Proper Undergarments are Key!

Have I mentioned that I just love Nordstrom? Every time I go there, I swear I learn something new.

Yesterday, I went off in search of the new Bra-llelujah bra by Spanx. Unfortunately, they didn't have any in stock, but the sales associate offered to fit me after eyeballing my size and telling me that she didn't think I had the right size bra on. I felt pretty comfortable with my lingerie knowledge, so I took her up on the challenge.

Turns out, I was off. WAY off. I was seriously perplexed. I mean, I had followed all the instructions on measuring and dutifully wrote everything down the last time I went bra shopping. My band size was too big, and my cup size was too small. I had it all backwards, and let me tell you, the rumors are true: there is nothing better than a well fit bra. NOTHING.

So, in the spirit of finally having three new bras that fit the way they should, I'm sharing with you Nordstrom's bra fitting tips. But, please. Don't try and do it yourself - go in there and they will be more than happy to give you a proper fitting. You don't even have to buy anything, although the last bra I tried on was so fabulous, I didn't take it off. I just pulled the tag off and handed it to her. Then I went and shopped the sleepwear clearance rack.

And PS: Chantelle might just make the best bras ever. Just so you know.

Shopping the Jovovich-Hawk Collection at Target

I think I can sum it up in one word: unsatisfying. Perhaps these collections are just too young for me, but this retro-70's look just isn't my cup of tea. I did find exactly one blouse that I want to at least see in person, though:
I'm so disappointed. I always have such high hopes for these collections and never seem to find anything that I want. But go check it out for yourself, you never know! Go International Collection by Jovovich-Hawk

Too Faced Mini Reviews

A few words about some of my favorite Too Faced products. If you've never explored Too Faced, you are missing out! And you can always read more of my mini reviews over at Total Beauty!

Wrinkle Injection
This is a soft and creamy concealer that does an excellent job hiding those fine lines underneath your eyes. I'm sure it works well on any facial wrinkles in any area on your face. The light color also helps with dark undereye circles as well. I will definitely be keeping this product in my makeup bag.

Eye Shadow Duo
I'm a huge fan of Too Faced shadows, especially since I know I can wear them all day long without worrying about using a good primer on my eyelids. The colors are perfectly matched (Totally Toasted and I Know What Boys Like are my personal favorites) and nicely pigmented. They layer well, so it's easy to build a dramatic look with these or keep it nice and simple.

Mood Swing
I don't know if this gloss actually does change color according to my mood - I haven't truly paid enough attention to it to really give a reasonable opinion. But the shade of pink that it turns on my lips is super cute, and for a gloss, quite long lasting. It's not sticky or gooey, and goes on very easily. It's probably gimmicky, but I've been happy with it thus far.

This is without a doubt my favorite brow product, and I've tried them all! Keep it super simple by applying the pencil to your brows then using the mascara-type brush on the other end to blend. That's it - fantastic looking brows in a flash.

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Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is the founder of online lifestyle websites and She is also known as @retrodiva on Twitter. She specializes in drinking large amounts of espresso, shopping, and enjoying social media. In all of her free time she writes for twice a week, and does various other freelance gigs involving writing, designing, and generally being awesome. While she believes that success is indeed a job in New York, she currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two children, and two cats and has hung on to her day job.