Long Haul Flights

How to Handle Long-Haul Flights

If you’ve been dreaming about white sandy beaches and your perfect villa in Bali, then it might be time to book those airline tickets and get packing. However, if there’s one thing that’s bound to evoke a few nerves in any traveller, it’s those long-haul flights. Not to worry, we’ve included a few fail-safe tips to help you handle that long-haul flight with ease.


While most airlines provide in-flight meals and snacks, there’s every possibility you’ll work up a hunger before that much-anticipated meal trolley makes its rounds. Therefore, carrying a few treats in your carry-on luggage could be the key to curbing those hunger pangs. Opt for packaged goods such as chips, biscuits, nuts, energy mixes and muesli bars that store easily and aren’t perishable. What’s more, taking snacks with you can save a significant amount of money if you find you have long waits between flights or you come up against delays and cancellations.

Travel Cushions

While staying in Bali villas is bound to be a luxurious and comfortable experience, sitting in an airline seat for hours on end may not be. Therefore, there’s no harm in carrying a travel cushion onboard to help you get as comfortable as possible. These cushions are typically made of a soft sponge or memory foam, and you can secure them around your neck. They are comfortable to sleep with and help to relieve neck pain that long-haul flights can often conjure.

Bad Hair Day

5 Ways to Hide a Bad Hair Day

We all wake up at some point during the week with hair that just can’t be tamed. No matter how many times you brush it or try to make it sit a certain way, you may find that it just doesn’t want to play the game for whatever reason. If time is of the essence and you need a quick fix for unruly hair, consider any of these handy beauty tips below.

  1. Plaits and Braids

Plaiting or braiding your hair is a sure-fire way of hiding and tidying unruly hair. Whether it’s frizzy, greasy, wilder than a lion’s mane or just won’t behave, you can tame the beast by putting it into a single braid, or plaits.

Braids and plaits are easy to do, work better with hair that’s a little bit greasy or gritty, and can hide many imperfections. What’s more, braids and plaits are on-trend. Your bad hair day has all of a sudden become a fashion statement.

  1. Messy Bun

If you don’t have an hour spare to straighten your hair, or it won’t sit nicely flat, or in a ponytail, then putting it into a messy bun could be the next best thing. A messy bun is what it says it is, messy, but it also looks stunning dressed up or down.

You can try out different earrings to go with it, or you can add scrunchy hair ties or flowers to accentuate the summery feel it offers. Your hair may not have conformed to a standard hairstyle, but even the unruliest of strands will look gorgeous in a messy bun.

Makeup Mistakes

Stop Making These Makeup Mistakes

No one becomes a makeup expert overnight, and there will be times when your makeup is not quite perfect. After all, we all start somewhere, right? However, it’s helpful to be aware of the “what not to dos” to help you perfect your makeup regime once and for all. Here are just five of the many makeup mistakes people make, and how to correct them.

  1. Using too much concealer

If your skin is looking a little patchy, blotchy, or you’re just not happy with your complexion, it’s all too easy to load on the concealer and hope for the best. However, in your search for the perfect airbrushed look, you may be doing the opposite: highlighting your skin’s flaws. Concealer, when applied in the wrong colour or quantity, can accentuate the smallest wrinkles, while making you look substantially older than you are.

The solution: Use thin, liquid concealers with luminous particles. Your skin will look blemish-free, healthy, and natural.

  1. Using the wrong lipstick

Lipstick can highlight your entire look – from your outfit all the way down to your shoes. However, knowing the right colours to use can make all the difference. A common mistake people make is using a colour that doesn’t suit the shape of their lips. Dark lipsticks such as burgundy or red, for example, are less suitable for those who have thin or narrow lips. In fact, it can make them appear even thinner. Pale pinks, however, accentuate your lips – making them larger and more luscious.

The solution: If you have thin lips, use lighter colours, and steer clear of dark shades.

Exercises in Office

5 Exercises You Can Do at the Office

Americans spend, on average, 9.3 hours per day sitting. They then follow this up with approximately eight hours of sleep. Therefore, it’s safe to say that the average American spends 16.3 hours sitting or lying completely still, without any form of physical activity. If you’re paid to sit down and work at a computer, then that’s still no excuse for not being active. Did you know you can exercise in the office? We’ve included five popular office exercises you can do at work below.


There is no denying lunging your way to the break room is going to be a funny sight to see, but if it benefits your body, don’t be afraid to try it. Lunges can be carried out at your desk when you take a micro break, or as you head to the printer, the breakroom, or even the water cooler. Just put one leg in front of the other and lower your back leg toward the ground. Try doing this for ten times each leg a few times a day. You’ll have strong legs in no time.

Glute Squeezes

Glute squeezes is a form of exercise that won’t get you funny stares, because no one will see it. As you sit at your desk carrying out your work tasks for the day, squeeze each glute muscle and hold the squeeze in place for up to 30 seconds. Alternate between each side and try do it at least ten times each. It’s a discrete form of exercise that is sure to be beneficial for your muscles.

Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and Addiction: What You Need to Know

Drug issues are one of the hardest problems to solve. Not only do they affect the physical, mental, and emotional health of the user, but their families as well. What’s even trickier about them is that you won’t realize the problem exists, not until they have become a lot worse.

The reason why this happens is because people misinterpret drug abuse and drug addiction, thinking that they’re the same. In fact, they have more differences than similarities, and knowing these help you avoid them and help other people who might have the same issues.

You don’t need to wait to get checked into a drug rehab to save yourself from drugs. You can protect yourself as early as now by learning what they really are!

Drug Addiction

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), drug addiction is a disorder caused by a person’s physical and psychological dependence on using drugs. This happens because of the constant intoxication of the body. Through time, a drug addict feels the need to increase the dosage and continue taking the drug, despite its unfavorable effects on the body.

Workouts for People Over 50

Effective Workouts for People Over 50

As you age, minor or chronic health problems seem to occur more often than not. If you’re young at heart but your body is definitely telling you that you’re over 50, it’s time to consider adding exercise to your life, if you haven’t already.

Exercise for the aging body is hugely beneficial. It stops you from gaining weight, it keeps your muscles strong and your joints mobile, and it can even reduce your risk of heart problems or muscle and bone loss. However, not all exercises will work for you, especially if you’re already starting to feel the beginnings of aching joints and muscle loss. To get the most benefits, and to exercise in a safe environment, consider working with a trainer, consulting your doctor before proceeding, giving yourself more recovery time and not overdoing it.

When you’re ready for your effective workout, consider these options below. Reap the rewards of a happier, healthier you in no time.


Walking is one of the most beneficial exercises for everyone. It’s free, it can be performed anywhere, and it takes an hour or less to achieve. If you’re over 50, it’s essential for you to keep moving. If you’re not ready to launch into full-blown exercise classes with push-ups and sit-ups, consider a walk. It will keep your cardiovascular system healthy, all the while keeping your heart, bones, and muscles in good physical shape as well. A walk of between 20 minutes to an hour per day will do you a world of good.

Botox Injections

Checklist for Botox Injections

Botox injections are chosen by many people in an effort to look younger for longer and they work very well for this purpose, even though treatment must be ongoing.  Treatment is also used for several other medical problems such as excessive sweating, muscular dystrophy and migraines, to mention just a few.  Going overseas for treatment adds to the few risks that the treatment poses as medical standards in places such as Bali or Thailand are not as high as in Australia.

These beautiful countries are well worth visiting for a holiday, especially one that is truly affordable, but care should be taken with your decision of where to have your Botox treatment. If you’ve never had treatment before, here is a checklist to help you sort out the things to do

  • Choose an experienced and qualified practitioner. This should be a cosmetic surgeon who will actually do the work on you rather than just supervising someone else who does it. You can research online to find a good clinic and also ask your GP and friends who they would advise.
  • Make sure you have a consultation before having the injections done. Ask them to outline your treatment plan, how much Botox it will take and the total cost. Find out how many times you’ll need treatment and how long each one is expected to last.
Celebrations In Bali

Must See Festivals And Celebrations In Bali In 2018

Bali is an extremely energetic, vibrant place with a strange mixture of western and south east Asian cultures. Unfortunately, if you stay in a luxury Bali villa like the many available for rent on websites like Luxury Villas Bali, you might not experience this culture very much. You will need to actively go out of your way to find cultural events and festivals.

In Bali, festivals and celebrations are held for all sorts of reasons. Some are across the island and last for a number of days, while others are more localised and only last for a few hours to a couple of days. If you really want to experience a bit of Balinese culture when you are on holidays, check out some of the following festivals and celebrations in 2018:

Nusa Dua Fiesta:

The Nusa Dua Fiesta is a relatively new festival that has been held every October or November since 1996. It is held in Nusa Dua every year, and is a celebration of art, culture, and sporting events. It is a wonderful place to visit, and you will be able to explore street markets, watch local performances, and even experience some live music. Since the Nusa Dua resort is usually not accessible to the public, this even is something that you definitely won’t want to miss, as it will give you an insight into the luxury peninsular.

The Bali Spirit Festival:

Held in Ubud in March every year, the Bali Spirit Festival focuses on spiritual, mental, and physical healing using a range of eastern techniques. This festival is a must see if you are into yoga and spiritual healing, as you will meet a whole lot of like minded people.

Kids Dentist

How Do I Get My Kids To Like The Dentist?

Visiting the dentist regularly should be a very important part of everyone’s life. However, it is even more important for children whose mouths and and teeth are continuously growing and developing. Although dentists are actually friendly people (usually), many children develop an irrational fear of visiting them.

If your child has a phobia of the dentist, you need to take some steps to make sure that they are able to overcome their fears. Sure, as a parent you could just force them to go, but this could lead to them having problems later in life due to a lack of dental care once they leave home.

Some of the best ways to get your kids to like the dentist include:

Show them that dentists aren’t actually monsters:

Rather than portraying your dentist as a horrible ogre who likes to put their fingers in little kids mouths, focus on showing them in a positive manner. Ask your dentist if they would consider taking your kids on a little tour of the clinic, showing them what the ‘scary’ tools are used for, and that they aren’t actually as bad as they look.

If you can show your kids that your dentist is actually a nice, friendly person, rather than someone to be scared of, they will be much more likely to visit willingly. If they are still a little bit nervous, mention it to your dentist and ask if they can be gentle and explain what they are doing to your child as they do it.

Healthy Pasta

4 Healthy Pasta You Won’t Feel Guilty About Eating

Excess carbohydrate consumption can lead to weight gain, and as pasta is loaded with carbs, it’s easy to make the connection that pasta is bad for you. But is all pasta bad for you, or just some? And, can you eat pasta without worrying about weight gain?

The key to eating pasta without feeling guilty is making sure you’re aware of the nutritional content of your pasta of choice and eating it in moderation. It also helps to know there are healthier alternatives out there. We’ve included just a few of the many nutritious pasta options below.

Brown Rice Pasta
If you have a gluten intolerance or you’re looking to add more fibre and protein to your diet, brown rice pasta is a good option for you. It’s gluten-free, packed full of insoluble fibre for healthier bowel function, and offers around four grams of protein and three grams of fat per serve. What’s more, it operates similarly to your traditional white pasta.

You can add it to a salad, eat it on its own, or pair it with your favourite sauce. The best part is, it’s a far more nutritious alternative to standard wheat pasta, while not compromising on flavour or versatility.


Say no to Bridezilla: 5 Ways to Stay Calm

Even the most relaxed and logical person can become a nervous and irrational wreck in the lead up to her wedding day. Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and remember what you’re doing it for. Gather the girls, put on your brides and bridesmaid robes, and practice calm and rational thoughts in a fun and relaxing setting. Here are five ways to stay calm in the lead up to your big day.

Have someone to lean on
The day you marry your partner is going to be one of the happiest days of your life, but the days leading up to that special moment can be filled with episodes you’d like to forget. Stress can take over, and before you know it, you can be crying into the couch cushion wondering if you’re ever going to make it to the big day. When emotions are running high, it’s essential to have a confidante or a friend you can lean on when times get tough. You need someone who will listen to your sometimes-insane ramblings and will shake you when you need to see sense. When you’ve got that special friend, Bridezilla will often disappear.

Trust the professionals

Planning a wedding can often be a strategic game of ensuring all services you require are available on a particular date and making sure their ideas of what you want are the same as what you actually want. Booking the caterer, the photographer, the celebrant, and the venue can all seem like a big task. Then, before you know it, you’ve got the caterer in tears about lobster tails, and the photographer has cancelled.

Travel Etiquette

Balinese Travel Etiquette – What Should You Wear?

Different countries and cultures have different expectations when it comes to appropriate levels of dress, what men and women should wear, and how people should act in public (especially with respect to being intimate in public).

Most expectations stem from religion and cultural beliefs, and you can therefore have some idea of what to expect before visiting a country. Although it is a predominantly Hindu island, Bali is no different. As a visitor to Bali, the respectful thing to do would be to wear appropriate clothing and to act in an appropriate manner when in public places. Wear what you want when you are staying in your Bali villa, but be respectful at other times. Although you probably won’t be penalised for failing to do so – since Bali is a huge tourist destination – it certainly doesn’t hurt to do what you can to fit in with local culture and traditions.

What is expected of female visitors to Bali?

As it is quite a touristy place, visited by millions of people every year, clothing requirements are neither strict nor enforced. However, it is never a bad thing to understand the culture and to try and fit in, rather than standing out as an obvious foreigner.

When you are in Bali, you will notice that most local women wear sarongs, nicely tied pieces of fabric which cover most of their body. Although you won’t be required to wear one of these in most places, they are comfortable, cool, and they look great – so why wouldn’t you!

Green Tea

5 Benefits of Green Tea

For hundreds of years, green tea has been a staple component of any Asian diet. It originated in China for health benefits but is now commonplace throughout Asia, and even the world. Over 1.7 million tonnes of green tea is produced every year, and by 2023, that figure is expected to double.

While green tea features in a range of desserts and sweet treats, it’s also thirst-quenching on its own. However, did you know it has a variety of health benefits? We’ve included just five of these below.

1. Weight Loss
If you’re trying to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise, good for you. However, if you want to speed it up a little, add green tea to your diet. This magical potion works by increasing your metabolism, thereby altering your fat oxidation levels. You’ll be burning the kilos off in no time. What’s more, it’s a wholly natural approach to weight loss that’s both affordable and delicious.

2. Skincare
If your bathroom is packed full of night cream, day cream, and all kinds of skincare products that don’t appear to be working, it might be time to try drinking green tea. By drinking green tea regularly, you benefit from all of its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. You can reduce sun damage, slow down the signs of aging, and even reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on designer cream brands, you can spend just a few dollars on tea bags and see whether it works for you.

DJ hire

Hiring a DJ for Your Wedding Reception

Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life, if not the best of all.  You want everything to be perfect and for all the different components from the ceremony to the reception to go off without a hitch. DJ hire for the reception can help to accomplish this. There are many advantages to having a dj; here are some of them.

    • Variety in the music. While you may have considered having a band, the dj will have a much wider selection in music to play at your reception. No band can play everything; they mostly stick to a few selections they can play well – and maybe some they can’t – and leave it at that. Even 20 songs might be as much as they know. The dj is likely to have hundreds to choose from.
    • The dj acts as Master of Ceremonies, making the announcements that tell everyone what is about to happen. He can ensure the whole reception goes off without any awkward moments and that everything happens on time.
Tooth is Knocked Out

What Should I Do If My Tooth is Knocked Out?

One of the most popular problems for people visiting an emergency dentist is knocked out teeth. The most common cause of a knocked out tooth is a sporting accident or injury. If you are unlucky enough to lose a tooth, then you need to contact your dentist as soon as you can after the accident, otherwise you might run into avoidable problems and costs.

What should I do immediately after my tooth is knocked out?

If you have a tooth or teeth knocked out while playing sport or participating in another rough activity, then time is of the essence. If you are quick enough, your emergency dentist should be able to put the tooth back in, preventing any long-term effects.

When your tooth gets knocked out, the blood vessels and nerves associated with it can be damaged. Unfortunately, these can’t be replaced or repaired, which means that you will need to get a root canal on the damaged tooth or teeth. However, if it placed back into your mouth in time, the tooth will be able to reattach to your jaw bone, keeping your smile looking good for years to come!