Roses + Rouge

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog


Lips and Confidence

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.”

-Coco Chanel

Let’s face it…lipstick changes everything in a look. It has the power to transform your day and your attitude about yourself. Don’t believe me? Think I’m a bit crazy? Perhaps I am. But allow me to tell you how lipstick empowers me and maybe we’ll be on the same page.

When I was little, I always thought of lipstick as a magic wand for glamour. The second you swiped on some lip color…BAM you were glamorous! My tiny dancing and stage-loving self always got excited to put on lipstick for a performance. Even at the age of 7, I felt like a grown ass woman who had her life together when I had red lipstick on. The only thing stopping me was another 11 years of growing up, of course!

No matter how nervous I was for a performance, lipstick made me feel powerful and confident. I knew I could conquer the world simply with an amazing lip color. This mentality stuck with me for years, and I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to wear lipstick every day.

Fast forward to my sophomore year of college. Before this, I played it safe with my makeup and wore only the palest of pink lipsticks. For years, I had seen women in fashion magazines sporting crazy lip colors and I thought it was way too cool for me to ever try. Then something sparked. I decided to forget about what everyone else thought and I started picking out the bold lip colors at Sephora: blues, greens, oranges, even neon lavender!

Once I decided to stop caring what people said about my makeup, I found confidence in crazy lip colors. Sure, red lipstick will always bring me back to my performing days and make me feel like royalty. But there’s something about throwing on an unconventional shade of lipstick that empowers me. Something I never expected to find in a lipstick.

So sure, it may seem ridiculous to some for a cosmetic product to give someone confidence. But if you’re here, maybe you have your own story about how lipstick or another item makes you confident.

Now go forth and be a kick ass queen!

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“Confidence breeds beauty.”

— Estée Lauder

Hey beauties! Welcome to Roses + Rouge!

If you haven’t read about who I am, stop what you’re doing and go here.

Now that you know more about me, let’s jump right in. Roses + Rouge is a blog for those who seek an escape from the woes of everyday life. Life can suck, but it can also be pretty amazing. I want to celebrate the best parts of life for me: fashion, beauty and everything in between. This site will give my readers a quick vacation from life and give a look into how I live my life.

How is Roses + Rouge different from any other lifestyle blog? I can’t promise that my blog will look similar to other blogs or have similar posts. But I can guarantee I will keep you entertained with fun topics, the occasional swearing and a dash of sarcasm. Oh, and lots of pink, girly goodness!

One word to describe Roses + Rouge? Relaxed. I’ve spent too much of my life worrying over the little things. Life is too short for that…let’s all just chill!

You better buckle up, girl! You’re going on a journey through my life, and I hope you’re ready.

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