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Leonisa Shapewear Review

Do you have that one top or dress you love so much, but you hate the way it fits? Being a mom of three kids, I have a little extra "fluff" in my mid-section and it bothers me when it shows through my clothing. I tend to have to layer tops to mask my tummy. I was delighted to have to opportunity to review the Leonisa Celebrity Back Support Control Tank.
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I won't pretend and say I was not nervous or skeptical about trying the control tank. The idea of compression made me freak out just a tad. I tried it on and had a bit of a struggle to pull it over my breast area since I have a wide rib cage and shoulders. Once I got it all on the way on I was completely blown away by how flat my tummy appeared. Here is what it looked like on me: 
I can't believe how much the control tank minimized my overflow. I pulled my top over and was so pleased to see NO mini muffin top! No lie, I had to stare in the mirror for a while. It really works!! 
I can now confidently wear certain tops and dresses that I normally avoid. I will mention that I opted to not use the strap across the breast area. I wasn't crazy about how it made made my boobs look since I have wide shoulders. I am happy with the open feeling on top though. This Leonisa Celebrity Back Support Control Tank comes in beige (sizes S,M,L,XL and XXL) for $50. It is worth every penny in my opinion since it worked so well for me. 

The second item I reviewed was the BKS Fabulous Lace Hip Hugger Panty. This gorgeous panty comes in 7 colors. I picked the purple one. 
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They fit like they were made for me! I really love how nicely it smoothed out my lower tummy and accentuated my rear. They are very sexy and practical at the same time. They come in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL and are $20 each. I definitely want the pink and black ones! 

I am so pleased with my items from Leonisa and highly recommend them. They are a great addition to my intimate apparel collection. Check Leonisa out on the web, Facebook and Twitter

I received items at no cost in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% mine. No compensation was received.

How times have changed when it comes to undergarments

I was chatting with my friend Krystel from ArmyWife101 the other day and we were discussing bras and undergarments for teens. We had both recently taken our teenage daughters to shop for new undergarments and were astonished by the choices. It seems like the bras of today are made for the bedroom (and I'm not talking pajamas) more than for the function it is intended for. We searched through bra after bra and it seemed like every single one was overstuffed with padding to make your breasts appear two sizes larger. Now my daughters are small just like me, but why on earth do they need a bra to make them look like they are a C? It's as if our daughters are not supposed to feel good about what they have and give the illusion that they are busty. I just don't get it. I was so tiny when I was a teenager that I literally wore a negative size. I didn't really wear push-up bras because there was nothing to push up! Now I understand that girls today are a little curvier than before but why do they need their boobs pushed up to their chin and add two more sizes? I have seem so many teens wearing bras that cause spillage and that is not cute!

I feel like it is a disservice to our daughters to purchase bras like this to make their breasts appear fuller than they are. I think it is the wrong way to go about teaching and encouraging high self-esteem. I do let my daughters have a say what they like when we are shopping for undergarments, but I do also put in my two cents. I used to be one of those very insecure girls growing up and even well into my adult years, thinking my breasts weren't big enough. I have learned to be happy with what I was born with and know that my beauty truly comes from within. Everything else is just a bonus. I really believe moms need to be involved in teaching our daughters about wearing the appropriate undergarments. This goes beyond the training bra years!  Don't even get me started on the underwear showing at the top of the super low jeans. I know I sound old-fashioned (because I am) but maybe we need more old-fashioned today!

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