Beauty and Hygiene from my "Oddness File"

I am going to let you in on a little secret. I have a bookmark file which I have aptly named "oddness" for it is here that I stash away my links to the multitude of curiosities that I come across on my journeys through the growing universe that is world wide web. 

Today I want to share with you one of my favourite haunts for inspiration and whiling away my time and so without any further pomp and circumstance....

Ladies and gents, step this way and enter into the wonderful world of Vintage Beauty and Hygiene Advertisements:

Aren't they smashing? These are but a few of my favourites. Take a look at more | HERE | 


  1. i love old ads, i have a ton of bookmarks too. i had a really got blog post of 30s to 50s menswear ads somewhere. with lines like "keep dry in a jacket" or behind every good man there's a good pair of slacks....

    the hair one is a killer, bald just doesn't cut it.

  2. I love the tampax one. I have a bit of a thing about old knitting patterns because they are such a part of my childhood memories, being a child of the '70s I really did have knitted dungarees! Thanks for this.

  3. Love the SKINNY! ads :-) Let's put on extra 5 lbs this week, yea!

  4. This is what I have been searching in many websites and I finally found it here. Amazing article. I am so impressed. Could never think of such a thing is possible with it...I think you have a great knowledge

  5. I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that's at the other blogs. Thanks for sharing


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