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Review: Mimi Holliday Tilt a Whirl

April 27th, 2017 @ Amber

I’ve been a fan of Mimi Holliday for awhile now, but I usually considered them a brand for core sizes and not full bust. I had recently seen a few super cute styles from the luxury brand that happened to come in F+ cups and I was so excited to try the brand as a full set. Though I have a few pairs of Mimi Holliday knickers, this would be my first matching set. I was smitten with the sweet minty green and pink of the Mimi Holliday Tilt a Whirl set, made of embroidered cups, eyelash lace, and sweet pink trim with a little bow at the center gore. So pretty! The matching brief features a sheer panel, embroidery at the gusset and lace at the hips as well as matching pink trim and bow. I love when a set is both really pretty and sexy at the same time and Tilt a Whirl definitely seems to fit the bill. I was unsure of sizing, I had read that the brand ran small, or that the brand ran big, so I ended up choosing a great band size but a cup size too small, so the bra fit isn’t perfect on me, but I love the shape and lift so I’m going to keep it and just remember to size up next time! The band is true to sure, but I would definitely say the cups run small. This design maxes out at a G cup, so if this happens, you could size down in the band or even up in the band if you needed extra room in the cup and don’t mind adjusting the back band. The knickers are super cute, they seem to fit true to size if not just a bit snug. I really like the eyelash lace on the cups, the embroidered lace, and the semi-sheer unlined cups. The colorway is lovely, in a sweet candy coated seafoam green and bright pink silk trim.

The straps are adjustable and comfortable. You can see that the bra is snug on me in the cups by at least a cup size, but I still think this bra is so darn cute! It’s really comfortable too, and I like the amount of lift and support it provides while still being dainty with the eyelash lace trim. This paneled cup offers a nice shape and would look even nicer in one size bigger. I had thought of exchanging the size, but honestly I want to wear this immediately and don’t think I could wait to return this back to the UK and await a new size. This set definitely has me interested in trying more Mimi Holliday bras in the future! I can’t wait to try some of their other styles that are available in larger cup sizes. I love that the designs still look fashionable and fun like we see in more core designs, but are available in some fuller bust sizes as well without making me feel like I’m wearing a full bust constructed bra. I’ll be lounging around in this set this for Spring and Summer! You can find the Mimi Holliday Tilt a Whirl collection as well as the Comfort Bra and matching Knicker that I have in this post at Mimi Holliday.

 

Empreinte Pompadour for SS17

April 27th, 2017 @ Amber

Fairy cotton candy sugar floss princess. That is the best way for me to describe this absolutely sweet set from luxury French brand Empreinte. For the new SS17 season, the brand has released their popular Pompadour set in a lovely sugar plum purple color, and it’s so pretty. It reminds me of a fairytale candy castle with bows, deliciously beautiful embroidery, various shades of purple and delicate lace. Gorgeous! I have the Pompadour in the soft pink color, but this light purple colorway is so pretty and perfect for Spring/Summer so I am totally gushing over this set right now. I had been getting really bored with “pretty” lingerie lately and have been craving sexier stuff, but this set, while truly beautiful, has a romantic sex appeal too. I love the feeling of being covered in intricate embroidery and lace, and this set fulfills that and so much more.

Look at that detail! Isn’t it just beyond? I am loving this set in this colorway. Unlined cups that lift and support, without too much projections. Empreinte always seems to fit like a minimizer on me and doesn’t give me a very round shape, but more of a natural shape that conforms to my breasts. The band is firm but not uncomfortable, the brand uses a firmer band to offer an ideal lift and support and allowing for a great fit and delicate silhouette. So damn sweet. I love the fluffy bow at the center gore, and the cups fit true to Empreinte sizing, which to me seems wider but deeper in the cup and is probably ideal for full on the bottom breasts, but works fine with my full on top bust. The matching brief completes the sweet set with gorgeous embroidery that is like a mini work of art. I find that their knickers fit true to size if not a bit generous. Empreinte has so many beautiful sets this season and this one is the cherry on the fluffy sweet slice of cake! You can find the new purple Empreinte Pompadour Myosotis colorway at Glamuse.

Something Wicked Montana Leather Lingerie Review

April 27th, 2017 @ Amber

 

 

Xenses Luxury Lingerie Boutique and Loveday London Candle and Lingerie Review

April 27th, 2017 @ Amber

I’ve been having a torrid love affair with the luxury brand Loveday London. Why torrid? Because I love the brand, but they don’t make bras in my size, or any size really, they go by a S-M-L sizing system so it’s not possible for me to have a matching set. I love matchy matchy sets of lingerie, so while I really like their stuff, the knickers sit lonely without a matching companion to complete it. I was also really interested in their in-house branded candles, which are really pretty and come packaged in a lovely ribbon pull box that is nice quality and can be re-used for storage or as a trinket box. The candle itself is made of vegetable wax and comes in a quality red glass tumbler with a gold and black boudoir style logo sticker on the front. The candle comes in a variety of scents all with names like Seduction, which smells of rich and heady jasmine petals. It’s sexy and alluring without being perfumey. So pretty! Xenses Luxury Lingerie Boutique is one of the only shops online where you can find Loveday London’s candles, and I was excited to finally be able to try one. Xenses is based in the Netherlands but they offer fast, prompt and secure shipping to the US and my package arrived packed nicely. Xenses is a beautiful luxury lingerie boutique that ships worldwide, and offers luxe brands such as Amoralle, Fraulien Kink and more. They also carry pleasure objects and adult toys from luxury brands like Crave and Shiri Zinn. You can fulfill all of your bedroom and boudoir needs with Xenses. I was also really impressed with their selection of Loveday London lingerie, they carry a variety of their styles including last season’s styles at reduced prices.

They had the Leandra brief, which I had been so curious about in a previous season from Loveday London. The collection isn’t available anymore, but was made of red lace, mesh and leather. The sizing is different than other briefs I’ve tried from the brand, which had the sizing slider at the hips. So I would say that these run on the small side. I usually wear a XS/S bottoms, but these are a Medium that fit more like a snug small. They are so gorgeous though! That beautiful red leather is soft and supple, the red lace is so pretty, and the red mesh offers a sheer peek.

The gusset of the panties are very small and thin, even thinner than the photos show, but I feel like this brand definitely caters to small sized women, so keep that in mind when shopping your size. I would say the brand definitely runs small/petite. They are beautiful truly, truly a gorgeous piece of lingerie. That red leather is entrancing, the red lace so sensual, and the red mesh soft and curve hugging.

I really like the lace detail on the back of the panty too. The little window of lace is so succulent! You can shop the entire range of lingerie and candles and adult toys at Xenses. They really offer a wonderful luxury shopping experience and carry excellent brands that are luxurious, sensual and delicious.

Lure Intimates Lingerie Boutique + Loveday London Titania Review

April 17th, 2017 @ Amber

Have you ever had a lingerie dream? Not the bedtime kind, but a dream piece of lingerie that you scarcely thought existed but you hoped that one day you might find something as sumptuous and perfect as your lingerie daydream piece? Loveday London is my dream brand. I pretty much fell in love with this UK brand’s aesthetic as soon as I heard of the brand a few short years ago. They make bras of various shapes and silhouettes, have their own in-house line of candles, suspenders and panties including ouvert styles (one of my favorites), chemises and boudoir accessories like sleepmasks. I was so sad to see that I was sized out of their bra sizes (which are standard S, M, L despite some of the bras having underwires, the back band is adjustable while the cup fits up to a 32DD). I’m a sucker for matching sets. It’s nearly all I buy. So while I was so curious about their gorgeous collection, I hadn’t tried anything from them, not even a pair of briefs or suspender. Now thats changed, and my whole lingerie game is turned upside down. Churn up those 80s ballads cause this is love that I’m feeling inside. I was absolutely taken with the Titania collection, named for one of the fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and is made of soft sweet pink embroidered lace, has adjustable hip sliders for a perfect fit, and a gorgeous metallic pink napa leather crotch (the inside of the gusset is lined, no worries). Not many US retailers carry the brand, but I recently stumbled upon Lure Intimates and was so tickled pink to see that they carried the brand, and dun dun dun…Titania! It was all she wrote. I knew I needed to try the briefs, even if I didn’t feel confident to try the matching bra due to size (ie. my big boobage). Lure Intimates lingerie boutique gift wrapped my panties so nicely, and they arrived quickly with lightning fast shipping and excellent customer service when I had any questions. The Loveday London Titania Briefs are luxury panties for sure. This is luxury lingerie, folks. They are so damn dreamy. No wonder the brand uses the slogan “hardcore romance”, I’m having a seriously gaga style bad romance with these babies. I went with a size Small, which fits true to size, since there is a slider on the bra strap style hips of the briefs. If you’re hella bootylicious (which I am not) or have a bubble butt, I would size up, other than that I found them true to size. Now, take a good hard look at these babies:

I had to pop open a bottle of bubbly. These are just too damn decadent. That lace. That embroidery. The cut and style. The leather. The metallic pink. These are so damn sexy. Bow chicka wow wow. These are made of a very sheer soft pink mesh with embroidered lace overlay, with eyelash edging. Theres a small ribbon bow at the waistband, and the gusset inside of the panty is soft and lined. The outer gusset of the brief features a fucking stunning pink metallic leather. It feels so good, and looks so unique and original, like pink liquid foil. Unf! So good. The side of the hips is adjustable with a gold hardware slider and gold  findings where the straps meet the brief.

The back of the brief offers wonderful embroidered detail in a swirly and floral design. A very interesting and unique print. I like the scalloped edges that seem to hug your ass in a big luxe embrace.

These would be fantastic paired with the Titania Slip or the Titania Bralette (if you’re not super busty). I would love to see this brand expand their size range, especially in the bras. I feel like if this lingerie was made in full bust sizes I would give them all my money and I think a lot of other busty ladies out there would too. This is what I expect when I think of luxury lingerie, but I feel like I so rarely see it. It was awesome to open this package, see the panties and be totally fulfilled with my choice. While I would love a matching bra for these as well as the suspender to complete the look, I am satisfied with the panties on their own, they are just too beautiful. I am now obsessed with the brand and want to try more. Really nice quality, lovely attention to detail, beautiful fabrics. Hardcore romance, indeed.

You can find the Loveday London Titania Brief from Lure Intimates and save 30% off any purchase right now with the code EASTER30! Hurry! Go!

 

15 Full Bust Lingerie Brands That Are Doing Sexy Right

April 8th, 2017 @ Amber

There has been an upsurge in full bust lingerie brands over the past four years or so, with a lot of new brands popping up in the lingerie market, or even full bust size ranges being added to brands that previously only stocked core bra sizes (these are generally 32—36 bands and cup sizes A-D). Thankfully there has been a huge demand for beautiful bras for fuller bust women and for the most part, the industry has really listened. There are so many great full bust brands that offer cute styles and great fit like Freya, Panache and Parfait, among others. While these new styles in DD+ sizes were being offered, I still felt left down. Where was the sultry and slinky lingerie? The stuff you want to wear for the bedroom and only for the bedroom. The stuff you want to tear off or have torn off of your body for the sole purpose of it makes you feel desirable as fuck? I swooned over lace, I craved sheer cups, I dreamed of quarter cups and underwired basques. Basically, I didn’t feel like I was asking for much, I just wanted to wear the types of lingerie that my smaller busted friends could wear!

Truth be told, a lot of work goes into making DD+ bras, from different construction to the use of different underwires. I have mad respect for seamstresses and those who make lingerie by hand. Yes, all lingerie is made by hand, even the stuff you buy off the rack in your local Target. This is why not every brand can make your bra size. It just can’t be done, the costs would be too high or too difficult to maintain. After all, a brand’s goal is to not only make pretty items that you’ll want to wear, but obviously, they want to make money, their business depends on it. Because of this every brand can’t fulfill every womans needs, and I think it’s important as an informed consumer to understand that, but I still felt hopelessly bored with the youthful pastels, overdone florals and drab solid colored t-shirt bras. I wanted my lingerie to ooze sex, I wanted it to feel lusty, provocative, enticing. And if you’re a busty lady who wants sexy too, then I got you, girl! I’ve put together some of my favorite lingerie brands that offer full bust sizing in alluring styles that are anything but boring. You’ll notice that many of these brands are UK based, because they have a larger market for full bust than we do in the US, where Victoria’s Secret is the most popular bra shop for women in America. Victoria may have a secret, but if you have big boobs then I’ve got an even better one…


Adina Reay is a luxury full bust brand based in the UK that focuses on small back and large cup, meaning their size range goes from 28-36 bands and up to G cup sizes. Their designs are so well made, and they offer really sexy and beautiful colorways and silhouettes. This is one of the high end brands that exclusively makes full bust sizing, and I’ve pretty much been obsessed with them since they’re brand debut just a few short seasons ago. The brand makes beautiful and sexy bras tempting coordinates like suspender briefs, thongs, and bodysuits. One of my favorite styles from this brand is the Fran, which is available in four different colorways and is made of soft sheer mesh that musters a smoldering sensuality. If you’re looking for something higher-end, Adina Reay is one to be seen.


Scantilly is the sub-brand of the popular UK based brand Curvy Kate. While Curvy Kate makes fresh and fun colorful styles, Scantilly is more like the bigger more fashionable older sister. Featuring strappy inspired designs, faux leather, and quarter cup bras. I’m totally smitten with this brand for it’s gorgeous designs and on trend styles. Scantilly skips over the candy fluff and goes directly to the good stuff. Some of their styles include the bondage-esque Voodoo set, their Tuxedo open bust playsuit, Surrender Basque and their Peekaboo bra with ouvert (open back) panties. Scantilly lingerie makes me want to get it on, with myself, or whoever else. If you’re looking for a sexy style that is mid-range in price but still packs a punch, Scantilly is it.


Playful Promises was a brand that began with core sizing only, and through customer feedback and demand has grown to include DD+ sizing as well as plus sizes. This brand has made leaps and bounds to make customers happy, and they deliver in so, so many ways. From delicate lace bra cups, vintage inspired bullet bras and gold lace overlay, Playful Promises is filling a full bust need that I’ve yet to see elsewhere. Their size range is so impressive, as they offer band sizes 28-42 bands and full bust sizes DD-G, as well as core and plus sizes. Their prices are mid-range and their DD+ bras also offer sexy matching bottoms like crotchless panties, strappy thongs and more. They also create really on-trend and stylish Lookbooks each season. One of my favorite styles from the brand is from their current collection, the style is called Karine, and it’s absolutely sensual and delicious.


Tutti Rouge makes a lot of really cutesy and colorful styles, but they also offer some really sexy styles like their popular Jessica bra and Sukki set. They are a full bust brand offering cup sizes D-HH. I love their Jessica bra, which has what the brand calls “tutti boosters” which are removable pads that can create serious cleavage, or removed for a more classic au natural look. I love that the power to create mega cleavage or to tone it down is totally in control with this design. I feel like a  lot of full bust brands shy away from cleavage creating styles as if because you have a big bust you don’t want or need the added oomph. Tutti Rouge says away from the rules of the full bust market and creates sexy styles that continue to surprise me and excite me.


Buttress and Snatch is one of the most underrated lingerie brands. Not only do they make core sizing, but they offer full bust and plus sizes. If they don’t offer your size in their size chart, they will custom make you a set in your size. This isn’t a feature that many other brands can offer, but this luxury indie brand from the UK is making it happen in the best way possible. Beautiful silk, sexy tulle and sheer cups. Everything is delightfully sensual and playful, while offering you that in-house sewn quality that you just cannot find off the rack or RTW. Check out their super sexy Lola Lola bra or Emilie set to see what I mean.


All Undone is a small band large cup brand that offers band sizes 28-32 and cup sizes DD-GG. They make the hottest three piece sets that are oh so addictive. It’s impossible to not want to complete the look with their matching brief and suspender coordinates to go along with your bra. One of my favorites is the Mimi, which features black leopard print tulle over a silk bra cup. It creates a really unique and playful look that we don’t see very often in the full bust market, not to mention their other sets area  color blocking dream come true.

Blue Reign is a brand that is making really sexy and unique full bust styles that have a luxe aesthetic that we see far too infrequent in the full bust market. High neck bras, vegan leather, silks and lacy strappy bras. The brand is current undergoing an expansion, so their online store is down but will be returning soon. I thought about not including the brand since you can’t order their collection right now, but they are definitely one to watch and have churned out some great designs in the past, so this brand is a must. Their high-end aesthetic is similar to brands like Agent Provocateur and Loveday London, but in fuller bust sizing. Their Robyn bra is a great example of their stylistic approach to bras for busty women. Peep them out on Instagram for brand updates!


Katherine Hamilton Intimates is probably the newest brand on the block in this article. They just had their re-branded debut, so right now they only offer a few styles, but this full bust brand is onto something. Their size range covers a unique range indeed, which is another reason I added them to this list. The brand makes small band full cup sizing, but their range offers some of the smallest bands in the full bust market with bands starting at 24! Most full bust brands offer 28 bands, but Katherine Hamilton offers two sizes smaller than even that, making this one truly unique in the full bust world. The bands are available up to a 36 back. They offer cup sizes in cups D-HH. Be sure to check out their Sophia three piece set to see how elegantly sexy their collection is.


Empreinte is a French lingerie brand that I would best describe as beautiful-sexy. A lot of their designs feature gorgeous embroidery, sheer fabrics and laces that can be both romantic and arousing at the same time. They are known for their fantastic fit, firm bands and are a favorite among full bust ladies that crave luxury lingerie. Need an example of just how beautiful-sexy they can be? Check out their black Elena bra, panty and suspender belt to set the mood.


Miss Mandalay is maybe best known for their full bust swimwear options, but their lingerie line is really great too. Available in band sizes 30-36 and cup sizes D-GG, the brand creates simple yet gorgeous silhouettes like their popular Amelie set, or the Melissa set featuring sensual eyelash lace bra cups. The brand is pretty affordable too and features sexy cuts in basics like black and beige or bright pinks and purples.


Mimi Holliday isn’t a brand that you usually think of when you hear the term full bust lingerie, but they have totally upped their game within the past few years. While they are still predominantly a core sizes luxury brand, a sub-brand of the Damaris lingerie line, the brand now carries some styles in up to a GG cup. I’m loving their sheer bra cups, corset back matching panties and their unique fabrics and colors. Mimi Holliday has a aesthetic that is instantly recognizable, and I’m see excited that they offer some of their beautiful and alluring styles so that ladies with big boobs can get in the on action. Check their sensually pretty Swan Lake set, their retro inspired Fun House set or their on trend Dodgems Corset bra.


Figleaves is a lingerie boutique that also offer their own in-house labels including a full bust collection that I had to include. You might just think of them as a lingerie retailer, but they’ve done some awesome things in the full bust market over the last few years. While they carry a lot of other full bust and core brands, their in-house lines shouldn’t be overlooked. They offer bra sizing up to a G cup and featuring animal prints, lacy basques and more. Another reason their in-house brands are important is because their pricing is super affordable with many bras under $50. So if you want to find a sexy option that fits your style and taste without going over budget, Figleaves a great place to start.

Bluebella is a UK based brand that was a core size brand up until recently when they released their DD+ collection called More, which has some really sexy and fun strappy designs, as well as affordable prices. Oh and they go up to an I cup!

Ewa Bien is the only Polish bra brand I’ve featured in this post. Poland is known for making great full bust bras, and there are many that are awesome like Ewa Michalak and Comexim and Avocado. I really wanted to focus on Ewa Bien though, because I think their designs are the sexiest. While most of the Polish full bust brands really focus on just great fit, Ewa Bien creates styles that are really sexy and playful for the bedroom, rather than just pretty and fit focused.

Agent Provocateur  just made the list. I was thinking of omitting them as their stuff tends to run small, and they only offer a few styles in DD+ sizing, but their lingerie is sexy to say the least and I do like the brand. So if you fit up to a UK 34F, you’ll be able to try this brand! I usually sister size down in the cup and up in the band. I don’t wear AP for their fit (who really does?!), I wear it because I think it’s super hot.

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What are your favorite sexy full bust brands? Have I missed any? Share in the comments below!

Maude Nibelungen’s new Delta of Venus Collection for SS17

April 7th, 2017 @ Amber

Have you seen the gorgeous new collection from Maude Nibelungen? It’s called Delta of Venus, a Anais Nin inspired collection for Spring/Summer full of beautifully handknitted luxury lingerie in shades of black and baby pink. So beautiful. Ideal for lingerie and even layered for outerwear. I’m really loving the gorgeous knickers and other designs in this collection. I think of this collection as prose in knit form. Truly lovely pieces for day or night. The lookbook photos are gorgeous and the collection really manages to merge romance and sensuality.

 

Sophie Hines SS17 Collection

April 7th, 2017 @ Amber

The ever cool Sophie Hines has just released her brand new collection for SS17, full of harnesses, bralettes and briefs. The new collection features strappy designs and dotted print fabric in colors of black and stone grey. Check out the entire collection at Sophie Hines, and check out some of the lookbook photos below!

 

New from Playful Promises

April 7th, 2017 @ Amber

One of my favorite lingerie brands ever is starting to release their new collection! Playful Promises is slowly adding new designs, colorways and more. Keep checking back to the site to see what else is added, and check out some of the current pieces that were just added below! Shop at Playful Promises.

 

 

Unicorn Inspired Lingerie

April 1st, 2017 @ Amber

Well Fitting Unicorn Demi Bra / Neva Nude Unicorn Pasties / Eustratia Latex High Waisted Unicorn Panties

Socksmith Unicorn Knee Socks / Lisa Frank Majesty Crop Top / Boohoo Mia Satin Unicorn PJ Set

In Your Dreams Chunky Unicorn Glitter / Sugar Lace baby Bunny Ruffle Bralette / ThinkGeek Unicorn Light Up Slippers

Minna Parikka Purple Unicorn Pumps / Bad Bunny Magical Unicorn Pasties / Devinah Unicorn Highlighter

Butter Toki Unicorn Kisses Body Lotion / ASOS Lulamoon Unicorn Flats

Scent Circus So Horny Wax Melt / Les Mereides Unique Unicorn and Rainbow Earrings