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  1. Charity Products Now Popping Up!

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    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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  2. October Sale

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    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.  

     

  3. New Checkout Option

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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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  4. New Stocks

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    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!  

     

     

     

  5. My New Boobylicious Tape

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    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!

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    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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  6. New Stocks AND Styles!

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    At last some new stocks are here!  You've been snapping up the new breast forms and style 11 breast enhancers so they went down much quicker than I thought.  At last the new ones are here and I shall be restocking the site today.

    The new stocks/options in are:

    • All breast form styles and sizes fully stocked.
    • Style 11 back in - both 400g and 500g sizes and they now come without nipple due to popular demand.  I've made them available for sale with new images coming asap.
    • Triangle breast forms now in smaller sizes.  I shall get the descriptions written up asap but they are just smaller versions of the ones I already have and the same sizes as style 11.  The big difference is that they have a concave back so these will be great for ladies needing a bigger boost to the front than style 11 who find the 300g/600g triangle pairs just that bit too big.
    • Special orders are now in for those customers who requested them.  If you ever need a special order just let me know and I can arrange that for you.  Special orders this time included a 2500g teardrop 2 breast form pair and a 250g pear single breast form.  
    • Style 9a and 9b are now available without the raised nipple.  This will be added to the checkout options later today (if the flow of coffee continues!).

    If you have any ideas for future site products or need some help choosing from my ever growing range, you know where I am :)

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  7. So far this year...

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    ...I've been busy!

    I could blurb on about all the details, but these are the highlights:

    I've started working with my new factory for the breast forms which has been really exciting.  It took a lot longer than I thought as it involved working out new moulds and changing the shapes slightly.

    Most are are very similar to the way they were, apart from Teardrop Style 2 which is now wider.  They are all however softer to help you on the way with that jiggle factor you all love

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    I hope you love the new versions as much as me so please do send me your feedback.  

    I've been working hard to update the descriptions and images on the site this year as a nice refresh ever now and again is always good.  By adding bras to some images it helps you see the items in context so I hope that really helps.

    I've also been able to bring in a great new style, so say hello to style 11.

     

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    I've also brought tape strips back, currently with a lower tac for sensitive skin.  Arriving next week will be a stronger version which will not be suitable for all skin and fabric types, but for those who need strong sticking power, this will be the tape for you.

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    The rest of the year will still bring some great new changes:

    • I shall continue updating all the images and descriptions for you
    • Style 4 from the breast enhancer range is on my list to be looked at.  I am hoping to make some tweaks and have it back in ready for when you jet off somewhere warm in our cold winter months.
    • New guides and information to be added to my help centre to help you with your experience when on my site.

     

    I hope your year is going really well and you are all loving the wonderful ever-changing British summer!

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  8. 2015 at Jo Thornton HQ

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    This year I have some great changes that we can look forward to!

     

    • I shall be changing my breast form factory shortly. This will enable me to produce softer breast forms and importantly different skin tone breast forms.  It has been a goal of mine for quite some time to be able to offer darker skin tones so I am very excited about this.  The styles may change slightly, but only in positive ways as I have so many years experience now that I know exactly what elements work best for you the customer.
    • I shall be working hard to blog more and find information that you will love.  I will be learning how to do infographics and do some to help you choose from my range.  I shall also do some more visual versions of my help guides, how to work out your bra size, check your bra fits well, fit your breast enhancers in your bra etc.
    • I shall be getting you some videos done on the breast forms so that you can see them in a 3D way and get some images of the breast forms styles together so you can better understand the styles differences.  
    • I shall be working hard to design and find a factory that will produce a larger cleavage booster that is nice and wide for wider framed ladies.
    • I shall be looking to bring a few new products in all categories.
    • Producing a newsletter a couple of times a year to let you all know about product changes, sales etc.

     

    If you have any thoughts about any of these or anything you'd love for me to consider, please do get in touch!  hellojo@jothornton.co.uk.

    I wish you all a fabulous year and hope that the year of the ram is a great one for you. 

    Jo xxx

  9. Living With Lupus

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    This is a more personal post today.  I've not been able to blog or social media much lately so I thought I'd do a little post to let you all know why.  

    I have struggled with my health in the 6 months or so, feeling so tired no matter how much sleep I get (falling asleep whilst typing emails!), experiencing a lot of joint and muscle pain, a lot of discomfort in my digestive system and headaches and migraines.  It has meant it has been very difficult keeping up with my little company and I've found it very frustrating that I couldn't get back to all your lovely customer emails as quickly as I'd like or dispatch products throughout the day as before.  

    As you may or may not know, I run the company on my own.  It's a little business, with my Mum helping out packaging products and freelancers helping me when I need graphic design work etc.  I love it that way as I have grown the business slowly and have been involved in all aspects of it.  To be unwell is frustrating on so many levels though and working on my own means there isn't anyone to pick up the slack.

    I now have a diagnosis however, so hopefully I shall be back on track soon.  I have a rare auto-immune disease called lupus.  It is one of those diseases that affects people differently and is very hard to diagnose, but now I have the diagnosis I can move forward and I am starting on medication to help.  It basically means that the antibodies in my body attack the healthy parts of me, rather than the unhealthy parts like they are supposed to.  This unnecessary war within me causes the symptoms and will flare up throughout my life and it could flare on a day by day basis, or I may have months without symptoms.  It's an odd one to get my head around! 

    I want you all to know that I remain full dedicated to my little shop.  I shall work extra hard when feeling well and have to rest when not, but day-to-day wise I shall always aim to get back to your emails in 24 hours and dispatch your lovely purchases every day as before.  Life is for living and this disease will help me to remember that. 

    If you have a family member or suffer from lupus yourself please feel free to get in touch as I'd love to learn more about it and how it affects them/you.

    Jo xxx

  10. Boxes For My Lovely Breast Forms

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    Hi everyone 

    Not such good news for this post I'm afraid...I can't get hold of the lovely black boxes at the moment.

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    Those of you who are familiar with my breast forms may be aware that I normally like to give the option of a lovely luxury magnetic closure storage box to keep them in.  Some of you don't like to keep them in a box, but instead in with all your other goodies directly, but I know a lot of you love the boxes and I always have it as an option for you when buying the breast forms.   

    I tried many companies and in the end I found a lovely company that makes boxes worthy enough to keep them protected and cosy.  They really are a lovely luxury strong box and they are eco friendly, fitting in with my Jo Thornton business values.  They are however currently out of stock of the size box that most of the false breasts need, and are unsure when they will get them in.  I shall keep checking for you, but for now I've had to remove them as an option at the checkout until I can get hold of them again.  

    I do have some large ones still that house the very big forms, and you are welcome to purchase one should you wish (they are big enough usually to hold the breast forms and a few bras or a couple of sizes of breast forms in together.   If you'd like one just send me an email before purchasing and I can sort that out with you.  You can also buy the forms now and purchase the smaller box from me later should you wish.  

    In the meantime I am very sorry and I shall get them back on the site as soon as the nice box people can supply them.  

    Jo xxx