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Christmas Stocking Stuffer Guide

17 Dec
We are just one week away from Christmas Eve and the time is ticking down to get all those last minute gifts purchased! We wanted to give you all just a few ideas of what you can stuff in your favorite pin-up girl’s stocking this year!
We talked about what our favorite beauty items were from this last year, and what we would want to see stuffed in our stocking to help up ring in the New Year to come up with this list for you!
Christmas Stocking Stuffer

Body moisturizer

Above are the links to purchasing the items online, but let us break down each item and why we love them and think you will too!
**In order of the list above**
1)Eos Lip Balm: These round lip balms are perfect for winter and keeping your lips moist in the harsh dry climate. We love these because you simply twist off and rub the round form to your lips. We find that we don’t have to reapply as often as with other lip balms. The other wonderful thing about Eos is that they are not overpowering in their scents and flavors, something we hate. The best part of this, right now at Target you can buy them in super cute present sets!
2)Stress Relief Body Lotion in Lavender and Eucalyptus: During a road trip in November, one of our friends brought this lotion with her. When she put it on, it made the car smell like a day spa – of course we had to try it! The lotion keeps your hands wonderfully moisturized throughout the day while making you feel clam and relaxed. We keep a bottle handy in the office for when our hands get dry.
3) Clinique Chubby Sticks: All right, we had our doubts when we were offered this product. We received these as free promotion items and thought they would be a regular lipstick, what we found instead was a hybrid lip balm/lipstick. The Chubby Stick has the color of a nice lipstick but goes on like a lip balm with the long lasting wear! We also like that this is a twist up, so you don’t have to sharpen it or use your fingers!
4)L’Oreal Butterfly Mascara: A few months back I saw a review for this mascara on a beauty blog on Youtube and was obsessed with trying it. I don’t like spending a lot of money on mascara, I feel most dry out quickly or the wand does not apply the way I like it to. This mascara is affordable and the application wand is great. The wand fans out at the edge catching your eyelashes and extending them out. It gives you wonderful length and it doesn’t clump. I usually apply one coat to lengthen and then an additional one to add volume.
5) Naked3 Palette by Urban Decay: This is the most pricey item on our list, but we can’t live without it. This palette has all the neutral colors you can ask for. You can mix and match them to make your eyes light or add color to make it bold and smokey. This palette really is a go-to for any and all occasions.
These are just a few of our favorite things, what are you looking forward to see stuffed in your stocking Christmas morning? Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season as it quickly winds down.
Your Team at JBR Clothing

Fast Tip Wednesday: 5 Essential Items to Vintage Living

28 Feb

Happy Wednesday Dolls! Welcome to another posting of Fast Tips brought to you by your team at JBR Clothing!

This week we wanted to bring you the 5 essential items every retro/pin up woman should have in her possession!

1. Red Lips

Every vintage loving woman should own a red lipstick or lip liner to use! I never knew the difference that a wonderful red could make until recently. I always felt that red would overpower me, but it really doesn’t. I tried using red lipstick one day when I did a lighter look for my eyes, everyone I ran into that day complimented me on the look. They said the red really made my skin glow! I will never be without one now!

2. Good Eyeliner

Now I personally like to use the MAC eyeliner pots and use a thin brush to get my preferred look, but if you prefer a liquid I would suggest the Kat Von D line through Sephora. A good eyeliner is essential to being able to make sure you can create the cat eye look that is so popular for a retro look. With the eyeliner pot I am able to make the winged portion of my eye as thin or thick as I like.

3. Shapewear

OK, I know this is a subject matter most women don’t want to talk about, but there is no shame in it! When I find a dress that I really love, regardless of if it is a swing style or wiggle, I like to wear it with a good set of shapewear! There is something about having it on that not only makes me feel more comfortable in my dress, but it makes me love the way the outfit looks. I feel it really is that extra touch to connecting it with the past. I can’t imagine that many women left the house without their best shapewear on. Maybe that is just me.

4. One Pair of Round Toed Pumps

Regardless of what color you like for your shoes, you must have at least one pair of round toed pumps. While many other styles may come into season (the pointy look is coming back to the mainstream if you care) a round toed pump is classic. It will go with any outfit, I promise!

5. Bobby Pins

Any vintage/retro/pin up or rockabilly woman will tell you this, you will need to use bobby pins if you plan on getting a true vintage look. Of course, many women will say this is universal, and it can be, but retro women know the truth; I live by my bobby pins. Bobby pins allow me to make quick victory rolls, I can do pin curls if I choose, there are so many things that are open to me.

Of course, all of this would be including the perfect retro dress! If you already have a dress, all of these items are things you will need in your arsenal of goods to complete your look. These are the essentials to start your retro lifestyle!


Your Team at JBR Clothing