Blood and Beauty

My latest guilty pleasure is a little television show called True Blood. I’m sure you’ve heard of it…it’s a sinful HBO series about the relationships between humans, vampires, and other fanciful creatures. I didn’t even get into it until last year (I was one of the late comers) but I had always heard people talking about it! One day I decided to get the first season on dvd….I was hooked! Talk about a juicy soap opera! And when I say juicy, I mean it literally….this show is bloody! Are you a “Trubie” (this is what they call fans of the show) too? Be sure to check out the video clip below!

A Dark Brew

Countess Bathory preferred a different sort of bath....

Speaking of blood, did you know ages ago, blood was used as a beauty tool? Yes, as gross as that may sound, for one particular person of history, Elizabeth Báthory, blood was a key component of her anti-aging routine! Seems crazy, right? Well, not to her. She was a countess who lived in the late 1500s and early 1600s and was one of history’s first serial killers! She is accused to have killed over 600 young women and girls. Why would she (or anyone, for that matter) do such heinous things? Rumor has it she bathed in the [virgin] blood of her victims, believing it provided magical healing qualities and eternal youth. As you can see, the obsession with staying young started early in history. It’s still debated whether or not this story is actually true. This leads to the question….at what cost, beauty?

What sort of lengths would you go to for eternal youth?  Do you have lines you simply would not cross? Want to hear even more about the vampiric countess? Click here to go to Trutv for more!

Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • Swathy

    Hey Robin

    I am a great great fan of True Blood. Completely hooked to it. Glad that you also joined the fans list. Hopefully you have seen the complete two seasons of True Blood before starting with third.
    Btw, was this countess episode that was remarked by Talbot when Russell had brought Bill to their castle after kidnapping him. I did not get the complete sequence then. This is actually one of the craziest things I have heard. But, ya, people have really gone to many lengths to stay young and this craze is nothing new.
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  • Robin Adler

    Hi Swathy,

    Yes, I did watch seasons 1 and 2 before starting season 3 this summer. There was no Countess episode…I was just relating the blood thing to True no, you didn’t miss anything! LOL


  • Annie

    wow, that is creepy and definitely extreme!! I would do many things, but I definitely draw the line at blood.
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  • Leslie @ crunchybetty

    I am a hardcore Truebie! This season is better than ever, IMO. But I must confess, blood’s one thing I won’t be putting on my face any time soon. No matter how well it worked for Ms. Bathory!

    Now it’s time to catch up on the last two TB episodes. How could I have ever been too busy to watch for two weeks?

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  • Dr. Renee Lea-Currie

    Interesting historical note on the countess today. It seems there is NO end to the lengths people will take for looking good , EXCEPT eating quality food.
    I just read a survey in which US consumers are more interested in beauty via a quick cosmetic fix rather than edible beauty regimens-unlike France and Asia.