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Ring In The New Year With Guest Blogger Michelle Hammons!

 

2017 is just around the corner and joining us today is Michelle Hammons from the blog www.beautylifecoach.com . She’s sharing her NYE style secrets on how she featured our Red Lace Accent Chiffon Maternity Evening Gown for the perfect countdown look!
 

I absolutely love everything about this Red Lace Accent Chiffon Evening Gown. Wearing it made me feel gorgeous, and glamorous. After putting it on, all I wanted to do was dance and watch the material flow from side to side. Not only is this dress extremely comfortable, and could be worn all night, but the color is absolutely stunning and the off the shoulder lace details add glamor and class. Even though I felt like this gown did not need enhancements, I decided to add a statement necklace for a little sparkle, while also pairing it with simple earrings and black pumps. Since New Year’s Eve is only a few days away, remember that you too can find a fabulous dress for your body type, that is the perfect mixture of comfort and glam.”- Michelle Hammons (@beautylifecoach) 
 

For more fabulous maternity NYE looks, shop ShopPinkBlush.com!

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Aren’t You PLAID It’s The Holidays?

 
One trend to definitely try this season is PLAID! With so many new ways to flaunt this bump flattering print, it’s easier than ever to feel comfy and stylish at the same time. Perfect for the holidays, wear plaid in a dress, tunic or accented in cute tops or sweaters. The options are endless!
 
Grab your favorite plaid pieces now at ShopPinkBlush.com for a festive ready look.

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We Are FA-LA-LA LOVING RED!

This is a red bump alert! But don’t worry, we’re just totally obsessed with this season’s little red dress. Not only is it the perfect color for the holiday season, but it’s also the perfect color to put your bump on display and get noticed for all the right reasons. The LRD is here to stay as a must try trend for any holiday occasion and we’re sharing ways to pull off this red haute look for the mommy-to-be.

The Classic Red Draped Dress: The drape dress silhouette looks better than ever, plus it’s perfect for transitioning from maternity to motherhood. This option is nursing-appropriate, while the cut provides a flattering fit for any trimester.

Dress: 1.Burgundy Draped 3/4 Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress 2. Burgundy Draped Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress

Photo Credit: 1. Ginger LaVoice Hillis @gingerhillis & Meagan Garrison @meg_byu841 2. Nicole Vinson Cole @nicolevcole & Katie Norrid @katienorrid

A Romantic Lace Silhouette: Can you say “date night”? Find yourself in the prettiest dress for any holiday occasion including a night out with your special someone. A lacy style is sure to grab his attention while making you feel Fa-La-La Fabulous!

Dress: 1. Burgundy Lace Maternity Dress 2. Burgundy Lace Bell Sleeve Maternity Dress/Tunic.

Photo Credit: 2. Jessica Boslet @0ceaminded

Your Statement Piece: Nothing takes your look up a notch like a touch of red. With embellished skirts that add a pop of red to your outfit or chic red pleats this color is sure to make one absolutely striking holiday look.

Dress: 1. Red Pleated Chiffon Lace Top Maternity Dress 2. Burgundy Tulle Mesh Gold Sparkle Underlay Midi Maternity Skirt

Photo Credit: 2. Kellie Witzke @the_classy_artist

Shop more red inspired maternity looks now at ShopPinkBlush.com!

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Guest Blogger: JustBrit

Photo credits: Brit Jessop @justbritblog from justbrit.com

A few weeks ago I had an amazing opportunity to collaborate with Philly Baby Bump and Pink Blush Maternity! My number one advice for maternity photos is to find what makes you feel confident and incorporate it into your shoot. For me, it is having beautiful yet comfy clothes, playing with makeup and choosing a fun photographer.

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FALL HAIR TRENDS with Guest Blogger Lainey Pemberton

Photo credit: Lainey Pemberton  from @laineymariebeauty

Messy Bun:

1.) To do a chic yet simple messy bun, you want to start by gathering your hair into a high pony tail and securing it with a hair tie.

2.) Next, grab your hair and wrap it loosely around the base of the pony tail, bobby pinning it as you go. Once your hair is wrapped all the way around, ensure it’s secure with a few more bobby pins (if needed), and then begin tugging on the outside of the bun to make it look even more messy.

3.) Pull on your hair at the top of your hair to loosen it up a bit and now you’ve got the, “I tried but didn’t try” messy bun look!

 

 

Dutch Braid Pigtails:

1.) To begin your dutch braid pigtails you want to part your hair down the middle or to the side.

2.) Take a chunk of hair near the top of your head and divide it into three equal sections.

3.) Take one of the outside strands and cross it under the middle strand. Take the other outstand strand and cross it under the middle strand.

4.) Now, start incorporating hair into each of the outside strands by adding in a small section of hair to those strands, continuing to cross them under the middle strand. Make sure to include all of your hair by the time you get to the base of your head.

5.) Once you’re at the base of your hair then do a normal 3 strand braid and tie if off with a clear elastic.

Repeat these exact steps on the other side and then pull apart the braid and you’re done!

 

 

French Braid Side Braid:

1.) For a side French braid you want to begin by parting your hair to the side.

2.) Next, take about a two-inch chunk of hair from the top of your head and begin a french braid.

3.) To start a french braid, section this portion of hair into three even strands.  Now, start a normal braid; take the right strand and cross it over the middle strand. Next, take the left strand and cross it over the middle strand.

4.) Now begin adding hair with each crossover. To do this, gather a small section of hair from the hairline, add it to the rightmost strand, and then cross it over the middle strand. Repeat on the other side by gathering a small section of hair and adding it to the leftmost strand, and then crossing it over the middle strand

5.)Repeat these steps until you’re to the base of your head. Be sure to incorporate all of your hair before you reach the base of your head. Once you’ve added in all of your hair, finish the braid off into a regular 3 strand braid and tie it off with a clear elastic.

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Cut Your Daily Beauty Routine In Half: A Busy Mom’s Guide To Insta-Glam!

We all know that getting yourself ready is last on the list when everyone is trying to get out the door. But what if I told you that it is possible? Well it is, being a mom is a hard job but remember that you don’t have to sacrifice a beauty regiment or even your style! Continue reading for fast and easy tips on how to turn your mom frump into mommy-licious.

Photo credit: Sarah Litvinchuk @sarah_lit

First, we totally advise starting your day with your favorite cup of coffee because we all know after that caffeine kicks in, things get done. Especially on the sleep you’re not running on, right mommas? Next it’s time to get to business! You will be amazed at how quick your morning routine can be if you follow these steps!

  1. Choose a time that works best for you: some moms find showering before bed helps them get a head start on their mornings, while others use their morning showers as a wake-up call!
  2. Simplify your beauty routine: Know what works for you, the little time you have is best used when you are organized. Don’t experiment, have everything you need set up and put together. I like to have my make-up and the brushes I use all together so I know exactly what I am doing and it literally cuts down time in half, plus there’s no guessing. I know what works and I use products that double so it’s doing two jobs at once!
  3. If you know blow drying and styling your hair takes a certain time, turn on your kiddo’s favorite show and allow yourself the allotted time to not being interrupted. Tip: Dry-shampoo is my ultimate go-to! I highly recommend it, it will LITERALLY change your life!! Adds volume and texture to liven up unwashed hair.
  4. Lay out your clothes the night before! This eliminates the uncertainty of rushing to get ready and questioning, how does this look? Know it looks good and rock it mama! Find styles that work for you at ShopPinkBlush.com, we’ve got everything you need to transition from maternity to motherhood and beyond!

As we know, as mothers mornings don’t always go smoothly. But apply these tips and tricks to your morning and leave for carpool or the boardroom feeling put together and ready to take on the day, MOM-Style!!

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Stretch Marks: How To Avoid Them or At Least Slow Down The Stretch!

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Photo credit: Brittney Hanvey @haizel_creations

The dreaded stretch marks, about half of expecting moms will get them and generally genetics are to blame! Whether you wear them proud or for those of us who dare to say the words, here are some tips to help prevent or at least help fade them to be less noticeable.

  1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! Though it may not be a miracle cream, cocoa butter will help with the dryness and itchiness of pregnancy and keep you smelling like a tropical mocktail!
  2. What baby wants, baby may not always need. Try to watch the scale, putting on pounds slowly will give your skin a chance to stretch steadily instead of all at once!
  3. Worth the wait. Remember your body is preparing a beautiful miracle inside you and as your baby grows your body changes. If need be after baby is born, speak with a dermatologist as they can recommend treatments to help get rid of stretch marks.
  4. Hydration is key! It’s recommended to have at least 8-12 glasses of water a day, so for optimal skin elasticity, your skin will need to be hydrated.

While stretch marks cannot be avoided for most, they are very common during pregnancy. Reach out to other mothers around you because we’ve all been there and are willing to help!

 

DISCLOSURE: Not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader. 

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Active Wear That Makes Your Workout Anything But Dull!

These 5 styles will be on constant rotation when staying fit during your pregnancy.  Shop our top active maternity looks that will keep up with your routine and style.

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Up Your Maternity Style For Fall

Show off that glow mama, here’s 10 style tips to owning your maternity style this season!

1. Pencil Skirts: Accentuate your bump in a mid-length skirt and take this look from the work place to a night out with bae. This style can be worn with tights on cooler days or without to show off a bit of skin.

2. Button Ups: A fall staple, style according to trimester. Rolled up sleeves and worn oversized during your first trimester when you have not quite begun to show or worn unbuttoned and over a basic tee during your second and third trimester to show off that gorgeous bump. The style possibilities are endless.

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How To Dress For Your Body Type: Maternity Edition

Finding the perfect style to highlight your changing body during pregnancy can be overwhelming to say the least. No fear, our PinkBlush stylists are here to help! We’ve picked our favorite styles for every body type and are talking style tips to keep in mind when dressing your beautiful bump during pregnancy.

For The Curvy Mama:

Elongating your body and emphasizing length over width with a neutral color palette will not only help slim your silhouette but is totally on trend for fall. Focus on showcasing your waist line with cinched bust styles and fun necklaces or embellished necklines. Another trend to try for fall is pairing your favorite bootcut dark denim maternity jeans with flowy or draped maternity tops for a flattering and boho inspired look.

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