Wednesday, October 20, 2010

my bump maternity - Review and Giveaway!

I had the pleasure of reviewing a great top I received from my bump maternity, which is a maternity (and more!) store not too far away from me in Toronto. They stock loads of maternity fashions: tops, dresses, skirts, pants and outerwear (like the M coat that I have a crush on... pregnant in a Canadian winter means a suitable coat is a must), as well as skin care products, everything you need for breastfeeding, and stylish diaper bags. Also check out the sale section - discounts of 50% and more! You can do your shopping in store or online.
And, if you are in or near Toronto, they're having a customer appreciation event in store this weekend (October 21-24) - 25% off all maternity and breastfeeding!
If you have done any looking at all at maternity products, you will recognize some of the biggest names among the brands they carry. I left it up to Cheryl, the owner, to select a top and I could not have been more thrilled with what she chose for me.

The top I got to try is a transitional maternity and nursing top by the Swedish line boob. I am a big fan of boob designs - they are always so flattering and practical. I have a few boob pieces already in heavy rotation in my wardrobe! It's great to be able to pick up fashions from this line at a Canadian retailer! Plus, I love the colour. Forgive the photos - with my husband working in Calgary, I'm my own photographer these days!

The top is super comfy and flattering as well. It is roomy enough for my belly (getting bigger every day, it seems), and I can tell that the flowy design will be flattering to my post-natal figure as well - with the fitted smocking over the empire waist emphasizing that I still have a figure! The layering of the top gives it very easy and discreet access for nursing as well. I love that this is something I will be able to wear not just for the next few months but for much longer.

Another product I have tried from my bump is the Belly Jelly. I have told you about my morning belly cream that I'm using. This is the one I use for a nightly application. I'm sure you experienced mamas know that a good belly cream is such a relief for tight growing skin. I've been using it every single night for probably 2-3 months now (I picked it up a while back).

You know I'm a stickler for checking what's in the products that I use, and the ingredients list is as follows: Lavender Flowers, oats, soya bean oil, wheatgerm oil, coconut oil, shea butter, evening primrose oil, beeswax, tocopherol (vitamin E), lavender and palma rosa essential oils. All natural, all safe, and it smells so yummy - an herbal scent. You can see that it lasts ages - this is mine after using it for months! I do find that because it's an oil-based product that it's more perfect for night than day. I like a quick-absorbing water-based product for day. But for night, a soothing belly massage with this is just what a mama-to-be needs. And between this and the one I use in the morning, so far so good... no stretch marks (yet)!

my bump maternity has offered a giveaway for one of my readers!

The giveaway: a $25 gift certificate!

How to enter: Visit my bump maternity, and tell me what you love from the store! Please be sure to include your email if it’s not public in your blogger profile! This is the mandatory entry - do this first!

Extra entries: Bonus time! Leave a comment for each extra entry.

  • Become a fan of/"like" my bump on Facebook (mention your first name and last initial in your comment). Already do? That counts!
  • Follow @mybump on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!). Already do? That counts!
  • sign up for the my bump newsletter (on the left sidebar of the my bump website). A great way to find out first about upcoming sales!
  • Follow me on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!). Already do? That counts!
  • Tweet about this giveaway (once - this is not a daily!) and leave me the permalink. You can use this for your tweet, if you like:
    "#Win a $25 Gift Certificate to My Bump at Emily's Latest @emilyisland. #maternity & more! @mybump http://bit.ly/afof90 US/CAN ends 11/7"
  • Follow my blog (publicly) – 2 entries, leave 2 comments. Already do? That counts!
  • Add my blog button to your blog - leave the URL. Already have it? That counts!
  • Blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post and to my bump – 2 entries, leave 2 comments and please include a link to your post
  • Tell me your favourite maternity or nursing brand. Do you love boob like me, or have you got another one to recommend?
Please be sure to include your email if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian or US mailing addresses only, please. Giveaway ends November 7th at 11:59 pm EST. A winner will be drawn within a day or two of the giveaway's end, announced here, in a separate post and emailed!

A big thank you to my bump for this review opportunity! I received a top to review, but was not paid for this post and the opinions are my own.

95 comments:

  1. I like the Drawstring Maternity top
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  2. Follow @mybump on Twitter under childrensnook

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  3. I follow you on twitter under childrensnook

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  4. I love bumpstyle
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  5. I love the maternity wrap top!

    Donna
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  6. I now follow mybump on twitter!

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  7. I like the Striped Flattering Vneck

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  8. I follow my bump on twitter
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  9. I like the Bravado Moisture Wick Breast Pads

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  10. I love the sleeveless print top, Model: h10242.
    So pretty.

    donna l.
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  11. Oh, I like the top you have on though I would choose it in sage. I also like the Lantern Sleeve Maternity Dress. Fun, fun!

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  12. Public follower and RSS feed of course :) Love that bump - it's very noticeable now!!

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  13. Love all the stylish maternity and nursing tops! I also think the Baby Body Foam is a great product! cbeargie at yahoo dot com

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  14. Following on twitter as sunnymum.

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  15. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/28716754453

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  16. Following on Goggle friend (sunnymum)

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  17. 2. Following on Goggle friend (sunnymum)

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  18. My sister just gifted me with a Blue Canoe maternity/nursing sleep bra that is really comfortable and well made. Other sleep bras seemed to crumble after one trip through the wash.

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  19. I love the smock breastfeeding top :)

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  20. following you on google friend connect

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  21. Liked the bump on facebook under Katey J

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  22. following you on twitter as bugnpeeper

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  23. again following your blog via google friend connect.

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  24. Tweeted about your giveaway :)

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  25. I like boob but over all my favorite nursing brand is Old Navy :)

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  26. I love their Baby Mel - Black Quilted Bag.
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  27. I'm following my bump on Twitter (jentamar)
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  28. I'm following you on Twitter (jentamar)
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  29. What a great site. Wish I would of known about this when I was pregnant. I know a lot of pregnant people so would love to share. I loved the 3/4 Sleeve Dress with Pockets. So cute and comfy looking at the same time. fullertessy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I like the angel sleeve breastfeeding top. hugzeke@gmail.com

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  31. I follow on GFC x2

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  32. Blogged here: http://aspritzofsis.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/my-bump-gc-giveaway-emilys-latest/

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  33. Blogged here: http://aspritzofsis.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/my-bump-gc-giveaway-emilys-latest/ (2nd entry)

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  34. I love the Be All Diaper Bag!

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  35. follow @mybump on twitter @lauragmsu

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  36. follow you on twitter @lauragmsu

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  37. tweet

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  38. I want the bliss nursing bra.
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  39. I like my bump on FB as Felicia King.
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  40. I follow my bump on Twitter as http://twitter.com/pbandjmama
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  41. I follow you on Twitter as http://twitter.com/pbandjmama
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  42. I tweeted!
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  43. I follow your blog via GFC!
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  44. I follow your blog via GFC!
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  45. the "M coat" is AWESOME!

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  46. I love the long line cardigan, so cute! Thanks for sharing :)

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  47. love this- Belly Jelly - 150g

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  48. twitter follow them -kgail11

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  49. I LOVE the Angel Sleeve Breastfeeding Summer Dress

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  50. Following @mybump on Twitter (@rachelhooey)

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  51. Following you on Twitter (@rachelhooey)

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  52. Joined my bump on FB (Rachel P)

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  53. Following publicly via GFC

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  54. I do like Boob but I also love Moody Mamas, Japanese Weekend, and Olian

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  55. following you publicly via GFC (entry 2)

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  56. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/29219899392

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  57. signed up for the my bump newsletter

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  58. I like the transformer top

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  59. GFC follower #1

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  60. GFC follower #2

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  61. follow mybump on twitter
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  62. follow you on twitter
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  63. I like the Drawstring Maternity top
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  64. The belly Jelly would be awesome to try

    And I like the Smock Breastfeeding Top

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  65. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

    I love, love, love the breastfeeding turtleneck! http://www.mybumpmaternity.com/breastfeeding-turtleneck-p-584.html

    mail (at) organic-mama.ca

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  66. I follow @mybump on Twitter (@0rganicmama)

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  67. Tweet, tweet: http://twitter.com/0rganicmama/status/29697208008

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  68. I like Boob & Moody Mamas maternity/nursing wear :)

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  69. I'd like to try the Belly Jelly, too!
    I also love the Boob fashions!
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  70. New fan of My Bump on Facebook. (as Johanna C.)
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  71. I follow mybump on Twitter @ChoresChocolate
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  72. I follow you on Twitter @ChoresChocolate
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  73. I tweeted:
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  74. I follow your blog publicly!
    #2
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  75. I've tried Expressiva maternity clothes and I like the dress I received

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  76. Like the bump on FB (Rachel R.)

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  77. subscribed at my bump

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  78. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/MsGatorRN/status/1074857831829504

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  79. I love the Maternity Wrap Top: http://www.mybumpmaternity.com/maternity-wrap-top-p-499.html

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  80. I'm a fan of/"like" my bump on Facebook - Amy Hill

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  81. Following you on twitter: hillfam2005

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  82. Following @mybump on Twitter: hillfam2005

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  83. Following your blog publicly. #1

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  84. Following your blog publicly. #2

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