Thursday, March 18, 2010

Artifacts of Makeup and Manicures

A few recent photos that suddenly seemed to share a theme:

Magazine with two full-page ads. Left ad is a pretty model accidentally putting lipstick onto her right cheek because she's so distracted by what's going on on the other page. But the other page is another ad, this time for a frozen diet dinner.
Two ads inadvertently juxtaposed in Entertainment Weekly. Maybe the model was hungry.

Update: Commenter Mark Simonson points out that the left-side ad is a fake, meant to draw attention to the right side ad. The web address provided for the lipstick product goes to a page about the food product. Clearly, I should have thought a little harder about this one!

A pyramid of disembodied fingers each with a different colored nail, pointing up toward a red bottle of Sally Hanson nail polish
Fingernails worshiping at the foot of that false idol, Sally Hanson (seen at Walgreen's, Roseville, Minnesota).

Plastic fingers on stands with protruding fingernails, sitting on a retail window sill
Hideously amputated digits, displaying something, but I'm not sure what. (In the window of a nail salon in Roseville, Minnesota.)


Carmella said...

Yikes! I'm staying out of Roseville!

elena said...

Wow. What a collection.

Mark Simonson said...

Sorry to disappoint you, but the ad on the left in the first example is fake. It's part of the ad on the right, but designed to look unrelated. If you go to the web address in the lipstick ad, it takes you to the sponsor of the ad on the right.

I guess their trick worked--it got your attention.

elena said...

Clever trick there, on the lipstick ad.

I do think Hideous Digits might be a good name for a garage band.

Ms Sparrow said...

I'm with Carmella--if I saw those repulsive digits in the window, I'd run the other way too!

Daughter Number Three said...

Hideous Digits... appearing next year at SXSW.