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.
Magical hair dye changes colour according to temperature and mood
Seeing is believingby Sarah Biddlecombe
Hair hacks we learned from the experts at Fashion Week
Useful and unusualby Shannon Peter
How bridesmaid hair has found its cool
A lesson in adding edge to pretty hairstylesby Shannon Peter
NYFW's most irresistible make-up trends
From peach eyeshadow to super-shine skinby Shannon Peter
Get the golden touch with cutting-edge metallic nail art designs
Introducing s/s 2017’s most wearable nail-art trend...by The Stylist web team
Touching new photo series shows the beauty of women over 100
Age is just a numberby Sarah Biddlecombe
The red lipstick that suits every woman
The Stylist Beauty Council finds the make-up shades to flatter allby Shannon Peter
Bespoke beauty: the customisable make-up promising perfection
Cosmetically speakingby Amy Swales
Angelina Jolie lands her first job since Brad Pitt split
First public role since news of the divorceby Anna Pollitt
This is why Alicia Keys wore make-up in her latest photo shoot
The star appears in colourful eyeshadow and sweeping eyelinerby Amy Swales