All the belly oils I have been using + my favorite….

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fashionblogger, fashion, beauty, beauty review, the bump, maternity style, pregnancy style, pregnant, mom to be, preggers, belly oil

fashionblogger, fashion, beauty, beauty review, the bump, maternity style, pregnancy style, pregnant, mom to be, preggers, belly oil

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FYI: I prepared this blog post before our baby girl arrived so there would still be fresh content on the blog while I am taking a break from blogging. That’s why you’ll still see me pregnant or referencing my pregnancy in some upcoming blog posts!

Hi you guys, 

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from the beginning on of my pregnancy I have been ordering a couple of belly oils and creams to prevent stretch marks. I used them every night from the moment I was showing until the very last day and I found some favorites and some I really didn´t like at all.

I haven´t gotten a single stretch mark on my tummy so whether it is genetic (this always helps a lot in all stages of life) or supporting your ever stretching skin with the hydration it needs helps your skin to grow to its limit without tearing.

Body Oils in Review

BiOil

BiOil had been the first brand I tried in terms of preventing stretch marks. 

Burt´s Bees Mama Bee Body Oil

This has been by far my favorite. The scent is amazing – the lemony smells makes it super fresh. The bottle lasts about two months and made my skin super soft. After I found this one and it was empty I ordered another bottle cause I loved it so much. 

Burt´s Bees Mama Bee Body Butter

As much as I liked the Body Oils from their brand the Body Butter really smelled awful. It also had a super weird consistence. It was super thick and so not great to spread evenly over the bump. I am also not sure if it wasn´t expired already cause off all of this. Would not recommend it at all. I practically tossed it brand new. 

Burt´s Bees Baby Bee Oil

I ordered this by mistake as I wanted a back-up of the Mama Bee Body Oil and ended up using it on my belly. It has a dry oil formula which is wonderful as it gets soaked it almost immediately and you can get dressed right after without having stains anywhere. Going to definitely get another one for my baby girl as this is liquid gold for dry spots.

Rituals Stretchmark Tummy Cream

This was actually a gift of a very sweet friend. I have been using Ritual products in my daily routine for years but never noticed that they also offer mum and baby products. The body butter is more on the light side which I don´t mind at all cause it is great to use in the mornigns or during the day when the bump gets itchy and believe me it will at some point.

If you are searching for a good value I would recommend the Burt´s Bees Baby Oil. You can use it for yourself and the baby and it also lasts a long time. Also if you don´t like any scented body procuts this is the one to go.

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My Third Trimester…

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FYI: I prepared this blog post before our baby girl arrived so there would still be fresh content on the blog while I am taking a break from blogging. That’s why you’ll still see me pregnant or referencing my pregnancy in some upcoming blog posts!

I can´t believe I am sitting here writting my third trimester post which means my pregnancy is over and we have our sweet baby girl home with us. I have to admit the last trimester and especially the last 6 weeks felt endless. I was counting down the days but somehow they didn´t get less and I was stuck on waiting until she wanted to arrive in this world. 

My feelings

I have felt a lot of ups and downs followed by crying during my third trimester. With the madness of the Coronavirus approaching I was terrified that I had to give birth alone cause husbands would be banned from the delivery room. Luckily it did not came this far although he had to leave after I was brought to my room and could only visit for one hour a day but I only had two days in the hospital so it was okay with me, sad but okay.

My aversions

Haven´t had any aversions in my third trimester.

My cravings

Apples. Every day I am craving apples. I haven´t eaten apples in forever and in fact never liked them. I am also a little allergic to apples (my throat scratches and my lips start to swell) but that had gone as well. I am really curious if it comes back now that the baby is here.

My pregnancy symptoms

I haven´t gotten much more pregnancy sypmtoms other than my gestational diabetes, heart burn and severe rib pain. The bump has gotten so big I don´t find a lot to wear anymore which makes me really sad a lot of days I have to get dressed. Even my maternity pieces are getting pretty tight around the bump. Also sleeping has been really dreaded over here. I have so much pain going on in my hips after lying to long on one side. This is really bad cause I have all the comfortable blankets and pillows but can´t find a comfortable pose. 

What I am looking forward now

Staying home and finding a schedule that works for us for our new everyday life. Days fly by with a newborn. Also I can´t wait till people are allowed to visit again cause of course I want to share our little cutie with our relatives and friends.

I am going to share my birth story within the next weeks but I still have some prepared posts I wanted to share. 

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Maternity Pajamas I love….

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Being comfortable is everything in pregnancy so this of course includes sleepwear. We spend a good third of the day in our sleepwear so it should fit right and be cozy. I personally could wear my normal sized pj´s until six or seven months without having a deficit in comfort and fit but at some point things get tight and it won´t fit the right way anymore.

I definitely did a lot of research on maternity pj´s and in my opinion Asos has the cutest prints and styles. Also the most affordable sets but I also found cute maternity/nursing pj´s on Amazon.

In terms of sizing I went up one size cause I definitely wanted them to fit until the end of pregnancy and you never know how much weight you will gain along the way. I definitely was a good idea and I am still very happy with my maternity pj´s.

Although I am 36 weeks pregnant now I didn´t get a lot of maternity pieces in general. I have bought some different pairs of jeans but the rest I am wearing are stretchy knit dresses or skirts and shirts I went up one size. That works great for me over here but I guess you have to figure that out by yourself and it also depends on how big your bump gets.

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My Pregnancy Skincare Routine…

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Good morning ladies,

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since being pregnant I have been thinking a ton about what to eat that my baby also gets the right ingredients and stays healthy in there cause everything I take to myself the baby also does. The same goes for beauty and skincare products. The skin is absorbing over 50 % of the ingredients you put onto it so your products better be pregnancy safe and non-toxic cause it gets in your cycle no matter what and it will maybe affect your baby. 

I have been searching the web up and down and reading / comparing articles and ingredient descriptions as intense you could think I want to become a professional chemist. But now I know what I am safe to use and what not. Which substances are okay, great and forbidden.

Disclosure: I am in no way a doctor or have any medical knowledge. I did my own research for this blog post and read a lot on the internet, I also asked my practitioner if it was fine to take these products and she ended up giving me green light but I would suggest to ALWAYS talk to your doctor first. You can make a preselection by yourself but I would definitely get the products approved before using them on a daily base.

Cleanser

Biotherm Total Renew Balm // The BEST cleansing balm I have ever had. It totally melts off the make-up of your face. I haven´t found anything that cleaned better than this so far.

Nuxe Micellar Foam Cleanser // Awesome smelling face foam (you can totally smell the roses) that actually doesn´t dry out your skin while you are cleaning it. 

Toner

Neutrogena Skin Detox Micellair Water // I have had the Hydro Boost toner before but they discontinued it so I went with this one. It fullfills the same purpose. 

Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner // I really love this product and have been using it for years, even before I was on the hunt for clean products. This product has absolutely made my skin better and I use it after cleaning my face and before my face cream in the mornings and at night.

Eye Cream

Neutrogena Hydro Boost (not picutred here) // Needed to switch eye creams cause the last I have used included Retinol which is an absolute no-go when you are pregnant. 

Serum

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid // I have heard a lot about this company before I have even ordered anything. They are super affordable and almost to good to be true. I have a bunch of their serums but the only one I can use for now is the Hyaluronic Acid cause it is a product of your own body.

Kiehl´s Midnight Recovery Concentrate // I ordered this even before I was pregnant and thankfully I am still able to use it as all the ingredients are considered to be pregnancy friendly. The serum contains a bunch of essential oils which makes the smell so so good. It also leaves your skin super soft. I use the serums two times a week and so far they work great. 

Moisturizer

Rituals The Ritual of Namasté 24h Hydrating Gel Cream

Rituals The Ritual of Namasté Hydrating Overnight Creme // Rituals has been a go-to around her for many year and I always loved their products. They are a little pricey but they hold up so well and are made of awesome quality so I don´t mind about that. It was just recently that I discovered their skincare series and I loved it right away. The smell of roses is awesome and the face cream goes on really smooth and doesn´t feel greasy at all. I have the duo for day and night. All of their products are natural and Rituals even offers a mom and a baby line if you are interested. 

Face Oil

Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil // I have read about this on Helena´s blog (The Brooklyn Blonde) before, she adds one drop of face oil to her foundation everyday. I have tried it and loved it. My foundation goes on very smooth now and it doesn´t look cakey at all throughout the day. Definitely worth a shot.

Face Mask

Kiehl´s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque // The best smelling face mask I have ever had, fruity but also relaxing in a good way. It includes little particles of cranberry seeds that have an exfoliating effect to your skin. The little can doesn´t include a lot but it is definitely worth a try as it is that good.

Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Clay Mask // Comes as a powder and you have to mix it all by yourself but this makes it even easier cause you can create the consistency and the amount you want to. All of Dr. Hauschkas´s products are natural and therefore perfect for pregnancy.

Pixi FortifEYE Firming Eye Patches // Love to use eye patches cause they instantly make you look fresher after using them. I am planning on storing them in the fridge and using them after every long night I have with our sweet baby girl. 

These are all the products I have used and loved so far since I am pregnant. I haven´t tried out anything new after I found a product that I was able to use.

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