We’re Talking Body

Buying a swimsuit can be one of the most daunting things a woman can do, especially nowadays! Strings, high necks, wrap arounds, underwire etc., the style list goes on and on!  On the bright side, more styles means more fits for every body.  And thankfully, we’re here to help you find the perfect suit for your perfect body!

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Tiny Top– For those of us who don’t have the upper half of Kate Upton

  • Embrace your chest or lack therof! Less chest means less support. You can get away with tiny bandeaus and scoop necks

Vitamin A- Neutra Bandeau & Hipster

 

 

 

 

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Large Bust– For girls with the girls, try this style!

  • Molded cups, thicker over the shoulder straps give support and won’t create neck strain

 

Vitamin A- Bella Bustier & Sasha Hipster

 

 

 

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Perfect Pear– Bootylicious is a real word!

  • Stay away from boy shorts, extra material will draw attention where you may not want any!
  • Go for a top with an added detail or design to avert the eyes upward!

 

L*Space- Jaime Top & Itsy Bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Athletic- Straight and narrow

  • Bold prints and detail draw attention and create a curvature to your body where there may not be one

 

Luli Fama- Crystal Wavey Triangle & Tieside Bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curvy- Coke Bottle Body

  • Color blocking and patterns bring in your waist and flatter your curves

Pily Q- Embroidered Phoenix 1Pc

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At the end of the day, wear what you feel most comfortable in & embrace your body whatever shape it may be!

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Be Kind To Your Suit: Swimwear Care

Much time and effort goes into the buying process of your swimsuit…There’s the shopping and browsing stage, the always favorite trying on stage, and finally the decision making stage.  Any one of these stages can be rough, but everyone can agree that once the ritual is over, you’re happy with the result and it was all worth it!

 

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Now who wants all of that hard work to go to waste? Swimwear is made with many delicate fabrics and are built to last when taken care of properly!

 

-PREVENT

  • NEVER, and we mean NEVER, put your suit in the washing machine.  This is sure to compromise the suits material, color, or any decorative elements of the suit.
  • Don’t sit on rough surfaces, this may cause delicate materials to snag
  • Avoid harmful detergents.  Chemicals in detergents can break down the coloring and cause fading.
  • Wait until your sunscreen, body lotion, tanning oil, etc., dries before putting on your suit.
  • Alternate suits!  Most swimsuits have memory fabric in order to maintain their integrity, allow 24 hours for your suit to bounce back!

 

-CARE

  • It is important that you rinse your suit after every wear!  Things like dirt, sunscreen, chlorine, and salt water can eat away at the fabrics of the swimsuit and lessen the elasticity.  If there is a shower at the beach or pool you’re at, just hop in for quick rinse!
  • If you have the time, fill your sink with cool water and let soak for about 20 minutes
  • Do not wring out your swimsuit! Roll your suit up in a towel or lay flat out of the direct sunlight
  • For any stains, we’ve found that OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover has been the best helper!  Spray directly on the the area and rinse through gently

 

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It can be rough out there for your suits!  The forces of nature are against you, but following these care steps will keep your suit looking as good as new and in tip top shape!

Happy Caring!

MB

xoxo

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Christmas Wish List from Your Molly Dolls: Newport Edition

 

As Christmas is rapidly approaching, here are more Christmas Wish List items from your Molly Dolls in Newport Beach, California!

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Acacia- Prague Silk Dress

“Such an effortless piece– it’s a no-fuss high-neck beauty that you know will look exactly like what you envision in your head, every time you put it on.”

 

Chelsea

Costa Mesa, CA

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Vitamin A- Jaida Crop Rashguard & Adriana Hipster

This is an amazing silhouette!  Creme cropped rashguard with black contrasting trim.  Bikini bottoms offer coinciding contrast with the black cutout in the front.

 

Krista

Huntington Beach, CA

 

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Tiger Lily- Agar Mumu

“This is my favorite because it is an easy throw on piece! In the winter, I would pair it with leggings, boots and a scarf! It is also an easy coverup during the summer, or dress it up and go to brunch! Great staple piece in any wardrobe.”

 

Rudi

Costa Mesa, CA

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Bettinis- Onesie Jumpsuit

“This jumpsuit is bringing sexy back! Bell bottoms give a bohemian-gypsy-goddess vibe to the piece.”

 

Krissy

Huntington Beach, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Riot- The Shine Bright 1 Pc

“If glam or glitter is your middle name, then this is the ONE piece for you! Sexy and classy with no back and high neck..UH-MAZING!”

 

Rebecca

Costa Mesa, CA

 

We hope you enjoyed this series of Christmas Wish lists from our Molly Dolls from Laguna Beach, Las Vegas, and Newport Beach!

Have a Molly Jolly Christmas!

 

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Ballad of The Bikini Line: Orange County Edition

 

Ah…the bikini line. The most dreaded of hair removal areas and many time the most necessary!

Luckily in today’s society, there are a few different options and you can find the best one that works for you.  Winter is the best time to find out what hair removal method you prefer. So throw away that razor and get to trying new things!

 

1) Strip Wax

 

Let’s break it down.. strip waxing is pretty self explanatory.  The hot wax is applied, a strip of cloth laid on, and soon the cloth is ripped away with hair, skin, and usually your dignity.  Although painful, this is the most basic waxing procedure and can be found at nearly any salon.

 

2) Hard Wax

 

Hard wax is wax that is applied to the skin, let to dry, and then taken off quickly, sans the cloth strip.  Still, a painful experience, but more bearable.  Hard wax is great for those with sensitive skin.

If hard wax is the one for you, try OC Waxing.   Locations in Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel, California.  Friendly staff that will make you feel comfortable!

 

3) Sugar

 

Sugaring is an all natural alternative as well as my personal choice for bikini hair removal.  This method dates back to ancient Egyptians.  The ingredients are essentially water, sugar, and lemon.  Even after a few sugar treatments, the hair begins to deplete and grows back thinner.

Many times with waxing, the wax hardens around the hair, and breaks the hair rather than taking from the root, allowing the hair to grow back sooner.  Sugaring, however, attaches to the hair and does not rip off the skin, reducing irritation and ingrown hairs.

 

If you’d like to try sugaring, SUGARED, sister business of BRONZED, is the place to go!

 

– First time clients receive a Buy One Get One for free which results in two Brazilian waxes for $49 or two Bikinis for $39
– Returning clients can receive $10 off for every referral and/or can become a SUGARED member which covers over 20% in savings every month!
Locations in both Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, California.  Stores to come in NYC and LA as well.
Amazing and helpful specialists that make you feel like you’re catching up with one of your girlfriends for thirty minutes.
So let your hair down, muster up some courage, and try these methods out!
Never go into any appointment on an empty stomach. The method I prefer is to pop two Advil and eat a candy bar on the way…taking the edge off and creating a sugar rush :)
Good luck!
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Quickie Cleanse

Molly Dolls!

Whether you haven’t been hitting the gym as hard as you could be or you don’t even know where the nearest one is, your vacation is only a couple days away! We get it, you’re busy… You could be juggling work, your kids soccer practices and play dates or maybe you were just a little too busy being a socialite this summer, life is exhausting enough as it is! Here is a quick and easy 2-3 day detox drink recipe to get yourself feeling brave enough to sport that hot new bikini. You’ll look great and feel even better after this cleanse, whether you’re going to Aruba or maybe just your in-laws vacation home (if the latter, maybe add a shot of Stoli in the mix…just kidding).

 

-2 Tablespoons of organic Lemon Juice

-2 Tablespoons of organic Grade B Maple Syrup

-1/10 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper

-Fill the rest with pure filtered water, 10 oz total

 

A couple things to keep in mind while on the cleanse:

The lemon juice should be freshly squeezed.

Cayenne pepper will help increase blood flow and is a good source of B and C vitamins.

 

 

You can drink the above recipe 6-10 times a day or whenever you are hungry! It is recommended to add a plate of fruit or vegetables in addition to this cleanse to replenish your body with needed nutrients and energy!

 

Happy cleansing (:

 

 

 

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Diaper Dilemma- Bikini Bottom Crisis

“I went to the beach one day and all of the sudden I felt like I had walked on the set of a Huggies commercial.” – Krissy Moyer

 

For those of you who have received a fit session from any one of our Molly Dolls, you have probably heard the term “diaper butt” dropped more than a few times.  Although Webster hasn’t caught on to the phrase quite yet, a diaper butt occurs when bikini bottoms are a size too big and once in the water, the extra material sags and looks like, you guessed it, a diaper!

 

The diaper dilemma with bikini bottoms is one that should be avoided at all costs and here are some ways to accomplish such:

1) Going a size up does not always mean more COVERAGE on your bikini bottom

-This is an urban legend, much like when my grandma told me that if I ate the crust on my sandwiches I would have curly hair.

-The COVERAGE on any bikini is all about the CUT, not the size.

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2) When in doubt between two sizes of bikini bottoms, the rule of thumb, or should I say bum, is to go with the size down.

-In water, the fabric will stretch up to a quarter of an inch.

-Through the year the elasticity in the material will continue to give and form more to your body, therefore you want to get the most out of your suit and wear it season after season!

 

3) With all this being said, we want you to be COMFORTABLE in your new bikini! And you are the only one who knows where that level is (:

 

Be a part of the movement! Follow these simple tips and the diaper dilemma will be a thing of the past, much like platform sandals and Lindsey Lohan’s sobriety.

Besides, you never want to be featured in a “Who Wore It Best” alongside Blue Ivy…no offense Queen B.

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A Swimwear Care Guide by Molly Brown’s

 

 

While a swimsuit is a sacrosanct piece of clothing for avid swimmers and beach lovers, unfortunately if not taken care of that well. It is susceptible to deterioration because of the very fact that it is worn in the not-so-ideal places. Special care and proper guidelines that need to be followed are listed below for long-lasting and durable swimwear.

 

  • Identify material or fabric – Mostly, swimsuits are made up of either cotton, nylon, polyester, spandex or lycra. Usually these fabrics are blended to make a garment stronger. Having a knowledge of the materials used and reading the washing instructions helps in caring better for the beachwear.

 

  • Wash care – It is recommended that a swimsuit is rinsed with cold water or under running tap water immediately after use to get rid of the harmful chlorine and sand particles. Machine wash is a complete no-no and only hand wash is suggested that too with a mild cleanser.

 

  • Removing stains – Before going out in the sun, people apply a generous amount of sunscreen, which does sometimes can stain your swimwear. Sprinkling baking soda or dipping the stained part in one part white vinegar and three parts of warm water will do the trick. Also, avoid dry cleaning and bleaching as it might lead to discoloration.

 

  • How to dry – Avoid drying in a washing machine even after a handwash as twisting and wringing will damage the delicate fibres. Gently squeeze the garment and lay it down on a flat surface to dry in a well-ventilated area. Hanging wet swimsuits will make them lose their shape as excess water gets collected at the bottom.

 

  • Avoid hot tub – Hot tubs contain chemicals and excessive heat that tends to stretch the fabric of the swimsuit. If needed, go in for a 100 percent polyester and chlorine free suit, as natural fabrics will be badly damaged.

 

  • Also, try to alternate swimsuits while wearing rather than using a particular one for a longer period of time. Generally, a swimsuit requires 24 hours after washing, to return to its original shape.

 

  • Avoid rough surfaces to sit or lay and always use a towel beneath. If a swimsuit gets damaged due to all the wear and tear, it cannot be repaired.

 

Following the above mentioned checklist of swimwear care by Molly Brown’s will save your time, money and effort before your next vacation. So, do take out time to take extra care of your beach wear to prolong its life!

 

 

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Fitting Swimwear Accessories at Molly Brown’s

 

For all you beach enthusiasts, choosing the perfect swimsuit should be as important as to how to accessorise it. Molly Brown’s has an array of swimwear accessories to make you look all the more glamorous head to toe without much effort!

 

Let’s take a look at all that is in store for you!

 

Bags – To most women, a bag means much more than an accessory wherein they can carry all the essentials. Starting with an SPF lip balm, sunscreen, moisturiser and all other quintessential beauty products. Pair your one piece or two piece bikini with a stylish bag to add some zing to your beach outfit.

 

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Belts – Be it a leather, embellished or a suede belt, the list is unending and it is the quickest and the safest way to up the glam quotient of your swimwear. Pairing a belt with your beach outfit is quite an unusual way of looking chic. Wear it confidently and look your beach best!

 

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Footwear – Whether on a beach or elsewhere, it’s important to wear comfortable footwear unless you like walking barefoot, experiencing the ticklish touch of the sandy shores! Choose from colorful flip-flops from Havaianas and make your exclusive fashion statement.

 

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Hats – If you are not really looking to get sunbathed for a tan, begin by choosing a wide-brimmed trendy hat to protect the sensitive skin of your face and look sun-kissed in a subtle way. Pick an Odabash cowboy hat to carry a voguish look on your vacation or a cool pool party.

 

Odabash Hats

 

 

Jewelry – Accentuate your beach look by pairing your ultra sexy swimsuit with a glitzy neckpiece or fine feather earrings. Jewelry not only helps in sprucing up your look and leaving you looking drop-dead gorgeous, but also adds an element of elegance and appeal to your outfit be it beach wear or anything else.

 

Beach Jewelry

 

Currently, Molly Brown’s is busy replenishing the stock; both swimwear and accessories for the 2015 swimwear season. There is a possibility of new brands being added with fantastic stuff to sweep you off your feet. Keep checking the space for updates on latest fashion in swimwear!

 

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Serene and Superb in White – White Swimsuits at Molly Brown’s

 

White is an all-inclusive color and there’s no reason for anyone to shy away from it. White appears serene yet chic and classy! People of all shapes and sizes rock the shade. Whether you’re slender or full figured, you’ll look stunning wearing a well-fitted white swimsuit.

 

 

          

 

 

White swimsuits are perfect to flaunt a tan. Whether a hot dark brownish tan or sexy golden tan, white complements tan more than any other hue. However, it definitely doesn’t imply that white is not for fairer skin tones, but for a sensual and glamorous look, try a white bikini on a bronzer skin tone. If you’re not tanned enough, put on a shimmering lotion or get an artificial tan (recommended from a highly rated salon only).

 

Many ladies shy away from white swimwear worrying about its sheerness after a dip in the sea. Avoid it completely by saying NO to paper thin fabrics. Purchase quality fabric swimsuits which have an inner lining. Lycra is a better and safer swimsuit lining than any other fabric. Check your white swimsuit inside out before adding it to your swimwear wardrobe.

 

 

          

 

 

          

 

 

Leading swimwear brands like the Sun Kitten Swimwear, Vitamin A, L Space, Pily Q, Mikoh and the likes use highest quality fabric for designing their swimwear line. Such labels never hoax for sheerness, and clearly mention if the appearance of the swimwear is sheer or full cover.

 

The fashion forward ladies might already be thinking on the same lines that a white swimsuit allows you to enhance your look with gold shade accessories like a necklace, a bracelet or a neutral shade hat. You can choose a neutral shade cover-up as well, to look elegant and classy!

 

 

          

 

 

          

 

 

          

 

 

White is a shade of summer and depicts serenity and purity. White resort wear – bikinis, cover-ups, dresses, pants, shorts are a superb choice. Our fashion experts give it a thumbs up for all body shapes, sizes and color. Sometimes all you need is a confidence boost to wear white and that’s what Molly Brown’s does right here!

 

Check out these beautiful ladies looking stunning in white swimwear! Take inspiration and bring out the pretty lady in you.

 

 

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Salon Allure – Molly Brown’s Fashion Friday Pick Of The Week

A beautiful Friday to y’all, our lovely Molly Dolls!

 

It’s that day of the week where we let our hair loose and wait for the evening to unfold fun, frolic and unbound entertainment that lasts till the Sunday night dawns or sometimes till the Monday morning.

 

But before the fun raises its intoxicating head and drowns you into weekend oblivion, we’d like you to pay attention to this piece of fashion forwardness before you do away with all your gadgets and drop off your laptop to neverland.

 

For this week, we wanted our choice to be an explosion of fashion so we decided on the newest addition to our Molly Brown’s store, the swimwear collection from Salon Allure Tradeshow! Yes! Molly Brown’s is proud to be associated with the 2014 Salon Allure Tradeshow.

 

To explain Salon Allure Tradeshow in three words, I’d like to use luxurious, avant garde and unabashed!

 

Just take a look at these swimwear beauties and you’d want to wear them for your last swim or beach escapade this year!

 

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Salon Allure bikinis and one pieces are a great combination of eclectic fashion, functionality and personality. You can find a variety of designs that you’d like to own. No matter whether you want to play it down a bit or go totally out with your confidence and boldness, there will be a bikini and a swimwear piece from Salon Allure to manifest your mood of the day.

 

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So why wait? It’s already August and there are still warm waters wanting you to try them out! Get going and prepare for the weekend.

Visit our exclusive Salon Allure collection for a brand new swimwear or bikini. Pick from brands such Issa de Mar, Koru and others.

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