Friday, November 6, 2015

A Royal typewriting affair

If you're one of my pen pals, then you've probably got a lovely typed up letter from me. The letter was written on this darling typewriter I'm 'borrowing' from my grandmother.

This Royal 'Quiet de Luxe' typewriter was my grandmothers, she received it as a gift from her mother and uncle for her graduation from 9th to 10th grade. She wrote many an assignment on it throughout high school, then took it to California with her, and used it in college. My mom tells me she'd 'type letters' on it as a baby.

As a child, we had an Apple computer, but I learned and perfected my typing on the typewriter. I remember turning in type written assignments until I was in the 7th grade, and the typewriter stayed in the garage.

Until April, when I decided to dust it off, and clean it up a bit, and use it for correspondence.

Speaking of correspondence, would any of you delightful vintage lovers like to do something of a Vintage Pen Pal exchange? It would be simple: fill out a form, indicate where you'd prefer your pen pal to be from/things you like, etc, wait for me to pair you up, and start writing letters. How does that sound to you?

Do any of you all have a typewriter? Do you have pen pals?

Monday, November 2, 2015

Product Review: Besame Cosmetics French Vanilla Powder

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Once again, I was captured by the allure of Besame Cosmetics and their gorgeous products. In April, I was in Downtown Disney with Janey, and we popped in Sephora to get myself some French Vanilla Face Powder.

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The sales lady was very nice in taking me to the product, and nicely asked if I was buying this for myself (as I was going to originally going to get the regular vanilla powder), she said the French Vanilla powder would look better with my skin tone. Which, is fantastic and always something I like to hear.  I also wonder if their Cashmere powder would work...

Besame Cosmetics Review via Tiny Angry Crafts

The next day in my hotel room, I tried the powder on over my makeup. I honestly didn't see much of a difference, and started to worry. Fast forward to the  next few weeks when I wore just the powder, I began to see the light.

It knocked down the shiny spots on my face, lightly covered blemishes, and made it look like I got a full nights sleep! It looks natural, and it smells absolutely divine.
I've had it last me all day in 90F heat, with only having to touch it up maybe three times.
I normally wouldn't spend that much (22USD) on a powder, but I decided to treat myself that day as I deserve a bit of an indulgence. It's really lasting, and always amusing when I need to powder my nose, and her my grandma laugh at me.

Besame Cosmetics Review via Tiny Angry Crafts

So if you've got a slightly darker skin tone, and you love a modern vintage style stay powder, French Vanilla is perfect for you.

Note- This product was purchased with my own money, I am receiving no compensation from Besame Cosmetics for this review. I have used affiliate links in this post.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

Darling Hollie from Alexie RicRac  nominated me for this award, and as the last time I did a blog award thing was when I started this blog, I figured I'd do this.

Here are the rules for the award:
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site
  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Answer the 10 questions that the blogger sent you
  • Create 10 new questions for nominees to answer
  • Nominate 10 bloggers and notify them!

  1. What is your favourite meal to cook?
    Confession time, I don't really cook a lot. Yeahhhh. I can make pasta something fierce!
  2. Can you sew?
    Yes! I go to school for fashion design, and have been sewing for quite some time.
  3. If you could live in any time in history, when would you live?
    I would not want to live in another period in history aside from this one. I like having a better amount of human rights and having vaccinations. But, that being said, I would love to visit Harlem during the famous Harlem Renaissance! And to see The Rat Pack live at the Sands in Las Vegas!
  4. Where did you go on your last holiday?
    I don't really do vacations. I suppose you can say San Diego Comic Con was my last one, even though I was working it.
  5. If you were told you could only do one thing for the rest of your life, what would that be?
    Sewing costumes. Either for myself, for friends, for theatre productions, whatever. I'd do that.
  6. Polka dots or stripes?
    Polka dots!
  7. Do you make new friends easily?
    Yes and no. I'm a very shy person, and unless right off the bat there is some common thing we share, I might stay pretty quiet. I can make a lot of acquaintances, and see how that pans out to a friendship
  8. Would you prefer going to a live theatre show or a live concert?
    BOTH???? Ok, I'd reallllly love to see Hamilton on Broadway right now. Someone make this happen. 
  9. How many people live in your current abode?
    Three. Myself,  my mother, and my younger sister. (4 if you count the dog)
  10. Do you prefer the city, the country, or the ocean?
    I'm  a city dweller who is close to the ocean.... But I love the city. I'll visit the ocean once and a while, but I can't swim sadly. So dry land for this mermaid!

NomineesNow, there is no pressure to do these questions! I just like learning random fun things about other bloggers. If you just want to answer these questions on your blog, go for it!
1. Bianca of The Closet Historian
3. Laurie of RetroReporter
4. Frances of Polka Polish
5.  Sara of Canteen Cowboy
6. Jessica of Zella Maybe
7. Emileigh of Flashback Summer
8. Daffny of A Vintage Nerd
9. Cherry of She Knits in Pearls
10. Emma of Little Miss Bamboo

1. What book have you been reading of late?
2. What is your favorite "non-vintage" activity to do?
3. Can you knit?
4. Do you have a favorite perfume scent?
5. What is your favorite aspect of the vintage blogging community?
6. Do you have a favorite movie?
7. If you could take the DeLorean to any point in history, where would it be, and why?
8. What is one item on your vintage wishlist?
9. Where do you like to 'play tourist' at in your own city?
10. What is the most unusual item in your collection?


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