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Mermaid Maternity {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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.

As much as I have loved going to the beach and pools over the past couple of weeks, my ever-growing belly is just not fitting into anything that doesn’t have the word “maternity” or “stretch” linked to it.  We have fun plans for a water party tomorrow morning with the kids at a friends’ house, the beach is not even 30 minutes from our front door, and the outdoor pools on the base will be opening this weekend.

I knew that I wanted to find something cute and comfortable to wear swimming this summer, and Mermaid Maternity was the perfect fit (ha!) for all of my picky swimsuit needs — modest coverage, tankini top, boy short-style bottom, and no halter tops.  While I’m not so concerned about having something to hold in my stomach this summer with the tummy tuk, I am definitely looking for some support while I’m playing with my two boys.

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There are so many options for mixing and matching through Mermaid Maternity to make your own perfect maternity swimwear!

The founder of Mermaid Maternity tells customers in her About Us section, “I am not a bikini bottom person. I have always found swim shorts to be more comfortable and more flattering. When I became pregnant I looked high and low for maternity swim shorts and was stunned that I could not find any. I made the decision that when I was past the ‘new baby’ stage with my daughter and had more than 2 minutes of free time per day, I would create and sell maternity swim shorts.”

“In the spring of 2009, Mermaid Maternity was launched … with one product for sale. The swim shorts were a huge success, and since then many more maternity swimwear separates have been added – always with the same criteria in mind: comfortable, flattering, functional, and unique. Our mission is to give moms-to-be more OPTIONS in what they can wear at the beach or pool so that they will feel confident and comfortable in their swimsuit.”

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 Wrap-Around Bandeau Maternity Tankini Top – Lilac / Maternity Swim Brief – Black

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Bandeau Tankini Top – Midnight Bloom / Fold-Over Panel Maternity Swim Brief – Black

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V Insert Maternity Tankini Top – Black with White Polka Dots / Maternity Swim Shorts – Black

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Maternity Rash Guard Swim Shirt – Tropical / Maternity Board Shorts – Black

I love the top of the Mermaid Maternity swim suit that I received, but I am really impressed by the swim shorts!  I received the Maternity Swim Shorts in Black (shown above), and I loved that there was an insert inside to keep everything covered up while allowing for flowy shorts to keep cool in the warm weather.  They are perfect for my growing belly from the first trimester to the third since the wide panel fits under my stomach.

One Dandy reader is going to win $100 to use at Mermaid Maternity!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of June 1st 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 Mermaid Maternity, but all opinions  are strictly my  own.

Hapari Swimwear {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I grew up on a tropical island and we now live about 30 minutes away from the beach, so finding a swimsuit has always been a must for me every year.  You can imagine how easy that has NOT been some years.  I like to have something that’s cute and colorful but also covers me up and keeps me modest while playing at the pool or at the beach.  I also have quite the list of requirements for my swimwear that can make swimsuit shopping even more unbearable than usual.

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I discovered Hapari Swimwear at the very end of last summer (of course…) when I asked a friend where she had gotten her swimsuit.  The best part is that Hapari Swimwear offers the cutest MODEST swimsuits, so almost anything from this site works for me!

After modesty, my number one requirement is that the swimsuit be tankini-style.  Ever since I discovered these in high school, I’ve only worn tankini styles and have never looked back.

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Gold Coast Classic Bandeau Tankini Top

On top of that, I’m not a huge fan of halter tops since I don’t think they’re incredibly flattering on me, so that usually cuts out about half of any store’s inventory — in the case of Hapari Swimwear, though, many of their straps can be worn in three different ways (halter, cross-back, or  straight), which means that my choices are increased!  I love the versatility.

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SOS Bora Bora Tankini Top

I’ve also discovered in the past few years that I prefer to wear some sort of board shorts or boy shorts with my tankini top, and these Hapari choices are perfect.  Since my baby-bearing years, I’ve also found that tummy tuk helps me enjoy my swimsuit time just a little more.  While these bottoms that I chose may not be overly appealing or showy to everyone, I’m pretty much looking for practicality at this mommy-chasing-young-boys stage — these bottoms are PERFECT for me!

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Tummy Tuk Short Brown Bottoms

Hapari Swimwear also offers swimwear for men, junior boys, junior girls, after mastectomy, and in plus sizes.  They also have cover-ups, wraps, and cap-sleeve shores that can be worn under other shirts for modesty. 

Hapari Swimwear is giving away a $95 Gift Certificate to one of our Dandy winners!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of May 3rd 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 Hapari Swimwear, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

Glamourmom {Review}

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Think back to the moments in your life when you felt the most glamorous.  Might one of those times be your wedding day?  Senior year Prom?  That time you spent an entire paycheck on a day at the spa?

Do any of you nursing mothers feel like these glamorous days are a little far and in-between these days?  Is it the whole “I have to half undress myself to feed a crying baby atleast 20x a day and expose my fluffy belly skin to the world” lifestyle that gets us down?  I believe every mom deserves to feel like a “Glamourmom” every day!  Glamourmom is a shop of lovely tops, tanks, bras, and sleepwear “designed exclusively with moms and moms-to-be in mind with the idea that every woman deserves to be a Glamourmom!”

They specialize in nursing bra tanks that have a full built-in cotton nursing bra that allows for full discretion and support when nursing.

I was quite impressed with the Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Top with Lace I received from the Glamourmom outlet.  I like that the nude color actually looks a little more creamy pink.  It is clearly made out of high quality materials, strong enough to hold in a little post-baby fluff I’m carrying around.  The full built-in nursing bra is sturdy and substantial, and not at all like wimpy built-in bras in other tanks I own.  I’m also a big fan of the one-handed access hook closure and the lace detail is a nice touch.

And what’s that?  They have an outlet?  Its true!  All outlet sales are final and there are no refunds and no exchanges, but the apparel found here is 30-70% off original prices!  Shopping here reminds me of shopping up the outlet malls on Black Friday 🙂

Take a look at this Glamourmom® Tanikini Swimsuit!  For $29.99!  It may not be swimsuit season, but there’s nothing wrong with being prepared if you’re planning on hitting the pool this summer with a nursing baby!

Go check out the other Glamourmom nursingwear, and see what’s on sale at the Glamourmom Outlet!

*This posting was sponsored by Glamourmom, but all opinions are strictly my own

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