Sunday, July 24, 2011

Poppy King for J.Crew

For the past two days I've been working outside of the house for a client's special event (two more days to go). This includes getting dressed up in business attire and putting makeup on. The kids hardly recognize me. Hazel keeps touching her lips and saying, "Mama's red."

Wait a minute, let's back up...

Last week I was in J.Crew and noticed these little black boxes at the register. I opened one up and was delighted to find a tube of lovely reddish coral lipstick inside.

I had started my search for such a shade last fall and never succeeded in finding the perfect one...they were either too orange or not orange enough. I'm thrilled to say my search is over.

Lipstick Queen, the maker of this covetable color, got it's start when Poppy King, 18 years old at the time, started her own lipstick company because all of the others on the market "were all thin, slimy, and too greasy feeling. Plus there were no deep colors...most reds went pink. She wanted lipsticks that gave her the look of the 1940's. Rich, opaque and filled with pigment." And that's exactly what this lipstick is...which explains the cult following it has all over the world.

And so I've been wearing it the past two days and will continue to wear it when I leave the house...for work or otherwise. I'm a bit in love and can't wait to delve into the other parts of Lipstick Queen's world.

This particular shade was created exclusively for J.Crew and is available only in their brick and mortar stores and at ($18.00). To check out all of Lipstick Queen's other products visit

PS - I give major props to you parents who work out of the house. I stay home with three children, homeschool them, and work 15-20 hours a week from home and often hear, "I don't know how you do it." But you, those who fit laundry, cooking meals, running errands, and everything else that comes along with children into your day, while also dressing up and preparing yourself to leave the house each morning, you I have much respect for! Bravo!

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