Friday, September 08, 2006

Top 5 Pregnancy Beauty Woes

Pregnancy affects just about every aspect of your body, including your skin, hair, and weight, as well as how much water you retain and the amount of blood circulating through your veins. The bad news is that some of these changes may leave you feeling less than beautiful. But the good news is that most of them will disappear after you deliver. In the meantime, the following easy tips can help resolve many of these pregnancy beauty woes:

Acne Increased hormones coursing through your system can cause breakouts the likes of which you haven't seen since puberty. But before you reach for your usual acne treatment, check the label. Certain acne fighting chemicals, such as the vitamin-A derivatives Accutane and Retin-A, are not safe to use during pregnancy, while the safety of others, such as glycolic and salicylic-acid sloughers, is still unclear. Until more research is performed and the safety of these substances is established, it's best to play it safe and stick with a simple clay mask that clears impurities from your pores.

Stretch Marks Unfortunately, the likelihood that you'll develop stretch marks really depends on your genetics and there's little you can do to remove them once they show up. However, you can cover their appearance using special makeup, such as Dermablend Leg and Body Cover Cr?me. And after you give birth, a V-beam laser or Retin-A treatments can help to fade them.

Dry, Itchy Skin To ease dry, tight, itchy pregnancy skin, turn down the heat in your shower. Hot water robs your skin of moisture, so take lukewarm showers instead. Use a mild, moisturizing cleanser and always apply a thick lotion all over when your skin is still damp after every shower. And be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to replenish your skin's moisture from the inside.

Puffy Eyes During pregnancy you retain more fluid, which can cause under-eye bags. Fortunately, your fluid levels will return to normal after you deliver; but until that blessed day, use a cooling eye gel, a good concealer, and an eye-opening mascara to reduce puffiness.

Melasma This "mask of pregnancy" appears as splotchy, brown areas on your face and is caused by hormone changes and exacerbated by exposure to sunlight. You may not be able to prevent melasma, but you can minimize its appearance by using a broad-spectrum, SPF 15 or greater sunblock every day and apply a bronzer to even out your skin tone. After your baby is born, the spots should fade; however, if some remain, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription bleaching product to fade the remaining marks.

Source: Maternity & Style

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Want to see ALL of the pics of baby Suri in Vanity Fair?

I know that some of my readers are interested in seeing the rest of the pictures of baby Suri in October's issue of Vanity Fair. Below are some of the pics I like, but because there are so many click here to see ALL of them!

Miss Marcia Cross Is Preggo

Have you heard that the star of Desperate Housewives, Marcia Cross, is pregnant with her first? Well, it's true! Yay! Congratulations Marcia! This is great! To be quite honest with everyone, lately I've been so "into" the celebrity lifestyle. And checking out those great gossip blogs. I'm thrilled that their are more pregnant celebs out there! This will be Marcia's first pregnancy at the age of 44. Her baby is expecting to make his/her debut in April. Your first pregnancy is always the most exciting because everything is so new and 'fist time.' She must be ecstatic, I know I was when I first got pregnant. I wonder how this will play into the show. Will her character, Bree Van De Kamp, become pregnant or will they just not shoot her belly? In case anyone was wondering, Cross is Married to Tom Mahoney, who is a stockbroker. They got married in June after dating for more than a year and became engaged in August 2005.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Real Pictures Of Baby Suri!

Beleive it or not, but this is a real picture of Suri Cruise. I know what you are thinking... did they buy this kid off the internet? Possibly, but whatever it's worth lets just say that she's theirs. J/k. Anyway, if you really look at Suri's eyes they look like Mommy's, Katie Holmes, and Suri's oval face looks like Daddy's, Tom Cruise. I love her full set of dark brown/black hair and her light skin. It appears that she has blue eyes. She looks like a beautiful girl. I can clearly understand why they wanted to keep her private. They are guarding their precious little one from the paparazzi villians. The decision to post her on the cover of the new Vanity Fair was a choice to get a few paparazzis away from their baby (I'm assuming) and to settle a few nasty rumors. I hope people see that she is real and stop harassing little Suri. The new pictures of Baby Suri will be in Vanity Fair's October issue, if any of you want to catch it. In an interview inside the magazine, Holmes berates the media for their attitude towards the couple, and ongoing speculation about why pictures of the baby had not been made available before. "The stuff they say about Suri - you shouldn't say that about us, and you can't say that about my child," she said, and added the gossip "eats away at me because it's just not okay." "This is my future. This is my family, and I care so much about them. "To see how someone as caring and good as Tom is, to see how things can just get so twisted and turned around... where does it come from?," added the actress.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Q: Should I have a baby after 35?A: No, 35 children is enough. Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?A: With any luck, right after he finishes college. Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?A: Childbirth. Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.A: So what's your question? Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current. Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?A: Right after you find out you're pregnant. Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?A: Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you. Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?A: Yes, pregnancy. Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly. Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?A: When the kids are in college.

How Much Are B-List Baby Pics Worth?

We've heard how much paparazzi are willing to pay to get an A-list celebrity baby pic, but have you wondered how much they would pay for a celebrity that is not on top? After reading this I still think a down payment on a car is a lot for anyone. I would absolutely love it! ---------------------------- When A-List stars have A-list babies, paparazzi and tabloids are willing to do whatever it takes to get the pics, even if it means spending millions of dollars. When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie welcomed baby Shiloh into the world, the first pics were bought by People magazine for reportedly $4.1 million. Baby Suri Cruise's pics are estimated to go for a similar price ... if she really exists. But what about B-List babies? What price range do they fall into? According to one of TMZ's sources, "Not that much." We're talking less than $5000!! Translation -- If Sharon Stone had decided to hawk the images of her recently adopted child, she might have been able to put a down payment on a Toyota Yaris. Jennie Garth's babies' pics are estimated to go for $3 thousand, "if even that". Our sources also explained the huge difference between A-list stars and A-list superstars. For example, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick cashed in somewhere between $80 and $100 thousand for shots of their newborn in 2002, while photos of Heidi Klum and Seal's future bundle of joy are expected to top out at $60 grand. So how much would a B-list TV star rake in for baby pics? "Nothing! Not a penny, even if they're exclusives. Regardless of size or publication." Not that any of these stars are rummaging for change in between the sofa cushions, but it definitely pays a lot more to breed with an A-lister. Source: TMZ