Not in the best condition, but it's a gorgeous compact regardless, and I love the design.
My guess for when this compact is from would be late 1940s or 1950s
I was curious about this brand so with a quick Google search I found this fantastic article http://powderkegcompacts.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/elgin-american/
Do any of you own an Elgin America compact?
The scent of this lip balm is fabulous! It reminds me of watermelon or strawberry candy.
It's thick, and gel-like in texture (like a hybrid of a lip gloss, & balm.) It adds hydration, shine and a light pink-y tint of color to the lips.
These are darling! They're perfect to take with you everywhere, and work just as well as my other, larger, nail files.
It includes 2 rows of 6 nail files (12 total) so if you're like me, and you tend to lose things, you'll still have plenty left (phew!)
I had to photograph the tag on the cosmetic bag--I love it! This is what everything should say..
So you can get an idea of how much makeup will fit..
↑ I was able to stuff all of this in it! ↑ The bag measures 7 1/2" W x 5" H x 2 1/2" D
It feels very sturdy, and is made of vinyl, so it's easy to clean. It comes with a removable strap which means you can also use it as a wristlet.
Unlike all other cosmetic bags I own, the design of this one is same on both sides so it looks cute from any angle (ingenious Anne, really!)
For more information about this brand or their products visit http://annetaintor.com/
Overall, I'd recommend everything! --Definitely check out the website, they have a caption contest every month!
Recently I've been searching for vintage makeup compacts, and I came across the Powder Keg Compacts website!
I got in touch with the owner, Jenn, and asked if she would be interested in working with my blog. She sent me these two gorgeous vintage makeup items to photograph & share with you ladies!
The compact is Avon, but I'm unsure what brand the lipstick is as it no longer has a label.
Jenn has been collecting vintage compacts for about ten years now, and began selling them online in 2010. Jenn also has a blog which you can read here.
What I really love about her website is that nothing is ridiculously priced-- I've seen vintage makeup sell for $100.00 & upwards.
Almost all of the compacts currently on her website are under $20.00!
For those of you that are new to the vintage makeup world I'd like to mention that you should NEVER use old cosmetics.
Vintage makeup is about collecting. If you look at photos of makeup from 50 or more years ago you'll notice how intricate, detailed, and just plain gorgeous the packaging was.
However, you can still use these beautiful compacts! You'll need to remove any remaining product, and thoroughly sterilize the compact.
After you've done the following you can go ahead, and insert your own powder, rouge, etc into the compact!
For more information visit http://www.powderkegcompacts.com/index.html
This is my second time collaborating with a vintage makeup seller. This time it's with Leslie from the Ruby Lane shop, LooLuu's! --Thanks Leslie!
This cute little heart pillow is for saturating with perfume & pinning to your bra!
Lip Tips are portable, single use matchbook type lipsticks!
Am I the only one wishing they still made these?
For more information visit Leslie's shop http://www.rubylane.com/shop/looluus