Beauty Bits & Bobs
Businessweek has reported that over the past year Americans have spent more than $300 million dollars to beautify their lips in supermarkets, drugstores, and mass merchandise outlets. In other news more than half that amount was spent by the Muse to beautify her lips…kiddin’, kiddin’!
The most surprising thing about the article was what America’s go-to brand of lipstick actually is……
August 11th peeps that means we are nearly half way through the month and you, if you’re in high school or college, have probably already started shopping for your return to class.
Yay….heavy sarcasm on the yay there because most of you are probably groaning and dragging your butts to Target, Staples, and Walmart whining all the way. Sucks going back after all that time off doesn’t it? But hey embrace it! It’s the best time of the year to experience new beauty, skincare, cosmetics, and other bits and bobs.
Since I happened to be a broke as smoke college student at one time in my life I thought I’d do a Back to School Beauty and Cosmetic Budget Pick Series which highlights some great buys that won’t burst your bank account. I’ll be spotlighting cosmetics, skincare, and other fab little finds for those of you heading Back to School!
Jump ahead for my first pick and keep it tuned in for new finds daily to make Back to School easier and cheaper!
Remember when Julia on Nip/Tuck started selling a La Mer-like facial cream which contained…ahem….semen.
Hell I even read on the Internetz that Cleopatra used sperm in her facial cream and even bathed in it….god I love the Internet for creating incredibly crazy stuff up, don’t you? Cosmo’s Sexy Beauty Secrets Blog even reveals a sperm facial is a fantastic experience…..I will not say anything cheeky, I will not say anything cheeky…Going rate for a Sperm Facial? A whopping $250 bucks but mind you the article was published in 2009 so do you think the sperm facials have went up considerably due to the recession? Gasp, maybe it’s $350 now! Damn inflation
Yeah well the fact of the matter is there are 100′s of articles in and around the Internet that say spunk in your junk is actually really great for your skin…..
What do you think?
Fall is coming fast now and I have SO many lemmings it’s hard to keep track of them all! Of course, I have to keep a level head because once October hits I won’t even be worried about Fall anymore, I’ll be on to Holiday and the horrifying endless cycle will repeat itself.
For now I’ll try hard to concentrate on Fall while visions of golden, sparkly Holiday makeup dances through my head.
Fill in this beauty blank…..
I really want the following Fall makeup_________________________.
Jump ahead to hear my list!
As you may already know Target is selling up the last of its Soap & Glory inventory and will shut shop on the brand shortly. Soap & Glory announced on its website that it will be selecting a new US retailer shortly but so far no word on who it might be. We guessed about it a few weeks ago but at this point it’s up in the air.
This doesn’t effect UK’ers as Boots still has inventory on Soap & Glory and probably always will consider England is the brand’s home. However, for US readers, I did want to bring to your attention that ASOS is stocking Soap & Glory products now….