I know it is February, but pretty much everyone I know is now yearning for summer and some warmth on our backs. I know I am.
But, being plus size, I waver between an 18-20, I always used to start to feel uneasy, as it got warmer, about baring my body, either in the pool, on the beach, or just being out-and-about.
You know what? Life is too short. Last week I was invited to Village Hotels in Headingly with Boohoo to experience a Spa evening, which included a dip in the pool. Boohoo very kindly gifted us a swimsuit to wear and I was BRICKING it.
"What do I wear?"
"Am I going to be in the pool with some beautiful bloggers looking like Shamu in comparison?"
"Can I wear a wrap in the pool?"
All genuine thoughts that ran through my head whilst I was looking for a swimsuit to wear. (Side note, CURRENTLY, and I will forgive Boohoo as it IS February, the plus size selection of swimsuits available is not the biggest selection ever. If you are going on a hen do and need a swimsuit, you are sorted but other than that, it is not a HUGE selection at the moment. HOWEVER, Boohoo have told me that they are constantly adding to the swimsuit range and more and more PS swimsuits are coming to the website ASAP.)
In the end, I decided that swimsuits are stretchy for a reason and I went for a size 16 swimsuit with Flamingos on it because if I am going to do it, I AM GOING TO DAMN WELL DO IT AND OWN MY OWN BODY. You can buy the same swimsuit here -> Miami Flamingo Frill Bardot Swimsuit
When it arrived, OH MY GOSH, it is amazing, In fact, it is superb. I have never felt quite so confident in a swimsuit before, and I didn't even take a second to compare my own body to other bloggers because we were all queens in our swimsuits who shine bright in our own bodies and do not need to compare ourselves to others. and I didn't wear the wrap that I had thrown in my bag ONCE
(Emma at http://thelifeedit.co.uk Lucinda at https://thefashionfictionary.com and Dash at https://www.mode-lily.com )
Look at how wonderful we ALL look.
TOTALLY OWNING OUR LOOKS.
We then spent some time in the Spa area, learning how to give ourselves a facial, using ESPA products. The light in the room was EXCELLENT for facials, not so great for pictures and I was actually enjoying myself so much, that I forgot to take lots and lots of pictures at this point. Trust me, it was a lot of fun and really interesting.
Many thanks to Boohoo and Village Hotels, I had a superb evening and I am really happy to have found a swimsuit that makes me feel so comfortable and stylish.
Plus, this was my FIRST EVER visit to a spa, I think I will have to go again.
What do you think?
Are you looking forward to Summer or do you dread the swimsuit too?
This event was part of the Boohoo ‘Treat Yourself’ Spa Tour
For an exclusive 10% discount off treatments or food and drink at Village use voucher BOOHOO10 – For 20% off Everything at Boohoo use voucher BOOHOOXVILLAGESPA20
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