Cleava Review

Since I prefer to dress modestly, I was excited to have the chance to review the Cleava! The Cleava is a snap-to-bra mock camisole. It gives the wearer coverage but also the versatility to add or remove at a moment’s notice. The Cleava was invented by a woman for women, and it’s still a woman-run business. I love that!

Since I’m a nursing mother, I’m very, very happy with the Cleava! My friends and my husband can attest to my complaints regarding nursing tops or tops suitable for nursing: it always seems like they’re made for your boobs to hang out. Yes, you want easy access for nursing, but that shouldn’t have to mean looking hoochie! I tried wearing tank tops underneath, but if it was a nursing tank, then I’d have to deal with dropping two cups while holding a squirmy baby. If it was a regular tank, then I’d have to either yank it down under my boob, or pull the entire thing up to my neck.

Enter the Cleava. Now I wear the Cleava with my nursing bra and nursing tops to get coverage. Most importantly, I can nurse my son without having to remove or really mess with the Cleava! Whatever side I’m nursing on, I just slide the strap of the Cleava up above my nursing bra clasp, then let the clasp go and drop my bra cup. Easy peasy! When I’m finished nursing my son, I snap the bra cup back up, and slide the Cleava strap down.

(I didn’t want a “crack” photo on the Web, so thanks to my SIL for blurring it out!)
Me with my Cleava, dressing confidently and ready to breastfeed my baby!

I wish I’d known about the Cleava when I was teaching! Before my son was born, I taught high school English in Florida. I used to wear tank tops underneath whatever shirt I was wearing, just to keep teenage boys from looking down my shirt when I was leaning over their desks (Yes, this happens). Unfortunately, the tank top obviously added an extra layer, and in 80 and 90+ degree weather, an extra clothing layer can equal misery…even in an air conditioned classroom (A/C in public schools is often an iffy thing). The Cleava would’ve given me the coverage I needed with very little extra fabric.

On a side note, wearing a tank top underneath a shirt adds more straps in addition to your bra. That can be really annoying sometimes if they are digging in or sliding off, depending on what you’re doing. I don’t have this problem with the Cleava!

Another way Cleava trumps tank top or camisole, in my opinion: DRESSES. Have you ever tried to wear a tank top under a dress? Maybe you had a good experience, but I rarely did. My tank top usually started to ride up or gather and bunch around my waist, which sends me running for the church bathroom to immodestly lift my dress and yank the tank top down. Again…the Cleava is great for this situation!

The Cleava is available in assorted styles and colors and is one size fits most. In my photos, I’m wearing the Original Classic style in White that retails for $19.95. The holidays are just around the corner, and the Cleava would make a great gift for any reason (or season).

Here are some of the currently available styles and colors:

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Rhinestone Splash- Black
Original Classic- Aqua Blue
Black Lace Edge Trim Fina- Gray
Lady Lace Corso- Black on Nude

To receive the ultimate exclusive inside information and deals, follow Cleava on Twitter, Pinterest  and Facebook and enroll at Cleava’s website through the Stay Informed Enrollment tab. They’ll send out information on new colors and styles, news releases and sale announcements.

Michelle De Sousa, the inventor of Cleava, is so confident that you’re going to love your Cleava that she is offering FREE SHIPPING on any orders over $50.00. Use code: FSLWP. Code expires Oct. 22, 2012. You also have The 30 Day Guarantee. If for any reason you are not happy with your Cleava, you can return it within 30 days. You have nothing to lose, so click here to order or call 1-888-692-5328.

One reader is going to win a free Cleava to add to their wardrobe! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter (open to U.S. and Canada).

Note: I received the sample reviewed above for review purposes only. I was requested to write an honest and sincere review. I was not requested to write a positive review. The opinions are my own, and others may differ. I was not compensated for this review or giveaway.

Entry #167Mendy N.

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Around the Web

Every so often, I like to post and list different things I’ve found around the Internet in which I think my readers may be interested. I hope you will find some useful information off this list!

1. Today is the 2012 National Coffee Day! If you’re a caffeine addict like me, click here for a list of places to score free coffee (or a really, really good deal).

2. “Mama’s Emporium” is an environmentally-conscious online store that strives to “help budget minded mamas find high quality baby essentials, and extremely useful baby luxury items, at affordable prices.” Through the month of October, Mama’s Emporium is holding a raffle for more than $1000 in prizes like Rumparooz and GroVia! For just $5, you’ll receive a grab bag with one raffle ticket and one surprise item. Click here to purchase.

3. Here are several momma or baby daily deal sites that I like to check regularly: MamaBargains, Baby Steals, Zulily, Plum District, The Mini Social, Eco Baby Buys, and Liam’s LoftDo you know of any family-oriented daily deal sites that I’m missing? Please share below in the comments section, thank you!

4. The Green Family Giveaway ends tomorrow night, so get those entries in! I just finished entering all 38 giveaways yesterday. You can enter mine here and view the giveaway linky to start blog hopping.

5. I recently won two giveaways that I entered right before they ended. I found both of them through the site “Tight Wad in Utah.” This site lists daily low-entry giveaways. To be honest, some of the giveaways they list, I’m not necessarily interested in, but they always have a good variety, and I always find a few giveaways to enter. You can also submit a low-entry giveaway to be listed.

6. If you love to read, I recommend following the blog “Legacy of a Writer.” I’m really enjoying the book reviews on this site. She often interviews authors and holds book giveaways, as well.

7. Did you read my Diapers by Chris review earlier this week? Since she reached a Facebook milestone, Chris is currently holding a giveaway for a hybrid fitted diaper with a choice from two prints. This giveaway ends in 5 days, so enter soon! Chris will also be sponsoring a prize (a diaper, of course!) for the Hoppin’ Halloween Giveway Hop on this blog Oct. 25-31.

8. Are you familiar with Mamma necklaces? The silicone kind that mothers of nursing and teething babies wear, and are safe for the babies to chew on? There’s a co-op currently taking orders for them at a much reduced price. If you’re interested, send me a message on my “Contact Me” page.

9. On Monday, I’ll be posting a review and giveaway for the Cleava, a mock camisole. It’s a very nifty clothing accessory for working women, nursing moms, female high school teachers (I’ll explain this one in my review), or any woman really who wants to avoid hoochie in her wardrobe!

I think that’s it for today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



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