In interviewing magazine my interview press Q&A questions

My Interview for Moskar Magazine - Q&A

The other day, I got published in a local magazine for an interview. In it, I talked about my blog, fashion, beauty and much more. English translation is below.

From other Dubrovnik bloggers, you stand out because you publish your blog in English. Why did you decide to do so?

Because English is a universal language, much more people can follow me and my advice, not just people from America or other countries where English is an official language, but also from countries such as Scandinavian ones, from Asia and so on. Also, I love the English language and I know it pretty well.



What do you write about?

Main topics are fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, but you can find a recipe, too. Mostly about makeup and outfit of the day.


What's the goal for your blog?

I'd like to create a real community of people who want to follow me and read my blog, inspire people in terms of fashion and beauty, but also inspire them to dare to follow their dreams and do something different. Of course, there are many big goals considered with my blog, but it's better for the results to be seen than just talked about.


How many page views do you have on the blog?

In the last two months since I became really active, I'm close to 10 thousand views.


Where do you find inspiration?

Well, if I really don't have any, I visit other blogs with similar niche and inspire myself. Still, mostly I think it through myself on which problems or wishes my readers might have and how can I solve them. And then I write a post.


Often times, lots of famous bloggers come to our town. Do you follow them, what do they write about? Which one is the most interesting to you?

Yes, of course. This summer I've even met one. Her name is Zoey Arielle, by accident, she filmed me for her YouTube channel and the video will be published soon. Mostly, I follow Norwegian bloggers, I'm not sure why, I just love their culture and freedom of speech, one of them is Anniken Jorgensen. But still, my favorite is the most successful one, Chiara Ferragni.


What are your plans for the future?

Move to another country pretty soon, study journalism or writing next year abroad and of course, succeed with my blog and improve it as my brand. I think it's a job of the future and a valid one, but of course, it's already seen with other popular bloggers and Instagram girls.


Is it possible and how much can you earn by writing a blog?

Yes, it is possible. Amounts are not certain, it all depends on views, other people's interests, followers and so on. For now, I have earned very little, but I still have and I think it's a great start. Some ways of earning money are through ads, affiliate marketing and simply by publishing blog and Instagram posts, but you get there later.


What would you recommend to young girls who decide to write a blog?

To be themselves and not to be afraid to make a blog if that's what they want. To be active, have all social media platforms, update often on the blog, but Instagram, and to enjoy this and try to find a reason to.


Once again, thank you for this interview!


My Social Media

For photos: Instagram
For inspiration: Pinterest
For information: Twitter
For news: Facebook
For updates: Bloglovin'

Read More

Share Tweet Pin It +1

0 Comments

In croatia croatia travel dubrovnik dubrovnik city walls dubrovnik guide dubrovnik old town europe historic history town old town series travel travel europe travelling croatia wanderlust

Fun Day with Friends at Dubrovnik City Walls - Dubrovnik Guide Part 3

The other day, my friends and I randomly decided to see the City Walls and so I have randomly decided to add this post into my "Dubrovnik Guide" series (click on the title to see more). So let this be the part three! 



As Iva, one of the friends that went with me, is not from Dubrovnik nor she goes to college here, she had to pay 150 HRK (around $24/€20) for the ticket. When it comes to Dubrovnik citizens or college attendants, we get a free passage. Remember, this post was uploaded in September of 2018, the price could change by the next summer or any other that said.



As she is staying for a couple more days, she wanted to go to the Walls badly. After all, they are probably the best attraction in the town since you get to see the whole city by walking them.



The Walls are around 1,940 meters long (6,360 ft) and 4 to 6 meters high (13-20 ft), but can reach up to 25 meters in some area (80 ft). Most of the walk doesn't feature climbing the stairs, but there are a few corners in which you do.



My advice would be to visit them either in spring or late summer/autumn time when the temperatures are lower (between 20-30 Celsius/68-86 Fahrenheit). In the summer, the temperatures can reach up to 40 Celsius/104 Fahrenheit and rarely, even more. 

The Walls opening and closing are depending on the month. Check the timetable at the end of this post. The main entrance is at the beginning of the Stradun street, from your left when you enter from the Pile Gate. There are a few others, but it's best to enter there for a full experience.



When you enter from there, you will first see  you can see Stradun street exactly from a straight view which is just an amazing place to shoot photos at. On the other side, there is a Lovrijenac Fortress which is a separate fortress of the city walls. It is on a high hill and truly looks magnificent as it is built above the Pile bay (some of the Game of Thrones scenes were filmed there).


Then if you go a bit further, you have a view of the Onofrio's Fountain. Just a fun fact: you can freely drink water from it as it is clear and healthy, but obviously only when you are close to it, not from the city walls.


As you continue walking, you will also stumble upon some paintings, a place to buy water at if you are thirsty, a restaurant to have a meal at and some other snack stands, as well as souvenir shops. 

My friend Vlaho facing fort Lovrijenac and Pile street

On the whole other side, you have a view of the famous Porporela bay and the fishing boats.



By walking a little further, you will also have a view at the Saint John (Sveti Ivan) fortress, which is one of the most iconic Dubrovnik historic sightings.



One of the Christian places in the Old Town is a Dominician Monastery with the gothic designed Saint Dominic church.



Somewhere near the end, you have a higher view of the orange rooftops and a Lokrum island which is close to Dubrovnik.



Accidentally, we went to the Walls at around 5 and something p.m. and when we were about to leave, we watched a sunset. I highly recommend you to do it this way.

And here's a timetable of the openings and closings of the Walls during the different months of the year:

  • January 1st - February 28th: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • March 1st - March 31st: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • April 1st - May 31st: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • June 1st - July 31st: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (longest duration)
  • August 1st - September 15th: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • September 15th - October 31st: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (when we went)
  • November 1st - December 31st: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This timetable was published in September 2018, this might change depending on the time when you are reading this. For updates, check out this site HERE.

What do you think of this article? Will you be visiting Dubrovnik and the City Walls? Tell me in the comments!

Feel free to Pin the image below:



My Social Media

For photos: Instagram
For inspiration: Pinterest
For information: Twitter
For news: Facebook
For updates: Bloglovin'

Read More

Share Tweet Pin It +1

0 Comments

In beauty beauty look everyday makeup eyeshadow lipstick makeup makeup look makeup tutorial smokey eye

My Everyday Makeup Tutorial - See Me Without Makeup



Today, I thought to show you something I've been talking for a while about on the blog. My everyday makeup tutorial! All the products are listed below, hope you'll like it.

I like to have a simple, but still, a stand-out everyday makeup look. I mostly focus on my eyes and lips since they are the best features on my face. Just a note; this makeup is what I mostly apply, but sometimes I go with much less (just foundation and a mascara).

SKIN


First of all, I wash my face with water and after that, I apply a good old moisturizer. I use the one from Ziaja which I mentioned in many posts before such as "What's in My Makeup Bag".



Next up is applying makeup. I start with a BB Cream from Garnier - Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Protector for Combination to Oily Skin.



I stopped using a regular foundation a while ago, but honestly, I think I will start using it again pretty soon. But for now, a BB Cream is a great choice. I apply it with a BH Cosmetics foundation brush and just blend it in with a blender after.

After applying BB cream

Then, I use a concealer from Alverde - Alverde Naturkosmetik Coverstick 01 Naturelle.


I used liquid ones in the past, but I've realized that the ones in the stick are so much better and have more coverage, so I highly recommend those. 


The above image shows how I apply it, usually on pimples and just on the cheeks and dark circles. Then, the below is me after I blended it:


Contouring! Yes, I still kind of do it. I just like to have my cheeks a little more defined since they are pretty chubby no matter my weight. So, I use a Catrice Prime & Fine Make Up Transformer Drops Darkening.



When it comes to bronzers or foundations for darkening, I prefer it being liquid or the stick ones because those in the powder last less on the skin.

Okay, honestly, this is so funny, but it's how you contour:


Usually, I don't highlight on a daily basis, so I'll skip that part. But I do apply a pink blush. Mine is Terra Naturi Rouge Puder 04 - Royal Apricot. I apply it with a BH Cosmetics powder brush


And on my skin, it leaves a pretty light coverage, but that is what I'm looking for anyway.



EYEBROWS


When I finish with my skin, I focus on the eyebrows. Now, this took a lot of years of practice. A lot of people told me that I make my eyebrows pretty good and those that didn't say that, probably thought they sucked, but let's focus on the positive. Joke aside, I guess I do my eyebrows pretty well.

Before

I use a few products - first, a good pair of tweezers. I got one from a drugstore and actually, just realized the brand is called Solingen Germany.



So I pluck the extra hairs and then, I shape them with a pencil - Catrice Cosmetics Eyebrow Stylist 045 Never Be ASHamed. I highly recommend this eye pencil, it's pretty affordable and it really makes your eyebrows look great. But of course, it's all on you. Practice makes it perfect.

Sometimes, I use scissors to cut the front hairs a bit, but only if it's necessary.

After

It's pretty tough to take photos of how I did it, if you want me I can make a full tutorial on it, either in video type or photos. Tell me if you want to see it in the comments!

EYES


Now, this can change because the eyeshadow color that I'm going to use depends on my clothing. But most of the time, I choose a brown lowkey smokey eye. And the exact eyeshadows that I use for it are Rimmel London Magnif'Eyes Eye Contouring Palette 003 Grunge Glamour, Deborah Milano Soft Smokey-Eye Eyeshadow Palette, and Wet N Wild Color Icon Single Glitter E352C Nudecomer.



This is what it looks like, more guide below:


First, shades from the Rimmel palette: I use the fifth shade (from left; the bronze brown one and apply it in the corners and in the middle of my eyelids.

Then I mix the third and fourth shade (from the left; light beige and ash brown) and place them in the middle of my eyelids.

I also apply a small bit of the white eyeshadow in the front corners where it has to be the lightest, but it's almost invisible.


Moving onto the Deborah Milano, I mix the three middle shades (dark brown, golden brown and the darkest brown one) and apply them in the back corners of the eyelids where the shades are supposed to be the darkest.


Last, but not the least, I add some shimmer with the Wet n' Wild mono eyeshadow in the middle of the eyelids. But you have to be careful and blend it in or else, it will stand out too much because it is much warmer than other shades.

So basically, for this tutorial, you can use similar shades from other brands as well.


After I finish with the eyeshadow, I apply a liquid eyeliner - Misslyn Liquid Eyeliner 1 Long Lasting. Now, this eyeliner is actually in a pen, so it makes it ten times easier to apply, but also it doesn't give that full black eyeliner look at the end. Still, it's perfect for daily makeup.



And for my eyelashes, I've finally found a good mascara - Maybelline New York Total Temptation Black Mascara. I highly recommend it, it gives you a great volume and length and leaves almost no clumps!


For some reason, the cover of the mascara looks old, but I literally bought it last week. Eh.


I always make sure to apply an eyelash curler for that extra uplift and volume.




LIPS


And the last part of this tutorial is lips. Before an actual lipstick, I use a lip balm - Labello Vanilla Buttercream Lip Balm. The lipstick is the one I've been loving for almost 2 months and it's called L.O.V. Make-up Colour and Care Lipstick Love Potion No. 930! I highly, but I mean, HIGHLY recommend it.



Not just this lipstick, but the whole brand. It's simply amazing. The color is pink-meaty and honestly, so beautiful. Make sure to buy it. 




Btw. have you noticed that my hair has dried while doing this tutorial haha.




So yeah, that would be it! I hope you liked my EVERYDAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL LOOK. If you liked this, feel free to leave a reaction below and a comment if you'd like.


Social media

For photos: Instagram
For inspiration: Pinterest
For information: Twitter
For news: Facebook
For updates: Bloglovin'

Read More

Share Tweet Pin It +1

0 Comments

In a day in the life aesthetic best friend blogger coffee friendship life lifestyle restaurants

5 Years of Friendship - a day in the life


Yesterday, I celebrated my best friend's birthday which inspired me to create this post.

We went to a simple coffee date in a popular cafe in the middle of the Old Town. We've spent about two hours there. One thing to know about Croatians is that we tend to drink our coffee for long. We can literally sit for more than an hour with one cup of coffee and usually, a pack of cigarettes on the side and drink slowly, talk loudly and smoke heavily. But you know, it’s tradition. So we did it. We drank cafe bianco for two hours and I actually had two sips left, but I was too lazy to drink it at the end.


During our date, I gave her a present with 15 Polaroid photos of our friendship from over the last five years. We started hanging out somewhere in autumn of 2013 and even though we went to primary school together, we never had a true relationship during those times. Except for a few occasions in 7th grade. However, to see that our real friendship already lasts for five years straight is a huge thing.


We’ve been through so much together and we probably will be in the future, but hopefully within the positive side of things. We spent hundreds of times in coffee shops, went to each other's celebrations, did a bunch of crazy things, gossiped, talked about boys, clothes, whatever. It’s been one hell of a ride and it still lasts.



Back to the gifts, as she is a violin player, I bought her a Mozart chocolate violin shaped box and some silly happy birthday candles. The gift was nothing major in a sense of luxury or material, but in a sense of sentiment and soul, it was everything. We literally started crying out of happiness during our date, thank God for sunglasses.

Sorry for the not so pretty pic <3

After the coffee, we got hungry and went to a pancake shop and got some. And after we ate, we went to a place behind the city walls, watched the moonlight and talked about all the random and fun stuff that nobody else would understand.


Which friendship does last the longer for you? Who is/are your best friend/s? Tell me in the comments!


Social media

For photos: Instagram
For inspiration: Pinterest
For information: Facebook
For news: Twitter
For updates: Bloglovin'

Read More

Share Tweet Pin It +1

0 Comments