The Pin-Up Girl Makeup in just 6 steps with 6 products featuring Besame Cosmetics

Thanks to Besame Cosmetics the way to a glamorous look has been deducted to just 6 products and 6 steps. There is no need for contouring, baking, layers and more layers…here are the only products you’ll need to get that perfect pin-up girl look!

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  1. Besame’s Lipstick in 1959 Red Hot Red
  2. Besame’s Black Cake Mascara
  3. Chanel Comfort Radiance Compact Makeup
  4. Max Factor’s Facefinity All Day Flawless
  5. The Balm’s Down Boy Shadow Blush
  6. A pair of your favorite falsies

 

How did it all come down to this? Mascara, liner and brows are a big part of everyone’s makeup routine. There are just a crazy amount of options, but with this Black Cake Mascara it is all down to one. Yup, I use it for all!

How the Cake Mascara works:

 

  1. Brows: I like my brows full but soft. I don’t like the gel look, so I brush these thoroughly.

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2. Face: I use Max Factor’s Facefinity. It’s also a 3 in 1 product (Primer, Concealer and Foundation) Less product, same results.  Just a brush of compact powder to set.

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3. Eyeliner and Mascara: Here is the fun part! The Cake Mascara is so easy to use that my cat eyeliner was done in under a minute (for those who know the struggle this is a miracle). It’s so potent and the mascara is so light that when I later on apply my falsies they don’t weigh down.

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4. Lashes! Just adding them on. I buy mine from Suesh  (Php 100 per pair!)

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5.  Lips! Besame’s Red Hot Red is a replica from 1959. I am obsessed with the detail of their products….their tubes are so pretty!

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6.  Blush Blush Blush: Again, obsessed with this product’s packaging. You may have seen the Balm’s cute pin-up designs. So this is obviously a perfect product for this look. I use my middle and ring finger to apply my blush to the apples of my cheeks. I like to use my fingers for this because it warms up the product making it smooth and natural.

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That’s it!!! It’s really simple, and definitely something you can do. The products are all worth the money. If you have any questions on techniques and other alternatives, ask away!

 

xxKelsey

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Some Time with Henry London

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I have just received a special gift from Henry London, and I cannot be more excited about their launch here in the Philippines.

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If you’re not yet a watch enthusiast and haven’t heard of Henry London, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Henry London is definitely vintage inspired. It began when two designers found a 1960s vintage timepiece at the famous Portobello Road Market (in London’s vintage district.)
  2. Who is Henry?  The piece had the words ‘Henry, August 1965’ engraved on the case back. The designers then took it upon themselves to carry on Henry’s name in a line that exemplifies British design and heritage.
  3. Cutting-edge technology. Henry London’s collection is created with front line technology, but not skipping it’s mid-century style.
  4. Modern Day Vintage. Their collection is all about the essence of 1960s design, but with the dozens of colors for straps brings out the modern taste.
  5. Keeping it personal. Henry London is bringing back the tradition of engraving. Pens, notebooks, lockets…when it’s engraved it makes it so much more special. Henry London gives you that opportunity, with their contemporary precision and reliability in high quality stainless steel.

 

I don’t have a large collection, as I’m still learning, but watches are an essential accessory to anyone’s wardrobe. When I got this piece it was exactly my taste. Adding this next to my only other watch, a 1969 Cartier Tank Quartz which was a gift for my 25th birthday, is helping me find my way to a girls own watch collection.

I’ll be featuring the Henry London watch in a series of post, so watch out!

You can find Henry London at:

SWISSGEAR Boutiques, WRISTPOD Boutiques, Landmark Department Stores, and selected Robinson’s Department Stores. 

 

xxKelsey

 

Pin Up makeover with my sister: the Page Boy

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My sister and I had some fun with a pin-up makeover. I decided to do the Page Boy hair pattern, since her hair is the perfect length. It’s a style that was worn daily, and I find really classic. Her usual style is very casual, so getting the chance to give her this small make-over was great.

 

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The Process:

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The PinCurl Pattern

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She got a chance to have lunch while sporting this cool look. 

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The most important part: THE BRUSH OUT

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What do you think of my sister’s new look?

xxKelsey

 

Pin-Up Inspired Christmas Outfits

It’s the Christmas season and that means getting ready for all those holiday parties! Here are some ideas on what to wear during the festivities. I picked out my favorite color combinations inspired by some classic holiday tunes. 

Silver Bells

Here Comes Santa Clause

White Christmas 

You can always mix them up, but I love the classic white and red. You may notice I didn’t add any green, and that’s because I like to think of standing out in front of the Christmas tree. Always pair with a red lip, and I usually just do my regular curl set. Up-do or a half-do are pretty classy hairstyles that go with these outfits. 
What are your favorite holiday colors? 
XxKelsey 

Inspirations: Disney’s Cinderella (2015)

There’s been a hype now with Disney’s live-action remakes. With the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, which happens to be my dad’s favorite Disney movie, I have to write about another Disney classic which was made into a live-action film just last year. I had my doubts about the new take on Cinderella, but I was surprised that they kept the romantic fantasy alive. Recent movies carry a theme on topics such as sisterhood (Frozen), feminism (Tangled), and growing up (Toy Story 3). So, it was nice to have a film that was back in touch with Disney’s Once Upon a Time.

The fashion is the best part of Cinderella. Throughout the entire film I could not help but burst with excitement. Seriously, every piece Cate Blanchette wore, along with all the corsets and the silk fabrics…

The costumes were designed by Sandy Powell, and she executed the designs with the idea of  “a nineteenth-century period film made in the 1940s or ’50s,” (Click here to for more on Sandy Powell)

Here are some of my favorites from the film:

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Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce played an inspiration to the designs of the stepmother.

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Art deco jewelry and waist fitting belts. Along with jewel toned fabrics. Sculpted hair, and red lipstick to match. 

Something similar is Jean Harlow in her negligee. 

Comparing Lady Tremaine’s wardrobe to the structure of the design by Charles James c.1950

 

 

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I loved Cinderella’s dress, the colors were so pretty. The ruffled off-shoulder cut reminded me of this design by Balenciaga from 1952. 

You can’t forget the step sisters….I loved how their style represented their personalities. Over the top, loud and attention seeking. The ruffles, corsets and use of the wired petticoat isn’t quite mid-century fashion. Rather it’s more of the modern day goth. 

Left: Model is Lady Ophelia. Photo by Foto Art Retrosleep. Right: Model is @shadowmodel87. Photo by @juha_aman_photography.

Again, with a more 19th century cross modern-day goth, the Fairy Godmother’s dress is just as dreamy as Cinderella’s. And it’s Helena Bonham Carter who is the queen of corsets and lace. 

 

Lastly, the wedding gown. I have no words.  

Which of the Cinderella characters are your favorite?

xxKelsey

Vintage Waves: Tried & Tested from Vintage Vandalizm

I’m not going to lie, recreating vintage hairstyles is very difficult. It takes time and lots of patience. But, that’s what gives the glamour to the entire look, taking the time to perfect the hair and giving it the best potential. It’s not just a brush and go, it’s really about sculpting and styling. Finding the right technique can take years and I decided to check out the beautiful Vintage Vandalizm’s routine. I have to say that I am completely satisfied! Of course, I still need to practice and I am adding in a few of my own touches. Once I perfect it, I promise to share so keep a look out for my tutorial!

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xxKelsey

BenCab Museum: Abby Jocson bag, and a vintage belt

The BenCab Museum near Baguio City was so much fun. Aside from the vast collection of Ben, our guide Ryan gave us a unique experience through the museum. He himself is very artistic, taking our smart phones and incorporate the art into our photos.

 

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My photos are taken in the erotica section, where there are interesting works of art on the…well art of sex. It’s a very popular feature in this museum.

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Obsessed with mermaids, finding this bag was a dream. Abby Jocson has numerous quirky designs from pineapples to hearts. My belt is from Pattye’s Closet, a vintage boutique in Glendale.  It was a score (at just $10). The swallows are classic. Something from Sailor Jerry, or any flash tattoo design.

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Vintage Videos: 1944 College Girl Fashion

It’s been about 3 1/2 years since I graduated from college. This video makes me wish I dressed just as classy as these girls.

Totally reminds me of “Mona Lisa Smile”.

The Pin-Up Girl Manila Project: Emily from Indonesia

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My first pin-up of my project. I introduce to you Emily!

I met 26 year old Emily through Instagram about a year ago. She hails from Indonesia and is a certified makeup artist. Oh, and she happens to be a badass MMA fighter too. I can describe her beauty as pinup with a dark twist. With her dark hair, eclectic tattoos and off beat posing, she is a true definition of the alternative pinup model. I asked Emily a few questions on her inspirations, struggles and her tips on being pinup

First off, where has your love for the vintage/pin-up fashion come from?

It all started from the first time I watch the movie called Pin Up Girl with Betty Grable. For the first time, I loved to dress in this vintage classic style. But as  time went on, my style evolved into my own signature pinup look.

How long have you been involved in the pin-up community?

 I’ve known of the pin up culture since 2007, but decided to become a daily pin-up girl  since around 2008-2009. By January 2015 I found my own style which is the alternative dark pinup look.

Has becoming a pin-up changed you in any ways?

Absolutely! I’ve learned how to appreciate myself a lot more, and find who I really am. However, being a pinup girl in this whole new modern world is such a huge challenge. I find people look at me in very distracting ways, talk bad about my style. But I’ve learned to be proud to be different, and take all the stare with pride because at least I know I am being myself.

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Who are your inspirations? 

My biggest inspirations are Bettie Page, Amber Rose, and Ms. Tess Munster.

By being a pin-up , do you see yourself influencing other women and girls?

 Sometimes. Not with the way I dress and my passion in pinup culture, but my confidence. We should always be our kind of beautiful.

What are your favorite pieces to wear that make you feel confident and sexy? 

 I’m proud of my body, and love accentuating my curves and my figure. I love wearing wiggle dresses, skinny jeans and maybe pair it with a crop top. 

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What is your routine for staying fit?

 I do squats, sit ups, jogging and some weight lifting every day. I also do boxing and MMA training 4 times a week also swimming every Saturday. 

Being a pin-up girl in the modern day can be difficult, have you ever experienced backlash or negativity from your community?

Of Course.  I’m  tattooed and decided to go bald  just last week. I get a lot of negativity behind my back, but rise up to the seeing myself as a unique human being, I ignore the negativity and continue to believe in myself. I hold my chin up and be proud. I know that there are those people who are just trying to pull me down and I will prove to them that I’m being real, respect my mind and I love myself for who I am. 

I want everyone to know that you should try to find your true self. Try to combine the classic pinup style to the style that perfectly suits you. Also to not  be scared to be different because being different is actually beautiful. Be as unique as possible because that is the most valuable thing in life.

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Strong words from a strong woman. Thanks Emily for being part of this project. Your words and confidence will be inspiring  so many others out there! I hope all of you follow this pin-up on Instagram and take it from her– you can be anyone you want to be.

xxKelsey