I get a lot of questions about "pregnancy safe" products. The good news is that a majority of what I post is great for use before, during and after pregnancy! Here's a short list of ingredients that all communities agree should be avoided during pregnancy.
You may have heard 50 times by now that you should be using a natural deodorant. I know - the process of finding a natural deodorant is an unfavorable one (especially in the summer time) - but there are so many great options now! If you are pregnant, I really urge you to consider it! Conventional deodorants contain aluminum + other endocrine disruptors and if you're pregnant - you should think about these metals and toxins leaking into your glands...right beside your milk glands! Natural deodorants are not anti-perspirants, so you will still sweat. BUT sweating rids your body of toxins - it's a natural and essential process. I'd rather sweat out my toxins vs. hanging on to them and having the toxins potentially reach my baby. I recommend a few deodorant brands - but I'm loving the NEW Agent Nateur Holi(stick) Sensitive Deodorant!
A great resource to read all about things to consider when it comes to Immunity and Health for pregnancy through the teen years is the book, The Vaccine Friendly Plan. We did not necessarily follow their vaccine plan, but this book is full of information about a healthy pregnancy and details each vaccine (its history, use, ingredients, side effects). The doctors even describe what exactly endocrine disruptors are and why to avoid them! Whether you decide to vaccinate or follow a different a plan, this book is a great resource for pregnancy and beyond - I align with so much of what they say! They talk about aluminum and deodorants in Chapter 1!
I created a lightweight summer makeup look using all of my newest loves! This entire look (except for mascara) is available at Aillea Beauty.
Foundation: Ilia Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20
Concealer: Vapour Illusionist Concealer
Bronzer + Lipcolor: from the RMS Signature Set in Mod
Eyecolor: NEW RMS Eye Polish Shade in Embrace (a rose quartz pink shade. love!)
Highlighter: NEW RMS Champagne Rose Luminizer
Eyeliner: I used the Kjaer Weis Shadow in Magnetic (a coppery brown shade)
Mascara: Honest Primer + Mascara
Deodorant: NEW Agent Nateur Holi(stick) Sensitive Deodorant (if most natural deodorants make your armpits break out, give this a try! It has really helped me!)
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