Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fake vanity

Everytime I will turn my TV on, I will see a good amount of advertisments which will showcase adobed and airbrushed plastic beauties that will tell how they became fairer in 7 days after using "this" fairness cream and how they looked 10 years younger after using "this" skin regenerist cream. I have seen different western commercials on youtube that endorse "tanning creams" and how great one girl can look in a swim suit with that dusky body! oops.. is it funny?

Gimme a Break!

When someone is dark then what is so gross about it? Isn't this racism? If Dark skinned girls buy such creams to gain fairness then when someone is white skinned then why she should be asked to get a tan?
The market has been captured by Garnier, Olay, Loreal and Ponds who sell their different products in this range :Loreal white perfect, olay white, ponds white beauty, garnier light, and then the ANTI-AGEING creams like age miracle, fine wrinkle reduction, regenerist offerings i dont know what but why are we delaying the 7 signs of ageing! and then they ask you to buy the same because you are WORTH IT... so am I worth being a fool?


I have no clue, why all this and other delayed aging things are being sold ? why dissatisfaction towards one's appearness is being created. Why? In fact now men are also targeted, for them garnier has made "garnier men, power light" oh.. what happened to the old fairytale "tall dark and handsome man" why we need a fair and handsome guy?

I read this, you can read it too. It all leaves such a negative impact but how to boycot these Non-magical products? Airbrushed beauties taking hundreds of dollars for making you look dissatisfied with yourself and we too want a flawless skin and shining hair like hers. :)

http://epaper.hindustantimes.com/PUBLICATIONS/HT/HD/2012/02/04/ArticleHtmls/Vanity-thats-not-worth-it-04022012117002.shtml?Mode=1

ciaoooooooooo

17 comments:

  1. one of the reasons why hubby loves me even more is because i am a very low maintenance wife. i don't splurge money for beauty products. i use a very cheap soap to wash my face. i once bought olay total effects recommended by my sister and ended not using it on a regular basis coz i'm too lazy to scrub it on my face. lol!

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    1. I am also a person who spend less on skin. As the more products you put on it the worse it will become :)

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    1. It is every husband's unfulfilled dream to get a low maintenance wife :)

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  3. Yes, I agree with your point of view on all of these material products that advertise youth, whiter teeth, longer lashes. They're just vain!

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    1. the long lash syndrome is still alive and women tend to buy more mascara and apply so much on their lashes as if the mascara will not only add the chemical for volume but will also help you to grow longer lashes ! how vain !

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  4. It's true almost everything we see now is pretty much fakee!!

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    1. yes .. all the professional photos cost the advertiser more than the product due to the cost added by adobe photoshop effects :)

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  5. i hate vanity Navqee and tries to shy away from people who seem to be so vain since I can't handle their stress. I believe these products promote self dis-satisfaction and unhappiness, they should be boycotted.

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    1. You are absolutely right Betchai. Even I cant handle those people who after a minute or two try to see their face in the hand mirror.

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  6. I have nothing against people who wants to invest on products to improve their looks, especially if that will give them a boost in their self confidence. Where I disagree is when people over do it to a point they don't look real anymore.

    Chay

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    1. Chay, its true over indulgence in anything is the first symptom of a disorder

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  7. You are right on target with this one. Too much advertising elevating the superficial in this world. Great post!

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    1. Thanks Kelly, superficiality is ruling these days. I saw a young pimple free skinned girl in her pre-teens buying an oil free face wash on medical store yesterday. It would be bad if she was buying it for herself, robbing her own young skin lustre :(

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  8. stopping by to say hi here, Naqvee, love your new header image, the blue flower is so beautiful and unique.

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  9. hi Naqvee, I am here again, thanks for the visit to my site. hope all is well.

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  10. i love your thoughts. very well said, naqvee.

    i hate vanity and fake things. the ideal is to look nice, but don't over do it.

    happy week,
    big hugs to you!

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