Win Sara’s Beach Bag Swag!

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If you’re a loyal Spanx-ter and follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages closely, you’ve seen a lot of buzz surrounding Sara’s Beach Bag Swag Sweepstakes.  Growing up on Clearwater Beach, Florida, Spanx Founder, Sara Blakely, knows a thing or do about the beach.  From the perfect hat to the best post-sun bronzer, Sara has mastered the art of a day at the beach.  And her secrets are too good to keep to herself, so she’s sharing all her go-to products with you below!

Head over to our Facebook Page to enter by July 31st for a chance to win Sara’s Beach Bag and all of her favorite swag!

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Straw Beach Tote – This handy tote by Apolis is definitely a beach staple.  It was handcrafted by an artisan women’s co-op in Bangladesh.

Sun Hat – Your skin’s best friend.

SOLO Shades – I always have a pair of sunglasses on hand, and these hand painted SOLO frames are my new favorite. This recent Leg Up winner makes frames from recycled bamboo and uses a portion of each purchase to fund eye care for people in need – so cool.

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Surf Spray – I count on Bumble & Bumble for instant beach hair.

Antioxidant Daily Protectant Sunscreen – SPF 33 – I wear Jan Marini sunscreen everyday – I love its lightweight feel!

Bronzer – Growing up, I spent hours in the sun trying to get tan- much to my skin’s dismay.  Now I count on Guerlain bronzer to give me that sun-kissed look.

Switch Flops – These flip-flops were designed by Leg Up winner, Lindsay Phillips.  They come with interchangeable snaps so you can switch up your look…brilliant!

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment – A chapstick with SPF is a must!

Healthy Snack – An easy on-the-go snack with only two ingredients? That’s it!

Kid-Safe Sunscreen-SPF 30 –  This California Baby sunscreen is totally kid-safe.  I always have it on hand.

Spanx Bold Blouson One Piece- This Spanx suit is perfect for laying out or chasing your kids on the beach!

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Snap a pic and show us what’s in your bag by tagging your photo with #SarasBeachBag

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Giving the Gift of Leg Up!

red_plaid_duoThe latest Leg Up winner has your holidays wrapped up! On November 13, Sara announced that the newest featured entrepreneur would be Ashley Edmonds, founder of lilywrap, an easy-to-use gift wrap alternative that saves time…and trees!

These reusable wrappings mimic the look and feel of traditional wrapping paper—bow and all—and are available in a variety of colors and patterns. A patent-pending stretchy fabric wrap is offered in three sizes, so no matter the gift shape, your present is covered.

“I love giving gifts, but can’t stand wrapping them,” Sara said. “My friends and family laugh at my ‘creative’ gift wrapping. Thanks to lilywrap, I don’t have to worry about the wrapping! And because they’re reusable, it’s like giving a gift, inside a gift.”

You can learn all about Ashley and lilywrap on Spanx.com!

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Spanx-Giving Cooking With Sara

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, we caught up with a holiday-prepping Sara Blakely to get all the juicy details on her favorite Turkey Day recipe: Thanksgiving Corn and Oysters.

“My mom, [grandmother] Nannie and I have been making this every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember,” Sara says. “It never tastes as good as when the three of us make it together!”

You’ll Need:

2 cans creamed corn

2 cans fresh oysters

Your favorite hot sauce to taste “We are wimpy and only do several shakes! You might want more!”

1 package of Ritz crackers…2 sleeves, crushed

2 sticks of butter “I know, but you just eat a little…besides that’s what SPANX are for!”

To Prepare:

Brown the crackers in the butter

Rinse and drain the oysters. Place on paper towels to dry out.  Cut in 1/2 or 3rds depending on size.

Layer crackers that have been finely crushed and sautéed into butter-greased pan, then oysters

1 layer crackers pressed into butter greased pan, then oysters, then creamed corn.

Finish with crackers on top.

Bake at 350 until hot and bubbly (about 45 minutes)

Get your SPANX on and enjoy as many helpings as you’d like…we won’t tell!

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