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Giving the Gift of the Holiday Silhouette

Giving the Gift of the Holiday Silhouette

Most of us have heard of slips, shapewear, butt lifters, tummy slimmers, and much more. Layering up has been part of the equation since the first time anyone has wrapped their extra fluff in spandex. However, with today’s technology, there are shapewear clothes that can do the trick in just one garment. So, this season why not give yourself the Gift of the Holiday Silhouette?

There are so many benefits of shapewear besides looking great and feeling sexy. Keep on reading to learn a few of those extra benefits.

Smoothing and Toning

Shapewear helps in smoothing out the appearance of lumps and bumps, creating a more toned and even silhouette. This is particularly beneficial when wearing tight or form-fitting clothing. Slimming down the bulges can make one feel more confident, but with the proper shapewear, one can feel more comfortable.

Enhanced Confidence

Many people find that wearing shapewear boosts their confidence by providing a sense of control over their body shape. Embracing our body type is imperative to good mental health. Having a good, solid shapewear piece to enhance what your momma gave you can be ideal. This can be especially helpful for special occasions or when wearing outfits that may highlight areas of the body. So, why not try an all-in-one this holiday season with the shaper dress that can smooth and enhance without feeling over layered.

Posture Support

Some shapewear garments are designed to provide support for the back and core muscles, helping to improve posture. This can be particularly useful for individuals who spend long hours sitting or standing. Bad posture can lead to long-term chronic pain. Adding a good support piece can be life changing as well as attractive.


Shapewear comes in various styles and designs, catering to different body areas and outfit types. From the slimming bodysuit to waist cinchers, individuals can choose the specific type of shapewear that addresses their needs for a particular outfit. Some bodysuits are the perfect basic for the wardrobe that can go with jeans or skirts.

Temporary Slimming Effect

While shapewear offers a temporary solution for achieving a slimmer appearance, it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a balanced diet. However, shapewear can help tone an active body.

Improved Fit of Clothing

Shapewear can enhance the fit of clothing, making garments look better on the body. It can prevent fabric from bunching up and provides a smoother surface for clothing to drape over. A great example is with the long maxi dresses that can show off every imperfection and garment line. Adding shapewear can improve the fit, but imagine an all-in-one option to improve your time constraints and mood. Try a shapewear dress that has a built-in bra, butt lift, open gusset, and thigh compression.

Postpartum Support

Some women use shapewear after pregnancy to provide gentle support to the abdominal area. Postpartum shapewear is designed to assist in recovery and offer comfort during the postpartum period. It has the ability to snug all the right places keeping the postpartum body feeling secure and giving comfort for the body to heal properly.

Shapewear has many benefits that go deeper than just physical appearance. If you’ve been debating on taking the plunge on getting your first shapewear piece or you’re already a seasoned shape-wearer, taking advantage of the holiday sales can land you a quality piece for less cost but greater benefits.

Sculpting Your Curves with Waistdear’s Shapewear

Sculpting Your Curves with Waistdear’s Shapewear

We all are always looking to make a fashion statement when we choose our outfits every morning, or every night (for the next day). But sometimes, depending on the day, the month, or many other reasons, we feel very insecure about the clothing we choose. This is when shapewear comes in to be the savior of the day.

Did you know that wholesale shapewear will help get a smoother silhouette while sculpting your figure and highlighting your amazing natural curves? They tend to be made with fabrics like nylon, and lycra (an advanced microfiber structure). They strategically place the seams and intricate panels of the garment and for sure, the design will play a very important role in noticeable shape and lift.

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These pieces are also known as foundation garments or shaping underwear, and are for sure worn to modify the shape of the body. They also tend to have a lot of technological advances in their design and use lightweight fabrics to provide comfort and create many different figures.

A little bit about Waistdear

Waistdear is one of our favorite wholesale shapewear brands that is actually one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of not only shapewear but also wholesale waist trainers.

They offer high-quality, affordable, and eco-friendly shapewear and offer a lot of many unique pieces. Their pieces have been crafted expertly with the use of advanced technology and eco-friendly and sustainable practices too.

Their pieces will provide you with the right compression and help you to maintain a better posture, alleviating any pain you might have gotten because of a bad posture. You can get better blood circulation, better the function of your organs, and promote the growth of cells.

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You will for sure be able to make a fashion statement while you are sculpting and smoothing your curves with their shapewear, which you can choose from their wide range of products.

How to make a fashion statement with shapewear

Shapewear isn’t only a functional piece, but it also can be totally fashionable. With the following tips, you will be able to make any fashion statements while getting a more sculpted and smoother figure.

One of the first things you have to have in mind is the fact that you’ll need to choose pieces that will complement the outfit you are going to wear. The new arrival shapewear comes in many different styles, patterns, shapes, and colors and you’ll need to find the right one for that specific outfit.

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Another important thing to do is accessorize. Believe it or not, if you accessorize your shapewear and your outfits with jewelry, belts, especially statement ones, or even a cute little clutch, you’ll be making a nice fashion statement while you are wearing your favorite shapewear.

Layering will come in very handy if you want to make fashion statements while wearing your favorite shapewear. Layers can totally create a look that is more fashionable and unique. A nice example of this is wearing high-waisted jeans with a bodysuit or a shaping camis.

And also, waist trainers can be a great option to slim your waistline and make a fashionable statement. These pieces come in a variety of styles and can be worn either over or under your clothing pieces.

If you incorporate shapewear into your outfit, it will create a slimmer and toned appearance to be able to make a fashion statement. It is always important to choose pieces that will complement the outfit, layering and accessorizing to create an amazing, unique, and of course, fashionable look.

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Snatching Your Nose Has Never Been So Easy

Snatching Your Nose Has Never Been So Easy

Perhaps one of the biggest things done by makeup artists and people who love makeup at home is the nose contour. You can create almost any shape you like with a few neat tricks. Getting a snatched nose can be tricky when you first start – especially if you are working with a nose with a few unique characteristics. 

So, how can you get the exact nose shape you like no matter what you are working with? 

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Although the main focus will typically be on the nose, how you do your brows will change the entire look of your face. One of the simplest ways to make your nose look instantly thinner is to pull your eyebrows closer together (with makeup). Adding a little few extra hairs above the corner of the eye closest to the bridge of the nose. 

The closer they are, the more narrow the nose looks. 


Bumps, curves, and thick skin

Unique facial characteristics are part of what makes us -us. But we don’t always love them. There are a few ways that you can disguise anything on your nose with makeup or for a permanent (and accurate solution); a consultation for your specific nose type is a good idea, ​​get more information here

For bumps, you can cover them with a matte bronzer, with a dot of highlighter at the tip to draw attention there. Counteracting bends in the nose can be done with highlighter, concealer, and bronzer too : How to Contour a Crooked Nose! …Wow the difference!!


The word snatched often gives the idea of sharpness, but when it comes to the nose, how you blend has a huge impact. Some light blending will have you get the look of a more natural shadow – but don’t go overboard because it can look muddy quickly. 

Always start with a little less than you might need and add more. It is much easier to clean up a nose that has less to start with. 

You can use a technique called veiling; once all of your contour is applied, to make it look more natural, you add a little more skin tone powder over it. Note: This should be a really light layer because too much can look cakey. 



The nose is a place we tend to touch often, and for many, it is prone to becoming oily. Once that happens, it can cause your makeup to slide and crack, as well as go patchy. 

A matte primer is often the best thing to use for the nose, as it gives you a less oily look to start with. Further to this, it is better to work with a matte foundation and a setting powder, too. 

For those who don’t wear foundation and only do some light powder contouring, make sure to prep your skin with the right moisturizer and remove excess oil before you apply the powder. 

Keep in mind that contour and anything to do with makeup is fun; while some people might want to change their face completely, others might want to enhance their natural beauty – there is room for all when it comes to makeup: 7 Beauty Tips For Girls To Enhance Their Natural Beauty

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Mastering Sports Look: Summer Activewear Essential

Mastering Sports Look: Summer Activewear Essential

Summer is approaching and with every new year and every new season a lot of people love revamping their closets and most especially their activewear collections. And especially if you want to prepare to live a more active life with more workouts, sports activities, and even more outdoor adventures.

But your new active life will also imply looking good, meaning you will want to master the sporty look, which means you’ll need to know and get essential summer yoga suits and activewear.

Which pieces do we consider essential activewear for summer?

Well, the ones that will make you feel comfortable, stay cool, and maximize your performance. But we will share the specific ones we believe are essential and that you definitely need to add to your summer collection.

One of the first pieces you need to add to your list is breathable tank tops, especially when the temperature rises. These need to have fabrics that are moisture-wicking like polyester blends or nylon. These types of fabrics will quickly keep you dry and cool. Ideally, they should have racerback designs or mesh panels. As they will provide freedom of movement and enhance ventilation.

Essential Support

Another piece that is essential is high-waisted shorts. These tend to be stapled and offer a flattering fit while providing support and enough coverage. Make sure they are made with stretchy materials that will let you move freely and that they have built-in compression and even moisture-wicking properties.

Sports bras are now combining not only style but also functionality. If you want to be stylish with them then choose the ones that have vibrant colors, trendy designs, and even unique strap details. If they can double up as crop tops, that’s even better. The ones that have removable pads and adjustable straps will let you customize their fit to obtain optimal support.

Next on the list are high waisted leggings or capris that are lightweight, they are great options if you want to protect your legs from the sun. The best ones are the ones that are four-way stretch and have moisture-wicking properties as they will provide flexibility and of course, a lot of comfort. If you want to add a nice touch to your activewear look, make sure these have mesh panels or cut-out details but also fun prints. You won’t regret showing your style while being comfortable.

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The Truth About Morpheus8 First Treatment

The Truth About Morpheus8 First Treatment

One of the latest cosmetic treatments is making a lot of noisy trends on social media, but I am here to break through the noise and give you all the real truths about Morpheus8 micro needling RF.

What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is micro needling plus fractional radiofrequency that can be used on the face and/or body. It’s considered to be the non-surgical facelift because it can create such a drastic difference in skin firmness and texture. The cartage holds either twelve to twenty-four needles that push down quickly into the skin causing tiny injuries that will stimulate collagen and firmness. Most people will need between 1-4 treatments to get the maximum benefits.

I’ve documented the week through pictures and videos, which you can watch on YouTube.

Why Did I Choose Morpheus8?

I had an adverse reaction to the vaccine, which affected my eye. My ophthalmologist suggested I needed laser therapy on the area to help heal the eye and the skin around it. After doing due diligent research, I came across the Morpheus8. Most reviews and research showed that it could be highly effective on the area I needed work on. However, the social media rabbit hole I went down was quite scary as people said it was agonizing pain and healing. But it didn’t make sense that something so painful would be so mainstream. So, it left me with a lot of nerves and questions.

So, I sought out a trusted professional. I met with celebrity makeup artist, Kristina Ruggiero, of Wilmington, Delaware and owner of Beauty Bar by Kristina Ruggiero and BBKR Med Spa to get more answers on the procedure. After a detailed conversation and answering all my questions, there was no doubt, BBKR Med Spa was the place for me to get the Morpheus8 procedure.

 Preparing for Morpheus8

It’s important to remember that Morpheus8 is a procedure. It takes some prep beforehand to make sure you stay safe and heal well. Be certain to stop retin-A and topical acids including Vitamin C a couple days prior to the procedure. Also, pause vitamins that can thin blood a few days beforehand because bleeding does happen with the treatment. It must be said that not everyone is a perfect candidate for micro needling RF, so be sure to talk with a doctor and technician about your skin type, tone, and medical conditions when booking your appointment to make sure you qualify.

I also took mental and physical preparation beforehand to be in the best shape I could be in before getting the Morpheus8 treatment. Don’t work out the day of or several days after the treatment. Things like hypnosis and breathing exercises before and after can help in the overall healing process

Treatment 1

On the day of treatment, go with clean skin. Take a few supplies with you. Headphones, acetaminophen, Aquaphor, sunblock SPF 50, a throw blanket or sweater, and if you have allergies, ask your doctor about premedication with Benadryl.

After you sign all the appropriate documents, ask your tech about taking two acetaminophen before you lay down. This is a good time to keep your headphones close by as well. The doctor or tech will clean your face before applying a thick coat of numbing cream. The numbing cream will sit on your skin for about an hour. If the numbing is on your face, be sure not to move around too much so it doesn’t run. If you need to take Benadryl, be sure to take it about fifteen minutes before the procedure. (Please note: Get a ride from someone else if you have to take Benadryl before treatments since it can cause drowsiness.)

After the doctor checks to make sure you are fully numb and cleans your skin one more time, the procedure will begin. The device makes noise each time it touches down on the skin. There is also a smell of burning hair that fills your nose, but it’s not bad.

Does Morpheus8 Hurt?

This is a loaded question since pain thresholds are different for every individual. The short answer is yes, it does hurt. However, it doesn’t hurt everywhere. It is painless in some areas and painful in others. It’s most painful around bony areas. However, it is not comparable to childbirth or anything else excruciating. I would compare it to a tattoo. It’s more annoying than painful most times, but yes, some spots might make your eyes water. I did not have laughing gas or a stress ball to curb the pain, and I didn’t need it either. Nevertheless, adrenaline did kick in and I got cold. Hence, the reason I say to bring a blanket. It was nice to have a fluffy blanket to keep me cozy during the discomfort.

How Long is the Treatment?

It all depends on what area you are getting treated, but my full face took about 20-30 minutes. It went by very quickly to my pleasant surprise. Once the treatment was done, there was no residual needle pain.

Immediately after, a cooling cream was put on my skin. My face felt hot as it would if I had been out in the sun a little too long. It didn’t burn badly, it was just hot and tight. Then, a thick layer of Aquaphor was placed on my face. After a few minutes of letting that soak in, a sunblock with SPF 50 was put on top. Moments later, I was allowed to sit up and be on my way.

The future treatments, which are scheduled 3-4 weeks apart from one another. Each treatment will take around the same amount of time.

Two Hours Later

My face calmed down two hours later. The redness started to subside, and there was no pain. I did feel like a had a slight sunburn, but nothing to really complain about.

Day One: The First Night

I washed my face with a dab of Cetaphil, which is a gentle cleanser and patted it dry. After, I applied more Aquaphor.

Also remember:

  • Make sure your bedding is clean.
  • Rest when you can.
  • Sanitize anything used near treatment area. Ex: eyeglasses, cellphones, etc.
  • Keep the skin clean, hydrated, and protected with SPF 50.
  • Eat Healthy and drink plenty of water.
  • Do not have heat exposure for 48 hours (including drying hair, saunas, steam, etc.)
  • No swimming for 48 hours.

 Most importantly, stay out of direct sunlight for at least 3 days.

Day Two

Keep your area clean. That includes washing it with gentle cleanser two to three times a day. Keep applying Aquaphor to keep skin moisturized. Makeup is fine after 24 hours, but if you can go without it, it isn’t a bad idea to keep the pores clean for several days.

Day Three

The skin will begin to purge, so don’t be surprised by any breakouts. Do not pick or pop the area. The skin will clear up after a couple of days.

Day Four

If everything is healing nicely, you can resume your usual skincare routine. My routine includes the following,

Replenix Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Wash 10 with Aloe Vera

Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum – La Roche-Posay

Anthelios AOX Daily Antioxidant Face Serum SPF 50 – La Roche-Posay

Day Five

Anytime I was outside, I applied my SPF 50 and wore a bag hat to protect my face from the sun.

Day Six

I finally returned to my regular makeup routine. I also only washed my face twice a day, which is my regular routine.

Day Seven

By the time I hit a full week after the procedure, my breakouts had mostly cleared up. I also noticed that I had slight grid marks under my one eye. However, there was no need to panic. I have been reassured that the grid will disappear over time, and my second treatment should improve any appearance.

Is it Worth IT?

So far, only after one treatment, I would have to say that I am happy. I see a difference in certain areas already. I have always been proactive with my skincare. So, I think my results will be great when all is completed. I am back to using retin-A and using red and blue light therapy.


If you are contemplating getting the Morpheus8 and have any questions, feel free to reach out. Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kristina Ruggieo’s BBKR Med Spa is a beautiful place to help you with any of your cosmetic procedure needs. The staff is professional and the best at what they do. Plus, they are constantly having specials. I am so grateful to them for helping me with my medical issue around my eye. It’s been a long road of getting my eye back to health, and thanks to BBKR and Morpheus8, things are looking great (Pun intended)!

Tia and are trying to keep you looking good and
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