Archive for August, 2011

LASH OUT LOUD ~ THE GREAT! THE HUH? AND THE DOWNRIGHT FUNNY!

Friday, August 26th, 2011

THE GREAT!

Happy 40th birthday, Great Lash Mascara!  Forty years ago Maybelline New York introduced women to Great Lash Mascara, and a love affair began.  The pink and green tube continues to be America’s #1 selling mascara, with over 20 million pieces sold each year.  Passed from generation to generation, devotees remain true to the beloved formula for perfectly defined, thick, conditioned lashes.  Maybe that is why a tube of Great Lash is sold every 1.7 seconds in the US.

Great Lash’s history is rooted in fashion.  In 1971, Lilly Pulitzer, a then up-and-coming designer known for her bright and cherry fabrics, inspired Great Lash’s legendary pink and green tube.  The unique color palette has become instantly recognizable and the symbol of an American beauty icon.

 

THE HUH?

First let me stress that I am a big fan of CHANEL in all ways.  Classic, yet modern, elegant, yet understated, expensive yet considered priceless.  However, I am not at all convinced that the brand new, limited edition, Recourbe Cils De CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler is worth the price of $34.00!

Sure it comes in a swanky CHANEL black box, and is CHANEL Black in color instead standard silver and plastic shrink-wrapped cardboard, hung on a wall display – but to cost 17 times more than my little ol’ $2.00 Revlon lash curler, that looks the same, and operates the same….I have to say HUH?

 

THE DOWNRIGHT FUNNY!

Okay, car sunglasses make sense, but I am rolling my eyes at this new car accessory called Carlashes!  It’s a pair of stick-on lashes for your car headlights.  They come in black, silver sparkly, and even pink!

I have seen a couple of cars with the Carlashes, and have to say it does make you smile and laugh out loud!  Makes me wonder what’s next….auto-mascara?

Wink Wink!

Susie Galvez