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.
40 beautifully delicate and small helix tattoos to inspire you
It’s the cool new place to get your next inkingby Susan Devaney
This is the £3 beauty product we’re buying every single second
Sacré bleu, we’re obsessed…by Kayleigh Dray
Caroline Flack’s chic brunette bob is giving us serious hair envy
She’s the latest star to work the crop
10 Lush products to help you sleep, soothe anxiety and de-stress
Add these to your shopping list, statby Megan Murray
Instagram is obsessed with these nostalgic noughties bath bombs
All your bath bomb dreams are about to come trueby Megan Murray
Three DIY tricks for super-shiny hair
Get gloss on demand, using kitchen cupboard products
Jennifer Aniston has shared her budget beauty trick with the world
“I’ve been using it since high school”by Kayleigh Dray
Soon you'll never run out of your favourite Lush products
We're total suckers for glittery bath waterby Megan Murray
Reddit users reveal their best budget beauty buys
Prepare for your make-up bag, and your life, to be changed foreverby Megan Murray
High street retailer reveals its 10 bestselling lipsticks
And they're all under a tennerby Sarah Biddlecombe