Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Fantastic Floral Fun with Gypsy Rose Vintage

Oh my am I a sucker for a pretty hair flower, but up until recently I'd been immune to the lure of the flower crown... that is until I saw Gypsy Rose Vintage at the vintage fair I worked at last weekend! 

As you can see from the pictures above these babies are a step up from the most that you will have seen before, using much more interesting colour palettes and mixing sizes and flower types to create beautiful statement head pieces that will surely set you apart from the crowd. 

Flowers aren't the only pretty thing to be added to these crowns, pearls and gems are also added to some of the styles for a little added sparkle - the crystal droplet head band above is just gorgeous and would be perfect on a vintage styled bride, as would the wonderfully dainty gypsum flower band. Can't you just picture a band of pretty bridesmaids each with a matching flower crown? Just darling!

I'm desperately trying to find an event that requires me to wear one of these babies so feel free to invite me to something fancy so I have an excuse to buy one!

As if the pictures above weren't enough to tempt you into making a purchase, the lovely Rebecca who is the creator of Gypsy Rose Vintage has very generously given me a discount code to offer you lovely readers which is valid for seven days! 

Just head to and enter the code GRV10 at checkout 
to receive 10% off your entire order. 

You can even contact Rebecca and work with her to create a beautiful custom piece for your special day or event! Here's the lovely Sophie May, semi finalist from TV's The Voice, rocking a beautiful customer Gypsy Rose Vintage flower crown!
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Six of My Favourite Pink Lipsticks

I've said it many times before but pink is my colour for Spring and Summer. I'm lucky in that pretty much any shade of pink suits my fair skin and my bleach blonde hair is so pale I don't have to worry about colours going well with it. A lot of these lipsticks are budget friendly costing less than £5 as lipsticks are usually something I buy on a whim, although the Illamasqua lipstick I purchased after reading lots of great reviews.

1) Seventeen Lip Crayon in Knockout - £4.99 - A twist up lip crayon with a great texture and amazing colour pay off that has the impact and shine of a thick gloss but the lightweight texture of a lipstick. It has a great sparkle to it too and it lasts all day.

2) Illamasqua Matte Lipstick in Immodest - £18.50 - The first of two matte lipsticks and the palest of my picks, with a nearly neon look when layered. Some find this lipstick hard to wear as it can highlight imperfections in your lips but a thin layer of balm underneath will sort that right out. Wear a thin application for a sheer stain like colour or layer up for a bolder look.

3) Seventeen Lasting Fix Lipstick in Dusky Rose - £4.29 - This baby has a lovely pearly finish and is the peachiest shade of the bunch but in certain lights has a bluish sheen. This is great for a real English rose look and is easy to wear with lots of other colours.

4) Avon Ultra Colour Rich Rubies in Fuchsia Fame - £3.99 - This was a limited edition but can still be found on eBay. I wish I had purchased a few as I wear this an awful lot. It's not amazingly long lasting but gives your lips a great shine with some added sparkle. The blue toned pink also helps to make your lips look a little whiter which is also a bonus!

5) Seventeen Stay Pout Lipstick in Delinquent - £4.49 - A great bright, hot pink with real staying power. It's a rich and creamy formula glides on easily and dries slightly to a near matte finish - because of this I find it can be a little drying to your lips but that's nothing a little lip balm can't solve.

6) MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Criminal - £3.00 - Offensively bright pink and I love it! A liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish, these can take a little while to get used to as you need to be very neat and precise with your application but the does foot applicator helps make this a little easier. If I'm working a vintage fair, going to an event or going out shopping for the day lip lacquers are what I reach for as the colour does not budge and you don't have to worry about re-application. 

Do let me know if you try any of these, I'd love to know what you think! 

Like Audrey Hepburn said, "I believe in pink"
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Monday, 21 July 2014

Miss Whittington's Vintage Beauty Parlour - Matlock Imperial Rooms July 2014

Hi lovelies! I'm not sure if all of you know, but I have a little business called Miss Whittington's Vintage Beauty Parlour - I attend vintage fairs and do private appointments and parties doing vintage hair styling. I'm completely self taught and learnt my skills by purchasing old hair dressers magazines from the 30's, 40's and 50's, by watching tutorials online and with lots of practice re-creating my favourite looks from the silver screen.

I usually do around five or six fairs a year and my most recent one was this last weekend in beautiful Matlock, Derbyshire for The Vintage Suitcase. Here are three of my favourite styles from the day...

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