When swimsuitsdriect.com reached out to me for a Swim Talk interview I was pretty excited and happy to share some swim suit convo. They also asked if I would like to review one of their women's bathing suits, I was a tad hesitant at first because I am seriously conscious of these last 15lbs of pregnancy weight I am carrying around. Let's not even mention stretch marks, dark spots, bikini irritation or the fact that nursing my son everyday (still) has one boob larger than the other; TMI? Hope not I wouldn't want to be the only women in the world with these complejos (self consciousness)
But you know what, I LOVE ME, ALL OF ME. And as cliche and corny as it sounds I brought two babies in to this world, beautiful smart healthy babies if I do say so myself. Ok so I am not that mom who is plastered on Facebook with her 3 boys and rock hard washboard Abs talking about "if I can do it what is your excuse" but I have made great progress for my own personal fitness goal and I know that eventually I will reach my ultimate goal.
Here is the thing "comparison is the thief of joy" we all have our flaws and issues that we are self conscious about but what I have found is, that if you play them down people will too, I think most people don't even notice really. We are always our own worst critics and this summer I vowed not to care, not to worry and to simply enjoy these short 10 weeks of summer we get here in NJ. I requested the bathing suit I liked the most; not worrying about coverage, slimming effects or what ever other body contouring tricks bathing suits come with these days and I rocked it with confidence. I felt good and my husband thought I looked good, que mas de ahi? (what more can I ask for) I also requested one for Naliya, she picked this one.
About this suit; it is the Raisins Bali Bliss Shayla bathing suit in pink. It has a crochet floral ruffle bandeau top. The five strap detailing brings some sexy to the back! However if you have b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶f̶a̶t̶ a wider back like me then don't even try to get those straps to stay in place, it's not going to happen. It completely padded and has a removable braided halter strap which I put a knot in to give these D cups a little extra hold, it come with matching side tie bottom.
P.S these photos are totally unedited c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶I̶ ̶d̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶k̶n̶o̶w̶ ̶h̶o̶w̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶P̶h̶o̶t̶o̶s̶h̶o̶p̶ except for some lighting adjustments.
I'M ALICIA GIBBS
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