Post #42-Into The Woods

Hi There! A lot has been going on since we last spoke and you know what?…that’s OK. I won’t apologize for different rhythms or new life experiences. This life is a journey. I thought I’d share a planned and much needed detour with you.

At one point it seemed as though I was wearing more lipstick during the pandemic but when I got my new job, I had to wear a mask more often and slowly the amount of lipstick I wore dwindled down. I’m saying this with faith and hope, we’re coming out of this thing and masks are optional just about everywhere which means I can choose to adorn my lips again without fear of smudge and outfit ruin.

In May my bestie, Jilly and I went on a Long weekend trip up north and did some city girl style hiking. She had real hiking boots, I had sneakers, we both have a fear of bugs, and a hotel reservation because camping is a lot, lol. But into the woods we went nonetheless. Side note: I’m so happy to see and be some of the Black people who are doing things that “we” wouldn’t “normally” do or even be interested in. Going up north with a cooler bag and some clothes whilst surrounded by greenery is a beautiful option to the city landscapes and noise pollution that is second nature to most of us. A change in scenery can do a soul good!

And of course I never go outside naked, so I carried a lighter version of my make bag with some drug store and black owned beauty products and decided to try out a few brands and or colours I hadn’t before with God’s creation for the background. Check it out!

Pictures above feature in order NARS, Too Faced, Thread It, Pat McGrath, Propa Beauty, and Mented!

I hope I can inspire you to go way outside and try your go to lippies in a different space. Take in God’s natural cathedral and breathe in some fresh-non-covid-and-fear-infused-air.

I’ll see you soon from somewhere on this beautiful planet but even if it’s from my office, the woods, or downtown near some skyscraper, I’ll be wearing lippies like I mean it.

Published by Temeka W.

Temeka Williams is a Toronto based 30-something-year-old Musician, Singer-Songwriter. She loves Jesus, Cheese, her friends and family, Aunty time with her niece and nephews, and colour in any form. If she’s not teaching ESL, she’s probably playing her guitar , writing a new song, or testing out some new lip-wear.

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