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Makeup, Manicures & Hair... Oh my!

A weekend in the city, spending time with the Diva in me.

Lipstick, where have you been all my life? This is coming from a girl who put concealer on her lips for years... Rewind to my Wedding day... Not only did I fall in love with G again, but I fell in love with lipstick too. At 25 years of age I bought and wore lipstick for the FIRST TIME EVER... My friend Katy who I swear is a makeup guru, taught me the ins and outs of products and encouraged me play up my lips with some long lasting tricks. We lined and filled them with a nude liner, used a nude lipstick and sealed it with gloss. My lips were full and kissable all day long and since then I can't get enough lip product.

Baby Lips by Maybelline is on the rise. It's very popular amongst my friends and other Bloggers and has great reviews, so go get your lips hands on some Baby Lips people! Light and smooth, just enough gloss without being runny or sticky. It's moisturizing properties keep your lips juicy and very kissable. The smell is lovely, there are so many colors and flavors to pick from and the packaging is a treat for the eye. This is the first tube of lip product that I haven't misplaced in the first month of using it, that has to mean something!

I met a wonderful stylist who washed out the drab, dated blonde that my hair was fading into and brought it back to life with a fresh new style. She matched my roots to my ends so finally after years and years of artificial color I can say goodbye blonde and hello au naturale!

I did some shopping, over indulged in Starbucks seasonal lattes and got my nails done. Long nails; something I have always loved and appreciate now more than ever. For five long, Diva-less years as a full time RMT I had to cut my nails down to the skin. I couldn't very well massage people with claws, could I?

Sunday we returned home to the country. Red lips, pretty nails, new hair and no where to go. My hair went up in a knot, my hands in a bucket of hot water and pine-sol, the heels came off and the Uggs went on. Our streets aren't made for high heels, red lips get the wrong kind of attention and for every fancy outfit there has to be a special occasion. In our neck of the woods... literally... the Diva in me wouldn't last a day...

... I guess it's good to know she's there when I need her.

How do you pamper the Diva in you?

Rachel Emmilee


  1. Sounds like you had fun in the city letting your Diva out :) And at least you have a fresh new colour and style now!

    1. It was GREAT! Many more Hali trips to come in the near future, with Xmas around the corner! Lots of time for my Diva to shine!

  2. That sounds awesome. I spend 90% of my time either being extremely casual (jeans and a t-shirt or pajamas) or in my work clothes, so this sounds like something I need to do for myself as well.

    Also, thanks for the tip on the lipstick. I need to get some and I will look out for that brand!

    1. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself, pamper yourself and live outside the box. Being "girly" isn't unusual for me, I love makeup, hair and nails on the regular... It's just that, where I live, it's easy to slip into a routine of wearing joggers and your hair tied back. Blah!

      Thanks for reading :)

  3. haha I totally know how you feel. Sometimes you really have to bring out your diva even if it doesn't make sense in your public surroundings.

  4. I love wearing red lipstick! You should try Mac's Viva Glam I. It's amaze!

    1. Thank you for the tip! I'll try it! I need something that doesn't stain... I go from wanting a bright red lip to wanting a nude lip too often to worry about pinked stained lips...:)

  5. Oh my gosh so pretty. I am much much much better off with pinks or berrys. My skin tone makes red lipstick look a bit strange I think, though maybe that's just my comfort zone.

    I swear a massage and a shopping trip = instant diva boost.

    1. I think you feel more strange than you look, I find red lipstick is just so out there that you feel like you're sticking out like a sore thumb in crowds. I wore super red lips to a cousins Wedding recently and I could tell it was really catching catching peoples attention.


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