We're big fans of blogger, Kassy on Design, and are thrilled to share some of her Look Good, Feel Good Pregnancy Tips!
My pregnancy has been pretty easy so far (compared to some stories I’ve read), though I won’t venture to say for a moment that pregnancy is easy for ANYONE.
I’m bloated, I’ve gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time, and everything aches. All of these necessary but dreaded pregnancy side effects are draining both physically and emotionally but I’ve found a couple of things that have made the last 6 months just a bit easier on my body and my vanity! So, today I’m sharing my secrets to a look good, feel good pregnancy. Because just because I’m growing a human, doesn’t mean I don’t get to feel and look great!
The Ultimate No-Bra Bra. Belly Bandit has easily become one of my very favorite maternity brands. They have a solution to all of my pregnancy problems. This month’s problem is growing boobs. I actually hate this symptom, even though I know a lot of women really love it. I’m a pretty loyal Nike Sports Bra girl, but the more my body changes, the less comfortable those bras are getting. Since I work from home, I could argue that I don’t have to wear a bra at all but since the girls have grown, support is NECESSARY.
The B.D.A Bra is my #1, ya’ll! It provides great support in the most comfortable fabric. The cross front design means that it will be great for breastfeeding and the comfort level mean that it will be fantastic for sleeping while I’m wearing breast pads. My favorite part is the full coverage back… bigger boobs mean bigger back fat too! Excuse me while I order it 52 more times and never wear another bra around the house as long as I live. I honestly can’t recommend this enough.
St. Tropez Express Tanning Mousse. Someone much more eloquent than myself once said, “If you can’t tone it, TAN IT.” I live my life by this truth and if there was ever a time when ‘toning it’ wasn’t an option, it’s pregnancy. I’ve talked a bit about my struggle with weight gain in this post about my maternity shapewear, but it’s really taken its toll. Physically, my body is struggling to keep up and emotionally, the rising scale is difficult to stomach even though I know it’s perfectly healthy and in normal range. Keeping myself tan and glowing has made the transition much easier.
The (Mario Badescu) Rose Water Spray that Everyone is Obsessed With. And rightly so. I’ve been using these for over a year and I can’t get enough.
When you look good, you feel good right? Looking good and feeling good is a bit more challenging when your hormones are raging and you’re growing a human. Pampering myself and making sure I feel confident and beautiful has never been more important to me. You’ve got to take care of yourself in order to take care of those around you and I’m about to have a little (a lot) more to take care of in a few months. Staying happy and healthy is just as important for the baby as it is for me. I
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