• Roxii Hoare-Smith

Talking Body Confidence

Talking Body Confidence and Lunous swimwear

So this is a very different kind of blog post for Studded Kisses. It’s the first time that I have blogged about swimwear. I never thought I would be posting about swimwear on the blog as it seemed such a no go for me. I’ve always hated getting in a bikini or swimsuit as I’ve always felt very self conscious about it. And I’m still very self conscious about it and my poor friends, family and boyfriend have to deal with my complaining about the way I look all of the time.

Until this trip I would always cover up on the beach in summer dresses or shorts because I just felt like everyone was staring at me. I’ve spoke about before how last year I let Instagram get me down and wonder why I didn’t look like all those perfect people on there. But for the past six months I’ve been looking at things more positively and instead Instagram is inspiring me.

It has inspired me to improve myself (I went to the gym twice last months, that’s good for me, ha!), to buy new clothes, to eat all the food and most importantly, to care less about being so perfect. I’ve started to see other girls post their bikini photos with inspiring captions that showed that I wasn’t the only one afraid. One particular post which really inspired me was this photo by helibells and it just proved to me how much one caption can really help someone, like myself. It helped me for more confident in my own skin and realise I wasn’t alone in the way I felt about myself.

Plus I promised 2017 was the year of caring less, so here I am…

I have cellulite (but as helibells said, you can’t spell cellulite without you lit ;)) and currently a constant food baby and I hate it but I’m starting to realise that I’m not the only person who has these insecurities. And it’s what you get for eating a large bag of peanut M&Ms before you go to the gym (yes I actually did that tonight.)

I’m slowly starting to get a bit more comfortable in my own skin. I don’t know if I’ll ever get there but I’m not getting any younger so I decided stop worrying so much and just post these photos and hopefully inspire someone else to do the same.

So as I mentioned I decided to do this blog post when I was asked to work with a new swimwear company called Lunous which sells the most wonderful bikinis and swimsuits. I was so unsure about it as I was worried about posting the photos but when I saw their beautiful collection, I couldn’t resist.

I was sent their Martha’s Stripe swimsuit to review and I adore it! It’s one of the best fitting swimsuits I own. It’s so comfortable but gives a flattering look (and helped to suck in that belly after too many trips to The Cheesecake Factory while in Dubai). It has padding at the chest area so I didn’t feel as self conscious like I normally do and it’s a swimsuit which actually fits my pear-shaped figure and hardly there chest – which is so difficult to find!

So if you feel like treating yourself Lunous is offering Studded Kisses readers 10% discount with code ‘roxiilunous’.

Don’t be fooled by social media or the media’s perfectly edited photos. Just be natural and be yourself, because that’s perfect enough.

(Soz for the cringe)

Photography by Karl Cowell

Remember Lunous is offering Studded Kisses readers 10% discount with code ‘roxiilunous’

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