I’ve been to the Philippines several times now over the years, but have never been to Boracay until now. I’ve always been obsessed with the thought, but never figured it would be a reality. I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to visit!
My family and I made it into Manila on May 17th very, very early in the morning and our flight to Boracay was supposed to be around 10AM. Wrong. After getting some rest at my Aunt’s house, we headed back to the airport to check-in for our flight, only to find out it had been delayed 4 hours. After getting all settled, grabbing a bite to eat, it’s almost time to board our flight so we head to our gate. And then our flight gets delayed another 2 hours. At this point, we had been traveling for pretty much 2 days straight and we were all just over it lol. Around 5, we finally get to take off and thankfully, it’s only an hour plane ride. We had made it just in time for our very first Boracay sunset.
That first night, we just hung out around the hotel and got some much needed rest!
The next morning, we got up early and headed down to breakfast and to take a morning swim.
Fly fishing is when you get on one of these terrifying piece of shits pulled by a jet boat. Let’s just say miraculously, I never fell off, but everyone else did. I wish I got footage, but Uriel forgot the water proof casing for the GoPro. I’m sure it would’ve been hilarious! Afterwards, we grabbed some lunch and headed back to the hotel for, you guessed it, more rest haha.
Later that night, we decided to head over to Spider Club and have a couple of drinks as the sun set.
And that’s a wrap for the first 24 hours in Boracay! Successful if you don’t count the 2 delays for our flight lol. Stay tuned for the next post!
I’m so sorry I’ve been slacking on this blog! I promise y’all I’ve got lots of blog content planned the next couple of weeks. I’ve hit a funk, but I think it’s almost over! I’m slowly getting more and more creative with what posts I want to make and so on. My trip to the Philippines is coming very soon, and by soon, I mean I leave Friday morning lol. I will be in the Philippines for 2 weeks and I am planning on vlogging as much as I can! It’ll be a jam packed two weeks as my boyfriend and my sister’s boyfriend are coming along for the trip and they both have never been. Normally, my family goes for a whole month, but now that my sister and I are both out of school and are working, it’s just not possible anymore so we’re fitting in a month’s worth of vacation into two weeks instead! We’re going to be staying in Boracay for three days while we’re there as well and we’ve never been before so I’m super excited! Boracay is THE destination in the Philippines, with its’ white sand beaches and great nightlife. I’m so hyped. Not only that, but one of my cousins is getting married and everyone is a part of the wedding party! We’ve had this vacation planned since pretty much November and it’s so mind-blowing to me that it begins in just a couple of days! So the past couple of days of preparing and packing and such has been nuts. I’m totally stressed about it, but I am so anxious to just hop on that plane and be all the way across the world in warm, sunny weather. In fact.. I should be getting some packing done right now, haha.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended America’s Beauty Show in Chicago at McCormick Place. Imagine IMATS, but with hair products haha. You have all the major lines there such as Paul Mitchell, Redken, TIGI, Pureoology, CHI, Moroccan Oil, American Crew, etc. As well as tons of smaller brands intermixed throughout. If you are a hair and makeup junkie like me (I mean let’s be real, you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t), this place is heaven. You have hundreds of vendors, great deals, tons of stages and presentations. You’d literally have to be lacking a creative bone in your body if this place didn’t inspire you at all. This was the 2nd year I’ve attended and lemme tell you, I handled it a lot better than last year! I went as a student and it was my first time going so I seriously had NO idea what to expect. I’ve been to the Auto Show at McCormick Place several times, but the beauty show is a whole other level. Definitely overwhelming to say the least. This year, I went into it with a list of booths I couldn’t miss and it made my day so much easier! I made sure I had enough time to visit all the booths I wanted to visit and buy all the products I needed to get because HELLO? amazing deals! The show isn’t just limited to only hair lines, they also have lots of makeup vendors as well as a separate show in the same building for skin and body. The highlight of my entire day was getting the opportunity to meet JP DeJoria, co-founder and co-owner of Paul Mitchell. He has such a great spirit about him that even being in his presence for five minutes was awesome.
FUN FACT: the backstreet boys were there??????????? I saw Nick Carter in person. It was weird, haha.