My Boracay 2019 Packing List

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OMG!  It’s only a week away and we are all set to our 6-day family vacay in BORACAY.  I am soooo excited already and because of that, I really need to make sure that I have planned everything well– and that starts with packing the stuff that we will be needing.

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Oh, yeah!  my pink luggage is ready again!  I’ve been using this for all my trips and I’m glad it’s still in good condition.   I have mentioned in my previous post that I am saving money and because of that, I didn’t shop for new outfits that much– even the Divisoria shopping did not push through and I only have a week to prepare.  Well, actually, I a;ready have packed my things this morning and if ever (probability is about 30%) , there is still a chance to add stuff, I will just add another bag.  So, I will be using some outfits and swimwear that I have worn in my previous summer trips to be more practical.  I will show my daily outfits in my vlogs (I will be covering the 6 days summer escapade with my family).

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My PINK luggage

Because we will stay longer than the usual, this luggage is not enough, so I have to bring a travel bag plus the big VS bag that I usually bring with me.  Aside from the 7k baggage allowance, I had to book an add-on for the extra 20kg for my stuff.  Ok, now you’re all getting curious, let’s find out what I packed in my bags.

SKIN CARE

  • Moisturizing cream (Pond’s Day & Night cream)

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It’s a BIG no-no for dry skin. As part of my beauty routine,  I use the day cream before I apply makeup and after I have cleaned my face with Micellar Water, I apply the night cream.  I think this is one of my secrets why I look younger (hi hi!)

  • LOTION and SUNSCREEN

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To protect my skin, I prepared different sunscreens (from Belo & Beach Hut)  but they are already in the suitcase so I wasn’t able to take the photos.  I have something for the body, hair & scalp, for the face and one for the kids.  Of course, we don’t want to damage our skin with the sun exposure, that’s why it’s really a MUST to have this in our Boracay trip.

  • BABY WIPES and COLLAGEN makeup remover

I always have baby wipes in my bag so no dirty or messy moments.  I would love to bring my Micellar water but I am not sure if it will be permitted in the airport, so I just put the Collagen makeup remover instead.

BEAUTY SUPPLIES

  • HAIR STRAIGHTENER & CURLER

I decided to bring this to style my hair for my very important event since I do not have a makeup artist with me on that day.

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  • MAKE UP

I do not have expensive brands of make up but I think the basic products and those will be enough for me to achieve the summer glow  in my event.  (L’oreal primer, foundation, face powder, BYS blush on, bronzer, highlighter, and lipstick)  I just want something light to look natural, but I want to make sure that I will have a different glow.  (On April 30, I will have my very first make up video that will be posted in YouTube)Oh my!  hahaha!  I think the challenge for me is to cover my dark circles.  I have a Maybelline concealer but I don’t know if it will cover the dark circles that I have.  Let us all find out!  I want you guys to watch out for that- it will also be shared in my Facebook page and personal FB account.

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CLOTHES

  • gym outfits

I have not worked out since I had my D&C operation last September and I was afraid that if I do, I might bleed again. Now, I’m doing a 5 minute biking @ home because I need to have a summer-ready body in one week.  I will observe if I can hit the gym for few minutes– we need to make the most out of our 6-day vacay in Boracay and it would be bad if we couldn’t take advantage of using the gym in Ambassador in Paradise and Alta Vista de Boracay.

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  • swimwear

I packed my fave swimwears (one piece, tankinis and bikinis.  I ordered a new one from Bench but I don’t know if  i will get it before the 29th.

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swimwear

  • cover ups

These are very useful to cover unwanted fats especially now that I don’t get to work out, I really need these 🙂

  • maxi/summer dressesdress

I usually wear maxis in our morning walk.  I bought most of my beach dresses at the SM Store.

  • shorts
  • summer tops
  • dresses for the occasion

I ordered dresses that i will use for the special dinner using Lazada app. 

BEACH SANDALS/ SLIPPERS

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I bought few pairs of beach slippers that would be perfect to use while walking in the seashore and strolling.

BOOK

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Sweet Valley pocketbook

I decided to bring a book just in case I get bored, I have something to read.  This is my fave pocketbook series way back in High School 🙂  I ordered this in 2017 via Amazon but I never get the chance to read this – hopefully in Boracay i will be able to read this.

PLANNER, BLOGGING JOURNAL & VLOGGING CHECKLIST NOTEBOOK

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For me to be organized, I need to have my planner with me  (for the schedules and to do list ) , my blogging journal (this is where I jot down important information that I have to include here in my blog) and lastly, the vlogging checklist (it includes all the necessary things that i have to include in the vlog in proper sequence)

DOCUMENTS

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I bought a plastic envelope for all our boarding passes and hotel vouchers.  This will keep the papers safe from getting wet.

 

 

 

 

BAGS

sling bags

I ordered a pink beach bag that I ordered from Zalora for our island hopping on the 30th.  I also included a pink sling bag and another one I bought in SM Masinag.

GADGETS

  • Mobile phone, charger and powerbank

I do not have a professional camera yet, I am just using my smartphone powered by Globe to take pictures and videos.  I also use this for business so I really need to have the phone with me everywhere I go.

  • Laptop

I bring my lappy with me for posting entries in my blog and this is also used by Shane for her reading app.

MEDICINE

I am now beginning to be health conscious so I will bring my vitamins with me (Vitamin C and ferrous sulfate) and also strepsils for my voice.

CASH/ATM

Of course, we will be needing cash to buy groceries and pay for the accommodations @ the Ambassador in Paradise Hotel and Alta Vista de Boracay.

NOTE:  For the complete packing list ,I will be posting my vlog on YouTube and it will be shared on Facebook as well.  I will do the shoot after resting or getting a power nap after checking in.  I will show you what’s inside my pink luggage while I unpack.

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My Wedding Anniversary Photoshoot Outfits

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Despite of the stressful week, I have managed to schedule my wedding anniversary photoshoot at Discovery Suites Manila last week.  Since this will be something very special, I had to choose my outfits carefully.  I have used three long dresses for the said photoshoot.

 

 

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Black dress by Karimadon

I bought the two dresses last year at Karimadon in Robinson’s Metroeast.  Each dress costs more or less P3k.  It fitted me well because I personally went to the boutique unlike the last dress that I just bought online, the bust part was too big 😦

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I ordered this dress online via Lazada. I chose INT’L Medium because it fits my hips (37-38) but it doesn’t fit the bust area.  I brought a pocket sewing kit with us and the pin saved my day, but it was not comfortable and I felt like anytime, the dress would go down and I would be stripped, heheh.  Thanks to our photographer, Mr. Aldrin Quisay for the beautiful and creative shots.

Pretty in Pink (Shapes & Curves Swimwear)

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This is my favorite brand in swimwear- because of the classy styles and it suits my personailty as well.  I haven’t achieved my beach-ready body yet so I need a swimsuit that would look best in me and I found my perfect match 🙂

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Photo Credits:  Aldrin Quisay

Taken at:  Discovery Suites Manila

 

Denim Madness OOTD

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Denim is COOL! I thought of having denim as one of our outfits in our wedding anniversary photoshoot for our casual look and everbody is telling me that they really like our outfit.  I ordered my denim jumpshorts by Something Borrowed via Zalora- P999.  Hubby bought his denim top by Code Blue- less than P700 in SM Department Store in Masinag.

Photo credits:  Aldrin Quisay

Photo taken on October 30, 2017 @ Discovery Suites Manila

TBIP Summer Fashion Blog Coming Up

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   Photos By:  Aldrin Quisay

Note:  These photos were taken in Baguio City last December 2016.

           Hey there!  It’s been a while since I updated this site.   I will be featuring my summer outfits for a 4-day adventure in Boracay next week.  Watch out for the contents of my pink luggage  (from dresses, tees and shorts, swimsuits to active wear).   

Formal Fashion in Karimadon

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            I’ve seen and heard of this boutique a lot of times and probably been there for few times, but I never bought anything there.  My first impression was– EXPENSIVE.  As a fashionista, I don’t only consider the appearance and quality of my outfits;  I also consider my budget in buying my clothes and accessories.
               Last month, we were damn busy that I didn’t really have the time to shop for our school’s big event.
 
           It’s just recently when we had a pageant in our school that we, English teachers, had to buy either black, silver or gold dress for the said event.  I finally got the chance to own a classic black dress from Karimadon because my co-teacher informed us that she bought a dress around P500 there.  If I didn’t know about the price tag, I wouldn’t have been there!  I never thought that it would be that affordable.  I saw the dresses- they are in different categories.  You can have the brand-new dresses or gowns at around P3k to P4k.  There are discounted dresses (20% to 50% off).  Because I was in a tight budget, I settled for the discounted items.  I actually bought two dresses- the first one was meant to be worn in the pageant (worth P1,800) and the black tube dress for the MNHS Socialization Night (worth P380).
The usherettes in the MNHS Ultimate Divergent 2016
                                    It was really worth the price because I got praises from the people around me that I looked great in my dress– it was simple yet elegant and most of all AFFORDABLE.   As a satisfied customer, I went there again after a week for my cousin’s debut.  I was supposed to be one of the emcees so I decided to buy another one.  The latest I bought was too simple but i found it classy.  There are no diamond studs or other stones to adorn the dress, just an off-white lace and my body to give shape to the long fitted dress.  I always believe that no matter how simple your dress is, the thing that matters is how you will bring life into it.
I bought the dress for less than P2000!
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                   The surprise I got the following day after the MNHS Socialization night was an award- who would’ve thought I would won Miss Fashionista for Grade 8?  I was not too confident of my figure yet because it’s still holiday season and I would be dead serious in losing weight AFTER New Year.  Wow, this is the start of my inspiration (to get a summer-ready body).  
                       
                   To those who are looking for formal dreses/gowns, I highly recommend Karimadon.  They have branches in Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall and Robinsons Metro East.

My Boracay 2016 Packing List

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          My previous trips to Boracay has taught me a lot, so I have come up with my own packing list.  I knew that every single day would be “pictorial day” so I decided to bring several swimsuits and summer outfits.  I have anticipated that I would exceed my baggage allowance so I paid for checked-in baggage.  Well, I think I brought too much because I wasn’t able to use the other clothes, but it’s fine– it’s better to have extra clothes than run out of outfits.  Here are some tips that will help you in your Boracay trip based on my last trip.

1.  Choose your summer outfits ahead of time.  I purchase swimsuits and summer outfits every month (as early as July).  If you will buy in Boracay, it will be more expensive.

2.  Bring travel bags if you don’t have a suitcase.  I brought my pink travel bag I got from Heartstrings for P500 (for my clothes) and the other striped see-through bag that I got from Robinsons East Mall for P299 (for my accessories and other stuff).  (Next time I will buy a pink suitcase :-))

 

3.  It’s optional if you will bring your own towel. Hotels provide towels for their customers.  I still brought my pink towel because I bring it with me everytime I go out to the beach and swim.

4.  Bring at least 4 pairs of undies and bras.  After swimming, you need to get ready for another outfit/s for walking and partying.  

5.  Match your eyewear with your outfit– bring at least 3 or 4 sunglasses or shades.

6.  Hotels will provide you with toiletries, (I didn’t bring any) but you should have your sun protection and hair vitamins.  If you don’t like to load your bag with these, you can buy these from the grocery store.  

 

 

7.  Bring slippers ( I brought 2 pairs from Banana Peel) and beach sandals to match your clothes.  I got the white one from Parisian in SM Masinag for only P399 and the black one from Cardam’s in Robinsons Metro East for more or less P750.

 

 

8.  If you want to have picnic with your loved ones, bring a beach mat. I got mine from Robinsons metro East for P250. You can also put your things here while you swim (just make sure that someone is watching or taking care of your important belongings).

 

 

9.  You will need beach bags.  I got a big one from National book store for P299– this is where I put my towel, sun block, selfie stick, shades, mobile phone and my sling bag.  I got my pink sling bag from Robinsons Metro East for P199.  I use this if I go to restaurants to have dinner– I have cash and my credit card wallet inside.  

 

 

10.  Cash and credit cards.  It really depends on your lifestyle and spending habits.  I spent between P1000 to P1500 for the 3 of us for our meals (We had free breakfast in Estacio Uno for 2 days) so we just ate in affordable restaurants like Smoke, Villa de Oro Restaurant, Carusso Restorante Italiano and Andoks.  Fruitshakes (Jonah’s Fruit Shakes and Estacio Uno Cafe)  and crepes (Crazy Crepes) range from P120-180.  We bought 3-in-1 coffee from Budget Mart so we didn’t have to order from Starbucks or from other cafes.  In case you run out of cash, you need to bring your credit cards with you.

11.  I brought one visor with me because I didn’t want to carry a big hat 😦  I just bought one from one of the vendors in White Beach for P250.  

12.  You need your cell phone for important messages and of course to take pictures.  While i was there, I still managed to have business transactions.  Good thing, we have FREE wifi connection in Estacio Uno.   Do NOT forget to bring a charger and a powerbank with you.  

I3.  Don’t forget your travel documents/vouchers and identification cards.

           I hope this will help you plan with your next trip in Boracay 🙂