Link in bio!!! Check out this awesome cover of Seven Nation Army I got to perform with the Tualatin HS Orchestra!
Thank you @berniedextershop
For the beautiful dress!
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So here are the products I use:
1) Crest 3D White toothpaste (arctic fresh) - flavor doesn’t really matter. I alternate between arctic and glamorous (right? The other one is called glamorous?) but I use that toothpaste 2-3 times daily.
2) Crest 3D White Brilliance Boost Polishing Treatment - I actually put a thin coat of that stuff on my toothbrush before I squeeze toothpaste onto it. So I use it daily however many times I decide to brush my teeth that day
3) Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel - I used to use this stuff religiously, but now I just use it about once or twice a week. Works so quickly and it’s really cheap at drugstores! (Especially if you get it in a pack with the matching mouthwash)
4) Crest 3D White Whitestrips (30 min ones) - the gel works just as well as these strips so I don’t use them as often anymore. Tbh, I’m still using them just to use them up and get rid of them. This is the only whitening product that I use that make my teeth hurt!!! By the end of the 30 min, my teeth are so freaking sensitive and it’s not fun at all. So yeah, they’re time consuming and painful. Do not recommend. I use them right before a special occasion but that’s it. Not on a regular basis.
5) whitening mouthwash (either Crest 3D White or Colgate Optic White) - I don’t really have a preference. I just get whichever ones cheaper LOL but yeah. Whitening mouthwash daily at least once.
But yeah! There are all the products I use! Screenshot this, reblog this, like this, whatever you have to do to save this cause I don’t normally share my whitening routine with others! Hahaha
My mom used to try and pawn her old clothes off on me. My reply was always something in line with, “Mother, I wouldn’t wear that tunic from the ‘70s if Grace Coddington herself passed it down to me.”
That is, until mom’s entire wardrobe made an appearance in various updated incarnations at NYFW. Was I surprised? Not really. They say everything old is new again, right?
Mom tends to do that. She takes great pride in passing things down to me, whether it’s an old skirt or beauty tips she abided by in her youth. Despite the advances we’ve made in modern day beauty products, there’s something quaint about tying rags in your hair or using strawberry puree to give your skin new life.
However, that doesn’t mean I’m willing to try everything or recommend you try it. Charcoal was commonly mixed with petroleum jelly and used as as eyeliner and brow filler, but how much sense does it make to track down charcoal and smear it on your eyes when $3 waterproof eyeliner exists? Nada.
The upside of vintage beauty tips resides mainly in convenience and cost saving. If your wallet isn’t bursting with Creme de la Mer income, most of these tips are easily accessible and in many cases, already something you have at home.
So if you’re in the mood to channel Rita Hayworth or you’re just flat broke and still want to look decent, here are some handy vintage beauty tips that still make sense to try today.
Create curls without heat damage or sleeping on big clunky rollers. Cut up an old piece of fabric so you have 10-15 long strips about 1.5″wide. When your hair is still a little damp, spritz on leave-in conditioner and divide your hair into small sections. Roll up each section using the fabric strips and tie up the ends. I realize how confusing this sounds so here’s an easy to follow Youtube tutorial that even the likes of me can follow.
Beer hair rinse
Women in the pin-up era swore by rinsing their hair in warm, flat beer for extra volume and shine. Have I tried it? No, but I have one lonely bottle of Mill Street Organic I’m willing to donate to this beauty endeavour. Select a hoppier beer for the best results and rinse with cold water following your beer bath.
Baking soda to whiten teeth
Long before Crest Whitestrips, you had good old baking soda to give you a mouthful of pearly whites. It makes sense since baking soda is a mildly abrasive, and is also used to get stains out of clothing. No complicated steps involved in this one, just combine baking soda with water and lemon juice to create a paste and rub or brush onto teeth. Rinse and admire.
Strawberries as a facial cleanser and tint
Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly were proponents of this beauty tip – and who are we to argue with these iconic beauties? Their rationale was that strawberries helped improve the skin’s complexion and luminosity. Smaller pores was also part of the deal. While this beauty tip seems more time consuming than simply purchasing a jug of drugstore facial cleanser and being done with it, it’s an all natural alternative for those who prefer little to no chemicals in their beauty routine.
Mint leaves/cucumber/rose water for dark undereye circles
Dark circles have plagued women for as long as we’ve been concerned with appearances. Women used to crush mint leaves and apply it to their eyes and watch dark circles disappear. Cucumber is another solution that’s well known to us. Rose water has many beneficial properties but its calming effect on skin is probably why most people use it. It’s been known to banish redness and puffiness and leaves a lovely scent behind.
Cold cream still exists – but you’d never know it. It seemed to disappear into oblivion, replaced by a million different potions. Some promise to cure acne, dark circles and redness while others claim to turn back time. Cold cream was used for a variety of purposes back then and I’d be curious to see if it makes a comeback. Sometimes, paring things down, including your beauty routine is all your skin really needs.
The benefits of a little ice water
If American actress, Joan Crawford was your grandmother, she’d probably tell you to splash ice water on your face every morning to maintain a perfect visage. Supposedly, a little facial ice bath will constrict the opening of pores and reduce any redness on your skin.