Showing posts with label bikini. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bikini. Show all posts


Mermaid in England Bikini

Mermaid in England bikinis are so much fun and stand out from the crowd! They are like no other bikini! They change colour and pattern when they get wet! Yes when they get wet!
So take a dip in the pool in one bikini and you get out wearing a completely different one.
Such a genius concept.
There are so many colour ways to choose from too which adds to the whole fun of purchasing one and they each have cool quirky names. You can choose between a halter neck one piece or a halter neck bikini or bandeau bikini. 
I am a mummy to my three year old son and my body isn't like it was. I have a wrinkly deflated tummy and next to no boobs from breast feeding (They were pretty small before!) I always go for underwire and padded bras and look for that in a bikini too. The first thing I noticed about the Mermaid in England bikinis is they have no padding or underwire which are completely unflattering for me because I can't fill them and have always avoided bandeau styles.
So how was I going to make these fun bikinis work for me!
I can't believe I am telling you this but I remembered I had a chicken fillet strapless bra which I bought from Boux Avenue sometime ago for a dress that you could only go braless in. They are great for the smaller bust!
Problem solved, I just wore it under my bandeau bikini. I was able to sunbathe and swim in it!
So my conclusion if you too have a smaller bust you can still wear the exclusive Mermaid in England Bikini! If you've booked a holiday and fed up with your old boring bikinis you must check them out! See links below xx

images 1 & 2 - Vegas baby Bikini (silver) turns zebra print when wet (also comes in a one piece)
images 3 & 4 - Bermuda Betty Bikini (red) turns spotty when wet



Festival Chic - June Edition of The County Mag, Bath

Here is my Festival feature in June's County Magazine. I loved producing this feature, festivals are very dear to my heart as I have been a frequent festival goer through the years so it was lots of fun to do. I really enjoyed collating my top fave pieces for the Summer Festivals 2013 and sharing my tips. Russian Red is my favourite MAC lipstick and I love my new yellow nails inc nail varnish! The rest of the items are on my festival wish list, especially the Coco & Breezy sunnies! How cool are they? What will you be packing this year?
Check out my feature next month in The County Magazine!
You can follow the County Magazine on Twitter @CountyMagazine and the Lifestyle Editor @emmacdance


Boux Avenue Comes to Bristol!

Cloe Lace set in Grey

Check Pyjama Pants and Floral Vest

I am really excited another Boux Avenue has been added to the collection! This time it is opening at Cabot Circus in Bristol on the 13th September. I am smitten with this shop. When it opened in Bath I was drawn in by the eye catching colours and styles. I especially love the grey Chloe balconette bra set shown above or the yellow plunge bra set they do, the 'Chloe lace plunge bra'. I even bought my Summer bikini from Boux, the 'Aruba boost multiway'. Having a smaller bust I just love the padded bras and the padded bikinis they do (I have often owned padded bras which I have wished were a bikini for the shape). 'Boux Avenue focuses on sizing options that range from 30A to 40H and from 6 to 20.' The owner Theo Paphitis is launching his thirteenth UK Boux Avenue store. ' The glamorous label will set lingerie lovers' hearts racing with it's sultry styles and flirtatious fabrics - making it an irresistible lingerie, nightwear and swimwear haven for Bristol shoppers.' Underwear which is fashionable, pretty, girly and affordable is what makes Boux Avenue so popular. The nightwear is also irresistible and will be on my Christmas list for sure. I have already put together my wish list which also includes their girly gifts and beauty products. They do a mini bra and knickers scented drawer sachet which I think is really sweet. Check out my top picks:

So go take a look when it opens and I promise you won't be disappointed!

Happy Shopping!

Christina x

Photos courtesy of Boux Avenue and Grayling PR.