Love Letter to the person I love most!

The past couple of months have been quite rough, we endured the worst together. So here is a love note to you, to thank you and remind you of how special you are to me.

Hey you,

It’s me again. It’s always going to be you and I and I think we forget to acknowledge that every single day.

Yes, the last few months have been horrid and it did take a toll on us. We hit rock bottom and till date, we are crawling out of it. So here are a few things I want you to remember

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5 Ways to Love your Imperfections! ❤️

At this moment, if I ask you what you love about your body? I’m sure you’ll ponder and put a lot of thought as to what you really love. On the contrary, the negative is hard to miss, it sticks rock solid, not allowing us to overlook and making every effort to conceal.

Yes, today’s post is about positive body image, ways in which we may be demeaning our self in an unknowing way.

Each and every one of us at some point in our life has been body shamed, for being too skinny, too fat, for our skin complexion etc etc. While others may pave the way to body shaming, its ‘YOU’ who continues it by contemplating, comparing, hoping to be different or more like someone else.

While the feeling of insecurity, the feeling of not being good enough is experienced by each and every woman in the world. We all can overcome whatever negativity we have towards our self, loving ourselves even on the days when our concealer cannot come to our rescue to hide every spot, wrinkle or stretch mark.

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Here are 5 simple ways in which we can start loving our imperfections

1. Fine tune your mind

Of course, we all have flaws. Rather than shaming yourself about something you lack or don’t perceive as beautiful. Train your mind to focus on the positive maybe as simple as a beautiful smile or those long lashes. Your brain automatically helps you see and seek positive once we start focusing on positive aspects

2. Filter your network

Self-doubt and a negative self-image are often created by our immediate contact. Interactions as such need to be cut out, which question your self-image. Filter them out and associate with people who love you, compliment you and provide growth for appreciation.

3. Comparison is a complete NO

Quoting DUFF “there’s always somebody prettier or more talented or richer than you, but it shouldn’t affect how you see yourself”. The whole point is to stop comparing yourself to everyone you find better than you. Appreciate beauty rather than comparing, and a point to remember is one’s persons positive should not be considered as your negative.

4. Connect with your body

Contemplating your flaws will only make you feel worse about yourself, and rather than ruminating, connect with your body. Watch out for signs your body is sending you. Stop and think about why you feel the way you are, and provide your body with all the love and nourishment through exercise, proper sleep, and healthy food.

5. Embrace your flaws

This may be the most difficult of all. But we ladies really need to stop stressing, let down our hair and just breath. Be thankful for what we have even if it’s something about yourself which you love less.  Be confident about yourself, wear your flaws as a sign of individuality and uniqueness.

LOVE YOURSELF

In the end, it’s all about you, how you see yourself, how you project yourself which influences the way people perceive you. Let me know if you ever have experienced body shaming and how you faced it in comments below.

Article by: Amanda Fernandes|Psychologist|🇮🇳

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.

babymoon what to plan

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

babymoon in malta

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

malta what to do

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.

popeye village malta

  • 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

malta must visit

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 | 🇬🇧

How to become the BEST VERSION of you! 

I grew up believing that the relationship we have with others, like the number of friends, perfect love partner etc. is the ultimate key to living a content life, but eventually, I’ve realized the relationship I share with myself is the essence of how happy I will be as I move through life.