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.

A Spur of the Moment Holiday to Auckland, New Zealand

 


Day One

Morning Ferry Ride to Devonport

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Ferry Terminal, Auckland, NZ

Head on over to the Auckland Ferry Terminal and purchase a return ticket to the Devonport peninsula. The ferry ride is a short 12 minutes and operates regularly throughout the day. There is the option of going on a bus tour of Devonport, but it is just as easy to walk around the town. Continue reading “A Spur of the Moment Holiday to Auckland, New Zealand”