Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you’re like us, you’re reading through recipes, rummaging through your closet and doing other odds and ends around your house to prep for the holidays. From a gorgeously ethereal beauty look to an adorable DIY for the nursery, these are the four things we’ll be eating, wearing, doing and creating this weekend.
Go bold, daring and utterly delicious this Thanksgiving by stepping out of your pumpkin pie comfort zone and into White Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake heaven.
Comfortable and classic, yet totally on-trend, this striped Long Sleeve Side Ruched Maternity Sweater is perfect for casual holiday gatherings.
A soft and luscious makeup look like Kiera Knightley’s pretty pink lips, subtle rosy cheeks and dramatic black liquid liner is just the warmth this cold weather needs.
Homemade, easy and ultra-sweet, this adorably whimsical wall hanging made out of something we all have – safety pins – is waiting to be hung in your little one’s nursery.
Posted by destinationmaternity on November 16, 2013
The season of parties is about to rev up! From Thanksgiving to the Holidays, it truly is one of the most special times of the year. Prior to the (fun) chaos commencing, indulge yourself in a little down time this weekend – with maybe a bout or two out of the house. Here are just a few things we suggest you eat, wear, do and read.
Testing out your own menu for Thanksgiving this weekend, or deciding what dish to bring to your host? Take a stab at this into this “healthier” Sauteed Spinach with Crisp Pancetta.
Add a luxe touch of faux leather to your Saturday night – or Sunday brunch – look with these Citizens Of Humanity Avedon Secret Fit Belly® Coated Maternity Jeans topped by a gorgeously wispy MISOKA Long Sleeve Pleated Maternity Blouse.
Compliment the aforementioned chic ensemble with a sleek and sultry beauty look comprised of super straight locks and smoky eyes.
Chase away the impending winter chill by curling up on the couch with a mug of something hot accompanied by “Songs in Ordinary Time”, straight from THE book club list.
Posted by destinationmaternity on November 9, 2013
We don’t know about you, but fall weekends sure seem to book up fast. Perhaps it’s because the lazy days of summer have come to a close; or perhaps the fresh air is calling our names. Though you may have places to go and people to see, do your best to take a breather this weekend by throwing on something cozy, chowing down on something comforting, doing something beautiful and creating something precious.
A cinch to put together, and even more scrumptious to devour, Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter-Pecan Rice is on the agenda.
Glorious brisk weather calls for a cozy-chic maternity sweater that ranks high on the style curve.
A rosy glow is the perfect remedy for summer’s fading sun-kissed skin; The 10 Commandments of Blush is sure to polish your skills.
A sweeter than sweet DIY that has all the makings of a treasured family heirloom, create a handkerchief nursery pillow for your impending little one.
Posted by destinationmaternity on October 19, 2013
The sights and sounds of fall are all around us, humming and buzzing with rich colors, cozy fabrics and foods that epitomize comfort! This weekend, take advantage of your 48-hour break by wearing something new, doing something dramatic, baking something delicious, and creating something spectacular!
There’s no better way to kick off autumn than with the “Best Pumpkin Bread” recipe.
A fleece maternity jacket in fall’s “it” color is the perfect accessory to your off-duty look.
Create your own Warhol masterpiece with this fabulously simple DIY Gallery Art project.
Get even more gorgeous with smoky bronze eyes that will make your features pop.
Posted by destinationmaternity on October 5, 2013
This weekend, cozy up with cool-weather comforts and chic looks. We can’t wait to sink all of our senses into these four things that are high on our must eat, wear, do and nest list. So go ahead, indulge – happily.
Fill your soul with a gorgeous dish of Balsamic Skirt Steak with Polenta and Roasted Tomatoes.
This dress perfectly combines three of fall’s biggest trends – stripes, black & white and zippers.
Accessorize with a berry lip that instantly elevates any look.
Give your nursery what it really wants, a gorgeous rocker.
Posted by destinationmaternity on September 28, 2013
Is it us, or do you too crave the weekly 48-hour span that promotes lounging, exploring, eating and creating? The weekend is finally here, and we’re looking forward to all of the comforts and fun times that come with it. Here are the four things we’ll definitely be doing.
Forego the wings and pizza this Sunday in favor of an easy, one-pot Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans that is decadent with a dose of health.
The impending cool temps are craving Joie’s fabulously chic Drape Front Maternity Sweater complete with a flattering cowl neck and wear-with-anything neutral shade.
Our hearts are going pitter-patter for these whimsical and DIY-perfect hanging crayon hearts.
Subtly sexy for Saturday night, bring out your gorgeous cat eyes for a look that is sure to turn heads
Posted by destinationmaternity on September 14, 2013
With sleepless nights and 3 am feedings, being a new mom leaves little time for a lengthy beauty routine. Gone are the days of curling irons and long, luxurious showers, but there are some super-helpful essential tips that can simplify and solidify your new mom routine:
1. Use an exfoliating face wash to brighten up your skin
Basq’s Fresh Face Kit, which includes their rebalancing face cleanser, facial brush and cucumber tea eye gel, gently removes dead dry surface skin to reveal a brighter, more balanced complexion. Their cucumber tea eye gel zaps puffiness under eyes and refreshes and cools the skin.
2. Multi-tasking makeup
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Who wants to deal with the hassle of a multi-step routine? Concealer? Foundation? Powder? Forget it! Try an all-in-one BB cream and make it a one-stop shop for your face. Gently blend the BB cream around your face and you will be glowing in no time flat.
3. Mascara, mascara, mascara
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If there is any beauty product that will awaken tired eyes, it’s mascara! Choose a lengthening formula that helps to extend those lashes! Another trick is colored mascara in shades like navy and deep purple. These subtle tones help to bring out the whites of your eyes and make them appear brighter overall.
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Drinking plenty of water is not only good for your health, but also for your skin! Hydration helps to restore dull, dry skin and helps to lessen the appearance of fine lines. Drink up for a fresher appearance.
Posted by destinationmaternity on September 5, 2013
Our go-to beauty gurus at Cosmopolitan.com always know which beauty trends are about to become front and center for the upcoming season. Below are their four top picks:
- Despite the cool, crisp air of fall, keep things light and fresh with a beachy, flushed palette. Bronzer just below your cheek bones with a beautifully blended line of highlighter above gives the illusion of a perfectly sculpted face.
- Also back in the game in a big way, the smokey eye has returned in all of its glamour! Go dark and mysterious by blending shades of grey and brown along your lash line and into the crease for a sultry look that is sure to be a hit.
- On the opposite end of the spectrum, au natural is in for fall as well! A skin-perfecting high definition foundation and powder with a simple swipe of mascara provides a clean and simple finish that will give you that coveted “no-makeup makeup” look
- For a fabulous retro style, try a Mad Men inspired look! Choose a matte lipstick in deep red and line your top lashes with a black liquid liner. Polished for day and ultra-sexy for night, Don Draper would certainly approve
Read more about these looks and get additional beauty tips from Cosmopolitan.com.
Don’t forget, before makeup comes skincare! Try our favorite skin-priming products from Destination Maternity.
Posted by destinationmaternity on August 13, 2013