The new Barbie look............Are ya in to it?

@celticeagle (115084)
Boise, Idaho
December 5, 2009 4:33pm CST
I keep seeing commercials for beauty cream that have these young women in them that I wouldn't say are actually beautiful. They have no wrinkles or what I call 'character lines'. What is up with that? No lines on the forehead, no crows feet, no dimples. What is going on? They look like Barbie dolls or robots of some kind. I just think it sort of creepy not to have ANY wrinkles what so ever. I can see no having as many and maybe not so pronounced but none-?? What are your thoughts? Is it just that I am getting old? Is this the new wave? Are we older women going to stand for it without having something to say? Do I just need to quit watching these rediculous commercials? What do you think?
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• United States
6 Dec 09
Well I think for that certain commercial they are not suppose to have wrinkles because they are trying to sell that product. I am not into that barbie doll look at all. I don't like how they pertray this to the young girls in the way that it makes them feel that is how they have to look and it is not. I think it is crazy how the young girls look, they are 14 and 15 and look like they are in there mid 20's as where here I am only 27 and look closer to being in my fourties LOL...
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec 09
I think they look crazy too. Like robots or dolls or something. I think a few non-pronounced wrinkles here and there adds character to a person and individuality. No wrinkles makes people look alike to me.
• United States
7 Dec 09
Very well said...I feel the same here
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Dec 09
And I don't understand why people want to look like everyone else. I try to go just the opposite direction of that.
• United States
6 Dec 09
Women are not dolls, and none of us are Barbie. I grew up with Barbie dolls, I still have a few, but I would never want to be a Barbie, I could never work that hard to be that beautiful 24/7. Then again, imagine if all women looked like Barbie. What kind of world would that be like? Women would be objects, and who wants that? Not all women can look like Barbie.
@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
6 Dec 09
Nobody can look like barbie. Barbie's proportions are unrealistic and a woman who was normal sized with those distinct proportions wouldn't be able to move lol. I had Barbie dolls too when I was a girl, and my daughter has a few Barbie dolls. She knows that nobody looks like Barbie because it's a DOLL lol. Dolls are not real people.
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• United States
6 Dec 09
True, women are not dolls.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec 09
True, women are not dolls and they shouldn't look like one. I think afew non-pronounced wrinkles here and there adds character and individuality. Where absence of them makes a person look like a doll!!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Dec 09
If you think about it..we are programmed from childhood to feel that way about the "barbie doll" look. I have always been aggravated with the standards that magazines and television have put on beauty. I have never thought it was healthy. One of my girls has auburn hair and the other dark. I have always bought them dolls that have the same color hair as they do. Sometimes with the same features as they have. In a way these dolls are role models. I think that by giving them all blond hair blue eyed dolls..they grow to think that that is beauty versus the beauty that they have. I am weird I guess but I think that it really causes women to have very low self esteems because they can't weigh 90 pounds and be wrinkle free forever because that's what they have been told is beautiful.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Dec 09
No, you aren't weird. I think men see it and pick up on it too. Big time!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Dec 09
Your right that boys pick up on the "programming" too. Thanks for the best response.
@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
6 Dec 09
Oh I would totally love to have NO wrinkles at all. I am starting to get them on my forehead and I will probably eventually figure out something to do about it as long as it is not invasive. I have no crow's feet either and I really don't want any. I try to take care of myself, work out, drink enough water, and use lotion and sunscreen. I don't personally want to go the route of botox or plastic surgery though, so I would prefer to find natural non invasive methods that actually WORK. I do not really feel like I'm getting old, and I won't LOOK like it either even as time passes. I think people can look young as long as they wish and it isn't an issue.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Dec 09
The trick is to rub upwards on your forehead whenever you put lotion or cream on your face(after blotting dry after a shower is the best time.) All across your forehead. Up! Up! Up! Easy.
• Philippines
6 Dec 09
it is all part of marketing strategy.they remove character lines to attract potential clients.it is their way of showing how "effective" their products are.I am a fan of beauty products.I don't really believe in commercials.the biggest endorser is me,and I believe in my skin's reactions in a product.if it the product is ineffective to me,no matter who will endorse it,I will not buy it.
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
11 Dec 09
Just dropping in to say Hi. I'm WAY behind on my friends posts. Sorry for the generic comment. Happy Holidays!!!
@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Dec 09
Blah, Blah, Blah!!
@camomom (7537)
• United States
14 Jan 10
And Bubbly Boo!
• United States
6 Dec 09
No laugh lines on a woman, then she must be miserable to be around. No crows feet, then she's to green to know anything. No dimples, then she's never smiled and been told about how cute they are. I don't want a Barbie Doll, I don't want a Pamela Anderson doll, a real woman knows how to mix it up and still look good. I don't live my life from a magazine, neither should a woman.
@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
6 Dec 09
I am definitely not miserable - I laugh all the time. That doesn't mean that I want LINES from laughing! I definitely don't want to look plastic but at the same time I don't want to be wrinkled and gray, it is important to me to LOOK the way I FEEL.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec 09
And it really doesn't take much to keep you skin supple anyway. Massaging in cream the right direction. I wrote an article about it. Really quite easily done.