Saturday, September 18, 2010

How To Feel Fabulous!

Want to feel fabulous? I swear, all you need is a little red lipstick, and your confidence will shoot up to a 10! Red lips has always been the signature look for beauty and elegance...

I have been obsessed with red lips lately, and Kandee just did a blog on the history of red lips, so I thought I would pass it along...

Somethings amazing happens when you wear red lipstick! You feel the sharp stilletto confidence of all the glamorous women of the 40's & 50's who carefully placed red lipstick on their lips if they were donning a fur and heading out on the town to dance the night away or if they were going to vacuum their living room in their heels, looking as beautiful as ever!

*Cleopatra used crushed Carmine Beetles to dye her lips red. And if red beetle juice wasn't enough she used a base of ants to keep it all together! Talk about the "price" of beauty! yuck. 

*In 1871, Guerlain produced the first official red lipstick! Thank goodness, they put an end to people crushing up beetles and bugs to make their lips ruby or crimson.

*Hazel Bishop, one of the first organic chemists, in 1950, thought of the first smudge-proof, long lasting lipstick that won't smear on clothing or cups. It was a huge success and sales from Hazel Bishop Inc. with it's lipstick increased sales from $49,527 in 1950 to $10,100,682 in 1953. Sadly she lost control of her business, but what she did shows the power of lipstick!

Icons of beauty that truly made a mark with their RED LIPS...

Marilyn Monroe

Lucille Ball

And of course, the timeless Audrey Hepburn

So put on your red lips and get ready to feel fabulous!
Hugs and RED Kisses, Aundi


  1. This is truly wonderful!
    I'm so excited for you in your business.God is definitely going to do something great.
    If you ever need help with anything I'll do what I can.
    Love you!

  2. Thanks Rebecca! I can't wait to get together to work on some stuff. Hopefully it will help both our businesses at the same time! Love you!