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.
This beauty salon now charges men and women same price for haircuts
Bow down.by Sarah Biddlecombe
Selena Gomez’s new bob is giving us serious hair envy
She’s the latest star to work the crop
These tiny, delicate helix tattoos are the latest trend on Instagram
From dainty flowers to minuscule moonsby Sarah Biddlecombe
Mum's letter to Sephora goes viral for all the right reasons
“I saw my daughter light up and act silly for the first time in MONTHS”by Sarah Biddlecombe
These are the features you’re most likely to inherit from your mum
They’re not as obvious as you might think.by Moya Crockett
Beauty queen explains why she will never hide her 25-inch scar
"When I'm on stage, I'm not the handicapped girl."by Sarah Biddlecombe
Do you own the most popular nail colour on Pinterest?
Hint: it costs less than a tenner…by Kayleigh Dray
The 20 best beauty buys for Afro hair
Welcome to your ultimate Afro hair kit
These are the biggest beauty trends on Instagram
The results are in...by Sarah Biddlecombe
Chrissy Teigen pays for young woman to go to beauty school
“So excited to see you fulfill your dream!”by Sarah Biddlecombe