Because it is in human nature to always strive for perfection, cosmetics played a huge role in our lives. But do we even know how it all started?
The earliest known evidence for the use of cosmetics by human beings is believed to come from the ancient Egyptian civilization. Here are nine first makeup products people used in ancient times.
Egypitans use scented oils to mask body odor. The popular ones include lavender, rosemary, chamomile, peppermint, role, lily, and more.
Egyptians used malachite powder on their eyelids, which served as their eyeshadow and eye protector. Studies revealed that malachite powered was a good way to protect the eyes from various infections.
The ancient Egyptians used kohl, which was made of “a mixture of metal, lead, copper, ash and burnt almonds,” to add colors to their eyelids.
The weirdest trend of all was the unibrow. Yep, that’s right. The Ancient Greeks, both male, and female used a dark powder to connect their brows! However, in Japan and China, it was more common to shave the eyebrows off completely.
Grecians whiten their complexion with chalk or lead face powder. Japanese and Chinese used rice powder to make their faces appear to be whiter than they really are. To a certain extent, this reveals the traits that people of these societies regarded as desirable and beautiful.
Dark hair was not appreciated back in the days. Since most women had dark locks at the time, they applied vinegar to their hair and spend countless houts under the sun to lighten it.
Ladies in ancient Greece used crushed mulberries to add some youthful blush to their faces.
Lipsticks were made with red iron oxide and ochre clays, or olive oil with beeswax.
9. Nail Polish
Ancient Chinese staing used a mixture of egg, gelatin, gum, ang beeswax to stain their fingernails.
This Carbon Fiber Guitar Is Virtually Indestructible – And It’s Foldable, Too!
This durable travel guitar is definitely ready for your outdoor adventures.
Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. The same can indeed be said about this awesome travel guitar made by two brothers.
It all started on a winter evening in 2014 when Adam Klosowiak "forgot to close the windows" of his college dorm's bedroom as he went for a vacation break. Upon his return, he discovered his wooden travel guitar had cracked and its sound has been already been ruined beyond repair.
Ian, his brother, came up with a solution....
7 Simple Hacks To Save Money Every Day
We need to save money so we can enjoy the true pleasures of life.
We all know saving money is important, yet many of us struggle to make consistent progress. But if you can finally get in the habit of saving on the small stuff, you will certainly be surprised with the long-term benefits.
The truth of the matter is that we need to save money to grow and allow us the opportunity to live how we want to live. Here are seven simple hacks to help you start saving more today.
1. Keep every $5 bill that you have.
Guy Rants About Unpleasant Vacation With Entitled Filipino Relatives
He didn’t expect to burn cash so quickly upon getting back home.
Vacations are supposed to be relaxing. A fun-filled respite from all the hustle and bustle of work. For many Filipinos living abroad, it is a valuable time to spend with relatives back home. However, for this Filipino visiting his extended relatives back home, the experience was more of a traumatic ordeal rather than a heartwarming reunion with relatives.
Filipinos are widely known for having close family ties. While it is admirable that Filipinos have this strong sense of responsibility for their family, the downside is that some relatives see this as an opportunity to take advantage of the more privileged loved ones, becoming more dependent on their relatives in the process.
The Filipino vacationer didn't expect to burn cash so quickly upon getting back home.