Monday, 24 November 2014

American Beauty

Disclaimer: This product was purchased by myself using my own money. I am not in any way sponsored by, compensated by, or affiliated with Bésame cosmetics.

besame cosmetics american beauty lipstick via lovebirds vintage

american beauty via lovebirds vintage

american beauty via lovebirds vintage

american beauty via lovebirds vintage

besame cosmetics american beauty lipstick via lovebirds vintage

Last time I modelled with Steve and his usual clients, I was lucky enough to try out several products from the Bésame Cosmetics range as my lovely hairdresser Jac is now the supplier for our region.

While I really enjoyed all of the products which I used (including the crimson rouge, violet brightening powder and cake mascara), my absolute favourites were the lipsticks. There are a few different shades which I would like to own soon, but I finally got around to ordering a tube of American Beauty, which my favourite shade for my skin tone. It's a colour from 1945, so fits in perfectly with my interests.

It's described by Bésame as a cool berry shade, which I think would be the most flattering on cool and pale skin tones due to the blue rather than orange undertones. It's a shade that puts me in mind of Snow White. It's a great daytime red but I'll of course enjoy it for evening wear as well.

I really like the texture and scent of Bésame lipsticks; they feel like really good quality products. The colour goes on smoothly and opaquely, and lasts well even under hot studio lights. The only negative thing I really have to say is that the price is quite high. I think I paid £15.60 for the lipstick, which is roughly twice the price of some of my everyday lipsticks, and considerably more than the cheapest lipsticks I own which often cost no more than around £2. Of course this isn't the most expensive lipstick ever, but it might not be an option for every budget. That being said, you get what you pay for in this case. I will definitely buy from Bésame again in the future.

If you're based in the UK, you can order from Tip Top Hair Design by giving them a call on 01332 86270, or by popping in to the salon which is located on the Staunton Harold Estate near Ashby-De-La-Zouch.


Friday, 21 November 2014

40s hair day

40s-ish

40s-ish


Just a quick look at a casual 40s-ish look from a while ago - mainly because I was pleased with the hair! I'm wearing my vintage human hair hair net from Joanna, which is always a bit tricky to put on as the top isn't elasticated, but it's worth it!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Fading Light

50s outfit via lovebirds vintage
Cardigan - M&S | Top - Matalan (old) | Skirt - 1950s vintage, part of a suit 
Brooch - 1950s vintage from Sheena Holland | Earrings - gift | Shoes - New Look via Asos

Outfit photos at this time of year are so difficult - I only just squeezed a few snaps in before I lost the light. You can just see the glow from the sun going down in the background of these photos. 

I have had quite a few new cardigans from Marks and Spencer recently; I really recommend them for basic knitwear. I've been happy with the quality and I think the prices are good as well, and I've picked up something sparkly for Christmas time. 


50s outfit via lovebirds vintage

50s outfit via lovebirds vintage