Boobs Glorious Boobs
Here at The Waxologist we see a lot of women every day and we talk about anything and everything, and I mean E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G; and that includes boobs, bras and lingerie!
What size we are; how we feel about said size; what we were before babies; what happened to our boobage post babies and where we shop for our boulder holders. This last one is especially true for us ladies who are rocking a little more than the UK average of a C cup.
Bras: Fit or Bust?
Aged 11 I had my first training bra from Tammy Girl, it was white with tiny purple flowers. I loved that bra, it was so pretty and I felt so grown up. Fast forward a year and I had progressed to M&S underwired bras in a 34B (is there anyone, anywhere who hasn’t ever been a 34B?).
2 years on and I was in a dressing room in Debenhams having a tape measure wrapped round me and being told that I was in fact a 34D. 34D? What? How had I jumped up two cup sizes, I was only 14? She must be wrong. Hot, red tears of embarrassment rolled down my face onto my heaving cleavage as she went off to find me some appropriately sized hammocks. All I could think of was my tiny boobed friends with their tiny figures rocking their backless tops whilst I sat sobbing into my mum’s shoulder feeling like my tits made me enormously fat.
Finally found what I was looking for!
A few years later, I found Bravissimo. I got to my bra and a delightful lady told me straight off I was wearing the wrong size. Without wrapping me up in a tape measure, she just looked at me, pulled on my straps, disappeared and came back with a 32F. I tried on my beautiful lemon coloured bra with pretty flowers and instantly felt better! I skipped out and returned time and time again, year after year until now.
Bringing Sexy Back
Now I’m in my mid 30’s I have more body confidence, more money and so I want more choice. I want something sexier than a drab looking bandage, and Vanilla Fudge in Cheadle Hulme do not disappoint in the choice or sex appeal area.
Lisa, who owns Vanilla Fudge with Nicky couldn’t do enough for me. I’m trying (the operative word) to lose weight so told her I didn’t want to spend a fortune but I needed a couple of interim bras; something for every day and something sexy. I told her my size and then out came the bras without a tape measure in sight. Bra after bra, after bra was tried on for size, shape, comfort and look. Standing there with Lisa behind me, hoicking me in and out of bras for 30 minutes was an interesting experience; but it was great to see what style and brand suited my shape.
Lisa was incredibly attentive. She really took care of me whilst I was there and clearly knew her stuff, she knew what would suit me, brought them out and they felt and looked great! I left with one flesh coloured bra and a beautiful sheer red one for my something sexy! Both bras cost in total £70 which I think for all the boob I have, is pretty good!
Vanilla Fudge is so local and full of choice and with no tape measures in sight, so I can’t get hung up on the numbers but concentrate more on the shape and how the bra makes me feel. Sexy is the new me thanks to Vanilla Fudge!
Check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Vanilla-Fudge-Lingerie-329482450422616/
I first met Penny when she started coming to me for Waxing treatments, we got chatting and she told me about her business Davis Permanent Cosmetics with her husband Phil who is an expert permanent cosmetics make up artist.
Instantly a good friend of mine sprang to my mind. She needed help. Badly. Despite being one of the most stylish women I know she had the brows of a Cartoon Bronx prostitute (God I hope she doesn’t read my blogs!). Having overplucked in her teens she’d taken to drawing them on (I think with a black marker pen maybe?). They were big, dark and unnatural looking. I told Penny and Phil about her and they agreed we would stage a ‘Brow Intervention’. Two appointments later the prostitute had gone and she sported gorgeous natural hairstroke brows that suited her colouring. The black marker was in the bin-Phew!
A few months later Penny told me they were getting their own premises; the rest is history, as they say. I moved my business into their Permanent Cosmetics Clinic in July 2016 and so far so happy! Now I hadn’t thought of myself ever having a tattoo let alone make up tattooed onto my face. But I began to see Phil’s clients breeze in and out and was steadily becoming more interested and impressed. However, I’ve done my own brows for years, I wasn’t really up for someone else touching them. I’m a control freak and besides, could someone really be as good as me at my brows? I had to admit I was becoming tired of my 3 week tint sessions. I have brows but they are white blonde and need constant attention to avoid the ‘Ginger Zombie’ look.
Permanent Cosmetics – trying it out
On a whim one day (If you can call thinking about it for three months a whim) I had my brows tattooed on. We sat and chose the colour which Phil blended for me, a light warm brown and then the fun began. It took two hours, but it went so fast. Phil was very patient with me and throughout the appointment he showed me what he was doing. He really worked with me to get exactly what I wanted.
I was so impressed that a few weeks later I had the eyelash enhancer. This is where he tattoos tiny dots between each eyelash making your lash line stand out without actually having an eyeliner effect. I’m toying with the idea of having a very fine line next, as I love how my eyes are framed now. Most people are concerned with the pain and all I can say is he is not shy with the topical anesthetic cream. Its nothing more than uncomfortable at times. I didn’t even take my favourite Valium I was so relaxed!
I would highly recommend Phil if you’re considering permanent cosmetics, he has such an eye for detail and I really love the fact he specialises in permanent cosmetics tattooing which means he can devote all his time to his craft. He’s got a really calm vibe which is good for me as I can get a little ‘excitable’ sometimes (very highly strung, prone to meltdowns) and have got up and walked out of the dentists before now. They observe a very strict hygiene policy and Phil seems to have this thing about wrapping stuff up in blue plastic, he says its to do with cross contamination but I think he just likes it!
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