Blake Lively feels her ''strongest and sexiest'' when she gets dressed up.

The 27-year-old 'Savages' actress, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds, admits she feels a lot more confident when she gets pampered by professionals.

She said: ''When do I feel my strongest and sexiest? I don't know. Maybe when I've got a lot of good hair and makeup on.''

The former 'Gossip Girl' star, who recently launched her new lifestyle website Preserve, hinted she has no plans to take a step back from her Hollywood career after she gives birth.

She told E! News at the L'Oréal Women of Worth Celebration in New York City on Tuesday night (02.12.14): ''The women that I'm attracted to are the women who never sit back and say, 'Okay, I'm done, I'm good.' And you see that here tonight with the women who are being honoured. You look at the changes they've made in the world and they're just not complacent and that's pretty cool to hear their stories.''

The blonde beauty is looking forward to Christmas and admits it was very difficult for her to select gifts for her recent gift guide on her lifestyle blog.

She said: ''It was very hard to narrow it down. I like Christmas too much so it was just like I wanted everything Christmas-y. And I really actually use everything that's on the site, so my poor husband, our house is just like filled with this stuff that I'm using all the time. So I love it.''