Sunday, 22 July 2012

The Vintage Pamperbox turns Three

Recently it dawned on myself and my partner in glamour Lilly Von Pink that our business The Vintage Pamperbox has just had its third birthday.

The Vintage Pamperbox is 3 years old!
Yes over three years ago we started running private and public events teaching ladies everything they need to know about old school glamour.Its been quite the ride!
The torch paper for the pamperbox was lit during our time running Burlesque event The cherry Lounge.
Lilly hamming it up on one of our Cherry Lounge adverts

It was Wirrals foremost Burlesque event and we would often get asked by ladies attending where they could learn to channel some 1950's style and if we knew of any beginners burlesque classes.
We decided to run one event on a rainy Saturday afternoon and put out a few facebook shout outs. To our surprise it was a huge success and the idea caught on like wildfire.
Featured in a double page spread in the Liverpool Echo during Women in business month

Since them we have become the number one supplier of these type of events in the North West, have featured in the press during Women's Business month, been in various magazines and have sprinkled some of our magic make up dust on everything from hen parties to corporate events, film shoots and photo sessions, with our most recent being a fabulous calender for Manchester based company Pin ups in Pinnies.

Building the business hasn't come easily and myself, Lilly and Mr Bee (who takes all the stunning photographs which have become our trademark) have worked extremely hard, however the key to our growing success is without a doubt the friendship we share. Its extraordinary what two women can achieve if they put their minds to it.

Ready for Birthday cake. Dress by Sohos, Headband by Diablo Jo.
True Blue Lilly we love you. Dress by Sohos

So often we hear that women can be "bitchy" or "unsuportive" towards one another but if our continuing business growth is a testament to anything its to the fact that women working together actually rock the house.
It wasn't long before our dreamy magical photo shoot became a lipstick fight
Lilly and I may want to look like fifties film stars but we are also mums to very young children, both run other companies and know that modern life can be stressful and hectic, that's why when you walk through the door at one of our Vintage Pamper events we try and create a little cocoon for a few hours where we all leave our worries behind and simply revel in being glamorous, sassy sirens.
We are still as enthusiastic about the business as we have ever been and it never gets stale.

Our latest venture is a Horror Gore Pin up workshop we are offering on the 13th of October. We are both Halloween nuts and Lilly loves doing everything from corpse bride to Day of the dead make up so it seemed a natural fit, its fair to say we are both quite giddy about our planned glamour/gore mash up.Click here for details.
Spreading Vintage Pamperbox magic with a hen party
We also continue to receive bookings for hen events and parties, see a group of women looking impossibly glamorous in a vintage stylee in Liverpool on a Saturday night, chances are they have been to a VPB.


To celebrate our three year milestone we shot a photo shoot with the theme "Magical make Up Wonderland" I love the pictures and hope you do too. For us make up does hold a certain alchemy.The ability to quite literally transform, make up can make you feel confident when all around you is going to crap, at times its almost like a suit of armour, painting on a smile. In its purest form its just great fun to play with!


make up has a certain alchemy to it.
So please join me in raising a china tea cup to woman in business and to The Vintage Pamperbox-Long may she sail!
Thank you so much to the wonderful Sohos  who provided the frocks for this shoot and Diablo Jo who provided my lovely head scarf.

We also filmed some of this photoshoot and had a little chat on camera about the past three years.

If you are having problems viewing this embeded video watch it


Hellbunny Dress Giveaway


To kick our birthday off in style the brilliant Sohos clothing who stock an amazing range of plus sized clothes are offering one reader this rather fetching hell Bunny Green Boobbi Lee frock.


For your chance to win this dress (ava
ilable in sizes 10-22)






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The winner will be chosen via random number generator on July the 29th 2012
And Sohos are offering a fabulous 10% discount until Saturday the 29th of July. just use the code bettybeesoho at checkout.


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54 comments:

  1. Happy third birthday Vintage Pamperbox! You are amazing and the photos are gorgeous. xx

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  2. Happy 3rd Birthday!!

    Such an achievement, and here is to 3 more years!

    Kathryn

    following on facebook, GFC etc xx

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  3. Happy 3rd birthday ladies!
    I have aspirations of having a similar business in Northamptonshire and am going back to school in September to do a make up course and such so it's really, really inspiring to read about yours and Lilly's success.
    The photo is wonderful, so gorgeous! xxx

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  4. Happy Birthday Ladies!!

    Will be looking out for a Pamperbox event I can attend so I can learn how to do my vintage makeup properly !! Please !!

    You are such a big inspiration to us ladies !!

    Xxx

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  5. Happy Birthday Ladies, if you were in Scotland I would be at your events for sure. The video is fab, I am away to watch some more of your tutorials. Oh, and I am 42 and do you think its too late in life to add a blonde front roll? lol Nah.....never too late.
    V
    xxx

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  6. Wowwww happy third birthday! Mega giveaway this week too! X

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  7. congrats on your 3 year anniversary and much respect and admiration to you and lilly - girl power!

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  8. Congrats! Amazing achievements. I love your style, please be my hairdresser?!

    http://laurenjadem.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  9. Happy Birthday VPB !! Long may it continue.

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  10. Happy 3rd Birthday to Pamperbox! I'd love to have a business doing what I love. Well done!
    xxx

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  11. Congrats on three years in business, in today's tough times it's an achievement just to carry a business never mind grow it like you have:)

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  12. ooooh, pretty dress! Happy Birthday! Shame you're so far north, its my friends hen do soon, would of been cool to hire you two ladies!

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  13. Happy Birthday! Congratulations, I wish you could bring The Pamperbox down south as the images are always stunning and you and Lilly always look stunning!!! Couldn't help but notice Ms Von Pink, rocking the pin up and flowers Hell Bunny dress in a photo of you both at work, love that dress!

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  14. Happy Birthday! Looking fabulous as always! X

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  15. Happy Birthday! I love keeping up to date with you ladies. so relatable & have totally inspired me. on another note, coming from a fellow photographer I love Mr bees photos.

    you're all rocking it & best of luck to you all xx

    iammamamooo@gmail.com
    @mama_mooo

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  16. Congrats! hopefully there will be many more years of success for you lovely ladies! just the excuse for a glamorous party!

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  17. Fantastic company, here's to many more years!! X

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  18. Congratulations, ladies! Wishing you many more years of success!

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  19. Happy 3rd Birthday, ladies! What fabulous photo's! If only I lived closer to you I would just love to be a part of one of your workshops! x

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  20. 3rd birthday!! wow!! Heres to celebrating with you sucessful ladies in the hellbunny dress, fingers crossed!!

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  21. Happy birthday and congratulations! You are an inspiration and those photos are fabulous! XX From @iwasgobby off of that there Twitter

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  22. Happy 3rd birthday girlies you look fantabulous in your pics & 'chin chin' love Angie Bennett ;) x

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  23. You are both an inspiration! Happy birthday and heres hoping to many more! xx

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  24. Happy third birthday!

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  25. Yay, happy business birthday (it's my son's 4th birthday today too!). You genuinely inspire me every day & always seem to post about just the right thing, when I need it. Whoop! ps. I LOVE the dress, Hell Bunny are so great for us curvy girls! x

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  26. happy 3rd . My how time flies and still enjoying reading your blogs. keep up the good work.x

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  27. Happy Birthday! I love what you guys do...especially as busy mums as well. So inspiring! xox

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  28. Vicki Quilliam24 July 2012 at 10:24

    Happy 3rd birthday! A fabulous testament to what women can achieve when they work together. You ladies are an inspiration :-) xx

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  29. I have only just discovered your blog over the last month and find it a delight to read what you have to say everyday. down to earth and from a real woman's point of view is very inspiring. many many more years for you!

    Emily x

    p.s being a curvacious brunette also that dress would look great on me ;)

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  30. LolaLovesCraft said:
    EEK, is this fate? I've been after that dress for ages! Congrats on the landmark 3 years! Beautiful work ladies - I love this blog and Betty, also love your contributions to Vintage mag. Keep it up pls! (Liked on FB, following you already!)

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  31. way to go gals..congrats and wishing you both many more successful years ahead.
    Need to find the courage to wear those fantastic halter neck dresses..... what with being a size plus...which I've just started to accept.....problem now are those BINGO WINGS when I wave hello or goodbye they just want to continue exercising for another half hour by themselves !!!! :)

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  32. Lovely post betty. Congratulations on 3 years of success. Love.the Alice in wonderland feel to the photo shoot. Very nice. And the dress would look amazing as part of my wardrobe lol!

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  33. I'm certainly raising a china tea cup to you both and wish you well for the future - you're an insipration on so many levels, well done!
    :)

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  34. Happy birthday!!! Hope there was jelly and ice-cream like all good third birthdays should have ;)

    Another fab dress to boot and a gawjus photo shoot - I believe it may even have inspired the sun to come out!

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  35. Happy birthday! I love my hellbunny dresses they are great quality and such fun!

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  36. I owe you guys so much! teaching me how to put make up on and all. I missed those lessons in school, and now I can go out and not feel like I have no clue how to put my face on!

    Thankyou!

    And Happy Birthday!!! Here's to another THREE fantabulous years xxx

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  37. Happy birthday such a pretty dress xx

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  38. Happy Third Birthday. I love that there is an outlet for plus size ladies like me. Most of the time you see skinny models and sizes. Thank you again for allowing to find other vendors that cater to my size.

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  39. happy 3rd bday!!!!! keep doing what you are doing, its lovely to follow and amazing to read and look at! thanx for that!
    would LOVE to win the dress! so chique!

    x Bonny

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  40. Love Hell Bunny dresses, and loving the fact they make them in sizes to fit curvy women too!

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  41. Oh my goodness I would love to win that dress is so gorgeous! It is so tough getting amazing dresses for plus size girls so it is brilliant that you've brought this brand to my attention. I love vintage styling but I'm always a little bit worried none of the dresses I like will fit me so this is amazing!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Enter me please!

    Dawniepants

    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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  42. Happy 3rd birthday ladies! Your blog is a constant inspiration and just confirms that women are amazing, especially when they work together :) Stay the way you are, we love you! Looking forward to the giveaway results and crossing my fingers until then! :D

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  43. I've never experienced this bitchy women thing, perhaps because I only have time for nice ones! Happy 3rd birthday, you've achieved loads to be very proud of. I love my Hell Bunny dress - wore it last night to several compliments!

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  44. Happy 3rd Birthday!! still loving your blog!! xxx

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  45. Congrats on notching up three years! Very much enjoy your blog, Bettie. I take a look most days. That dress is bee-yootiful too. :)
    Agnetha

    http://lusciouswound.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. Oh me oh my, what a wonderful giveaway!!!!

    Thank you!!


    http://alovelylittledeer.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. Happy Birthday Pamperbox and I'd like to enter please

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  48. Happy Birthday amazing ladies!
    That dress is gorgeous.
    I just started following awhile ago.
    besos

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  49. Happy Birthday! Gorgeous dress!

    Love this blog-follow via twitter everyday. Your attitude to business is inspiring too!
    xx

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  50. Can't you set something up in the South?! ;) Happy three years- thank you for pointing out women don't need to be bitches!

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  51. Happy 3rd birthday ladies! You're doing an amazing job at making ladies of this country look even more beautiful.
    Something down south would be amazing, as would winning this competition :)
    xx

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  52. Happy 3rd Birthday Ladies! It is so true that the success of this business is due to the wonderful partnership between Lilly and Mr and Mrs Bee. And long may the partnership continue! Your enthusiasm for the job is always so clear and it helps to create a wonderful atmosphere.
    Here's to the future, may it be bright and colourful! <3

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