Pretty Price Check (01.28.11)

The Pretty Price Check: Your Friday round-up of what we paid for beauty last week.

  • $180: The price of this bird poop facial, available only in New York and London. Or anywhere else with a healthy pigeon population, for you DIY lovers. For more on wacky facial ingredients, check out what I wrote here. Also this. (Via TheHairpin)
  • 1152: The number of times Self Magazine has told you how to get skinny, according to Dances With Fat’s latest count. Jeez, you’d think it would have worked by now.
  • 6: The number of boob jobs performed on German porn star Carolin Berger, who died during her last augmentation surgery a few weeks ago. She was 23. This is really, really not okay. (Via Jezebel)
  • 1: The number of meals you eat per day on the SlimFast Diet. New tagline: “Who has time to slim slowly?” Um… maybe anyone who wants to lose weight while also eating at appropriate intervals? (Via About-Face)

But what’s with the crazy infographic up top? Find out at Bundle.com where they’ve dug up price check stats galore in order to rank the fitness of American cities based on their personal care spending. Spoiler alert: Austin, TX takes top billing, with a whopping $143 per month on cosmetic stores, spas, gyms, salons, and drugstores. Detroit, MI comes in last, with a paltry $18 per month. Fascinating. (More great analysis over at TheHairpin.)

 

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  1. Posted January 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I’m trying to find some sort of larger meaning for those personal-care spending stats, because they’re interesting but so all over the place! I wish that the numbers separated fitness costs from other personal care costs–I feel like the numbers would mean more then. In any case, I took my best stab <a href="http://www.the-beheld.com/2011/01/personal-care-spending-happiness-and.html&quot; title="here".

  2. Posted January 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    The personal care stats are so interesting but I don’t know what to make of them! I really wish they’d separated out fitness costs from cosmetics/toiletries/salons/etc., because I feel like the numbers would be more telling that way. In any case, I took a stab at the numbers here: http://www.the-beheld.com/2011/01/personal-care-spending-happiness-and.html
    (Sorry if you got this twice; it didn’t look like it showed up the first time.)

    • Posted January 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

      Just saw/commented on your post — so awesome! I got frustrated about the same thing but was too lazy to get into all that math…

  3. Lizza
    Posted February 1, 2011 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    That Bioglo product is disturbing. Why? WHY. Are darker nipples something people honestly worry about? And do people really want to put the same thing on their lips & nips? Because that would weird me out beyond belief.

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