Do you remember the scene in My Girl when Shelly, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, sits Vada (played by Anna Chlumsky) on the toilet and gives her first lesson in beauty? "The first rule of eye make-up is that you can never wear enough blue eye shadow," she says as she paints the young girl's eyes in blue.
While that might not be the most practical advice, there's something special about receiving first-hand tips from a friend or relative on the vast and often overwhelming world of beauty. We can trust the advice from the women around us because they're most likely facing similar problems when it comes to hair, skin, make-up and grooming. It's also likely that they've tried and tested remedies and products you haven't got around to.
To help you out, dear reader, we've collated a list of the best (and some strange) beauty tips you said you've been given. From how to make your lashes fuller to getting rid of dark circles, they're timeless recommendations for all ages.
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From sparkly eyeshadow to glittery lipstickby Sarah Biddlecombe
Jessica Alba reveals the budget products that give her gorgeous hair
Her regime's not for everyone though...by Anna Pollitt
These are the top 10 cities where tattoos are given as gifts
And two of them are in the UK...by Sarah Biddlecombe
Alicia Keys speaks out about impossible beauty standards
“It’s sad that girls can’t be themselves”by Harriet Hall
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche: “Women can like make-up and be intellectual”
“I think it’s time to really stop that ridiculous idea that somehow if you’re a serious woman you can’t and should not care about how you look.”by Harriet Hall
Model Winnie Harlow speaks out against beauty ideals
“My skin doesn’t define me”by Harriet Hall
It’s now possible to digitally design your own nail art
Get you nails WAH didby Anna Pollitt
Scientists have discovered an “uncombable hair” gene
Mystery solved.by Moya Crockett