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  1. With summer fast approaching and more and more of you emailing me about it, I thought it might be really useful to write a little about bikinis.  I am going to detail what works best with and without enhancers and the style of bikini that are best to look out for.

    The Bikini Problem

    The main issue with bikinis is that their cut and fabric is designed to be light, and therefore isn't supportive. There are styles that tie around the body, styles with thin straps to hold the bikini to your skin rather than to support your breasts, and styles with very small triangular cups.  The problem with these is the complete lack of support.  If you think about bras, the best results you will get are those that are structured.  They hold you in the right place and way, and allow your breasts to be held up, to be pushed up, to be held together and where you want them.  With bikinis, we go the other way by buying ones with little structure.  We can't fight gravity, so the result is that your breasts will sit lower, move around more, will not have any rounded or cleavage look at the top, will appear flatter, will appear smaller.  If any of those affect your confidence it's not good, but add the most important one that your breasts are not supported and therefore put strain on your back and neck, and it's time to rethink.

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    The Better Option

    The good news is the same kinds of bikinis work well with breast enhancers and without. 

    The secret really isn't a secret at all as we all know it...it is....

    Structure

    If you get structure in your bikini top you will be supporting your breasts to keep your back healthy, keep them healthy and keep them where you want them to be and how you want them to look.  If you choose to wear breast enhancers, you will also then give them something to push against to push you up or in, and ensure that they are well held in.

    What To Look For

    When choosing your next bikini, go for as bra a structure as you can.  This doesn't have to be boring as there are fabulous ones out there. They will look great and keep you and a breast enhancer well supported Go for styles like the ones here and you will find you get much better results.

     

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    Don't forget all of my styles are safe to wear in bikinis and if you need any help, just get in touch.

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  2. As some of you may know I was in a documentary back in 2012.  It followed the PIP scandal, where it had been found that non-medical silicone had been used for internal breast surgery.

    I had no idea at the time of filming that it would be on a primetime BBC3 show, or that people would still remember me from it! 

    I've managed to at last get a copy of it and I've popped it onto You Tube.  Hopefully they won't mind now that BBC is no longer a channel apart from online. My shop had a rebrand after the documentary (it used to be called Silicone Sally, and you can see my section at around 48 minutes 50 into the documentary.  I would never actively argue against breast surgery and believe in choice for all women, but regardless you may find it an interesting thing to watch. 

     

    If you need any help or advice about anything raised in the show you can email me at any time.

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  3. Its all for charidee 600 815

    I really wanted to bring some charity products to my store and start to help some of the groups that need more funding.  I've started adding some little products to my new "Charity Add-On" category, that you can add to any order.  All profits will go to the 3 charities at the end of every month.

    • Breast Cancer Now who are leading the UKs research into Breast Cancer.
    • Breast Cancer Care to support those diagnosed,  and
    • The Young Women's Trust which helps women 16-30 to help bring about positive personal and social change.  

    I've got some lovely things coming that I've been able to price really well so that you get a lovely product at a fantastic price and the charity receives a great amount for each sold.

    A win win!

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    Sale October

     

    I haven't run a sale in a while, so I thought, let's do it!

     

    I'm well stocked with Teardrop 1 and 2 and triangle, so I've put them all on with a lovely 15% off.

    No more tears with teardrops at those prices!

     I've also pooped in style 7B from the breast enhancers and my fabulous fashion tape rolls.

     

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    Jo xxxxx

    P.S If you need any help, I'm always here.  

     

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    Great news, I now have another checkout option.

    It is labelled "Create Payments" and is provided by Create, who are the Brighton based company who host the website for me.  The payment side of things is processed by the oh-so-familiar and super-secure World Pay, so you can be assuered that your details will be protected, and aren't even accessable to me.  

    You can pay on a card with Create Payments accepting the following credit and debit cards:

    • Visa
    • Visa Debit
    • Visa Electron
    • Maestro
    • Mastercard
    • American Express

    You can still use Paypal, just click the option below during the checkout process. As before you can pay with a Paypal account or just allow them to process the payment from your card, just the same as World Pay.

    Choice is alwasys a good thing :)

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  6. Hi everyone.

    I hope you are all doing really well and are enjoying our wonderful unpredictable summer weather.

    Just a little stock update for you.  Style 2 is now in fully in her new incarnation and looking fabulous.  She is more shaped than before, but still super soft and not too wide so she can be worn by band sizes 32" upwards.

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    I've also restocked all the breast forms, with new plain nipple and darker nipple version available for the pear and triangle shapes.  I love to give you chioices and will do wherever possible. 

    My next step is to take a few more images of the larger pairs for you to see and get some images of all the breast forms together for you.  I best get another coffee!  

     

     

     

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    Well now Brexit is a word that has been EVERYWHERE hasn't it?!

    Don't worry I am not going to get policial.  I just want to say that I love you all.  I have seen the media full of so many appalling hate crimes, You Tube videos of abuse, stories of leaflet passing out telling people to go home etc.  It's hard to know what to say other than it is so wrong.  It seems it has become a time that people feel their prejudices can be aired loudly, and with the comments coming from Donald Trump, it's not a good time for love, acceptance and unity.  

    I want you all to know that I love helping you all.  

    I am happy to help you if you are from the EU, from another country out of the EU, are white/black/brown/blue/green or pink (or any other colour for that matter), if English isn't your first language and we need to use a bit of Google translate, if you are from the north of the UK right down to me here on the south coast.  I'd love to help you if you are a teenager in need of confidence and support, a young clubber looking to dazzle, someone who is feeling they need a confidence boost for work, if you have asymmetrical breasts and would like to be evened out, if you have breastfeeding boobs that are in need of some love, if you are someone wanting to restore some fullness to the breast  and I would especially love to help more Grannies feel fabulous at their Grandson's wedding (true story!).  If you are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, identify as a woman or a man, a transvestite, transexual or unsure - I am here for you.  If you are shy, uncertain, confused and in need of support and guidance - I am here for you.  

     

    I am here for you all.

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  8. I have a fantastic new tape in my store and I am so happy to introduce it to you.  Say hello to my new Boobylicious Tape!

    Worried about slippage breast form 

    To the eye it looks like a normal fashion tape, aka "tit tape", but far from being normal this tape has special qualities.  One side has the normal skin friendly, dermatologically tested adhesives to give a great stick to your skin.  The other side, has a whole new adhesive that works fantastically with the cover that I have my breast forms and breast enhancers made of.  If you've ever tried to use normal fashion tape on either of those you will know that it takes a bit of soaking and gentle persuasion to get the strip removed.  You won't have any of that trouble with my fabulous new tape.  The adhesives react differently with the surface so you just need to peel at the corner and away it will come.  So easy!  

    I am so happy to have developed this tape for you guys.  It helps with those dresses where you can't wear a bra but need that extra security, lower cut bras when you need to ensure that the breast enhancers stay down low, when you are wanting to achieve a look and need the breast enhancers to sit more to the side and stay there, going braless with breast forms and a host of other uses.

    I've popped it in the store in 40, 80 and 120 strip packs and I'd love to hear your feedback.  

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  9. I'm not a big reader and oh how I really wish I was.  It's something I've tried to change and I'm never giving up hope!

    There are some series of books I can read so easily and be so surprised by.  Like James Herriot.  I wasn't expecting much when I picked one of his up at my Grandmother's house, but there was just something about it.  I used to watch the show on the TV, but the books were different.  Set in the 1930s, they were real stories with atmosphere and characters from his journey as a new vet, rattling around in the cars of the time in the Yorkshire Dales.  I laughed and cried and whizzed through every chapter in the entire series in no time.  So I know I can read when I find the right books, it's just that they don't come along too often.

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    I've read the odd book on and off through my 36 years on this planet, but it did get to the stage when I had 9 part read books on the go.  Yes nine, that's not so good is it.  The last couple of years have had an extra challenge to my reading. Lupus has entered my life and it's most challenging symptom is extreme fatigue.  I get so tired, even when I've only been up an hour in the morning on some days, so sitting down with a book can mean sleep time in around 30 seconds after starting.  Needless to say falling asleep is a real challenge to reading and means I don't get too far through books these days!

    I realised something I love though that could help though.  I always love wearing headphones and I love music, so I thought that I'd give audiobooks a go and woah ...they are great!  I can listen to them when I am driving, when I am cooking, doing simple tasks on the PC and other times in life when I would have popped some music on.  I can go through books as  I've always wanted to, just in a different way and a way that suits my needs better. I can completely focus on the words at times when I am not fighting to keep my eyes open.  I am fighting a losing battle with books in printed form all the while I have this extra battle with fatigue going on but I now have another avenue in to reading and that makes me very happy.

    So, the point of all this is that I've been reading, well listening to, a great book.  

    It's called Mastery and it's by Robert Greene.  

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    I seem to have gravitated towards biographies and non-fiction since finding my way to audiobooks, and I saw some great reviews that lead me to this one in particular.  It's a beast, as in really long, but I seem to have got that lovely whizzing through feeling like I did with my James Herriots.  The book is so interesting as it looks at the reasons that some people master the field that they are in.  Rather than just being a huge book of theory, Robert talks us through the lives of Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Mozart and some amazing contemporary masters.  It's a bit black and white at points, but I think it needs to be in order to really drive home his ideas and keep us on track with the theory and fibre of his argument at the time.  He shows us that we don't need to be born with a gift or be some special human being, we just need to find what makes us unique.  We need to keep a wide view of our calling and let life guide us through, even noticing the things we feel are our flaws, and help them guide us.  It takes practice to become a master of anything, which is something that we are not so good at during this digital and age of instant gratification. We also need a mentor who can help guide us and impart knowledge to us during our apprenticeship phase, before we break away and find our own path as we follow the last part of our journey to mastery.  It's a fascinating book and I've loved it so much it's made me write a little blog post about it.  I've even got it as a printed book now too so I can highlight bits and jot my thoughts down in.  Who knows, one day I might even be able to kick this fatigue and sit down with a cuppa and read it as well :)

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