If you’re preggers and love all things beauty, then it’s time to book in some serious pre-baby pampering. After all, let’s face it – most of our ‘me’ time will completely disappear once bub arrives. A long hot bath, a two-hour trip to the salon, or a pedicure will soon be a distant memory, so while you’re pregnant make the most of it! Apart from being utterly relaxing and a welcome treat for your pregnant-heavy body, it will also ensure you’re in tip-top beauty condition when you meet the newest addition to your family.
Not sure where to start? Try our pre-baby beauty hit list:
If you have to touch up your roots or refresh your colour regularly – be it a trip to the salon, or a quick home job in the bathroom – you know that once bub comes, regular hair touch-ups will quickly fall by the wayside. The solution? Switch to a more low key colouring style. Enter balayage, where colour is applied to your hair freehand, rather than with foils, giving it a more natural, grown-in look. The best thing is it's low maintenance as your regrowth is barely noticeable so you don't need to run to the hairdresser every six weeks. Read some of our bh balayage road test reviews from Liv and Laina.
Once your baby arrives, you’re probably not going to have the chance to accentuate your brows with a brow pencil or apply mascara, let alone have the luxury of 45 minutes in front of the mirror tweaking, cleaning and maintaining your eyebrows To cut down on time but maintain the glamour, take a trip to the Benefit Brow Bar. For a cheeky $50, you’ll walk away with an eyelash tint, brow tint and shape that’s set to last you a couple of weeks at least!
Based on the assumption that a two-hour trip to the spa is out of the question in the first few baby months, book yourself in for a pre-baby pregnancy treatment at InSpa. From what we’ve heard, words won’t be able to describe the joy you’ll feel as you relax into what can only be described as a large beanbag with a hole in the middle, perfect for your pregnant belly. You’ll be able to enjoy a 60-minute customised pregnancy massage at the hands of a wonderful therapist, without the aches and pains of lying on an uncomfortable bed. Need to find a pregnancy massage in your area? Both Endota and Aveda spas offer a pregnancy massage services, so you can find one near you.
Your hands and feet
In preparation for what may be a long time between polish changes, be sure to head off to the salon for a professional manicure and pedicure pre-labour. The fact that you’ve probably not seen or touched your toes in weeks means they’re likely to be well overdue for some TLC! Opt for a colour that you’re willing to stick with, like a neutral pink shade, as you may not get around to changing it again soon. We like Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Colour, which will go with everything, and any chips over time won’t be as noticeable.
Do/did you have a pre-baby beauty plan?