Miraclesuit – Lose 10 Pounds When You Put It On

Who loves shopping for swimsuits? No one I know, that’s for sure.   I have recently gained some weight- huzzah, right?- and I am in the market for a new, fun bathing suit. As such, I am not one to turn down a minor miracle when it comes to looking fabulous. Miraclesuit is awesome for most bodies.  The miracle being that it makes you appear 10 pounds thinner when you put it on. Hmmm, maybe I should start wearing it to work….hahaha.


Ok, I may not be a covergirl, but whatevs, I think it’s doing it’s job quite well. I wish it had bigger breast cups, but that is a problem I have with at least 80% of swimsuits. Never enough coverage for bigger chested gals! But my Miraclesuit does better then some others have, and at least they are lifted, so I give it that. I love the color, as well.
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Travel Trends Event in NYC

Recently, I attended an event in NYC hosted by MomTrends. As the PaddlePak Ambassador, you know I had to be there or be square (and honestly, how cute are those watertight backpacks?)

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I was also a MiracleSuit swimwear model (I know, bringing sexy back, summer-style) just to round things out a bit. I had my hair done by the one of the stylists at Butterfly Studio while there, and I must say my locks gave the poor man a hard time. I had just landed home hours before, and my hair was a hot mess. It’s usually a bit iffy later in the day, since I don’t use product and I’m not what you’d call a vain woman (cough- see “very low maintenance” to put it nicely) but you know what travel does to your hair, yeah? Blah. I washed it before I got on the flight, but apparently that didn’t help much. Poor fella, he did his best, and I was in that seat longer then any three other women combined, LOL. Gotta give him an A for effort!

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I didn’t get a chance to talk to everyone in the room, since I was busy with the PaddlePaks and also with the MiracleSuit fun. I have to say, I love my suit as well. I didn’t initially think I’d love this particular style or cut, nor the cover up in the same exact print (seemed like too much) but I was really wrong. The girls were kept in place, I loved the print once it was on (and like so many things, you need to try it before you decide if you like it!) and it was slimming. Most importantly (for me) is the fact that it kept my girls up where they needed to be and inside the suit the whole time.


You might be thinking “so? You were just walking around a room, how hard was that suit working?” I will give you that- which is why I waited an extra week before writing this post. I wore that suit nearly every day on my trip to Cancun this week, including horseback riding (where it preformed under EXTREME duress), pools, saunas, whirlpools, the ocean, and a cenote swim. I’d say it quite earned the 5 star rating I’m giving it. Plus? I just feel pretty in it. I was the only “model” who was plus sized- and I worked what the Good Lord and carbs gave me. Sexy comes in every size, you better believe it. No matter what size you are, you deserve to look and feel good, which is why I say you will love MiracleSuit.

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Win $100 Gift Card For a Hapari Swimsuit

Disclosure: The below was provided for me in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and honest. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC Guidelines. Please see “Disclose” tab for more information.

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As an avid traveler, I am always in need of a good swimsuit.  Getting a good suit that wears well and that supports me in all the right places is not easy- my chest is larger then most, and it makes shopping for swimwear hard (as well as keeping the ladies covered and inside the suit). I was very excited to receive my new swimsuit from Hapari, which did a great job at keeping me covered.

About Hapari:

Distinctive and beautiful, Hapari swimwear is designed to enhance a woman’s natural beauty – no matter her shape. At Hapari, they believe that every woman will look and feel great while having fun in the sun! And that is why their swimwear is created from the finest fabrics and with body-shaping features to help you feel comfortable and confident.


Another way to wear the sarong 🙂

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Shaun White Boys Board Shorts

My son , like his mother, really enjoys the beach, pools, and water parks. He was not always the biggest fan of deeper water (that is, water above his waist) but now he is a real champ. We spent most of our summer in water, one way or another. A fun pair of trunks is a must have for the summer and for this traveling kid 🙂

Recently, he was sent a fun new pair of board shorts. They are a little big- it can be so hard to figure out his size lately! LOL- but they will be perfect next year. Made for boys between the ages of 4 and 18, they can be found exclusively at Target.

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Tatyana Vs The SwimSuit

My friend Tatyana spent the summer seeking out the perfect bathing suit- and I think she has finally found it. Read on to see why she loves this suit so much- and why it may be perfect for you, too! We have very different body types, and I think it is good to see how different shapes and cuts can benefit different women. Take it away, Tatyana!
Can I just tell you how much I love my A.N.A. bathing suit? I was happy to know that the A.N.A. line comes in various styles from tankini, bandini and a two piece. The A.N.A. line also has some great colors to suit every woman’s taste. I was happy to know that this line also has accessories like shorts and cover-ups to go with their bathing suit.

It has pieces to mix and match as well to allow flexibility in swim wear. My one piece, chocolate colored swimsuit fits like it was made for me. The silhouette it creates would never let you know that I was a bit overweight. From a slight distance, I look like a very curvy woman, and close up I still look like curvy without the “extras”. The ruching in the front hides the little bulge with ease. The straps are wide and do not hurt the shoulders or leave any ugly red marks. The little skirt in the front and the back allows me to hide my little bathing suit lines on the bottom.

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