Essential Swimwear #Review and $50 GC #Giveaway

Finding the perfect bathing suit is a grueling process, it is probably the only shopping event of the year that I actually dread.  Searching through racks of swimwear that range from ultra-skimpy to frumpy is frustrating and usually leaves me feeling utterly depressed. Since I have entered motherhood my body just isn’t the same as it was ten years ago and although the mirror is telling me I can’t wear that string bikini anymore, my ego is not quite ready to banish my bikini.  This year Essential Swimwear has saved me from this dreaded experience.

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The Chocolate Brown Twist Front Top has rapidly become my go-to swimsuit this year. With its retro-style look, and its magical ability to hide my flaws, I feel confident and sexy as I soak up the rays.  The top was designed using extra fabric which makes it perfect for my long torso. The additional fabric is also great because it creates ruffled pleats around my waist which helps to camouflage my not so tight middle.  The twist top design accentuates my curves and creates an optical illusion that I’m slightly bustier without a lot of additional padding.  The top also has adjustable halter straps that can be worn multiple ways which adds interest to the back of the suit making it even more unique.

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The suit came with the high waist bottoms. These bottoms are designed with a three inch band which provides additional tummy control. If you don’t need the added control, you can simply fold the band down giving the suit more of a hipster look.  Initially I wasn’t fond of the idea of the high waistband and I assumed that I would be wearing the bottoms with the three inch band folded down.  Much to my surprise, the high waist bottoms are extremely comfortable. The three inch band provides the added tummy control without making the suit look frumpy, and the bottoms blend perfectly with the top to create a one-piece look with the convenience of a two-piece.

Essential Swimwear provides quality swimwear at an affordable price, and for a limited time Mommy’s Memorandum readers will receive a 10% discount by entering the coupon code Mommy10.

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Julee is the writer behind the blog, Mommy’s Memorandum. She vents her emotions through flour and butter. While she realizes there are the tried and true endorphin-inducers like exercise, being thankful and eating healthy, she prefers to live in the fast lane: real butter, a new recipe with a gazillion calories and laughing until she sobs…and of course blogging. She’s perky, quirky, dorky. A Utah native and NC transplant with an appetitie to taste the world, meet its desserts!
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  1. Stephanie Adkins says:

    I am attending a family dinner at my sister’s house.

  2. I like Ebony Ruffled Halter Top

  3. I’m great today

  4. Donna K says:

    I like the ALBION Metallic Graphite Mini Ruffle One Piece

  5. Donna K says:

    I am OK thanks.

  6. sara m ford says:
  7. I would be great if i wasnt stuck at work~

  8. amanda whitley says:

    been better but now bad

  9. sara m ford says:
  10. sara m ford says:

    ALBION PLUM BALLERINA ONE PIECE

  11. melissa leyh says:

    doing okay

  12. sara m ford says:

    GREAT!! Because phoenix az is getting some rain yay!!!!

  13. Love the Ivory Ruffled Halter Top & Ivory Ruffled skirt!

  14. Doing well, love the weekend!

  15. Christina Kelbel says:

    ALBION METALLIC GRAPHITE MINI RUFFLE ONE PIECE is my fave!

  16. Christina Kelbel says:

    I am very stressed out and pissed off!!!!!

  17. Chevonne Llamas says:

    doing awesome but never win anything anyways but here I am trying to get a swimsuit

  18. Jessica Hays says:

    I am doing great!!

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  19. Aimee Siirtola says:

    love these swimsuits!

  20. I am doing great with the exception of being exhausted from camp.

  21. jessica hager says:

    good

  22. Cindy H says:

    I really like ALBION Black Colorblock Tankini!!

  23. Cindy H says:

    I’m doing pretty good today!

  24. I’m doing good. Thanks.
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  25. elaine scotton says:

    i like the Ivory Ruffled Halter Top

  26. elaine scotton says:

    can’t complain. How you doing?
    ;-)

  27. Jennifer E. says:

    I like the Ocean Ruched Halter Top

  28. shanta spradlin says:

    I like the Metallic Graphite Mini Ruffle One Piece

  29. shanta spradlin says:

    I am doing great today

  30. shirley zolenski says:

    I like the ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece

  31. shirley zolenski says:

    I am just so tired today

  32. Aria H. says:

    I like the ruched halter swim top with the high waist bottoms.

  33. Aria H. says:

    I am doing a lot of driving around today.

  34. Nancy B says:

    I love the ALBION PLUM BALLERINA ONE PIECE

  35. Jamia Geer says:

    Considering that I live in Vegas where at 5pm it is still over a hundred degrees, I am doing fine.

  36. Holly Mitkowski says:

    I like the Ivory Ruffled Halter Top

  37. Debbie H says:

    Doing good today,ty.

  38. Holly Mitkowski says:

    Eh could be better…

  39. tiffany harding says:

    I like the ruffled halter top.

  40. tiffany harding says:

    I am great!

  41. Meredith says:

    Albion Plum Ballerina one piece

  42. kathy pease says:

    i have had better days

  43. Meredith says:

    I’m doing great today! Thank you for the giveaway!

  44. daniel f says:

    hopping on a train

  45. Amber N says:

    I like the ALBION Metallic Graphite Mini Ruffle One Piece.

  46. PLUM RUCHED HALTER TOP

  47. Amber N says:

    We have had a great day!We spent the day celebrating my brother inlaws birthday.

  48. I’m doing great! It is Saturday though.

  49. I like the Albion Metallic Graphite Mini Ruffle One Piece

  50. I’m doing good. The temp being about 10 degrees cooler has helped a lot.
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  51. Misses Giveaways says:

    Indigo halter top

  52. Laura D says:

    I have a wicked headache!

  53. jessicca.otero says:

    Im doing fine besides from the heat that wont stop thank God for ac lol

  54. Misses Giveaways says:

    I’m doing great, wish it wasn’t raining though.

  55. Kandi Y says:

    I love the ALBION Black Colorblock Tankini!!

  56. Kandi Y says:

    I will be doing better if I win this :)

  57. a o.k. thanks great suits

  58. S Carter says:

    I like the ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece

  59. S Carter says:

    I am ok today, trying to get through this summer cold. Yuck!

  60. Charlee Hall says:

    I’m so tired!

  61. Erica C. says:

    I’m doing just ok…thanks :)

  62. susan smoaks says:

    I am wonderful today!

  63. paige jagan says:

    doing great! Thanks :-D

  64. Ashley Gao says:

    awesomesauce :)

  65. I like the ALBION Metallic Graphite Mini Ruffle One Piece

  66. I’m doing well. =)

  67. Missy L says:

    I like the Watermelon Dots Halter Top

  68. Missy L says:

    I’m doing well. Worked really hard for hours today so that I could relax right now!

  69. jessica schueler says:
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  71. Lynde F. says:

    I absolutely love the ALBION Black Colorblock Tankini!

  72. Lynde F. says:

    Great–getting ready t take the kiddo’s bowling!

  73. Lisa Nuckols says:

    Indigo Ruched Halter Top is the one I love.

  74. Lisa Nuckols says:

    I am taking my kiddos to the Farmers Market today.

  75. I think i am just going to do nothing today. Day off. yippie

  76. Angela Winesburg says:

    CAPPUCCINO RUCHED HALTER TOP

  77. Angela Winesburg says:

    Im great, thanks

  78. Ronda Patrick says:

    Doing wonderful! Hope you are as well! : )

  79. ericka coello says:

    ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece

  80. ericka coello says:

    I’m doing great!

  81. michelle colon says:

    ugg im working today! i work on the weekends so i can have two days in a row off!

  82. Aria B. says:

    I’m doing really good today.

  83. Terri M says:

    The Albion Plum ballerina one piece would make me want to dance on the beach. =]

  84. Terri M says:

    summer colds are the worst. making Chicken soup when its 90 degrees outside sounds crazy but so comforting.

  85. Melanie Morin says:

    I’m doing good today thank you.

  86. Brenda Elsner says:

    I like the ALBION PLUM BALLERINA ONE PIECE.

  87. Brenda Elsner says:

    I am doing great!!

  88. Sarah Yurga says:

    I like the cappuchino ruched halter top!

  89. Sarah Yurga says:

    I’m doing great – thanks for asking!

  90. natalia ryjova says:

    indigo ruched halter top is cute!

  91. natalia ryjova says:

    im doing well. I just swam.

  92. I’m a bit tired but other than that I’m good

  93. tam childers says:

    I like the PLUM RUCHED HALTER TOP

  94. Samantha says:

    I love the Ocean Ruched Halter Top!

  95. Samantha says:

    I’m doing great. Kind of bored though!

  96. Michelle W says:

    I love the ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece

  97. Michelle W says:

    I’m good, thanks for asking

  98. Judi roode says:

    I’m doing ok, but my tooth hurts from my dentist appointment this morning!

  99. BlackAsphodel says:
  100. amy deeter says:

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  101. I’m doing pretty well today–hope you are too.

  102. amy deeter says:

    doing pretty good
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  103. Jennifer says:

    I love the albion plum ballerina one piece!

  104. Jennifer says:

    fabulous!

  105. kelly willis says:

    I am doing great but would be doing better if i win this see i have not been swimming in years and i really neeed a bathing suit

  106. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    I like the ALBION Metallic Graphite Mini Ruffle One Piece

  107. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    I am doing great

  108. melina r says:

    I am doing good today

  109. Jennifer E. says:

    I’m doing good just wish summer was already over!!

  110. Cassie Gorombey says:

    I’m doing pretty well today :)

  111. BlackAsphodel says:

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  112. I think my wife would look great in the Indigo Ruched Halter Top with matching bottoms.
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  113. better than yesterday, which isn’t saying a lot, but I’ll take it
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  114. My favorite suit is: ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece

  115. Just read a touching poem written by an old man and I’m wiping away the tears….

  116. dani marie says:

    im doing ok.

  117. been a stressful day and the day only started 1hour ago!

  118. Kyl Neusch says:

    the Plum Rouched Halter top

  119. Kyl Neusch says:

    doin well

  120. Wendy R says:

    doing great!

  121. Leah Helphinstine says:

    I am doing great!!! God bless ya’ll ;)

  122. Amy Woods-Smith says:

    Doing well, thanks!

  123. Julie S says:

    I love the Albion Plum Ballerina – One Piece!

  124. Julie S says:

    Im doing great!. HOT!

  125. deanna hanson says:

    Ebony Ruffled Halter Top with the ebony ruffles skirt bottom

  126. Amanda Villalobos says:

    Plum Ballerina is my favorite

  127. Amanda Villalobos says:

    Actually very tired today :(

  128. my fav is the OCEAN RUCHED HALTER TOP

  129. Kristin Gilbert says:

    Ocean ruffled Halter top

  130. Kristin Gilbert says:

    I am boiling hot it’s 102 degrees and I have no air in my car. Yikes!

  131. fine, but hot!

  132. I love the Plum Rouched Halter top.

  133. I am mentally checked out on trying to accomplish anything today.

  134. Cayla Toering says:

    Any black swimsuit because it makes me look thinner :)

  135. Cayla Toering says:

    Im doing pretty good today.

  136. I’m doing well today.

  137. ERICA BRILLA says:

    Doing great! Kinda Hot!!

  138. david basile says:

    ok a little tired

  139. Valérie Latendresse says:

    I have a terrible headache since this afternoon ! So I’m not very well :(

  140. davonna dicks says:

    I love the Plum Ruched Halter Top.

  141. davonna dicks says:

    Not having a great day. Suffering with a sore throat.

  142. Hannah G says:

    I am doing great, it’s so hot I’m ready for a swim!

  143. I love the OCEAN RUFFLED HALTER TOP with the OCEAN RUFFLED SKIRT!

  144. Anika Hughes says:

    I like the ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece.

  145. I have a headache today, but other than that, I’m doing okay:)

  146. Anika Hughes says:

    I’m doing very well. Got to work out and eat good.

  147. denise dixon says:

    All the ruffled tops and the tulle one piece

  148. denise dixon says:

    Doing good thank you hope u r doing good too

  149. I’m cold but I finally got my ac fixed so I’ve got it cranked up and loving it.

  150. Diane Zielinski says:

    I like the Black Stripes Halter Top with those shorts.

  151. Diane Zielinski says:

    Doing great!

  152. Navy Twist Front Top & Navy Swim Skirt.

  153. I’m doing ok.

  154. Katie R says:

    I’m doing well. Thanks for asking

  155. Brandi Price says:

    I like the All About Navy Tankini Top! And of course a bottom to go with…

  156. Brandi Price says:

    Tired but well today!

  157. im doing great hope you are too

  158. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    having a relaxing day
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  159. i checked out thier website and i liked this in 2xl- Ebony Ruffled Halter Top

  160. WE THrew our nephew ben a graduation party here at our house, long day that is all i know.. cooked , and cleaned all day. so i am super tired and ready for bed.

  161. ALBION Charcoal Tulle One Piece
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  162. Getting much better now – thanks :) LOL
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  163. Tiffany W says:

    I’m doing well. thanks for the giveaway!

  164. So much for spell check! Post should have said would love a suit like you had on, the brown twist top. Thanks!

  165. Doing well, trying to stay cool. Would live a suit loke you tried, looks great!

  166. BlackAsphodel says:

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  167. Melissa Bowles says:

    going to work, but it’s Friday

  168. April Thompson says:

    Doing pretty good, thank you :)

  169. BlackAsphodel says:

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  170. doing great! only 9 hours of work today as opposed to my regular 14! felt like i napped last night!

  171. Love the Indigo Ruched Halter

  172. First day back to work after a week vacation…wishing I was still on the beach!

  173. I am doing fabulous today! Thanks!
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  174. Candice Hull says:

    I love the ALBION Metallic Graphite Mini Ruffle One Piece
    Thank you

  175. Candice Hull says:

    Alive and kickin!
    thank you!
    Hope you are well!

  176. Val Pearson says:

    I would love to get the ALBION PLUM BALLERINA ONE PIECE

  177. Val Pearson says:

    I’m doing great today!

  178. BlackAsphodel says:

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  179. I like the Ocean Ruffle Halter top and the Ocean High Waist bottoms
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  180. Great! Thank you! :-)

  181. Kimberly R says:

    I like the ALBION Metallic Graphite Mini Ruffle One Piece.

  182. Kimberly R says:

    I am doing great today!

  183. Ellen Levickis says:

    doing fine thank you for asking

  184. Stacey B says:

    I love the Plum Ruched Halter Top

  185. Stacey B says:

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  186. Stacey B says:

    I’m doing fine, just a little tired. Been running around most of the day

  187. Samantha says:

    I really like the ALBION BLACK COLORBLOCK TANKINI

  188. Samantha says:

    Today is a very stressful day so my “my time” today while the boys nap is to enter giveaways and take a break with my feet up!

  189. Theresa J says:

    I like the ALBION METALLIC GRAPHITE MINI RUFFLE ONE PIECE

  190. Theresa J says:

    I am doing great today. Just enjoying summer

  191. I <3 the Ocean Ruffled Skirt & Halter Top

  192. I’m doing well, thank you!

  193. I like to swim

  194. I really like ocean ruched halter top and ocean high waisted bottoms
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  195. Sara Mcconville says:

    my fav is the ALBION Plum Ballerina One Piece

  196. Sara Mcconville says:

    Im hot and tired!

  197. deanna hanson says:

    working hard at work

  198. I am doing good
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  199. Monique Rizzo says:
  200. BlackAsphodel says:

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  201. My favorite bathing suit is the ALBION Metallic Graphite Mini Ruffle One Piece.

  202. I’ve got a headache again.. :-(

  203. susan varney says:

    i like the ALBION Metallic Graphite Mini Ruffle One Piece

  204. susan varney says:

    i feel so great i feel like taming the shrew

  205. Doing good, thanks

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  206. Azslyn Cole says:

    I really love the EBONY RUFFLED HALTER TOP

  207. Azslyn Cole says:

    I’m doing great thank you for the giveaway =}

  208. Jennifer B. says:

    It’s very hot, but it’s been a good day.

  209. kristen m says:

    I love the plum ruched halter top with the plum high waist bottoms! super fashionable!

  210. kristen m says:

    I’m doing great, we had guests this weekend and it was so nice to catch up and relax!

  211. Linda Lansford says:

    I am terrific!!!!!

  212. I love the rough ruffeled swim skirt

  213. I’m doing good today. The temperatures and humidit have dropped so it is much more comfortable

  214. Michelle H. says:

    I like the ALBION Charcoal Tulle One Piece.

  215. Michelle H. says:

    I am sunburned. But, I am doing fine.

  216. Glogirl says:

    I like the PLUM RUCHED HALTER TOP.

  217. Glogirl says:

    I’m doing well! The weather was not so humid today but still hot.

  218. Carrie Phelps says:
  219. Carrie Phelps says:

    I REALLY love the OCEAN RUFFLED HALTER TOP

  220. Carrie Phelps says:

    It’s been a long work week, today is my day off & I’m wonderful!!

  221. Vicki S says:

    I like the PLUM RUCHED HALTER TOP as well as the BLACK METALLIC BOARD SHORTS

  222. Vicki S says:

    Very hot but I’m doing good :) I love summer

  223. tamra childers says:

    great thanks

  224. Katherine says:

    Jungle Safari Gathered Top

  225. Katherine says:

    It is hot

  226. Madeline says:

    I love the Plum Ruched Halter Top.

  227. Madeline says:

    I got a lot done today so I’m doing well.

  228. Pamela Roundy says:

    I like the ALBION BLACK COLORBLOCK TANKINI. It looks like it would cover more flaws than the others. ;)

  229. Pamela Roundy says:

    Other than having to replace a slashed tire, I’m ok. Sigh…

  230. Tina Ort says:

    I’m doing great…I would be better if I wasn’t working though! :-)

  231. Ally Favuzza says:

    Doing good.. just real hot!

  232. BlackAsphodel says:

    My fave: http://essentialswimwear.com/swim-tops/indigo-ruched-halter-top.html

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  233. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    Besides sweating in this 100 degree I am well.how are you?

  234. BlackAsphodel says:

    I’m doing great.

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  235. Chrissy Nestor says:

    I’m doing awesome today :)

  236. Andrea A. says:

    I am hot, I spent the morning doing yard work. But good.

  237. Jennifer Reda says:

    i’m doing pretty good today, it’s really hot out, though!

  238. Michelle Horstman says:

    Essential Swimwear Ebony Ruffled Halter Top

  239. Michelle Horstman says:

    I’m hot! LOL

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