This blog is for reviews of things of exquisite beauty.
Two of my most favorite things are wonderfully fitted bras and discovering new makeup. I also love coffee and traveling, but I like lingerie and makeup more. I hope you enjoy my reviews and find them helpful. Fitting in was never my strong point, but that’s okay; let’s discover bra fitting and beauty together.
Throughout my life, I never thought I could find a bra that fits. We’ve all had that frustration, right? With the help of /r/abrathatfits and Bratabase, I started my journey to find a bra that actually fits in the summer of 2014. I was wearing a very ill-fitting 38D/DD and was re-sized into a UK 30G/GG. This simple revelation changed my life. When I started this blog, I wore a UK 28G/30FF and I now wear a UK 28F/FF. Yes, these sizes exist!
My search for a bra that fits is far from over and it continues to evolve. I wouldn’t say that I currently own a single bra that is a perfect fit, but I do own many bras that fit me well enough. I am much more comfortable now than ever before and have learned a lot in the process.
In the past, I never paid much attention to lingerie or fashion in general because I felt that world wasn’t open to me. I was the “wrong” size; my body wasn’t made for pretty things; nothing ever fits, so it must be me; and so on. My newfound appreciation for things that fit, and for seeing bras as fun and comfortable rather than evil torture devices, has changed my entire outlook on my body and dressing it.
I am now fascinated by all things lingerie. I love learning about new brands and styles. My bra wishlist is a mile long and growing. If you’re a designer or brand looking for input, please feel free to get in touch.
For my fellow bra geeks, here are the technical fit components that most greatly affect my selection of bras: tall roots that become very shallow quickly (therefore sometimes act like short roots); pendulous; very soft tissue; fuller on the bottom (used to be FoT); petite frame; short shoulders; flared ribs (uneven band tension); very projected; narrow roots; sensory issues.
My reviews give my unbiased opinions and are intended to share some of the highs and lows of my search for a well-fitting bra in order to help others.
What’s this about makeup?
Bras were my first love on this blog. They really did help my self-esteem, and as I began feeling better about myself and my appearance, I found myself getting back into makeup again after some years. It’s been a fun and exciting journey that makes me feel creative and pretty, and I want to share my favorite cosmetics and skincare items with you all. I’ll be introducing more beauty reviews into the content on my blog, so stay tuned!
My favorite beauty items to review are lesser known brands, but I also like to talk about some of my longstanding staples and classic must-haves.