skincare

Steamcream Multipurpose Skincare Cream Review

 

Steamcream Purpure

 

Steamcream is a multi-purpose British (and Japanese) skin cream that I’ve wanted to try for years. Now I will admit my shallowness – I’ve always wanted to try the brand because of their cute packaging. Who doesn’t love cute packaging? They have every “art” tin that you could imagine. Pictured above is the Purpure design, which is perfect for a rose fiend like me.

This winter my skin has been so dry. I’m out in the elements more than ever and this is killing… Continue reading | 5 Comments

home scents

Illume Candle Tin Review

Illume Tin Candles Review

I’m in a candle mood again. I went through a diffuser stage, but right now, in winter, I miss the ambiance of a flickering candle. I’m either shallow or easy to please, very few things lift my mood more than a fancy candle. With pretty packaging and good scents, candles give my space personality. When my space is happy, I’m happy. I’m reviewing 4 Illume Candles:

Pineapple Cilantro – “A bold combination of juicy pineapple and fresh cilantro“. Pineapple Cilantro is a tropical… Continue reading | 6 Comments

new products

A Cosmetic & Fragrance 2010 Holiday Gift Guide for the Vintage Soul

Holiday 2010 Gift Guide for Vintage inspired gals

Here’s my Holiday 2010 gift guide for the vintage soul. You know, the type of gal that knows how to pin curl and brush them out, wears red lipstick daily, and has a bit of an Old Hollywood complex.  She wishes dressing gowns would à la mode and has always wanted her own boudoir. This gal is a real glamor, vintage at heart. She may have a degree in something boring, wear off-the-rack clothing, and have to clean her own… Continue reading | 8 Comments

Beauty Best Under $10, fragrance

Pacifica Mediterranean Fig Solid Perfume Review

I love a fig fragrance. They are what I “collect”. Sometimes I find myself purchasing less-than-perfect-figs just because I can’t help it. And I love a fig fragrance that actually smells wonderful and retails for under $10. So, what I am saying is that I love Pacifica Mediterranean Fig Solid Perfume. It is a must have for the fig lover. And even a must have for those wanting a simple scent. I see why this is one of Pacifica’s #1 sellers.

The tin is adorable. I love the almost Marimekko… Continue reading | 2 Comments

makeup, makeup instruction, vintage

Get The Look of Sybille Schmitz of Vampyr Fame

Since being involved with this 30’s home renovation, I have been obsessed with 30’s everything. If I’m not peeling wallpaper, then I am out at the home salvage places looking for the back of my deco speakeasy. I’ve spent more time paying attention to the 30’s and more than just home trends. This includes 30’s hair and makeup. I must brag that my marcel waves are improving. I absolutely adore this look of bleached blonde turned red head Sybille Schmitz of Vampyr fame. (One of my all time favorite movies and you’ll notice… Continue reading | 2 Comments