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Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Beauty – book review

Being the bookworm that I am and in constant need of educating myself on the topic of vintage hair and makeup, I’m always thrilled with the prospect of a new guide that might help to perfect my preferred 1940s look. This is especially the case with hair! So, when I was approached by PLEXUS publishing with a request to review a new book that they’re publishing by Laura Slater, entitled ‘Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Beauty’, I jumped at the opportunity, quick as a wink.

Filled with useful tips on make-up and hairstyling from the beauty regimes of iconic, glamorous movie stars such as; Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich… To name just a few! ‘Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Beauty’ is a perfect book for those who are just starting their exciting adventure with vintage hair and make-up, as well as for vintage aficionados like myself. 

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Best products for red hair!

Best products for red hair! Shock confession, I’m not truly a natural redhead. Yes, I admit that my gorgeous red hair is in fact, not the result of natural selection but rather the result of personal choice and eight hours undergoing agonising hair colour stripping to nearly white, followed by at least three shades of red hair-dye, in order to create a naturally looking copper-red. The only reason my hair didn’t fall out after having been stripped using so much peroxide, is because I followed the advice of my hairdresser at the time, who instructed me to pour half a litre of extra virgin olive oil on my hair every other day for at least a month and use the GHD Indulgence Treatment mask after washing my hair. I smelled like a salad but thanks to some good advice, my hair remained and stayed as thick as it had been before the metamorphosis.

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