Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 12, 2006
Bluelips (formerly Death Becomes You) is an online shopping experience not for the faint of heart. Originally started by a cancer patient who wanted to find a way to laugh at death, Bluelips has grown into an enigma. Having acquired a former rival this year called Anubico, Bluelips (http://www.bluelips.com) has increased its offerings to include embalming fluid hot sauces, fine Egyptian and Gothic statuary, anatomical chocolates, t shirts and more. Originally the store only sold books and videos related to the funeral industry, but customers begged for more.
Karen Hutchinson took the reigns of Bluelips over a year and a half ago when the original owner needed to focus on her health. Bluelips donates 25% of its profits to breast cancer research. Karen Hutchinson says "Bluelips was formerly called "Death Becomes You" because the original owner thought her father looked better in death than he ever looked in life. The owner at that time started the site as a way for her to laugh at death, she never dreamed that this would take off and become a successful business. Our intent is not to offend anyone and we realize that our site may not appeal to some people. We have a wonderful clients ranging from doctors, lawyers, pre-med, admin, funeral directors, students and teachers".
Toni Pallett (the original owner) interjects "Bluelips has led to my meeting some very interesting people with interesting perspectives on death and dying. As a result of the website I was asked to appear on the Penn and Teller Bullshit show in segment called "Death, Inc", I was also interviewed for the documentary "Flight From Death" which has been released internationally. I never dreamed this website would start people talking about a subject that has become so taboo. We even earned a three page review in Greg Holden's book "Internet Babylon", Mark Deo featured us on the SBA Entreprenuer Network, and I've been able to do some writing for The Advocate and other magazines, not to mention the many people who are recognizing us for our uniqueness in their blogs, radio shows and even MBA programs."
Bluelips primary goal is to make you think, but while you are at it why not have a chocolate brain with that embalming video you purchase from them.