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For some women, lipstick is the only makeup requirement necessary. Need a little boost to your attitude? Throw on your favorite shade, and you’re instantly in a better mood!
The hard part? Finding the perfect tint for you. Luckily, in honor of #NationalLipstickDay, we’ve put together a list of the MINDBODY San Diego office’s favorite hues, styles, and brands!
“It’s hard for me to find a product that doesn't dry my lips out, especially a matte red lip color. I love how moisturizing the Bare Minerals lipstick is, and the color looks amazing on all skin tones. It's the perfect red for day to night!"
- Lauren Thalman, Product Manager
“I’ve been a loyal “Brownie” by Bobbi Brown fan for over 8+ years now (and have gone through way too many to count!). It’s the perfect pinky/brown shade that adapts to your natural lip color. A semi-matte finish combined with enriching, hydrating vitamins C and E, it keeps your lips nourished all day long!”
- Devin Dilday, Marketing Communications Specialist
Color: Shining Moment
“This shade of pink is the perfect pop of color—any time of the year. I love the high-shine, lightweight formula. It glides on seamlessly, almost like a gloss. It keeps my lips moisturized and nourished with the perfect amount of subtle color, so it’s great for work, happy hour, or running errands.”
- Brittany Raine, Team Lead, Marketing Content
Color: Bold, Juicy Coral
“It’s one of my faves and all-time best selling lip treatment for a reason. The entire Sugar Coral lip collection includes SPF 15 that moisturizes, protects, and smoothes your lips with a little bit of color. It’s the practical and stylish, so you can feel good during the day and spice things up at night. Can’t get enough of it!”
- Keana Noons, Marketing Manager
Color: Pure Zen
“You can always find Pure Zen in my purse! I love the semi-glossy finish and comforting feel. It also provides long-term hydration, as well as an instant shine. It’s the perfect pick-me-up throughout the day and into the night!”
- Mariah McFarland, Manager, Product Management
“My favorite lip product at the moment is Glossier Rose Balm Dotcom! During the summer I like to keep my lips protected from the dry heat in San Diego. I love the light rose scent, and even though it’s not technically a lipstick, it has a hint of pink which is great to wear any time of day!”
- Hanna Hutchison, Consumer Marketing Services Associate
Color: Purple Aura
“I got Revlon® Super Lustrous™ Lipstick as a sample from BeautyCon and immediately bought it after. It’s great for days you don’t want to wear makeup but want to add a little bit of glam in your life. If you want to make a statement with bold lip color and don’t know where to start, this one's for you!”
- Yuki Daniel, Executive Assistant
“My skin is too sensitive for most makeup, so I use Burt's Bees' Beeswax Lip Balm to keep my lips hydrated. I love that it's natural and has Peppermint Oil in it for a nice little tingle. I keep one in my car and one in my bag for whenever I need to reapply!”
- Erica Arvanitis, Copywriter
To say the last year and a half was tough would be an understatement. In fact, it will probably go down as one of the most difficult times for our modern generation. In one of the many social polls we conducted during the pandemic, some of you described this time as a sheer “dumpster fire” or “like stepping on a Lego.” And to be honest, I couldn’t agree more.
Luckily, we’ve been able to get back to some form of normalcy in our lives and wellness routines over the last several months. As vaccines became available to the public, wellness businesses welcomed fitness fanatics, haircut seekers, and massage lovers back to in-person wellness experiences. And thank goodness for that—my roots and horrible posture from working from my bed were both getting wildly out of control. This girl needed a good massage and cupping session stat.
If there’s one thing we learned from the pandemic, it’s that our wellness routines are as personal as they are important. During shelter-at-home, those routines looked a bit different. For many, it meant taking a new approach to the “typical” wellness services we count on—I’m looking at you DIY haircuts, at-home waxing sessions (ouch!), and virtual swerking classes.
Now that we can leave our humble abodes to take advantage of in-person experiences again, the word “wellness” has seemingly taken on a new meaning.
Recently, we conducted another one of our famous social polls to see what wellness means to you, our Mindbody community, now that we're slowly but surely getting back to our regularly scheduled programming. We also tapped some of our most influential Mindbody business owners about the ever-evolving wellness landscape.
Here’s what you all had to say.
According to our annual Mindbody Wellness Index, 60% of Americans say they’re more focused on their health and wellness since COVID. Consumers are now realizing they need to take greater care of themselves to optimize and preserve their health. When we asked you on Instagram how important wellness is, a whopping 98% said it was more important than ever. When it comes to how you’re practicing wellness, though, the answers were all over the board. Many of you pointed to journaling, practicing breathwork, and daily workout routines (cycling and yoga topped the list) as being the activities that help you keep your chill throughout the week.
I’m also happy to report that over 50% said you tend to feel more blessed than stressed on a daily basis—which is more than likely a big improvement. Let’s be honest, a year ago I would’ve bet a billion dollars that 99.9% of us knew no other feeling than anxiety—am I right? But even with the stress in our lives dwindling, many of you are still experiencing burnout at the end of a long work week (guilty!). But instead of succumbing to a bottle of wine for relief (please, that was so 2020), you’re unwinding by going to your favorite workout classes—with hot yoga, barre, and Pilates as your faves.
Let’s be honest, we should credit the business owners in this space for helping us reignite our spark when it comes to our wellness routines, right? Thanks to them, we’ve been inspired to prioritize the activities that help us feel our best. In turn, we thought it’d be interesting to learn what wellness means to them—and how that definition has changed over the past eighteen months.
Here’s what they had to say.
“Wellness is living in balance—mind, body, spirit. Highs and lows. It all ebbs and flows and we can navigate it a bit better when we take time to move, breath and remember who we are, and how we are connected to this big, beautiful world.” - Jess Pierno, Founder, Owner, and Chief Inspiration Officer of Yoga Heights
“Wellness is a true balancing of the mental, physical, and spiritual. It has definitely evolved over the years for me—from something that I just thought was about exercising and eating a healthy diet—to also incorporating balancing and healing internally and spiritually.” - Stefanie Patterson, Owner, Indianapolis Salt Cave and Halotherapy Center
“My sense of wellness has evolved from staying healthy and motivated, mind/body/spirit... to being more gentle with myself, less demanding. Accepting my limitations, taking time for resting, and gaining real clarity about what's important. I care less about what people think of me—difficult as a performer and as a business owner with so many demands on me—and more about getting quiet and tapping into the divine source inside of me that helps me discern my next move. In this way, I know my motives are as pure as possible and I'm not getting distracted—not that I don't make mistakes! Those are necessary, that's how we learn!” - Johanna Krynytzky, Owner, Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio
“My studio name reminds us that we are constantly evolving. The past 18 months have certainly shown us that! Wellness to me means doing your best on any given day to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as best you can. It leads to resilience. Diet, exercise, sleep, a sense of community, and some form of faith. It all matters. Setbacks happen all the time, and every day is a chance to start again. We strive to be 'cheerleaders' for our clients when we sense that things are coming out of balance in their lives. So many have been with us for 18 years and are friends—they are our community and we all watch out for each other.” - Mo Wolfe, Owner and Founder, Evolution Pilates
I think we can all agree that there isn’t one true definition of wellness anymore. To some of us, it means getting that hot yoga sesh in daily, and to others, it means carving out time to treat ourselves to a massage or manicure. As long as you’re actively pursuing wellness—whatever that means to you—you're on the right track.
Our MO has always been about connecting the world to wellness—a term that's seen a lot of change lately. Whether you’re fully embracing the in-person experience or still delighted by the convenience of practicing at-home wellness, the Mindbody app makes it easy for you to book experiences that help you feel like YOU again.