Last fall I found a couple of old Good Housekeeping magazines, I love the old advertisements in them, I shared the December 1946 issue back then, I really should go through that one again and have a good look for more ads - if you missed it, it's right here.
Today I'm sharing some beauty ads from the Feburary 1950 issue of Good Housekeeping. These magazines were thick, 248 pages - full of fashion, fiction, decorating - the cost was only 35 cents, I don't know if you could even buy a page for that now - some magazines are so expensive!
Click on any ad to get a better look!
Ivory has been going strong for a long time, it's still the only brand we use!
I guess all you had to do was apply some "Fels-Naptha Soap" and your gray hair would be gone!!
But, if you weren't using Fels Naptha, The Rayve Home Pernament could rid you of your grays - the complete kit costing $2 - from the famous Pepsodent Laboratories!
Tinted Foundation and Powder in one - only 49 cents in 4 dreamy shades!!!
Maureen O'Sullivan holds one of her six children, advertising Jergens Lotion - Hollywood stars preferred Jergens 7-1 - mothers keep glamorous hands with Jergens!!
Is there adventure in your hand? You must read this one!! Dura-Gloss nail polish - 10 cents - lipstick - 25 cents.
This one compares your dry skin to a withered and dry grape - but if you used Woodbury's Dry Skin Cream - you could lengthen the bloom of your beauty!!! Oh, my...
I just have to stick this one in - I could have guessed what was in that brown paper box, back in the 60's and 70's - that's how the grocery store in my little community packaged their personal hygiene products - brown paper, tied in string and the price written ever so lightly in the corner. No one could know!!!!
If you didn't want to shop at the store and have everyone know you what you were buying, you could send away for a sample package of Meds tampons - they would arrive in a plain paper wrapper!
Mascara has come a long way since 1950!
The small ads are pretty neat at the back - if you used the Woodbury Cream on your face and Absorbine on your feet - "years" would be added to your looks!!!
I see on the top right corner of the page that it says - By Appointment - Perfumers to H.R. Queen Mary - Yardley, London - are Yardley products still around? I remember Mom having some of those...
This magazine is full of great old ads - I have to share some fashion and household ones in another post. Hope you enjoyed having a look!