Category Archives: Beauty and Style

How about taking a little more care of yourself, mom?

Cuidados para a mãe

Caring for a baby is one of the most amazing – and at the same time exhausting – activities of life. With so many demands, it’s hard to find some time just for yourself. If you breastfeed, activities such as going out to the movies or grabbing a coffee with a friend become practically impossible. […]

Your body will start going back to what it was before

Corpo voltar ao normal depois da gravidez

Generally speaking, six weeks after birth is the average time it takes for the uterus to go back to its normal size and weight. The lochia, at this point, is probably a yellow-ish color or even ceasing, which soon means you can stop wearing hygienic pads. This is the time to go back to the […]

Underwear for pregnant women: how to pick the best pieces

You can roll your eyes all you want at the thought of buying underwear made specifically for pregnant women. However, as the end of the sixth month nears, you’ll begin to notice that the underwear you’ve always worn hasn’t been giving you the proper kind of support to your ever-growing breasts and baby bump. More […]

Tips on taking pictures of your huge baby bump

The sixth month of pregnancy is the ideal time to take some pictures of your baby bump. At this point, it has defined curves, and you haven’t gotten into the classic period of swelling, the third trimester. Fuller, rounder breasts, glowing skin, and beautiful hair put together the perfect look to immortalize your beauty as […]

Shoes: which ones to wear during pregnancy?

The sixth month of pregnancy marks the end of the second trimester and, with that, prepare yourself to feel the accelerated weight gain and more swelling on your legs and feet. Your postural tone and equilibrium will alter as your pregnancy advances. As the bump begins to weigh more and inclines forward, every pregnant woman […]

You deserve a spa day at home

Fatigue, swelling, back and pelvic pain, tired feet, and legs…Pregnancy definitely has an exhaustive side to it, and the best way to curb it is by pampering yourself – a lot! Try putting aside one day out of the week – could be a Saturday or Sunday – when you have fewer chores and tasks […]

What is this dark line down my belly?

There is nothing wrong with you. It’s common for a vertical line during pregnancy, which seems to divide the bump, to appear. That line was there well before you got pregnant. Still, with elevated levels of pigmentation triggered by hormonal changes, the line becomes more brown-ish – and therefore, visible – as soon as the second […]

Pregnancy and your skin

Hormonal changes during pregnancy will also greatly affect your skin. In high quantities in your body, hormones responsible for pigmentation usually causes brownish blemishes on the face and neck region. Whether light or dark-skinned, the blemishes will be lighter than their natural complexion for black women.  Even those who use sunscreen regularly aren’t completely out of […]

Colouring, highlights, hair straightening… Yay or nay?

Get ready to enter a stage where you will feel beautiful, despite the pounds you have gained. Pregnancy is a time of great transformation in the woman’s body and life, as well as happiness and hope. The result is an enormous asset for the body and the soul. With hormones running high, the hair tends […]