Be Inspired to Be Fresh and Bold Solo Traveling + Bold Lips Friday 29 April, 2016

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Hey guys I am back in America! I know I am always traveling but this time it was totally different. I decided to do my first solo international trip – and I went to Panama City! I will be reviewing in a seperate blog post my experience in the country but I want to talk about why I decided to do this solo trip. For one, the tickets were crazy cheap. I planned this all the way back in January and tickets were less than $200 roundtrip off of a flight glitch.

I originally wanted friends to go, but of course with people’s job schedules and the beginning of the year people were being finicky. So I had to make a choice to be brave and purchase this amazing flight deal to Panama and prepare to go solo! I couldn’t miss on this opportunity because of lack of company. It was definitely a bold decision. I will definitely encourage more women to be BOLD and travel solo, whether its internationally or domestic because why wait? Why block yourself of an amazing experience because you couldn’t get someone to tag along with you at the same time?

This was one of the boldest things I have ever done. Yes I was absolutely scared…I was going to a brand new country, not one a resort where I would be secluded and I was in a nation that spoke predominately Spanish. Of course I was so nervous about my solo quest – but I didn’t stay solo for long. I will speak on this on the Panama City trip recap but how about I knew someone while out there? Let’s just say its a small world after all – and perfect timing to take this solo trip to link up with a familiar face! Bold moves make for fun bold experiences and I am so happy I did this.


I literally just returned, not from Panama but from Miami. So I went to Panama to Miami and now I am back in Atlanta. I am a little tired…I am beach deprived and I am really missing beach life from both places. I felt a little blah…I already have some new hair but my look needed a refresher. I needed to look more awake now that I am back on the Atlanta scene. You know what always works for me…A bold lip color!

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I came home and instantly bought myself a new lip color to make myself feel more perky. The bolder the lip color the better! I chose a deep purple color for the late musician Prince. He actually passed away as I landed in Panama, my room was coincidentally purple, so I know I wanted to rock more purple lips in memory of him. I love this Purple/Fuchsia look on my lippy. I think it looks great in any season (don’t fall for the hype that dark colors arent for Spring/Summer) and this color is interchangeable between day and night.


Purple Lips for Prince


Well as you can all see I am not afraid to do bold things. I am traveling boldly and my lips are always bold for the most part. I’m about to plan my next bold trip, but in the meantime I will be checking for more bold lip colors…and keep up with my beauty regimen. But before I applied my bold colored lips, part of my beauty regimen is keeping up with a great beauty hygiene product and I have always used LISTERINE® mouthwash after brushing. If I go bold I want to be fresh at the same time! How to Be Fresh + Bold#ListerineBOLD (1)



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Both the LISTERINE® COOL MINT® and LISTERINE® POCKETPAKS® Cool Mint were packed in my travel essentials bag when I went on my Panama City trip. The LISTERINE® mouthwash stayed in my hotel bathroom and the LISTERINE® pocketpaks went in my purse as I explored the city for easy access to freshness. If you are interested in these products here is a coupon to save on these fresh products!

I think I was an awesome fresh-and-bold Go-getter and I am encouraging you all to do the same. Travel Solo, Buy Bold Lipstick and do something outside your comfort zone from time to time!

What Will You Do This Year To Challenge Yourself and Be Bold?

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Kiwi is the free spirited blogger and content creator of As a digital influencer, she produces creative inspiration around beauty, lifestyle, media and travel leisure. Her life mantra is to make manifesting fun! When she’s not blogging, she is eating trendy hipster food, carrying crystals, making it rain at her local farmer's market and binge brunching. Follow her on her blog and social media at + @kiwithebeauty

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  • This post gave life! First I love the lip color really looks great on you. Secondly I keep Listerine on handy. Thirdly, you reminded me to get my passport so I can set sail this fall on a much needed cruise!

  • Kemkem says:

    I might join you in the boldness of that lipstick! It looks great on you. I have always been a listerine lover and always recommended it to my clients. Looking forward to reading about your trip. Sometimes you just need to forget your friends..haha and go for it. By the time they hem and haw, you’re gone, and it is very empowering. Good for you 🙂 .

  • Sarah Bailey says:

    Your lips look amazing – that colour totally suits you. I have to say I’m a big fan of listerine as it really seems to work. x

  • Jeanette says:

    I think you’re braver than I. I really do not like to travel anywhere on my own, I’m a little too scared to do it. You go girl I’m proud that you’re able to do it.

  • Pam says:

    I absolutely love that lip color on you! I don’t think I could pull it off but you are rocking it!

  • Ashley says:

    I love the lip color on you! Plus, I would LOVE to travel solo! What a great way to be bold!

  • Eloise says:

    love the lip color, I don’t think I have that color yet… I love Listerine, got to have that fresh breath when you come into close contact with someone… best to have both items on a date that’s for sure : )

  • Monica says:

    Pretty lippy on you! And I too love listerine!

  • Liz Mays says:

    I love that lip color and I love Listerine. The classic cool mint flavor is my favorite.

  • Clara says:

    The Listerine pocketpacks are a lifesaver. I use them al the time when I travel.

  • Brandy says:

    Listerine is my favorite! I love that lip color, totally makes your lips just pop, you look fantastic!

  • Kim says:

    The lipstick really caught my attention, and the story behind it is great. Well-written post. Now I have to find that lipstick and pick up some listerine.

  • Theresa says:

    That lip color is definitely bold! As is a solo trip! I love Listerine and how minty fresh it leaves my mouth!

  • Nickida says:

    Yay for purple lips for Prince. The color looks amazing on you and yay for your solo trip. I don’t think I would travel out of the country solo but I would love to get my family on a few trips to the Caribbean.

  • Donna says:

    I don’t feel like I do anything bold… the only traveling solo I’ve ever done is driving to visit my parents 4.5 hours each way. I never wear reds, purples, or dark lipstick/gloss, I’m more of a pink, nude or clear gloss gal. I do go bold with Listerine, though! 🙂

  • Kristina says:

    I have yet to take a solo international trip, but it’s not outside of the realm of possibility.I definitely look forward to reading your post about your trip.

    Rest in peace to the amazing genius we know as Prince.

  • Stacie says:

    OMG what color is that? It’s gorgeous! I love rocking my bold lips.

  • I have tried those pocket packs and they are so handy! I need to pick up more. I love they will just fit in my wallet.

  • Bijee says:

    I love the lip color! I am trying to branch out into lip color these days I have always been a gloss girl but I am trying to be grown and stuff… i haven’t gotten to deep colors yet, but I ought a cute orangy color last week that I love and I got great feedback on… I think I am inspired with your color choice to make the next step!

  • I love the breath strips and have used them for years. They are much quicker than a mint and more effective as well.

  • I love the Listening packs. I always keep them I need my event planners emergency kit.

  • I love bright, bold lips and that lipstick looks awesome on you! Solo traveling is definitely bold. Kudos to you for being brave enough to do it!


  • rika says:

    I love the purple lipstick on you. Solo trip sounds fun and definitely cheaper

  • Giannina Guy says:

    Loving that lipstick, purple is my favorite color so I’m gonna go bold and get some!

  • Rosey says:

    One of my students took a trip to Panama. It sounds like a great vacation spot. The purple lip color is pretty. We always have Listerine in the house.

  • I’ve been pushing myself to be bold. To be uncomfortable enough to grow. I’m digging that lip color, it is so me.

  • Bravo to you for taking this opportunity! It IS scary to travel solo the first time. I will say though I’ve met some great people when I have traveled by myself. Love the lip color too!

  • Awesome that you went to Panama alone. I can’t wait to read your post about that trip. My boyfriend and I went to Panama back in December to a similar flight deal and I LOVED it. I can’t wait to go back.

  • Kita says:

    What made you choose Panama? Can’t wait to read more about your trip. Would you travel alone again?

  • roch says:

    We also are users of Listerine cool mint. I like the feeling of minty after brushing the teeth and gargling with mouthwash. Bold lipstick colors are my thing, too.

  • Jay Simms says:

    I am in love with that color on your lips. I wish i could rock a color like that. I also have listeria hidden all over my house and in my purse. Who knows when fresh breath will be needed.

  • Raijean S says:

    All I use is Listerine! They make the best mouthwash, by the way love the lip color! So bold…

  • I would love to visit Panama and after reading your post, I’d prepared to go solo too! What a great idea to buy a new lipstick upon your return. The colour looks great on you! Yes, I use Listerine too and would definitely bring that with me on a vacation.

  • Dee says:

    Now that lipstick is off the chain! Love the color and I give you mad props for traveling by yourself to another city. I am going to have to bold and do it one day because I want to visit other cities.

  • I have only traveled alone once and it was a business trip. It was liberating. There were times that I had to eat alone, but I had fun. I think I should do it again and this time, it’s for a vacation. I love the color of your lipstick!

  • I can’t even imagine taking the bold leap to travel to another country alone. What a big step! Love your lip color, too! You can definitely rock that shade! And you can’t go wrong with Listerine. When you have fresh breath, you can do anything!

  • Whoa, that’s really great of you to travel solo. I didn’t have a chance to travel alone maybe because I have someone with me. But I still want to try it in the future. I want to feel what you felt. I want to be bold too. By the way, I tried that pocketpaks and it’s really cool.

  • I don’t know if I’d ever be bold enough to fly to somewhere that new, and a different language! But that lipstick is seriously beautiful it looks great on you! Such a great smile and with those Listerine strips to help! OMG love those things! ♥

  • I LOVE that colour!! It looks great with your skin tone. I’ve been using glossy lipsticks for ages but I think you’ve convinced me to try a matte one!

  • I love the Listerine pocket packs and that lip color is great on you. I plan to BOLDLY and apologetically do what I want to do this year, and fully launch my other business.

  • Adrienne says:

    I love Listerine, especially the citrus flavor. It’s such a good products and is great for mouth health.

  • I have been using the Listerine Strips since I was in middle school, I love how they are so compact yet get the job done!

  • Wow, I LOVE that lipstick color. It looks awesome on you! I also LOVE traveling and don’t mind packing up my car with no particular destination. Road tripping is the best adventure. Looks like you had an awesome trip! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Greg SUV says:

    Travel really is amazing! Everyone that’s been says that but still, when you travel through the state in person, you just have to experience it to know!

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