Head To Kohl’s Fantastic Fit Event for Free Bra Fitting!

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From now till April 9th, Kohl’s is having a Fantastic Fit Event in select stores. Click here and select your state to see a list of the locations near you and the dates you can visit that store for a FREE PROFESSIONAL BRA FITTING!

Apparently 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. Seriously ladies?! Don’t you know that you don’t wear the same bra size you wore when you were 18 years old?! My bra size changes almost yearly! If I gain or lose weight, my bra size changes and after each child my bra size has changed.

A poorly fitting bra will not only affect the support you get, but how your clothes look on you too! It’s essential to have at least one good fitting bra and you might be surprised to find that that your favorite bra, might not actually be the right size for you!

I was so surprised how many bras were on sale in my local Kohl’s…

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Don’t have time to get to a Kohl’s near you? Check out the Kohl’s Bra measuring resources on their website. You can find tips how to find your perfect fit, how to accurately measure yourself at home, how to spot signs of a poorly fitting bra, and learn proper bra care.

You can also find your perfect style for your specific shape and size too!

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Click here to shop Bras on Kohls.com

Must-Have Essentials for “That Time Of The Month”

If you’re like me, you probably don’t want to wear sexy,lacy undies while you are on your period. Not only do you not feel real sexy during “that time of the month” but you don’t want to risk ruining your Hanky Panky’s.

My weapons of choice when Aunt Flo comes to visit? Check them out below…

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What are these wonderful beauties? Say hello to Jockey Elance Hipsters that will be your new BFF.

Comfy? You betcha!

Great coverage? Oh yeah!

Wash and wear well? Definitely!

Pads and pantyliners stick well to them and these undies stay in place which means your maxi pad stays in place! Nothing worse than having to fish one of those things out of your butt crack, right ladies? Oh yeah, we’re getting all real up in here today, yo!

You can find Jockey Elance Hipsters at Bare Necessities for $19 for 3 pairs!!!! (And you can find a ton of other comfy undies there too!)

Also available from: Macys.com, Amazon.com, Kohls, and of course directly from Jockey.com. And if hipsters are your ‘thang, check out their briefs, bikinis and french cut styles. Myself, I prefer to have my butt covered properly!

As for Kotex, you know you can find their products just about anywhere and everywhere. I prefer U by Kotex pads and U by Kotex Curves pantyliners for a multitude of reasons which I won’t go into and gross everyone out. Let’s just say, they work very well, are comfortable and effective!

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Buy them at Drugstore.com, Walgreens, Target and most other mass retailers. Plus, right now you can get FREE Goody hair elastics when you buy U by Kotex at Target. Only at Target though! Text ‘KOTEX’ to ‘TARGET’ to get your coupon!

However, I haven’t been using maxi pads as much lately since I discovered the Diva Cup


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What the heck is it?

The DivaCup is a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual cup that is worn internally and sits low in the vaginal canal, collecting rather than absorbing your menstrual flow. Wear The DivaCup for up to 12 hours without leaks or worry. [learn more...]

Costing around $25 on Amazon.com for the Diva Cup Model 1 (Pre-Childbirth) and $27 on Amazon.com for DivaCup Model 2 (Post-Childbirth), compare that to the amount you will spend on maxi pads or tampons in a year….

I’ve had mine for about a year and after I got the hang of it, I definitely loved it. I’m glad I didn’t give up on it after improper positioning left me dissatisfied. I double checked the instructions and asked the advice of a friend who also uses the Diva Cup and by my next cycle, I was a pro. I’m convinced this is the way to go now. Way cheaper, way more comfortable, no leaks, and totally worry free. What more could you ask for? Well, I guess no period at all or only periods when you wanted them… or at the very least not getting bloated on your period?!

If your period makes you insanely, freakishly bloated (I can’t be the only one, right?) you might find that those sexy jeans aren’t working out so well for you… Don’t worry, just grab a pair of these…

 Spanx Skinny Britches® Super Mid-Thigh Shaper

The Spanx Skinny Britches® Super Mid-Thigh Shaper slim and trim everything you can fit into your favorite jeans are just look a bit less bloated in whatever you wear during your period (or anytime you feel bloated!). I have at least a dozen different Spanx products and I could NOT live without them. Seriously, biggest lifesaver ever.

Also considering checking out this book I just started reading that has some helpful tips in it:

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Stop Your Bitching…naturally! The Step By Step Guide to Balance Your Hormones & End PMS & Menstrual Cramps (30 Day’s of Tips To Stop Your Bitching…. naturally!)

End PMS & Period Cramps Forever! Tired of suffering every month? This book gives you all the information you need to change your body and feel great all 30 days of the month.

Author Cathy Margolin explains your body’s hormonal cycle in easy to understand language and gives you the tools to balance your hormones throughout the month naturally! Menstrual cycles and period cramps should not be debilitating. The emotional high’s and low’s that come and go with your “Period” are explained and you can now be IN CHARGE of this cycle.. rather than the victim. Learning simply steps to balanced hormones is fun and easy and you will see the difference in the first month.

What are your favorite go-to items for “that time of the month” and how do you cope??

 

Essentials of Buying the Correct Plus Size Bras

When buying plus size lingerie, it is important to keep in mind the aspect of fitting. Proper fitting is the key to comfort when it comes to lingerie, especially if it plus size. Many designer brands are now looking into the aspect of combining high quality design as well as comfort when it comes to plus-size lingerie and bras are no exception to this trend. However, before opting for a particular size of bra, one must also consider cup size, fitting as well as volume. Depending on the type of coverage and volume, the size of the bra might differ from a person’s expectation. Finding high levels of comfort in plus size bras is very important for the buyer.

plus size braThe size and volume of a bra are quite different and can differ from one brand to another. While for a particular type of size and design of bra from one brand might offer full coverage another brand might not have adequate coverage for the same particular type of design and cup size. Therefore, it is always better to be sure of the fitting while opting for bras with larger cup size and volume. Squeezing into a smaller size might seem attractive but it can turn out to be highly uncomfortable. Therefore, spending or opting for the correct size is essential when it comes to bras.

Another important aspect with respect to bigger bras is to ensure a wider strap. The width of the strap of a bra should be proportional to the size of the bra as well. Although the underwire and the band of the bra offer support, it is important that the strap of the bra is wide as well to minimize the weight on one’s shoulder. Narrow straps on a bra of plus size can leave behind marks on the shoulders. Moreover, this extra pressure on the shoulder due to narrow straps will lead to further discomfort.

In addition, narrow straps on bras of plus size is similar to a disaster about to happen. Malfunction or breakage is a common issue with such straps and therefore, it is important to opt for additional support or wider straps when opting for such bras. Opting for bras, which offer double back wraps will eliminate such risks and will add to extra comfort. The greater the support one gets from their bra the greater comfort one will experience. The correct size and support is essential for any good lingerie and for the plus size ones, it is of utmost importance.

Opting for a bra, which is machine washable, would be a good choice since washing them should not turn out to be a hassle. Moreover, one must also ensure that the material and the structure of the bra do not cause any kind of unwanted bulges. If the underlying bra causes unwanted bulges then the dress worn on top of it will not be holding on to its structural or design integrity. Overlooking the design aspect should never be an option when shopping for plus size bras and one must always try to find variety of designs. To learn more, click here.

How To Dress Your Curves – Proper Bra Fit

The Importance of the Right Bra Fit

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Many women see buying a new bra or two as a bit of a chore. For a lot of us it also involves a bit of guess work – bra sizes can change over time with age and weight loss or gain as can our individuals needs regarding what we really want from our bra. Unfortunately very few women choose to go and have a professional bra measurement performed; instead simply guessing at the size they might need and accepting it if the bra seems to fit. This has led to that famous statistic which claims that 80% of British women wear the wrong bra size!

An ill-fitting bra is not only uncomfortable, but can also be dangerous and does long term damage to your body. Luckily many leading department stores in the UK offer a bra fitting service in their lingerie department including Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser, and Debenhams. Don’t be afraid to go and get a professional fitting done today so you know exactly what size you should be wearing! The proper bra fit can make all the difference in the world.

However as always it isn’t quite as simple as that. You have to also be aware that different brands vary in size, shape and fit; so the size that fits you in one particular brand may be too big or small in another. There are lots of different bra styles to choose from as well, and not all of these styles will suit every woman as we all come in very different shapes and sizes! A woman with quite large breasts may struggle with a strapless bra for example as it does not provide as much support as may be required. Those with smaller busts may favor padded or push-up bras for the enhancement that they offer. It’s just a case of finding a style and size of bra that suits you perfectly, and then sticking with it! Don’t be afraid to experiment, though – just make sure that any bra you buy is the right fit.

Try on every bra instead of just assuming that the fit will be correct as it’s in your size. It is not a guarantee that it will fit good just because it is an expensive brand, even cheap bras can be your perfect fit. Trust me, you’ll thank us later!

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Zaggora Hot Pants Review – Lose 2 Jean Sizes in 2 Weeks!

Last week I mentioned I was reviewing Zaggora Hot Pants. I wore them for 3 days and noticed immediate results! Not only did I lose one whole pants size in the first 3 days, I literally lost noticeable inches from around my waist, hips, butt and thighs.

I didn’t wear them every single day for 2 weeks like I was supposed to, but I did wear them for at least 14 days within a 3 week period. I absolutely contribute some of my weight loss success with The Dukan Diet to be partly due to the Zaggora HotPants.

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Trend Alert: Tattoo Nylons Tights

Lots of my friends have tattoos and those of us that don’t either can’t commit to one design or are just too chicken to do it. People tell you things like “Can you imagine what that thing will look like when you are 80 years old!” lol So those of us that are un-inked are left to wistfully draw on ourselves with Sharpies or eyeliner.

But now we can get one step closer to the real thing with tattoo tights! They are so popular right now and are going to be huge come Fall 2012. Tattoo nylons make it easy to pretend you’ve gotten inked without actually committing to the needle.

If you are too lazy to start a DIY tattoo tights project, you can find lots of tattoo tights online. Fabulegs are $17.99 for each pair and are available in 6 different designs (One Butterfly, Two Butterflies, Feather, Followme, Longflower, Tribal) They ship within the US for $2.49 and Internationally for $4.49. Or you can purchase 2 pairs for $29.99 and get free shipping!

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Coobie – The Perfect Bra For Women With Small Breasts

The COOBIE SEAMLESS BRA is not only comfortable and the ideal layering piece, but it’s the perfect solution for women with small breasts or anyone that has trouble finding a bra that fits right. It’s a ‘one-size-fits-all’ garment for women sizes 32A thru 36D.

The Coobie bra works with any wardrobe from day to night, while traveling, during your daily fitness routines, yoga, pilates or just simply lounging around the house. It’s so comfortable, you won’t want to wear any other bra.

In the name of research, I went to Macys, Sears, and a few other stores looking for a similar bra. I found a couple that claimed to be similar and purchased them to compare. It was no competition… The 2 other bras I tried were not as comfortable, didn’t stay in place, bunched up and didn’t look smooth under clothes. The removable pads on one of them was so obvious I couldn’t wear it under most of my shirts without an obvious boob outline that just isn’t attractive on anyone. The Coobie Bra won hands down.

The Coobie Seamless bra is available in a wide range of colors and styles to suit every girl! From basic to lace, bold bright colors for spring as well as standard colors like black, nude and white. I got mine in dusty gray with lace at the top and it looks great under everything.

This bra fits perfect every single time you wear it. Plus, it’s easy to wash and care for and looks great under just about anything from tops and dresses to casual tanks and tees. It’s like the top of your favorite cami, with the support of a bra. Removable foam shaping cups help lift and define your shape for a natural look.

I LOVE my Coobie Bra and I wear it all the time. It’s also a great choice for nursing moms as it provides easy access!

Coobie Seamless Bra is available from $18 to $22 at specialty boutiques nationwide or on the website: www.shopcoobie.com