Marilyn Monroe: Quick Beauty Secrets


Marilyn Monroe was reluctant to share her beauty secrets, but luckily for us she was always surrounded by people more than willing to share.

Marilyn smoothed vaseline on her face to keep her skin soft. One source says that Marilyn would apply vaseline, then follow with loose powder, another layer of vaseline, then more powder. She did this until her skin looked flawless.

Marilyn, contrary to her glamorous image, did not like wearing makeup (or jewelry). When she wasn't wearing makeup, she smoothed olive oil on her face.

Used Nivea Skin Moisturizing Lotion.

A fan of Pond's Cold Cream.

To smooth cellulite, Marilyn purportedly took ice baths. She also enjoyed pouring Chanel No. 5 into her bath water.

Marilyn was 5'5" and weighed 115 pounds at her lightest. She had a 22 inch waist. Her weight fluctuated between 115-140 lbs.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Marilyn Monroe: Quick Beauty Secrets


Marilyn Monroe was reluctant to share her beauty secrets, but luckily for us she was always surrounded by people more than willing to share.

Marilyn smoothed vaseline on her face to keep her skin soft. One source says that Marilyn would apply vaseline, then follow with loose powder, another layer of vaseline, then more powder. She did this until her skin looked flawless.

Marilyn, contrary to her glamorous image, did not like wearing makeup (or jewelry). When she wasn't wearing makeup, she smoothed olive oil on her face.

Used Nivea Skin Moisturizing Lotion.

A fan of Pond's Cold Cream.

To smooth cellulite, Marilyn purportedly took ice baths. She also enjoyed pouring Chanel No. 5 into her bath water.

Marilyn was 5'5" and weighed 115 pounds at her lightest. She had a 22 inch waist. Her weight fluctuated between 115-140 lbs.

5 Comments:

  • At July 10, 2008 at 2:35 PM , OpenID scarycatlady83 said...

    Wow! I had no idea that vaseline could encourage hair growth. Thanks for the tip!

     
  • At October 4, 2008 at 12:51 AM , Blogger Sublime said...

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  • At October 4, 2008 at 12:57 AM , Blogger Sublime said...

    Sorry I deleted my earlier posts, I kept finding typos! (I'm a terrible speller...)

    Actually, the creams she used extensively (besides vaseline) (Lazlo ?) conained hormones which contributed to the downy fine hairs on her face. Additionally, it was hereditary. The hair was so fine and transluscent it didn't require bleaching often used by women with darker skin tones. Many women have fine hair on their faces.

    It's important to note that the downy fine hair that covered Marilyn's face aided in creating her luminous glow... it captured the light and made her appear to be lit from within. It was a beauty asset.

    I have the same skin tone, and my skin is covered with this downy hair growth as well. I don't use vaseline or hormone creams.

    If you are a woman with light skin, try checking out your face with a magnifying mirror sometime... you will probably find similar hair growth on your face. It's usually denser along the sides of the face and gets lighter towards your nose. Then work it girl!
    :)

     
  • At November 22, 2008 at 6:52 PM , Blogger Beatriz said...

    She didn't wash her face 15 times a day lol. if she had done that the poor woman wouldn't even be able to move her face lol. she first rinsed with warm water to open the pores then she rinsed 15 times with cold water too constrict the pores and tone the skin in which I do myself. The vaseline I really don't agree with because all it does is sit on top of the skin and suffocate it by preventing any air to flow through. There are much better remedies like castor seed oil for keeping the skin smooth. castor seed oil is also rubbed on the eye lashes to make them thick and lustrous. that's an indian beauty secret which is very effective. Also rubbing aloe vera on the skin works miracles and keeps wrinkles in check. An ancient egyptian recipe in which I discovered is also amazing, it is a combination of almond oil with frankincense oil it helps get rid of scars,wrinkles and stetch marks.
    The most amazing beauty secret I've discovered is elmer's glue to get rid of black heads. elmers's glue is 1000x's better than biore will ever be. Basically biore is just hair spray in which grabs peach fuzz more than black heads. With elmer's glue you just rub it on the black heads,let it dry,then peel it off and "voila!" the blackheads go with it. hope this has helped.

     

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