Know a few people on your list who seem to have everything? For those difficult-to-shop-for friends and family, gifting lovely vintage-inspired or one-of-a-kind vintage pieces is an excellent option. Dita Von Teese recently shared that she loves storing her makeup in vintage compacts and lipstick holders, and that's the impetus behind this post. So check out 10 lovely vintage-inspired (and straight-up vintage) finds now.
Recently, reader mishanyc wondered what kind of artificial lighting is best for applying makeup. And now that the topic's been covered (it turns out light that mimics sunlight is the go-to light), let's delve into makeup lighting a bit deeper. Ever feel like you look amazing when you walk out of the door in the morning, but when you get to the office, your complexion looks pale and sallow? To find out how to look sick (in the good sense), and not sick (as in ill) at work, just read more.
Ever wonder what kind of lighting is best for applying makeup? So did reader mishanyc, who recently posed the following question in the BellaSugar Q and A group in the Bella Community. "When natural light/daylight is not available, what type of artificial lighting is best when applying makeup for day and night," she asks. To find out the answer, just keep reading.
If you have a vanity or even a dresser that's looking a little blah, here are a few fun ways you can spruce it up a bit. A decorative mirror, vintage-inspired brush or atomizer, or cute powder puff will class up your joint, while a fanciful tray makes a great home for your beauty goods. (On a tight budget? Hit a flea market for one-of-a-kind finds.) Earlier, most of you said you get ready in the bathroom in the morning, but do these embellished goods have you changing your mind?
A visit to the App Store proves that there are more iPhone applications available than you could ever imagine. Among them are many amazing ones, but then there are some true duds. And when it comes to the beauty-related ones, there are some truly useful ones, like the SpaFinder, and there are some silly fun finds, like the Tattoo Shop one. It's the questionable ones, however, that are the inspiration behind this post. See what I mean now.
If you're a fan of Glee like I am, then you'll know that guidance counselor (and germaphobe redhead) Emma Pillsbury is always one to put together the most amazing vintage-looking outfits — complete with kitschy accessories. Most recently, I adored the oversize old-school rotary telephone pin she sported in last week's episode, but the similarly quirky owl sweater clips she proudly wore earlier this season are the inspiration behind this post. Here are a few owl-themed beauty goods — some even vintage — that would make excellent additions to any Emma-style ensemble.
Over the weekend at the 17th annual Race to Erase MS event in LA, Avril Lavigne wore a delicate-looking sparkling bow in her hair. But since this is Avril we're talking about, she roughed up the turquoise hair accessory with punky accents like underlying black streaks and lots and lots of smudged blue eye makeup to match. My favorite part of her look, however, is how she incorporated a classic cameo into her ensemble. From traditional to nontraditional, here are a few different ways you can make a cameo.
If the old adage that April showers bring May flowers is true, I'm expecting a huge bouquet in my backyard come the first of the month. We may only have a few days left in April, but with all the seasonal rain we've been experiencing, umbrellas have become a daily necessity. After spotting these cute vintage umbrella clips while perusing Etsy earlier, I started searching for more parasol-inspired beauty goods. Check out some of my tips for keeping your makeup waterproof here, and for some ideas for whimsical beauty accessories, peep at my widget below.
Borrowing something can be the hardest part of following the "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" tradition, especially if you don't share a shoe size or taste in jewelry with your mom and close friends. So what's a girl to do? I have five clever ideas for getting your borrow on, so that even if you just can't bear the thought of wearing your aunt's totally-not-you garnet ring, you can honor her by wearing something else she loves. To see my beauty suggestions, just click through.
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