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16 September 2013

Beauty Annoyances, Facts & Mysteries #2

beauty_facts

As so many of you enjoyed this kind of post last week I thought I'd rack my brain again and bring you some more interesting beauty facts - hopefully.

I'm sure this won't be a series as I will run out of little facts and things to ramble about, but they are fun to write!
 
Mysteries 

Beauty brands report each other to Advertising Standards. Last year L'Oreal made a formal complaint over a Dior mascara ad which was successfully banned (see specific ad here). High street rivals Boots and Superdrug are also known for complaining to the ASA about each other. Meow! 

Max Factor (the creator of Max Factor cosmetics) was in fact called Maksymillian Faktorowicz and here he is at work *gasp*.

The price of a full page advert in the likes of Marie Claire/Red/Company magazine... around £17,000!

Annoyances 

Nipple Balm for lips.... I just don't get it! Well I of course get the idea of nipple creams for breast feeding mums. Which are made from Lanolin, a multi use ingredient that is a thick, waxy balm that is good for any dry/sore skin. But what I don't get is why brands feel they  need to call a product that is aimed to be used as a lip balm a 'nipple cream for the lips'.... why not just call it a lip balm? Take the cult product Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips (which may I add is a total rip off at £11.50 for 15ml of 100% pure Lanolin when you can buy 100% pure lanolin nipple cream for £6.50 for 40ml) it is definitely for the lips as it's only 15ml... but why call it a nipple cream just because the ingredients is a multi-use product that can be used on sore nipples? Is it supposed to lure people in to buying it? I just don't get it at all.

'Shipping'. Okay this isn't a beauty one at all but I need to vent. Seriously the internet and twitter seems to be all about 'shipping' recently and it's making me feel old. If you don't know what shipping is here is a wiki definition of it - Shipping, derived from the word relationship, is the belief that two characters, fictional or non-fictional or real people, would be interesting or believable (or are, or will be, or should be) in a romantic relationship. I constantly hear about this surrounding Youtubers on Twitter and it's highly annoying. I may cry if this makes it's way into the Oxford dictionary. 

Facts 

Boots have NEVER changed their logo. Logo in 1911 here. Logo 100 years on in 2011 here.

 Lisa Eldridge resigned as Creative Director of No7 in June this year to move on to bigger projects.


 Hope you like these posts!

Fee xo.  

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