With special thanks to our team...
PHOTOGRAPHER: Simone Ainsworth
MAKE UP: Oksana Panteleeva
LOCATION: Phinisi Villa Seminyak
JEWLLERY: Aloha Sparkling Jewels
Coming into summer... we must not only plan our summer outfits and enjoy the experience of shopping for new swimwear styles... we must also begin to plan our tans, and the safest way to achieve our bronzed vision we have dreamt about all winter. In Australia we have been raised to know the do's and dont's to avoid the burn, and yes we have all learnt the hard way when it comes to the sun... such a powerful beacon. Culturaly we love that bronzed feel and look, but minimizing the damage in creating our summer glow is always a topic that we must address.
Pre-planning is key to ensuring that skin is healthy, primed and protected before flaunting the flesh. A good start is by exfoliating once a week, this will remove the dead surface cells and promote the healthy ones underneath to flourish. The time then comes to apply the SPF... with so many options and brands and types15+, 30+, 50+... we must judge individually what is best for our skin type, the intensity of the sunlight and the duration or exposure to determine the best option. With some chemicals in sunscreen just as harmful as the sun its self... reading ingredients and instructions on the labels and understanding exactly what we are about to put on the largest organ of our body "the skin" is just as crucial to our health. We love Hamtpon Sun Mineral 45. With a great sunscreen at hand, its up to us to use it wisely. So you’re protected the instant you walk out the door... its a good idea to liberally apply your cream of choice, top to toe before we even leave the house... yes we literally mean get totally naked to ensure no spots are missed, especially around the seams of your swimwear that are so often missed. Ask someone close to 'do your back', then carefully place your swimwear over the top. Once in the direct light, the protection must continue... reapply, reapply, reapply.... Heat also causes skin damage so keep as cool as possible by sitting in the shade or taking regular dips in the water to regulate your body temprature. The fabrics we use here at Seamone for our swimwear, helps protect your skin from damaging harmful UV rays by being SPF50+ protective. Another benefit is its superior resistance results against damaging effects from exposures such as chlorine and sun lotions, if we remember to handwash our suits in clean water after every wear. Read more about protecting your swimwear HERE.
PERFECT YOUR SELF-TAN TECHNIQUE, THE TANNING RITUAL THAT WORKS FOR US... Move aside streaky, orange tans of the past, use our self tanning ritual for that golden honey glow. The first step to perfecting your self tanning technique is to prep your skin with a quality scrub. We like to make our own, with left over coffee grounds and coconut oil, to make our skin baby soft. Make sure to use a body wash after this, as the oil residue may ruin your tan. Before applying our tan, we take a small amount of body lotion and massage it over our elbows, knees and ankles, or any other dry spots. This will stop the tan from sticking and going extra dark in these areas. Mousse is absolutely our favourite form of tan, it's super easy to apply and you can buff it in with a big mitt for a streak free finish. We love using Tan-Luxe Tanning Drops, mixed into a light face or body moisturiser to maintain our tan, and keep it smooth throughout the week. For those special days where you need an extra glow, we use a shimmer liquid highlighter across the shoulders, collar bones and legs. Our go to this summer is Boracay Shimmering Bronze Oil. This amazing shimmering body oil will amp up your glam this summer season. With the hydrating properties of coconut sun tan oil, it will give your skin a subtle shimmer. Because of its composition, this is one of the best body shimmer lotions for giving your skin a sun-kissed look. A scent reminiscent of the tropics, this is among the finest shimmery body oils that’ll become an essential to your beauty routine. Use this oil before a day in the sun to enhance your skin’s glow, or use it at night to get that shimmery highlight in the right places.
Model: Angel Holley
Photographer: Simone Ainsworth
Make Up: Jess Coates
MODEL: Ella Korobova
PHOTOGRAPHER: Simone Ainsworth
LOCATION: Bingin Beach
JEWELLERY: Only In Vain
Come worthy Greek, Ulysses, come,
Possess these shores with me;
The winds and seas are troublesome,
And here we may be free.
Here may we sit and view their toil
That travail in the deep,
And joy the day in mirth the while,
And spend the night in sleep.
Fair nymph, if fame or honour were
To be attain'd with ease,
Then would I come and rest me there,
And leave such toils as these.
But here it dwells, and here must I
With danger seek it forth;
To spend the time luxuriously
Becomes not men of worth.
Ulysses, O be not deceiv'd
With that unreal name;
This honour is a thing conceiv'd
And rests on others' fame.
Begotten only to molest
Our peace, and to beguile
The best thing of our life, our rest,
And give us up to toil.
Delicious nymph, suppose there were
Nor honour nor report,
Yet manliness would scorn to wear
The time in idle sport.
For toil doth give a better touch,
To make us feel our joy;
And ease finds tediousness as much
As labour yields annoy.
Then pleasure likewise seems the shore
Whereto tends all your toil,
Which you forgo to make it more,
And perish oft the while.
Who may disport them diversly,
Find never tedious day,
And ease may have variety
As well as action may.
But natures of the noblest frame
These toils and dangers please,
And they take comfort in the same
As much as you in ease,
And with the thoughts of actions past
Are recreated still;
When pleasure leaves a touch at last
To show that it was ill.
That doth opinion only cause
That's out of custom bred,
Which makes us many other laws
Than ever nature did.
No widows wail for our delights,
Our sports are without blood;
The world we see by warlike wights
Receives more hurt than good.
But yet the state of things require
These motions of unrest,
And these great spirits of high desire
Seem born to turn them best,
To purge the mischiefs that increase
And all good order mar;
For oft we see a wicked peace
To be well chang'd for war.
Well, well, Ulysses, then I see
I shall not have thee here,
And therefore I will come to thee
And take my fortunes there.
I must be won that cannot win,
Yet lost were I not won;
For beauty hath created been
T' undo, or be undone.
- Samuel Daniel