This is a brave post for me, it's not every day that I flaunt my butt in a swimsuit on my blog and I won't be doing this anytime again soon. However I learnt a lesson...
Everyone knows that when you go to a spa that you take a swimsuit. Not me. I forgot. Two years ago my now Step-Mothers hen weekend was a trip to the lovely Maldon Spa, one issue I had no swimsuit. A quick stop in New Look at the nearest retail park on the way and I was the proud owner of what can only be described as Minnie Mouse's swimsuit for when her red one is in the wash. It was pink polka dots, complete with bow, cheap and what's more it was age 13-14. A generous 13-14 I may add. So despite the fact that I looked like an oversize teen, I did have my swimsuit. Oh and new flip flops as yes I forgot I would need those too.
Fast forward to now and although I've had no holiday, I have taken the kids swimming. So when I got chatting with the lovely Natalie at Beach Cafe I was intrigued to take a browse. The ranges that they have are extensive and whilst I am under no illusion that I would not resemble the image of the model on my screen, the way that you are able to shop covered all areas. ie me. Small Chest (sob). Flatten stomach (bigger sob). This Seafolly variety caught my eye not just because the model has amazing hair, but the title lured me in. Seafolly Goddess Boyleg Swimsuit.
So when this beautifully gift wrapped box* arrived I had one hope in mind, I was to be a goddess. Perhaps pinning too much on a title but us Mums have to live in hope with some things!
Did it deliver? YES! It really did make me feel good, I felt comfortable and what's more it flattered (in my eyes!) the areas that Natalie's website said it would! So there was only one thing for it, a few hours at the Verulamium Spa with the Husband. Just one issue we didn't want to do anything for the rest of the day.
So while I may no longer have the 'pert' body I did once upon a time ago and I have extra lumps elsewhere, I have learnt a valuable lesson. If you dress in the right fit you can feel good about yourself and if you feel confident in yourself you're going to pull off something that you may have thought you couldn't.
I rename this swimsuit, "Mummy's Wondersuit" Oh and yes after I took these quick snaps I removed all my make up so I could sweat it out in the steam room. I'm not that anal over make up. Fetching though huh!