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.
Iconic big hair for backcombing inspiration
From the coiffured beehive to the carefree bouffantby Anna Brech
Blake Lively has debuted a chic autumnal bob on the red carpet
It’s super-sleek, with shimmering golden highlights
Chrissy Teigen’s clever make-up hack is so simple, yet so effective
But it doesn’t exactly come cheapby Kayleigh Dray
Adidas model gets rape threats over hairy leg photographs
Arvida Byström says people are pretty angry about her appearanceby Amy Swales
Dove issues apology over that “racist” Facebook advert
“We deeply regret the offence this has caused”by Kayleigh Dray
The one accessory you need for better backcombing
Use this to create powerful volume and impact
Everything you need to know about Glossier's big UK launch
Where, when and what to buy from the cult US beauty brandby Moya Crockett
The make-up mistake we’re all guilty of, according to beauty experts
Oops, we did it again…by Susan Devaney
Six golden rules for backcombing your hair
A foolproof formula for dramatic volume and lift
5 striking Halloween looks you can recreate using your make-up bag
The fanciest of dress for the lowest of effortby Amy Swales