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6 Lessons from Lauren Bacall

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.

Lauren Bacall Hair Old Hollywood Waves
Image via bobbypinblog.blogspot.com

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…)

3 Ways to Get a Little More Esther Williams in Your Life

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

Esther Williams Inspired Braided Updo

 

2. Lounge by a beach or pool with Million Dollar Mermaid… one of the best books ever about Old Hollywood (more…)

What’s in My Bag?

Everyday Starlet Whats in My Bag

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…)

Happy National Beautician’s Day

Image of Alexandre de Paris via Details.com
Image of Alexandre de Paris via Details.com

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…)

Glamorous, Waterproof, Beach Makeup

Everyday Starlet Waterproof Makeup for Beach or Pool to look like a pin up girl

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…

Products used in this video: (more…)

Glamorous, Inexpensive, At-Home Spa Pedicure

Glamorous, Inexpensive, At-Home Spa Pedicure

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…)

Glamorous Summer Fragrances

Dita Von Teese Romantic Fragrance FleurTeese

There is nothing quite like the sense of smell.  In the summer time, a heavy fragrance isn’t need.  Usually a light and floral scent is appropriate.  Of course everyone’s body chemistry reacts to different perfumes differently.  So the best way to find a favorite fragrance is basic trial and error.  These are some of my favorite Starlet summer scents… (more…)

Glamorous DIY Makeup Station aka Battlestation

#Battlestation

After reading a post by The Glamorous Housewife, I was inspired to redesign my “Battlestation”… or as some of you may call it, my makeup table.  Growing up, my Mom gave me her childhood desk, with hopes of my becoming a scholar.  As I hit my pre-teen years (the term “tween” was not yet in use) the desk quickly became my makeup station.  That, combined with the fact that I read fashion magazines as if they were fine literature, were enough to end my parents’ hope of my becoming a Harvard grad.  When I moved to my first apartment, one of the first things I needed was a place to get glamorous.  Not having much money, I improvised and created this one.  And, with a few variations, that battlestation has travel with me all these years… now back in my bedroom at my parents’ house next to my Mom’s old desk.  (more…)

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