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Beauty comes at a price? [Mar. 4th, 2005|06:11 pm]
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In the beauty industry an olive shade of powder is known as Rachel. The shade was named after a French tragic actress who was famous for her natural facial color. Sadly, her unique skin tone resulted from tuberculosis, which killed her in 1858 at the age of thirty-seven.
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[User Picture]From: santiagodr_j
2005-03-04 04:25 pm (UTC)
Creepy, who wants to look like they have TB anyway?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-04 04:28 pm (UTC)
Well, it sounds like the color itself was pretty.. probably one of the few appealing things about tuberculosis. I imagine though if it were not appealing, people that would want to look like they had it would be those playing characters with it in film, tv, or theatre..

Besides, don't you get super thin with tb?

Isn't that what the world's all about these days? I mean look at the Academy Awards.
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[User Picture]From: santiagodr_j
2005-03-04 04:30 pm (UTC)
I must be thinking of Olive Green.

Back in 1856 thin wasn't really considered beautiful
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-04 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely. But it is now. I guess there's kind of that olive brown color that especially if she was a European actress probably wasn't too prevalent.
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[User Picture]From: santiagodr_j
2005-03-04 04:34 pm (UTC)
*laughs* My whole damn family is that dark 'olive' color, I don't really consider it that attractive
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-04 05:01 pm (UTC)
But that's because your whole family is that color. If you were ghost white like I am, you'd probably think it was beautiful. It's all about familiarity and exoticness.
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From: kiwioverture
2005-03-04 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'm pasty as a white-frosted pastry, and I'm attracted to women who are the same.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-04 05:37 pm (UTC)
Well, then I suppose it's more to do with the individual person.

And hey, want my number?

jk. ;)
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[User Picture]From: santiagodr_j
2005-03-04 10:16 pm (UTC)
I suppose so, I like white girls, heh.
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[User Picture]From: findingmelmo
2005-03-05 12:25 pm (UTC)
White skin is fragile looking, and very, very beautiful in my opinion. Much better than that orangish color you get from tanning booths. I am proud of my porcelain skin.
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[User Picture]From: bloody_kisser
2005-03-04 04:40 pm (UTC)
I hate that... I hate feeling imperfect, and like I have to be thin. I hate feeling ugly. >.<

Pencil stick figures really are NOT that atractive...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-04 05:06 pm (UTC)
It's sad that people who aren't pencil thin have to feel bad about themselves. Some people are normally pencil thin, and others normally a lot larger, and unfortunately the media doesn't accept this. So many kids, and adults have eating disorders all over because of this. It's very, very sad.
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From: m_buggie
2005-03-04 07:44 pm (UTC)
One of these days I'm going to have someone sky-write, "SKINNY DOES NOT EQUAL BEAUTIFUL!" in huge letters all across the horizon. It grieves me that some people refuse to believe that appearance isn't everything. And I know alot of women who would actually look more attractive if they went out and ate a sandwich or something.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-04 08:03 pm (UTC)
Seriously. Soooo many women. And men too. Oh well. Welcome to America, or at the least Americamindset.
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[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2005-03-05 12:22 pm (UTC)
Nah... that's pretty universal.
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