How to look absolutely gorgeous sans makeup. Sound & practical advice not centred around consumption.
Hersteria. “This ain’t your mother’s sex and marriage advice — it’s your grandmother’s.”
This made me laugh. I think Mark A. Rayner has the same edition of Watership Down as I did (and probably still have). And I never really thought I’d ever hear the phrase “brilliant rabbit wannabes”, especially without regard to my family and that’s a deadly secret.
“For example, there’s an entry on Red Lipstick. We all know what that is, but the thing that was interesting to me about red lipstick was how it became a symbol during World War II. The Nazi party banned lipstick early on, insisting that every proper frau should remain plain-faced. On the other hand, the Allies did everything they could to maintain a steady supply of red lipstick. They believed that beauty was defiance, and that lipstick could keep morale high, even in dark times. I was thrilled to find evidence of that not only in general historic sources, but in the journals of a British housewife, who very consciously [conscientiously?] wore lipstick throughout the war.”
Bioephemera is a rather lovely artsy science blog.