Jessica Simpson is expecting her first child with fiancé Eric Johnson in the spring, and she's never been happier. "I love the connection that I'm having with my body," she tells omg! "It really is just a miracle. Creating life is just such a powerful thing. I feel like I'm more confident than I've ever been and there's so much that I'm looking forward to. I can't wait to meet my baby."
Interestingly enough, she also can't wait until she can start enjoying pizza again. "I have to say that I don't like the taste of pizza pregnant, which is such a bummer because normally I'd be like, 'Pizza!' But mozzarella cheese to me just tastes sour," she sighs. "I'm craving a lot of fruit, but I think I'm just craving the hydration. I love cantaloupe! I can eat a full cantaloupe a day."
While Jessica and Eric don't know the sex of their child just yet, they are planning to find out in the next couple of weeks. "I have a loud mouth, so people will probably know along with me!" she exclaims. "All these dreams are coming true. It's just a nice comfortable place to be in … well, not always comfortable."
That's why the 31-year-old singer has started doing pre-natal yoga, but not because she's concerned about packing on the pregnancy pounds. "No, no, there's cushion for the pushin'!" she laughs. "For me, I love yoga because it simply feels good to stretch."
As for her skin, Jessica admits she dealt with a few breakouts during her first trimester. "I was a little more hormonal then. Now, I feel a little bit dryer than normal, so I'm definitely moisturizing more and obviously drinking a lot more water, like so much water that I might float away! I always say people are just trying to be nice to pregnant women when they say they glow, but really it's because they're sweating to death!"
Luckily, the mom-to-be just happens to be using some skin care products she absolutely loves from her new personalized line, BeautyMint, which was created by Nerida Joy, a top skin care expert whose client list includes Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Beckinsale, and Courteney Cox.
"Nerida works on some amazing skin," says Jessica. "I've definitely trusted her with mine."
Jessica poses with skin care expert Nerida Joy. Jamie McCarthy/WireImage.com
After answering a few specially designed questions at BeautyMint.com to identify your skin type and specific concerns, Nerida will be able to recommend the perfect products -- lower-priced versions of the ones she sells to her clients in Beverly Hills -- to get your skin care regimen under way.
"I love the system," gushes Jessica. "I really believe in it. I've worked in skin care before with Proactiv. At that time in my life it was more about acne and breakouts, but I'm getting older and focusing on not having crow's feet! With BeautyMint everything is so affordable and accessible, and that's everything that I try to do with the Jessica Simpson Collection. [BeautyMint] is about empowering women, making you feel beautiful in your skin, and making your skin feel great to be in."
If you're interested in trying out BeautyMint for yourself, just enter the promo code OMG at checkout and you'll receive $10 off your first order! Those who upgrade to an advanced kit will receive free shipping.
- Jessica Simpson
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