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Botched Beauty – Arsenic

It may be the fashion now for dark tans, but until the 1920s, the European ideal was for a porcelain-like smooth, pale skin tone. For those determined to clear their skin of blemishes or ruddiness, arsenic was taken in small … Continue reading

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Dyeing to be fashionable

(Originally blogged February 26, 2010) Remember the 90s when everyone wore black until a darker shade came along? Colour may be a tool of fashion but in the past it could represent far more. The first colour that carried fashion … Continue reading

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