Its 3:30 in the morning and I can’t sleep so I thought I’d update you on where I am/what I’m doing.
My girlfriend is getting married on Saturday in Miami, so we decided to make a long weekend out of it. When I go on vacation, its always with my family so this is my first “grown-up” trip and I plan on making the most of it. I had to get two things done before I came to Miami: 1.) Get a new bathing suit 2.) Get my first bikini wax.
Lets start with the swim suit: I have some sites that I used to buy swimsuits in the past, but I wanted to try something different. I came across a site called SwimSuitsForAll and fell in love with a two piece halter tankini with a pink sash. I ordered it, it came last week and I love it! The built-in bra works really well and the pink sash is a really nice touch. You can order a variety of bottoms with this style so I decided to order a skirt bottom because I had some boy short-style swim bottoms already and I figured I could mix and match. I actually like the look better with my boy shorts, but its nice to have options for when I’m in a “I hate my thighs” mood.
With my swimsuit taken care of, it was time to look into a bikini wax. I asked some of my friends about it and I got answers that ranged from “I love getting waxed, I do it every other month” to “Its a pain like nothing I’ve felt before and I will never EVER do it again!” So I really didn’t know what to expect. To be honest, I was more concerned because I wasn’t sure if my size would be an issue. As a Plus Size Princess I have more… “nooks and crannies” than other girls and I was scared that maybe the waxing spa wouldn’t want to work around that.
Some of the people I follow on Twitter had been raving about the Completely Bare salon, so I looked into their methods and it seemed like if I was going to sign up for torture… they were the best people for the job. I booked an appointment at their 5th avenue location for 3 days before my trip (in case I had a bad reaction or something) and I must say, even though it hurt, it was the best thing I ever did! The salon was super posh, (I laid down on my back and was surprised to see a flat screen TV in the ceiling– I watched Juno). My estheticians name was Jordan and she made me feel so comfortable! She answered all my questions (with the PCOS sometimes I feel like I’m the only girl with unwanted hair on her body) and I didn’t feel like my weight was an issue. Jordan made me feel so relaxed that I actually ended up going for a Brazilian! (eek… was that TMI?)
Anyway, I’m here at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, the pool is glowing outside of my window, the ocean waves are rolling in under the moonlight and… I’m happy.
P.S. I usually don’t post on a daily basis, but I’d like to share this experience with you as it unfolds. I plan on Blogging/Tweeting about my vacay every day, so feel free to check back in daily from now until Sunday. xoxo