The official first day of Summer is in just a few weeks although I'm sure a lot of you are already enjoying "Summer" trips with your families now that most schools are out! We always like to think Memorial Day kicks off the summer but regardless, the weather here in the South is definitely telling us that it's fast approaching. Where's the cool breeze and palm trees at?! 

With that said, the warmer weather of course brings lots of outside time in the pool, beach trips, days spent at the zoo, stuffing our faces with watermelon, etc. Now I'll go ahead and say I love a full face of makeup. It makes me feel good, put together, and when I really like my outfit and my hair isn't a frizz ball because of the weather, it just makes me feel better. However, as a mom, y'all know a full face of makeup can be a luxury and most days are just spent with bronzer, mascara and a good lipstick or gloss, haha. I have more lipstick than I care to admit but who else agrees what lip you choose depends on the season, the place your going, etc. A lot of factors go into choosing a lip color am I right? Or is that too crazy? Haha let me know in the comments below what your method of choosing the right shade is - do you just have a few? One you wear all the time? A lip hoarder like me? 

I wanted to talk about some of my favorite shades right now that go with everything, these are my ride or die shades - tested and approved ;)  My favorite that I've worn the past 4 days or so is the Rodial Dragon's Blood Lip Plumper. While I don't notice a drastic difference, I do think it makes my lips look full, very healthy, and super moisturized. It also has a slight peachy tint so I've been loving wearing it on it's own! It recommends you apply it twice a day, I've just been reapplying when I feel like I need it like after I eat, etc. You guys should definitely try it! It's going to be a staple of mine for makeup and no makeup days! 

(L to R) MAC Creme Cup, MAC Party Parrot (I think this was limited, a good dupe is MAC Impassioned), Estee Lauder 240, Revlon Primrose, Aquaphor Lip Repair, ColorPop Midi, Nars Turkish Delight, ColourPop 1st Base, Rodial Dragons Blood Lip Plumper, Bite Lip Pencil in 020, NYX Lip Pencil in Mauve.

Here's a roundup of my favorites! What shade is your favorite? If you already have one of these shades, you have good taste and we should be besties ;) And if I'm missing one of your favorites, fill me in! You can never have enough right? Cheers to Thursday friends!

* Rodial Dragon's Blood Lip Plumper c/o Rodial