Look of the Day: Slimy Pyschobilly Shimmers

LotD 09Hello Lovelies,

Quick Look of the Day post. This was the hair and makeup I wore to last week’s Death Jam, complete with creepy accessories.

I primed my eyes and dusted them with a bit of translucent powder. I then used a shimmery lime green all over my lid and up to the crease. In the outer corner of the crease I blended in a pearly sea foam blue/green. Using the brush with the translucent powder on to blend out at the brown bone.

LotD 04I lined my eyes with black liquid liner ending in a wing. I used a long wearing black eyeliner to line my lower waterline. I finished off my eyes with two coats of jet black mascara.

LotD 02I penciled in my brows using a taupe colour and gave them a slight flick up at the ends. I blushed my cheeks with a wash of pink creme blush and added a beauty mark with the liquid liner.LotD 03 I then used a bright juicy pink lipstick on my mouth and blotted it back slightly so that my eyes were the emphasis.

LotD 05I piled all of my hair up on top of my head in neat little barrel curls and stand up pin curls. I made a little side rolled fringe and tied in a lime green chiffon scarf. I added a few creepy accessories for good measure. LotD 07 LotD 06 LotD 01LotD 08 Although the shimmery green shadow is quite a bright colour, it hasn’t shown up as well on my photos (bad lighting, tsk!). Although this makeup and hair was for an evening event, it’s a look I like to wear in the day too. Bright colours cheer me up, especially in the depths of winter!

Well, that’s all for today, as always, thank you kindly for reading. Until next time. <3

MHB

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Brushing Out Pin-Curls.

Hello Lovelies,

So, this is my first ever YouTube video upload, I am very excited! I filmed it on my still picture camera as I don’t have a camcorder (yet). I had my hair cut at Rockalily cuts a couple of weeks ago and I love it but I hadn’t had a go at pin-curling it until now. I washed my hair and brushed through a bit of mousse for hold and then pin-curled it while it was still wet. I let it dry overnight (with a hair net over it, for that glamorous Ena Sharples look).

 

The next day, I removed all of my bobby pins and brushed the hell out of it until it stopped frizzing and resembled something akin to a 50s Monroe bob. I didn’t brush it out too much and kept a lot of curl in it. I find it makes the set last a little longer. I finished off with a bit of water soluble pomade (I used some Sweet Georgia Brown pomade I purchased at VLV15 earlier in the year) and a strong hold hairspray (Tresemme Freeze Hold).

I added a hair flower for the final touch. If you find that your hair doesn’t hold curl very well, you can re-pin your hair at night to make the set last longer. I tend to wash and set my hair one to two times a week when I have it cut short like this. I do have naturally curly hair which may be why it holds so well. The main things to remember when pin-curling your hair…

  • If your hair is really straight, wet set it as the curl will be more robust.
  • Use product to help it set e.g. mousse, setting lotion or spray gel.
  • Make sure your hair is completely dry before brushing out.
  • For speed, sit under a hood dryer if you have one (I don’t, so I let it dry overnight).
  • Brush, brush, brush! Keep going, it will frizz at first but then it will start to smooth out.
  • Brush your hair over your hand to smooth and shape individual curls. Or, use a round bristle brush. Whatever works best for you and your hair.
  • If your hair is frizzy or flyaway, use a tiny amount of pomade for control and shine. Too much pomade will weigh your hair down and can make it look greasy. I use a water soluble one to prevent too much product build up and it’s easier to wash out.
  • Always finish off with a strong hairspray but avoid spraying until your hair feels like a helmet. You still want your hairdo to have movement. Swish swish!
  • Re-pin at night for a longer lasting set.

I hope you like my first ever video. I know it’s not technically amazing but I’m super proud of it (I am such a techno-phobe!). I’ve kept it short and sweet and sped up the bit where I remove my pins as it would get pretty boring otherwise. Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have, either via the contact page or twitter. I have disabled comments for now, as I keep getting a ton of spam mail to my email inbox and am trying to fix the problem. I will hopefully be able to have comments activated again soon.

That’s all for  now. Thank you kindly for reading.

MHB

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Rockalily Cuts

Seriously crap hair situation. Halp!

Hello Lovelies,

Last week I went to Rockalily Cuts to have my hair cut. I wanted to go back to a more Marilyn Monroe-esque cut, something I haven’t had for a couple of years now as I’ve been doing the 60s thing a lot. Head Stylist Lucie Luella took into account my fussy requirements and cut in a modified midi for me. I felt a million times better when I left the salon, swishing my hair about like I was in a shampoo advert. I always feel a little weird when I change my hair but I love my new cut. It even looks cute when I wash it and let it dry naturally, with no styling. That NEVER happens! Still haven’t done a wet pin-curl set on it yet but I’m sure it is going to look great when I do.

Oh my…
…that’s SO much better.

I also took the chance to take photos of the salon. It feels like it’s been open longer than 7 months for some reason, maybe because it’s really taken off. No doubt to the friendly, informal atmosphere, specialist service and rock n roll music floating out from the stereo. I see a lot of gentlemen getting their hair done whenever I’m in there as well as some great, super glam hair makeovers on ladies.

Ree Ree at Her Desk

Ellington in his bed

Retro cuts, vintage sets and fabulous vivid hair colours are an every day occurrence at this salon. Ree Ree Rockette has in guest services on some weekends, such as Talonted nail artist, Lex. I’ve also had the opportunity to work in the salon a few times, along with Lucie, doing make-up on brides and pin-up model Sabina Kelley, with Lucie styling their hair.

Bridal makeup for Rockalily Cuts. Photo http://kiprice.com/

Shop dog Ellington flits between snuggling in his bed and searching for snacks and cuddles. The hair stations are lovely vintage dressing tables and there’s lots of fabulous and kitsch bits of paraphernalia everywhere. There’s a fab selection of books to read, it’s like a salon library, Ree will let you take a book away with you as long as you bring it back, I don’t know any other salon that does that.

Vintage Dressing Table Hair Stations

Knick Knacks

The hood dryer is covered in stickers that have been sent to Ree over the months, the bathroom door has been signed by many visitors (can you spot mine?) and I love the leopard print capes that customers get to wear. I also have to stop myself from devouring all of the lollipops that are left out on vintage china plates for people to help themselves to.

Men's hair poster by Layrite. My fave in the shop.

The singed door

Should you find yourself hankering after a retro cut and colour, I definitely recommend Rockalily Cuts. Check out the website for more info.

Leopard Print Capes

Stickered Hood Dryer

That’s all for today. Thank you kindly for reading.

MHB

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Look of the Day: #ZOMGBloggersBash Style

Hello Lovelies, just thought I would do a quick LotD post for the #ZOMGBloggersBash (I blogged about the actual event yesterday, read it here). I had asymmetric victory rolls in my hair but you can’t really tell in the photos. Oh well. I’ll just stick to the make-up.

I used silver shadow to my crease, added in a purple to the crease and blended out. I used black shadow at the outer crease and blended out to add depth. White shadow at brow bone.

Added purple/silver glitter to centre lid. A slick of black gel liner to top lash line. Silver shadow on lower lash line blended to black on outer edge. Corner false lashes for a fluttery effect.

Lots of black mascara. Finished off with a slick of true red lipstick, a matte brown shadow to contour the hollows of my cheeks, a beauty spot and strongly defined eyebrows. I chucked a load of hair accessories in for extra oompf and glamour for the evening. Glitter was my theme for the night and my sparkly spider hair clip topped it off nicely.

I painted my nails with two coats of Rimmel’s 60 seconds in 310 Red Carpet. I then dipped each nail into the same glitter I used on my eyelids and finished off with two coats of Seche Vite to ensure the nails were smooth to the touch.

I felt super glam with all that glitter. I think I will wear it more often from now on! That’s all for today lovelies, thank you kindly for reading! x

#ZOMG!BloggersBash

Hello Lovelies, just a quick post about the #zomgbloggersbash on Monday night. The event was put together by Ree Ree Rockette of Rockalily and ZoZo of London Lipgloss to promote the new Rockalily lipstick shade ‘ZOMG!’; a collaboration between Ree Ree and Zoe. I was at the event to style hair and my goodness, did I coiff a ton of tresses! I hardly took any photos because I didn’t stop from start to finish. It was hard work but a lot of fun.

The ladies of Historical Sauces, Glamourologist, Missy Vintage & Retrochick

I wish I’d had a chance to mingle and meet a few more people. I did get to chat to the ladies from Collectif, Illamasqua and L.Figment, who’s purple hair was so much fun to play with!

L.Figment's hair from the sideIt was great to see so many Wonderful Women (#wwmoob) helping out/working the event. Tigz Rice was there with a pop-up studio, Little Miss B with hats for people to try on, Pip Jolley and Ruff Mutts helped with setting up and making sure things ran smoothly. BBLoungerie was there with her glamorous wares as well as some Wonderland Wigs donated by Sam (who has just given birth to twins, so she couldn’t be there. Congratulations Sam!). The lasses from the Historical Sauces were also there with their vintage library and the Rockalily Lipstick testers for people to try on.

Cake decorating by Temptations Creations, card making from Strange Fruit and burlesque from Rubyy Jones (NSFW) and Banbury Cross (NSFW) was also part of making the event so much fun. To top it all off there was a competition and winners were announced at the end. There were so many great prizes that I wish I could have won, but being part of the event I was not allowed to compete.

The night was being documented by the lovely Kristy Noble who was taking lots of photos and Genna McWhinnie who was filming all the goings on. Looking forward to seeing what they captured!

It was a great night and I am so proud of Ree Ree! So much hard work and dedication had gone into making the event a success, it was a pleasure to be involved. With around 150 bloggers in attendance there was no chance I would have got to talk to everyone but those I did meet were lovely and I can’t wait to see all the #ZOMG!BloggersBash posts. Here’s to the next event, hurrah!

 

LotD: Quick 1950s Look for Work

Hello Lovelies, today’s Look of the Day is a quick and easy soft 1950s look for work. I’ve kept it soft with a pink lip but feel free to break out the red lipstick if you like. This look should take 5-10 minutes once you’ve got it down pat. I’ve really kept it simple while still acheiving a classic 50s feel. Please ignore the hair, I’m working from home, so it’s not set today!

For the eyes, I used a matte nude shadow over the entire lid up to the brow bone using a wide, flat shadow brush. I then used a small amount of a neutral, matte brown shadow and applied it along the upper lash line with a small shadow brush. I used a small blending brush to blend the brown eyeshadow up to the crease line to soften. I applied black mascara and a sweep of black gel liner in a small flick. If you are really pale or would like to make this look even softer, use a brown mascara and eyeliner instead.

Finish eyes by applying white liner to the lower waterline. This will really open the eyes. Use a flesh tone if you prefer a more understated look but white is more authentic. Brows were defined lightly using Rimmel brow pencil in Taupe and a slick of Barry M clear mascara/brow gel. I applied a small amount of light coverage foundation to my T-Zone and blended outwards, to keep the face looking fresh. I used a long wear concealer under the eyes and around the nostrils. A light dusting of face powder before applying a small amount of pink blush to the cheeks (I used Nars blush in ‘Desire’).

I used a bright pink applied straight from the tube to save time and blotted it back to take the colour intensity down a bit. I used Mac’s ‘Impassioned’.

And there you have it! Quick and easy. You can add a beauty mark if you like too. I had a little blemish on my cheek so I dotted on some gel liner and set it with matte black eyeshadow to help it last. If you’re having trouble with getting your cat-eye liner right, watch out for my upcoming tutorial on a fool proof way I teach my clients to do theirs!

That’s all for today, thank you kindly for reading. x

Look of the Day: Flaming Eyes

Hello Lovelies. Today I thought I would share with you a hair and make-up look I wore to Raven Six’s burlesque graduate show with The Cheek of It Burlesque school. Check out her performance here, she’s another one to watch! I’m calling this look ‘Flaming Eyes’ because, well, the eyes looks kinda flamey!

Awh, I look kind of sad in this photo, lol. Anyway, this look was all about the eyes and is deceptively easy to do, trust me! I started off with a little Too Face Shadow Insurance eye primer to ensure my shadow stayed put all night. I then used my Mac Fluidline Gel liner in ‘Blacktrack’ and a flat brush with a pointed end to paint on my winged cat eye shape.

I then used a matte red shadow (mine was from the one from the Curacao Sleek palette) and blended it up from the crease line upwards to fade it out. Make sure that you do not go over the black, it’s meant to be a crisp line.

Next, I used a matte nude shadow to blend downwards from under the brows and into the red to diffuse it slightly. White eye pencil was used to line the lower waterline. I added the outer edges of some false lashes I had left over and lashings of jet black mascara. I finished off the look with a light coverage foundation, a wash of soft pink blusher and a pink lipgloss. Eyebrows were darkened slightly with Rimmel’s brow pencil in ‘Taupe’ and a slick of Barry M’s clear brow gel/mascara. I kept everything else light as I wanted the eyes to be the focus. Of course, if you fancy a bold lip, go for it!

I kept my hair simple, sweeping it up into a chignon and attaching a poinsetta hair flower I made (forgot to get a photo of that, sorry!). I rolled the front of my hair backwards into a swirly pomp to prevent my hair looking too severe. I sprayed a ton of Tresemme’s Freeze Hold hairspray onto it to make sure it stayed in place. That stuff is seriously strong! So there you have it, flaming eyes. Let me know if you give it a go, I’d love to see photos. You could even try it with different colours. I also like to do this look with slime green instead of red.

What to expect from Heyday Honey on 2012

Me sans makeup

Hello Lovelies! I know we’re already a little ways in but Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fabulous xmas holiday season. Things got rather manic for me towards the end of 2011, hence it being very quiet on here. But hey, I’m back and ready to roll on a whole bunch of fun things for you guys.

So, what’s coming up on Heyday Honey in 2012? Well, I am going to be updating the photo gallery as I have a bit of a back log of shots from the end of last year. Look out for the shots of Singer Kele Le Roc and Burlesquer Kiki Kaboom posing for the Burlexe show promo shoot (Burlexe is back with a regular night at the Shadow Lounge in Soho, book tickets here)

Event-wise, I’ll be doing vintage hair styling and demos at the ZOMG Blogger’s Bash organised by Rockalily London in order to launch the new lipstick shade designed by Zoe of London Lipgloss. Expect to see a behind the scenes post about it here.

Also, there will be more ‘Look of the Day’ posts, showing you the myriad ways I like to coiffe my hair and makeup my face…I’ve recently lopped off all my hair, so no more beehives for me for a long while!

Nail designs, product reviews and tutorials will also be added. I’m toying with the idea of doing videos, I just need to look into a good lighting system so all the product colours will show up properly for you.

So, that’s about it for now, if there is anything else you would like to see, just post your suggestions in the comments box below and I will take them into consideration.

Let’s make 2012 fabulous!

Look of the Day: My Birthday Style

Hello Lovelies. Last week it was my birthday and the boy took me out for a day of adventures at the Natural History Museum. We then had some cake and then Thai food in the evening, bliss! Here is the make-up and hair style I wore for the day.

I applied eye shadow primer to start. I used a silver shadow from the upper lash line to the crease. I then placed a small amount of black shadow to the outer crease.

I then used a fluffy blending brush to diffuse it slightly. Blending into the crease and upwards. I then used a matte nude shade from the brow bone and blended it down to the crease to soften.

I brought the silver shadow to the lower lash line. I used the black shadow on the outer corner of the lower lash line and blended them together. I lined my lower waterline with white. I finished my eyes off with a flick of black gel liner and black mascara.

On my mouth I used a bit of soft pink lip stain with some lip balm over the top. I wanted my eyes to be the focus of this look.

My brows were defined using a taupe pencil, I extended them slightly and flicked them up a touch at the ends. I used a rose pink blush on my cheeks and used the black gel liner to create a small beauty spot on my upper cheek. I set the spot with black eyeshadow to make it last longer. I wore my hair in a sleek 50’s bob with an antique coloured rose on the side I had pinned back.

I painted my nails with two coats of a metallic Navy Blue from Barry M (colour 292). I stuck a skull and crossbone nail sticker (from Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique) on each pinkie. I topped the whole thing off with a coat of Seche Vite to seal it.

I had a great day geeking out and goofing off with Simon. Here’s to another fab Birthday! Thank you kindly for reading. x

The Enfieldian Vintage Fair: Make Do Christmas!

On Saturday 10th December I will be at The Enfieldian Vintage Fair’s ‘Make Do Christmas’ event with my pop-up parlour. I will be offering hair and make-up sessions as well as miniature one-on-one tutorials. Teaching you how to apply false lashes, getting the perfect cat eye flick, which shade of red lipstick suits you and more! I shall also have with me lots of different hair accessories to buy, (including snoods, bandanas, combs and hair flowers) to finish off your retro do for the festive season. Email or call me to make a booking. For more info/prices check out Enfiedian Vintage Fair event page.

I won’t be the only one there though. The event offers a whole range of vintage treasures from clothes, jewellery, hats, shoes, furniture, kitchen wares, china ware, books, records and tons more. There will be a gourmet food hall this time round, selling all sorts of delicious home made treats. There will also be crafting workshops for you to try your hand at. There’s also a space to put your feet up and have a cup of tea and a slice of cake if you need a rest from all the shopping! So come and get your unique Christmas gifts and have a jolly good old time too. Hope to see you there lovelies!