The Pretty Price Check: Your Friday round-up of what we paid for beauty last week.
Well look at that! It’s a screen grab (because I can’t figure out how to bring the video over) of my best friend Amy Palanjian (deputy editor of ReadyMade Magazine, wearer of my purple dress) demonstrating how to make your own makeup over on Better.tv. I am especially excited about the beet root lip gloss, which, btw, she learned from our pals, the No More Dirty Looks ladies, who recently shared their DIY tips in the mag.
- $550: The price tag on this doll, which can be custom made from a photo to look just like you. Yeesh. But, I guess, better than Barbie? (Via The Hairpin)
- 20 percent: The amount your fat will decrease after a doctor freezes it off in this new liposuction alternative. Wacky doctors. What will they think up next? (Via W Magazine)
- 1 year: How long this dude has gone without using soap. No, I don’t know why this story is running so long after we were all in a lather (ha! hygiene humor!) about hot people not needing to bathe back in November. I guess he felt left out. (Via Grist.)
- $28-32: What you’ll pay for the Power Mama shapers in Spanx’s new maternity line. Can I just say that I am so over this obsession with what pregnant women must look like? They’re busy building another human being. Can we all agree to just not care what their butts look like during the process? (Via Jezebel.)
- 13 percent of new skincare products claimed to be paraben-free in 2010, up from just 5 percent in 2008. Now we just need some durn regulations to make sure claiming is a good as being. I know, so fussy, right? (Via GCI)
- 28: The age at which you will be most motivated and able to lose weight, according to this really reliable-sounding study conducted by the adult beverage company, Lambrini Light. Attention, my fellow late-20-somethings: I predict a slew of new diet beer ads coming your way. Everyone else: Game over. Just be fat now. PS. Best explanation from the “researchers:” That 28-year-olds “might still be single and have true motivation to put in the work to eat well and work out.” OHGODSOMANYTHOUGHTS. (Via MyDaily)
- $150: The price tag on Philip B. Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Creme (a whopping six-ounce tube), which Manhattan Magazine deemed one of the 11 hottest beauty products of 2010. Fortunately nobody reads Manhattan. (Except my girl Cheryl over on Fashionista who rightfully mocks this here.)
- 8: The number of Brazilian blowout products now banned in France because they contain more than 0.02 percent formaldehyde. Bon temps! (Via No More Dirty Looks)