28 May 2015

Hestia is .... beach body ready

Yeah - I know that I'm months behind everyone else but really, this advert irritated me.

That body was NOT gained by using their protein shakey drinky shit - she's an Australian model, vegan by choice.  And despite being utterly gorgeous, I'm betting that even SHE wasn't quite perfect enough to escape without a bit of photoshopping.

I'm not here to body shame her.  She's gorgeous.

I'm sure that you won't be surprised to know that my thoughts run more along these lines .....

Yes, that was my first reaction too :-)

Well done to Dove for getting this cranked out pretty quickly!

So I have decided to share with you my own, beach ready body.....

As long as you have wellies, you are beach body ready :-)


  1. This post is fabulous. The perfect collusion of sobriety, hilarity and pith.

  2. Absolutely stunning in those Welles, BTW, Ali. Here in Corpus Christi it's warm enough for the bikini, and I have to say that women of all sizes and shapes wear bikinis on the beach and seem quite comfortable. Perhaps it's because the beach is a basic part of life here on the coast.

    1. So glad to hear it Joanne! That's exactly the way it should be: be beach body ready because you've got your swimmy, you've got your beach, and you're READY! Much healthier attitude than this 'we must be perfect at all times' idea that the mad Ad Men (and women!) are pushing at us :-)

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    1. What can I say> It was a lovely day. For Scotland :)

  4. LOL. It looks like a huge plus to living in Scotland is never being expected to parade around in a bathing suit.

  5. I don't like that ad (even as a straight man), just as I don't like the big photos of women in unlikely underwear in the local branch of Anne Summers -- even less now that I've got teenage daughters. No-one ever bothers telling men about being "beach body ready", and when you see some of the lumps of lard that waddle along the prom in Morecambe you can see they haven't put much effort into getting ready for the Lancashire "summer".

  6. Where's the like button!!!


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