Bras, brassieres, over the shoulder boulder holders, what ever you like to call them I’ve reviewed a few, and I love them! So what are we looking for in a bra? Comfort, support, shape? Or something a little more va va voom? Are we looking for that push up perfection? That cleavage booster? That set that makes you want to dance around in your pants all day, but also slay all day, as no one knows what’s underneath? Every bra I believe has a different occasion and a different use. Going out? Deep plunge, or something a little saucy! Comfort day to day? A good t-shirt bra or sheer full cup. But what about something a little more fancy? Well I think I may have just found that set.
I thought I’d bring you something new to the blog tonight, a brand that I’ve actually never tried before! And a style that I don’t think I’ve ever tried, along with a different size range that I’m used to.
This brand actually is a fuller bust brand but not in terms of plus size bras. I’m actually the biggest size in its range, so if you’re in the size bracket of a 30DD to a 38G keep reading, and for my other babes bigger than a 38G there’ll be something for you again soon on the blog I promise!
So let’s introduce her! It’s the Wonderbra refined glamour balconette bra gifted from the babes at Wonderbra. And it doesn’t lie, glamorous and pretty wonderful. Let’s talk about the most obvious point of this bra, that shelf lift. My goodness that is a lift. Push up perfection and for someone who’s boobs have been pulled by gravity and breastfeeding, it has worked wonders!
The style, I love a balconette. Personally I’ve never had one so padded, it’s got quite a firm shape to it. It obviously makes the girls look unreal but personally for me it’s not a bra I’d wear for a trip to the park running after little one! I had to sister size for this one, usually I’m a 36H but as this only goes to a G cup I opted for my sister size, a 38G. The cups fitted great but the back was a little loose, and I do like thicker straps for extra support.
The briefs were also a little smaller due to the size range. As this style only offers briefs up to a size XL which works out as an 18, where as usually I’d size up to a 20 for comfort. However due to coverage on the brief I styled them in a high rise style for comfort. Although you could wear them lower for a shorts brief look.
Overall I was really impressed with the quality, the over all fit and the beautiful style of this set. For a night out or a saucy night in this set definitely made me feel glamorous as the name!
Wonderbra are stocked at so many stores online, but I’ve linked it to one of my favourites – Figleaves. The link is below if you like to treat yourself or just have a browse.
Will you be feeling glamorous in Wonderbra? Have you tried Wonderbra yet? What do you think? I’d love to know in the comments!
Wonderbra refined glamour balconette bra.
Wonderbra refined glamour shorty.
Hello September, the darker evenings, the chill in the air and of course saying goodbye to that summer sun. I’d be lying if I didn’t say it, I actually cannot wait for Autumn. But I will miss sea swimming, feeling the sun on the sand and sunbathing in a bikini. I’ve blogged a lot this summer about all my favourite bikinis, but today I’m going to bring you a swimsuit to the blog that is perfect for all year round.
The Portofino Swimsuit from Panache. I was very kindly gifted this swimsuit in return for a review, and it hasn’t disappointed. First off I’m totally feeling the Karen Wheeler pool side vibes from Stranger things. Her 80’s style and sass. This swimsuit gives me all the vintage vibes!
Next the colour, it’s available in Denim/Ivory as I’ve received mine or in Navy/Ivory for a more nautical look. It is available on Panache’s site from a size 30F to a 40J. A really great size range and perfect for every body.
So what did I think? The structure of this swimsuit is the best I’ve ever had in a one piece, with build in non-padded cups and adjustable straps. If you’ve ever had a Panache or Sculptresse bra it’s very similar in support and fit. Which I’ve always found one of the best. The quality is always so good and my Panache swimwear and underwear holds its shape and structure so well, even after wash after wash.
I love the details on this swimsuit. The retro style belt and the Ivory trim details. The coverage is also really great and this really is a great swimsuit for all year round. Especially for at the pool for swimming lengths and not worrying about any spillage or taking little one swimming and splashing, no worries there either. And the back? A lovely cut out detail with a good amount of bum coverage, so no cheeky mishaps from behind either! And if the swimsuit isn’t your cup of tea, this style is also available in a two piece.
This is definitely a swimsuit that I’ll be using all Autumn, it’s so comfortable and very stylish. Just pass me a martini and some heels for a night pool party! Or it’s perfect for hair up let’s crack on with a swim workout. Whatever the weather it’s perfect for every occasion. And as Autumn draws closer we’ll be spending more weekends at our local indoor pool, which means this Panache Portofino will be too!
As always I’ve linked the swimsuit below if you fancy a browse, or a cheeky end of summer purchase! Have you tried Panache? Will you be getting your swimsuit on this Autumn? X
Panache Portofino Swimsuit
Mojito or prosecco, Pina Colada or a gin fizz, you name it, I’m sure I’ll enjoy a cheeky glass of it. Cocktail or mocktail, soda or sangria, whether its a girls night or date night there’s one place I will go time after time in Taunton, for a wind down and a catch up, and that is The Cosy Club.
And a couple of weeks ago I was very kindly invited to join a bloggers cocktail masterclass at our local Cosy Club. I wanted to write this blog sooner but as you may have seen from Instagram, we’ve been a little kitten busy!
So, I’ve been many a time to Taunton’s Cosy Club, for tapas, superfood salads and for delicious cocktails and mocktails. But a masterclass on how to make my favourites? This was going to be a treat!
So when I was invited I couldn’t wait to attend. I invited my lovely friend Tara to be my plus one, and so off we went, after work for a midweek treat at The Cosy Club. The event was being held down stairs in ‘The Den’ a private room with a lot of space, a private bar and the most instagramable decor.
I love the overall vibe of The Cosy Club, the interiors, the lighting, the music. All so inviting, all so relaxing. So we started the evening off with a cheeky arrival drink, my favourite, a little bit of fizz! But with a twist, and a magical glitter touch. It was delightful. As the other lovely bloggers arrived, our charming bar tender for the night, Rhys, made sure nothing was too much trouble! From answering all questions, to making sure we were all okay and giving us his history with The Cosy Club and his love of hosting masterclasses! So the challenging part for him? Making us all into professional cocktail makers in the space of two hours. Did he succeed? Well…
We all took it in turns creating masterpieces starting with the shaken not stirred Pina Colada full of flavour and actually vegan! Using a coconut cream and a lot of shaking power, to create a frothy finish. Topped off with the classic cherry on top, they were delicious! Next we created my actual favourite cocktail, the Mojito. Full of zesty lime, spicy rum and finished with a clap of mint! A clap? Rhys taught us how clapping the mint actually releases the flavour and the aroma. And my goodness it was good! For this one I made Tara a mocktail version and honestly it was just as delicious, so full of flavour and so beautifully presented.
As the night mingled on we chatted, we laughed and we noticed what looked like plastic straws, which we began to question. However Rhys soon pointed out on the back of the drinks menu that the straws are actually made from a natural starch, meaning they are biodegradable, which was great to hear. As the sipping of drinks carried on we were soon ready to be seated for a delicious array of tapas.
There were plenty of vegan and gluten free options available with a cheeky red flag notifying us of which ones they were. The hosts for the night were also really informative. Being lactose intolerant can sometimes make eating out a little difficult, but the knowledge of the ingredients that the hosts had were amazing. And they told me with confidence what I could and couldn’t have. Which was great as usually I’d have played it safe and stuck to just the vegan options. I can safely say I will be returning just for the homemade scotch egg, with a crispy outside and a runny yolk, they were unreal!
It was a really lovely evening and as the night drew to a close I can honestly say it was such a ‘cosy’ night. After telling all the other girls at work how much fun we had I think another one will definitely be on the cards!
At just £29.95 per person for a cocktail masterclass with a selection of three cocktails, or just £39.95 to have the cocktails and a tapas selection we’ll definitely be back for more fun! I love that for the masterclasses you can have the whole den to your party and keep that small group intamacy with only a six people minimum booking.
I feel it’s an activity most will enjoy, even if you’re all designated drivers and opt for a mocktail masterclass! The den is also a great room for parties and private events, used often for birthday parties and even corporate meetings.
I will be returning to The Cosy Club very soon for a cheeky Friday night tapas date night, it’s one of our favourites locally! Have you tried The Cosy Club? Are you local to Taunton and looking for something a little more cosy? I’ve linked the Cosy Clubs main page and booking page below if you’d like to take a look and maybe even book a cheeky tapas table too! Will you be drinking Pina Coladas and getting caught in The Cosy Club…
Book your spot at The Cosy Club!