Posts in Bare Necessities


As promised, we have prepared the ultimate guide to the best beauty, fashion and lifestyle sales for Black Friday (29 November) and Cyber Monday (2 December). With most online stores now offering international shipping it’s an open market for global shoppers to take advantage of these discounts and offers. This is the time to shop whether you want something for yourself or to tick things off that massive christmas present list you are yet to commence.

Below you will find all the sales information, offers and coupon codes for the best online retailers in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle categories. I have also included some of my favourite picks from retailers along with the offers just to give you a little inspiration. Remember that all dates are according to the USA so factor in any time conversions to avoid missing out. Also, bookmark this page for easy reference while shopping and any updates to offers.

Now … prepare your credit cards because they are about to get a workout. Continue Reading


Are you impatiently waiting for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales to kick off? I sure am but luckily some stores know that we want to shop NOW and they aren’t going to hold us back. Before we reveal all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday offers and coupon codes we have compiled this list of offers you can shop right now. Continue Reading

It has been a little while since I shared a haul from my trip to the US of A a few months back. Terribly sorry. I hope you liked the jewellery though. I have been wearing the stuff like crazy but I still need some help on styling it. Anyway, this post is not about jewellery. This post is about my fat ass … and tummy, back and legs.

Last week I showed you my current body shape. Over the last few months, while this body shape was developing, I started to feel the need for some controlling undergarments ….. in other words, SPANX.

What Are Spanx

Ultimately, Spanx are undergarments that you wear under your clothes. The difference between Spanx and regular slips or tanks, is that these are all about controlling the bulge. They work similar to the control-top you can find on pantyhose, but they are stronger, tougher and more wearable.

It doesn’t matter if you are fat or thin, Spanx are designed to slim the sillouhette. That means, no visible bulge lines, bra lines, panty lines, etc.

Spanx Originals – The Power Panties

My Wishlist

I have wanted to buy into the Spanx craze for ages. I heard so much about them, and having experienced similar products by Nancy Ganz as a skinny girl, I figured they would work well for me as a curvy girl.

I briefly looked in David Jones, one of the Australian retailers, but there was a lot to choose from and I just didn’t have the time or patience to deal with it. I figured I would put it off until I was in the US where I actually had some down time.

I knew I wanted a dress/slip style and a top/tank style. Here is what I came home with.  Continue Reading