Winter Glow: Top Pampering Tips

Appealing as it sounds to escape and hibernate (especially when you’re expecting your own little cub), humans must endure the shorter days, dipping temperatures, and holiday hoopla of winter. As you manage daily responsibilities, spread holiday cheer, and attend family events, you’ll likely find that there are not enough minutes in the day, days in the week, or weeks in the month to get to everything—including carving out precious time for yourself. Here are our top ways to pamper yourself without ever having to leave home:

Preen. Run the shower hot to create a humid, steam-filled sanctuary, which will induce sweating to help your body release impurities and relieve water retention. Then dial back the heat before stepping in. Many studies have shown that good health, hygiene, and appearance positively impact our self-esteem and how we feel. To capitalize on that good hair day, gently cleanse locks with  Nine Naturals Citrus + Mint Nourishing Shampoo to improve elasticity, increase strength, and restore moisture; and coat them in the oil and butter rich formula of Nine Naturals Mandarin + Ginger Restorative Conditioner to add luster and improve hair texture.

Polish. Whether it be bold and edgy nail art or a classy and neutral french, nothing makes a woman feel more primped and pampered than a fresh manicure. To avoid cold and flu germs that are swirling in the air, become your own manicurist. All you need are a few hot nail colors—try Trust Fund Beauty polish in What's A Budget, Hot In The Hamptons, No FilterRich Bitch, and $12 Latte. These 7-free, non-toxic nail polishes and treatments are safe for expectant moms, persons with skin sensitivities, and children because they don’t contain carcinogenic and reproductively dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, camphor, and more.

Play. Besides the obvious fun-factor, getting dolled up is a great and inexpensive way to learn what colors and techniques work best for your face shape, skin tone, and eye color, which in turn can make you feel more beautiful and confident. You don’t need a final destination to play with makeup. With your favorite makeup palettes, experiment with different looks. We love using  Honeybee Gardens Cosmopolitan Eye Shadow Palette’s to create that evening smoky eye. Complete the look by painting your pout with Truly Natural Lipstick in Heirloom (a matte, classic pink) or Seduction (a matte, neutral rose/mauve).

Perfect. Decorate and pamper skin by spritzing it with an all-natural fragrance that doesn’t upset your pregnant-nose, like Pour le Monde Parfums’ Empowera fresh and vibrant scent with top notes of citrus, middle notes of woody herbs, and base notes of cedar wood will uplift you despite the current weather. Pour Le Monde Fragrances are phthalate-free and  derived from safe, natural oils and  to work with your body chemistry to create a truly unique fragrance on skin.

Primp. Dress your good looking–and even better feeling–body in your chic loungewear or evening wear (comfort is key at this stage of your pregnancy)! Enjoy your favorite restaurants or have your partner order-in from your favorite fancy place–dining in using your finest china. Maintaining a mutually supportive partnership is an important part of preserving positive emotional health during this ever-changing stage of your lives, so find ways to “treat” one another based on your likes and hobbies.

Nurture your mind, body, and spirit often, and be sure to continue this positive self-care even after you welcome your precious baby into the world. Share your look with us by using #NineNaturals! Cheers to the New Year!





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