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Soak Lingerie Wash Review

A few months ago I wrote a post about proper bra washing. At that time I was washing my delicates with borax and baby shampoo, and that works just fine, but I’ve been curious about all of the different lingerie washes available. One that I’ve seen mentioned a lot is Soak, which I’ve actually come across more often in the crocheting corners of the internet that I lurk in than the lingerie corners.

image from soakwash.com

image from soakwash.com

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In Which I Ramble About My Feelings

Hold on to your hats, here comes some honesty! And probably incorrect grammar. And maybe some spelling mistakes.

Yeah, I haven’t written a post in three weeks. I have three reviews to write.  I’ve missed several Wishlist Wednesdays and Something Else Sundays. I’ve barely glanced at Facebook or Pinterest lately. I’ve only read a handful of bra blog posts over the past few weeks; usually I read at least a handful a day. So what’s my problem?

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I’m Selling Some Bras

If anyone is interested, I have some bras for sale on Bratabase. I would prefer to manage the transactions through Bratabase itself because I agree with the owner that it’s nice when the bras remain in-network for research purposes. So hop on over there and check it out. And if you don’t have an account, make one! US shipping costs are included in all of the prices. I can ship worldwide, but I may need to add a shipping cost. All payments through Paypal.

Here’s what I’m selling (my reviews are linked if I wrote one):

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I’m Still Alive!

Hi, you guys! I know I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks, but I’m back now. Today I have some basic lingerie gifting advice for you, and a preview of some stuff that I’ll be reviewing soon.

If anyone was wondering, it turns out that what I went to the ER for was just a really bad stomach bug. Which is, to be honest, still hanging around (or has exasperated my slight IBS) but I don’t have to live in the bathroom anymore.  So…yay!

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$50 A Sophisticated Pair Giveaway

I’ve had two goals lately:

1. Run a blog giveaway
2. Give some money to A Sophisticated Pair because their blog has been so helpful to me, and I like to support small businesses whenever I can.

So I contacted Erica, one of the owners of A Sophisticated Pair and she generously offered to match my contribution towards a prize amount for the winner of my giveaway. She’s very sweet, by the way.

Tell me more about A Sophisticated Pair!
Here’s an excerpt from the website!

A Sophisticated Pair is a family owned and operated lingerie shop committed to promoting superior fit, comfort, and quality to our customers. We specialize in broad range of sizes with bands ranging from 28 to 56 and cup sizes up to a P cup. Our goal is to ensure that every woman leaves our shop loving how her bra fits and how she feels wearing it. Because we carry a wide assortment of brands, styles, and sizes designed to support and flatter a curvier figure, we provide our customers with a diverse selection of intimates that go beyond basic beige. In addition to everyday staples, we offer customers colorful, fashion-forward, and (dare we say it?) beautiful bras that are guaranteed to spice up any woman’s lingerie drawer.

So how does the giveaway work? Just click the link below to be taken to the entry page, and then click on the button that says “Click here to enter!” Nice and easy! If you want to put your name in the virtual hat more than once, here are some ways you can earn more entries on the Rafflecopter form:
1. “Like” Filling A Niche on Facebook
2. “Like” A Sophisticated Pair on Facebook
3. Follow A Sophisticated Pair on Twitter

That’s it!

What exactly do I win?
The winner will be entitled to $50 to spend online at A Sophisticated Pair. That can be used towards in stock items or special orders (which includes upcoming fashion styles.)

Okay, what are the rules?
This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older. Giveaway ends November 16th, 2013 at 12AM EST. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter.com and be notified by Filling A Niche within 24 hours. Winner have 48 hours from that time to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that Filling A Niche is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. Facebook, and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

If anyone finds that the link or the Rafflecopter widget is not working, please leave a comment here or send me an email! And feel free to share this! Good luck everyone!

Click to enter the raffle

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I’m Pretty Proud of Myself

A few cool things have happened lately. The first thing is that the blog has broken it’s personal record for page views for the past 3 days, consecutively. Not huge numbers by any means, but still awesome. Generally I try not to pay too much attention to my stats, but record-breaking is always fun. And who knows?  Maybe someday I’ll get enough hits to earn dozens of dollars a year from advertising.  Dozens,  I tell you! You jealous? I think I’ll buy a pony then. Anyway, thanks, everyone!

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Virtual kittens for all!!!

The second cool thing is that Lunaire has offered to send me one of their bras to review! I’ve been walking around all dazed and smiley because of it. A lot of bloggers receive products to review, but I never assumed that I would, especially so soon.  My blog is pretty new, and my following (while growing steadily) is nowhere near the following of most of the bloggers that I admire. I offer my sincere appreciation to Lunaire for giving me this opportunity.

Why am I jabbering to you guys about this stuff? I’m feeling celebratory! And I want to share all the happy feelings. So I’m planning to do a giveaway soon! I haven’t worked out any details at all yet! (Everyone just said “Yay!…Wait, nope.” I’m sorry!) But I will get something together, so keep an eye out!

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Self Esteem, Body Acceptance, And Being In My Undies On The Internet

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content note: I’m going to be talking about body-shaming stuff.  If that’s a trigger for you, proceed with caution. Also, this post contains more swear words than normal. (Man, I thought I was done with writing trigger warning when I abandoned my old blog.) By the way, this post is pretty long. If you start to get bored and want to give up, do yourself a favor and check out the links at the bottom before you leave.
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How Do I Define “Sexy”?

Several other amazing bra bloggers are tackling the theme “redefining sexy” this month. I think that’s a great topic, both as a bra blogger and as a feminist. It’s really interesting hearing all of the other viewpoints, and I thought I’d throw my own two cents in. So how do I define “sexy”?

Short answer: I’m not sure, actually.  Oh, you want the long answer? Well, it’s pretty complicated. I’ll try to condense my thoughts down to a readable amount. And I’m going to try to relate this mostly to what I find sexy in the lingerie world, otherwise I’m going to end up writing a novel.
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