So today was Friday..although by the time I post this blog it won't be..but you get the idea. My O.G. Stuff She Likes readers (whom I love so very much) know that most Friday's are reserved for lunch with my grandma. Today was no exception. We met in the foyer of Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, traveled the three floors to the bar up top and proceeded to talk laugh and fill our bellies. A word of advice..cherish them while they are here because there is no knowledge like the knowledge that a elder family member can give you. Anyhow..During the course of lunch I noticed that for the first time since 1985 my grandma had a red manicure.
Back story: this is the woman who has had a french manicure week after week for the last 15 years. So please know this is a HUGE deal!
Okay back to the story.. After I hemmed and hawed (is that how you spell that?) over how beautiful the Chanel Rouge Fatal #487 red polish was..Grandma promptly went in her purse and pulled out the bottle that she bought for me..Yay!! Grandma is the best!! Cut to three hours later I was fervently in the nail shop having the metallic gun metal silver from last week removed and replaced with blood red..and yes this delicious polish is the color of blood.
That was gift number two of the week.
Last Thursday night.. I along with Michelle Joan Papillion, Nonhle Thema and the lovely Reena Patton were lounging at the Hotel Avalon enjoying some non alcoholic deliciousness and yeah you guessed it.. more food (when am I ever not eating or talking about eating?) Anyhow, on a group girl trip to the restroom Miss Patton pulled out a tube of brand new Maybelline Red Revival #645 lipstick and handed it to yours truly. It was love at first sight! This creamy, highly pigmented red is amazing. It doesn't get crusty in the corners of your mouth (ladies you know exactly what I am talking about) and it stains your lips so after you eat there is no need to immediately excuse yourself to reapply. That's alone makes it all worth it!
So there you have it.. two blood red gifts that I am super appreciative of and completely excited to wear all winter..if those of us who reside here in LA ever get one..
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