Posts Categorized: Beauty

1971 Pure Magic Shimmy Dippers Super Eye & Lip Glosses

Here is another great ad from 1971 for Pure Magic ‘Shimmy Dippers’ by Max Factor. The Shimmy Dippers were hypoallergenic eye glosses and lip glosses that ‘come in perky little pots’. The Super Eye Glosses were lustrous, luminous shadows-in-a-pot with a never-before souffle formula. In six purely-pearly shades to put a gloss on your lids… Read more »

1971 Yardley of London Slicker Lip Licks

“Kiss him in his favorite flavor.” This is a really hip and groovy 1971 Yardley of London ad for Slicker Lip Polish. More specifically – Lip Licks: Give him a lick. A sip of your lips. Be free with your flavors. Lip Licks came in all sorts of fruity flavors; Raspberry, Orange, Strawberry, Peach, Mint… Read more »

There Was Actually Yardley Pot o’ Gloss Nail Polish?

Once again, I went through my personal stash of vintage magazines from the late ’60s/early ’70s looking for any Yardley of London ads that I may have overlooked. Voila! I found one featuring a rather fresh and romantic-looking couple. From the the October 1972 issue of Ingenue magazine, this ad is for Yardley’s Pot o’… Read more »

Christie Brinkley for Prell Shampoo, 1985

This 1985  Prell shampoo ad featuring one of my favorite models, Christie Brinkley, is pretty awesome. First of all, THAT 80s HAIR! Thick, full and natural-colored; she was in possession of quite the mane. In the ad, Christie gives the credit for her bouncy tresses to Prell Shampoo and Prell Conditioner: Because Prell shampoos body… Read more »

The “It” Perfumes of 1985

I’ve been a huge perfume fan my whole life. So perusing through the September 1985 issue of Vogue magazine,  I was reminded of the many scents that I wore and were popular that year. But the scent that captures the essence of the ’80s to me was the ubiquitous Giorgio of Beverly Hill perfume. Seemingly… Read more »