I went to a Pure Romance party last night, and it was fun! I had expected it to be raunchy, and full of TMI, and embarrassing, but it was surprisingly Network TV friendly, full of laughs, and not embarrassing at all. I give a lot of credit to the Sales Consultant, Sonia (her online store is here), who ran through her line of products with equal parts grace and sense of humor, and credit to the women at the party, who were all equally as graceful and funny. I came away with a couple of new acquaintances, who I hope become friends, and a freaking amazing faux hot stone massage pack that heats up and will make my feet feel like normal human feet, rather than blocks of ice. That’s right–I’ll be using it for my feet.
Even if you’re not interested in all the geegaws and hoohahs you can find at a toy and lotion party, you can score some really good skin products that have the bonus of tasting nice if you accidentally wind up with some in your mouth–just don’t get them in your eye because that burns (contact lens wearers, beware.) I came away with a sugar scrub that smells delicious. Added bonus is that the Pure Romance products come in pretty packaging. They sit prettily, rather than screaming XXXLUBEXXX from the shelf.
I actually had so much fun, I booked my own party for my April GNO.
One thing that crossed my mind was this: No one wants to be seen shopping for this any more than a teenage girl wants to be seen buying tampons, so the markup has to be insane on the products. People are paying more for privacy than for the item itself. We put a premium on our prudery, don’t we?
I do anyway! You’re not going to find me shopping store front! 😉