Jul 10, 2019

👙 Bikini Wars


Here's me on the beach...here's our favorite team FT baby Jensyn on the beach.
Ahh to be young!

For me, every July starts with the hope that this is the year I will go to a beach and actually enjoy myself. And, by the end of July, I just await the end of summer so I can finally put on boots and a sweater.

I am too old and self-aware to worry about what I look like in a bathing suit but each summer it’s the same thing. “If I just lay this way or turn a little this way, this won’t stick out, roll over, fall out or drop down.” These thoughts have been literally going thru my head for decades. I mean, I don’t even understand why I care so much anymore. But just this past weekend, there I was on a beach contemplating rolling over on my lounge chair and suddenly I was so overcome with fear, I didn’t move for an hour.

What is it about me and bathing suits? True story, I owned one bikini my entire life – and I was 3. I swear I remember thinking this ruffle on the skirt, is not a good idea. I am not a vain person – as I type this, I am in my office in stretched out leggings from Target, barefoot, with no makeup on. I’ve been walking around with an inch of gray hair showing thru for 2 weeks already; but a once-a- summer trip to the beach is enough to make me insane.

I guess we all have our quirks, right? I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who would rather wear cashmere than lycra. Am I??

Have you overcome a bathing suit phobia? If so, please email me! I need help! And if you care to share what irrationally sends you over the edge – feel free to share that too. Misery loves company as they say!

Off to the hairdresser…some things I can control!

Happy July!

Risa Barash, Founder & Owner & the entire Fairy Tales Hair Care Family