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.
Allison Williams: ‘Three things I learned when I dyed my hair blonde’
The Girls star changed her hair colour – and learned a lot as a result…by Kayleigh Dray
Is the world ready for the first ‘edible’ prosecco nail polish?
Yup, you read that right: edible nail polishby Kayleigh Dray
Got red hair? Here’s what it says about you (according to science)
You truly do stand out from the crowdby Kayleigh Dray
The truthful make-up tutorial sweeping the internet
“I don’t know what it is or what it does.” We hear yaby Amy Swales
Would you buy this lipstick if it was £2.56?
Stylist investigates the psychology behind the price of beauty productsby The Stylist web team
Why the humble herb is set to take over our bathroom cabinets
Herbal skin healersby The Stylist web team
This Mac Basic Bitch makeup palette is everything we need in life
Oh boy.by Sarah Biddlecombe
Magical hair dye changes colour according to temperature and mood
Seeing is believingby Sarah Biddlecombe
Hair hacks we learned from the experts at Fashion Week
Useful and unusualby Shannon Peter
How bridesmaid hair has found its cool
A lesson in adding edge to pretty hairstylesby Shannon Peter