Paddling Around Bermuda

It’s August and the heat in Bermuda is in full force right now.  I’m always trying to get in or on the water whenever I have a spare chance.  When I moved back to Bermuda I realized that paddle boarding was becoming more and more popular.  At first I figured I already have way too many hippy activities and it would be best not to add another – false..you can always add more.

So I tried out paddle boarding for the first time in a while and I absolutely love it.  It’s an amazing way to see the island and provide a unique perspective on it’s beauty.  I saved some money and got myself an inflatable SUP board by Caribe Sup.  They are an amazing brand with beautiful inflatable boards.  Of course I fell in love with the bright pink color and am now a proud owner of a hot pink board.  If you want to try out paddle boarding, then I would highly recommend going to SurfSup Bermuda.  It’s located at Daniel’s Head Beach in Somerset and is home to abandoned beach huts that were once part of a hotel.  The huts provide a cool backdrop and are an interesting place to explore.  You can rent paddle boards (along with snorkel equipment, kite boards and other things).  The cove is tucked away so it’s usually calm, which makes for great conditions to try out paddle boarding.  There’s a beautiful bay where young turtles like to explore and if you paddle around you can usually see them pop their heads out of the water.

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Hopefully this gives some information to those of you who are interested in a new on-water activity and you can check it out!  Here is a link to the TripAdvisor page for SurfSup:  SurfSup Bermuda

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Happy paddling!

xx

Spring Essentials

I can’t believe it’s already April!  I spent the day tanning outside with my roommates and enjoying the warm weather.  I decided now that it’s starting to get so nice out to put together a list of my spring-must-haves.  Whether I’m on spring break, tanning outside, or just enjoying the changing seasons – these are all my essentials!

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Here’s the breakdown of everything on my must-have list:

Swimsuits:

IMG_7056Lost At Sea Swimwear: I love this brand and they donate 40% of their profits to missions in the Dominican Republic to help provide clean water, nutrition & more.  These bright colors are great for the summer and their suits come in a wide variety of shapes and styles.  You can use my code ALAIRE15 for 15% off!

 

 

IMG_8589 (1)Novah Swimwear: Novah is a Bermudian brand and they make amazing swimsuits.  All of their suits come in great patterns and colors and they’re all so comfortable.  The material is really great and durable, I would definitely recommend their swimsuits to last through the summers!

 

 

Clothes & Shoes:

il_fullxfull.471796659_7qc3.jpgHigh wasted jean shorts: This is an absolute staple of mine!  I love having a pair on hand since they’re comfortable, durable, and go with everything.  I bought the pair in my original picture from a second-hand store, which is where I would definitely recommend getting a pair from!  Mine have studs on the pockets which is super easy to do yourself and adds a bit of edge to the shorts.

 

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Sabo Skirt Crop Top:  Now that it’s time to show a bit more skin, that means it’s time to break out the crop tops!  I love this one from Australian company, Sabo Skirt.  Their clothes are so cute, I don’t think there’s anything on their website I don’t like!

 

 

 

tumblr_o2ynkzYKKb1txbppfo1_500Lace Bralette: Lace bralettes are so handy!  They are so much more comfortable than a regular bra and way cuter.  I think they’re great for spring and summer because you can wear them under any tanks!  I buy mine from Urban Outfitters because they’re not badly priced ($20) and have a soft lining on the inside to make them even more comfortable!

 

 

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Sandals: Spring and summer calls for letting your feet out of hiding and wearing some open toed shoes.  I love to have a comfy pair of sandals that don’t require any straps.  I actually bought these from Target and I was surprised by how cute, comfortable, and durable they are!  I love them so much that I have them in gold and black!

 

Accessories:

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Gigi New York Clutch: Spring calls for bright pops of color and Gigi New York makes beautiful bags in a range of colors.  I love having bringing my clutch everywhere I go, especially since I don’t usually wear color.  It can be dressed up and taken on a night out or thrown into a beach bag!

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Sand Cloud Towel:  Everyone needs a towel to lay on if they’re outside tanning or going to the beach.  My favorite company is Sand Cloud, a turkish towel company that donates 10% of their profits to helping marine life.  You can use my code ALAIRE25 for 25% off your order!

Hair Care:

41WCNQBxpML._SY355_One n Only Argan Oil Thermal Spray:  Now that the sun is shining and more time can be spent outside, your hair will be exposed to the suns damaging rays more.  It’s important to protect your hair from the sun to avoid any harm or breakage.  I love argan oil for my hair so when I saw that One n Only made an organ oil thermal spray to protect hair from heat I was so excited!

 

Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 6.01.55 PM (1).jpgTeds Revival Oil:  Teds Revival Oil is made of all natural and organic ingredients that are great for your hair.  It protects hair from UV rays as well as repairs already damaged hair.  What’s even better is that they donate 3% of the proceeds from every bottle sold to the Rainforest Alliance.  You can use my code ALAIRE10 for 10% off!

 

 

Hope you enjoy all my spring must-haves!  Comment any questions or some of your spring must-haves, I’d love to hear them!

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Hurray for Coupons!

Okay so I’m an ambassador for a few companies that I absolutely love!  I want to support and promote products that I actually like and not because I’m told to.  That being said, anything I talk about is because I want to and anything I say is authentic.  A lot of people have asked me which companies I promote and have my own coupon codes for so I figured I would make a list!  When checking out, you can fill out my code to receive your discount!

Happy shopping!

xx

Sand Cloud Towels

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  • Turkish beach towels
  • Donates 10% of profits to protecting marine life
  • Code: ALAIRE25 for 25% off your order
  • Shop here

Vaya

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  • Beach branded clothes & accessories
  • Code: ALAIRE25 for 25% off your order
  • Shop here

Blue Planet Eyewear

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  • Sunglasses made from eco-friendly & sustainable materials
  • For every pair purchased, a pair of glasses is given to someone in need
  • Code: ALAIRE20 for 20% off your order
  • Shop here

Teds Revival Oil

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  • Organic oil for your hair
  • Donates 3% of profits to the Rain Forest Alliance
  • Code: ALAIRE10 for 10% off your order
  • Shop here

Lost At Sea Swimwear

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  • Cute swimwear in tons of prints & colors
  • Donates 40% of profits to missions in the Dominican Republic
  • Code: ALAIRE15 for 15% off your order
  • Shop here

Teds Revival Oil

I’ve spent my last three summers in Bermuda working on a boat being exposed to the sun and salt water every day.  As if that wasn’t bad enough for my hair I also spent years dying it so it’s safe to say my hair is pretty damaged.  I haven’t dyed my hair in almost two years and I am always looking for great products to repair my damaged hair, which is how I stumbled across Teds Revival Oil.

For reference this is my hair type:

  • Type: Very fine
  • Color: Dirty blonde, dyed my hair for many years but haven’t in almost 2 years
  • Issues: Easily breaks, thin, split ends
  • Damage from: hair dye, sun exposure, salt water

Teds Revival Oil is made from 100% organic & vegan ingredients with some of them including coconut oil, lavender oil, organ oil & shea butter.  It’s recommended for all hair types and is supposed to calm & sooth the scalp while promoting hair growth.  I love companies that not only use natural & organic materials but also give back to the environment.  Teds does both, which is amazing!  With every purchase 3% is donated to the Rain Forest Alliance.

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To Use:

  • Apply a quarter-sized amount to ends & scalp
  • Focus on dry & problem areas
  • Keep the treatment in for 5-20 minutes
  • Rinse hair

If you want to use it for everyday use, then you can apply it to your ends & problem areas on damp hair & leave in for the day.  I’ve just started using it & it already makes my hair feel so soft & manageable!  I’m going to be updating with a before & after post after I’ve been using it for a while!

When ordering, use the code ALAIRE10 for 10% off your order!

xx

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