Pucker Up

cardigan: cozy fashion, shirt: stolen from Kayla, jeans: abercrombie (altered), boots: target (old), hat: made by my mom, lipstick: maybelline “are you red-dy”
A couple of years ago, I went through a little America’s Next Top Model phase. They were about to start a new season, so there were re-runs of three or four seasons all in a row. So while Philip was working long, crazy hours and I had nothing else to do (I’m sure…), I watched. 
Anyway, there was this episode where Tyra told one of the models that her upper lip was too thin, and she recommended rolling up a little toilet paper and putting it inside her lip to make it look a little more full. First off, wet toilet paper makes me want to hurl. Second, that just seems so weird. And third, I have an easier solution — have Peanut kick you in the face, give you a fat lip, and then put bright red lipstick on so your upper lip looks nice and full. 
I went with option #3. 
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I’m linking up with Kayla for the last day of The 10 Day Challenge (is it really already over?!). We’re going out of our comfort zone, and I did it with red lips AND a hat. I was a little terrified (mostly because Philip hates lipstick on me), but I actually liked it. And I’m pretty sure I’m a real fashion blogger now that I own red lipstick.
  • You pulled off both great! Adorable as always! Have a great weekend! (and I'm an america's next top model fan too.)

  • Cute, Merrick! 🙂 I share your lip woes. Last week I accidentally "punched" myself in the face while shutting off the alarm clock (Who does that? A case of being very tired and a lack of depth perception, I'm thinking). At least your puffy lip (your lipstick does a marvelous job of masking it) was the result of another human being!! Ha…

  • Your makeup looks gorgeous, I love the red lips! Red lipstick scares me too but you pulled it off amazingly well!

    The Tiny Heart

  • I think you and Tyra are crazy because I never noticed that you had a thin upper lip.

    And the red looks fantastic on you! Don't listen to Phillip – he'll come around. Spencer didn't like it either at first, but now he loves it.

    North Meets South

  • I really like you with this red lipstick on! you could defo do it more often! 🙂 and I hope Peanut didn't hurt you too bad… x

  • You are so pretty! Lovin' everything about this outfit, especially those boots!

  • I find that hard to believe that you didn't own red lipstick! Looks cute!

  • Aah, the hazards of motherhood. Also, I loved the picture with the hat and the lipstick, somehow they really complement each other.

  • Mel

    You pull off a bright lip very well! I also like your fun outfit, with the knit hat. Cute.

  • You look SO CUTE in that hat! Love it.

  • You're completely legit now that you've worn red lipstick on your blog! 😉 But really, I think you look fantastic! It doesn't look too dramatic or drastic on you at all. Hot mama!

  • That shirt is awesome. I have TWO of those hats from Mom, but it's never cold enough to wear here.

  • You look great, Merrick! I don't blame you for getting sucked into America's Next Top Model. Whenever I catch those season reruns I get sucked in too!


  • You look lovely in red lipstick! So, 1940s!! And happy to see the hat. I'd forgotten about it. I need to get my knitting needles heated up again!

  • This looks great on you and really adds a little drama to your face. Where did you get your red lipstick? I'm on the market for one myself.

    Cable Car Couture

  • Inquiring minds want to know- what color? I love the way it all came together.

  • I tried to comment earlier, but wasn't logged into Blogger and the whole thing got wiped out. Boo!

    I love, love the red lips. I have that same shade of lipstick, but it looks nowhere near as fantastic on me as it does on you. I especially love it with the blue tones of your outfit. Pretty!

  • ha… i went through the same antm phase, probably at the same time as you because i remember that episode! and my husband hated it, i guess me just don't get it. love the red, it looks great on you!

  • Love this outfit and your lipstick color is gorgeous!

  • You look gorgeous! That is the perfect shade of red lipstick on you…love it!! Have agreat weekend!

  • that hat is TOO cute

  • I think the red lips look great! And I didn't even notice the fat lip. lol And Tyra is stupid! 😀