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Pregnancy essentials at 27 weeks

Lemons Lemons Lemons… I just can not get enough of them at the moment. I start my day with a freshly squeezed lemon in a short glass of water to wake me up and flush out the nasties. It doesn’t always succeed to wake me up but I’ve noticed such a difference in my complexion.

Twinings English Breakfast Tea… Now, I know that I’m meant to lower my caffeine intake, but I do allow myself two cups of tea a day. I tried a caffeine tea a little while ago and it was super rough! There is something about this tea that makes me feel human and that I’m not so far from home. I’ve not had a coffee since November so I think I’m doing pretty well.

Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia… My brother in law bought me this beautiful perfume for Christmas this year and its crisp freshness is so uplifting.

L’Occitane Supple Skin Oil… I’ve been applying this religiously to my tummy since I was 13 weeks and so far I’ve managed to gain no stretch marks. I wish I could say the same for my boobs… Looks like my underboob flashing days are over…Bugger!

Body Brush… This has been an invaluable tool for the past month or so. Every evening I am overcome with itchy skin and the jumpiest legs and the only thing that calms it is a gold old scrub in the shower. All it takes is 5 minutes of gentle brushing before I start to feel myself again. I’m not sure why it happens, but it is highly frustrating and drives me nuts.  If any mummy to be readers experience this too and would like to shares tips on how they cope with it please leave me a comment.

GK Leave in Spray... After chopping my hair into a lob to make it more manageable I’m not finding it as easy to manage. Go figure. 🙂 I really enjoy this leave in treatment when left to soak in overnight.

Colgate Herbal… Although I was lucky enough to not experience any morning sickness during my first trimester, the sensitivity to taste and smell made it very tough to brush my teeth with regular minty toothpaste. An amazing colleague at work brought me in a tube of Colgate Herbal and it was life changing. I read somewhere that using too strong a minty toothpaste before bedtime can keep you awake longer.

St Tropez In Shower… Living in Dubai isn’t all day sunbathing like people think it’s gonna be. I haven’t actually sunbathed since October so my Scottish skin is hugely on the pale side. After too many fake tan disasters I much prefer gradual tanners so this St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tanner is a firm favourite. I use this every 2 days and love the subtle results.

L’Occitane Shower oil… I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT! As I shower at least three times a day due to my irritable skin I’m aware of it drying out and flaking. The almond oil smells and feels amazing on my skin.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser… My go to facewash for 5 years now. Cleanses my skin with no dry or tightness. Enough said. I only use this in the evening as I think washing your face every morning will strip too much oil from your face.

Clinique Moisture Surge… A lightweight gel turns to water on your skin and feels amazing. This was an airport purchase from my last trip home in January and I’ve decided I can’t survive without it.


  1. Natalie Togher says

    Hi Joy! Love reading your blogs and posts! : ) hope your keeping well!
    Watch for the itching when pregnant, particularly in your 3rd trimester as this can be a sign of a liver problem (not to scare you but my friend had it!) Think she needed tablets to help this!
    Natalie xx

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