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This is Goodbye. No, I'm Not Dying From Corona Virus

This is Goodbye. No, I'm Not Dying From Corona Virus





Genius is about knowing when to stop.

And it's time for me to stop this blog.

There are many reasons why I decided to do this.

The blog has run its course. This year it'll be 10 years since I first started writing this blog in 2010. 10 whole years. Wow. An entire decade. That's a really long time. After 10 years of doing this,  I can happily say that I've fulfilled my need for doing it. I feel super satisfied that I wanted to write a blog, and I did it. For 10 years.
 
Now life has become very full with me running my creative agency, {which is named after this blog}, giving fitness classes, volunteering with Sahiyo and writing my second book {here's my first one if you've been living under a rock}.

If you've been following me regularly, you may have noticed that my posts have thinned out over the last few months. I'm struggling to find the time to write posts and also coming up with the content to write them. I realize I don't even have the same enthusiasm to take outfit photos as I did before.

I'm just the type of person who likes to do a lot of things and sometimes I take on too much and overwhelm myself. I have to then take a step back and think about closing one project so that I have more me-time.

More than the time factor, I've come to the end of the road with The Silver Kick Diaries. I'm not passionate about it anymore. And that's the main reason I want to stop. Everything I do in life, I'm ardent about it. If that passion dwindles out, I have to give it up because there's no point in doing it anymore. Putting an end to this only means I have more time and energy to lavish on other passion projects.

This blog was supposed to be a stepping stone for me to write a book, which I did with Loving Yourself In Style. I can tick that off my list as well. Not writing blog posts any more gives me more time and energy to focus on writing my second book.

I'll be closing down my Facebook page, but you can always follow me on my Instagram - @shabanasilverkick. I started this blog to inspire women to dress up more and take pride in their appearance. Which is why I did so many outfit posts over the years. I still want to inspire women to love themselves and dress up, but I don't need to write an outfit post for it. I post outfits on my Instagram and anyone who needs it, can take inspiration from there. Or just keep up with me. :)

I won't be pulling this blog out of the webosphere. It'll still be there, floating around cyberspace, sending positive energy to anything it touches. You're spoiled for choice with 700+ {!!!} posts, ranging from outfit posts to travel to life musings to various tutorials to health & fitness, for you to browse anytime. The blog will also still be on Bloglovin'.

Until I see you on Instagram,

xoxo
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"You've Put On Weight"

"You've Put On Weight"



A friend of mine is getting married. She has a wonderful figure. However, she’s being told by close friends and family that she has ‘put on weight’. She has been told this so many times that she’s started to feel insecure and panicky. She’s getting obsessed about how to lose the weight.

I don’t know why women do this to women. All the people who told my friend she’s put on weight, yep, they’re women. My friend doesn’t feel fat. Or as if she’s put on weight. She certainly doesn’t look out of shape or ugly. But she feels ugly because other women have started scrutinizing her body because she’ll be wearing a wedding dress soon.


My friend is a highly intelligent, talented and kind person. She has better things to obsess about than a few pounds of flab she might have put on because she’s happy and in love. It makes my blood boil when women start to make other women feel insecure about their bodies. We already have impossible beauty standards to reach up to. We don’t need to be pulled down by each other.


I’m here to tell you that if you’re one of these women who tells other women ‘you’ve put on weight’, STOP IT. Stop telling other women how their bodies need to look. All of us come in different shapes and sizes. There is no one shape or size that’s beautiful. Also, it’s really not nice to judge another woman {or person’s} body. Focus on your own shape and body, and what you want to look like, instead of telling others what they need to be doing. 

If you’re one of those women who feel insecure about your body, STOP IT. Your body is your home. It enables you to move, run, jump and enjoy life. Why hate the home you’re in? I agree you want to see a few changes in your body. We all do. That’s okay. You can love your body and go about making the changes you want to make instead of hating it and trying to change it. 


When you love your body, what you’re trying to do to make changes will be more effective. So your fitness regime, healthy routines and change in diet will all yield results faster. Because now you’re doing them because you love your body so much that you want to treat it right. Not because you hate the way you look and you want to punish yourself. You’ll also be happier!


As a fitness instructor, I see this all the time with the ladies who come to my classes. A lot of them are highly insecure about their shape and they ask me what they can be doing more to become thinner/ lose the flab on their belly/ get thinner arms. Some even consider lipo and gastric surgery. 


And it makes me so mad because these women are beautiful, inside and out. They’re lovely, kind and generous human beings. I don’t see a single flaw in their bodies. Yes, some have bigger hips and some have big arms and some are taller, shorter, bigger, skinnier than others. SO WHAT. It doesn’t make them ugly. It makes them who they are. 


One of the women who come to my classes is curvy and stunning. What makes her even more stunning is that she’s completely secure in her body. She often says that she’s not coming to my classes to lose weight, but because working out makes her feel good. I love that attitude! Because she’s so secure in the way her shape is, she’s always got her hair and makeup done well and she wears clothes that flatter her figure. She never moans about being fat or hating her body or how much she has to lose. That’s so attractive and affirming. 



Surround yourself with women who don’t care about these things. I have a fitness instructor friend who I moan to when I put on weight. This gorgeous human being NEVER makes me feel bad about it. She always tells me that I look incredible. She agrees that I’ve put on some weight, but that I look stronger because of it. I love that! Because of that, I stop obsessing about my weight and I relax. 


Lastly, if you’re getting married, don’t go crazy trying to lose weight. If you put on weight before the wedding, you know what you have to do, right? Alter your dress to fit you better. That’s all.


Dress: Saji's Couture, Watch: Olivia Burton, Sunglasses: Aldo, Cuff & Bag: Parfois, Heels: Matalan, Photos: Ancita Sherel


If you liked this post, I talk about body positivity, health and fitness, and loving yourself in my book, Loving Yourself In Style. Available on Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books, and more. Get your copy today!

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Until next time

Stay happy!
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Concealers And Powders I'm Currently In Love With And How I Use Them

Concealers And Powders I'm Currently In Love With And How I Use Them





If there's one thing I'm obsessed with in my makeup routine, it's concealer. Like most brown girls, I have shadows under my eyes. It's compounded by the fact that my facial bone structure makes my eyes sink in, adding to the shadowy look under my eyes. While I can't change my face's bone structure {and I don't want to get fillers under my eyes}, the best I can do is use concealer.
I love that I can put on concealer any time and it instantly changes my appearance. It makes me look fresher. My under eye shadows always make me look tired. Concealer changes that and makes me look awake and fresh. Which is why I almost never step out of the house without concealer. And in a bid to find the best one, I have tried thousands over the years. Okay, not thousands, but several. 
One of my friends asked me to write a post on my favourite concealers, so here we are. Currently, I have a lot of concealers. And honestly, I think it's okay to have a few because again as a brown girl, your skin colour changes from time to time. I go to Thailand and boom! My skin is a few shades darker. Forget Thailand. The Bahrain summer months of July and August never fail to give my face a tan. This is despite religious use of sunscreen. 
So it makes sense that I have a few different concealers in different shades. Not just that, but of different consistency and coverage. I have some concealers that are very thick and provide full coverage. I have some that are thinner and are great for when my under eye area feels particularly dry. I have some that I put on when I'm in a rush. Sometimes my shadows are really dark and I just layer on ALL the concealers in a bid to cover up the purple-y grey crescents under my eyes.
 Note: this does not work. But does that stop me from doing it? Nooooo.
So enough of my babbling, here are the concealers I'm currently using and in love with:
The Concealers

MAC Cosmetics Pro Conceal And Correct Palette in Medium Deep is my number one favourite concealer palette right now. I can't live without it. I was introduced to it last year when I went to a MAC store in Bahrain. One of the makeup artists, Abeer, showed me how to use this palette and I loved it! What I love the most about this palette is that it has 2 correctors and 4 shades. This makes it very travel-friendly and lets me customize my concealer needs whenever my skin tone changes. 
Before this palette, I used to have a separate corrector and many concealers in different shades. Now I don't need to. Everything is in one palette and that's so practical. I had taken this with me when I went on holiday to Thailand and it was the best thing ever! When I got tanned, I simply used the darkest shade in the palette and it was perfect! Such a relief!
The consistency of these concealers is very thick, offering full coverage. A little goes a long way. I hadn't realized that the corrector I needed wasn't orange, it's yellow! The yellow corrector in this palette is perfect to take away the greyness under my eyes. I also realized that if you mix the yellow and orange correctors, you can get any shade of concealer you need. 
My MAC concealer shade is NC 42, and this concealer has NC 42 as well as NC 40. I also found it very reasonable at BD 15 for the entire palette since you get 6 shades. And hey, after all, it's MAC.

L.A Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in GC 976 Pure Beige is an evergreen {everbeige?} favourite. I don't think I can ever stop buying this. It's a creamy formula and this shade always suits my skin. Because the formula is creamy and light, I use it to cover the darkness around my mouth. It blends really easily into my skin and feels light. Sometimes if I feel the MAC concealer feels too heavy and matte under my eyes, I add a little bit of this concealer on top to make my skin look more dewy and natural.



I love the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark circles Concealer + Treatment because of its texture. It's super hydrating and has good coverage. The consistency is thinner than the LA Girl concealer, but because it's really moisturizing, like the LA Girl concealer, sometimes I put it as the last thing before I set my concealer with powder. The sponge applicator feels great on the skin and it makes the application really easy. I really like that it has goji berry in it. 

The Application
I’ve tried a lot of concealer brushes and I have come to this conclusion- my fingers are the best tools. The warmth from my fingers melts the product and makes it easier to apply. It's also really easy for me to get into the tricky corners of my eyes using my fingers. For the Maybelline and LA Girl concealers, I put it on my skin directly then spread or pat it in with my fingers. 

The Powders
I like to set my concealers with powder. I wish I could leave this step out because I really like the dewy look of just concealer, but living in a terribly humid country like Bahrain means that your concealer will slip off if you don't set it with powder. 
Here are the ones I love the best and am currently using:


MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Perfecting Powder, BD 15

The MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder in Medium Dark was a game-changer for me. Because finally, FINALLY, I found a powder that actually matched my exact skin tone! Before this, I was always recommended powders that were too light for me. Because this powder matches my skin colour so well, even if my concealer isn't the perfect match, a little bit of this powder makes everything look seamless. This is a fine powder that sets concealer beautifully. It doesn't cake and looks very natural on the skin. I like to apply this powder with a wedge-shaped sponge because the thin part of the sponge gets into my sunken under eye area perfectly. A beauty blender never does.
The Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder in True Translucent is one of my favourite finishing powders. I've tried a lot of finishing powders but I really like this one because 1. it's really translucent, 2. it's super, super fine, and 3. it feels very light on the skin. It doesn't feel like you're wearing any powder on your skin at all. This powder is usually the last step in my makeup routine. I don't wear foundation, only concealer, so I need powder to set the concealer and also mattify my oily face. Under the eyes I use the MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder, then I use a big fluffy brush to pick up very little of the Australis Finishing Powder and do a quick sweep of it all over my face.
And that's it! Those are all my favourite concealers and the powders with which I set them. I don't like the result of foundation which can look heavy and cakey, plus I believe in letting the skin breathe. Also, Bahrain with its super humid climate is not really the best place to put too much makeup on your face. Especially foundation. So I just use concealers and powders in places that need concealing.  
 
To end this post I'll say this- it's OKAY to be flawed. It's OKAY to have acne and rosacea and freckles and blemishes. Love the skin you're in. Don't obsess so much about covering it up or about looking a certain way. Don't think that you need to match a certain beauty standard. If you're a positive, kind person, you'll always look beautiful. Wear makeup for yourself, to look fresher and the way YOU want to look. Because it helps you feel better about yourself. And again, don't go crazy trying to completely cover those undereye circles or hyperpigmentation. It's alright if it shows. There are better things in life to obsess about than covering up your perceived flaws. 
Until next time,
Feel beautiful.
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The Perfect Things To Do When You're An Introvert and Just Want Your Brain To Shut Up

The Perfect Things To Do When You're An Introvert and Just Want Your Brain To Shut Up





As an introvert, I live inside my head more than I live outside my head. My inner monologue is always going on and on. Most of the time, I need to do something to either shush this inner monologue or to keep it company. 


Over the years I've discovered a few activities that do just that. They help me calm my brain babble or they give me more to think about. Good things to think about. Because we introverts love to get lost in our inner world of thoughts and daydreams.

I'm sharing these in this post because these activities help you relax and recharge your mind after all that peopling or simply when you’re bored or just need to bring your mind to that quiet space again {without having to meditate}. 



6 Unusual But Perfect Introvert Things To Do Alone:

1. Visit a Museum

I visited two museums recently and I realized how great they are for introverts. Firstly, they're so quiiiieeeet. That in itself is such bliss. Displays in museums require your full attention. Reading about a place or a piece of art’s history gets your mind thinking about it- the civilization, the people, what their everyday life would be like, how our times are so different now, so on and so forth. It’s such a great experience to have alone. You can completely immerse yourself in it. Better still- get the audio guide and you’ll be in quiet, introspective introvert heaven. I visited the Vatican museums by myself. I had an audio guide and I took my own sweet time in all 33 museums. 




2. Colour in a colouring book


I have a few adult colouring books gifted to me and I love them. Colouring in a colouring book is very soothing because it forces your brain to focus on the job at hand. You get lost in deciding what colour goes where, whether you want to stick to a colour theme or just use all the colours in your box, and to make sure you stay inside the lines so everything looks pretty. Or don’t, if that’s what you like. 
  

3. Bake something


    Baking is tricky. If one ingredient is too much or too less, it’s going to ruin your entire dish. That’s why I love baking as an introverted activity. You have to follow the recipe closely, measure everything precisely, and you’re rewarded with a fluffy cake or yummy cookies. It’s such a great activity to do by yourself. Bonus points if you get to eat the reward of your hard work all by yourself.


    4. Pinterest-ing


    Pinterest is one of my favourite social media platforms to lose myself in. It’s like a maze in which you want to be lost for ages. You can find an image you like, then find more like those. I especially like browsing through style ideas and different types of women's dresses, reading anecdotes about strong women, and short stories by unknown authors, written on Reddit and Tumblr. These stories are saved as images so you can read them fast and move on to the next one. Or of course, another favourite of mine is cat jokes and videos. If you love cats {or any animal}, this is the platform for an endless plethora of funny gifs, memes and funny animal videos. 



    5. Gardening/ looking after houseplants 

    Gardening or simply watering and looking after your houseplants is such a relaxing exercise for an overthinking mind. You have to focus on the plants, check how well they're doing, water each one according to the plant type, clean the leaves, spray all the leaves with water. Another reason why this is such a relaxing activity is because you get to see all the budding flowers and new leaves. Which is such a rewarding and pleasant sight. It's bound to cheer you up. 


    6. Organize anything 

    I think one of the reasons I'm such an organizing freak is because of how the act of organizing anything takes up every inch of my brain. {Every once in a while I'll reorganize my accessories, my makeup, my work desk and so on}. You can't think about anything else while organizing. Where everything will go, what type of storage to use, how to group things together. So many delicious decisions to make. So when you're bored or need to bring that zen back, organize or re-organize something. Just break it up into small bits or one chest of drawers or cupboard so you don't overwhelm yourself. Later on, you'll thank yourself as you use and enjoy the new way you've organized your things.



    These are 6 activities that I as an introvert really enjoy doing. They help relax a chaotic mind and stop all the mind chatter that goes on inside a typical introvert's head. You don't need people to do it with, so they make the perfect go-to for when you're all peopled out and need to recharge. 

    On A Style Note

    I purchased this skirt from AliExpress. I fell in love with the gorgeous watercolour floral print. Unfortunately, it was a size too small. But because I was {am} so in love with the print, I didn't want to donate it. So I asked my friend Sajida of Saji's Couture about what can be done with it. She took the skirt and added grey panels on the side, making the skirt a perfect fit. I still didn't like the length, so I added a matching white lace from my mother's lace shop, Lace Love, at the bottom to make the skirt longer. And voila! I have a beautiful, customized pencil skirt.

    It's always great to have a tailor or designer who can alter or customize your clothes. Or if you know how to sew and can do that yourself. That way even when your body goes up or down in size, you don't need to donate your favourite pieces.


    Top: Saji's Couture, Skirt: AliExpress, altered by SC, lace by Lace Love, Bag: from India, Heels: Steve Madden. Photos: Ancita Sherel.

    The top is by Saji's Couture. The great thing about black is that you can pair it with anything. But I usually don't like completely black clothes. Which is why I love the pearl detail on the neckline and sleeves of the top which reduces the blackness and sets the top apart. And pearls are always a classy touch.

    Black sandals and a blue bag complete this feminine but professional look.


    What are some of your favourite things to do by yourself that help you calm the brain babble? Leave me a comment below! 


    Until next time, 
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    Where To Shop and What to Get From Thailand

    Where To Shop and What to Get From Thailand


     
    I’ve visited Thailand before, 5 years ago. At that time I had gone to Bangkok, Pattaya and Samui. I hadn’t had enough of Samui, so I decided to go back this year. This year I just wanted a beach vacation where I could relax. 

    All I did on this holiday was eat amazing Thai food, read and relax on the beach, and shop. 


    Samui

    The last time I went, I was in Samui for 3 or 4 days. The mistake I made was to book a sightseeing tour of Samui. I really didn’t have fun on the tour as you’re bound to the tour group and their timings, and the sights they take you to. It’s best to visit the places you want to see, in your own time and convenience.

    Since this time I wanted to just relax on the beach, I chose a beautiful resort on Chaweng Beach. Chaweng is one of the most lively and happening areas in Samui. It has the most restaurants, markets and massage parlours, and Samui’s biggest mall, Central Festival. Staying in this area made sense because I had lots of places to pick from to eat, and the mall in walking distance.

    Central Festival
    Chaweng Lake is in walking distance to this area. It’s a big, serene lake with a walking path flanked with lots of greenery. There are benches everywhere so you can sit and take it all in. The weather was rainy, which added to the romance of it all. Cloudy skies made the entire experience even better.





    The Hotel

    The only thing is, the Chaweng Road area is extremely noisy as it’s a very commercial area. You need to choose a resort that’s quiet inside. That’s the second consideration, The first consideration for me, of course, is that the resort needs to have direct beach access. So I can just walk from my room to the beach.


    Chaweng Regent ticked both these boxes. It was not just really quiet without any noise from the bustling street outside, but it was a green jungle paradise. It had trees and greenery everywhere inside. And the rooms have a garden view. So on the days when it was raining, I could just sit on my patio and read, surrounded by lush greenery.




    The resort also has excellent beach access. The last resort I stayed at, Chaweng Garden, was still away from the beach. At Chaweng Regent, the property is directly on the beach. The sun loungers are situated very close to the water. And the resort’s swimming pool is right there as well. You could be in the pool with a beach view. The showers and toilets are right there, and the resort’s restaurant is right next to you as well, which means you can order food and drink and have it on your sun lounger. Bliss!


     

    The Jellyfish Incident

    My only gripe is that there aren’t enough warning signs on the beach that say there are deadly box jellyfish in the water and that everyone needs to wear a full bodysuit when swimming. Heck, the hotel management didn’t know that. Until I got stung by a deadly box jellyfish and told them. 

    Long story short, I got stung on my thigh by a box jellyfish when I was in the water {close to the shore}, I was in intense pain. I went to the hospital and the Maritime Doctor {who was such a knowledgeable lady}, did a whole lot of tests on me to make sure the venom hadn’t spread to my cells and my blood. All the test results were healthy. Perks of being a fitness instructor and having a strong immune system. But yes, I could have died if the venom went to my heart. I’ll probably have the scars for life. 

    I went back to the hotel and informed the hotel manager about this and as per the doctor’s advice, everyone should wear a full bodysuit when going into the water. He didn’t even know this. Or that there are deadly box jellyfish in the water. I really hope they put a sign at the beach saying this. 

    P.S: Make sure you have travel insurance when you go on vacation. The hospital bill was huge but I got reimbursed by my travel insurance within a week of submitting my papers. {I use AXA Insurance.}

    Shopping in Samui

    Samui is famous for its night markets. You can get some great local stuff in these bazaars. I visited the Fisherman’s Village Night Market at Bophut. It was a huge, sprawling affair with thousands of stalls, selling everything from souvenirs to street food to accessories. There was live music and entertainment everywhere, adding to the festive vibe. 

    Mini fridge magnets of Thai food
    However, what’s sold here isn’t necessarily cheaper than outside. In fact, some things are more expensive because night markets get such a huge turnout from both tourists and locals alike. So you have to know what to buy from these markets. Here’s what I recommend-

    Herbal Tea 
    If you’re an herbal tea lover, don’t miss this. I love loose tea and I’m never able to find some of the stuff I want. I found lavender, jasmine flowers, jasmine pearls and butterfly pea flower. They have a huge variety of loose tea, and each packet is reasonably priced at 150 Thai Baht. I’m very glad I bought the tea from the first stall I found them at because I didn’t find the same kind of tea at any other stalls. You’ll find a lot of places selling green tea with jasmine, and other flavours, even at the airport, but not just the herbs and flowers. 

    Thai Spices
    My mother wanted Thai spices like kaffir lime, galanga and lemongrass. I found a stall selling all of these, packed in neat little packets, and again, ranging from 100 to 150 THB. They even had very small packs of 5 common Thai spices bundle packed together like saffron, lemongrass, kaffir lime, etc. 

    Handmade Jewellery
    You’ll find many stalls selling bracelets and anklets. I found one that had colourful beaded jewellery, handwoven with coir. These weren’t cheap, but worth it because they’re so unique. I purchased 3 pairs of earrings {I’m wearing a pair in this post} and a beautiful big beaded necklace.

    Dehydrated fruit
    There are a lot of stalls selling dehydrated fruit in small, sealed packs, for 100 to 150 THB. The best part is you can sample it before buying. I got a few packets of dried ginger and pineapple. Don’t go crazy though. I find that when you’re on holiday, you feel like buying lots of local foods to take back home. But you don’t really eat it when once you’re back. 



    Also, the packed product may not be like the sample you tasted. I’ve had a bad experience buying tea from Bali where the sample and the packed teas were completely different. So don’t go buying several packs of the same foods. I like to get just one or two of what I like. If it’s really nice, it’s more motivation for you to visit again. :)

    Other than the local goodies from the night markets, I bought clothes from Uniqlo in Samui. There’s no way I’m going to South East Asia and not going to a Uniqlo. Their clothes are of great quality for a good price. I especially love their innerwear and basics. 


    Shopping in Bangkok

    Shopping in Bangkok can really empty out your pockets. If it’s local stuff you want, I recommend Platinum Mall in Pratunam. Touting itself as Thailand’s largest fashion mall, it’s packed with over 2000 shops across 6 floors. There’s a LOT of women’s fashion and accessories. You really don’t want to get overwhelmed here or return home with too much stuff. It’s best to know what you really want, then go and get that. 


     
    Here’s what I got, and what I recommend:

    Silver Jewellery and Men’s Bracelets
    You’re really spoiled for choice here when it comes to accessories. The jewellery shops compete with each other with bizarre and unique displays. I picked up a few pieces of silver-plated jewellery which were unique and not too expensive. They also have fun accessories made out of raffia, bamboo and other natural materials. It’s also a great place to get leather bracelets for the men in your life.



    Sunglasses
    There are a few shops that don’t sell fake brand sunglasses. Look for the ones made in Thailand, with UV protection. You’ll find a huge range of designs and shapes. I loved the shop called Black Gold on level 5. 

    Makeup and Skincare
    You can’t go to Thailand and not buy Thai skincare products! I got lots of sheet masks, body scrubs, and aloe creams. Also, high street brands like Maybelline and L’Oreal are priced properly here {they’re very expensive in Bahrain} and also have discounts on them. I picked up a few lippies and my favourite mascaras for super cheap.

    Contact Lens
    I’m just starting to explore the coloured contact lens trend, and I was so happy to find a brand called Duna in Thailand, that sold these for horribly cheap. Each monthly pair is priced at around 200 THB, and they have a variety of colours. They come with power too. I’ve been wearing them since I got them and I can vouch for them being comfortable and safe. Also, the lens solution is super cheap here as compared to Bahrain. For a constant lens wearer like me, that’s great. I wanted to buy a dozen!


    That’s all the stuff I got from Thailand this time round. Maybe it seems like a lot because I’ve listed it out by category, but it wasn’t really. A few accessories, tea, dehydrated fruit, contact lenses, sunglasses, lippies, mascaras and some t-shirts and sweaters from Uniqlo. I definitely didn’t go overboard or regret getting anything, which is what you should aim for. 

    Before I went to Thailand, I went to a Thai supermarket in Bahrain and had a look at what they sold. Most of the branded food items you get in Thailand were available. Which is why I didn’t bring any of those and stuck to the fresher local foodstuffs like tea, fruit and herbs.

    If you really want to go to Thailand for shopping, I suggest you go around late November and December, when the new year sales have hit. Everything is on sale and at amazing prices. But obviously, it’s very crowded as well.

    I hope this post has been helpful and you know exactly what Thai goodies you want to get when you travel to Thailand! 

    Until next time

    xoxo
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