Archive | April, 2011

Maternity lounge wear aka Natalie Portman

28 Apr

Being pregnant means that sometimes you just want to be comfy and lounge around in some tracky's, well i do anyway, and so does Natalie Portman judging by the fact that she has recently been pictured out and in a casual attire. However it is important to understand that tracksuit does not have to mean trailor trash. There is lots of maternity loungewear available that allows for a stylish, casual look.

I think personally it is best to go for neutral, dark colours in classic styles, try to avoid looking like a  Paris Hilton wannabe in  juicy couture, you will look even ... Read More

Camden: A fish pedicure, Gilgamesh and shopping!

26 Apr

I had a lovely day on Saturday with my soon to be sister in law! She treated me to a fish pedicure and lunch at the yummy Gilgamesh in Camden. Afterwards we (of course) spent a few hours shopping in the stables, there is so much to see there we could have literally spent all day!

So, first off the fish pedicure. I was quite excited about this, but at the same time not really sure what to expect! We arrived at the salon, had our feet sprayed with disinfectant and then place them in individual tanks filled with hundreds of little fish. They immediately swarmed our feet and star ... Read More

Summer maternity Dresses on a budget

21 Apr

Asos maternity printed tea Dress £35
As summer approaches and the weather continues to be glorious (lets hope it stays!) i have decided that my summer maternity wardrobe needs some urgent attention! I am bored of leggings and skinny jeans, i need some cute maternity dresses to girly things up!

I have had a look around for some of my favourite pieces from the highstreet that are perfect for those on a budget. As you can see there are several different styles available that sucessfully reflect some of this seasons hottest trends.

I am really into stripes at the moment and i love the French Connect ... Read More

Jessica Alba

19 Apr

Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba snapped out and about in LA yesterday in a pretty floaty turquoise dress and tan wedges. Jessica always looks gorgeous even when pregnant. You can get a similar look: ... Read More

My yummy mummy ‘must haves’

19 Apr

These are a few items that i feel are every yummy mummies must haves!

I fell in love with the Bugaboo Chameleon as soon as i saw it, it was one of the first things i ordered and i cannot wait to use it! I love all the different colour combo's you can get, to purchase a new set of fabrics is only about £100 so you will never get bored! The Maxi-cosi car seat is also a must, sleek and stylish depending on the colour you go for, i choose black.

The Baby Peace blanket is also fabulous and looks so cool attached to the Bugaboo or car seat! I love the Embrace design in ... Read More

Breastfeeding aid: Mamascarf

18 Apr


There has been a lot of controversy lately about breastfeeding in the media, mainly centered around celebrities and the stigma they have received for choosing to opt out of breastfeeding their own babies. I am not going  to judge as i completely understand why some women find it difficult, for personal or medical reasons, or simply because their lifestyle won't allow it. However i do plan to breastfeed, all being well.

Personally i think its the most natural thing and if you can persevere the benefits for yourself and your baby are tremendous. Not to mention ... Read More


15 Apr

Almond shower Oil £16
I never thought i would get so excited about a shower wash, actually in this instance a shower Oil, but yesterday i did, and i just have to tell you all about it!

I was send some L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil and used it for the first time last night. Was quite handy as i had just run out of my regular shower gel, Waitrose Organic ( i told you about this in a previous post). I have never really bothered to spend much on a shower wash, preferring to spend on creams and lotions, but after using L'occitane i have changed my mind. The oil was so luxurious it left my skin feeling su ... Read More

Maternity wear for Weddings!!

14 Apr

Isabella Oliver print Kimono dress £249
Its only two weeks until the royal wedding, everyone is speculating about 'the dress', what better time to talk about wedding fashion for us preggy's! I suspect most of us will be attending a wedding, or summer party in the next few months and will be on the look out for some gorgeous maternity wedding outfits! Mumzy-not is here to help.

I have searched for what i think are some of the best maternity dresses out there. All available to buy now, either in store or over the internet. My favourite for a budget is the Asos purple 70's slash sleeve dress, or if you fancy a re ... Read More

Stretchmarks: prevention and treatment from Silderm

13 Apr

Pregnancy results in a number of annoying conditions, one of the most worrysome is the dreaded stretchmarks! They say that the likelihood of you getting stretchmarks is mostly down to your genes, so if your mother got them you probably will too. However, i strongly believe that you can definately help to reduce their appearance, and maybe even prevent stretchmarks all together, with a little help from a friend.

In this instance my friend is Silderm - 'Beauty through Science, clinically proven for stretchmarks.' Silderm is similar to the more popular brand, Bio Oil (i must admi ... Read More

Dreamgenii pregnancy pillow

12 Apr

As my pregnancy is progressing and my bump is getting bigger i have been finding it harder and harder to get comfortable in bed. This has really affected my sleep and i was desperate to find something that would help, i am concious that i need to make the most of my sleep whilst i still can!!

I have seen and read about a number of different pregnancy pillows designed to combat my exact problem, and one that really stood out was the Dreamgenii pregnancy pillow. I first saw them at the babyshow in London and thought they looked great, just what i needed.  After talking to ... Read More
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