PETA’s outrage over Completely Bare spa owner Cindy Barshop’s “foxy bikini” and “carnivale bikini” treatments has certainly kept the former “Real Housewives of New York City” star’s phones busy. “It’s like I cured cancer,” she says of the response she’s gotten to the new procedures, which involve affixing real fur and real feathers (not both at once) to women’s vaginas with a glue that keeps the stuff stuck there for at least three days. With vaginal waxing practically a staple of the twentysomething woman’s beauty and grooming routine, and semi-permanent vaginal decoration only growing in weirdness and popularity (some might say Nicole Kidman looked like a big vagazzle in her Golden Globes outfit), I rang up Cindy to find out just what goes on during these procedures. Apparently, they’re too new for her to give us statistics on how many customers get them done, but she did provide a lot of other information. Read more…
If you haven’t heard of a merkin, you are in for a treat. “The Real Housewives of New York City”‘s Cindy Barshop is bringing back the merkin, a wig (yes, a wig) for the pubic area. Cindy believes she has a winner here with her “foxy bikini.” Apparently women around the world are screaming with excitement because you can now buy a real fox fur Merkin for only $225. But really, who would actually buy a pube wig?
Gawker.com accurately described this product as something in a “nightmare porno from the id of Dr. Seuss.” That or it’s those trees from Horton Hears a Who. While Cindy might be upset, I think there are much better uses for the fox-furred work of art. Here are some of my ideas, but I’m sure you can get creative and come up with hundreds more. Read more…
Vajazzling is so 2010. According to Completely Bare owner and “Real Housewives of New York City” cast member Cindy Barshop, it’s all about merkins this season. Her two new lines of luxury pubic wigs will be sold at Completely Bare waxing salons for outrageous prices. Yay! The first, called Foxy Bikini, is a combo wax job/pubic wig treatment wherein the woman is waxed bare and her original pubic hair is replaced with a wig made of fox fur that comes in various shades. Including pink! The other is the Carnivale Bikini, which is a vaginal headdress made of brightly colored feathers. “Feathers aren’t just for birds anymore … they’re also perfect for vaginas,” Cindy said. Um, I strongly disagree with this statement. I am not wearing fox fur or feathers down there. Et toi, ladies? [TMZ]
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Who knew a pubic wig could be so chic? Thanks to Trend de la Creme for pointing out the merkin’s influence on high-fashion, with pubic shaped cutouts and panels showing up on designs from Kostas Murkudis and Alexandre Herchcovitch. I’ve yet to see one of these strut past me on the street, but the first lady who does, will get my award for fashion bad ass. Keep clicking to see more… [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »
Have a hard time directing traffic through your tunnel of love? Well, there’s a new light-up merkin (that’s a wig for your lady bits) on the market. Seemingly made from troll hair, the furball for your feminine side has also got LED lights with two “lure” modes so you can literally flash the object of your affection. Plus, you can direct the light to hold their gaze — nothing like blinding a partner right as they get to see you naked! To get the faux hair down there, all you’ve got to do is place it on with the patented toupee tape. That sticky stuff lasts up to six weeks, but beware, the company behind the merkin, Playazon, whose marketing tagline is, oddly enough, the “online source for that burning sensation,” also warns, “We strongly advise NOT to use this tape as an impromptu waxing substitute — IT CAN REMOVE MORE THAN JUST YOUR HAIR!” Eek! Even at a reasonable $45, this flashlight clearly isn’t gonna turn anyone on. [Trend Hunter]
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