Posts Tagged: Vintage ad

1970 Kitsch Convergence: Ultra Brite and AMC Gremlin

There are those wonderfully quirky vintage ads where an alignment of kitsch reigns supreme, and a perfect representation of the era is displayed. This August 1970 ad for Ultra Brite Kiss-Stakes is a great example. By sending in 2 end flaps from any size Ultra Brite, you receive (FREE!) 12 vinyl Kiss Decals (Weatherproof. Waterproof.)… Read more »

Vintage 70s Mary Quant Cosmetics and Crocheted Hat

After searching for Yardley of London ads in my Seventeen magazines, I noticed a couple of ads from the 70s issues for Mary Quant Cosmetics Ltd. I had almost completely forgotten that Mary Quant, mod British designer of the miniskirt, produced a line of makeup as well. I remember trying a couple of her products… Read more »

Vintage Yardley of London Glimmerick Eye Shadow

I’m on a bit of a nostalgic Yardley of London makeup kick, so here we go with another fabulous 60s/70s makeup product – Glimmerick eye shadow. Created in 1968, it was a water-color eye shadow. This means you added water to it to create your own level of color intensity. Pastel colors were all the… Read more »

70s Yardley of London Pot o’ Gloss

The one makeup product I used in the 70s that I wished was around today would have to be Yardley of London’s Pot o’ Gloss. Created in 1970 it was, quite simply, the best lip gloss one could ever imagine. It came in an adorable little pot and had the gloppiest, tackiest, almost sticky texture… Read more »