We value our girlfriends' opinions above all else. But sometimes, their advice makes you wonder if they took a masterclass on "honesty" from your mother.
In the name of avoiding stress wrinkles, we've partnered with Elizabeth Arden to take a look at these moments and remind ourselves to shake it all off. Even if our first reaction is "way harsh, Tai," we know that our girls always have our best interests at heart.
1. They Get A Little Too Real In The Dressing Room
There's a lot of benefit to bringing your bestie on a shopping trip, but sometimes things can go awry. No, you didn't know you were "pear shaped," or that the dress that made you gasp at first sight "just isn't doing anything for you." You're entitled to live in delusion if you want to.
2. They Put Up Unflattering Photos Of You On Facebook
You've repeatedly told this friend not to post photos of you where: a) you're shoveling food into your mouth, b) your hair is doing that weird poodle thing again, c) you're wearing that one skirt that looks amazing in person but terrible in photos. It’s sweet that she thinks you look nice, but at this point, she's a repeat offender. You're almost suspicious.
3. They Let You Know That What You're Eating Is Actually Terrible For You
As you dig into your snack, your friend puts a hand on your shoulder. "Don't you know," she says, "what's in those?" As if you didn't already have enough concern about diet soda and cell phone radiation giving you premature wrinkles. Go eat some quinoa.
4. They Bug You About Using Your Phone
Brunch is your favorite meal, a religious occasion, and if you want to Instagram and text through it, you’re going to. Welcome to the 21st century, everyone. They should be thanking you for the careful filtering you're doing on this group picture the waiter took!
5. They Imply You Should Take It Easy On The Wine
As you reach to top off your glass, you notice a couple of the girls glancing at you sideways. There's really not much to say. Uncalled for.
6. They Say He's Not Good For You
Okay, he’s super unreliable and potentially involved in some debatable business. But he literally looks like Ryan Gosling and while your friends may just be looking out for you, they haven’t seen him without a shirt on.
7. Their Birthday Is Literally The Biggest Thing That Has Ever Happened To Any Of You
You love cupcakes and extra attention just as much as the next person, but seriously we're too old for World War III to break out because no one thought to bring you a birthday sash.
8. They Think Facebook Is A Platform For Their Game-Changing Words Of Wisdom
When scrolling through your feed, you can't help but stop and chuckle when spotting this girlfriend's statuses. Sure, those baby photos she posted were cute, but do we all really need to reflect on her opinions regarding chivalry in the modern age? Is she sure everyone needs to know what she thinks Solange said in that elevator? TMI, everybody.
Once you calm your friends down, you can all focus on reclaiming your flawless skin. With Elizabeth Arden's Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide™, you will have one less thing to stress about. It's a win-win for everyone involved.