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Beauty, What It Is, and How to Retain It

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"At night the teeth should be cleaned with a very soft brush of badger's hair."
"Hair should be brushed for twenty minutes night and morning."
"Paint is used, we believe, by some absurd women, on the lips—we need scarcely say to their ultimate injury and and always at the user's peril."

These are a just a selection of the many wisdoms given in the essential guide for women
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by British Library Publishing
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Jan 14, 2015 Ipek rated it liked it
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Fun and easy to read, but one should keep in mind that this is truly an old-fashioned book which is a product of its own time. Very much focused on the ideal type of "English Rose", claiming that no other nation has achieved the ideal beauty as much as the English did. (I know...) The beauty advices are often common sense. They come with some old recipes to attend certain problems, most I wouldn't advice recreating. It was interesting to see the "rules" of beauty in the Victorian era. Oddly ...more
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