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…