Posts Tagged: retro

Rit DIY Tie-Dye Tights, 1970

Tie-Dyeing has been popular with the trendy DIY crowd since the late 1960s. This groovy ad from the September 1970 issue of Co-ed magazine shows how you can take plain white tights and tie-dye ’em with Rit Dye. Who loves the reptile revolution? Who digs the tie-dye explosion? You! ~Marilyn

Heaven Sent Perfume, Vintage 1973

This is a really pretty vintage 1973 ad for Heaven Sent fragrance by Helena Rubenstein. Heaven Sent was one of those seemingly ubiquitous scents in the 1970s. I remember it being a very flowery, feminine perfume and instantly recognizable to the nose. I love the pink cloche hat and floral shirt on the lovely Boho… Read more »

Maybelline Blooming Colors Traveler Kits, 1973

I really love the beautiful spring flowers in this 1973 Maybelline ad! Blooming Colors Travelers kit had everything you needed to take colorful eyes wherever you go. The kit had three spring soft shadows from the famous Blooming Colors collections; super Automatic Overliner in a color to complement; plus Blooming Colors Automatic Mascara to pull… Read more »

Vintage 70s Gold Formula Breck Shampoo

Breck shampoo was still really popular in the 1970s, but they did seem to capture the zeitgeist of the times with their ‘natural’ focus. Gold Formula Breck supposedly had far less detergent, and far more ‘natural’ ingredients. It was intended to get out the dirt, but leave the ‘natural’ shine. I used Breck shampoo religiously… Read more »