I'm back! If you didn't know, I went back to Thailand for a 2.5-week visit. It was a good decision to put my blog on a mini break because when I was there, I did not have time to log on to the internet at all! Sometimes I'd have only 5-10 minutes to respond to important email and that's about it. If you have emailed me, messaged me through facebook/twitter/instagram, or left comments on my blog, reassured that I will get back to you within the next couple of days! :)
It is so nice to spend every single second with my family. I didn't have time to worry about work, my blog, my phone, internet, etc. All I did was just enjoy the many places visited, the great food (oh those fresh-from-the-sea seafood!), the
super warm superheated (!) weather (I wore shorts or a dress most days!), and the great company of my family and friends (I visited with my old friends in Bangkok one night and I don't think I have ever laughed so much and so loud in my life!).
I spent only a couple of days in Bangkok, a few days in Hua-Hin and the rest in Pattaya. I wish I had more time to travel further into the south for the “real” beaches but it's okay, I'll save that for the next time.
Before I went, I planned to buy so much makeup in Thailand but as it turned out, I just did not have time! I was only able to grab a few items here and there (shown above) when I was picking up snacks from Watsons, 7-Eleven, Tesco Lotus, and Tops. I did not have time to visit makeup counters and stores as originally planned. Save for the Tom Ford lipstick in 23 Bare Peach (Asia-exclusive shade) that I purposely made a special quick visit to Siam Paragon to pick it up. I wanted to pick up 21 Naked Coral as well but it was out of stock! *sad face* My last hope was to stop at the airport's duty-free shop but my hope was crushed that morning when I woke up late and almost couldn't make it to the gate in time! Forget about the duty-free shop, I need to get my butt on that plane first! Ha ha! So, yeah, makeup shopping just wasn't meant to be on this trip! :(
If you're curious, I bought:
- Bioré Makeup Remover for Eye & Lip
- Bioré My Melody Perfect Cleaning Oil
- Bioré UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ PA+++
- Bioré UV Bright Face Milk SPF 50+ PA+++
- Maybelline Baby Lips Color in Pink Peony
- Maybelline BoldMatte Lipstick in Mat7
- Maybelline Fashion Brow 24H Coloring Mascara in Dark Brown, Yellow Brown, and Rusty Brown
- Utip Sniffkiss Lip & Cheek stain
- CandyDoll Liquid Foundation in 02
- Tom Ford Lip Color in 23 Bare Peach
- Cathy Doll Pretty Volume Mascara
- Fairy Drops Mascara
- Dolly Wink Eyelash Glue
- In2it Waterproof Gel Liner in Dark Brown
Mostly everyday stuff, nothing fancy! :)
I also bought a whole bunch of hair accessories and stationery (I ♥ B2S!). I also stopped at the Sanrio section at Central and bought a set of 3-Hello Kitty Pouches! But of all the makeup and cutesy things I bought, my most favorite item purchased is the Paul Frank zip-top pouch!
This thing is über soft!! I've been looking for a pouch this style to carry all my miscellaneous stuff to work and this one is perfect! You can put so much stuff in it and still save a lot of space in your bag because of it's flat shape. In the picture below I put all makeup that I purchased from the trip in it and you can see, there is still more room to put more stuff! LOL!
I will try to get all my photos from the trip together very soon. I would like to show you some but I don't know if you'd be interested in seeing them? LOL. I'm still suffering from the great jet lag right now. In the meantime, I'm also trying to get into the hang of things again. It's weird how you could forget some of your mundane routines in just 17 days! I haven't yet finished unpacking, either, but I wanted to log on to update you guys that I'm back. I may not be able to post often in the coming weeks but as things get settled down again, I'll post more often!
Raise your hand if you've missed me/hellojaa! :D