April’s review of an amazing Mother-Approved bra!

Happy Friday!!!!

I’m excited that my third week of school is over and I have three whole days to relax… sit around… do whatever I feel like doing…

I wish!

Instead of lounging on the couch just chillin’ in my snuggie pretending I’m Bruno Mars in The Lazy Song I’ll be babysitting for three nights straight for two kids (7 year old boy and 5 year old girl) that I regularly watch.  I’ll appreciate those moments that I get to sit down while driving the kids to and from the weekend’s activities. I’ll also be appreciating the lack of a HARD METAL WIRE stabbing me in  the bosom as I am on the ground picking up the trail of stuff that kids tend to always leave all over the house.

The awesome folks over at fullbeauty were incredibly generous and sent both my sister and myself a wireless and comfortable bra of our choice to try out.  As you might remember from Alyssa’s earlier post, we both randomly chose the same bra, even the same color!  And it’s not like this company only has the choice of white, beige, and black likeMOST of the bra choices in life tend to be.  The camisole style of wireless bra I chose came in TWELVE colors, but Alyssa and I were thinking practicality I suppose when we chose the color white.

FullBeauty Lace Cami SoftCup Bra in Lavender Tulip

FullBeauty Lace Cami SoftCup Bra in Lavender Tulip instead of white for the sake of showing another awesome color choice

I have had this bra for a few weeks now and it’s definitely received constant use.  After washing it, the bra has gotten really comfortable, it’s almost like I’m wearing a sports bra because of the soft fabric it’s made out of.

As Alyssa discussed, one of the benefits of a bra like this is that it helps you manage a modest appearance in shirts that may otherwise make men ogle your lovely chest.  Hello, nurse!

Thank you to Daniel's Blog for this Animaniac love!

Thank you to Daniel’s Blog for this Animaniac love!

Before I got this lovely gift of coverage in the mail, I was wearing one of my common winter shirts about to go out to lunch with a guy I have been randomly seeing for a little while now.  As we walked out of the house we ran into my Mother, whom this new guy had never had the pleasure of meeting before as we aren’t at that level of “meeting the parents” yet.  My Mom tends to be pretty friendly, some would say bold (mostly her children), when it comes to meeting attractive men and after she gave him a big hug and praised him on his rugged good looks, she turned to me.  Immediately she cracked a joke about my “boobs hanging out” in front of him and pulled up my top for me, trying to cover up the nice cleavage I was rocking.

Rocking my shirt appropriately at the Hooters in Zurich, Switzerland

Rocking my shirt appropriately at the Hooters in Zurich, Switzerland

That story alone is a great example of why wearing this camisole bra from fullbeauty could have saved me loads of embarrassment in that particular situation.

Check out the proof in the pictures and get on over to fullbeauty before March 31st, 2013 for 20% Off Highest Priced Item + Free Shipping on $50+. (Expires 03/31/13).  Use coupon code: FBA9009. You should also check out their semi-annual bra sale, where some bras are up to 75% off.

My Mother-Approved improvement to my shirt with the addition of the fullbeauty camisole bra

My Mother-Approved improvement to my shirt with the addition of the fullbeauty camisole bra

I hope you all enjoy your weekend and I look forward to updating you all next week on the awesome progress the month of January brought me!

Lots of love,



FullBeauty.com Seamless Wirefree Leading Lady Bra Review

Seamless Wirefree Bra by Leading Lady at FullBeauty.com. Thanks to the lovely model for showing off my new bra – I’m much too shy to reveal my assets on the internet!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful Monday morning so far. So – do you remember my fitbloggin’ recap blog, in which I wrote about how nothing is impossible – except for finding a comfortable bra? Well – one of my lovely readers, Karen, works for FullBeauty.com – and offered to send me a free bra to help me change my mind! She and her team asked me a few questions about my girls, and I expressed to her my struggles with fit and fabric. She sent me 7 styles of bras to choose from, and I ended up choosing the Seamless Wirefree bra by Leading Lady. I’m not too particular about how my bras look -of course pretty is nice, but ultimately I need function over form, preferably without stabby, poky wires and annoying, scratchy lace.

The Leading Lady has microfiber molded seamless cups, “designed to give you a smooth, sleek look.” So far, so good. I’ve worn the bra for three days now and there’s no unsightly wrinkles or lines under my clothes. I opted for the pretty pale pink because I wanted something muted enough to wear under light colored shirts but to still stand out in my underwear drawer. I guess I’m not ALL function then, right?! 🙂

The material of the bra is super soft, and one of my favorite features so far is that instead of the standard three band settings (the little hook and wire thing – I don’t know what it’s called), there are four! This is perfect for me to wear and adjust gradually as I lose weight. The straps also change to your comfort level, and since I’m pretty tall with broad shoulders I always need to lengthen my straps.

I have to say that so far I’m impressed. Even more impressive is that I ordered the bra in my usual size, and the fit is dead on. This has always been one of my concerns about shopping for bras online – every brand seems a little bit different, but the Leading Lady line is true to size. My bra fits with no puckering, back bulge or the awful red marks under the breasts from the underwire. There’s even a cute little pintuck detail around the bottom.

Smokin’ Hot!

I’d like to thank Karen and the fullbeauty team – they may have just proved me wrong! I really recommend you check out the fullbeauty site – the prices are all extremely reasonable and much less expensive than Kohl’s or Macy’s. There are also really beautiful bras for plus-sized women, when we’re normally reduced to the basic over the shoulder boulder holders. I mean, look at this beauty – this the type of bra that isn’t really meant for daytime wear, if you catch my drift, but I’m sure wearing it in the day would add a little extra spring in your step!

There are also a bunch of coupon codes listed here to help you reduce shipping costs. In fact… I’m planning on buying a couple more items to keep my girls supported – the wirefree sports bra (on clearance for $9.88! SCORE!) and this camisole bra, which I’ve been eyeing for awhile and is a great price at $24.99.

So, now that I may have found a solution to my endless problems with bras – do any other ladies out there struggle finding the perfect fit? What’s usually the problem with yours?

PS: Congratulations to Troy, the winner of the case of PopChips! Thank you to everyone who entered – we’ll have more great giveaways soon!