Miss Ginger’s  Vanity Table: Le Keux Pin Up Powder and Every Cream + Discount code

Hi lovelies,

In this new section on my blog I will be reviewing anything you could find on my vanity table, starting with two gorgeous Le Keux products. Le Keux Cosmetics is an English company that manufactures cruelty free and paraben free cosmetics in the UK.


Lovely Lynsey Le Keux, boss-lady of Le Keux vintage salon and cosmetics sent me two products to try out, Pin Up Powder, a gorgeous soft finishing powder like they made in the olden days and Every Cream, a multi functional cream for hydrating, cleaning and removing make-up.


The first thing that makes my vintage heart beat faster is of course the packaging. Already before unpacking the actual product I squealed a little over the boxes they came in, but that was nothing compared to the actual product packaging. My goodness, these product are a little gem to have on your vanity table or in your bathroom. The gorgeous pink gemstone-like shaped jars are true eye catchers.

But of course what really matters is what’s inside! So let me start with the Pin Up powder. Next to perfume bottles with old fashioned tasseled pumps a powder with a fluffy powderpuff is one of these iconic images we have when we think about old fashioned cosmetics. So Le Keux has got us covered with a silky smooth finishing powder with a little pink powderpuff. The powder is meant to fix your make-up by dusting all over your skin including brows, eyelids and lips.


The powder looks pinkish tan in the pot but gives an amazing soft and translucent finish with a pretty glow. A little powderpuff is included, although it might be a bit little to my liking. I would have liked a bigger one, but I guess this powderpuff is the right size for dipping it in the powder. What makes this powder different from any other everyday powder is that I haven’t yet encountered a powder that is translucent even for my skintone without looking ghostly. It corrects the redness in my skin and keeps my make-up in place all day long.

Another iconic old fashioned beauty product is Pond’s cold-cream that you could use in different ways. Le Keux has made a lovely scented modern day version. The Everyday Creme is a cleanser, make-up remover and moisturiser in one. You can apply this thick cream on a cotton and wipe your make-up off or warm some cream between your hands and massage your face and remove with warm water for a morning cleanse.

So after opening the jar the first thing that came to me was an amazing sultry vintage scent. If you would close your eyes you would imagine yourself in a 1950s beauty salon. I adore it. I like to leave some on my hands to moisturise after applying, and I catch myself sniffing the back of my hand after applying this on my face. In its use as a moisturiser, the cream is nice and full but not too heavy. My sensitive skin responds very well to it and it doesn’t make my make-up glide off my face.

Then to put the cleansing part to the test. To really try it out I cleaned my full face day make-up easily. But a real challenge and easier to show you is some waterproof long lasting lip pencil. So I decided to put my MAC cosmetics ‘Kiss me quick’ pr0-long wear lip pencil to the test.


Without too much effort, with a little cream and a cotton I managed to clean off the thick swatch I made on the back of my hand.


All and all I am quite impressed with these products and will definitely continue to use them. Did you get just as excited and would like to try these products? Guess what, there’s a lot more vintage inspired make-up and cosmetics by Le Keux cosmetics and I have a special discountcode for you for 10% off your order on http://www.lekeuxgirl.com!  Use MISSGINGERTULIPS10 with your checkout.  Soon on the blog, there will be a review of their lovely lip paints and eyeliner!

The Pin Up Powder retails for £18,95 and the Every Cream retails for £15,95 on http://www.lekeuxgirl.com

Lots of love,

xoxo Miss Ginger Tulips

Polkadot perfection: Dolly and Dotty Lilian Dress 💙

Hi lovelies,


Today I review a little pearl of a dress for you! I love getting to know new brands and my first experience with Dolly and Dotty has been great! Dolly and Dotty is a UK based brand that is very budget friendly, good quality and delivers gorgeous dresses world-wide. I had the chance to review the Lilian dress in blue polkadot and I am really impressed!


I wear my usual size 14 in this dress and it fits like a charm. Made of cotton with a little bit of elastane it has a good stretch, making the dress fit well in all the right places. The immediate eye catcher is the bow-like bust that contrasts with the polkadot print, giving some extra emphasis on the bust. This design is something that I hadn’t seen before in other brands.

Unique is that the Lilian dress comes with two different fabric belts. One in white and one in the polkadot print, so you can decide which one you like best. I must say that both are equally lovely, depending on the way you accessorise the dress.

 


Something that you might not immediately notice but might just be my favourite feature on this dress is the little upright collar. It reminds me very much of the collar on the Royal blue dress Marilyn Monroe wears as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen prefer blondes. 



In these pictures I paired the dress with a petticoat but because the circle skirt is very wide and will accomodate any size petticoat, it also looks full and pretty without.


The Lilian dress comes in many different prints and retails for £34,99 but is currently on sale for £14,99. Go to www.dollyanddotty.co.uk and get your hands on one of these before they run out!

xoxox

Miss Ginger Tulips

Review: Voodoo Vixen Poppy dress

Hello lovelies,

If there is any brand that is super supportive of bloggers it is Voodoo Vixen. In the past I have reviewed quite some items and even got invited to be a VIP at London Edge. (click to read all about this) Today I will review an amazing dress from their new AW16 collection.


The poppy dress is a typical Miss Ginger dress, since I am a sucker for floral dresses, especially in these tones, red, grey, white and black. The print has some beautiful red lilacs and wild roses paired with black and grey leaves. The white background really makes the print pop!


As with every Voodoo Vixen dress I own, the fabric is great quality. It has a lovely stretch, is comfortable and soft. The black details on the bustline, the fake collar and button give a great shape to the neckline. The poppy dress is paired with a fabric black belt to accentuate your waist. I have paired my dress with a triple rose hairpiece that I made myself.


The new Voodoo Vixen collection is online now, get your hands on this pretty dress soon, because I have the feeling it will be a very popular style! ❤️

Lots of love,

xoxox Miss Ginger Tulips

Review: Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny Dress

Hello lovelies,

Photo by Jerry Zandwijk @ Phantom Photography


If you are familiar with vintage reproduction clothing, it’s impossible not to know Pinup Girl Clothing, or as the junkies like me call it, PUG. In the past I have written a blogpost about their absolutely amazing and masterpiece the Monica Dress, which is an absolute musthave for EVERY woman, and shared my love for PUG.

Another classic is the Jenny Dress. This amazing boned, flaring, figure enhancing, twirly dress with its metres and metres of fabric is one of PUGs steady designs that come out every season in different colors and prints. I myself have some of these amazing dresses and they are fabulous.


At $141 they don’t come cheap, like any other PUG item, but they are absolutely worth the investment. The Jenny dress has a sturdy bodice that is boned to give you a beautiful bust-line and a cinched waist and flares out in an amazing full swing skirt with metres and metres of high quality cotton that breathes and shapes after you. Also without petticoat, this dress looks full and twirly. The straps on the bust are adjustable, accommodating every type of bust, wether you are large chested or small chested.


The Jenny Dress really has a cult status and is one of the classic styles PUG offers, bringing out limited editions every season. There are definitely some styles that are on my wishlist and I know there is always more to come! Keep your eyes out on their website for limited editions and snag yourself one of these beauties. You won’t regret it.


Lots of love,

xoxo

Miss Ginger Tulips

Miss Ginger’s Must-haves: Collectif Clothing Dolores Range

Hello lovelies,

I always get lots of questions about how I started my wardrobe, how I built my own pin-up/vintage/reproduction collection. Well, this went gradually and ended in an addiction. But there are definitely ways to start your very own collection, by buying some vital and great pieces that I have tested and loved for a long time, and that is just what I’ll be showing you in this new subject on my blog, ‘Miss Ginger’s Must-haves’. 


If you have followed my blog or Instagram before, you will know that I am a HUGE Collectif Clothing fan. They never seem to disappoint me with their collections and their quality. 

Collectif for years has been producing the Dolores range, in dresses as well as tops. Recognisable by their Carmen shaped puff-sleeves that can be worn on- and off-shoulder and signature buttons on the chest, these dresses and tops go well with every bodyshape and size. If you want an amazing fit, good quality and a sprinkle of bombshell, this is the style for you. 


I personally own around 5 tops and 5 Dolores dresses and there is always room for more. These dresses are what I grab when I want to feel comfy and look vavavoom at the same time.


The tops are amazing to pair up with your favourite skirt, pencil or swing. They come in so many sizes and plain colours, polkadot prints and every season there are limited edition tops with prints only available that specific season. 


Go check out http://www.collectifclothing.co.uk to find your inner Dolores!


xoxox

Lots of love and kisses,

Miss Ginger Tulips

Hello, I’m back!

Hello lovelies!

I’m back!! Even though I have been active as ever over on my Instagram, writing has been difficult. Not only because of the huge life changes that I have been through, but also because I want to write about more than just pretty dresses, and when you have moved to another country, reinvented yourself and are trying your best to create a whole new life for yourself, I can tell you that it takes up pretty much all of your energy and creativity. 

 

So now that I am back, I would LOVE to hear from you, what would you like to see more on my blog/social media? As usual there will be vintage and reproduction fashion reviewed, but I want you to feel free to give me suggestions and feedback!

I will go back to blogging at least once a week, until then,
Lots of love and kisses,

Miss Ginger Tulips

Orangey goodness with Doll me Up Darling

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Hello lovelies,

I have been craving an orange print dress for such a long time and Doll me Up Darling managed to hook me up with a dress that equals perfection. Their Juicy Orange dress fulfills all my lusts with an orange print combined with polkadots. I mean. Does it get any better?

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Doll Me Up Darling is a US based company run by a young female entrepreneur, Krista Apodaca. Having a true dress obsession, Doll Me Up Darling offers some amazing and wonderful dresses that make my heart beat faster, but next to that they carry some amazing separates, beauty products, accessories and shoes that I know you will love.

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The Juicy Orange Dress is a high quality, 100% cotton and unlined dress with a beautiful neckline that gives some serious ‘Oompf’ to your boobarella’s with at the same time staying classy and sophisticated.  The dress comes with spaghetti-straps in matching fabric. Being 100% cotton, the dress doesn’t allow a lot of stretch. Generally sizing down in swing dresses, wearing an L, but following their size chart I was advised to size up and I am glad I did, because it fits like a glove, meaning their size chart is spot-on. The skirt has plenty of room for a big petticoat but also looks lovely without.

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Not only did I find this dream of a dress, next to that I found the PERFECT cardigan to wear with swing dresses. The Tootsie Crop Cardigan in Kelly Green is an amazingly soft, comfortable and stylish cardi with the ideal length to match all your pretty dresses. DMUD carries this cropped cardigan in many different colors and they are really affordable. This means I am going to need all the available colours to match my wardrobe!
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Doll Me Up Darling offers free US shipping and free worldwide shipping with orders over $150 and next to that they offer amazingly affordable shipping rates. Go over to their website and have a look!

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Lots of love,

xoxox

Miss Ginger Tulips

 

 

My first YouTube tutorial is online.

Hi everybody,

After getting request for such a long time, people asking me time and again wether I could record a tutorial I finally went ahead and recorded a how to for my everyday Marilyn Monroe hairstyle.

  
http://youtu.be/eV1m6Ldntmk
Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments, always up for suggestions and requests for other tutorials!

xoxo

Miss Ginger Tulips

Voodoo Vixen Eloise dress

Hi everybody,

Like every woman, I have phases where I love my body and phases where I don’t feel as comfortable as normal. At moments I feel great about it I love to wear pencil dresses, showing off my curves and figure. Although the majority of my dresses are swing dresses, I do have some figure hugging, curve loving gems in my closet, and the Voodoo Vixen Eloise dress is one of them!

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Poppies are my favourite flowers, ever since the Mr. started calling me so. I love the strong contrast of the poppies against the houndstooth print. As with every Voodoo Vixen dress I own, the colours are outstanding and the print is simply wonderful and of high quality.
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What is pretty much amazing about this dress is the finish of the neckline, low back and the sleeves. A beautiful wavy line that is such a beautiful detail. The curve accentuation level (C.A.L.) is high! ❤

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This dress has a good amount of stretch in it, making it super figure hugging and fitted. It comes with a fabric belt in the same fabric as the dress is made from.

This dress is a real showstopper and is sure to turn heads! Perfect for those sassy days where you need a dress to match your confidence level! So go head over to http://www.voodoovixen.co.uk and have a look at this beauty, also available as a swing dress.

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Lots of love,

xoxox

Miss Ginger Tulips