Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Big Launch

Ahem, ahem, ahem:


"Welcome to Lipstick and Gelato!"


feat. York S'mores which'll be posted about very soon!


Having startled you in bold-face type and thanked the barista friend who eased my morning of technical difficulties and wifi-issues by giving me free coffee, I can now celebrate the launch! This blog...I've worked for the past four or five months carving this space out of the cold-hearted internet, making it homelike, creating posts for you to read, filling the backspace, and spreading the word. I'm so incredibly excited for this new venture. And today I actually get to share it with you and celebrate with a fun giveaway. For me, Lipstick & Gelato is the diving-board off the deep end of pursuing my dreams. Food, fashion, and art are some of my favorite outlets for creativity, and I'm thrilled to now have a space dedicated to pursuing them alongside my readers. There are already food and fashion posts here on the blog, so browse around! If you want a fuller explanation of why I began L&G, please click here. Some housekeeping statements, if I might? By clicking on the "Kitchen" tab on the sidebar, you'll be taken to all posts food-related. By clicking on "Closet," you'll be taken to all things fashion-related. Makes it easy on those of you who are only interested in one or the other. Also on the sidebar are following options, links to my social presence on other sites, and my Instagram feed, which you're welcome to follow! I want your experience here to be as easy and warm as possible, so I'll also quickly explain about...

What You’ll Find On The Blog



Recipes: In the Kitchen, on the Gelato side of the house I share all things edible: recipes new and old, hole-in-the-wall spots for a fine meal, foodie friendships, cooking challenges and more.

Style: In the Closet (or Lipstick gallery) I talk about style, beauty, dressing my ‘curvy’ body gracefully, and all things related to looking your best. Some of my inspirations style-wise are Audrey Hepburn, Amy Adams, Tanesha Awasthi, Kate Spade, Zooey Deschanel, classic and vintage silhouettes, and rich colors.

Art: My art is...all around! From fashion-sketches to food illustration, to quick sketches done on the sly under the nose of a snobby Starbucks barista, I throw my art into this blog the way I fit it into daily life: here and there, in all the nooks and crannies.

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And now the moment you've really been waiting for, which is where you get to hear about the Lipstick & Gelato Launch Giveaway! At the end of the week, one lucky person will win a prize bundle which includes:


- A piece of original "makeup medium" art (pictured above)
- A high-heel cookie-cutter
- A $10 Anthropologie gift-card
- Her choice between three scented Revlon nailpolishes: "Espresso," "Chocolate Truffle," or "Spun sugar"


Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is open only to US residents. I know it's vexing, but (sadly) I'm not in charge of the Post Office. Entries may be gained by commenting below with a topic (food or style-related) you'd like to see me post about and your email address. Additional entries may be gained by sharing any image from Lipstick & Gelato (or the blog's Instagram) on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter and leaving a link in a comment below. Technical issues prevent me from using Rafflecopter for this giveaway, so I'm doing this old-school: I'll write your name on a slip of paper for each entry, mix them all up in a big bowl, and draw one on Friday night. Have fun and spread the word! Lipstick & Gelato has space for everyone. <3

56 comments:

  1. So excited for your blog launch Rachel!!
    I would love to see an article on how to copy Zooey Deschanels style as she is one of my style icons as well :) love you and you're an amazing artist FYI...

    Shanna - singingasigo84@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh, thank you, Shanna! If only we could all look so flawlessly adorable as Zooey....

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  2. Yay! I'm so excited for the new blog Rachel.
    I'd like you to cover how to gracefully dress a curvy body. It would be much appreciated!
    rppave@yahoo.com

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  3. Yay!!! This is an awesome idea, Rachel! I'm so excited about this new site!! I'd love a "how-to" for Audrey Hepburn inspired clothing and makeup. =)

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  4. I pinned about the giveaway on Pinterest. =) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/157133474476154603/

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  5. :D
    Maybe something about proper fit for various articles?
    Ladygreyfox116@gmail.com

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  6. Congrats, Rachel! I would love to see a post on how you style your bangs--they look like they behave better than mine. ;)

    Twitter share: https://twitter.com/RachelleRea/status/631133284290965504
    Email: rachelle@rachellerea.com

    Fun giveaway! :)

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  7. Super excited about this blog! I'm looking forward to your style posts...it sounds like we have similar style icons!

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/eheartpiano/status/631104061186670592

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  8. Also, my email is eheartpiano@gmail.com.

    In addition to Twitter, I shared about the blog on Pinterest and Insta.

    Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/539024649128996816/s=3&m=memo

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/p/6QdRhDlbkR/

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  9. I'm so glad you've come back to the "other" blogging world, Rachel! You've been missed over on A Butcher etc and I'm extremely looking forward to what you have planned for here, but especially the art and fashion bits. :)

    And my email: cherryames96{at}gmail{dot}com

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  10. I love your fashions posts! You're not afraid to color outside of the lines. I'm always intrigued by what you come up with. And If you come across clothing tips for really tall (6.2") people like me, I'd be interested in hearing them. ;)

    Annameng621@gmail.com

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  11. I pinned your post here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A-fThAAQAMEGAe7eYlMAAAA/

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  12. 2012.es.2801@gmail.com
    I would like some Audrey Hepburn or Kate Middleton fashion tips. ;)

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  13. I know on your other blog you did a few clean eating type dessert recipes, would you do more of those? How homemade ice cream and gelato (or do you have that already).

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  14. Oh, my email is regencylass@hotmail.com

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  15. oh and I pinned it :) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/530650768571889878/

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  16. Congrats on your blog launch! I've never heard of "makeup medium" art, but I love the idea! I'm about to look up more examples online once I finish writing this. How about makeup tips for newbies like me? =P I'd like to learn any tricks to liquid eyeliner in particular. =)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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    2. Pinned: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/336503403386073720/

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  17. Makeup-medium art is rather something I made up...it means the art is drawn with makeup! In this case, lipstick and mascara. One does grow tired of using paint. XD

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    1. Might have to try that myself with old makeup! =)

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  18. Make-up art - how clever! I love fashion sketches, so I would love to see more. Also, tips on drawing them? I have enjoyed following The Inkpen Authoress, so I am looking forward to this.

    lydia.carns@gmail.com

    Pinned: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/450500768953717105/

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  19. I'd love to see a post on how you go thrifting for clothes, maybe with pictures documenting the process! What gets picked and what gets rejected... that might be quite fun. :D

    Looking forward to reading this blog!
    Email is MissDashwood95 at gmail. :D

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  20. I'd love to see recipes ft. Things That Almost Everyone Has in Their Pantry. (Part of the reason why I rarely bake is because I can't spend my hard-earned money on specialty items.) ;) Also fall fashion.

    Email: emilychapmanauthor AT gmail DOT com

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  21. I just realized I forgot to mention how excited I am about this site. ^.^ I'm looking forward to some great blog posts à la Rachel'd.

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  22. Yay, new blog! I do not considerable myself a fashionable person... but I would like to be! My problem is that I have not yet discovered what my style IS. I would greatly appreciate advice on discovering one's style!

    -Allison
    aruvidich@gmail.com

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  23. First of all, YAY! I love this new blogspace of yours. :D

    As for topic ideas ... hmmm ... how about a series of yummy, affordable (as in, using everyday ingredients one might have around the house), healthy, and fun breakfast ideas. One is always in short supply of breakfast ideas!

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    1. Pinned: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/77687162299636723/

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    2. Another pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/77687162299636741/
      and a tweet: https://twitter.com/CharityKlicka/status/631864531636105216
      because you is awesome.

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    3. Also, ta-da! http://charityklicka.blogspot.com/2015/08/lipstick-gelato-featured-blog.html

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  24. Yippee! A new Rachel Heffington place to browse contentedly! I'd love to see a post on how (if) literature has influenced your love of food/style/life in general. :)

    misskatyanne@gmail.com

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  25. I'm SO EXCITED that you've begun this blog, I think it's simply marvelous that we'll be getting MORE Rachel Heffington content on the internet. You don't know how wonderful you are, dear... :) One in a bajillion.

    {I believe you have my email address?}

    Topic idea: Hmmmmmmm - All the categories you posted so far sound captivating. I think I'm most interested in the fashion posts. Makeup tutorials (step-by-step for us lipstick-illiterate creatures) would be fab. :)

    Love you, darling friend!

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  26. Pinned the giveaway! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/65935582021174855/

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  27. *boom* *Nala voice* "Pinned ya again!" https://www.pinterest.com/pin/65935582021174916/

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  28. I confess, I'm only here because the title has gelato in it... ;) In all seriousness, I'm here because frankly, m'dear, your witty glamor inspires me! You're food, fashion, and works of art are sparkles of joy in my Instagram or Facebook feed. I am looking eagerly for all your delectable recipes, classy clothing styles, and beYOUtifull original art pieces. :)

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  29. I shared on the book of faces. :) https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1636763669937112&id=100008104848241

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  30. Came here via Melinda's suggestion, and looking forward to checking out your recipes! After nearly 10 years of marriage and cooking for our family of 5, I'm always in need of fresh ideas. ;)

    Flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

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  31. So happy for you Rachel! I have always been inspired by your creativity and talent (as well as the rest of your family!). I love the fact that you have chosen food, fashion and ART to discuss. I hope you dive into all forms of art, whether on canvas or the stage. But being a fashion major in college and a "foodie" I look forward to all of your posts!!!!

    Kmbrlyatknsn@gmail.com

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    1. Didn't know you were a fashion major in college! That's pretty cool. :) :)

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  32. Can't wait for this new blog, Rachel. :) I can always use extra motivation for style and taking time to take care of myself. :)

    I'd love to see a breakfast ideas post! Healthy, delicious, but especially fast to make. :) You have some pretty delicious looking ones on Instagram. ;)

    theirishdaughter[at]gmail[dot]com.

    Best of luck with the new blog!

    ~Schuyler
    www.ladybibliophile.blogspot.com

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  33. Shared it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=402331029974120&id=100005916797705&pnref=story

    And shared it on Twitter! https://twitter.com/schuylermc1/status/632178687752822784

    ~Schuyler

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  34. Congratulations on launching this new blog! It's so cute!

    Topics I'd like to see:

    Color coordination for clothes. (Shades of colors that go together best)

    Similiarly, pattern mixing. What's the secret to mixing patterns in clothes where they feel cohesive?

    Those are topics I still dont have down and would love to learn more about. :)

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  35. I would love to see some Audrey-inspired outfit posts - you know she's my favorite. ;)

    So excited for you & this blog & what's to come! Lots of love. <3

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  36. Aaaaand I tweeted about it: https://twitter.com/carmelelizabeth/status/632252467116417024

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  37. Beautiful blog, Rachel!

    I would love to see some posts on classic nautical style outfits, (love blue and white stripes!) and any food posts on ethnic or unique foods.

    Loving the blog so far! :)

    -Emily

    My email address is theherosinger@gmail.com

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  38. I'm thrilled about this new venture of yours, Rachel! I think I'll be haunting Lipstick and Gelato quite a bit in the coming months. ^.^ Not sure if someone has mentioned this already, but I'd enjoy seeing some stylized photoshoots for either hair or makeup (like the Plenilune makeup look you did last year on BBC). I believe you have my email already. =)

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  39. Rachel, I'm delighted about your new venture into the glamorous world of style, healthy eating, and art! Personally I would love to see some healthy brekker ideas that are filling, but quick to make.

    novelistanniehawthorne{at}gmail{dot}com

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  40. Sounds like it'll be nice and fun for you. :)

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