Saturday, June 14, 2008

Disgusting Beauty Secrets of the Geishas

There's a new skin treatment available in New York that's based on an ancient beauty secret of Japanese geishas. It's a facial that's said to make your skin brighter and clearer, thanks to one very special ingredient. Nightingale poop. And it only costs $180 a treatment!

Geishas have apparently been slathering their faces with bird poo for centuries. Fortunately, the Shizuka Spa's modern formula has been sanitized and deodorized. But why pay $180 when you can just kidnap a pigeon?

Read more here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point about the kidnapping! :)
Although its kind of hard to kidnap a nihtingale when u cant find one where I live....

1:04 PM  
Anonymous nellie said...

Very cheap, don't you agree?

And that poor girl in the other post! Even though she was fine...the picture kind of disturbed me. She looked like she was two people, except the other person was headless.:'(

1:05 PM  
Anonymous kiel the purple ninja said...

*first comment???*

ONLY $180????!!! wow, i cant imagine who would be so desperate for perfect skin. I wonder how the person who discovered this secret came up with the idea in the first place.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does human poo work, too?

4:09 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Lol, good thinking about the birds! (there are alot of pigeons in New York right?) I think I said this, but I'll say it again:
Back in the time of the pharaohs'n stuff, the richer women in the Middle East used *gulp* pigeon dung mixed with dye to color their hair.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Oh yeah, will parakeet poop work too? XD (lol, my birds can be useful in many ways besides dinner *D jk jk)

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

This reminded me of the Phoenicians for some reason. Their name comes from a Greek work meaning "purple", and they traded... wait for it... very popular purple dye. Which sounds fine.
Except that the dye was made from the mucus in a gland of a sea snail. ^^

5:34 PM  
Anonymous sekrit7 said...


Also, go to it's awesome!

6:50 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

where do you find these things?!?!? your posts are always awesome. and nellie, quite on the contrary, i think Lakshmi was very beautiful. you just have to look past the most niticible things sometimes.

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about PEE????

1:58 AM  
Blogger Random Irregular said...

now we know the secret of their eternal beauty.
*here lil birdy...where are you...*

To anyone from Melbourne: Did you go to the Zombie Shuffle? I WISH I could. I never knew about it. *sniff*

3:52 AM  
Blogger Random Irregular said...

Sorry for posting a comment again, but waaayyy back, women used to use lead to make thier skin fairer. All in the name of beauty, m'dear.

3:54 AM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

RI: Yes, and it ate their skin. Yum.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Unrelated to this post, but I wanted to get this to you. This artwork just great - more kids saving the world :)

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Sounds... Unpleasant. What I want to know is who came up with the idea.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous ss (powells or borders?) chick said...

just friday my friend who LOVES Memoirs of a Geisha told me that. and then we painted eachothers faces (her sister whos my friend was there as well) like geishas, but i really suck at face painting so we stopped that and now i'm in portland (come visit me kirsten!!!) making coffee in a french press. yum.

kirsten, please come visit me in portland after the 2nd of july. thats when i'll be back from miami. so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come visit portland OR.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous 6yearsoldandcute said...

that is so cute!i wunt one.

11:00 AM  

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