$70 Boob Job

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If there’s one thing that can make you feel great, it’s wearing beautiful underwear that fits properly. Women’s bodies go through so many changes in their lifetimes, be it from weight change, exercise, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and of course just ageing in general.

Regular fitting is therefore essential, as a proper fitting bra has the power to lift, support, enhance and transform how you look and feel – indeed it is the very foundation of how good our clothes look, and therefore how good we feel, when we walk out the door.

Having experienced considerable weight loss in recent months, as well as having carried and breast-fed three children, and now being in my forties, I knew it was time to give my “girls” some attention and get a proper fitting. Plus my bra drawer has definitely seen better days!

So I got in touch with my lovely friend Kimberly Howe, who is a trained Independent Intimo Lingerie Stylist, to talk about my needs and to arrange a private fitting.

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She talks about the Intimo range with great passion, and the importance of being correctly fitted:

"We pride ourselves on creating a product you'll love. Our meticulous fitting and sampling processes ensure optimum functionality in every shape and style, delivering supreme comfort and a fabulous fit for all breast types and body sizes.

A woman's bra size changes throughout various stages of her life, so being fitted regularly is a must to ensure a lifetime of comfort and support. Not only will it support the breasts, it will improve posture and reduce strain on your back as well. You can reveal a more flattering waistline, and lift, shape and smooth in all the right places. So many women are walking round in the wrong sized bra.

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Breasts don't contain any muscle mass - they rely on the skin's elasticity to maintain their lift and shape. If they aren't properly supported, the breast tissue can begin to break down. Nothing can be done to reverse the effects of tissue damage so PREVENTION really is better than a cure.  A well-fitting bra is a great investment."

So, in the privacy, convenience and comfort of my own home, and over a glass of champagne, I was expertly measured and guided by Kimberly to the right size and style of bra for my requirements.

I have never been blessed (or cursed – whichever way you look at it!) with big boobs, and Kimberly recommended I look at the Dream Bra range. Known as “the $70 Boob Job”, it is the perfect bra for smaller cup sizes, those looking for boosted cleavage or those with softer tissue looking to balance the fullness of their bust.

I made my selection from the many pretty designs available, was expertly measured, and a few days later a beautiful package was delivered to my door.  I honestly expected it to be just like any normal Push Up bra, but the mineral oil feels so different to the padding in any other bra, and looks very natural. Result? Two very happy girls!

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I loved the whole Intimo shopping experience. It is convenient, personal and feels very exclusive (but without the hefty price tag), bringing a touch of luxury to an everyday necessity.  Do it at home with a group of girlfriends and a bottle or two of bubbly, and you’ve also got the makings of a fun, social, pampering girls night in.

From every day comfort to lacy intimates, sports bras to support bras, fashion must-haves to fashion mainstays, in sizes 30A (8A) to 46G(24) the Intimo collections offer beautiful lingerie for every size, shape and lifestyle.

Intimo's suppliers are accredited with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (the global safety standard in textile manufacture ) and WRAP, the Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production certificate of lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing, so we get to feel good in every way.

If you're local to the Northern Beaches of Sydney, please comment here if you'd like to arrange a consultation with Kimberly, or contact her direct at KIMBERLY.HOWE@INTIMO.COM.AU.  To find your local Intimo consultant visit www.intimo.com.au.  You can have a browse through their latest catalogue here: http://catalogue.intimo.com.au/

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