Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mirror Mirror on the wall......

Does NYC really think it's the fairest of them all?

Apparently so, as the Big Apple has been named the vainest city in the U.S. by

TotalBeauty says that NYC outspends every other city in nearly every 'beauty' category- more than $21 million on hair coloring, $32.5 million on skin care and $5.5 million on makeup.

This shouldn't come as a shock, really. We New Yorkers like to think about ourselves. A lot. And we definitely love to take care of ourselves. You know you've seen men preening themselves in front of the reflective subway doors and women staring at themselves on every shop window. And this is just during the daytime- let's not even get started when the sun goes down and the ladies (and some guys) get dolled up and decked out. The number of salons, spas and beauty boutiques in this city also beats the number in every other city as well, says Total Beauty. We believe it. Even the so-called 'non-chic' Financial District is swarming with nail, hair and eyebrow threading/waxing places boasting $22 combos and deals.

Normally, being vain isn't exactly a compliment- but we're going to let it slide this time, because hey, we have a lot of eye candy strutting the streets of this city, and if you've got it...flaunt it, right?

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  1. Sounds like I need to move to NY and start selling beauty products!

  2. True story- it seems like that's where the money's at!

  3. I'm surprised; I always thought someplace more superficial would claim this title - funny to see it's New York. I'm with fuji...time to pack up, move to NYC, and start selling beauty products! :)

  4. Agreed-We would have put our money on LA, to be honest!