40 Ways To Be Annoying

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  1. Scarlet Daisy

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    The new SW magazine has an article called "40 Ways To Gorgeous". Since I am locked into an ever-more-difficult struggle to be gorgeous (I'm 51), I read it eagerly. Did anyone else bother reading it?

    What a load of rubbish. I swear, nearly all the tips were obvious, and/or things I first read in "Jackie" magazine, when I was about twelve. I like number 24, which tells me I can "streamline" my "handbag beauty kit" (?) by leaving some things at home (or in another bag). Gosh, that is GENIUS.

    But the first tip is the weakest one of all: It explains that to wash your hair, you should soak it thoroughly in warm water, apply a teaspoon of shampoo, massage the shampoo in with your fingertips and rinse thoroughly.

    No sh*t Sherlock. This gem, they state, was provided by "Trichologist and international haircare expert Philip Kingsley".

    Way to go Philip...But if I wanted that level of advice, I'd be asking anyone I met, who was over the age of seven, NOT paying for a "Trichologist and international haircare expert" to tell me it in a magazine.

    Maybe I'm getting old and jaded, but I hate it when magazines include mindless articles of non-information, just to fill up space.

    /rant
     
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    I shall enjoy reading those pearls of wisdom!!

    I'm an avon lady and was amused recently that they bought out a 'foaming' shampoo-well excuse me dont they all do that ?!!
     
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    Hahahaha! I'm not sure...We should ask "Trichologist and international haircare expert Philip Kingsley". He'll know.
     
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    who'd thought we'd been doing wrong for all these years!! thank goodness for experts to show us the way!!
     
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    Oh, how about "apply lipstick with your finger for a fresh looking stain" - yep and one on the finger too!!!
     
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    Surely "Fresh looking stain" is an oxymoron too?
     
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    So it is!! I love oxymorons and I missed that one...!
     
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    Now come on...be reasonable. There might be women out there who have never washed their own hair. The queen, perhaps. Or some footballer's wife who's always gone to the salon to have her hair done and never washed her own hair.

    People like that might well appreciate being told how to wash their hair by a trichologist!

    ;)
     
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    oh good Lord. To be honest i've got me mag but just read the recipes and ignored the articles.

    I'd really love the chance to fill the pages of SW magazine with meaningful fluff... rather than teaching people to suck eggs (purse lips, raise egg to mouth, DO NOT BLOW!) HINT HINT!
     
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    Good point, but then are these people likely to be reading SW magazine when they have personal trainers and nutrionists!!
     
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    How do u think i feel reading the mag, im male. i only use it for food ideas but get swamped with lady issues. No i do not need a new handbag, thank you very much!
     
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    Thanks Andy that really made me chuckle x
     
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    perhaps they think only women get fat?!
     
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    lol ... had a very funny image come to mind when I read that !
     
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    it has just occured to me that men would need to know how to wash their hair too !!! tho the lipstick might only apply to the odd one or two
     
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    There is a fella in the mag this month Andy! In fact was there a fella in last time too.... must write to SW, complaining, too many men in our "girlie" mag!!
     
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    i need to rush out and buy this so i can play spot the fella!!
     
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    This sounds as though you are quite happy with the one you already have! :D

    I hadn't thought about men reading the magazine. Blimey, you must be bored with most of it. Mind you, judging by the current content, they'd probably cater for you (if they tried) by explaining that football is a game where people kick a ball around, on a pitch.
     
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    Yes my zebra stripped hand bag suits me just fine:D
     
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