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Five Minutes on Body Image

When I was a child I read EVERYTHING. Every piece of paper put in front of me was consumed by hungry eyes, by a mind desperate to understand how a girl should behave, smell, look. Which Tammy girl cargo pants will tell the other girls that I’m one of them, who should my favourite boyband be (Spoiler: None)

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Kiss Cross Lingerie Set - Curvy Kate [Gifted]

As I grew older this changed in parallel with the changes in my body. I started to develop a new obsession with how tall people were, how much they weighed, what dress size they were and what value this afforded them in the eyes of the world’s media. Moments of delight at the reflection of adult women with bodies like mine on the front pages of magazines, shattered by the headlines: “weight battle”, “size shame”. These are the years when we plot out the things we value, the things we want for ourselves. All carefully prodded and manipulated by the things we see and read, by the people we we are immersed in.


You see, body image isn’t a THING. It isn’t factual. It’s subjective. And so much of allowing yourself to have *positive* body image is about untangling all of these things that have wiggled into your brain whilst it was still squishy and lovely.


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Magazine images: There to sell mags. The media KNOW about our insecurities, heck, they CREATED them. Ask yourself, does this really make them a reliable source of influence for how you feel about your own body?

Representation on TV: Have you ever seen a television programme that accurately represents the people you encounter on a daily basis? Hell no. Have you ever seen a television programme where more than two people have the same name..? Also no. Because it isn’t real. It’s getting better but remember, you live in Barnsley, not Chelsea. You’re too busy emptying the bin and watching GoT to have daily blowdries my pal.


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You have the choice to unpack all of this shit. Ask yourself questions; “Do I really hate how this dress looks or is it just the passing words I once heard my mum say?”. Give yourself the space to like yourself, immerse yourself in safe spaces where people are too busy LIVING to give a shit about your lovely warm bingo wings. 


This `Mental Health Awareness Week; Allow yourself the chance to move on. You are valued, you are important, you are more than just a body.

Be Period Prepared With Modibodi

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If you are someone who has a period, you’ll know that, no matter how long you’ve been having them, they still take you by surprise. I’ve worked out that I’ve had around 270 periods in my life, I track them, I know when they’re due, I should be a period PRO, yet I’ve never quite mastered the art of preparation.

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"Sensual Full Brief" - Modibodi

’m what’s known in the industry as a “Sweaty Sleeper” and sanitary towels just don’t work for me and my hotter-than-the-sun body so I’ve always been on the look out for a solution that will be comfortable yet avoid the nighttime leakage (We’ve all been there). Luckily, @modibodiaustralia are a fab brand now available in the UK, who offer a range of extremely cute period pants to solve this issue amongst many others. 

A couple of years ago, I’d have been a bit put off by the idea of Period Pants but since the market has shifted in the way I see sustainability alongside breaking the taboos of menstruation, I was all for giving them a go. Modibodi use breathable fabrics to avoid the sweat issue, alongside an extremely slim (3mm) lining to avoid any leakage. The briefs pictured can be used alone on light-medium period days, and as a back up on heavy period days.

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As someone who’s trying to think more about the impact I have on the planet around me, moving away from the sanitary products I’ve traditionally used is becoming increasingly important and @modibodiaustralia offer an extremely attractive solution.

The pants go from a size 8 - 24 and are available in a variety of aesthetically appealing styles. Be sure to check out the “Modibodi Gives Back” page of their website - These guys are really making a difference. 

They’d also like to offer you 10% off purchases using my code: THEEMEDIT*
*T&Cs: Code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Excludes discount on bundle packs, gift cards and clearance items as these are already discounted. One code per person.

Em x

Bring On The Self Love With Simply Be

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HOW IS IT NEARLY VALENTINES DAY AGAIN?!? The day of romance, chocolates and (in my case) sausage, chips and beans at Morrisons. Something I've learnt about love and romance and all that jazz is that there is utterly no point whatsoever in expecting to be happy in a relationship if you're not happy with yourself. 

So much of what makes me happy now is not having a reliance on other peoples' opinions of me. Of how I look or how much they value my existence. I like who I am, and even on my worst days I know that I'm doing my best. 

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Lauren Lace Plunge Midi Bra - Simply Be [Gifted Item] Available up to a 48DD
Lauren Lace Brazilian Briefs - Simply Be [Gifted Item] Available up to a 26

Sometimes self-love comes from acknowledging your limitations and moving onto the next thing. 
Sometimes self-love comes from a full face of makeup and some banging selfies. 
Sometimes self-love comes from eating something covered in cheese. 
Sometimes self-love comes from putting on some really beautiful lingerie and admiring all of the gorgeous things that make your body so unique. And, for me, embracing that uniqueness, both physically and in all the other elements that make you YOU, is your real power in self-love and happiness. 

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For those of you not planning to spend the evening in a Supermarket cafe, Simply Be have got us covered on the lingerie front with a range, that is not only beautiful but also available in an increasingly extending size range; Some lines go from A - L cup and up to a 56 back, the ones I am featuring below go up to a 48DDI know personally how much effort has gone into ensuring new ranges are both well fitting and current so I was very excited to be giving it a bit of a trial, starting with the Lauren set. 

The Lauren bra fits like an absolute dream, and it LOOKS (albeit in my eyes) PHENOMENAL. I could walk around the house in it all day, the support is spot on, the coverage is perfect and, most excitingly, it's just £20. If you take into account the briefs being just £12, £32 for the whole set is frankly ridiculous. 

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The briefs are beautifully soft and clearly designed with curves in mind which makes them a dream to wear, but honestly, I cant stop thinking about this bra! You know how much I love a longline and I just really, really enjoy wearing this one. I'm very much looking forward to finding ways to show off the bra under sheer tops and dresses, or just by itself because something this gorgeous deserves to be seen.

Next up is the Figleaves Curve Fever set, because if you cant wear red on Valentines Day, when CAN you wear it please? 

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Figleaves Fever Balconette Bra - Simply Be [Gifted Item] Available up to a 48DD 
Figleaves Fever Brazilian Briefs - Simply Be [Gifted Item] Available up to a 26 
Figleaves Fever Suspender Belt - Simply Be [Gifted Item] Available up to a 26

I. Feel. So. Sexy. In. This. Set. 
Word to the wise with these briefs; Size up. I think I was bamboozled by the low-slung ness of them (Perfect for under the suspender belt) but I think I'd feel more comfortable in something a bit bigger wedgie-wise (Just a personal knicker preference) Size aside, I'm very into the cut-out feature at the back and the floral detailing.

For me, the real hero of this set is the Balconette Bra - The quarter cup padding, sheer mesh cup and shoulder detailing all come together to make a truly beautiful piece of lingerie whilst offering the kind of support and comfort you would never expect from something so utterly lovely. 

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Whichever way you look at it, thanks to Simply Be, I'm all set for Valentines day on the lingerie-front. Now all I need to do is hope Cupid brings me a card...
Em x

Tutti Cutie with Rougette

I said I'd get some knickers up on here and I wasn't lying. In fact, I NEVER lie.
Unless it's about how much I've spent on ASOS this month, in which case I will lie to the death... Anyway, here are some knickers, and some fine ones at that.

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Phoenix Bralette* - Rougette
Phoenix Briefs* - Rougette
Finding fun, sexy lingerie in larger cup sizes is NOT easy so when Tutti Rouge got in touch singing the praises of their new sister range Rougette, I was VERY interested. A week later, a beautiful package arrived, packed full of lingerie that I knew immediately was up my street. Sexy lace which is wearable rather than novelty,smooth lines, modern styles to suit a range of body shapes, no fuss. Everyone I've seen in Rougette has looked incredible - It's a real crowd pleaser.

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Phoenix Bralette* - Rougette
Phoenix Briefs* - Rougette

The set in this post is the Phoenix floral - The bralette is a 36FF and briefs are in an XXL and they fit like a glove. Despite being wireless, the lace is soft and supportive - I was concerned with it being an over the head item, I just couldn't see how would do the job my big ol' babaloos need but it completely and utterly does. I love a longline bra, they're ideal to wear under low back/backless tops or dresses and this one is even better as it's looooow cut and has no fastenings, making it a statement rather than something you're trying to cover up. 

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I hadn't looked at the prices before writing this post because it seems somehow gauche (That's the Dowager Countess in me coming out there...) but OH EM GOODNESS - The whole set is £25. Frankly, I will never get over this because the quality is absolutely phenomenal. I am DELIGHTED and now fully intend to buy the entire range...

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You can see more pictures of the Eva Bodysuit* and Alexa set* on my Instagram - I really cannot recommend this range enough. Young, fun and affordable; Rougette has got it all.
Em x

*I was gifted three sets from Rougette for review - All of these views are completely my own, from my boobs to yours. 

I Am My Own Best Gift with Playful Promises

It's that time of year when the shops are full of pink and red things, heterosexual men are wondering whether they should start thinking about booking that reasonably priced Italian restaurant and I’m readying myself for sausage, chips and beans at Morrisons (Not a metaphor…) It's also the time of year when our favourite lingerie brands bring out the hottest of their looks - HURRAY!

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Irena Harness Bra* - Playful Promises
Irena Briefs* - Playful Promises
Playful Promises are up there with their stylish, well-made, supportive and oh-so-sexy lingerie. With its rust-coloured detail, eyelash lace and harness straps, the Irena set was pretty much made for me. Longline bras and high waisted briefs are always my styles of choice and all of these elements come together in making me feel AMAZING.

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I’m wearing a 36F here with 18 briefs. The bra is perfectly true to size, as are the briefs. I do think I could have sized down but with mesh I don’t like to risk it JUST IN CASE (I’m a pro at putting my big silly thumbs through things…). You know how I feel about comfort above all else and this set is an absolute joy to wear - If I was someone who dated, I have no doubt in my mind that this would be a date set (e.g. It's sexy but I wouldn't have to go to the toilet to arrange it before taking my clothes off) (Is this a thing that happens?!? I miss being young...) 

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I’ve been thinking recently about how much more comfortable I am with reviewing lingerie nowadays and I think this comes down to two reasons:
1. There’s a lot more lingerie out there that I like, that fits and that makes me feel good.
2. Looking at myself in less clothes has genuinely changed how I feel about how my appearance, I’ve gone from checking myself in the mirror all the time, doubting myself and feeling just generally yuk, to liking what I see in these pictures -This frees up more time for doing useful things like working on my horrific personality…

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If you WERE thinking of treating yourself to a little summin summin for Valentines Day, Playful Promises have a VERY comprehensive list for all of your sexy/sultry/sweet/hibernation Valentines needs (I'm very into these pjs...)
Em x 
* Denotes items gifted for review. All opinions are my own

Catch My Baby Blues With Scantilly


When someone makes a lingerie set the exact same colour as your eyes, you just have to buy it don't you...?


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Captivate Bra - Scantilly
Captivate High Waist Brief - Scantilly 
I've been eyeing this Captivate up since its launch, where it was modelled by the incredible Olivia Campbell, who did it the exact justice it deserves. Since then, I've seen it on Georgina Horne, Galdalou and Sophie Lewis. All incredibly beautiful women who pushed me further and further in love with it until Christmas when I finally bit the bullet and got it ordered. 

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This set is a whole new level of luxe, with eyelash lace edging, black wraparound detailing and beautifully soft sheer briefs, it's the kind of lingerie I've only ever previously seen in the likes of La Perla - Certainly never in a fuller bust. 

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There is honestly nothing I don't love about Captivate, the design, the fit and the comfort are all just spot on. If you're looking to spend a little bit more (although still only £74 for the set) for something that looks and feels like it cost A LOT more, this is the one for you. It's the kind of set that makes you feel a million times more gorgeous just knowing you're wearing it.

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Note - I never edit pictures other than to add a filter. This said, I've totally edited my awful awful AWFUL 1990s lower back tattoo out of this image because, frankly even I lose respect for 16 year-old me just looking at it...
I'm wearing the size I would usually go for in a less stretchy bra (36F) and the fit is spot on. I have the XL in the briefs which are actually very room and I would say could fit up to a 20/22 comfortably. 
Em x

Romance In Moonlight By Lovehoney


Just a quick and lovely post today thanks to my fabulous friends at Lovehoney.


 Moonlight Plunge Basque Set - Lovehoney
Moonlight Plunge Basque Set - Lovehoney 
This is the Moonlight Black Plunge Basque Set - Isn't it beautiful? In wine coloured satin and black lace, it's the little bit of self-indulgence I needed right now. 

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I honestly feel that the quality and look of Lovehoney's plus lingerie are ramping up by the day. The lace back and strap detail of the moonlight take it into real luxury lingerie territory, the frilled waist is great for anyone with concerns around their middle region and the tie belt adds a real bit of something different 


I'm wearing the 1X / 2X here which translates to an 18/20 and fits beautifully on the tightest fastening. The matching G-String is a little small in my opinion so probably size up if you've got a big ol' butt like myself. This is such a remarkably comfortable basque despite it being fully boned (Nice)- No digging in or tugging. Perfect for a romantic evening.

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If you head to the Lovehoney site today you can pick the Moonlight Basque set up for just £20 which is utterly ridiculous for such a beautiful thing so GO GO GO!
Em
* Denotes items gifted for review - All opinions are entirely my own.

Simple Seduction - Playful Promises x Gabi Fresh


Sometimes we can lose touch with our appearance, other things take over, time goes on by and before you know it, you're wearing your pizza-eating-pyjamas to the supermarket and your hair's so grey you get mistaken for Dame Thora Hird. 


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Gabi Fresh Playful Promises Strappy Bra
Gabi Fresh Playful Promises Briefs 
Moving house saw me go a full month looking like Official Garbage © - My hair was never clean, my face was never made up, my outfit was 95% stretchy polyester related so I needed to shake things the heck up. Queue my failsafe plan of: Buy some smoking hot lingerie and take some glam (for me!) pictures. So that's what I did.

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I'd been eyeing up this stunning Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises set for a while. Gabi's Swimsuitsforall ranges have consistently been on my wish list yet I haven't been able to justify such beautiful pieces for so few days of the year, so when this range with mega lingerienbrand Playful Promises dropped I knew that all excuses were out of the window. 

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The set is incredibly comfortable, with thick straps, smooth cups and perfect band placement on both the bra and briefs. PLUS IT IS SEXY AS HELL. The straps on the briefs can be moved as low or high as you're happy with, the harness fastening can be adjusted and it moves beautifully with your body. I can actually imagine wearing this set under an LBD which is rare for me with sexy lingerie - There is no bumpy lace, no tugging, no impracticality at all. I may be making it sound dull but I'm in my 30s and I have no time for nonsense. 

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The bra is just £35 and the briefs £20 - With this alongside the incredible fit and quality, I'm sorely tempted to try this little number next...


Em x

Intoxicated By You....


Now it's time for something a little sexy. Well at least *I* think it's sexy, you may think otherwise in which case I DO NOT CARE because sexy is in the eye of the beholder and my eyes say it is. 

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Intoxicate Balcony Bra* - Scantilly
Intoxicate High Waist Brief*- Scantilly 
This frankly perfect set is the Intoxicate by Scantilly, who you will know as Curvy Kate's sexy sister brand. Earlier this year I shared their beautiful best seller Peek-a-boo to great response so I was over the moon when they sent me this beauty. With sheer mesh cups and delicate eyelash cups, I was already head over heels before I'd got it on my body. 

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I love the tie details on both the bra and the briefs - It's sexy without being full bondage which is important to me because in all honesty, chains and whips do not excite me but chips and dips do. It also allows you to get exactly the right fit with not gaping or digging in. The design is just so well thought through, making it both beautiful and functional - Something I will always, always love about Scantilly. 

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My wonky bosom means that bras are always a bit too big in one cup (Which you my notice in the pictures) but it's infinitely better than double boob innit? With fit, I only really wear Curvy Kate, Scantilly and Freya nowadays (I swear there is nothing more comfortable) so it's really tricky for me to give you a comparison but I can say I'm a 34FF in pretty much everything but swimwear and that's what I'm wearing here with an XL in the brief (PERFECT fit on me) 

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The detailing on the new Scantilly pieces is just stunning - If you wear between a DD and HH I urge you to have a nosy. You won't be disappointed. 
Em x
*Denotes items gifted to me, all views are mine because I'm that kinda guy.

Sexual Happiness Day


Happy Sexual Happiness Day one and all. Did you know that's what today is? I had no idea but then why would I, it's not on my UK national holiday calendar. Yet. Anyway, I hope Father Sexmas came and filled your stockings with big juicy packages (REVOLTING)... 

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Plus Size Basque* - Lovehoney

Sexual Happiness is epically subjective, it may be that sex all day every day is what makes you happy, it may be the occasional quick screw between shopping and cooking the tea, it may be that your sexual happiness comes from being comfortable with never having sex again. You can be a sexual person if you are fat, you can be a sexual person if you are thin, single, married, old, young, rich poor, ALL of the things that a person can be. You can also be someone who ISN'T sexual and there is nothing at all wrong with this, when it comes to sex and all things related I honestly think: Just do what suits you best (Consent and legality complying).
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For me, the biggest turn on is firstly feeling good about myself - This doesn't mean that I look a certain way or am wearing a certain thing, it's more that I LIKE myself at that moment.  Secondly, being with someone who respects me, who thinks I'm hot and who actively wants to touch my parts with their parts (I should write erotic fiction...) seals the deal. If you want to know more about the act of sex itself in greater detail, I utterly love Lottie L'Amours post The Dirty Guide to Sex for Fat Girls. It's informative, honest and an incredibly good read. 
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Thank you Lovehoney for bringing this day to my attention, for reminding us that sexual happiness is important and for making me look smoking yet again!
Em x
* Denotes gifted item - All views are entirely my own.

I Love What I See With Lovehoney Plus

When you're a busy and perpetually tired person, it can be hard to remember that you're also a human being, maybe even a sexy female human being who should probably have a bath and brush their hair every now and then (Hot eh?) With this in mind, now could not have been a better time for my beautiful friend at Lovehoney to send me an item of their Plus Size Lingerie range.

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Plus Size Devore Body* - Lovehoney Plus
Wrap - Primark
I absolutely love how this bodysuit looks on me, and I mean LOVE. The length is perfect, it doesn't pull, gape or tug anywhere. It's more like wearing a sexy swimsuit than lingerie which is a feeling I like. I have the tendency to feel a bit weird in non-functional underwear - Maybe it's because I move around a lot and like all my bits to be in the right places, who knows? I adore how the legs are a bit lower and there are absolutely no elasticated edges that could dig in or cause discomfort - This includes the poppers at the crotch (I tried to think of a less gauche word for crotch but the best I came up with was gusset and that's infinitely worse so CROTCH IT IS) which stay poppered beautifully and don't touch anything you wouldn't want them to touch.

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 With regards to size, the bodysuit is available between an 18 and 24.  The stretch in the mesh allows for plenty of give for any larger areas, whilst the beautiful velvet vine print gives light yet very pretty coverage. Words of consideration: This bodysuit does not offer support. It makes your boobs look INCREDIBLE, (like the boobs that you think you have until you catch sight of yourself emptying the bin in a ten year old vest top and no bra...) but you're probably best off not running a marathon in this little baby. This said, it holds my 36FF chest beautifully and is perfectly sufficient for slinking around the house with a glass of wine in hand and D'Angelo on the record player which is basically the sexiest, albeit rarest, version of me.

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Lovehoney have a huge range of lingerie in sizes 18+, they also have special sexy things that I've never thought about or realised existed before which is pretty intense when you consider my wild imagination, so they're well worth a look, just let me know how you get on! (Within reason...)
Em x
* Denotes item gifted for review, all opinions are entirely my own.

You Brought Me Violets - Scantilly Peek-A-Boo

I've got something a little different for you here - A lingerie post with pictures that haven't either been taken in a dusty mirror or by a harassed man shouting "WHY DO YOU ALWAYS DO THIS WHEN WE'RE GOING OUT?"

The wonderful ladies at Scantilly recently presented me with the Peek-A-Boo in black, which I utterly adore - It's so different from anything else I own in that it's not a full cup and it's ACTUALLY sexy. Even on me; the girl who laughs at the words "three-way" during conference calls. So when I saw it had been released in violet I became the literal heart eye emoji. 

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Peek-A-Boo Violet Bra* and Brief* - Scantilly
One of my favourite things about Scantilly and their sister brand Curvy Kate is that the bras are made to hold your boobs not merely decorate them. Both the band and the straps are wide and supportive, the mesh cup encompasses my full breast and the satin sits beautifully under my bust. It is ACTUALLY comfortable which I think is rare with an aesthetically pleasing piece of lingerie. I've come to realise how rare this is and am so glad that I have a brand in my life who recognise the need for support, comfort AND aesthetics.

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The briefs I'm wearing here are the full briefs but you can also go for a thong, suspenders and my personal favourite; the bare face cheek brief which is EXACTLY what it says on the tin and which, on the website, makes me both aroused and giggly. I have to say that the full briefs are equally as sexy though - with alternating satin and mesh panels you can show off your peach whilst still maintaining a tiny bit of modesty (YEAH RIGHT) 

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Disclaimer: If you're concerned about my nipples in these pictures (OF COURSE YOU ARE) I have airbrushed them away so as not to be arrested for committing the crime of "Being a woman who has nipples". I'm wearing a 34FF in the balcony bra and a L in the brief and can confirm that they are very much in line with the usual Scantilly/Curvy Kate fit (Where you see a bit of bagging in the mesh of the cups, this comes from the difference in my own personal cup sizes). 

The Peek-A-Boo is also available in chartreuse and red so if you have a partner who thinks that red satin is a religious requirement of Valentines day (SIGH) then point them in this direction so as not to be disappointed. As always, Scantilly ladies, I love you, I love what you do and I love the shapes you throw. Keep up the good work <3
Em x 

* Denotes items gifted to me by Curvy Kate - This in no way influences the words I've written - If I say I like something it means I genuinely really like it!