• lipstick,  nostalgia

    1930 Noir Red

    This is the latest Bésame lipstick I’ve purchased. (I want to reiterate that all the Besame products I’m posting about have been purchased with my own money and not received as promotional items.) I’ve always had an affinity for the 1920s, flappers, and Art Deco style. Since this color (and Blood Red) are replicas of 1920s colors (and Noir Red was part of the Gatsby collection several years ago.) I was very interested in them. Noir red is a dark, blackberry color. It looks very dramatic against pale skin like mine. Some fair skinned people might not like that. (Depends on the looks you go for. As someone into goth…

  • lipstick,  reviews

    Let’s hear it for Red Hot Red

    This is the third Besame lipstick I bought. I originally wasn’t planning on getting another one right now but when I saw this was based on Marilyn Monroe’s favorite color I couldn’t resist. (I’ve been a big Marilyn fan for years.) The packaging is pretty as all Bésame lipsticks are. The color is a bright, warm toned red. After reading reviews and looking at swatches I was a little concerned it would look too orange on me. After trying it I saw happily that It didn’t. It feels light on the lips and wears well without feathering. The texture seems a bit creamier than some of the other Bésame colors…

  • 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

    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…