Curvy kate review: Shockwave Bikini

I can hear my 16 year self screaming at me now: “A bikini that fits your big bust?! Haha yeah, whatever!”.
I’ve never had good experiences with bikinis. I’ve never had one that fits! It will sit around my 31″ frame but the cups wouldn’t fit and would expose me … The horror !

Let me introduce you to Curvy Kate who sell “bra sized” swimwear staring at a D cup.  I chose Shockwave due to its 70s inspired pattern and colour. I love this bikini.


The top is in size 32E and the bottoms in a size 10. The fit is perfect. The 32 band provides great support and uplift… as I’m sure you will agree. I don’t spill out of the E cups even when swimming!
The bottoms are very comforable and not too reveling but I still felt sexy wearing it as I soaked up the sun in Turkey.

The colour is eye catching and summery for sure, made me feel daring and unstoppable. Like I said, I just adore the pattern and detail, the pink clip on the straps is very 70s and compliments the whole look. I would recommend Shockwave. It’s so beautiful. X

Fit: 4/5
Comfort: 5/5
Appearance: 5/5


My shaving essentials ft: Lush!

Most woman love having smooth, hair free legs! I know I do. However a few years ago my skin decided to get a very very awful rash that never went away no matter how much lotion the doctors gave me. They even told me to stop shaving … as if !!!!

So, these products from Lush have actually helped my rash dissaprear. I now have legs I can show off in a dress.


To start I use Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub on *dry* skin then rinse.  Using it on dry skin gives a rougher scrub (which my dry skin needs). I adore this scrub as it smells amazing and leaves my skin ultra bright and silky soft and smelling lovely for a long time after.

Then I use D’fluff shaving soap. This strawberry soap not only smells like, well yummy strawberries, it gives a close and comfortable shave without irritation.

Right before I get out the shower I rub Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner all over my legs (and body) and leave on for a minuite before rinsing off. This helps add extra moister to legs after shaving. It smells like rose jam (turkish delight to all you non lushies) and you don’t need body lotion after ! Now I have perfect summer pins.

Hope this helps x

Basic Summer/holiday Essentials

July is here! Time for my second holiday ! First being to the stunning Turkey, next week is Cornwall time ! Here is my list of essentials I take (excluding suncream and after sun and makeup etc). :

Lush; Happy Hippy shower gel:

This shower gel has a beautiful citrus scent to it making it perfect for a refreshing shower during those hot months! Also it’s so cheap at £4.50.

The body shop; Vitiman C face spritz:

This facial spray is perfect for holiday. It has a orange scent to it and feels cooling. It hydrates the skin which is super important while making the skin look happy and bright. I use this on my freshly shaved legs too for extra hydration and to make my legs look smooth and bright.

The Body Shop; coconut body butter:

I swear by body shops body butters. The coconut one is brill for those holidays. Keeps skin extra soft while smelling like a tropical dream…. nom !

Avon; balanced & matte spf 15:

As we all know spf is essential. One thing you should never forget to do is apply spf all over. Your face being no exception. If like me, you are forgetful (whoops!) use a facial lotion with spf after washing your face. This one is good for my oily skin. Keeps my skin soft and protected from the sun with out blocking my pores.

Carex; strawberry laces hands, face and body wipes:

I like to take wipes with me on holiday as me and ice cream make a mess, I am one messy eater ! It’s good to have wipes handy to freshen up whenever needed. These ones smell like the name suggests which I think is amazing!

What are your summer holiday must have ? Xo