• fandom

    Latest Geeky Haul

    Several weeks ago I heard about the Her Universe Captain Marvel collection. Of course I was interested. (I love Her Universe clothes and anything Marvel related.) I went to Hot Topic recently and picked up a t-shirt from that collection and some pieces of jewelry. (Captain Marvel related but not Her Universe.) Here is what I got. I only intended to get two necklaces but the jewelry was buy 2 get 2 free so I got the earrings and the Ravenclaw necklace as well. (I’m a proud Slytherin but I still think the diadem necklace looks cool.) Here is how the shirt looks on. In retrospect I probably should have…

  • lipstick

    Red Velvet 1946

    This is one of the colors that introduced me to the Bésame Cosmetics brand. (It didn’t hurt that it was the color worn by Hayley Atwell on the Agent Carter TV show.) It is a beautiful dark red and I have been loving it ever since I got it earlier this month. The packaging is beautiful too. It applies smoothly, like the other Bésame lipsticks I’ve tried and feels light on the lips. I was concerned at first that I wouldn’t like the shade or it would be too dark but both concerns turned out to be unfounded. The color looks great on me and works with a variety of…

  • nostalgia,  Uncategorized

    Blast From the past- 90s Redux

    I was doing some reading online recently and happened on some articles about makeup from the 90s. These articles also mentioned Caboodles tackle boxes. That immediately made me think about my own teenage years and the Caboodles cases I had. I probably got my first one when I was in middle school or high school. I remember seeing the ads in magazines and asking for one for Christmas and how middle school me was disappointed when I received a knock off whit tackle box instead of a Caboodles box. (I did get an actual Caboodle some time after that.) After high school I had a medium sized blue Caboodles box…

  • lipstick

    V for Victory (Red)

     As I mentioned in the previous post, I’ve been a red lipstick lover for years. Last week I was doing a Google search for something 40s makeup related and a few of the links I went to mentioned Bésame Cosmetics. I had never heard of the brand before. Seeing as that I am a fan of all things vintage beauty I was immediately interested.   I checked out their website and was taken by the beautiful packaging and the variety of red lipsticks available. I was also interested to learn about the Agent Carter 1946 collection. Unfortunately, as commonly happens with me I was finding out about it a few…

  • lipstick

    I’ve never met a red lipstick I didn’t like

    Welcome to the chaos! Since it’s Valentines month I thought I would focus on red lipstick and other makeup. I’ve had a love affair with red lipstick for as long as I can remember. There’s just something about the color that makes me feel powerful whenever I wear it. There is also the aspect of history and old Hollywood glamour that appeals to a vintage fan like me. Here is just a part of my red lipstick collection. I just love trying different shades and variations on the color and different textures like matte and glossy. You can’t go wrong with a classic red lip. It goes with almost everything…