Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Not In My Magazine
I spent today researching hair products for the October issue's beauty spread. I started out jazzed, but ended up a little disheartened. Why? As I've mentioned before, beauty items we feature have to be natural or organic or spiritual. (Yes, you read correctly - we recently received a collection of colored face masks, one for each chakra. No comment.) Luckily, my favorite brands are into all that, so I didn't have trouble pulling up some great options. Unbeknownst to me, though, we've already promised a couple companies we'll feature their fugly products. Because everything in magazines has to look pretty together on the page, sometimes the cool kids don't win.
Look at this crazy stuff I found, made by Lush. Granted, it sounds a little like a condiment, but a vegan conditioner? Our readers would - no pun intended - eat that stuff up.
Or what about this? Talk about aesthetics! Philosophy puts out the industry's best packaging. They could bottle rain, write a witty poem with lower case letters about earth's nectar, and I'd pay thirty bucks. But - aside from the spongey sunscreen anomaly - their stuff is also high quality.
Neither of these products made the cut, though, because they don't fit in with the (bleh) look of the other choices. I'm pulling my hair out over here. Pun intended.