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'Face-kinis' craze hits China beaches this summer

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posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 12:58 AM
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'Face-kinis' craze hits China beaches this summer


www.globalpost.com

No, they are not bank robbers, super heroes or Mexican wrestlers. Nor are they protesters showing their support for the balaclava-wearing Pussy Riot band in Russia.

Underneath these bright-colored ski masks are middle-aged Chinese woman braving public ridicule in order to protect their pallid skin from damaging rays at the beach, NPR reported.
(visit the link for the full news article)









Enjoy!

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posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 12:58 AM
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Role up Role up, Get you face-Kinis here!

OMG, this is for real. Despite looking like a beach full of burns victims this is this summers latest craze. Out with the nice brimmed hat, in with the face kini!

Now, I know no self respecting beach bunny likes to head to the shore without at least nice looking swimwear, but this is taking the P*?

I don't think it's gonna catch on in Aus.................but then again..............?

www.globalpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 01:20 AM
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I hear it's because the current fashion trend in China goes towards the 'pale skin' variety.

I can respect that...but this looks outright creepy.

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posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 01:39 AM
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One way to control over population is.....

Wait for it....

Face-kinis!



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 01:50 AM
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Didn`t someone open a thread on this like two days ago ?

Look`s like Pussy Riot on tour.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 01:53 AM
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Ya well it's really back woodsy out there. Apparently they still haven't been introduced to Hawaiian Tropics sun screen.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 01:55 AM
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Originally posted by SpaceCadet69
Didn`t someone open a thread on this like two days ago ?

Look`s like Pussy Riot on tour.


More like SlipKnot
If these people don't want a tan then why go to the beach?



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 02:03 AM
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It looks like some kind of S&M thing...all it's missing is a ball gag and a cattle prod.

Not that I would know.


Seriously though, that looks a wee bit creepy! I wonder if they will allow them to wear those to the mall, banks, etc.?



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 02:05 AM
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They might wear them to hide their faces because they are embarassed they have to wear those GIANT water wings to swim.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 02:10 AM
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you might be on to something, because without sunlight. VItamin D deficiency is only a matter of time, so unless their food contains enough, which is unlikely, degenerative disease rates will skyrocket.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 02:17 AM
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omg the poster and I have the same kind of mind I saw this article and could not stop laughing and my first thought was posting it here as a caption contest. But my wife just had the baby and i didn't have the time.

i love your look its counter strike meets baywatch lol wife added this

And they say terrorism isn't catching on

Omg George Bush predicted this and it came true the world really is ending

Anybody wonder why they cut the eye holes so big? I know its insensitive but hey come on

i will think of more







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posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 02:38 AM
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These would help hide from the face reading NSA programs.
Where can I get a green lizard skin print face-kinis?



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 04:15 AM
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Looks like something that would go over well in Muslim nations.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 06:37 AM
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They should really be wearing sunglasses; after a nice long afternoon at the beach they could end up looking like raccoons once the area around their eyes got enough sun. Heh, I'll bet they'll be wearing shades then!



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 06:50 AM
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The hispanic culture along the border here in the US is similar in intent. My mother in law gets mad at my wife because my wife will go out to get a little darker. To my mother in law, keeping your skin as pale as possible is an issue of vanity.

When you are hispanic, your skin will darken in the sun quickly. If you are a hispanic that works out in the fields, you will have this dark skin. Therefore, having lighter skin is a statement of labor class, culturally. If, as a woman, you have lighter skin....it means you don't have to work in the field chopping weeds from the rows of cotton.

Of course, i tell my wife I married a Mexican for that beautiful caramel colored skin...and she keeps laying out.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 08:14 AM
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My wife is Japanese, I tell her something quite similar. Colour is beautiful, imagine a world with no colour.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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*Blinks* And I thought I went through a whole heap of effort to stay pale. What happened to an old fashioned parasol or big floppy hat?.

I have to say though I am seriously creeped out by the little kid wearing one but I lost a baby nephew to horrific burns and the sight of a kiddie in a mask like that just brings it all back. He'd have been 19 now. Meh!



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
The hispanic culture along the border here in the US is similar in intent. My mother in law gets mad at my wife because my wife will go out to get a little darker. To my mother in law, keeping your skin as pale as possible is an issue of vanity.

When you are hispanic, your skin will darken in the sun quickly. If you are a hispanic that works out in the fields, you will have this dark skin. Therefore, having lighter skin is a statement of labor class, culturally. If, as a woman, you have lighter skin....it means you don't have to work in the field chopping weeds from the rows of cotton.

Of course, i tell my wife I married a Mexican for that beautiful caramel colored skin...and she keeps laying out.


It's funny how the most difficult traits to obtain and maintain are also the most valuable? And here I am with thirty pounds I gained quitting smoking waiting for the famine so I can be the pretty girl again.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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LUCHADORES!!!
I'd dress up in my favorite luchadore mask and challenge people to matches!



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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Bring out the "Gimps"



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