Harmonizing Lipstick and Nail Polish Color

I'm in a colorful mood today. Summer is sticking around and before Fall takes root, I thought we should celebrate bright summer colors a little longer. Did you know, makeup companies changed their advertising strategies regularly on how you should choose your correct face powder color, especially in the early years of makeup. From the 1920s ...

Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones – Foundations and Face Powders

Welcome to the first post in the Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones series! Please read my disclaimer here to learn more about where this all came from and what this is all about. I'm beginning with face powders and foundations to work into the rest of the series. This post is more about history than ...

Halloween!!! My favorite vintage-inspired costume this year is Atomicpunk!

There are so many cool vintage-inspired Halloween costumes out there. This year I have a new inspiration for what I am going to be...Atomicpunk (aka atompunk). Above image from Planet of the Female Invaders, 1967 / [image link] You are all familiar with steampunk I am sure, which is the modern stylistic interpretation of speculative science fiction of ...

Easy Vintage Hairstyles for Natural Curly Hair Look 1960s/Mad Men

Here's my last tutorial for this series on easy vintage hairstyles for naturally curly hair.  As I wrote before in the first Natural Curly Hair Tutorial, there is no need to make yourself insane trying to copy the curl level or texture of a vintage style. For a finished vintage hairstyle to look great, I believe the most important ...

Hairstylist and Educator Martin Parsons’ Beehive Tutorial Video

This beehive hairstyle tutorial video comes from hairstylist and expert educator Martin Parsons. It was filmed during a hair show and I thought it would be a really good modern version of a vintage hairstyle to share with everyone.  A modern beehive inspired by the 1960s is one of my favorite hairstyles to do now. It can be ...