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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

She's alive........ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I'm looking at more vintage inspired Halloween ideas and I've come up with The Bride of Frankenstein. This film is from 1935 and was a sequel to the original Frankenstein. Some people think that the sequel was better than the original Frankenstein but I love them both, what's your take on this?

The Bride of Frankenstein s one of those classic 'Old Hollywood  Monster Movies' and  you can't really get more vintage than the original 1935 movie staring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester and Colin Clive.

You can look this movie u here -

To achieve this look I backcombed my hair leaving out two sections next to the ears. Then I pulled back in a beehive shape and loosely waved the side sections using a curling iron. Next I put talcum powder on the parts of the hair and pinned them up with the rest of hair. My hair s too short for this really so it looks a little bit messy but if your hair is longer then it should work really well. Of course the easy option is to buy a wig.

here's the list of products I used to achieve this look -
Maxfactor pan stick in fair
StarGazer foundation in white,
StarGazer pressed powder in white
Marks and Spencer eye and cheek bronzing stick in russet
Solait bronzing puff in golden glow
Benefit browzings in dark
Benefit big beautiful eyes eye contour kit
white eye shaddow
Black liquid eye liner
black mascara
false eye lashes
collection 2000 lip definer in damson
Famous by Sue Moxley lipstick in shade 2

Here are the pictures I used as inspiration -

Elsa Lanchester as The Bride of Frankenstein

Here's my finished look

This is how I did this makeup look

Thanks for reading, 
Love Doris 

Thursday, 11 October 2012

This is Halloween..............Zombie pinup

Today I have been thinking about Halloween and how I could link it to the whole vintage/pinup look. So I started having a look at Halloween pinup pictures on google and came across some zombie pinups.

I thought to myself well this looks like fun! So I have done my own version of this fun Halloween look and made a video of how I achieved this makeup look.

The products I used god this are as below -

Snazaroo face paint in sparkle green and snazaroo facepaint in pale/mint green.
Star gazer pressed powder in white,
Benefit browzings in dark,
Avon true colour eye shadow quad in femme fatale,
Barry M blusher.
Rimmel colour rush quad eyeshadow in 014 bold behaviour,
Black liquid eye liner,
Black eyeliner pencil,
Rimmel volume flash scandaleyes mascara in black,
False lashes,
Red lip pencil,
MAC Russian red matte lipstick
Barry M lipgloss in 212.

Here are some pictures that I used as inspiration and my finished look.




What are you going to dress up as this Halloween?

Thanks for reading,

Love Doris xxxx

Friday, 5 October 2012

Vivien of Holloway - which dress should I go for?!!!

Afternoon all.

I hope you're all having a great Friday and looking forward to a great weekend?

It's my Birthday at the end of October and when asked by my recently by my lovely husband how I would like to spend the day I told him how I would love to have a day trip to London and visit the Vivien of Holloway shop. I have shopped online with them before bug have never been in store! I can not wait to get in there and try on all the lovely 1940s and 1950s inspired clothing.
What I'm after most is a new dress for my Christmas party with all my friends. There are two dresses I have seen online but can't decide between the two! I will pop pictures below and you can tell me what you think.

Has anyone been into this shop before? Is it as lovely as I imagine it to be?

I have bought a pair of 1940s swing jeans on the online shop and they are great. I will link to my Youtube outfit of the day video for these too.

So let me know which dress you prefer in the comments box and I will come back with a blog post telling you all which dress I went for,

Thanks for reading,

Love Doris xxxx