in Suwan Tan
Where – On Princess Audrey
What Glow means to me – looking radiant – not just from having great skin, but also feeling GREAT inside. Because happiness radiates from within!
My personal Glow Challenge:
- Take time to reflect on my life, give thanks for the good stuff and let go of the bad/negative stuff!
- Take care of my skin by sticking to the Fresh skincare regimen, drink loads of water.
Thoughts – today was a great day! I saw THREE Manta rays for the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE! They were swimming so up-close I could almost touch them. Such beautiful creatures they are. We also spotted a dead humpback whale. I guess seeing a dead whale is better than no whale at all? It was gorgeous! It was so big! Life is precious! And short! Treasure everyday! Watch every sunset!
Glow meter: 5/10
Slept well. The masks were amazing!
Highlights – Barre class! Did a 30-minute workout with some friends – worked on our legs, core and gluteus plus a little HIIT segment!
Dived with a whale shark after spending 1.5 hours waiting for its appearance – what a majestic creature.
Went for a really challenging night dive. Where the dive guide brought fish down to feed the sharks and at least 30 were swimming around us! INSANE! Some were so close that their faces/fins smacked my face!
Thoughts – feels so good doing a proper workout and breaking a sweat! Diving is tough but it’s not the same kind of burn/exercise, it gives your lungs a good workout and it’s definitely a mental exercise to overcome your fear of the unknown. But sometimes it’s just good to sweat it out with a good old plank.
Glow meter: 6.5/10
After applying the full set of 3 masks:
- Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask
- Rose Face Mask
- Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask
Gorilla Press Juices
It’s the 4th day on board this boat and it’s been amazing but challenging so far! The food is great – 3 meals a day at fixed times; waking up at 6am everyday and being in bed by 11pm is certainly a good habit!
I wasn’t able to get my Gorilla Press juices before the trip. So, I decided to make my own blended juices comprising of carrots, celery and apples. Was a little fibrous but it still tasted REALLY refreshing!
We were also feeling the exhaustion of the past 3 days of diving, so after our last dive we filled up the hot tub jacuzzi and enjoyed our beers in it. Felt so good having those muscles relaxed and enjoying the company of awesome friends.
Skincare steps – just the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask as my skin felt really dry, and piled on the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream.
Glow meter: 6.5/10
Brave and Bold
Only did 1 dive today because my body was really not up for it and to be honest, it isn’t really safe to dive if you’re feeling anxious or unwell. The thing I have learnt about diving is that it is 50% physical ability, 50% mental willpower/psyching yourself up. While the certification course prepares you and teaches you what you need to do in situations such as drifting away due to high current, it requires you to be absolutely calm in order to execute the steps. I could go into more detail but it will bore you. The long and short of it is – TRAIN YOUR MIND. That was my unexpected challenge of the trip.
We brought out the huge slide and blob where we got launched off the top roof deck of the boat/off the blob into the ocean. Such an ADRENALINE rush!
Glow meter: 7/10
To strengthening our minds and being BRAVE and BOLD!
Friendship is a beautiful thing
Final day of diving! SO SAD! But I’ve got so much more confidence in the water now!
After spending 5 days of consecutive masking (I rotated between the different masks), my skin has been doing great! I’m getting a nice tan, pretty sure all that sunblock helped me not get burnt (YET!). My skin feels really supple to touch, and all that relaxation and rest is making me so calm and happy. Staring into the night sky at the stars on the top of our deck is amazing! Stars make you feel so small.
We got to another private island today. Love that we had the entire place to ourselves. 24 of us came here not knowing everyone very well, but I think each of us really bonded and got to know each other a lot better! Friendship is a beautiful thing!
Glow meter: 7/10
Tip for today – stay positive, stay real, surround yourself with people who are happy!