Say you're an unkempt beatnik, but you aspire to be a classy 1950s lady, complete with updo and bright blue eyeshadow. Well, you've come to the right place!

This brief video, chronicling a rumpled young scenester's makeover, comes courtesy British Pathé and their enthralling YouTube channel. The announcer explains that, "It's all part of the deception of a modern woman's life. This is what film stars and fine girls about town go through daily, at great expense, to convince the world they really are beautiful. It's a hard, hard life."

Anybody know where I can get that beautician's nail polish?