Got a Few Grand Just Lying Around? Get Yourself a $7,000 Facial! EDITED with Scott-Vincent Borba's Response!

Beauty & Style 37

Mila Kunis
The Face That Cost Seven Grand
InStyle.com
has revealed that Black Swan star Mila Kunis prepared for the Golden Globes by getting a $7,000 facial.

No. That wasn't a typo.

Her facial cost $7,000.

Esthetician Scott-Vincent Borba (what a name) calls it the HD Diamond and Ruby Peel because, well, it uses diamonds and rubies -- rubies as antioxidants and diamonds for sheen.

*cough* *cough* I call bullsh#t *cough* *cough*

In a time when so many in our country are experiencing debt, layoffs, and bankruptcy, a $7,000 facial just disgusts me, to be honest.

So for those of you considering a $7,000 facial for yourselves, here are a few other ways you could choose to spend that money ...


Compassion InternationalFor $7,000, you could sponsor 15 impoverished children around the world for one year through Compassion International!

 

Second Harvest$7,000 could provide 28,000 meals for hungry Americans through Second Harvest Food Bank!

 

Heifer International$7,000 would buy 58 goats for families in Africa through Heifer.org!

 

Red CrossOr $7,000 could provide three nights of food, housing, and emergency assistance for seven families displaced by disaster through the Red Cross!

Sounds pretty good, right? But why do any of these things WHEN YOU COULD GET YOURSELF A BLINGY BLING FACIAL?!

EDITED TO ADD:

Scott-Vincent Borba himself responsed in the comments with this comment:

Wow. pretty harsh words there coming from someone who probably believes everything they read without taking the time to actually research what they're referencing. Glad you hate my name too. To set the record straight, Mila did not spend 7k on the facial. It is what it will cost when I launch it in my studio. This is not a commercial treatment. This treatment is for close ups when make up is used (that is how I'm designing it). Please fact check your info and my wonderful publicists are always there if I'm not around. Mila is a wonderful person, is not extravagant, socially conscious and very sweet and loving. Just setting the record straight. FYI, my machines, the rare materials, my time and set up is what it is - very expensive because it serves a particular function for a group of people who require the results- The same as doctors, lawyers, newscasters, professional athletes, etc... Please be kind in your words in the future. Thank you.

 

I never assumed Mila herself had to pay $7,000. Obviously, Scott-Vincent, you did it gratis for the publicity, right? And I'm assuming you also had your wonderful publicists feed the info to InStyle because you wanted publicity. And BONUS! You're getting more publicity here- Anyone Googling a "$7,000 facial" for themselves will find this post and instantly know where to go!

All I did with this post was report what InStyle reported (with credit) and give my opinion on a $7,000 facial. That's the thing about publicity, Scott-Vincent. People are going to have opinions on it. Some good, some bad. Some have agreed with me in these comments, some haven't, and you know what? I'm okay with that. It comes with the territory.

Good luck with your $7,000 facial. I personally believe that's sort of like pouring a bottle of Dom Perignon Rose down the toilet, but that's simply my opinion. I'm sure you will have men and women beating your door down, clamoring to get a $7,000 facial for themselves, and I wish you and them great happiness and personal satisfaction.

 

Images (top to bottom): Splash News, Compassion International, Second Harvest, Heifer.org, Red Cross

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