“I COULD NEVER PULL THAT OFF”
Raise your hand if you have uttered these words. I certainly have. There were always certain things like hats, or pixie haircuts that I’d see on other people and sigh that phrase. Bold lipstick, however, was on the top of my list. About two years ago, I bought my first tube. Scarlett Empress by NARS. It was deep and rich, and I had never worn anything other than gloss or tinted lip balm in my life. I was actually shaking the first time I put it on. Then, I ventured out into the world wearing it, and I was met with a flood of compliments right away. Guess what most people said? “I could never pull that off!” And that’s when I realized…
We are all full of sh*t!
We’re all laboring under the delusion that there are things in life that are just not for us. We can’t have them and we should stop trying. But it’s all a load of crap. I can’t pin-point the exact moment when someone warned me against wearing the “wrong” shade of lipstick, or commented that my lips were thin and I’d be better off wearing gloss... but I bought right into it and kept up the story that lipstick just wasn’t for me.
Who Cares About Lipstick?
In the grand scheme of my life, whether I was empowered by the idea of wearing lipstick or not didn’t seem to have much bearing on things. However, it represented a new level of self-expression for me. A period in my life where I began to chose who I am and then own it. To choose what I would create next, and then declare it to the world. A time in which I would stop asking permission to be great.
Go For Bold
My first tube of lipstick was dark red, because I figured if I was going to wear it, I was going to go for BOLD. I later found an affinity for hot pinks, which I’m finding are equally bold and a little more ME. And I’m still struck by the number of people who say to me, “that lipstick is awesome, I wish I could wear that.”
I wrote this book for anyone who wishes that could have, do, or be something more. For those feeling held down by the judgments and opinions of others. Anyone who has been told that they can’t, but still feels that yearning to just go for it. Here’s your chance to stop wishing.
What you get...
In this e-book, I provide a fresh perspective on what’s possible for you, and offer tons of practices to move you toward full self-expression and getting everything you want. The job, the relationship, the album, the new wardrobe and hairstyle. Whatever it is that you want to change, I’ll give you the path to get there, and to do so BOLDLY. As a life coach, I have supported hundreds of clients in stepping into their true selves. In giving themselves permission to go and be great. Now it’s your turn. Are you ready?
PRAISE FOR PERMISSION TO WEAR LIPSTICK
"Want a book that can help you be a better you without hokey gimmicks & overly specific advice? Buy Permission to Wear Lipstick."
"MICHELLE THANK YOU FOR WRITING THIS. I can’t put into words how much I needed this wake up call, and how much I needed to be told I can give myself permission to LIVE MY LIFE for me and the things I want without feeling like an asshat. I constantly talk about what I want to change in my life and blame everyone and everything for it not happening but I am the one in control of that. I’m sitting here in bed crying and feeling so inspired that I’ve actually started writing and drawing again which is huge for me because I haven’t been able to do either without instantly hating it and throwing it out in months. I want nothing more than to help create that world with you a world of bold creative happy people who are at peace with themselves and the world we’ve all built together. HOW DARE YOU MAKE ME FEEL THINGS AND REALIZE BEING A ROBOT IS NOT A GOOD THING. I will stop rambling now but seriously from the bottom of my heart thank you for this.”
" The biggest impact this book had on me is that I learned the only permission I need to seek is permission from me to make changes. I do not need to please others with the choices I make. The choices I make are to better ME, not to accommodate someone else. I have all the tools needed to make great changes in my life. And the best part is, I can change my mind as many times as I want and no one can say anything.
Thank you Michelle for this wonderful kick-ass book. Keep kicking booty."