Friday, November 28, 2014

Kat's Wish List Winter/Xmas/Ma Birthday/Graduation Addition

Holidays are coming. Sales are coming. And wish lists of gifts for yourself are growing bigger and bigger, and the wallet is becoming thinner and thinner… But we still can look and desire. 
 From Left to Right
Love Haus Impulse Bralette ($45) is beautiful in nude with black lace and vertical soft boning. Reminds me of Ann Summers Pure Lace bra because of again used boning. This one has molded cups and lace straps for extra support. 
Flashyouandme Nude Triangle Bralette with Floral Applique ($48.53)caught my eye with the beautiful lace and beads. It looks so seductive with a huge amount of sensuality to it. There are also matching panties and suspender belt which adds to the delicate look of this bralette.
Maison Close Sublime Luxure Corset Bra ($85) also has soft boning as Love Hause Bralette and Ann Summers bra. It gives some push up and lift (as said on the website in the product description), even though I do not fully trust this statement. Comparing the Love Hause and Maison Close bras, Love Hause would win since it can be worn under clothes. But Maison Close is more of a bedroom look with its sheer lace.
 Lalilouche Belle Black Grecian Tulle Bra with Silk Satin Bows ($120) is a part of my big dream of having impractical but gorgeous piece of lingerie in my collection (later, of course). The delicate lace at the front just makes the bra so feminine, and I think without it the look could be too nude. You can sleep in this bra and feel like a sexy sleeping beauty, but I personally prefer my Hello Kitty jumper ( Yeah, I have it! And I love it!) with its comfiness and warmness (and the price of this bra just scares the heck out of me!). 
The two panties are FRKSlingerie Turquoise Birds ($45) and High waisted with birds ($60) panties. As you noticed both of them have big bows on the back, and being honest, I love these bows so much... But probably none of these panties would fit into any clothes, and I would have to just lounge around wearing them. One sometimes buys lingerie not fr practicality, but for the look of it or promise of beauty, and it is totally fine to make yourself happy.

 Dottie's Delights The Bow Playsuit ($89) is a gorgeous retro pin-up style piece of lingerie that makes me want to have blonde hair. It looks so perfect on the model that I dream about it, and just lose my self-esteem trying to figure out if it looks good on me. It is so sexy and at the same cute and innocent looking that I've almost convinced myself to buy it. But I'm still trying to fight the urge!:(
  ArabelLingerie blue lace and black satin bow knicker and suspender set ($120.37) is a girly lacy perfection with a bow and suspenders... Pretty! Unfortunately, I do not wear stockings (but would like to!) and the set could be used only in the bedroom. But wearing it I would feel like a little cute ballerina! 
Topshop soft bra and high waisted knickers ($62) attracted with the combination of sheer black mesh and beige gold eyelash lace. The simplicity and at the same time gorgeousness of this set just makes me wanna get it and be happy. Not sure the high waisted panties would look nice on me, but you never know. 
Topshop Velvet Soft Bra and High Waisted Knickers in Pale Pink ($64) is the first lingerie item made out of velvet that I've wanted. Ever! Gorgeous set with a vintage vibe is also available in Black.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. Nothing was purchased by me. Yet... To be continued...*evil laugh* 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Lingerie Review: Asos Basic Microfibre Molded Balconette Bra & Asos Boudoir Basic Push Up Bra

 As a beginner lingerie collector (and also because I’m on a budget) it was decided to start from some basic pieces. I do not put my need to purchase lingerie on any of the lower stages of Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs, because I love food (Foodie People Unite!). I mean I have to eat and drink to survive and have a roof above my head, so I would never spend more money than I can actually afford. Every decision and purchase is done after long and deep consideration and accounting of all pros and cons. And this was one of the reasons to start this blog. Let’s face it! It is a lot easier to buy skincare and makeup than lingerie just because there are tons of customer reviews on any existing product. I understand that we are all different, and breasts can be different shapes and sizes, and bras of the same size might not work for everyone, but the same situation is with skincare and makeup, you can simply get allergic to it even though it worked for other people. But you can find and read good or bad reviews, but there are so few reviews if any on lingerie that every purchase is a lot of pain and frustration, and it is hit or miss. And I just want to provide some reviews for people who are thoughtful about spending and do not like blind buying, and are seeking opinions and experiences of other customers with brands and products, because I’ve needed it (and have not found!).

           So let’s stop rambling and let’s start the review on two products! Both of them are from Asos, and both of them are basic bras that would find their comfy place in any wardrobe.

          Asos Basic Microfibre MoldedBalconette Bra in Pink is in size 30B, since Asos store does carry lingerie in various sizes including mine. This bra has molded, round cups that keep the shape. It is a balconette bra with a square neckline, with adjustable detachable straps and three hook and eye back closure. On an inside the band has silicone stripes on top and bottom. The band is tight just warning you. But because of its tightness and silicone it will stay in place, so you can wear it under a strapless dress. And I did bend in this bra for around ten times and it did not slide down! It enhanced my cleavage and made my breasts look like melons… kh kh kh… I mean peaches…J There are no gaps in the bra cups because my breasts are fully taking over the entire space. And even my smaller breast! This bra does not have push up padding inside, but because it fits so perfectly that it lifts my breasts and forms a beautiful shape. Molded cups are smooth and would not be seen under the clothes. Overall, the quality is nice, and I definitely would recommend it. There were a couple of threads on the stitching of the underwire, but I quickly got rid of them. 
P.S. And I did buy two more of balconette bras in Blue and Red. Black Friday Sale... Could not resist!

           Asos Boudoir Basic Push Up Bra inPink is also in size 30B. Even though it does say it is a push up, and has “Graduated push-up padding to enhance the cleavage”, there is no extra padding in the cup. It is a simple molded cup plunge bra. And I also think that the “graduated push-up” was supposed to be “gradual push-up”. In my opinion, they need to hire me to write the product descriptions… But anyway, Asos has free return policy, and I actually could return it back because the purchased item was not as described, but I decided that there are never enough of molded bras that fit nicely. Plunge bra is the same color as the balconette, has smooth cups and tight band with two hook and eye closure. The straps are adjustable, but not detachable. No silicone. I like this bra because it is a basic piece that I can wear under anything, and obviously it is my size and it is comfortable. 
I hope you’ve found this review helpful and thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: The item in the post was purchased by me with my own money. This is my honest opinion.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lingerie Review: Victoria's Secret Lace & Satin Demi Bra and Thong with Suspenders Set

   This set is actually a bridal honeymoon set from Victoria’s Secret which was produced 5 years ago or so. The interesting thing is that both pieces were bought separately. The thong with suspenders and apron was purchased by me in 2009 in San Diego. We just moved to the US with my family, and decided to go to California to see the ocean since in my country we lived quite far from oceans and seas. I got it around the New Year sale at Victoria’s Secret store, and thong was only $5.99 (It still has a tag!).

   The matching bra in size 32A was bought from eBay only a couple of weeks ago. They found each other 5 years apart! And the set actually is claimed as a bridal honeymoon set which is understandable since the thong cannot be worn under clothes because of the apron. But who knew at that time what it was for! I’m not planning to get married or go on a honeymoon any time soon, but the set is unique and beautiful as boudoir lingerie.

The bra as I said is a size 32A and it fits perfectly. It is not a push up, but has unlined round demi cups. Because of the low cut of the bra it does not cover a lot, so part of the nipples and areolas are visible. The color of the lace is cream with the floral pattern, and the satin is light dusty greenish blue (or is it greenish silver?). Anyway it is pretty pastel!
The thong has adjustable but not detachable suspenders. Apron on the front is made of the same satin and overlaid with the lace. The lace covers slightly the butt, but no satin there. I got it in the size XS since back then I lost weight because of the stress of immigrating and was only 90lbs. But now (5 years later) it is a little bit tight on the hips.

Both the bra and the thong have button detailing on the front that make them a match and adds to their awesomeness and beauty :).
Thank you for reading!

Disclaimer: The item in the post was purchased by me with my own money. This is my honest opinion.