Unapologetically Vintage

This is a guest blog written for the launch of Voodoo Vixen’s renewed website http://www.voodoovixen.co.uk. 🙂

Hi lovely Voodoo Vixens!

Every single day I get up in the morning, pick out a lovely dress from my ever expanding wardrobe, sit down in front of my beautiful vanity table, undo the pincurls I have meticulously rolled and pinned the night before, start brushing and sculpting my hair, wing my eyeliner, paint my lips red and after a splash of one of my favorite perfumes, I feel ready to take on the day.

People regularly ask or tell me, “Do you really do this routine every morning and evening?” “Where do you find the time?” “Who or what do you dress up for?” And the answers are: Yes, I just take it and MYSELF!

I grew up with a mom that was always dressed beautifully, made an effort and enjoyed looking pretty. I think I caught that virus from a young age on. Ever since I got to choose my own outfits when we would go shopping, there has been a LOT of colour, quirkiness and things that I like, not necessarily what other people like. This has of course had an effect, I always stood out and looked different, but I never compromised or apologized for being the way I am and dressing the way I do.

With the right dress and the right lipstick you can instantly feel like a million bucks, and why save that for special occasions? I love myself enough to want this every single day, not waiting for a right occasion that might never come and I will unapologetically continue wearing the most beautiful dresses and clothing. And so should you. So come go girl, go explore this amazing website and find yourself a dress that will make you feel like a million bucks!

Lots of love,

Miss Ginger Tulips

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Miss Ginger’s  Vanity Table: Le Keux Pin Up Powder and Every Cream + Discount code

Hi lovelies,

In this new section on my blog I will be reviewing anything you could find on my vanity table, starting with two gorgeous Le Keux products. Le Keux Cosmetics is an English company that manufactures cruelty free and paraben free cosmetics in the UK.


Lovely Lynsey Le Keux, boss-lady of Le Keux vintage salon and cosmetics sent me two products to try out, Pin Up Powder, a gorgeous soft finishing powder like they made in the olden days and Every Cream, a multi functional cream for hydrating, cleaning and removing make-up.


The first thing that makes my vintage heart beat faster is of course the packaging. Already before unpacking the actual product I squealed a little over the boxes they came in, but that was nothing compared to the actual product packaging. My goodness, these product are a little gem to have on your vanity table or in your bathroom. The gorgeous pink gemstone-like shaped jars are true eye catchers.

But of course what really matters is what’s inside! So let me start with the Pin Up powder. Next to perfume bottles with old fashioned tasseled pumps a powder with a fluffy powderpuff is one of these iconic images we have when we think about old fashioned cosmetics. So Le Keux has got us covered with a silky smooth finishing powder with a little pink powderpuff. The powder is meant to fix your make-up by dusting all over your skin including brows, eyelids and lips.


The powder looks pinkish tan in the pot but gives an amazing soft and translucent finish with a pretty glow. A little powderpuff is included, although it might be a bit little to my liking. I would have liked a bigger one, but I guess this powderpuff is the right size for dipping it in the powder. What makes this powder different from any other everyday powder is that I haven’t yet encountered a powder that is translucent even for my skintone without looking ghostly. It corrects the redness in my skin and keeps my make-up in place all day long.

Another iconic old fashioned beauty product is Pond’s cold-cream that you could use in different ways. Le Keux has made a lovely scented modern day version. The Everyday Creme is a cleanser, make-up remover and moisturiser in one. You can apply this thick cream on a cotton and wipe your make-up off or warm some cream between your hands and massage your face and remove with warm water for a morning cleanse.

So after opening the jar the first thing that came to me was an amazing sultry vintage scent. If you would close your eyes you would imagine yourself in a 1950s beauty salon. I adore it. I like to leave some on my hands to moisturise after applying, and I catch myself sniffing the back of my hand after applying this on my face. In its use as a moisturiser, the cream is nice and full but not too heavy. My sensitive skin responds very well to it and it doesn’t make my make-up glide off my face.

Then to put the cleansing part to the test. To really try it out I cleaned my full face day make-up easily. But a real challenge and easier to show you is some waterproof long lasting lip pencil. So I decided to put my MAC cosmetics ‘Kiss me quick’ pr0-long wear lip pencil to the test.


Without too much effort, with a little cream and a cotton I managed to clean off the thick swatch I made on the back of my hand.


All and all I am quite impressed with these products and will definitely continue to use them. Did you get just as excited and would like to try these products? Guess what, there’s a lot more vintage inspired make-up and cosmetics by Le Keux cosmetics and I have a special discountcode for you for 10% off your order on http://www.lekeuxgirl.com!  Use MISSGINGERTULIPS10 with your checkout.  Soon on the blog, there will be a review of their lovely lip paints and eyeliner!

The Pin Up Powder retails for £18,95 and the Every Cream retails for £15,95 on http://www.lekeuxgirl.com

Lots of love,

xoxo Miss Ginger Tulips

Polkadot perfection: Dolly and Dotty Lilian Dress 💙

Hi lovelies,


Today I review a little pearl of a dress for you! I love getting to know new brands and my first experience with Dolly and Dotty has been great! Dolly and Dotty is a UK based brand that is very budget friendly, good quality and delivers gorgeous dresses world-wide. I had the chance to review the Lilian dress in blue polkadot and I am really impressed!


I wear my usual size 14 in this dress and it fits like a charm. Made of cotton with a little bit of elastane it has a good stretch, making the dress fit well in all the right places. The immediate eye catcher is the bow-like bust that contrasts with the polkadot print, giving some extra emphasis on the bust. This design is something that I hadn’t seen before in other brands.

Unique is that the Lilian dress comes with two different fabric belts. One in white and one in the polkadot print, so you can decide which one you like best. I must say that both are equally lovely, depending on the way you accessorise the dress.

 


Something that you might not immediately notice but might just be my favourite feature on this dress is the little upright collar. It reminds me very much of the collar on the Royal blue dress Marilyn Monroe wears as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen prefer blondes. 



In these pictures I paired the dress with a petticoat but because the circle skirt is very wide and will accomodate any size petticoat, it also looks full and pretty without.


The Lilian dress comes in many different prints and retails for £34,99 but is currently on sale for £14,99. Go to www.dollyanddotty.co.uk and get your hands on one of these before they run out!

xoxox

Miss Ginger Tulips

Review: Voodoo Vixen Poppy dress

Hello lovelies,

If there is any brand that is super supportive of bloggers it is Voodoo Vixen. In the past I have reviewed quite some items and even got invited to be a VIP at London Edge. (click to read all about this) Today I will review an amazing dress from their new AW16 collection.


The poppy dress is a typical Miss Ginger dress, since I am a sucker for floral dresses, especially in these tones, red, grey, white and black. The print has some beautiful red lilacs and wild roses paired with black and grey leaves. The white background really makes the print pop!


As with every Voodoo Vixen dress I own, the fabric is great quality. It has a lovely stretch, is comfortable and soft. The black details on the bustline, the fake collar and button give a great shape to the neckline. The poppy dress is paired with a fabric black belt to accentuate your waist. I have paired my dress with a triple rose hairpiece that I made myself.


The new Voodoo Vixen collection is online now, get your hands on this pretty dress soon, because I have the feeling it will be a very popular style! ❤️

Lots of love,

xoxox Miss Ginger Tulips

Review: Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny Dress

Hello lovelies,

Photo by Jerry Zandwijk @ Phantom Photography


If you are familiar with vintage reproduction clothing, it’s impossible not to know Pinup Girl Clothing, or as the junkies like me call it, PUG. In the past I have written a blogpost about their absolutely amazing and masterpiece the Monica Dress, which is an absolute musthave for EVERY woman, and shared my love for PUG.

Another classic is the Jenny Dress. This amazing boned, flaring, figure enhancing, twirly dress with its metres and metres of fabric is one of PUGs steady designs that come out every season in different colors and prints. I myself have some of these amazing dresses and they are fabulous.


At $141 they don’t come cheap, like any other PUG item, but they are absolutely worth the investment. The Jenny dress has a sturdy bodice that is boned to give you a beautiful bust-line and a cinched waist and flares out in an amazing full swing skirt with metres and metres of high quality cotton that breathes and shapes after you. Also without petticoat, this dress looks full and twirly. The straps on the bust are adjustable, accommodating every type of bust, wether you are large chested or small chested.


The Jenny Dress really has a cult status and is one of the classic styles PUG offers, bringing out limited editions every season. There are definitely some styles that are on my wishlist and I know there is always more to come! Keep your eyes out on their website for limited editions and snag yourself one of these beauties. You won’t regret it.


Lots of love,

xoxo

Miss Ginger Tulips