Posts Tagged: vintage cosmetics

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 »

Power Red Chanel Lips and Nails of the ’80s!

“New from Paris. Turbulent, seductive colours for lips and nails.”   Chanel, in the 1980s, was emerging distinctively under its fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. This 1985 ad shows deep, bold RED lipstick and nail polish, as befitting the shoulder-padded-power-suit-wearing style that was so chic in in that era. Chanel Red remains a classic to this day,… Read more »

Yardley Introduces The Natural Beauty In 1972

I thought I had exhausted all the Yardley of London ads from my personal stash of fashion magazines from 1968 to 1975. But, no. While flipping once again through the November 1972 issue of Seventeen magazine, I found one that I’ve been overlooking. This one, for Next to Nature Make-up, is so subtly beautiful that… Read more »

Cashmere Bouquet Soap Makes You Popular!

I love the bar soap ads from the 1940s, because they were so promising of enticing beauty and popularity. I mean, come on people, it’s soap – SOAP! 😀 Cashmere Bouquet bar soap was especially big on promises. This 1946 ad is really beautiful; showing a lovely painting of a fetching woman with her dashing… Read more »

Pretty in Woodbury Dream Stuff, 1955

Woodbury Dream Stuff: When you’ve just got to be beautiful in nothing flat… Such a pretty ad from the August 1955 issue of Woman’s Home Companion! I love the gorgeous model in flowers and pastels – so feminine. Dream Stuff was a sheer, clinging foundation-and-powder in compact form. It was intended for the busy modern… Read more »