Von Zipper Harlow Berry Bikini Review

I travelled down to the coast for my birthday this year and stumbled across a whole surf shop full of bikinis, I spent 45 minutes trawling through the racks and found this old thing. Full price it was $90 and I only got it for $20.  Definitely the best birthday present to myself.

The Harlow Berry Bikini, It's not available online any more and hasn't been in a while. It was so hard to take photos of it, especially since there was quite a bit of wind. Anyways, Enjoy the photos I did manage to get :)





It offers a medium/complete coverage on the bum - which is nice for a change and the straps are hard to tie up at the back on my own without flashing everyone everything.
I ended up going with the Small size and it fits really well. It nearly even offers a push up effect for me too. 



Jar Body Scrub Review







I was sent a packet of California Crush from Jar Body Scrub a few weeks ago and i've only just had time to write about how awesome I found this product. It's $22.95 online including postage in Australia.


I've used heaps of different types of exfoliators and body scrubs over the last few years and this one I found stood out to me because it wasnt too harsh to hurt my skin, but it was still able to buff away the dead skin cells. It's a strong scrub perfect for those who like to feel the work in action. People with skin conditions, ingrown hairs and body acne have found this scrub helps with keeping their skin clear from 'imperfections'.

This scrub isn't recommended for the face.

Directions;
put desired amount in a bowl or dish, wet skin, turn off the water, work scrub around the body in circular motions. Leave to sit for up to 5 minutes. Wash clean and enjoy. I used my scrub in the shower which is perfectly fine too. I left it to sit while I washed my hair.
It's made in Melbourne, Australia and they are completely against animal testing - which is perfect!



Using a body scrub is beneficial to your skin because it improves circulation and results in a more even skin tone, apparently it can even help with the the appearance of cellulite.
Ideal for ex foliating before a spray tan.

The smell was even that good coming through the packet that my kitten pulled it down from the shelf and tried to open it herself - hence the scratch marks.

Now for the important part, lets see how many of the ingredients I can pronounce;
Prunis amygdalus, sodium chloride, sucrose, citrus - sinensis, aurantifolia, paradisi 100% and soap safe colourant. Also contains nuts - so for the love of God if you have a nut allergy please don't get this scrub.



I honestly reckon I will always have a Jar Body Scrub on hand in my bathroom now. :)
How do you store your Jar product?
It should be sealed and stored in a dry place out of direct sunlight. Don't store it in the shower or humid place  ( even though that's where you will be using it). Take out the desired amount from the packet with dry hands and take that container into the shower with you.
How often should you use it?
It's best used 2-3 times a week. You can get 4-6 scrubs out of each packet. 
If you have a special event coming or are planning to tan afterwards and plan on using Jar to get your skin ready here is what the pros recommend;

Day 1 - Shave
Day 2 morning scrub and afternoon tan
Jar will remove your old fake tan and then prepare for your next tan application.
Do not scrub straight after shaving.
Do not scrub straight after tanning.




Aussie Tush San Lorenzo Bikinis Review




I have the I dream of Eden white ruffle halter which you can get here for $55 and pay $12 shipping to get to Australia and the White Pink Garden Bow Back Bottoms which you can get from Aussie Tush here for $59.90 and not have to wait for international shipping if you live in Aus.


It must just be how I feel today but again I really don't like the way my bum cheeks look in a Brazilian cut. But my boyfriend says they look good, so they must!
The top is made from 91% Nylon and 9% Spandex so they don't feel like normal swimmers but rather like clothing instead. And the bottoms are made from 80% Polyamide and 20% Spandex.


I think the white material makes me look even whiter than I am! I wear the Medium in both top and bottoms in San Lorenzo Bikinis just because they are so small. I nearly died when I opened the packet to see how tiny the top was, but luckily it covers a little more than just my nipples.

here is the link to their beautiful instagram profile.



San Lorenzo Bikini Sizing
(THESE RUN A SIZE SMALLER THAN YOUR AVERAGE BIKINI SO PLEASE CHECK YOUR MEASUREMENTS WITH THE SIZE CHART) I cannot express this enough!
 Bow Back Tops:  Small  (A Cup)  Medium (B Cup)  Large (C Cup) XLarge (D Cup)

BOW BACK BRIEF
Small - runs like an extra small
Medium - runs like a Small
Large - runs like a medium/ petite large
XLarge - runs like a large
BOW BACK
S
M
L
 XL
WIDTH OF BAND
25”
26”
27”
 28"
MAX STRETCH
27”
28”
30”
 31"
RISE
5.5”
6”
6.5”
 6.5"
WIDTH OF MIDDLE BACK
2.25”
2.5″
2.5″
 2.5"
REVERSIBLE THONG / BRAIDED REVERSIBLE THONG/BRAIDED HIPSTER STRAP 
S
M
L

WIDTH OF BAND
26”
27”
28”

MAX STRETCH
28”
29”
30”

RISE
6”
6.25”
6.5”

WIDTH OF MIDDLE BACK
4”
4″
4.25″



Let me know what you guys think of this one!

love

xx

Millie California Coral Review Brakinis

Finally received the Pink Bralette from Brakinis, here's a link straight to it. It's for sale at $49.99 and postage is $9.99. I love it. It's the best fitting bikini I've received from Brakinis so far!
It comes in a box with BRAKINIS embossed on the top. I've suggested that all bikinis should come in boxes like this for the future. I had a great day shooting at the beach with Monty on my birthday. What do you guys think?














Brakinis Review Orange Triangle Mesh Top With Bronze Bottoms

 Another post for the lovely ladies who supply the most affordable neoprene bikinis!

Again I was sent this bikini by Bella and Rachel at Brakinis. I had a few issues with the original top being too big so Bella replaced the set for me completely and gave me the extra small top with small bottoms.


If you want to check it out you can get from their website here, I wear an extra small top because the straps are so big and aren't adjustable, but the small bottoms are a bit tight on me - too tight to wear comfortably without being self concious of having a muffin top. I was surprised at this because the other bottoms in the other colours - that aren't metallic have fit really well and only stretch a tiny bit when they come into contact with water.


To get yourself one of these babies its $39.99 plus $9.99 shipping. Shipping usually takes about 2 weeks to reach me in Australia.




I love that Brakinis features their promo models such as myself and normal looking women.




Aussie Tush Eau Paix Vie Review Milkshake Set




"Eau Paix Vie offers a fun approach to swimwear and life. Endeavouring to invoke the happiness, good feelings and fun that only come from a beautiful summers day, Eau Paix Vie offers refreshing designs in gorgeous quality fabrics from around the world."
Flamingo Mermaid II
Milkshake set in pink and white $110 which you can get from here
but you can get it cheaper here for $99

It comes in a cute little calico storage bag with Eau Paix Vie's pink logo on the front and a drawstring top.



I'm wearing a Medium in the seamless bottoms and a Small in the top. I feel like you could wash the bottoms in the washing machine in a lingerie bag on gentle but i'm definitely going to hand wash the top and lay them out flat to dry them so the frills don't get messed up and crinkled.


I absolutely love this set, it's really comfy and i'm so happy that I finally have a set! it was definitely worth the wait. I think i've been drooling over EPV's instagram for over a year i'm sure, I never realised that it was an Australian brand made on the north coast until I was checking the tracking number while waiting for my top to arrive.


The only thing i'm not too keen on is how it looks from behind. I really don't like how my bum looks. It digs in on the waist band and looking through photos on Instagram, it's the same with any girl who isn't stick thin. You'll see more photos of that soon, since i'm going to the coast for the 19th - 22nd of September. 

I wished that they would use more models that aren't perfect though, as much as the girls are beautiful I would really love to see them have more average and girls of all ages model their swimmers. 

Here's their size chart, the sizes are smaller on the bottoms ( as most cheeky cuts are) but I found the top size to be pretty normal. 

EPV SWIMSML
Australia81012
UK81012
US468
EU363840


Let me know what you guys think!



Reasons to Splurge on a Bikini

Do you honestly think spending a lot of money on a designer bikini is crazy? then you should probably read these few points here that I have put together for you all! 

When you strip down into your bikini in public, this is the most nude you are going to be, so you have to look your best. When buying a bikini you pay for what you get, the better ones are always more value for your money. 

 Quality of the Fabric
A designer bikini should always come with a guarantee that the suit is made out of the best fabrics. Most of the time they will be made out of a blend of nylon and lycra, sometimes you will even be lucky enough to have luxe Italian fabrics. Following the proper care instructions your bikini should last for many years.

 You Get it Hot off the Runway
Do you usually live your life through fashion blogs and magazines? Yes? well bikinis and swimwear  designers almost always get their inspirations from the general fashion tends that are out at that time. In a bikini you can walk the beach like it is your runway.

 Quality Craftsmanship
This one goes without saying, you spend a little more and get the quality you deserve. Designers know that no two women are shaped exactly alike, so when they are in the creating progress they take into consideration the different body types and create styles that will flatter you the most. 

Exclusive designs 
There is nothing better than owning a bikini which style features exclusive and embellished details. Brands such as Sauvage use Swarovski crystals, San Lorenzo features cute bum bows, Lychee Swimwear is made from Italian fabrics in Europe... there are so many I don't have the time to write them all.

Mix and Match
Since most designers make heaps of different top and bottom styles within certain colour or pattern, they’re perfect for mixing and matching.  And since the vast majority of our swimsuits are sold as separates, feel free to play fashion designer!

Finds under $100
To go along with the whole savings for the future, certain designer swimsuit lines feature daughter lines that are usually cheaper, yet still feature those coveted designer qualities.  

 The Granny One-Piece is Cool
Are you a one piece girl and drowning in a sea of bikinis?  Tired of seeing the same old boring one-pieces that do nothing for your figure?  Well we’re here to tell you that fashionable one-piece DO exist!  Many designer one-pieces feature sleek slimming patterns and trendy designs.  Whoever said one-pieces can’t be sexy was absolutely wrong. Best Dollar 

Mix and Match
Since most designers make heaps of different top and bottom styles within certain colour or pattern, they’re perfect for mixing and matching.  And since the vast majority of our swimsuits are sold as separates, feel free to play fashion designer!

 Celeb Status
  Are you constantly lusting over your favorite celeb wardrobes?  Well get ready to raid their closets!  Brands like ViX, L*SPACE,Vitamin A, Triangl, Betsey Johnson, Acacia Swimwear and Havaianas are all celebrity favourites. 

 The Granny One-Piece is Cool
Are you a one piece girl and drowning in a sea of bikinis?  Tired of seeing the same old boring one-pieces that do nothing for your figure?  Well we’re here to tell you that fashionable one-piece DO exist!  Many designer one-pieces feature sleek slimming patterns and trendy designs.  Whoever said one-pieces can’t be sexy was absolutely wrong.

Cheap vs. Spurge
A designer swimsuit is the happy medium between a cheap $30 swimsuit from Cotton On and an outrageous $600 luxury swimsuit from Lanvin.  Like we said before—you get what you pay for.


Bikini Collection!

Hey guys,
here is the video for my bikini collection! excuse my awkwardness, I hate talking in front of a camera






Aussie Tush For Australian Bums


I've been so busy lately and neglecting my blog that here is an early update - Just for you Jess Anderson, for your love and support of my blog, love you girl! :)

Aussie Tush is a newly found FAVOURITE instagram shop of mine. This is a part of their blub on the website;

AUSSIE TUSH WAS BORN IN 2014, FROM THE DESIRE TO BRING FAB FITTING AND SEXY BIKINI BOTTOMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO OUR BEACHES. GROWING UP IN SYDNEY, A BEACH BUM AT HEART, OUR FOUNDER WAS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE RISKY AND DARING TO WEAR TO THE BEACH, UNABLE TO FIND ANYTHING, THE DESIRE WAS BORN TO BRING BRAZILIAN AND HAWAIIAN INFLUENCED BIKINI BOTTOMS TO AUSTRALIA. 

WE ARE LOCATED ON SYDNEY'S NORTHERN BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA AND LOVE THE IDEA OF YOUNG WOMEN EVERYWHERE FEELING SEXY WHEN THEY ARE AT THE BEACH, FLAUNT WHAT YOU'VE GOT!!

STAY FIT, HEALTHY AND ENJOY LIFE!

AUSSIE TUSH XOXO

I received the cutest gift from them this morning :)
It was express posted out on Friday afternoon and It rocked up on my door step at lunch time today, Monday.


wrapped up in baby blue tissue paper was two pairs of their gorgeous bikini bottoms,

you can read my review here

you can read my review here 

Aussie Tush has some beautiful photos on their website and their instagram, Which is where I sourced these images from. I'm yet to take photos of them myself. seriously to die for bikinis
I'm so glad that Aussie Tush brought these babies to Australia, it means that shipping for all us girls down under is so much more reasonable instead of getting it in from the states ourselves. And since they are located in Sydney that's a bigger bonus for me living a few hours away, for express shipping I only have to wait 24 hours or so!

here is the link to their instagram page <3
and here is the link to their facebook page <3

Stay tuned for more photos!