eye makeup to help bring out the natural beauty of your eyes. One eye makeup I’m particularly fond of is The Lash Project mascara. My lashes always look long and lean and I never get those dreaded racoon eyes.
Be Bold: My friend Shayna says you can never be too dressed up and she’s right. We should not shy away from dressing up and looking our best, especially when going out.
One of the ways I feel more “dressed up” is when I wear lipstick, and if I’m going out for a fun night, I like a bold lip color too. Wearing a bold color can help you look both pretty and glamorous.
Be Clean: I don’t mean you have to shower every day (although you might want to), but by “clean” I mean keep your beauty products clean and free from harsh chemicals and parabens.
Look for moisturizing lipsticks that are made with ingredients you recognize and are free from nasty chemicals present in so many cheap lipsticks today. Most lipsticks dry out your lips, leaving them lackluster. (Read “I know why you have dry lips.”)
When you “clean” up your act, you’ll not only be healthier but also you’ll exude beauty both inside and out… no nasty chemicals needed.
Stock Up and a Giveaway!
Red Apple Lipstick’s Holiday Collection will only be available for a limited time and while supplies last, so stock up… or at least pick one that you’d like to try while it’s available.
I have a challenge for you: Pick a lip color that is bold and a little out of your comfort zone. Just buy it. Don’t think, just buy.
If you’re like me you probably tend to choose neutrals and lighter colors, but for the holiday season, when glitz and glam are in full swing, go bold and exude confidence, beauty and stand-out lips!
I’m GIVING AWAY two of these lipsticks to one lucky winner. All you have to do is like my Instagram post and leave a comment (on that same Instagram post) about which one (or two) lip colors from Red Apple Lipstick’s Holiday Collection you like best. I’ll be picking a winner on Wednesday at 7:00 pm MST.
There you have it – so many ways to bring out your beautiful self this holiday season. What other tips do you have that truly bring out your inner and outer beauty?
Ready to Shop?
Red Apple Lipstick is having its BEST SALE OF THE YEAR. This is your chance to stock up on great Red Apple Lipstick products at a deeply discounted price.
Use the coupon code “THANKYOU” on Black Friday at 10:00 am CST and get 15 percent off the already 10 percent discounted prices. How do ya like them [red] apples now?
And not only will the Holiday Collection Lipsticks be on sale on Black Friday, but there are plenty of other items on sale on Black Friday and through the shopping weekend. You’ll have to check the Red Apple Website on Black Friday to see if your favorite products made the steal list!
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