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Quick and Easy Pinup Hairstyles – part 2 | HAIR TUTORIAL

Following up on my previous post on quick and easy pinup hairstyles, here is part 2 with yet another 3 hairdos for lazy or busy days.   Style 1: tucked-in hairdo This hairstyle has long been one of my go-to styles. It’s an elegant updo, with allures of a faux Gibson roll, only easier. And… Continue reading Quick and Easy Pinup Hairstyles – part 2 | HAIR TUTORIAL

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Quick and Easy Pinup Hairstyles | HAIR TUTORIAL

I know the hassle of busy mornings, when you can’t be bothered creating a full glam hairdo. I’ve got you covered for those stressy moments with the 3 following quick and easy hairstyles, that still look very pinup-inspired.   Style 1: Bow “Put a bow on it” they say. When you have no time to… Continue reading Quick and Easy Pinup Hairstyles | HAIR TUTORIAL

Hair & Beauty · Kat Von D · Makeup · Makeup review

Everlasting lips – Kat Von D

Although I swear by a classic red lippy, I do like to change it up every now and then. Binge-watching Mad Men recently, I often spotted Betty Draper/Francis with a more coral or rosy lipstick shade rather than a bright red. Something I just hád to try for myself. I’ve been wanting to try out… Continue reading Everlasting lips – Kat Von D

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Turbanista – Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos

My personal preference for vintage hairstyles always went to the iconic curl sets and pageboys or an elegant updo, like the Gibson roll. Until recently, my hair accessories would consist of hair flowers and hair scarfs. However, women’s hairstyling and creativity from past eras went past pincurls and updos.  Turbans in all shapes and forms… Continue reading Turbanista – Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos

Bésame Cosmetics · Hair & Beauty · Makeup · Makeup review

Crimson Peek | Bésame Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge

If you’re in the vintage scene, you’ll probably have heard of Bésame Cosmetics. With a lot of research and sampling, they recreate the glamour and sophistication of erstwhile. Like the shades of their products are replicas from past originals, the packaging looks authentic as well and is a true vintage enchantment for the eye! In… Continue reading Crimson Peek | Bésame Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge

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Big hair, I do care – Suavecita

Hair can be a big thing, literally. A hairstyle can really make the whole look, even more so in the pinup/vintage scene. That 1950s bombshell dress looks asks for bouncy pincurls, a scarved beehive adds playfulness and some victory rolls just breath 1940s vibes. Whatever look you’re going for, Suavecita has got you covered, as… Continue reading Big hair, I do care – Suavecita

DIY · Hair · Hair & Beauty · Styling · Tutorial

The Gibson Roll Explained

With the outbreak of World War II, women became employed in all kinds of war-related efforts and jobs. Beside the hazardous aspect of long hair when working in factories, women also had to deal with rationing during wartime. However, their creativity gave rise to some iconic hairstyles. The Gibson roll originally dates back from the… Continue reading The Gibson Roll Explained

Fashion · Hair & Beauty · review · Separates · Styling · Vandalised with Love

Winter Walk with Vandalised with Love

The golden landscapes are slowly uncovering themselves, trees start showing their branches. As the last leaves are starting to fall, Winter is nearing. The time of midnight parties and Winter walks. Let this be the name of the new collection of a handcrafted accessories brand, I discovered just recently. Vandalised with Love is a sparkling… Continue reading Winter Walk with Vandalised with Love

Fashion · Hair & Beauty · Styling · Voodoo Vixen

Vintage glamour in daily wear – guest blog for Voodoo Vixen

As a scientist, working in the lab, I know the struggle of staying true to your vintage style. The lovely people at Voodoo Vixen gave me the opportunity to be their guest blogger this week. The blog post contains my own tips and tricks to maintain vintage-inspired glamour, yet comfy styling and wear for daily… Continue reading Vintage glamour in daily wear – guest blog for Voodoo Vixen

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DIY Half Moon Manicure

Today I’m bringing something different to the blog: an easy little DIY tutorial. When going for the complete pinup look, nails cannot be overlooked. Most of you might immediately envision the perfect half moon manicure of burlesque queen Dita Von Teese. Making it her signature finishing touch, Dita revived this classic vintage manicure style. The… Continue reading DIY Half Moon Manicure