Papaya Facial Mask – In Case You Are Wondering About The South American Beauty Queens

Posted on Nov 6 2011 - 6:58am by RetroRuth

Papaya Mask001

Papaya Mask001

From Exotic Fruit Cookbook, 1969.

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6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Louise November 6, 2011 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Oh this is so funny, Ruth! It reminds me of the time I heard about Mayonnaise being good for your hair. I had greasy hair for weeks!!!

    Thanks for sharing…

  2. Sara In AZ November 8, 2011 at 11:11 am - Reply

    You know, I was JUST wondering about South American Beauty Queens this morning! 😉

  3. Yinzerella November 8, 2011 at 11:29 am - Reply

    But there are no papayas at the Safeway.

    • RetroRuth November 9, 2011 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Oh no! Now how will you ever get your skin to look like a South American Beauty Queens???

  4. Charlotte November 9, 2011 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    I feel a slight drawing sensation. Quick, get me a sketch pad!

    • RetroRuth November 13, 2011 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Ha ha ha!

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