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Purple is always an unexpected color choice for lingerie. From rich violet to vibrant fuschia and soft lavender, there’s a shade of purple for every aesthetic. On its own, purple is synonymous with royalty, wealth, mystery, and power. As a complementary shade, it pairs perfectly with gold, turquoise, charcoal...
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Meltdown. Complete and utter meltdown. I had just been sent through a link to the photos taken during a photoshoot of myself and a group of my beautiful friends in our underwear. We had such an amazing experience doing the shoot and left feeling empowered, calm and happy.  The...
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Gray is the perfect neutral under black, navy, cream, light pink, and cobalt blue. We love how understated grey lingerie is and how unexpectedly beautiful it looks when paired with silk, lace, and embroidery. There are at least 50 shades of grey, from slate to charcoal, dove to gunmetal, and...
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Text below:  Hello beautiful girl.  I have some really important things to tell you, and I wish I had done so sooner.  Maybe then you wouldn’t spend the next 15 years of your life unsure about your worth in the world, wondering if you are ever really good enough,...
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Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we celebrate and remember the women who have fought for our rights. We also recognize and join the women who are still fighting inequality and injustice today. Though we’re only three months into 2017, we’re already breaking records. The January 21, 2017 Women’s March...
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The CrossFit Open – 5 surprise workouts over 5 weeks that will push your physical and mental limits.  A celebration of a sport that changes lives and bodies.  A worldwide competition open to the absolute beginner and the toughest on earth.  And above all else, to me, a reason...
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How many times have you told yourself ‘right, I really am getting fat, I need to lose some weight!’? Or maybe a family member or close friend has gotten in your ear and hinted that perhaps you should think about losing a few pounds. I can completely understand that...
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Once upon a time I used to weigh myself very regularly – at least every day, and often multiple times a day.  I used to wake up in the morning and jump straight on, determining whether I would have a good or bad day based on what that little...
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Versatile and daring, animal print always plays well with others. From zebra to leopard and blue to beige, animal print is both trendy and classic, fun and chic. It reads edgy when mixed with bright, bold hues and girly when paired with soft colors and sheer lace. We love the loudness...
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I was chatting to a friend the other week and I asked her how she was going.  She replied with ‘good, but I have fallen off the wagon again’.  That damn wagon!  You know the one, no doubt you’ve had a ride.  I know I’ve ridden it and fallen...
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Celebrating Valentine’s Day single or with your girlfriends this year? Maybe you’re coupled up and ready for a day of pampering and treating yourself (you deserve it!) No matter what Hallmark tells us, Valentine’s day is all about the celebration of love – whether you’re celebrating your better half, your closest...
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Today, as I write this, it is my Daddy’s birthday. He would have been 57 years old. 5 years ago we were watching him blow out his candles.  I’m pretty sure the cake was pink, because he didn’t believe in eating blue food and the bakery only sold either...
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Blush pink is beautifully romantic and quietly chic. While it can vary in tone, blush pink bras pair perfectly with gray, black, navy blue, and cream. The soft spoken sister to bold hot pink and wild magenta, blush reminds us of spring sunshine, stolen glances, and fresh flowers. As a...
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Valentine’s Day reached an all-time high of $19.7 billion in 2016, which includes the $2 billion roses delivered to the ladies throughout America. While I definitely love being adored on this amorous holiday – especially because I’ve played on the single’s team for a few years- paying $75, plus...
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We love red and black lingerie for Valentine’s Day. Bold and daring, red is one of our favorite colors. Black and red, on the other hand, is especially eye catching and dangerous when paired with decadent eyelash lace, fancy embroidery, sheer cups, and an apologetically sexy fit. Though it might...
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As technology and science continue to evolve, we are finding more and more beauty products filling the shelves.  From winding back the aging clock to providing pouty lips, there is a product for everything!  A few years ago I participated in a low-toxic living program and learnt more than...
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Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you are carrying the world on your shoulders and it is all just becoming a little too heavy?  You know you are strong, but man are you exhausted!  Your Mum is having an argument with your Aunty...
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We love red lingerie for Valentine’s Day. Red is associated with passion, love, and desire- perfect for the sexiest day of the year. No matter what you’re wearing, red always makes a statement. On its own, red lingerie is fierce, confident, and dangerous. It’s our go-to color when we want...
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How many times have you said ‘one day I will do x, when x happens’?  One day when?  Why then and not now?  I have decided that this is the year I am going to ‘stuff’.  All the things I have said I will do one day, are happening...
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Intuition, according to the Oxford dictionary, is a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.  Your inner voice, or gut feeling, a sensation or a hunch.  Your intuition is a powerful force that you hold within you.  An intimate and instinctual asset...
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Are you ready for the Women’s March On Washington? Tomorrow, January 21, 2017, is the big day. Millions of women around the world will be protesting for equality, feminism, civil rights, social rights, diversity, fair treatment and inclusion. Many of us are protesting in local Sister Marches (find one near you here)....
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If your job is anything like mine, you’re on the road scouting locations for photoshoots, while you’re uploading to social media and scheduling a model casting call. Sometimes we need some space. I’m not talking about a break, but an actually work space to gather our thoughts and think...
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Have you ever suffered from anxiety? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, over 40 million Americans ages 18 and older have reported feelings of anxiety, making it the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety sufferers often experience poor sleep habits, difficulty concentrating, discomfort in social situations, increased stress, and a reduced quality...
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Journaling is a wonderful way to record your personal thoughts and ideas. I personally journal for reflection, intention setting, gratitude, planning, digging deep emotionally and more.  Other people may journal for different reasons, and that is the beauty of it – there is no right or wrong way to...
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My husband and I have been together for almost 10 years.  We have been married for more than half of that, lead busy lives and have a toddler that keeps us on our toes – and highly entertained of course!  Date nights are a great concept, but we have...
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Last year was without a doubt, the most exciting year of personal growth and transformation I have ever experienced.  It didn’t involve a wedding, or a baby or a new career.  It didn’t include buying a new house, exciting travel plans or moving interstate.  It didn’t cost anything, but...
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2017 is just around the corner, and everywhere I look is another celebrity diet or gym offering you a ticket to a new you in 2017.  A new you is always enticing right!?  In years gone by, I would always make a New Year’s resolutions based around changing how...
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What do princesses, fairy godmothers, and bra fitting experts have in common? They’re all magical creatures with experience, knowledge, and skill. Searching for some everyday magic? Look no further than your lingerie drawer. We’re big believers in finding a bra that fits well and feels good. Wearing a bra in the correct size changes...
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One thing about my physical appearance that always makes me feel beautiful, is healthy glowing skin.  If I haven’t been looking after myself as well as I should (or deserve) it often shows on my skin very quickly – dullness, dryness, lines or spots just to name a few...
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Very rarely do I match my lingerie completely, especially after I’ve slept through my alarm! Earlier this week, I mentioned that I’ve been utterly obsessed with nude and black lingerie because it makes it easier for me to match – or should I say mix-n-match? A black bra with...
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Robes are a sign of maturity. I’m not talking about those fluffy robes we like snuggle with in the mornings. I’m talking about robes that compliment the lingerie, and lift our confidence. The kind of robes that make you feel like the woman you wanted to be when you...
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Boudoir photo sessions are one of the best gifts you can give yourself this year. Who doesn’t want to wear beautiful lingerie and feel like a seductive goddess? Every woman should have the experience of a boudoir photo shoot at least once in her life. You’ll have those pictures forever, so it’s worth it to put...
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Although nude and black delicates are top-drawer essentials, it can be quite a bore shopping for them. You’re tempted to just grab any basic black bra in your size, and walk out to do some real shopping. Bras with pops of color and embellishments are always a thrill to...
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Who has the time to work on their Summer body? Seems like every year I’m postponing the flat stomach, but not this year. I discovered new at-home routines that don’t require a treadmill nor Stairmaster! I like to hit the outdoors for a nice jog on the weekends; however,...
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We all have moments of self-doubt, whether we’re meeting new people, interviewing for a new job, making a life changing decision, or starting a new workout program. Even the most confident, put-together people struggle sometimes with self-doubt. When it comes to self-doubt, change is scary, but it’s also a big...
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We’ve been hearing about inner beauty since childhood: be gentle toward one another, be humble, be loving and, above all, be patient. As you get older, the girls you once labeled ugly have blossomed into beautiful women.  The pretty girls no longer have a soft complexion and beautiful eyes....
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In the midst of the craziness of the holiday season, we’re always grateful for the bohemian babes in our lives. They’re the easy going free spirits with wild, wandering, carefree style. Their style is inspired by the 1960s, their music tastes are classic (think The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin),...
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Today, I read a story on Mashable about Sunrise co-host Sam Armytage, a woman who was unfortunately criticized, bullied, and subjected to public ridicule for wearing “granny panties” while out running errands. The Daily Mail AU published the incredibly intrusive “story” and featured creepy, unflattering images of Sam. At first, I was shocked and then appalled that any news outlet would...
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As 2016 comes to an end, we often look back on the months gone by and reminisce about the positive things that happened – maybe a new job, a special holiday or a health goal being achieved.  Of course we want to justify how we spent the 365 days...
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Have you ever had one of those days when you just didn’t want to wear a bra? Where you were fully prepared to breakup with your bras and deliver the best breakup speech of all time? Maybe you’re ready to free your boobs from boob jail (they’re served a long enough sentence)....
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Worried your bra might be too small? You’re not the only one. With bands ranging from 26-52, cups ranging from A-I, and sizing differing between brands, it’s harder than ever to find the right bra size. In fact, studies have shown that an estimated 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra....
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Chances are your holiday shopping list includes at least one fashionista. They’re among the hardest to buy for because they seem to have everything! We’ve compiled the eight best holiday gifts under $150 that are sure to win any discerning fashionista’s stamp of approval. Read on for the 8 best holiday fashionista gift...
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Three cheers for the holiday hostess! We’ve compiled the eight best holiday hostess gifts under $100 that are sure to stand out among the festive bottles of champagne and wine. Read on for the 8 best holiday hostess gift ideas under $100! 1.  Candles that will make her home smell amazing. Voluspa...
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Can you believe December is here already!?  With carols playing, lights and tress going up, parties happening, and Christmas day just around the corner, it certainly is the most magical time of the year!  However, for some it can be a very stressful time with so many presents to...
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Looking for the perfect gift, but want to add a personal touch? Look no further! We’ve compiled our favorite homemade gift ideas under $25 below. They’re witty and creative and perfect for a girl on a budget! Read on for 8 easy homemade holiday gift ideas under $25 and be sure to check...
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Open back sweaters, we either love them or hate them. We love the bare backs. We hate the bra straps. We’ve all bought a cut-out top that eventually had to be returned because the bra killed your vibe! The bra straps were the focus point, not your new top....
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Every year around my birthday I like to stop for a second and ask myself if I’m truly happy. As we get older and experience more of what life has to offer, happiness can seem like an unattainable goal because we know quite well now that it can’t be...
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Everywhere I look lately I see articles about weight gain over the holiday season, or advertising for weight loss programs and products with some sort of reference to Christmas or the festive period.  It is almost like we pre-empt ourselves for an unhealthy December!  Before the celebrations even start,...
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For some, Thanksgiving may have ended last Thursday. For others, the giving continues for #GivingTuesday. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together to encourage giving. #GivingTuesday started in 2012 and has garnished worldwide attention. Last year, 45,000 organizations in...
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I have a love affair with the beach.  There is something about looking out over the beautiful endless ocean, feeling the sand beneath your feet, and smelling that fresh salty air.  It never disappoints, rather it is always there to soothe my soul and dissipate my worries.  With each...
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This week ‘authenticity’ seems to be popping up everywhere for me!  Oracle cards, essential oils, and my journaling for a start – the universe is making sure I am honouring myself!  I feel like we have so many expectations and pressures about the way we should act, what we...
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Makeup artist Rebecah Janian has set a name for herself in the Hollywood industry by working with celebrities, like bombshell model Charlotte Mckinney and entertainment reporter Stephanie Bauer. If that’s not enough, her flawless work has been published in the pages of Vogue Magazine and Men’s Style Magazine. I’ve had the...
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What is Small Business Saturday? Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event in the United States that takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. American Express sponsored the first Small Business Saturday event in 2011 and it has been a success ever since! The event encourages consumers to shop and support small businesses. Additionally, many stores...
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Emerald green is one of the best colors for autumn and winter and one of my personal favorites. It pairs beautifully with burgundy, navy blue, light gray, cream, and silver. Bold and universally flattering, emerald green works perfectly as an accent color for holiday jewelry, shoes, and festive accessories. I especially love mixing the...
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Shopping during the holidays can get pretty stressful for me: the check-out lines are long, people are fighting for the latest steals and the best deals are happening now! It can all get a little overwhelming for me, so I’ve come up with this holiday’s rule of thumb to...
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I can’t express how much I love winter! Everything from the crisp air to Starbucks’ custom holiday drinks (Chestnut Praline Latte, my fave!). Isn’t it ironic how the cold months can be so warm and incredibly romantic? Find lovers canoodling to keep warm as they stroll across the icy pavements,...
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They say you can tell a lot by someone’s shoes, but, in this day and age, I say you can tell a lot by someone’s phone. My phone is my life: pictures of my family and friends, my contacts, my alarm, flight check-in reminder. Without it, I feel like...
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There is no better feeling then slipping into bed after a big day feeling relaxed, happy and on top of things.  How often does that actually happen for you though?  I have found it is a lot easier to achieve by implementing a simple 5 step night time routine. ...
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The color of aquamarine, lapis lazuli, velvet, and forget-me-nots, blue is commonly referred to as peaceful and quietly confident. Color Psychology describes it as a color that is “linked to inner serenity, calm, and clarity.” In the world of art, the color blue is everywhere: From French artist Yves Klein’s bold deep blue...
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Alone time is an incredibly rare occurrence for me and, I’m sure, for many of my Parfait readers! Who has time to be alone when you have business conferences, parent-teacher meetings, grocery shopping, pediatric appointments, all while trying desperately to squeeze in a much-needed hair consultation? I’ve begun to...
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No matter what you’re facing, it’s likely there’s a quote for what you’re going through. Unsurprisingly, quotes are among the most popular pinned images on Pinterest. This includes quotes on success, failure, confidence, taking risks, gratitude, setting goals, forgiveness, and self love. Over the years, I’ve amassed a collection of...
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In an analysis of the color red, the BBC described it as a manipulative color, one that is associated with danger, power, fire, and passion. Without a doubt, red lingerie is bold, eye-catching, and daring. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. Although red lingerie is sold the most in February and December, it’s best when worn year-round....
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There’s no escaping the thought of needing tight glutes and flat abs when your social media feed has nonstop updates about your best friend’s new Lululemon tights or your man’s new weight training goal. If you’re not sold on the idea of working out because you believe your body...
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Burgundy is one of those gorgeous, lush colors that I always associate with autumn. It pairs well with cobalt blue, dove gray, lavender, cream, and black. While the rich shade can vary in depth, it’s in the same color family as wine, maroon, and ruby red. Burgundy is also the color of garnets and wine...
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So many of us are caught up in perfection.  The Oxford dictionary defines perfection as “the action or process of improving something until it is faultless’.  Sounds a little steep to me!  We like things to be right, spot on in fact, and anything less can often be deemed...
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After you’ve decided to get a professional bra fitting, you might wonder what to expect, especially if you’ve never been fit for a bra before. First, you’ll want to set aside some time for the fitting and shopping trip. Most fittings take about 30 minutes to an hour, so I’d suggest going when you...
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Gratitude is one of the secrets to happiness and living a life full of love, joy, and intent. Unsurprisingly, the health benefits of gratitude are endless. Some of the many benefits include: improved happiness and sense of self-worth, increased emotional balance and awareness, decreased stress, increased attractiveness and creativity, improved sleep, and...
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Usually when someone decides to improve their health and wellness they aren’t quite sure how to go about it.  I remember when I was starting my own journey and I had no idea what I was really doing! The desire to change often comes from a place of desperation...
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My path to self-love wasn’t ever straightforward or easy. I struggled with self love for years before realizing my worth and that I was worthy of love. Yet, the type of love I was worthy of wasn’t quite clear to me. In time, I developed a better understanding as I...
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Moving is never easy, but it can change your life. Maybe you’re moving to a new city because you just purchased your first home (congrats!) or accepted a new job offer or promotion (well done!) or you’re ready to take the new step in your relationship or you need a...
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Every so often I discover an activity that is life-changing. After seeing my written dreams manifest, I truly believe in the power of creating a dream list. In the words of Gloria Steinem, “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form...
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