A few of my favorite things

Mason Pearson hairbrushes
YS Park combs
Davines grooming products
White Sands
FHI flat irons and hairdryers
Marcel curling irons by Hot Tools

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Beauty blogging junkie

Check out my interview with Amber from BBJ
Beauty Blogging Junkie


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Victorian lady mug shot


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All images via fashion gone rogue

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Image via tumbler madmen set props

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1960’s inspired Hair

Since I did a Betty tutorial , I thought it only fair to do a Joan tutorial.
Here goes :
You will need:
A curling iron, or you can set your hair in large sized hot rollers
A teasing comb
A natural bristle hair brush like a Mason Pearson
Bobby pins
Setting spray
This style is best for long hair,at least shoulder length or longer.
I like to set the hair with my favorite, White sands setting spray, and then with a 1 inch large barrel curling iron, curl entire head . Clip each curl and let the hair cool off before you style.
Once hair has cooled off, brush out with your natural bristle brush, I like my Mason Pearson.
Section hair into two sections ear to ear, so you have a front section and a back section.
Then make a third section, a pony tail ,piece in the mid, crown section of the head and secure with an elastic.
That pony tail will be your volume and height at the top of the head.clip this hair out of the way.

Starting at the back, nape of head , tease the hair with a comb and then sweep up all the hair with a brush and pin with bobbies. Pin the section all the way up to the pony tail, so you have an upswept look.

Then move to the front sections,start on one side, tease the section of hair and smooth with your brush then pin each side up just as you did in the back until all hair is pinned up all around the head. If you have bangs you can spray and smooth them off to a side and secure with a pin,
Otherwise you can create a side sweep with your longer hair just and pin.

Then release your pony tail, tease it with your comb, smooth with your brush and arrange it in any shape you like, either tousled or controlled.
Bobby Pin into place ,spray with a good holding spray , my favorites are Does it all spray by Bumble and Bumble.



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Getting Betty

So, recently I was asked to give a tutorial on the Mad Men character Betty Draper’s hairstyle by the official beauty blog for Ladies Home Journal magazine.

Check back as I’m going to start some more hair tutorials soon!

Check it out
and here:

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Miko design


I ordered these doll and bunny patterns from Etsy shop
Miko design.
All the way from the Netherlands .
Sewed them up tonight….
Im not a great seamstress but these patterns were a big help and make it easier. The clothing is vintage doll clothes I’ve been buying for Amelia to dress her dolls .They came out super cute, no?
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