1950s Make Up

How To : Apply a 1950s Audrey Hepburn style retro makeup

Audrey Hepburn has remained a fashion icon for years after her death. The classic makeup look in this how-to video in inspired by her style. The general idea is to put a lot of focus on the eyes and eyebrows, and keep all the makeup very fresh. Watch this video makeup lesson a ...more

How To : Apply 1950's style makeup

Bring the glamour of old Hollywood back with this 1950's makeup look. Learn how to apply pin-up 1950s style makeup with this tutorial. The following products were used in this video: Rimmel concealer, Avon bronzer, Clinique eyeshadows, Smashbox eyeliner black, Rimmel mascara, ...more

How To : Dress in 1950s retro fashion

1950s women's fashion has made a come back! Learn about 1950s fashion and how to use modern clothes to create it in this free video series about fashion trends. Part 1 of 10 - How to Dress in 1950s retro fashion. Dress in 1950s retro fashion - Part 2 of 10. Click through to wa ...more

How To : Get a Katy Perry/Lady Gaga style 1950s pinup look

Katy Perry is known for her classic 1950s pin up style. This is a fantastic and fresh look for summer. This video will show you how to achieve this adorable style and look like a pinup straight off an antique calendar. This look is also partially inspired by Lady Gaga in her ...more

News : Laura Ashley 1950s style dress

I made this dress to attend a wedding, using a Laura Ashley pattern that is sadly now out of print (M5232, View C, http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5232-products-4726.php?page_id=522). It's supposed to be a modern style, but I used a stiff brocade as my fashion fabric. When I ...more

How To : Apply cat eyeliner

"From the 1930s through the 1950s, the looks of various movie stars defined vogue magazine. From Mary Pickford's baby-doll face to Audrey Hepburn's cat-eyes eyeliner. The '60s ushered in a slew of makeup fad and the heavy eyeliner look remained through the late '70s and '80s, ...more

How To : Get a modern beehive hairdo like Amy Winehouse

In this video, learn how to create a modern version of the classic 1950s beehive. You will look just like Amy Whinehouse..but less crazy. This look is adorable and you can wea it on many occasions. You will look super modern in this retro 'do.

How To : Hula hoop like a pro

The hula hoop was popularized in the late 1950s in the United States. Useful for fun and fitness, the hula hoop can be twirled around the neck, waist, arms or legs. Learn how to hula hoop from a trainer in this exercise tutorial. When hula hooping you should move in circular m ...more

How To : Make Canadian Nanaimo chocolate dessert bars

Canadians aren't so "eh" about making good food. In fact, one of the most popular desserts in Canada, called Nanaimo chocolate bars, is also one of the most complex and time consuming treats you can make. Don't let that deter you from making these luscious chocolate bars, tho ...more

News : Top Movies 2011

TOP MOVIES 2011 The Artist (2011) Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.Dir: Michel Hazanavicius With: Jean Dujard ...more

News : NASA Kicks Off 2012 with Ambitious New Moon Mission

More than 100 missions targeted at Earth's moon have been launched by space explorers since the late-1950s. NASA landed a total of 12 men on the lunar surface, collecting more than 800 pounds of moon rocks and lunar soil samples. But still, the moon remains a mystery, especial ...more

News : Hello hello!

Welcome, friends! This World has been created for people of all types who have a love of costuming - and a love of sewing! I collect patterns, catalogs and fabrics of all types, eager for my next project. I've done a 1940s era suit, a 1950s cocktail dress and several costume ...more

How To : 11 Slick Uses for WD-40 Spray

Originally invented in the 1950s to develop a rust-preventing solvent and degreaser for the aerospace industry, WD-40 spray has at least 2,000 practical uses for house-cleaning, gardening, furniture maintenance, farming, and more. Commonly used to repel water and prevent corro ...more

How To : Make felted capelets from sweaters

Though this isn't quite fit for winter wear, you can surely wear this in the spring, summer, and fall, during those times when it's warm with a brisk breeze that might send small shivers down your spine (perhaps a few goosebumps). These are stylish capelets made from old felt ...more

How To : Make red velvet cake

Bake a red velvet cake whenever you want to serve a dessert that’s as beautiful as it is delicious. You Will Need: * 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour, sifted * 1 tsp. salt * 2 tbsp. cocoa powder * 2 1-ounce bottles of red food coloring * 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter, divid ...more

How To : Plan a traditional baby shower

Baby showers are fun ways to celebrate new mommy-hood. You won't want to forget the traditions though. Check out this video before you start planning and make sure you have an nice balance of etiquette and fun. You Will Need • A store registry • A guest list • Invitations ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : MBAQANGA

MBAQANGA 72 points (22 points without the bingo) Definition: a South African dance music [n] Back in the late 1950s, old strains of the popular South African indigenous music called marabi, which consisted of careening piano players and improvisational singers steeped in tra ...more

News : The World's Slowest Porsche

Sounds like an odd bragging right, but hold your horses, artist Hannes Langeder's handmade Porsche is pretty damn interesting. "The bicycle Porsche functions as signifier for the fascination with the figure of an automobile that has lasted since the 1950s; yet Hannes Langeder ...more

How To : Play "Whistling Rufus" by Kerry Mills on guitar

Although mainly demonstrational, this video shows you how to play the song "Whistling Rufus" by Kerry Mills on guitar. This video is aimed more towards advanced players who learn easily by watching or listening. Read the useful tips posted below: Kerry Mills was a prolific cr ...more

How To : Do 1950's hairstyles

In this series of instructional videos you'll learn how to cut and style hair into a retro 1950s hairstyle. Expert hairstylist Jan Cuni shows you step by step how to pump up the volume in your hair with a combination of a haircut and styling secrets. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do 1 ...more

Food Tool Friday : Is Vintage Cast Iron Better Than New?

Cast-iron cookware breeds a strange kind of obsession. When I got my first pan, I spent untold hours seasoning, cooking, researching the best non-soap methods to use for cleaning, and re-seasoning that thing. Finally, I became exhausted by the whole process and realized that y ...more

No Preservatives, Please : How to Make Frozen TV Dinners

Please read the following in Rod Serling's voice. Picture, if you will, a mother. She comes home after a long day at the office, relieved that she took some chicken breasts out to thaw and will be able to make a quick and easy dinner for her family. She opens her refrigerator ...more

News : Syphilis Has Returned with New Drug Resistance

What do Leo Tolstoy (writer), Beethoven (composer), Paul Gaugin (artist), and Adolf Hitler (politician) have in common? They are all considered to have suffered from the sexually transmitted disease syphilis. With the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and se ...more

How To : To Boost Your Caprese Salad, Just Add Fruit

We like to think of ourselves as caprese connoisseurs. When we made our first batch of the iconic tomato salad, we became obsessed with the classic combo of fresh basil, sweet tomatoes, and creamy mozzarella cheese. But after a while, we wanted more than just the basic, layere ...more

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