Pretty Price Check (04.22.11)

U by Kotex Tween Line Pretty Price Check Virginia Sole-Smith

  • 33: The number of women on Time’s 100 Most Influential People List — up from 31 last year, still nowhere near to a nationally representative sample. And though I do enjoy the implied gender equality of letting Prince William and Kate Middleton share a spot, I question this definition of “influence.” (Time via Jezebel, who is all “whatevs as long as the Tiger Mom gets her due.”)
  • 26 to 39: The age group of women who were most likely to appreciate their bodies for what they could do, not just how they looked in a recent study. Women over the age of 39 were most likely to worry that others wouldn’t accept their bodies if they weighed more. Sad. (Via Ohio State University)
  • 30 percent: How much using talc-based powder cosmetics could increase your overall risk for ovarian cancer. So… maybe less of that, then. (Via MedPageToday)
  • 63 percent of women carry a lip gloss in their purse. And yet I can never find mine when I actually want it. Why? (Via American Spa)
  • $28: The price of a lip gloss that claims to help you lose weight. Yes really. Except it wouldn’t work for me because I still can’t find my g-d lip gloss. (Via Dances With Fat)


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3 responses to “Pretty Price Check (04.22.11)

  1. Biz

    I’m all for consumer awareness and rights, but the studies that notice a correlation between talc and ovarian cancers are always ones where the talc is applied on or close to the genital area. There has been no study finding a relation between talc in other cosmetics and a relation to cancer. Thank you.

  2. Zoe

    On the plus size, these smaller pads will probably fit us smaller women much better than the current varieties.

  3. Wow, those panty liners are crazy. And the lipgloss is kind if insulting. I wonder what it does to your lips, make them more plump?

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