New Year’s Day Vintage Beauty Survival Kit

New Year’s Day Vintage Beauty Survival Kit

Fast, fabulous beauty even with the biggest champagne hangover…

Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard was my inspiration for this blog post. In the movie she is constantly swaddled in some sort of leopard print. It is either her clothes, draped over the chair she is sitting in, or covering the seats of the car. Oh how lovely a life wrapped in leopard print would be.

Step 1 – Makeup

Hopefully you are having brunch on a patio where you can just wear your sunglasses the whole time, but if not, here are the essentials.

  • Red eye remover for lack of sleep
  • Foundation to cover the sallowness of your skin
  • Bright blush to brighten your pale, bloodless cheeks
  • Eyebrow makeup to lift your brow so people can’t tell how miserable you are
  • Mascara to contrast your eyes and make them look brighter
  • Red lipstick to leave marks on the glass of whatever Hair of the Dog you are drinking.
Step 2 – Sunglasses

I’m a little obsessed right now with the Tom Ford Nikita glasses, but $300 for a pair of sunglasses? I think not. Here is a link to some wonderful knockoffs on Amazon for less than 10 bucks!

Black Cat Eye Nikita Knockoffs

Step 3 – Hair

Why bother? Wrap it in a vintage scarf turban style.

Click here for directions on a turban wrap.


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  • The Glamorous Housewife
    January 1, 2014

    I was a good girl last night and went to bed early (having a 2.5 year old means one needs to make good choices) but had I imbibed, I would for sure be following your glamorous advice.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  • Natalie_vintage_girl
    January 4, 2014

    ha love it <3 I just bought your books the other day and I got them in the mail yesterday! I love them. When I get some time I will do a review for you 🙂

  • Authentic Alice
    January 5, 2014

    Fantastic Tips!!! Still enjoying you blog!!