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Clean, manicured fingernails are timelessly attractive

Clean, manicured fingernails are timelessly attractive

The Finger Nails require special attention if we desire to preserve them in their highest condition of beauty and usefulness. To keep them clean, the nailbrush and soap and water should be used once or oftener daily, as circumstances demand. Once a day at least, on wiping the hands after washing them, and whilst they are still soft from the action of the water, the free edge of the scarfskin, which, if not attended to, is apt to grow upward over the nails, should be gently loosened and pressed back in a neatly rounded form, by which the occurrence of cracks and sores about their roots (hangnails, nail springs, etc.) will be prevented, and a graceful, oval form, ending in a crescentlike space of white, will be ensured. Read more »

The beauty of the human mouth and lips, the delicacy of their formation and tints, their power of expression, which is only inferior to that of the eyes, and their elevated position as the media with the palate, tongue, and teeth, by which we communicate our thoughts to others in an audible form, need scarcely be dilated on here.

Beautiful Lips are gracefully molded

Beautiful Lips are gracefully molded

“The lips of woman out of roses take
The tints with which they ever stain themselves.
They are the beautiful, lofty shelves
Where rests the sweetness which the young hours make,
And which the earnest boy, whom we call Love,
Will often sip in sorrow or in play.
Health, when it comes, doth ruddiness approve,
But his strong foe soon flatters it away!
Disease and health for a warm pair of lips,
Like York and Lancaster, wage active strife:
One on his banner front the White rose keeps,
And one the Red; and thus with woman’s life,
Her lips are made a battle-field for those
Who struggle for the color of a rose.” -unknown

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Beautiful eyes are the gift of nature; but even those of the greatest beauty may owe something to their care , while those of an indifferent kind are very susceptible of improvement. We entirely discountenance any tampering with the eye itself, with a view to giving it luster or brightness.

The sight has often been injured by the use of belladonna, preparations of the calabar bean, eyebright, and other substances having a strong effect on the eyes. But without touching the eye itself, it is possible to give the effect of brightness, softness, etc., by means of the eyelids and eyelashes.

Beautiful, natural eyes

Beautiful, natural eyes

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Soft, supple hands are desirable

Soft, supple hands are desirable

There are very few beautiful hands, but to make the hands beautiful rests, with scarcely an exception, with the possessor. Now that chiromancy has become so fashionable as to be a part of a great many entertainments, it is very desirable that the hands should present an attractive appearance. A soft, white, delicate hand, with neatly-kept nails, forms an important factor in a pleasing personal appearance, and is something any man or woman may possess themselves of with a little care. Of course it goes without saying, that requisite is perfect cleanliness of both the hands and nails.

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“O wondrous, wondrous, is her braided wealth of golden That drops on neck and temples bare.”

Long, luxuriant hair is beauty

Long, luxuriant hair is beauty

The hair is not only invaluable as a protective covering of the head, but it gives a finish and imparts unequalled grace to the features it surrounds. Sculptors and painters have bestowed on its representation their highest skill and care, and its description and praises have been sung in the sweetest lays by the poets of all ages.   Whether in flowing ringlets, chaste and simple bands, or graceful braids artistically disposed, it is equally charming, and clothes with fascination even the simplest forms of beauty. Read more »

A great object of importance, of care to every lady, is the care of her complexion. There is nothing more pleasing to the eye than a delicate, smooth skin; and besides being pleasing to the eye. Lovely skin is an evidence of health, and gives additional grace to the most regular features.It not merely acts as an organ of sense, and a protection to the surface of the body, but it clothes it, as it were, in a garment of the most delicate texture and of the most surpassing loveliness.

In perfect health, it is gifted with exquisite sensibility, and while it possesses the softness of velvet, and exhibits the delicate hues of the lily, the carnation, and the rose, it is nevertheless gifted with extraordinary strength and power of resisting external injury, and is not only capable of repairing, but of actually renewing itself.


Warmth and light help with a complexion of health and vigour

Warmth and light help with a complexion of health and vigour

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Gentle soaps help keep skin smooth

Gentle soaps help keep skin smooth

A great object of importance, of care to every lady, is the care of her complexion. There is nothing more pleasing to the eye than a delicate, smooth skin; and besides being pleasing to the eye. Lovely skin is an evidence of health, and gives additional grace to the most regular features.It not merely acts as an organ of sense, and a protection to the surface of the body, but it clothes it, as it were, in a garment of the most delicate texture and of the most surpassing loveliness. In perfect health, it is gifted with exquisite sensibility, and while it possesses the softness of velvet, and exhibits the delicate hues of the lily, the carnation, and the rose, it is nevertheless gifted with extraordinary strength and power of resisting external injury, and is not only capable of repairing, but of actually renewing itself.

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It really is all about balance.

Besides daily attention to the hair, something else is necessary to insure its cleanliness and beauty and the perfect health of the skin of the head from which it springs. For this purpose, the head should be occasionally well washed with soap and water, an abundance of water being used and great care being subsequently taken to thoroughly rinse out the whole of the soap with the water in which the head has been washed. Read more »

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Turkish lotion is an old fashioned remedy toward youthful skin

Turkish lotion is an old fashioned remedy toward youthful skin

Turkish Lotion is a homemade cream that helps cure freckles, pimples, blackheads, moles and superfluous hair, tan, greasy skin, blotches, redness, sore or chapped lips, chapped and red, rough hands; and, best of all, eradicates and prevents wrinkles, crow’s-feet, and sallowness.  Turkish Lotion creates a perfect complexion.   It is an old fashioned discovery for beautifying the skin, that gives  a middle aged woman the fresh, bright complexion of a  girl. No more wrinkles, crow’s-feet or sallowness.  Read on for a recipe for Turkish lotion. Read more »

For every different type of skin condition there are three types of people.  One who lives with it and feels beautiful no matter what, one who lives with it and wants to do rid of it but never does anything to help, and then one that does.  For those that do, there are  specific ways to treat the skin conditions using various household supplies and mixtures.  It seems that patience is always an important ingredient to add to the mix.  For further information on different skin conditions and remedies read on.

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