Peek Inside the Box: August

Our August box was packed full of some phenomenal products for pregnant and new moms. We love these goodies so much, they’ve already made their way into our daily routines!

Goddess Garden Organic Facial Sunscreen

We all want to protect our faces from sun damage, but if you’re like us, sometimes the greasy feel of sunscreen just doesn’t work with your daily routine.

Goddess Garden understood that dilemma and created the perfect facial sunscreen.

It’s certified organic and packed with nourishing antioxidants (win!) and anti-aging ingredients (double win!) – including aloe vera, shea butter, and immortelle essential oils. It’s a sheer formula, so it’s non-greasy and pairs easily with makeup.

Goddess Garden uses natural minerals, rather than harsh chemicals, to reflect UV rays. Since minerals aren’t absorbed, they are safe and gentle for your skin. Not only is this great news for you, but if you’re expecting, you can feel great about protecting your baby from absorbing harsh chemicals as well.

We love Goddess Garden’s Organic Facial Sunscreen for all-day, everyday use – from a Saturday at the pool to an outdoor lunch with coworkers, we’ll definitely be adding this product to our morning routine.

Mavibandz Headbands

Raise your hand if you’ve yet to find a headband that stays in place and won’t give you a headache. Us too… until now!

Mavibandz are handmade and feature a non-slip technology that guarantees that they’ll stay put. Plus, they are made with an adjustable elastic back, making them the perfect fit every time (which means they’re never too tight, so no headaches!).

Wear your Maviband to your prenatal yoga class, to brunch with friends, and when you’re washing your face before bed. Then on those tired new-baby mornings, pull your hair back and add a Maviband for a super cute, no-fuss look that’s fit for whatever your day might hold!

CreekBaby Coconut Body Creme

We all know coconut oil is a miracle product, and CreekBaby’s Coconut Body Creme might be our favorite yet. 

It is 100% pure, organic, unscented coconut oil – not only are there no fragrances added, there is truly no scent – which makes it perfect for mom, baby, and anyone in the family.

We love the Coconut Body Creme because it’s so incredibly versatile and useful. It’s the perfect belly balm for your growing tummy, nursing cream for dry and cracked skin, and diaper rash ointment for your sweet baby.

Some more of our favorite uses? Skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, lip balm, shaving cream, body wash… so many possibilities!

Each of these fantastic products for expectant and new moms have quickly become some of our very favorites, and we know you’ll love them too!

 

Peek Inside the Box: July

Our July Box was packed full of products we are just crazy about! As always, they each focus on the health, encouragement, and well-being of new and expectant mamas.

We’d first love to introduce you to Yorba Organics.

There is so much to feel good about when using Yorba! They truly believe we should know what we’re putting on our bodies – so instead of using chemicals, they only use the best organic ingredients in all of their products. What’s more – each ingredient is ethically sourced and harvested in support of uplifting impoverished communities – incredible!

Our July box featured their Softening Heel and Foot Balm, which is extremely effective in treating foot dryness. It’s made with Mafura, which is easily absorbed into the skin and softens and improves elasticity with its nourishing and moisturizing abilities.

How to Use:

Massage the balm into your feet after a shower, before bed, or as a mid-day pick-me-up. Ultimately, mamas with dry, cracked, and tired feet can find soothing relief in this amazing balm – always a welcomed treat.

The next product featured in our July box is the liquid iron supplement – Blueiron.

We all know women need added iron during pregnancy and beyond, but did you know you may need up to triple your normal iron intake toward the end of your pregnancy? Left untreated, iron deficiency can lead to fatigue, which isn’t something any mama can afford!

The folks at Blueiron wanted to come up with a simple and easy solution, and they truly thought through everything. Blueiron comes in liquid form – so no giant pills that are tough to swallow. And it’s easy on the digestive system – which means it won’t cause the kind of unpleasant side effects (ahem, constipation) that come with tablet-form iron supplements.

And the best part? Each dose of Blueiron contains hand-picked Nordic blueberries – packed with antioxidants and good for brain power (hello, mom brain!). Blueiron is an all-around win for expectant and new mamas!

Next, we want to tell you all about Second Spring Naturals and their Best Day Body Cream.

Carrie is a university educator and mother of three boys who always dreamed of being an entrepreneur. She finally followed her dreams and launched Second Spring Naturals, naming it after the Albert Camus quote:

“Autumn is a Second Spring, when every leaf is a flower”

How inspiring!

Made with a magical blend of coconut, almond and avocado oils, plus shea butter, the Best Day Body Cream is so luxurious!

How to Use:

Apply the Best Day Body Cream to your growing tummy to ease dryness, or use all over as a part of your morning beauty ritual. We can’t get enough of the Bergamot & Grapefruit scent – it’s lovely and light with a hint of citrus.

Last but not least our July box included our Circular Beach Towel

It’s a hot summer, and pregnancy during that time can be a real challenge. What better way to beat the heat than posting up at the pool or beach? This large, geometric print towel is oh-so-soft and wonderfully pretty with it’s fringed edges.

What’s not to love?!

Bummed you missed out on the July box?! Order TODAY with code JULY and you can still receive the box delivered right to your door (psst… use code TAKE10 as well for a special 10% discount).

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Our Favorite Maternity Swimsuits of 2017!

It’s nearly July which means we have the pool on the brain! So, in honor of the summer heat and upcoming swimming we rounded up our 10 FAVORITE maternity swimsuits of the season.

Scroll down to see our staff picks and where you can score them…

1. Crochet Maternity One Piece Swimsuit ($98 at A Pea in the Pod)  |  2. Maternity Stripe Tie-back Swimsuit ($34.99 at Target.com) |  3. Maternity Tropical Floaty Swimsuit ($56 at Asos.com)  |  4. Maternity Square Neck Swimsuit ($35 at Asos.com)  |  5. Pink Palm Halter Tankini (top: $32 at pinkblushmaternity.com)  |  6. Printed Halter Maternity One-Piece Swimsuit ($39.98 at Motherhood Maternity)  |  7. Montego Bay One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit ($96 at Nordstrom)  |  8. Twist Front Maternity Bikini Top and Foldover, Reversible Bottoms (top: $48 bottom: $40 at A Pea in the Pod)  |  9. Ibiza One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit ($98 at Nordstrom)  |  10. Nautical Strip Adjustable Maternity Bikini ($65 at Seraphine)

We’ve been pregnant ourselves, and we know each pregnancy can feel incredibly different from the next. What you’re comfortable in one season may not give you the same confidence during your subsequent pregnancy. We wanted to include a variety of styles at different price points so you can find just the right fit for you!

What do you think? Will you be picking up a new maternity swimsuit? Do you have a go-to staple?

Let’s talk about it all in the comments below!