Monday, June 27, 2011

Vintage-Friendly Lipstick #1: Revlon Teak Rose

The first vintage-friendly lipstick I would like to feature is Revlon's SuperLustrous lipstick in "Teak Rose."  This is a fabulous anytime shade, good for both casual and formal outings.  Also, the rosy pink is quite conservative, if you want a pleasant shade to wear to work.  It can be worn in the daytime or for evening outings.  It's very versatile, and the coloring is so flattering that I always keep a tube in my purse for those emergency days when I feel like I really need something to liven up my complexion.

With Ezra!

Recommended for: I would recommend this shade to just about anyone, and I think it is particularly great for redheads.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Adventures in Handmade Perfuming

While I'm getting prepared for the lipstick posts, I thought I would entertain you all with a little background on what I've been up to lately.  As I've mentioned before, I create handmade perfumes--although the ingredients are not 100% all natural.  My perfume business is called Eliza Fragrances (click here to visit my Facebook page).  Lately I've been intrigued by solid perfumes, and I'm thinking it may be something I want to specialize in.  There are a lot of benefits of solid perfume, in relation to alcohol-based; they are more skin-friendly and better for the environment.  The base of these perfumes is beeswax and jojoba oil.  Below is an example of one of my solid perfumes.

'Evening in Ceylon' is a classic oriental perfume with notes of bergamot, carnation, mandarin, jasmine, amber, and vanilla.

More information is available on my Facebook page, or you can email me at, or leave a comment here!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Coming Soon!--Vintage Friendly Lipcolors

Hello vintage lovers!

Once again, I'm sorry I have not been much of a blogger lately.  I've been working on my business, and my soon-to-be "official" photographer moved out of state, so I've been looking for someone else to shoot photos for me.  Maybe I just need to utilize the self-timer on my camera, eh?  ;)

The classy and sassy Ava Gardner; I love how her lipstick matches those polka dots!

A future post I would really like to do is a review of vintage-friendly modern lipstick shades.  They'll probably all be Revlon lipsticks, as that is usually the only brand I buy...I'll explain more about that later.  Anyhow, I'm hoping to provide a variety of lipstick shades that are true to 1930s-1940s vintage culture, with recommendations as to who can use them (i.e. blondes, redheads, or brunettes).  Stay tuned, and I hope I won't disappoint!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Glove Love

Some vintage accessories I really need to seek out are gloves.  Oh, I have a few pair, but they are mostly cream and white shades.  There's nothing wrong with white gloves, but I would really like a variety of colors!  Two shades that pop into my mind's desire are navy and magenta.

How about these magenta suade 1940s gloves?  More for chilly weather, though.

Or these simple, yet elegant gloves that would match with anything?

And here is a link to some perfect wine-colored gloves.  I can't post the copyright photo.

What's sad and has got me flustered (all right, that's an overstatement) is that I once had at least six pairs of vintage gloves.  Now, somehow, I'm down to only three complete pairs...And I've got three other lone gloves who have lost there mates.  What's a girl to do?  Guess I'll have to try the antique shops and see if I can get a few other pairs for the summer!