Baby Bump… Not mine

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Nobody panic – especially you Dad, who follows the blog religiously in an attempt to show support to someone other than my super intelligent, no overdraft, graduated with job, win-every-sport-I-play, little brother.

The baby bump in fact belongs to a work colleague. Other than a change in tea drinking habits none of us had a clue. Fankleless (fat+ankle+less) and still super slim until her celebratory announcement it was unbeknown to us that she was in fact three months pregnant. Although the bump is yet to show we both heartily agreed one morning it was never too early to start investing in Asos maternity ware as well as applying oil to keep any form of stretch marks at bay. We decided that early prevention is the best form of attack and that if she were to start now in six months time her figure will ping back like an elastic band.

She happily agreed to be my guinea pig in return for free products. Using my very kind PR contacts I requested the staple no frills, no fuss beauty product, Bio Oil which is famous for nourishing and hydrating skin as well as fading scars. A huge fan myself I was keen to hear about its effects on stretch marks in particular. We thought we would compare this with something a bit more fragrant and luxurious such as he Sanctuary Mum to Be Stretch Mark Oil. Whilst we will have to wait for the baby arrival to find out the physical effects of both oils, in terms of consistency, smell and value for money, here is how they measured up.

Bio Oil

No frills no fuss, super nourishing and easily absorbed this was my tester’s favourite. When applying to the body quick absorption is key as no one wants to get into bed still drenched in the residue. My tester said the best thing about this product was that it was almost like a dry oil, excellent news for when month seven of pregnancy kicks in and we will up her regime to morning AND night application. I would have to agree with her on this one, I love the fact that the non-greasy consistency of Bio Oil means it can even be used on the face. At a very reasonable £8.99 for 60ml and an excellent multi-tasking product, mine and my tester’s love for Bio Oil remains high.

The Sanctuary Mum to Be Stretch Mark Oil

This stretch mark oil boasts ingredients such as rosehip oil which promises to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks whilst smelling like a French flower garden. Whilst my tester personally prefers the clean, nourishing smell of Bio Oil, with calming and relaxing essential oils The Sanctuary Mum to Be Stretch Mark Oil would also be a lovely addition to a well-needed hot bath. A cheaper and more fancy looking bottle, think Clarins without the price tag, £10.25 for 100ml.

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One thought on “Baby Bump… Not mine

  1. Not a great area for me, but very good again!

    From: blogciaobella <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: blogciaobella <comment+_6xiomqdtybi2fwke8bc4ir@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Monday, 6 January 2014 17:54 To: Eaglemoss <martinannable@eaglemoss.co.uk> Subject: [New post] Baby Bump Not mine

    tessacharlotte posted: ” Nobody panic – especially you Dad, who follows the blog religiously in an attempt to show support to someone other than my super intelligent, no overdraft, graduated with job, win-every-sport-I-play, little brother.The baby bump in fact belongs to a work”

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