I got the Clinique chubby sticks samples few months back and from day one, i am in love with them as i never i have been with any lip product before. I am not a very lipsticky person, even after my marriage, i used it rarely and that too when someone from family pointed out that i dont look like a newly married because of less makeup, as in India makeup and bright dresses are expected to be worn by the newly weds.

And here after 5 years of marriage, i have finally liked some lip product and that suits my taste too. Clinique chubby stick is hydrating as well as imparts a very nice shade to my lips, both natural and shiny. Also, the color of chubby stick i got in the sample was something which made me stick to the products for this long. I was using it before my pregnancy and still continuing with it.

I bought it in Two Ton Tomato and Super Strawberry, and got few as samples which i have been using since last 3 months and will go for more.

Totally recommend it.

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After trying for many kinds of panties from various stores and still uncomfortable, i finally got the one that topped in my list of comfort. I usually prefer the one’s with full coverage as i am already feeling large. And moreover, i got it on sale from Motherhood Maternity. In stores, my size was all sold out but i found it online and got two 3-piece orders.

They are comfortable, not too stretchy or tight on my waist, not too loose, just the right-combination of everything.

Also, ordered some blouses and t-shirts on sale as the shipping was not free, so put some more things in my cart.

I remember during my first pregnancy, i was fairly new here and knew of just one maternity store – Thyme but now, i know of many options. Its always good when you have choices.

What it claims: Clarins claim it as the No 1 selling body oil with 100% pure plant extracts, helps firm, tone and improve elasticity, smoothing the appearance of stretch marks, leaves the skin soft and supple. And it is preservative free.

How it looks: It is light yellow in color and consistency is of thick oil.

Time period i used it before writing this review: 2 months

Ingredients: Field mint, Geranium, Hazelnut, Rosemary, Hazelnut oil(as per the clarins website)

Packaging: 100ml glass bottle, bottle quality is nice ans sturdy. 100ml is the only size it is available in i believe.

Fragrance: It has the natural fragrance of all the plants it is extracted from, i really liked the mint kind of fragrance and developed a nice sense of well-being.


My Review: I was thinking to buy this product since a long time as it is good to firm up the skin but finally i purchased it in my 3rd month of pregnancy, although it is expensive, 100ml for $58. The smell of the oil is really very nice, i know the senses are very sensitive at this time in pregnancy and can initiate headache also, but to me, i really liked it. On the first day i tried it after the bath when my body was still damp, same is also suggested on the product cover. I stressed it more on my tummy as it was really itchy and couldn’t control and my hand went their scratching and rubbing it. i felt nice the first day. After noon, my scritchy-scratchy routine starts but it was different this day. I was happy and kept the same routine every day, although i didnt applied on my damp body everyday but even when my body was dry. Also, i applied it once a day, but it can be applied multiple times for which the need not arised.  As my bottle was approaching it half, and it is expensive too, i concentrated more on my tummy and thighs, and started to look for other options that are safe and not very expensive.

Overall, i just loved this product, my skin felt really soft, supple and moisturized for a long time. It never felt greasy or oily, just the right consistency to be absorbed by the skin that is stretching and fragile. I will definitely recommend it.

Hopefully i will think of buying my second bottle soon, i wish it was not too expensive but good things come with price. 😉

I will be writing a review on my next pregnancy moisturizer soon.

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I know this sounds a little painful but these days my back takes my attention many times a day – every time it starts aching. I had the same situation during my first pregnancy, and here i am again.

Its either upper back(after a full day at office) or lower back(when i am standing for a long time) but wherever it is, it is painful. I have tried lying down on my bed for 10-15 min when i am back from office and it helps most of the times. And if nothing works, Massage is definitely going to work. I use the almond oil for the massages and avoiding any fragrant or other aromatic stuff. Other times, i do some simple exercises for my back, either i can call myself lazy or just forgetful of this option. I know i need to take good care of myself, but the truth is i try whatever i can before i give up in the evening due to tiredness.

And I know God is always here to protect Mama’s and little one’s!

I told my boss about my pregnancy today and he was happy for me. I just wanted to tell him this early so that in case i had to go off work for some days or to work from home, he is aware of the situation.

Still have to wait for 2 more weeks to reach my 14 week milestone and feel safe. Then i will plan to share with friends and family. Fingers Crossed!

I have gone through this phase when i was pregnant with Amy, but i still feel everything new and same excitement for every little detail is there…HAPPY!

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