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Moms deserve to be celebrated every day, which is why this Mother’s Day season, we’re bringing you a full month of Mom! Here at zulily, we’ve compiled an amazing group of women to help inspire your personal style or your personal journey. This week, it’s all about our zulily mompreneurs!

These inspirational women have created some of the unique, and often solution-based, products you shop every day on zulily. We feel there’s no one better to uncover great product finds than great moms who have created their very own! From classic toys, to eco-friendly lunch-packing solutions, to women’s clothing, shapewear and accessories you’ll adore these inventive and thoughtful finds, available from April 17-19. See a complete list of our participating moms below, shop their collections, and check out their personal stories from all things parenting to product creation!

Melissa Bernstein, Melissa & Doug

Cofounder, chief creative officer and mother of six Melissa credits the start of her global toy company and sense of creativity to childhood boredom. “I relied on my imagination to fill the blank canvas with magic. Now, as an adult, I start each day truly grateful, with the goal of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary in everything I do. I am fortunate to have started Melissa & Doug with my business and life partner, Doug. We’ve been together for 30-plus years, and we still eat lunch together every single day.” The passionate mom gets to impact the toy industry and change the way kids play. “I always believed that I could have it all and be both a mother and a businesswoman. Just as I’m so fortunate to be able to impact children through our mission, I feel it’s a great privilege to raise babies into thinking, feeling, passionate, giving individuals. My children remind me to not take life too seriously and to always keep that curious, wonder-filled spirit alive.” Shop their imagination inspiring traditional wooden toys.

Carola, Your Contour

After having her second child, Carola founded Your Contour, a shapewear line catering to all body shapes and sizes. “The aim of starting my company and brand was to be able to inspire others to do the same for themselves. As an immigrant entrepreneur, I strive to achieve the American dream of being in charge of my future and providing the best life possible for my family.” Carola has some wise words for fellow moms: “Stop worrying about what you want your children to be and help them find passion in something that will define who they will become.” Shop her one-of-a-kind shapewear!

Lynn and Chance, U•Konserve

Co-founders Lynn and Chance founded their reusable food container company in order to help families reduce their plastic waste. Lynn explains, “For me, being an entrepreneur means I get to use my experiences and expertise, work hard, make a difference where I feel it is important and set a good example for my children.” Chance agrees that her kids motivate her as well: “The most exciting thing about motherhood, for me, is watching their personalities evolve as they get older and the values they embrace based on their upbringing.” Shop their inventive lunch-packing solutions.

Hannah, byHannahDesign

Former special education teacher and now-mompreneur Hannah knows how important it is to strive for a balanced life. “I wanted to have a sense of purpose in my business and to build a company I’m proud of. I believe my products impact lives by preserving memories and connections among people and their loved ones. After I became a mom, I realized I needed to be driven and a role model for my son. Just seeing him smile brings me so much joy at the end of a long day.” Shop her unique, personalized jewelry!

Celeste, Celeste

Founder Celeste has always been inspired by the world of fashion, and so she started her namesake brand. “I’ve worked all my life, and I love it. Interacting with people is my favorite part of the job.” Celeste knows that being a mom — much like running a company — takes drive. “I think a myth about motherhood is that someone can just become a mom. You really must work on it with patience and lots of love.” Shop her women’s plus apparel.

Kristy and Becca, Lilac Clothing

Sisters Kristy and Becca of Lilac Clothing started their company after seeing a need for comfortable designs that fit the growing mom-to-be — and the everyday woman. “The clothing could work for all stages of a woman’s life.” Kristy explains. “I’ve loved the opportunity to help a woman look as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.” Kristy is passionate about her job and knows that balancing her time is important. “My perfect day is spent with my kids. There truly isn’t anything that I treasure more than being a mother. I think all of us mamas have a common goal, and that is to raise children who are kind, smart, confident and better than ourselves.” Shop their stylish maternity clothing!

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Your Contour Shapewear: Upgrading performance with Compression Garments

Stretch! Bend! Sweat!

Let’s face it, it is disheartening when, after all the stretching, bending and sweating the result you see is unsatisfactory. Maybe, it is time to get help from a friend, the compression garment. So, what are compression garments? According to scienceforsports.com, “compression garments are tight, compressive forms of clothing, often made out of elastin and nylon, which are designed to enhance recovery”. In addition to that, experts say it could also enhance the performance of athletes and fitness aficionados. Socks, legs, sleeves and tights are just a few examples of compression garments. Often people undergoing body contouring procedures like liposuction and tummy tucks use compression garments, but nowadays they are becoming a ‘gym buddy’.

Here are five benefits of compression garments:

1. Better performance :

Muscle oxygenation is crucial when exercising. Fortunately, the heart and the blood get the job done. According to experts, using compression garments while exercising accelerates the oxygenation process. The faster the blood moves; the quicker for the muscle to receive oxygen and nutrients. Consequently, once muscles are oxygenated, the body performs up to par and for a longer period.

2. Improves recovery :

According to Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist Dr. Ian Gillam, using compression garment is the closest to getting an iced bath. Gillam says, “There’s no doubt that it (compression garment) improves recovery for athletes and anybody that exercises intensely will get the same benefits because if they’re working really hard then it’s going to help them improve their recovery”. If it helps, why not try it, right?

3. Extra support :

When exercising, one cannot avoid moving vigorously. Unfortunately, excessive movement causes muscle pains or injuries. Ergo, wearing a compression garment is the answer. It compresses or tightens the muscles, thus stabilizing them. Performance gets boosted to a new level and muscle toning or building is also achieved faster.

4. Go for Cooler:

Compression garments are breathable garments due to its unique pattern as well as the materials used – nylon and spandex. The unique pattern minimizes moisture (sweat) from sticking to the body, making the garment lighter. All in all, this garment is far more superior to cotton made sports attire.

5. Lesser pain :

In doing exercise routines, pain is the name of the game. Some folks tend to give up on account of body aches. Compression garments like tights can help ease post-exercise aches. Exercise scientist Jessica Hills says, “When compression garments are worn during and after heavy exercise, they appear to reduce muscle soreness”. Furthermore, according to studies, compression garments can expedite the recovery time from muscle soreness. Keep in mind, the garment will only help ease the pain; muscle aches are always felt when the body moves a great deal.

Sometimes, improving the contour is a challenge. One needs discipline, determination as well as patience. For some, it’s a long and rocky path. Never give up! Remember what they say – no pain, no gain! Use effective tools – like compression garments – to achieve the dream.
Upgrade your performance today. Grab a compression garment, start moving and improve your contour!

Your Contour’s line of body shapewear targets specific zones of your body, so you can have the support and therefore increased self-confidence where you desire it most. I began this company to produce a product that can custom fit anyone of any size and provide confidence to those who were recently pregnant, losing weight, or have undergone surgery.
We pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality of our products and the confidence they provide to our customers.

Order yours today!!  www.yourcontour.com

http://www.scienceforsport.com/compression-garments/
http://www.womenshealthandfitness.com.au/fitness/workouts/268-compressed-for-success
http://www.isavela.com/blog/why-wear-compression-garments/
http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/compression-gear-soreness

 

Your Contour: Body Toning 101

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Jennifer Lopez … David Beckham … Miranda Kerr … Bradley Cooper …

Aside from fame, what’s the common denominator of these stars? It boils down to two words – TONED BODIES! According to bodybuilding.com, one has a ‘toned’ body if it is firm with muscular definition and shape. Well, these guys have IT and they look great at any angle!

So, you want to have that ‘perfect’ contour too? Go for it! Keep in mind, these stars were NOT born with toned bodies, they worked hard to get in shape. And, if they can do it, we all can too!
So, let’s start from the top, shall we? Here are some ideas.

1. DIET

Obviously, eating the right food is on top of the list. There are many diet plans one can choose from these days. Some would try the low-carb diet or the low-fat diet, while others would go for vegetarian diets. We won’t recommend a specific method because there is no such thing as a ‘one-size fits all’ diet plan. It is best to go to medical doctors and ask them. Diet plan recommendations from doctors are safer because they study the medical condition of patients. Finally, when it comes to food, TV Chef /Author Julia Child has the best advice “Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.”

2. EXERCISE

If you want to get that toned or sculpted body the natural way, then you don’t have a choice but to exercise. Here are some simple reminders:
• If you are not sure how to start, ask for some help. You can research credible websites or talk to gym trainers in your community.
• The fastest way to get that toned body is to sign up in a gym. Simply because they have the machines to ‘sculpt’ every each of your body. Of course, you can do the simple exercises like deep squats or swan dives at home too.

• If possible, invest in some exercise materials. Purchase 3-5 pound dumbbells, exercise mat, comfortable shoes and some exercise clothes.
• To make things fun, why not invite a friend to become your exercise/gym buddy? Time will move faster and, maybe, because of the friendly chats you won’t notice the ‘pain’!
• Exercise can give you more than a muscular shape. Bear in mind these words of Nelson Mandela, “I have always believed that exercise is the key not only to physical health, but to peace of mind as well.”

3. SURGERY

Sometimes, dieting and exercising isn’t enough to get that perfect ‘toned’ body. Body contouring surgery is another option to finally get rid of the excess fat and skin. There’s liposuction, Pec implants, tummy tuck, and body lift surgery. Clearly, good physical health is a must from candidates of surgeries.

4. SHAPEWEAR

You have done the dieting and the exercising, but the excess skin or fat still makes you conscious. So, what now? Well, if surgery is not an option, then go for the easy and safe one – use Shapewear garments! Don’t worry, Hollywood stars also use them. Shapewear products easily hides ‘excess stuff’ like flabby arms, love handles, back fat and muffin tops in a matter of seconds. And, best of all, there are Shapewear products for both women AND men! Purchase one today!
Remember, ‘toned’ bodies are not just for the rich and famous. We all can look great! Get going! The faster you start, the faster to flaunt your contour!

Your Contour’s line of body shapewear,

Targets specific zones of your body, so you can have the support and therefore increased self-confidence where you desire it most. I began this company to produce a product that can custom fit anyone of any size and provide confidence to those who were recently pregnant, losing weight, or have undergone surgery.
We pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality of our products and the confidence they provide to our customers. Order yours today!!

Your Contour: Three Reasons Why Men Should Use Shapewear

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Shapewear for men?! Well, why not?

Today, the word “sexy” is used to describe both genders. Moreover, some would define sexy as acquiring hourglass shaped bodies and six-pack Abs. Perhaps that’s why many women swoon over the ‘yummylicous’ contour of Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds and David Beckham. They look so hunky, right?
On the other hand, what if it is just an ‘ordinary’ guy? That would mean a guy with some love handles or belly fat or maybe some flabby arms too? Truth be told, but some women don’t give these guys a second glance.

What’s the solution? A few would go to the extremes and go under the knife just to get the six-pack they are dreaming of. Some would be more health conscious, meaning they would go on a strict diet and exercise to look fit. Obviously, the second choice is better.

However, what if after the ‘transformation’ some flabs are still obvious? Well, that is when men have to ‘tuck it in’ using some Shapewear products!
To convince men to use it, here are some benefits:

1. Great shape in a second!

Putting on a Shapewear, like the Slimming Undershirt Body Shaper, will make flabs ‘disappear’. Thanks to the dual layer technology of this product, the chest, hip, back and stomach area will look ‘tucked in’! You will look slimmer and more athletic-looking in no time! No need to hold your breath just to get the flat tummy look. Just put the shaper on and do whatever you need to do.

2. Man Boobs,

be gone! According to the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, fifty percent of American men face the condition called gynecomastia or man boobs. To ‘solve’ the problem, some men will get medical treatments or may just altogether avoid using fitted shirts. Moreover, there are guys who would tape their ‘boobs’ to look more flat. According to experts, the condition is not harmful physically, but it can really cause low self-esteem. If the condition is a mild one, proper diet and daily exercise are the best solutions. In addition, while getting rid of man boobs, using a body shaper will help boost self- confidence.

3. Use it for any occasion!

Shapewear products are not just for special occasions like dates or big formal events. Looking good is achievable any time! For instance, use an Arm Shapewear Compression every day to make flabby arms ‘disappear’. You will get shapely arms to boost your self-esteem while flexing those muscles!

Remember, it is now widely accepted for men to use shapewear products.

They are not only for women.

According to makemeheal.com, even 52-year-old Brad Pitt is rumored to be using shapewear garment to ‘tuck in’ his midsection. Don’t hate your body when you know you can do something about it. Get rid of love handles or belly fat or flabby arms the easiest, safest and fastest way. Grab the right shapewear garment and look breathtaking always!
For Men’s Shapewear product details, click here!

Your Contour’s line of body shapewear

targets specific zones of your body, so you can have the support and therefore increased self-confidence where you desire it most. I began this company to produce a product that can custom fit anyone of any size and provide confidence to those who were recently pregnant, losing weight, or have undergone surgery.
We pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality of our products and the confidence they provide to our customers. Order yours today!!

SKIN CARE and EXERCISE TIPS FOR MATURE WOMEN

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LIFE IS GREAT AT ANY AGE!

However, when you start to get some wrinkles, flabby arms and belly fat, life can get a little self-conscious.

It’s crazy to think you can still look like an 18-year-old sexy magnet when you are in your 40s, 50s or 60s. Unfortunately, some mature women go to the extreme by having some surgeries or injecting Botox just to look ‘forever young’.

Ladies, ACCEPTANCE is the key to a happy life. You need to accept that your 20-year-old body is ‘gone’! Right now, the thing you can do is to get some skin care, exercise and simply target a HEALTHY body and skin.

Here are some exercise and skin care tips you can use.
Exercise:

1. Take things easy!

“It hurts!” Do you say that line while doing exhausting aerobics or Zumba moves? Or when you are in the gym using some machines? Well, maybe it is time to change your routine and choose the ‘lighter side’ of exercise. Some older women shift to yoga, Pilates or simply brisk walking. They are easier, but they are very effective in toning flabby arms and getting rid of belly fat. In fact, verywell.com reveals that walking for 30 minutes for seven days can burn almost 3000 calories. A half-hour walk will cover 2.5 to 3.3 kilometers. Aside from burning calories, walking will also improve metabolism.

Tip: Join the Pokémon Go craze too! It’s the fun way to lose some pounds. Ask your kids or grandkids about it.

2. Flex it!

Don’t wait for your ‘exercise time’ before you start flexing those muscles. In the kitchen waiting for the water to boil? Start stretching your arms and legs! In the TV room watching a favorite program? Start side bending! It’s only for a few minutes, but it will help relax your muscles.
Tip: While having a meal or some snacks; flex your lower leg muscles by pointing your toes downwards and upwards a few times.

Skin Care:

1. Morning and nighttime routine:

Sometimes, wrinkles happen because the skin is dry. Older women should never forget to moisturize every day. Wash your face in the morning with a creamy moisturizing cleanser followed by some serums loaded with vitamin C or E and then use sunscreen with SPF30. End the day by removing your makeup and washing your face with the moisturizing cleanser. Finally, put some retinol cream.

Tip: Use products intended for your age level.

2. Healthy is wise:

It’s time to seriously use the word MODERATION! You don’t need to abruptly stop eating things you love; you just need to lessen them. So, instead of one whole chocolate bar, just gulp one small piece. Instead of drinking a big glass of cola, just have a sip. Satisfy your cravings, don’t go overboard!

Tip: Have more fruits and vegetables on your plate every meal.

That’s about it, some easy exercise and skin care tips for older women. Remember, you don’t need to go to surgeons or use dangerous pills to look great. Just have a regular skin care regimen and daily exercises.

Finally, if you still have some love handles or flabby arms and are conscious about them, then hide them the safest and easiest way – purchase some Shapewear products!

Your Contour’s line of body shapewear

Targets specific zones of your body, so you can have the support and therefore increased self-confidence where you desire it most. I began this company to produce a product that can custom fit anyone of any size and provide confidence to those who were recently pregnant, losing weight, or have undergone surgery.
We pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality of our products and the confidence they provide to our customers. Order yours today!!

https://www.verywell.com/how-long-should-you-walk-to-lose-weight-3432706

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Your Contour: Shapewear Garments, the Real Deal!

Only plus size women use shapewear garments. True or False?

Obviously, the answer is false! Today, hourglass figured women also use shapewear. My friend Willow is a great example. She is 5 feet and 8 inches tall and has the ideal weight for her height. She looks like a runway model, but still she uses three different shapewear products to give her the extra ‘boost’. Willow loves the Firm Control Waist Cincher Powernet Shapewear, Bolero Short Sleeve Arm Shapewear and the Glamore Firm Control Slip Shapewear.

I guess the next question is – Why do hourglass shaped women still use these products? Let us count the ways!

1. They also want to smooth out their “baby” bulges

According to Willow, she may look sexy, but she still has a belly bulge she can’t get rid of. So, to make her look better and more confident, she decided to use the Waist Cincher Shapewear to “smooth things out”. Normally, she would pressure herself to diet and to do hundreds of crunches to remove love handles, but since she can use shapewear products to help her out she decided to just let go. She really loves the ‘instant magic’ of shapewear!

2. They also want to ‘hide’ their flabby arms

Never ever think that only plus size women have flabby arms. They also exist in women who are conquering the gym two or three times a week or women who diet religiously. Physically fit women, like Willow, can easily get rid of flabby arms by doing some arm exercises for a few weeks. However, what if you have a date tonight? You have the perfect blouse, but unfortunately it might expose some upper arm fat. Well, the arm shapewear is the best solution! Like Willow, you would love the feeling of tight upper arms.

3. They also want to slim down their curves

All women dress to impress. They want to sashay confidently without thinking of their belly bulge or love handles going haywire. Yes, believe it or not, women with hourglass shape also have these problems! A nice formal dress won’t fit perfectly if you have love handles in the midsection and back. Clothes that cling to a belly bulge or love handles are never flattering to your contour! The slip shapewear is the best weapon to smooth down some unwanted curves.

There you have it! Plus size women and hourglass shaped women BOTH use shapewear garments. It is their secret weapon to get that “perfect” contour! Even stars like Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence use these undergarments to tighten their whole body and look fantastic during big events. So, don’t be disappointed or ashamed if you have a belly bulge with your contour. Forget about starving yourself too! If you want a better looking tummy, a nicely shaped midsection and back and a great tight upper arm in an instant, then grab a shapewear garment!
Yes, it IS that easy! Don’t waste your time! Order a shapewear today!

Your Contour’s line of body shapewear

Targets specific zones of your body, so you can have the support and therefore increased self-confidence where you desire it most. I began this company to produce a product that can custom fit anyone of any size and provide confidence to those who were recently pregnant, losing weight, or have undergone surgery.
We pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality of our products and the confidence they provide to our customers.

Your Contour Celebrity Shapewear blog

Celebrity in Shapewear..

Planning to enter the movie or fashion industry soon? Here is a tip for you!

Well, before divulging the big secret of the stars, do you know that celebrities and models deal with a certain gadget almost every day of their life? This ‘gadget’ may be work-related, but most of the time it’s not. Some celebrities or models may like the attention it’s giving them, some may not. What is definite is the feedback (positive or negative) they will get from the public. What is this gadget? Cameras!

When you are a movie star or a well-known fashion model, your privacy is almost nonexistent. Thanks to reporters and paparazzi with Hi-tech cameras, the world will see you in a matter of seconds. With just one click of their cameras, everyone will see your moves, style and fashion disasters!
Fortunately, celebrities and models have a secret weapon to even things out.

Are you ready for the tip?

To always look great, most celebrities and models use shapewear garments!

To make sure they stand out in red carpet events, big stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Stewart, Nicole Scherzinger, Jamie Chung, Ariana Grande and a lot more ‘tuck’ their bodies using shapewear. They may have done some dieting and workouts before the big event, but to ensure they are ‘free’ from belly bulge or love handles, they use a shapewear under their expensive designer outfits. Remember the nude dress style presented by Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna a few years back? (Oh yes!!!) They sashayed excellently in the event because their ‘bulges’ were all smoothed out by shapewear garments! It’s like magic!

Moreover, actresses who are now mommies use shapewear to tighten things up too. Jennifer Alba admitted that after giving birth, she felt fat and was unhappy about it. So, she decided to use shapewear garments to help her get the hourglass figure back. Alba admitted she wore a double corset day and night for three months! Will she recommend it to new mommies? Well, not exactly. Alba also admitted, “It was sweaty, but worth it. It was brutal. It’s not for everyone.”

Oops, let’s not forget the goddess looking models. According to Tyra Banks, a former international supermodel, shapewear can “suck you up”. She added, “No matter what red carpet, I got ‘em on. I look like a granny before I put the dress on, but when I put on the dress, and it’s like ‘palow!”
Well, maybe the movie business and fashion industry is not very glamorous, right?

The bottom line is everyone has flaws! Celebrities and models are also ‘normal’ people with ‘normal’ problems like belly bulge or love handles! They just buy shapewear garments to deal with it. Moreover, shapewear garments are NOT for plus size women alone, but for hourglass shaped women as well.
No reporters and paparazzi to hound you? That’s okay. With or without them, if you have problems with your contour, do what the stars do! Grab a shapewear and let the magic (and selfie shots) begin!

Order your shapewear garments today!

Your Contour’s line of body shapewear

targets specific zones of your body, so you can have the support and therefore increased self-confidence where you desire it most. I began this company to produce a product that can custom fit anyone of any size and provide confidence to those who were recently pregnant, losing weight, or have undergone surgery.

We pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality of our products and the confidence they provide to our customers.

Source:
http://www.refinery29.com/celebrity-shapewear
http://news.makemeheal.com/celebrity-plastic-surgery/is-body-slimming-shapewear-hollywoods-sexy-secret/9831

 

Your Contour Shapewear summer fashion blog

Not too keen on showing some bulges?

That’s okay. Here are some fashion tips to make you look awesome this summer – curves and all!

1. Comfort First

When looking for a summer outfit, remember one simple rule – BE COMFORTABLE! Let’s start with the fabric. Avoid using synthetic fabrics like polyester. They will only make you do one thing – sweat! The fabric will cling to your curves big time when you perspire. Uncomfortable? You bet! If you want to stay fresh while the temperature sizzles, then go for cotton! Outfits made of cotton will make you feel ‘lighter’ and for sure, you won’t sweat that much.

2. Printed and Colorful

Still hiding your curves with the all-black outfit? Well, it’s time for a change! Try using bright color fabrics or those with printed patterns. You can start slow by just using a bright-colored or printed blouse with your dark-colored denim pants or slacks. Using dark colors will balance the bright colors you have chosen. Moreover, if you want your contour to stand out, use some shapewear products.

3. Go for Shorts

What? Shorts for curvy women? Yes, by all means. Bermuda, Capri, cargo, cuffed, flat front and cutoff shorts are just a few styles to choose from. Make sure you’re comfortable with your choice and to match it with a nice shirt or blouse. Having a great pair of legs is a plus too!

4. Get Loose

Tight tank tops may look like a summer outfit and it may show off your curves, but it can also make you sweat and experience some underarm chafing. Ouch! Why not choose a breezy halter top instead? They won’t cling to your body once the heat goes up. Halter tops is not just comfortable, it can also be SO sexy!

5. Water Adventure Standout

Planning to go for a swim this summer? Go for it! Don’t let your shape become the problem. Remember, there are swimsuits that can accentuate those curves or bulges. Don’t settle for loose t-shirts and baggy shorts. They are NOT swimwear outfits! Go for High-Waisted swimsuit, Halter-Tankini top, Asymmetrical Tankini or One-Piece Halter Dress. Here is a simple trick – get mix-and-match swimsuits! Using the same ‘old’ swimsuit the entire summer is a bummer. So, shop for a few pairs and start mixing!

6. Add Pizzazz

Let’s face it, sometimes it’s a bit uncomfortable to walk around using just a swimsuit. Thank goodness, they ‘invented’ cover-ups! The best thing about cover ups are the different styles and colors. Here are some choices – Empire Tunic, Chiffon Caftan, Crossback Tunic, Tassel Poncho and Bandeau Caftan. These cover ups will add mystery to your swimsuit!

Some curvy women tend to hate summer not because of the heat, but because they cannot wear ‘sexy’ outfits. They hide their shape under oversize, dull and boring sack-like clothing the entire season. Yes, you have some ‘flaws’, but so what? You CAN still make some heads turn by choosing the right clothes that will flatter your shape. Let the words of plus-size model Denise Bidot be your mantra – “Be you and rock this world!”

Contact us and order your body shapewear today!

Your Contour’s line of body shapewear targets specific zones of your body, so you can have the support and therefore increased self-confidence where you desire it most. I began this company to produce a product that can custom fit anyone of any size and provide confidence to those who were recently pregnant, losing weight, or have undergone surgery.
We pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality of our products and the confidence they provide to our customers. Contact us and order your body shapewear today!

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Transforming your look from corporate chic to the life of the party has never been easier

Headed from the office to an after-work soiree? Learning how to take your hairstyle from day to night will save you precious time and energy. So find out how to glam up your hair with this professional advice.

The Curls Have It

The easiest way to change your style from one look to the next is to curl it, says What Not to Wear stylist Nick Arrorjo. “Once hair is curly, it’s locked together,” he says. “It’s so much easier to pull it back, twist the top pieces, or roll the sides back, because the hair is all in one piece.”

To curl hair, Arrojo recommends washing it the night before, so the hair won’t be squeaky clean and will have better texture. He prefers a 1- to 1½-inch curling iron and advises against using anything larger. “You can always soften hair; you can’t always make it tighter,” he says. Spray each section of hair lightly with a non-aerosol hairspray, which is less sticky and makes restyling later in the day easier.


Down is the New Up

Contrary to popular advice, Arrorjo recommends wearing your hair down and flowing at night and in a chic twist during the day. “Loose hair is sexier and more dramatic, while an updo is office appropriate,” he says. The bonus: After unwinding your hair from a twist, you’ll instantly have pretty waves. All you have to do is run your fingers through the roots to restore volume, and you’re ready to go.


Invest in Your Style

A well-styled blowout can make it through the day — and sometimes the next day, too, says Erin Anderson, a Brooklyn, New York-based stylist and a TRESemmé beauty and fashion consultant.

To give your style staying power, use gels or mousses. Avoid serums, which can weigh hair down or make it look greasy. Another way to help your style last is to avoid touching your hair throughout the day, as hands can add excess oil to strands, Andersons says, and that can lead to lifeless locks come party time.


Refresh Your Hairstyle

At the end of the day, revive your hairstyle with a curling iron or a flat iron. If you’re at the office or on the road and that’s not possible, try teasing roots with a comb to create volume and shape, says Anderson. Lock it in by using a little hairspray when finished.

Arrojo has a simple trick for making a style instantly more glam: Move your part an inch further down the side than your daytime look and push your bangs or front pieces across your face. “It’s very sexy to have a bang sweep across your face and eye,” he says.


Hair Accessories

Feminine headbands and barrettes are very in this season, according to Anderson, and can be a party girl’s best friend. Clip limp locks off your face with a barrette or tease your hair and pull it back with a headband for instant glamour. Anderson particularly likes festive patent-leather flower barrettes and feather-adorned headbands.

To get barrettes in the right place, Arrojo suggests using a large clip, like the ones used at hair salons for placement of your hair. Then, once you have your hair pulled back the way you want it, replace it with the more decorative barrette. “The clips are much easier to maneuver and will save you time.”

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