The Toilette of Health, Beauty, and Fashion ...: Including the Comforts of Dress and the Decorations of the Neck ... with Directions for the Use of Most Safe and Salutary Cosmetics ... and a Variety of Select Recipes for the Dressing Room of Both Sexes

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Allen and Ticknor, 1834 - 200 pagine
 

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Pagina 179 - Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus: but use all gently: for in the very torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance, that may give it smoothness.
Pagina 152 - ... the toes, the most astonishing tasks; to cut pens and write ; to sew, to draw ;—in short, to supply, almost completely, the want of their hands. ' Our feet, no doubt, would be more comfortable, easy and useful, if we were not at the greatest pains to deprive them of their elasticity and vigor. The numerous nerves, crossing the feet in every direction, plainly evince that nature has endowed them with peculiar powers of which we can scarcely form an adequate conception. The untutored Indian or...
Pagina 11 - The ladies' hair was curled and frizzled with the nicest art, and they frequently set it off with heartbreakers.! Sometimes a string of pearls, or an ornament of riband, was worn on the head ; and, in the latter part of this reign, hoods of various kinds were in fashion.
Pagina 131 - ... it does so, it never grows any longer, but remains stationary. The Circassian method of treating the eye-lashes is founded on this principle. The careful mother removes, with a pair of scissors, the forked and gossamer-like points (not more) of the eye-lashes, and every time this is done their growth is renewed, and they become long, close, finely curved, and of a silky gloss. This operation of tipping may be repeated every month or six weeks. The eyelashes of infants and children are best tipped...
Pagina 192 - Ingenuous candour and unaffected good humour will give au openness to their countenance that will make them universally agreeable. A desire of pleasing will add fire to their eyes, and breathing the air of sunrise will give their lips a vermilion hue. That amiable vivacity which they now possess may be highly heightened...
Pagina 192 - ... her companions in this respect, she must keep her hands in constant motion, which will occasion the blood to circulate freely, and have a wonderful effect. The motion recommended, is working at her needle, brushing up the house, and twirling the distaff.
Pagina 117 - Wi' gnawing vengeance! Tearing my nerves wi' bitter pang, Like racking engines ! When fevers burn, or ague freezes, Rheumatics gnaw, or colic squeezes, Our neighbor's sympathy may ease us, Wi' pitying moan; But thee, thou hell o
Pagina 192 - ... but not otherwise ; for the first gives the face a drowsy, disagreeable aspect ; the second is the mother of wrinkles ; and the third is a fruitful source of weak eyes and a sallow complexion. A white hand is a very desirable ornament ; and a hand can never be white unless it be kept clean ; nor is this all, for if a young lady...
Pagina 14 - Ladies wore their hair low on the forehead, and parted in fmall ringlets. Many wore it curled like a peruke, and fome braided and rounded in a knot, on the top of the crown. They frequently wore firings of pearls in their hair. Ear-rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other jewels, were alfo much worn. Laced handkerchiefs...
Pagina 91 - Pour off the vinegar, so as to leave the chalk behind in the bottle, into which pour very clear water that has been filtered. Throw the whole into a clean pan, and stir the water well with a wooden spatula. Let the powder settle again to the bottom ; pour the water gently off, and wash this powder six or seven times, taking care always to make use of filtered water. When the powder is as soft and as white as you...

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