Posts Tagged ‘Tips’

Dressing the bump: The maternity shoot edition

HeaderLooking for ways to style your maternity photo shoot? Wait… you’re not having a maternity shoot?! Gasp! You totally should! I love that pregnancy unlocks a special, hidden beauty, in every woman. Your skin glows, your hair is fuller and healthier and you actually get to celebrate every lump and bump on your body – instead of trying to hide it away! It is this very thing that made me so keen to get in front of the camera for my #dressingthebump campaign. (If you didn’t know, I tried my hand at modelling the Love My Body and Yummy Mummy clothing ranges) If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to styling your preggy shoot, look no further! Here are my fave maternity photo shoot looks and settings, to give you a boost of inspiration: (more…)

How to do newspaper nail art

newspaper nail artMoms, ever find yourself with a few minutes to spare and you’re not sure whether you should wash the dishes, take a nap, or ditch the country? Well, how about spending that hard earned “me time” on some quick and easy nail art! Yep, I said “quick and easy” and “nail art” in the same sentence. It’s totally possible. Well, that’s what I learnt this weekend when I tried out newspaper nail art. It took me all of 15 minutes (if that) and left me with all kinds of “wow, I’m so cool right now” feelings. (more…)

6 practical gift ideas for your pregnant friend

gift ideas for your pregnant friendIs it just me, or is pregnancy contagious?! It seems that I’m always surrounded by preggy women, when I am pregnant. I love it! It’s as if you have your own little tribe who can share in your experiences. They know exactly what you’re going through! (I mean, who else will “get it” when you complain about the fact that your underwear doesn’t fit anymore?!) And so, with the influx of expectant moms, I’ve found that I need to think out of the box when it comes to gift ideas, when birthday season hits. But I’m prepared (and no, my preparedness does not involve me putting a shiny bow onto a pack of nappies). Check out these awesome gift ideas for your pregnant friend: (more…)

Dressing the bump: Love My Body Creations

Love My Body CreationsMarch is my birth month and this year I get to celebrate it with a huge baby bump en tow! Because of this, I am claiming this month as the month of #dressingthebump! Yep, I want to show you guys just how easy it is to be pregnant AND fabulous at the same time! I love that there are a whole bunch of really amazing, Proudly South African, maternity and shapely body wear brands that encourage you to love your body shape. Today we have a look at a stunning range over at Love My Body Creations. Stacey, the owner, is a darling and her clothes are stunning! But hey, enough talk, check out the pics: (more…)

Baby shower gift ideas: what mamas really want

Baby shower gift ideas

Planning a baby shower? Attending one soon? Of course you are. People are popping out kiddos like it’s nobody’s business (myself included). After sharing pics of a fab baby shower that I attended the other day (photos below) a few moms started chatting about baby shower gift ideas. Apparently, there are a bunch of gift ideas that made these moms swoon, while others make them cringe. (Don’t look at me, I like presents, period. Like, put a bow on it, and I’m ecstatic). Moms, are there certain baby shower gifts that you value more than others? Well, I started chatting to preggy moms about their baby shower experiences, and this is what they had to share: (more…)

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