Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Honest Opinion: Jockey Sports Bra and Purex Crystals

Over the holidays, I got an extra gift.

From my friends over at Purex.

And these guys:

I know, right?


They sent me this:

A new sports bra!

(I know.  It really was confusing there for a minute - couldn't tell if they sent me a Rachel Berry, or new towels, or an iPod, right?  Glad I cleared that up for you?  You can thank me later....)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand more of my FAVORITES - the Purex Crystals!!!

Which made me extra happy.


1. I'm still working out regularly.


2.  My "girls" are so pregnancy-ginormous that I don't fit into any of my workout clothes - including but not limited to my sports bra.  I literally had to "wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, yeah" in order to get into it.  It was sad.  And even then, it was a one boob at a time situation.  Not pretty.  Or comfortable.


3.  Have I mentioned how much I adore the Purex Crystals?  And they sent me the one scent I hadn't tried yet - Tropical Splash - which is pretty much amazing.  And brings tears to my eyes as I'm folding my laundry...happy tears, of course!

Upon receiving that box of goodies, I may or may not have wet myself out of excitement.

And I may or may not have jumped around the house like a chihuahua chasing a Taco Bell Taco.

And I may or may not have run to my bedroom to immediately try on said sports bra and take it for a test run *ahem* workout - because let's not kid ourselves about the possibility of me running at this point in time.

That's a laugh.

But I did hit the elliptical hardcore for a good ole fashioned sweat-a-thon.

And you know what I discovered???

This sports bra is pretty much the cat's meow!

I mean seriously.

It's vented.

As in, there are these breathable mesh panels that help you stay cool.

And the fabric is super quick-wicking, keeping you from feeling too icky.

Which, let's face it, is almost impossible as a pregnant workout-a-holic.

And something else that I noticed, but haven't yet found the opportunity to take advantage of?

An awesome little key pocket where I can tuck my car/house key when I finally do start running again.

But that's not where my little test ended.

Not even close.

I wanted to test the entirety of this package like a 4th grade math teacher wants to drill long division - COMPLETELY.  I mean, to it's breaking point!

So what did I do next, you ask?

I guess you are probably referring to AFTER I plopped on the couch and watched an episode of Glee while my breathing levels regulated and I stopped sweating like a pig in heat???

I went to bed, of course!

I know.

Gross, right?

No shower or anything???

I have to work on that....

But anyway, the NEXT DAY, I got up and threw a load of laundry in the washer, along with my sports bra and a cap full of the Purex Crystals.

Did you know that typically, it isn't recommended to use fabric softener on "performance sportswear"???

Yep, the oils from the softener typically coats the garments and prevents them from being able to wick properly....

Which is probably why I have had so many sports bra's end up in the trash so fast.

But not with Purex Crystals!

The Crystals don't contain oil and therefore can be used on all your laundry.

And yes, they totally leave your laundry feeling soft and smelling fresh for every bit as long normal laundry detergent, and maybe longer....

The next time I needed my sports bra to wick away some moisture, it totally followed through for me.

So, just ask me...

Am I happy with the results of my test package???

I think this is a good enough answer, don't you?* **

If you need an actual answer, that's a yes.


*I really stink at photo shop, and actually, all I know how to use is Paint, so you know....

**This is obviously not a picture of me, since I am obviously, very, very pregnant.  I hope you didn't get too confused by my amazing head-matching skills....  Also?  I don't have an iPod, so that COULDN'T be me.  Although, I would really like an iPod...


Kait said...

LMAO! The photoshop picture at the end of this post sealed it review post ever! :)

Ted Juhl said...

Now that’s a good way to make customers feel important! Was that a post-Christmas gift from them? If that is the case, then you got an early/late Christmas gift! But you know what's more epic? Your cropped picture! That sent me to the floor.. laughing! :)