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An Elegant Memory with a Chanel Red Lippie

A long time ago, while sitting in a small restaurant in Mafikeng, South Africa, I witnessed one of those elegant moments in life that leave quite an impression. This lady took out her Chanel compact and proceeded to put on her red Chanel lipstick at the table next to me.  Now I know that some folks consider applying lipstick at the table as not very classy, but there was something so exquisite about the way she did.  Honestly, I was mesmerized.

Let me explain.  Back then, Mafikeng was a sleepy dusty town with one main road.  For most of my life, I’ve known it as a transit stop from the huge city of Johannesburg to my small city.  We only stopped in Mafikeng to use the loo at Wimpy restaurant, and to eat a greasy burger.  On that particular day, outside were dusty cars and dusty children, aging buildings and a few donkey carts.  Inside was the usual hustle and bustle of a popular burger joint.  For this lady to calmly beautify herself in the middle of all the chaos just seemed so decadent; a level of self-involvement that most people would be too embarrassed to publicly display. I enjoyed the time she took to take care of herself –  I sometimes use that image to remind myself to take care of myself.

The moment I made it back onto American soil I was putting my pennies together to get my own compact, a bronzing powder.  I’m currently on my third!  And earlier this year I bought my favourite red lippie – Chanel Pirate #99.  Hopefully I can have my own iconic and elegant moments with my lipstick and the compact:)

Thanks to the wonderful website IFB for making me remember this lovely memory.  And you, what are your favourite memories involving a red lipstick?

Stay Blessed and thank you for stopping by.

ahhhsoneo

AhhhsoNeo loves writing about beauty, fashion and prosperity from the point of view of the every day woman.

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4 thoughts on “An Elegant Memory with a Chanel Red Lippie

  1. Nice color Neo; Now I know your homeland in Africa! I have been dying to know what part of Africa you are from originally but did not want to ask…:) Thanks so much for sharing this story.

  2. It’s my absolute favourite red! Just realized the post makes it seem like I’m from South Africa:0… lol, not that it’s a secret where I grew up, but I only half of me is South African. And you, are you from Africa?

  3. Yeah, I’m from West Africa and I moved over to the US with my family fifteen years ago. You can read more about me in my LIEBSTER Award post in my blog Archives.

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