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  1. pinterestinterest really is a wonderful site.  Whatever your interests, you can create boards to collate a wealth of images, information and links.  

    My Jo Thornton Pinterest boards are a mixture of breast enhancer, breast form and health related pins, as well as off topic fun.  If you have any pins or ideas for boards that you would like to share, do get in touch or share them on Pinterest with me.  

    So far my boards consist of My Products, My Help Guides, Health, Self Esteem, Gift Ideas for women, Mastectomy and Lumpectomy Pins, Wedding Ideas For You, Home Ideas and Amazing Pictures.

    Stop by, say hello and let's get pinning together :) 

  2. I started Silicone-Sally back in 2007 to make the world of breast enhancers more accessible to women, give them choices and someone to talk through their needs to. I had seen the same old style of silicone breast enhancer in the shops, which invariably did not fit the friend I was with/myself for the top/dress/bra we needed it for. I knew I could do better and provide the specialist service that women deserve.


    It has without a doubt been an amazing 6 years, growing the company slowly and expanding out into helping other people such as mastectomy and lumpectomy patients. It has now however come to the time to rebrand. I chose the name Silicone-Sally back then as a light-hearted take on something that can be quite embarrassing to some. In recent years word of my range has spread, and a large number of my customers are ladies that have had surgery; it no longer is appropriate to have a company name that implies that a light-hearted approach is suitable for everyone. I want every single one of my customers to know that I will treat their needs individually. If you need humour, emotional support, lots of advice etc., I can tailor my services to exactly what you need or require.


    Choosing a new name for the company to get this across to all of you was very difficult, but I have decided to simply go with Jo Thornton LTD. I want you all to know that you will not be talking to a call centre or lots of people that can't follow your sale through. I run this little company myself, so when you email, it will be me that answers every time, when you order, it will me that will carefully post your order to you and when you recommend the product to your friends (fingers crossed here) it will be me and my products you are recommending.


    So there you go, exciting times ahead! It's been a very busy time behind the scenes for the last 6 months getting this all planned and ready and I shall be implementing it in the next few days/weeks. The site will remain the same for a good long while as I've been changing things gradually there already, but you will see the new logo and header on the site, new packaging and new flyer, my new Twitter and Facebook pages, my just launched Pinterest page and soon to launch You Tube guides to the products. I hope you like the new look. 

    Jo xxx

  3. Media and advertising are constantly putting pressure on young girls and women to look in a style or an image it wants. But why do women succumb to this pressure? When society is bombarded by images of size 8 women with tanned skin and white, straight teeth, it naturally or sub-consciously is led to believe that this is the image one must strive for. 

    But did you know that is not necessarily the same all over the world? In places likeBrazilor some countries in North Central Africa, bigger is better. Skinny women are looked upon as unattractive and local advertising gives off an image that large buttocks, well-endowed breasts and at least a size 14 or 16 represents an image of wealth, beauty and power.

    Not so, you might say, in the Western World.  Wafer thin models stroll down the catwalks of Paris, London and New York, some of whom look like they are about to snap in half should they trip and fall. The fashion industry is central to promoting the image of what is, and what is not beautiful, fashionable and in-vogue. Furthermore, it does not care if your confidence is shattered and your femininity is put into question because it focuses on profit.

    Its aim is to make money and create wealth by selling as many items of clothing/make-up/perfume as it can. As a woman begins to grow up through adolescence, she begins to feel the pressure on her femininity and her need to confirm to the magazine portrayal of “attractive”.

    In those integral teenage years, the media, led by the giant and corporate-driven fashion industry, targets them with accuracy.  It knows confidence in young girls is easily shattered. The industry promotes “that” look, assuring young girls that it is in their interest to conform through purchases, so they can boost their femininity and self-esteem. 

    The good news is that things are very slowly changing.  More and more firms are hiring normal body shapes to promote their products and more and more parents are becoming aware of the pressure their children face and educating them against it. 

    We are a small fish in the world of fashion commerce, but we strongly believe that woman of all body shapes and sizes are equal. 

  4. I do :)

    I love taking a look around to see what is on offer when I can.  From nice stories that give a warm fuzzy glow, to funny anecdotes to wise words.  Today I came across a blog on positivity and I thought I would share as it had some very good points.  

    There are also some lovely quotes in there, with my favourite being:

    “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self- confidence is preparation.”
    Arthur Ashe

    If you have a few minutes, take a little look:

    http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2009/02/20/how-to-build-self-confidence/