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9 MONTHS

September 19, 2017
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So we’re officially 9 months (and 11 days) pregnant today (yes, who knew pregnancy is actually 10 months long!), and it’s only just now where I both mentally and physically, am so ready to have this baby. Not only are we naturally super excited to meet the little one and see how he looks like after all of this time of waiting – but my body is really feeling it too, with the extra weight, constant tiredness, sluggishness and aching body. When that said, I have absolutely loved being pregnant, and loved seeing my growing bump week by week. So much so that I wanted to capture our 9 months of pregnancy, in one of our favourite spots in the U.K…

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LIVING MATERNITY

BABY DIARIES #5 | MY ESSENTIAL SHOPPING LIST

September 6, 2017
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I remember a few weeks after announcing my pregnancy, a few of my friends and various acquaintances started sending me all these ‘must-have’ shopping lists for the impending arrival of our baby. I mean, some of the lists were serious Excel spreadsheets, categorised and colour coded, with over 100 (!) items on them. To say I started to get slightly overwhelmed at this stage, would be a minor understatement (however grateful I was with the kind thought behind of providing me with this list). But I soon got on top of it, and managed to narrow it down, pinpointing my own essentials that would work for us…   Continue Reading

FOOD LIVING MATERNITY WELLNESS

BABY DIARIES #4 | HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET DURING PREGNANCY

August 25, 2017
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A lot of you guys have been asking me about my diet during my pregnancy. I was always very curious to see what my cravings would be, if I had start to introduce specific food groups such as dairy or meat (which are not usually part of my diet) to support the pregnancy, and just in general; what types of foods one should be having to stay healthy (with the occasional treats of course!). If you read my last Baby Diaries post, you would know that I was recently diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, which has meant that I’ve really had to alter my diet with a low sugar, low carb, high protein diet. The good thing is I will be super healthy for my baba – the annoying part (which is obviously very insignificant); no more treats for me! Fortunately, I have had the pleasure of teaming up with top London Clinical Nutritionist, Kamilla Schaffner, to guide me a long the way, and has also collated all her top tips for a healthy and wholesome pregnancy, as well as how to manage a low sugar diet if you happen to have Gestational Diabetes (or if you’re just looking to cut out sugar in general).

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LIVING MATERNITY

BABY DIARIES #3 | WHY I’M GOING SUGAR-FREE IN THE THIRD TRIMESTER

August 3, 2017
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Whoever said pregnancy was easy? I know I for one have had my fair share of ups and downs (as you might have already gathered!). But in general, since discovering we were finally pregnant (and minus the standard first three months with tiredness and sickness) – I have absolutely loved the pregnancy so far! Sure, I have had a bad back, sleep hasn’t been the easiest, the struggles with getting used to your ever-changing body shape, declining cardio levels and constantly feeling like a baking hot oven… But who cares? I literally cannot wipe the smile off my face, and just feel so incredibly lucky to be carrying a healthy baby boy. But then as with most pregnancy and it’s many (many) curveballs – I had a bit of shock news a few weeks back… Continue Reading

BEAUTY MATERNITY

THE LUXURY PREGNANCY SKINCARE BRAND WORTH BUYING INTO

July 26, 2017
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There’s definitely no coincidence that I have upped my beauty skincare game since becoming pregnant. I thought I was pretty savvy before; but in the last few months, I have researched, trialled, tested and read about the latest innovations, launches, must-have and under-the-radar products, like there’s no tomorrow… And as much as I love and adore so many cult beauty classics and rely on several reputable and tested brands for results; I love nothing more than coming across those under-the-radar beauty gems, which turn out to be skincare game-changers – especially now that I’m moving into my seventh month of pregnancy (when the need for luxury and beauty combined, is even more important than ever)… Continue Reading

FASHION MATERNITY

DRESSING THE BUMP #3 | SUMMER BOHO

July 17, 2017
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Another week, another outfit post as part of this month’s ‘Dressing the Bump’ series. This week, it’s all about that lightweight, summer boho dressing… We’re in the height of the season, and I for one have invested heavily in a variety of soft and feminine dresses – which also just happen to be the perfect piece of clothing when your bump is growing rapidly by the day…

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LIVING MATERNITY

BABY DIARIES #2 | SECOND & THIRD TRIMESTER, SELF-CARE & WELLBEING

July 15, 2017
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This pregnancy is going by so fast, I can’t believe I am 7 months already, with only 12 weeks to go! Although we cannot wait to meet our little man this Autumn, and feeling so desperate to cuddle and touch his little face and body – I am personally finding it all a tiny bit daunting… I guess it’s the unknown, and all those question marks. Do I have everything for the labour, for the nursery, for the house? Car seat, pram, enough clothes, will I be able to breastfeed, how will I know what he wants? Luckily I am a firm believer in trusting your own instinct, and I am pretty sure the strong mother’s instinct will help guide me along the way, if I ever feel a bit lost and overwhelmed (which I am sure I will)… But for now I am going to run you through the remaining of my 2nd trimester and the unknown of moving into the 3rd trimester.

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FASHION MATERNITY

DRESSING THE BUMP #2 | BODY ENHANCING

July 10, 2017
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So from last week´s easy breezy chic all-black look – to something a bit more casual this week, and certainly, a lot more bump enhancing! As I was saying before; I am not usually one for bodycon dresses and styles – however things can certainly change – and funnily enough, now that I am pregnant, I am actually more into the tight shapes than ever! I mean, the bump is there, and it’s pretty special and beautiful – so why not show it off from time to time?  Continue Reading

BEAUTY MATERNITY

MY 4 BEAUTY HEROES FOR PREGNANCY & BEYOND

July 6, 2017
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As some of you might or might not know, I am the Brand Ambassador for ELEMIS this year, one of my all-time favourite skincare brands. I would like to say it was a very natural and organic fit – seeing as I have been using their products and spa services for so many years! Their skincare just works, especially for my skin type. I have always been a big fan of more natural skincare brands, which fuses scientific methods to create active formulations to genuinely transform your complexion. As I have been using the brand for so many years, I naturally have quite a lot of personal favourites – but in the recent months during my pregnancy, there have been four products in particular, which has been true skincare saviours (during a time when I have needed it more than ever)…

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FASHION MATERNITY

DRESSING THE BUMP #1 | BREEZY CHIC

July 3, 2017
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As so many of my readers seems to be interested in maternity style and curious to see how I am currently styling up the pregnancy – I thought I would do a little mini style series for you this July! So every week this month I will be sharing a different styled up look and shape that could work with a growing bump. This week it´s all about the loose-fitting, breezy and all-black chic outfit – which I so often tend to go for anyways; and even more so now that I am nearly 27 weeks pregnant…  Continue Reading

BEAUTY MATERNITY

THE ULTIMATE (PREGNANCY APPROVED) NATURAL BEAUTY CARE EDIT

June 23, 2017
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After a lot of requests, I am super excited to finally share with you my natural beauty care edit – where I have rounded up all the pregnancy approved beauty products and brands (the majority organic and natural) which I have been loving for the past 3-6 months (some even longer). As you will discover, there are lots of various different product types in here, so for ease sake, I have categorised everything for you, which will hopefully make it easier to digest. If you’re not pregnant and this blog post might not seem relevant at first; this is also an all-round beauty edit with all my favourite natural skin and hair care brands (not just specifically targeted for pregnancy), so you might just find it useful too!

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LIVING MATERNITY

BABY DIARIES #1 | FIRST & SECOND TRIMESTER (+ GENDER REVEAL!)

June 13, 2017
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So after checking in with you guys and hearing what you want to see and read more of here on the blog (via this survey) – it turns out that over half of the people who did respond, is very interested in maternity related content! So with that, I am going to give it a go. But for the other half who are not so keen; don´t fret, there will still be lots of fashion (turns out that is your number 1 category, according to the survey), beauty (number 2), interior (number 3) and travel + wellness (4 & 5). So let´s get to it, the first of my monthly Baby Diaries! I am 6 months pregnant already (I still can´t believe how fast it´s going) – so I have to play a bit of catch up in my first diary post. Below you can read all about my 1st trimester, moving into 2nd trimester, and towards the end, where I will be sharing the gender with you guys!  Continue Reading

LIVING MATERNITY WELLNESS

MY 5 FAVOURITE YOGA YOUTUBE CHANNELS

May 20, 2017
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My yoga obsession continues. I mean, I nearly feel like ´what was life before yoga´? It has helped me through so much emotionally, it has lengthened and strengthened my posture, made me appreciate and feel muscles and parts of my body I didn’t even know existed, and without sounding too over-the-top or cheesy – it has overall, made me into a better, more calm and grounded person. Don´t get me wrong, I am not claiming to be an expert in all things Yoga – far from it – I simply appreciate and love the feeling of practising when I can (in an ideal world, every morning or night).  Continue Reading

LIVING MATERNITY

BABY BUSH

May 12, 2017
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If you follow me on Instagram, I am sure you already know the news… But if you don’t, then I am so thrilled to announce that I am pregnant (big WOHOOO) – nearly 5 months in fact! Sorry that it’s taken a bit longer to announce it here on the blog. I waited a while on social media as well – as we were just so overjoyed and happy in having the most amazing and sacred secret to ourselves. At least for a little while. But now all my husband and I want to do, is scream it from the rooftops! To say we are immensely grateful, is an understatement. As the road for us to get there, was not plain sailing…

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