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Beauty & Pin-ups Iron – pin curling tool review

I saved the review of the Beauty & Pin-ups Iron pin curl tool for last. This may be the first post you come across of my reviews of the Beauty & Pin-Ups haircare line, because, like most everyone else, you are dying to know more about this tool.  When I first heard about the Iron, I was dying ...

Beauty & Pin-ups hairstyling products review #4 – Fierce Firm Hold Spray

Beauty & Pin-ups Fierce Firm Hold Finishing Spray lives up to its name. This is a FIRM hold hairspray to be used after you are done working the hair for a long lasting style. This is glue for your hair.  Granted, if you messed up, you can brush through it without getting dried hairspray dust all over, but I recommend ...

Beauty & Pin-ups hairstyling products review #3 – Fever thermal styler

Beauty & Pin-ups Fever Thermal Protectant is a little different from the Linger spray gel. Fever is designed to protect hair from very hot tools like a curling iron or their patented Iron tool and also helps hold the heat style. Linger appears to be designed to be a styling aid for both warm/hot tools and other ...

Beauty & Pin-ups hairstyling products review #2 – Linger setting spray gel

The next Beauty & Pin-ups product up for review is Linger Style & Sculpting Spray Gel. This is my favorite product in the entire haircare line. It covers a lot of ground in hairstyling product needs. It is a thermal styler for EVERY need. And I really mean EVERY. You can use it as a setting spray with ...

Beauty & Pin-ups hairstyling products review #1 – Flaunt shampoo, Luxe conditioner, Sway blow-out primer

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the new Beauty & Pin-ups hairstyling product line. And for good reason. Their thoughtful business practices, cute vintage packaging, and natural formulas are well thought out and they are breaking into an industry with a different marketing strategy from any other professional haircare line. I know readers have been curious about ...

100 times a day is an extreme, but yes…for hair health brush your hair a lot.

Tips for fine hair health and growth I'm really into hair health these days. I have really fine hair and I have been over processing it like crazy. We should all be paying attention to hair health in general. It is a huge indicator of your own general health. Poor hair health can be an indicator ...

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 ...

Beauty Ten Commandments – 1923 Beauty Secrets for Every Woman Magazine

I'm working on about 9 new books right now and having a great time researching and collecting material for them. I picked up this 1923 Beauty magazine and wanted to share with you their 10 Commandments to stay beautiful.I.      Thou shalt cultivate a love for the beautiful, and make thyself look thy best ...

9 Vintage Beauty New Year’s Resolutions

9 Vintage Beauty New Year's Resolutions New Year's Resolutions are our opportunity to commit to making our lives better in some way, help us feel better about ourselves. Quitting smoking, exercising more or organizing your life are all opportunities to make a new good habit or get yourself out of a rut. I suggest adding a small ...

Feel like you are applying Vintage Mascara without the Vintage Germs

Every once and a while I come across makeup in an antique store. And sometimes the container still has the makeup in it. For those of you who might be tempted to goof off and actually apply this makeup to yourself for fun... please don't. Imagine how much bacteria and gunk can grow on something ...