I will admit, I was a little hesitant about doing this. I’m not one to wear a lot of makeup, and certainly not one to make bold statements with makeup. So, as I searched for some red lipstick to put on for going out to run some errands, I realized I didn’t own any…and neither did my mom. The best I could find was a dark red lip gloss. It was good enough for me, and much bolder than anything I’d usually wear. I slicked it on and was ready to rock the red lip. Mom and I were out running errands, and while we were out we decided to do something I had just discovered and was excited to do (call me a dork if you want).
I was ready to release a book into the wild. The night before I had stumbled upon (thank you http://www.stumbleupon.com) the bookcrossing website. It’s a website where users put labels inside of gently used books and either “release them into the wild” or do a “controlled release”. I did both. A wild release is when you place a book in a spot where some random stranger might find it and hopefully will pick it up, read it, track its journey and pass it on to someone else. A controlled release is when you give the book to a specific person. Since I love reading so much, and the idea of a stranger finding a book someplace odd and finding out about this, I figured I had to do it. Wearing my red lip gloss, Mom and I placed 5 books all around my town. Hopefully someone will follow the steps and I’ll get to see my book travel! Anyway, as we were placing one book in a Sally Beauty Supply store we saw a row of small tubes of lipstick for only 99 cents.
It must have been a sign. Of course we picked out the brightest red, and this time I realized that I was REALLY rocking a red lip. Let’s just say, I think I rocked it pretty hard…both times. :) And for more information about bookcrossing, check out the website at http://www.bookcrossing.com.
p.s. I realized you really can’t tell what color my lips are in either picture. But, they pretty much matched my shirt in each picture. So, I’d say the second color was a tad bit more obnoxious…