Thursday, 8 September 2011

Had to share this one

Welcome to September my lovelies.
I have so much to fill you in on... but first lemme share this link.

I have been following the story of Vybz Kartel and his changing complexion with interest...




now he has launched his own range of cosmetics...  Wow...

---"Vybz Kartel has previously explained that his use of skin lightener is purely for style – that he sees it as being no different from women straightening their hair – and in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine he made his feelings on the subject clear: "I have said in a statement that when everyone stops doing all of that shit, we can all live naturally ever after. But until then, fuck you all.""---- The Guardian, Sep 7, 2011

They don't look too bad... simple labelling, (very) interesting colours.. nice frosted glass aluminum top combo - not bad... 
picture credit: The Guardian

but I'm still not buying it. I'm happy in my own skin thanks - as mottled, or scarred, or pitted and pock-marked as it might be.  I will however continue to watch in interest, particularly to see whether this brand takes off -because if it does, it will definitely be telling us all something.

Full Article (once again) - The Guardian, Sep 7 2011
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5 comments:

Kreyola said...

I have been reading about his story with interest for a while now. I sadden by his decision to lighten his skin. He basically telling the world and his fan that being black is NOT beautiful. He states that he is doing this for style, but when does being lighter become a style? Is being a darker skin complexion not cool anymore? If so, I didn't receive a memo. I wish I can say people will not follow his foot step, but we all know that is a lie, especially with the Caribbean folks. I know I have one friend and she been bleaching her skins for years, and she refuse to stop, saying that being lighter is better. So now that he has his own skin line, I'm sure more people will be bleaching their skin now more than ever. There is a market for bleaching, and he going to profit from it.

Thandi said...

Wow.The way his skin has changed!I see it with many of my immigrant sistahs from up North (of the continent.) How sad.

anthia-ofo said...

Eeeek! He looks ill. Surely he's a walking AD for why no one should bleach. Sadly, he WILL have a following. Some years ago I was seeing a derm for severe hyper-pigmentation on my face and arms. They couldn't find the cause(after a skin biopsy) and eventually handed me a brown bottle containing some liquid to use. I was to keep it strictly refridgerated. Fortunately I asked the dr(just before I left his office) what would happen if this went on the surrounding skin. He told me it would be bleached and it was permanent. I came home and put the bottle in the bin. I still don't know what chemical that was,but Thank God I never touched it. My skin gradually came back to normal after 2-3yrs. No chemicals- just shea butter and aloe vera.

Nai said...

I dont wish to offend ( or maybe I do!)

But bruv looks like one of the lead stars from 'Zombies Dawn of the DEAD!!!

Like the relaxer ... eventually, we will find out the deadly results of such chemicals ...

Hindsight has always been and always will be a female dog ...

IMHO: The blacker the berry the sweeter the JUICE!

KristinaHH said...

I am late to this post but don't take on Kartel...he igrunt as tail.

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