My Name is Amber. My Favorite RAL Color is Flirt With Me and this is MY story

I am a working wife and mom.  I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in November 2011 (I’m still making my way through this new world).

The diagnosis sent me on a search for gluten free and a lifestyle change.   My search included not only food but lotions, soaps, shampoos and of course make up.

A lot of Celiac websites just addressed food and gluten, not these other items.  I’ve always had an obsession with my lips not being soft and dry and I use a lot of lip balm.  So I was really worried when I wasn’t finding information about gluten free lip balms (I’m not a big lipstick fan normally because most of it dried my lips out).

But I am fortunate because “Google” is my friend and it led me to Red Apple Lipstick.  I’ve ordered 3 different  lipsticks and the Rallye Balm.

My favorite color is Flirt With Me.

My makeup looks are more of a natural look so it works best for me (The old adage, less is more).  So while I’m still trying to learn about my life (and it’s not just food) at least I know that my lips will be smooth and soft and have a great look to them.

~ Amber M.

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Ambers story is one we hear a lot.  A story of being newly diagnosed with Celiac disease and finding out that the majority of information available is directly related to gluten free food, but not so much with other lifestyle changes and/or words of encouragement.

As a newly diagnosed Celiac, what words of encouragement and advice would YOU offer Amber?

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  1. dboschma says

    Hi Amber
    I was also having the same problems with lip balms,etc. I switched to Burts Bees product because it says they are all natural—didn’t work. I follow Lisa at Gluten Free Foodies, and she was raving about Red Apple lipstick and gloss. So–I tryed them and I absolutely LOVE them. My lips don’t feel and look dry and the colors I have I love as well. thanks so much Red Apple!!!

  2. Lynda Abeyta says

    Amber, I’m so glad you are doing ok. I to was dignosed recently nov 2010. It gets better With time. If you are not already seeing a nutritionist go find one. Mine has helped me so much to find the road to recovery.

  3. says

    Amber – love hearing your story.. and I agree with Barbara, as time goes on, it gets SO much easier! :) And luckily, in this allergy free and gluten free world, everyone is so amazing and there are so many people willing to give advice and tips and help you get through.

    I agree with Barbara on forums being able to help – check out too.. it has a ton of great advice and people on there willing to help answer any questions you may have.

    And of course, lucky you found Red Apple Lipstick – that color looks fabulous on you!

  4. Barbara says

    I was diagnosed in August 2011 — 6 months in I can say it does get a bit easier as time goes on and you will probably end up feeling so much better off gluten that you’ll never want to go back! Check to see if there are any support groups in your area and definitely check out the forums at That is an amazing community of people who are happy to share their knowledge and experience. Good luck!


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