Hair,makeup and beauty tips and how tos for getting a vintage look, including 1920s flapper , 50s pinup and Old Hollywood Glamour styles of the 30s and 40s.

How to Get the 1920s Screen Siren Make Up Look

From Boardwalk Empire to Downton Abbey to the remake of the Great Gatsby, the interest in Roaring 20s fashions has never been hotter.  The 1920s was a liberating time for women,  resulting in less restrictive clothing that downplayed a woman’s curves.   And just like today, young women emulated celebrities, resulting in the popularity of  make up looks worn by their favorite silver screen stars.  This very feminine, dramatic look contrasted nicely with the looser, […]

By | 2015-12-14T13:50:16-04:00 May 6th, 2013|Beauty|2 Comments

The Beauty Secret Shared by Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly

Want to know how many of  the beautiful stars of the silver screen got their flawless and glowing skin? Leading ladies such as Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn credited one man – Erno Laszlo. Audrey Hepburn said “50% of my beauty I owe to my mother, 50% to Erno Laszlo.”

Laszlo brought his innovative skin care regime from Hungary to Fifth Avenue in 1939. […]

By | 2016-05-25T19:34:51-04:00 March 11th, 2013|Beauty, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Beauty Secret Shared by Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly

The Facts on Max Factor

Everyone is familiar with the brand. But do you know how the most famous cosmetics company started? Max Factor is considered the father of modern makeup and the company he built literally changed the face of cosmetics history.  He built a giant cosmetics empire with its roots in the  film industry.   Though the business no longer operates in the US,  Max Factor was a household name for decades, bringing the glamour of  Hollywood stars to […]

By | 2014-01-22T10:01:56-04:00 February 10th, 2012|Beauty, Memorable people|2 Comments

Easy Moon Manicure Nails a la Dita Von Teese

A while back I did a blog post on how to recreate the half moon manicure that was so popular in the 30s and 40s.  But recently Dita Von Teese  partnered with the Kiss cosmetic company and introduced a set of ready to go moon manicure nails. Just glue on and go!  A  fabulous touch of vintage glamour at your fingertips in bright ruby red with a pearly white half moon shape.  A great […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:06:51-04:00 October 4th, 2011|Beauty, Celebrities|1 Comment

Beauty and Personal Hygiene Ads-1925 Delineator Magazine

Modern day women are certainly familiar with ads hawking various beauty products for ways to make themselves either look or smell better. And while many of them live up to their claims, are quite lovely and even beneficial,we all know  there are plenty out there that just play on a woman’s insecurities about herself, but don’t do a darned thing!

And this isn’t something new. Just take a look at these ads from the April 1925 […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:07:32-04:00 April 28th, 2011|Beauty, Nostalgia|Comments Off on Beauty and Personal Hygiene Ads-1925 Delineator Magazine
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