Usually when finding something in a vintage coat pocket or purse left behind by the previous owner, nine times out of ten it’s a disgusting, dirty snot rag. But every once in a while, you find a sweet little something. I recently was photographing this pretty large 1950s handbag, and found a treasure trove of items left behind by the original owner. Amongst them was this nifty manicure set!
I almost tossed it, but when I opened it up, it was clear it had never been used! I love the colors.
Folded up inside the case was a little guide. I have to share the copy with you!
Flowery Fingertips Beautiful hands demand well kept nails.
1. Always Flowery Emery Board to trim the nails because its flexibility gives you better control of the nail tip curve you desire.
2. Always use a Flowery Manicyre Stick to clean under the nails. A file or other sharp instrument will make scratches under the nail that accumulate dirt.
3. Lift and push the cuticle back with a Flowery Manicure Stick. Remember – a soft cuticle prevents hang nails.
4. Nails need blood circulation. Use a Flowery Buffer on your nails regularly and briskly once each day. This helps materially in promoting proper circulation.
5. Rub a bit of warm olive oil into the base of each nail once a week. This will keep your cuticle soft.
6. Don’t cut the cuticle. This causes it to grow thicker. Use scissors only to remove hangnails.
7. Spend five minutes a day to keep up the appearance of your nails. SEE your MANICURIST at least once a month.
8. Never use very hot water for washing the hands. Always rub toward the wrist. Dry hands immediately after removing them from water. Be sure to apply a good skin lotion.
9. Exercise your hands and fingers regularly:- a. Stretch your fingers collectively and individually. b. With fingers pointing straight ahead, rotate each finger first to the right, then to the left. c. Open and close each hand ten times. Be sure to stretch fingers as dar as possible while in open position.
10. Do not wear tight gloves. They impede circulation.