Why I love my body

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Yesterday CurvyKate held am event in the Trafford Centre which gave you the chance to win £200 worth of CurvyKate by telling them why you loved your body. Sadly, I wasn’t able to make the event due to being under the weather with glandular fever, however, I still love my body and believe everyone should love there’s. Why, you may ask. Everyone’s body is transportation to the world around us, our bodies are magical and completely unique, this is why I love mine…

I love my feet as they defied the doctors and helped me walk, once I started I never stopped. My feet have helped me travel, something I will always do. I love my legs because they give me height and help me to reach things from high places and do the splits which is always fun. I love my knees because they look like faces and remind me of drama masks, reminding me of how much I love drama and the large part it has played in my life. I love my bum because its good for wiggling and helps me bounce of a trampoline, I love my hips because they help me dance (badly) to my hearts content. I love my waist because it helps me hula-hoop and is a good place for grabbing when I’m stressed in exams. I love my chest it contains my heart which keeps me alive and is full of things I love, protected by my boobs which are a talking point for conversation, meaning it never runs dry. I love my shoulders and collar bone because they keep my clothes upright. I love my arms as they help me stretch. I love my hands and fingers because they help me write my ideas down, help me play the piano and help me stay connected with those I love. I love my neck as it helps my head be held high. I love my mouth as it helps me voice my opinions,I love my teeth as I’ve never needed a filling and make a cracking smile, I love my checks as when they flush I look like Snow White. I love my nose as it helps me take in new smells, I love my eyes and ears as they let me see and hear the wonderful world around me. I love my hair as it makes me feel like a mermaid and keeps me warm in the winter.

My body Is amazing, no-one can ever take that away from me. Just like no one can take the wonderful creation, that is your body away from you.

Much love
Hannah xxx

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I just don’t want to have sex with you – pt1

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From a very young age the ideal figure is thrust upon us in the form of dolls. Beautifully sculptured bodies, long legs, large bust, makeup and long blonde hair. We all know the dolls I’m on about, said dolls have affected everyone, both male and female. Women desire to look like her, go on extreme diets, plaster faces in makeup and bleach their hair to become something that is simply impossible. It also affects the men in a similar way, it puts in front of them a view of women, of the perfect woman that, again, is impossible to achieve.

Indeed I was, and still am one of these people. I will admit that I have very low body image, those, I feel is due to the social ideals of perfect. I long to be thin, and it has taken me a long time to be comfortable with the way I look. I started to walk, I’d walk miles everyday hiding my body in big hoodies and jeans, walking along main roads. I began to be shouted at by men, shouting comments at my body, these however were all ‘positive comments’, you may think ‘she got told she looks nice she’s fine’. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I began to walk further, I thought that if I lost weight, the comments would stop (especially about my chest), I was wrong the comments began to become more extreme. On one occasion a man attempted to get me into his car, asking how much I’d charge him. After this I refused to go out of the house alone for a while, and I’m not going to lie, I I’m still not a fan.

Yes, I may have a larger chest , but because I do doesn’t mean I have any desire to have sex with you. I may sometimes wear a low cut top, It’s because I’m hot, not because I have any desire to go home with you. Welcome to our silly society.

*i said this would be a series that would run throughout the week, however I have now decided to do these posts over a period of weeks. Hope this is ok with everyone*

Hannah xx

I just don’t want to have sex with you – intro

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One time in our lives we’ll all experience it, the wolf whistles, the ‘alright sexy’, sometimes it can put a little spring in your step, a little ‘ooh I must look good today’ thought in your mind. What happens though, when it gets to much to handle, when this starts happening everyday and random strangers start to follow you, slow down their cars and take pictures of you and try to grab you. Welcome to mine and many other girls world.

During this short series of posts I will be telling you all about my experiences and what it has led me to do in the past. The first post shall be up tomorrow explaining societies view on body shapes, sizes and how we portray ourselves to the world.

Much love
Hannah x

Something special with brastop

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Brastop.com is where a busty girls dream comes true, carrying sizes from D to K in a range of brands such as Freya and Curvy Kate at upto 60% off the RRP. Guess what, you lucky lot get to see their first ever viral video. The video was made using stop motion (think Wallace and Gromit style). The video features the beautiful model Freya Pibworth, who was the January winner of the Brastop modelling competition. Brastop encourage ” customers of all shapes and size to enter, with the aim of liberating the word “curvy” from a size stigma and show that curvy is not a size but a shape that many of our customers have.” – who knows I might even enter sometime!

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A large amount of work went into this video, which consists of 192 individual shots , with Freya coming alive from a drawing and creating havoc on the brastop desks decorated with bras, magazines and spotty mugs (which I very much like).

The lovely marketing manager Kimberly says , “Affordable lingerie, excellent customer service and a light-hearted company… these are the three things Brastop.com strive towards on a daily basis and I think this video conveys our fun nature perfectly.”

I couldn’t agree with the above statement more, I was left smiling after watching the video, it made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Want to see the video for yourself, well guess what you can, I know you’ll love it as much as I do!

The lovely people at brastop have given me a code for my readers to recieve 10% off their next order, act fast however, the code expires 2nd August 2013. The code is ‘BAB10’. So get shopping!

I’ve always loved brastop and will continue to love them, my endless purchases show this! My top picks currently are…

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The gorgeous Curvy Kate smoothie for £29, with the code this is £26.10

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The stunning tempt me (I will find my correct size in this!) for £12.95 (16.05 saving from the original price), with the code this is £11.66

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The fabulous Freya Ellie balconette in orchid (although I usually like padding this is gorgeous). This is £19.95 (£13.05 saving from original price), with the code this is £17.96

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Brastop also do nightwear, so I thought I’d show you my best bits from that section of the website. This is the Berlei weekend wrap in black. This is £36.95 (£15.05 saving from original price), with the code this is £33.25

What are your best bits from brastop.com?

Much love
Hannah x

Bravissimo fitting experience

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So today me and my friend decided to go to Liverpool shopping, I needed bras so bravissimo was on the cards. It was my first ever time in Bravissimo Liverpool (although I have been many times in another branch) and it was a lovely experience. Walking in I was met by the bright smiley faces of staff and a large selection of the Pepperberry range with a selection of bras at the back. Upon arrival I was asked if I needed any help, which is always nice. I then finished looking at the sale bras (I REALLY wanted the bras on my recent lingerie lusts post). So with bras in hand I went upstairs to book my fitting.

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Climbing the carpet clad stairs I arrived at the waiting area, beautifully decorated with pink sofas, a water dispenser, images of bravissimo models, magazines and lots of husbands! Despite there being a large que I was told my fitting would be in the next 10minutes. Myself and my less busty friend then waited for what seemed like two minutes until my name was called and off I toddled with my lovely fitter and sale bras in hand to my dressing room.

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Every bravissimo dressing room is the same, fitted with a large mirror, silk dressing gown, numerous hooks, a stool and the newest issue of the bravissimo catalogue. The fitter introduced herself (can’t remember her name but she was lovely as all bravissimo fitters are), asked if I had been to bravissimo before, she then gave me a little background to bravissimo to refresh my memory. Then the fitting started. I was asked what size bra I was wearing and how it felt on, she asked if I could remove my top so she could see how my bra fitted. She checked the fitting of my bra and explained that the bra fit fine and that a 28J was my true size. NO TAPE MEASURES I was them asked what my favourite style of bra was, I explained that it was plunge and then off she went on an adventure to the stock room, and may I say a very successful one!

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She then returned with a gorgeous tutti rouge bra (reviews to come) and a satine bra (previously reviewed) in white. She asked what I though of them, I thought they were fab! I was asked if I’d like her to pop out when I tried the bras on, or whether she was ok to stay, I asked her to pop out and so she did. First I tried on the Satine bra, I called that it was ok for her to come in. She then adjusted the bra straps and explained it was a lovely fit, which it was, but I already had this bra (see they’re basically telepathic!), next up was the tutti rouge. I had a little issue with this bra, the 28 was simply far too tight. I told her I needed help, she readjusted me then confirmed that I was a 30 back in this brand, she went back to the stock room and returned with the bra in a 30HH. It fit YAY, however I had my eye on a little sale item (maybe next time tutti rouge). I then tried on said sale item and she checked the fit for me. I explained I only wanted to buy the sale bra, she didn’t push me to buy anything else and treated me like a friend. she then told me about the pepperyberry line and after asking my clothes sizes explained I would be a 10sc, she then left me to get dressed and off I toddled with my curvy Kate wild bra in a beautiful bravissimo bag, wrapped in tissue paper and sealed with a sticker.

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I’ve always had good experiences in bravissimo, they’re always so lovely and make the experience very relaxing, I couldn’t recommend them more. Hope this helped anyone who was thinking about having a fitting!

Much love
Hannah x

Check them out – http://www.bravissimo.com

*Please note the top and bottom images are mine, the middle are taken from the bravissimo website*

Edwards and Millers – can it be?!

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A few days ago I came across a new brand of lingerie, this brand was Edwards and Millers, a brand which caters for the big boobed small backed woman, of which I am one. I recently watched the introduction video to this brand and was asked to write in one sentence what appealed to me about it, I did, then realised there were many more things which appealed to me than I had written down, and thus this post was born.

Edwards and Millers first started as a blog known as BBSB ran by the lovely Tracy who understood the hardship of finding a bra with a small back and a large cup size. She then began to receive emails from BBSB women all around the world asking for her advice on where to find such bras, thus Edwards and Millers was born.

I fit into this BBSB category, as a rapidly growing 28j I am on the constant lookout for nice, good quality non beige bras! After reading many interviews with the lovely lady herself I found that she wants this brand to cater for the younger BBSB, with gorgeous designs and good quality materials, ladies, this is what we have been waiting for. No longer will we have to adjust our bras or just stick our boobs in, the BBSB lady can now have a glorious new bra that low and behold will fit, with sizes starting at a DD and going to an M in bands 26-34! She even talks about a longline bra – this brand is our heaven ladies! We can soon have a good quality, well fitting gorgeous bra so much easier.

What do we want? Gorgeous bras!
In what sizes? BBSB sizes!
Who’s going to give it to us? Edwards and Millers

Hope your as excited as I am
Hannah xxxx

Lingerie lusts

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The summer sales are in full force with stealthy shoppers scooping up bargains galore, but it isnt just clothing bargains to be had. Lingerie sales are in full flow allowing big busts to scoop and swoop away with some bargains while doing the same in their brand new bras. So ladies, get shopping. Now is also the perfect time to get fitted so you know you’re buying the correct size, I’ll be having a fitting very soon and shall share what I buy. For now these are my lingerie sale lusts.

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First up is this gorgeous Retro Bloom bra by Bravissimo down to an amazing £24. This bra is simply gorgeous, firstly the pattern is stunning with beautiful red, peach and blue flowers dotted on a slightly patterned background with cute red ribbon-esque detail,this bra is simply breathtaking. Next, the mechanics (is that the right word?) of the bra, this bra boasts light padding which I love in a bra, giving great support and lift. This bra also has 3hooks in sizes GG-HH, allowing greater support. Support and lift is also enhanced by the fact the bra has fully adjustable straps. If it fits me when I go for my fitting I shall be a VERY happy girl.

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This is the Wild Bra by Curvy Kate down to £23 in the bravissimo. I’m sure we can see why this is called the “wild bra”, with stunning animal print partnered with girlie pink this bra is beautiful and gives a killer cleavage! Not only is it gorgeous it also boasts fully adjustable straps giving fab support and lift and also has 3hooks in sizes FF-J giving a little extra support. Curvy Kate always make gorgeous bras and this bra is most certainly no exception!

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Now if you’ve read my previous posts you’ll know that this one of my favourite bras, and now Bravissimo have brought out the gorgeous Bettie Mae out in my favourite colour, a gorgeous purple for only £25.50 in the sale. Now I won’t bore you with a detailed ‘why I want this bra’ as I have already explained why this bra is simply gorgeous in previous posts. Ok look I couldn’t help myself, with a low central gore a stunning plunge is created however this bra is still very supportive with the fully adjustable straps and 3 hooks GG-J. I’d just like to add a little note about the briefs, they are gorgeous, copying the bra pattern in the front with a cheeky sheer back with a lovely bow. This bra shall be finding its way into my collection hopefully very soon.

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I have wanted this gorgeous Hatty Bra by Freya for the longest time, sadly this bra stops at a GG which won’t fit me :'(. However for the lucky GG’s and under this bra is breathtaking, boasting a low central gore and a moulded cup this bra gives gorgeous cleavage this bra screams out to be bought. If I was a GG I’d have had this bra long ago!

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If I was going to the beach I’d definitely have this beautiful Bikini by Fullfilled , I found this bikini for a steal at £18.95 a saving of £16.05 wowza. So onto the beauty of this bikini, boasting a beautiful tropical print on a teal background I think this bra would look lovely on my pale skin. This bra also has adjustable straps so you can get the right support for you. The bikinis cups are also in three pieces adding extra support, ensuring no boob exposure. Just get me to the beach!

What’s on your lust list?

Much love
Hannah x

Calling all “Tutti Rougettes”!

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How would you like the chance to win the entire range of your favourite lingerie brand. Well now the lovely people at Tutti Rouge are giving you the chance to win their entire gorgeous AW13 range, and may I say they certaintly aren’t beige.

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Tutti Rouge has taken the lingerie world by storm from bloggers in the UK, such as FullerFigureFullerBust , InvestInYourChest and LeCurvyKitten raving about their bras. the brand has also taken the USA by storm with TheCurvesHaveIt raving about their beautiful sets with the simply gorgeous designs.

Back to the competition, all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is email HI@TUTTIROUGE.COM with your name and address. The lovely company will then send you a tutti tattoo and all you need to do is apply the tattoo, take a snap of your beautiful self with the tattoo and post it to their Facebook page. Hurry , this contest ends the 30th September 2013 with results following soon after.

So, what are you waiting for?

GET EMAILING

lots of love
Hannah x
(Image borrowed from thecurveshaveit, hope the lovely lady doesn’t mind)

Why hello there…

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Hello there, I am Hannah and welcome to my first every blog post, I must admit I’m a little scared! Before I delve into the world of blogging I feel I should tell you a little about myself and why I exactly I, of all people found myself writing this blogpost in the early hours of a Friday morning whilst wearing a Christmas dressing gown…grab yourself a cuppa…and go!

I am currently a student planning on world domination (I’m not even kidding), but I’m one of the good guys, promise! I doubt however, that you wish to know my life story so I won’t bore you with that, although if you want it ask away and I promise i’ll answer. My bra journey begins with my mother and I in a supermarket, all was well until the age of about 11 (early bloomer), I no-longer fitted into the flimsy training bras and the quest was on! Instead of buying a larger cup size however, mum went for a larger back size (ladies this is very wrong, a post shall soon follow) until well, we ran out of numbers. So off we trotted with 13 year old me to bravissimo, I was no longer a C – cup, but now an F! Yes that’s right an F, 34F to be precise, still have the bra somewhere aswell. You may think this would be the end of the story but no, a few years later and with the measurements of 38-30-42 and about a 3 stone weight loss I am now a very full 28J (a fitting is soon needed). That’s the boob history, now the blogging part.

I was always being stuck in beige bras (post to follow) and felt this was the only way, until I stumbled across two lovely ladies blogs, these being fullerfigurefullerbust and kel-kitty, they taught be bras for big busts weren’t all beige and look like something your Nan would wear, the bras, like the person wearing them could be glorious and I didn’t need to hide my figure in mums baggy tops! So, with this new found knowledge off I toddled to debenhams where I made a horrid discovery.

I was quite happily trying to bras when a young girl wanting a bra fitting came into the cubicle next to me. Firstly the bra fitter took out a tape measure, (the first big no no I learnt from reading blogs), she then proclaimed the girl to be a 36C, the young girl in question had been looking at bras near me and I could tell even with my untrained eye that she was most certainly not a 36C.I wanted to burst through the wall and tell her STOP – but felt she might object! This ladies is why I have created this blog, to educate and help young girls get properly fitted and not be scared to hide their fantastic figures but to flaunt them with their heads held high and with that, ciao for now!

Hannah x