The weather is getting colder, which mean hands are getting dryer. My hands used to be naturally soft without much effort. The last few years my hands have been getting drier and drier. So I have created this spa manicure that anyone can do at home to keep my hands looking young and smooth….
This past Sunday I had the chance to take a Vintage Pin-Up Hair and Makeup Class with Cherry Dollface and the Crompton Collective in Worcester. I stumbled across her YouTube Channel by accident and loved her videos, so I was so excited to hear she was coming to my hometown. It never ceases to amaze me how much more there is to learn about anything, even things you think you know everything about. I have a Cosmetology license, and have studied hair and makeup in magazines and books since I hit puberty, but even I walked away from Sunday’s class feeling inspired and learning a few new tricks.
Cherry did a full pin-up makeup look on a model, and then two vintage hairstyles on two models. She talked and answered questions throughout. She is surprisingly approachable… then again I’m always surprised when anyone seems approachable. The class was small, which I though worked really well because everyone got plenty of chances to ask questions. Cherry used a variety of products, but in particular she promoted Bomber Betty cosmetics…. And she also gave a shout out to Sugar Pill products because she likes the products and the owner, stating “I like to support people to aren’t assholes.”
Cherry also used Big Sexy Hair products, many of which I have actually been dying to try, and she told us she uses Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shampoo and styling treatment.
Here are a few things I took away from the class… (more…)
Eyebrow shape is crucial to framing the face. Over the years brows have been thick and wild, shaved off and drawn on in a thin line, and everywhere in between. Personally, I like mine somewhere in between. I think a shaped, groomed arch is the most flattering for the majority of women. So here are my tips for getting a glamorous set of brows….
Modern pompadours are very trendy for Fall. I wanted a new take on this look and do a modified retro bumper bang. You can do almost anything you like with the back of the hair, and you can modify this look to suit your style and face shape.
Yesterday we lost one of the few remaining Old Hollywood Starlets, Lauren Bacall. So in honor of her amazing life, here are 6 lessons we can learn from the Hollywood legend…
Find Your Best Look and Stick With It
If you look at pics of Ms. Bacall over the years, her hair changes very little. Sometimes it’s a little shorter, but it is almost always side parted with an Old Hollywood wave. This basic hairstyle was flattering and yet didn’t distract attention from her signature stare.
A Timeless Wardrobe Doesn’t Have to Be Boring
Most of the photos of Ms. Bacall show her in outfits that can be easily worn today, yet she always looks stunning. She even manages to make pearls a little less demure. (more…)
Today would have been the legendary Esther Williams’ Birthday, so to celebrate her life, I wanted to share with you a few easy ways that you can add a little more of this glamorous Starlet into your everyday life.
1. Do a quick and easy Esther Williams inspired updo
2. Lounge by a beach or pool with Million Dollar Mermaid… one of the best books ever about Old Hollywood(more…)
Ever since I started Everyday Starlet I have been wanting to do a What’s in My Bag? video. I’m always curious what people carry around in their handbags. So here it is… the video is a little long, but I carry a lot. I have a big bag that I carry for work and for long days where I’m running around and need a book or water or other essentials. I carry a small cross body bag as a sort of wallet/essentials bag that I can take out of I’m just running to the store… or maybe going out to a bar after work. This way I’m ready for anything… because Starlets never know where the day will take them… (more…)
There is one person a Starlet values above all else. A person she tells all her deepest secrets and a person she entrusts with her most valuable asset… her hair. I am, of course, talking about her hairdresser. A true Starlet does not settle for just any stylist. She searches for the perfect match, and she considers her hairdresser her partner in creating her look. (more…)
Some people would never dream of wearing makeup to the beach… but true Starlets know that anytime they are out in public there is a chance of being photographed. That’s why I have created this simple beach makeup look that will protect your skin with SPF, is waterproof, and will make you look like a Starlet Pin Up Girl…
Summer is coming and that means it’s time to break out the sandals. Having gorgeous feet doesn’t require a lot of time and money. In the latest Everyday Starlet video, I show you how to do an inexpensive, at-home spa pedicure using products that you can find in your regular drugstore… (more…)