18th & 19th century hair powders

Hair powders. They are extremley important for styling 18th century hair and still was important in the 19th century. If you want to make historical accurate hairstyles you start with using pomade to make your hair thicker (A series on pomades is in the making!). But If you use only pomade your hair will be […]

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Beauty recipes: Liquid rouge

I already mentioned in my American Duchess – Beauty review, that there are many rouge recipes out there and since I personally cannot recommend the recipe they shared in the book, I wanted to share an alternative with you. All of the ingredients I used are safe to use on your face but the recipe […]

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Book review: The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty

As we all know, American Duchess have released a new book in early july! I was super excited for the release because the first one was great. I did experiment with 19th century beauty recipes in the past year and I always struggled with pomade to dress the hair properly. I pre-ordered my book on […]

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Beauty recipes: 19th century Cold cream

Last year I came to a point where I was super disappointed in my hairstyle-skills with modern products. I have very long hair which does not hold a curl at all and is also very slippery. I can do my 18th and 19th century make up with modern products without thinking twice but I still […]

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Sommerfrische – Laxenburg

On the second day of this years Sommerfrische we visited the park in Laxenburg near Vienna. The park is very very old but in the 18th and 19th century many things were buildt and changed and gave it the look it now has. Maria Theresia started with changing the canals in Laxenburg and Emperor Franz […]

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Tested: Mrs Crocombes Biscuits (The Victorian Way)

For the historical picnic in Bad Ischl Magda, a good friend of mine, and I decided to test a recipe from Mrs Crocombe from English Heritage. If you don’t know her please go and watch her ‘The Victorian Way’ now! The recipe was just as easy to make as it seemed in the video.From start […]

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historical picnic in Bad Ischl

Bad Ischl, a small town in the heart of austria, celebrates every year the birthday of Emperor Franz Josef I. Bad Ischl was and still is one of the most famous health resorts in austria and the Emperor visited the town almost every year in summer. Since I visited my very good friend Magda in […]

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