Keeping Sun Safe: How To Do It

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The summer is ahead and everyone is hoping to be able to get out into the sunshine for the first time in a year. It’s not that we’ve been locked IN, but being locked DOWN has made it much harder to plan to go away on a fun vacation. The thing about the beach is that while it’s the most beautiful place that you can go to, it’s also the place that can be dangerous for your skin. Getting outdoors for sunshine isn’t always easy, but it’s much safer to do it when you know how to look after your skin properly.

The sun is great for your health, but in excess, it can be dangerous. The body needs the sun to produce vitamin D and getting outdoors to find things to do in the longer, brighter summer days can help you to feel calm, relaxed and make you feel as if you’re glowing! The only thing that you need to do is be very aware of sun safety and how you can protect yourself in the harsher UV lighting out there in the sunshine. With this in mind, we’ve got some of the best ways that you can protect yourself and stay safe in the sunshine.

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  • Apply sunscreen. You need to prevent your skin from burning in the sunshine and that means that you need a good quality sunshine. Think about the products with the highest star ratings, has an SPF of 30 and is water resistant. You may not be out there swimming, but your body is bound to sweat a little and you need to ensure that you don’t’ run off the sunscreen every single time you sweat. You should also ensure that it’s not out of date! Around half an hour before you go out, add in some sunscreen to all exposed areas including the face!
  • Wear protective clothes. You don’t want to go out into the hot sun and wear a ton of layers, but you do need to get comfortable with breathable fabrics that can cover exposed skin. Wear a hat – no hat, no play! – and make sure that you have a light cover up over your arms and legs to stop too much UV radiation going through to your skin. You can check how much sunlight gets through your clothes by holding them up to the sunshine. A hat protects your head and you need sunglasses for your eyes, too.
  • Keep an eye on the UV index. You want to ensure that you’re not going outside in the strongest UV without protection. So, make checking the UV reports as regular as checking the weather each day. You can find out the UV index where you are when you are on the Met Office website!
  • Stick to the shade. Where you can during the strongest rays of the day, stick to the shade and be inside. This is usually between 11am and 3pm. Avoid being out in the direct sunlight in these times, and you can ensure that your skin will be happier!

 

Hallway Makeover Ideas That Will Make Your Home Rock

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Very often, hallways are the forgotten rooms of our homes. They’re just a transit area that takes us from the front door to the living room or kitchen – and not much more than that. 

But that’s a shame. Hallways have massive potential. And they can totally change how you feel in your home. 

In this post, we’re going to take a look at some hallway makeover ideas that totally rock. Check them out below. 

Choose A Paint Colour That Sets The Mood

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When it comes to hallways, you can afford to be a little bold. People don’t spend a long time in them, so any decor should make an immediate impact. Don’t wait until you get into the main reception rooms. Things like multi-coloured tile patterning on the floor and moody, black-painted walls can all help set the tone. 

Implement A Statement Piece

Next, you’ll want to implement a statement piece – something that really stands out from the rest of the room. Marble console tables are a great idea here. They’re slim enough to provide plenty of walk space. But they’re also stylish enough to really get people talking. 

Statement pieces make a lot of difference to how your hallway feels. The room feels “full” and “bold” at the same time as practical and convenient. 

Get Your Lighting Sorted

As with paint colour, your hallway is also an opportunity for you to experiment with lighting options. Yes – you can stick with regular spotlights. But many designers swear by hanging light shades that create a mellower atmosphere. Remember, spotlights can make the lighting in your property feel a little harsh at times. So if you’re somebody who is a little sensitive to bright lights, you might want to avoid this typical setup. 

Accessorise Your Hallway

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Many homeowners have a habit of leaving their hallways bare, but that’s a missed opportunity. After all, there’s fundamentally no reason why you can’t accessorise your hallway with paintings and vases. They look just as great here as anywhere else. 

If you want storage space in your hallway, just add hooks to the wall. This way, you have somewhere you can quickly hang your hats, coats and face masks when you get in. 

Choose Neutral Tones For A Lighter Hallway

Sometimes, hallways can feel a little dingy, especially if there are no windows. The way to deal with this is to use as many neutral tones as possible. White-painted walls will reflect any natural or artificial light entering the space, helping to lighten the entire volume. You can also try things like laying light rugs, placing neutral side tales and even using mirrors. For extra reflectivity, paint your radiators white. 

Embrace Maximalist Designs

Maximalist designs are a response to minimalism. It’s the idea that you can still enjoy your environment, even if it is teeming with interesting patterns. 

If your stairs run alongside your hallway, you can experiment with bold maximalist wallpaper on the adjoining wall, next to the cupboard underneath. Choose a bold print with a dark scheme to contrast with the rest of the space. 

 

Dining in Dubai

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I have visited Dubai a few times and I am looking forward to visiting again at some point in the future when the restrictions have all been lifted. Dubai is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. I love everything about the Dubai. It is a great travel destination for the family. There are many things to do with the kids as a family and as a couple as well. We always have a good time whenever we visit The UAE. When it comes to dining in Dubai, there are loads of options. We usually like trying out different types of restaurants, so we do Chinese, Italian, Japanese and the likes. It is always a great idea to try out international buffer restaurants so you have the opportunity to try out different cuisines in one go.

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Dining in Dubai

If you are planning to visit Dubai at some point like I am and want some information on great restaurants to dine in, you are in luck! Here are some great dining options in Dubai –

Marina Social

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If you love British Mediterranean cuisines in a lively and cosy restaurant, you would love to dine in Marina Social. You can enjoy brunch, lunch and dinner here. There are also vegan and vegetarian options which is so important for people like myself. The delicious menu is by the Michelin-starred British chef Jason Atheron. Some of the menu favourites are scallop ceviche, cucumber, apple, jalapeño, smoked almonds and sourdough pizzas.

Urban Lounge

The Urban Lounge at The intercontinental is another great restaurant to dine in Dubai. The international cuisines are mouth watering and there is pretty a dish for everyone. It is a late night dining restaurant so probably better for couples only. You can read more about this restaurant and other restaurants in Dubai on the Squaremeal website.

Pierchic

I love the sound of this multi-award-wining restaurant. The ambience is cool, calm and glamorous, which sounds very relaxing. Just the right sort of environment I need in a restaurant. It is a great for a luxurious brunch, lunch or dinner. The view from the restaurant is amazing with perfect blue sunny skies and the Jumeirah’s private pier.

La Serre

The glamorous La Serre restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Dubai. It is great for those after French delicacies. I love the fact that is open for all day dining, so breakfast, lunch and dinner is sorted with the La Serre. Also, this restaurant is very child friendly, which is a massive plus for families travelling with young children. Going out to eat with children can be tricky so it is always nice to know there are child friendly restaurants available to help parents feel welcomed. If you like the sound of a French inspired menu, you will love La Serre restaurant.

What do you think of these restaurants in Dubai? Have you dined in any of them before? Have you visited Dubai or do you plan on visiting in the future? Do sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Have a great week ahead.

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