I recently shared my Bali Beauty Haul Videos on my Youtube channel. As you must be aware of it already that I went to Bali in middle of June this year. We stayed in Villa Saudara which is situated in heart of Seminyak at stone throw from Ku-De -Ta which is one of the famous entertainment nightlife place in Seminyak. Seminyak is Bali’s posh beach area also home to luxurious island resorts and restaurants. While most of the people split their stay in Bali between Ubud ( Island’s cultural centre)and Denpasar( capital of Bali). We chose to stay at one place,Seminyak throughout as it is difficult shifting stuff with little kids.
Our journey started on adventurous note as our flight to Kuala Lumpur,Malaysian Airlines got delayed by 8 hours. This really tired us out as we travelled from Chandigarh to New Delhi same day. I was so keen to check out stores at KLIA in 8 hour halt between two connecting flights but everything went astray. Lo behold we boarded Malaysian Airlines with a Zombie strut.On reaching KLIA, one of the crew member of next flight was shouting our names against Denpasar. Aah !! We scurried across the huge aisles of KLIA like mice ..So lost!! Finally we boarded the plane for Bali, reached Denpasar safely to find at check out that our luggage has not arrived.
This was way too much for us to handle for a day that was goofed up already . At this point, we all started laughing at each other. ( My sister’s family was traveling with us). We felt no less than a contestant of Bigg Boss House figuring out clothes and food with kids. But the warm welcome and hospitality of Villa Saudara played major role to our tired souls. On a lighter note, we still laugh ( end up gasping)to the point of ache for that eventful beginning of our journey .
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Bali Beauty & Makeup Haul
Day 1: I visited M mart which is a 24 hour “Home basics” convenience store in Bali. They had Maybelline,L’oreal Paris,Silkygirl makeup primarily. Orange Eyebrow products were quite in vogue which took me by surprise but the BA in store pulled it off quite easily. Still I couldn’t dare to experiment with Orange in my brows. They had a deal on Silkygirl that day- 1 on1 free. So on buying one shimmer duo blusher , I got other free. I bought these in two shades- Sunny glow and Cheeky Peach.
Day 2: I visited Rip-curl store,Seminyak Bali. They have best swim wear and body suits. I had to buy some swimming gear for myself. Back home now, I feel rather good that I left my swim clothes at home because the quality and designing of the inner wear of Rip-curl is unparalleled. Bollywood is quite famous in Bali. Store Boys were humming tunes of our latest Hindi songs. Moment they got to find that we are from India, they were curious to know more about our songs and movies. We crooned Aashiqui- 2 songs till late in night over Bintang Beer with Lemon in streets of Bali with this totally bollywood smitten gang of Rip-curl. Long Live Indian movies!! On activity side we spent entire day in Nusa Dua.
Day 3: We were visiting zoo today. So meanwhile took halt at Papaya Fresh , Badung Bali which is popular supermarket for buying bakery goods for kids. I was curious for Indonesian Skincare brands. Here I picked Mustika Ratu Olive Oil Body Scrub , Griyakelapa Coconut and Lime Hand Cream and Batiste Original Dry Shampoo. I was super excited to try out these products and straight away went to shower by the end of the day. Mustika Ratu Olive Oil Scrub has this grassy infusion which looks so fresh while scrubbing and it smells awesome. I felt like a scrubbed flower after long active day.
Day 4:We went to Ubud Monkey forest Sanctuary and Kintamani Volcano. On way to Volcano site, we visited coffee plantations and rice fields. I have shared plenty of pictures on Instagram of this day especially. You can shop till you drop as Ubud is main cultural hub of Bali. Home decors,balinese hats, Cat statues,Kites ,Mirror work , Animal coffee-Kopi Luwak are some of the must check outs. As I am a coffee lover, I got myself Balinese coffee and Weasel coffee too.
Day 5: We visited white sand beach of Bali in Sanur. I loved the grey cottony white sky here. We had beautiful evening here. Kids got their hair braided and we tried lot of street food from Crepe to local bali boiled rice. I shopped sarongs in Batik print- cult of Bali. Overall happy day.Me and hubby could manage to pull out an evening date after really long time at Nirvana Bar and Restaurant,Seminyak Bali.
Day 6: We just stormed out of villa with no plans. Explored every single store in Seminyak Bali and then moved to Kuta. Kuta has altogether different nightlife -louder than Seminyak. Waterbom – kids water activity area was the main attraction for us.
Me and sister ( Partners in Crime) quietly sashayed to Discovery Mall which is just opposite WaterBom and went crazy for cushion makeup. Almost all the brands- Missha,The Faceshop,Tony Moly,Laneige, The Saem had introduced cushion makeup . But Our Skin Shades were not available.So we moved to Sephora and I matched to Lancome Miracle Cushion Makeup- My Shade 03( Strong recommendation of my sister who is also a big fan of Lisa Elridge. Lisa swears by Lancome Cushion Makeup). I picked up Glamglow masks here. We got very good deal as I told in video also. Then we picked up Korean Makeup , masks and scrubs primarily from Tony moly and The Saem Eco Soul.
Day 7: We were traveling back and had a 2 hour halt at KLI. We explored Watsons at the airport terminal. I picked L’oreal Cushion Blush Rose affair from Watsons. We so wanted to buy Maybelline Age rewind concealer but it was neither avaialble in Malaysia KLIA nor in Bali,Indonesia. My sister picked couple of things from NYX. Will showcase them ,may be on Instagram whenever she will visit me next.I also got Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil , Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color Rebel red and Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara. ( Bought this on recommendation of Kaushal Beauty,Youtuber) . Jo Malone London was surprise gift by husband which I dis not realized when he picked from KLIA,Malaysia.
Here is the complete list of products I mentioned in videos
Bali Beauty Haul Part 1
1.Mustika Ratu Olive Oil Body Scrub
2.Griyakelapa Coconut and Lime Hand Cream with Silk proteins
3. Batiste Dry Shampoo- original
4. Tony Moly Mushroom Strawberry Sugar Scrub.
5. Tony Moly Perfect Foam Cleanser
6. Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Mask treatment.
7.Glamglow Youthmud Tingle Exfoliating Treatment
8. Glamglow Youth Cleanse Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
9. Clarins Paris Lotus Face Treatment Oil
Bali Beauty Haul Part 2
1.Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color Rebel Red
2.Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara
3.Lancome Miracle Cushion Makeup with refill in shade 03
4.L’Oreal lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush Rose Affair.
5. The Saem Ecosoul Gel Lasting Tint – Champagne
6. The Saem Ecosoul tint lip rouge
7. The Saem Ecosoul SPAU gel BB Cream SPF 30
8.The Saem Ecosoul Pore Deep Cleansing Oil
9. Silkygirl Shimmer Duo Blush in Sunny Glow and Cheeky Peach.
10. Tony Moly Prestige Carat Smart AB BB Cream with SPF 30 and PA ++
11. Canmake Eye Nuance in shade 29
12. Tony Moly Magic Lip Tint Delight
13. Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow Guns n Roses
I had time of my life in Bali with my family. I am being grateful to God for everything in my life. I feel deeper connection to the universal soul when I ma traveling. Today and everyday, I feel grateful for becoming a person I wanted to be- Becoming a mother of two beautiful girls,loving a man I married and for being a part of this lovely journey God- Universe has set for me.
I will soon be bringing up these products individually in future posts. I have shared plenty of pictures of my Bali Travel on Instagram @trystwithvanillagirlblog. Follow me on Instagram for more on Bali plus for my latest stories.Lots of love to you my readers.