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Wonder of the Seas 3 ways: Inside, balcony and suite experiences compared
No two people have the same experience on the world’s largest cruise ship, and the differences start with which cabin you book. Wonder of the Seas has a variety of accommodation types, from 172-square-foot windowless inside cabins to the 1,524-square-foot, two-floor Royal Loft Suite with its humongous 843-square-foot balcony. You can find standard balcony cabins …Wonder of the Seas has a variety of accommodation types, from 172-square-foot windowless inside cabins to the 1,524-square-foot, two-floor Royal Loft Suite with its humongous 843-square-foot balcony.
Readers, we heard you loud and clear. When we recently shared our, several lovely readers pointed out a lack of 40+ year old representation in the round-up. With on the horizon, we took the opportunity to ask our own moms all about their . They went step-by-step-BY-STEP on all the products they love and adore on the daily. The conclusion to our very serious motherly investigation? Moms come in all shapes and sizes: some have extensive routines with a plethora of and Sisley, while others only have three steps and simply need their trusty and Pond’s. If you’re nosy (just like we are), keep on scrolling to read and shop through every detail of these savvy moms’ skin-care routines.
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Plus, it’s already topping the Sephora charts as a best-seller.If you're someone who loves a sun-kissed glow as much as I do, you, like me, have probably taken to TikTok to search for candid reviews of self-tanning products. During my scrolls, I came across several raving reviews of Isle of Paradise products — most notably their Self-Tanning Drops and Self-Tanning Water, which are also Sephora best-sellers.
Mauki’s Skin-Firming Routine
The Mom: Mauki
Mother of: Frances Solá-Santiago, Fashion Writer
“First, she takes off her makeup withand ,” says Frances. “She then, washes her face with . In the morning, before makeup, she applies the or the . She lives in Puerto Rico, so SPF is a must! For eyes, she uses . Now, onto nighttime. It’s all the same, except for serums. She uses the and from Estee Lauder.” Mauki also doesn’t stop her routine at her face. “At night, I apply all the products down to my chest for firming,” she says.
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Dawn’s “Like Mother, Like Daughter” Routine
The Mom: Dawn
Mother of: Alexandra Polk, Lifestyle Writer
“My mother’s skincare routine is a testament to her natural beauty because she didn’t use anything except Dove soap and Aveeno moisturizer until about a year ago,” says Alexandra. “If you happened to seestory, you’ll notice a few similarities between her’s and mine — I had to beg this woman to put down that unscented bar of soap and pick up some of my recs.”
“She washes her face with(just like me), then tones with Heritage Store’s humectant-rich (just like me as well), and then she ties it all together with Neutrogena’s fragrance-free (you guessed it, just like me). On my next visit, I’ll be supplying her with and some sunscreen. You’d never guess she didn’t have a skincare routine all these years because she exudes an annoying amount of effortless beauty, but these products do give her a noticeable and lovely glow.”
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It's amazing the impact that remodeling a bathroom can have on the overall feel of a home. Even though most bathrooms are typically much smaller than the other rooms in a house, a full renovation or even a simple face-lift can make a big difference.If you’re ready to say goodbye to outdated tile, fixtures, or paint color, use these bathroom remodel ideas to guide you in designing a functional and attractive space that you can enjoy for years to come.1. Walk-In Shower © Provided by Bob Vila bathroom remodel ideas istockphoto.
Debra’s Upgraded Routine
The Mom: Debra
Mother of: Alexis Jackson, Deputy Director, Social, Unbothered
“My skincare routine has always been pretty simple, but recently my daughter introduced me to products that have my skin looking and feeling better than ever,” says Debra.
“I start by double cleansing usingand . I then tone using . Then apply and use to calm my skin. I also like to use a from Nola Skinsentials and finish off with sunscreen and my handy . I’m not a makeup wearer, so having a thorough skincare routine keeps me looking my best!”
Susie’s High-End Routine
The Mom: Susie
Mother of: Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty & Wellness Editor
“IMO, my mom’s skincare routine is seriously impressive,” says Karina. “Hardly surprising, though, since I myself inherited my love for all things beauty from her! Thanks to my job as the R29 shopping team’s resident beauty whisperer, I get to share my myriad test samples with friends and family — including, yes, my wonderful mama”
9 Under Deck Ideas for Maximizing Your Unused Outdoor Space
A deck can be the perfect backdrop for enjoying the sunshine, hosting a summer barbecue, or hanging out with friends and family. When a deck is raised, it can add the bonus of more useful square footage to your outdoor space. Depending on the size and height of the deck, the space underneath can offer a range of functions, from providing an extra storage space to serving as an outdoor living room.Read on for 10 of our top under deck ideas to utilize this often-overlooked outdoor space.1. Create a Container Garden © Provided by Bob Vila under deck ideas istockphoto.
Her routine now mainly focuses on brightening the skin, since she, like me, has dealt with hyperpigmentation issues in the past. And to help her continue to be an ageless beauty icon, she loves luxe products by Sisley and La Prairie to keep her skin looking as radiant as possible for as long as possible.” Here’s Susie’s full routine in her own words:
“In the morning, wash face with. Then, apply the . Put on an eye cream ( ). I wear . Finally, SPF every day! I use the . In the evening, if I wear makeup, I remove it with a cleansing balm ( ). Then, cleanse with or (couple of times a week) or . Then, I apply the same brightening serum as in the morning ( ), and follow with the and . I moisturize either with or the (or the , if it’s winter). Lock everything in with the . Finishing with the La Prairie Lip And Eye Cream.”
Why it pays to upgrade your cruise ship cabin
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Cruise ship cabins have improved since the days when you bumped into walls on your way to your bathroom, but there is still a difference between staying in a small, windowless interior space versus a room with its own balcony or even a lavish suite. …Cruise ship cabins have improved since the days when you bumped into walls on your way to your bathroom, but there is still a difference between staying in a small, windowless interior space versus a room with its own balcony or even a lavish suite. For many people, it makes sense to upgrade to the best cabin you can afford.
Evelyn’s Low-Maintenance Routine
The Mom: Evelyn
Mother of: Sara Tan, Beauty Director
“My mom has always had immaculate skin,” says Sara. “It’s definitely partly genetics, which I was blessed to have been on the receiving end of, but it’s also partly due to the fact that she’s always been extremely regimented with her beauty routine, especially when it comes to wearing sunscreen and staying out of the sun.
“While she has always been super religious about her routine, my mom has always kept it really simple — just the basics, she tells me. To cleanse her face, she uses athat she swears by for both day and night. During the day, she’ll use a moisturizing cream, like this one from . She’s not a big fan of foundation, but loves especially because it has SPF in it. In the evening, she’ll use and then top it off with the same .
Suzanne’s Brightening Routine
The Mom: Suzanne
Mother of: Kate Spencer, Affiliate Strategist
Suzanne’s mixes actives like Vitamin C with high-end, results-focused products. “In the morning, I splash my face with cold water and use the. Followed by the — I love this,” she says. “Lastly, during the summer, I use the (All day all year) . I use just a drop, and it lasts a long time. In the evening, I apply the and massage it in, and then wash it off in shower. That pump bottle lasts many months! Followed by the — a gift to my skin. Finishing off with the — this is a Sophie’s Choice product: would be hard to choose between this and one of my children.”
Genies, freebies and VIP status: The perks of Royal Caribbean’s Royal Suite class explained
Take your pick: Can you settle for a concierge to elevate your next cruise or do you need a genie to make your vacation magical? The choice is yours when you book a suite that’s part of Royal Caribbean’s Royal Suite class. On Oasis- and Quantum-class ships, your suite booking comes with a host of …On Oasis- and Quantum-class ships, your suite booking comes with a host of perks that vary based on the Royal Suite-class tier your cabin falls under. The amenities range from in-cabin bathrobes and name-brand toiletries to an exclusive restaurant and personal assistant. Some suites include Wi-Fi, specialty dining, tips and a beverage package wrapped into the cruise fare.
“I also treat my face to. I use this a couple of times a week at night right before sleep. I use it sparingly to make it last for many months. I’m highly sensitive to fragrance — however, this is truly botanical. It smells wonderful and relaxing. Once a year, I purchase the — it’s pricey but .”
Amal’s Classic, No Fuss Routine
The Mom: Amal
Mother of: Lexy White, Digital Coordinator
Amal mom keeps it classic. “She swears by these two things,” Lexy exlapins. “One: A tablespoon of olive oil. Consuming olive oil is good to get things moving in you digestion, but also gives you a glow! Anytime our skin is glowing, we credit it to the olive oil we’re consuming. And two: Ponds Cold Cream. She’s always used this as a makeup remover AND a moisturizer. Especially when ballin’ on a budget, she thinks this is the end all be all of beauty care products. It’s a staple in our household, and she doesn’t feel the need to ever change that.”
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