I sit on a busy train not talking to the person next to me, but why? Conversation enables us to learn, teaches us empathy, opens us up to the lives of others, makes a tedious train journey fly by, boosts our confidence and self-esteem, acts as vital stress relief and a multitude of other things.
There are reasons against it of course - not wanting to annoy the person next to us, not wanting to come across badly, wanting to catch up with the last episode of Downton, wanting to act like everyone else. It's good to take time out on our own to reflect and chill, but sometimes we should just start a conversation and see where it takes us.
Peter Sharp makes absolutely inspirational videos about this and other social topics.
Take a few minutes out to watch his amazing train dance party in Perth. I should imagine this train ride was the best one these people will ever have:
Next time you sit next to someone you think looks interesting and have some spare time, maybe say hello and see where it takes you.
Not such good news for this post I'm afraid...I can't get hold of the lovely black boxes at the moment.
Those of you who are familiar with my breast forms may be aware that I normally like to give the option of a lovely luxury magnetic closure storage box to keep them in. Some of you don't like to keep them in a box, but instead in with all your other goodies directly, but I know a lot of you love the boxes and I always have it as an option for you when buying the breast forms.
I tried many companies and in the end I found a lovely company that makes boxes worthy enough to keep them protected and cosy. They really are a lovely luxury strong box and they are eco friendly, fitting in with my Jo Thornton business values. They are however currently out of stock of the size box that most of the false breasts need, and are unsure when they will get them in. I shall keep checking for you, but for now I've had to remove them as an option at the checkout until I can get hold of them again.
I do have some large ones still that house the very big forms, and you are welcome to purchase one should you wish (they are big enough usually to hold the breast forms and a few bras or a couple of sizes of breast forms in together. If you'd like one just send me an email before purchasing and I can sort that out with you. You can also buy the forms now and purchase the smaller box from me later should you wish.
In the meantime I am very sorry and I shall get them back on the site as soon as the nice box people can supply them.
I've been working with them for 7 years now, and after having a chat with a friend I've realised just how daunting they can be. I forget sometimes how overwheming it can be as I know what styles work best for each woman, what size would be best, what result you might get, what the positives and negatives of a style might be by just looking at it for a second. I forget that it is hard for you the buyer to be able to work out if it will be right for you and it can be hard for you to see how my styles compare to those available in stores.
So, I thought I would do a little blog focusing on a style that one of the High Street stores sell. Every store I visited always offered two styles, and they were always the same shape - a small one and a medium one, but there were small differences and I will look at those. Hopefully that will help you see the differences between their products and mine.
This week I shall look at the two styles that Ann Summers sell - The Cleavage Creators and Glitter Push Up Pads.
The Cleavage Boosters
Simply packaged in a plastic zipper, I found these in the middle of the store. They are quite wide and would not suit AA or A, and some with B cups and those with small band sizes of around 30-34" and just came in a translucent colour.
They are most like my style 6 mixed with my older style 5. I'd say they are a good push up cleavage boosting shape, but only work for those with larger cup sizes and a wide enough body frame to be able to take them.
Price £20 plus delivery in 5 days,total £22.50, 1st Class total £23.50. Free delivery to store in 3 working days.
Weight 210g approx
Similar to my Jo Thornton Style 6 and 5 priced at £12.50 and £13.50 with Second Class delivery included. First Class £0.50 extra.
Not suitable for narrow body frames or small cup sizes as they are very wide.
Glitter Push Up Pads
These are a new addition since I last popped into Ann Summers. They are a small style and felt like a very tough outer cover with a more liquid feel gel. They did not feel like a traditional silicone which stays together just as breast tissue does. This has its pros and cons as a more liquid gel does flow nicely and can mould well to the breast, but as it is so soft it does not give so much push or enhancement. The gel just moulds against you and the bra, rather than giving something a little firmer for the breast to push against which is what it needs if you want it to be lifted. The cover was also quite thick giving a thick edge seam, which may aggravate the skin if worn for a long time. They are a lovely colour - I like a breast enhancer that looks a little different and these certainly were like no other I saw in the shops. They are of course like my style 6 glitter style.
Style-wise, they are most like my style 1 and probably around the same size of about 100g.
Price £10 plus delivery in 5 days,total £12.50, 1st Class total £13.50. Free delivery to store in 3 working days.
Weight around 100g
Similar to my style 1 priced at £10.50 including 2nd class 3-5 day delivery. Including First Class Delivery £11.
Slightly different to my silicone ones - more of a runny gel inside.
Suitable for the smaller cup sizes that their Cleavage Boosters don't cater for, so a good second pair for them.
I would of course like you to buy from me, your little specialist, rather than the commercialised store, but that's not to say that shouldn't. Their products suit some buyers and are handy if you need some to wear in 2 hours time, but if you are reading this you are well aware that it isn't your only choice. There is a lot more out there than the two styles the High Street sell, there is choice, personal service and knowledge (and my great wit!). Ann Summers stocks two good main styles there, but they will only give around a cup size boost for those sizes that they suit. If you need more of a boost or would rather boost yourself out rather than just lift your breasts up with a greater cleavage look, then see my range to see what else is out there.