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In The Name of Beauty: Vintage Products That Will Blow Your Mind

By Monica Bielanko |

We let fish nibble at our dry, cracked feet.

We wax hair from areas I don’t care to elaborate on.

We inject poison into our skin to paralyze our muscles.

We surgically implant what amounts to plastic baggies into our chests.

We pluck, we bleach, we cream…

So who are we to talk? And yet…One look at some of the crazy regimens of years past and the bizarre things women do nowdays in the name of beauty don’t seem all that strange…relatively speaking, of course.

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Bizarre Vintage Beauty Products


You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.

Read more from Monica on Babble:

13 fashion trends that need to disappear NOW
11 awful fashion fads of the ’80s and ’90s
10 reasons NOT to get plastic surgery
13 vintage “push-up” bras we’ll never wear again
10 beauty secrets every woman should know

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About Monica Bielanko


Monica Bielanko

Monica Bielanko was raised on the wild frontier of late 1970's Utah. She is a recovering Mormon who married the guitar player of an unknown band. She's been married to her Babble Voices writing partner, Serge Bielanko, for the past nine years. Her personal blog, The Girl Who was in the top ten of last year's Top 50 list. Read bio and latest posts → Read Monica's latest posts →

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