I won't bore you guys with all the details about the entire holiday but I will sum it up in a couple of words: one of the best experiences of my life. I truly believe that everyone needs to visit Thailand at least once in their life - every aspect of Thailand will truly blow your mind. But enough with that, onto the part where you guys want to know the most: what did I bring back with me.
Surprisingly I was quite restricted when it came to beauty shopping. It might have been because I was too busy enjoying the sightseeing and food, but also because the prices over there were pretty much the same here in Australia. So there was no actual point of purchasing the products there and spending my holiday money, when I can spend it on other experiences that are non-existent in Australia.
I did however spend a lot of time in Boots - yes that's right Boots. The UK Pharmacy is pretty much everywhere in Thailand which really took me by surprise. I did get informed on one of my tours that the King of Thailand actually went over to the UK and enjoyed it so much that he ended up bringing back of some of the UK culture with him - thus stores like Boots, Accessorize, Marks and Spencer, Miss Selfridge etc are widely available in Thailand.
Boots was having a buy one get one free offer so I picked up two bottles of Soap & Glory's Glad Hair Day for normal hair and Glad Hair Day for full, frizzy or fried hair. I also bought the Sexy Mother Pucked lip plumping gloss in Yummy Plum and another tub of my beloved The Breakfast Scrub. I really wanted to buy more S&G products (as it was so much cheaper than the prices in Australia) but I was afraid that I would go over my baggage weight limit.
Etude House was also available in most shopping centres so I took advantage of that by picking up a few goodies. I purchased Color My Brows (quite similar to Benefit's Gimme Brow Gel), a Dear My Lipstick in BE104 and two glitter nail polishes. Unfortunately I can't tell you the shade as I'm not 100% sure if the nail polish shade is actually written on the bottle!
Also, let's take a moment and appreciate the adorable packaging of this lipstick.
There was also this other popular makeup store there - The Beauty Buffet - that was carrying a lot of brands that I've never heard of - probably because the brands available in the store are Thailand brands. From there I picked up The Bakery's Choco Stick Lipstick in No.05 and Gino McCray's eyelash glue (as I ran out of mine halfway through the trip!). Also from Boots I Purchased Botanics' Clarifying Cleansing Oil as I needed a new cleanser (and it claims to reduce away my oiliness - double win). I was also very excited to see The Body Shop over in Thailand as well, and oh my god, the prices were amazing! But like I mentioned before, I didn't want to go too overboard with the products as I was unsure about the available space/weight left in my luggage. I picked up the Chocomania Shower Cream and matching Body Butter. Luckily I got these as a buy one get one free deal.
And lastly, I bought a Maybelline Powder that I haven't heard before - Clear Smooth BB Silk Cake Powder, 3 Model's Own Polishes in Fuzzy Peach, Disco Mix and Aqua Splash, a YSL Lipstick in number 6 and a KMA Eyeshadow Quad.
I also had the opportunity to attend The Beauty Congress yesterday hosted by Makeup Social and Chloe Morello along with a handful of other lovely youtubers. If you don't know what the Beauty Congress is it was pretty much a beauty workshop hosted by a few beauty gurus. It was really refreshing to see how down to earth they were and actually be able to have a conversation with them. Along with the tips and tricks from the beauty gurus, all those attended receive a little goodie bag as well. The contents of the bag were supposed to add up to the value of $300 (at least that's what my friend told me) but I'm slightly doubting that fact.
Anyways, let's see what's in the goodie bag below.
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion, Artiste Professional Rounded Smudge Brush, Artiste Professional Small Shadow Brush, Artiste Professional Stippling Brush and Bomb Cosmetics Butter Based Bath Melt.
Mary Kay TimeWise Body Lotion, Mary Kay Makeup Remover, Mary Kay Concealer and Mary Kay Lip Protector.
Mary Kay also sponsored the event by donating some great products for everyone to use whilst learning some of the great ways the gurus apply their makeup.
From Make Up Store I received the Body Lotions and a Nail File. I was hoping Make Up Store would play a larger part in the event, but unfortunately they weren't.
Also included in the bag was Le Beauty Affair's False Eyelashes and Applicator, Manicare False Eyelashes, Benefit's Porefessional and They're Real Mascara. (Yay for more Benefit goodies!)
And lastly we recieve a Kate by Rimmel Lipstick, Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencil in Taupe, Rimmel Scandaleye Shadow Stick in Guilty Grey, Designer Brands Chubby Lipstick Crayon, Eye Of Hörus Liquid Liner and Goddess Pencil in Bronze Amulet.
Overall I had a lovely time at the Beauty Congress and an amazing time in Thailand/Singapore. I hope you enjoyed this quick haul post - please let me know which products you would love to see a review on!
I will now leave you with two snaps of my and my new tiger best friend!
Until next time..