Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ha-llelujah for Bra-llelujah!

I know this maybe stepping outside the lines of "beauty and product ideas" but to me, it's a beauty issue, so why not.

So last night I went to Neimans to return a dress... (b/c the beautiful, red Marc Jacobs dress just wasn't necessary when I'm down to double digits in my bank account) On a high from doing my good deed and feeling good about myself, I decide that I can finally treat myself to a decent bra. I mean, get fitted, measured, etc... and come away with a bra that I never want to take off my body. Well, mission accomplished.

Let me back up even more. To start off, I am a HUGE Spanx fan. I've used them for years, and think they are a direct gift from God. So awhile ago, when I saw that Spanx came out with a bra, I knew it had to be good.

So last night, the Spanx bra, "Bra-llelujah" was the first bra I tried on, and ladies, I've never been so in love with a bra, and it's the bra I ended up buying. Even as I'm typing this, it feels like I'm not even wearing a bra. No pulling, tugging, nothing. It snaps in the front, making the back feel like I just have on a smooth, stretchy undershirt. There are no bumps, rolls, bra straps digging into my shoulders. It's amaaaazing. There is one downside, they only go up to a size D, which I know for some is N.O.T. an issue, but for some I know it is.

At $62 it's on the pricey side. But for me, who has problems finding well-fitting bras, it is worth the $$.

I found mine @ Neimans, but any place that carries Spanx should carry these bras as well.. It also comes in racerback for some variety.

Monday, May 18, 2009

a new way to brighten your day

I can't believe I haven't posted about this, considering it's one of my staples, but this morning I was reminding about what a little blessing this pot is. One thing about my face that I'm self-conscious of (besides my face shape in general) are dark circles under my eyes. There are so many products out there, but some take some time to put on, and can look cakey, which is a no-go for me. So quite awhile ago, I started using Bobbi's Eye Brightener, and have used it literally every day since. I'm hooked! It just takes a dab, and I just use my middle or ring finger, and dab it under my eyes and it makes a world of difference!!

speaking of staples, I think I will start a "best of" series which will includes all of my staples and must haves...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pedi Must

So yesterday I went to get a pedicure b/c my toes were absolutely terrible, and beyond repair. (but let's admit, it really doesn't take much to convince me to go get a mani/pedi) I love Spring/Summer because bright pink is my favorite, and lately my go-to color has been OPI "feelin hot hot hot" but the place I went didn't have it, so I picked an Essie nail polish, and I must say, I think it's my favorite pink that I have EVER used! It's called "Pansy" So the next time you go for a mani/pedi.. I HIGHLY suggest this color!!