Hello everyone. I haven’t posted a single thing on this blog since March 8th. 4 months ago. A third of a year ago. I wish I had a simple explanation of what’s been going on and a positive conclusion with happy thoughts, but unfortunately it’s not that simple. As difficult as last year was for me, this year is already shaping up to be worse in so many ways that it’s been difficult to maintain a blog. Because it’s been so long, I figured I owed it to everyone who may still look out for my content. As all my posts are, this will be long so grab a snack and tuck in for a lot of reading.
As many of you who follow me on social media might know, I haven’t had a lot of luck with Curvy Kate. I loved the Curvy Kate Gia and liked the Daily Boost when I fit into them, but the second I grow out of a Curvy Kate bras they take on a horrible shape and become extremely uncomfortable. The rest of the models I’ve tried have been horrible across the board. I admit I keep trying Curvy Kate because I love their aesthetic and I don’t like to be super negative about lingerie brands considering how few brands there are that make K cups. That said, I no longer purchase Curvy Kate bras directly because I disagree with some of the decisions they’ve made both with the bras themselves and their PR team.
I really didn’t want to bother reviewing this bra because it’s one of the most sought after bras in the lingerie community. I’ve had a few people ask me to review it, so I figured I’d do it anyway. I found this on eBay brand new with tag, in an Ewa size I thought would fit me. I nearly cried. I’ve been in love with this bra since the second I laid eyes on it, but was never able to buy it because it was discontinued soon after the fact. Most of the Gazetas I’ve found for sale over the past 2 years were in a much smaller size than I’d need, so I was super lucky to find this.
This is my first bra review since my surgery. I’ve been struggling a lot this year and to be honest it was really difficult to take pictures of myself in lingerie when I was feeling horrible all the time. I just want to take a second to thank everyone for being patient with me. I noticed I have a lot of new subscribers to my blog and I feel bad that I haven’t posted reviews since all of you followed me. Now that I’m feeling a lot better I’m trying to get back into the swing of things.
Before I start this review I want to make it clear that even though Impimi sent me these bras for free in exchange for my review, my opinions are 100% honest. I was not instructed to write a positive review, and I was not paid to write this. I’m not afraid of writing bad reviews if I hate a product. That said, I love this bra. I think you can see for yourself that this bra is amazing.
If you’ve never heard of Impimi, they’re a new Polish brand that makes bras in sizes from 26-50 A-U (A-MM in UK sizing.) To be honest I was really skeptical about them when I first found out about them. Despite making bras up to a MM cup, they didn’t show any extremely full busted models on their website. This is usually a bad sign. I looked them up and could barely find any reviews about the brand in general, let alone the highest part of their size range. I’m guessing this is because they’re a newer brand.
Quick Note: I see that I have a lot more followers! Hello to all of you! Thank you for following. I haven’t been posting a whole lot because I’ve been recovering from surgery for endometriosis. Now that I’m mostly pain free I’m trying to get back into the groove of things. You can keep up with me on Instagram, Twitter, and FaceBook. All of them are also RollsAndCurves.
Trigger Warning for diets, weight loss, eating disorders, and descriptions of targeted discrimination.
Every January becomes “Weight Loss Month” on social media and in real life. Tons of people resolve to lose weight and plan to commit to a diet and exercise regimen. This all comes after the holiday season where we celebrate by eating and drinking a lot with our families, friends, and loved ones. By the time Thanksgiving comes around lots of us are already struggling with food guilt or shame about our bodies. I’ve seen many people on social media report that others question their food choices or insult the size of their bodies during holiday meals. I’ve personally experienced family members criticizing what’s on my plate despite being overweight themselves. The holidays should not be poisoned with feelings of anxiety and guilt. It should be a happy time where we can be ourselves and enjoy time with the ones we love without criticism.
EDIT 7/08/2017: I am removing certain parts of this post because a family member is writing a book and I don’t want it to lead back to my blog.
I started writing this on Instagram for my third entry of #selflovebootcamp, but it was soon apparent to me that it would be too long for Instagram. I also realized I’ve never really dealt with the stuff that happened in my life as a child and teenager. There was so much bad stuff that happened in such a short amount of time that I’m surprised I turned out okay in the end. I’m not looking for sympathy. I’m not looking for anything more than a place to vent and get these thoughts out because most of them are things I’ve never addressed out loud to anyone but my therapist and boyfriend.
I’m not going to hold back in my descriptions of things, so this post might be triggering for some people. I’m going to talk about self harm, eating disorders, abuse, and things of that nature. Please read with caution. This is a really fucking long post. I don’t even expect anyone to really read this.