Top 8 washbag goodies to take on holiday

If you’re getting ready to jet off to the Indian Ocean or beyond, take a look at these hair and skincare favourites from InStyle’s 100 Best Beauty Buys 2012 to keep you looking and feeling fabulous on your holiday.

North Beach, Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

North Beach, Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

Pre-holiday skincare treats

1. Body exfoliator

Prep your skin so it’s glowing and polished with the delicious smelling Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish from REN.

2. Self-tan

Add some colour to wintery looking skin with the brilliant Self Tan Bronzing Mousse from  St Tropez. After exfoliating, use a moisturiser before applying the mousse sparingly.

In-flight lovelies

3. Eye de-puffer

Long-haul flights cause the skin to dehydrate, particularly the delicate area around the eyes. Origins’ No Puffery Cooling Mask for Puffy Eyes is tucked into the washbags of beauty insiders for good reason.

4. Wipe-off cleanser

Cleanse your skin before catching up on your beauty sleep, and you’ll wake up looking more refreshed. You only need a small amount of Lancôme’s Eau Micellaire Douceur to do the job.

5. Skin perfector

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Even if you don’t sleep well on your flight, Estée Lauder’s Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator is easy to apply and does what it says on the tin, evens out skin tone and adds a glow with its pearly finish.

On holiday

6. Hair de-frizzer

Keep your tresses looking beautiful with Moroccanoil, massively popular since it came on the market a couple of years ago. The key ingredient is Argan oil, which nourishes your hair while smoothing out the frizz caused by humidity, sun and salt water.

7. Best waterproof mascara

Every woman needs a decent waterproof mascara that you know will stay on your lashes in a hot climate, and Lancôme’s Hypnôse Waterproof mascara is just the ticket.

8. Best bronzer

Enhance the look of your sun-kissed skin and some shimmer to your cheekbones, neck and décolleté with Guerlain’s Terracotta Moisturising Bronzing Powder.

 

Valmont and Ila Spa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

The prestigious Valmont spa is now open at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives, joining the cult beauty favourite Ila – making the spa offering at Halaveli a truly indulgent experience.

Spa at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Spa at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Guests at Halaveli can now enjoy a fabulous range of treatments from these sought after brands.

Here’s a glimpse of the new Valmont at Halaveli Spa Menu.

Signature anti-ageing treatments

Hydration: Source of Bisses

  • The skin is re-plumped, weary appearance fade away.

Energy: Vitality of the Glaciers

  • The skin is regenerated, appears radiant and tonic.

Radiance: Snow Bright

  • The skin is radiant and glowing.

Anti-wrinkles & Firmness: Peaks of Firmness

  • The skin is visibly lifted and denser.

Anti-age UV Repair : Princess Pan Deï

  • The sun damage are repaired and the skin is deeply regenerated.

Valmont After Diving Treament

  • Exclusive treatment specifically created by the Swiss Brand for Constance Halaveli Resort.

 

Signature Body Treatments

Bisses purity

  • Exfoliant, purifying and stimulating thanks to the Bex salts or apricot kernels.

After Sun Body Massage

  • A massage gathering gentle effleurages on legs, back, stomach and arms with Body Nurturing Cream.

Mother To Be Body Massage

  • A relaxing and nurturing massage.

Read our earlier article about the Valmont spa coming to Constance Halaveli

Golf team at Constance selected to play for Mauritius

Two members of our first-class golf team at Constance Belle Mare Plage will be representing Mauritius in the Zone VI Golf Competition at Lilongwe Golf Club, Malawi from 24-28 April 2012.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course

Sarran Ramsarran, Golf Supervisor at the Legend Course and Rakesh Channoo, Golf Operations Assistant at the Links Course, have been selected to play in the Mauritian Golf Team as amateurs. Sarran and Rakesh both won several competitions to reach this stage. They will be accompanied by 2 other Mauritians to play in the Mauritian Team.

Thirteen countries are taking part in this golf tournament: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Botswana, Madagascar, Reunion Island and Malawi.

Great progress on coral regrowth project at Constance Halaveli

Since the first frame of corals was placed in the lagoon at Constance Halaveli back in November 2011, we have seen dramatic growth in each piece of coral.

Coral regrowth at Constance Halaveli Resort

Coral is now growing on the sea bed

As of this month, April, they are now strong enough to be taken off their surrogate support system – the handmade frame – and have been planted in the sea bed at Halaveli. This is very exciting for us because this is our first opportunity to see if the Reefscape project will be successful.

In the 10 days since they have been planted, there are several indicators that the corals are able to not only survive but also thrive under more natural conditions. The corals are strong and healthy which are two very good signs that our project will be a success.

Having planted the coral around the Dive Center, we can see that marine life is also thriving. We now have a lot more fish coming to welcome our guests at the arrival jetty. Beautiful.

Enjoy these photos and find more on our Facebook page.

Purple tips of coral regrowth at Constance Halaveli

Purple tips show coral regrowth

 

Fish at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Marine life is thriving

Diving at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Beautiful coral reefs, turtles, jack fishes, crocodile fishes, scorpion fishes, sponge gardens, balloon fish, grey and white-dotted sharks and giant loaches are just some of the vibrant ocean life you can experience off the coast of Tsarabanjina, Madagascar.

There’s a range of fantastic dives to choose from, depending on your level of experience. Find out more about the Top 5 diving sites off Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina.

Enjoy these beautiful photos of the sea creatures you’re likely to see at Tsarabanjina – with more photos on our Facebook page.

Clown fish, Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Clown fish, Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

 

Peroquet, Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Peroquet, Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Recipe: Iced tea

Enjoy this thirst-quenching iced tea from Constance Moofushi – best enjoyed on a beach in the Indian Ocean but wonderfully refreshing at home too.

Iced tea

Tropical style iced tea

  • 2 tea bags of black tea
  • ¼ fresh passion fruit
  • 3 slices of lemon
  • muscovado sugar

Add hot water to the tea and brew to your liking, then add sugar, passion fruit and lemon slices. Refrigerate until cool or pour over ice.