UPDATE: Over now folks, will announce the winners tomorrow!
You may have seen my recent posts with the news that Bali, a leading bra brand for 20 years, is now offering the Beauty by Bali collection, a line of 6 different bras in sizes 36C & up in Target stores and online at Target.com.
I was thrilled when Bali gave me the opportunity to try out the entire collection of this new line that offers us Target shoppers more choices than ever when it comes to bras that offer support, comfort and beauty. I have been wearing them for about a month now and I am finally ready to share my thoughts with all of you.
I have not dared to go without underwire since I had my son Austin almost 8 years ago. I felt that underwire bras provided the support that I needed and that wirefree wouldn’t, so naturally, I was most excited (and cautious) to try the wirefree bras. And, was I pleasantly surprised! Beauty by Bali offers 2 styles of wirefree in the collection – the T-Shirt Wirefree and the Lace T-Shirt Wirefree.
It truly was a freeing moment for me to walk out of the house without underwire for the first time in 8 years! I was completely confident wearing them, felt like I totally had the support I needed, and above all, they were so comfortable! I absolutely love the flexibility of these bras, and thrilled to have that freedom & comfort with the support I need!
I eventually forced myself away from my new wirefree best friends to try out two of underwire bras in the collection, the Back Smoothing Slimmer and the Smoothing Underwire. There’s something about them both that offers support that just kind of makes you feel all smooth & tucked in.
The Back Smoothing Slimmer was one of the prettiest in the collection too. It has a silky lining with a top layer of sheer lace but it does not reveal itself through clothing since it lies completely flat with no gathers or added bulk. The Smoothing Underwire is pretty, but more modest, and the molded microfiber outer cups really offered nice support without feeling stiff or bulky. I felt both of these bras gave me great shape and both were super-comfy too.
The last two bras in the collection also offered great support and comfort. The T-Shirt Underwire offers full coverage and makes for a perfect casual everyday bra. The molded cups are thin and offer shape with a silky, smooth and soft outer layer for comfort. It was perfect for some of the thinner T-shirts I wear and it made me feel great- comfortable, confident, smooth and shapely.
The Convertible Strap Underwire is the most structured in the collection but without being bulky. There is all-over stretch lace, but it truly did lay flat under my clothing. The convertible straps will allow it to go with a wide range of fashion choices.
It was quite the experience for me to try out bras that I really thought were not going to compare to my old faithfuls. But the comfort level was quite an amazing revelation to me.
I think the biggest shock was when I was running late one day and just grabbed one of my old bras so I could get out the door fast. I couldn’t believe the pinches & poking I felt in certain spots that I hadn’t noticed before. I guess I had just adjusted to it over the years and didn’t know anything different! But I can tell you for certain, I won’t be going back to my old ones.
Finding a quality bra in the right size and style may seem like a daunting task for some of you, and an expense that always seems to get shoved down to the bottom of the list. But a bra may just be one of the most important foundation pieces in a wardrobe, so perhaps it’s time to give it a higher consideration level. The Beauty by Bali Collection provides an affordable option to help you look and feel your best without sacrificing quality, comfort or support. And the greatest part- you can find them at our favorite store- Target!
To find out more about the Beauty by Bali Collection and the 6 style choices that are now at Target, be sure check out my post HERE. You can also learn more about finding the right size & fit in a bra on my post HERE.
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
Thanks to the folks over at Beauty by Bali- 5 more lucky readers will win 1 bra from the Beauty by Bali Collection!
HOW TO ENTER:
For this giveaway, I am allowing 3 entries per reader. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Facebook & e-mail entries will not count, so please be sure to leave entry comments on this post.
Entry #1: Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you think you would like best about owning a bra from the new Beauty by Bali Collection.
Entry #2: Like Bali on Facebook & leave me a comment saying you did or already do- (you can tell them I sent you over )
Entry #3: Like TotallyTarget on Facebook & leave me a comment saying you did or already do.
This giveaway will end on December 16th at 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be announced on the blog on December 17th. Good Luck and a big thanks to Bali for sponsoring this giveaway! The Bali brand is part of HanesBrands Inc. For additional information about Bali bras, panties and shapewear, please visit the Bali website.
*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received compensation from Bali and I was provided with their new Beauty by Bali collection in order to facilitate my review. All prizes are being provided by Bali. Information was provided by Bali, but all opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.
You can grab a new coupon for $1.25/1 Dixie Perfectouch Cups when you fill out the form HERE. These cups are right around $3 so $1.75 after coupon, or, Target has a special purchase deal going on thru 12/15 for $1 instant savings at the register wyb 1 Wet Ones Wipes and 1 select Dixie item. The Perfectouch Cups are included in this deal- so you could do this…
DEAL IDEA: Buy 1 Dixie Perfectouch Cups ($2.99) & 1 Wet Ones Wipes ($1.99) = $4.98
-$1 Instant savings at register with Target deal thru 12/15
-$1.25/1 Dixie Perfectouch Cups when you fill out the form HERE
= $2.73 for both after coupons and deal or like saving over 50%
Watch for a new unadvertised deal for a FREE 59 oz Bottle of Tropicana Orange Juice wyb 2 Hormel Black Label Bacon that some of you may be able to find at your stores this week only thru 12/15.
While there are no mainstream coupons that I know of at the moment for either of these products- the regular price of the OJ is $3.49, so it’s like getting $3.49 off all 3 products if you are buying bacon anyway- and no coupons needed. *NOTE* Bacon is a product that usually fluctuates greatly in price depending on your region- your price on the bacon may be higher than mine.
Today’s magazine deal is for those with a passion for fashion…
1 Year subscription to W Magazine only $3.99 with code TOTALLYTARGET
About W Magazine: Go behind the runways with W and sit front row at the world’s hottest shows to get the first looks at the most fabulous fashion. In each issue of W, you’ll discover fashion that is elegant, opulent, and colorful, plus people, parties, and Hollywood — all like you’ve never seen them before. And with your subscription, you’ll get the must-have, super-sized Spring and Fall Fashion Issues!
This deal will run through midnight (EST) tonight, December 11th. Looking for other magazine deals? You are in luck! Coupon code: TOTALLYTARGET will also get you 20% off on almost all other titles at DiscountMags!
Disney Movie Rewards is celebrating the 25 Days of Christmas with ABC Family. Every day you can get 5 Disney Movie Rewards points with a code they will release on their site. Just head over to the ABC Family Page and look for today’s bonus points banner like shown to the right or just enter the code 25DOCBMR1111 to get 5 more points.
NEW TO DISNEY MOVIE REWARDS? If you are not a Disney Movie Rewards member yet- you can sign up HERE. You earn points in several ways- by purchasing select CDs, DVD & Blu-Rays, seeing Disney Movies in Select Theatres, and sometimes there are even free codes! They offer a variety of prizes in exchange for points, so join today!
There’s a new $1/2 Mars Holiday Bags of M&M’s, Dove Promises, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way or 3 Musketeers available to print. We still have our $1.50/2 M&M’s chocolate candy 9.3-oz.or larger Target Coupon to stack with too giving you a total of $2.50 Off two bags.
CLEARANCE REMINDER: Just a note that if you are printing the Target coupon today- it will be x1/8/13 and my manufacturer’s coupon printed with x12/31. This means both coupons will be valid during after-Christmas Clearance- when Holiday Candy initially drops to 30% Off- then follows at 50% Off a few days later. Some of you may also have the $1.50/2 M&M’s Chocolate Candies 9.9 oz+ Target Coupon Holiday Booklet x12/31 to stack with this new Manufacturer’s Coupon as well. -Thanks Emily!
This is the last day to to take advantage of this awesome offer from Cardstore on custom Holiday Greetings. You can get 75% off Holiday Cards & Invites using the Coupon Code: THANKS4U. They have some nice 8×4″ Value sized flat cards for as low as $1.09 each before code, AND you get a volume discount the more you order, AND you get FREE Shipping AND to make it even better, you can get FREE stamps if you mail them directly to your recipients.
I know everyone’s quantity needed will vary but just as an example, you can add (30) 8×4 value cards to your cart like the one I made above (but there’s lots of other designs to choose from), bringing the cost down from $1.09 per card to .89 cents per card before code. You can also choose to have them delivered direct to your recipients which means they will provide the postage and mail your cards for FREE!
After using the code THANKS4U at checkout you will get 75% off your order plus the FREE stamps for a grand total of $6.71. The postage alone to mail 30 cards would be $13.50, so it is almost like them paying you to order your cards through them!
To mail directly to recipients is a lot easier when you create an address book first. Making this address book is easy, and Cardstore offers plenty of promotions throughout the year- many times even FREE cards, so you will likely use it again in the future. To create your address book, just go HERE and create a new account or log in if you already have one. Click on “My Account” at top right and then click on “Address Book” and add your addresses.
Once you are done with your address book, now create your custom card. You can choose any style you want, but if you are looking for the value cards that are $1.09, just enter the word “value” in the search box at top right to find them quickly. When you are done creating your card you are then given your shipping option. You get FREE shipping no matter what, even if you choose to have them mailed to yourself.
If you would like them all stamped and mailed for FREE, choose “Mail to the Recipient”, and once you do that, your address book will pop up and you can choose your recipients.
After you are done choosing your recipients from your address book, you are now given an option to send right away or choose the date you want them delivered. Once you select to schedule a date, a form will pop up to enter the delivery date of your choosing.
Cardstore does a great job and their cards are great quality- I have yet to be disappointed with ANYTHING I have ordered from them! Just go HERE to check out this great offer and use the code THANKS4U at checkout to get that 75% Off your total. You can use this code more than once, so keep that in mind if you want to order extra cards to have on hand just in case, or if you need two different types of Holiday cards you can do separate orders and use the code more than once per account. This offer is valid thru December 11th, 2012.
Thanks so much to everyone who entered the Giveaway courtesy of ebates. The following 2 winners will receive a $100 cash prize each! And thanks so much to EBATES for sponsoring this giveaway!
The winners are…. Olivia C (livclem@) and Felicia (smileyflea@)
If you are the winner, you have 48 hours to respond with the required information. Winner must reply to their notification e-mail within 48 hours, or their prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen. Your confirmation email will come from email@example.com, so if you have strict email filtering, please choose to accept email from her address. Keep an eye out for my e-mail and be sure to check your spam folder just in case it goes there instead!
Today you can grab a One Year Subscription to Country Living Magazine for only $6.99/year (up to 3 years!) when you enter coupon code: TOTALLYTARGET. This deal will run through tonight at midnight (EST) December 11th and you can get a new subscription or extend an existing one.
About Country Living Magazine: Country Living Magazine is edited for readers who appreciate the traditions of the country, wherever they may live. Each issue of Country Living Magazine brings a country approach to a wide range of topics, from decorating, building, and restoring old homes to cooking, entertaining, gardening, travel and more.
Looking for other magazine deals? You are in luck! Coupon code: TOTALLYTARGET will also get you 20% off on almost all other titles at DiscountMags!