Celebrate the Best of British Style!

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE VERY BEST OF BRITISH STYLE AT ONE OF THESE EXCITING EVENTS AT A LOCATION NEAR YOU:

A Pea in the Pod, Beverly Hills

352 N. Beverly Drive * Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Saturday March 22, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Enjoy complimentary mini manicures with our newest assortment of nail lacquers from butter™ LONDON.

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Sunday March 30, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

A Pea in the Pod, Newbury Street

10 Newbury Street * Boston, MA 02116

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Destination Maternity, Cherry Hill

Town Place at Garden State * 901 Haddonfield Road * Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-6pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Destination Maternity, Madison Avenue

28 E. 57th Street * New York, NY 10022

Tuesday March 25, 2014, 12pm-2pm      

Join Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor & E! News Correspondent, Zanna Roberts Rassi, in celebrating BRITISH STYLE! Shop the latest Spring looks from Séraphine, Hudson Jeans, Isabella Oliver and more. Receive expert style tips while enjoying sweet treats from Treat House. Plus, enter for a chance to win a spring wardrobe* and fabulous prizes.

 *No purchase necessary. Wardrobe value to not exceed $500 and includes full priced Destination Maternity merchandise only.

Wednesday March 26, 2014, 1pm-6pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Friday April 4, 2014, 3pm-6pm

Meet Founder and Head Designer of Séraphine Maternity, Cecile Reinaud! Enjoy tea and light bites as you shop the new collection and enter to win a Spring wardrobe!* Plus, enjoy complimentary mini manicures with our newest assortment of nail lacquers from butter™ LONDON and receive pampering hand and arm massages with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio collection.

*No purchase necessary. Wardrobe value to not exceed $500 and includes Séraphine Maternity merchandise only.

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Destination Maternity, Paramus

35 Plaza *65 East Rte. 4 West * Paramus, NJ  07652

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-6pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations from the new and enhanced Mama Mio collection.

Friday April 4, 2014, 1pm-6pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-3pm

Meet Founder and Head Designer of Séraphine Maternity, Cecile Reinaud! Enjoy tea and light bites as you shop the new collection and enter to win a Spring wardrobe!* Plus, enjoy complimentary mini manicures with our newest assortment of nail lacquers from butter™ LONDON and receive pampering hand and arm massages with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio collection.

*No purchase necessary. Wardrobe value to not exceed $500 and includes Séraphine Maternity merchandise only.


GIVEAWAY: butter™ LONDON

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butter™ LONDON is the authority in fashion-forward nail color. Worn by models on runways around the world, butter LONDON is inspired by rock and roll, self-expression and the beauty of creativity. In addition to their unparalleled assortment of bold, stunning shades, butter LONDON nail lacquer is formulated without harsh chemicals such as Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, phthalates or parabens.

In honor of the launch of butter LONDON at A Pea in the Pod, we are giving away all ten colors, their nail foundation and top coat, plus their signature Body Lotion and soothing Balm to one lucky mom-to-be. This is a giveaway you do not want to miss!

Enter for your chance to win here. Hurry, giveaway ends Tuesday, 3/4!

Destination Maternity Launches New Skincare and Beauty Brands!

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On Wednesday February 19th, bloggers and editors attended a special breakfast to preview Destination Maternity’s newest beauty and skincare brands for mom and baby. Butter London, Clark’s Botanicals, Sanctuary Spa, Noodle and Boo, Juice Beauty, Perfect Pearl, The Honest Company, Naturopathica, Sophie la Girafe Baby, Basq Skin Care, Body Boost and Mama Mio were all in attendance to speak to guests about their new product offerings. Butter London provided mini-manicures with our new assortment of pretty polishes. Basq Skin Care offered rejuvenating chair massages and Mama Mio pampered guests with hand and arm massages, all while sipping fresh-pressed juices and enjoying breakfast treats from The Butcher’s Daughter.

To shop our newest skincare and beauty brands, please visit a Destination Maternity store near you, or click here to shop online.

New on the Scene: THE HONEST COMPANY!

Brand-new and already high on the must-have list of moms and moms-to-be, The Honest Company has made its arrival to our family and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Founded by four people – Jessica Alba, Christopher Gavigan, Brian Lee and Sean Kane – who set out to create effective, eco-friendly, affordable, beautiful and safe baby products, they have done just that in as little as two years!

And now, new to A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity, you can find five of their naturally nourishing products made just for mom: Organic Belly Balm, Body Oil, Face + Body Lotion, Organic Nipple Balm, and Shampoo + Body Wash.

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View and shop our collection of Honest available at both A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity!

Holiday Giveaway by Petunia Pickle Bottom & More!

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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!

1 Trend 3 Ways: Tummy Time

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Tickle your tummy.

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Exercise your tummy.

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Butter your tummy.

Fall Trend: Mad for Makeup

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.

Guest Bloggers, Tia & Tamera, Introduce STRETCHY!

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Photo courtesy of mOcean

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!

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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

Guest Bloggers: Basq Skincare

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

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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.

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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.

Guest Bloggers: Basq Skincare

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:

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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!

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