Aug 30, 2016

Spring Has Nearly Sprung. 'Bad Moms'.

And just like that, we’ve had our last day of winter.  Can you believe it?  Spring has nearly sprung.



Spring excitement was everywhere around me today.  Or maybe it was that infectious enthusiasm of mine making it look that way.



Artichokes artfully arranged.



Elegant eggplants.



Cheap children’s Croc-offs.

Doesn’t the change of season put that bounce in your step as well as give you an inexplicable urge to alliterate?



I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing my address written in French on a parcel..... 


Especially when it's a parcel full of beautiful things from the marvellous Mai Tai.


All will be revealed in later posts...



And I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of unwrapping new makeup that’s guaranteed to make me not look tired (providing the lighting and phone camera filters are just so...).


I'm looking forward to giving these Photoshop in a tube miracle workers from Hourglass a go tomorrow.  I love the fact that the tinted moisturiser is called Illusion.  No beating around the bush there.  I just hope it lives up to its name and gives me what it so boldly promises.



Aunty duty went very smoothly this morning.  My nephew slept like a (textbook) baby while I sipped at a mug of super strong tea and comfort read some Tori Spelling circa the early days of trying to fit it all in with four children while life keeps giving you curve balls that make it challenging to live in the manner you were born into.

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If you struggle whilst attempting to fit it all in as you get hit by life's curve balls, may I suggest watching Bad Moms sometime soon?  I had the pleasure of taking a few hours out of the busyness of today to catch an afternoon session with a good friend who also happens to be a wise and inspiring mum.

'Bad Moms' is a lot of raucous, gross out fun but the film and its characters make many valid points about being a mother in this current age.  The relentless pressure we and the women around us seem to place on mothers.  This vision of mothers being perfect and conforming perfectly to whatever 'tribe' it is that they align themselves to.  That tension that sometimes arise between those who work outside the home and those who do not.  The observation that often when there are many of us at very close quarters to each other, competition and pettiness triumph over solidarity within the sisterhood.

Have you seen 'Bad Moms'?  Did you enjoy it?  Did the end credits make you tear up just a little?


10 comments:

  1. I loved Bad Moms, why as Women are we so nasty to each other? I never understand it, it's just not in my nature.

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    1. So complicated and I agree, hard to understand when you see it happen.... Us humans are complicated.

      SSG xxx

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  2. I haven't seen bad moms but I'm lad you enjoyed it! With the boys being unwell I don't see me getting out to the movies any time soon so I might have to catch it on netflix!

    It was nice and light this evening - a sign spring is on its way :)

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    1. Hope the household is on the mend! 'Bad Moms' would be great on Netflix too!

      SSG xxx

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  3. I haven't seen bad moms yet but I do use illusion. I like - good staying powder and just enough glow to fake some youth. Because I can never resist trying new things makeup and skincare wise I've also recently discovered bourjois foundations - made by the same company as Chanel. Super light (weightless!) and a bargain when Priceline have a sale (no spf though). Love the sisterhood but can never understand when one wants to get all competitive and mean girl.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up, Emma! Glad that you're loving Illusion. It's two thumbs up for it from me too!

      SSG xxx

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  4. I'm sooooo happy about spring!!

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    1. I'm so happy I thought spring started a day earlier than it actually will be...

      SSG xxx

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  5. Would love to hear how you're going with the Hourglass stuff.

    Mary

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  6. them new make up feels! love it!

    i haven't watched it but I am planning to haul my waddling self to the cinemas with some of the mummies i know or on my own.

    I agree about the pressure that is put on new mothers, at this day and age. Sometimes it takes away what's important and replaces it with the "unnecessary".

    Great post hun xx

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