07 April 2016

Retro Beauty - Thanks But No Thanks

I love looking at old ads for products, or reading booklets with "helpful" advice.  I mean, who doesn't want to use Lysol for feminine hygiene so that her husband will "still want to embrace her"?

Am I right?

Here are some recent favorites of mine.

Who needs plastic surgery when you can just buy a Dimple Machine??

Wonder why this never caught on?

The roommate isn't feeling her excuse.  (And I love how in the bottom
 corner, it says "Photo specially posed ..." who'da thunk it?)

Puh-leeze! Trust me, if I was married
to this guy, my menstrual cramps would 
be the LEAST of his worries ...

Having said that, I wonder how people from these times would feel about some of the ads that are common today?


Anonymous said...

Charlatans then. Charlatans now.

Still hawking how we should look, what we should wear and all the ways we don't measure up to perfection. Not much has changed. LOL

On the other hand ..............if that dimple machine really works............

elns said...

You know, we need to stop thinking a pill is what we need to make it all better, not that we shouldn't use modern medicine, but perhaps not always rely on the quick fix.

Oh crap here goes my soap box. But as for the commercials... I LOVE sports but sweet baby Jesus, World Series, post season ANYTHING and the amount of erectile dysfunction commercials are enough for any progressive or liberal gal to cringe at.

Vera said...

OMG, these have got to be some of the funniest ones I've seen -- that dimple "machine" is too much...she looks like she is sucking on a sour ball! Thanks for a good laugh on this Friday -- enjoy your weekend.

Lorette said...

Funny! And don't get me started on the whole "feminine hygiene" thing. What a total crock.

Mereknits said...

Those all made me laugh, but how pathetic that even back then women felt the need to change themselves.