30 life questions that will strengthen your closest friendships
30 life questions that will strengthen your closest friendships

Geraldine Carton

7 comforting films worth watching to take your mind off Covid
7 comforting films worth watching to take your mind off Covid

Jennifer McShane

This Dalkey home, with sea access and incredible views, is on sale for €3.95 million
This Dalkey home, with sea access and incredible views, is on sale for €3.95 million

Megan Burns

Pandemic regrets: 20 things we would have done differently if we’d known what was ahead
Pandemic regrets: 20 things we would have done differently if we’d known what was ahead

Amanda Cassidy

Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, picks 42 summer staples
Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, picks 42 summer staples

Holly O'Neill

Paris Hilton and the physical, verbal and emotional abuse she suffered while at boarding school
Paris Hilton and the physical, verbal and emotional abuse she suffered while at boarding school

Lauren Heskin

Afore After: The new womenswear brand that’s so sustainable, it uses buttons made from Irish milk
Afore After: The new womenswear brand that’s so sustainable, it uses buttons made from Irish...

Sarah Finnan

6 new Netflix picks we can’t wait to watch in August
6 new Netflix picks we can’t wait to watch in August

Jennifer McShane

Friendship fallout in a pandemic: “I realised that nobody had picked up the phone to see how was I doing”
Friendship fallout in a pandemic: “I realised that nobody had picked up the phone to...

Niamh Ennis

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: 10 questions we’re still asking about the case
Sophie Toscan du Plantier: 10 questions we’re still asking about the case

Jennifer McShane

Image / Beauty

$1M a Year on Beauty


by IMAGE
16th Oct 2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Singer Jessica Simpson attends Forbes Women's Summit:The Entrepreneurship of Everything at 583 Park Avenue on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

Even if we had a million dollars per year (or the equivalent in euro) to spend on ourselves, our beauty regimens in particular, we don’t quite know what could possibly cost that much. Sure, we probably already spend a good few grand, when you think of all the hair colourings, the expensive make-up products that you inevitably run out of every two months or so, but to think that anyone could funnel that much money into their daily grooming, we’re dumfounded.

Jessica Simpson is one such person who succeeds in racking up a whopper bill each year, totalling in and around the million dollar mark. As for what she spends it on? Well for starters, those lashes aren’t real, and they’re not Penneys’ best either. She reportedly spends 1000 dollars a WEEK on keeping her lash extensions in tip top condition. That’s a lot of glue. She has a dedicated lash expert (clearly we are in the wrong line of work) who comes to her house twice a week for the handsome fee of $500 a pop.

And as for that sun-kissed glow? Well that’s not real either. Where we’re more likely to coat ourselves in Cocoa Brown, which in fairness is brilliant and only costs a few euro, Jessica spends one thousand dollars per week on tanning.

What in the name of all that is good and holy is she using that costs a grand per week? Is it made from diamonds? We must know.
On top of that, Jessica’s keen to keep her bust expanding, but she wants to do it naturally with breast enhancing cream. She massages her boots twice weekly with a boob growing cream that costs her $50,000 per year. That’s more than twice the average salary in Ireland.
As far as those signature blonde locks are concerned, she spends over 230k per year to have a whole team of people at her hair’s beck and call.

Keeping fit? She drops $1500 per session with a trainer three times a week. Is he GOD?

Then there’s her anti-cellulite treatments that cost her $2000 per month, though we loathe this bodily affliction so much, we’d do the same if we had the cash.

So that’s it, if you want to look like a celebrity, there’s a lot more to it than green juices, yoga and gallons of water.

What we’re also curious to know is how Jessica Simpson can even afford to spend this much on herself, what does she do these days? When’s the last time she released a single? Has she lent her name as an ambassador to a buffalo wing brand?

Do you have any idea how much you spend per year on this kind of thing? And if you had this kind of money, would you do the same?

@CarolineForan

Also Read

under-eye masks
BEAUTY
The greatest under-eye masks for dark circles and de-puffing tired eyes

Itchy eyes from allergies? Stick these under-eye masks in the fridge for instant soothing. These are the greatest under-eye masks...

By Holly O'Neill

crystal light therapy
BEAUTY
I tried crystal light healing therapy — this is what happened

In her ongoing pursuit of Zen, Holly O’Neill seeks out the latest wellness treatment promising to harness the power of...

By Holly O'Neill

deodorant
BEAUTY, SHOPPING
This minty natural roll-on deodorant has no business being this enjoyable

Everything you hate about deodorant is solved with this minty natural roll-on one. You probably think I’ve lost it. That...

By Holly O'Neill

mismatched nails
BEAUTY
The best mismatched rainbow nails on Instagram for your next appointment

Screenshot these joyful mismatched rainbow nails for your next salon visit or lose a few hours attempting nail art this...

By Holly O'Neill

tan drops
BEAUTY
The best tan drops for make-up free, sun-kissed skin

Cheat your way to a year-round summer glow with tan drops. Alright, hands up if you were expecting that after...

By Holly O'Neill

apply an even tan
BEAUTY
How to apply an even, natural-looking tan without streaks or blotches

Vogue Williams shares her top tips for applying a streak-free tan. And, to get you started, we’re giving away the...

By Shayna Sappington

Olivia Palermo
BEAUTY
Olivia Palermo is launching a beauty brand

Olivia Palermo Beauty launches on May 6.

By Holly O'Neill