Continuing right along with the boob theme…

by DaniGirl on March 26, 2009 · 35 comments

in Reviews, promotions and giveaways

I’m not sure why March’s post seem to be predominately themed around breasts and breastfeeding and bras and boobs, but here we go again! (Hey, whatever works, right?)

Not too long ago, I was offered the chance to review some mom and baby products. Being a mom and having a baby, I was open to the idea in general, but when I heard one of the product lines was Burt’s Bees, I was all over that. I swear by those little tins of Burts Bees lip balm (I keep one in my winter jacket pocket and one on my bedside table – I really love them!), and I like their shimmery lip gloss, too.

I got a great little care package that included one container of Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo and Wash, which I really like and use every time I bathe Lucas. The rest of the care package comprised a nice little collection of products from a line that I’d not heard of before: Mama Mio Skincare.

They sent me a moisturizing shower gel, a body buff exfoliating cream, and a (snicker) Boob Tube bust-firming cream. More on that in a second.

First, I love love love the Body Buff cream. I noticed on the website that Milla Jovovich apparently uses it in the shower, but I like to use it on dry (literally, dry and flaking) skin. It’s perfect for that bit on the back of your arms that always seems kind of chicken-skinish. I rub it on my winter-weary arms when I’m going to wear short sleeves, and between the buff and my new addiction to the rowing machine, my pipes are looking pretty damn good these days!

And about that Boob Tube… okay, nothing short of a breast reduction is going to give me any lift, but I have to admit that I’ve been holding off on really giving this one a test drive until turtleneck season is done. Here’s what the Mama Mio people say about it:

Mama Mio Boob Tube is designed to help avoid the classic lifecycle of every boob – gorgeous young boob (perky), pregnant boob (big), a nursing boob (bigger) and finally no-longer-nursing or slightly older boob (saggy). You want smaller but pert right? (Ok actually you want big and pert – but alas we can’t help with that!).

Who loves it? It seems EVERYBODY! Already winning 5 industry awards, Boob Tube is even recommended by plastic surgeons to help skin cope and heal with bust surgery. We have a following of 18 year olds whose moms have told them that they should start to fight gravity now. Women of all ages are loving Boob Tube as a daily skin mantenance. Some women start using it as a pre-bikini booster (nothing like stripping to your bikini on a beach to focus the mind on skin care!). The list goes on and on… and if you happen to find us in stock of Boob Tube you are lucky because we sell out regularly.

Which brings me back to the first point: Got boobs? Then Boob Tube is for you.

So not only did I enjoy the products, I was impressed by Mama Mio’s cheeky and clever marketing. I’m always impressed when decent products and irreverent marketing meet!

And now, because I love you all so much, I’ve once again agreed to do a product review on the condition that I be allowed to share some of the booty (or, ahem, is that boobie?) with you. I’m happy to offer you a chance to win a Mama Mio BBB (that’s boobs, butt and bellies) kit. Here’s the fine print:

  1. In order to win, you (sorry!) must be a Canadian.
  2. You must leave a comment on this post before the end of day Sunday March 29, 2009.
  3. In your comment you must tell me about (at least) one of your favourite body parts. Got great legs? Glowing complexion? Brilliant eyes? Perfect earlobes? What physical feature do you love about yourself? (I’m partial to my own dimples, and my legs seem to be holding up well through the years — thanks Mom!)

That’s it! Winner will be chosen at random on Monday March 30.


{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Loukia March 26, 2009 at 8:37 am

My favourite body part would have to be my hair. It’s what I am most complimented on. I used to be able to say my tummy. But not so much anymore!;)

Dani, I wanted to ask you if could talk about a little boy on your blog. This baby boy, his name is Stellan. I’m not sure if you have heard of him yet, but his mommy has a very successfuly blog, (www.mycharmingkids.net) and her son, her 4th child, in utero, had a serious heart condition and was expected to die. Miraculously, he was born completely healthy. Well, last week he was admitted to the hospital (he is now 5 months old) and he is having serious problems with his heart. (SVT and V-Tach) His mom is updating her blog all the time to let her readers know what is going on with him, and it has touched so many people from around the world. Back when they didn’t think he would survive, she wanted everyone to know his name – Stellan – and pictures started pouring in from around the world, very neat and creative pictures, and that has re-started again. Since you have your photography project, maybe you could take a picture of his name in some creative way, too? http://www.mycharmingkids.net/2008/08/eventually-these-photographs-will-be-in.html

I just know this little baby has thousands of people praying for him right now, and regardless of anyone’s religious beliefs, prayer never hurt, right? I just thought you would maybe mention her story on your blog, and as moms, we can all just pray a bit for him today. I’ve posted her blog on my blog as well. And I pray her son pulls out of this okay.

Thanks Dani.

2 Mom on the Go March 26, 2009 at 8:48 am

So glad you asked. I have great ears. They’re petite – not too small but cute – and sit close to my head. I love them. When Reid was born, she looked nothing like me: black hair, same face shape as Ken, long, whereas I looked like ET as a baby. My niece came to see her and said, “oh, look, she has pendulous ears just like you!” and I was even more in love with my ears. Apparently pendulous ears are the sort of thing one learns about in university genetics classes.

3 Mom of the busy toddler March 26, 2009 at 10:23 am

I love my lips, my butt and my legs.

From my lips comes songs, praise and kisses for my little one. My butt looks pretty darn good in newly fitting jeans since I’ve lost 20 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight-another great reason to breastfeed. My legs are long and firm from the walking i do with the stroller.

So even though some body parts are different, I think I look very good for a 39 year old mom.

Yay for more boob talk!

4 Vanessa March 26, 2009 at 10:39 am

I love my eyes… and my legs πŸ™‚ Mind you, my upper thighs could use some help!

5 Cath March 26, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Hmm. At the moment, kind of none of my body parts come to mind — I’m in that lousy, end-of-winter, 5 months post-partum frame of mind. Maybe my smile, though – since it’s contagious for both my 2 year old and the baby …

6 Chili March 26, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I’m having a tough time coming up with a favourite body part. I’ve gained 20 lbs (eeek!) since November and I’m feeling crappy about that. *deep breath* If I have to pick a part, I’m going to say my eyes. They are blue, expressive and quick to reflect my mood. My poker face, she is not so good.

Thanks for running this contest. It’s good to be forced out of my self-critical rut!

7 Amy @ Muddy Boots March 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm

It used to be my ultra-flat tummy… four pregnancies ago. (sigh) Now? Um, my now-Lara-Croft-sized nursing boobies seem to get noticed more than I’d like, but the post-nursing alternative is so not pretty.

8 Erin March 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm

My eyes are a great colour – and the wrinkles haven’t started to show yet so here’s hoping! Please count me in for the contest.

9 Chantal March 26, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I like my legs, particularly when I am wearing heals, nice high ones… Hubby likes them too πŸ™‚

10 Shannon March 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I’ve used a lot of Burt’s Bees too – I’ve washed all the kids with that baby bath stuff since I had my first. I would have to pick my legs (in another month when I am running more frequently and they are slightly more tones) or maybe my eyes.

Although I think I’d take Amy’s Lara Croft boobs in a heartbeat. My nursing boobs are not quite that voluptuous and I worry what will become of them when I wean. πŸ™‚

11 JoJo March 26, 2009 at 3:12 pm

How clever of you to make us like ourselves! I will join in just on principle alone (although, my surgically reduced, pregnancy stretched, nursing expansion to the limit boobs could use some serious tube).

I like how my eyes sparkle when I am happy or mischievous and flash black when I am mad. Not a body part per say, but I love my height.

12 Fawn March 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm

I think I’d pick my eyes because the colour of them surprises most people (hazel irises in slanty Asian eyes — hee hee!) and they’re extra-green when I’m tired, which is a nice consolation for being tired. πŸ˜€

13 mrsgryphon March 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Ah, I think I could use some of that boob tube… especially after Baby v.2009 arrives!

Favourite things about my body: being tall, my freckles and my legs (when I’ve been running regularly… right now, I’m very sloth-like and none of my skirts fit around the baby belly so I’m hiding in cute jeans!)

14 Shannon March 26, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I’d have to say that I’m blessed with great legs! I had a (guy) friend once tell me I should insure them! LOL.

Those products sound great! And a contest open to Canadians, yay! Not so common on blogs! πŸ™‚

15 Jen March 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Hmmm…I’m in Chili’s boat, having gained a lot of weight recently due to having to take steroids for a medical condition I got while pregnant with my son. So body part appreciation is somewhat lacking these days! But I must say that I really love my eyebrows. Strangely I have even had complete strangers compliment me on them! They’re a bit unruly these days but I still really like their shape. I keep thinking I should get them professionally “done” one of these days but I’m afraid they will mess them up!

I have been seeing that Mama Mio stuff I think at the Bay and have been coveting it for awhile! Would love to win some!

(My captcha is “very tennis”…maybe that’s a hint about how I should lose this excess weight!!)

16 Janet March 26, 2009 at 7:00 pm

I love my eyelashes, or I should say I used to love them in my pre-eyeglass wearing day. When I was a kid growing up in Winnipeg my eyelashes were especially impressive on a cold winter’s morning. I’d arrive at school with the most beautiful snow flakes and ice crystals dangling off their ends. This made me somewhat of a celebrity.

My mom always loves to recount how, on the day I was born, all of nurses in the hospital kept raving about my eyelashes. They had never seen such long, beautiful lashes on a baby before.

Even though they are less pronounced these days behind my spectacles, I do put them on parade every once in awhile. With the tiniest bit of mascara I can charm the socks off of just about anyone by giving them a little flutter.

17 Carly March 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm

I love my skin! Having a baby cured those small pesky monthly breakouts so now I love it even more. It’s pink and soft and freckled all over – even on my eyelids.

Which is not to say it couldn’t use a little help staying that way.

Thanks for the give away!

Cheers,
Carly

18 Pam March 26, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Okay…I am in on this one. I love, you guessed it, my boobs, and this will come in VERY handy VERY soon. ‘Nuff said.

19 Hamilton Doula March 26, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I love my boobs, even though they now require architectural support. My boobs are very erotic for me.

I love my lips. I love the shape of them. They are full and pink.

I love my cheeks. They are high and rounded like apples.

I love my eyes. They switch from green to blue but I don’t know when or why. They seem to sparkle.

And, I definitely AM Canadian.

20 SC March 26, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I tend to think I have GREAT nails. You know the kind that look like they were freshly french manicured, but in fact are not! It’s ALL NATURAL baby! I don’t keep my nails very nice, but mainly because a quick coat of clear nail polish looks like I just spent $50 on them at the beauty parlor.

Some like their boobs or butt, but me, I love my nails!

21 Amber March 27, 2009 at 12:17 am

I’m going to stick to theme and say I actually like my boobs. Although they’re definitely not as (ahem) perky as they were pre-babies and breastfeeding, they’re still pretty good. Nothing that good bra can’t fix, anyway. πŸ˜‰

22 Susan March 27, 2009 at 5:14 am

I love my hair. It’s very thick and a nice dark brown colour and I’ve always gotten a lot of compliments on it. The body underneath it…eh…not so much!

23 smothermother March 27, 2009 at 6:32 am

Pre-pregancy I could still pass the pencil test with my boobs. And I was 35! Now I could loose a whole crayola box of crayons under the saggy sacks. So I’m willing to try anything!

I love my feet. They are small and cute, with perfect little toes. I really believe they are one of my best assets. You should see them. And really, I don’t have a foto fetish! πŸ˜‰

24 DaniGirl March 27, 2009 at 8:18 am

These comments are even better than what I’d hoped for! Eyebrows, nails, eyelashes, height, earlobes — even when some of our parts are less than lovely, I’m so happy we can all find *something* worth celebrating!!

Keep ’em coming, my beauties…

25 Gliding through motherhood March 27, 2009 at 8:41 am

My eyes have always been my favourite feature (probably because I can’t gain weight in them ;). They’re very dark brown and I couldn’t have been more thrilled when my son got them too πŸ™‚

26 Nikki March 27, 2009 at 8:42 am

I’d have to say my calves (for now. I’m six months pregnant and hoping to avoid cankles)!

27 HollyStar March 27, 2009 at 11:19 am

I am loving this thread! We don’t appreciate our bodies enough for what they do for us and I am definitely a guilty party. It is interesting to me how pregnancy can make us not like some of our body parts (I had the WORST cankles with Max) when it is no minor miracle that our bodies can grow a baby in the first place. OK, enough with the deep thinking and on to the bits of me that I love.

I love my decolletage/cleavage. Nothing can lift my mood quite like putting on a good bra and a low v-neck and strutting my stuff for a night out. I also like my skin most of the time and I get lots of compliments on it. My hubby loves my back so I’ll mention that too.

28 Emma March 27, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I love my waist the most. Even at my heaviest, post-pregnancy weights, even in the middle of each winter hibernation flabfest, I still have a defined waist that makes the rest of me look curvy and beautifully hourglass-shaped.

29 Patrice March 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Well…I gotta be honest, my favorite body part is my booty! It’s big for sure, but it’s always been big and it’s a saftety feature and fun at the same time. If I’m slipping I lean back and let my butt take the fall. I shake it when I’m dancing and it makes me happy(sometimes those around me too!). My motto: Enjoy the BIG things in life!
Patrice πŸ™‚

30 Natasha March 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I love this contest! I would have to say my nose is my favourite feature. Especially since I got my nose pierced about six or seven years ago. It makes me feel so sexy πŸ™‚

Mostly I like my whole body but at 40 weeks pregnant I am definitely more aware of all its flaws — stretch marks, no ankles, lack of a bellybutton… sigh. But a rolling kicking baby coming soon πŸ™‚

31 Lynn March 28, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Oh, I’d love to win! I’d say my favourite body part is my lips. All the better for kissing with!

32 Cristen March 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I like my skinny hips. Just got them back after having Emma.

33 Anonymous March 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Rats. My husband and I were just lamenting my MIA boobs. Not Canadian though. (Born in Buffalo, NY; blose enough?)

34 Kate March 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Heh heh, that was me…and meant to say “close enough.”

Waaaay out of practice NAK-ing.

35 meanie March 30, 2009 at 7:01 am

My feet are really quite lovely. I love looking down at them. Especially after a nice pedicure.

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