80s Ladies Week: iGel, but Only in my Dreams

Picture it: 1987. I have one idol and her name is DEBBIE GIBSON. Enjoy my fave song of hers, if you will:

The summer this was the it song, I was at Spring House Day Camp in suburban PA. The first time I heard it, I was at this weekend sleepover where we were supposed to play SPIN THE BOTTLE. I was seven at the time, and totally and utterly scared to kiss a boy (wouldn’t you be at seven? This camp was mildly fachachta, to say the least.) I distinctly remember telling my counselor that I wasn’t down with kissing the boys right this MINUTE, but I was so very down with allowing her to swipe me down with some lipstick (which she was applying for all of us, pre-boy kissing.) Even at seven, even at CAMP, I still wanted in on the makeup.

The product inspired by this song? Obv, only one that could be applied while you dream. DuWop iGels ($20) are iDeal for chilling on your couch post-superlong-day-at-work, while you catch a nap and perchance, a dream. They’re super-gummy (to the point you almost want to BITE them), citrus-scented, cucumber-cool (stick them in the fridge for 15 min prior to application), and do yeoman’s duty to reduce puffiness and dark circles.

Want to know what 80s song is inspiring Daneen over at Spoiled Pretty? Head on over and find out!

4 Comments 80s Ladies Week: iGel, but Only in my Dreams

  1. Amber

    Jenna, yeah, it’s kind of disturbing. It wasn’t MANDATORY, it was sort of just suggested. No one had a problem with my declining to participate, I just distinctly remember being terrified that I WOULD have to participate before announcing that I’d take the lipstick and pass on the boy-kissing.


  2. Jenna

    I am really disturbed by your camp memory! You were SUPPOSED to play this game at 7 years old?!?! I can’t imagine what kind of counselor would endorse that! Though your desire to get in with the makeup is quite funny. I’m not sure if I knew makeup existed back then. But I do know that I didn’t think an appealing boy existed.


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