loe in History! History and legend tell that in Aristotle convinced Alexander the Great to conquer the Island of Socotra in order to collect Aloe plants to use as medicine to treat their soldiers of various ailment and wounds.
Throughout history, a small waist has been admired and viewed as the ideal. This reached its zenith in the late 19th and early 20th centuries after the introduction of steel, rather than whale, boning. During this time, it was common to pad the bust and the hips to emphasize the tiny size of the waist - not surprisingly, this was the era of the bustle and, later, the pigeon-fronted bodice. Order online: http://on.fb.me/1fJVdeb #admired #waist
In Renaissance Italy women created the ultimate red lip and cheek stain by mixing cochineal, sandalwood or cinnabar with wax or grease. The application process was complex, but the red color lasted for over a week, even if she washed her face every day.
The ideal beauty of the 1920s had very heavily defined eyes, a delicate mouth featuring an exaggerated cupid’s bow, short hair although usually curled and feminine, a flat, boyish figure, a long neck and a youthful joie de vivre about her look and her costume. Order online: http://on.fb.me/1fJVdeb #1920s #centurybeauty #tbt
The use of Aloe in History! Aloe has been used for thousands of years for its natural healing properties. Cleopatra, who lived from 68 to 30 B.C., was one of the first documented users of aloe. Order online: http://on.fb.me/1fJVdeb #history #aloe