Tee: Topshop // Shorts: Topshop // Shoes: Havaianas
Once we arrived in St Thomas we took a short taxi ride over to the mall where I had my first ever Wendy's! I thought Wendy's tasted so good, definitely the best fast food I've ever had! After scoffing down yummy lunch we headed straight for the tattoo parlour for Erika and I to have our piercings done.
This is extremely nervous laughter...
I was sooooo nervous, so I went first - it hurt a little bit, but it's over so fast it was barely worth all the worrying I did. I felt totally fine while Erika had hers done, then the guy started to read the after care instructions to us and suddenly my vision started to go all black, my hearing went really quiet and I felt so sick and dizzy I knew I had to sit down. The nice guy who did our piercings was so lovely, he gave me a little piece of chocolate and glass of water that had me feel better in no time!
Ta-da! I really like it, I'm glad I had it done even though I nearly fainted!! All of the starter bars were surgical steel (I was hoping for a gold one...) and I chose the light blue/lilac coloured stone - in hindsight I probably should have chosen the peridot stone because that's my birthstone and it matches my ring - but I still really love how this one looks. It's a little sore sometimes but mostly I don't even notice it's there at all.
We all headed straight into K-Mart afterwards and went a bit shopping mad. In the BVI, franchises and chain brands aren't allowed - so there are no stores that aren't locally owned, no familiar fast food restaurants or anything like that. That's one of the things that I absolutely LOVE about the BVI, but it is nice to sometimes get off island and back into the "real world" a little bit. St Thomas is part of the USVI, so it's basically just a mini USA on a tiny island - huge roads, huge buildings, huge everything!
Tony and Erika always go mad buying loads when we go to St Thomas, because they go for so long without being able to buy so many normal things that a lot of people take for granted - like cosmetics, clothes, videogames and home decor! I was browsing through all of the nail polish - not looking for anything in particular - when I noticed the Essie stand! I nearly pee'd in my pants! I totally forgot I was in the US, so I could buy all of these brands that have been on my wish-list for ages - unfortunately the huge Essie stand was totally empty except for 2 nail polishes, so I bought both. I can't wait to show you guys!
Can you imagine living without franchises and brand stores? What would you miss the most? ♥