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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.

Thyme Maternity Skin Care Line {Review}

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Pregnancy does such a number to my skin!  I had horrible pregnancy acne just a couple of months ago (as in, the absolute worst acne I’ve ever had in my life!), and I have some marks from my previous pregnancies that haven’t completely faded.

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Thyme Maternity is a clothing line for pregnancy, post-partum, and nursing, but they also feature a great skin care line to help with these stages as well!

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Thyme Maternity Soothing Therapy Stretch Mark Cream helps restore skin’s elasticity because of some key ingredients that make this cream so effective.  Seaweed extract helps circulation and helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks, vitamin E conditions and nourishes the skin, reducing scar tissue, and avocado oil provides moisture to skin.  This one is a great cream to use at night because it’s thick and feels like it’s a barrier or cover protecting skin — I’m not a huge fan of having thick cream on my hands (or stomach, I guess!) during the day, so I haven’t tried it in the morning yet.

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Thyme Maternity Soothing Therapy Leg Gel relieves and soothes tired legs through the use of grape extract (stimulates circulation and keeps legs smooth), argan extract (tones and helps cells regenerate) and ivy extract (helps reduce swelling).  I LOVE THIS ONE!  I notice the most pain on my legs and hips after a long day of running with the boys, and this helps me relax so much more.

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The blend of natural ingredients in Thyme Maternity Soothing Therapy Breast Cream helps promote firmness of delicate skin in the bust area.  It’s enriched with natural shea butter for nourishing moisture, passionfruit oil for hydrating, conditioning,  and nourishing the skin, and argan kernel oil for cell regeneration.

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Thyme Maternity Soothing Therapy Restructuring Gel is a specially formulated post-partum treatment that promotes skin recovery on stomach, hips and thighs. Quillaja and kigelia extract aid in cellular reactivation, aloe vera helps heal the effects of stretching, and lemon, orange, and grapefruit essential oils help skin renew tone and elasticity.

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Thyme Maternity Soothing Therapy Nipple Ointment is a 100% USP pure lanolin ointment that soothes and repairs cracked skin. It protects against dryness and relieves the discomfort associated with breastfeeding. Make sure to pack it in your hospital bag! Non-toxic and safe for mom and baby.

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**This post was sponsored by Thyme Maternity, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

Sweet Pea Maternity {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Oh maternity clothes.  I have a love-hate relationship for my “fat clothes”.  With each pregnancy, I pull out that box from the basement and shake out my frumpy stretched out shirts and tenty dresses that I’m already sick of.  I actually love being pregnant, but I get so sick of wearing the same maternity clothes over and over again for months and months.  For anyone who has seen me preggo, you’ll agree that I look full-term at 5 months along.  Woe is me.  Anyone who has seen me pregnant is nodding their head in agreement right now.

If there is any time in a woman’s life that she needs cute clothes that she feels great in, its during pregnancy!  But not only are trendy maternity clothes sometimes hard to come by, they’re also expensive!  How can anyone  afford an entire new wardrobe when you’re also forking out for new baby supplies and equipment!  I have found us all the perfect solution: Sweet Pea Maternity.  Look at these cute tops!

This color block dress is my favorite!   Maxi skirts and maternity skinny jeans!

Look at these cute AND cheap maternity clothes!   I feel like I could purchase twice as many clothes from their shop for what I’m spending at another retailer.

I had the opportunity to pick out this navy blue striped top, which I am absolutely so pleased about.  Its exactly what my maternity wardrobe needed (and priced at $19.19!!!).  I LOVE that the ruched sides make it a cute and fashion-friendly shirt that I would wear even without a baby bump.  And look at how long and stretchy it can be!  I feel like this would be suitable for all 3 trimesters!

 

The pregnant body is such a beautiful shape, one that I feel should be shown off and embraced!  Gone are the days of wearing such loose, upshapely, tent-like shirt-dresses.  These adorable maternity clothes from Sweet Pea Maternity are such good options.  Wouldn’t you love to be like “that cute pregnant girl” while dressing according to the seasons and latest trends?

I love the exciting turn-over of inventory.  Every time I visit the Sweet Pea Maternity website, there are new arrivals and seasonal sales.   In fact, by the time I picked out an item to review, it was out of stock, so I had to go with my 2nd choice, which turned out to be fantastic.  If you see something you love, get it fast!

One lucky winner will receive a $25 giftcard to spend at Sweet Pea Maternity!

 

 

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Friday, September 28st and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within a week, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Sweet Pea Maternity, but all opinions are strictly my own

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