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Making Up

Dear Constant Reader,

In my everyday life, I’ve been using a black liquid eyeliner for my usual pin-up make up. However, for The Wrathskellar I wanted a more dramatic eye. The liquid liner just wasn’t working for me. I couldn’t…

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Friday tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Today’s tip is inspired by something I noticed during the open dress rehearsal of The Wrathskellar last night.

Always cut the tags out of store-bought costume elements. Nothing turns you from glamorous burlesque queen to Minnie Pearl

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What Have We Wrought

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s hard to believe that only two weeks ago we walked into a gutted storefront full of construction debris. Tonight we open the door on The Wrathskellar, our disreputable tavern…


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A tip for Friday

Dear Constant Reader,

I am so sorry to disappoint you yet again in the book review department this week. The Wrathskellar has been keeping me so busy. I will try my absolute best to review a book for next week…

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So Glamourous

Dear Constant Reader,

As I may have mentioned, the life of a burlesque diva is not all champagne and rhinestones. Sometimes it’s downright dirty, and not in a fun way.

The Boston Babydolls are preparing for our annual halloween show…

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2 Tips for a Friday

Dear Constant Reader,

Because I’m feeling generous, you get two related tips today!

Let your skin rest before performing, Garments with elastic, like socks, will leave impressions that you don’t want. Staying hydrated will help them go away faster.

and

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Burlesque Books

Dear Constant Reader,

I’ve been trying to write you a book review every Wednesday, but I just don’t have time this week. Things are really heating up with The Wrathskellar. I probably shouldn’t even take this much time, but it’s…

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A little tip for you

Dear Constant Reader,

Friday seems to be tip day!

When working with feathers, confetti, glitter, or anything small and floaty, avoid wearing lipgloss. It’s very sticky and all those light little bits will stick to it.


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Opening the door

Dear Constant Reader,

As I may have mentioned, I run a modest burlesque academy. Until recently, quite modest. We’ve been occupying a small studio, but we love it because it’s all ours. The opportunity presented itself to move to a…

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Another little tip for you

Dear Constant Reader,

A hair flower is not only a glamourous accessory; it can be used to hide imperfections in your hairdo.