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Posted: 02 July 2007 09:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Renquist - 03 July 2007 12:38 AM

Unless they specifically claim that their product, and their product alone, is responsible for the girl looking like that, there’s no false advertising.

Yes…that’s what I said.  Was I unclear?  Sometimes I have a problem with that. I apologize if I made it look like I was saying something else, but yes, that’s what I was saying.

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Posted: 03 July 2007 12:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Dily - 29 June 2007 10:09 PM

Hopefully, one day, all these stupid “makeover” and “plastic surgery shows” will fade off the air where they can’t bother me anymore.

You may not realize this, but you have the power to do this yourself. It’s called the “Channel Up” and “Channel Down” buttons. In extreme situations, the “Power” button will also suffice.

Yes, I know. I find myself using them a lot these days.

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Posted: 26 July 2007 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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From BBC News:

Watchdog raps Cruz mascara advert

A L’Oreal commercial featuring Penelope Cruz broke industry rules because the actress was wearing false eyelashes, the advertising watchdog has decreed. The advert for the firm’s ‘Telescopic’ mascara claimed the product could make eyelashes “up to 60 per cent longer”. According to the Advertising Standards Authority, however, the advert misled because it did not make clear Cruz was wearing some individual false lashes.

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The authority ruled that “in the absence of a disclaimer stating that Penelope Cruz was wearing some individual false lashes added to her natural lashes… the ads could mislead”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6915296.stm

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Posted: 26 July 2007 01:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Hrm, I wonder if that’s the ad I just saw. I don’t remember noticing if it was Cruz. I just remember turning to my husband and saying “those are fake eyelashes, that shouldn’t be allowed”

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Posted: 26 July 2007 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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MadCarlotta - 26 July 2007 05:01 PM

Hrm, I wonder if that’s the ad I just saw. I don’t remember noticing if it was Cruz. I just remember turning to my husband and saying “those are fake eyelashes, that shouldn’t be allowed”

Women can spot that.

I see it and all I say is “Huh. A chick’s eye.”

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Posted: 26 July 2007 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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MadCarlotta - 26 July 2007 05:01 PM

Hrm, I wonder if that’s the ad I just saw. I don’t remember noticing if it was Cruz. I just remember turning to my husband and saying “those are fake eyelashes, that shouldn’t be allowed”

There are SO many advertisements where I say: “Those are fake boobs, that shouldn’t be allowed”

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Posted: 26 July 2007 05:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Oh, I say that all the time too LOL

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Posted: 26 July 2007 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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[oldtimer]
In the old days women only used to fake their orgasm: now with the rise of plastic surgery, everything about many a woman has become fake…
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Posted: 26 July 2007 06:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I personally don’t find the doll look that attractive anyways. I prefer women who wear less makeup, and who don’t feel they always have to wear makeup to leave the house. I think it’s sad that the models themselves think it is ok to have all this done to them, then again, I suppose if they said no, someone else would just jump into their place. Fashion models are the worst, how are these people supposed to portray fashions for normal people to wear? They are freaky-looking stick women who look like they haven’t eaten in a few months. I’m sure there are some somewhere, but I’d love to see a fashion show where they show off clothes for all body types. Instead of a designed putting out a line of clothes all for the ultra-skinny, let’s have a show where they have different clothes for different bodies that all fit into the same collection.

I honestly don’t even know why they bother with real models at all any more for most magazines and ads. Probably just to have a “real-life” person they can send to hobnob with the public, but it seems to me it would be much cheaper to just buy the rights to any old picture and turn it into what they want.

This is another good video showing exagerated image manipulation. WARNING, NOT REALLY WORK SAFE (the site is fine, but the picture they are editing shows a large amount of the woman’s posterior). http://www.metacafe.com/watch/734962/adobe_photoshop_from_fat_woman_to_thin_woman/

I tend to avoid the Gucci/Chanel/Prada perfect makeup, wanna be a doll crowd. Maybe it’s just me…

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