Mint in Boracay

This has been a long time coming, but I went on a mission to finally fulfill one of the items in my travel bucket list. It took me a while to book a trip to Boracay, because to be quite honest, I’ve been discouraged. We know how the story goes – the island is too mainstream, overcrowded, and very much commercialized.

I’ve always preferred serene and uncrowded beaches, but the thought of visiting the White Beach keeps haunting me that I finally scheduled it in my 2016 To-Do list. Just for the heck of it, I told myself. But boy was I glad I took the trip. Because even despite the not-so-good stories, Boracay truly deserves the attention the world is generously giving it.

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That kind of Mint

We picked the worst possible date to visit the island as it was constantly raining the entire time we were there. I took advantage of the good lighting to get some decent photos when the sun decided to show up. I only brought one cover up with me, but it turned out to be the perfect outfit to sport in a picturesque island such as Boracay.

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Cover up: Sasa | Bikini: Sasa | Sunglasses: Sunnies

I tried to shy away from the usual white, cream, and beige cover up. Instead, I went for a mint colored one. I love how the color stood out even though it looked liked I was almost blending in with the sea (which I don’t mind, by the way).

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Flipflops: Havaianas

I love how dainty it is and the fact that it is in one of my favorite colors is such a sweet indulgence. Also,  I really love how it accentuates my tan and how it just slides off the shoulder to show a bit of skin. I snagged this from SaSa for, I think 799php, if my memory serves me right.

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October isn’t the best time to visit the island because of the constant rain. I came there to chase the well-raved Boracay sunset. I waited for three days for a beautiful golden sunset, but it never showed up.

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Being touristy with one of the Boracay sand castles at Station 1

Nonetheless, I was still able to enjoy walking along the White Beach and appreciating its beauty. I’m glad that I decided to push through with this trip despite my lack of better judgment. Yes, it is overcrowded (even at off-peak season), but the truth is, it’s one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve laid my eyes on.

I left Boracay knowing that I will soon be back to chase that elusive sunset!<3

Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.

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