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    I've made a decision...

    Thank you. I miss my red lipstick! It feels like the other me has gone on holiday for a while. I don't know when she'll be back. In the meantime, my hair is scraped back in a ponytail and I'm wearing minimal make up. I don't have the energy for anything else x
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    I've made a decision...

    Hi, I have given up on trying to curl my hair. It just refuses to curl and I am not willing to lose the good condition it has by trying a succession of stronger perms. Alas, I've had some personal problems that have left me feeling depressed and so I've given up on vintage style for the...
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    I've made a decision...

    Thanks everyone. I am really disappointed. My hairdresser had asked me to pop in so she can check how my hair looks. She will decide whether it's worth having another go using stronger lotion and smaller perm rods. However, she said she doesn't want to ruin the condition of my hair. I feel...
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    I've made a decision...

    I had my perm on Wednesday...and it had no effect at all. My hair is still completely straight. I give up. My hair just doesn't want to curl.
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    I've made a decision...

    ...to get my hair permed. I have the straightest hair ever, it will just not hold a curl. Even if I wet set overnight with setting lotion, the curl lasts until about lunchtime. I'm going to ask my hairdresser for a looser curl on larger rollers so I don't get the Shirley Temple effect. Hoping to...
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    Show us your hair do's....

    Fräulein U. - your hair is stunning, exactly how I would like mine to be.
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    When you can't curl your hair...

    I have taken the plunge and ordered a Babyliss Curl Secret http://www.babyliss.co.uk/stylers/curl-secret (the consumer version of the Pro Perfect Curl). I'm picking it up tonight. Very excited! It's expensive, but if it curls my hair and the curls stay in for a reasonable time then I'll be happy.
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    When you can't curl your hair...

    @GHT - weirdly enough, I am based in Bournemouth :) I've been to a few vintage events, but not one with the Bombshells. I will look out for them. @Vera Godfrey - I am going to try Tasha's scarf roll again. I've had more layers cut into my hair which is making it more manageable. I had way too...
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    Finding the Palest Foundation

    Lily Lolo has already been mentioned, but I'm going to recommend it again because I love their mineral foundation. Porcelain is the palest shade (and it's too pale for me, which is unusual). I use China Doll which is a perfect match for my skin. You can request sample sizes from their website...
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    When you can't curl your hair...

    The Babyliss curler looks fab, but £165? *faints* :D I wondered about trying a pageboy style, as my hair is about the right length and only the ends would need curling. MissNatalieVintage, LOVE CLara Bow and that is great inspiration, thank you :-)
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    What is your favorite red lipstick brand/shade?

    I was asked what lipstick I was wearing because it 'looks fantastic' by a random woman the other day :D (it was Ruby Woo).
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    When you can't curl your hair...

    I had my hair cut shorter on Saturday, so alas no braids :-) However, I did have a conversation with my hairdresser about trying a perm again. She thought it might be OK if we tried large perm rollers so I get loose curls and waves rather than tight curls. I'm going to think about it for a...
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    Show us what you've made!

    Thank you very much! I have made other garments, but this is the first one I've mae from an original vintage pattern. I intend to make a lot more.
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    When you can't curl your hair...

    Thanks. Unfortunately I have a LOT of hair and even using a curling iron, I can't hold my arm up long enough to curl it. I asked my hairdresser about getting a perm, so I have a level of curl to work with. She wasn't keen and said perm technology hadn't advanced much. She thought it would be...
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    Show us what you've made!

    I finished the dress last week. It's a shirt dress made from an original vintage pattern - Hollywood Patterns 1387 (c.1944) http://www.flickr.com/photos/22377692@N03/9376481479/ (sorry I can't work out how to attach the image to this post, other than as a link).
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    When you can't curl your hair...

    Thanks for your reply. No alas, I live too far away from my parents and I don't have any siblings. I've asked Mr agirlinwinter to oblige, but he really isn't keen.
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    When you can't curl your hair...

    Hi everyone, I have a medical condition which is affecting my left arm at the moment. I can't raise my arm without being in pain. I set my hair in sponge rollers and I can't do this one handed :D I love to wear 1940s styles every day but straight hair is not authentic for a 40s look...
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    Using a vintage bag everyday?

    Hello everyone, This is my first post in The Powder Room. I bought a 1940s bag recently, but I am fretting about using it everyday. Like most women these days, I carry a lot of stuff around with me (phone, wallet, keys, make up, hair brush, asthma inhalers, etc etc!). I would hate to damage...
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    What motivates you to do your beauty everyday? Lately I cant find any motivation!

    Humph, I've lost my motivation recently too. I'd got myself into a nice routine of setting my hair in sponge rollers every night and putting on Ruby Woo every morning. This week my hair is straight and scraped back into a ponytail and I'm not wearing any lipstick. I just can't be bothered and I...
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    What is your favorite red lipstick brand/shade?

    I've been wearing Ruby Woo since I bought it a couple of weeks ago. I love it! I use Mac Prep & Prime, then Cherry lipliner and finally a coat of Ruby Woo on top. I don't find it too dry and it stays on for ages. Whoop! In fact, I saw a colleague today that I haven't see for a while and she...

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