Decades Past 1970’s Inspired Hair

hairfinishedContinuing on with the 70’s inspired makeup tutorial I posted last week I have a 70’s inspired hair video for you.

In the video I used the BabylissPro C Styler which was one of the fabulous hair tools that IGlamour sent to me in the past few months to do some looks/reviews with. Full review of the C Styler will be up after I post the video on how to use it for curls and waves.

I also used BabylissPro Argon oil that I purchased to trial, One n Only Ceramic Silk Curling Iron Glaze and Schwarzkopf 10 carat shine finishing spray.




Decades Past 1950s


1950s Look

Products Used

Revlon Colourstay Foundation and Powder

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Benefit Dr. Feelgood

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Revlon Brilliance cream eye shadow

28 colour Neutral Palette

eBay Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox White Pencil Liner

Duo Glue

Revlon Fantasy Lengths Lashes

Napoleon Mascara

10 Pan Blush Palette

NYX Pinky Lip Liner

YSL Fuchsia / Orange Lip Twins

Revlon Brow Radiance Powder

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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.”

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Decades Past – 1930’s


The 1930s were not only the start to the Great Depression but was also  the era of the Silver Screen Siren…


Mae West – the comedian and actress

17th August 1893 – 22nd November 1980

West one of the first actresses to star and write in her own roles and it was acknowledged that she may have helped saved the debt ridden Paramount Pictures in the 1930’s.

Mae very publically hated many of her co-stars and only appeared an around

mae west “It’s better to be looked over than overlooked.”








greta garbo –  The Swedish Sphinx

18th September 1905 – 15th April 1990

Born in Sweden, Garbo never originally aspired to be an actress. It wasn’t until at her job at a department store she appeared in an advertising short.Greta_Garbo

Starred in 32 roles , one of the most popular being Anna Karenina in 1935, Garbo never returned to the silver screen after the war. Moved to New York City where she lived the rest of her life away from the cameras.

‘Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you’re just fair game.”

Jean Harlow – original platinum blonde

3rd March 1911 – 7th June 1937

Tragically died at the young age of only 26, Harlow was known as the original platinum blonde.Jean_Harlow

She was Marilyn Monroe’s idol and both had their last film appearances alongside popular actor Cary Grant.

“Men like me because I don’t wear a brassiere. Women like me because I don’t look like a girl who would steal a husband. At least not for long.”



Gypsy Rose Lee – Burlesque Queen

9th February 1911 – 26th April 1970

Gypsy Rose Lee  was one of the first Burlesque stars to realise the importance of publicity and became one of the most successful burlesque performers during her time, and all with out baring all!gypsy_rose_lee

She penned the novel “The G-String Murders” which was later adapted into the film “The Lady of Burlesque” featuring Barbara Stanwyck.

A Broadway play of her life entitled Gypsy was an enormous success and was later made to film also.



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