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Staying Stylishly Ahead

April 23, 2024

Hey Lip Talk Fam!

In the fast-paced world of fashion and beauty, staying on top of trends can often feel like an expensive endeavor. However, with a little creativity and savvy shopping, it's entirely possible to stay stylishly ahead without breaking the bank. Here are some tips to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of trends in a cost-effective way.

Firstly, let's talk lip care. Achieving a polished look doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag. Opting for affordable luxury options like Blkberry Lip Care's tinted lip balms can elevate your everyday beauty routine without draining your wallet. These tinted balms offer a perfect blend of hydration and color, keeping your lips soft and supple while adding a subtle pop of pigment. Plus, with their nourishing ingredients, you can rest assured that your lips are getting the care they deserve.

When it comes to clothing, investing in quality pieces with a sustainability focus is key to staying on trend without constantly replacing your wardrobe. Look for brands that prioritize ethical production practices and use eco-friendly materials. By curating a capsule wardrobe of timeless staples, you'll have a versatile foundation that can be easily updated with trendier accessories or statement pieces as needed. Not only does this approach save you money in the long run, but it also reduces your environmental impact.

Lastly, don't overlook the importance of comfortable yet stylish shoes. Finding footwear that strikes the perfect balance between fashion and function can be a game-changer for your overall look. Look for brands that prioritize both style and comfort, offering options that you can wear all day without sacrificing your feet. Whether it's a pair of sleek sneakers, chic flats, or versatile ankle boots, investing in well-made shoes will ensure that you step out in style without any discomfort.

Staying on top of trends doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag. By incorporating affordable luxury options like Blkberry Lip Care's tinted lip balms into your beauty routine, investing in quality, sustainably-made clothing pieces, and prioritizing comfortable yet stylish footwear, you can effortlessly elevate your style without breaking the bank. With a little creativity and strategic shopping, you'll be well-equipped to stay stylishly ahead while staying within your budget.

Moving forward during uncertain times!

January 4, 2021

There's no denying that 2020 was a whirl wind year and that's putting it lightly. I spent most of the year trying to keep my head above water and my family healthy. Now that we've crossed the threshold of a new year, I'm excited, but very unsure about the best path forward. 

There's Blkberry, the fledgling lip care company my daughter and I started just last October. Starting a business is a BIG deal, but it pales in comparison to the transitional year ahead for my family. I have a 17-year old who will graduate high school this June, and a 13-year old (soon to be 14), that will start high school. I'm secretly freaking out about how to make this year less focused on what we can't do because of the pandemic and more focused on making memories that they'll cherish. 

I sat down over the weekend and jotted down the following list as a self motivating exercise to help me focus on moving forward into 2021.

What Does Your Lip Color Say About You?

November 23, 2020

Lip color is a way to show the world a small bit of your personality without saying a word. If you frequent red colors like crimson you might like excitement and love attention. If you frequent darker red tones and purple based hues such as raisin or plum you might be a bit reserved or mysterious in nature. Lip color is also a way to have fun with your style and change up your look. Pink lips can convey a romantic undertone, while warmer colors like bronze can express a more natural expression. No matter what lip color your wear, wear whatever makes you feel good about you!

Pink & Chill!

November 21, 2020

Color is a full mood that helps to transform how you feel. It also projects your energy out to the world without saying a word. Have you explored your color mood? One of our favorite colors at Blkberry is Pink. Pink is the color of softness. It's a calming color that can help to put you in a chill relaxed mood. We've paired our color mood with Pink Champagne Lip Balm to top off the look. Explore your color mood and go all in to show the world how you do color.

Pink Represents: Love, Sincerity, Love, Sensitivity, and Romance

How to Avoid Chapped Lips

November 20, 2020

With cold weather approaching its good to have a solid skin-care routine in place to ward off dry-cracked lips. Remember lips are skin too and are even more vulnerable to harsh elements because of less layers than the rest of your body's skin. Here are a few tips you want to keep handy.

What's in it?

December 1, 2020

Have you ever stopped to think about what's in the products you use? Did you know that food manufacturers were not always required to list ingredients on the foods they sell. That changed in 1990 with the U.S. nutrition facts label, though it's first appearance was in 1994. Similarly cosmetics didn't always have to list ingredients. In 1973 the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act made that a requirement. Just think under the guise of patented secret recipes, manufacturers could give you anything to put on or in your body; with little thought about what it could do to you, or if you may be allergic to it.

In 2020, its good that we have labels to help us be more conscious of what we are putting in and on our bodies. Take time to research the ingredients in your favorite brands! Look for products that use natural or organic ingredients.