Thursday, June 11, 2009

if you'll buy that...


Above: a magazine ad for Nivea My Silhouette.
Really? Women still think using a cream will make them thinner? Kind of makes Green Girl want to open up shop and start selling snake oil tonic--dreams in a bottle. The female equivalent of Hair Club for Men perhaps...
What's the strangest cure-all you've come across lately, Reader?

23 comments:

  1. Really?! I think this is the strangest cure-all I've come across lately! LOL! BTW - I came over from Nan's blog. Congrats on the award! enJOY your day!

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  2. Strangest - that eating less and exercising will cause me to lose weight.

    Oh, wait a minute. Nevermind.

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  3. Why don't they have these lotions and creams for the Y-chromies??

    How about a daily-use moisturizer that's 'guaranteed' to make you more compassionate and kind?

    B!tch-b-gone personal spray for that time of the month?

    As if FATNESS is the attribute we ladies should all be most concerned about. pfft.

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  4. oh. oh oh oh oh i hate those creams and the ads for them. why can't we give it up? why do i think the cream will work when i am sitting on my ass not exercising and drinking sugary drinks and eating junk food non-stop? why?

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  5. Oh, if only. That would be a lot easier than passing on the cupcakes or getting out for a jog. Of course, that's why that kind of stuff still sells.

    -Abby

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  6. What is sad is that I know a few women who use that type of product and they are all under 30!

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  7. Dude, I wanted to throw my bottle of Jergens firming self-tanner at the screen when that commercial came on.

    (Hey, want to grab lunch some time??)

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  8. PS: don't hate me, but I tagged you for a meme.

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  9. So then should I not tell you that I just bought some Target-brand skin-firming lotion this weekend? I use it more to improve my skin's elasticity than think it will actually make me thinner. :)

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  10. I love that people believe this stuff is gonna get rid of cellulite. I hate to say it but...

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  11. And to think I hated my thighs in my 20s. And in my 30s. I'd KILL for them in my *gulp* late 40s.

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  12. I am always amazed by the claims made in magazine ads. This item will make you thinner/curvier/less hairy/more hairy/prettier/richer. *snort* Ridiculous.

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  13. I think the face lifting and firming cream is funny. What is in it anyway, carpenters glue?

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  14. Trying to think of a good one but the only one I can come up with is not that strange--have you heard about all the stuff green tea is supposed to do for you? I try to drink it but it always makes me feel so nauseous, maybe i am allergic to weight loss!

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  15. That Acai berry thing is a total crock. I won't go into how I know this for a fact.

    You know what I wish every woman knew? That a smile will take off ten pounds and ten years.

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  16. How about the cream that if you use it on your legs, you won't have to shave as often? I know three people who used it, (Jergens product, I think, can't recall the name) and not one of them noticed a difference and one kept it up until the large bottle was gone~

    I loved Amy's comment: smile away!

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  17. Do people really believe that Garnier rollerball thingy will smooth wrinkles?

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  18. I did hear once that strong coffee painted on to thighs supposedly worked!

    But stuff the cellulite...just eat chocolate!

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  19. Sesame Oil... apparently it is a Magic Potion. I am kinda buying the hype though.

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  20. It was on-line, on a sidebar. A cure for cellulite and I need that one. If only it would work. The problem is I just need to work more - running, walking, whatever. I can't expect some cream to do it for me unless it's so hot on my chubby thighs that I start running around the house or something.

    :)

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  21. I don't really understand the whole vitamin water/energy drink craze. They cost a fortune and taste awful to me.
    I do wish the creams worked! If only it were that easy...

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  22. Perhaps the magic potions and lotions are really just a plot to get women to read beauty mags and blogs that claim to tell the Truth about which magical cure-all will attract the Super Model Fairy?

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  23. This isn't really strange...but I use baking soda for EVERYTHING! To wash my face, brush my teeth, soak my feet, clean my sink.

    I love that stuff! And cheap? Oh Land's sakes, yes.

    (Am I lame?)

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Spill it, reader.