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The Woman Beautiful or, The Art of Beauty Culture   By: (1873-)

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Transcriber's Note: Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. Dialect spellings, contractions and discrepancies have been retained.

[Illustration: LADY CURZON]

THE WOMAN BEAUTIFUL

By

MME. QUI VIVE

(HELEN FOLLETT STEVANS)

CHICAGO JAMIESON HIGGINS CO. 1901

COPYRIGHT, 1899, BY STEVANS AND HANDY

PREFACE

The Woman Beautiful is not a radiant creature of gorgeous plumage and artificial beauty, but a woman of wholesome health, good hard sense, sparkling vivacity and sweet lovableness. Her beauty creed hangs not from rouge pots and bleaches, but suspends like a banner of truth from the laws of wise, hygienic living. Her cheeks are tinted with the glow that comes from good, well circulated blood, her eyes are bright and lovely because her mind is so, and her complexion is transparent and soft and velvety for the reason that the true art is known to her. The Woman Beautiful is all sincerity. She doesn't like to sail under false colors and so insult old Dame Nature, whose kindnesses and benefits are so well meant and freely offered.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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THE COMPLEXION 9 Expression 14 Useless Beauty 16 Washing the Face 20 Facial Eruptions and Blackheads 23 Tan, Sunburn and Freckles 27 Complexion Powders 32 Wrinkles 35 Recipes for the Complexion 39

CARE OF THE HAIR 46 Dressing the Hair 56 Superfluous Hair 63 Recipes for the Hair 65

THE HANDS 68 Bathing the Hands 71 Care of the Finger Nails 73 Recipes for the Hands 75

THE EYES 79 The Girl Who Cries 83 The Eyelashes 86 The Eyebrows 86

THE TEETH 88

BATHING 93

DIET 100

SLEEP 109

EXERCISE 114

STOOPED SHOULDERS 125

BREATHING 130

MASSAGE 136

DRESS 144

THE THIN GIRL 149

THE PLUMP GIRL 154

THE WORKING GIRL 161

THE NERVOUS ONE 167

PERFUMES 174

The Woman Beautiful

THE COMPLEXION

The bloom of opening flowers, unsullied beauty, Softness and sweetest innocence she wears, And looks like Nature in the world's first Spring.

Rowe.

Bad complexions cause more heartaches than crushed ambitions and cases of sudden poverty. The reason is plain. Ordinary troubles roll away from the mind of a cheery, energetic woman like water from a duck's back, but beauty worries well! they have the most amazingly insistent way of sticking to one. You may say you won't think of them, but you do just the same.

It was always thus, and thus it always will be.

Diogenes searched untiringly for an honest man so they say. Woman, bless her dear, ambitious heart, seeks with unabating energy the ways and means of becoming beautiful.

After all, they're not so hard to find when once the secret of it is known. Like the keys and things rattling about in her undiscoverable pocket, they're right with her. If she will but stop her fretting for a moment, sit down and think, then gird on her armor and begin the task why, that's all that's needed.

There are three great rules for beauty... Continue reading book >>




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