Tag Archives: 80s

Caboodles! and the best lipstick ever.

I am absolutely an 80s girl. I like my hair big, my dresses tight, and my nails neon.But one of the best and brightest (and enduringly practical) hallmarks of the 80s is not a style, but a storage unit. Whether dragged to tween sleepovers or featured in Clueless, the iconic Caboodle was a totally rad requirement for any pre-millenial teenybopper.

Put simply, the Caboodle is a tacklebox for girls. I had two; one was turquoise, yellow and blue and the other was a glitter infused transparent pink with a purple heart clasp. They held my ridiculously large makeup and nail collection, and I doggedly trucked them to any sleepover or girlie gathering.

I resurrected one recently to keep my cosmetics safe while moving, and I am so in love. From the swirled pink and white casing to the neon geometric logo, this thing is a retro classic. Not to mention it keeps things much neater than those floppy makeup bags that tend to be covered in powders and smears after a day or two.

And to fill those Caboodles, check out Lime Crime Makeup. The brand is obscenely retro-bright and I am OBSESSED with the colors. I’m particularly into this opaque, pale orange lipstick the color of a creamsicle. They’ve also got a perfect classic red for all the Mad Men fans that is ON SALE! Makeup never goes on sale. Very exciting. Just look for the Retrofuturist Red and punch in “hellored” in the discount code box. You best believe I’ll be rocking this to brighten up my trip to the rainy wilds of the UK. Click the linky link in my sidebar to see all of their party-ready stuff.



New Dance Punk Album from Miss TK and the Revenge

Miss TK & the Revenge could be compared to a more listenable M.I.A., a sexier Santogold, or a softer Siouxie Sioux. Inspired by legwarmers, the Muppets, and other neon-hued 80s memes, Miss TK and the Revenge put out tracks that always seem retro but never dated. Their new album, The Ocean Likes to Party Too, is a solid dance-punk gem without a single throwaway track. The vibe is somewhere between an 80s new wave club and a Clueless-era skate bash, making Miss TK & the Revenge a definite must at your next party.

The full album dropped July 13, or you can download a few tracks below.

Red Lites click for mp3

Shimmy Sha click for mp3

Just Wanna Dance click for mp3

Oh, and if you actually purchase the album, a portion of the proceeds go to help out the Gulf Coast. Rad and rad.