Best Bikinis For Tiny Ta Ta's

Swimsuits that bring out your bust

Let’s face it, boobs have a life of their own

Some weeks, they’re fuller than usual. Others, it seems as though they’ve shrunk overnight. With summer fast approaching, we’ve been on the search for what kinds of bikini are best for smaller breasts and tips for how to wear them to your best advantage.

Bathing suit shopping, is comparable to Black Friday shopping. Aka, most of us absolutely hate it and always feel defeated before, during, and after the process. We end up asking ourselves, “Why, why did you just put yourself through that?” It can sometimes seem like nothing will ever fit, and while you wish you’ed majored in design and knew how to sew, that’s not the world most of us live in. Most of us live a world which our boobs decide how they want to look and feel on any given day.

Aside from wanting your boobs to look great in a bikini, we also want them to feel comfortable.Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by a too-loose bikini:

*Raises hand aggressively.*

While we love it when at times when our busts are in small size mode (we can go braless and wear a plunging shirt without the fear of having a nip slip), there are times when we want a little extra oomf. Luckily for us and others, there are some tips and tricks out there to wearing a bikini with small boobs. These are our favorites.

Support is KEY!!!

Tommy Bahama Orchid Canopy Bra Top Bikini

The Tommy Bahama Orchid Canopy Bra Top Bikini has a glamorous tropical floral print with an underwire top, mesh overlay on straps and a skirted bottom.

Trust me, an underwire and a tiny push-up can make all the difference. Plus, you’ll feel super secure, meaning you can ride those waves and cannon ball into the pool without any problems.

Frills and Thrills

Did you know that ruffles, frills, and extra material can actually fake a little more size, if that’s the look you’re after? Adding a little more detail is not only super fun, but can create the illusion of depth and fullness.

Take the Plunge

Rather than picking a suit with a lot of fabric at the neckline, a super low-cut option can actually scoop up

Tommy Bahama Pearl Solid Halter Twist Front One Piece In Vivid Blue

The Tommy Bahama Pearl Solid Shirred Twist Front Bandeau One Piece In Vivid Blue has a flattering fit with a tummy control panel and a glam look for style.

your boobs and add a little cleavage action. Plus, you’ll be following one of 2017’s biggest trends.

Keep Your Center Focused

Whether it’s a bow, embellishment, or a piece of fun fabric, having a center detail can actually make it look like your breasts are being drawn in closer to one another, thus giving you more cleavage. Plus, it means you get to bling out your bathing suit.

Bandeau Is For You!

This is one of my favorite styles of bikini tops. I love to show off my shoulders, and a bandeau top usually

Gottex Blush Saltwater Happy Underwire Bandeau Bikini

The Gottex Blush Saltwater Happy Underwire Bandeau Bikini offers a bandeau style top with hook back closure offered in D, E and F cup and skirted full bottom.

does just that. One of the biggest benefits of having small boobs is being able to wear this style bra and bikini top without worrying about support.

Go Strappy

The more detail, the better. I love me a double strap bikini with crisscross detailing, which offers the illusion of fuller boobs. It also happens to look super edgy, so you’ll get major style points for that, too.

Whether you’ve got a big bust, small bust, a big booty, or you name it, there is a suit out there for you. Comfort is the most important thing, and these tips should definitely help you find your perfect fit.

Source: Cosmopolitan 2017 Trends

Image courtesy: The Home Remedy Shop

Online shopping for bathing suits is the way to go.

The Latest Tankini Trends – WOW!

Love ’em or Hate ’em the Tankini is here to stay.

One of the most horrifying experiences regardless of a woman’s size is swimsuit shopping. It is the thing most women hate shopping for, for a number of reasons both obvious and not-so. Fashion is used to accentuate our figures and to help us camouflage our “flaws,” but swimwear seems to highlight our flaws and there is nowhere to hide while wearing one. Coupled with the standard

Coupled with the standard rigors of fitting room anxiety (including unflattering lights and crook-eyed sales

Miraclesuit Purr-Fection Crossover With Mesh

The Miraclesuit Purr-Fection Crossover With Mesh one piece is the perfect suit for the animal instincts in you with a vneck front and figure flattering design. The only swimsuit that makes you look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds. Miraclesuit swimwear delivers fit, form, and function to show off your beautiful curves – and your confidence. Made with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ spandex for a long lasting fit.

associates), swimsuit shopping can be a downright panic-ridden experience. If you happen to be a plus-size woman, the shopping experience horror is infinitely higher. Going to the department store, digging through racks trying and praying there will be — by some miracle — a swimsuit in your size that is flattering and trendy generally ends in disappointment.

Caribbean Joe Bimini Road The Bluff Tankini

The Caribbean Joe Bimini Road The Bluff Tankini believes in the island spirit this tankini with its tropical colors surely does just that.

One way to avoid the discomfort of brick-and-mortar plus-size swimwear shopping is by shopping online. By shopping at specialty sites, you can find the hottest trends, such as the popular tankini with a selection of bottom options from the high-cut brief, to the boy-short or swim skirt.

You can find the style that best fits your body-type and makes you feel most comfortable. Also, online

Anita Comfort Pure Stripes Teresa One Piece

The Anita Comfort Pure Stripes Teresa One Piece is a very flattering v neck suit that creates a slimming silhouette with modern pattern.

shopping retailers often offer a body type calculator to help you narrow down the style that will best suit you. The reality is this: online shopping has made it easier to find your size, instead of digging through racks that most likely only have one or two items in your size in stock to begin with. Another bonus for shopping online is reading the reviews from other shoppers, and perusing testimonials of other shoppers who will inform you about fit, comfort, and of course quality.

The key to feeling comfortable in swimwear is all about fit. As mentioned before the tankini has been a popular style for years in plus-sized swimwear, not least of all because it is flattering on many body types, yet is still trendy and best of all it allows plus size women to hide some of their problem areas they are not so comfortable with. Another trend that has become more popular this year has been the high-waisted bikini, this style is a super trendy option in plus-sized swimwear for those that aren’t afraid to show a little skin. This style also has a great retro feel to it that takes us back in time, to the halcyon days of the ‘50s pinup girls like Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, when curves were appreciated and very much in style.

Plus-sized women know how difficult it can be to find trendy, flattering clothing and swimwear, but there are great websites that are designed to keep up on the trends for us more curvy gals and share with us where we can find them. TheCurveyFashionista.com is all about keeping the curvy, fashion-savvy lady up to day on the latest fashions, while Refinery29.com also discusses fashion in a more general sense, offering tips, tricks, and trend info to plus size gals looking to score some points in the style department. Both sites offer great content, advice, and ideas, if you’re looking for some.

Of course, the only way to actually browse for swimsuits online is to visit a retailer. Why not start your search at Southbeach Swimsuits, a site that caters exclusively to plus size beauties. Their 2017 styles are already in store and we have a price match guarantee!

The lesson to take away is that plus-sized swimsuit shopping doesn’t have to be the painfully agonizing experience of the past. Shop from the comfort of your home, from companies that understand your unique form, and you’ll be much happier and more relaxed about the whole process. Trust an online retailer, or better yet visit one directly here: southbeachswimsuits.com . Don’t just let your inner beauty shine, but let your curvaceous outer beauty shine as well.

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How to Protect Your Bathing Suit from Pool Chemicals

Proper bathing suit care can greatly extend the life of your bathing suit.

Many people swim in pools or bathe in hot tubs that use harsh chemicals like chlorine to kill bacteria, but also are hard on bathing suits. This article will show you how to protect your bathing suit from pool chemicals. By taking the following steps you can protect your swimwear.

Hand wash your bathing suit as soon as possible after each swim. Use a mild liquid detergent.

Place your bathing suit in a sink full of cool water with a small amount of mild liquid detergent. Swirl it around gently until it is clean, wring it out, and then rinse it well in another sink full of cool water. Wring it out again before placing it to dry.

Pay close attention to washing the bra area of your swimsuit if you exercised in it. Sweat and natural oils from your skin can reduce the elasticity of the fabric. Plain water will not remove pool chemicals from your bathing suit, so be sure to use soap.

Do not wash your suit in a washing machine. Washing machines break down the material of your bathing suit and cause piling.

Lay your bathing suit out flat to dry or hang your bathing suit to dry in your bathroom or on a drying rack. Do not hang it to dry in the sun or dry it in a clothes dryer.
Both the sun and the clothes dryer break down the material of your bathing suit.

Give your bathing suit at least 24 hours between uses. Your bathing suit needs this time to regain its original shape. Make sure your bathing suit is completely dry before reuse.
It is a good idea to have a few bathing suits so you can alternate use if you swim frequently.

 

Video courtesy of Pool Moz the leading-edge pool equipment company.

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Find Your Fit

The woman who finds the suit that fits her shape and you find a happy woman.

We’ve resolved to put an end to the fear and frustration that come with swimsuit shopping.

Swimsuits that flatter “the girls”

Sunsets Monaco Bardot Underwire Bikini

This ultra feminine bikini by Sunsets offers bra style top accommodating bust sizes from D to G cup. Paired with a matching full bottom.

When it comes to putting your “girls” in the lime light, swimsuits take the lead. But what about those of us who do not feel that this is our best asset? If you are feeling a little less then loved in that department, we have you covered…so to speak.

A swimsuit puts your girls on stage, front and center. We did our research and found the swimsuit styles that are designed to enhance what you have whether it is overabundance or less than ample.

Lean, long and limber

If your shape leans towards the more athletic side, what my grandmother use to call boyish, then you need a suit that creates curves and boosts your bustline. You want to look for two-piece prints with ruffles or fringe; both will emphasize the bust and hips. If you must go with a one-piece chose one with padded cups and side cutouts giving the illusion of curves and girls!

Is Your Fruit a Pear?

If pear is more your shape, your suit needs to be all about balancing. Swim skirts in solid color bottoms and a print top are a great way to draw the eye up and down play the hips and rear. When looking for a one piece, again chose solid colors but look for one shoulder design or a key hole cut that draws attention to your décolletage.

An Apple a Day

If your fruit type happens to be apple your suit syle needs to be all about the middle. No matter if you’re busty or hippy you want a suit to give the illusion of a smaller waist. The bandeau or tankini top does just that. Both styles will draw attention to your chest and shoulders while simultaneously minimizing your waist. The choice of brightly colored, detailed bottoms help by creating interest. When choosing a one-suit look for high-cut legs and avoid halters tops at all costs.

For those of you who are an apple but also are blessed with an abundance of TaTa’s, it’s all about support! First the good, halter tops the bad, triangle tops. Check out suits that are bra size based and lines that cater to large busts. Lands’ End, has a Swim Resource Guide that provides education on swim bra support (I would suggest that you create a similar guide to this one. If not you should take this reference out)

When Your Blessings Fall Lower

Mikoh Lanikai Miyako Bikini in Bone

The Mikoh Lanikai Miyako Bikini in Bone features a macrame front unpadded halter top that ties around the neck. The bottoms are a lowrise skimpy thong cut.

If you smaller on top, look for suits that are triangular in shape and suits with padding. Again this is a suit that can be shopped by bra size. Most lines have varying levels of push-up and padding options. You can choose from the super enhanced to the sexy but can still play volleyball in variety.

Our pick for this shape is (you will need to fill in the suits that fall into this range)

When you have found your perfect suit but you are still nervously waiting for bathing suit season, there is always the tried and true, plan B…Popsugar has an excellent section called the Beach Body Countdown #BikiniBody. A combination of the perfect fit and some time at the gym will have you sporting a new suit and a new attitude this summer.

 

Expert tips for bathing suit care

Expert tips for bathing suit care

8 Tips To Make Your Favorite Swimsuit Last Longer

Hot water and chlorine are hard on swimsuits.   Swimsuits aren’t cheap and a perfect one is hard to find. So when you find the perfect one you’ll want to wear for years, take steps to make it last longer than one season.

Avoid the things you might be doing to your bathing suit that could actually shorten its lifespan.

According to ConsumerSearch.com, damage happens largely because suits are made of Spandex or other stretchy fabrics — materials that can react badly to hot tub chemicals or the heat of the sun. The fabric that makes them cling just right to your body makes them vulnerable to heat and harsh chemicals.

To keep your suit looking good for years to come, care for it using these eight tips from laundry pros:

Rinse ASAP

About.com Laundry Guide Mary Marlowe Leverette points out suits need a rinse even after sunbathing. Sunblock and the body’s oils can do damage. Rinse immediately after being in a hot tub or pool that uses chlorine.

Hand Wash

All the experts we found recommended hand washing. One pro told us the issue with washing machines is that they agitate all the delicate parts (like the cups, padding, ties, etc.). All this movement can damage a delicate suit, leaving things bunched, stretched, or otherwise ill-fitting.

Soap Up

Some manufactures recommend washing a suit with a mild hand soap, while others suggest a detergent meant for delicates. Either way, a standard laundry detergent is too harsh. Make sure you rinse all soapy suds out. And, I mean rinse. You don’t want to see mounds of foam the next time you hot tub.

Dry Off

Resist the urge to wring out every last drop of water. Doing so can damage the fibers, leaving your suit sagging in all the wrong places. Hanging a swimsuit (especially by the ties) can stretch it out, too. Instead, lay the suit out on a towel, roll the towel up and squeeze gently, then lay your swimsuit out to dry. Avoid drying it in sunshine, which can fade the color, says Leverette. Always dry the suit out completely before putting it away.

Rotate Suits

Vitamin A Sahara Bianca Bodysuit 73MSAH

Vitamin A Sahara Bianca Bodysuit 73MSAH

According to Real Simple, Spandex is a “memory fabric,” meaning it needs a full day to snap back to its usual position. If you’re on vacation or wearing bathing suits often, it’s essential to have more than one, so that each suit has 24 hours to bounce back (not to mention time to wash and dry it completely).

Keep Cool

Hot water is bad for swimwear. Never wash your bathing suit in hot water, and avoid too many dips in the hot tub with a favorite suit. Allure recommends reserving one suit just for the hot tub — and make it your cheapest suit!

Prep A New Suit

Swimsuit designer Vix of Vix recommends prepping a brand new suit before taking it to the beach or a dip in the hot tub. A 30-minute soak in a vinegar and water mixture (one tablespoon white vinegar per quart of water) should prevent dye from bleeding. Especially important if you’re wearing a new suit in a hot tub.

Sit On A Towel

Vitamin A Sahara Marrakesh Beach Towel

Vitamin A Sahara Marrakesh Beach Towel

Whenever you’re sitting on the ground next to the hot tub or pool, on a wooden bench, or on any other rough surface, try to sit on a towel, suggests the blog Life With Three. Those impromptu seats can snag and tear the material. If carrying a towel 24/7 seems too high maintenance, simply wrap-up in a sarong when you leave your lounge chair — you’ll never even have to think about where you’re sitting (though the sarong will take the brunt of the blow, so make sure you won’t mind snagging it).
Source: Real Simple, Allure, Leverette, About.com, Lifewiththree

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http://www.realsimple.com/

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How to have “Happy Bathing Suit Marrige”

Basic bathing suit rules you must follow to be happy in your swimsuit

Bathing suit season may be a distant memory at the moment, but come it will and prepared you should be! What should be fun and relaxing is often the cause of anxiety and angst, but it doesn’t have to be. The single best of advice we can give you when searching for the elusive “perfect suit” find one you’re actually comfortable in!

Along with that piece of sage advice we have a few tips to help find the perfect suit for you, as well as a few “don’t even think about it” tips.

Stop Settling When You Are Shopping For A Swimsuit

It may be one of the hardest tips to follow but fight the temptation to “settle” for a suit. The “it kinda fits” suit is the death knell of a suit that you will hate by the end of the summer, or sooner. So take your time and make the time to really choose a style that fits your body and your sense of style, then buy 3 of them!

So, start early and keep looking you may not find anything the first time or even the second and third, but keep looking until you find something that you do fall in love with. This is one of the many reasons why online shopping is so useful, no wasted time traveling from store to store.

Wear What Fits You

There are truly few things that are less attractive than a beautiful woman in a swimsuit that does not fit. If you wear one that is too small for your body, physics will ultimately win out, and the inevitable and unlovely bulge will appear, usually in the most unflattering way. Aside from that wearing a swimsuit that is too small is just uncomfortable and often constricting, now who needs that?

The other side of that coin is the saggy suit syndrome. We’ve all seen them, you come out of the pool, and the crotch is around mid-thigh, the top has sunk to a dangerously low and you have to avert your eyes to avoid seeing the ensuing, unintentional peep show.

Here’s a tip, a bathing suit should fit you snugly but not be constricting, oh and just because it fit last year it will still fit this year. Make sure you pull your suit out of storage before that first beach party and do a fit check.

Experimenting with new styles and types of swimwear like this purple tankini is essential to finding what looks best on you.

Learn To Love The New

The Beach Riot Onyx Top and Exposed High Waisted Bottom Bikini is a stylish high waisted laser cut bottom and top with nude mesh detail in the high neck.

The Beach Riot Onyx Top and Exposed High Waisted Bottom Bikini is a stylish high waisted laser cut bottom and top with nude mesh detail in the high neck.

Yes, we did tell you above to buy three when you find that perfect suit, but don’t be afraid to try new styles and types of swimsuits. Technology is constantly changing and improving the simple swimsuit, so give them the benefit of the doubt and shop!

As the year’s change, your body changes too, so experimenting with new styles and types of swimwear

essential to finding what looks best on you now.

Lots of ladies know what style swimsuit looks good on them, and you tend to buy bathing suits that are very similar year after year, and there is nothing wrong with that, but be willing to change the style up with new prints, solids or even stripes. Check out what’s new this season and align your body style with a new style of suit. You never know when you’ll find a style or a type of suit that combines the comfort, fit, and a new style.

Take Care Of Your Swimsuits

Women’s swimsuits aren’t like other clothing. Between the damaging rays of the sun, salt water, sunscreen, chlorine and other chemicals, your bathing suit can take a beating. So make sure you show them some love and respect. They can’t just be thrown in a washer. They need to be taken care of to look pristine. Check out our recent post on extending the life and wear of your swimwear.

Keep It Classy

Becca Havana Halter Bikini

The Becca Havana Bikini is the perfect bikini for the fun and flirty with the bright colored pattern and classic fit.

Keeping it classy is not hard to do. Despite the lure of the lear, no woman wants to look cheap. Keep sophisticated in mind when your shopping. Rich colors and fun patterns are classy as are moderate and full bottom coverage. Classy yet seductive bikinis; yes. Skimpy itsy bitsy bikinis; no. Remember your worth and make sure your swimwear reflects that.

Buy A New Bathing Suit At Least Every Other Year

The more you wear it, the more your swimsuit will lose its elasticity and start to pull just like any other piece of clothing. Thanks to the spandex material, even if you take proper care of it, it will wear out faster (hint, elastic has a life span). Also, because of the exposure to the sun, chlorine and salt water the colors are much more likely to fade.

Wear It Proudly

One of thing that buying a swimsuit that fits you perfectly will do for you aside from looking great, make you feel great. Swimsuits are probably the most revealing garments you’ll wear in public. With a perfectly fit suit that reflects your personal style, you will have the confidence to wear it with a little flirt in your step and more than a little confidence. Find a swimsuit that emphasizes your best features and don’t worry about what you don’t love; they won’t even notice!

Ondademar Miranda Cruise Long Blue Dress VEL041/QUIS

Ondademar Miranda Cruise Long Blue Dress Item # VEL041/QUIS
– Deep v neck front
– Embroided and printed synthetic chiffon
– Polyester

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Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go ahead and splurge? Because gaining weight during the holiday season is a national pastime. Year after year, most of us pack on at least a pound (some gain more) during the holidays — and keep the extra weight permanently.

photolibrary_rf_photo_of_carving_turkeyBut Thanksgiving does not have to sabotage your weight, experts say. With a little know-how, you can satisfy your desire for traditional favorites and still enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast. After all, being stuffed is a good idea only if you are a turkey!

Get Active

Create a calorie deficit by exercising to burn off extra calories before you ever indulge in your favorite foods, suggests Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, former president of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

“‘Eat less and exercise more’ is the winning formula to prevent weight gain during the holidays,” Diekman says. “Increase your steps or lengthen your fitness routine the weeks ahead and especially the day of the feast.”

Make fitness a family adventure, recommends Susan Finn, PhD, RD, chair of the American Council on Fitness and Nutrition: “Take a walk early in the day and then again after dinner. It is a wonderful way for families to get physical activity and enjoy the holiday together.”

Eat Breakfast

While you might think it makes sense to save up calories for the big meal, experts say eating a small meal in the morning can give you more control over your appetite. Start your day with a small but satisfying breakfast — such as an egg with a slice of whole-wheat toast, or a bowl of whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk — so you won’t be starving when you arrive at the gathering.

“Eating a nutritious meal with protein and fiber before you arrive takes the edge off your appetite and allows you to be more discriminating in your food and beverage choices,” says Diekman.

Lighten Up

Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or bringing a few dishes to share, make photolibrary_rf_photo_of_mashed_pototatoyour recipes healthier with less fat, sugar, and calories.

“There is more sugar and fat in most recipes than is needed, and no one will notice the difference if you skim calories by using lower calorie ingredients,” says Diekman.

Her suggestions: Use fat-free chicken broth to baste the turkey and make gravy. Use sugar substitutes in place of sugar and/or fruit purees instead of oil in baked goods. Reduce oil and butter wherever you can. Try plain yogurt or fat-free sour cream in creamy dips, mashed potatoes, and casseroles.

Police Your Portions

Thanksgiving tables are bountiful and beautiful displays of traditional family favorites. photolibrary_rf_photo_of_sweet_potato_casseroleBefore you fill your plate, survey the buffet table and decide what you’re going to choose. Then select reasonable-sized portions of foods you cannot live without.

“Don’t waste your calories on foods that you can have all year long,” suggests Diekman. “Fill your plate with small portions of holiday favorites that only come around once a year so you can enjoy desirable, traditional foods.”

Skip the Seconds

Try to resist the temptation to go back for second helpings.corbis_rf_photo_of_holiday_dessert_buffet

“Leftovers are much better the next day, and if you limit yourself to one plate, you are less likely to overeat and have more room for a delectable dessert,” Diekman says.

Choose the Best Bets on the Buffet

While each of us has our own favorites, keep in mind that some holiday foods are getty_rf_photo_of_pecan_pie_slicebetter choices than others.

“White turkey meat, plain vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, defatted gravy, and pumpkin pie tend to be the best bets because they are lower in fat and calories,” says Diekman. But she adds that, “if you keep your portions small, you can enjoy whatever you like.”

Slowly Savor

Eating slowly, putting your fork down between bites, and tasting each mouthful is one istock_rf_photo_of_sausage_stuffingof the easiest ways to enjoy your meal and feel satisfied with one plate full of food, experts say. Choosing whole grains, fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, salads, and other foods with lots of water and fiber add to the feeling of fullness.

Spread out the food and fun all day long. At the Finn family Thanksgiving gathering, they schedule dessert after a walk, while watching a movie together.

“We eat midday, and instead of another meal at dinnertime, we continue the feast with dessert a few hours after the main meal,” Finn explains.

Go Easy on Alcohol

Don’t forget those alcohol calories that can add up quickly.photolibrary_rf_photo_of_white_russian

“Have a glass of wine or a wine spritzer and between alcoholic drinks, (or) enjoy sparkling water,” says Diekman. “this way you stay hydrated, limit alcohol calories, and stay sober.”

Be Realistic

The holiday season is a time for celebration. With busy schedules and so many extra temptations, this is a good time to strive for weight maintenance instead of weight loss.

“Shift from a mindset of weight loss to weight maintenance,” says Finn. “You will be ahead of the game if you can avoid gaining any weight over the holidays.”

Focus on Family and Friends

Thanksgiving is not just about the delicious bounty of food. It’s a time to getty_rr_photo_of_holiday_dinnercelebrate relationships with family and friends.

“The main event should be family and friends socializing, spending quality time together, not just what is on the buffet,” says Finn.

Article shared courtesy of WebMD. Click here to read more of their healthy tips.