I don’t think you can truly understand how very much I wanted to purchase this tiny jar of Pink Vaseline when I spied it conveniently planted in the point-of-purchase area as I waited to check out at Duane Reade. It is very beautiful and pink and tiny (and therefore nearly irresistible me) but I already have lip gloss in my pocketbook and a normal size jar of regular Vaseline at home., so I was able to resist an impulse purchase. Gail: 1, Duane Reade: 0.
Hey, are you looking for the perfect Holiday gift for a female friend, relative, or co-worker for whom you are the office party “Secret Santa,” but maybe you have no idea of her tastes? If she likes to pamper herself (and if she also likes the color Pink, that is a bonus) she might want to receive a box of skincare / beauty items from Soap & Glory, which they call the Big Pink gift set. Here is what comes in the box:
Clean On Me Shower Gel, Scrub Of Your Life Body Buffer, Righteous Butter, Hand Food Hand Cream, Heel Genius Foot Cream, a super-sudsy Shower Puff and a Headband. That is a lot of nice stuff!
The Soap & Glory Big Pink Gift Set sells for the bargain price of $40.00 is exclusive to Walgreens Drug Stores and Duane Reade here in NYC, and you can also buy it online at This Link!
You have to be observant, but if you bother to look up from your phone, or pay special attention to your surroundings, you can spot relief sculptures of the face of French street artist Gregos adorning the facades of buildings and other random objects at intervals all along 14th Street (and other locations in the east village) in Manhattan. You may recall reading about Gregos and his Pink Faces of Paris from way back in November of 2010.
This piece is on a derelict Fire Box on the north side of 14th just west of 8th Avenue.
North Side of 14th Street just West of 6th Avenue.
This face is on the 14th Street side of the Duane Reade at the corner of 3rd Avenue. The mouth is closed on this one and it also appears to have lost the tip of its nose. You can clearly see the artist’s signature on the chin. (Update: This Face Has Been Removed)
And I spotted this face on the southern façade of a build on Second Avenue between 7th Street and St Mark’s Place. There is no protruding tongue on this one either, but the expression seems to be a bit grouchier than the others!
Have you seen these faces anywhere else? Please leave the location in the comments!
The packaging design of this fragrant body spray is almost too pink to resist, especially when you add the fluorescent, multi-colored lip prints. Even the fragrance name, “Pink Vanilla Kiss Fantasy” sounds almost edible. And I guess that is what good advertising is all about: compelling you to purchase a product based solely on how it looks on the shelf. Oh, the Pinkness.
Photographed in Duane Reade on 8th Ave and 33rd Street.