Thursday, August 26, 2010

Under $50.00 She's My Cherry Pie Swimsuit!

This bikini is as sweet as cherry pie! Made from our soft velvet fabric, this suit is one of a kind. Looks super cute dressed up with some accessories for more of a pin-up girl look, or just by itself for the ultimate beach worshipper. Cheeky shorts offer just the right amount of coverage while the triangle top is totally adjustable to fit you perfectly!

Clint Walker AKA Cheyenne ... Working Out In His Home Gym (1960s)

Lawdy ... An oldie but a goodie .... Clint Walker (Cheyenne) and his workout ....  it's still relevant!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cool .. I mean "Not so cool" ...Fashion Models in Steam Cave, 1948

Great picture from 1948 ...

Source:  By: Al / Blog of Record

Published: January 13th, 2009

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Woman Goes Ballistic Over Chicken McNuggets ... or Lack of!

I guess Melodi Dushane, 24, of Ohio, who was sentenced to 60 days in prison for punching two McDonald's employees, and smashing a drive-thru window at a Toledo restaurant earlier this year, didn't think the employees "Deserved a break today ..."

All I can picture is Varooka from the Willy Wonka Movies ... "I want it now!"   Which is the reason Dushane went ballistic ...McDonald's refused to serve Chicken McNuggets during breakfast time.  Now everyone knows you can't get lunch before 10:30 a.m. ... don't they?

Dushane's McNugget meltdown was captured by the store's security camera.  (I wonder if she's worried the neighbors will see this?)

In the video, Dushane can be seen arguing with the drive-thru attendant, getting out of her car to spar with the employee, while other workers attempt to close the window. But, even with the window closed, Dushane continues to make threatening gestures, until she grabs a bottle from her car, smashes the drive-thru window and drives off.

Dushame, who admits she was drunk was sentenced to 60 days behind bards and ordered to pay the cost of replacing the broken window.

Sources:  og and  LOVE

Monday, July 26, 2010

Vintage Style Swimwear by the Retro Black Cat ... Meow

Zebra's and Kitten Kats and Polka Dots ... Oh My!   Just added a wonderful new designer ... Black Cat, and we have sizes for the petite kitten to the voluptuous bombshell!

Offering cup sizes AA-DDD and bottom sizes XXS-XXL.

All suits are under $100.00 and we have an eclectic blend of retro styles of the past, with a modern twist, inspired by pin-up girls, vixens, and bombshells, hot rods, tattoos, & the cool stuff of yesteryear.

Each suit is carefully handcrafted one at a time in the good ole' USA. This designer takes great pride in their work, so there’s no mass-production.

Hope you love the styles as much as we do : )   Offered at Get Go Retro!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

What Exactly Does the Body Magic Do?

Shapewear, bodywear (previously referred to as girdles) are figure flattering foundation garments that use the latest technology to smooth away love handles, tummy rolls and muffin tops.  You know what I'm talking about : ) 

Shapewear  firms everything up.  Today's garments are not your grandmother's girdle.  Yesterday's model had boning, metal and really uncomfortable, heavy material.   Body Magic and/or Ardyss brands are made of lightweight, breathable medical grade compression material.  It's a win win situation to wear one.  You lose the inches immediately because it compresses you, but it also reduces your size if you continue to wear the garment.

Jessica Matthews, spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise, said shapewear is the latest take on the compression clothing that has been used by distance runners, athletes and football players for some time.

The difference with shapewear is that a girdle like your grandmother wore in the 50's, will smooth you out, but once you take off a girdle you're back to the same body you started with. But, if you keep using it (shapewear), you'll see a change in your body as it tones and tightens; and perhaps even a psychological affect.  Some find that  wearing shapewear improves their confidence and self esteem and empowers them  to want to exercise more.

You wont' be  disappointed, if you wear it like you are suppose to, you'll see the difference. It's a commitment, just like exercise.

Conservative Girdle Picture found at:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Looks Seamingly Easy ... Seamed Stockings

This is a fabulous retro picture. Puts a new spin on "seamed stockings" doesn't it? 40s popular option was to apply makeup to the leg, a tedious procedure that could include painting a black line up the back of the leg to complete the illusion.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Funny Video - All The Wrinkled Ladies ... A Take on Beyonce's Hit

Is this hysterical or what???? A take on Beyonce's "All the Single Ladies" .... We have "All the Wrinkled Ladies" : ) They need a whole tube of Unwrinkle Serum (I think) : )

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Noni Juice ... Worth a try for it's purported holistic benefits...

Pure Noni juice is used to promote good health due to its therapeutic qualities and function as a natural curative agent. Used in Asia and Polynesia for more that 2,000 years, the medicinal benefits of this fruit have been developed over generations. The maximum benefits of Pure Noni are obtained from its 100% natural juice state

Purported Benefits:

• Helps protect the respiratory system.*

• Helps fortify the immune system.*

• Contains Antioxidants.*

According to the blog Noni  -- Noni juice may not taste that delicious but it is extremely holistic, which explains why many celebrities are flocking to the Polynesian fruit juice. From David Bowie to Meg Ryan, celebrities looking to stay healthy are turning to noni juice for its famous holistic benefits.

Rosie O’Donnell is a purported noni aficionado, along with super model Miranda Kerr, which goes to show you the spectrum of celebrities that have tapped into this fad. Although noni juice has failed to peak much major media attention, the benefits of noni juice seem to have passed through tinseltown, infecting Hollywood with a healthy habit. The differences between the celebrities who love noni mirrors the same wide audience that it has enjoyed world wide, as I’ve met hippies and lawyers alike who swear by noni’s healing properties.

Of course when celebrities do something, people seem to want to do it too. Hopefully these celebrities can spread the word about noni, even if only by example, increasing sales for the companies and improving health for consumers. Greater demand for the juice may drive the price up initially, but fierce competition and a larger market would ultimately level the price out, putting noni into the hands of more individuals. With that said, there’s definitely some good that can come out of celebrity trends. Since regardless of what celebrities do, people copy them, they really are given quite a bit of power. This looks like one case where they’re using their power for good, even if they’re doing it obliviously.
As always ... check with your doctor before you take anything. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

As Seen on TV - Lady GaGa's Body Stocking AKA Girdle

As you can see ... even celebrities wear shapewear!

Lady Gaga is well-known for her outlandish outfits, but it seems that her body stocking-du-jour can be bought off the television;  the L.A. Times reports. Kymaro, an 'As Seen On TV' enterprise claims that Gaga's flesh-colored suit is the Kymaro Body Shaper, and gets rid of love handles, spare tires and middle age spread. It slims down 2 dress sizes instantly and is made from a comfortable fabric that moves with you, perfect for those times when you're performing "Bad Romance" in front of a crowd of screaming fans.

Now ... I hope you all agree with me .... doesn't our shapewear look much better????

Check ours out at Ardyss Body Magic : )


Friday, May 14, 2010

Flatten Your Stomach and Shape Your Buttocks

Flatten your abdomen and shape your buttocks.

The plus shapewear's main function is to support the lower abdomen and uses special reinforcements to smooth irregularities and to protect internal organs.


Applies a smooth and firm pressure to the abdomen. Repositions and smoothes any irregularities in the abdomen & crotch. It prevents fat accumulation in the crotch. It is excellent for enhancing the hips.

Pole Dancing Championship Illustrates a Great Way to Tone Up!

Prepare to be amazed ... This is great exercise if you want to do something in your own home.  The only competition and satisfaction is for yourself.  A perfect sport.

Looking for ways to get started ... check our -- Lots of great videos, books and even poles to buy : )

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jennifer Aniston on Baby Food Diet for New Movie

Jennifer Aniston 24X36 Poster - Very Hot - New! - Buy Me! #01According to Marie Claire, Jennifer Aniston is reportedly on a baby food diet to lose weight for her latest role in a movie called Just Go With It, which has a swimsuit scene with model Brooklyn Decker. She has reportedly lost 7lbs in a single week. (That's pretty good in my book since Aniston is already in great shape!) [Marie Claire UK]

Devised by celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson - who also counts Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna among her clientele - the diet involves eating 14 portions of puréed food a day, followed by a healthy dinner.  The mini-meals include fruit smoothies, oatmeal, soups and pears followed by a normal size evening meal of lean meat and vegetables.

Tracy Anderson Perfect Design Series SetAnderson has said to; in describing the regime: 'I developed a cleanse where you can still eat and it's a lot of puree foods. I was very careful about the foods I chose to put in it.  'When you do these liquid cleanses, I felt a responsibility to come up with something. Liquid cleanses do help you lose weight but you will gain more the next week,' she explained.
'I wanted something where you can eliminate toxicity, break bad habits but still have your digestive system going. That is when the baby food cleanse was born.'

The Pro:

  • Baby food is free of additives, pure and full of vitamins

  • Portions are small enough to control cravings and avoid the temptation to overeat

  • Many selections are gluten-free for those on a gluten-free diet

  • Organic varieties available

  • Broad variety of flavors

  • You Don't Chew!!!!!
The Con
  • Small portions could lead to a binge later on
  • Taste is bland -Since very little chewing is involved, satiety might not be achieved
So what do you think???
Sources:  Baby Food Trend; The Stir; Celebrity Diagnosis; Marie Claire UK
Original Post Here:   Canned Tan Chic

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Summer Tips and Ideas

Old Bay Seasoning in Tin - 6 ozThe hot summer days will soon be upon us. Memorial Day looms with the promise of picnics, carnivals, bike rides, pool openings and trips to the beach. We figured we would send a newsletter with not only information about all the hot new products in our shop, but also some summer ideas.

First of all , Get Go Retro is in Maryland, and if you know anything about Maryland you know it is Chesapeake Bay Crab Country out here! And crabs ain't good eatin' unless they are steamed and then eaten with Old Bay. If you can buy your crab meat at the store ... check out these two receipes for Crab cakes. One for carnivores and one for vegetarians. (I want to include everyone!)

Traditional Old Bay Crab Cakes "YUM-O"  (The secret is the "Old Bay"


  • 2 slices dried bread, crusts removed
  • Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 lb. lump or backfin crabmeat

In a bowl, break bread into small pieces and moisten with milk. Add remaining ingredients except crabmeat and mix lightly. Add crabmeat and mix gently so you do not to break up the large pieces of crab. Shape into patties and broil or fry until golden brown on both sides. Makes 4-6 servings.

Vegetarian?   We don't want to leave you out!

Meatless Crab Cakes


  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (unpeeled)
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. mustard (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • oil

Mix all ingredients together and shape into patties. Pan fry or deep fry in oil until brown.

If you are going to a picnic ... we have some really cute outfits.  We have the great high waisted shorts by Lady K and an adorable tropical or gingham tie blouse.  Great for a picnic.  Want to be dressy?  We have an adorable red picnic dress!  A great dress if you want to get noticed.  Simple.  Cute.  Sexy.  Very 1940's.

Simple sandals will work with this cute little number.

A cute pony tail will do as well.  By far, THE most popular hairstyle worn by teens in the 1950's. Hair was long and worn high on the back of the head and usually tied with a scarf.   Don't know how to make one?  

Check out the directions from Richard Ashforth on how to make a perfect ponytail.    Richard is the International Creative Director from top hairdressing company, Saco.

Step 1: Apply salty water.   Mixing some salt into water.
Step 2: Make hair bungee.   Using a hair-band and two kirby-grips make the hair bungee.
Step 3: Brush hair.  Brush hair back through your hand towards a point at the back.
Step 4: Tilt head back to avoid sagging.  When positioning your pony-tail, tilt your head back in order to avoid a loose section underneath.
Step 5: Position pony-tail.  Position pony-tail between crown and oxhibital bone.
Step 6: Use hair bungee.  Wrap pony-tail in hair-bungee and fix using kirby-grip.
Step 7: Conceal hair bungee.  Using a strand of hair, wrap round the bungee to conceal it.
Step 8: Smooth finish with hair spray.  Apply hair spray to finish any loose hairs and complete the look.

If you are looking for a way to get a darker tan .....

If you are fair skinned and want a quick tan you need to read about Canthaxanthin.   I first heard about it in
LIFE EXTENSION (Warner Books) by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw.  When I saw that Mr. Eastwood used it ... I figured what's good enough for Clint is good enough for me.  I have used it for the past 10 years .. and it definitely does it's job.   It's better I just let you read an excerpt from the book so you can make your own decision.  Without further adieu .... from  Life Extension:

" The use of very high doses of beta carotene to reduce photosensitivity does have a cosmetic drawback, however. The beta carotene will color your skin yellow (which can also occur if you eat a great many carrots), making you look jaundiced. Of course, it isn't really jaundice (caused by liver failure), and your doctor will realize it immediately when he sees the whites of your eyes have not turned yellow. Nevertheless, you may not want to be carrot-colored. There is another carotenoid, canthaxanthin, which is very closely related to beta carotene. This is the material that makes flamingos and certain shellfish pink. We think it provides better protection from ultraviolet light and singlet oxygen better than beta carotene, and it colors the skin a beautiful natural-looking golden-copper tan when taken orally. "
Canthaxanthin- Universal Naturals Tan Enhancer Pills, 100 Tablets
" Any plant containing chlorophyll but no carotenoids will be killed by a few minutes of exposure to sunlight since about one photosynthetic reaction in a thousand allows a dangerous molecule of singlet oxygen to escape. Like plants, we can protect ourselves from sunlight with carotenoids. moreover, in some recent reports, carotenoids appear to be remarkably effective inhibitors of carcinogenesis (cancer) in humans. " (pgs. 422-423)

" In the spring of 1981, I added a carotenoid, canthaxanthin (Orobronze) to my formula, primarily for its ability to color human skin a golden-bronze color without UV exposure, but also for the very substantial protective effects of the carotenoids. The results have been better than expected.

After a winter indoors glued to a computer writing this book with Sandy, we pulled the plug and went on a micro-vacation. I spent 2 1/2 days in the Mohave high desert clothed as shown in the accompanying photos, without even getting a slight sunburn. (This location was about 80 miles south of Death Valley.) This substantial increase in sunburn resistance over the prior summer was presumably due to the addition of Orobronze (canthaxanthin) to my personal experimental life extension formula. Carotenoids such as beta carotene and canthaxanthin are excellent deactivators of highly reactive and damaging forms of excited oxygen, singlet and triplet oxygen, which are photochemically produced via ultraviolet light. In addition, they are good free radical scavengers (also ultraviolet light induced), and ultraviolet absorbers. The principal mode of activity was not UV (ultraviolet) absorption, however, because my canthaxanthin tan darkened very noticeably due to UV-stimulated melanin production in my skin. Most of the protective effects are probably due to deactivation of excited oxygen and free radicals. " (pg. 771)

" 'Mr. Smith' says that there was a 'real dramatic' effect on his skin's resistance to sunburn when he used canthaxanthin, a carotenoid (chemically related to the yellow coloring matter in carrots, beta carotene). His skin is relatively light and sensitive to sunlight, especially his nose. He began using about 120 milligrams of canthaxanthin per day, then went to the same dose every other day. He looks as if he has a beautiful golden-bronze suntan and he says his resistance to sunburn is dramatically improved. Recently, when he forgot to use sun-block on his nose, it received only minor sunburn compared to what would be expected from earlier experiences.* " (pg. 743)

* Mr. Smith is commonly known to be movie star Clint Eastwood.

Last but not least

We have some great new swimsuits in our shop.   We have the new pink and white version of the Barbie suit, the Bandana 2 piece and a high waisted ruffle butt suit.  Want to show a little more skin?  We have Nicolita's homage to the 50's suit, Bernie Dexter wearing Fables by Barrie and  another suit by Nicolita. We will also be getting some suits from the Esther Williams' line.

Have a great summer.  And remember; "You've got style when you go retro~"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Shake Weights ... Get Rave Arms

Check out the ShakeWeights at Dr. Leonards! Under 20.00 and it's getting rave reviews!

ShakeWeight™ is the revolutionary way to shape, tone, and firm your entire upper body-including shoulders, triceps, biceps, and chest-in just 6 minutes per day. Based on the new workout technology of Dynamic Inertia, it uses kinetic energy to engage and ignite your muscles for a lean, toned look you'll love showing off. Steel & plastic, 2.5 lbs. Instructional DVD included.

Great for toned arms!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Aqua Oxygen ... hmmm, Wonder What Jethro Tull Thinks? : )

AQUA OXYGEN delivers Cellular Oxygen and Nutrients in a Time Release Cascading Formula. Women - Click to become balanced, energetic and fit! Men - Click to stay strong, active and focused!

"Many look alike Oxygen Therapies such as hydrogen peroxide and stabilized oxygen have been in the marketplace until this time and they are vastly different and inferior to the product presented in AQUA OXYGEN."

AQUA OXYGEN is a concentrated and super-energized formulation that splits water molecules into pure oxygen and hydrogen while delivering essential nutrients to the body. It contains ionic/colloidal trace elements and minerals suspended in a solution of Deuterium Sulfate. In addition to essential oxygen, AQUA OXYGEN is a mineral supplement that enhances biochemical activities and brings your body what modern living and pollution are stripping away.
AQUA OXYGEN has helped thousands of people to feel better, have more natural energy levels, digest better, live with a heightened focus and an increase in overall performance. From children that suffer from asthma, women that are fatigued, doctors that needed more energy and focus to elderly athletes that wanted to perform at their genetic potential - AQUA OXYGEN feeds the cells of the body with safe pure oxygen and other trace elements which modern living and pollution have been stripping away.

Sounds good to me : )

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lumps and Bumps Be Gone!

Don't want to go for crash diets or cosmetic surgeries to look slimmer?

Then the ultimate option for you to get that perfect figure is Shapewear; otherwise known as body-smoothing underwear. Celebrities have discovered it and so have body-conscious women in the US who have spent a huge 720 million dollars.

The knickers range by lingerie designer Bruno Schiavi and plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Rey, boasted a sale of 1 million dollars in its debut weekend. Another leading brand is Spanx, which was even featured by talk show queen Oprah Winfrey on her show. Since then most Hollywood stars, including Katherine Heigl, Jessica Alba and Cate Blanchett, are using shapewear.

A woman who uses shapewear can normally go down a dress size, reducing her waist measurement by 7cm.

Aussie actress Isla Fisher revealed that her weight-loss secret was a pair of tummy-tucking shapewear. Following the shooting of her film 'Confessions Of A Shopaholic', Isla said that she owed her on-screen figure to Spanx."They're amazing. They're like a lycra bodysuit that holds you in.

According to health experts, one can easily use shapewear to smooth out lumps and bumps as long as the garments are correctly fitted."It's not supposed to transform you from a size 14 to a six. Use common sense.

Check out Ardyss Shapewear : )

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Montel Williams Healthmaster ... A Smooth Operator

On the top of my Wish List - "Gotta Have It!" Category.

Have you seen the Living Well Healthmaster™ Fruit & Vegetable Emulsifier Montel Williams is pitching with Sylvia Brown?
It Looks fantastic! It's a powerful 1100-watt and you can do up to 31 culinary jobs and replace up to 20 appliances with just one simple-to-use Healthmaster™. I'm thinking cleaner counter space : )
It makes everything from cold smoothies, (greata for this summer) sorbets, and ice creams to hot soups and sauces inone easy step. Plus, its special centrifuge technology means everything is healtnerals, antioxidants, and phyto-nutrients from fruits and vegetables other appliances can't. The Healthmaster™ features a heavy-duty 2-HP centrifugal forcemotor with eight speeds, six stainless steel commercial-grade blades, a wet/dry-ingredient blade, 70 oz plastic carafe, and an enhanced digital control pad anddisplay with one-touch settings, including a heating mode to warm foods (so cool) while blending. Dishwasher safe. Comes with recipe books, eating plan, and instructional manual.
I just love that it warms up soup while it's making it.
And, I think Sylvia Brown predicted that it was a great item! : )

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spanx Swimwear ... It's a Shore Thing

Finally, someone was thinking! Spanx has come out with a new line of swimwear that not only fits in all the right places ... but it holds you in .. in all the right places!

Got a little bit of extra flab in all the wrong places? Spanx has come out with a great looking swimwear line. The material is soft, flattering and still holds you in - in all the right places. Finally, someone has come along to help the bathingsuit shy beach girl!

See more of my Spanx Swimwear ... It's a Shore Thing! list at ThisNext.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How to Lose and Influence Friends

How to lose and influence friends .... If you don't want people stepping on your doormat, turn it into something people don't want to step on - such as everyone's worst enemy, the scale. Add insult to injury by adjusting the mechanism so that it adds 20 pounds or so to their actual weight.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fun Retro Swimwear by Lady K

Just added, new styles from Lady K. Great styles at a great price.

The Old Town Dress ... perfect for out of town, in the town, on the town ... this dress is as versatile as it is pretty. Swing skirt style with fitted bodice and white neck trim. Perfect for summer, winter or fall. Cotton.

Need a swmsuit?

This is a fabulous suit; the Double Cutie Retro Swimsuit. Subtle and sexy and full coverage. The perfect swimsuit when you’re feeling modest .... but cute; on the beach, a towel, pool side or even at the bar!

Both available at Get Go

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Apple Cider Vinegar and Weight Loss

Lose Weight With Apple Vinegar: Get the Ideal Body the Easy Way : Using Powers of Apple Vinegar to Lose Weight . It helps to detoxify the liver which plays an important role in weight loss. There are historical facts that Egyptians took apple cider vinegar for weight loss. Some claim ACV speeds up the metabolism while some claim it burns the calories to reduce appetite. To lose weight just take 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, mixed in water, before every meal.

ACV is also available in tablets and capsules. According to some nutritionists the combination of apple cider with kelp, vitamin B6 and lecithin is much more effective for weight loss than ACV alone."

(Source Pinup Girl Diet)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pinup Swimwear 2010

Warm weather is just around the corner .... really, it is!  Just in time we have new suits from Fables by Barrie ... that are cute cute cute!  Check out the Sailor Bernie Super bright and shimmery low-rise red bottom with a white trimmed navy blue skirt overlay, accented with a white anchor button with a red anchor. Made of 4-way stretch nylon/spandex and full lined, couled with a shimmery red halter top accented with contrast white band and blue ruffled under bust. Made of 4-way stretch nylon/spandex and fully lined with removable padding and hook closure in back.   And modeled of course by Bernie Dexter herself!

And, I love this adorable high waisted swimsuit by Sugar Dolls ...A nod to the all American Pin-up Queens of yester year! This bikini has a high waisted bottom with shirred anchor print lycra in the front, made to look like a skirt but attached to shorts. The top has shirred red and white stripes, lined with stiff interfacing and boning to hold in the girls and has a vintage 50's feel. Thick stretch denim ties for added support. Great for those who are well endowed!

Both available at Get Go

Friday, January 1, 2010

Time to Start Your "Lose Weight" New Year's Resolution

When I tell you the Body Magic makes you "feel good" physically, I'm not kidding. It actually feels great being "firmed up" and all your insides in place : ) Not to mention -- losing the few inches in minutes helps you get mentally motivated to lose weight.

This particular shaper does get great reviews. And, it is medical grade compression material. Same thing the doctors and plastic surgeons use. It's comfortable and works.

Measuring Instructions

1- BREAST (measure around back and your breast. This is not a tight measurement)
2- THORAX (measure directly under your breast and that one is to be a very tight measurement)
3- WAIST (measurement about 2 inches above your navel)
4- LOWER BELLY (if you have a lot of lower belly tissue measure that as well)

HIPS (measure around the largest part of your hips)

You can order it here --- Ardyss