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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

To inflame my renewed admiration for Napoleon Perdis cosmetics, the brand have released two more products. I should actually correct myself and say 1 item is actually a re-release but as I have never owned it before I will just pretend it is brand new. That’s fair, right?

Ok so what we are looking at today are baked powders, one is a bronzer and one is a blusher. Personally I am not too familiar with baked powders, in fact I had only heard the term about 9 months ago, but if I were to judge the whole idea of them based on just these Napoleon ones, I would say I LOVE THEM. Yes, that doesn’t tell us much does it?

Bronze Patrol and Blush Patrol in new packaging

What Are Baked Powders?

After some googling to find out what baked powders really are, I came across this great article on It is from last year but I am still pretty sure nothing has changed since then.

In summary, the differences come down to the following: Continue Reading

If you are a reality TV lover than there is no doubt you saw the devastating series final of Australia’s Next Top Model. Like a typical narcissist I loved every second of it. Honestly, I didn’t really care who won but I thought Amanda definitely had the right mix of commercial modelling and runway skills. There, that is my 2 cents worth.

ChapStick seem to like Amanda’s commercial look as well, so they have just announced her appointment as their official campaign face for 2011. I think it is a great match for the 20 year old because it is a realistic alignment. In my opinion the worst thing you can do with celebrity endorsements, or ambassadorships, is to pair a product with a person you know would never use it. For example, if Celebrity Slim came out with Amanda being their ambassador that would just be ridiculous, but they have Ricki-Lee Coulter (and after seeing her at RAFW last month may I say she is looking damn fine!!) which is a perfect match. Point is, I totally see Amanda using the ChapStick products and it does inspire me to want to try them. After all, isn’t that what celebrity endorsements are about?

The official quote from Amanda in regards to this campaign Continue Reading

The one thing that really stood out to me at the Alice McCall Spring-Summer collection recently shown at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week was all the sexy legs. Ok obviously the models are long, lean and thin but I was more surprised at the actual skin texture. Having been backstage at quite a few shows, it was funny to see that some of the models still went down the runway with visible fine white hairs on their legs.
Clearly this is something that is accepted in some peoples world, but in mine it is not. Yes, ok, throw things, yell at me, go ahead. While I totally admit it would be easier to not have to ever worry about hair removal and just go ‘naturale’, I personally think seeing a girl in a kicking dress with silky soft legs is more pleasant on my eyes than seeing the same girl with a kicking dress with furry dark-haired legs.

It would seem Alice McCall felt the same way as I, and made sure all her models had fluff-free legs to show off her adorable mini dresses. Veet came to her rescue by offering up Suprem’Essence Easy Wax Strips and Alice seemed pleased

“It’s always important to have our girls looking perfectly groomed to showcase the collection. Having the girls with beautifully smooth legs courtesy of Veet is essential grooming that gives them that extra air of confidence to take to the runway today. ”

I personally think it was a great match because the Veet Easy Wax Strips are quick, easy and mess free. Plus, the Suprem-Essence range has essential oils in the formula to help ease irritation and keep the legs smooth.

While backstage I pulled aside one of the Veet ladies and asked how you beautiful ladies can get ‘runway legs’. They offered up these tips:
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