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About this blog:

Here you will find all sorts of cosmetic preparations and advice from the pages of history. The Ancient Egyptians through the Victorians all had ways of keeping up appearances. Some are still useful today! …and some will kill you. It’s important to note which is which.

I’ll add a new post about once a week.

About me:

Katie CannonHi! I’m Katie Cannon, and I have too many hobbies. Historical cosmetics is just one of them; textiles (weaving, spinning dyeing) is another, and hearth cooking, and playing with my rabbits.

Professionally I have a BA in Anthropology and MA in Museum Studies, and have worked full-time in the museum education field for over 10 years. I am also a sheep shearer; if you have any sheep that need a haircut, check out my shearing website.