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Judging ... big mistake. Huge.

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged..." Matthew 7-11,Proverbs 5:1-14

Matt is right. I am a sinner.

There is a shop in Tenterden that Molly and I walk past. We have never gone in. It's not that we don't want too. We are scared. We are not worthy. Sorry this is bullshit. Molly is none of this. It's just me and my best friend Self-Confidence who between you and me is rather lacking.

The shop in question is:

Just look at it. Gleaming, expensive and enticing.

We gaze at it from Costa across the road. As we sip our Coffee, well I do, Molly has a 'Mocho-chino-latte-syrup-frapp and foamy' and we tell ourselves that one day we will really walk in and this (see below) wont happen:

So last Saturday we went in.

I had Dulux Rock Salt paint on my leggings (yes leggings), yesterday's mascara on and no foundation. Thank God for masks!!!

Three immaculate ladies all looked and asked 'Can we help?' Guantlet thrown down. A boutique Russian Roulette. Option 1: Wimper 'No thank you' and leave (scuttle) or Option 2: Say 'Yes please' and show them the rash that you need Canesten for.

I did neither Dear Reader.

I plucked up the courage to ask for some help for teenage skin and guess what within ten minutes they were my best friends and I had only spent £560. I mean it was worth it for the bag alone.

Joking aside they were very lovely, helpful and knowledgable. (Not to mention kind for giving us some luxury samples). So we walked out like this and I had not broken the bank:

So the moral of the story is ... be like Dot Cotton - lecture people with bibical quotes?


It's to be confident to go into any shop/place/work/wherever and try and challenge your preconceived ideas. (When I say any shop I don't mean the Cardiff Sex Shop that my friend Vicky took me into where I saw things that I can never unsee. Infact I nearly passed out and had to go into Jo Malone whose staff made me a cup of herbal tea. I didn't have the heart to tell them I'd just seen a plastic bum hole or the money to buy BESTSELLER Pomegranate Noir Home Candle.

So do something unexpected this weekend. Dot dares you!!!!

See you soon Space NK apothecary we will be back!

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