Pretty Price Check (07.02.10)

The Pretty Price Check: Your Friday round-up of how much we paid for beauty this week.

  • 15: The number of extra pounds that Christina Hendricks is happy to keep around. According to yet another fricking interview with her about how much she loves her body. In Health Magazine this time. A) Of course she loves her body. Look. At. Her. B) Does anyone, ever, want to ask this poor woman questions about, oh I don’t know, acting? Maybe she has a neat hobby or two? (Via DoubleX.)
  • 6: The number of pounds that Health thinks you can lose in seven days. If you are not Christina Hendricks and thus not allowed to enjoy a single ounce of extra weight. Oops. (Also via DoubleX)
  • 10 percent: The amount of the industry-dreaded tan tax, which went into effect yesterday, just in time for your 4th of July glow. Republicans are hopping mad. (Via Alternet.)
  • 25 percent: of women don’t want to leave the house when they’re having a bad hair day. Thank God that’s from a study commissioned by Proctor & Gamble. Bet they’ll know just what to do about it. (Via Modern Salon.)

MUST WATCH: This video where Josie Maran demonstrates her sexy pose. Because I just don’t know what to make of it. Squinty eyes? Keeping your mouth close to your shoulder? Modeling is weird.

MUST READ: No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products — and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics. GOOD Features Editor Siobhan O’Connor and her journalist friend Alexandra Spunt had an epiphany over $400 Brazilian Blowouts — and realized that the stinky chemical turning their hair to cornsilk was everybody’s favorite carcinogen, formaldehyde. This book and the related blog do a great job of walking you through all the eco-health issues in your bathroom cabinets and offering safer alternatives (that still work). We like that. We like it a whole lot.

AND FYI: I’ll be taking Monday off from blogging to recover from my fireworks hangover. We’re on Beauty U Summer Break next week (hooray!) so blogging may be a bit spotty for that reason too. But I’ve got a few good posts in the works so do stop by and say hi.



Filed under Beauty Schooled, beauty standards, Hair, Pretty Price Check, Tanning, week 32

5 responses to “Pretty Price Check (07.02.10)

  1. I have the issue of Health sitting right next to my computer. I don’t watch her show so I was clueless about her. She is quite striking, oh and hey – she knits! I would rather know more about that than how she feels about people gossiping / posting to the internet about her.

  2. Wendy Lee

    First-time poster and I LOVE your blog.
    1. Spent $50 on a haircut on Tuesday, plus $10 tip to my miraculous hairdresser and $5 to the charming shampoo girl. Money extremely well spent, even though friend calculates he spends less than that for a WHOLE YEAR of his bargain-basement haircuts.
    2. Read a copy of “In Touch Weekly” at the gym yesterday and will never do so again. One page after the next of the absolute worst lessons we can teach girls about body image and beauty.

  3. Ugh, I know! Why can’t they ever talk to the talented Ms. Hendricks about something other than how amazing it is that she chooses not starve herself while being on a TV show? I think it’s hysterical that people are so fascinated by it. Also I hate the way that it’s always pointed out that she has an hourglass figure so you know it’s OK for her, just not for all you “apple” shapes out there!

  4. I thought that approximately 2 pounds a week was considered a healthy, attainable weight loss goal, and something extravagant, like 7 lbs in one week was unhealthy, bordering on dangerous.

  5. Pingback: [Guest Post] What Happens When You Switch to Clean Cosmetics « Beauty Schooled

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