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.
Susan Sarandon’s ageing tips are as excellent as you’d expect
Good lighting is everythingby Moya Crockett
Queen Elizabeth II has been wearing this nail varnish since 1989
And it only costs £7.99by Kayleigh Dray
Cara Delevingne explains why she really shaved her head
“My agents and managers were like, ‘Please don't! Why would you do that?’”by Kayleigh Dray
Nearly a quarter of women “don't shave their armpits”
Long hair, don't careby Anna Brech
The golden rules of brushing your hair
Stylists share their do’s and don’tsby Anna Brech
Celebrity hairdresser has a controversial tip for washing your locks
Are you tempted to try it?by Sarah Biddlecombe
Gender reveal nail art is now a thing
Mum-to-be manisby Anna Pollitt
How to care for your locks throughout each season of the year
Stylists share their tips on seasonal nourish routines
Everything you need to know about microblading
The pathway to perfect eyebrows has arrivedby Jasmine Andersson
12 of the best non-toxic beauty buys on the high street
From make-up to hair careby Stylist