Behind The Butter


I picked up some bright red lipstick (this is MAC “ruby woo” with “brick” liner) for the Mad Men premier party we went to a few weeks ago (hence the pearls and chiffon) and since then, have been rocking the look a few times. I’ve never really been a lipstick person before because I taste food all day, but there’s just something so fun about red lipstick that I can’t help myself.

I also played around with the “red glossy look” last night…in the safety of my own home where no one could judge me but my cat….

Who didn’t have too much to say except, “you better not try to get near my mice with those lips!”

I don’t blame him.


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  • Heather
    April 14, 2012 at 4:25 am

    So I’ve been reading for a while and have never commented. And now I’m going to ask a strange question! My cat has the exact same mouse as yours (the one on top) and he is obsessed with it. Literally. But it is slowly withering into nothingness from over-use and I cannot remember where I bought it. I feel like I have checked everywhere! Do you have any idea? Yay for sounding like a crazy cat lady on the internet!
    (The lipstick looks great by the way!)

    • Lindy
      April 17, 2012 at 9:56 am

      I believe I got them in a pack of three at Target. 🙂 My cat loves them too – and he looks just like Dexter!

  • Cardinal Cyn
    April 14, 2012 at 4:27 am

    I’m a red-lipstick-black-cat girl too! Great look!

  • Allison
    April 14, 2012 at 4:32 am

    I never wear lipstick, ever! You look great in it, keep rockin it!

  • Ellen
    April 14, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Your kitty looks exactly like my cat Bobby! I’ve tried working the hot pink lip a few times, but I really prefer lip gloss haha 🙂

  • Margarita
    April 14, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Although I don’t like wearing lipstick and don’t own one myself, I’m jealous that you’re rocking the look. Did you have this lipstick on when you went out to dinner on your camping trip? You looked gorgeous!

  • Casey @ Insatiably Healthy
    April 14, 2012 at 6:53 am

    So funny! My Mad Men obsession kind of got me to starting wearing red lipstick too and now its a daily staple

  • Jen
    April 14, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Dexter looks too cute! And you definitely look in the Mad Men-esque era.

  • Emily
    April 14, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Love the red…I, too, am not a lipstick girl and I don’t have the guts to sport such a bold color. But you totally have the complexion for it… rock it.

    Love the blog, btw.

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    April 14, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I love going to the MAC store and playing around with all their colors. So much fun!

  • Carrie
    April 14, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I’ve never been able to rock the red lip look….they say everyone can, you just need to find your perfect shade of red. Guess I haven’t found mine yet. It looks great on you!

  • cyrena
    April 14, 2012 at 8:33 am

    i rarely ever wear dark lipstick anymore. i have fallen in love with pinks and nudes. but it’s fun to play dress up sometimes and put on a darker color. :o)

  • erin @WELL in L.A.
    April 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

    How funny!! I JUST posted a photo of myself wearing a new lipstick color – Tango!! (Pantone’s color of the year) on my blog. And proceeded to delve into all the wonderful things that come with being a woman, like brightening your entire day with a cheery lipstick. Is there anything better than being a woman (nope!)?

    You look fantastic in both shades of red!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    April 14, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I LOVE that look on you! It accents your skin tone and hair color so well. The wavy hair look is so fun… I need to figure out how to curl my hair like that! Haha.

  • tara
    April 14, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Is Dexter named after “Dexter” (tv show)?

  • Sam @ Fit for My Fork
    April 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I love the red lipstick on you. It looks great!

    I struggle with lipstick, and I wish I could wear it more. But I am constantly drinking (water, tea, etc) at work and it just wears off so quickly. I wish I could find one that really stayed on as long as it says it will!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well
    April 14, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I love the idea of lipstick but I hate wearing it. I feel like I can FEEL it on my lips too much and am too attached to my Burts Bees chapstick. However, it looks great and really adds to a look!

    Also, I love your cat. Too freaking cute.

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    April 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I can’t pull off red lipstick, but I think you look great! 🙂

  • Erin
    April 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

    You can definitely pull it off. I’ve always wanted to try it out, but it’s never left the comfort of my bathroom before being wiped off. My mother rocks it but somehow I feel weird wearing it.

  • Urban Wife
    April 14, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I’ve heard and seen many great things about ‘Ruby Woo’ and it def looks great on you. I’ll prob never feel like I can pull off the lipstick look so Burt’s Bees chapstick it is for me.
    p.s. Dexter is precious and I’m sure he wasn’t thinking you would take his mice. 🙂

  • sana
    April 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I would get red lipstick EVERYWHERE if I ever tried that look.

  • kellyo
    April 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    You look great in red!

  • Leslie Means @ Her View From Home
    April 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Your cat looks like my buddy cat! 😉 Poor thing gets squeezed all day by my 3 and 1 years olds. 😉 Love the lipstick!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    April 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I recently bought my first ever stick of lipstick in gorgeous coral….I feel like a color popping super star. In all actuality, I’m just a big pregger gal.

  • Sloane @ Life Food and Beer
    April 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I never wear lip stick but on Halloween. I feel like I look weird any other time. You can def pull off the red lipstick though!

  • Mo
    April 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    My goodness I love the red lipstick! For all of my dances in high school I made excuses for myself to dress up in chiffon, polka dots, red lipstick, and of course…white gloves.

  • Tammy @ Palm Trees and Manatees
    April 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I just realized that you remind me of Jaime King!

  • Jessica J
    April 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I love the red on you! I always feel like a clown in red, but I’ve always wished I could pull it off 🙂

  • Dominique
    April 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I love the idea of red lipstick but have never really worn it out in public since I’m not much of a lipstick kind of girl (lip balm all the way). I know I have several red lipsticks that have never been worn…perhaps I should break them out one day and freak everyone out since I barely wear makeup to work anymore.

    Oh and I love your cat! Dexter (?) is like my cat (Fatty) except that she’s a long-haired who because of her long fur, looks exceptionally fat.

  • Kris
    April 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Just delightful!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    April 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I’m currently loving the red lipstick look on others (including you!), but I’m just not sure I can pull it off. LOL.

  • Elle Beautiful
    April 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Beautiful! I’ve been playing with lipsticks – they completely change a look!

  • Lea @ iCooklea
    April 15, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Love this color 😉

  • Hanna
    April 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Okay….now you are seriously a woman after my own heart! Your are a chef and a runner……MY FAVORITE company to keep!!!! I am also a cook, souldn;t say chef and LOVE to run!!! SO nice to meet you and glad I found you. I wonder if you would be up for letting me interview you for my blog. ???? I would love to feature you. Your fab!!!

    xoxoxoxo Hanna

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  • K @ The Chic Teach
    April 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Oh my, I am really loving this color! It’s so classy and looks awesome with your skin and hair. Beautiful 🙂

  • Ashley
    April 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I love the red! And your confident smile 🙂

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    April 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I am not a lipstick kind of girl but I do have to say I really like the red glossy look. A confident smile can make anything look good!

  • britt
    April 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    i always think i look terrible in red lipstick but you pull it off amazingly. especially love the first pic. show us the whole outfit…please!

  • sherri
    April 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    hooray for red lips! nars manhunter is my go to red for spring and summer.

  • Maria
    April 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Love the red lips. You look amazing.

  • Maddy
    April 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

    That red is so fetching, esp. with the pearls!