How to: Soft and casual Cat eye make up

How to: Soft and Casual Cat_eye makeup Hello my beauties, It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, especially a tutorial piece for you, but I promise this is worth the wait. People ask on a frequent basis how I do my cat eyeliner, so I thought I’d share a quick and easy tutorial for you. I’ll hold your hand every step of the way, and if you have questions; pop them on as a comment and I’ll try to help.   Firstly, I do use liquid eyeliner with a super flexible brush. I’ve tried gel eyeliner in a pot …

Jackie – America’s style icon of the early 1960’s

At 31, she was the youngest First Lady since Frances Cleveland; and she was known for her love of arts and culture and as an international style icon. And with good reason. Today, we explore the life of Jackie Kennedy, and take some style tips from the stylish first lady that we all love. Jackie as a child Born in 1929 in New York, Jackie Bouvier attended George Washington University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and French after studying abroad for a year at the University of Grenoble and at the Sorobonne in Paris. A creative writer and …

New adventures await us…

Hello beauties, So, you may already know this, but if not I have a huge, exciting and a little bit terrifying announcement to make. It’s been a rollercoaster; but now everything (and me) has calmed down a bit I’m ready to share. No I’m not pregnant (being a certain age and female you’d be surprised how many people think I’m up the stick) I don’t even know where to start with this. Well, I guess the situation is probably best otherwise no one will have any clue at all what I’m waffling on about. But first, here’s some amazing vintage …

Dry set tutorial – Gene Tierney

How To: Gene Tierney Dry-set Hello kittens, I’ve not posted in what feels like forever. Starting a new job and moving house has seemed to take over (and I’m still not fully unpacked!) but, now that things have kind of settled down a little I decided to follow a setting pattern to get the style of Gene Tierney.   My hair sounded like a similar length and cut to hers, and I’ve not set my hair for a little while. So I gave it a go. I used for rollers rather than pin curls, as it was more comfortable to …

Spring Style Inspiration

Hello lovelies, All of a sudden it seems that the world has awoken from its winter slumber and spring is here. And I love it! It’s always difficult for me to decide what to wear in Springtime, mainly because the threat of rain is always on the horizon here in the UK. I thought I would share some style inspiration for you all, to get everyone ready for a chic and stylish Spring. First up, I’m tackling the rain issue. I love the fact that these plastic raincoats are see through, so my wonderful outfit wouldn’t be covered. I’m not …

How to stay connected with Self Care as a couple

Hello my lovelies, Recently, Mr Delightful has started a new job which means that we don’t see each other as much. In the week, we are apart and depending on my work shifts, I may also be working Saturday. So, from being together almost everyday, to 3 days a week has been an adjustment. We do talk and facetime everyday, but I thought I would share the ways that we connect and have a little self-care together with you all. As you may know, self-care and mental health is a big passion of mine. To be honest, day-to-day stress quickly …

Key 1950’s style: Casual Chic

hello my lovelies, As summer is coming up, I decided to cover a casual chic look for my next Key 1950’s style. Think about Audrey Hepburn, who managed to look classy and stylish even when casually dressed for strolling around Europe. Many people think that 1950s style is being dressed up everyday, and always being preened to within an inch of your life. But that really isn’t the case. A casual chic look is easy to obtain and is perfect for everyday wear. Flat shoes, especially in a ballet slipper style would feature heavily and add to the simple look …

Learn Key Looks: The 1950’s Housewife

The 1950s housewife style With their sweet as candy day dresses, and perfectly coiffured hair these babes certainly knew how to welcome their husbands back home. Now, I know that these days many households have a different dynamic, with both partners working, but you can still channel the 1950’s housewife style into your daily look. I am not advocating that the repression of women comes back into style, but the choice to stay at home or go out to work is important these days. The style is what I am focusing on today. Clothing The most popular style of dress …

Bettie Page: Queen of Pin-Ups

Hello my beauties, Exciting times in the ohsodelightful universe. I have decided to focus this blog purely on Vintage and Tutorials. Do not fear if you come here for the recipes and food they will have their own space on the web pver at www.carnieandtheherb.com Now that the big announcement has been made, today’s post is up next. The focus will be on Bettie Page today, she is a great source of inspiration for many people, and is one of my big loves in the pin-up world. Bettie Page With her jet black hair, pale skin, blue eyes and trademark …

My first photoshoot experience, with pin-up photo shoot tips

Hello my beauties, If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you’ll know that back in November 2017 I finally had my first pin up photoshoot experience with Firefly Photography. I thought I would share my experience, and some of my top pin up photoshoot tips. I have always wanted to do this, and I thought I would share my whole experience with you all. I was lucky enough to be treated by a very good friend of mine, who also came along with me for moral support. This is a good idea, especially if it’s your first time. …