Hair – VA VA Volume Hair Tutorial

Before you comment i am aware this is bad for my hair….

…. Now with that being said here’s the video!

Thanks for watching 😉

Madame B


Decades Past – 1940s

Betty Grable – “The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs”

18th December 1916 – 2nd July 1973


“There are two reasons why I am successful in show business and I am standing on both of them.”

Famously known for her legs, Fox insured them in the 40’s for a quarter of a million dollars!

She was pushed into becoming a star from her mother who made her take dancing lessons at a young age.

Rita Hayworth – “The Love Goddess”

17th October 1918 – 14th May 1987


Known for her beautiful red locks, Hayworth was naturally black haired.

Hayworth actually became the first movie star to marry a prince (Aly Khan, 27th May 1949) not Grace Kelly like many think.

Gilda came out in 1946 ,  playing the bombshell the publics perception of her was of that but she was actually very reserved in real life.

“I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess, I felt I was more of a comedian that can dance”

Vivien Leigh – The Beauty

5th November 1913 – 7th July 1967


Probably most known for playing Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1939.

Leigh  had an almost mischievous, cat like smile and her eyebrow raised. In her career she only appeared in 20 films .

She was also somewhat obsessed with the appearance of her hands, thinking that they were too large, used gloves to hide them and accumulated about 150 pairs.

“Scorpios burn themselves out and eat themselves up and they are careless about themselves – like me. I swing between happiness and misery and I cry easily. I am a mixture of my mother’s determination and my father’s optimism. I am part prude and part non-conformist and I say what I think and don’t dissemble. I am a mixture of French, Irish and Yorkshire, and perhaps that’s what it all is.”

Lana Turner – Femme Fatale

8th February 1921 – 25th June 1995


Several marriages, affairs and alcoholism all unfortunately took the lime light whilst her brilliant career and acting took the back seat to the public. Even though starring in around 60 films.

“I liked the boys and the boys liked me.”

“I planned on having one husband and seven children, but it turned out the other way around.”

Madame B


Halloween – RedBack Spider Tutorial

A plain black to red dress either long sleeved or wear a long sleeve shrug over it. Black or Fishnet stockings and black shoes/ heels.

For spider arms

You can make spider legs out of 3 pairs of black stockings, which accounts for 6 of the legs plus your own two arms.

All you have to do is get the stockings and stuff them with, scrap dark material, black paper, tulle, news paper, whatever you have.

The attach the stockings in the middle so each side has 3 legs. (you can sew or tie them together)

Thread the three legs on the ends and leave about a 5cm gap between each one, make sure you use a thick thread or even fishing wire. Then on the top leg add a loop big enough for your wrist to fit through.

Now for the middle (body?!?)

Option 1 , paper mache over half a balloon, paint black with a red stripe and attatch to the middle section of the stockings


Option 2 , Cut out an oval shape of black felt glue or sew on a red stripe down the middle and then attatch to the middle section.

And your done.

To attach to yourself you can either add arm loops of elastic or pin to the back of your outfit.

Products Used

Mehron Tropical Palette

Too Faced eyeshadow Insurance

Estee Double wear eyeliner pencil black

L’Oreal Linuer Intense Black Liquid liner

eBay Lashes

Duo Lash Glue

Mac Basic Red pigment

Mac Carbon eye shadow

Benefit Get Bent Mascara

Bourjois pastel trio

Masquerade Gothic White

NYX Chaos lipstick

Revlon Colourstay Foundation liquid and Powder

Masquerade White Blush

Thanks for watching 😉

Madame B


Tagged – Blog Award :)

Before proudly displaying my ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ there are a few rules one has to follow:image

  • Accept award
  • Post it on my blog
  • Post the name and link of the person who has granted the award
  • Pass the award onto 15 other newly discovered blogs
  • Notify the bloggers that they’ve been awarded

Here are my 15 newly discovered blogs. If you are one of them, please follow the above rules


If the shoe fits…


Vex In The City

The Makeup Snob

too much blush

The Lip Print

☠Makeup by Jacqueline☠


Makeup by Mama Laura

Padmita’s Make Up Blog

The Modern Fabulous

Style Porn

Hair Obsessed

Unlaced Beauty: A Makeup Blog


All the girlie things

ok i went a little over…. lol

These aren’t all new blogs some I’ve been reading a long time

Madame B


DIY – Pigment shelves

From a cardboard box!




Cut off lid


marked out ‘shelves’


cut  them out



made sure they fit100_8118

trimmed ends100_8121

painted all pieces white100_8122

this is the plastic I’m covering everything with100_8124


glue all in place


hanging on the wall


Thanks for looking 🙂

Madame B


Decades Past – 1940s

Better than Cheesecake Pin Up Look”


Maybelline Define a Brow

Too faced Shadow Insurance

Bourjois Eyeshadow Trio ‘Les pastels 54’

eBay Gel liner Black

Smashbox White eye pencil

revlon False lashes (from review)

Benefit Get Bent Mascara

Smashbox Primer (purple)

Revlon Colourstay Foundation Liquid and Powder

Masquerade Concealer

10 Pan Blush Palette

NYX Plush Red lip liner

YSL Lip Twins Raspberry Violet

Madame B


Coming Up


Halloween – Wood Nymph

A Wood Nymph or  Mother Nature costume can be put together for very little effort and cost!

All you’ll need is…….

A green coloured slip dress (even brown)

Fake flowers from the dollar , craft or florist store. To simply pin into hair. (small ones work best)

You could even wrap fake ivy around your limbs!

For shoes you can wear sandals or strappy high heels .

For my hair in this video all i di was sectioned off my hair (best with day old hair)  and started from the bottom up by twisting small sections with mousse. This will last easily through the night.

Quick Tip : Don’t be shy with the mousse!

The Make up…….

Revlon Colourstay Foundation

Max Factor Skin luminizing Foundation

Benefit Dr Feelgood

10 Pan Blush palette

Natio Body Shimmer Brush

Revlon brow powder

Revlon Lashes and glue ‘Lush’

eBay gel liners in black and dark brown

Benefit Get Bent Mascara

green shadow (120 palette)

MAC pigments in Golden Lemon, Vanilla and Golden Olive

Mac eye shadows Carbon, Satin Taupe and Mineral

NYX shadow in Gypsy

Mehron Metallic Palette

Mac Fresh Brew Lipstick

Golden Lemon pigment mixed with clear gloss

Thanks for watching 😉

Don’t forget to subscribe!

Madame B