[Live Life] Bizarre Beauty Treatments

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caviar facial at Channing's Day Spa
Caviar is for the rich?  At $185/60 min session, it's definitely not for everyone. Caviar, rich in amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants, moisturizes the skin, helps repair sun damage and softens the appearance of wrinkles so you leave with an egg-cellent glow.  Is it worth it? 

wine bath at Yunessun Spa
Evidently, wine is not only good for your heart, but your skin as well.  The Yunessun Spa in Hakone, Japan, south of Tokyo, features a tremendous tub of red wine where you can ferment your body. The juices keep flowing thanks to a huge bottle of wine that refreshes the supply several times a day. 3,500 yen (around $36) will get you access to the resort for the day. 

beauty bites at Yvonne Hair, Nail & Tan
Using razor blades to remove calluses during pedicures are considered illegal, so I guess the next best thing would be using 100 Garra Rufa fish to nosh on the dead skin of your little piggies.   Clients sit for 15 to 30 minutes with their feet dangling in tanks containing the tiny carp.  Since the fish have no teeth, the nosh may induce a giggling fit, but no harm done.

gold-filled at Cleise Brazilian Day Spa 
Cleopatra and Donald Trump-approved primping, in which fine pieces of  24-karat gold leaf are applied to the face and massaged into the skin. Gold is rich with therapeutic benefits: It stimulates collagen production, tightens and tones the face, and of course leaves you with glittering luminosity.

all images above courtesy of WomansDay.com and dailymail.com

hair perm-  To get the tightly curled style of the day, pre-war women would spend hours having each section of hair individually set with the help of contraptions made of dozens of heating tongs
dimple 'to order' overnight While you sleep! Designed in 1936, it consisted of a spring, worn round the jaw, with two tiny knobs which pressed into the cheek

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then aren't we all bound to be beautiful to a certain degree? For women, the obsession with finding the fountain of youth has been ongoing for thousands of years.  In the 30's and 40's were some of the most terrifying and brutal beauty regimes like forcefully creating your cheek dimples.  Today, we have Botox, plastic surgery, and apparently, outlandish beauty treatments.  At which point and at what price do you draw the boundary?  Well, if given the chance, I'd be willing to try all of these treatments except the snail facial (gross!).  How about you? 

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