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TRAVEL: postcards from Bangkok

TRAVEL: top 5 things to do in Bangkok | Bikinis & Passports

I don’t remember the last time a destination impressed me as much as Bangkok. Sure, the Maldives are stunning, I love Abu Dhabi and a trip to the US always feels like home. However, since Bangkok was my first ever trip to Asia, I was overwhelmed with all of the new impressions and experiences. It has been a week since we left the megacity and I am just now starting to really wrap my head around everything we experienced….

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BEAUTY: sun exposure & protection

Beauty Talk: Sun Protection with La Roche-Posay UV-Patch | Bikinis & Passports

Generally speaking, my skin type falls into the category of “easy to get burnt”. Freckles, fair skin and blue eyes don’t necessarily speak for a southern type and I definitely don’t tan easily. Luckily though, I am pretty good at taking care of my skin and protecting it from getting burnt. I don’t think sunburns are cool and get mad at myself if even my nose is pink at the end of a day spent outside by the beach or pool….

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CRAVINGS: south beach.

CRAVINGS: South Beach Miami Packing List | Bikinis & Passports

Over the weekend, Mike and I finalized our bookings for a special little get-away in September. It seems crazy even just writing this out, but this year we will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary… talk about high school sweethearts, right? Since 10 years of love are definitely something to celebrate, we decided to skip town and have our celebratory dinner in South Beach Miami instead. So excited! Even though we already booked our flights a good 2 weeks ago, we just finalized our hotel this past weekend, so now it is officially time to start planning (and shopping)….

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what’s in my make-up bag? [summer edition]

BEAUTY: what's in my make-up bag? + summer make-up essentials | Bikinis & Passports

While I was packing for our trip to Bangkok and Koh Samui last weekend, I noticed how I don’t have to put together a special “travel version” of my make-up bag. Most of my every-day items fit into a fairly small pouch that I can easily throw into my purse for a day on the go – or suitcase when traveling. As you guys know, I am not one to plaster on tons of make-up and have a few favorites that I have been using for years….

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