Four Things We Love // Early Spring 2014 Edit

Though we’re still in the thick of winter, spring’s light colors and airy fabrics have us excited for the season ahead. From lightening up with healthier food to partaking in a more natural route when it comes to makeup, we hope these four things inspire you to look beyond the snow, slush and breezy temps in favor of the warmth ahead.

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A cinch to make and delicious to down, this healthy and naturally sweet strawberry smoothie is just the kick start we need morning, noon or night.

Floral is everywhere this spring, and this Jessica Simpson maternity blouse in pretty pastels is the perfect way to showcase the trend.

Exude your innate glow by utilizing these easy and effective natural beauty tips – the perfect way to refresh and renew your look.

Adorable, useful and perfectly DIY, these fabric coasters are a fabulous (and easy) way to add a touch of new to your spring décor.

Four Things We Love // Winter 2013 Edit

Ah, it’s the weekend before the unofficial start to the holiday season! Beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with a New Year’s kiss, we adore this time of year. Whether you have travel plans galore or parties to attend, prior to the (beloved) chaos that’s about to take over, be sure to dive into some rest and relaxation. From stirring up a soul-warming bowl of soup to purchasing that last perfect piece for the nursery, here are our picks for you to eat, wear, do and nest this weekend.

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The last thing you want to do before Thanksgiving is slave over dinner; make life easy – and delicious – with a comforting bowl of Tomato Tortellini Soup.

Lightweight, silky and flowing with flattery, this ¾ Sleeve Button Detail Maternity Blouse is a timeless addition to your maternity wardrobe.

It’s absolutely amazing how a few simple strokes of your makeup brush can dramatically enhance your already beautiful features.

A whimsically colorful addition to the nursery, tell your little one “You Are My Sunshine” every day of their little life.

Wear It 3 Ways // Yoga Pants

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Yoga pants are fast becoming an essential item in the casual wardrobe. Worn with anything from tunics to tees, these comfortable, bump-hugging bottoms can serve as a base for some adorable, active outfits. Pair our super comfortable under belly cropped yoga pants with a cool, grey side-ruched tank: The stretch fabric and racerback shape allows you to keep cool, comfortable and stylish as you Namaste. Try a lightweight pullover in pretty pastel pink for a brisk morning walk. If you’re feeling particularly fun, this graphic tee will show off your bump in style at prenatal Pilates!

Beat Stretch Marks with Basq

We are happy to welcome our Guest Bloggers back to our blog, the experts from Basq Skincare! Check out steps 1 + 2, Basq’s Citrus Sugar Body Polish Perfect for Pregnancy and Combat Stretch Marks with Basq’s Butter. Below is their third tip that explains how to prevent and combat the “all-over” stretch.

From basq:

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.

Combat Stretch Marks with Basq’s Butter

We are happy to welcome our Guest Bloggers back to our blog, the experts from Basq Skincare! Make sure to check out their first tip on how to achieve the perfect pregnancy glow!  Below is their second tip that explains how to prevent and combat stretch marks!

From basq:basq advanced stretch mark butterTarget 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, Beat Stretch Marks with Basq, and more helpful tips from Basq Skincare!

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