Vintage Beauty

Some beauty and style is iconic and classic and always hold a place on the beauty mantelpiece of time. Stars like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor are still spoken of today with admiration and adored for their timeless beauty.

You may remember your mothers and grandmothers speaking about them and even sharing some of their own beauty wisdom gems with you.

This week i have researched some of the old wives tales and secrets of the stars gone by, please take it with a pinch of salt! Some of the routines and beliefs of the day weren't as bright as the stars themselves.


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Hair Myths Busted!

  • Pull one grey hair out and 3 more will appear in its place.You are not going to cause 3 hairs to grow where 1 once was , if it were true there would be no baldness in the world!

  • Brush your hair 100 times for fast growing thicker, longer hair: brushing your 100 times or excessively is more lightly to cause damage than invigorate your hair.

  • Eating bread crusts will make your hair curly:If this were true we wouldn't need perms, curling tongs or rollers and hair salons would be in serious trouble!

  • Shaving your hair will cause more hair to grow: You have all the hair follicles you are going to have already so shaving can not cause more hair to grow dont worry!

Skin Myths Busted!

  • Eating chocolate gives you acne: Acne is caused by a combination of factors and chocolate is not a trigger factor!

  • Skincare stops working after a while and your skin becomes immune to its benefits: Our skin and bodies change on a daily basis so what was recommended today might not suit in a month or a year's time. It is important to get your skin assessed professionally each time before you invest in new products,

  • Oily skin doesn't need moisturizer.: The skin is made up of oil and water to give hydration to the skin tissue. Oily skin still needs hydration and often going with an oil free moisturizer rich in humectants can do the trick for giving hydration without the additional oils.

  • Toothpaste is a spot treatment : Toothpaste can contain an ingredient called triclosan which is antibacterial and drying however toothpaste is not a spot treatment and isn't meant to be applied to or left on the skin so it's very doubtful it will help spots.

Old Hollywood Beauty Secrets Uncovered

Marilyn Monroe- Everyday before her shower had warm milk mixed with 2 eggs.

Audrey Hepburn- Separated her lashes everyday with a safety pin(not recommended at home) after applying her mascara.

Liz Taylor - Swore by beauty sleep she is quoted having said “Honey you will look like heel if you don't get your beauty sleep!”

Sophia Loren- Was known to take an occasional dip in an olive oil bath to moisturize her skin.

Betty Davis- Used cucumbers to soothe her eyes before bed followed by petroleum jelly (Vaseline) under her eyes to help avoid dark circles.


Till next time my beauties x