Friday, June 7, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Pamper Yourself With Thyme Maternity Skincare

Enjoying Getting Gorgeous//Thyme Maternity's skincare line
I've shared before how part of the reason why I'm so shallow reluctant to get pregnant is that I really prefer the non-pregnant version of myself vs. the pregnant version.

Case in point:

Pregnancy plus extended nursing did a number on my body, and while I'm currently under my pre-pregnancy weight (hitting the streets of NYC with my Lil Love Bird in tow is my workout of choice!*), there is still a lot to be done in the way of smoothing and reshaping the areas that were decimated altered during pregnancy. I know that's kinda harsh right???

Well the team from Thyme Maternity and I had a few good laughs at Getting Gorgeous last month when I shared the same thoughts I just shared above, and promptly sent me home with their Soothing Therapy Breast Cream and as they felt sorry for me follow-up they shipped me a few more products to try.

To understand where I'm coming from here's a breakdown of my post-partum trouble spots:
  • Boobs - not as buoyant
  • Thighs - not as taut
  • Hips/butt - stretch marks =( but as I've shared before I adored my pregnancy booty! It was the best ever!
and the most troubling of all . . .
  • Tummy - all sorts of squishiness and stretch marks
So my plan of attack nearly 3 years post-partum was to use the Thyme Maternity skincare line for two weeks, and here's what I've noticed:
  • It smells amazing - if anything the smell alone makes me excited to use them! For example the Soothing Therapy Stretch Mark Cream contains seaweed extract, Vitamin E and avocado oil with a pleasant, refreshing scent
  • The products are generally recommended for twice daily use - I was pretty good about this but some days could only do it once a day especially if I crashed hard at night, which happens often. 
  • Pay attention to the labels - although I'm not pregnant or nursing, some of the products are OK to use if nursing while others aren't; additionally it's important to note that the Soothing Therapy Restructuring Gel cannot be applied to c-section scars
  • I wish I had the Thyme Maternity skincare line when I was pregnant/immediately post-partum - Mr. Love Bird noticed more of a difference in tone than I did (and that's all I'll say about that!), but it was definitely in a good way ;-) I can only imagine what the results would have been if I had used the products consistently during pregnancy and immediately after
  • *Speaking of schlepping Lil Love Bird I'm now a huge fan of the Soothing Therapy Leg Gel; after being out in the brief heat wave we got a week ago it felt so good to come home and rub it on my legs (I kept it in the fridge as recommended!)
Thyme Maternity's skincare line is available at Babies "R" Us online and in-store and retails for $9.99-$15.99. 

Or you can enter to win a set of the Thyme Maternity skincare line I reviewed.  Simply enter my Rafflecopter giveaway below - as always there is only one mandatory entry with the remaining entries being optional. Open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends Thursday, June 13 with the winner announced on Friday, June 14. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received the Thyme Maternity skincare line for review purposes; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.