One thought…and to think I was not looking forward to this trip!
I was dreading to go to Bangkok a few weeks ago because for one, that would mean me not attending the Philippine Blog Awards, and two, I was saving up for something that I did not want to splurge last weekend. Well, the trip with my girlfriends was booked months before, so might as well push with it.
BUT BOY I WAS WRONG! Bangkok made me CRAZY. And I mean CRAZY!
Crazy in the sense that it was the ultimate bargain shopping heaven in terms of clothes. CRAZY prices that my luggage was filled up within a day, and I was already regretting that I tried to bring a smaller amount with me for the trip because you just can’t not buy there because of the drop-down prices, and the clothes are also very nice! They don’t look cheap at all and I was able to buy quite a number of dresses for myself! I promise myself never to SCRIMP on a Bangkok trip ever in my entire lifetime. I truly promise!
Another CRAZY thing was the food. Everything was so inexpensive there, because even at the foodcourt, everything’s affordable ( around 70 baht = 91 php = 2 usd for a dish of pad thai, their really good noodles ) and super yummy! The food tripping there was incredibly soul-filling!
Going back, with regards to my beauty report for Bangkok, I will have to admit that I was lured too much by clothes shopping that I didn’t do alot of beauty shopping.
But then… I did!
Day one, call it midnight when we arrived,my friends and I went to the nearest 7-11 for some quick tummy fillers. The bottles over the refrigerated goods area caught my eye and I got this baby – a Beautishot - a beauty drink! This one’s full of Grapeseed Extract, Lycopene and Coenzyme Q10. Sounds like an anti-aging drink to me, but there was another variant that was a mixture of Collagen and Fiber. Too bad I left th drink in my hotel room because I was saving it for two days in the ref! *sniff * I must try that when I get back!
On our last day, we went to Paragon Plaza for dinner, and as I saw the beauty department, I could not help but beg my friends to sidetrack a bit – I just had to check them out! My first stop was the Bobbi Brown counter – and guess what – THEY HAVE THE SHIMMERING NUDES COLLECTION! The counter people were super nice there – Timtam ( the girl ) and Pan ( the guy ), and oh, another photo-op! Hahahaha! ( stay tuned for my next entry if I actually got something from Bobbi Brown! Eep! )
My next stop was the MAC Cosmetics counter. Gosh, how could I miss out on MAC on my every journey? I just could not. Take a look at the picture of bare-faced me, from nonstop touring, walking and shopping, with the fabulous Jay in such beautiful avant garde makeup! I had to stop , approach her, compliment her, and ask for her name because her makeup was just traffic-stopping!
Another stop was the NARS counter. At this rate of my gushing over cosmetics, my friends were slowly getting mad at me for I was acting like a saleswoman that they were shedding off good `ol cash for shopping clothes in exchange for cosmetics! Here’s us hanging out at the NARS counter – with my friend M getting a Cactus Flower Creme Blush with her! ( I kept on telling M that it was Phoebe’s favorite blush brand so there..haha! )
Considering the prices of NARS and Bobbi Brown was a bit lower than the Philippine counterpart, and MAC Cosmetics BKK and MNL were practically the same, I still enjoyed my trip – specially when I was about to go home, because the airport was just filled with so much good stuff – beauty stuff, that is! There were so much travel exclusives for fragrance, cosmetics, and beauty products, and if you’re the ultimate MAC addict – you’ll definitely love their travel exclusives like a sage fluidline, a dipdown fluidline, a limited ed 209 brush, in a pretty black leather case, as well as travel makeup brushes and stuff! I also saw this really nice Bobbi Brown Creme Lipstick trio for only around 1800 baht ( around $49 usd ), and this Maybelline Mascara in two’s for only 600 baht ( around $16 usd? ). Very very fulfilling. Gratifying. At that moment, I swore to myself – I shall work harder , and travel more! Hahaha! There are just so much good stuff!
This is a sign that I should be saving. Really hard. and just hang out in every airport I can! Kidding! I surely had a blast! I hope your weekend was great, as well!
Stay tuned for my next entry! Ciao babes!