21 Feb

Yesterday I began to pack my hospital bag, starting with some beauty essentials. Perhaps not the most important contents of said bag, but still pretty crucial to make my trip (and possible overnight stay) a little more luxurious. Let’s face it hospitals are far from it, so I need all the help I can get.

I have always been one of those girls that follows a strict skincare regime – cleanse, tone and moisturise – no matter what. The same will be the case at that time in the next few weeks. As soon as I get the opportunity I will be in that shower, hair washed, clean and fresh, ready to receive those first visitors. You might call it vein, I call it because I care. And even if it doesn’t make me look better, it will sure as hell make me feel better. So, what are my hospital-bag beauty must-haves?

Wherever possible I have purchased my favourites in travel size. Aveda colour conserve shampoo and conditioner, Elemis pro-radiance cleanser and flash balm (really does give you that gorgeous glow). My favourite Jo Malone lime basil and mandarin body wash and cream and Jurlique’s balancing rose water mist. I was introduced to this by my Australian sister-in-law who gave me some when I arrived in Oz for a visit. A few spritz’ and your skin feels instantly refreshed and nourished. Great for jet lag, also a great little pick me up during labour.

Last but not least Dove deodorant and Lansinoh nipple cream. (Literally the only one worth buying.)

Now to start thinking about the rest. I have just ordered some aden + anais swaddles and muslins, new PJ’s and slippers. (A cheap pair that I can chuck as I don’t like to keep hospital slippers.) Those first little outfits are also washed and ironed, ready to go in. Very exciting.


Jess x




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