Monday, 23 May 2011

Retro Makeup by Lauren Rennells

Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look
by Lauren Rennells

If you've seen Lauren's first book, Vintage Hairstyling, then you'll know what to expect with her follow up on make-up. This is over 100 pages of tips and techniques which are invaluable. Even seasoned make-up wearers will find useful info in this great, full-colour book!

The book has a similar structure to Lauren's first, starting with basic tips and information on tools (the two pages on make-up brushes is great!), and very helpful photos showing six different women with different skintones, demonstrating what different red lipsticks look on them. There's info on how to create different brow and lip shapes and how to shade and highlight to change face shape. Then to specific make-up looks, each one accompanied by step-by-step photos and clear instructions. There is historical background, which helps explain the make-up looks of different periods.

This is a fantastic book! Just £17 from Pin-Up Parade.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Customer testimonials

More feedback from Pin-Up Parade customers

Hi Helen, dress arrived, looks good. It is out of my normal colour range, but sometimes it's good to try a new colour, and the red kind of brings it back in again. It's a lovely shape, and it's nice to have a full dress that is a day dress rather than evening. Incredibly quick delivery as always, I wasn't expecting it until at least tomorrow.

Hi Helen,
The package has arrived today and the dresses are gorgeous! Thanks a lot!
This won't be my last order.

Best wishes,

Thank you so much Helen for the prompt delivery of my Alika dress.
I love it and will now buy a petticoat to go underneath.
Have another two dresses to buy from you,very soon.
Thanks Trish

Just wanted to say I've received the dress and I absolutely love it!!! Gorgeous material and very flattering cut... thanks so much!
Kind regards

Hi Helen,
My dress arrived this morning and it’s flipping gorgeous! Thanks so much for the pain-free transaction and for getting it to me in time to feel fab at my birthday drinks tomorrow. Result!
All the best
Kate x

Hi Helen,
Just received your shirts,they are absolutely beautiful and really well made.Thanks for your prompt service,
I look forward to ordering more from you.

Hello Helen,
I received my order. The dress is perfect, and it's really nice! I'm very happy! This saturday I have a party and I'll wear my beautiful new dress!
Thank you so much!!!
best wishes

just to confirm i received the dresses from you yesterday and i love them !!! will be back for more soon. Thank you so much for the speedy delivery.

Dear Helen
I have just received my order, I ordered the alika red dress. I just wanted to say thank you for your excellent service. Just a few days after I ordered it was here, and the dress is simply beautiful, excellent quality and worth every penny. I will certainly be shopping with you from now on.
Kind regards

Hi Helen,
I recently placed an order for the Nataly dress and Happy Bows dress.
I just wanted to send a quick email to say I'm very pleased. I've been smiling since they arrived this morning! They are both fabulous and I am am delighted to find a UK based website that sells dresses like these in large sizes.
Thank you.

The Scotty skirt fits and looks like a dream! I’ve always been a pencil skirt girl, but this is now my fave skirt. It’s so flattering, yet warm and cosy, and with useful pockets! Everything a girl needs really!

Hi Helen,
I just wanted to say thank you for your prompt replies and service. The dress is perfect and I shall look forward to wearing it at the Goodwood Revival in a few weeks time.
Many thanks,

Hi Helen,
Many thanks, received the dress on Tuesday, so couldn't have been quicker! Great service, so thank you.
Best Regards

Hi Helen
Greta dress and v8 bowling shirt arrived today dress fits beautifully and my other half is delighted with the shirt,thanks for the usual excellent service will be ordering some more lovely dresses very soon xx

I received my illusion dress today and I love it! It’s my first Bettie Page dress and it’s an excellent fit. It goes in and out in the right places and most importantly it covers my knees!! Thank you for a hassle free and quick service. I’m hooked. I’m slowly turning into a vintage babe or an old babe….hehehehe!