Monday, January 29, 2018

Life Of Li.Ree| 70's Vibe? Photoset

Bonjour! 

Even though I have a 'chicken fro' (as my mother would call it, aka flat amateur afro) in these pictures, I'm still getting some Foxy 70's vibes from this random photo set.
Maybe I should dabble a bit in 70's Fashion here and there. Its certainly tempting...
This romper was given to me but maybe I'll start adding a few colors and patterns to my wardrobe over time but I'm still mastering my 40's 50's inspired collection for the time being.

LOL and please excuse the exhausted makeup. This was a random set one boring night.








Love Always,
Li.Ree


Life Of Li.Ree | Signature Hair

Bounjour!

Ever since I got into Vintage Fashion, Betty Bacall or more famously known as Lauren Bacall  has been my hairstyle muse.






I just love how easy her classic Old Hollywood-esq hair can be achieved with a set of old-fashioned hot-rollers and a good brush out. This hairstyle screams Vintage no matter what outfit your wearing and is of course a very elegant and professional looking do'. I absolutely love wearing my hair like this to work, to church, or you know...casually grocery shopping ;-)








Curls do require a bit more maintence at night though, so I do recommend sleeping in sponge rollers or flexi-rods at night to preserve the style.








Meme of the week.
Touché Betty, touché.



Love Always,
Li.Ree


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Blake and Liya | L'oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive

Good Evening 'Daah-lings'

I like to introduce you to my newest friends and trustworthy allies Blake and Liya


Its no surprise that I have a small army of Red Lipstick and these are the two newest members to my collection. Introducing Blake and Liya by the L'oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive. Blake has a very subtle deep undertone while Liya looks more firey (on me). Both ultra creamy and hydrating on the lips and last virtually all day. I've been leaning more towards lipsticks these days because they 1) are a bit 'old school' / vintage...hehe, due to competition like liquid lipsticks and 2)  they're sooo affordable with these two only being $7.99 each (at Ulta). Liquid lipsticks are becoming a bit more common in the 'drug store makeup' section at Ulta, but people tend to rant and rave about Instagram worthy Liquid Lipsticks more, and 'vintagey' tubes of lipstick less. Oh well... Mes Trésors.

That's all for today.
Cheerio, Cheerio Daah-lings!

Love Always,
Li.Ree

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Life Of Li.Ree | What's In My Vintage Purse

Bonjour Mes Amoures!

Because I've recently decided to give my giant Vince Camuto purse a break and started toting around my (much smaller) vintage purse in its stead. A What's In My Bag...or rather What's In My Purse tag (since I'm trying to be lady-like) seemed to be fitting.

Currently I have been donning my vintage Wicker Koret clasps purse, black with metal gold detailing.


Life Of Li.Ree | Pinup Hair, Hot Rollers & Flexirods

Sault Dahlings!

A few years ago I composed a post describing how I curl my hair with flexirods. It was titled How to Achieve Marilyn Monroe Pin Curls with Flexi-Rods (verbal) if you're curious.



Although I still utilize flexirods and find them to be the most convenient hair safe/no heat way to curl my hair...I was finding that my damp brush method just wasn't working for me anymore.
For 1. Sometimes my thick (naturally curly) hair just wouldn't adhere to the flexirods, which led to
2. a frizzy mess

So after reading an article about Dita Von Teese, and her success with Hot Rollers, I decided to give them a go myself. Even though hot rollers are definitely considered a heat method for curls...hot rollers don't get anywhere near as hot as traditional curling irons, so there's no risk in frying or burning your hair. AND though the roller itself does get a little singe worthy, the roller is lined in velcro, so again, your hair doesn't come in contact with hot metal. Most hot rollers are usually held in place by heated ceramic clips or shells, that work together with the heated velcro rollers to give you loose curls full of body.    

Loose curls are fine and all, but I prefer 40's Pageboy hair myself...