Bump diary #7 – Stretch marks and June favourites

Stretch marks and favourites

Because I’ve gotten a few questions about what moisturizers etc I’ve been using, I thought I’d show you my favorites for the month of June!

Cocoa Butter Lotion with Vitamin E – This moisturiser leaves my body feeling so smooth and doesn’t irritate my sensitive, eczema-prone skin. I’ve also been massaging over my feet before bed leaving me with a relaxed, silky feeling in the evenings

me. Pink Clay and Jojoba Exfoliant (formerly Brown Skin Secrets) by Skin Naturale – I keep this bottle in the shower and use it on my face and neck every time I shower. I used to have really pimply skin with both oily and dry areas. I love this exfoliant as it’s gentle enough to use every day and has little beads that feel like they really clear out my skin.

me. Clarifying Serum by Skin Naturale – I got this with the matching moisturiser (you can purchase them together here as a handy travel set or a set of full sized products!) and I’m really loving serums right now. It has helped clear out my skin along with the exfoliant.

me. Balancing Moisturiser by Skin Naturale – I have been using this for a while now and actually need to stock up as I’ve finished it and am now currently using some moisturisers I’ve just purchased from Priceline!

Bio Oil – I used this almost every day in my last pregnancy and it just makes my tummy and hips feel smooth and moisturised

Dove Go Fresh Cucumber & Green Tea deodorant – love the smell of this deodorant – so fresh and clean!

Nivea lip balm in Peach flavor – such a peachy, fruity scent! Very moisturing on my lips especially with all the winter heaters and wind about.

Lee Stafford Poker Straight Flat Iron Protection Shine Mist – I got this from one of Priceline’s hair goodie bags and I use on my hair before and during straightening my hair with my GHD. It leaves it feeling a lot less dry and gives a smooth finish with no frizz.

Macadamia Oil Natural hair treatment serum – I bought this after seeing many vloggers on YouTube recommending it. I use this on my towel-dried hair to help it dry feeling soft to touch.

Swisspers Cucumber Facial Cleansing Wipes – Decided to try out a different brand of facial wipes just for a change and I really like the fresh cucumber scent of this one. The wipes are so good at taking off all my make up at the end of the day and leaving my skin cleansed and clean.

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector in medium – In the mornings I use this BB cream underneath my foundation. Makes my foundation feel like it goes on evenly. Not sure if I should be using a primer instead but for now the combo seems to be working well. I’ve been looking into different make up courses so if you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments below!

Stretch marks pregnancy bump diariesPalmer’s Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch Marks – I also used this cream in my last pregnancy every morning. It has a nice scent and kept my bump hydrated throughout the day.

Just a thought on stretch marks while we’re on the topic of all these creams and oils…there are so many different suggestions on how to prevent and get rid of them. But in the end they are what they are – they tell a story of what you’ve endured and the blessing that you’ve been given xx


What are some products you’re loving to use right now? Are there any other creams, moisturizers that you can recommend for my baby bump?! 🙂