Whilst out charity shopping the other day, I stumbled upon this little beauty magazine dated October 1942. It was priced at 99p, my heart leapt and I couldn't get the money out of my purse fast enough to pay for it.
It's not glossy like a modern magazine, well it wouldn't be would it, it was the middle of wartime. It is, however, filled with adverts and articles with tips in it such as how a young lady should dress for working in Government jobs (Jaeger coats and suits feature).
What particularly struck me about it though is how much more open about common ailments people must of have been then. I don't think you would pick up your copy of Marie Claire nowadays and find an advert for acid and constipation relief, would you?
Oh no, we're all superhuman nowadays, we rollerblade and climb mountains when we have our periods, and the horsemeat keeps us regular.
Anyway, there are some highly amusing articles in this mag, can you believe it's lasted 71 years? Brace yourself for some sharing very soon, some of it's far too good to keep to myself.