Monthly Archives: June 2011

Totally Awesome 80’s

Looking through my home library is hours of fun no matter what I’m researching, but there’s no doubt  I’m partial to the 80’s and “winged” eyeshadow.   Extending color past the natural lid is a great way to add drama to your eyes so why not try it for your next party?  Shown here are photos from “The Complete Beauty Book” published in 1985, which means there’s no shortage of over-the-top makeup ideas inside.

By the way, I also must confess my undying love for “press-on nails” because to me, they are just the same as putting on a pair of heels or lashes.  My heart broke when Revlon discontinued theirs because they had the best, and although they still make “glue-on’s”,  I just can’t be bothered dealing with nail glue and I also haven’t found any others I like as much.  So, instead, I’m waiting patiently for someone to introduce new and improved versions which will hopefully include stylish oval tips and, if my inside sources are correct, it won’t be long!

Vintage Swim Caps

Now that we’ve finally entered summer, it’s time to focus on what’s really important this season- vintage swim caps!  Back when women invested lots of time in rollers sets, swim caps were not just a fabulous fashion statement but a necessary part of glamour maintenance.  I think today’s woman spends equally as much time, if not more so, on hair color and styling processes so why not help them last longer with “Old Hollywood” style?   Some brands to search for are Kleinert’s, Jantzen and Playtex which you can find on cool specialty sites like Glamoursurf as well as from various sellers on Etsy, but act fast because they sell quickly!   There are even “retro style” caps being manufactured today which give a similar look and feel without the higher price tag.  Just be sure and do some research because they can often be mislabeled and you don’t want to pay vintage prices for something that really only costs around $12 – 14.

Above are some hot styles from Glamoursurf and below from various sellers on Etsy (LOVE the hot pink cap with fab 60’s original box from DrStrangeGoods!)

Below are some adorable retro style caps that come in lots of fun colors available at