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I am a nut case about filtered water. Whether I am drinking it or showering in it. When I lived down in southern Texas we were warned not to drink the unfiltered water. One day I was so terribly thirsty that I decided to take a small glass from the faucet and thought that I was the one in a million who wouldn’t get sick. Not even 24 hours later I was so sick to my stomach and felt horrible!! Lesson learned, only filtered water from here on out.

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Aquasana is an amazing powered water filtration system. They are the first pitcher filter system to use power in order to provide clean, fresh water quickly. They offer water filters for pitchers, showers, sinks and water bottles. I seriously could go on and on about their products it’s insane.

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I mostly want to tell you about the Aquasana Shower Filters. I was able to receive on and quickly had my landlord install it (hubs was out of town and I was to impatient to wait haha oops) I seriously could see the results after the first day. I am not exaggerating! As a hairstylist, the most common question I get asked is “How can I get my color not to fade so quickly?” Of course there are so many answers to this question and one of them is by using filtered water.

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Some of the benefits I saw right away from using my Aquasana Shower Filter was 1) My skin was so much softer (which is a big deal here in Utah) 2) My hair seemed so much more hydrated (again dryness here in Utah) 3) My color seemed to stay bright and vibrant (usually it dulls out pretty fast) 4) My face wasn’t so oily throughout the day.

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(I apologize for how dark these pictures are. My shower is in this dark corner and lighting is horrible. But you get the point of how amazing this shower head is 😉 )

I also just loved how they had different settings for the shower head pressure. My husband was wanting to switch out our shower head a while ago for one with different pressure settings and I was stoked that not only does Aquasana have filtered shower heads but different pressures as well!

Here are a few reasons why filtered water is very important to have in your home:

~Preserves beneficial minerals for optimum hydration

~Reduces harmful chemicals and chlorine

~Protects your appliances and plumbing

~Eco-friendly

If that doesn’t convince you then go ahead and look at their pricing. I was nervous to start looking for shower filters because of how expensive I thought they would be. They are so reasonably priced and well worth every penny!

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I am one of those people who brush their teeth in the shower and never swallowed the water when I was rinsing. I was just to grossed out. But ever since I put on our shower filter, I am drinking away 😉 Seriously! I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the shower filter, and if that doesn’t interest you then their drinking water filters. My husband and I have been using a drinking water filter for quite a bit of time now and I cringe at thinking of drinking tap again. I love the taste of it and how clean it is!

Aquasana is being absolutely amazing and giving away one Shower Filter to a Dandy reader. I am so excited to be spreading the word more about their filters and letting one of you test them out! Good luck!

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am a sucker for throw pillows! Especially when they have a cute uplifting message on them. They are such great conversation starters and really can add a lot to a plain room. The more throw pillows the better…I think 😉

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42nd Street Prints offers the cutest throw pillows! I love how fun and different they all are. Like the XO pillows! I am swooning over those!! I am thinking I may need to snag a few of those for our guest bedroom.

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How stinking cute is this ‘Lets make out’ throw pillow. This definitely needs to be added to someone’s master bedroom! Not only are 42nd Street prints super fun but they are affordable and she is constantly adding new items to her shop.

Each pillow is made with 100% polyester filler and 100% cotton shell. They come with a zipper on the side for easy removal for any type of cleaning. That is so important for me with a dog and sometimes make up just happens to get on it. I can simply just remove the cover and throw it in the wash. But remember, cotton shrinks, so I recommend hanging it dry.

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I  am currently redoing my guest room and want it to be more inviting and welcoming. This ‘STAY AWHILE’ throw pillow is just the right touch. I love how original this throw is and the crisp white look it has. If I ever change up the colors in the room (again hehe) this pillow will be able to stick around.

42nd Street Prints is giving away one of these ‘STAY AWHILE’ throw pillows to one lucky reader. And for those who just can’t wait to get there hands on one of these darling throws, then she is being kind enough to give 10% off using the code ‘dandygiveaway’  So hurry and snag yourself some darling throws!

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Remember the good old days of wall paper and the hassle of tearing it down? Yah, good thing those days are long gone. But, the patterns of those wall papers made such a fun accent walls. It’s just not fun to put it up or tear it down. Anyone else agree?

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Walls By Mur has fixed this problem! I am loving the accent walls and simply by adding a removable decal from Walls By Mur fixes all your wall paper worries.

“We provide innovative, removable wall designs to enhance the look of a home, business or set. Mur’s Removable Adhesive Wall Patterns are an affordable, less permanent alternative to paint and wallpaper. By combining any of our color and sizing options you can create your own pattern or replicate one of our many designs. Our designs are not limited to walls; they also bring the perfect punch of excitement to dressers, bookshelves, cabinets, or smaller spaces.”

I love this concept of removable wall decals, as I am currently a renter. Our landlord is kind enough to let us paint our walls, but sometimes painting a whole room one color can get a little boring. These decals are perfect! I can simply put them on any wall/item of furniture and then when we are ready to move out I can easily just remove them and the house is back to how we got it.

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It is so easy to apply their decals. Make sure the surface is clean and dry, then peel off the backing. Apply the decal to the spot you are wanting it to be on, with the squeegee (provided) , smooth out the decal of any bumps or bubbles. If it isn’t how or where you want it, simply remove the decal and try again.  How stinkin easy is that?!!

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Walls By Mur offers large and mini decals. Which is fabulous for bigger areas or smaller furniture. They are extremely affordable, especially compared to other decal stores. I love that not only are they great quality but they are reasonably priced.

Walls By Mur is giving away one of their ‘mini decals’ to a Dandy Giveaway winner!! Be sure to enter so you can add that little pop to your home!

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I have found this new obsession with online boutiques/shops. It’s so convenient to shop straight from your living room couch. And the best part…receiving something fun in the mail to come home to. It’s like my new favorite thing! The only fear I have with online shopping is how it will fit. You can’t try it on, you can’t see the exact coloring. Good thing most shops offer free returns/shipping now. But still, it’s no fun to be so excited for your adorable top coming and then have to send it back because it just doesn’t fit or it’s not how it looks online.

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Now cue in magical music… Obsessions Boutique has taken care of all your online worries. Obsessions Boutique is an absolutely adorable online boutique that offers the most darling clothes and accessories. They have the trendiest items and the best part is they offer all variety clothes for every season. Ever since moving to Utah, I am having trouble finding online stores that offer things for winter and summer. Most just offer just one.

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I am seriously swooning over this whole outfit! The leggings are so fun and right on point with the fun colors. Like I said, I just get so nervous ordering sizes with online boutiques. Obsession Boutique does not disappoint in this category. They offer a sizing chart on their site and they are very true to what they say. I ordered a size small (what I normally am) and my skirt fit perfect! So no worrying about sizing issues with Obsession Boutique.

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I love how classy all of their pieces are. Right now I am having a polka dot obsession (no pun intended ha!) and I immediately fell in love with this top! Actually I immediately fell in love with many of their pieces. But I honestly am now obsessed with my new Obsessions Boutique Skirt!

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I love that I was able to pair it with some bright summer colors and the skirt still looked summery. You guys, this is probably the most comfortable skirt I now own! It has an elastic band, which does not squeeze to tight at all! (Perfect for growing baby bellies!) It is so light weight and perfect for the summer heat.

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My favorite part of this skirt is the ruched knee. I love that they took a very simple maxi skirt and pulled that into it. At first I thought it would be kind of tight around the knee part and be hard to walk in, that is not the case at all. It is perfectly roomy and tightens up in all the right places.

Obsessions Boutique checked everything off my list for a great online boutique. What you see is what you get. There are no guessing games with this shop. Everything they offer is so darling and lots of variety for different styles.

I am so excited for today’s giveaway, because not one of you but 3 of you will win one of these skirts I am wearing in one of their three colors they offer. Red, Black and Brown. So, I wouldn’t miss out on this one ladies! Get entering 😉

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Poopsies {Giveaway} – Closed

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Hey Dandy Fans! Today I have the cutest most genius giveaway for you today! I can’t tell you how many times my girlfriends have put their adorable kiddies in the cutest outfit and BAM! the most narliest (yes that’s a word now 😉 ) blow out just destroys that super cute outfit. There is not much you can do to prevent it and they end up in their plain white onsie.

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“A poopsies® is a unique onesie for babies that contain a special lining made of waterproof, breathable material that effectively protects against diaper leaks and blowouts, saving time and money for busy parents.”

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The lining inside the Poopsie Onesie holds inside the leakage/blowout. Now if you get grossed out by baby blow outs then skip the next few images, but if not check out the amazingness of this onesie!!

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Amazing huh?! It’s almost a mama’s dream, oddly 😉

Now their fabrics are amazingly soft! I had my Poopsie Onesie laying out on our dresser and a client had stopped by and of course it caught her eye. She couldn’t believe how soft the fabric was. And the lining of the bottom was just as soft. The lining is waterproof and very breathable. No rashes or uncomfortable rubbing on the bum.

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I was able to review this darling ‘Shobi‘ onesie and have to admit that I let out a “Aahhh” when I opened the package. It is so cute for being a onesie that is specifically for blow outs/leakage. I am not a fan of just plain one onesie’s so I was excited to see all the variety that Poopsies has to offer. They have long sleeve, short sleeve, lots of colors and stripes! I highly recommend checking out their sites and at least ordering one (you will be hooked!) to try out. You won’t regret it!

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Poopsies is giving away one of their Onesies!! I would definitely do all the steps to get your hands on one of these!!!

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One of the reasons why I love the cooler weather..DRESSES! I could wear a dress every single day if I could. When I was younger, my punishment wasn’t being grounded, it was that I had to wear pants all day. Haha, no joke. A dress just makes me feel so girly and fun.

I don’t wear dresses as often as I would like to because I can rarely find them 1. that doesn’t cost me my whole pay check 2. fit just right in all the right places 3.covers me up in the right places. If I find a store that can fit all 3 of those things then you know I am going back to that store often!

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I am stoked I discovered Fancy Ewe!! Their dresses are just breath taking! Not only do they offer dresses, but aprons, accessories, jewelry and bags. Fancy Ewe has been designing adorable aprons for 6 years and recently decided to put their talents into modest beautiful dresses! You may have seen their dresses appear on Shabby Apple.

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Their dresses are just stunning! I had a hard time choosing from the styles, I had to bring in the sister squad (all 4 of my sisters) to get their opinions. Even my husband had to help me choose! Haha.

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I decided to go with the “Bouquet” dress and it definitely did not disappoint. It literally fit me like a glove and I have never received so many compliments on one dress. The length, the sleeves, the bodice, I felt like I had it handmade just to my measurements. Seriously!

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Fancy Ewe fits true to size, ladies! So now wondering if you need to go up or down a size because of the material or design. And ordering this was so easy and a great experience. Fancy Ewe was able to talk me through my measurements and what she thought would work best for me. My dress arrived in the exact time they had told me (actually it arrived a day earlier, even better!) I am leaving for California in a few weeks and you bet this dress will be worn multiple times!

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Fancy Ewe is seriously so incredibly sweet! They not only are giving away one dress of your choice but they are also giving a special discount to Dandy Giveaway readers. They are discounting any dress to $45, normally at $60. You will need to email Fancy Ewe directly to receive this discount ( do not order directly from the site) Email: fancyewe09@gmail.com Make sure you mention that you are from Dandy Giveaway blog! I really hope you all take full advantage of this amazing discount and snag this “Bouquet” dress. Like I said, the fit = amazing!

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Babyganics {Review}

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Summer is just around the corner. That means warmer days, pool time and lots of outdoor activities. Who doesn’t want to soak up so much Vitamin D after a long dreary winter? But with your little ones, their skin needs to be treated so much differently then yours does!

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Babyganics, the leading manufacturer of naturally safe and effective products for a “baby-safe world,” would like to introduce you to their new Mineral-Based Sunscreen lotion (50+SPF). Providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection that glides on smooth for effortless application, this new offering just in time for summer has a non-chemical, non-whitening formula that absorbs easily to skin, perfect for high exposure areas and targeted protection. Although Babyganics has no PABA, Parabens, nano-particles, Phthalates or fragrances, it is just as effective as a traditional sunscreen.

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Pediatrician and dermatologist tested, their mineral-based formula is non-allergenic, tear free, and is the only sunscreen with Babyganics’ exclusive NeoNourish Seed Oil Blend that nurtures and supports baby’s skin. Let’s not forget that this product is also water resistant for up to 80 minutes! Babyganic’s Mineral-Based Sunscreen lotion (50+SPF) retails for $9.99 and is available for purchase at Babies ‘R’ Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, and online at Diapers.com.

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I loved the consistency of this sunscreen. It was thick and creamy and had no smells that came when putting it on (no teary eyes, no whining because it’s to strong and smells yucky)  What I love about this product is that it was created by a group of parents. A lot of other parents including their wives were saying how they wanted to protect their child’s skin better. This is where they came up with babyganics. I really like companies who reach out to the community and find out what’s most important to them.

They also offer so many more baby-safe products. Laundry detergent, toothpaste, baby wipes, hand sanitizer. You name it!!! My husband makes fun of me because I literally wash my hands after anything I do (OCD maybe? haha) but I always have to have the best soap in our kitchen so it doesn’t dry out my hands. Babyganics hand sanitizer is amazing and the ingredients are so great for kids! Definitely check out their other baby-safe products and see what you can get your hands on!

So get your babies ready for summer the right way! A cute hat, some fun shades and some Babyganics! After all, don’t we all want “smooth as a baby’s bottom” skin 😉

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When I told my husband that one of the first things I wanted for our baby was a baby carrier, he kind of looked at my funny. We had asked around to some of our friends who had kids and about 50% of them used one and about 50% had no clue what those were (the 50% who didn’t know what they were, were a little bit older 😉 ) I had seen ones you can make on pinterest but was so nervous about the quality that my baby would slip right through or it would really start hurting my back. I just knew I wanted something durable, supportive (didn’t strain my back) and cute of course.

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The creators of Boba love to travel. And when I mean love, they picked up their two kids and traveled the world for a bit. They loved sharing this time with their kids. But you can imagine constantly having a backpack on and a baby on one hip and holding the others hand, your hands get a little tied up. So they created ‘Boba’ a unique way of carrying your child with having both hands free.

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Boba has many different carriers to choose from. You know me and variety, I love that I had different types to choose from for different ages/sizes of my baby.  They Offer:

Boba Carrier 4G: Designed to adapt to the situation your in. You can wear it in the front or back and is designed to go into toddlerhood

Boba Air: Lightweight and ergonomic. Easy to fold up, zip and store it in your car

Boba Wrap: Designed for new borns to 18 months. Free of buckles and snaps. Simply tie around you and keep the baby nice and snug against your body.

Boba Vest: Designed to fit over your other Bobas. Made to keep you and baby nice and warm on those cooler days.

I was able to try out the Boba wrap and was seriously amazed!! I even had my cousin slip into it and she was amazed!

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It was so easy to put on. After the first time of reading the instructions and getting some help, by the second time I was able to slip it on myself and put the baby in without any help. Which is nice for when you are flying solo with baby.

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I really liked how snug it was around the baby and myself. If she was cold she kept her arms close into me and once she got a little warmer she just slipped them out and was so content. Also, it didn’t hurt my back! I was a little worried with carrying her on the front of me and thinking their wouldn’t be a lot of support. But the tightness and how much fabric there was made it nice and snug and held up right.

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As you can see there was a lot of extra fabric hanging. Of course it will vary from person to person, but I think next time I’ll just wrap the extra around my waist so it’s just not dangling there.

Not only did it check everything off my list for the important things (i.e comfort, tight, supportive) but the fabric is nice and thick and has a darling pattern on it. They offer simple colors and this pattern. Variety people 😉  It was so nice to have my hands free to do other things. We even did a small test run/dance around the house. She loved it and the Boba stayed right in place!!

I highly recommend purchasing your wraps/carriers from Boba. It passed with flying colors in my book! Check them out on their social media sites:

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For our giveaway today, Boba is being extremely amazing and giving away a 4G carrier, Wrap and Boba Air (3 separate winners) I am stoked for you guys!!! Remember, the more steps you do then the more entries you will have, which will increase your chances of winning! Good luck!!

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With the season change and Spring being so short, I like to look for things that can easily transition into Summer also. I feel like the key to a great spring/summer outfit is comfort and versatility. If I can wear a shirt 3 different ways then you better know I am buying that sucker! If that shirt is going to stay in place and I am not constantly tugging and pulling at it to make it from showing to much then it will definitely end up in my closet!

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Caralase has all of that and more! Comfort, versatility and just about the most darling clothing items ever. When they asked me which item I wanted to review I probably sat on their website for a good hour trying to figure out which one I would wear the most (which happened to be 99% of them) and which one I could transition from Spring to Summer.

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Two words came to mind when I saw Caralase clothing line, Soft and whimsical. Everything you see looks so comfortable and light and airy. Perfect for the cool Spring day and then bring them right into a breezy Summer night. Now that’s my kind of boutique!

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What I love most about Caralase is that they have the basic things you need in your closet (tee’s, boyfriend tee, long sleeve) but they aren’t just plain jane. Like this Pink long sleeve tunic above, ooo I am just swooning over the lace finish. And every girl needs a fun maxi. The fit on this one is so slimming with the fun bright print!

I also really like how they offer a variety of pictures of the item. The other day I was looking at a shirt on another site and there were no pictures of what it looked like on. I was immediately drawn away from that site. I like to see what it looks like on from different angles so I can get an idea of how it will fit.

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I love love LOVE my cobalt draped slub cardigan . The fit is amazing. Especially around the arms, sleeves in cardigans never tend to hit my wrists but this one hit at the right spot. Making it look like it actually fits haha. I love that it is so light and airy (I told you!) and I can wear it in the Summer time for those late night BBQ’s or hanging outside chatting.

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I think I’ve already worn this cardigan 3 or 4 times and each time in a different style. I’ve worn it with a skirt and heels (my favorite) and as you see, in a more casual way with boyfriend shirts and chucks/flats. Like I said, anything that you can wear multiple ways is a win in my book!

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Caralase is giving away a $50 giftcard to their shop! I am a little jealous and am stoked to see what they giveaway winner purchases! Enter below!!

Valleau Apparel {GIVEAWAY} – Closed

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I am only picky about 2 workout clothing items. My running shorts and my sports bras. My sports bras need to fit just right, where they are not to tight around my sides but support me all the way around. I like to run far and I love doing sprints in the middle and end of my runs. I have stopped my run before because my sports bra just wasn’t giving me the support I felt I needed.

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Valleau Apparel offers the cutest most unique sports bras. I honestly can say that they are now my favorite line to buy my bras from. Valleau Apparel was founded by Katie Valleau, a NCAA gymnast who knows what it means to have good, supportive, cut workout attire. She designs each sports bra with a story behind it and making it unique and different then any brand you’ve worn.

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I love fun unique sports bras. Not only do I love all the designs Valleau Apparel has to offer (sooo cute) but their fabric is amazing! I like to break a sweat when I work out, and need good material to absorb all of it. I wore my Valleau Apparel sports bra on a day where I did a triple work out. I worked out in the afternoon and then ran 3 miles, then I went and stunted with my husband (yep, we are cheerleaders) then I went back a few hours later and stunted with some others for 3 more hours. I definitely got my good sweat in that day.

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I ordered a size small and was a little nervous when I first saw it. But like I said, I like my sports bras a little more secure. I really really liked the small and how snug I felt. I wouldn’t mind going up a size but am completely fine with the small size I ordered. So, if you like things a little more snug, then order your normal size or else order a size up.

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(Husbands idea of flexing..oh boy!)

The sports bras do not come with cups but are double lined, which I loved! I normally buy my sports bras with padding, but honestly felt very comfortable with the double lined fabric as well. Which, I was really surprised since 99% of my sports bras have cups in them.

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(Valleau Apparel in action 😉 )

Valleau Apparel has a “Sexy” line which has a lower cut in front therefore expose a little more cleavage and then they have their sports bras which are more covered and meant for smaller sizes.

I highly recommend following Valleau Apparel on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram and checking them out. They are simply amazing and you’ll just die over their line!

Valleau Apparel is giving away one sports bra of your choice! Enter below!

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