My Favorite Reds for Lips & Nails

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When I decided to name this blog “Red Lips & Nails”, it sounded so right. So fitting. For as long as I can remember, I have loved red lips and nails. My Mom was a flight attendant for American Airlines when I was a baby until I was about 14 years old, and she was required to wear red lips and nails as part of her uniform. I remember sitting in her bathroom watching her paint her perfect (NATURAL) nails with the most beautiful bright red OPI nail polish before she would leave for another trip. I remember thinking her red lips and nails were beautiful and she looked even more beautiful wearing them (if that was possible).

Now that I’m a grown-up (sort of) with children of my own, I have somehow adopted red lips and nails as my own personal statement. I started wearing red lips when I was about 5 years old for dance recitals or when playing dress-up, and I never really stopped.

Wearing red nails started sometime around 2013, and I have no plans to change. Every time I visit the nail salon, the wonderful people there know exactly what I want without question. Although sometimes they do ask if I want to try a new color– but I simply reply, “Nope. Red nails are just my thing.” They always laugh because they already knew the answer.

That being said, people have always asked me about the reds I wear and which ones are my favorite. The truth is, I really haven’t met a red that I didn’t love, but I do have preferences when it comes to brands.

Without further ado… here are my favorite lip and nail colors and brands:


And for your entertainment, here are some throwback pics of me sporting my signature RED LIPS…



  • Reply Jojo November 20, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Please let me send you a Blu-red lipsense ! (Christina augulara’s color) message me @

    • Reply redlipsandnails November 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM

      Hi Jojo!! Thank you so much for your comment and for such a generous offer!! I actually do have the Blu-red lipsense! My friend Carolyn Graff sent it to me. However, I think I am in the minority in that I prefer a true lipstick. I love the creamy feeling on my lips. But I do wear my blu-red when I really need my lipstick to stay in place for a LONG time! Thanks again for your comment… so glad you are enjoying my blog šŸ™‚ xo- Brianna

  • Reply Denise November 20, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Brianna – homerun!!!

    • Reply redlipsandnails November 20, 2017 at 1:31 PM

      Thank you so much, Denise!!! I’m so glad you liked this post!! šŸ™‚ xo-Brianna

  • Reply Jennifer Spencer November 20, 2017 at 11:25 PM

    šŸ’ŸšŸ’ŸšŸ’Ÿ loive reading your blog.

    • Reply redlipsandnails November 20, 2017 at 11:49 PM

      Thank you so much!!!! Iā€™m so happy you have enjoyed it so far!!

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