Friday, 3 February 2012

Retro Glamour

I'm turning to the subject of retro hair and make-up today. This past week I have been experimenting with a new look, and I'm really liking it. Makes me feel very glamourous even though I'm only at home and doing the school run, it makes me feel good.

So to the hair.....I bought some bobby pins and decided to try sleeping in pin curls as many ladies did back in the 40's/50's. I found it really easy to do and comfortable to sleep in. If you want to know how to do these, type it into youtube and there are lots of tutorials.....the result for me was lovely loose curls that lasted all day. I had lots of compliments from other mums on the school run.

For the make-up, i bought some liquid eyeliner and red lipstick. I again followed a tutorial in youtube of how to apply retro make-up. I was really scared of wearing the red lipstick at first, but now i know why women were able to do so much during the war.....that red lipstick makes me feel like I'm walking about ten foot taller!!!! and i really love the look that liquid eyeliner on the whole a big hit. Teamed with red nail polish I feel very well groomed!

If i ever work out to post photos on here i will share the finished look with you all....

Retro Mummy x


  1. cant wait to see a picture. :D when you are writing the blog there should be a little box above with a picture in it. put the mouse over it and it should say picture. then click on it and then click on browse and you can go through the pictures on your laptop and upload. hope that makes sense. :D

  2. Sounds great! the comment above sums up perfectly how to add photo's when you write a post-if you need any help drop me a line x