tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-37426694253856594862018-06-02T04:23:16.649-07:00Boosaurus!skinny. curvy. geeky.Christine Boosaurusnoreply@blogger.comBlogger115125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-89762780342896783112015-08-31T12:08:00.002-07:002015-08-31T13:49:26.135-07:00Urkye Review: Kot (Cat) ShirtToday, AJ and I join up for another review of one of Polish clothing company Urkye's newer offerings, the Kot top.AJ: I’m a cat person, and the idea of having a bust friendly shirt in a cat print is wildly appealing to me. Obviously, I had to try out Urkye’s new Kot (Cat) shirt. I felt a stronger draw to the white version of the shirt than the dark navy (even though I’m terrified of white Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com0/2015/08/urkye-review-kot-cat-shirt.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-33572502797872300792015-07-30T09:23:00.000-07:002015-07-30T09:54:46.525-07:00Freya Deco Delight ReviewI've been wanting to try out Freya's updated Deco line for some time, so when GetBras offered to send me a Deco Delight set in the Dove colorway to review, I was super excited! Because the Deco line stops at a GG cup, I chose a 28GG rather than my usual bra size of 28H and banked on the fact that the older Deco line ran generous in the cup. The regular-style panties I picked out were size Small. Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com0/2015/07/freya-deco-delight-review.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-87412850916748021652015-07-21T14:21:00.005-07:002015-07-30T09:58:42.828-07:00Urkye Review: Tuba Dress (aka The Minnie Mouse Dress)Urkye has stocked their Tuba style dress for a while, but they just released three new patterns for Summer 2015: two paisleys and a polka dot. Image from Urkye.com The red polka dot dress reminded me of Minnie Mouse, so obviously, I had to buy it! Since we go to Disneyland now and then, it seemed a perfect choice, especially since I've never come across a red polkadot dress that was Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com4/2015/07/urkye-review-tuba-dress-aka-minnie.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-64719108947670115652015-06-07T17:35:00.000-07:002015-06-08T12:36:57.712-07:00Urkye Review: Retro DressToday's post features two reviews of Urkye's new Retro dress - the first by my friend AJ, who tried out both a 38o/oo and 40o/oo in Navy, and the other by me, of 36oo/ooo in Black. Thanks to AJ for sharing her thoughts, and I'd love to hear if anyone else has tried any of Urkye's new dresses!  AJ's Review When Boosaurus asked me if I wanted to do a dress review for Urkye, I was excited but a Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com0/2015/06/urkye-review-retro-dress-review.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-4816190430367431022015-01-15T10:44:00.002-08:002015-01-15T10:44:23.926-08:00New Year, New StartHello, dear readers, First of all, Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is looking bright for everyone so far. I'll jump right into it: 2014 was something of a difficult year on my end. This may not come as a surprise to many; after all, I only managed to post six - six! - times over the entirety of last year. The truth is, I've been dealing with some family issues as well as health issues, both of Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com2/2015/01/new-year-new-start.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-90557072712156544582014-11-17T13:47:00.001-08:002014-11-17T13:55:04.372-08:00Curvy Kate Luxe Strapless Review [Guest Post] Today's Guest Post is by fellow bra-enthusiast Danielle. She notes that "Becoming a finalist in the 2012 Curvy Kate USA competition led me to have a passion for well-fitting bras. Finding a bra that fit helped me gain self-confidence and every woman and girl should be fitted to help their confidence grow as well." The Curvy Kate Luxe Strapless is available in sizes 28-30 D-J, 32D-HH, 34D-H, Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com0/2014/11/curvy-kate-luxe-strapless-review-guest.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-23282079388914525672014-08-11T15:06:00.002-07:002014-08-11T15:32:42.971-07:00The Lingerie Games: OkamiThe idea behind The Lingerie Games series began in a recent twitter conversation between Kurvendiskussionen, Undie Gamer, Under the Unders, and Pixel Pants Play. What pieces of lingerie could be associated with our favorite video games, they wondered? Thus The Lingerie Games blog series was born! They were on board with me jumping in, so expect to see a few posts on the subject, and be sure to Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com2/2014/08/the-lingerie-games-okami.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-8166042965928803922014-06-10T12:53:00.000-07:002014-06-10T17:29:55.255-07:00On Packing Light (ExOfficio Review)Greetings, lovely readers! My lack of online presence and my sporadic posting may be partially explained by the fact that I was gone for most of May on a trip to the UK. Although I didn't get much time to do lingerie shopping (a quick stop in a Bravissimo was about the extent of it), I had a great time as Mr. Boosaurus and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and visited some relatives. :) Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com0/2014/06/on-packing-light-exofficio-review.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-80620024894797892742014-05-28T17:21:00.003-07:002014-05-28T18:20:39.887-07:00How I Learned to Stop Reading Breast Reduction Stories and Love MyselfNote: some may find this post controversial or triggering. I absolutely acknowledge that breast reduction surgery is the right choice for some people. For helpful and frank stories of women who have gone through breast reductions, check out Laura's story and Hourglassy columnist Tammy's posts.  (Yes, the other week we randomly watched Dr. Strangelove when we couldn't decide on anything else on Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com7/2014/05/how-i-learned-to-stop-reading-breast.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-58700305642980407662014-02-26T19:54:00.000-08:002014-02-27T16:29:04.820-08:00Ask, Don't Tell(possible trigger warning for discussion of weight) Today, I came across a comic that really hit home for me: (Image from InkMurder on tumblr) (Image from InkMurder on tumblr) This jumped out at me because I've been there. Personally, I tend to lose weight when I'm experiencing stress and anxiety. This isn't healthy for me. However, I've had people tell me how "jealous" they are thatChristine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com0/2014/02/ask-dont-tell.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-69948679079976673462014-01-21T11:13:00.000-08:002014-01-21T15:03:08.043-08:00On Body Hair and Body Acceptance I recently had a group conversation online about body hair. It started out the way these conversations usually go - someone admits to having a problem with "excess hair", others gradually start to chime in, and by the end of it everyone's saying "I thought I was the only one!" This isn't always the scenario. Sometimes you're alone in a group of friends while they're talking about how they saw a Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com11/2014/01/on-body-hair-and-body-acceptance.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-19894976636662160152013-12-10T14:33:00.003-08:002013-12-10T14:58:50.981-08:00Braologie Bracie (Mini Posture Vest) ReviewEarly last month, Braologie was having a super sale on the updated version of their mini posture vest, the Bracie. The Bracie was created with several things in mind: to help take pressure off the ribcage from bra wires digging in, improve posture, create a smoother line under clothes, and bring the breasts more to the center (as well as create a more "uplifted" look). At the sale price of just $Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com0/2013/12/braologie-bracie-mini-posture-vest.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-77359166980868878292013-11-16T17:57:00.001-08:002013-11-16T23:28:07.295-08:00Brand Review: Fit Fully YoursOnce in a while, I'm alerted to a brand that I'd never heard of before. The owner of online bra shop BeautyFull Bras contacted me the other month about reviewing a growing Canadian-based bra brand that she herself had fallen in love with: Fit Fully Yours Lingerie. (note blog policy) My first impression when looking over the website was that even though the company uses US sizing (which Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com4/2013/11/brand-review-fit-fully-yours.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-91814835221342954972013-10-07T14:02:00.002-07:002013-11-05T13:16:36.306-08:00Mental Illness Awareness Week: Oct. 6-12This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week in the US. It's estimated that 20% of Americans have personally experienced mental illness, and 5% suffer from serious mental illness. Thus it's very possible that most of my readers either know someone who struggles with a mental illness or have struggled themselves. This is one reason I decided to write a related post this week. Today's post is on a Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com4/2013/10/mental-illness-awareness-week-oct-6-12.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-13932927233154074722013-09-25T13:57:00.002-07:002013-11-15T23:43:19.534-08:00Pretty (and Powerful) in Pink: Panache Sport Bra ReviewFussyBusty started the theme "Fit and Active September" earlier this month, and several other bloggers have joined in. I'm a little late to the party as I hurt my shoulder and haven't been able to focus on my exercise goals as much as I'd like this month, but I wanted to contribute! Last month, Large Cup Lingerie kindly offered to send me a Panache Sport Bra to try out, and I felt that a sports Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com10/2013/09/pretty-and-powerful-in-pink-panache.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-50076551593903448082013-09-20T10:50:00.002-07:002013-09-20T14:11:27.010-07:00I Really Just Want a Batgirl Bra: Underthings for the Geeks and NerdsThe words "geek" and "nerd" have become nearly interchangeable in some circles. To avoid some confusion, I present to you a brief "official" definition of each: A nerd tends to be "a person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept"- i.e. a "book smart", socially awkward person. A geek tends to refer more to a person who is not Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com6/2013/09/i-really-just-want-batgirl-bra.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-75498261843116471162013-09-17T12:02:00.000-07:002013-10-08T09:36:49.014-07:00G+ Babydolls? Yes, Please!If you've been keeping up with various brand overviews, you might be aware that several brands are just coming out with babydolls for the G+ cup size range. This is super exciting news - I've always been rather jealous of all the cute babydoll options that mainstream stores stocked that I could never wear. Now, finally, there are options coming available for a much wider size range. The Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com6/2013/09/g-babydolls-yes-please.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-8331014644412070582013-08-28T10:22:00.000-07:002013-08-28T14:03:11.140-07:00DDatelier Review: Safari and Lisbon Sheath DressesI have a confession to make: I've never really been one for dresses. In fact, a full disclosure - at the moment, I own a grand total of 3 dresses: one stretchy JC Penney dress from the Junior's section, a black dress from Target, and a recently-acquired green stretchy dress (that I actually really love with a waist belt) from Nordstrom Rack. Truth be told, dresses scare me a bit, and this - Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com4/2013/08/ddatelier-review-safari-and-lisbon.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-28715721944154642672013-08-26T09:26:00.001-07:002013-08-30T10:23:00.288-07:00Urkye Review: Kopertówka ShirtThe other week, bust-friendly Polish clothing company Urkye kindly offered to send me one of their newer styles of shirts, the Kopertówka, to try out. As Urkye has been one of my go-to places in terms of shirts for quite a while now, I was thrilled! (note blog policy) It was mentioned that the Kopertówka tended to run roomy in the bust and I could probably get away with a 36o/oo rather than my Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com3/2013/08/urkye-review-kopertowka-shirt.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-71037941118693212282013-08-24T16:53:00.002-07:002013-08-24T22:33:04.104-07:00CurveNV OverviewEarlier this week, I was lucky enough to get to attend the Curve Expo (a semi-annual buyer/seller geared lingerie convention) in Las Vegas (CurveNV). All sorts of lingerie brands attend Curve, and for press/bloggers like myself, it's a great place to get a "first look" at upcoming lines, designs, and trends, as well as get a chance to talk in person with brands. The New York Curve show (CurveNY)Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com4/2013/08/curvenv-overview.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-49321356588883658022013-08-09T10:52:00.003-07:002013-08-09T18:07:19.638-07:00The Little Bra Company ReviewA few months ago, I contacted The Little Bra Company - a brand that offers a lovely array of bras in the size ranges of 28-38 A, 28-36 B, and 28-34 C - about putting together a review post. They graciously agreed to send an array of sizes and styles for my two reviewers to try out. Both reviewers, "Beth" and "Claire", had struggled for years with finding bras that fit their petite frames well. InChristine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com5/2013/08/the-little-bra-company-review.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-15767171313403963882013-08-03T08:46:00.002-07:002013-09-18T10:34:55.121-07:00Parfait by Affinitas Charlotte Bra ReviewHave you heard the oh so exciting news yet? Due to high customer demand, Parfait by Affinitas, who previously offered pieces in the range of 30-40 D-G, has announced the expansion of their size range in a few select pieces for Fall 2013! The Sophia Wire Bra (in Black, Pearl White, and European Nude) and the Alexis Babydoll (in Ivory and Black) are set to be offered in the 30-40 D-K range. A Christine Boosaurushttps://plus.google.com/102828828760447778267noreply@blogger.com22/2013/08/parfait-by-affinitas-charlotte-bra.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-9656718577705725442013-07-24T13:23:00.001-07:002013-07-26T15:42:23.083-07:00Lunapads Review *Today's post deals with menstrual products - consider yourself warned!* This year, I've been trying to focus on easing into using more "natural" products. I switched to using natural deodorant (currently using Tom's of Maine), I've been using natural soap (working through a Rocky Mountain Soap stash), and I've been plugging away at the No-Shampoo method. There are other areas that I want toChristinenoreply@blogger.com15/2013/07/lunapads-review.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-58143504534868836432013-06-29T10:48:00.000-07:002013-07-17T12:24:22.482-07:00Picture Tutorial: How to take in a loose upper section of a bra [Guest Post] Redditor MsMandrakeRoot recently posted up this great tutorial on ABraThatFits on how to fix loose lace in the upper portion of bra cups (this definitely happens to me sometimes, as I don't have the upper fullness to always fill out the top fabric of bras). She agreed to let me post it up here as a guest post (see original imgur album here)! Also, check out her tutorial on shortening a bra bandChristinenoreply@blogger.com2/2013/06/picture-tutorial-how-to-take-in-loose.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3742669425385659486.post-56136499321407021522013-06-25T22:22:00.000-07:002013-06-25T22:28:54.664-07:00A Friendly Reminder Re: Google Reader Just a quick friendly reminder to all my readers - or anyone who currently uses Google Reader: Remember that Google Reader is closing on July 1st, so you'll want to find an alternate form of getting blog updates. Bloglovin seems to be the most popular, so that's what I'll be switching over to personally and providing a link to in the sidebar. :) Remember that Bloglovin allows you to move your Christinenoreply@blogger.com0/2013/06/a-friendly-reminder-re-google-reader.html