Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Cold cream and vanishing cream

Looking for inexpensive toiletries, I recently discovered the very reasonably priced Boots range of 'original recipe' cold cream, vanishing cream, and so on, which apart from the price, partly appealed for the old-fashioned names. (They don't seem to have an equivalent range for men; I am not sure what this could consist of, except possibly for shaving soap and maybe hair oil, which sounds very unappealing, and always seems to be used by unscrupulous and vain characters in 1920s and 1930s literature.)

The retro Boots range smells good; although the cold cream is rather solid, it is beautifully packaged, in black-lidded glass jars and green and cream boxes with lovely swirly writing.

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