I grew up around dogs...ever since I could remember there have been dogs in my life. I got my very own German Shepherd as soon as I could afford to have one. My obsession with these regal animals went back to infancy, or so it seemed. My ultimate fantasy was to one day have a long coat Shepherd....and then it happened. He was that one super special, amazing, unforgettable dog that you come to believe to be your soul mate. And then he was gone. I spent 5 years brokenhearted, miserable, and swearing I would never be able to love a dog ever again. I used to curb my longing for another pet by visiting shelters or going to the pet store. The urge would subside and I would carry on. Then along came Jet. No, he's not a noble dog with a purpose nor a fierce protector of my safety. He is 18lb, smushy faced, bred for leisure Pekingese. I used to make fun of people who had "ankle biters" and here I am head over heals for this bug eyed little fur ball.
I have loved make up and fashion since I realized I was a girl...around 8 years old. To this day, I distinctly remember the time my mom gave me some of her cast off peacock blue eye shadow to "play" with and the July 1979 copy of Cosmo featuring a striking beauty in a yellow one piece bathing suit on the front page (it was one of Gia Carangis best covers ever!). I "evolved" into one of those teens that wouldn't consider leaving the house unless I had full on make up in place and the hair in a styled and cemented in a veil of Aqua Net. Oh, the 80's! One way or another, cosmetics and skincare have been a central part of my life from that time forward.
So, what does that have to do with this blog? Lipstick and Fur is a marriage of my two life long passions. It gives me a venue to help educate others on both subjects, to share what I have learned along the way, and to help bring about change in the lives of those who read these words. I hope you all enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.