Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mugging it up in the Bathroom

My sad attempt at a post to keep from not posting for months. Spring quarter begins Monday, so we'll see how much I can post and how frequently.

My results after brushing my hair after using Hot Rollers. It falls flat so fast that if I want a good curl, and I want it to last I must sleep in rollers.

A close up of a dress clip I recently found at the Goodwill.

Here is a better view of the makeup. Basically a cut crease. I found a fantastic set of 1936 dress clips recently for $2.99 whoaza what a steal! The little rhinestones shine so brightly that they give the sun a run for its money :)

Good night!

Friday, March 30, 2012

9th Year Anniversary

Tuesday was the 9th year anniversary with the honey!

However, like the ever forgetful dingbat that I am, I forgot to take pictures up til after we got home and started to watch Dreamcatcher.

Dreamcather is the first movie we saw 9 years ago, and marks the date of our anniversary, so every year we watch it in the evening before falling asleep.

This year we actually managed to finish the entire movie!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ultimate Vintage Inspired Beauty Database

I am not sure how many of you are aware of the amazing website, but it contains a huge database for the makeup used by the makeup artists on certain movies.

Below are some links to some amazing makeup secrets:




Vintage Inspired

There are several other makeup looks on the site including many modern styles and amazing tips. There are also several other vintage styles that I did not put on the list to encourage you to have a look for yourself about this amazing site.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pan Am ~ Style Secrets

I may be late on the bandwagon, but I started watching Pan Am last night, and I can't stop watching! The styling is amazing! During each episode, I really feel that I am transported back in time.
Though the story lines can be a bit predictable, and after four episodes, the plots are more or less the same, but I still can't want to see the next, and see the styling for the ladies in a different part of the world.

Patricia Regan does a fantastic job on styling the ladies and gentlemen of Pan Am. You can read an interview and some of the makeup she uses on Christina Ricci for the show here.
  • MAC's gel liner in Blacktrack.
  • MAC Fleur or Peaches blusher.
  • L'Oreal Voluminous mascara or Dior Iconic
{Source ~ Lipstick and Cake}

Here is a site for Laura's makeup! (I just adore her style, definitely my fav!)
  • Armani’s lasting silk foundation
  • Mac fleur power blush
  • Three Custom cool sky eye shadow
  • Mac rapidblack penultimate eye liner
  • Shiseido black mascara
  • EOS honeysuckle lip balm.
I really hope that the rumors of the show being canceled are not true :(
I was heartbroken to learn the Playboy Club was canceled after only a few episodes. I LOVED that show.

As a side note, apparently Revlon's Persian Melon (now Blase Apricot), use to be the standard for the Pan Am stewardists according to My Beauty Blackbook. Though both shades are still sold today, Persian Melon from the 60s is now Blase Apricot-a peachy color, and the Persian Melon we see today is more of a midtoned cool pink.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mad Men Styling Secrets

In the latest Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide June/July 2012 (pg 110-111), there is a Mad Men makeup/hair secrets.
BettyFrancis (January Jones):
  • January's hair is set using a small curling iron and finished with White Sands settinbg spray, Kerastase hairspray and lots of teasing. Owen's notes that her hair pretty much falls into the Betty haristyle.
  • Additionally, "She has a single process blonde. "
  • A matte foundation and "pink lipstick like MAC Impassioned" are used to achieve the Betty look.

Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks):
  • To achieve the Joan look, a curl set and and three-quarter length wig are used, as only "the outer edges and bangs are her own hair."
  • In the office she is more conservative, but at night she is a little more Brigitte Bardot-like."
  • "Christina's roots are touched up using Redkin haircolor."
  • Joan's staple lip is "Laura Mercier lipstick in Baby Lips-an orangey-pink."
Peggy Olsen (Elezabeth Moss):
  • "Peggy's hair is curled into the Peggy flip, and a lot of hairspray is used to coerce into the Peggy style as Moss's hair is very fine and straight."
  • Her makeup is made to look as though she has not yet mastered the putting on makeup look. "Her lips are a natural pink tone, and Julie Hewett Cheekie is used on her cheeks."
These facts are from the show's Hair Department's Head Terrie Owen, and Makeup Department Head Lana Horochowski.
The Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide has become a great source for beauty secrets for some of my favorite stars. I highly recommend checking out this bimonthly magazine.

Note: I am not sponsored or being paid to write anything about this magazine.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Update and Upcoming Tutorial

Again I begin another post with an apology for my absence. I have been buys with school, but I still keep with with all of your blogs (and others who don't follow me) though I rarely comment.

I have some news! I broke my other camera, so I was unable to take pictures, and though I have my webcam, it is really insufficient. However, for my birthday, my boyfriend surprised me with a new camera with better quality photos.
I have been doing my hair in pillow-type rollers, and the result has been (discovered yesterday) quite Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth) from Beyond the Sea! I hope to do a tutorial sometime after Monday of next week as I have my finals next Monday. So expect a (video) tutorial around the last week of March.

Update: While I taped the tutorial for this, it did not turn out well, but check out my other tutorials:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Christina Aguilera's Beauty Tips

Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide April/May 2012 magazine pg 26 there was an interview with Christina Aguilera here are some of her beauty tips:

  • "My signature shade is from Lipsense" (magazine suggests Blu Red)
  • M.A.C. wipes
  • Davines MOMO conditioner

  • Uses an angle eyeliner brush