Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Have You Heard About This?

Who knew? The little devil is a  slimy anti-aging beauty secret.


Must dash off to Paris, My-Reason-For-Living-In-France has an appointment with the dentist which I forgot. Among my wifely duties is keeping track of who does what when.

You know I cannot leave you with nothing (!). Fortunately late last night I saw an article about the beauty benefits of snails.

Now that I have effectively dissuaded them from infesting the potager with the beer trick/treats recommended by Duchesse I have once again missed a great opportunity.

According to the article -- news to me -- if you spread the "bave d'escargot" on your face it is an effective anti-age secretion. I mean secret. Bave is spit. Perhaps another new word for your French vocabulary.

There's more to the story, but I must run. Upon my return I will fill in the details.

If the rain stops I shall try to take a few pictures.

17 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Oops I must stop the beer treatment and bring the snails to my dressing table LOL. Diane

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

This would be a desparation move for me...I just can't see me going for snail spit all over my face!! Maybe if it is hidden in a face cream!

LuxeBytes said...

Dear Tish:

You go first.

xoxox --
M.

Anna Mavromatis said...

I would rather age... sans escargots!

Bourbon&Pearls said...

I hate the little blighters, I'll stay prune like before they get anywhere near my face.

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Bonjour from Seattle! I am a new (French) reader. Great blog. I guess my face will age quickly because if I found one of your escargot little friends, I'd be too tempted to throw him in a butter/garlic/parsley sauce and eat him (I already hear the collective "eeewww" in the distance...) Have a great day! Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

*Chic Provence* said...

Hmmm... I will never see the little guys the same way again!

xoxo

Kit

Jenny D said...

How do you spell Hee-bee-gee-bees? I might be brave enough to try it, but I might need a few petit coupe de champagne first.

Charlotte Holmes said...

Too bad--I only use products without animal ingredients!

Mrs P said...

I don't know which is worse eating them or spreading them over your face............no I'll pass and age disgracefully

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

My dog was trying to dig up snails at the beach while on vacation............she might be smarter than I thought! or trying to tell me something. XO

nina said...

Hello!

I strongly suspect that bave has the same effect egg white would have... to close pores and tighten skin... but somehow I can handle the egg better than the snail's bave... better perish the though before I start disliking escargots!!! Non! One of my favorite foods!!! LOL

Cécile

Rose said...

Somehow I would feel just a tad disturbed knowing I have snail secretions on my face, but that is just me. :)

aBroad said...

LOL, Rose, it is not just you .... I don't think I could manage this, having Snail Secretions on my face.
I do like escargot, all garlicky and butery but I don't want them secreting on my face.
I heard about something else, a secretion of a sort, that is supposed to do the same job, I don't want that on my face either ... :)

Belle de Ville said...

I'd much rather eat them soaked in butter, garlic and parsley than put them on my face. Ewwwww.

M-T said...

I adore "escargots." Years ago, after a performance at the Palais Garnier late one night we found a place near the Place de l'Opéra that served snails by the dozen. I must have gone through at least 3 or 4 dozen.

I think I may have looked younger in the morning....or, perhaps, it was the champagne with which I washed them down. Hmmm. Must ask Mme Clicquot about that.

Shelley said...

So, how do you get them to spit for you? Or do you just let them crawl on your face? Some things really are worse than looking older...

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