The Pretty Price Check: Your Friday round-up of what we paid for beauty last week.
- $16.99: The price tag on this Monster High Clawdeen Wolf Doll (yes, that’s the link so you can fact-check the price, no I’m not subtly suggesting you buy one), whose “Freaky Flaw” is her constantly growing leg hair. Gah. (Via Jezebel)
- 8 years old: The age of this little girl, whose mother claims to give her monthly Botox treatments and a whole bunch of other not-age-appropriate beauty crap. Like Virgin Waxing. Everyone is understandably losing their minds about this. I’m still forming cohesive thoughts. Stay tuned. PS. BellaSugar thinks it’s all a hoax — I’m praying they’re right.
- $49: What we pay, on average, for each pair of shoes of our average-size collection of 17. Only 33 percent have ever paid more than $100 for a pair. Dear Other 66 Percent: Please tell me where you shop! (Via Fashionista.)
- 600 percent: How much Dove sales jumped after that whole “Real Beauty” campaign first launched. Which is old news… but now, new research confirms that women will buy more when companies use a more diverse range of models. So that’s cool. (Via MyDaily)
- $18.38: The current sale price on Abercrombie Kids’ push-up bikini tops. That they market to 7-year-olds. As Peggy Orenstein says, Oh no, they didn’t. But they did. And they aren’t the first.
- 1.1 million: The number of men who got plastic surgery in 2010. It’s up two percent. Specifically, ear surgery is up eleven percent. Is it possible men have found a body part to be insecure about that women — generally speaking, don’tgetmadifyouhateyourearsnow — don’t have to stress over? (Via the Good Men Project.)
And for more price of pretty business, check out my piece, “New Health Hazards at Salons and Spas,” which is in the current issue of Health Magazine and online at CNN.com.
You’ll see my buddy Alexandra Spunt quoted in the intro. Alas, a mysterious editing glitch cut out my mention of her book, but y’all know and love her as the fabulous co-author of No More Dirty Looks.
PS. Pole Dancing For Jesus is a thing now. Just thought you should know.
[Screenshot of Clawdeen’s bio from over here. Again, no endorsement.]