Instant Pick-Me-Up: Red Lips and Tips

Chanel & OPI Red Nail Polish and Nars Red Matte Lip Pencil

IMHO, there is nothing, nothing* quite like a red lip and/or red nails to instantly elevate a look. Sweatshirts and a baseball cap suddenly look intentional and pulled together (rather than thrown on 2 seconds before dashing out the door).

A few faves:

  1. Chanel “Dragon”
  2. OPI “Big Apple Red
  3. Nars “Dragon Girl” matte lip pencil

(Hey… I just realized both 1 and 3 have “dragon” in the name. Completely unintentional and un-subliminal.)

*If I had to choose another item that works similarly, it would be a gorgeous handbag. I see women in workout wear (myself included) carrying nice bags all the time, and it does kinda decrease the I-just-sweated-in-this-outfit factor.

This is one of my One Hundred. Click here to see the rest!

What are your instant pick-me-ups? Do share 🙂


  1. Oh, the things that red does for a girl’s spirit! When I need a little pick me up, red is often my color of choice. Thanks for sharing some of your faves for me to add to my stash!

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      You’re welcome! It really is amazing what a little red does 🙂 I recently branched out and wore lavender (!) on my nails… couldn’t help but chuckle every time I caught a glimpse of them. It might be a toes-only color, lol.

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