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Bones and All (2022)

When Maren (Taylor Russell) goes to a drugstore to buy a shampoo, we get a nice selection of 1980s products.

On the top shelf, on the left there are some bottles of Silkience conditioner.

The black bottle is Suave Salon Formula conditioner.

Other Suave products follow: the white bottle with purple and sage green logo is Suave Daily Clarifying conditioner. The metallic blue bottle contains Suave Frequent Use conditioner.

Next, there’s Suave Full Body shampoo.

The bottle that Maren selects is Suave moisturizing conditioner.

On the right side of the shelf there are some bottles of Rave unscented hairspray.

More Suave shampoos can be seen in the bottom shelf, starting from the left. Among them, Suave moisturizing shampoo.

There are also some bottles of Head & Shoulders shampoo.

The green bottles contain Clairol Small Miracle extra-body conditioner. Next, more Silkience bottles (the product they contain is unclear).

The blue bottles on the right contain Finesse conditioner. Last, another haircare product, this time by Prell.

Close-up on the Suave conditioner that Maren decides to buy.

Courtney Love’s Bathroom (1992)

The passion of Courtney Love for cosmetics and perfumes has been documented since the beginning of her career [1]. In 1992 Alan Levenson took this picture in the bathroom of a Los Angeles apartment [2] she had rented with Kurt Cobain. Let’s start with the products on the washbasin.

edgeshavinggel_bornunicorn.jpgcliniquesoapanddish_bornunicorn.jpgThe shaving cream is by Edge, while the soap bar with green plastic dish is by Clinique. On the left side of the washbasin there’s a pale green tube (a concealer?) and in the toothbrush holder there’s a cleansing facial brush: if memory serves me right, they are both by Clinique (old packaging).

ravehairspray_bornunicornNow the dresser: the pump bottle is Rave ultra-hold hairspray,

robertpiguet_fracas_bornunicornThe black bottle with gold spray nozzle is Robert Piguet Fracas, her favourite perfume. As she explained in 2017: “My perfume history is checkered, but I found Fracas in 1985 via an agent I shared with Uma [Thurman]. It was so white-floral and heady […] I always come back to Fracas. I love it the most and it’s my go-to. It makes me so happy. My daughter also wears it. No one can ignore you when you’re wearing it, yet it’s not annoying. It smells to me like a baby’s head, a field of dreamy white meadow flowers, and a touch of sex.” Intriguing description, right?


clarinsserum1987_bornunicornThe jar and glass bottle with white caps are Clarins products. Again, I remember Clarins skincare items had the brand name etched on their caps. I have no idea what these contained, but I guess they were a face cream and serum.

lancomedefinicilsmascara_bornunicornLast, the black tube with gold accents is the Lancôme mascara Définicils.

[1] Her Top Shelf is the best ever published on Into the Gloss.

[2] The flat was in the Spaulding Apartments building.