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Mika Yoga Wear {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!  Take the next two weeks to sweep along the fabulous giveaways that a group of bloggers have come together to offer you!  At the bottom of this post, be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the linky below, and just maybe the Grand Prize of a Shark® Lift Away Vacuum, from Brylane Home, will get someone in the Spring Cleaning mood!  You can enter the Grand Prize here.

So ladies!  Don’t cute workout clothes fuel the fire to hit the gym?!  I can’t believe how much more excited I am about sweatin’ it out on the elliptical when I’m wearing something slick and far from frumpy, which would accurately describe the huge majority of my current gym clothes collection.mika_sponser_uspdfReady to see some of the greatest yoga wear I’ve come across in a long time?  Hello, Mika Yoga Wear.

Untitled-2Gorgeous colors, beautiful styles, unique features, and premium fabrics.  If you’re a yoga-nut or into pole-fitness, hit this place up!  Though Mika was some superbly unique tops that flatter and support, I want to show off a really excellent pair of pants, capris, and shorts.

IMG_0075I was sent the Sofia Short ($44), Aerial Capri ($52), and Kaya Legging ($54).  Each of them are winners, and worth every penny.

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Let’s start with these leggings.  I generally don’t like to feel squeezed inside my leggings, so I got a size L/XL, and they feel great.  Still form-fitting, but plenty long and not biting into the chub around my waist.  The support is great and the fabric is smooth and moisture-wicking.  These have four-way stretch and a 28 1/2″ inseam.  If you’re a shorty like me, you can see how comfortably these can wrap around your heels.  What’s also great about these leggings is that you could wear these outside the gym with a pair of boots like regular leggings.  They aren’t shiny and they don’t scream “workout gear”, so they’re only more versatile than you thought.

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Next up are these beautiful aerial capris.  This blackberry/lemon combination is so pretty!  I chose size M/L, and I kind of wish I went up a size again, because the only thing on my wish list regarding these capris is that the waistband was a little higher/wider, but this is coming from the girl with miles of extra sagging stomach skin and no abdominals to keep them in there :).  They fall at a great place below the knee, and as with all Mika Yoga Wear items, there are flat seams that don’t rub or irritate you while you’re moving around every direction.

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And now my FAVORITE shorts of all time!  I really click with these Sofia Shorts.  First of all, the colors (Peacock/Goddess) are beautiful, but the cut is really what I love.  The way the hem dips really accentuates any leg muscles, or making even stick legs look amazing.  I’d love to wear these biking or boating.  Ooo, these would be great for white water rafting so the tops of your thighs don’t get sunburned!

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The double-lined 4 1/2″ waistband provides excellent midsection support.  Love my stretch marks?

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blue9I’m so happy with these.  I’ve been wearing nothing but my Mika wear for weeks now, and they hold up great through multiple washes.  Check out their store and follow them below:

Online Store / Facebook / Instagram

And now…for a giveaway prize!

One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Mika Yoga Wear!

 

 

Now its time hop along!
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So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Showered with Love participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Apr 29th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*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.  

Reva Wear {Review}

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I completely canceled our gym membership for the months of Dec/Jan/Feb.  I knew it would be too cold to ever want to the leave the house, and the snow too unpredictable to be able to even get out if I wanted to.  I don’t regret the decision at all, but now we’re itching to get moving again.

As of TODAY, we are enrolled again at the Y, and we all couldn’t be happier!  Nothing like a winter to make you feel a little extra fluffy around the middle and a gym pass to make you feel like you’re in control again!

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Now speaking of gym-going, do you feel like you exercise better in something that flatters and fits vs. droops and frumps?  Reva Wear is the perfect marriage of fashion and function.  These clothes are slick, breathable, mature, and clean.

There is a girl that often works out at our gym at the same time I am there, and her clothing choices crack me up.  She’s usually wearing something stringy, gaping, and showing way too much skin.  Every time I see her I can’t help but think, “You can’t be comfortable in that!”  THIS is what I call comfort:

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Sophisticated and functional, with the cut and material choices to be fashionable as well.  Reva Wear sent me the Inspire Me shirt in Heather Gray, and it was love at first sight.  I wore it out this morning and deemed it my new favorite workout top.  Its the perfect “welcome back to the gym” shirt 🙂

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I think this gray color is excellent at disguising armpit and back sweat.  The black mesh is so ingeniously placed.  It is a single layer of mesh, but as you can see, it its completely opaque.  I ordered a Medium, which I thought was a perfect fit, with still enough give and stretch.  The flat seams let every part of it lie down smooth without any irritation.

I don’t know what kind of blend this is, but it is the most buttery-soft fabric I’ve ever worn to the gym!

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Now listen, there are so many things about this top that make it a cut above the rest.

1. The thumb holes.  The sleeves are long enough to pull up your hand and use the thumb holes for extra warmth, functionality, and coolness.

2. The zipper cover that keeps the zipper off of your chin.  I’ve never seen this feature before, but I love it.

3. Hidden pockets.  (See above picture)  Genius.  Right at your waist so that you can hide a key or a gym card.  You don’t want to know how many times I’ve had to hide a house key in my sports bra.

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Worth $65?  Every penny.  Check out Reva Wear’s other tanks, tops, and jackets, as well as their Men’s clothing.  Wouldn’t we be cute at the gym as a matching married couple? 🙂

Follow Reva Wear on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest,

and look for them at Costco!

Use the code ONR25 to get a 25% discount on online orders (and free shipping on orders over $25)!

*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. 

Onzie {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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When I don’t get around to the laundry every other day, it only takes a week of working out for me to realize how many workout pants and tops I actually have, and how many of those I actually like wearing.  I have a lot of pants that are too long and thick, too many tops are aren’t breathable, and just too many articles that aren’t comfortable enough to be chosen first, second, or third when I’m reaching for gym clothes.  I needed some new options that I loved, and when I met Onzie, the stars aligned and we became instant friends.

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Onzie carries the most amazing clothes for the hot and steamy divas of the gym.  Seriously, their clothing is attractive and sexy, cute and unique.  They’re best used for activities like pilates, spinning, swimming, surfing, running or hooping, or any activity where you want to look cute and not like a dripping mess.  They are perfect for hot yoga!

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Their designs and patterns are so fun!

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I knew I’d love everything I picked out from Onzie, but I’m happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised with all three of these items.  I love them more in person than what the photos presented, and that is sometimes a rare thing.

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Here I am showing off the Onzie Hoodie in Purple, and the Capri Pant in Cheetah.

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What first made these items stand out to me was their silky feel and strong stretch being so thin and durable.  The fabric used is very breathable, so you don’t feel inhibited, hot, or unable to move.  I wore my new outfit for a workout the very next morning after the package arrived, and I was so impressed by how ‘contained’ and cute I felt!  The material is very fast-drying, so you’re quick to feel comfortable again.

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The pants have about a 4″ waistband, but they’re still low-rise and very comfortable.  The waistband isn’t biting, the length is just perfect, and the sizing is “spot” on, haha.  Now, I’m not really into purple, and in fact, this is probably the very first purple thing in my closet EVER, but for some reason, I really love this color!  It is deep enough to look mature, and it pairs so well with the cheetah!  I heart these thumb holes!!!

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This last little number (below) is the High Waist Short, and fortunately for you, it will not be seen on me in photos, but know that it fits like a dream and I CAN’T WAIT to take it to the beach!  Onzie clothing can be worn for everyday wear, but they are also designed to withstand and perform in chlorine and salt water environments.  Wouldn’t these be great for triathlon training?

black copy So at this point (above), the city bus driver yells out something like, “Give the photographer what he wants!”  ?!

And so, my friends, take my word that these are really great clothes.  I’m sold.  And you are totally in luck, because…

One winner will receive $50 to spend at Onzie!!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Feb 1st and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*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.  

Ellie {Review}

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Ok, I know I’ve been slacking in the exercise-department since…hmm…February?  Things got a little busy, some drama erupted, and I backed out of the Ragnar.  I’m a big fat quitter, I know, I know!  But I’m gathering all my guilty feelings and only concentrating them even more into making exercise a priority this summer!  Hubby’s been swamped with studying for the mammoth CFA, but as of last Saturday, he’s a free man and we both sat down and made a master plan.  Beach bodies by July, haha!  One of the key motivators for me is my new outfit from Ellie!
And before I forget, I need to mention that you can get 20% your purchase by clicking HERE!
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such savvy gym-wear.  These athletic tops and bottoms are slick, attractive, feminine, and sporty.  I also really like their color schemes–lots of black, gray, coral, lime green, and a little aqua right now.  You really could mix and match practically any top and any bottom and have a perfect workout outfit.  And did you know they release a new collection every month?  EVERY month?  I just got a sneak peak at the next collection.  Very very cool.  I fell for the Coral Crush collection…
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Ellie let me try out two pieces–the Double Threat Tank (sold for $49.95) and the Double Decker Capri (sold for $69.95).  These two together make a dynamic pair, and the look is so athletic, girly, and chic!  I would feel comfortable anywhere, doing anything, in this outfit!  It is perfect for the gym, a run around town, a yoga class, or even race day.
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This top rocks.  I’m a fairly busty girl, so one sports bra aint never gonna cut it for me, so consider me an anomaly and know that the average girl will love the amount of support this number has, and not have to wear another black sports bra underneath.  Plus, its water, wind and tear resistant.IMG_4412The way the top is interlaced is so sporty and chic, and the way these two go together is just how I like it.  Not like a matchy-matchy jumpsuit, but two pieces that coordinate very well, and I look like an intentionally-dressed gym-girl.
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I haven’t felt this skinny in spandex workout clothes EVER!  Talk about major support and compression, but not in a too-tight or restricting way.  They only feel extremely comfortable and breathable, due to the 4-way stretch and the EllieTex fabric, which I don’t know exactly what that is, but its fantastic.
ellie1 copyThere is a thick pink waistband on these capris that can be left up for more compression and support (definitely my preference), or worn folded down, as in this picture above.  I threw these in the washer after my workout this morning (thanks Charisse, for motivating me!) and they came out just like new.  No shrinkage, fading, or pilling.  Expertly sewn flat seams help avoid chafing and allow for a secure stretch.
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This just in:

Ellie is expanding their size chart!  Their next collection is going to start offering size XL for three of the bottoms and the next collection after that will offer every piece in an XL!

Another fantastic collection right now at Ellie is their Cosmic Love.  I love these neon brights!  A little loud for everyday wear, but SO fun and SO spot on for the gym!
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You’re welcome :)  Go pick out something hot for your summer workouts!

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

ActivewearUSA {Review}

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I just signed up to run the Cape Cod Ragnar this May!  It is a 200-mile relay race around the cape, run by a team of 12 runners.  Eleven friends and I are starting our training regimens so we can kick butt at our race!  I’m ecstatic about hitting the gym a few days a week, especially while there are holiday treats everywhere I look screaming “eat me”!

Over the years, the more I run, the more picky I get about athletic wear.  I used to throw on whatever t-shirt and shorts were clean and on top of the laundry pile, but lately I’m all about breathable, moisture-managing, and especially cute gym clothes :).

ActivewearUSA is a rockin athelicwear store with a massive selection of all sorts of trendy pieces in practically every sport.  I believe their logo that they may very well be the “largest selection of women’s activewear” ever.

I received a terrificly sporty NUX Basics Focus Tank from ActivewearUSA for my training wardrobe, and it is exactly what I was looking for!  Its much cuter than a worn-out t-shirt, and I was surprised by how much I like the light compression.  It helps me keep in my post-baby gut 🙂 and provides a nice level of support.  After wearing it on my run this morning, I loved how I didn’t feel sweaty and gross.  The NUX top looked and felt exactly as if I had just put it on.  Very slick.  I’m impressed!

Are you planning on hitting up the gym after the holidays?  What are you looking for?  Sports bras, activewear tops, bottoms, shoes, jackets, fitness accessories?  Save yourself some shopping around and just get it all at ActivewearUSA.  You’ll be the cutest girl in the gym!  Go take a look at all their cute running clothes, you know, in case you’re running a ragnar too this Spring 🙂

You can like Activewear USA on facebook HERE, or follow them on twitter HERE.

*This posting was sponsored by Activewear USA, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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