Practically perfect in every way – Beauty Tips from Mary Poppins
She may be a nanny but it’s 1910 and this Gibson Girl is the height of fashion. Even though she has to look after two Edwardian tearaways and deal with their gruff father Mr. Banks, she always manage to do so with ladylike poise and grace. What beauty secrets are in her magical carpet bag?
Before the plethora of shower gels and washes we enjoy today, there was Pears’ soap. Mary and her fellow nannies would have scrubbed down with this amber coloured bar that is still available today.
For her rosy glow Mary would have used geranium and poppy petals to stain her lips and cheeks, now you can get her flushed look look with poppy pink Benefit Posie Tint.
Compact powder wasn’t readily available and unlike today it was improper to re-apply cosmetics in public. Hence Papier Poudre was born to help ladies discreetly lift excess oil, dirt, and dust from their complexions.
As one of her job requirements was to ‘never smell of barley water’, Penhaligon’s English Fern would have surely taken a place on her dressing table. Created in 1910, this contains notes of clover, patchouli, and moss.
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