MERMAID TRAVELS | TOP 15 THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN SANTORINI

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As you may know, Brad and I recently travelled to Santorini for our Honeymoon. I didn’t want to write a super long post about what we did each day as I’ll be editing the vlog soon which you can watch each day as it happened very soon. I wanted to share all my photos, seriously I took about 200 photos a day so this is only a small selection! I also wanted to share my top 15 places to see and do in Santorini if you’re heading out there.

First off I’m going to start with my warning, be prepared to walk, a lot, and climb a lot of steps! It’s one hell of a mountain! You might want to work out those glutes before you go too, you’ll need them, I’ve come back with buns of steel from all the walking we did! Comfy shoes are a must!

There’s a lot of Santorini guides on the internet but I still wanted to share a few of my personal favs from the ten days we spent there in October, in no particular order.

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR VAGINA?

Ok, so this isn’t my usual kind of post, but when Canesten got in touch to see I’d ask my readers “how well do you know your vagina?”, I genuinely felt it was a great cause and something I want to open up about.

Canesten believe that if women know more about their intimate health – which can be an embarrassing or uncomfortable topic to talk about – they will be better equipped to make the right health decisions. If women are more willing to speak openly, this can help them to be more confident and comfortable in their own bodies and happier overall.

I’d like to think you know me well enough by now to know, nothing is off topic here, I basically have no filter. I’m happy to talk about most things! Why is there such taboo about discussing our intimate areas? There’s a lot going on down there and we should be able to talk about it with friends IRL and online. I certainly don’t know enough about what certain symptoms mean, and what to do about it. I only scored 3/6 on the Myth Busting quiz, why don’t you enter here – a Rafflecopter giveaway
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This is the reason why Canesten is committed to helping women. By offering them healthcare products and knowledge, Canesten aims to keep women in control of their intimate health. Often there are large knowledge gaps about intimate health – most likely due to the persistent stigma surrounding such topics. They want women to understand their intimate health and specifically highlight the differences between Thrush and BV, as bacterial vaginosis often referred to, as a misunderstanding of the treatment needed can have a detrimental effect.

 

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BV is the most common cause of vaginal infections in women of childbearing age, yet women are still confused between this and thrush. Over 75% of women will suffer from thrush at least once in their life, whilst sufferers of BV may not have even heard of the condition itself. Bacterial vaginosis, or as it more commonly known, BV is caused by the presence of certain bacteria which leads to a pH imbalance in your vagina. Your vagina is normally acidic, which helps prevent bad bacteria from growing and maintains the level of good bacteria called lactobacillus. If this pH balance becomes less acidic, it can affect the environment of your vagina, which in turn can lead to the development of BV. Most people experience symptoms such as: unpleasant odour, watery discharge, greyish white looking discharge. Different factors can affect the pH balance of your vagina, including over-washing with perfumed soaps and shower gels in the intimate area, using antibiotics and having sexual intercourse.

 

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STYLE A PASTEL MIAMI VIBES STUDIO

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You may have seen my pastel miami vibes studio goals tour video yesterday, but in light of my new enthusiasm for focusing more on my blog, I wanted to share all the photos and further info that go along with the video.

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It is has been my goal to have my own studio for as long as I can remember, and even more so since I’ve been self employed. I’ve worked from home for seven years and whilst I love having the freedom to still work from the sofa if I want (cough, Monday mornings when it’s raining!!) having a new studio space has just allowed me to evolve so much as a creative.

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Everything work related had started to take over our house, I had filming equipment in our bedroom, office space in the dining room and no matter how hard I tried our house just wasn’t big enough to style a creative space. I felt cooped up and needed to spread my wings to allow my creativity to flourish. I’d had a bit of a browse on what other creative studio space was available in Bristol but everything seem to be out of budget or shared desk space.

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I found my studio via Meanwhile Creative, my friend has a unit in the same building, using hers as storage whilst they travel the festivals in their van throughout the summer. When I found this space, I was so excited. It seemed so perfect for me and in the excitement I had conjured up ideas of how I wanted to style the space before I’d even signed on the dotted line. I pestered Meanwhile Creative and couldn’t wait to move in. You can watch the vlogs if you want to see what it was like when I first moved in.

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It’s taken a few months to finally get it properly sorted. I discovered when I moved in that filming was more difficult than I’d imagined on account of other people working quite frequently. I threw my toys out the pram and decided it wouldn’t work and that I’d made a bad decision and had failed and really couldn’t see past my strop. However, I’ve persevered and have managed to have some really productive days in the studio now. It’s not perfect but I’ve been working with the rest of the units to figure out the best and quietest days to try and film.

I need a creative and colourful space to feel at my most productive, and styling rooms up is a real passion of mine. The studio has very much been done on a budget with little money spent on storage. With just a lick of paint here and there and some carefully curated decor items I’ve created my perfect pastel miami vibes studio. This is where all the magic happens! Don’t forget to watch the tour video if you want to see more.

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MERMAID TRAVELS AROUND DEVON

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My Mermaid gang and I travelled to Devon for Brads birthday last week, you may have watched my vlog, but I wanted to share my photos here too. I just love taking photos of any where with blue sky and sea, it makes me so happy. We had such great weather on the first day of our travels around Devon, whilst we were visiting Ilfracombe. I’ve never been to that part of the north devon coast before but it was such a lovely seaside town, and we were welcomed with beautiful sunshine. I really loved Damien Hirst Verity statue, she was so powerful.

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We were only staying in the area for a four days and it rain for three of them. In between the showers, we explored more Devon beaches. Brad surfed at Croyde for the first time in about five years, we also stopped at Instow where I collected a load of sea shells whilst the tide was out and then ate the best mussels ever and a enjoyed a pint in The Instow Arms.

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COMING SOON >> SHOP MY STYLE

MERMAID GOSSIP VINTAGE & SECONDS STYLE SHOP PLUS SIZE #MESIZE

One of the best things I get back from what I’ve achieved as a blogger and youtuber, is when you tell me how much I’ve been able to inspire you. – To wear the things you never thought you could wear, to feel good in clothes you feel like you shouldn’t and to always wanting to shop my style. That you tell me I help you to to embrace your curves and be the unique mermaid you were born to be. You’ve in turn, helped me to embrace my own body and also feel better in my own skin.

The internet can be a curse and a cure. We can find and be inspired by other women, that also love their bigger bodies, fuller figures and thicker thighs! I love that by owning my own unique style and size I can hunt out “plus size” (or as I recently said in my swimwear haul video, ‘I’m not Plus Size, I’m just Me Size’) clothes that I love, which in turn also helps you to find clothes you love too.

I’ve recently been having a clear out of my wardrobe, because it is literally over spilling. I have so many clothes that I’ve hardly worn that I want to go to a good home. I listed a few on my local facebook selling group and had such a good response. I had one particular lady come over to try a swimsuit on. Whilst she was here, she was also having a browse at all the other clothes I had sorted out and had hanging in my bedroom. She picked out a dress and tried it on, before I knew it I was styling her whole look, suggesting ‘this would look nice with that’, and it really did. She loved it and took a few more items than she’d planned to by the time she had left. It felt so good to do what I’ve been doing online, to someone IRL! It’s has totally inspired me.

>> SHOP MY STYLE <<

One of my main bug bears is not always finding the styles of clothes that I like online in my size. Don’t get me wrong there’s a much bigger offering of plus size clothing these days but it’s still limited when you have a quirky and colourful style, that’s always changing. I’ve always loved hunting for bargains in vintage shops and charity shops, you know you’ll find something different and unique. You always ask me where I’ve got a piece of clothing or accessory from, it’s quite often one that I’ve randomly discovered somewhere. I’ve got a wardrobe full of colourful unique clothes that I don’t wear, half of which don’t even fit any more. I figured why not open up my wardrobe clearout to you too. Then I thought, let’s not stop there. I have decided I want to fill a complete style shop full of items that I love. Only awesome items of clothing that I would genuinely wear, and that fit #MESIZE girls. But I don’t just want to link to items via affiliate link like I’ve done in the past, and like everyone else does. I want to carefully curate a vintage #MESIZE wardrobe for you to shop my style when ever you want.

The Style Shop will be full of size 14 upwards vintage and seconds clothing only. A carefully curated, dedicated place for #MESIZE girls. Each piece will only be for sale if it fits me and that I would actually wear, so I can style it up for you and inspired you to try something new. There will also be a variety of bigger sizes, between size 14-18. Now (Well in just a few weeks!) you literally can shop my style. The Style Shop goes live on Friday 26th May, keep an eye out for updates before that and sign up to the mailing list for exclusive updates and discounts!! Click Here

 

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