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I hope that everyone has been enjoying their holiday season.

I know that I skipped last week’s Vintage Ad of the Week, but with the holidays and alongside my recent appearance on The Phantom Zone Radio Show (which you can listen to by clicking here!), Wednesday was a pretty busy day for me. So I just postponed it until this week. 
Vintage Ad of the Week, 12/16/2012 | Vintage Mars Bar Ad | The Homicidal Homemaker

For this week’s pick, I am highlighting an advertisement for one of my favorite candy bars – the Mars Bar! It is pretty difficult to come across these, but every now and then, I  find them at discount stores for a really great price. They were one of my favorite candy bars when I was little, and still are to this day!
One thing I really love about this ad is the typography/fonts, along with the color-blocks behind the text.
Vintage Ad of the Week, 12/16/2012 | Vintage Mars Bar Ad | The Homicidal Homemaker

This ad is quite busy, and lacks the open space that usually attracts my eye, but it’s done tastefully so (no pun intended!) I really love the placement of the spoons showcasing the contents of the candy bar, which in turn draws your eyes to the young woman holding a gigantic Mars Bar…or maybe it is a normal-sized Mars Bar and she’s just really tiny? Either way, I find the composition to be rather entertaining, and I love the usage of so many different colors without going overboard.

Have you tried a Mars Bar, and if so, what do you think of them? What are some of your favorite candies?

- The Homicidal Homemaker

Vintage Ad of the Week

I’m starting a new feature, oh-so-cleverly titled “Vintage Ad of the Week”, where I will highlight a vintage advertisement that I either love, hate…or am just flat-out confused by. For this week’s pick, I am highlighting a Revlon Cosmetics ad. I love the classic shades of vintage makeup, and this ad caught my eye. Vintage Ad of the Week 12/12/12: Revlon Cosmetics, Vintage Makeup Ad

I like the simplicity of the ad, with the open-space being a soft shade of pink, and the placement of the man and the woman drawing your eyes directly to the brand. And the tagline? “Not a prissy pink…not a sissy pink…” along with the pink goblet, nail polish, lipstick, jewelry, and gown. Normally I would find such usage of color to be overkill, but I thought this was a lovely ad.

I also am adding a special treat for you: Ashleeta at PinUpGirlStyle posted this handy little chart of classic Revlon shades that are still made today.

Vintage Makeup Ad, Revlon Cosmetics
I think my favorite is “Cherries in the Snow” – I remember that my mommy used to wear that when I was little, and yes, there were several times that I got into her purse and tried to apply it, unsuccessfully. One of those times was right before a dentist appointment. No one was amused, nor impressed, haha! I also am a fan of “Certainly Red”. The “Blase Apricot” is also nice, but I don’t think that it would compliment my complexion well.

What do you think about these classic shades? Would you wear any of them? Do you own any of them!
Leave a comment below! 

- The Homicidal Homemaker

Vintage Ad of the Week