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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
|My beautiful Shirohato purchases~|
I know I'm not alone when I say that it's nearly impossible to find appropriately-sized bras without spending an arm and a leg. Not because I'm particularly busty (spoiler alert: I'm not), but because I'm just a little...well, little.
The "I need a smaller band/ larger cup than is available here" crowd is pretty massive, and I'm surprised that buying bras from Japan is almost never proposed as a solution. Well, it IS a solution, and it's my solution of choice (love ya Parfait by Affinitas, but I can't keep paying the prices that I pay for bras that threaten stab me with their underwire within a year's time).
I've been converted.
Nowadays, I only purchase bras from Shirohato. Everything is beautiful, inexpensive, and (most importantly) everything FITS.
Unfortunately, reviews for Shirohato are almost nonexistent online. As a result, I have decided to submit my own experience to the internet archive.
Well then, let's get on with the review ^^!
This time around, I ordered four different items from Shirohato. I ordered three bra/ panty sets and one "lucky bag." Each "lucky bag" contains either 2 or 3 randomly selected bras of your given size.
Item #1: Sayaka Natural Cotton Series Bra and Panty Set
Price: 7.64 USD
|This bra comes with removable pads. Even without the inserts, the bra is heavily padded.|
This bra is an ultra-padded and ultra-comfy dream come true. The gore sits flat against my chest, all of my breast tissue is contained within the cups, and it gives me AMAZING cleavage (thank you, removable pads).
The band on this bra is super forgiving, so I wear it on the smallest hook to ensure that I'm getting the proper support.
Item #2: Shake Body Lacy Aurora Series Bra and Panty Set
Price: 7.64 USD
|More removable cups|
This is officially the prettiest set I own.
This bra features a much lower front than the Sayaka Natural Cotton, which means that on my chest, the gore tends to pull away just a bit. This bra gives me a touch more cleavage than the Sayaka. Even so, the bra does not produce any quadboob and the band feels comfortable on my body.
Attached to the bra is a tag with the printed phrase "Glamour up!" and a graphic that offers an accurate portrayal of what this does for my chest. The extra cleavage boost is nice, but the bra looks like it's trying pretty hard. Personally, I prefer a more natural cleavage boost like the one given by the first bra.
This bra still gets full marks from me, though. It fits me very well and can be worn comfortably on a daily basis.
Item #3: St.Audrey Summer Bra Cleavage Making Seamless Bra and Panty Set
Price: 9.25 USD
|No removable cups|
The material on this bra is soft and smooth (in contrast with the others that are covered in lace). I'm wearing this one with my pajama shorts as I write this review. It's so comfy I'd wear it to bed! Seriously, everything in the world should be made out of this stuff.
Even though this bra does not include removable pads, it still has more than its fair share of padding. It gives me a very natural-looking cleavage boost which I certainly appreciate.
The gore sits flesh with my chest and the cups are the perfect size. I'm in love with this bra ♥ .
Item #4: 2-Piece Bra Lucky Bag
Price: 8.04 USD
|Lucky Bag Bra #1|
The band fits well and the gore does tack. The cups, however, are a little large for me. If I were to order this bra alone, I would order the same band size with one cup size smaller.
|Lucky Bag Bra #2|
This bra is lightly padded and comes with a pair of thin removable pads. When worn, this bra produces a natural-looking shape but does not offer much in the way of a cleavage boost.
That being said, this bra is absolutely GORGEOUS. The design is to die for, and the dangling rhinestone gem on the front of the gore is absolutely regal.
The gore tacks and the cups fit. I would buy this bra on its own if given the chance.
Shipping: I placed my order on the 28th of July and received it on the 3rd of August. The shipping cost was a mere 14.95 USD for the whole order. For less than 50 USD total I hauled 5 beautiful bras (3 of which included lovely matching panties) that arrived within a week. Not bad at all!
A note on sizing: In most bras, I wear a size 30D or 28DD. In Japanese sizes, a 65E fits me perfectly.
To find your fit, please refer to these charts:
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Hey guys ❤
It's getting colder outside, which means that most of you are either:
- Surrendering your impeccable fashion sense to Uggs in exchange for warmth
- Surrendering your last four paychecks to import footwear that is both cute and warm
Luckily for you, I'm here to let you know that there is in fact a third option >:)
On to the tutorial o(^^o) (o^^)o
For this tutorial, you will need:
- Fabric Paint
- Fabric Glue
- Craft Fur (I used two pre-packaged pieces of fur, but I'd recommend visiting a fabric store)
- Two decorative centerpieces, such as bows or flowers
Start with a pair of boots no longer worthy of seeing the outdoors. This is what mine looked like after being washed, so it's safe to say that it was time for them to retire.
Using fabric paint, paint them in a shade of your choosing. If you make a mistake, use a wet q-tip or sponge to clean up the area.
Depending on the dimensions of your craft fur, this step may or may not be necessary. Fold fur in half.
Cut down the center. This was only necessary because my fur wasn't quite long enough to cover the circumference of my boots~
Using fabric glue, secure fur to the boot.
If you're left with a gap, cut a piece of craft fur equal to the length of the exposed area.
Use fabric glue to secure the smaller piece of fur. To ensure that the pieces blend seamlessly, make sure that the hair of each piece points in the same direction.
Repeat for your second shoe.
Time for bows! Use fabric glue to secure bows to craft fur.