Move over Pinterest (at least for a couple of hours), there is a whole new slew of curated shopping sites like The Fancy and Spootnik for people who like their products with a hefty side of innovation. And whackiness. But be warned before you step into this realm: it’s addictive. And not so healthy for your wallet… as I learnt over this weekend. Now that you have been suitably cautioned, take a look at these totally crazy-sounding beauty products and tell me which one steals your heart!
357 Magnum Hair Dryer Vintage Novelty Pistol
Probably the coolest hair dryer ever. Just trying to imagine Mr. Husband’s face if I wield this during PMS time. I am woman, hear me roar! Price: On request
Because why should women have all the fun, right? Even though no whiskey was harmed during the making of this after shave, the suggestion of decadence would be perfect for Monday mornings at the office! Price: $16
Talking about office, you know how it is when all you want to do is catch up on sleep lost during last night’s drinks-with-friends marathon and/or sacrificed to a house full of kids but people keep bothering you for work? Don’t they know that brain function improves dramatically when taking a nap? Make sure everyone gets the message with the Ostrich Pillow, which lets you create a nice little private space in which to take a cosy and comfortable power nap anywhere you please. Yay! Price: $99
Perfect for the grooming diva, this heated lather machine warms up shaving cream or gel in 90 seconds, producing a barbershop-worthy soothing lather that opens pores and softens hair so it is easier to cut. Works for both beards and legs. Price: $40
Um… because wiping with a tissue is so ’90s? Anyway, I just get my butler to defog 😉 Price: $30
Sonaki Vitamin C Infusing Shower-head
Vitamin C stops wrinkles, repairs skin damage, hydrates the skin and prevents premature ageing… not saying its the best idea in the world, but I can see where they’re going with this. Although, I wonder what would happen if you replace the vitamin canister with one that holds shampoo or body wash? Price: $135
Help me here please… I don’t know if this “nose straightener” is hilarious or horrifying. Apparently, it helps “balance and push up the bones and contours of your nose, so it has an overall sharper, straighter shape, less round and more graceful” in just 20 minutes a day. However, they don’t say how many days. And which medieval instrument of torture it references. $51
Now this one’s more my speed: a take-to-any-room massager, it’s perfect for reading/working/simply watching TV/doing nothing in bed or on a sofa. Just sink in and allow your chosen massage setting to take over, while a focussed LED task light and large side pockets keep everything comfy and organised. And it even holds a cup – choice of drink optional (who says you can’t have Champagne in a cup?)! Price: $100
Ingenious: pop 5 of the soluble tablets in a cup of boiling water and you have a nutrient-packed green tea! Because putting a few tea leaves (or even a tea bag) in a cup of boiling water is so much tougher. Right?
So what if you can’t be like Prince Charles and have your own toothpaste butler? For just $300, this uber-fancy chrome plated contraption will squeeze every last drop of toothpaste out of the tube. You know you need this because it’s: (1) Made in Italy (2) Lovingly handcrafted (3) Will one-up your friends in a way that’s always made you such a lovable character. Of course, I always thought that being rich and privileged (which you have to be in order to afford this little beauty) meant you don’t need to worry about those last few drops of toothpaste but then what do I know. Price: $300