Great hair tutorial
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I have only a little bit of Benefit's lovely but much too pricey "Honey snap out of it" Scrub left, and while one scrub works just as well as the next for me, the smell of honey really does make waking up a lot easier (especially on anyone crossing my path).
There is lots of cosmetics recipes on this site. Now I just need to get myself to make the effort to make my own honey scrub.
When I finally do I'll report back with the results.
This place is currently down and appears to have been for quite a while but thanks to the wayback machine yet more pin curling instrucitons.
Two great updos
Pincurl it Baby! and All rolled up
Vintage hairstyle tutorials,
even a recepie for setting lotion for the incredibly dedicated hair phanatic.
It takes me an hour to sew on a button but this page looks interesting despite the fact that needle work and me don't go together.
I really need a fucking coffee.
There is definitely something appealing about a bit of rude applique work.
Mind you, t-shirts sporting punchy slogans instill an urge to buy in me, but that doesn't mean I'd ever actually wear one.
When it comes to embroidered garments, the words Little Slut emblazened on my chest in French would probably not be my first choice.
Great second-hand finds beautifully put together.
The mix and match, layered style isn't exclusive to the clothing either: The imagery is made to look like something you might discover in your attic. Everything is textured and just like the garments - vintage. In some sets dear Marlene is superimposed infront of the same bleached out backdrop over and over. Her feet hover above the ground, giving these shots a sureal quality. There are also lots of collages and colourful location shots to keep your eyes busy.
The ensembles recall Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary and Hannah Murray in Skins. Half this stuff, me (and the rest of the world) would look an absolute frump in, but somehow this girl pulls it off.
Liebe Marlene has everything I always hope for whenever I pick up a fashion magazine. You know, those two or three pages wedged inbetween the adverts, horoscopes and the instructions on "How to make him love you".
I think this blog is going to make my cold much more bearable.
There is also an ebay store (US based but also available on Ebay UK) which I don't dare look at closely until next payday.. if ever. Temptation is simply too great. Especially as soon as her pricing appears to be quite reasonable on first glance. It is twice as hard to resist a good bargain.
Unusual clothes, great fit and good materials.
I have had some of my favourites from All-Mighty for quite a while now and despite my disregard for the care instructions (everything goes in my washing machine) they are still in great shape.
Wow. I want these.. badly.
Were the green one (originally from Stop Staring) available in my size
I wouldn't be able to resist, never mind the price.
Some old favourites from All-Mighty are available here too.
This stuff is quite dear, but lasts surprisingly long. Dandelion is great to give a pale face a healthy glow and brow zings make it easy to touch up and fill in sparse brows.
From cheap and easy to utterly unaffordable Etsy has a lot to offer. I spent hours looking at hair goodies and jewellery recently and if you are willing to spend the time to compare shops you can get yourself some pretty little bargains.
From left to right: Purple bobby pins from Gwen Wall's $ 7.00 (available in lots of colours all over Etsy); Cloche hat from BoringSidney $116.00; Hair comb from Boquinana $ 7.00
No way is it worth the GBP129.00 this out-of-print book is currently available for on Amazon, but the PDF version of Daniela Turudich's much sought after "1940s Hairstyles" has come in very handy over the last weeks as I am trying to get my pin curls just right.
Dolly Dagger mainly imports goodies from the US (Stop Staring, Tara Starlet, EC Star and All-Mighty)
Hell will freeze over before I spend GBP 54.00 on a garment I am unlikely to ever get a chance to wear (no sun and no sea round here) but I can't help but want that damn sun suit (see below)
Had I got GBP 115.00 to blow it would go on one of these gorgeous 30's Bombshell dresses.
Best swimsuit/dress ever (left)
Once again it is only my stingy streak that keeps me from buying beautiful swimwear.
If you are less of a Scrooge you might want to have a look at Dutch brand Mama Maria Swimwear (image on right)
Super Kawaii Mama's hair tutorials. Easy to follow and good picture and sound quality to boot.
Anything but pedestrian :-)