This Week on the Interweb: 11/21/14

This week is packed with news, from time capsule homes, to amazing shoe collections being discovered, there’s plenty vintage treasures hidden all around us! Also, I am very much looking forward to the upcoming sales that are coming our way. I know many feel like Black Friday is a huge scam, choosing not to shop. I completely agree, to a point.

When I was in my late teens, I went out shopping on Black Friday a couple of times, each time was disappointing. How crazy the people appear, the grabbing, the messes that staff have to deal with afterwards, its awful! Plus, it’s the day after Thanksgiving, everyone should be digesting their delicious dinners from the night before and relaxing. Then there’s Cyber Monday… I am already getting email about it all. I have a good method of dealing with this: if you are shopping for the holidays or birthdays, and know the items you’re looking for, focus your energies on ONLY those items. Hey, even if they’re for you. For example, I have a giant wishlist on Pinterest, if those items go on amazing sales, maybe I will chose to invest in them at that point, otherwise, don’t fall in to the trap of “saving” and getting the best “deals” in town. You’ll end up spending loads more on stuff you didn’t want/need in the first place.

I do believe in small businesses and putting my spending money toward supporting them. You won’t see me going to H&M on a Black Friday again! I rather buy a small piece of vintage jewelry or a frock from the past or repto vintage from small companies who love what they do!

Anyhow, I’d love to hear about any vintage sales you guys may have heard about or any news that I didn’t include in this post! 🙂 Let’s get to it:

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This Week on the Interweb: 11/14/14

Hi everyone!

I spend a lot (A LOT) of time browsing around various sites, filled with shopping, news, history, etc. I do share sales and things on my Facebook page when I catch them, but don’t share them across the board on all my social media. The solution, blog about it! Until I establish the best day for this, I will try to publish these on Fridays. 🙂 Let’s see what I’ve discovered:

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Vintage Movie Night – With a Little Pampering!

Hello my vintage lovers!

Hope everyone is enjoying the first weeks of the autumn season! It is my favorite time of the year and at the same time my least favorite. I love the cooler temperatures (not too cold, not too hot), the leaves changing, and Halloween season! I also love Thanksgiving (though sadly I may not be celebrating it this year, since the UK doesn’t have it, I may need to make a giant dinner with turkey anyways).

Where was I? Oh yes, cooler weather may keep you indoors a bit more, but my least favorite part is the earlier sunsets, feels like night time, but it is only 4pm! What is my favorite way of dealing with this? Watching movies of course! I have all my modern shows I watch, and ones hubby and I watch, I can do a separate post on them another time.

I also really enjoy little pampering, such as a beauty treatment: DIY face or hair mask; refreshing that polish on the fingers (toes get a little break in the winter). I also like a nice cup of tea, maybe some cookies or baked goodies (in moderation 😉 ) and a fabulous film from the bygone era!

I would love to do an installment on the blog featuring some of the classic titles, a little bit about the films, and a few tips suggesting the pampering you can do while enjoying the film.

In terms of what type of films I enjoy, genre wise, romance, comedy, mystery, and sci-fi are my usual choices. I used to watch more horror films, but the modern ones, are a bit too much for me, for the most part. Not many made these days (none really), but westerns, spaghetti westerns to be specific, I like, of course for the cowboy action and great music! I hope to include an array of genres and that you’ll enjoy these films and the pampering that goes with it!

Stay tuned for the first vintage movie night and a little pampering later this week!

Drive-in theater 19505

 

Style Inspiration: Elizabeth Taylor, the Diamond of Hollywood

She’s an inspiration because:

  • her confidence
  • bold brows
  • violet eyes
  • fabulous figure
  • over a six-decade acting career
  • contributions to HIV/AIDS through her foundation

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in the UK on February 27th, 1932 to American parents. Her mother was an actress until she married, and though this was not a sign that this was what the future held for Elizabeth, her natural talents were. From the age of three, she took up dancing, and gave recitals.

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The Modern Update: 1/2 Year Unemployed, Weight Gain, Lack of Confidence and Changing Bad Habits

Hello everyone!

I have seriously been under the radar these many months. If you follow me on my social media profiles, I come and go in terms of posting. For one thing, yes I am still alive, I am still buying vintage bits here and there, and I am still very much committed to this blog. I made a HUGE list of post ideas, I would LOVE to get on them and get them done, but I’ve hit writer’s block.

I really appreciate all that subscribed to the blog and the new readers that stumble upon my writing. This post is the modern update, sort of personal, so if you are interested, I recommend a nice full cup of coffee or a tea and a comfy place to relax first…. Once you’ve settled in, please read on.

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The Vintage Cat Version of Project Pan

Hello everyone!

It’s been a fairly uneventful few weeks. I’ve been doing lots of research for the blog, and some exciting thing coming your way! Here’s one of them! Sorry this may be a bit of a wordy post.

I’m a huge fan of beauty blogs, I can get stuck in a watching loop of YouTube reviews, tutorials, tips/tricks, etc… It’s amazing! So many creative and wonderful people out there, maybe I can take part in the video bits eventually.

One thing that always amazed me was how much make up people have, including myself (though before the big move, I cleaned out A LOT). And as you know, I am very conscious about cosmetics and their expiry dates. Some products get used up fairly quickly (face cream, sunblock, primers, mascara ), other things just seem to stick around forever (lipsticks, blush, eyeshadows, nailpolish). If there are definitely clear signs of aging in cosmetics, such as smell and texture/consistency change, I just throw it out without a thought. But…

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