Category: Price of Beauty

Chanel’s Vamp

Did you you?

umathurman_450x3001The blood red nail polish popularised by Uma Thurman in the movie Pulp Fiction is apparently Chanel’s top selling product of all time. The shade is called Vamp but originally called Rouge Noir. It was created by Dominique Moncourtois in 1994.

It was so sought after at one time that there was a waiting list for the nail- polish.

Chanel No 5 – Ultimate Favourite

When you think of perfumes, to most women, the first thing that comes up in their mind is none other than Coco Chanel’s  Chanel No. 5.

Chanel No 5 – Ultimate Favourite

Why did Coco called her perfume Chanel No. 5 and not number 1, 2 or 3…?  Apparently Coco’s favourite number was number 5.  So much so that the perfume was launched on 5th May (5th Month of the year) 1921.

It is such a timeless fragrance, so luxurious and expensive smelling.  It has hints of vanilla, rose and jasmine. 


It is quite expensive but  not the most expensive perfume in the market but it is always been a best seller.  No girl in their right mind would turn down a Chanel No 5.  Would you?  I wouldn’t!!!

When Coco Chanel was asked where one should wear perfume…

“Wherever one wants to be kissed.”



Chanel No 5 – Ultimate Favourite

Marilyn Monroe was probably the most famous endorser of the scent.  When she was asked what she wore in bed, expecting her to say a pajama top of just the pajamas or a sexy negligée, Marilyn blurted “Chanel No. 5”.

Did you know?

When Coco first release the now iconic Chanel No 5, she included a secret ingredient, used by old school perfumers.  This was the addition of  musk base note gathered from the sexual pheromones of Abyssinian civet cats.  Of course the latest version now only have a synthetic musk base note.  Civet cats have not been retired as they are now used as a symbiotic apparatus for civet coffee.


Rebecca Adlington Buys New Nose

Rebecca-Adlington-3174861Our British sporting heroine, Rebecca Adlington had succumbed to the pressure of celebrity self-image.

Apparently winning a couple of gold and two more bronze for excellent swimming prowess was not enough to elevate Rebecca into a stratospheric euphoria. Instead, her being in the public eye had resulted in her being image-conscious.

Becky Adlington was never ugly, she was attractive but lacking in self-confidence. This has probably had something to do with winning two golds for Team GB which made everyone expect for her to be honoured and made a dame by the Government, the way they did with Dame Kelly Holmes.

I think Kelly Holmes was over-honoured. The Government made a knee-jerk reaction; they used Kelly Holmes’ triumph at the Olympics to deflect people and voters from what was going wrong in the Government.

It was unfortunate for Becky that people started thinking that she would be honoured the same way as Kelly. When she failed to get the same celebration from the Government, Becky might have probably felt let down. Really unfortunate for a young woman’s ego.

I hope Rebecca’s new nose brings here some comfort and more self-confidence.

Becky A

She does look better and seems more confident with her “new” nose.

Innovative Anti-Ageing Gadgets from Japan


What I say it if it works then the hilarious consequences to you during usage of the device is worth it.

I want this for Christmas. I want an Angelina Jolie super lips.


Bonkers Japanese anti-ageing products – the alternative to botox?

Could this bizarre-looking facial exerciser make botox and face lifts a thing of the past? Or would you prefer a wrinkle-fighting forehead plaster?

Yahoo Lifestyle

By  | Yahoo Lifestyle – 19 hours ago


Forget face lifts – all you need is a few minutes with a snazzy new Japanese anti-ageing gadget to reduce wrinkles around your mouth, lift your eyes and banish your jowls.

It looks utterly bonkers but The Face Slimming Mouth Exerciser promises the ‘perfect visage’ without resorting to the cosmetic surgeon’s knife – all you need to do is pop it in for three minutes a day and exercise your mouth.

The Face Slimming Mouth Exerciser promises to fight wrinkles and slim your face [JapanTrendShop]

According to Japan Trend Shop, which sells the gadgets, you can: “Fight wrinkles around your eyes and help shape the overall look of your face, whether in front of the mirror, in the bath or at any other convenient time every day.

“The movements are given extra load by the mold, forcing everything to work a bit harder and resulting in more youthful, vibrant faces.”

The mouth piece costs $61 (£39), which seems a little steep for a piece of rubber.

But that’s not the only plastic-surgery alternative offered by the website. You can also avoid turning to Botox for forehead wrinkles by wearing a… plaster.

Is The A-ge Liner Forehead Stretcher an alternative to botox?

The Forehead Stretcher is a butter-fly shaped ‘A-ge Liner’ that promises to combat the signs of ageing in just 15 minutes a day. You stick it to your forehead and forget about it. “You will hardly notice it’s there”, claims the site. Others might, however. But at $18 (£11.50), it’s certainly cheaper than having fillers.

And now we come to our personal favourite, the vibrating Facial Lift At Once Face Trainer $77 (£49). This little baby can be used for three minutes each day and pulses at four different strength levels to tone your facial muscles and give you a lift.


This vibrating gadget promises to tone your facial muscles in just three minutes a day [JapanTrendShop]

As the site says, “If only running a marathon could be as easy!”.

Though they all look a little bonkers, we’re slightly tempted. Surely exercising your facial muscles is better for you than injecting stuff to stop them working?

Though perhaps we’ll start slow with facial yoga…

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