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“Belly”-ssimamma: Beautiful Ways to Flaunt Your Baby Bump

Pregnancy Fashion

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Ciao, Mamma! Are you visibly pregnant and looking for modern and chic ways to dress for your second & third trimester? Are you excited to do a maternity photo shoot? Read this post for some fashion inspiration!

My awesome Facebook friends participated in The Belly-ssimamma Challenge, where they fearlessly shared their Maternity Chic photos! Check out the different ways you can show off your beautiful growing baby to the rest of the world!

Maternity Style

Wear black to look classy. 

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Keisha (USA) is wearing a black boat-neck dress with 3/4 sleeves. This dress accentuates her mommy curves and shows off her beautiful shoulders. Yes to millennial pink nail polish.
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Karissa (USA) is wearing a black snug dress that stops just above the knee. Perfect for a sunny day.

Sweater weather? Wear a cardigan with a tight-fitting top.

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Kimberly (USA) is wearing a cream-colored cardigan with a burgundy tight-fitting cowl-neck top as well as denim jeans.
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Carmela (Philippines) pairs a tribal print cardigan with a black tank top. She is also wearing a chunky necklace and strappy sandals to complete her boho-chic look for her maternity photo shoot.
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Pauline (USA) is wearing a gray cardigan over a black form-fitting dress. Rose-framed sunnies and bright lipstick add fun to a neutral classic outfit.
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Karla (USA) is wearing a black cardigan over a black and white striped top that hugs her baby bump. The messy bun completes the casual chic look.

Feeling hot (literally and figuratively?) Wear a strappy top!

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Karissa (USA) wears a white tank top and black pants on a hot, summer day. Big sister loves her little brother!


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Pauline (USA) wears a cute strappy top with flirty ruffles.
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Tina (Philippines) is wearing a lovely white strappy lace dress and her wedding ring as a necklace pendant. (c) Dianna Capco Photography (

Feeling happy? Wear VIBRANT COLORS!

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Keisha goes out to brunch wearing a blue floral mini dress and blue strappy heels. Her beige clutch completes the fun look. Take note that she’s wearing neutral makeup to balance the look.
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Kim looks gloriously happy in her floral print maxi dress.
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Faith (USA) wears a turquoise dress from Motherhood Maternity. She makes sure that she stays hydrated!


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(c) Rheia Ramos Yeo Photography | Hair: Alexis Dulce | Makeup: Anna Vanessa Lo| Anna Vanessa looks blooming in her floral V-neck dress!


Do you want to accentuate your new assets? Wear a v-neck top!

Pregnancy Fashion
Glenda (Canada) wears a sleeveless V-neck top with a brass choker accessory. Makeup on fleek!
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Jo (Philippines) wears a lovely gray V-neck dress and classic accessories.
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Cat (Canada) is wearing a black v-neck dress with a waistline just above her beautiful bump. The ruched sleeves show off her slender arms.
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Cyrene (USA) is on “Target” in her fitted sleeveless V-neck top.

Winter weather? Stay comfortable by wearing knits and leggings.

Feeling bold? Bare your belly!

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Keisha (USA) (c) Robynne Miller ( Queen Mother
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Ivy (Philippines): Goddess Life-giver

Feeling empowered? Wear what makes you proud!

Pregnancy Fashion
Yvette (Philippines) proudly wears the U.P. Sablay during her students’ graduation day at the University of the Philippines Diliman.


What did you think of this post? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

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Lifestyle, Product Reviews

Palmer’s Massage Cream for Stretchmarks and Skin Therapy Oil Review

Did you get any stretch marks during and after pregnancy? For my first pregnancy, I used Palmer’s Massage Cream. I was so diligent in using Palmer’s every night, and I swear I did not get a single stretch mark on my tummy.

However, on my second pregnancy, I was not as consistent in keeping up with this beauty routine. I ended up with stretch marks on the sides of my tummy (a.k.a. love handles). So now I’m using it post-pregnancy to help reduce them ( I know they won’t be gone 100% and that’s okay #tigerstripes). The cocoa variant smells a little bit like Yakult (the Japanese yogurt milk drink) and so I was excited to try out their Skin Therapy rosehip oil version. I personally love the rosehip oil variant because of its scent. It also does not feel sticky and it gets absorbed by the skin right away (perfect for the humid weather in the Philippines).

Which products did you use to help reduce stretch marks? Have you tried other brands like Mustela and Bio Oil? Share in the comments below!



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Product Reviews

3 Locally-made Lippies I Used When I Was Pregnant

If you are pregnant or nursing, you probably are wondering if wearing makeup (especially lipstick) is still considered safe for your baby. If you are like me who want to look pretty (especially with the expected weight gain of pregnancy) without feeling guilty of harming your baby, then this blog post might be able to help you.

While some women prefer to be cosmetics-free throughout the course of their pregnancy, I still chose to wear makeup for the whole nine months I had a bun in the oven. I’m going to be honest and say that I still use my Macs and Colourpops occasionally, but I chose to wear these 3 organic, local brands on a more regular basis. I did my research and found 3 Philippine-made lipstick brands that commit to being safe and free from harmful chemicals.

The 3 lippies I used (and still continue to use) when I was pregnant were:
Snoe Lipstick Rouge Delight in Mocha Madness X15, Kiss and Tell in First Kiss, and Human Nature Perfect Flush Cream Tint in Petal.

These shades work well with my Filipina skin tone. Check them out:

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1. Snoe Lipstick in Mocha Madness:

This has a smooth velvety finish.

2. Kiss and Tell in First Kiss:
I like that it’s a liquid matte lipstick. Check out When In Manila by Hershey Neri for a more thorough review of Kiss and Tell in First Kiss!

3. Human Nature Perfect Flush Cream Tint in Petal:
This is a semi-liquid lipstick that doubles as a cheek tint.