For many years, I've not just been a beauty addict, but a vintage lover too. Over the years, I've collected a few vintage Vogue books and wanted to share my two favourites with you.
Vogue used to produce regular books on fashion, health and beauty. I've found my little collection in charity shops for next to nothing and have never been able to resist bringing new ones home with me.
I find it fascinating to see what the trends were and the advice that were given to their readers, and to see how this has changed over the years.
The two books I'm sharing with you date from the late 1970's and mid 1980's (I'm sure you can guess which is which!).
|Pampering 70s style|
|Facial exercises anyone?|
I've take some pictures of different sections in the books to give you an idea of what they feature, but if you're interested in seeing more, just let me know. I've added a 1970s homemade face mask recipe down the bottom if you fancy a retro pamper!
|A step by step guide to getting ready in the 70s|
|Egg and grapefruit diet take your fancy?|
|Popular hair styles|
|They even feature illustrations from older editions - this one from the 1930s|
|The 80s colour palette|
Restoring mayonnaise facial masque
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup olive oil
Blend half a cup of the oil with the remaining ingredients and whip until thick and then pour in the remaining oil very slowly. Keep refrigerated. After applying to the face, allow 15 to 30 minutes before rinsing off.
What do you think? Fancy a mayonnaise mask?!