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Nipping At Your Nose: Don’t Let The Cold Weather Damage Your Skin!

Nipping At Your Nose: Don’t Let The Cold Weather Damage Your Skin!

Whether it’s something that you’re happy about or not, there’s no denying that summer is well and truly over and we’re already rushing headlong into those chilly winter months. For some people, this is what they’ve been waiting for all year long. And for others, it’s time to slog through miserable weather until spring finally rolls back around. Either way, there’s one thing that everyone needs to keep in mind: the cold weather can be a real nightmare for your skin. You might have been used to the summertime leaving your skin clear and glowing, but the cold weather can undo all of that if you’re not careful. Here are a few things that you can do to prevent that from happening, even as the weather gets colder and colder:

Find The Right Products:

The kinds of skin products that you use during the summer are often going to be fundamentally different to the ones that you use when it gets colder. In fact, other than sunscreen, you probably will find that you need to put a lot less product on your skin during the warmer periods. However, cold weather can dry out your skin seriously fast, causing all kinds of problems. Check out this page with ranking and reviews of the best retinol creams to see if you can find the best possible options for your skin. Everyone’s skin is different, and you want to make sure that you find something that is properly suited to you.

Dress Warmly:

Even if you’re a big fan of the winter, no one likes being cold, and your skin is no exception. By wrapping up warm, you’re going to make life much easier for your skin. The important thing is to keep your core warm. If you can do that, then your body can focus on keeping your hands, feet, and face at a somewhat comfortable temperature. This is especially important since your face is the only part of your body that is pretty much always exposed to the elements no matter what.

Get Enough Sun:

Of course, the temperature isn’t the only reason that a lot of people’s skin tends to suffer during the winter months. The other reason is simply that they don’t go outside nearly as much. After all, why would you? A walk in the park is a lot less appealing when you end up with frost forming in your eyebrows! However, staying inside all winter can lead you to not getting enough vitamin D. Not only can this have a serious impact on your skin but it can affect your overall health, as well. Make sure that you still take the opportunity to get out into the sun, even if it’s not exactly sunbathing weather.

No matter what your opinion of the winter is, nothing will change its arrival, so the best thing to do is embrace it. Get your cozy sweaters on, make yourself a cup of cocoa, and curl up by the fire. And even if you really hate it, just remember that spring will be here before you know it!

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How Well Do You Know Lil Red?

How Well Do You Know Lil Red?

Hey everyone and happy Thursday! Lifewithlilred has now been floating around in cyber space for over THREE YEARS now, which is crazy. That means it’s been over three years of almost daily publishing, which means that you guys should know me pretty well by now, right?


*Cue the intense music*

In today’s edition of How Well Do You Know Lil Red?, I will be asking eight questions of increasing difficulty. The answers will be posted tomorrow as well as a link to the page of whoever answered the most questions correctly first!


  1. True or False: Lil Red is a vegetarian.
  2. What store do I constantly post about shopping at?
  3. What is my favorite genre of books/movies?
  4. Do I prefer sweet or sour candy?
  5. What type of job did I work before starting college?
  6. Where did I earn my Associate Of Arts degree from?
  7. What kind of animal is my dream pet?
  8. What brand of lipstick do I use?

Lil Red Pro Tip: Need help? The Awards category on my page is a great place to start to find the answers!

How Well Do You Know Lil Red? How well do you think your readers know you? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Happy Three Year Blogiversary, lifewithlilred!

Happy Three Year Blogiversary, lifewithlilred!

Hi everyone and TGIF! Today is a very exciting day because it’s lifewithlilred’s three year Blogiversary! Three years ago to the day (Or yesterday, actually, lol – you can never be sure!), my blog baby was conceived. And now, three years later, lifewithlilred continues to go strong with readers in over one hundred and seventy different countries. Wow!

Lifewithlilred came into being when I made the decision to go to college. I needed a change from feeling like I was going nowhere, thanks to spending four years working retail in the mall (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it was my time to go.). During my time selling clothing, I began growing what is now the black abyss that is my wardrobe and my peers and strangers, alike, agreed that I was fashionable and somewhat funny. At least once per week, I was told that if I began a blog, that I would have a reader in the person making the suggestion.

After enough positive prodding from the general public, I rolled my eyes and said, “fine”. I was making big and exciting changes in my life, so I figured “what’s one more?”. Thus, lifewithlilred was born. My blog name sprouted from the nickname, “Lil Red”, that was lovingly given to me by one of my favorite coworkers. And, Lil Red, obviously sprouted from my trademark red hair and red lipstick. Lifewithlilred just rolled off the tongue, so it stuck.

In my three years on the blogosphere, I have made so many amazing friends and wrote for companies that I admired from afar, like Adore Me and Warby Parker. My writing skills have improved a thousand fold, thanks to trying to post daily, and my confidence has skyrocketed from putting myself out there in the public eye. Lifewithlilred gives me a place where I feel like I am being heard, which is something that I used to want so desperately when I was feeling at my lowest. My blog truly feels like my little slice of internet paradise, and I am so proud of building that for myself and my readers.

Speaking of my readers! Here’s to all of you. Although I would love lifewithlilred even if I was the only person reading it, it would be a pretty lonely place without all of my friends and fans tuning in. To those of you who have been on my page since the beginning, thank you for your endless support. And to those of you who just discovered lifewithlilred, welcome aboard and I so hope that you will stick with me as my page continues to grow.

Thank you to everyone reading this. Thank you to anyone who has so graciously given my page a like, follow, comment, and the time of day. Lifewithlilred would be nothing without all of you!

Happy Three Year Blogiversary, lifewithlilred!!! ❤

What inspired you to start blogging? How long have you been on the blogosphere for? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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Sunshine Blogger Award #4

Sunshine Blogger Award #4

Hi everyone and happy Sunday! I am so thrilled that lifewithlilred has been nominated for its fourth Sunshine Blogger Award by my friend, Sarah, at Vintage Tea Rose. Not only does Sarah have the best name on the planet but she also runs a fabulous blog, which all of you should check out ASAP! Now, let’s get on to the rules for this award:

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who has nominated you for this award.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs and write 11 new questions for them.
  • List the rules and display the logo of the sunshine blog award in your post.

Q & A:

Do you remember any of your dreams? Can you describe one? I have the absolute craziest dreams. You know how people dream about their teeth falling out? Ever since I started getting my talon nails three years ago, I have a reoccurring dream where I’m digging through dirt with my bare hands and my nails are breaking off in the process. Whenever I wake up, I’m so thankful to see that my claws are all still there!

Do you have any family tradition that you want to carry on? Uhh…None that I can think of haha my family doesn’t really have any special traditions. Then again, we usually all get margarita drunk during one of our birthdays. Yeah, I’ll carry out that tradition, for sure!

Who do you laugh the hardest with and why? My mom!! Omg, I always laugh when I’m with her because we both find the same silly things hysterical so once one of us starts laughing it’s totally contagious! For example, a judge on one of our favorite TV shows laughed really funnily and we re-winded the show so many times to hear it again and we were just crying with laughter! Like I said, it’s silly stuff that we think is funny while other people are like “what is wrong with them?”.

What has been the best piece of advice you have received? “Haters gonna hate”, which was on a wrist band that my best friend gave me for like my fifteenth birthday.

Would you rather never read another book or never watch another film/TV show? I love to read, so I would be okay without TV or movies, I suppose.

You’ve been arrested! What have you most likely done? Ooooh, let’s see…If I ever got arrested, it would probably be for a mishap while I’m really wine drunk, lol AYYYY.

Do you have a personal motto that you live by? What is it? Meh, not really.

Do you have a favorite post that you’ve written? Link to it. Meh, again, not really.

What is one of your pet peeves? When people ask me how I do anything with my talon nails! It’s so freaking annoying. -_-

Name one song that you never get tired of hearing. “Beautiful Day” by U2.

What’s something that your brain tries to make you do but you have to will yourself not to do it? Blow my bank account in one huge shopping spree!! Believe me, I think about it on the daily. It’s my cross to bear, I suppose. 😉

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. What is your favorite candy or sweet treat?
  2. What is a staple piece in your wardrobe?
  3. What is your least favorite color?
  4. Texting or phone calls?
  5. Favorite way to spend a day off?
  6. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  7. What are some of your favorite things about yourself?
  8. Do you have a favorite hobby other than blogging?
  9. If you were a boy do you know what your name would have been?
  10. What is your favorite name for a boy? For a girl?
  11. What is something that you are afraid of?

Thank you so much again to the sweet Sarah of Vintage Tea Rose for lifewithlilred’s fourth Sunshine Blogger Award! How would you answer some of Sarah’s questions for her nominees? How about some of the questions that I asked mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

My Blogging Inspiration

My Blogging Inspiration

So thankful for all of the amazing friends that I have made through the blogosphere, especially this lady!! Please help me welcome Miss Rin back into the WordPress family by giving her page some love! ❤

Welcome, Beauty!

Hello, Lovelies!

Today, I wanted to tell you about my lifewithlilred. That sentence worked itself out nicely, haha! Anyway, I was lucky enough to meet Sarah back when I was known as “KambOfGod”. I did end up deleting that blog and coming back, but let’s get back on track. Sarah liked one of my very first posts, in 2015. She commented and followed me. I decided to see what she had to offer and I ended up staying on her site for a few hours. She is very honest about her likes/dislikes about situations or products. I remember this one post she had about her being sure her hair didn’t smell, because her boyfriend would have told her. She knew that because he always complained about her morning breath. She’s fearless and I absolutely adore her. She offers helpful diys, fyis, reviews, advice, etc. One thing I feel we share…

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Blogger Recognition Award #5

Blogger Recognition Award #5

Hi everyone and happy Monday! Today has been off to a great start, as it began with seeing a comment that lifewithlilred was nominated for its fifth Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you so much to my friend, Stephanie, over at Stephanie Grace for the nomination! Please be sure to go check out her page and give it some love! Now, let’s get on to the rules for this award:

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers that you want to give this award to and comment on each blog to let them know with a link to your award post.

Because lifewithlilred has been nominated for this post before, I am going to go straight to naming my nominees. But, if you are interested, you can see my original post for my first Blogger Recognition Award with all of my advice here!

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

Thank you so much again to Stephanie for my nomination and do make sure to take a look at her blog! How was everyone’s weekend? Who has been on a summer vacation already? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Liebster Award #8

Liebster Award #8

Hellooo everyone and happy Tuesday! I am so thankful to the darling Gemma of Foodie And The Beauty for nominating lifewithlilred for its eighth Liebster Award. How lovely it is to have such a wonderful blogger think of me for such a cool little award. Please be sure to check out Gemma’s page and give it some love – you are sure to enjoy it! As you guys know, I always try to do these awards posts when I’m nominated because 1) It’s fun and 2) It’s an honor. Having friends in the blogging world that think of you enough to share your page with the world is something that I am so appreciative of. So, thank you again to Gemma and now let’s get to the rules:

The Rules:

  • Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 blogs.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.

Q & A:

What beauty product can you not live without? I couldn’t live without a good moisturizer, face wash, and red lipstick (Of course.)!

What was your dream job when you were younger? An actress – but you know what? I think I would much rather be a blogger, instead. 🙂

What’s your biggest pet peeve? More like what ISN’T my biggest pet peeve?! Uhmm…Numero uno, though, is probably people who make sayings from memes their Facebook statuses and then take the credit like they made it up. WE’RE ON TO YOU AND YOU’RE NOT FUNNY. Petty? Yes. But it’s the truth!

What’s your favorite clothing store? I love Urban Outfitters, Zara, Forever 21, Target, and H&M – obviously I have trouble coming up with just one of anything.

Where in the world has been your favorite vacation? HARRY POTTER WORLD in Orlando, Florida! What I wouldn’t give to go back!

Favorite type of food? As a vegetarian, I love Indian, Mediterranean, and Mexican food.

Do you prefer Summer or Winter? Winter all day every day. I hate being hot. When you’re cold, you can throw on a sweater and all is well. But it’s so hard to get un-hot once you’re already burning up!

What’s something you really want to achieve or do? I would very much like to be fully fluent in French in one year’s time, which I’m well on my way to.

Who’s your biggest idol? Mmmm, I don’t know. My sister and my mom, methinks!

How did you get into blogging? Enough people told me to start one and I rolled my eyes and said “FINE”! Now, here I am almost three years later still nurturing my blog baby and haven’t looked back since.

Twitter or Facebook link: My personal Facebook page can be found here and my page for lifewithlilred can be found here!

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. Matte or glossy lipstick?
  2. Favorite sweet treat?
  3. The best concert that you’ve ever been to?
  4. Last series you binge watched?
  5. Least favorite school subject?
  6. Any weird or hidden talents?
  7. Something that grosses you out?
  8. What do you admire about your best friend?
  9. Male or female celebrity crush?
  10. Last movie you saw in theaters?
  11. What did you do for your last birthday?

Shout out again to Gemma from Foodie And The Beauty for lifewithlilred’s Liebster Award #8 nomination! How would you answer some of Gemma’s questions for me? How about some of my questions for my lovely nominees? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah