Bizarre Beauty

10:43:00 PM Kelly Leronowich 11 Comments

The old saying is beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but who really believes that? Beauty is how you feel you look today in the mirror and I think most women out there are well aware of the 10 extra pounds they have gained and the ever so little laugh lines that magically appear overnight, I also think that most women out there spend a lot of money each year to keep their youthful appearance but some women have gone to the extreme and are paying outrageous amounts of money for outrageous treatments. In recent days bizarre new beauty treatments having been emerging in the United States and what I find outlandish is people are doing these treatments and paying big bucks for things like the Bird Poop facial, where dehydrated nightingale poop in ground up into a powder and applied to your face which is said to make your skin softer and remove makeup, these facial will cost you $144 to $255. Other ridiculous trends are the Tape worm diet, yes the tape worm diet. Believe it or not people are paying up to $2000 to ingest a tape worm to lose weight. Basically with this diet you consume a tape worm and let it live in your small intestines for 3 months while it grows to 3 feet and you will lose weight if you are foolish enough to have a parasite residing in your intestines. This trend is pure luxury. 24 karat gold facial has been developed in Japan to rejuvenate the skin, clear blemishes and make it younger.

Cost starts from $230 per person.

So if you are reading this and think wow some people are absurd hold on because the next three fads will blow your socks off!!! The craziness of craziness starts with the placenta facial, which is being done in upscale Beverly Hills spas and will cost you $300-$500 a session. The next ludicrous product is an anti aging cream called TNS Recovery Complex by Skin Medica which contains human foreskin and will cost you $100 and up. Finally the leading outrageous treatment real women are trying is the sperm facial done at Townhouse Spa in New York. A Norwegian company, aptly named Bioforskning, has synthesised a compound found in the little swimmers and claims the resulting concoction is the ultimate new wrinkle-busting antioxidant. The formula is the foundation for the latest "in" treatment, stateside. This treatment will cost you $250.

No-one said the quest for eternal youth was going to be easy but, really, does it have to be quite so disturbing?  "Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance." (John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice, 1851). Personally I will keep my 10 pounds, wrinkles and money and then I can sleep well at night knowing that haven’t put placenta, bird poop, or sperm on my face or that I don’t have a 3 foot tape worm calling my small intestines home.

Beauty... is the shadow of God on the universe. ~Gabriela Mistral, Desolacíon

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