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Just wanted to say how much the S&B board cheers me up!

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NarniaBanarnia Mon 30-Mar-20 09:58:29

I know it's got quieter than it used to be but I'm still loving dipping into the queries on here!

I'm a bit of a lurker as I never feel I have huge amounts to contribute (some very savvy people on here) but it's really brightening my days, stuck at home trying to home-ed DD while get on with work, to have the occasional browse on her with a cup of coffee in my hand.

I know things are shit, and going to get more shit, and I daren't think more than about 2 days ahead at the moment tbh as DH's job is precarious and we are worried about elderly parents.

BUT this board is a lovely little chink of sunlight back to the good ol' days when I used to really REALLY care about skincare (I still care, just other things are more important right now!) and trainers grin and I hope very much that one day in the not-too-distant future those days will be back!

Thanks everyone who's starting or posting on random threads on here daffodil

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lifeisgoodmostofthetime Mon 30-Mar-20 12:43:19

I also miss the style and beauty threads. I keep looking to see if there are any new ones particularly the clothing ones. Guess at the moment we all have nothing to dress up for

ilovecherries Mon 30-Mar-20 15:40:14

I love S&B as well, but I’m generally giving MN a wide berth just now because I can’t cope with the tone of a lot of the threads. I’ve hidden the entire corona topic, but threads still pop up. I have probably, according to many, single handedly destroyed the NHS and murdered people because I put a Vogue, a bunch of daffs and a face serum in with my Tesco order yesterday.

Floisme Mon 30-Mar-20 16:06:51

I feel your pain cherries flowers For the most part, I find S&B a little haven from cant and sanctimony but even here, it creeps in occasionally.

I'm a hardened republican but loving the royal style thread at the moment.

Sooverthemill Mon 30-Mar-20 16:15:16

S&B keeps me going! Life is very tough right now for so many of us and it's just a little place to chill. Caring about clothes/fashion keeps me going ( always even without current health thing) and I need the distraction. Keep on posting!

XingMing Mon 30-Mar-20 17:25:40

S&B is an oasis of sensible frivolity where most posters are kind and friendly. It has been a bit lacklustre recently, with too few new threads to read and enjoy, but as PPs have commented, there are no shops open and conspicuous consumption really doesn't match the zeitgeist.

Absolutepowercorrupts Mon 30-Mar-20 17:31:39

I just wanted to say that my most favourite of all Mumsnet Classic threads is the one that came from here.
Expectations v Reality.
It's one of the funniest threads I've ever read. I'm old and can't work out how to link but it's well worth a look.
Such humour, wit self deprecation, it's a laugh out loud thread.
So thanks from me to all that contributed.

MinesaPinot Mon 30-Mar-20 17:42:38

This and the Positive Mental Health thread are keeping me going at the moment. I am keeping the economy going by making an intermittent Zara order. Like iloveCherries by doing that I am probably single-handedly spreading the virus by having parcels delivered according to the sackcloth and ashes crowd on the other threads.

flouncymcflouncerson Mon 30-Mar-20 18:04:30

I rarely post in here much but so love a nosy around. I ordered some YSL lipsticks and I’m eagerly waiting on them arriving. I expect that parcel will cheer me up!

Patch23042 Mon 30-Mar-20 19:16:03

People on here are candid but fair. No swearing at people, no sarcasm. It’s a good board.

florriepeck Mon 30-Mar-20 20:06:22

Was just saying on another thread that it's so nice to have something normal to think about.
This board is a lovely reprieve.

TheHumansAreDefinitelyDead Mon 30-Mar-20 20:09:30

Yes I miss browsing it, love other people’s style quests!

Chickenitalia Mon 30-Mar-20 20:14:02

I’m making the most of not having to go out in all weathers and trying all the different creams that have somehow arrived in my home over the years! If anything I have more interest at the moment!
I received a sample to try (just before lockdown) of a new no7 night anti wrinkle cream, don’t know it’s name as it was due a big release in April so it was all plain packed etc. It’s utterly amazing, wrinkles gone and lovely smooth cheeks after just a few uses. The big release I guess may not happen as planned now but worth keeping an eye out for. It might just save me from the premature ageing that educating the minions is bound to inflict...

MoltoAgitato Mon 30-Mar-20 20:22:13

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_classics/3106919-Anyone-want-to-come-and-mourn-the-reality-vs-expectation-of-new-purchases-with-me

S&B is also my happy place.

XingMing Mon 30-Mar-20 20:47:17

Just re-read that reality v expectations... and PMSL. I think most of the stories are mine to own too.

frugalkitty Mon 30-Mar-20 20:47:19

My favourite ever thread was also from this board, all about what to wear to a swingers club.....it was hilarious but actually rather enlightening at the same time grin

JamesNesbittsBrows Mon 30-Mar-20 20:47:51

I love this corner of Mumsnet. I would have given up on MN years ago if it wasn't for this bit.

It's just a slice of frivolity and joy compared with the angry, judgemental nastiness on some of the other threads.

LuxuryWoman2020 Mon 30-Mar-20 20:57:46

Absolutepowercorrupts I’m so glad you postedthat! Obviously the current situation is hugely important but I’m desperate for a small break from it, every TV and radio programme is about Covid as is almost every thread on MN apart from in classics, so that’s where I’m headed for some relief from the subject for a while , I hadn’t thought of it before now 😊

florriepeck Mon 30-Mar-20 21:05:45

Just enjoyed reading the reality v expectation thread in Classics.
Been chuckling away to myself, having not even smiled for over a week.
Have saved some for another day!

catinb0oots Mon 30-Mar-20 21:18:54

If you want to have a good old laugh to cheer you up there's a wonderful s and b thread in classics called something like "expectation vs reality"

Il'll see if I can find it

catinb0oots Mon 30-Mar-20 21:19:28

Oh!!! X post with PP

Great minds

Absolutepowercorrupts Mon 30-Mar-20 21:46:14

It's my go to thread when I need a laugh. Suzi Quatro's fat Nan 🤣🤣
Yes, right now we all need a bit of cheering up

Deathraystare Tue 31-Mar-20 08:01:41

flouncymcflouncerson Do tell us what you think about your lipstick purchases!

Notredamn Tue 31-Mar-20 08:30:09

God, that expectation v reality thread is priceless

ReginaGeorgeous Tue 31-Mar-20 08:48:35

I love S&B as well. It’s a much needed slice of ‘normal life’ for me at the moment. I’m going to have a read of that classics thread when the baby’s gone down for his morning nap.

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