CelebrityRetro Fox: Debra Winger

History repeats itself, but I don’t know if there will ever be another Debra Winger.
Her late seventies/early eighties look is soooo back in style, with the curly hair, tight tops, high-waisted jeans and radical dresses. I mean, check out that gorgeous lace dress in mauve . . . an absolute must-have! 
 Co-starring with John Travolta in her big debut, “Urban Cowboy”. You might catch this movie on daytime television. Corny as it may be (John Travolta trying to win a mechanical bull riding competition) Winger’s role as Sissy is so endearing and darn sexy too!
 With Richard Gere in “An Officer and a Gentleman”. Ahhh! That print dress is so back in style!!!

 Winger as Wonder Woman’s little sister Drusilla/Wonder Girl (left).
Wondering how to get that super seventies look? Check out this How-to video!!! You won’t regret it!

GeneralVintage Cookbooks and the Best Brownie Recipe!

I love books, cooking . . . and vintage cookbooks.
In a romantic sentiment, the first thing I bought after I got engaged was an antique cookbook called “Cooking For Two” by Janet McKenzie Hill.
The sheer charm of this faded green hardback (originally published in 1909) is all I need to want to carry it around as an accessory a la’ Lady Gaga and her pointy star thing.
Besides being a hilarious take on early twentieth century cookery, this book has a few gems that still shine through today. Yes, you will learn how to pick out quality meat at the market and what cocktail to serve darling Jim when he gets home from the office, but it doesn’t stop there. You will learn how to cook from packaged mixes and antiquated recipes like Squash Pie or Fluffy Codfish Cakes seem to pop to the surface with new appeal.
Some recipes like Sweet Potato Puffs sound irresistibly delicious, and the realistically portioned brownie recipe below is a quick and easy favorite!!
Save and Print this Recipe Card for the recipe of the century!

Do you have any retro cookbooks that you love?

Beauty10 Drug Store Cosmetics That Kick Butt!

Don’t you love the makeup counters at the mall, but hate the prices? Just because something doesn’t come from a department store does not mean that it is bad quality. Large companies such as Maybelline, CoverGirl, and Revlon can command better prices from their manufacturers because there is always such a high demand for their products. Don’t be misled that all cheaper products are better than the name brands, this is simply not the case. I did a little research at the drug store to help save you a little cash this summer and found the best makeup with the best prices.
L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base ($12)
This great product smooths lines, hides pores and banishes many imperfections. It’s silky, lightweight, and ideal to start your makeup routine with. 
L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Line-Minimizing & Tone-Enhancing Concealer SPF 20 ($12)
This is a lightweight concealer that gives maximum coverage. Also, the built-in brush makes for easy application.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17 ($11)
It is so hard to find a perfect color to match your skintone, but this product alleviates this concern. This liquid foundation has an unbelievably extensive selection of colors and every one will be able to find their match. 
Maybelline Mineral Power Finishing Veil Loose Powder ($8)
I love this powder for the sleek finish it gives to any look. This powder is so light that it completely blends all my makeup to look effortlessly flawless. 

Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzers ($15)
This bronzer is used by celebrities all over the country and I can see why. It is not too orange and contains SPF, antioxidants, and brightening ingredients. Anna Kournikova swears by this product and refuses to wear anything else!

L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush ($11)
This blush is extremely true to a natural flush and gives you a glowing effect that simply cannot be beat.

Eye Color
Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow ($6.50)
These colors effortlessly slide right on and last all day. I also like the selection of the colors and how you can choose a shade for any outfit.
Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ($10)
This eyeliner is the best. It is super long-lasting and requires no touch-ups. The perfect element to that super-sexy smokey eye look.

Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara ($6)
Kim Kardashian swears by this mascara and swears it completes the look of her famous smokey eyes. Kate Beckinsale and Ciara are also in-love with this fabulous product. Try this product with the big brush to make your lashes as defined as possible.
Smith’s Rosebud Salve ($7)
This product is totally portable and instantly makes your lips silky smooth and soft. The little metal pot is adorable and is a favorite of Katherine Heigl and Eva Longoria.

Now go get your glam on, ladies!


General’90s Nickelodeon Is Back and (Still) All That!

If you grew up learning French from Pierre Escargot, wishing for a blue best friend, craving a Good Burger, or have ever woken up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat because “The Frozen Ghost” had appeared in your dreams (to this day, still the scariest dream I’ve ever had…), then you’ll probably be as absurdly excited as I am to hear that TeenNick has recently launched a new block of your favorite old programming from classic Nickelodeon called The ’90s Are All That!
Speaking as (what I consider to be) a fairly normal 24-year-old with a DVR full of late-night Rugrats and Rocko’s Modern Life reruns, I can hardly contain my excitement about this. Starting last Monday night, the TeenNick channel began broadcasting a few of the classic Nick lover’s favorites (Clarissa Explains It All, All That, Doug, and Kenan and Kel) from Midnight-2am EST, Monday through Friday.
The reception:
Among viewers 18–34, the demo Teen Nick is targeting in late-night, The 90s attracted ratings roughly 850 percent higher than the channel’s previous time-period average in the midnight-to-2 a.m. block.According to New York Magazine
According to Keith Dawkins, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Nicktoons and TeenNick, more of the old favorites will be worked into the rotation with time, and the people at Nick are paying attention to fan feedback on facebook, twitter, and their website, so let them know what you want! As a matter of fact, this new (old?) programming is a result of millions of pleas from eager fans, so keep it up!
The line-up of shows that we have to look forward to includes:
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
All That
The Amanda Show
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Clarissa Explains it All
Double Dare
Hey Arnold!
Kenan & Kel
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Nickelodeon GUTS
The Ren & Stimpy Show
Rocket Power
Rocko’s Modern Life
Salute Your Shorts
The Secret World Of Alex Mack

Tune in to TeenNick at Midnight EST (Monday through Friday) to see what all the fuss is about!
(thanks to The Washington Post and New York Magazine for filling me in)
(Images courtesy of facebook and teennick)


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Winning Dress Name: Out of this Swirled

Winner: Beth