If you loved last year's Style Me Vintage: Hairstyles by Belinda Hay, chances are this new companion book Style Me Vintage: Make-Up will also be on your wish list.
It's been written by Katie Reynolds, founder of the Powder Puff Girls (whose Powder Room we also featured last year), and a specialist in recreating retro glamour. The book gives you step-by-step instructions on how to use your cosmetics to replicate various different looks dating from the 1920s, right up to the 1980s. As with the other title, the book uses vintage fabrics and patterns alongside the instructions to create an attractive looking book.
And at an amazing price too. The book is currently costs £6.29 from Amazon.
There are very few things that can make the vintage gal feel more glamourous than using a pretty powder compact. Forget trawling eBay and markets; VanRoe Compacts is the place to go.
VanRoe have a vast and constantly changing selection of vintage compacts available, ranging from the 1930s all the way up to the 80s, suitable for either pressed or loose powder. They also supply the right powder and the all important puff to fit your new pride & joy, and the whole package will arrive at your door beautifully wrapped.
Prices vary - this Flying Ducks compact from the mid 50s is £36. Find out more from the VanRoe Compacts website.
The new collection from ATADesigns has been inspired by Jazz Age New York and includes this striking Manhattan Bar mural panel wallpaper.
The collection is full of the material you'd expect: dancing, musicians and, in the case of this design, some pretty fearsome cocktails. While some of the designs are available as A3 posters, this is a digital print onto wallpaper. Measuring 250cm high, the design is sure to cause a stir.
The mural costs £98.
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The vintage ridged glass jar is topped with an elegant curved lid, finished with a traditional glass knob. Ideal for hiding away those little odds & ends that turn up on your dressing table or fill with loose powder & a huge pink powder puff for full on movie star glamour.
£14.95 from Not On The High Street. The range also includes matching cotton wool jars and trinket boxes. See the website for more details.
The collection takes inspiration from the key looks of the past seven decades and consists of a trio of eye shadows, lipgloss and nail polish so you can recreate the make-up style of that era. The eyeshadows include a set of white/grey/black called Swinging Sixties to recreate dramatic smoky eyes of that period and Electric 80s, a trio of bright colours. The nail polishes are named after key fashion items of the decade (Bobby Socks for the 50s, maxi dress for the 70s) and the lipglosses are named after style icons of the era (Judy, Marilyn, Dusty, Bianca, Joan, Jennifer and Agyness).
Lipglosses and nail polishes cost £6.75 whilst the eye shadows cost £9.25. Visit the Boots website to buy.
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