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Motivational Dessert – Bikini Giveaway!

I am getting married in T-minus 33 days, which means in 34 days I will be laying a beach, relaxing on my honeymoon. I have been thinking a lot about 1) which bathing suit I should bring along, and 2) what my body will look like in it! I have been trying to watch my sweets, and I found a perfect way to stay motivated while still thinking all about sugar – KanDi Swim.

KanDi Swim is a line of swimwear and resortwear that is inspired by dessert.

My favorite part about the line is that they clearly draw on the fun colors and styles of dessert, without being too literal. For example, you won’t find a giant cupcake on your chest or “sweet” printed across your bum. It’s a swimwear line for women who just want something fun.

In honor of my wedding and bikini/dessert obsession, KanDi Swim is giving away a bikini to one lucky USA Lovescool reader! The winner can choose from the “Bakery Box” or “Lemon Meringue” bikini (available in sizes extra-small to large).

Left: Bakery Box KanDi Bikini, Right: Lemon Meringue KanDi Bikini

To enter this contest, simply add a comment below and tell us which dessert you would love to see in bikini form. Comments submitted before Monday, August 31st at Midnight EST will be entered into the contest. The winner will be randomly selected from comments entered.

(Please note: Sorry, but suits can only be shipped within the US. Be sure to enter a valid e-mail address in the comment form – it won’t be shared with anyone or used for any marketing purpose, I just need it to contact the winner to get bikini preference and shipping information.)

The KanDi Swim line is created by Dani Kates, an NYC native and Parson’s school graduate. The 2009 collection includes:

  • Bakery Box: a white bikini with red and white ruffles or straps
  • Black & White Cookie: half vanilla, half chocolate
  • Cotton Kandi: a Cotton KanDi cover up with hand embroidered leaf cookies, rainbow cookies, cupcakes and black & white cookies
  • Cupcake: a vanilla, strawberry, lemon or red-velvet colored bikini with hand-beaded colored sprinkles or rows of “chocolate” ruffle frosting
  • Frosting: a solid colored bikini that comes in strawberry, raspberry, pistachio, dark chocolate, vanilla, or lemon
  • Leaf Cookie: a strawberry, vanilla or pistachio colored bikini with chocolate dipped edges and strings
  • Lemon Meringue: a lemon colored bikini with ruffles accented in burnt brown
  • Linzer Tart: a bikini with raspberry polka dots and accents and white ruffles

For a full list of retailers, visit the KanDi Swim website.

Good luck everyone. Thank you KanDi Swim!


Sara Lari says on August 24th, 2009 at 1:19 pm:

Ooohhh I love creme brulee. I think the colors would actually make for a sexy bronzish bikini….you know shiny gold on the outside (bikini top and bottom) with playful creme colored bikini straps (like the inside)…mmmmmmmmm

Sophia says on August 24th, 2009 at 1:28 pm:

lemon meringue!

Kristin Metchis says on August 24th, 2009 at 1:38 pm:

I think I’m going to choose the cupcake one. Who doesn’t love a good cupcake!? Plus the color choices would make it more appealing to the eye of those wearing the bikini and eating the sweet!

Kelli Bernard says on August 24th, 2009 at 1:43 pm:

I love the bronze idea! In that same feel, a s’mores bikini could be awesome. Smokey colored edges, white and brown throughout. Very nice.

Lara says on August 24th, 2009 at 1:48 pm:

how adorable and clever! well, i would love to have another bikini to take with me to hawaii…and am thinking the Frosting style would be great. but can we also win the body to go with it? i think i would like that even more. :)

karen says on August 24th, 2009 at 2:59 pm:

mmmmm…..raspberry frosting!

Kelli Bernard says on August 24th, 2009 at 3:07 pm:

LOL, sorry, only the bakery box and lemon meringue styles are up for the giveaway ;) I agree with the body request. Needless to say I didn’t pose for any of these pictures!

Annika says on August 24th, 2009 at 4:01 pm:

I would like to see what a Turamisu bikini would look like. Ladyfingers on the boobs? Oh dear, I can’t stop giggling.

Judy Paris says on August 24th, 2009 at 4:01 pm:

OMGosh..the lemon meringue is the CUTEST! Yellow with ruffles??? To die for!

Heather says on August 24th, 2009 at 7:12 pm:

I think cherry pie would be too cute!

Tricia Z says on August 24th, 2009 at 7:48 pm:

Th frosting bikini sounds scrumptious! Thanks!

Ashleigh says on August 25th, 2009 at 12:32 am:

I’m all about a s’mores bikini! I mean, what better way to end a day on the beach then with a bon fire and s’mores? Mmmmmm, I want a s’more right now…

Janna says on August 25th, 2009 at 8:51 am:

Oooh – what about a chocolate chip cookie bikini? Lots of different shades of brown. Fun. :-)

Rebecca Edana says on August 25th, 2009 at 11:32 am:

I would love to see an ice cream sundae bikini that includes chocolate sauce, whip cream and some sliced almonds!!

Sara Lari says on August 25th, 2009 at 2:21 pm:

I would love to see Red Velvet. Mmmmmm that’s my favorite. As far as the bikini’s i do like both but probably prefer the bakery box because it’s different. :)

Penny says on August 25th, 2009 at 3:25 pm:

I’d love to see a Red Velvet too but I’ll settle for the happiness of the Lemon Meringue!

Tracy says on August 25th, 2009 at 11:16 pm:

Lemon Merginue, how cute!

Christine says on August 26th, 2009 at 10:22 pm:

The lemon meringue is definitely my pick! How cute are those ruffles?

NYChar says on August 26th, 2009 at 11:28 pm:

The idea of dessert-inspired bikinis tickle me! hehe, such a cute idea. my dessert pick is strawberry shortcake! the top can be like upside down strawberries, and the bottom can have green ruffles too. I’m telling my readers to enter too! thanks for the opportunity, and so excited about your wedding!

Jean says on August 27th, 2009 at 8:54 am:

Mmm, I would love to see a key lime pie bikini. The color combination would be great!

Kelli says on August 27th, 2009 at 9:06 am:

Red velvet is genius! I can only imagine the awesome materials that could be made of. Key lime pie also sounds so fun. A perfect match for the lemon meringue. Wear one on Saturday, one on Sunday :)

Melissa says on August 27th, 2009 at 9:15 am:

Since I am – and will always be – an Amai fanatic, I’d definitely like to see the green tea cupcake made into a bikini. The milky green hue of the cupcake would make for such a rich color!

alicia says on August 27th, 2009 at 11:37 pm:

chocolate bon bon or strawberry shortcake ;)

Shannon says on August 28th, 2009 at 4:20 pm:

A smores inspired bikini gets my vote! These are cute!

Lisette says on August 28th, 2009 at 5:20 pm:

Strawberry shortcake!

Ariel says on August 30th, 2009 at 10:45 am:

a mattcha dessert with red beans would make for a great color combination…mossy green and wine red.

chocolate chip cookies could inspire a leapoard-y print.

fun to think about! :-)

where is the honeymoon?

Michele P. says on August 30th, 2009 at 5:09 pm:

being from Maine, I am going to say blueberries and cream…. I also like the ideas of Key Lime and Strawberry Shortcake~the Lemon Meringue suit is just darling and my son’s gf would look great in it or any of these cute suits!

Keith Metchis says on August 30th, 2009 at 5:54 pm:

Does the model come with the bikini?

Kelli Bernard says on September 1st, 2009 at 11:09 am:

And the winner is….Sophia! Thank you all for entering and sharing your great ideas. Enjoy the last few days of summer.

P.S. I love the matcha bikini idea, especially if you throw in some red bean color. KanDi Swim is missing out if they don’t do it :)

Jen says on September 7th, 2009 at 5:52 pm:

How about a creme brulee bikini? How could anything creme brulee not be great?

Kim says on September 17th, 2009 at 2:57 pm:

strawberry frosting on anything is yum!

Sylvia says on December 29th, 2009 at 12:10 am:

Wowsers! These are tooo cute! I think you should bring one of EACH for each day you are there.. can you register for them as wedding gifts? :)

Administrator says on October 29th, 2010 at 8:23 am:

I think cherry pie would be too cute!The frosting bikini sounds scrumptious!

Joy says on June 17th, 2011 at 4:39 pm:

I would like to see key lime pie. I think the mint green color would make me look nice and tan!

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