The Pretty Price Check: Your Friday round-up of what we paid for beauty last week.
- 95 percent of women carry mascara in their purses, according to yet another super reliable survey. I would be the other five percent. Except last week when I was carrying around my friend Katherine’s mascara so I could give it back after she left it my house. Probably not what they meant. (Via TheHairpin.)
- Over 80 companies — including big girl brands like L’Oreal, Avon and Revlon! — are on a special FDA watch list because the agency believes they may be importing, manufacturing or shipping skin care creams that make “drug claims,” like that said skin cream can alter the structure or function of your body (cellulite and wrinkle erasers, anyone?) or treat or prevent disease. This is a violation of pretty much the only cosmetics law we have in this country. And the beauty industry can’t even follow that one. (Via La Times)
- $500 is what you’ll pay for a custom-made bra by Snares of Venus. For $650 they’ll even make a plaster mold of your ladies. Great, but can I jog in it? (Via TheHairpin)
- 9000 the number of British women who got breast augmentation surgery in 2010. This is an increase. People are blaming Christina Hendricks. Because they have nothing better to do. (Via Jezebel.)
- 24 inches is the length of this woman‘s fingernails. She’s been all over the interwebs this week, but you knew I had to Price Check her. (Even though I can’t actually bring myself to watch the video because uber-long nails creep. me. out.)
- $2 billion. How much the mail-order bride business made in 2010. (Via EcoSalon)
Attention high school juniors starting to panic that you didn’t “get involved” enough: Best college application padding activity I’ve seen in awhile would be Glamour Gals, a nonprofit that recruits teens to provide complimentary makeovers to elderly ladies in nursing homes.
Volunteering with the elderly is not always easy – many women that our teen volunteers spend time with are hooked up to oxygen tanks, are wheelchair-bound or have lost their ability to hear or speak. Our volunteers reach out – apply makeup – embrace them…
OK, I am a mean horrible person and Oprah loves them. But if you want to volunteer with old folk, can’t you just spend time with them? Do you have to put makeup on them like they five, instead of grown-ass women who have been deciding what looks good on them all by themselves for oh, decades now?
And… The No Soap Challenge results are in over on No More Dirty Looks! I’ll just say it: I only lasted one soap-free day out of the required five. If this were Survivor, I’d be off the (stinky) island before lunch. No, nobody seemed to notice, but I knew. I knew. And I couldn’t wait to get back to my Dr. Bronner’s.