3 Summertime Loves: Boots, Books and Lip Gloss

This post is dedicated to three things I love: boots, books and lip gloss.  The tail end of summertime has finally afforded me the chance to read a few books at the same time, and, in light of their themes, I’ve selected coordinating lip glosses that capture the unique energy of each tome.  I hope you enjoy the juxtaposition!
Kindly scroll on for more details and swatches as well as the Bottom Line…
BOOTS: I just picked up these Coconuts by Matisse Lambert Booties (also available on Amazon) last week and am utterly smitten.  Super soft suede and freeflowing fringe make these equal parts comfortable and unique.  The first day I wore them, I had no less than five people ask me where I got them and, perhaps the best part, they are under $100! For reference, I generally wear between a 6 1/2 and 7 and the 6 1/2 fit perfectly.
BOOKS: As a rule, I am a voracious reader; however, the teaching, grading, writing, product testing and photography that dominate my adult life has drastically reduced my time to delve into a good book.  August, thankfully, has gifted me a bit of down time to read and I am currently in the midst of simultaneously inhaling three books: 

Above: Marc Jacobs Pink Steam for pearly lilac pink lips…and I am excited to see the results of my 5lb weight training finally (partially) manifest on my arms. 
Above: I had to briefly preview the stunning Tom Ford highlighting Duo in Moodlight (worn on my cheeks in the images above and below)…all I can say is that this powder pairing makes the skin look its best…so worth it. 
Above: Wearing Marc Jacobs Pink Steam lipgloss and a dash of the new Tom Ford highlighting Duo in Moodlight…so good!  
(1) Jackie Collins’ The Santangelos: Allow me to presumptively acknowledge that Jackie Collins is a guilty pleasure.  Her juicy characters, ritzy settings and outrageously carnal plots, combined with lavish wealth make for an entrancing read in the summertime sun.  Steeped in family drama and intrigue, The Santangelos runs true to formula and does not disappoint. Due to their splash of color and opulent, reflective shine, I paired the lush pink Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Versatile (formula reviewed HERE) and decadent peach Surratt Beauty Lip Lustre in Charmante.  

(2) Mary Quant’s Quant on Quant: I have an affinity for all things 1960’s and who better than to embody the decade than the impeccable Mary Quant.  Her autobiography reads like a diary and I find myself relishing every captivating detail of a bygone era in fashion and history.  Since her mod look was rife with nude lips, I choose the scrumptiously pale nude rose NARS Lip Gloss in Chelsea Girls and shimmering beige Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Naked (reviewed HERE). 
(3) Alicia Drake’s The Beautiful Fall: I am positively devouring this in-depth exploration of one of the most seminal times in fashion history, lead by the venerable Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.  From their teenage years all the way through the height of hedonism in 1970s Paris, Drake’s detailed account of both the friendship and the rivalry between YLS and Lagerfeld is unabashedly riveting.   I selected the lilac purple Marc Jacobs Enamored Lip Gloss in Pink Steam (reviewed HERE) and blazing coral Smith & Cult Lip Gloss in Fade the Sun (reviewed HERE) to capture the dazzlingly chic Parisian disco days.
(3) LIP GLOSS:  Although they’ve been mentioned above, here is the official rundown of all six shades:

Above: Last look.
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Bottom Line: There you have it…3 summertime loves incarnate.  I truly hope you found this post entertaining and would love to know what has been inspiring YOU in August…do tell! 
Good things ahead, including more foundation, some green beauty, a fresh video (in the process of being edited down to a reasonably watchable length) and new product procurements aplenty.
Have a beautiful day…xx,
–The Beauty Professor

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Comments (8)

  • Judy S Reply

    OMG!!! You got lots of pretty goodies here. Eyeing on that Surratt and Dior lip products. Super like their color and finish is absolutely stun.

    August 12, 2015 at 1:30 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, Judy!!

      I use all of the lipglosses constantly ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 24, 2015 at 7:32 pm
  • Giulietta Reply

    Such a pretty updo! I love those braided buns- they're at once modern and a little Edith Wharton-esque. Btw…this is my first comment on your website though I've become a regular visitor over the last few months- such a pleasure to get your take (and very accurate swatches) from so many terrific brands. thank you!

    August 12, 2015 at 5:29 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Many thanks to you, Giulietta!

      I love your description of the bun…classic. Thanks for taking the time to comment on BP; I am so glad you are enjoying what I do here ; )

      XOXO and keep in touch,

      –The Beauty Professor

      August 24, 2015 at 7:42 pm
  • wefadetogray Reply

    Love the boots and, of course, Mary Quant. Thanks for sharing your latest book passions.

    August 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, my friend! Hope your week is off to a great start…XO,

      –The Beauty Professor

      August 24, 2015 at 7:43 pm
  • Bella Reply

    BBrilliantly composed article. Boots, books and lipgloss….we have a lot in common LOLOL!!

    August 16, 2015 at 8:14 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you ever so much, Bella! Love that we share common interests here ; ) Cannot get enough of all three!


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 24, 2015 at 7:44 pm

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