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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.

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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:

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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. 

Endure Shop {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Now that it’s finally February, we can accept the fact that Valentine’s Day is almost here. When the pink hearts start popping up all over WalMart the day after Christmas, I get a little cranky. But, like it or not, the big V-Day will be here in a week from tomorrow! What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day? Love? Hearts? Jewelry? Chocolate? Well, send your hubby on over to the Endure Jewelry Company, where you can find all of those things (minus the chocolate)!

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I’ve already told you how cool Endure Shop is, especially if you’re a runner. They sell beautifully crafted jewelry to represent and celebrate your running accomplishments, or to motivate you to reach your goals. Remember how I said you can find love, hearts and jewelry all in their shop? Check out this beautiful “Live Love Run” necklace and you’ll see I wasn’t kidding! Wouldn’t this be fabulous a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift for the runner in your life?

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I have a strange attraction/addiction to workout clothes, so I of course chose to review an item from the Apparel collection. Since I live in (almost) perpetually sunny California, I chose the Run Tank. I love the fabric–super light-weight without being cheap and thin–and of course the cute word “Run” with a heart and the Endure logo on the front.

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I ordered the Large because I’m currently 3 months pregnant with my third and figured I’d need the extra room. The tank fits snugly but not uncomfortably, so once I lose the baby weight it will be loose, but not ridiculously huge. I like that the fit is semi-fitted and truly hides the muffin-top, as they claim. The back is racer-back style and the Endure definition is right in the middle of that intersection, which I think looks really cool. My favorite part is the little roadrunner hanging out on the back of my hip–so cute!

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Please forgive my Vampire tan.

The tank also comes in white, but I thought the black with white lettering looked so much cooler. Now I just need to buy a few more colored bottoms so I don’t look like a stage hand or a gothic when I work out in all black 😉 The tank is $32, but if you’re lucky, you can win a $30 Gift Card to Endure Shop and snag this cute top for only $2! Or use the credit toward a really beautiful piece of jewelry for someone…and that someone can be you!

Win a $30 Gift Card to Endure Shop!

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

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of February 17, 2014, 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 Endure Jewelry Company, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Endure Shop {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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I’ve mentioned before that I recently ran my first half-marathon. It was long and it was grueling, but I’m so proud to say that I’ve run 13.1 miles!

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If you’re a runner (or a human being, really), you know the thrill of accomplishing something hard that you never thought you’d be able to do and then wanting to brag about it. Well, the folks at Endure get that, and they’ve created a whole line of jewelry and apparel to show off your accomplishments!

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Endure’s creator, Sunny Arada, is a former NCAA Cross Country and Track and Field Athlete. She has combined her love of jewelry and her passion for running to create a beautiful line of fun and inspiring products. I love the word “endure” and all that it means when running a race, and also just running the race of life. She sells necklaces, rings, beads, earrings and apparel for runners of every kind. Her designs all come in tarnish-resistant sterling silver, but can be ordered in 14K white or yellow gold, and  some styles even come with diamonds. All of her fashions are beautiful and make me proud to be a runner and remind me to endure through  the hard stuff!

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Besides beautiful jewelry, Endure has a great line of running apparel. I love the “Run” tee, the “I roll with Bob” onesie (hilarious, right?) and the “13.1” (in Roman numerals) long sleeve tee. And the “Endure” headband. And the Heart compression socks…Okay, I pretty much love the entire apparel collection 🙂

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 But what I really love is the Live Love Run Endure Hoodie I was sent to review. Talk about an awesome hoodie! First of all, it’s a zip up hoodie, which I love because you can get it on without messing up your hair. It’s super soft on the inside and slightly stretchy, making it very fitted. If you like your hoodies loose and baggy then definitely order a size larger than you normally would, because this baby is snug–in a good way. The snugness makes it very warm; I have loved lounging around in it at night and staying nice and cozy. I haven’t taken it out on a run yet because it’s just so nice that I don’t want to get it all gross and sweaty, but I know it would keep me heated and when I got too hot I could easily un-zip it and would be just the right temperature. But enough about the fit–let’s talk about the design! Look how cute this thing is!!!

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It has a fun shoelace design (hand drawn by the designer) on the front which I love–subtle but such a nice touch! Then the back is the best part: “Live Love Run Endure.” What words of wisdom! I mean, seriously, this doesn’t just appeal to runners but to people everywhere as a reminder to endure through life! And the sparkly gold on the word “Run?” Get out of here. I LOVE it! It’s just as sparkly and amazing in person as it looks in the picture.

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This awesome hoodie is $54, and I think it’s worth the money. The “13.1,” “26.2” and “Run” long sleeve tees are $36 and the tanks are currently on sale for only $16! This is good quality apparel and I know you or the runner in your life would LOVE a shirt or piece of jewelry to commemorate and celebrate the huge accomplishments they’ve made in their lives. And lucky for you, Endure is offering you a chance to win $36 toward any apparel purchase from the shop!

Enter to win $36 to Endure Shop!

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

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of December 16, 2013, 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 Endure Shop, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Ellie.com outfit and DVD giveaway!

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Ladies, remember my super cute workout outfit from way back?

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Still love it.  If you were also wishing you had more Ellie attire in your workout wardrobe, here’s a sweet giveaway I thought I’d clue you in on.

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Up for grabs is a top and bottom from any Ellie collection and a DVD set with a 108 day yoga program valued at $200!!  The DVD set in the giveaway features 12 DVD’s and a 108 day yoga program, and Travis Eliot (teacher in Santa Monica) is the influential yoga teacher featured.

You can enter HERE!

Check out all the glamorous workout clothes from Ellie and get you can also get 20% off by clicking through this link.

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.
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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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Ready for a 20% off deal?

Save 20% on Ellie!




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

Albion Fit {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I really think that the difference between loving and fearing swimsuit season is whether you have a cute swimsuit or not!  One that flatters and slims and makes you look great vs. something dowdy that showcases your weakness and exposes your lack of will power all winter long!  My post-hibernation body is nothing to get excited about, but I still can’t WAIT to hit the beaches this summer!!

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I’ve been hunting swimsuits like a safari man, adamant that I can find something one-piece and doesn’t scream “Mommy”, and I fell absolutely in love with nearly EVERY single suit from Albion Fit!  Albion carries women’s fitness and swimwear, all beautifully styled and fashionably constructed.  I pinned nearly half of these swimsuits the instant I saw them.  Are these not adorable in every way?  These are sooo ME!

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But oh no, the fabulous doesn’t stop here!  Tennis anyone?  These make taking tennis classes 100% more appealing.

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While you’re drooling over Albion’s website, check out their workout clothing.

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Albion so generously sent me a Go Long Crew to review!  I opted for the Go Long Crew, Ivory and couldn’t be happier.  These tops are great because they let you transition from relaxing, to errands, to workout without a wardrobe change.  I could wear this around the house, then to the grocery store, then to the gym while feeling comfortable and cute in all three settings.  The material is so lightweight and breathable, making it a favorite for workouts, and it is totally soft enough to sleep in.  I reeeeally love how LONG it is!  Every busty girl knows the frustration of shirts in regular sizes that creep up your body.  Its nice to have my waist and hips covered in a flattering fitting top.  Many of Albion’s Go Long Crews have thumb holes, which I think is so fun and sporty!

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Here is coupon code for our readers!  dandy15 will save you $15 on any purchase of $50 or more, but this code is only good through Thursday, so shop, shop, shop!  Go get that dream swimsuit!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 23rd and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Albion Fit, but all opinions are strictly my own

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