How pretty do you want to be?

I just came across this list of 7 Strange Things People Do to Make Themselves More Attractive and because I simply cannot resist a menagerie of bizarre treatments (and because, let’s face it, I don’t want to suffer the gross imagery of most of these procedures alone), so here’s the complete list:

  • Snail Ooze Facial (courtesy of De Tuinen Snail Gel, which, incidentally, is a Dutch chain of cosmetics, beauty, vitamin and some health food stores where I source most of my beauty products because of their commitment to fair trade and banning animal testing)
  • Snake Massage (exactly what it sounds like, at Ada Barak’s spa in Israel, the $80 treatment gets you several non-venomous snakes slithering around your body)
  • Ramen Noodle Spa Bath (At Hakone Kowakien Yunessun of Japan you sit in a tub shaped like a ramen noodle bowl where the water contains pepper-flavored water colored a light, milky brown. Apparently the collagen and garlic contained in the ramen produces beautiful skin and moisture retention).
  • Bull Semen Hair Treatment (I am not saying more, it is exactly what the title says. The treatment is available at this London hair salon).
  • Fish Pedicure (Funny enough, they just opened Dr. Fish, one of such places nearby and I wanted to check them out just to see the tanks and people having their feet voluntarily eaten).
  • Sheep Embryo Injections
  • 24 Carat Gold Face Mask (The secret to glowing skin? According to the good people at UMO, its slathering gold all over your pores. I suspect Kanye West is all over their case because, really, that’s the most likely beauty treatment for someone like him).

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