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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

Miss A’s Fave: Chanel’s LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES Lip Gloss

Some women have a weakness for shoes. Other women have a weakness for handbags. I have a weakness for lip gloss, and have tried every major brand of lip gloss out there.  I have become a bit of a lip gloss connoisseur, so I wanted to share my all time personal favorite with my readers — Chanel’s LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES!

They come in a wide range of colors from the perfect nude, to pretty pinks, and rich reds. The colors are multi-dimensional with just the right amount of shimmer and shine. A woman of a certain age shouldn’t have overly glossy, frosted, or sparkly lips. I love that the color actually shows up, and isn’t sheer. The lip gloss doesn’t feel sticky, or thick, and they are very long lasting.

I was very upset when my favorite shade of pink – Soda – was discontinued. I found it on Ebay and bought the last 5 I could find, but sadly I am on my last one. I found that Pink Tease (#142) is a good alternative to Soda. My other favorites include:  Giggle and Unity are great nudes, Pagoda is a great darker nude, Blizzard has a touch of frost which I adore when wearing pastels.

If you haven’t tried these, I highly recommend them. They may be a bit more expensive than other brands, but definitely worth it! If you’re already a fan, comment below and tell me your favorite shades!

– Miss A

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