Monthly Archives: June 2013

All day Red Lips for $4

I LOVE 40’s inspired makeup. I like to pretend I’m a pinup girl, when I’m not pretending to be a Disney princess… Some of us never grow up. Retro makeup and hair is my go-to look when I don’t want to spend forever in the mirror. It’s really quick and really easy! Now, I never realized how hard it was to photograph your lip until to day so I’ll have to use mostly photos from the past week of red lips.


Supplies: Your usual gloss, Ruby Red lipstick, and a red sharpie marker. (You read that right permanent marker)




I used Sally Hansen Lip Inflation $2!!! Love the stuff. My lipstick is
Wet n Wild in Velvet Red 910D $1. Bought a 4 pack of sharpies at the
dollar store for $1. That’s $4 for all day stay!


I invested in a lip stain stick a couple years back and loved it but realized it was nothing ore than a marker. Only the lip stain markers fade and smear much like I would expect a crayola child’s marker to on my lips. Plus it cost me $9!!!


STEP 1: Exfoliate lips using your toothbrush. This will knock off the dead skin and stimulate them to make them naturally plumper. If you have dry cracked lips like me try putting on a THICK coat of Blistex or Carmex and let set a couple minutes then wipe off. You want your lips dry but uncracked to apply the red.


Step2: Line your lips with the marker. It is very important that you stay INSIDE your natural lip line. If you have ever drawn on your skin with a marker you will know they tend to bleed out. As long as you keep it within your natural lip line it will not bleed and will keep a straight clear line


Step3: Fill in your entire lip with marker. It will feel sticky at first but will dry


(((TIP: If you are hitting the beach of some sort of outdoor activity you can apply gloss and go after this step. You can even add chap stick thru out the day without losing color. The red marker is water proof and smudge proof. No touch ups needed.)))


Step 4: Apply red lipstick and blot like normal.


Step 5: Glam up your gloss! YOUR DONE!




I’m telling you it really sticks. After a few hours of no touch ups your lips will be still be a succulent red and completely kissable! At first naturally your lip stick will smudge on anything you kiss, eat, or drink. You can go all day without touching up and not worry about getting it on your man. I only did touch ups about midday to get that high gloss BAM in yo face red again.




Here I had been wearing it for about 3 hours without a touch up other than gloss.




This was AFTER eating and just applying gloss




We rocked it right up until bedtime!


The next day, even after washing my face, I have red tinted lips. I can throw on chapstick and go with naturally red looking lips.



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Exceptionally Busy New Orleans Week

No crafts or DIY this week. It has been an exceptionally busy week for this bunch. However the week did have a bit of a theme. Retro Red Lipstick! I found a way to wear it all day with out ever losing color, buuuuut that tutorial will be coming later this week. Instead, here’s our week in photos with a look at how good this red sticks.

It started last Friday. Our friends came down, bringing not only 2 kids but brought our Chandler down too.


Best part was Paxton waking up to see his Bubba in the livingroom floor. He was sooo happy and piled up next to him for morning cartoons. Then to the beach we all went!

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Saturday! Aquarium and Story land at City Park. Aquarium play area was under construction BOOOO!!!

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I was good to go, Paxton had a bit of a melt down however.


Red Lips! and my good friend Jesse! Drove nearly 4 hours to stay the weekend with us 🙂

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 Storybook Land ended up being a much better and MUCH cheaper investment. If your ever in New Orleans visit the city park. It’s a real jewel. All the kids enjoyed the giant dragon slide and Paxton got to kiss sleeping Snow White……Eeeeeewie! but sooo sweet!


Recreating the Titanic scene with my Husband on the pirate ship play area at the park. Jesse and her beautiful 2 kiddos.


Ended our Saturday with a stop off at Golden Corral, where Paxton discovered THE CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN. All I could think was “He wants to get chocolate wasted!!!”. If your a health nut mom I bet this really hit a nerve huh?

Sunday!!! Back to the Beach!



Kids ended up buried, and even a little burnt 😦


Goofed off with my Jesse on her last night here… RED LIPS AGAIN!

Monday we saw everyone off but Chandler stayed a couple extra days. Paxton LOVES his big brother Chan Chan. Together they played Zombie apocalypse where we caught this gem and made a meme.


Yeah, this is Louisiana, we LOVE our guns! In this house though, we love our bows even more.

Tuesday we took the boys to Chuck E. Cheeses. First time Paxton has been big enough to enjoy it. He just lit up when he saw all the flashing lights. Chandler’s a big gamer and he pooled all his tickets with Paxton’s, like a good big brother, so they could both get something small.



Wednesday!!! The day I had been waiting for for weeks. Jerry and I were having our first real date of 2013. He had gotten me tickets to see Wicked the musical at the Mahalia Jackson theater in New Orleans for Mother’s Day. So the kids caught a ride with our cousin on his way up from his rig in the gulf and my wonderful in-laws kept Paxton overnight. First night away since February!


My handsome date!


Retro pin-up was the theme a bit this week. Tutorial on hair coming… eventually. Once again RED LIPS

Thursday: Pick up and recoup.


Before we drove the 2 1/2 hours to meet up with Jerry’s parents and pick up Paxton, Jerry decided to emulate his daughters. So I schooled him in facebook photography and posted the photos to their walls. This was one of his attempts at teenage girl.


Then we Picked up this beauty right here who developed a fever later that evening.

Friday: Paxton’s fever persisted and to the Doctor we went. He has strep! Poor baby. I’m thinking maaaybe that nasty skank Snow white gave it to him 😦 Not the best ending to an otherwise wonderful week. My sister in-law stopped by for a visit since she was in town nearby. Maybe I should point out my husband and I recently moved 4 hours from our family and friends so this is all a BIG DEAL.

To soften the blow however Michelle, Jerry’s ex-wife and mother to his 3 older children, drove down with Chandler in tow, to attend a wedding close to our house. Paxton woke up once again to find bubba asleep in the living room. As of about 4:00pm today he’s been running rampant, playing guns, legos, and cars with his Chan Chan. Much better than the full day of laying on the couch he did yesterday.

Soooo…. no tutorial but I promise you lips or hair or something this week!

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