Monday, April 19, 2010

ESSENTIALSWIMWEAR.COM REVIEW & SWIMSUIT GIVE-A-WAY

The lucky winner of the Essential Swimwear give-a-way is # 37 Tj and Amy!!! Congrats! Thank you to all who entered and continue to follow my blog! Don't worry if you didn't win this one, there are many great give-a-ways coming up in the next few days :) A huge thank you to Essential Swimwear for sponsoring this give-a-was as well!!!


Essential Swimwear REVIEW & GIVE-A-WAY
(Sorry this is all your going to get of me in it, ha ha! I contemplated whether I should even post me in a swimsuit at all, but I thought I am comfortable with showing you my top half, it's no different than a tank top I guess!!!...please don't laugh)

Swimsuit season is quickly approaching and I am so excited for warm weather and spending time with my boys in the pool. On the other hand, I always dread this time of year because finding a cute swimsuit is so hard.

Well when ESSENTIAL SWIMWEAR let me pick out one of their cute tankini swimsuits to review I thought oh I hope it fits without trying it on before hand. I was pleasantly surprised when I received it and tried it on. Although my body is not perfect after having 2 kids, this suit actually flattered by body and hid all of my flaws!

What is so great about ESSENTIAL SWIMWEAR is that all of their suits come in 2 pieces giving you the opportunity to pick out which top and which bottom you want. You get to pick which style will flatter you and give you just the right amount of coverage you want.


I chose the Chocolate Stripe Tankini Top ($32.99) and the Brown Hipster Bottom ($18.99). I love this suit, it is so fun and with the brown and white stripes it definitely won't be going out of style any time soon! The top is front lined and has built-in seamless soft cups giving you the perfect support and shape. I love the hipster bottom that I picked out. It gives me more coverage and will definitely stay in place this summer.

A little about Brittney, the founder of ESSENTIAL SWIMWEAR and how the company all began...

"After becoming thoroughly discouraged every season as I searched for the perfect swimsuit, I decided that it didn't exist. I was frustrated with expensive prices, wrong fits and the hassle of searching online for hours. Having some sewing experience, the thought came to mind, "Why don't I make my own swimsuit?"

After a lot of trial and error, I was finally able to sew swimsuits that were comfortable, stylish and flattering. I began making swimsuits for friends and family and soon the word started spreading.

I sold hand-sewn women's swimsuits in 2008 and 2009 and received an overwhelmingly positive response. I gained priceless knowledge as I personally fit hundreds of women. I was able to discover their needs, wants and insecurities. With this knowledge I was able to design a line of swimsuits for the 2010 season.

To increase the quality and keep up with demand I no longer hand-make the swimsuits, but am able to offer styles, designs and a price point that fits the needs of women.

I hope you enjoy wearing these swimsuits as much as I have enjoyed designing them!"

HOST AN ESSENTIAL SWIMWEAR PARTY

Another awesome thing about this company is that you can host an ESSENTIAL SWIMWEAR party in your home! They will send you samples in every swimsuit style and in every size (XS-XL). During the party, you and your guests will be able to see the swimsuits in person and to try on all of the samples in the privacy of your home with your friends . Each guest can then fill out an order form if they want to buy a swimsuit and then you will simply return the samples when the party is over (a pre-paid shipping label is included with your shipment for easy returning). For being the host you get to earn rewards such as product discounts depending on your party sales and you can even earn a free suit complete with a top, bottom and skirt! How cool is that!

GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE

So the awesome people at Essential Swimwear are going to give one of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win their very own swimsuit in their choice of style! SO EXCITING!!!

*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF MY BLOG. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*

MANDATORY ENTRY:
Make sure you are a public follower of this blog. Once you are you need to go to the Essential Swimwear website and then come back here and tell me which style you might choose if you win!

You have even more chances to win. For each of the following things that you do, you get another entry! So easy...


EXTRA ENTRIES:
Make sure that you leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing that you do for the entries to be counted!

1 Entry-Sign up for the Essential Swimwear newletter on their homepage click "join e-mail list" and then leave me a comment telling me that you did so.

1 Entry-Become a Fan of Essential Swimwear on Facebook by clicking here.

1 Entry-Follow Essential Swimwear on Twitter.

1 Entry-Become a follower of Essential Swimwear's Blog. You will want to make sure you do this one so you will know when they have the 20% discount!

1 Entry-Sign up to follow The Jackson Five Family Blog *remember you must be a follower anyways for your entries to count in the 1st place* :)

1 Entry-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in your inbox. Just type in your e-mail on the right of my blog, make sure you confirm your subscription as well!

1 Entry-Become a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook.

1 Entry-Grab my button and add it to your page!

1 Entry-Blog about this give-a-way on your page and leave me a link so that I can check it out!

Rules: Open to readers in the US and Canada only. Give-a-way ends April 27th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond. Thank you so much to Essential Swimwear for sponsoring this give-a-way and good luck to all of you entering!

(I was sent this product free of charge to review. The things you read here are my honest opinions of the products reviewed! I was not paid in any way to say anything you read here!)


161 comments:

  1. 1 - I love the Ocean Waves Halter top! It's very flattering, especially for this post preg bod! :)

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  2. I follow you!!! :)
    And love your sweet lil family!

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  3. Ok, I follow their blog now too..

    *Can you tell I want to win, I'm doing all the entries! ha! I'm too broke to buy a new swimsuit! ha

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  4. I get the Jackson Five to my inbox now! :)

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  5. I would choose the Black Skirted Bottoms and Black Garden Sweetheart Top if i won!

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  6. I signed up for Essential Swimwear's newsletter via email.

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  7. I'm a FB fan of Essential Swimwear. (Kristen H)

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  8. I follow Essential Swimwear on Twitter. (@aeris321)

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  9. I follow Essential Swimwear's blog.

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  10. I follow you on FB! (Kristen H)

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  11. Follow you as Jennifer G
    Starry Night Gathered Halter Top & Black Hipster Bottoms

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  12. I like the Vixen Gathered Halter Top and bottom.

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  13. I think that I woudl go with the Starry Night Gathered Halter Top

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  14. I have your button up on my blog!!

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  15. I like the ocean waves halter top and aqua basic bottoms

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  16. essential swimwear fan on facebook

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  17. I love the ocean waves halter top!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  18. the Black Skirted Bottoms mverno@roadrunner.com

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  19. I love the ocean waves halter top & basic bottoms. Such a pretty color.

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  20. I am a fan of your blog on fb.

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  21. I just blogged about the giveaway
    http://jandshoughton.blogspot.com/2010/04/youre-gonna-kill-me.html

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  22. I love the Starry Night Gathered Halter Top with basic black bottoms, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  23. Joined e-mail list, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  24. FB Fan of Essential Swimwear (AngelaWinesbug) Thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  25. follow blog as Holly Chernoff

    I like the Blue Palms Sweetheart Top
    and Navy Front Seam Bottoms

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  26. I follow u and I love the basic brown bottoms and the Chocolate Stripe Tankini Top. amypugmire@live.com

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  27. fb fan of essential swimwear. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  28. I follow essential swimwear on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  29. I follow essential swimwears blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  30. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  31. fb fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  32. email subscriber of your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  33. I follow through google friend and I like the Starry Night Gathered Halter Top and the Black Swim Skirt the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I subscribe to Essential Swimwear newsletter.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I follow Essential Swimwear on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I follow the Essential Swimwear blog through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. I follow through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. I am an email subscriber.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. I am a fan on facebook.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  40. I like Jungle Safari Gathered Halter Top

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  41. email subscriber

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  42. I follow on google friend

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  43. I follow publicly and I believe I'd choose the Ebony Halter Top and the Black Hipster Bottom.

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  44. I like the ebony waves halter top and black skirted bottom

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  45. I like the Starry Night Gathered Halter Top and basic black bottoms.

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  46. I love the Ocean Waves Halter top! It is so cute and I love the color!

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  47. I'm a fan of Essential Swimwear on facebook!

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  48. I am now a follower of Essential Swimwear's blog!

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  49. I'm a fan of the Jackson Five on facebook!

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  50. I like Navy Jungle Sweetheart Top $32.99

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  51. I'd love the Black Swim Skirt and the Ebony Ruffles Halter Top both in x large.
    bohindy@gmail.com

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  52. I like the 4 Image Plastic Toaster ! bohindy@gmail.com

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  53. You always have the best giveaways!! : )

    I am a blog follower...

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  54. I love the Ocean Waves Halter top! So cute!!

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  55. i like the starry nights top!

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  56. I would choose the Black Garden Sweetheart Top & the Black Hipster Bottoms.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  57. Signed up for the Essential Swimwear newsletter.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  58. Became a Fan of Essential Swimwear on Facebook.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  59. I follow Essential Swimwear on Twitter.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  60. I subscribe via email.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  61. I would choose the Blue Palms Sweetheart Top with the black Hipster Bottoms


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. I joined the essential swimwear mailing list


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. I follow essentialswim on twitter as Prairiebelle



    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. I follow your blog


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. I am an email subscriber


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. Facebook fan - Belinda M


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. I like the starry night gathered top with black classic bottoms. It's sort of a 1950s look.

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  68. i like the vixen gathered top and bottom

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  69. follow essentail swimmear on twitter as hbbs55

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  70. would choose the Broadway Halter Top. I like it lots.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  71. Signed up for the Essential Swimwear newletter with same address.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  72. Fan of Essential Swimwear on Facebook.
    Doreen Riopel

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  73. follow on google friend...dor

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  74. subscribe by email.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  75. Your facebook fan.
    Doreen Riopel

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  76. following The Jackson Five Family Blog

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  77. following Essential Swimwear's Blog

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  78. Blue Speedway Gathered Halter Top

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  79. Navy Jungle and black skirted bottom.

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  80. I follow! I like the Ocean Waves Halter Top and Navy Hipster Bottoms.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  81. Essential Swimwear Twitter follower as jennem1.
    http://twitter.com/jennem1
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  82. I am a new Google Friends Follower (senekers)! You look great in your new swimsuit! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  83. I like the Ebony Halter Top and Black Hipster Bottoms in size L! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  84. Facebook Fan of Essential Swimwear-Sharon Seneker! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  85. Twitter Follower of Essential Swimwear-sharonjo1! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  86. Facebook Fan of Jackson 5 Family Blog-Sharon Seneker! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  87. I'd love the Ebony Ruffles Halter Top and Black Skirted Bottom! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  88. I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  89. I'm an Essential Swimwear newletter
    subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  90. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  91. I'm an Essential Swimwear's blog follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  92. My favorite is the Starry Night Gathered Halter Top with the Black Basic Bottoms. Looks so slimming!

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  93. I'm a follower
    I'm an email subscriber

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  94. I signed up for the Essential Swimwear newletter

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  95. I'm a follower of Essential Swimwear's Blog.

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  96. I follow your blog
    camper223

    If I was lucky enough to win I would be happy to chose the Ocean Waves Ruffles Halter Top and the
    Aqua Basic Bottoms


    http://essentialswimwear.weebly.com/ocean-waves-ruffles-halter.html

    http://essentialswimwear.weebly.com/aqua-basic-bottoms.html


    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
    camper223[at]live[dot]com

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  97. I Signed up for the Essential Swimwear newletter
    camper223[at]live[dot]com


    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
    camper223[at]live[dot]com

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  98. I'm a Fan of Essential Swimwear on Facebook
    Tammy Kennedy


    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
    camper223[at]live[dot]com

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  99. I Follow Essential Swimwear on Twitter
    camper223


    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
    camper223[at]live[dot]com

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  100. I Became a follower of Essential Swimwear's Blog
    camper223


    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
    camper223[at]live[dot]com

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  101. I follow your blog
    camper223
    (I also posted I'm a follower in with my main entry)


    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
    camper223[at]live[dot]com

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  102. I'm a subscriber
    camper223[at]live[dot]com

    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
    camper223[at]live[dot]com

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  103. I'm a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook
    Tammy Kennedy


    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
    camper223[at]live[dot]com

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  104. I would love to get the Starry Night Gathered Halter Top with the black basic bottoms, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  105. I'd get the White out halter top with the black basic bottoms.
    GFC follower-
    fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

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  106. i like the starry night gathered halter top!

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  107. i follow them on twitter @ferriza2

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. I would choose the chocolate brown strip top and the basic bottoms. It looked great on you. It is a really nice swimsuit. I am new to the blog and I am really enjoying it. Thanks.

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  109. I signed up for all the extra entries. I really want to win!!! I have never won anything, it would be exciting!! :-)

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  110. I like the Vixen Gathered Halter Top and bottom
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. I love the Ocean Waves halter and the aqua basic bottoms!

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  112. I follow Essential Swimwear :)

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  113. like the black garden sweethart top

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  114. have your button on my blog

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  115. i would like the Starry Night Gathered Halter Top
    $32.99

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  116. I like the starry night gathered halter top!

    flufffreebies@hotmail.com

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  117. I am a The Jackson Five Family Blog follower

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  118. I love the Black Garden Sweetheart Top

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  119. Fan of Essential Swimwear on Facebook

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  120. follower and i like the Navy Jungle Sweetheart Top and the Navy Hipster Bottoms

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  121. es fan on facebook Kathy L Pease

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  122. your fan on facebook Kathy L Pease

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  123. I'd choose the Ocean Waves Halter with the Brown Hipster bottoms!



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  124. google follower: slehan and I like the Navy Jungle Sweetheart Top and the Navy Hipster Bottoms. thanks for the contest.

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  125. I would get the Starry Night Gathered Halter Top with basic black bottom.

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  126. I'm following essentialswim on Twitter (I'm @ThriftyJinxy).

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  127. I love the White Swim Skirt!

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  128. I signed up for the Essential Swimwear newsletter.

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  129. I became a fan of Essential Swimwear on Facebook.

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  130. I subscribed to your email feed.

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