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    Hi ladies, i've noticed that the Singapore media has an influx of advertisements with messages on bust enhancements, slimming and hair treatments in the print media such as magazines and newpapers. Do you think these frequent advertisements has manipulated us consumers to buy try the service against our better judgement?

  • #2
    LOL
    I used to remark to SO that the slimming and bust enhancement ads are usually side-by-side coz once you lose weight, your boobs shrink a bit too!

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    • #3
      hi ladies,

      never ever believe with all these... because its just a gimmick... well lets just said i've been like a naive customer before and all these so called slimming course doesn't work.

      Same goes for a number of my friends which has sign up with

      ie: Marie France, Theresa Beauty, Expressions, Jean Yip, Mary Chia... unless you have loads of money to stay in the salon all day long for at least 6 weeks and above of course it works because what they'll do is to control your diet and ultimately this works better if you do exercise and control your food intake much better than going to those salons.....

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      • #4
        i think it is a case of "u have it, so i must have it too!"

        advertisements definately play a part in "manipulating" our minds in search for a slimmer body and nicer boobs....

        it also got to do with the culture as well!

        the typical asian concept of beauty is bigger boobs and slimmer body, i guess? :bore:

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        • #5
          we all know advertisements have to look good to entice us to have a try. i absolutely hate ads which give "special" discounts or promotions and then inflate the price by 200% when you go for the first time trial. nowadays, i just ignore these ads no matter how look they good. had a terrible experience at mary chia and swore never to go back again.

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          • #6
            michannat share with us your experience?

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            • #7
              I think slimming ads are downright rude and should be banned for crying out loud. It's ridiculous. Sure, if someone feels that they should be slimmer for the sake of health and beauty, go ahead, but don't be manipulated into thinking that appearances are everything. Or that one should be slim simply due to peer pressure. I'd like to be a 5'10" model with C cup boobs and killer legs, but it ain't happening, and I certainly don't appreciate the media pointing out every single thing that doesn't fit with with the image of the "ideal" woman. Only 5% of women actually look like models you see on magazine covers, and that's airbrushed. Most models don't even look good in real life. Who wants to be all skin and bone. It's not healthy. With the falling fertility rate, it's not going to bring the population up by encouraging women to lose so much weight they can't even menstruate. Getting women to denigrate themselves on national tv is a new low. I especially dislike the ad where the lady said her husband felt like he was taking a walk with an elephant. Lose the guy! At least she can lose at least 100 lbs without any effort. Having babies is part of our genetic makeup. As for getting fat after, it all depends on the aftercare. One should be more concerned with one's health than how other people look at the surface.

              If slimming pills actually were healthy, doctors would have no qualms about prescribing them and obesity would not have become a world wide epidemic. We'd all be able to pop a pill and become fit. No need for exercise and sensible diets. And if bust enhancements really worked, women wouldn't be getting boob jobs all over the world.

              Off virtual soapbox.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Aphrael
                If slimming pills actually were healthy, doctors would have no qualms about prescribing them and obesity would not have become a world wide epidemic. We'd all be able to pop a pill and become fit. No need for exercise and sensible diets. And if bust enhancements really worked, women wouldn't be getting boob jobs all over the world.

                Off virtual soapbox.
                haha so true... but dont you think we actually dont need all these but the advertisements actually made us believe that we do?

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                • #9
                  Those ads remind me of soft-porn.....and I think those women that are shown baring half of their breasts to the whole country have no shame nor intelligence. Fancy saying that their new breasts changed their lives and improved their social life...confidence etc...I mean, that's so bimbotic. Why would I want to base my self-worth on two blobs of fat?!

                  Oh well...plus if it was so successful, they wouldn't even need to advertise so much, so I think the advertising works against them. It probably preys on women with severely low-esteem, giving the wrong message that beauty=confidence and beauty=self-worth. To me,that's just playing into the hands of lusty men...

                  Sorry if i sound too judgmental, but I just loathe those ads..

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pixash
                    Those ads remind me of soft-porn.....and I think those women that are shown baring half of their breasts to the whole country have no shame nor intelligence.
                    sadly the world is realistic, the big boobs are nice and thin pple are pretty and beautiful

                    judgemental? yes, but that is reality

                    p/s: i dont think having big boobs is shameless or there is no intelligence in that person....

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                    • #11
                      hi lele, it's actually a pretty long story. this is the gist of it.

                      went to the tampines branch and decided on to try the trial treatment. spent nearly 2 hours there on various machines. was weighed before and after treatment. the ads guaranteed some form of weight loss after one treatment. after the treatment, i felt really dizzy and asked for a glass of water. i was weighed after drinking the water and there was no weight loss indicated. told her that i had no trust in her treatment coz it's so bloody obvious that all i lost was water. i was pressured to sign up for a course of treatments which i declined on the spot. but the girl was so pushy, i actually paid a deposit of $50 just to get out of the place. i feel so silly now that i'm recounting my experience. of course, they kept calling me non-stop for a few months.

                      if you can afford to go to a slimming centre, you might be able to see results. but to me, it's mostly hogwash and not many girls can keep up with the payments, which usually runs into a few grand. sign up the gym instead. it's cheaper and you won't be losing just water. :roll:

                      don't get suckered in by all these glossy ads. it might prove to be an expensive mistake.

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                      • #12
                        No i didnt mean to sound as if Im saying big boobs are shameless or unintelligent..im just saying that going to such a length to get bigger boobs and then flaunt it to the world while saying that big boobs have made them more attractive to all men and stuff.. thats kinda shallow.

                        And I dont hold it against women who have plastic surgery to enlarge their boobs..cos thats their own body. But it's just when they proclaim on the ads that it has made them more alluring to men and all....it's rather downgrading. Whereas its different for women who enlarge them just for themselves, and not for men... it's like they're living just to please men...sorry if i sound offensive.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Aphrael
                          I especially dislike the ad where the lady said her husband felt like he was taking a walk with an elephant. Lose the guy!
                          That advert was terrible! But I was describing to hubby and he replied, "no honey you don't look like an elephant... still human looking." He said he was joking...

                          His take on these skimpy-clad/ bosom-bearing ads are they are directed at MEN. So that the men will be willing to pay when their wives (in pre-wedding or post-pregnancy anxiety)/ gfs pressure them...

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                          • #14
                            i think there's stricter regulation of such ads now. they can't advertise as freely as they used to.

                            talking abt 'consultations', i've got frens who experienced near-threats and being 'locked-up' in a room. the feeling is like....if you dun sign on the package, they'll never let you out. almost like criminal interrogation. dun wanna own up (sign on) right? we'll lock up and torture you mentally till you agree. luckily, they're from sales industry, so they knew the tactics and got out of the situation. still they felt 'threatened'. imagine other girls. :roll:

                            some with weaker will fall easily to the consultants' glib tongue. in order to get sales, they'll promise anything. once you sign on the dotted line, sometimes it's a different set of story.

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                            • #15
                              Wow sounds bad.

                              Never partake in any of these so call slimming places.

                              Only time i did was to go for a trial spa/wrap/massage session.

                              They weren't too pushy, but if they gonna get nasty, i *** be nice either! .

                              Complete waste of time to talk to them, i rather be at home in front of Discovery channel!!

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