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.
This is how often you need to wash your hair
For every hair typeby Sarah Biddlecombe
These 6 beauty looks will be absolutely everywhere this Halloween
The most-shared spooky looks on Pinterest, from Harley Quinn to Maleficent.by Moya Crockett
31 killer beauty looks for Halloween
Scary goodby Anna Pollitt
30 beautiful constellation and astronomy ear piercings
Get on board with the latest piercing trendby Sarah Biddlecombe
This is the one reason you need to wash your makeup brushes
Be right back, we've got some cleaning to doby Sarah Biddlecombe
10 minute morning routines
Ten women on the art of the quick beauty regimeby The Stylist web team
YouTube star Tanya Burr defends the blogging industry
“Bloggers don't deserve to be vilified”by Sarah Biddlecombe
“I dream in perfume”: Jo Malone on her life in fragrance
The perfumier tells Stylist of how her remarkable sense of smell has shaped her entire lifeby Harriet Hall
Harry Potter make-up is here just in time for Halloween
You can now wear a love potion on your lipsby Sarah Biddlecombe
MAC’s new Nutcracker-inspired make-up collection is truly magical
Totally dreamy.by Moya Crockett