My Favourite Beauty Products – April 2017

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  • Nivea Rich Nourishing Richly Caring Dry to Very Dry Skin

   An excellent all over body moisturizer. It absorbs quickly and is not sticky.

  • Clarisonic Plus

    I have used a Clarisonic sonic cleansing brush for the past 2 years and have been very impressed with the way it cleans and gently exfoliates my skin. It is my most favourite beauty tool.

  • Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap

    Used with my Clarisonic, only a little is needed to thoroughly cleanse the face and prepare the skin for moisturizing.

  • Dermal Therapy Heel Balm Platinum Next Generation Formula

    I use this product at night just before I hop into bed, rubbing a little on my heels and soles of my feet. I have tried many products in the past but this one works well and is not greasy.

E.

 

A Weekend in Melbourne

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If you are looking for a top place to stay in Melbourne you can’t beat the Grand Mercure or Mercure Welcome located at Little Bourke Street.

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These are my top reasons to stay in the heart of the City :

  1. Location, Location, Location
    • Walking distance to Flinders Street Station,  MCG, National Gallery of Victoria, Chinatown, Crown Casino, South Bank, Federation Square, tram stops.
  • A short tram stop to Queen Victoria Markets.
  1. Haigh’s Chocolates Store – Located in the foyer of the hotel is the Haigh’s Chocolates store which has delectable delights.image
  2. Retail Shopping Therapy – Bourke Street Mall, Emporium Melbourne, Melbourne Central and a number of small Heritage Arcades.  A short tram ride will take you to the Harbour Town at Docklands.
  3. Buffet breakfast with a variety of cuisines.
  4. Cocoon Bar  – intimate wining and dining away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.

K.

My Favourite Beauty Products – March 2017

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  • Eternity Summer Calvin Klein

    A lovely light summer scent that makes me feel fresh.

  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +

    An excellent moisturizer for normal to dry skin. It is light and absorbs quickly into my skin.

  • 818 One Truth Anti-Aging Serum with TAM-818

    An impulse but from the beautician. It can be used on the face and eyes. This serum is light, easily absorbed and makes your skin feel young again.

  • Clinique Sculptwear Conturing Massage Cream Mask

    I use this cream at night over the Clinique Moisturizer to add firmness to my skin.

  • Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydration

    I use this when my skin feels dry or stressed. It is very light and moisturizing.

  • Clinique Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer

    I alternate using this at night over my moisturizer with the Clinique Sculptwear Conturing Massage Cream Mask. After use, skin feels firmer and soft.

Why I Love to Stay at the Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns

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One of my favourite places to stay for a holiday to relax and rejuvenate is the Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns.

Here are my reasons:

1. Location, Location, Location

The Shangri-La Hotel is situated at the Marina with picturesque ocean views. The hotel is also central to the town main centre with an easy walk to shops and restaurants.

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2. Horizon Club

A lovely place to relax morning, afternoon and evening with the friendliest staff. A scrumptious selection of food is offered daily for breakfast and canapés along with a full bar daily from 5 – 7pm.  The Horizon Club is well worth including in your stay.

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3. Swimming Pool

The hotel has a beautiful large swimming pool with plenty of chairs and day beds to relax by the pool.

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4. Restaurants with water views

There are many restaurants in Cairns and my favourite are Dundee’s, Salt House, Waterbar & Grill and North Bar & Kitchen.

5. Activities and Sightseeing

Helicopter ride to the Great Barrier Reef

A short stroll from the hotel will have you at GBR Helicopter for a scenic aerial ride over the Great Barrier Reef.  The helicopter ride goes around Green Island with a close look over the Great Barrier Reef. During the ride we spotted a stingray and a turtle. I was amazed at how beautiful and picturesque the Great Barrier Reef truly is. GBR Helicopters staff are very professional, friendly and courteous and I look forward to my next helicopter ride with GBR Helicopters at Port Douglas.

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Day trip to Palm Cove

Palm Cove is a 50 minute bus trip from the main centre at Cairns and is a great spot for swimming in the ocean, beautiful beach walks and shopping.

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Cairns Botanical Gardens

A taxi driver recommended the Botanical Gardens as a great place to visit whilst in Cairns. I was certainly glad I followed his advice. The butterfly enclosure was lots of fun and the orchids were spectacular.

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Other activities include jet skis, jet boat rides and Great Barrier Reef Cruises.

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The Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns is a wonderful place to visit and I look forward to returning with my Drone http://www.droning4all.com.

K.