Oh Wendy - this just resonated far too much for its own good:
"I also confess to purchasing some SK-II skin care in a vain bid to look a bit Cate Blanchett-ish. I imagined myself fluorescing from within, like Galadriel, Queen of the Elves… sadly I still look more like Frodo."
Sensible discussion of this whole topic aside, thanks for the Monday morning giggles! - Bec
You are very welcome! And hope you are feeling better soon. xx - Wendy Harmer
I get a good laugh out of the Jane Fonda/Loreal combination. They photograph Jane from a *cough* respectful distance while she tells us how comfortable she feels in her skin. At least she doesn't actually have the nerve to say "I use Loreal"! - vanessay
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Gracie123 and Tracey you have both helped me SO much. THANK YOU. I saved the link to this article a few weeks ago and I'm only just catching up! My daughter has just been diagnosed, after so many exhausting medical appointments and years of sleep deprivation, and to read what you have written warms my heart. My 8 year old bright, funny, clever daughter has fairly mild ADHD and dyslexia and as a single mum I've really been struggling with what to do and how to help her. Now I feel like you have let the sunshine back into my life. I'm lying in bed, off work with the flu, with tears streaming down my face. Thank you for taking the time and the effort to share your stories and the reading list. I'm really struggling with my decision not to medicate her (for the time being) so I can't wait to get hold of some well written books on the subject. You women are amazing. Sending you big hugs of gratitude. Thank you also to Wendy Harmer for your beautiful Hoopla, filled with intelligent articles - Loopy
The Swisse vitamin ads with Nicole Kidman cavorting like a sixteen year old are plain embarrassing. I say this as a woman of 52 whose hair is too long for my age ... she looks like an idiot, totally age inappropriate, awkward and ridiculous.
Why would anyone buy a product just because a 'celebrity' endorses it, anyway? What the feck does Nicole know about the chemical composition and nutricitional benefits of vitamin tablets? - Gee
Yes! I can totally relate to SK-II purchase, in the desire for luminous skin, like Cate. I still think its a good product though, although a tad expensive, and totally beyond my budget now. I think Beyonce promoting a sugary drink is in conflict with her 'Move your body' campaign, and sends out really mixed messages. Oh well, I guess the millions offered, spoke louder than principles. - Deborah
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