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Knit suits and “Pink Tinge”

on October 10, 2012

Mama used to put her hair up in a twist. She stood with her back to the bathroom mirror, hung another mirror around her neck, and got to work. I sometimes sat on the side of the tub and handed the black pins to her as she needed them. After she was finished, she sprayed the twist with hairspray, which made us cough every time.

She did this routine every morning before she went to work. After leaving the bathroom, she would put on one of her knit suits. She had a green one, a red one, and a light blue one. Then, mama would flurry back into the bathroom, grab a tube of lipstick from the glass shelf, and apply the “Pink Tinge”. Avon brand, that is. Bright pink.

The name “Pink Tinge” makes me smile. Ding dong!

Avon add from 1960

Avon ad from 1960

Image: Link to Avon


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