If there is one time I take the best care of my skin, it’s when I am pregnant. I know, I should take care of my skin all the time. When I am pregnant my skin kind of goes a little crazy so it makes me focus on it even if I don’t want to. With our pregnant bodies changing and growing along with our baby, it’s no wonder it needs a lot more TLC.
I struggle sleeping when I start to get a big bump. It’s harder to roll around and get comfortable which makes for a lot of loss sleep. I always put it down to baby preparing me for those newborn sleepless nights at the beginning. But there are a few skincare tips you can do to help you catch the zzz’s you need to feel fresh in the morning.
Since I have two older kids, ages four and six, I really want them to feel apart of this pregnancy as much as possible. I want them to get involved with my bump and not feel like it’s all about baby and not them. My two talk daily to my bump which is my favorite part of the morning when they run in and wake me up, shouting, “good morning mama, good morning baby.” I kid you not! Another one of my favorite things since getting pregnant and the bump starting to show fully now is the kids LOVE rubbing my belly with lotion. It was my son that saw me rubbing my belly with lotion one evening and asked if he could do it for me. It always ends up in giggles and both kids getting to feel baby brother kick back as they rub lotion in circles around my bump. It also is very, very relaxing for me to unwind at night too.
In comes the amazing Sleep Easy Mama kit, my new favorite pregnancy skincare products all wrapped up in one package. I was just saying the other day I need a good relaxing, calming oil for the bath too. I had ran out of my lotion for my belly and hubby even had mentioned I should look for pregnancy pillow spray to help me get to sleep easier. It’s no wonder Mama Mio came up with this pregnancy insomnia gift set. It’s got everything I need to help aid me into those sweet dreams at night.
This is a bonus for mamas, we like being pampered too. It’s not all about trying to fix those sleepless nights. It’s about relaxing and taking the best care of our bodies. I really should take better care of my skin and body when I am not pregnant but it’s a great motivation to start now. I am getting in a better routine of pampering myself when I need it. Sat at a desk, all day typing, can really get those muscles aching and tight come night time.
The Bath and Shower Oil, I have only used in our bath. I like a soothing bath when I feel the back aches coming on or need help to destress from a busy day at work. It’s a lovely scent and doesn’t leave the bath feeling slimy. I have a few bath oils that just ruin the actual tub when I drain them. The kids think this smells like flowers. It’s subtle enough it doesn’t kick my nausea in like some perfume scents do while I am pregnant.
I have tried the bio oils and other lotions on the market and what makes me love this one the most is the smell. It’s reminds me of the spa. I could quite easily beg hubby to rub it on my back too for extra relaxation. It’s smooth and creamy and rubs in right away. A lot of tummy balms and lotions can be really thick and waxy and don’t actually soak in nicely so they get on your clothes.
Last but not least, pillow spray. I love this product. Having always been some that uses home sprays, pillow sprays, linen sprays for various reasons from spring cleaning, to freshening the house, to help in sleep when I have a cold or in this case when I am pregnant, this is right up my street. Inhaling the calm lavender type scent helps me drop off and think more about the lovely smell than my to do list and other things that cloud my brain when I am trying to shut off. It’s a good thing to focus on and practice breathing too while I am at it for a great relief of sleep anxiety.
I am finding my evening routine of a hot bath with bath oil, kids rubbing my belly butter on my tummy and a few spritz of pillow spray is a great routine for a good night sleep. I definitely feel pampered in the process.
What a fab gift set for someone that’s expecting isn’t it? Sometimes we need a little TLC for our changing bodies when we are growing a baby and little pampering skincare products like these can really make a difference. Just writing this makes me want to go soak in the tub with my bath oil now. While I do that, why not enter my ultimate MAMAS HAMPER below even if you are not expecting you are bound to know someone to send these beautiful products for a luxury pamper gift set.
ENTER MY MAMA HAMPER GIVEAWAY WORTH £170
MAMA MIO SKINCARE COLLECTION:
HAMPER INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
Sleep Kit – £45
Pregnancy Saviours Kit – £48
Limited Ed. Tummy Rub Butter – £23.50
Limited Ed. Pregnancy Boob Tube – £29.50
Tummy Rub Oil – £27
*Collaboration with Mama Mio Skincare but all photos and opinions are my own!
I love Aveeno.
Karen Barrett says
I love Liz Earle
Graham Ross says
I love Clinque
Sue McCarthy says
I like Olay and Simple
Fiona King says
I love Elemis
Judy Kennedy says
At the moment it’s the simple Bourjois blushers
Cherry Edwards says
Aurelia because the make products for adults and little ones too, they are all natural no nasties included.
leanne weir says
I love Elemis
Jules Eley says
I am a big fan of The ordinary
Pam Francis Gregory says
I love Clinique
Jamie Jones says
love Aveen for my sensitive cream
PAULINE HIL says
we love Elemis
sarah leaning says
I love liz Earle cleanse and polish
Louise Reeks says
I use Elemis
Rhia P says
I used Palmers butter when I was pregnant with no one… I was a bit haphazard with my application though, and definitely didn’t take as much care as I should have done. Lessons learnt for No 2!?
Ahhhh we definitely learn as we go. I know I have on the third.
Margaret GALLAGHER says
I love No 7
Rach Pilkington says
My go-to skincare product is E45 hydrating cream- simple but effective.
Michelle Ferguson says
I like Elizabeth Arden
michelle o'neill says
babs harrison daniels says
I particularly love childs farm products and really effective for dry skin
Rebecca Cusick says
I’m a big fan of clinique products x
claire glace says
Im a big Dove fan x many thanks
zoe glazebrook says
nivea in shower body moisturizer
Mary H says
I’m a huge fan of PHB Ethical Beuaty products.
Rich Tyler says
Lorna Ledger says
I love Olay and Dove, Olay CC cream is great!
ADEINNE TONNER says
My favourite skincare products have to be dove they make my skin feel so soft and amazing.
Viv C says
Bio oil great for stretch marks.
Courtney Kemal says
Boots Brand! Count me in please x
Sharon hirst says
I use Anne French cleansing milk and dove moisturizer
David Banner says
I like the Nivea hand cream, never leaves my hands feeling greasy.
June Lord says
I love oil of Olay, been using it since childhood although it was Oil of Ulay back then!
Megan Kinsey says
I love coconut oil/butter! I use it as a make up remover and a body moisturiser
Tracey S Anderson says
I’m a huge fan of Nivea products but also love Superdrugs Vitamin E Moisturising cream 🙂 x
Donna W says
I love Clarins and Elemis for facial skincare and Body Shop body butter is amazing.
JULIE WARD says
L’oreal Paris wrinkle expert cream 55+
Laura Harrison says
My favourite is Dove and love the Baby Dove range for my 7 month old baby x
MANDY DOHERTY says
Love Aveeno products
Carole Nott says
I tend to try all different brands but generally use Green People products
My favourite skincare products are palmers
Karen Hill says
I love Nivea , its gentle and the shower creams have a gorgeous scent x
I love Clarins but it’s so expensive that I only get it as gifts, can’t justify the extravagance buying it for myself!
jen jackson says
I love Elemis
Helen Craigs says
I’ve been using Liz Earle products for many years now, but always ask for Espa products when it comes to birthdays or Christmas!
Samantha O'D says
Jenny Jones says
I do love Boots Number 7
Sylvia Gill says
Elemis – love the serums
lorraine kirk says
I love Neal’s Yard Mandarin & Frankincense body lotion
Sarah Wilson says
I love Bio Oil
Neals Yard Remedies and Burts Bees are my absolute favourites!
Katie Harmer says
It’s got to be either Clinique or Chanel – I have expensive taste, but sadly not the expense to purchase it with!
Kim Lam says
My favourite skincare brand is Eve Lom
Lucy Carter says
I love Green People skincare
Cetraben is my favourite skin care cream at the moment.
Pamela Gossage says
I love CLINIQUE
Jenny Rogers says
I love Olay and Aveeno.
Well i just love all skincare products but at the moment I love to use moisturisers and cleansers! Fingers crossed! 🙂
Well, I just love all skincare products but at the moment I love to use moisturisers and cleansers! Fingers crossed! 🙂
Sarah Austin says
I like organic and mineral based skincare
Fiona Johnstone says
I love Dove products. They are very effective for my dry skin and don’t irritate
Maria Jane Knight says
I love Aveeno products!
donna l jones says
Elemis for me
Rebecca Powell says
I love Origins
Emma Middleton says
I love simple
Allan Fullarton says
I love Clinque
Lisa Wilkinson says
I love ESPA cleansing milk
Adrian Bold says
I like NIvea shaving products, particularly their soothing after balms.
Catherine Furness says
I have recently tried Medik8 and I really like it. I have quite sensitive skin and it doesn’t affect it at all. Quite expensive but a little goes a very long way.
paula cheadle says
I like Olay
Liv Lee says
St Ives Scrub
Gaynor Vincent says
My all time favourite is Oil of Ulay – like the fact it has SP15 in
I love all of Clarins skin range
Lauren Jones says
Has to be Cocoa Butter
Richard Smallbone says
Can’t go wrong with Nivea products in my opinion!
I love Olay night cream 🙂
vincent walker says
I use bull dog products but between me and you I use my wifes Nivea products.
Kim Neville says
I like Aveeno Baby care cream as kind to my sensitive skin
Jennifer Baker says
I love Olay
laura stewart says
i like Liz Earle x
Louise Clarke says
I love any cocoa butter products irrespective of whom they are by
Tee simpson says
Palmera cocoa butter as its good for the whole family
Sylvia Paul says
I use Olay day and night creams
Natalie Gillham says
I like boots No7 skincare products x