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Vintage inspired hair flowers and accessories

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Vintage inspired hair flowers and accessories from Shazam Pin Up Hair Flowers is what every vintage girl should have in abundance. I certainly do! Janet Ewers, the creative genius behind Shazam Pin Up Hair Flowers, is a professional florist with 30 years of experience, which explains why her dazzling hair flowers look so realistic! Every single piece is handmade in England and you ...

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The vintage snood

Vintage hair snood

Monday, July 16, 2018

Vintage hair snood is not only a real lifesaver keeping the curls in place when the weather is not vintage-hair friendly, but it also looks spectacular giving a finishing touch to any vintage ensemble! In the pictures taken by Gregory Michael King, I'm wearing a 1950s dress from Nouveau2You (read my article about how to date vintage clothing!) paired with a 1950s ...

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Vintage make-up

Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Beauty – book review

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Being the bookworm that I am and in a 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 ...

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Dry Shampoo

Travel beauty essentials!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Travel beauty essentials! Travelling is a big part of my job as a Fashion Editor/Blogger and as glamorous as that may sound, it really isn't. I spend more time in the departure lounges of boring airports and on the plane getting from point A to point B than in the actual city that I'm visiting for the purpose of having material to ...

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John Frieda radiant red shampoo

John Frieda Radiant RED

Monday, August 3, 2015

John Frieda Radiant RED Following on from my recent post "Best products for red hair – Dawid Krynicki recommends", I received a surprise package from one of my favourite PR agencies, which contained John Frieda Radiant RED Colour Protecting Shampoo and John Frieda Radiant RED conditioner, for me to try out for myself. View post

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Opium perfume

For the love of strong scent.

Monday, June 29, 2015

"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel For the love of strong scent. View post

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Best products for red hair!

Monday, June 8, 2015

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 near white, followed by at least three shades of red hair-dye, in order to create a ...

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Best of Shiseido

Top 10 Shiseido products

Friday, May 29, 2015

There is only one woman I know of, who is a bigger shopo-holic when it comes to beauty products then me, that woman happens to be my mom! She is a very hard to please customer who doesn't get excited about just any newly discovered product, no matter how beautifully packed, well presented and advertised it is. Once every blue moon however ...

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Dominique de Merteuil editor of It's Beyond My Control fashion blog.

Top 6 makeup removers!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Top 6 makeup removers! There are many crimes a woman can commit against her own skin but the one that leaves most damage is not removing makeup before going to sleep. We've all been there and done it I know but dry skin, spots, blackheads, premature ageing and fine lines should be enough to scare any woman, convincing her of the benefits ...

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Top 7 make-up and beauty products for the party season and beyond!

Monday, December 17, 2012

After a long consideration, I decided to deviate slightly from writing about fashion and share my thoughts with you all on the subject of beauty products (which I’m admittedly addicted to). I’m very pleased that the renowned beauty blogger, Merium from CakeFace Makeup (feared by many companies for her honest appraisals of their products), agreed to collaborate with me on this ...

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