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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-8

 

 

HOW TO HAVE SOFT, WHITE AND BEAUTIFUL HANDS. 

 

There are very few beautiful hands, but to make the hands beautiful 

rests, with scarcely an exception, with the possessor. Now that 

chiromancy has become so fashionable as to be a part of a great many 

entertainments, it is very desirable that the hands should present an 

attractive appearance. A soft, white, delicate hand, with neatly-kept 

nails, forms an important factor in a pleasing personal appearance, 

and is something any man or woman may possess themselves of with a 

little care. Of course it goes without saying, that requisite is 

perfect cleanliness of both the hands and nails. The best and purest 

soap should be used, and when soft water cannot be obtained, a few 

drops of ammonia, or a little borax, should be added to the water in 

which the hands are washed, and they should always be thoroughly 

dried. A lotion of one ounce glycerine, one ounce rose-water, ten 

drops of carbolic acid, and forty drops of hamamelis, is excellent to 

use on the hands before they are dried each time they are washed. 

 

Persons who do housework should wear the India rubber gloves which are 

made for the purpose and can be purchased in any size for from .00 

to .25 as they are with or without wrists. 

 

Rubbing the hands once or twice a day in oatmeal tends to whiten them 

and make them soft and flexible. 

 

The following bleaches the hands and arms and makes them beautifully 

soft and white:-- 

 

=Bleaching Lotion.=--Bitter almonds, ten ounces; iris powder, one ounce; 

pulverized horse-chestnut, two ounces; essence of bergamot, one dram; 

carbonate of potash, two drams; mix. Use on the hands after washing, 

and on retiring for the night. 

 

Five grains of chloridated lime in a pint of warm water will whiten 

the hands and remove all stains, but as this is not always quite 

harmless to a delicate skin, it is perhaps better to remove stains 

with a cut of lemon, and use the preparation given above for whitening 

them. 

 

Tight lacing and tight sleeves, and even tight shoes, will cause the 

hands to be an unsightly red, for which no lotion or care is a remedy. 

If, however, all the clothing is worn so as to allow a free 

circulation, and the directions which have been given are regularly 

and constantly followed, any hand will become white, supple and 

delicate--a pleasure to both possessor and beholder; and it is really 

worth the care, which after a little time becomes a fixed habit and so 

is scarcely noticeable, to have such hands. 

 

=To Make the Hands White and Delicate.=--Should you wish to make your 

hands white and delicate, wash them in hot milk and water for a day or 

two. On retiring to rest, rub them well over with palm oil, and put on 

a pair of woollen gloves. The hands should be thoroughly washed with 

hot water and soap the next morning, and a pair of soft leather gloves 


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