I have been seeing the sales pitch from someone via Facebook for YEARS. One of those "I-have-replaced-my-income-and-I-am-supermom-and-by-the-way, my-husband-is-a-pastor, so-nevermind-that-i-am-selling-totally-vain-first-world-items, I-am-so-blessed-to-be-part-of-such-an-AH-MAZ-ING-company-that-empowers-women-so-join-my-team!!!!!!!!!!!!
#whatijustsaid #messageme". Honestly, I have no problem being sold something from someone who proclaims to be either vain or deeply religious, but I cannot tolerate both at the same time. They. Are.
Incongruous. Wolf-in-sheep's-clothing kind of thing. And when you tap into both for your marketing (which by definition is who you pretend to be on Facebook), it's just beyond sick. And don't even think about telling me that there is scripture to back this up.
Because there isn't. And the fact that you're fleecing your flock is just unconscionable. #Iknowatheistswithbetterethics I had seen all of the before and after posts (that she makes once a week) and had always easily recognized that the lighting/exposure and (usually) facial expressions, maybe angles, were significantly different. Yes, there may have been an increase in hydration, but so will laying off the soda or alcohol and switching to the prescribed gallon of water a day, or even just putting on dimestore moisturizer immediately after you shower.
But today... today, on this week's #transformationtuesday I saw a 38-year-old "before" picture beside a 43-year-old "after" picture. Very pretty woman, of Asian or native american descent, with the subsequent genetics already on her side and beautiful regardless of her age or wrinkles. The marketing was, "5 years older, but look 5 years younger" thing.
Made up in the after picture with a "no-makeup-makeup" look. But the clincher was that, as I happened to shift my position to accommodate the cat that was sitting behind me, lo and behold, THE SHADOWS AND PIXELLATION FROM MICROSOFT PICTURE GALLERY EDITING SHOWED UP ON THE "AFTER" PICTURE. I know this because I've tried it on pictures of myself. Above her right eye, across her forehead, on what would have been the crow's feet on her left eye and beneath her jaw on her left.
Also, her forehead is noticeably longer, despite the filled-in, over-arched brows, which tells me that the ponytail is waaaay tighter than it looks. So I scrolled back to change the angle & look more critically at previous posts and MORE. ARE. LIKE.
THAT. THAN. NOT. Honestly, I thought it was bad enough that these "entrepreneurs" relentlessly tapped into their "friends" for sales or "business partners", but these outright LIES, compounded by their ingredients (hydroquinone, anyone?) pushed me to the edge.
It makes me furious to see a company and its representatives lie, but in the case of this woman (and so many more of her kind via a quick internet search), it is shameful that anyone, especially a person who calls herself a woman of faith, would dare participate in this marketing strategy. #wouldjesusselllashboost?
Product or Service Mentioned: Rodan And Fields Sales Representative.
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