Doggies in the roaring 20s visit the beauty parlor — one even gets a manicure. Would that make it a mani-pet-i? Via.
For girls and boys who like pink, mustache lip balm. Raspberry Fizz moustache wax, anyone?
Get that chipped-nail look! This vintage Cutex ad, from 1937, may promote polish shades, but I find the manicure design more interesting… Go to a salon, or give yourself a manicure that looks like you’ve been too busy to get your nails done. Via.
Love the makeup on the nun; only in silent films can the good girl hide-out in a nunnery looking like a Theda Bara vamp.
Italian postcard by Ed. G.B. Falci, Milano. Photo: Jeanne Brindeau and Soava Gallone in La cavalcata ardente (1925).
Candy corn is the lowest form of candy. Not sure it even counts as a candy. In any case, covering your nails in artificial candy corn pieces is not only redundant, but quite possibly it will keep you from nibbling at your nails.
Vintage Avon ads from 1953.
The November 1964 cover of ‘Teen is covered in America’s Smile Queen contestants. Can you guess the winner? Nope, me neither. But I am intrigued…
I also want to know more about Why Boys Lose Interest In Girls. We may never know — unless we can get a copy of the vintage magazine to read. Is it due to poor smiles? Or do they mean this is a more significant way, as in the loss of interest in girls combined with the increase of interest in boys?
How to is here.
A purely gratuitous photo of three women doing the airplane exercise pose in. Just too classic to ignore.
(Found in 1962’s Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise Plans for Physical Fitness; more images there.)
Electric Beauty, 1939, by Horst P. Horst .