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WHAT TO PACK FOR YACHT WEEK IN CROATIA

9 Dec , 2014   Video

Summer.

Sunshine, salt water, waves, partying, sailing, relaxing.

Sounds like the perfect summer doesn’t it? Yacht Week in Croatia provides the perfect getaway, a moving paradise on water with the sole goal of enjoyment. With a plethora of different routes and multiple destinations including islands, bays, marinas, festivals, and party scenes, sailing Croatia is the place to be! But how are you going to maintain that fresh, sun-kissed look throughout your adventures? Luckily, your Yacht Week checklist has been sorted for you with everything from the latest trends to the most necessary items… now just tick them off and enjoy your summer as you sail Croatia in style. If you’ve never heard of Yacht Week, or not sure what all the hype is about check out the video below. You’ll be packing your bag and ready to come aboard before the clip ends!

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–Sunnies. Whatever you do, do not forget those shades! With sunlight reflecting off the glistening water day after day you really must keep those eyes protected! Not to mention, you can look super cool whilst doing so. Handy hint…wooden frames are all the rage. Inspired by the surf-life and with an aim to capture the ultimate summer feel, wooden frames are a modern yet timeless design bringing an element of nature to you. Plus, they go with pretty much everything and you don’t have to spend a fortune on the Ray Ban versions -go to any funky market scene and I guarantee you’ll find some there, or alternatively, check out ASOS!

–Sun Cream. I know, you want that perfect deep golden tan. BUT that doesn’t mean you should let your skin get all spotty and leathery from UV damage! Sun cream myth no.1: it prevents you from achieving a tan. Absolutely not. Sun cream allows you to achieve a gradual tan minus the unsightly red burn and scaly peeling…  Le Tan SPF Coconut Lotion is the most deliciously-scented sun cream that is non-greasy yet moisturising, 4 hours water resistant and has a UVA/UVB broad spectrum. You can’t go wrong!

–Hats. Caps. Both. Ladies, the vintage straw boater is always a classic summer look or if you prefer felt/material, any wide-rimmed hat does the job. Guys, a classic cap will suffice if thats what you’re in to, but if you’re more daring try sporting a fedora, they’ve really made a show this year.

–Water-proof watch. Leave your delicate clockwork at home. What you need is a sturdy time-device that fits in perfectly with your scenery. If you haven’t already heard of them, O-clock watches are the perfect combination of visually-appealing yet minimalist and are affordable, waterproof and available in 15 different colours (packaged in a super cute pop-top tin).

-Lip Balm. Forget peeling lips, remember lip balm… (that includes you too boys). For perfectly kissable lips make sure your balm has SPF Palmer’s cacao butter balm and Blistex Ultra are always safe options.

–Bare Minerals. For the ladies who love their makeup. This five ingredient mineral powder is a full-coverage foundation, concealer and illuminator all in one. Plus, with no harmful ingredients you can sleep in it without fearing a break out. Bare minerals mingles with sweat beautifully to give an appealing glow (unlike the other stuff that goes cluggy and gross..) and it even has a light SPF. One little powder to just top up as required and thats really all you’ll need!

–Bikinis/Boardies. You will be living in these. Girls, pack your bikinis… all of them! Also, this trip is the best excuse to buy new sets… Check out triangl swimwear for the latest bikini trends. Guys, retro surf-style boardies are all the rage, you probably think ASOS is for the girls but their men’s collection is pretty impressive. Check it out.

–Airy blouses/flowy dresses/Hawaiian shirts/ Cotton singlets. Keep it light, keep it loose. Buttons are great, so you can open them up and let your skin breathe. Think boho, beach-bum styles. Spice things up with crocheted crop tops and/or balinese sarongs.

–Sandals/Thongs/Boat shoes. Durable and comfy is the way to go. Pack your trusty Havianas and comfiest slip-ons and you’re all set.

You’ll probably appear in lot’s of Yacht Week Photos but keeping it simple, comfy, practical yet stylish means you’re always photo ready (don’t forget the sun cream, you don’t want to look like a freshly cooked lobster!) Also, embrace the sea-hair, it’s actually a sought-after look.

Beauty

Maintain Salon Perfect Hair All Day Long

5 Dec , 2014  

We’ve all experienced the dreaded feeling of having dirty, oily hair, and having no opportunity to give it a wash before having to make another public appearance. Be it going for drink after a long day at work, meeting some friends after a quick gym session, or just dealing with humidity on a hot summer’s day; nobody likes looking or feeling sticky with gross, oily hair.

Below are a few tips from the team at Brisbane’s Unsurpassable Hair and Make-up Salon. Their salon hairdressers are renowned throughout Brisbane and South-East Queensland for their styling skill and expertise. Learn how to keep your hair looking its best for longer, by following some of the tips below:

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  1. Wash your hair with an appropriate amount of shampoo. Shampooing your hair with the right amount of shampoo will give a healthy look to your hair by removing dirt and oil. Don’t skimp on the amount just to save a few pennies, or your shimmer won’t last for as long, but don’t overdo it either – it’s bad for the environment! We suggest using organic shampoos which do not contain SLS or Parabens. You can also use some dry shampoo if you don’t have time for a proper wash but want it to look grease-free and fresh. Just a few spritzes of this shampoo can achieve what you want without getting your hair all wet.
  2. Use a good conditioner after you shampoo. Conditioner makes hair soft and manageable by keeping it nourished and moisturized. Since hair is hard to brush after washing, condition it to make it easier and more manageable. Leave-on conditioner spray is another option if you’re rushed for time and need a quick fix.
  3. Dry your hair in the most careful manner. Always be careful when dealing with wet hair, as it is more fragile and can break easily. Using a blow dryer is a better option than air-drying it if you have the time. It is however, important to know how to use a blow dryer correctly. Never put a blow dryer too close to your hair because the high heat might burn or damage out your hair. If you are having problems with constantly damaging your hair when drying, consider using some heat protection spray or even just using a cooler setting on the hair dryer to minimize breakage.
  4. Spray some detangler and use a comb. Avoid brushing while your hair is wet if you can, but if you must brush, then opt for a wide toothed comb. As previously mentioned, wet hair is more fragile and has an tendency to break. Once your hair is dry, spray some detangler if necessary and then give it a brush. Wide-tooth combs are better for removing tangles and minimizing breakage. Don’t ever use your fingers to comb your hair because they can cause damage and hair loss. The health and strength of your hair also depends on the types of tools you use. For example, a natural boar bristle brush will help spread sebum down the hair shaft, which results in a softer, smoother finish.
  5. Use heat protection. If you plan on being in the sun during the day, use a little protection. Ultraviolet filters are essential for protecting your hair from sun damage and deliver proven benefits for hair. Most UV shields are finishing products such as UV-based hairsprays or leave-in conditioners. UV shielding products should be applied on slightly damp hair so they absorb in fully to offer longer-lasting protection.
  6. Use the right accessories to maintain your gorgeous and healthy hair. Use fabric-covered elastics to prevent hair from breaking. Many hair ties are stylish enough to double as jewelry for a versatile fashion look. Also ensure you use the right hair styling tools to keep you looking gorgeous for longer!

Having beautiful hair can mean the different between feeling good and feeing great. Make sure you always take care of your hair and you will feel healthier, more vibrant, and happier! If you’d like to know more from the team at Unsurpassable, check out their blog or get in touch with them online or in person at their Brisbane Hair Salon.