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brilliantine

Chiefly US a glossy fabric made of mohair and cotton
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At noon the maids arrive, their heavy cotton clothes crinkling with starch, smelling of brilliantine, bringing gourds of posol.
"They had brilliantine in their hair and were wearing black jackets," he recalls.
Externally, argan oil is used in the production areas, for hair as brilliantine to fortify and in facial application, in the treatment of wrinkled or scaly dry skin.
She unconsciously tries to pass her detachment to her daughter, a fact that is symbolized by the brilliantine she rubs on Risia's hair in order to conceal her ethnic origins: "It was at Poti, and my mother was the adopted daughter of sister Lourdes, auntie's mother.
Woolies was there through the First World War, through the depression and served us through the Second World War, into the 50s, with our pink socks and Brilliantine. Most of us bought our first Beatles records there and, although it's changed in some ways, it's still more of an institution than a shop.
Garnier Fructis Style Brilliantine Shine Glistening Drops is infused with fruit micro-oils that seal shine and moisture into the hair for a long-lasting style with brilliant shine.
"Spray de Mode's a hairspray but because of its workable memory, hair can be brushed after application without fear of flaking then treated with a glossing creme like Brilliantine for a bit of texture and extra shine," said Sabrina Michals, Bumble and Bumble editorial stylist.
There was a time when my youthful head of hair slicked down with Brilliantine, its thick greenness or orange colour melting on my scalp that I was able to appeal to a woman.
He found a medicine cabinet with bottles inside that said 1926 and a tin of brilliantine still marked by fingertips and overalls hanging on the wall.
It shone as if dressed with brilliantine, light brown which darkened to coppery tints after twenty.
Brilliantine, pounds 13.50 for 2oz, gives hair that sexy slept-in look simply by adding a small dab to separate hair, give it texture and shine.
Way back it was mud, then wigs and powder, then this gunk called Brilliantine. The name alone was a stroke of marketing genius that prompted almost universal usage.