Plus Size Travel: Swim Suits & Bikini Waxes

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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.

*gulp*

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08382030922676649070 Gina

    oh, I'm *so* Jealous! I have yet to take my first grown-up vacation (and i'm 35!) or get waxed! And no, it wasn't TMI; I've been wanting to have it done for ages but didn't think any of the fatphobic spas around here (I'm in SC, original home of the tiny blonde sorority girl/junior leaguer) would want to deal with me. So thanks for sharing this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12384503085670445419 Blossom

    I don't care who you are, it's gonna hurt (they're ripping hair out of your body!). But, it's a fleeting pain, and I think the results are worth it, especially if you're going on vacation; who wants to shave THERE every day? As a former waxer, don't worry about being heavy, we've seen it all. However, I'd advise NOT to get it done while on your period….that's just unnecessary for all (was THAT TMI? lol)!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09826177885767438626 NikStar

    thank you thank you thank you for sharing such a personal experience. A girlfriend and I were talking about this. We're both super nervous about the entire ordeal, because one, we're PSP's and two, it would be our first time but we both would love to try it. I'm going to share this with her and see if she's ready.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12391754147277761629 Sheryl

    Love, love, love, your blog. I can't stop clicking from post to post. Your entries are SO dead on…it's ridiculous. Everything that I think about (daily), you have put into words. Good stuff. Absolutely LOVE it!

    Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16397610621473437331 VintageGirl87

    Hey I've just seen your blog for the first time and annoyed that I haven't been reading it all along! This post particulary got to me as someone with PCOS I definately know how you feel. I've had bikini waxing before which wasn't that bad, although it was a while ago. I will be a follower from now on! xx

  • Vanessa

    Thanks for sharing this ! I’ve been reading your blog a lot lately, and I’ve always been preoccupied about the whole waxing thing, since not only I’m a PSP, but I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome, which results in more hair. (and now, is that too much).

    I just love what you’re doing with that blog.

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