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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Get ready with me, how I style my short hairstyle

Hello all,

I have recently had my hair cut short again and also gone back to the bright colours.
In this YouTube video I show you how I get ready most days and blow dry short hairstyle.
This hair cut has been based on Rhianna/P!nk/Frankie Sandford.

Hope you enjoy xxx

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Colour B4, my experience x

Evening all!

I am an avid fan of hair colour and have always loved changing the colour of my hair as the mood takes me. I have had so many different colours! From the more conventional black, brown, blonde, all shades of reds, platinum etc to the more outrageous blue, bright red, pinks, tulip etc.

I have been growing my hair now for about a year and have gone from a white blonde pixie crop to a jaw length black bob.  As I love all things vintage and I'm a vintage hair stylist I decided to grow my hair so that I can work some vintage magic on my own locks.

While growing my hair I thought that if i were to dye it a dark colour that it would help with this process as I wouldn't have to worry about roots etc.

well after about three months of having blue black hair I of course got bored and wanted to go lighter. Well I have spent all this time growing my hair and I didn't want to bleach the hell out of it and ruin all my hard work growing it! So I went for highlights followed by an all over dark red. The result was pretty but still a bit boring. So two weeks ago I used colour B4 for the first time.

I'm not going to go into a lengthy blow by blow account of how to use the product but if you read the instructions properly it's easy to use.

Colour B4

 Well after an hour on my hair and and 15 minuets rinsing I had bright blonde highlights and a dark copper hair colour but this was light enough. 
My hair after Colour B4

So a week after used the colour remover again. This time my hair went much lighter and I was able to apply direction hair dye in fire and rose red mixed together And got a Lovely  dark red/pink.

I have used directions so many times and I'm always pleased with the results.

Lovely soft hair with such vibrant colour! Ordinarily I would pre lighten my hair before the colour but the colour remover did lighten my hair just enough!

Since first writing this blog post two months ago I have now lightened my hair as it has rested it enough after removing the colour. I have also cut my hair into a 1960s inspired asymmetric mod hair style. after pre lightening and colouring with directions flamingo pink I now have healthy looking, shiny vibrant colour!!! I love it!!

Soo thats enough of me waffling on her are the results!!!


Thanks for Reading! 
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Love to all, Doris xxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Vintage Valentine

Well happy Valentines day! I hope you've all had a lovely romantic day?
My husband bought a beautiful handmade card from Papyrus it is really lovely with two cute little felt fox's on it!
lovely card from my lovely Husband!

My Lovely Valentines card from my gorgeous Husband! 

I thought I would share some vintage valentines that I have found on line. Some are not what we would send today and others are really sweet!

Which is your favourite of these lovely old cards? I really like the one with the vegetables on it!
We also have some of my favourite chocolate's to eat and some bubbly too!

So Happy Valentines Day all my fab vintage lovelies!

Thanks for reading, love Doris xxx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Bettie Page - A classic vintage hairstyle!

Bettie Page was a famous and controversial model from the 1950's.  She is now remembered for her iconic hairstyle with her short fluffy fringe (bangs).

Bettie Page

In the vintage and rockabilly scene many girls rock the Bettie bangs!
If you decide to go for the chop when you go to the hairdressers you need to ask for a short u shape fringe (bangs).

Bernie Dexter - modern pinup model


When styling this short fringe I use a curling tong to curl under the ends and then comb through.

 Here are my Bettie bangs

Alternatively if you don't want to cut your hair but you'd still like to have this look sometimes you can try a "bumper bang" / faux bang style.

This is where you take the front your hair and curl it under either with pin curls, rollers or curling tongs. Then back comb underneath and brush it into a forward roll. Now  pin into place at the sides tucking the pins in at the sides.

Here is a fantastic tutorial for the bumper bang hairstyle by the fabulous Jenn over at A Vintage Vanity!

I hope this has been helpful in you deciding on this style!
Thanks for reading,
Love Doris xxxxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

November Makeup Haul featuring the new Mabelline Fit Me range

Hello everyone.

Today I filmed my first makeup haul/product review video. I have been buying some new makeup in the last few weeks and I'm really pleased with it all so I thought I would share my thoughts on these  items with you all.

First up is the new makeup range from Mabelline. It's called Fit Me and its a range of foundations, concealer's and powders. I'm very pleased with these, the coverage is lovely. You can build it up if you want to and it leaves my skin feeling light and not greasy. The colour match is also really good.

Mabelline Fit Me
I bought a new eye brow powder set from Nyx. I normally use Benefit Browzings in dark but I have changed my hair colour to black recently and the colour match between my hair and eyebrows wasn't great so I decided to shop around for a new one and found this. I love it!!! The colours great, it blends beautifully and looks great.

Nyx Eyebrow cake powder
My new eyeshadow palette is Fraulein 38 eyeshadow colour pallet. I must say I'm very pleased with this item too. The price was great. It cost me less than £10.00 and it has about 120 colours in!! Its fab, each little shadow isn't very big but there are so many that you should be able to create so many different looks to keep you going with this item for ages!

Fraulein 38 Eyeshadow Colour Palette

Coastal Scents camo quad colour corrector. This is another item I'm really pleas does conceal  with this product. The coverage is great and really does cover dark circles and red patches. use the yellow or lilac colour to hide dark circles under the eyes and the green or pale blue to cover red spots or red patches.
Coastal Scents Camo Quad Colour Corrector

 And finally Avon true colour quad in feme fatale. this is a lovely little eye shadow palette. great coloures, Great coverage  and a good looking product. T
Avon true colour eyeshadow quad, femme fatale

Here is my Youtube Video to go with this blog post -

I hope you have  enjoyed this post and that maybe it has been helpful to you.

Thanks for reading,

Love Doris

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