Posts Tagged: soap

Vintage 1955 Brides Love Camay Beauty Soap!

It’s astonishing to me how many vintage beauty ads are for plain old bar soap. What’s even more amazing is the beauty claims it makes. Who knew that washing your face with soap and water was such a beauty secret? Apparently Camay’s tender touch will caress your skin to a new loveliness. This is such… Read more »

Yardley Introduces Oatmeal Beauty Soap 1974

With a back-to-nature flair, Yardley of London introduced their Oatmeal Beauty Soap in 1974. At this point Yardley was phasing out their much-celebrated cosmetics line and going back to their origins of selling soap (English Lavender, anyone?). You can’t get any more crunchy hippie than this ad, at least by Yardley of London standards. Just… Read more »

Clotheslines and Forget-Me-Nots

Spring has been springing forth thoroughly for several months now in the Pacific Northwest, and more so in the last week. My backyard is going absolutely berserk with growth. The pretty little blue forget-me-nots seem to be all over the place about a month ahead of normal bloom time. They’ve positioned themselves right under my… Read more »