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.
The unusual £3.50 beauty product that ASOS shoppers are obsessing over
Disney fans, prepare to lose your mindsby Kayleigh Dray
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Take all of our moneyby Susan Devaney
The A-list stars who experimented with dramatic hair makeovers
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Why you’ve been applying deodorant all wrong, according to a doctor
And two easy steps to getting it rightby Megan Murray
These Fenty Beauty foundation shades have already sold out in the UK
Putting paid to the myth that make-up for darker skin tones won’t sell as wellby Moya Crockett
Beyoncé’s make-up artist just shared his top tip for shaping eyebrows
Hold up, this is a beauty game-changer…by Kayleigh Dray
Five-minute tutorials for a plaited ballet bun
A whimsical and easy-to-style updo
7 spooky Lush Halloween products you won't be able to resist
The new collection is spell-bindingby Megan Murray
The important reason why this photo of a fingernail has gone viral
“I told her she needed to see her doctor immediately,” says manicuristby Kayleigh Dray
Emily Ratajkowski has cut her hair into a chic autumnal bob
It’s super-sleek, with shimmering hazel highlights