The Grey Nomads

Whether you have an hour, a day or a lifetime to travel there is always somewhere new to explore. Check out these locations below and start planning your next adventure.

WITHIN 1 HOUR
EUMUNDI MARKETS

Take a visit to the town of Eumundi in the Sunshine Coast hinterland for their famous markets.
For more information visit Eumundi Markets.

Wednesdays 8am – 1:30pm
Saturdays 7am – 2pm
Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets

WITHIN 1 DAY
OUTBACK SPECTACULAR

Saddle up for a remarkable journey, where true stories of the ANZACS courage and spirit are re-created at Australian Outback Spectacular Dinner
and Show. (Pensioner discounts available) For more information visit the Outback Spectacular website.

Saturday and Sunday nights
Entertainment Road, Oxenford

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

WITHIN A LIFETIME
GREAT WALL OF CHINA

Experience one of the ‘7 Wonders of the World’ and tick this amazing location off your bucket list.
Getting there: Air China, currently return trip for just $473!
For more information visit the China Highlights website.

Wall of China -Huairou, China

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

 

Orianna

Best Practices for Looking After Your Skin

Best Practices for Looking After Your Skin

It is vitally important to take care of your skin the same way you would feed your body the right foods and exercise. Everyone’s skin is different and certain
lifestyle or health factors can accelerate the breakdown of our healthy tissue so it is important to know what steps we can take keep our skin in tip top shape.

Eat plenty of foods rich in Vitamin C
These foods include strawberries, citrus fruits, Brussel sprouts, dark leafy greens, broccoli and cauliflower. Try to incorporate at least one of these foods into your meal plan daily.

Apply an SPF 50+ sunscreen to your face everyday
A SPF 15 sunscreen blocks 93 percent of UVB radiation from the sun while an SPF 50+ blocks an estimated 98 percent of UVB rays.

Wear a hat and sunglasses when outdoors
Do this stylishly with your Club Orianna cap, visor or straw hat that you receive for being a part of the exclusive club.

Exercise regularly to encourage circulation
Regular exercise helps to reduce inflammation in the body and aids in promoting healthy circulation. It’s also fun when you join Club Orianna’s
Wednesday Wanderers!

Reduce sugar intake
This is a good thing for all parts of your body, not just your skin. Excess sugars cause your insulin levels to spike, which leads to a burst of inflammation throughout the body.

For more tips on how you can keep your skin healthy, contact our friends at Cosmos Skin and Beauty, Banskia Beach.

New Year’s Resolutions – How unrealistic can we get?

New Year’s Resolutions – How unrealistic can we get?

Create realistic New Years Resolutions this year that you might actually stick too (and have fun while doing too!)

We spend a lot of money on family and friends (and ourselves hopefully) at Christmas and then vow that we will start saving earlier next year, or even look for more ideas on how to DIY Christmas for a cost-saving activity.
For most people, the New Year’s Resolutions we set for ourselves are not only unrealistic but they may also be a contributing factor towards feeling unsatisfied in ourselves in the year to come. Here are some realistic, achievable and meaningful resolutions that you can set and work on all year round.

  1. Learn a party trick
    Knowing a cool party trick (hopefully one that no one else knows!) is a great icebreaker at social events. Mastering a new skill – no matter how pointless – can increase your self-esteem and earn you some serious social kudos at the next party you attend. Whether it be a magic trick, a mental mind game, an unusual musical instrument or something physically impressive, you are sure to gather a group of new friends around you.
  2. Call a friend or family member once a week
    Write down a list of people that you don’t get to speak to as often as you like. Make a conscious effort (write it in your calendar) a schedule of one person to call, text or email every week. Maintaining networks of people around us takes a lot of time and effort but by spreading your energy evenly across the important people in your life you will find yourself more connected and more involved each time you make that conscious effort to reach out to them.
  3. Be a ‘Yes’ person for one month
    Have you seen the movie ‘Yes Man’? No? Then that is the first step to this New Year’s Resolution. Watch it! Then apply the theory to one month in the New Year where you cannot say no (okay…maybe say no to a few less things). You will be surprised at the experiences that you have that you may never have had the chance to when you always just say no!

New Year’s Resolutions don’t have to be unachievable. Start with these 3 simple ideas to kicking off 2018 and while you’re at it, add visiting Orianna Sandstone Point to your list of things to do! Contact Karen to book your private tour today.

Christmas DIY Ideas

Looking for a way to DIY your Christmas? Try these fun and cute ideas to dress up your home and wow your family and friends!

1. Cookie Canisters
Recycle your pringles containers and dress them up with some crafty inspiration and you have your very own Christmas cookie canister that you can pack full of goodies for family and friends

2. Snowman Candles
For quick and effective decorating, buy some cheap white candles and drape them with old buttons, scraps of fabric and draw a face on them and you have a bunch of little snowmen around your home.

3. Toilet Roll Bon-Bons
Start collecting your empty toilet rolls now and wow your guests with homemade bon-bons! Include little trinkets inside and wrap in Xmas paper, tied up at the ends with ribbon and this is a cheap and fun Christmas idea.

There are so many more ideas online to save money and utilise items around your home to make some amazing Christmas decorations. Orianna residents will be celebrating Christmas with their neighbours in a number of different ways. If you’d like to join in the fun, you can too, visit orianna.com.au to learn more about becoming a part of Orianna Lifestyle Resorts today!

Maintaining Your Skin by Cosmos Skin and Beauty

At Cosmos Skin and Beauty you will experience and enjoy personalised results-driven skin treatments and products that are tailored specifically for you. When it comes to maintaining or improving your skin’s health there are a number of options to choose from. The best way to determine which one will benefit you the most would be to start with a complimentary skin consultation. I usually recommend having a treatment between every 4-8 weeks, this would also depend on what you are wanting to achieve. Here are a few treatments that I recommend for anti-ageing.

MAINTAINING YOUR SKIN IN SALON
MICRODERMABRASION
A microdermabrasion treatment is the perfect way to brighten and freshen your skin by providing a deep exfoliation that will remove surface dead skin, clean out pores and create hydration. There is no down time or pain.
PEELS
Using cosmedical grade peels will help to provide a deep exfoliation to the skin and also help reduce the appearance of fine lines, brighten up sun-damaged skin but also helps to strengthen the skins integrity.
DELUXE FACIAL
A Deluxe facial is another option, this treatment will help refresh and hydrate your skin.

MAINTAINING YOUR SKIN AT HOME
It is really important to maintain your skin at home as just having skin treatments regularly is not sufficient. Cosmos Skin and Beauty uses and retails an amazing Australian made and owned cosmedical range using top-quality, potent and cutting-edge ingredients from all over the world. This is Australia’s leading cosmedical brand which delivers noticeable results and the best thing is that it is really affordable!

WHY NOT SPOIL YOURSELF
Not only is it important to look after your skin, it is also important that you make some time for you. Cosmos Skin and Beauty offers a wide range of services which include relaxation massage, manicures, pedicures, waxing, spray tans and lash/brow tinting.

Feel free to contact Jess:
Mobile: 0410 839 699
Email: jess@cosmosskinandbeauty.com.au
Facebook: @cosmosskinandbeauty