Thursday, 13 August 2015


After hours of scrolling through Triangl's Instagram and looking at every single bikini on their website telling myself I didn't need anymore bikinis, I finally caved and ordered myself two! I originally ordered the Poppy- Paradise Palms and the Farrah- Cherry Love, but after three days of waiting for a tracking number they contacted me to say that the Farrah was out of stock for at least a week in the size I wanted! This should be a lesson to me that ordering holiday clothes two weeks before I'm due to go on holiday, isn't always a good idea!

First let me talk about their customer service! With 9 days left until I was due to go on holiday getting an email saying they were out of stock in my size wasn't what I wanted to wake up to, but after emailing them and asking for advice of what to do, they quickly replied giving me different options. I decided to order a different colour in the Farrah design and eventually went for the Farrah- Golden Fields. They were so fast in replying and were so helpful in changing my order for me, that the bikinis actually arrived at my door 3 days later?! 

They charge a flat rate of $20 for shipping to the United Kingdom, and that doesn't cover importing and duty tax so it can work out quite expensive, but if you're willing to spend between $79 and $99 for the bikini then you can't really leave the parcel at the airports international sorting office. Mine were delivered with Fedex and once I was sent the tracking number I was able to view the location of the parcel and the estimated delivery date which is good if you are making plans and you don't want to end up missing your parcel being delivered.

Both the bikinis came in one Fedex priority package. Because I ordered the Poppy style bikini they actually placed both bikini's inside the large matte black box that it comes with which is good because they had a lot more protection whilst in transit. Sadly my box was slightly damaged on the side, but it can still be used to store the bikinis so that's not a huge issue.

Now onto the bikinis themselves. The first one I picked was the Poppy- Paradise Palms, that retails for $89. As with all Triangl bikini's they're made of neoprene so they are a lot more structured than normal bikinis. I loved the colours of this bikini as soon as I removed it from the packaging. The bikini has a light shimmer to it and it really glitters when you're in the sun which I love! I also think this bikini is really girly without being frilly and fancy and the mesh and white really adds a sporty edge to it. 

I selected this bikini because I fell in love the mesh detailing, it really stands out against the pink and the black and it just looks really flattering on. I like that the bottoms also have the mesh on the hips area because it ties the two together. 

As with all the Triangl bikini designs they have a unique clasp at the back. The logo side slides into the clasp, it's really strong so you don't have to worry about it opening when you move or just opening by itself. It also has the Triangl logo engraved into it. 

The second bikini I ordered was the Farrah- Golden Fields that also retails for $89. I usually hate triangle shaped bikini tops but I fell in love with the design of this bikini and I've now actually fallen in love the fit of the top, it's so comfy!

Unlike the first bikini that had the same colour top and bottoms this bikini is completely different and has a mix and match feel. When it first arrived I wasn't really sure if I liked the two colours together because they were so different and I generally like to buy the matching top and bottoms that are the same colour, but it looks completely different on and I think it looks really nice.

The top is bright yellow with white crochet detailing on the triangles. The straps are plain black which ties in with the edging of both the top and the bottoms.

The bottoms are a beautiful bright purple colour with white crochet detail around the edging between the purple and the black. I like that they have included the same stitch on the top and bottoms because you can see they match together and also it just completes the design. The white stitching also really stands out because of the contrast with the black around the edging of the bikini.

As for the sizing, I ordered the same size in both bikinis even though the tops are a completely different style. I got an XSmall for the tops and a Small for the bottoms. For bras I usually wear a 32A or a 30B depending on where I shop and a size 6 in most jeans. I really like that the tops have adjustable straps because if they didn't they probably would've been too big for me. The bottoms are a hipster bikini shape and they fit me perfectly, but when I do go in water they tend to move slightly but that doesn't really bother me. The do have a bit of stretch but not as much as normal bikinis do so, although a smaller size might fit they might look like they are cutting in around the legs a bit, so I would definitely use the live chat on their website to see what sizes they suggest, as I spoke to a couple of them and they all suggested the same size for me, which fits perfectly. The only thing I will say about the bottoms are that they fill with water, so you have to pull the leg a little bit when you get out of the water so that the water can drain out but you get used to it after wearing it for an hour. 

The bikinis also come with a care card, because you can't wash them like you would with normal bikinis. I've worn both of mine and I just swill them out in plain cold water and leave them to dry on a towel on the floor and they seem fine. The colour doesn't seem to have faded at all and they still fit exactly the same.

Overall I would definitely recommend these bikinis! They are so much more comfortable than normal bikinis, they don't fall off or move too much when you move around and they are just so comfortable that you forget you're wearing them. I also like that the bikini bottoms aren't too skimpy, so I don't feel uncomfortable walking around without a cover up on! I would definitely order more of these bikinis in the future because I love all the unique designs and the fit of these bikinis, so I would definitely say they are worth the money in the long run! 



Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Hand Luggage Must Haves!

I pretty much pack the same things in my hand luggage every year. These essentials don't necessarily have to be just for flying these could also come in useful on a train journey, a bus ride or even a car journey.  But for me not matter how long the flight is I need to bring these things with me!

Apart from the obvious which is my passport and boarding pass, my number one travelling essential is my ipod! I like to listen to this on the journey to the airport, in the airport and especially on the plane. I don't like to fall asleep on the plane so this gives me some entertainment and also relaxes me. It also means everyone around me can still sleep in peace when I'm listening to my earphones. Before hand I download some new songs onto my ipod so that I don't get bored of the same old songs. I also put some apps on there that don't require internet so I can keep my self occupied on the actual flight.

The next thing are sweets! I like to eat. All the time. I get some of these small packets of sweets because they're so easy to pack in my hand luggage. I also pick sweets rather than things such as chocolate because they can't melt. Chewy sweets are also perfect for when you take of in the plane because they help with stopping your ears popping. 

The rest of my hand luggage is filled with my electrical items that I don't want to pack within my actual suitcase. I pack my phone which is really just to use in the airport when we are waiting, but it also comes in handy to take some photos and to use when if I find wifi. I also pack things like my camera and my GoPro in my hand luggage so they can't get damaged in my suitcase.  

The rest of the things in my hand luggage are a bit random. I use a small toiletry bag to keep all my jewellery together. This also stops everything getting tangled or lost at the bottom of my bag. I then keep a note pad and a pen, because you never know if you have to fill out any forms on the plane, and it's also useful to jot down some notes of things that you think of when you are there. When I've gone through security I purchase my magazines or books then because I haven't got to account for them when they weigh my bag at check in. 

Leave a comment below of the number one item you can't travel without! Thank you for reading.