My Pregnancy Uniform: Keila Trevino

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We are so pleased to introduce a new blog series… My Pregnancy Uniform will be an ongoing series featuring pregnant mama’s and the routines that make them feel beautiful and most like themselves.

For our first installment we’re so pleased to introduce you to Keila. Keila is the cofounder of Scout’s Barbershop in Nashville, Tennessee – one of the coolest spots to get your locks cut and colored (one of our teammates has been herself and can personally account for it). Keila is a first time mama, pregnant with a little girl and we are so very excited for her! Read on for her pregnancy uniform interview.

What is your daily beauty routine? What products do you use? 

I just made a switch to the Honest Beauty Products, and I j’dore them! I am using their dry skin line, with a gentle cleanse and the Hydrating Cream at night. In the morning I usually just rinse my face with water and use Honest Beauty Tinted Beauty Shield for hydration and a glowy look with SPF 30. I am typically combination/oily, but since my 2nd trimester, my face is flaking off! Dry skin like I have never experienced. But their products have been very gentle and calming and are a great price for what they are. Then I use Tarte’s BB cream and Glossier’s stretch concealer on my dark circles and the Honest Beauty Mascara and cream blush and brush my brows with Glossier’s brow gel and whatever lip balm is around and call it good. Oh, and I can’t leave the house without curling my eyelashes. If I had to do one thing, that’s it! Still on the hunt for the perfect fall colored lip crayon, that’s like Revlon’s but doesn’t have the chemicals if anyone has recommendations!

Do you have any beauty rituals you adopted since becoming pregnant?

I don’t think I have changed much with my routine. I use Burt’s Bee’s belly butter and am being more a bath person vs. the shower. But I am just more conscious of the products I am using, reading labels and subbing out anything that comes into contact with my skin with as natural as possible products. And thankfully we live in a time where those options are readily available and more affordable, even compared to two years ago, it’s awesome!

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What has been your go-to style during pregnancy? Describe your favorite outfit you’re wearing these days?

I finally found the perfect pregnancy jeans from the Motherhood store. They are they kind with the stretchy belly band sewn to the top that go all the way up to your bra! But those have worked the best for me. The kinds with just side panels don’t stay up if their life depended on it. So my ‘skinny’ jeans, some comfy clogs and any kind of T-shirt or button up that still fits has been working for me. Pre-pregnancy I loved to wear loose and flowy things, but now I prefer everything to be fitted and show off my belly and curvier everything 😉 And the hubs prefers it too! So I think my style will change quite a bit after the baby, but I am excited for that now!

Are there any particular food or drinks you love to keep you feel good and glowing?

I start with Good Belly juice in the morning for some probiotics that are much yummier than taking another pill. I can’t live without Noosa yogurt! Pumpkin right now is my favorite, DUH. And in the evening, I drink a powdered solution called Calm that is a blend of calcium and magnesium that helps me relax before bed and sleep really deeply. It also helps me keep my restless legs at night calmer and helps me stay regular, which is such a gift when you are pregnant! And my bad habit is anything fruity. Starbursts, gummies, Mike and Ike’s. I can’t get enough of fruity candy, which is not usually my bag. And let’s be real, if it’s a carb, I am gonna eat all of it right now. All the breads, all the cookies, all the pasta, all the time.

What’s your favorite haircare product to use at this time?

Hands down, Verb’s Dry Shampoo and Ghost Oil. Since my skin is drier, my scalp is drier, so the Ghost oil gives it a nice shine and helps with frizzies while not being heavy. And with the dry shampoo, I can go a week without washing my hair now, so I am loving that.

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What wisdom do you hope to pass down to your little one?

What a loaded question! I am sure I will discover this as I go, or in hindsight. But right now, I want to raise my daughter to really care about others and to be loving and kind to everyone and everything she meets. But I want her to learn how to have boundaries and have the ability to say no to things and make sure she understands what good self care looks like.

What advice would you give to other pregnant moms about feeling like themselves and enjoying this time?

In this time more than any other time in my life, I have really lived day by day. I typically am anxious about the future, especially when something is coming up that I don’t know much about or have much control of. So giving birth and being a mommy is probably the biggest thing I have faced yet when it comes to not knowing or having control! But I have been very careful to not overwhelm myself with information. I had one app, Ovia, that gives you a little information everyday and a book called The Pregnancy Countdown that goes day by day. That has been so helpful to not feel bombarded with information, especially in this day and age of instant knowledge. And I have been careful to ask advice from other moms who I really trust and respect, and not just anyone who is willing to talk about pregnancy. Everyone uses there experience as the barometer of how things should be, and that’s just not true. Every pregnancy and every women’s experience is so different, so it’s been helpful to just trust in the journey and the Creator that this is the experience that I am supposed to have, no one else. And I have learned, (and want to apologize!) that every women is a different size at a different time. So saying “you look like you are gonna pop!” when you have serval months to go, could cause a pregnant lady to murder someone, so I feel terrible, because I know I have said to women when I didn’t know better!

Thank you, Keila! Wishing you all the best as you welcome your little girl into the world!

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5 Healthy Snacks for the Pregnant Mom


It can be a challenge to remember to/want to eat healthily while you’re pregnant. When the cravings strike they strike hard. We’ve rounded up five healthy and quick snacks to help keep you and baby satisfied throughout the day. Scroll down for the list!

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

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A healthy way to get a bowl packed full of fruit and all the healthy benefits of a good yogurt. Simply layer a good quality yogurt, assorted fruit, and granola (this granola is so tasty and has one whole serving of vegetables!). The calcium and protein are fantastic for your growing baby and the yogurt is packed full of live active cultures to boost your overall health!

Beanitos Baked: Mac n’ Cheese

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There’s a reason we include these in one of our Mama Bird Boxes… not only are they a healthy alternative to those greasy potato chips, the Mac n’ Cheese flavor tastes just like Cheetos. That’s a guilt-free snack we can really get behind! Grab a pack here and try for yourself!

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips and Guacamole

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photo: Marcus Nilsson

We are head over heels for these baked sweet potato chips and visit here to get your guac on with this special celery spiked guacamole recipe!

Homemade Hummus and Veggies

Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Food styling by Anna Stockwell

This classic snack is so stinking easy and affordable to make at home… so why not give it a whirl? Not a chickpea fan? No problem. Here’s a lesson on making hummus with any kind of bean!

Apple and Cheese

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Easy and classic. Try subbing in new fancy cheeses to find your favorite!

What’s your favorite healthy snack to keep you going throughout the day? Tell us in the comments below!