Most of the time, I feel pretty immune to expensive beauty products
-- first, there is the part of me that abhors the fact
that women make less money in this society for doing the same work as
men and yet we are encouraged at every turn to spend much more of our disposable income to support
entire industries that have been created to uphold that fundamental
economic imbalance, e.g. "the blowout."
Second, my mother, until very recently, ran a day spa and so I have
more useless, and yet very luxe, products laying around my place than I
could use in a million years. And third, there was the YSL Beauty
bender at Barneys a couple of years ago that I am still berating myself
about (although it's all gorgeous and served me well at a time when
"Look good, feel good" was the only thing I had going...).
It is definitely saying something, then, that I'm willing to gush about something new: ever since I got the Antwerp Shag, I have been a little obsessed with my hair...and it is absolutely true that LUSH Big Shampoo and American Cream Conditioner have only made a good thing better.