I was recently chatting to a friend whom I really  look up to in blogging , asking her for input on my blog and what I could do to add a little fun and whimsy to it.
It was in this conversation that we came up with an idea ... yes a 'lightbulb moment' and so today I am starting a brand new series called '10 facts'

I hope you enjoy ...

  • Women used to pinch their cheeks to get a blush before blusher was invented
  • Make up dates as far back as the times of the ancient Egyptians and Cleopatra
  • The word 'cosmetic' is derived from the Greek word 'kosmos'
2889 kósmos (literally, "something ordered") – properly, an "ordered system" (like the universe, creation); the world.
[The English term "cosmetic" is derived from 2889 /kósmos, i.e. the order ("ensemble") used of treating the face as a whole.] - source
  • Ground fish scales and mother of pearl were used to manufacture the metalic sheen in eyeshadows and lipsticks
  • In the Victorian era upper class women did not wear make up as it was only worn by actresses, working class women and prostitutes
  • The first nail polish was invented in China in 3000BC
  • Carmine red is made of cochineal a red dye made up of ground beetles and was used in ancient days by the Inca's to dye the lips and nails
  • When waterproof mascara was first marketed it contained turpentine in percentage of up to 50% ... crazy!
  • The Elizabethan era was famous for for the start of the fashion trend of white faces and darkly painted eyes and lips, one of the ingredients used in these products was coal.
  • Discovery of Pharoah Tutenkhamen's tomb is what sparked a worldwide acceptance of eyeliner - 'King Tut clearly knew his shiz with eyeliner' 

  So there you have it , I hope it brough a few exclamations to your lips and gave you some new insight on how lucky we are today.

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