Maternity fashion

I must say that since finding out that I was pregnant maintaining my personal style has been something that has taken a lot more thought and consideration. Over the years I had heard from my friends that are mums that they really struggled to find really nice trendy high street items to dress their bump and they were so right!

Celebrating my birthday earlier this year

During my first trimester (and much of my second trimester) I was luckily able to team many of my loose fitting tops and shirts with leggings (I bought a couple of sizes up from Zara, you can purchase the exact pair here) and maternity jeans from ASOS. I bought two pairs, which you can purchase the black pair here and the blue pair here. Being able to wear much of my existing items not only saved me a few pennies but also allowed me to maintain my style and dress my bump the way I wanted.

Continued birthday celebrations!

I found out I was expecting in September the winter months meant boots, jumpers and nice stretchy tops I could layer with. Now that the weather is warming up its a lovely change to be able to wear loose flow-y dresses that are comfortable.

This was at the very beginning of my second trimester, baby bump was not very visible at this point!

 

Dressing for the summer I must say is sooo much easier. Firstly wearing less layers is more comfortable for me. Also the warmer months marked the midway mark of my pregnancy which meant having a little more energy and nearing the finish line. I found that A-line dresses are perfect for growing bumps as well as fitted dresses made with a nice stretchy fabric are great too.

Thank you for reading my first pregnancy fashion post. If you’re a mum or are expecting I would love to hear about your experience with maternity fashion, leave me a comment or drop me an email at fuschiasequins@gmail.com

xx

New favourite eyeliner

I like to share great products and tell you why I think they are fantastic, because sharing is caring 🙂 I bought an eyeliner from Sephora in Paris a few months back and I am really really impressed with it. Well I was pretty excited with it before purchase after trying it on the back of my hand, I had a pretty good feeling about it! I haven’t always expected much from make-up brands that stock other brands but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this eyeliner. First of all there are a lot of eyeliners with a matte finish that can be rather dull and end up looking almost grey, this isn’t one of them. The colour is truly black when it dries and is beautifully matte, even over glittery eyeshadows.

The other reason this eyeliner is great is that its the perfect consistency, some eyeliners can be too watery and can run during application; this doesn’t and dries really quickly once applied.

It also washes off really easily and you can create almost any look with it. One down side that I should mention is that its applicator isn’t the best, the fibres on the ends start to fray a little after some time which can be a little annoying when trying to achieve that prefect smooth line, so I do go over it with another liner brush to ensure I have the look that I want.

I love that I can apply this eyeliner on its own without any eyeshadow (and even over my slightly oily eyelids and no primer) I get a flawless matte finish. There are other brands such as Dior who do great eyeliners but if you’re looking for something a little cheaper, Sephora’s colourful eyeliner is a purchase you wont regret. For the MUA’s it comes in lots of cool colours too!

Have a great day!

 

Claudia x