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Is that why I'm so pale? [Sep. 14th, 2005|07:43 pm]
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In the 1700s, European women achieved a pale complexion by eating "Arsenic Complexion Wafers" actually made with the poison.
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2005-09-14 05:43 pm (UTC)
yes and it killed many of them
they also used lead in their power
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-14 06:40 pm (UTC)
So good to be a woman back then.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-14 06:41 pm (UTC)
Awww. :) I'm pale enough, I think I'd be translucent if I ate one of those.. you know, and survived. ;)
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From: kiwioverture
2005-09-14 05:52 pm (UTC)

morbid

The only thing sexier than someone who is as pale as a corpse is someone who is a corpse.
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[User Picture]From: dominatrixcat
2005-09-14 05:59 pm (UTC)
yummy!!! i love arsenic!!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-14 06:42 pm (UTC)
Really? I've never tried it.. to my knowledge. LOL
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From: nyguen9
2005-09-14 06:22 pm (UTC)
I thought they bathed in milk? Must have my skin myths mixed up.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-14 06:43 pm (UTC)
They did that too, I'm pretty sure. ;)

But I imagine the arsenic wafers were more readily available and easier to do.
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[User Picture]From: imperfect
2005-09-14 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thats messed up
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-14 06:44 pm (UTC)
A little, yeah. :)
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[User Picture]From: phobia2001
2005-09-14 07:45 pm (UTC)
yum. Tasty. A little arsenic never hurt anyone. Y'know, 'cept killing 'em. XP

As = 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 2p6 4s2 3d10 4p3. Element 33.

Sorry. Chem test tomorrow :p.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-14 07:46 pm (UTC)
It's okay! Glad to be current for ya. ;)

And yeah, a little arsenic you'll have to eat for a long time to kill ya, as I understand it. ;)
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[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2005-09-14 07:56 pm (UTC)
It seems just as bad as white people sunbathing to get a tan, the sun causes cancer. P.S. I HATE when white girls have a major tan, it looks sooo gross, why can't people just be happy with their skin color?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-14 08:04 pm (UTC)
I agree. I hope that people get over that tanning fix. People should stick with their natural complexion I feel. Much more attractive. :)
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[User Picture]From: dawrightvariety
2005-09-14 09:12 pm (UTC)
did you know arsenic is also used in some anti-aging products?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-14 09:51 pm (UTC)
Currently?
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[User Picture]From: dragoon_meru
2005-09-15 06:14 am (UTC)
lolx100 thats awasome!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-15 07:21 pm (UTC)
:)
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From: m_buggie
2005-09-15 09:51 am (UTC)
They also used to bleed themselves with specially made piercing devices to maintain that fashionable pallor. That which is done in the name of beauty all too often disgusts and appalls me, today included.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-15 07:22 pm (UTC)
What a world, huh?
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-09-15 12:24 pm (UTC)
HA! fuck man! arsenic, lead and corsets, cant be too healthy
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-15 07:24 pm (UTC)
Women died a lot earlier back then. For a NUMBER of reasons.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-11-30 04:37 pm (UTC)

I'm pale!!! AAAHHH!!! :( :(

I'm scared :( :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-01 08:00 am (UTC)

Re: I'm pale!!! AAAHHH!!! :( :(

Has someone been feeding you arsenic?
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