Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
It’s the unofficial end to my Summer Beauty & Fashion Guide! (I’ve got a few more giveaways set aside for mid August – need to keep the good times rolling!)
And of course I wanted it to go out with a BANG! – so what better way than to feature my favourite Canadian retailer of luxurious lingerie – it’s la Vie en Rose!
So let’s talk about ta-tas. Specifically, my ta-tas. They’ve always been just a little bit heavier than the average rack. In fact, during a fact-finding ultrasound years ago, the technician had much trouble viewing the results, as my breasts were too dense to allow for a clear picture. In other words, they’re not the perkiest buds in the garden.
Enter breastfeeding. Ugh.
Do I really need to go into detail? All former breastfeeding mamas know what nursing does to the shape, feel and, ahem, gravitational force of boobies. Combine that with naturally weighty breasts, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Paging: Dr. Push-up!
la Vie en Rose came to my rescue by sending me two of their most popular push-up bras: the Air Pad bra and the Double Gel bra. I literally wept with relief.
Now I had planned on posting before and after pics (with a t-shirt on of course!) but after scrutinizing the photos, decided that they still looked kind of racy. Hey, what can I say, I look damn sexy in a push-up; my knockers will knock you over! So in the interest of keeping this blog G-rated, I’ll provide my take on the bras instead.
The Air Pad bra (pictured above right) is the sexier of the two, with lacy details and a pretty, scalloped cup. I opted for both bras in black because I’m all about classic elegance, but do like to have nude and white bras on hand for “t-shirt time” too. Now this bra looks like a push-up, but is surprisingly light thanks to the air filled pads. In fact, the molded pads give ultimate lift to create maximum cleavage minus the weight, unlike some other extreme push-ups which can actually sag as they lift. Its quite frankly the perfect ratio of lift:weight for me, because the last thing I need is a heavy, cumbersome bra.
The Double Gel bra, which boasts double support, is my preferred every day bra. The seamless foam cups don’t show under clothes; discreet gel pouches and underwire create ample cleavage; and a dainty scalloped lace trim on the back and sides is both romantic and understated. I love the feel of this bra – the cushiony, soft texture feels like second skin and offers a natural shape. And while I wouldn’t necessarily classify it as an extreme push-up, it does wonders to lift the ta-tas to a sexy height and gives a soft, feminine curve to your silhouette.
Click here to view all la Vie en Rose push-up bras.
Can you believe fall is just around the corner? Check out my favourite HOT look from la Vie en Rose’s “The Colours of Fall”:
Click here to view la Vie en Rose’s Fall LookBook, full of the season’s best lingerie, loungewear and swimwear!
Summer’s not over yet! And la Vie en Rose has many more gorgeous looks for the season – romantic lace bras & panties, swimwear (of course!), dressed-down casual wear and even must have accessories, including sandals, sunglasses, and hats & bags. Click here to shop online.
One lucky Listen to Lena! reader will win a $100 la Vie en Rose Gift Card! To enter, simply visit their online store and leave a comment here with your three (3) favourite looks.
You can also qualify for extra entries! Remember, you must leave a separate comment for each. You can:
(1) Follow my blog, Listen to Lena! (2 extra entries!)
(2) “Like” Listen to Lena! on Facebook
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(4) “Like” la Vie en Rose on Facebook
(5) Tweet daily: Please use this la Vie en Rose Giveaway Tweet.
I’ll draw for a winner on August 28th. Good luck everybody!