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Category: Reviews

A better bralette?

Being October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there’s been lots of focus on breast health.  After reading numerous articles about bras and under wires, I decided to go out out and buy a new Coobie wireless bralette.


You may have seen this article in the September 2012 issue of InStyle.  It features Coobie bras.

I thought I’d probably have to find one online.  But last weekend I was walking through a clothing and home decor store in Rockland, when there suddenly in front of me was a whole display of Coobie bras in every color imaginable.  They have three styles:  a basic, a lace edge, and a wider strap, all with removable pads. I stood there for a while debating which color to get.  I settled on the basic black as I had already been shopping all morning, and getting starving hungry.  I noticed a small sign next to the display that said they also sold replacement pads for two dollars.  I paid eighteen dollars for the bra, and left to find food.


What do I think of Coobie’s?  It provides enough support for me (34B) with the pads.  It’s made of 88% nylon and 12% lycra.  Probably, the most telling sign is that I haven’t worn another bra since getting it.  Bottom line..if it’s a little healthier, looks good, is supportive, and comfortable, I’m happy with it.


Beautifying from the inside

I love luxurious creams, masks, peels, scrubs, serums, you name it, I’ll try it. But, I have a new find that’s really making a difference.  How do I know?  Well, I haven’t told anyone about it, and I’m getting compliments on my skin even from my mother no less.

What is it you ask?  Yogi Skin Detox Tea.

I’ve been drinking it for about a month now.  I have a cup or two in the morning with breakfast.  I will tell you it has a fruity taste, but it’s not at all unpleasant.  Sometimes, I add a green tea bag to the teapot too if I’m not feeling fruity first thing in the morning.
I had read the reviews online rather skeptically, but was intrigued nonetheless.  So I gave it a try, and I do seem to be glowing, which is no small feat some days.

Let me know what you think if you try it.

In my bag now: MyChelle Little Kisses

When I find things I like, I just have to share.  Lately, I’ve been loving MyChelle’s Mineral Little Kisses in Beaujolais. It’s the perfect color for fall.

  MyChelle Minerals Little Kisses Beaujolais is a tube lipstick that goes beyond the tinted lip balm category. The color is a warm matte mauve with flirtatious pink undertones.
I love the way it seems to last on my lips, sort of like a stain.  It goes on a little dry unlike a true creamy lipstick, so sometimes I add a clear gloss over it or just rub my lips together a few times. It’s healthy, safe, petroleum and lead-free. And it contains natural ingredients like castor seed oil, beeswax, and passion fruit extract.

I like that I can tuck it in my bag and just dab it on when I want a little color, but not have the fuss of lipstick.

I got mine at the whole food store downtown, but I’ve seen it online for about $8.00.
Little kisses come in these colors too:

I’m going to get the garnet next.  Will let you know what I think.