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Blanqi Bodystyler {Review}

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

I believe I’ve mentioned before that I’m pregnant–17 weeks to be exact! So if you’re also pregnant, you’re in luck, because I’ve got a whole slew of maternity reviews and giveaways up my sleeve for the next few weeks! The first of many is from a company called BLANQI, and you ladies who are “in the family way” are going to love their Bodystyler!

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BLANQI was started by Valerie (great name!) and Sabina, two moms who were so frustrated by the lack of stylish and supportive pregnancy garments on the market that they decided to launch their own line! They designed their Bodystyler and took to the streets of NYC to sell it. Today, their products are sold online as well as in retailers such as Nordstrom, Target and A Pea in the Pod.

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The BLANQI Bodystyler is a seamless maternity support tank that is an absolute DREAM to wear! You may be looking at the tank in the picture above and thinking, “No way. That looks WAY too tiny to fit any pregnant woman and be comfortable.” But that’s the trick! It’s tight enough to be supportive and but it’s not in the least bit restricting. Just look at the layers of support in this baby!

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The front panel hugs my tummy–like, it literally feels like a happy, smooth, warm hug on my growing belly. The sides are tight and help smooth my love handles. The back support is wonderful and helps me to have better posture throughout the day. The straps are soft and stretchy and don’t dig into my shoulders at all. This would be awesome to wear while working out–I’m pretty sure I could even go running if I had this baby on!

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As you can see by the picture above, the tank actually goes below your boobs. Kind of strange, but it works. It also pushes your boobs up and helps support them as well. I don’t really feel like I need my boobs to be pushed up or emphasized any more right now, but I don’t think my hubby was complaining 😉 My only complaint would be that I usually wear tank tops under shirts so as to not show off my cleavage, so when I wear the Bodystyler with a low-cut top, I then have to wear another shirt/tank to keep me modest up top. Not necessarily a fault of the garment, just my own personal level of comfort.

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The length is long enough to act like a belly band, holding up loose maternity bottoms or keeping non-maternity jeans together when unbuttoned. It’s also long enough to wear as a tunic with leggings and really dress it up!

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I chose to review the mint color because I think it’s so fun and cheery, but the BLANQI Bodystylers also come in white and black. There is also an option to choose a Regular length and a Longer length tank. I was sent the regular length tank but I think the longer length would be better because the top tends to creep up throughout the day. The BLANQI Bodystyler is sold for $68.00, which seems pricey, but believe me when I say that it is worth the price. When you are pregnant and your (everything) hurts because you’re carrying an extra 30 pounds right in the front of your body, you will be so glad you spent the money on this amazing support tank!

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*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

BUMPED by BLANQI and a $25 Target Gift Card! {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Already, this pregnancy with baby number three has been quite the adventure.  While my morning sickness was off and on for only about six weeks (hallelujah!), my body started changing almost immediately.  By about six weeks along, my belly button was flat and a bump was emerging.  I had difficulty bending over by about eight weeks along, and I was firmly in maternity clothes by twelve weeks (though, let’s face it, I’m in love with stretchy maternity pants!).

This past month, though, one of the worst changes has been my muscles stretching and round ligament pain that I’ve never had before.  For some reason, I had it in my head that my muscles had already stretched twice before, so they knew exactly where to go and didn’t need to be stretched any further.  (Don’t laugh — no one writes the book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting the Third Time”!)  Evidently, that’s not the case.

When I discovered that the Open Bust Maternity Support Cami from BUMPED by BLANQI was going to be released at Target.com this month, I was elated to be invited to review the product!

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Here are some of my favorite features for the Open Bust Maternity Support Cami from BUMPED by BLANQI:

Seamless, under-bust support — I like that this cami has a low scoop to avoid having to wear so many layers (especially during the hot summer months!).

Comfy, knit-in support belt — This is my saving grace!  I can notice a huge different when I’m wearing this belt, which seems to hold up my growing stomach and alleviate back aches.

Bottom bellyband – I have a couple of non-maternity capris that fit well everywhere else but can’t be buttoned.  This extra bellyband is tight enough to keep unbuttoned pants in place.

Moisture-wicking fabric — This feels great during some of our warmer days lately and is perfect to wear while working out.

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BUMPED by BLANQI also released a nursing cami for moms to use in the months after giving birth.

“The Postpartum & Nursing Smoothing Cami with Built-in Belly Band from Blanqi soothes and supports hips, back and sides. It features an open bust for easy access when nursing and provides perfect coverage for modesty. The bottom bellyband keeps unbuttoned and loose pants in place. Easy-care Nylon and Spandex ensure comfortable, long-lasting wear.”

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These two new BUMPED by BLANQI products are incredibly affordable ($34.99 through Target.com), and they both come in cream and black colors.

Enter to win a cami from BUMPED by BLANQI (maternity or postpartum, black or cream) and a $25 Target Gift Card!

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 ** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of May 18th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by BUMPED by BLANQI, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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