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.
Claire Danes reveals how she tackles anxiety over her appearance
How to avoid falling into an "obsessive loop"by Sarah Biddlecombe
Caitlyn Jenner’s new MAC collection is here and it’s fabulous
Make-up for everyone.by Moya Crockett
British Army recruiters slammed for sexist “Military Makeup” campaign
"We want to know the girls behind the make up! We are searching for real beauty"by Sarah Biddlecombe
Hurrah: beauty grooming victory as Tesco cuts price of women's razors
A small victoryby Sarah Biddlecombe
Breaking new ground: introducing 2017's innovative beauty products
Finally, some answers for beauty's biggest conundrumsby The Stylist web team
Hair trends 2017: The cuts and colours ruling social media
New year, new hair?by Amy Lewis
Hairdressers are being trained to spot signs of domestic abuse
New law requires beauty workers to spot the signsby Anna Pollitt
20 of the best head-to-toe winter skin saviours
Banish flakiness and dry patches for goodby Sarah Biddlecombe
Lush staff hit back at viral tweet with hilarious video
“Hi, I'm Catrina!”by Amy Lewis
Edible manicures are a thing and they’re crafted from chocolate
You’d be forgiven for biting these.by Amy Lewis