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How I Style My Hair

NEW VIDEO! How I do my everyday big fluffy teased hair :D

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Making an 1890’s Sporting Jacket : Part One by Angela Clayton

Link: https://youtu.be/GtpZd1QUheo

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I totally forgot to post my second YouTube tutorial hereヾ(゚д゚)ノ゙. So, here it is now ・:*+.\(( °ω° ))/.:+! It’s a Makeup Tutorial for a vampire look that I created a while ago. I hope you guys like it and it would be very interesting for me to know what you think about it (*^3^)♡ ♡ ♡.

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Good pin curls updo for victorian/edwadian/1920′s style. For more volume (and a faux bob feeling), I use two hair rats that I pin over the elastics before curling my hair on top of them.
You do not necessarily need hairspray for this; I only use mousse, and the updo stays in place all day (and all night)!

Teeth Hygiene Throughout History 

The first toothbrush was not patented until 1857. Obviously from accounts in history of even the wealthiest and most royal of people having brown teeth, that most people didn’t get them all too clean. That was probably because of the methods that were used. 

Medieval
* Rinsing mouth with water to remove gunk from mouth.
* Rubbing teeth with a clean cloth to wipe tartar buildup and left over food particles from the teeth.
* Chewing herbs to freshen breath, mint, cloves, cinnamon, sage
* Using “toothpicks” to clean out the teeth.
* Mint and vinegar mixture, used to rinse out the mouth.
* Bay leaves soaked in orange flower water and mixed with musk.
* “Barbers” would also be used as dentists and would extract teeth that were rotting or bothering a person profusely. They sometimes were able to muck out the junk in teeth and create a filling of sorts.

Elizabethan
* Rubbing teeth with the ashes of burnt rosemary.
* Powdered sage rub used to whiten teeth.
* Vinegar, wine and alum mouthwash
* After dinner comfits were eaten to freshen breath

Renaissance
* The same practices for cleaning were in use, but the “barbers” aka dentists had begun to learn more about dentistry.
* The first dentures, gold crowns, and porcelain teeth, were constructed in the 1700’s.
* 1790 brought about the dental foot engine, similar to the foot pedal of a spinning wheel, it rotated a drill for cleaning out cavaties.
* The first dental chair was made in the late 1700’s.


Regency
* They again used the same methods.
* A letter from Lord Chesterfield to his son urges the use of a sponge and warm water to scrub the teeth each morning.
* The recommendation of using one’s own urine in France was widely flouted by Fouchard, the French dentist.
* Gunpowder and alum were also recommended.