Subscription box for new mommies- discover Bumpbox with me!

Hey guys,

I recently received my first bumpbox, bumpbox is a subscription box with fun products for pregnancy and beyond. So you can subscribe to these lovely boxes anytime when you’re pregnant, and after your due date these boxes will transition to mommy baby products. You can receive these till your babies first birthday.

Each box you receive has a theme and 4-8 full size products. The box I received was perfect for the fourth trimester. I received many products that help baby sleep better. ( trust me you would need them all😝)

Products:

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  • This is a beautiful spray with lavender and chamomile essential oil that helps baby soothe and calm down. This spray is free from parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrance etc and made with more than 70% certified organic ingredients. Just spray this lovely lavender spray on your baby’s mattress or blanket and watch it work its magic.
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  • I absolutely love this cap. It a SnapBack cap with a nylon mesh. This company is started by a mom itself and offers a variety of truckers for toddlers, moms and even brides.
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  • This cute little rattle is made by Cloud b and is perfect for little Marco to play and is designed to develop his fingers to grab on to the rattle.
    • My baby sound spa homedics
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  • This sound spa helps to put your baby sleep, and yes it’s portable. This cute baby spa is very stylish and can be attached to your buggy and is battery operated. The baby spa is designed with four soothing sounds for baby: white noise, ocean, heartbeat and lullaby. Marco absolutely loves this one.
    • Peekaboo story book by Sterling children’s book
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  • This is perfect for putting your little one to sleep. This book has something new everytime you turn the page, it’s part guessing and part novelty, and your little one will surely love this one.
  • Verdict:

    I really loved this subscription box. And I would definitely recommend this box. It is designed with fun things that you would need during pregnancy and after your delivery to help out in each stage. It can make a great gift for your pregger friends and loved ones!

    Subscribe to Bumpboxes here: Bumpboxes

    Price: 39.99$ per month, they have great tailor made subscription plans to suit every need!

    Hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know if you have already tried the Bumpboxes before n what are your thoughts on it in comments below! I love sharing my little new mommy tips with you guys, will be back with more very soon 🙂

    Kisses from Marco & me 😘

    Tips to throw a couples baby shower!

    A baby shower is a time to celebrate the soon arrival of your baby with your friends and loved ones, why should the mommy be the only one pampered during this time?  I wanted to have a shower where I could have my husband and his friends as well to be a part of this beautiful experience. So for our baby shower, we decided to go for a ‘Couples Baby Shower‘ to celebrate us and our little one to join our team soon! My husband and I are very thankful to all our family and friends who helped celebrate our baby boy(haven’t decided the name yet).

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    A very big thank you to my gorgeous sister who helped organize this baby shower for me. You are going to be the best Masi ever❤️ A baby shower needs a bit of preparation and my sister and I started discussing months in advance! spring theme baby shower ideas

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    THEME

    I wanted my theme to be a little different from the classic blue, so after much reflection, we decided to have a spring-inspired baby shower. We had our backyard beautifully decorated with flowers and buntings. We even went with huge balloons with ‘OH BOY’ which acted as the backdrop. We pierced in artificial flowers randomly around it for a fresh spring feeling! This is a super girly theme gives you so many possibilities to decorate and also so many pretty ways to dress up! As this was going to be a couples shower, we added a Beer & BBQ to it! It was a great match, there was something for everyone 🙂

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    SPRING THEME BABY SHOWER

    Food

    For the dessert table, we went for a multicolored cake, with muffins and marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and other sweets!  The BBQ consisted of some delicious chicken, mushroom and chorizo skewers and chutney sandwiches. As the party started around 4 we made sure that we had small finger foods and not a whole dinner setup.

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    BEER 1 BBQ THEME BABY SHOWER

    BEER 1 BBQ THEME BABY SHOWER

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    Fun activities

    No party is ever complete without games, so we planned a few games for the shower. The first one was ” Guess the Mum’s Tum”, as the name suggests everyone had to guess the measurement of the bump and write down, it was so much fun seeing how our friends got involved in this game.

    You can find PDF versions of the games at the end of this post so you can directly download and print it. you welcome 😀
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    The second game was the “Sweet Mess Game“, I must admit this was a nasty one. We had 4 pampers filled with different chocolates and everyone had to guess the chocolate by tasting or smelling the pamper 🙈

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    PROPS & FAVORS

    We also had a few props made so we could click some fun pictures. It’s super easy to make these, just print out pictures, cut it off and stick it on a cardboard paper, after that fix a little stick to hold on to using tape. If you don’t have time to make it yourself you can find many baby shower props online.

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    I made lavender goats milk soap as the favor for the shower. Here is a recipe if you would like to make your own – Lavender Soaps DIY

    DIY FAVORS FOR BABY SHOWER

    WHAT I WORE

    BABY SHOWER STYLE

    Click HERE to shop my look!

    I hope you enjoyed this post guys, and I really hope it gave you some ideas to organize your baby shower! Scroll down for more pics from the party… Catch you very soon with another fun post, byeeeeeee!!!!

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    Nature Bare Body Care – Belly Butter review.

    During pregnancy, your body undergoes a lot of changes. It is working hard continuously to cope and provide for your growing baby. Pregnancy no doubt is one of the best journeys a woman can experience, but it is also a time to give extra attention to your body. Your skin is doing a whole lot of work during pregnancy, as it is stretching to accommodate your growing baby. And this can leave your skin dry and itchy begging for attention. I love trying out different skincare products, and especially love sharing it with you guys!

    Over the past few months, I have been trying a few products for my bump so that I can prevent the appearance of stretch marks. I know stretch marks are inevitable during pregnancy but we can at least try to prevent them.

    I have been using this butter by Nature Bare Body Care for about 4-5 weeks now. And I am excited to share my experience with you guys.

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    What does this Belly Butter contain?

    This luxurious butter is a mixture of butter, oils, and clay that helps lock the moisture and keep skin supple and hydrated.

    The main ingredients are mango butter, shea butter, avocado oil, olive oil which are good for keeping the skin hydrated and Kaolin clay which is good for irritated skin and soothes sensitive skin. This is a perfect blend of ingredients especially which a dry and sensitive skin during pregnancy.

    You can get this butter in two variations unscented or with a mild scent of lavender. I have been using the one with lavender and love the calming and soothing effect.

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    How to apply

    Scoop a small amount of the belly butter, warm it with your fingers, and apply on the belly, hips, and breast. I love to use it right after I am out of the shower as it helps to lock in the moisture.

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    Verdict

    I am definitely in love with the Nature Bare Body Care belly butter and would like to recommend this to all you mommies to be. The highlight of this product is that it is paraben, paraffin, and dairy free and it’s vegan! What more could we ask for? Love Love Love it! The continuous use of belly butter can prevent excessive stretch marks and even lighten them. I have been using Nature Bare Body Care belly butter along with my own DIY belly butter religiously.

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    Price

    It is very reasonably priced at 17$ for a pack of 113.4g

    To buy click HERE.

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    Take very good care of yourselves and don’t forget to participate in the international giveaways happening on our Instagram account now. Have a great weekend and see you soon for some more mommy life posts!

    Article by: Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | 🇬🇧

     

    My pregnancy story: 2nd trimester.

    I can’t believe my second trimester just flew by, I am 28 weeks and already in my third trimester. As everyone says the second trimester is the best time, trust me it definitely is the best time. If you read about my first trimester, you remember the fatigue, morning sickness and all the struggle, welcome to the second trimester where things only get better and look forward to.

    Ready to relive the second trimester of my pregnancy? scroll down…

    Pregnancy Fashion: How I styled my bump on my babymoon.

    A growing belly is not always the easiest to style, finding the right maternity clothes can be a challenging task and I’m happy to share with you a few brands I came across that have helped me stay stylish during this time! Scroll down to check out what I wore during my trip to Malta, hope this inspires the fashionista future mommy’s out there 🙂

    • Floral dress

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    You can never go wrong with florals, and this dress was just perfect to get in spring. I bought this cute floral dress from Boohoo, they have an amazing range of maternity clothing.

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    Click HERE for other cute floral maternity dresses.

    • Lace-up dress

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    I got this lace-up dress from Primark, this dress is not from a maternity section, but it is ideal for the second-semester bump, and the lace-up style is great for breastfeeding post pregnancy.

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    Digging the Lace-up style? Check out some other cute lace-up maternity dresses HERE.

    • Blue Jeans with a white tee

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    This classic look can never go out of style, I got the jeans from Maternity section of H&M, and teamed them up with a ruffles white tee and a trench coat. This look is simple yet stylish. To complete the look wear your favorite comfortable sneakers.

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    Check out my other picks for this style HERE.

    • Bodycon dress

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    A bodycon dress is perfect as it can stretch and accommodate your growing bump. These dresses are very comfortable and can be perfect for the day or night. I got this cutie from Primark and teamed them up with my favorite trainers. The holographic cap is from the kid’s section of Primark!

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    I found some other really cute bodycon dresses for maternity, click HERE, to check them out.

    • Maxi dress

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    No holiday can be complete without a maxi dress. I got this dress from PinkBlush Maternity. Do check out my previous post on this brand, which has an amazing collection of maternity including swimwear.

    Click HERE for other ultra stylish maxi maternity dresses!

    I hope you enjoyed this fashion roundup with me, let me know what is your favorite look in comments and yes do share other maternity brands you are loving 🙂 Don’t forget to read the article on my Babymoonwhere I have listed tips for traveling during pregnancy.

    Have a great weekend guys,  catch you soon with another post.

    Article by: Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | 🇬🇧

     

     

    Babymooning in Malta

    Babymoon is a romantic trip taken by the parents-to-be to have a vacation and spend some quality time together before the baby arrives. I highly recommend taking this trip as it is a great way to bond together.

    My husband and I decided to do a babymoon as the last few months have been all about taking doctors appointments, scans, full working hours, shopping for the baby and this can be overwhelming. We really needed some time off, to spend the last moments of just the two together before we are joined by our little baby.

    We decide to do our babymoon in Malta. Malta is a beautiful island located between Sicily and the North African Coast. As this period is a time to be careful moneywise and prepare for baby budget etc. we took an all-inclusive package and got a really great deal on Wowcher.

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    Babymoon is all about relaxing, so we decided to spend time at the hotel and hit the pool whenever we got a chance.Chai & Lipstick in malta

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    Places we visited

    Malta is full of scenic locations which are beautiful to capture on camera. These are few of the places we visited.

    • The Popeyes’s village

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    The Popeyes village is one of the famous tourist destinations in Malta. The ticket to enter the village is about €14.50 and you also get a few freebies with this ticket.

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    • The capital city of Valletta

    The capital city of Valletta is a must to visit. It has some really beautiful lanes which will allow you to admire the architecture.

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    • St Johns Cathedral:

    This cathedral is the most beautiful I have ever seen, it literally gave me goosebumps when I entered. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and is located in Valletta.malta must visit

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    The entrance fee to this beautiful cathedral is 10 euros if you’re in Valetta don’t forget to visit this.

    Tips for mommy-to-be during babymoon

    • Talk to the airline you will be flying with, to know if you would be allowed to fly. Some airlines may require a letter from your doctor
    • Carry your medical notes and insurance.
    • It’s important to carry some snacks and a bottle of water with you at all times.
    • The best time to travel would be your second trimester.
    • Comfy clothes are a must.
    • Enjoy the attention!Babymoon tips - Chai & Lipstick

    Hope you enjoyed this article, let me know what are your thoughts on a babymoon, in the comments section below. If you would like to discover more about my maternity style, stay tuned for the next post. Have a great weekend guys!

    Article by: Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | 🇬🇧

    Pregnancy Fashion with PinkBlush!

    Today we are talking about pregnancy fashion, I recently discovered the brand PinkBlush and I am so happy to share it with you. Finding stylish clothes with your growing bump can be a very difficult task. My body is continuously growing and it is very overwhelming to find an outfit that suits my new body.

    I love flaunting my bump, and I want to be dressed super stylish during this period, but of course comfort is of utmost importance when it comes to cute maternity clothing, and that’s why I love this maternity fashion brand that responds to every pregnant fashionista’s needs! Scroll down to discover my outfits from PinkBlush.

    • The Maternity Maxi Dresscute Maternity clothes - PinkBlush - Chai & Lipstick

    Maxi dresses are a super stylish way to flaunt your belly during pregnancy, PinkBlush has a wide range of maxi dresses in their collection. I must specify the material of this dress is super soft that makes it really pleasant to wear.

    The neckline of this dress is very flattering, and the band under the bustline is perfect to mark the bump.

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    Check out some of the maxi dresses HERE.

    • Maternity Swimwearcute Maternity swimwear - PinkBlush - Chai & Lipstick

    What better way to style the bump than swimwear. I am so in love with this monokini I got from PinkBlush, the details are super cute and make me feel and look amazing 😊 I love how they played with the sheer stripes on the belly area, every piece of Pinkblush really focuses on your bump.

    The large range of swimwear has something for every taste.

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    cute Maternity swimwear - PinkBlush - Chai & Lipstick

    Check out the PinkBlush swimwear collection HERE.

    For more inspiration follow Pinkblush on Instagram.

    Being pregnant and stylish has never been easier! I am 22 weeks now, it’s been a challenge getting used to my new body and extra sensitive skin, I am glad I discovered this brand that makes styling my new body and looking cute super easy 😊

    Catch you guys soon with more pregnancy talk! Have a great week ahead!

    Article by: Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | 🇬🇧