The Role of a Lady’s Maid

We thought we’d give a nod to the women who attended to the appearance of middle- and upper-class ladies┬áthroughout the ages – the lady’s maid. Employed by the lady of the house, the lady’s maid was a female personal attendant whose specific duties included helping her mistress with her appearance (including makeup, hairdressing, jewellery, clothing Read More …

Cosmetic Recipes for the Regency Woman

Homemade recipes for skin and hair care were very popular during the Regency period. Here are some homemade lotions for dealing with all sorts of things, from brightening the complexion to softening hands. The three makeup items seen commonly during this time – rouge, white powder and lip salve – also had recipes for making Read More …