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  1. Is it really 2014 already?!

    I just thought I'd do a little post on the things I have planned for this lovely new year, but first of all a bit of info on 2013.  

    It was a busy year, with rebranding the company with the help of a marketing chap called David, which I'm very pleased with.  The website now has a more neutral theme and you can see that it is a specialist store, not a big impersonal one, and that you will be dealing only with me.  I will answer all your questions, maintain the site, maintain the stock, pick your item for you, wrap it, post it and answer any post purchase questions you have.  It was hard work and took most of the year due to all the behind the scenes things that need doing if you rebrand, but I hope you all love the new feel to the shop.  

    I did however have some great plans for 2013 that unfortunately did not move as quickly as I'd like, as I found myself very unwell at points.  I won't relay all the glorious details, but being the sole owner of the company was difficult at times and even more frustrating as I could not bring in the things I wanted to.  My health appears to be getting sorted at last so these are my plans for 2014, that I shall come at with renewed health and energy! 

    • I shall be adding some You Tube videos to the site to help you comprehend the products better, especially the breast enhancers/chicken fillets and the breast form prostheses.
    • I shall be adding more pictures of the breast enhancers styles next to each other so that you can see the differences between them easily.
    • The sister website for transvestites will be launched.
    • I will keep an eye out for new product ideas and add them if they pass my tough tests!

    I will also make the usual little changes here and there, but if you have a thought/opinion and would like to, just get in touch.  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Here's to a healthy, happy and prosperous 2014!

    Jo xxx

  2. pinterestinterest really is a wonderful site.  Whatever your interests, you can create boards to collate a wealth of images, information and links.  

    My Jo Thornton Pinterest boards are a mixture of breast enhancer, breast form and health related pins, as well as off topic fun.  If you have any pins or ideas for boards that you would like to share, do get in touch or share them on Pinterest with me.  

    So far my boards consist of My Products, My Help Guides, Health, Self Esteem, Gift Ideas for women, Mastectomy and Lumpectomy Pins, Wedding Ideas For You, Home Ideas and Amazing Pictures.

    Stop by, say hello and let's get pinning together :) 

  3. I started Silicone-Sally back in 2007 to make the world of breast enhancers more accessible to women, give them choices and someone to talk through their needs to. I had seen the same old style of silicone breast enhancer in the shops, which invariably did not fit the friend I was with/myself for the top/dress/bra we needed it for. I knew I could do better and provide the specialist service that women deserve.


    It has without a doubt been an amazing 6 years, growing the company slowly and expanding out into helping other people such as mastectomy and lumpectomy patients. It has now however come to the time to rebrand. I chose the name Silicone-Sally back then as a light-hearted take on something that can be quite embarrassing to some. In recent years word of my range has spread, and a large number of my customers are ladies that have had surgery; it no longer is appropriate to have a company name that implies that a light-hearted approach is suitable for everyone. I want every single one of my customers to know that I will treat their needs individually. If you need humour, emotional support, lots of advice etc., I can tailor my services to exactly what you need or require.


    Choosing a new name for the company to get this across to all of you was very difficult, but I have decided to simply go with Jo Thornton LTD. I want you all to know that you will not be talking to a call centre or lots of people that can't follow your sale through. I run this little company myself, so when you email, it will be me that answers every time, when you order, it will me that will carefully post your order to you and when you recommend the product to your friends (fingers crossed here) it will be me and my products you are recommending.


    So there you go, exciting times ahead! It's been a very busy time behind the scenes for the last 6 months getting this all planned and ready and I shall be implementing it in the next few days/weeks. The site will remain the same for a good long while as I've been changing things gradually there already, but you will see the new logo and header on the site, new packaging and new flyer, my new Twitter and Facebook pages, my just launched Pinterest page and soon to launch You Tube guides to the products. I hope you like the new look. 

    Jo xxx

  4. Media and advertising are constantly putting pressure on young girls and women to look in a style or an image it wants. But why do women succumb to this pressure? When society is bombarded by images of size 8 women with tanned skin and white, straight teeth, it naturally or sub-consciously is led to believe that this is the image one must strive for. 

    But did you know that is not necessarily the same all over the world? In places likeBrazilor some countries in North Central Africa, bigger is better. Skinny women are looked upon as unattractive and local advertising gives off an image that large buttocks, well-endowed breasts and at least a size 14 or 16 represents an image of wealth, beauty and power.

    Not so, you might say, in the Western World.  Wafer thin models stroll down the catwalks of Paris, London and New York, some of whom look like they are about to snap in half should they trip and fall. The fashion industry is central to promoting the image of what is, and what is not beautiful, fashionable and in-vogue. Furthermore, it does not care if your confidence is shattered and your femininity is put into question because it focuses on profit.

    Its aim is to make money and create wealth by selling as many items of clothing/make-up/perfume as it can. As a woman begins to grow up through adolescence, she begins to feel the pressure on her femininity and her need to confirm to the magazine portrayal of “attractive”.

    In those integral teenage years, the media, led by the giant and corporate-driven fashion industry, targets them with accuracy.  It knows confidence in young girls is easily shattered. The industry promotes “that” look, assuring young girls that it is in their interest to conform through purchases, so they can boost their femininity and self-esteem. 

    The good news is that things are very slowly changing.  More and more firms are hiring normal body shapes to promote their products and more and more parents are becoming aware of the pressure their children face and educating them against it. 

    We are a small fish in the world of fashion commerce, but we strongly believe that woman of all body shapes and sizes are equal. 

  5. I do :)

    I love taking a look around to see what is on offer when I can.  From nice stories that give a warm fuzzy glow, to funny anecdotes to wise words.  Today I came across a blog on positivity and I thought I would share as it had some very good points.  

    There are also some lovely quotes in there, with my favourite being:

    “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self- confidence is preparation.”
    Arthur Ashe

    If you have a few minutes, take a little look:

    http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2009/02/20/how-to-build-self-confidence/

  6. The most comprehensive UK sex survey "The Sex Census" has just been published by the joint partners of Relate and Ann Summers.

    This survey offers a "unique and detailed insight in to the sex lives of the nation"  As Paula Hall, sex therapist with Relate states, " It is important to remember that our sex lives do not exisit within a void. They're impacted by how we feel about ourselves, our partners and families, our day-to-day lives and the messages we receive from the media and society."  The survey provides facinating reading into how body image can directly affect our sex lives and relationships.

    To read the survey in full please see their site here.

    Our goal at Silicone Sally is to help you with your confidence, so that you can build your self-esteem and flourish in all areas of your life.  We can help with small/medium of large breast enhancers for everyday wear, party breast enhancers, enhancers and breast form prostheses in all sizes and shapes for mastectomy, lumpectomy and quadrectomy use and full breast forms that can also be used for role play within the bedroom.  Our products can help boost your confidence and how you view yourself quickly and easily. 

    Feel free to contact me whatever your needs and I will be happy to help.

    Jo xx  [email protected]

  7. This week we will be making some great changes to our breast enhancer range.

    Style 1.  We haven't sold style 1 for a while as we found it too small to be of much use, so this week it will become our old style 2 - the 120g simple half-moon "chicken fillet" style.  Style 2 will then be new bigger versions to bridge the gap between it and style 6.  The new style 2 will be the same shape as style 1, but come in 2 great sizes for more oomph - 150g and 180g per pair. 

    Style 4.  This style is going through similar changes and is currently being manufactured in new sizes.  We have struggled a bit to get this shape to make nicely in larger sizes, but we have finally managed it and will get them on the site as soon as we can.  We are sure you will agree that they have been worth the wait once you see them.

    Jo xxx

  8. As you may have seen, we were on a show called "Are My Fake Breasts Safe?" on BBC Three on Monday 21st May.

    In the program Gemma, the presenter and Former Miss Great Britain, looks at the breast implant industry and considers the alternatives to it.  You can see her friend Carly trying on some of our products and absolutely loving our style 9 in the larger size. You can see the lovely Gemma talking about the show here:

     

    gemma

     

    You want to watch show itself? Oh go on then (blush)...

    iplayer

  9. We thought you'd like to know that we will be launching our new site this year, aimed as Transvestites and Transgender women. 

    We've loved serving you through the years, and will be launching this specific site so that we can offer more tailored advice and give you that friendly hug as you arrive so that you know you are most welcome.

    If you are in transition or growing your confidence, we will have the same great breast form store including the gel bra inserts of different sizes that are suitable for you, meaning you can increase the size as your confidence grows, or decrease the size as you transition.

    If it is some fun cross dressing or role play with a partner that takes your fancy, we will have the same range of subtle forms through to perky fun breast forms.

    We will let you know when we are up and running. 

    Until then....we hope you all enjoy the sunshine that is smiling down on us today.