10 Decades of Beauty

Wanna see something cool?  This is a seamless transition of 10 decades of beauty trends in less than 90 seconds!

Cut Video’s “100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute” takes a model through 10 transformations, revealing the hair and makeup styles of years past. The clip speeds by quickly, but it takes a team of styling professionals to mold a pretty girl into each decade’s beauty standard.

As the looks range from the bobbed pin curls and cupid lips of the 1920s to the bouffant and crimson smile of the 1950s, the video also explores popular expressions of femininity. A woman in the 1960s might sport a peace sign along with bright blue eye shadow, and a more recent style of glossy lips likely demanded a selfie in 2010.

It’s no secret that hair and makeup styles evolve over the years, and we’re broadly influenced by popular media, conforming to certain trends to fit in. But with the stance on what is considered beautiful changing so drastically every 10 years or so, maybe we can hold off on jumping on each and every fashion bandwagon. As someone who irreparably fried her hair, I recommend not beating your appearance into submission simply for a style that will fade. Also, that picture of you sticking out your tongue and making a horn symbol with your hand could haunt you on the Internet forever.

As for today’s beauty standards? Looks like they don’t mean much, and they’re likely to mean even less tomorrow.

Source: Samantha Cowan contributor for TakePart

Call Me

legsAh, the relationship us humans have with the telephone.  I always find the chatter a bit overwhelming when I pull my telephone out from my purse.  “Nice case!”  “What kinda phone is that?”  “What provider are you with?”  Although telephone questions of 2014 are a vast can of worms, I do find it calming when my smart phone begins to ring.  I love it.  And for reasons I cannot explain, I love my awkwardly long, “hellooooooo” as well.  Alexander Graham Bell suggested we say ‘ahoy’ upon answering the telephone.  Sadly, this was later superseded by Thomas Edison, who suggested ‘hello’ instead.  When I worked at a bar/music lounge, we had a house band member that answered the telephone, ‘Tutti Frutti’.  il_fullxfull.340650647

I’m not too sure where this post is headed, but I thought it would be fun to ask you what your favorite telephone was.  Despite growing up in a Victorian home, filled with fun and crazy phones, my favorite phone of all time was the Conair Clear Telephone in the late 1980’s.  It seduced me with its basic school bell ring, crisp air time and light up feature when I had an incoming call.  And holy cannoli, did I ever spend a lot of time making late night calls on this puppy.  Interestingly enough, this phone was my favorite neighbors telephone.  The Conair Clear sat next to her bed but strangely, I was always welcome to answer it.  I even got calls on it.  Jessi (the neighbor gal) and I would each have an ear to the speaker on the phone.  It’s how we rolled in the late 80’s.  So what’s your favorite phone?  Let us know in the comments below!

Getchaaa Tees


Rebena recently added some great t-shirts to her Etsy shop.  If you’re in the market for super soft, comfy and witty tees be sure to check the Etsy shop often.

  1. Ciao Ciao Italy Tee
  2. World’s Fair Sunsphere Tee
  3. Hot Cookie Cult Classic Tee
  4. Save On Gas Tee
  5. Las Vegas Baseball Tee
  6. Military Navy Fighter Jet Tee
  7. Miami Dolphins Jersey Tee
  8. 1970’s Contact Tee
  9. Studded Cowgal Tee