Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Beauty Inspiration Journal

Lisa Hix of the always entertaining Collectors Weekly takes a trip down the smooth and flawless road of Bizarre Beauty Products, 1889 to Now. ("For comfort." "Warning lights.")

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I was more appalled by the modern devices than by any of the earlier ones. How do these things (still) exist?!

The Lady of Shalott

@SarahP The Facial Flex is the creepiest thing EVER.


it's a great idea. @y


I'm pretty sure that like 90% of sci-fi movie cityscapes are just close-up panning through these, er, devices. That woman is wearing the set of Brazil on her head.

sudden but inevitable betrayal

Maybe (haha, definitely) because I am easily duped by spurious claims, but I would totally buy a breathing balloon to increase my lung capacity. And if it makes my boobs more glorious too, so be it!


@sudden but inevitable betrayal
I love the passive-aggressiveness of that ad! "Breathing Balloon will develop your form if that's what you want." Stop judging me Breathing Balloon! Because I do. I do want.


Aaaaahhhhh! Epilady! I got one of those as a gift from my MOM, who apparently was really pissed off at me that Christmas, because OUCH!

Plant Fire

@MoonBat I actually have (and use) the modern version or the Epilady. It hurt like hell the first time but now it's not so bad, I mostly only use it because I'm super prone to razor burn no matter what I do.

fondue with cheddar

Why is she smiling? Is it the DOUBLE POLE SWITCH?

fondue with cheddar

Your freckles ruin your appearance?! NOOOO do not get rid of your freckles, seriously, they are adorable/beautiful/sexy.


@jen325 I knew I liked you for a reason. Freckles unite!

baked bean

Weren't the "face" vibrators actually for more naughty places but couldn't be advertised as that? That's what I have heard.

Veronica Mars is smarter than me

@baked bean I mean, that is what I assumed from the moment I saw Vanessa Hudgens hawking one on TV.


Am I the only one for whom the "No-No" only burns off half the hair? I mean, shorter, finer facial (mustache and sideburn) hair is better than longer mustache hair, anytime, I suppose, but in no way does it actually "burn the hair to the root" as purported. Not even close. Though I have managed to burn my chin trying to get those nasty chin hairs that come with the 40's gone, as well as my upper lip a couple of times, without actually burning the hair all the way off...


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