Sunday, 29 May 2011

Hot Milk Review and Giveaway by The Rare Bit

....and the winner is






JennLovesAustin! Please contact me within 48 hours to claim your prize!


When I was pregnant with Blondie Boy my Dad sent me over some XXL t-shirts because I had nothing that I could sleep in. I loved sleeping in those big t-shirts but it would have been nice to have some cute, pretty pajamas that fit over my bump, too. The review below is from my friend and fellow expat Meg from the Rare Bit who's expecting her second baby this June.

Want to hear a pitiful story?  Of course you do!  When I was preparing for the birth of my son, everybody told me not to bother packing any nice pajamas to wear in the hospital.  “Everything will just get gross, so just bring something you don’t mind getting ruined” seemed to be the overwhelming advice.  So I resisted the urge to buy something pretty and special, and just threw some old things in my hospital bag.  But after my little boy was born, and we were happily ensconced in the maternity ward, I wanted something a bit nicer to put on.  It seemed that all the other mummies were wearing cute PJs, and there I was in my ratty old yoga pants and t-shirt.  Don’t get me wrong, I was ecstatic to have a healthy baby and with my new role as a mother, but as trite as it sounds, it would have been nice to have something special to put on that matched how special I felt.

So now that I’m expecting another baby, a fun new set of PJs was definitely on the list of things to pack in my hospital bag, which is why when Hot Milk approached me about reviewing some of their night wear, it felt like kismet.  My knowledge of Hot Milk mostly centred around their fab nursing bras, which I had seen both in store and online through different retailers.  I always noticed how their nursing bras never seemed to compromise between style and function, and I was hoping the night wear would live up to the same standard.

Hot Milk sent me a set of “Lost in the Moment” pajamas to test out.  I thought I’d be brave and post a picture of myself in these gorgeous PJs, but I’m afraid I’ve chickened out.  This has nothing to do with the fit of the PJs, even though I’m nearly 9 months pregnant, the size medium they sent fit me just fine.  It’s just that Hot Milk promises to “reveal the sexy woman inside the loving mother”, and they don’t let down on that promise!  The camisole top has a flattering cut that definitely plays up the voluptuousness of a pregnant woman’s body, and the boobiliciousness was just not something I’m ready to put up on the interwebs.  But, hey- just look at the pretty model wearing the same thing!


I really loved the PJ pants that came with this set.  Seriously, the cotton is so fine and soft that it feels silky to the touch, and they’re super comfy to sleep in.  At first, the drawstrings that adjust the length of the legs annoyed me, as they kept coming untied, but I soon figured out that a double knot will keep them nice and secure- even when you’re tossing and turning your way through a night in the third trimester.  The camisole also doubles as a pretty nursing top, each side unhooks at the strap for easy and discreet breastfeeding.  I haven’t used this function yet, but I’m sure I’ll appreciate it in a few weeks time!

These PJs are definitely destined for my hospital bag!  I can’t wait to wear them after meeting my new baby for the first time.  But I also have my eye on some more night wear from Hot Milk- I especially love “Calm Rebellion”, pretty, no? 

****PROMOTION & GIVEAWAY****
Right now, Hot Milk is having a great promotion that’s good through the Bank Holiday Weekend!  You can buy one bra and get the 2nd for half price, which is awesome.  All of you breastfeeding mothers out there should take this opportunity to stock up!


Also, Hot Milk has generously offered to give away a set of “Lost in the Moment” PJs to one lucky Transatlantic Blonde reader!  




To enter, simply follow both of these steps (both of these steps are mandatory):

- Follow both Transatlantic Blonde and The Rarebit and head on over to http://www.hotmilklingerie.com and take a look at all of their pretty things and leave a comment saying what product you love!

Extra entries (leave in separate comments)
-Follow me @Melaina25 on Twitter and tweet: "I entered to win @HOTmilkLingerie PJs with @Melaina25 & TransatlanticBlonde.com! You can too!: http://tinyurl.com/3qn92my " and comment to let me know (1 extra entry)

-Follow @HotMilkLingerie on Twitter and comment to let me know (1 extra entry)

Make sure to leave each entry in a separate comment.

All entries will be verified and deleted if not valid so make sure to leave the usernames you subscribe or tweet with.


One winner will be chosen by random.org on Monday June 6th 12:00 GMT. Winners must contact me within 48 hours or another winner will be drawn. This giveaway is open to everyone anywhere! Good luck! CLOSED!
The Rare Bit was provided pyjamas to review but the opinions expressed are her own.

67 comments:

Hunter's Mom said...

I love the Calm Rebellion tank set, as well as the Moment set. It all looks so comfy and fresh.

Hunter's Mom said...

I tweeted about the giveaway. :)

@hoping4hunter

Hunter's Mom said...

Aaaaaaand I now follow hot milk on twitter.

imavera said...

I follow both blogs.

I really like the Lost in the Moment camisole, although Ruffle My Feathers is pretty dang sexy.

imavera said...

follow you on twitter and tweeted :)

@imavera

imavera said...

follow Hot Milk Lingerie on twitter

@imavera

twannywun said...

I follow both blogs as karen scammell
i love the harmony in choas nightwear

karen s
twannywun at hotmail dot com

lifewithlymphoma said...

I really like the calm rebellion set. I love the name of it too!!

lifewithlymphoma said...

I follow you already on twitter, and I now follow hot milk

lifewithlymphoma said...

And I tweeted x

clairew137 said...

Follow both Transatlantic Blonde and The Rarebit - done.

My favourite product is: Ruse nightwear

clairew137 said...

Follow me @Melaina25 on Twitter and tweet: "I entered to win @HOTmilkLingerie PJs with @Melaina25 & TransatlanticBlonde.com! You can too!: http://tinyurl.com/3qn92my " and comment to let me know (1 extra entry) - done @clairew137

clairew137 said...

-Follow @HotMilkLingerie on Twitter - done @clairew137

I Heart Motherhood said...

I need these desparately! First time birth I did it in my OH's Ramones t-shirt and also had a collection of very sad things to wear in hospital for 6 days! I've followed both blogs.

I Heart Motherhood said...

I'd like the calm rebellion nightwear @iheartmuthahood

I Heart Motherhood said...

I followed you and tweeted @iheartmuthahood

I Heart Motherhood said...

I already followed Hot milk. @iheartmuthahood

Isis1981uk said...

I love Wild Composure bra & knickers - it's gorgeous! @Isis1981uk

Isis1981uk said...

Following you on Twitter & re-tweeted the message @Isis1981uk

Isis1981uk said...

Following Hot Milk Lingerie on Twitter @Isis1981uk

*Mandy* said...

I follow you and rarebit, I love the Calm rebellion.

*Mandy* said...

following hot milk on twitter @candymandy85

antikhab said...

i love the harmony in choas nightwear there look so cool

Jenny said...

I love the Calm Rebellion set!

Jenny said...

I follow you on Twitter & I tweeted :) @jennifermae0625

Jenny said...

& I follow Hot Milk on Twitter as well! @jennifermae0625

jumblyMummy said...

I love the purply red of the Harmony in Chaos nightdress.

Am following.

jumblyMummy said...

I have tweeted as @jumblyMummy

jumblyMummy said...

I am also now following HotMilk (I already followed you)

@jumblyMummy

Jenny Kearney said...

Love the Lost In The Moment Pj Short set

Jenny Kearney said...

I already follow you on twitter and tweeted too @gingerbread_mum

Jenny Kearney said...

I now follow @HotMilkLingerie too
@gingerbread_mum

Danielle said...

I follow both blogs and love the lost in the moment pj shorts!

Danielle said...

I follow hot milk on twitter

@littleMrsM

Danielle said...

I follow you on twitter, and I tweeted about the giveaway :)

@littleMrsM

emily13 said...

Already a follower of your blog but i'm following Rarebit now too.

The Calm Rebellion pyjamas look both pretty but comfortable :)

Thanks!

Libby Alexander said...

I'm following both Transatlantic Blonde and The Rarebit blogs. I don't have Twitter...sorry.

I especially love the nightwear on Hotmilk but my absolute favourite is the Calm Rebellion pyjamas.

mummy24 said...

i follow Transatlantic Blonde and The Rarebit as mummy24. I love these - http://www.hotmilklingerie.com/store/collection_DW

@ashlallan

mummy24 said...

i am following you on twitter and have tweeted as @ashlallan

mummy24 said...

i am following hot milk on twitter too as @ashlallan

M. said...

Following both Transatlantic Blonde and The Rarebit as M.. I like the Lost in the Moment camisole. Contact on Twitter @maisietoo

M. said...

Following @Melaina25 on Twitter and have tweeted. @maisietoo

M. said...

Following @HotMilkLingerie on Twitter. @maisietoo

babababy said...

i follow both blogs as babababy I love Wild Composure bra & knickers.

babababy said...

i am following you on twitter and have tweeted as @MrsPmt

babababy said...

following hot milk on twitter @MrsPmt

Trudi said...

Follwing you & Tweeted on Twitter
@flipster32

Trudi said...

And following @HotMilkLingerie too x

Angela said...

Following both Blogs :-)

I really like 'Her Enchanted Dream' as it's really sexy, something you don't often feel in pregnancy.

@MrsWebster147

Angela said...

Already follow you on Twitter and have Tweeted :-)

@MrsWebster147

Angela said...

Following Hot Milk on Twitter

@MrsWebster147

Carolina Peach said...

SUCCESSFUL IN HER RUSE - Nightie--super cute

Mrs. Trophy Wife said...

OMG I need the "Lost in the Moment" set. I adore them. And I am SICK of wearing big tshirts :/

Mrs. Trophy Wife said...

I follow Hot Milk on Twitter (@mrstrophywife1)

Mrs. Trophy Wife said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/mrstrophywife1/status/77445086803267584

JennloveAustin said...

I am a follower and went to the site! Love the "Lost in the Moment" PJ pants and camisole!

JennloveAustin said...

I follow @HotMilkLingerie on twitter!

jenncangelosi

JennloveAustin said...

I tweeted and I follow you on twitter!

@jenncangelosi

suewilly said...

I love the Shine Camisole. It's such a strong yet pretty colour

suewilly said...

I have followed you and tweeted your message @susanwillshee

suewilly said...

also following hot milk on twitter @susanwillshee

Kellie said...

Following both. I am usually a pyjama fan at home, but for holidays I love the Ruse nightie for when pjs as too warm

Kellie said...

I have also followed both and tweeted (@kelliec3) thanks :)

Apple said...

I love the Lost in the moment PJ's they look so so comfy!!

Rhoda said...

Following both blogs.

I love the Calm Rebellion PJs, they are gorgeous! (http://www.hotmilklingerie.com/store/collection_CR)

Rhoda said...

I already follow you on Twitter and have tweeted.

@rhodak09

Rhoda said...

Following @HotMilkLingerie on Twitter, @rhodak09