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Live “Bang It” hair tutorial @ Paulettes Closet

MINT CREAM

We all go through bad & lazy hair days. Just put on a snood/silk scarf and part your frontal hair (BANG) from the crown. Watch my video below for pompadour,suicide rolls, tsunami & victory roll tutorial!

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BANG IT!

I lightened my hair with two packs of lightners,40 Cream developer and Amore hair dye in “Emerald”,pick any dye of your choice. The reason I got the 40 cream developer because I can take my time to lighten my thick hair. The lightening process is slower.

If your hair is relax go to a professional!

More vintage hair tutorials for African American/other stylish women coming soon!


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MCVE 2017: Vintage & Food Drive Market

May of 2017 Mint Cream Vintage Expo host their second vintage market. The expo was at American Dream Safari, a indoor trailer park warehouse in the middle of the medical district and the edge district. This the second expo and the first can good drive market in Memphis,TN.

 

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“What better way to help small business & feeding the city. Mint Cream mission..”-Amy

It’s a family fun event for everybody! We got vintage boutiques with clothes, jewelry, toys, car show and other rare goodies. Also, we had artisans of handcrafted items ranges from bath products, home decor to jewelry.

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I really enjoyed Eddy’s Pepper food truck and so did the crowd. They serve delicious tex mex and unicorn corn.

The vintage hair demos went great and spectators got helpful tips. Kasey Dee demonstrated the sixties hair on her niece  and she look so retro. Rob Brennon demonstrated the pompadour on his client for the men spectators. The models look so retro and ready for the vintage life.

 

The Memphettes fashion show was so much fun! The ladies modeled in vintage attire from 40’s to 60’s and they look dashing.

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While the models strutting around American Dream Safari,Los Psychosis was rocking the house of wild and shaking Rock & Roll!

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Tad’s Big Reveal Giveaway was the expo finally and some guy (with not so funny jokes) announced the winners. Winners got sweet digs from Tad’s garage and his artisan pieces made by Tad himself.

Vintage Car Door Handles

Tire Ties

Elvis Collars

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We raised over 500 can goods for Mid South Food Bank. I would like to thank Tad Pierson, Vendors, The Memphettes, Los Psychosis, Eddys Pepper, Chad Irwin, Kasey Dees, Rob Brennon and Shoppers.

 

Mint Cream Vintage Expo Fall 2018-Save the Date

 

Mint Cream Vintage Expo can come to your city.  Got a venue? Want to be a vendor? Go to our website for more information.

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Imperial Lanes: Strikes Out!

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Yes! You read that correctly Imperial Lanes mid-century bowling alley is gone! The building is being bulldozed as I type away. Personally, I hate to see the mid-century beaut go in such a destructive way for a Planet Fitness.It’ll be cool to keep the exterior of the building.. Planet Fitness but no gentrification strikes again.

I read stories about the bowling alley on a Facebook page called “The Summer ave.Gang”. People were reminiscing the good times, discussing different bowling teams  and first time bowlers since childhood. The group also shared photos and memories of Imperial Lanes during it’s prime.

“Hotdogs, Fries & Med. Drink $3.25”

“Please pay for bowling before returning rental shoes”

Imperial Lanes was the highlight of Summer ave. a bowlers dream. I talk to one bowler about her time at Imperial Lanes:

 

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“I sure will miss the Imperial Lanes. So sad it closed up. Learned to bowl there and had many dates and double dating there. And of course midwife bowling. I still have my Black Beauty bowling ball and the bag I got when I was in 4th or 5th grade. Went there after school from Graham wood to learn how to bowl. I think Linda Novarese dad kept score. I know he wrote a lot of zeros for my score, he called it a big fat goose egg score !! I played on a few leagues later and became a pretty good bowler !!”-Linda Brooks

Don’t fret! Walk down memory lane on Imperial Bowling lanes at Java Cabana. I stopped by Java to check out the lanes and I talk with Robert that works there.

“The lanes been here for 3 years now. 3 1/2 wide and 1 1/2 inches thick  lanes weighs about 200-300 pounds. Imagine how heavy that was, it took us 2 days to nail the lanes to the floor. Mary got the idea to get the lanes at Memphis Flyer “Best of Memphis Party” which  was held at Imperial Lanes. When we got there the lanes was not in sight, it was covered with wood nailed into the lanes. We had to take the nails out the wood & lift it off the shiny bowling lanes. People came up from Georgia and Alabama to get a piece of Imperial Lanes” – Robert, Java Cabana

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I had to take a picture in my Tatyana bowling dress and my vintage bowling bag. I’m standing on Imperial Lanes waiting on my bagel and Mystery Train Mocha at Java Cabana.

Oh! I forgot to mention, I stopped by Imperial Lanes in November. I was heading to work and I saw people outside and the doors were open. I pressed my luck and asked can I go inside to take photos but I couldn’t so the owner gave me a red bowling pin!! Yaay! I have a piece of Imperial Lanes all to myself!!

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Share your stories of Imperial Lanes in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

The Year of Mint Cream

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I don’t know where to begin describing The year of Mint Cream. Mint Cream originally started in 2014 as an idea & I just ran with it. I wasn’t active on my blog that year at all due to personal complications “LIFE”. I became more active with my blog Spring of 2015 and haven’t stop yet. I try to post on my blog once or twice a month and I’ve miss like two or three months due to “LIFE” & it kills me because I really enjoy blogging. So, here are a few highlights of Mint Cream 2015-16′ and frequently asked questions about Mint Cream.

 

What’s Mint Cream all about?

Why the name Mint Cream?

What’s Mint Cream mission?

Who’s behind Mint Cream?

How can I benefit from Mint Cream?

Wheels on the Bus, is my first blog post other than “Meet the blogger” in 2014 post. I was on my way to Nashville Boogie 2015 and took the Greyhound for the first time to Nashville (I usually drive or fly). The first stop was at a 30’s designed bus station in Jackson ,TN.

Its such a BEAUT!

I had to write a post about the retro bus station. Wheels on the Bus means a lot to me because it’s mainly what Mint Cream is about. Mint Cream represents vintage and retro lifestyle, fashion, music & historic architecture.

How refreshing!

Read more about it:  Wheels on the Bus

Zig Zag Bank, caught my eye with its white mid-century zig zag rooftop and that perfect teal tiles on the walls. The Zig Zag Bank post is about “The People’s Bank” in Lexington, KY that was under destruction. The Big Bad Monster called GENTRIFICATION wants a movie theatre. My friend contacted me to blog about the bank and help raise money to save the bank.

 

Update: The Bank is saved!

 

Read more about it:Zig Zag Bank

 

HISTORY

BuFFs

FANATICS

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How Sweet it is, when blogging got fun and adventurous, I went to Afropunk 2015 in New York and it was so awakening. Different styles from all walks of life and music from hip hop to punk rock. I never felt so relaxed around thousands of people with no violence or mishaps, just pure fun and dancing lots of dancing! The trip made me realize more about what Mint Cream is all about! Mint Cream is about bringing people from all walks of life to enjoy, save beautiful historical architecture and benefit from each other crafts. If you don’t get our mission then Mint Cream isn’t for you. Mint Cream readers have to be open minded to adventures from a wide prospective of music, festivals, history, fashion & art.

Read more about it:AfroPunk “How sweet it is” pt.1.

Spring Fever….Oh now you wanna get up close and personal! Spring Fever post is the heart of Mint Cream! A mixture of history ,festivals and fashion all happened within three months in Spring of 2016. I visit Louisville, KY for the first time and had a full day of history, good eats and end it with a play at one of the best known theatres in the south. Mint Cream Vintage Expo was held on April 30, our first expo at “American Dream Safari”. We had over 1,000 shoppers and every vintage vendor sold tons of beautiful vintage items also, “The Million Dollar Quartet” CMT people shop their asses off at the expo (watch the show and see wardrobes from the expo). What better way to end Spring 2016 Nashville Boogie of course.

Read more about it:Spring Fever

I launched Mint Cream Shop in September on Etsy. Mint Cream Shop is a vintage shop that sells handcrafted jewelry, clothes and accessories from 1930’s to 1970’s also cool new accessories. A mixture of old and new.

Shop:Mint Cream Shop

How can you benefit from Mint Cream?

 

Subscribe – Receive post updates by email, Mint Cream events, Giveaway alerts.

Advertise – Business logo or flyer ,Spread the word & Modeling your merchandise. Contact for rates @mintcream13@gmail.com

Style – Personal Shopper, Stylist & Etsy shop.

 

Thanks for supporting Mint Cream in 2015-16

Gobble! Goodies! Giveaways!

 

 

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Dress and Crop Faux Fur Cardigan by Tatayana Boutique

 

Contests are storming through social media right now, leading up to Thanksgiving. What a better time to do Giveaways,I mean giving is Thanksgiving. I know around this time of year money is skinny especially, if you have a family to feed and being Santa. So I gather up Giveaways that’s going on right now in four different shops. Mint Cream approval of course. So lets start entering now ladies before time is up! Good Luck!

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FACEBOOK: We are randomly selecting three (3) winners on Facebook to win $500, $250, or $125 in store credit – which can be used towards your Pink Friday order, or for any future order!
For Facebook, please comment below on this post (as seen on our Pinup Girl Clothing page on fb). Winner to be announced Nov 24th.

INSTAGRAM:
For Instagram users, Share this image using hashtag #pugpinkfriday for the opportunity to win your Pink Friday order for free (up to $1000) or a $1000.00 store credit to http://www.PinupGirlClothing.com. One winner will be selected at random and announced on November 24th. You can only enter once a day until November 23rd. To make things even better, we will also be offering runner-up prizes of $500, $250, $125, $75 in store credit to use on the site (or to be used towards your Pink Friday order!)

All winners will be announced on November 24th. So follow us at @pinupgirlclothing and use our hashtag #pugpinkfriday !!

Enter now, 11/21/2016 through 11/23/2016 with winners announced 11/24/2016 before Pink Friday begins!

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IG: @lolavonrose

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I already reblogged Vintage Vandalizm Giveaway. So here it is again,Dolls also don’t forget to hashtag: #vvwkd and don’t tag her please. Good Luck.

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To enter:

1.) Follow on IG: @pinuphouse

2.) Sign-up on the E-mail list: http://bit.ly/WinUnicornSkirt

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Pinup House

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What Katie Did Giveaway!

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img_2590I’m a lingerie lover so when I discovered What Katie Did, I nearly jumped for joy. WKD has a glamorous selection of lingerie for the modern retro girl all taking inspiration from the 1930s-1950s. They have the best bullet bras, garters, stockings, and negligee. I already have my lingerie dresser stacked full of WKD gems like these 1930s pajamas. They are SO comfortable to sleep in and I love how I can make this two piece pajama set look like a jumpsuit just by tying the waist around twice. This set is seriously divine and now comes in a variety of colors. I now want all of them haha! Since Thanksgiving is just next week, I’d like to share my WKD joy with one of you lucky ladies by hosting a WKD Giveaway to win your own 1930s Pajama set! It’s easy to win too! See details and images inside!

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Spooky Trinkets


Halloween is the most fun & creative time of the year. It’s my holiday and I celebrate it like no other,my birthday is right after Halloween. 

I’m going to show you how to make accessories on a budget. I know it’s tempting to purchase already made Halloween trinkets but it can be expensive. 

Guilty pleasure I purchase “glided bats” from Summer Blue Jewelry. Hey it’s nothing wrong with treating yourself but what ghoul has one creepy item. Let’s make more DIY my ghouls! 

Spiders

       Skeleton Hands

                 

Hair Clips

      Brooches

Tools you need:
Skeleton hands,spider (your choice/ items from Michael’s)

Spray glue ( I used Elmer’s Craft)

Glitter (if you want/I used black Martha Stewert glitter)

Black Felt

Hot glue gun/glue sticks 

Hair clips/Flat back pin with clasp (at any craft stores Hobby Lobby,Michael’s etc.)


Spray glue on the hands/spiders & pour glitter over and spray glue over it. Set 12-24 hours to dry. 

Watch SPooky TrInkets Video:

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STAY SPOOKY MY GHOULS!

Everyday is Halloween