Well, sharing an insecurity of mine that may be yours as well. Trying to hide behind lipstick and lip liners won’t help me move past this. I may have found a solution for those times I really would like fuller lips!
So, where to begin. I come from a family that has been recognized for their lips. Shape, size, fullness, etc. When I was younger, I thought NOTHING of it. As I grew up, I realized, I was a little different than the rest.
I have kept this hidden for so many years but I don’t like hiding. I inherited the lip shape from my family, but I didn’t inherit the fullness.
Feeling vain and selfish for even thinking about not being content with my lips has haunted me for years. Being in the spotlight and constantly having photos taken, etc. has made me hyper-aware of this insecurity. I have tried overlining my lips to create a fuller appearance, lip plumper glosses, etc.
As I grow in my contentment of my less full lips, I am finding ways to have fun with them as they are. I was contacted by PMD to try out their product PMD Kiss. It’s a lip plumper machine that not only helps make your lips fuller (over time) but also helps with the wrinkles and fine lines on them as an anti-aging aide. It will boost the collagen production in your lips for a fuller smoother appearance. I struggle terribly with eczema and dry skin on my face which leaves my lips looking like the desert at 2 pm in the middle of the Summer.
When you think American Eagle, what do you picture? I picture high school awkward trying to fit in me. Every chance I could get, I would buy a shirt or pair of jeans from the clearance rack with the bit of income I had from being a janitor or babysitting. I fell in love with the brand early on.
At one point, I stopped wearing American Eagle jeans. I think I was trying to find my own style and attributed their jeans with high school. If you know any part of my story from high school, those are years I don’t like thinking about….at all.
Fast forward to 3 months ago, I bought a pair of American Eagle jeans again! I was on the hunt for flattering high waisted skinny jeans that didn’t gap at my ankles. If you have muscular calves like I do, you know what I’m talking about. Where the pant leg has been stretched so far to fit over your calf that it is now huge over your ankle.
I bought two pairs of the high waisted jegging from American Eagle. Ladies, I will NEVER go back.
A. They are comfortable, literally feel like pajamas.
B. The high waist is SO flattering.
D. SO MANY OPTIONS.
E. They actually come in around my ankles!!!
F. They don’t look or feel like jeggings, they have real pockets!
One of the biggest reasons why I love them is that they meet my needs without being overpriced. I will find great jeans but boy do I hurt laying down a lot of money on them. American Eagle always has sales, especially on their jeans. This style is typically found online only, I rarely have seen it in the store.
Moral of the story: if you are looking for a high waisted jean that is flattering and budget-friendly, try the high waisted jegging from American Eagle.