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Cheat Sheet: 10 Celeb-Approved Summer Trends To Try During Your Holy Week Vacay

Cheat Sheet: 10 Celeb-Approved Summer Trends To Try During Your Holy Week Vacay

Holy Week holidays are just around the corner and we'd like to spring on you a round-up of several doable summer or beach trends that we've spotted in the celebrity scene.  A ton of us are prepping to head out of town or stocking up on beach essentials. We all love trends to try or do that involve minimal conjuring to be able to achieve.  Here you go, slap on sunscreen then take heed and succeed!

1. Sheerer tinted shades are the path of the light side. Style maven Martine Cajucom is the fairy-godmother of shaded spectacles.  The cutting-edge creative director of Sunnies knows more than a thing or two about sunglasses.  Trust that if there is something Martine chooses to wear we will follow and certainly stare.  We spotted her styling Liza Soberano for their recent editorial and wearing lightly tinted specs with Isabelle Daza.  If you're not into dark vision go with shades that are lightly tinted.  Life through rose-colored glasses, anyone?  



2. Sandboarding over dunes.  When you're sliding on sand instead of snow you get sandboarding, a niche sport more interesting than you might think.  The workout isn't just the boarding itself but also the heavy resistance trekking to get up over the dunes for a good slide.  We spotted Enrique Gil trying out a sandboarding move recently and noted that the great place to actually try it are in Laoag and Paoay, Ilocos Norte.  Locally, we don't have the grandeur of the dunes in Dubai, but on the sand slopes of Ilocos you'll certainly get a moderate feel of the sport if you've never tried it.  Interested to give it a go?  Try contacting Ilocos Sandboarding on Facebook who were featured on Rated K a couple of years ago.   Check out also how other people all over the world enjoy sandboarding at this video link here.


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3. Doing dreadlocked hair with woven threads. Andrea Brillantes gave dreadlocked hair a go during her last visit to Boracay, and we liked her look interwoven with bright threads.  Along the shores of Boracay there are way too many braiding and dreadlock services to choose from.  Just a tip though if you plan on wearing dreadlocks at the beach be sure that those offering the service have clean hands and don't forget to generously apply sunblock on your scalp to protect the delicate skin in between the braids from painful sunburn once you have them.


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4. Accessorizing in layers. When Ellen Adarna pops into your head like a genie with a cloud of smoke you rarely think of anything dainty or delicate.  We love her 'coz she's real, beautifully brash, semi-slapstick, and downright hot.  You'll be surprised though, she does have her mellow moments.  This photo of her taken by none other than Rico Blanco shows a beautiful multi-strand layered necklace we super like.  We also spotted Elisse Joson similarly "blinged" in layers a few days back.  Find yourself a series of strands and petite pendants, layer up, and accessorize to your heart's content.


5. Choosing your Freakshake.  The hit decadent offering of a milkshake messily married with dessert originally caught fire in Canberra, Australia's largest inland city southwest of Sydney in mid to late 2015.  Freakshakes have since spread their sugary tendrils and infected the earth with delight. Diabetics steer clear, though.  Singaporean actress and TV host Oon Shu An has given her blessing "May your milkshake runneth over." 

Freakshakes @ Discovery Shores Boracay

May your milkshake runneth over. . . #freakshake #patissezsg #hollandvillage

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6. Beach cover-ups aren't cheesy if they don't dial down your style.  When you're not in the water or just chilling on shore covering up is just a comfy habit lots of people have.  Why needlessly expose your body to the sun the entire time?  The important thing is to do it in style and find a coverup that doesn't clash with your swimwear.  Cover-ups needn't be matchy-matchy, just properly coordinated, like the way Kathryn Bernardo, Mari Jasmine, and Alodia Gosiengfiao stylishly achieve their looks here.  You can check out a couple of crop tops that look similar to Mari Jasmine's via Shape Shop Active on Instagram.  


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7. Savoring a healthy bowl of "Poke" (Hawaiian fish salad). We saw that Kiana Valenciano was holding up a bowl of Poke this week during one of her workout days. Poke is originally kind of like Hawaii's version of Japan's chirashi, but without the rice or less of it because of the fact that it's more like a fish salad.   


Spinning and poke and friends to start off my week. Saraaaaps!

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Apparently, poke as an appetizer or light entree is ubiquitous at Hawaiian family meals.  Poke when served in other countries has been tweaked to serve up different versions and flavors of the beloved fish salad.   Here's to healthy eats for the summer that don't hold you back on your fitness goals!  To note, for those who don't like ceviche you'll be happy to know poke usually isn't pickled.  Some resorts serve poke or dishes similar to it.  If you're "staycationing" in the city you may want to try it locally at Poke Poke Manila located at Ground Flr. Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons Food On Four, Level 4, and SM Aura, BGC.


8.  Trying out flash tattoos on your feet.  Flash tattoos are basically jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos that you can easily remove at the end of the day with either oil or soap and water.  They're a fun, harmless way to look hip and summery.  The simple tactile act of applying them on skin makes bonding time with friends even more special.  We've rubbed the magic lamp a second time and Ellen Adarna as it turns out sported these awhile back with one of her besties, Nivien Soledad and then later, beautifully on her wrists with Mai Cojuangco and Nivien once again.


9. Off-shouldering it under the sun. Whether choosing to reveal both shoulders or one, baring them this summer is definitely a trend that has lived to see yet another year.  Nikki Gil, Frankie Pangilinan, and Leila Alcasid prove our point.  Don't forget to always apply generous amounts of sunscreen on exposed areas.  If you've got your hands on a bit of body sheen product or liquid highlighter add a drop to your fave sunblock or lotion to add a bit of gleam to those shoulders, arms, and decolletage.


10. Big water floaties are back, and the bolder and brighter, the better. Basic and bright are what we think floaties should be.  Liza Soberano, Alex Godinez, and Vice Ganda know what it takes to fully appreciate the full-on power of floaties.  On the water, inflatables bring fun, laughter, as well as safety to your summer scene.  Stock up on a bunch of boldly colored floaties whether they're basic giant rings or creatures like unicorns, swans, or flamingoes and have more fun in the sun while you're at it!


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