When you read my post, "Learning to Love my Pregnant Body", you will learn how I am coming to terms with my tiger stripes... I have plenty from my first pregnancy and a few extras began to appear in this one too. I am not the only one who has and will have to put up with these sometimes seriously ugly additions to their body. The British Journal of Dermatology states that up to 90% of women will be affected in pregnancy.
As you can see in the above picture, I am at the stage now where even some of my maternity clothing is not quite cutting it when it comes to covering my rather large baby bump. I started showing at just 7 weeks pregnant, so my body changed and grew so rapidly I had no way of stopping the inevitable stretch marks, and it hasn't stopped growing since.
Just because I'm coming to terms with the fact that my body has scars like my stretch marks, doesn't mean that I have to accept a load more coming to join those I already have!
That is where the Secret Saviours belly band, day gel and night cream come in. Until Little L arrives, I still have my beside table next to where I sleep, and the Secret Saviours products are always close to hand so I don't forget to use them.
I have been using mine for a little while now, as you will probably have seen if you follow me on social media. I am really enjoying using it, and have been pleasantly surprised at how quick and simply it is to get it on and sorted. There are so many things that I have to do to get myself sorted in the mornings - to try and make me as comfortable as possible. The Secret Saviours belly band is the easiest part of my morning and evening routine and I am so glad I have one.
Read on to find out why I love the Secret Saviours products so much...
Secret Saviours offer two different coloured bands and multiple sizes...
You can choose from a black belly band - like the one that I have - or a pink one. They come in four sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large.
You can purchase each of the products individually, or buy the pack which includes all three of their awesome products.
Secret Saviours belly bands truly are secret...
The belly band is not actually that bad looking to be honest! I quite like it with its little bumps and the heart that is on there too. Despite the design, it is totally subtle. It cannot be seen under clothes - even when you are wearing tight fitting tops. They have really made an awesome product, that does what it says on the tin.
Secret Saviours belly bands are super comfortable...
Seriously though... Especially with the amount of other items that I end up wearing to reduce my pain levels due to other pregnancy issues, the fact that this is super comfy (to the point of forgetting I'm even wearing it!) is amazing.
Unlike some other bands that I have worn for various purposes in the past, it does not roll or move when I am wearing it. I can wear it when I am walking around, sitting on the sofa, or laying in bed resting and it is almost as if it is not even there.
Secret Saviours have stopped me getting any more stretch marks...
The picture below on the left, is my 'before' photo. I took it on the day that my belly band arrived. Without a filter, you can see how red, raw and angry my stretch marks look.
The picture on the right, is my 'after' photo. This was taken just one week after I started using the Secret Saviour products. As you can see there is no additional stretch marks, plus the ones I had before are lighter, and less raw; I have even noticed some have faded all together. There is no better way of proving a product works than seeing it first hand.
Secret Saviours' Day Gel and Night Cream smell absolutely fantastic...
I obviously don't recommend sniffing any kind of product - especially when pregnant - however when you apply the gel and cream the first thing that hit you is the amazing smell.
I can't quite put my finger on what exactly it reminds me of, but it makes me happy anyway!
Besides, at this point any smell that doesn't make me vomit is a win for me!
Secret Saviours use awesome packaging...
I don't really know what I was expecting, when I knew that my new Secret Saviours belly band was on its way. I knew what was going to be in the box, but not what the box would be like. However I have to say I love it.
Even my girl absolutely loved it... especially the heart that is the key feature in their branding.
I have taken the items out of their boxes now, but I can't bring myself to throw them away! They're sitting on my dressing table still!
I think that about covers it... I highly recommend you check out this amazing product. It is certainly worth it!
Disclaimer: The team at Secret Saviours sent me a pack including one of their belly bands; a tube of day gel; and a tube of night cream; in return for an honest review. The review words and opinions are my own.