Sunday, May 5, 2013

On the Subject of $180.00 (Gasp!) Body Lotion

You never know what will catch folks' attention in a blog post. Not surprisingly it was my mention of trying body lotion that cost $180.00 for a container. And of course, I didn't buy it. I can go on vacation for $180.00, as well as buy a nice bottle of Vaseline Intensive Care at the drugstore.

The back story of the most expensive body lotion I've ever seen...

I was walking down Fifth Avenue and was looking for a rest room. Henri Bendel, one of the fanciest, most elegant department stores ever, has the nicest, cleanest public rest rooms. They are tucked in the basement and the area looks like a palace. To get where I needed to go I had to walk through the ultra-elegant and expensive cosmetic section. They have some standard department store brands, as well as the most exclusive and chic brands imaginable. On my way in to the store I was shown some very exclusive facial products. I stopped the woman before she could tell me how they would change my life, lest I be tempted. The body lotion display was on my way back to Fifth Avenue. I was also stopped by a woman selling Italian hand creme that had the aroma of oranges and lavender. It's still pricey, but the aroma made me think of Capri and in a weak moment -- or when I need to use the rest room -- I may succumb to temptation.

It's been a great weekend. I had dinner with friends last night. The company was great and the food was healthy and delicious. We had the best beet salad and I promise to share the recipe. Today I attended a wonderful Interfaith Psalm Festival, and I will give this concert the full post it deserves later in the week.

Hope your weekend was as fun and relaxing as mine and wishes for a great week!

11 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

They tell us miracles can come in a jar, and so many of us want to believe it.

Ms Sparrow said...

Just last night, Zach Galifinakis mentioned beet salad on SNL. Now today you mention it again. I had never heard of beet salad before!

Lynda said...

I have never had beet salad but love beets. Also pickled beets. DelMonte seems to make the best ones.
Burt's Bees is my most recent happy discovery for lotions and creams.

TARYTERRE said...

Anything with the sweet aroma of oranges, captures my interest. Add lavender and I'd really be hooked. Sometimes it's hard to resist temptation when it's knocking on the door.

Dee said...

I could never in good conscience buy something that expensive!

Nellie said...

I love hearing your shopping stories, and I'm glad you have had a good week-end! Ours was full here, with lots of rain and activity! Have a good week!

Paula said...

I do love beets, so I bet I would love beet salad! The lotion sounds heavenly. Thank God I am allergic to most fragrances, or I know I would have lots of jars of lotions and potions!

I want to hear more about the psalm festival, which also sounds heavenly!

Terra said...

The scent of oranges sounds lovely.
For $180 I would expect instant fountain of youth effects; put some on my thumb and my thumb would look fabulously young. LOL

Another Clean Slate said...

Holy cow! I could buy a lot of stuff at Target for $180!! :)

Deanna said...

Perhaps you may want to try another rest-room in the future...you just never know how long you can fight off temptation. Great story!!

Susie said...

Buttercup...I am with you, too pricey. We know we are worth it:):) but that's a lot of lotion money. Glad you had a fun weekend and ejoyed your friends.xoxo,Susie