Smearing your visage with nightingale excrement sounds about as fun as, well, getting pooped on by a flock of seagulls.
The aptly named uguisu no fun (Beauty editor's note: "No fun" -- How fitting... ), a Japanese powder made from songbird feces, was used by 18th century geishas and kabuki actors to wipe the heavy white makeup off their faces.
But don't pooh-pooh the doo-doo just yet. Rich in the amino acid guanine, the rarified droppings are said to impart a soft, porcelain-white mien. But it'll cost you. At Shizuka New York Day Spa, for instance, a 50-minute facial will run you $180. We don't suggest you try this at home, since the droppings have to be sterilized to remove toxins and then ground into a fine powder. So back away from Polly and shop online instead.
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