Wanna Get That Kate Middleton Glow? Here's What It'll Cost You



We've never tried to hide the fact that we have a bit of a crush on Kate Middleton Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that she's just so down to earth. She shops at Zara just like us! She recycles outfits! She even buys her own groceries! Like we said, #girlcrush. One thing we don't have in common? A $37,728 beauty budget. Yeah.

Joanna Douglas, the senior beauty editor at Yahoo! Shine, came up with this number after researching the Duchess' grooming habits. For example, Catherine has been known to like Karin Herzog's skin care products, which would run her about $848 a year if she buys her favorite items once every three months. Think that's a lot of dough? Well, about half of her estimated budget — a whopping $18,760 — is spent solely on cuts, color, keratin treatments, and Kérastase conditioning treatments for those glossy, luscious locks. Suddenly that $8 bottle of shampoo you hesitate over at the drugstore doesn't seem so bad, does it?

Look, we're not ragging on Catherine for having a fancy-schmancy beauty regimen. In fact, are we the only ones thinking that $37,000 is kind of a modest budget for someone whose job description literally includes looking pretty? Plus, we need to keep in mind that this number is, in fact, an estimate. Just because she got one $58 manicure doesn't mean she gets them all the time — she did do her own makeup for what was one of the most-watched weddings in recent memory, so it's not insane to think that she does her own digits while watching Netflix on a Friday nights (okay, we're projecting here). But seriously, where are the Olympic-sized pools of La Mer and Costco-sized vats of La Prairie? At least, that's what we'd expect to have on hand if we became royalty one day. But we guess Catherine's modesty goes right back to that whole down-to-earth thing. Perhaps that's why she's a duchess and we're...doing our nails over Netflix on Friday nights. Sigh. (Yahoo! Shine)

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