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All facets of beauty should be about smart and educated choices. Beckie and Jamie, a mother-daughter team, are passionate about helping women navigate the Web of beauty and fashion.


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Review of Unbelievabra by Shapeez

Posted By bectemp on Oct 22, 2008 at 4:45AM

picture of torso of woman wearing unbelievabra by shapeez

Review of Shapeez' Unbelievabra -- The end of visible bra lines and back fat. Reviewed by Jamie I recently wanted to wear a top that has been sitting in my closet since I've bought it. Cute on the rack not on the back. This thing fit a little too tight and didn't have forgiving fabric. We've all heard the threads rip while reaching through the armholes. My experiences with this have usually been in dressing rooms...shhh.

To combat my problem, I chose to wear a product recently sent to me by a PR gal. As a 25-year-old fitness instructor, I'm here to tell you that just because you have shapewear in the underwear drawer does not mean you need to lose weight.

To go under my barely-worn shirt I chose Unbelievabra's: The Ultimate, which costs $85. Not only did it give me the support of a good bra but took away the ugly back cleavage and smoothed me out through the mid-section.

I also have a bad habit of buying pants that are slightly big around the waist but just right around my thighs. Sometimes belts look too bulky when wearing a longer fitting shirt. What's a girl to do?

Pull the Unbelievabra over the top of the pants and you've got a no-bulk belt.

For women with muffin-top issues, or a menopot like my mom, Unbelievabra gobbles up the muffin-top and menopot like a kid at Halloween. After donning the Unbelievabra, Mom's torso looked svelte and sleek -- no spine-chilling back fat or spooky spare tire.

Check out the Unbelievabra's website to view other undergarments like "The Shortee" and "The Mini." Most importantly, you must see the before and after pictures!

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Review of Yummie Tummie Shapewear

Posted By bectemp on Oct 20, 2008 at 12:32PM

picture of back of woman in blue jeans and yummie tummie white strappy tee

Apparel Review: Yummie Tummie Shapewear Yummy Tummie is a tank top on steroids!Yummie Tummie is a modern body contouring shaper meant to be seen while slimming your midsection and camouflaging visible lumps and bumps -- comfortably! Beckie and Jamie both agree it's a must-have item for every woman.

Review by Beckie and Jamie

Jamie: Yummie Tummie shapewear created by Heather Thomson, fashion designer and celebrity stylist, is definitely a must-have...Must have one, two, three. Must have pink, blue, prints. I'll take them all!

Oprah, I see why Yummie Tummie was one of your top picks.

My Yummie Tummie arrived the same time my period arrived. I'm extremely bloated but much less cranky while wearing Yummie Tummie.

Without even reading the literature that came with the tank top, I slipped right into the comfortable cotton and patent-pending fabric.

Quick mirror check. Love it.

Call placed to Mom. Tell her how I loves it.

Oh, what's this? Then, I flipped open the informative pamphlet.

Ah, it all makes sense now. This "super" shirt, priced at only $62, has secret minimizing panels to, duh, minimize the waistline; this "super" shirt contains form control microfiber panels that wick away moisture; this "super" shirt is made with non-clinging, soft, and sleek yarns. I do believe this is the shapewear of the future.

The extra long design goes over any muffin-top furnished jeans or can be tucked into your favorite bottoms to show off your bling-bling back pocket detail.

The pink tank I chose gave me a beautiful and sexy hour glass shape. Yummie Tummie has 8 (and growing) designs ranging from strappy camisole-like tops to long sleeve V-necks. Heather even created a nursing tee for moms. And the color and pattern options are endless. Women of all shapes and sizes will definitely want to add one, two, three Yummie Tummies to your wardrobe.

Thanks Heather for creating Yummie Tummie!

Beckie: Menopause has gifted me with menopot, that tummy pouch you get after menopause!

While in a dilemma about whether to gift my jeans and slacks to Jamie and buy new ones to accommodate my new found tummy or learn the art of the tummy suck, whereupon, you take a deep breath and contract your tummy muscles -- I tried this for a day and couldn't get out of bed the next morning because of the lactic acid I had created from contracting my abs for 12 hours in my too-tight jeans -- I discovered Yummie Tummie.

The option of having the longer length provides the baby boomer woman or menopausal woman a fashion-forward trend. Add a shorter top over Yummie Tummie and you have panache without the paunch.

Once again, I would love to share my before and after pictures with you, but I wouldn't want to scare the bejesus out of you. Trust me on this: Yummie Tummie works!

Sorry, Jamie, but I am keeping my jeans and slacks.

Almost any woman -- from twentysomething to baby boomer to pre-centenarian -- will benefit from adding a Yummie Tummie to their outfit. This is my answer to cutting back in a recession! I am ordering a few more to add to my wardrobe.

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