An essential for any new mom, we’re always on the lookout for the perfect diaper bag. Not too big, yet not too small, your diaper bag should fit all of the essentials, with room for anything extra.
Both functional and ultra-stylish, Petunia Pickle Bottom creates some of the most fabulous diaper bags around. And as a special holiday gift for you, we are giving away two of their stylish Champs Elysees Stop Boxy Backpacks in the season’s hottest hue, slate grey. Featuring a mod flower design and monochromatic trim, it beholds some of the coolest and most useful perks you will adore – quiet magnetic closure, color-coordinated hands-free backpack straps and messenger straps, a built in changing station with detachable pad and four bottle pockets.
Along with a few other goodies we are excited to include with each bag – Ultimate Retreat Hat Box by Mum To Be and the skin-nourishing Basq Citrus Sugar Body Polish – this is a giveaway you do not want to miss!
Enter to win this holiday giveaway by Petunia Pickle Bottom here!
Posted by destinationmaternity on December 9, 2013
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Tickle your tummy.
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Exercise your tummy.
Butter your tummy.
Posted by destinationmaternity on September 12, 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
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We are so excited to return as guest bloggers for our friends at Destination Maternity®!
Earlier this spring, we launched our very own product line, NEED. The first product in our line, MILKY!, launched with Destination Maternity® and has been so well received by new moms across the country. We are thrilled to be able to provide a product that makes such an impact during a most important point in the journey of motherhood.
After the huge success of MILKY!, and hearing so many success stories, we were inspired to create more healthy and amazing products which women NEED! We are happy to introduce our second product, STRETCHY! An all-natural treatment that helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and combines the most advanced plant-derived ingredients to nourish and moisturize the skin, STRETCHY! helps to heal and soothe skin irritations, promote retention of moisture and skin elasticity, smooth skin and protect against free radicals, and stimulate collagen production and skin regeneration. Formulated without parabens, phthalates, sulfates or artificial colors, STRETCHY!, like all NEED products, is 100% vegan, cruelty free, and was never tested on animals. For best results, use it at least two times a day, massaging into targeted areas. The product can also be used as a body moisturizer!
Photo by Destination Maternity Corporation
For both ourselves and our babies, what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them. With STRETCHY!, expecting and new moms can have confidence in the all-natural ingredients used to create this great-smelling product and will be amazed by the results!
It is our mission to continue to support new moms and moms-to-be! We hope you love it as much as we do. STRETCHY! is now available at Destination Maternity®, A Pea in the Pod® and Motherhood® Maternity both online and in stores. Enjoy!
-Tia and Tamera
Posted by destinationmaternity on August 1, 2013
We are happy to welcome our Guest Bloggers back to our blog, the experts from Basq Skincare! Below is their third tip that explains how to prevent and combat the “all-over” stretch:
Step 3: The All Over Stretch
Now that we’ve covered the actual marks, let’s not forget the “all-over” stretch. We want you to escape not just mark-free but sag-free too! For the all-over stretch, there is nothing better than omega rich oils. Our Basq Resilient Body Oil is an Ana award winner that even received a shout-out from Heidi Klum on her website. It is packed with collagen and elastin boosting oils. It is never greasy and a little goes a long way. Use it in the morning after a shower all over the body for full body rebuilding.
Finally, for those of you who are dedicated to your battle against marks we created a value all-in-one 9 Month Stretch Kit. This kit includes a full-size Advanced Stretch Mark Butter, travel-size Resilient Oils so you never feel itchy and a 4 oz. Citrus Sugar Polish to exfoliate smartly. It’s all you need for mark-free skin! We built these products just for you so enjoy, stretch better and bounce back beautifully!
Lauren Parisier, is a Skin Care Expert and Co-Founder of Basq Skincare.
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 25, 2013
We are happy to welcome our Guest Bloggers back to our blog, the experts from Basq Skincare! Below is their second tip that explains how to prevent and combat stretch marks:
Step 2: Target Marks with Ingredients that Work!
The most confusing step in a stretch mark care routine is choosing the right stretch mark butter. There are so many options at different prices and all promise to prevent stretch marks. So how do you choose? You need ingredients that go beyond moisturizing because when it comes to treating stretch marks, moisture isn’t enough. For real stretch mark care you need ingredients that help build skin strength below-the-surface where stretch marks occur so your skin absorbs and uses that moisture to build collagen and elastin.
The next step is to find ingredients that work and still be safe to use during pregnancy and nursing. At Basq, we spent a lot of time identifying these types of ingredients, but we didn’t stop there! Our butter had to feel great on the skin. Our Advanced Stretch Mark Butter is that perfect trifecta: Safe, effective and gorgeous. It surpasses regular butters because it contains Algesium C and Darutoside – two ingredients proven in clinical testing to prevent and repair marks. It also has nutrient-packed butters and omega rich oils to build and strengthen the skin.
One last bit of advice: Make sure you know your mark zones! Stretch marks happen on the belly, bust and backside – this is a treatment butter built for those zones . Use it twice a day for best results.
Stay tuned for Step 3 and more helpful tips from Basq Skincare!
Posted by destinationmaternity on June 11, 2013
Jet set in style in our Sleeveless Belted Maternity Maxi Dress. The soft fabric and bump-skimming silhouette will keep you both comfortable and happy as you travel to your destination. Pair it with a summery Nine West Beach Tote and a comfortable, but chic pair of Jessica Simpson Rangle Flat Thong Sandals for a look that’s effortlessly on-trend.
Hit the beach in mama-to-be style in our blue and pink polka dot Ruched Maternity Tankini Swimsuit. Sun-worthy additions off Jessica Simpson sunnies and BCBGeneration’s Desina Flat Jelly Flip Flops in a bright, pop of pink are the quintessential accents. Going to lunch right from the beach? Take cover in our Empire Seam Maternity Swim Cover-up; and in addition to your regular SPF, slather on some of our Lavender UV Protection Cream by Naturopathica, which doubles as an ultra-soothing daily moisturizer.
For a romantic dinner for two, slip into our lace Sleeveless Belted Maternity Dress which perfectly shows off your shape. The beautiful coral hue will enhance your pregnancy glow while Stella & Dot’s Valentina Earrings and Jessica Simpson’s Elise Sandals are the perfect additions to complete the oh, so pretty ensemble.
Posted by destinationmaternity on June 7, 2013
We are happy to welcome our Guest Bloggers back to our blog, the experts from Basq Skincare! Below is their first tip that explains how to achieve that great pregnancy glow:
Step 1: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
In facial care, anti-aging begins with exfoliation but this is also true for pregnancy body care as well. Exfoliation preps the skin for better product absorption and more importantly, kick-starts your skin’s natural repair process that tends to slow down after the age of thirty.
To make sure you are smoothing skin and not damaging it; avoid salt scrubs—they are drying and can cause more damage. Additionally, loofahs and shower mitts can be too rough and lead to micro tears which harm the skin. Many everyday scrubs have clary sage, rosemary and caffeine – these also should be avoided during pregnancy.
We created Basq Citrus Sugar Body Polish for pregnancy-safe exfoliation. The natural sugars gently smooth while rich oils and butters nourish the skin. Focus on mark zones— chest, belly, thighs and hips—for best results.
Stay tuned for Step 2 and more helpful tips from Basq Skincare.
Posted by destinationmaternity on May 8, 2013
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Posted by destinationmaternity on May 3, 2013
Shop Olivia’s favorite skincare products here!
Posted by destinationmaternity on April 26, 2013