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Facekini

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Mirror, Mirror on the wall... Whose the fairest of them all?

I recently read a blog post by the beautydoc365 on her blog "The Jade Lotus" titled "Why are Asians obsessed with fairness? The Snow-White complex vs. Tanorexia". You can read about it here : http://thejadelotusbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/12/why-are-asians-obsessed-with-fairness.html

Then I stumbled across the "Facekini". This is the latest craze to hit China as swimmers and beach-goers try to avoid getting a tan. The facekini mask completely covers the swimmer's face only leaving the eyes, nose and mouth exposed. 

It reminded me a lot of the "balaclava" in terms of the look and design.








According to NBC news, "The styles and colours of the masks suggest a huge happy beach party attended by some lesser supreheroes, Mexican wrestlers and perhaps a few bank robbers is underway. In fact, government officials have become concerned that the masks could be used to rob banks, according to a …