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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Why I'm Wearing A Hapari Bikini In My 5o's #Giveaway

Disclosure: Hapari provided me with products for this article, as always all opinions are 100% my own.


Thanks to my friends at Hapari I'm enjoying a summer filled will lots of beach days.  And you'll get the chance to win your own Hapari shopping spree too!

You know the old saying "go BIG or go home".  Well here I am in full disclosure.  Me not hiding a thing.  This is probably the boldest thing I've done in years.  Me putting my 54 year old body, sans makeup, out here for my little corner of the blogging world to see.


That's me - yup, you've got to give me points for guts!  The picture above shows the Tummy Tuk bottoms up, but when I lay down, I want even more sun so I fold them down, that's just the way I roll, pun intended. :)


I want extra points for this picture.  You can see the change in tan line under my top, this is from where I was wearing my old Hapari tankini early this summer and rolling it up so I could tan my tummy.  You can also see tan lines from my shorts.  That tells me I need more beach time!


This year I decide to go with mismatch pieces for the first time and I love it. I can mix and match pieces for more fun looks.  And with Hapari's awesome sales, I was able to buy 3 bandeau bikini tops and the 1 Tummy Tuk bottom plus 2 cropped tanks to wear under my sheer or low cut tops. All that for only $107 with FREE shipping!!  Now that's what I call a deal. The Tummy Tuk is double lined, has a 2" supportive waistband and full back coverage. For young mommy chasing kids they make the perfect stay in place choice.  I really like the high cut on the thigh.

Why I chose to wear a bikini at 54

Let me tell you why I chose to put a bikini on this not perfect body.  A couple of years ago I decided that I was too old for a bikini and it was time to put my childish toys aside.  So I got myself a tankini, which is a nice enough choice but I hated it. I want the heat of the sun hitting my belly, flat or not.  It just took away from the whole sunbathing, swimming experience for me.  So I decided I'm not hiding and I'm enjoying instead. Am I happy with my body?  No, but it could be worse.  Plus wearing a 2-piece really does encourage you to work a little harder at getting in shape which ='s getting healthy.

When warm weather arrives my very first thought is "Let's head to the beach".  Sometimes that warm weather arrives as early as late February and I have to remind myself that it's cooler at the beach and the waters cold.  But by June we're in full beach mode.  Meaning swimsuit shopping has started.

I used to love to go swimsuit shopping!  The operative words being used to.  I mean really, do you know anyone over the age of 25 that enjoys shopping for a bathing suit?  Does anyone even use that word anymore?  I have a hard time saying swimsuit, sounds unnatural to me.

Shopping with Hapari

The days are gone of me running in a store grabbing the cutest pattern and smallest size I can find.  It takes a little, okay a lot more searching.  There's a lot more to cover and a lot more that needs lifting.  I love Hapari swimsuits for that exact reason.  Hapari is a quality company that uses a quality fabric, made of 80% nylon and 20% spandex.  The combination creates a swimsuit that pulls everything together and shapes the bulges to well, not bulge so much.

You'll find that Hapari has a large inventory to choose from which will accommodate every size and shape including plus size and maternity.  They don't stop with swimsuits, they also carry cover ups, sarongs, swim skirts and board shorts for women as well as tees. For girls who need a little enhancement they even have Illusions Silicone Breast Enhancers.  They even have the men covered, offering board and compression shorts for them as well.

The old adage is true, you get what you pay for.  Hapari is not the cheapest in price, and that's just fine with me because I'm getting a suit that does what it's supposed to do.  The fabric fits like a second skin.  All the tops have foam cups to provide just enough modesty, with a natural look.  These swimsuits are built to last, with proper care they'll still look great at the end of the summer season, wash after wash.


Bonus, Hapari seems to always have a sale going on.  There are the deal of the day sales, where you find a new suit on sale each day.  And how 'bout this whoopaloosa of a sale, 60% OFF!!!  It includes NEW & SALE merchandise!  Plus, if that's not enough there's also FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100. WOW - that's a good deal!  Shopping with Hapari is so easy and before you know it, their products are delivered right to your door.  The excellent customer service is just icing on the cake. Don't miss it go to Hapari now by clicking HERE.

Win a Gift Code

Of course I'm not going to send you away without a chance to win a $100 gift code to use on any item of your choosing at Hapari.com.

Entering is simple, just fill out the #GiveawayTools form at the bottom of this post.  This giveaway will end on July 20, 2104 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected.


You can still see how great my Hapari red tankini looked after 2 years in this photo.  So do like I'm doing this summer.  I'm leaving my body image issues behind and enjoying my freedom.  I hope you do too.


Hugs Y'all...



ENTER TO WIN


As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
~ Philippians 1:20

77 comments:

  1. RED DANCING LEAVES V-NECK ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT

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  2. Black Plus Size Seaside Tankini And Sundress

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  3. I'd let my daughter choose one but I like the Mikado Hibiscus V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit
    and think she will too

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  4. I loved this post I do have the same problem do no wear swimming suit since very long time ago so you've got me inspired now Tracy, hugs!

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    1. Thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment Adriana. It's so nice to think that I might have inspired someone as pretty as you. OX's...T

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  5. If I looked as good as you in a bikini I would wear one! Girl, you look awesome and the swim suit is adorable! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. You're making me blush Cindy!! Thank you for always stopping by to visit. One day we really are going to have to meet in person. Love & Hugs...T

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  6. I would order Red Dancing Leaves Sport One-Piece Swimsuit. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. Black Plus Size V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit

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  8. I like the Red Hibiscus Twist Bikini Top and White Cali Bikini Bottom

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    2. That picture looks very close to the one's I've been posting. haha. Good luck!!

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  9. Denim V-Neck Tankini Top & Denim Drawstring Swim Skirt with Bottom. You have a gorgeous body! Believe me if I looked like you I'd be wearing a bikini too!
    *hugs*deb

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    1. I love that Denim one too Deb. I was going to get it but they were out of the top or bottom in my size. Thanks for making me smile with your kind comment. I was worried about everyone seeing all the bad things I see & laughing. :) Hugs & blessing sweetie.

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  10. You look terrific in your swimming suit! I like Hapari swimsuits and the one that I would get is the Red Hibiscus Plus Size SOS Tankini Top with black bottom.

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    1. Thanks for being so nice Julie. I think that red hibiscus suit has been very popular. It would look great with the black bottoms. Good luck!!

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    1. Thanks Wanda!! You make me feel better just saying so. Good Luck sweetie!!

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  12. gosh, don't doubt yourself and how great you look at the 50+ age lady. Your not ready for the red hat society at all. And Hapari picked the right lady to host for their swim wear, no matter what you chose to review. You can tell by the design of their suits that they are made with quality fabrics. Most suits are so thin and just sag no matter what the persons built. These look so durable, vibrant and such pretty designs. I love it that you can mix & match solids to prints & change out a look in just seconds from suit piece to suit piece. Great review! The pictures are beautiful in that you took them to the beach & hands on review pictures.

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    1. Their suits really are great Julie. They seem to really last wash after wash, they continue to hold their shape and their color. And the Tummy Tuk bottoms are a miracle worker as you can see in the up & the down photos. :) Thanks for all your uplifting words. They mean so much!

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  13. I would get the Zebra V-Neck Tankini and the brown Boy Shorts.

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    1. That would be totally cut together Tammy. Good Luck!!

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  14. I like the Mikado Hibiscus V-Neck One Piece

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    1. There are so many pretty suits to choose from and hibiscus is so pretty and tropical. Good luck Connie!!

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  15. Tracy, you look fantastic! I SO need to lose some weight before I try anything like that. I'm entering the giveaway though! These suits are fantastic!

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    1. Awe Kay that's so sweet of you to say. This was downright scary putting it all out there like that. Maybe I'm just getting dementia and don't care anymore. :) Thanks for entering, you will really like Hapari's swimsuits. Good luck!!

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  16. http://www.hapari.com/products/black-rainbow-sos-underwire-tankini-top

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  17. Red dancing leaves top and red tummy tuck bottoms.

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  18. i would get the Denim Dancing Leaves Tie Front String Bikini Top

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  19. I love the Dream Blue Tankini Twist Top paired with the Regular Red Polka Dot Bikini Bottoms. cardprincess(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  20. Oh my, you look awesome, but you know that, don't you!!!??? I stopped wearing a bikini in my late 20's and do miss the sun on my belly!

    Great to see you so bold. Be proud. Thank you for your visit to my blog. I've missed my blog buddies this past year, since I have been so busy with real work. I appreciate your stopping by and letting me know you were there!

    Happy summer to you and ciao bella,

    Suzanne

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  21. I'd get the Black Drawstring Tankini Top if I won. You look beautiful in your bathing suit by the way. ;)

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  22. I'd be getting the
    Retro Fashion V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit

    Nathansmommy619(At)Aol(dot)com

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  23. http://www.hapari.com/products/denim-tile-eyelet-one-piece

    I love this shop. They have such a great selection and made for all ages and types.

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  24. i love SunStripe Plus Size Seaside Tankini And Sundress

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  25. I'd get the Denim Tile Swimdress.

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  26. I would get the RED DANCING LEAVES PLUS SIZE SPORT ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I would get the emerald green swirl bandeau bikini top with the matching color bottoms.

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  28. I would I like the White Desert Wave Plus Size Sport Tankini Top to be paired with tummy tuk swim shorts.

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  29. You look fantastic! I love the variety of suits available, so that there's a level of coverage for everyone, it's swimwear that you really can feel comfortable in. I think I'd be daring and try the red hibiscus twist bikini.

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  30. The pink desert wave twist one piece is the one that I think I would pick.

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  31. I like the Red Dancing Leaves V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit. I like the great selection that Hapari offers for all shapes and sizes.

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  32. If I won, I would get a black v neck tankini.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  33. my wife would love the red dancing leaves one piece swimsuit. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  34. I love the CARNIVAL EYELET ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT

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  35. i like the Denim Dancing Leaves Classic Bandeau Tankini Top

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  36. I think it is awesome that you wear a bikini. You look great and I think you picked a good swimsuit for you.
    I love the "SunStripe Sport Tankini Top" and the "Dream Blue Tummy Tuk Swim Bottom" and would love to win. Thank you.

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  37. I like the SunStripe Eyelet String Tankini Top that is on this link. http://www.hapari.com/products/sunstripe-eyelet-string-halter-tankini-top

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  38. I'd get the Retro Fashion Plus Size V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit thank you great giveaway such pretty choices

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  39. I like the Red Hibiscus Push Up Bikini Top.

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  40. I really like the Retro Fashion Seaside Tankini and Swimdress.

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  41. Tan Hooded Swim Cover-Up is what I would buy.

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  42. I like the Mikado Tie Front String Bikini

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  43. I like the knot front tankini top.

    Arifamily

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  44. RED DANCING LEAVES V-NECK ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT is cute!

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  45. Red Hibiscus Sport Tankini Top with the tummy tuck swim shorts

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  46. Tracy, that's a very pretty swimsuit, love the style and modesty of it! You look amazing in it and don't look your age at all, good for you!! :)

    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

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  47. Retro Fashion Plus Size Seaside Tankini And Sundress is super hot, that is what I would want if I win!

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  48. I like the white desert sands tank in I and the tummy tuck shorts in blue.

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  49. I Love the Black V-Neck Tankini Top and the Black Tummy Tuk Swim Bottoms! Very cool stuff! Thanks for sharing this fabulous review and giveaway! Good Luck to all!

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  50. I like a tankini top with a swim skirt bottom

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  51. I'd love to get the black pushup bikini top and the black regular bikini bottom

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I really like the Hibiscus tankini

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  53. I love the Black Seaside Tankini and Swimdress.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  54. I would get the Dream Blue Tie Front String Bikini Top

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  55. I have too say this one Denim Dancing Leaves Twist One Piece Swimsuit love this suit thanks

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  56. I'd want the Emerald Green Malia Bandeau Bikini Top with matching Cali Bottoms. I love the ruffle look all the teenagers are wearing this season!

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  57. You look great. Much better than me in a bikini and I am far younger. ~ I'd get the MIKADO HIBISCUS PLUS SIZE V-NECK TANKINI TOP.

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    1. What a sweet compliment Bunniker! With beautiful young skin I bet you look great. It seems the Mikado Hibiscus tankini is very popular. Nice choice. Thanks for entering & good luck!

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  58. I like the Mikado top and bottoms. I love yellow in the summer.

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    1. That's a nice choice Kasey and very popular. Yellow just screams summer. Thanks for enter and good luck.

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  59. I would get the Black V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit. I think it is traditionally appealing.

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  60. I like the Demim Push Up Bikini Top and the Denim Drawstring Swim Skirt. These are really cute swim suits.

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  61. If I won I would choose the Black Tie Front String Bikini Top and the Black Cali Bikini Bottom. I also like the Turquoise Sarong Wrap.

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