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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

[Pregnancy Edition] Summer Beauty Favorites

Hello from the Bump! :)

I'm 18 1/2 weeks into pregnancy and with this Texas heat, I've had no energy to mess with makeup this summer. That doesn't mean I'm not trying or using beauty products! 

During the summer, my skin tends to be more oily than usual however it is the complete opposite this time around thanks to pregnancy hormones. I've been dealing with the worse dry skin - I wake up every morning to dry, flaky patches around my face despite of how much I do my best to stay hydrated.

If you're dealing with the same skin issue, here's what I've done to minimize the dryness.

In the morning...

I exfoliate more than what's recommended (almost every day instead of 1-2x week) follow by a gentle facial cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. 

*I've swapped out my usual cleanser (Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser) and moisturizer (Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré) for something new that I've been using for about a month now. See the products below!

During the day...

If you plan to be outside a lot, use a bug spray to keep the mosquitoes away! I've heard quite a bit about the Zika virus and am so paranoid so I keep bug spray in my bag and use when needed.

Other items I keep in my bag when I'm on the go is sunscreen (to reapply every 2 hours of being outdoors), lip balm, facial mist, and a bottle of water. 

At night...

Cleanser, toner, and night cream. 

I want to keep my skincare routine as simple as possible and I find that this works really well! You can click below to see what products I've been using!


  1. Congratulations!! :) I'd probably be spraying the mosquito spray a lot if I were pregnant too. I love Fresh's lip balms.

  2. Always looking for a good bug spray! Some of them just smell so nasty...

  3. Congratulations, Liz! One of my best friends just had a baby, and she was constantly applying the bug spray. lol Take care of yourself in this insane heat!

  4. Thank you Lupe! Fresh's lip balms are lovely! xx

  5. The Honest Company Spray is very nice! I really like the scent and how it is formulated with safe ingredients. Definitely recommend! xx

  6. Thank you so much Lauren! Congrats to your friend! I'm definitely trying to stay comfortable in this heat! I hope you've been enjoying your summer! xx

  7. Sup bump! Definitely staying hydrated helps with dry skin so H2O all day, errday! Have you tried using a serum too? I love them since they really keep your skin hydrated without the oily feel that some moisturizers would have. Thanks for sharing this and yes be careful with those mosquitoes!!!

  8. Congrats Liz! How exciting! Hope all goes well!

  9. I haven't used a serum in a while, what's your favorite? I really like how serums absorb so fast! With my skin being so dry, it absorbs moisturizer instantly so I haven't had any issues with any oily feel. Thanks for visiting love!