Original 1969 Chex Party Mix Recipe – Pronto Spicy Version!.

Original 1969 Chex Party Mix Recipe - FinnfemmeMix, Munch and be Merry with Chex Party Mix. It’s the snack you make up fresh!

This is a fab recipe from the December 1969 issue of Ingenue magazine for that classic snack, Chex Party Mix. I checked online for “original” Chex Party Mix recipes, but they are different. The new recipes have slightly different ingredients, and use a microwave (which was not in widespread use in 1969). In keeping with vintage authenticity, here is the recipe for a fast and spicy variation of the regular Chex Party Mix recipe. Mix it in your skillet. It’s ready to munch in just 10 minutes.

Special Chex Pronto Party Mix

  • 5 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ac’cent
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1 jar Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts
  1. Melt butter in large skillet over low heat. Stir in seasonings. Mix well.
  2.  Add Chex and peanuts. Mix over low heat until all pieces are coated.
  3.  Continue heating and stirring 10 minutes. Spread out on absorbent paper to cool. Yield: 8 cups.

Enjoy this vintage 60s party classic!


Vintage 1974 Chanel No.19 Perfume

Chanel No.19 Perfume ad - vintage 1974 | Finnfemme“It’s another feeling. It’s another Chanel.”

This is a really pretty Chanel No.19 perfume ad from the December 1974 issue of Mademoiselle magazine. It features a gorgeous model with long, flying hair dressed in a dark pink evening gown. I love the metallic silver printing of the Chanel logo.

Chanel No. 19 perfume was first introduced in 1971. The number 19 was chosen for Coco Chanel’s birthday of August 19th. No. 19 is a balsamic-green scent, and the perfume has a slight greenish tint. The perfume contains fragrant notes of galbanum, neroli, bergamot, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, iris, vetiver, sandalwood, leather and musk.


Winter-eyes With Maybelline Frosty Whites 1969

Maybelline Frosty Whites Eye Shadow ad - 1969 - FinnfemmeThis is a great December 1969 ad for Maybelline Frosty Whites eye shadow and eye liner. It has a sparkly, wintry feel to it, with the luminously pale model decked out in Frosty Whites makeup.

White eye shadow was popular in the late ’60s. In reality, it made all but a few of us look pale and ghostly – especially when teamed with white lipstick (which no one should ever wear)!

To use Frosty Whites, you start with a line of Ivory White…cake or fluid. Then add darker liner to show off the white. Brush on Pearl White Ultra Shadow to highlight pastel shadows, to widen your eyes. For extra excitement at night, use Crystal White Stick Shadow iwth a line of iridescent Fluid Liner. The forecast can only be extra beauty for your eyes…when you face the winter with Frosty Whites.


Groovy Vintage 1970 Rit Tie-Dye Electric Satin!

Vintage 1970 Rit Tie-Dye Electric Satin - FinnfemmeTie-Dye was HUGE in the early 1970s, and Rit Dye Co. was having a heyday. “Rit invents ELECTRIC SATIN – Simplicity says it’s shocking!”

This 1970 Rit ad showcased tie-dying satin fabric, and then sewing up an ‘electrifying’ Simplicity Pattern. The sewing patterns are 8210, 8245, and 8182. Most every female knew how to sew in 1970, due to the requirement (for girls) of Home Economics classes. The whole point was to make something uniquely yours by creating your own print. Then sewing it up yourself added to that one-of-a-kind outfit.

I think the effect is rather groovy! 🙂

Peace out, Marilyn

Clean Makeup Cover Girl Cheryl Tiegs, 1971

Cheryl Tiegs Cover Girl Clean Makeup 1971 - FinnfemmeCheryl Tiegs was a fresh-faced, natural looking model in the 1970s. With her California girl looks, she was the perfect face for Cover Girl’s Clean Make-up line. Clean Make-up was supposed to stay fresh as sunshine and look natural as all outdoors, while being infused with Noxzema medication to fight germs.

Unfortunately, Cheryl now has taken it up as her mission to criticize gorgeous full-sized models such as Ashley Graham. I find this in very poor taste. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and we should be celebrating health and diversity.


1971 Pure Magic Shimmy Dippers Super Eye & Lip Glosses

1971 Pure Magic Shimmy Dippers Eye & Lip Gloss - FinnfemmeHere 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 and a gleam in his eye. These eye glosses look suspiciously like Yardley’s Pot o’ Gloss lip gloss, except for your eyes.

The Super Lip Glosses came in a more compact-like form; probably as not to be confused with Pot o’ Gloss lip gloss, which was wildly popular at the time. You finger slick on the newest shiny wet look for lips, plus gentle medication. In five soft slips of colors that are super-moisturizing. Dew! Dew! Dew! Take the plunge!