Renaissance Beauty

Beauty Secrets Workshop

Beauty Secrets Workshop

Here is a belated write up of my morning workshop in August at Hampton Court Palace, as part of the events to run alongside their ‘The Wild,  the Beautiful and the Damned’ exhibition.

Renaissance Beauty Secrets - Natural Cosmetic Making

If my previous post on the 17th century beauty lecture I attended whetted your appetite, well exciting news...

Courtly Beauty Secrets from the 17th Century

Well this is not exactly a typical anti-ageing recipe, but in the 17th century, similarly strange, repellent and sometimes toxic substances were used in the name of beautification, as we soon found out...