Boots No 7 Poppy King Collection Review

Lipstick designer Poppy King has launched a line called “The Magic of Lipstick”, a group of seven accessible, affordable lipsticks and lipglosses for Boots No7, available at select Target stores and

I just adore the packaging and apparently so does Ms. King.  Poppy has said the polka dots on her packaging for Boots were inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s famous beauty mark and this collection was inspired by old Hollywood glamour and film icons. These bold, sheer lip colors are intended to offer the allure of old Hollywood bombshells to the everyday woman.

Poppy King

I sampled two of the colors, Seduction and Confidence.  Seduction has a berry tint and works great for any skin tone.  Confidence is more of standard tint and could work as your everyday lipstick or to layer with Seduction (as I did).  I just love layering colors and this is the perfect line to use that method.

So if you didn't get what you wanted from Santa, head on over to Target and treat yourself to your very own Boots No 7 lip color by Poppy King.  I am sure you will love it as much as I did!

*Samples provided for review.

Christmas After Math

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas or you are having a wonderful Hanukkah!  I have been enjoying time with my family and it has been great.  This year was very traditional with dinners with the families, exchanging gifts, fires, movies, enjoying neighborhood lights, seeing Christmas carolers, seeing a Christmas musical, sledding on the mountain, riding on the Polar Express, making notes for Santa and Buddy the Elf, parties and plays at school, and a White Elephant exchange at work.  I will look back on this year with great memories! 

The one thing that remains from Christmas are those unwanted pounds! 

What are you going to do about it in 2012?  I am going to continue going to my gym (even when I am tired), eat more fruits and veggies, play soccer and football with my boys when we can, and take the stairs when they are available.  My other motivator will be getting some sporty clothes from Lucy!

My favorite pants there are the Perfect Core Pants (Tummy Tucking wonder).  It's like wearing Spanx that you can wear in public.  I am always sure to wear a jacket or shirt that covers my derrière.

My other mission will be to get some clothes from Nordstrom.  Lora swears by the Zella brand. 

Of course Sports Authority has another great brand:

Under Armour

And for shoes:
 I became at VIP member and haven't regretted it yet.  I can usually get my favorite shoes under cost.

 Although, I do buy my son's shoes from a locally owned store to support them.  They are so helpful and always fit him right.  They also support local running clubs and schools. Thank you Fleet Feet Sports. 

 So many options and so little money!  Check out Old Navy, Target, Ross, and Tj Maxx for some great deals.  Good luck and whatever you do, get out there and do something.  Life is too short!

Last Minute Gift Idea

Have you received a gift from a neighbor or co-worker and need a last minute gift for them?  How about a stocking stuffer? A perfect gift that everyone will love is chocolate.  Not just any chocolate but homemade chocolates from Edward Marc Chocolatier. 

Check out some of their holiday chocolates:

Santa's Boot in Milk or Dark Chocolate 

Edward Marc Chocolatier Holiday Grinch Lollipop

Chocolate Santa

 To see all of the amazing chocolates visit their website at:

Softlips Winter Pack Winner

And we have a winner........Bridgett!  Please send me your mailing address to and we will get your prize out to you right away.  Thank you to everyone who entered!  I am hoping 2012 will bring many more giveaways!

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Softlips Holiday Winter Pack Giveaway

Happy December everyone!  Just in the nick of time for winter, Softlips has released it's Winter Flavors.  I am so happy too because it's finally getting cold here in the desert and my lips are dry.  I tend to use lipstick in the morning and layer it with Softlips.  I then carry Softlips in my purse and reapply as needed.  Softlips is also a must have on my nightstand.  I love to keep Softlips in my purse, in my car center console, in my desk drawer at work, my makeup bag, and of course one for each of my son's in the nightstand drawer.  Kids love Softlips too!  They are the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer. 

For more great tips on giving the gift of beauty this holiday season, watch this video featuring Jenn Falik, beauty and style expert.  To view the new Softlips video, "So Merry. So you." click here.   

The winter flavors include: Winter Mint, Sugar Cookie, Sugar Plum Berry, and Sugar and Spice.  I have to admit Sugar Cookie is my personal favorite.

Now for the Good News!  Softlips is offering one prize pack including all four winter flavors to one Moody Maria reader.  Enter today by leaving a comment with your name and email.  Entries will be accepted through 12/8/11 at 11:59PST.  US Only.  For additional entries become a Facebook fan of Moody Maria (1 pt), become a Facebook fan of Softlips (1 pt) or refer a friend to comment here and have them list your name as the referral.  Good Luck!

*Softlips is sponsoring this review and giveaway.


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