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Quiz: Guess What These Strange Vintage Beauty Products Were Used For

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We slather on tons of lotions and potions in order to get our skin glowing and gorgeous — and apparently women have been doing this since the beginning of time. Just ask Cleopatra’s eyeliner applier. But in the 1950s and ’60s, beauty treatments took a strangely Draconian turn. Our friends at Collectors Weekly dug up some of the most bizarre beauty devices from the era. We want to see if you can guess what women might have used them for. Take our quiz above!

Betty Draper’s Hair Dryer

Have you ever noticed that a) travel hair dryers are sometimes more expensive than regular blow dryers (why?) and that b) they’re sometimes uglier? It’s not too often when packing our bags for a fun trip (which in itself can be pretty fun) that we get excited about tucking in our travel dryer. Now this has all changed thanks to this adorable miniature-sized tool with vintage-inspired graphics (so very Betty Draper). Added bonus: a cute travel case!

[$28.00 Urban Outfitters]
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