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That time between summer and autumn - Outfit of the Day


If you’d ask me what’s my favorite season of the year, I probably wouldn't be able to give you a straight answer, mainly because my favorite season is an in-between one.



Then, when the summer starts to cool down and autumn starts to awaken, that is my favorite season. 


And despite the fact that the sun is still shining brightly throughout the day, the cold wind creates a contrast in the nighttime.



When it begins to blow through the curtains, then I feel the most beautiful. There is something in that contradiction between summer and autumn, something much more inspirational and gracious in this beautiful inter-seasonal period.



I love to sit in the yard or in the open cafe and feel that wind, so relaxing, so amazing. I guess in that sense, you can call me an old soul.


As during the heat of the summer, we were sweating under the shield of tourists, running left and right, trying to do all possible activities so that we wouldn't miss a thing and have our summer bucket lists filled with check marks.


And now, we can finally relax and be calm before the working winter comes again.



But, we shouldn't be fooled - everything comes to an end. The autumn is coming, bringing winter with itself and we know how winters are. We feel constant complaints about the cold, the long nights and days almost ceased to exist, so let's enjoy the beauty, the period of late August and early September.



And there it is, my little more artistic view on the world. I thought to do something different with the “outfit of the day’ posts and create this little extra feel next to the images.



What do you think about my photos and the outfit? Do you like it? Tell me in the comments!

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My Skincare Products - Review


A month ago, I made a post on "What's in my makeup bag" and since you seemed to love it, I thought to show you what are some of my skin care products. 

Before we start, I'd like to say that I have a combination skin, so it's pretty complicated. Being both dry and oily, I need to take some real care for it. Next week, I made an appointment at the dermatologist center (finally!), so when I get the full skin check, I'll tell you the results.

The following products are skin care products for to women. Most of them are drugstore ones.

Skin care products for face


1. Moisturizers


// Eveline Cosmetics Hydra Impact 360 Energizing Light Moisturizing Day Cream //



This moisturizing cream is made for normal to combination skin, but I have to say for my skin type it is a little too light. I don't feel much hydrated after it, but it's good to wear here and there during the day if you get a feeling like your skin needs some extra moisturizing. 


// Ziaja Face Natural Olive Oil Cream Intensely Nourishing for Dry Dehydrated Skin //


I've already talked about this product in a previous post, but since then my opinion has changed. I found this cream too much. How cool, I'm not yet to find a perfect moisturizer. But don't worry, if your skin is dry, this moisturizer will hydrate it 100%.

2. Face Wash



From left to right:

1. // Balea Waschgel mit Aktivkohle //

This wash gel with active charcoal for blackheads is actually pretty good. The brand is from Germany and I bought it originally in their drugstore. It doesn't do great wonders, but it definitely hydrates the skin and leaves you feeling fresh.   

2. // Afrodita Cosmetics Young & Pure Purifying Foam //

Afrodita Cosmetics or Kozmetika Afrodita comes from Slovenia and has quickly become one of my favorite drugstore brands. This foam relaxes my skin and even though, I don't use it often when I do it makes my skin feeling clearer than ever.

3. // Garnier Pure Active Intensive Advanced Cleansing Exfobrusher (150ml) // 

This product has been on my shelf for a while now. Honestly, it didn't do much of its promised work. It does make me feel fresh after and all that, but it didn't clear my skin.

4. // Clean&Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub //

Whenever I feel that I need a face wash, I use this one. Clean&Clear is also one of my favorite drugstore brands and it has helped my skin a lot in the past. I like it a lot.

3. Face spray


// Avon Naturals Skin Care Hydrating Aloe & Cotton Face Spritz //


Whenever I feel that my skin feels dehydrated, I go to the bathroom and pick up this product from the shelf. It honestly, helps so much. It saves the time of putting moisturizers and creams and it does do it's promised work - hydrates the skin so well.


4. Peeling

// Ziaja Sensitive Skin Enzyme Peeling //


I love this peeling because it's not just a one-time thing, unlike others. It makes the skin so smooth and if you still haven't figured out that I really like Ziaja, then I don't know. This is a fabulous skin care product.

5. Mask

// Afrodita Cosmetics Why Mask Detox Activated Charcoal //


This mask is really great for someone who has a lot of dead skin. It clears it up (well, not overnight, but it does a bit) and gives your skin a smooth nice feeling you'll love. I'm just obsessed with face masks and I have a lot of them at home, if you want to see other ones, tell me in the comments!

Now, it's time for my body skin care products!

Skin care products for body


1. Body lotion




From left to right:

1. // Avon Naturals Body Care Sensational Wild Berries and Pomegranate Yoghurt Body Shake //

This body shake/milk has, perhaps, the most beautiful scent, I swear. With the wild berries and pomegranate, it smells like ice cream in the summer. And it also leaves the skin smooth and gorgeous, exactly what it's supposed to do.

2. // Treacle Moon The Raspberry Kiss Body Butter // 

I know I said the previous one smells amazing, but this one could be even better. Even though it says it's butter, it has a much thinner texture which soothes me better. Really everything about it is so aesthetically-pleasing, from the bottle and the color to the scent. Well, a good scent is actually a big deal for me when it comes to body lotions and similar.

3. // Bettina Barty Cocos Hand & Body Lotion //

This is my favorite body lotion ever. I buy it every single time and somehow I manage to find time to try other ones. I'm actually obsessed with coconut scent and that is why this lotion is so perfect. The texture is also smooth and easy to apply. I've just realized I have very little of it left, time to go to the drugstore!

2. Hand cream and body balm



From left to right:

1. // Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream //

Although I don't use it much in the summer, this is a must-have winter item for me! Since my hands get chapped and dry in the winter, I must use this cream to moisturize it and it helps!

2. // Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Deep Moisture Comfort Balm //

This smoothing body balm doesn't have much scent, but sometimes it is exactly what you need. Its texture is thin and easy to apply. Hands down, my favorite neutral body skin care product.

2. Body butter




Clockwise from left to right:

1. // Rosal Body Intensive Moisturizing Body Butter Shea Butter and Avocado //

Rosal is one of the best Croatian beauty brands out there. What can I say, this body butter also has an amazing scent. Avocado and shea butter are one of my favorite ones, too.

2. // Balea Fuss Butter mit Minzöl und Blutorangen-Extrakt // 

One more Balea product on my shelf is a mint and red-orange extract body butter. I love this one, everything about is so fruity and just as it says on the packaging, lovely!

3. // Alverde Naturkosmetik Körperbutter Bio-Macadamianuss und Bio-Karitebutter //

With its affordable prices and organic sources, Alverde quickly became one of my favorite beauty drugstore brands recently. This butter with macadamia nuts and shea butter is such perfection when it comes to both smell and texture!


3. Aftershave 


// Afrodita Cosmetics After Depilation Gel 3 in 1 //


The aftershave that I've been using recently comes from Afrodita Cosmetics. It calms the skin and really slows the hairs from growing. It also fights ingrowing hair and brings long-lasting smoothness to the skin. But be careful, it can be pretty itchy if you apply it right after on your body! Wait a few minutes and then do it. 

Oils 




Top: 

// Olival Avocado Hair Oil //

I accidentally put this one in the photo and since it's not skin care, but hair care I don't know if I should review it. If you want to see my hair products, then tell me in the comments!

Bottom from left to right:

1. // Avon True Nutraeffects Active Moisturize Lightweight Facial Oil //

This face oil is a true elixir which leaves your skin smooth and nourished. Made with 5 precious oils, it couldn't be better. It also comes with the easy to apply use. Be careful, not more than 3 drops or your skin might get a little too oily. 

2. // Kemig Oleo Therapy Macadamia Oil //



There they are - skincare products! Definitely feel free to pin this image below:




What do you think of all these items, will you be getting any of them? Tell me in the comments!

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Sushi date with my best friend + OOTD



The other day, I made a reservation for a Shizuku restaurant here in Dubrovnik. So yesterday I went there with my best friend there. 

The place serves Japanese cuisine including all types of sushi from nigiri, maki, sake, teka, California, Philadelphia, maguro and so on. 

But first, cocktails! I got a gin and grapefruit juice one while Karmen ordered a simple Pinacolada.


And for the dish we actually came to the restaurant, we got two "Maki" plates.

Btw. this date is to remember! I finally learned to use sticks properly.


For the second round, we got crispy chicken with three different sauces. 

One thing to add, this was my first time eating meat after 2 and a half months. I stopped for ethical and health reasons, but I guess it was okay that I have a bit of it for this occasion. From now on, I will probably stay on my pescetarian diet.


I must say, besides having the best sushi in town with affordable prices, the service is exceptional. They are so kind to you and make sure everything is as you want it to be. 

After the satisfying dinner, we decided to go to a small pastry shop. There, we somehow managed to eat the most delicious chocolate crêpes.


And here is an outfit!


I wore this amazing dark pink dress with lace and a pretty big cleavage (lol) and high heel sandals. Later, I added a white Skagen watch to the outfit (the photo above) and these cool butterfly earrings which you can see below:


Overall, we had fun. After all the food, we took a walk in the town and ended up in a bar and had another round of cocktails. I had a Long Island one.

But then my mother called telling me that she didn't have keys of the house because I mistakenly took hers.

Pro-tip: Don't drink Long Island Ice Tea in a rush or you might end up with a stomachache.


Have you ever tried sushi? Do you like it? Tell me in the comments!


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Dubrovnik Nightlife - Dubrovnik Guide Part 2

Last week, I created a new series on the blog. "A Local Guide to Dubrovnik, Croatia" is a series that discusses this beautiful town on the Adriatic coast. From its history to the current events. Here you are able to find out what are the best places to see from restaurants, bars and anything in between, to the best activities that you could do in Dubrovnik. After all, this is an honest and real local guide.

If you or anyone close to you is visiting Dubrovnik soon or maybe you just really want to visit it stay tuned. I'll publish a new article every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. CET. You can easily subscribe HERE to receive an e-mail notification whenever a new part comes! Enjoy the article.



In the first part, I talked about the history of Dubrovnik. This time I'll get a little more modern. And what is more modern and youthful than partying?
You must be wondering, what is the nightlife like in Dubrovnik? Well, here I am to show you.

It's time to discuss the nightlife in this small Croatian town.

Culture Club Revelin


Credit: https://www.justdubrovnik.com/2013/07/freemasons-culture-club-revelin/12411/

There are a few clubs in Dubrovnik that you must visit. First and probably the most popular one is Culture Club Revelin.

Here's the interesting part, the club is built in a historic interior of a Revelin fortress. If you read my previous part, you'd probably know what I'm talking about. 

Revelin fortress is a part of the famous Dubrovnik city walls and was used for the defense of Ottomans in the past. 

Today, it is transformed into a fun nightlife. Where history meets the future. Isn't that cool? It really is! Keep reading.

During the summer season which starts on May 25 and ends October 8, Revelin is opened every day from 11 p.m. to the early mornings of 6 a.m. The entrance is usually charged, but you can get a free one if you get to the club with a flyer until 12 a.m. You can find the flyer from the hostesses that promote them around the Old Town in the late evening hours.

The club has a rich program, guesting DJ-s from all around the world including the most famous ones such as Fedde LeGrand, Nicola Fasano, Afrojack, Mahmut Orhan and R3HAB.  

So you guessed it! The music is techno/house. If you are a fan of it, definitely visit Revelin! 

There you will also find dancers on the stage, fire shows and possibly, any type of drink you can imagine. It also includes VIP spots where you can easily sit down and get a bottle of alcohol with your friends. 

When it comes to drinking, age restriction is 18 years old in whole Croatia.

But, wait, there's more, if you are interested in hosting a birthday party, wedding or any other special event, you can easily do it in Revelin.

There's a thing that I could complain about when it comes to this club. First, it is the prices. If you are coming from a high standard country and just visiting Dubrovnik, this might not be a big deal for you, but as a local and a 19-year old, I can find these drinks a bit pricey.

Another thing, but I guess that's a personal preference is that since it's a club with pretty high ceilings, it tends to be too light in it. And when you are drunk and looking not so hot as you did when you first arrived, it can suck a bit. 

But, then again, most people don't care, I guess that's just my thinking. 

And with its all fun program, you can also find a cozy restaurant next to it and a gentlemen exclusive part, but I'm not going to dig into it. 

Next club is... 

Skybar Dubrovnik Nightclub


Credit: https://dubrovackidnevnik.rtl.hr/fotogalerije/skybar-neizostavno-novo-staro-mjesto-za-vas-izlazak

Located next to the bus stop before you enter the Old Town, Pile street. Skybar is something different. For locals, it's much more affordable, but it's also much smaller than Revelin.

However, I personally prefer Skybar for obvious reasons. Affordable, local folk and loud music (not that I actually listen to it, but I will admit that I do when I'm clubbing) and the whole atmosphere are much more party-like, if that makes sense.

If you are not a fan of local folk music, don't worry, they do play mainstream pop at times as well.

But, there's a catch, the club can be too crowdy, especially in the summer.

The solution is simple, I suggest you go straight to the bar because it won't be easy to get to it afterward. Or you can choose VIP spots right next to the DJ.

Still, don't worry, the safety in the club is pretty good since the guards take care of everything.

For instance, last summer, I lost my ID in it and they found it and kept it for a week until I came back to get it.

The club also includes lounge and adult entertainment service.

Club Lazareti 

Credit: https://mixmagadria.com/feature/komarda-i-lazareti-spremni-za-novu-sezonu-s-tajnim-iznenaenjima

If you are looking for something different, more underground and rock n' roll, you might check out Lazareti club. 

Located on the opposite of Skybar and Pile gate, in another historic building of the same title on the Ploče gate, this club has a variety of music to offer.

Even though the club is mainly underground, it offers other programs as well including Top of the Pops (2000's and early 2010's pop music such as Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and other pop stars), Bitchblack DJs and techno music, the sound of the 80's and the 90's, history of rock and similar interesting concepts. 

But, there are also other things this club/ organization includes. Right next to the building is a Komarda beach with a view to the Old Town's most beautiful fortress Saint John (Sveti Ivan). 

Occasionally, there are a rave and other parties hosted which gives you a real summer feel for the party. One of them is WTF Dubrovnik event which lasts for a few days, usually in the early August.


These three nightclubs are the biggest and most popular in Dubrovnik. However, there are a few night bars you can go into and smaller clubs such as Trocadero which is also located in the Old Town.

But, these are probably the best in service and entertainment. 

SUMMARY


Culture club Revelin

Location: Revelin fortress (Old Town)
Music: techno/house
Price: expensive
Offerings: VIP, drinks, bar, gentlemen exclusive part

Skybar Dubrovnik Nightclub

Location: Pile Gate (Old Town)
Music: Balkan folk music, mainstream pop
Price: affordable
Offerings: VIP, drinks, lounge, adult entertainment

Club Lazareti

Location: Ploče Gate (Old Town)
Music: pop, rock, rave, techno, underground
Price: affordable
Offerings: drinks, bar, different locations


What do you think about Dubrovnik nightlife scene?

In my opinion, I think it's not that rich, but I guess it's for the fact that the town is small with more or less 40,000 people. Still, I believe that the city could make this town a little more likable to the young adults and with its yearly income, I think the town can make it.

Are you visiting Dubrovnik soon? Do you like the guide? Tell me in the comments below!


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A Local Guide to Dubrovnik, Croatia Part 1 - History of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia. You might have heard about it. A small Croatian town, "the jewel of Adriatic" that has turned into a popular tourist destination over the recent years? Or maybe King's Landing sounds more familiar?


It is a place where I was born and raised in, and the place that I still live in. That is why I decided to create this new series on my blog "A Local Guide to Dubrovnik, Croatia".

What is different from the rest of the travel bloggers is that this guide is local and that being said, I'll share with you honest and real information. I'll share with you myths, hidden gems and some bad sides of it as well.

For this first part of the series, we'll talk about - history. Because as you know; without history there would be no future. And Dubrovnik really stands after that quote. After all, it is a historic tourist destination.

Every Tuesday from now on, I will publish a new part. Make sure to stay tuned by subscribing to my blog HERE and receiving the notification of the next part in your e-mail.




The Origins

The Republic of Ragusa was founded in 1358 by Slavs. But the area of the town was inhabited much before, in the 7th century. Around that time it is said that first Dubrovnik Walls were built, but after a few disasters over the centuries including many sieges and the infamous earthquake in 1667, the walls that we see today date from 12-17th century.

The inhabitants were Roman people who escaped the destroying of Epidaurum (today Cavtat), a great Roman town 25 kilometers south of Dubrovnik.

They settled on the small island called Lausa and hid from the Slavs and Barbarians who were attacking that area of the Roman Empire at the time. 

Next to the village of the Romans, were Croatian villages. In the beginning, the two peoples didn't like each other, but over time they got together, and in the 12th century they joined their villages. They filling the channel that previously divided the two places and created the famous long street.

The long street became known as Stradun and the united villages called themselves "Dubrovnik" meaning united nations.

Of course, that's all just a theory. There's also another one which could be even truer. It claims that Dubrovnik dates from the times of Ancient Greece. Thanks to the archeological founds of artifacts and the speculation that Dubrovnik was the perfect settlement for the Greek sailors, this theory might be true.

Orlando's pillar in front of the Church of Saint Blaise

Independent Dubrovnik and Venetian Reign

Until 1050, Dubrovnik only covered the area between the walls. Then, Croatian king Stephen I gave Dubrovnik a widening. Ragusa spread 16 km north to today's town called Zaton and other parts of land near Dubrovnik (Port Gruž, Župa Dubrovačka, Šumet etc.). 

But, there's more - it became an owner of Elaphiti islands including Lokrum, Koločep and Šipan, and other near ones.

This fact you have to know! Dubrovnik was the first to have a sewerage system while great cities like London and Paris did it hundreds of years later.

Another interesting fact is that in 1317, Dubrovnik had one of the oldest pharmacies in the world called "Male Braće" (literal meaning: Little Brothers).

The problem was that in the early 13th century, Venetians became a strong marketing force on the Mediterranean. Because of their power, from 1205 to 1358, they occupied Dubrovnik.

During Venetians reign, Dubrovnik wasn't as weak as it seemed. It got islands of Lastovo and Mljet, as well as Ston and Pelješac peninsula under their ownership.

Even though on paper Dubrovnik seemed as an occupied state, it wasn't. It was freer than the rest. All princes and institutions of authority were picked by Dubrovnik people. All they had to do was to pay a yearly tribute to the country.

Everything was solved when Venetia lost all islands and coast on the other side of the Adriatic with the signing of a "Zadar armistice" with Croatian-Hungarian king Ludwig I. 


Dubrovnik Cathedral 

Ottomans Power and the Golden Ages

But that's not all for the Dubrovnik Republic. In 1408, they have fallen under the power of Ottomans and thankfully, all they had to do was to pay a yearly tribute of 12,500 ducats to the Sultan and supply Ottoman colonies.

And as usual, they kept all rights to themselves. They had the right to be in relations with any other state and make agreements with them. And their ships sailed under Dubrovnik flags. 

But did you know that during this time, the Dubrovnik Republic became the world's first nation to abolish slavery? Yes, in 1416. While England did it in the 17th and the US in the 19th century. 

In the 15th century, Republic spread to the areas of Cavtat (Epidaurus) and Konavle. 

By the time of the next two centuries, this small Aristocratic country had its own marketing colonies all over the Ottoman Empire; in Constantinople, Solun, Belgrade, Bukuresht, Sarajevo and other parts of Balkan peninsula. They also had them in Italy (Florence, Ancona, Venetia...), Egypt (Alexandria and Cairo), and in the Middle East (Smyrna and Bursa). 

This gave a huge privilege to the Ottomans since the main path of the Florence-Bursa route was crossing in Dubrovnik. 

The result? Dubrovnik was the main threat to Venetians next to big powers like England, Spain, and Genova.


Dubrovnik belfry

The End of the Republic

But every great state has to come to an end, and with Napoleon's rise in the early 1800's and the weakness of Turkish power, Dubrovnik became an easy target. It surrendered to 1200 French soldiers and their commander on May 27, 1806.

On January 31, 1808, The Republic of Ragusa ceases to exist when the general Marmot dissolved the Senate, Dubrovnik government and abolished The Republic. From 1808 to 1814 Dubrovnik was included in the Napoleon's Kingdom of Italy and became one of the Illyrian provinces. In 1815, it became a part of the Habsburg Monarchy and was never independent again.

Conclusion

Today, Dubrovnik is a part of Croatia and the greatest touristic destination in the region.

This little state made a huge impact on the world and yet a lot of it is unknown. The moral of the story is; always have money. Well, joke aside, Dubrovnik people were very smart and they understood their worth. They didn't let greater forces to destroy them and kept their state alive for five centuries.



In the second part of the series, we'll get to the present more. I'll show you the best places to visit in Dubrovnik including food, art, drinks, theatre, and others.

The next part is coming up next Tuesday! In the meantime, there will be other posts in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.


What do you think about this article? It's different than the rest for sure, but give me some feedback so I can know.

Are you visiting Dubrovnik anytime soon? Have you been there?

Tell me in the comments! In the meantime, follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Bloglovin'. You can also like my Facebook page here.

xx Nora


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6 Best Must-Have Apps for Bloggers and Instagram

In today's post, I want to share something that will help my fellow bloggers/Instagrammers. These are apps that are must-haves if you have a blog on any platform. These can change your site game to a whole 'nother level - from photo editing to photo organizing and everything else that you need.

1. VSCO 



This is my number one favorite photo editing/social media app. VSCO is a place for editors, photographers, and models of all kinds. You can clearly see how better a photo looks after the edit. The exposure is better, saturation and filter. And what I really love about it is that it's also sort of a like-free platform, so there is definitely less pressure on it. But you don't need to post your photos there at all, just edit them in the lab and when it's done save them to your phone album. 

2. Spark Post



With Spark Post, you can create these wonderful images for your blog posts, just like the one below or create Instagram posts, Facebook page headers, Twitter post images or anything else that you desire for popular social media platforms. For almost every blog post, I use this photo editor. Even though many people suggest Canva app which is still great, I think this one is much better - it's simple, it has a gorgeous design and most importantly, it's free

3. StoryArt

Wanna make your Instagram story stand out? Use StoryArt, the name stands behind its abilities. You can clearly see how wonderful this photo looks with a caption and almost polaroid-like feeling to it. This app is the new game-changer in the life of an Instagram blogger or really, any Instagram account out there. By the way, if you like this design - you can follow me on my Instagram HERE. Btw. the photo is from my hometown in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Isn't it amazing?

4. UNUM



You feel like you want to post something, but not sure if that would fit your Instagram aesthetic? Download UNUM, this app allows you to plan ahead your Instagram posts. You can literally plan a dozen images ahead before publishing them. It's the coolest app in the world, make sure to check it out. My Instagram needs a better aesthetic and that is why this app helps so much.

5. MailChimp



Don't have a mailing list yet? Don't worry - MailChimp will create it for you. Set up an account and you can easily see your subscribers. And not just that, you can also create campaigns for a newsletter, so whenever you post on your blog, your subscribers will receive the post in their e-mail. Besides that, you can send them "Welcome" and "Thank you for subscribing" messages. You are able to create promo e-mails for your business if you are selling something or having a giveaway on your website/blog, announce all kinds of news of your business and anything else that your heart desires. Oh and if you still haven't subscribed to my account, then you're missing out - subscribe HERE.

6. Pocket



And last, but definitely, not the least app on this list. I love Pocket because it allows me to bookmark websites or links that I want to visit, but have no time to read at that given moment. And what's the best thing - it lets me save posts of other bloggers that I want to read! I don't know, but on Safari or Chrome on mobile, I usually forget the bookmark tool, that is why Pocket is a must for me. And since I have just created it, I have 0 following, so if you have this app - leave your username in the comment!


So there it is - 6 Best Must-Have Apps for Your Blog and Instagram. Will you download these? Or maybe you have any other useful apps on your phone? Share them in the comments!

**By the way, if you are a blogger or a Youtuber make sure to check out this Facebook group page that I created called "Bloggers Promotion", there you can share your blog post links or any other social media accounts that you have. Simply, ask to join!

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July 2018 Favorites!


My last post was a reflection on the past month, as well as the topic of "How to set your goals". In today's, post I'll be covering some more material stuff - my July 2018 favourites.

The favourites come in all shapes and sizes, from a book I've been having a love/hate (but primarily love) relationship with to candles, shoes, clothes and of course, beauty products and even food.


1. Macadamia Oil - (Croatian: Kemig Oleo Therapy Ulje Makadamije Hladno Tiješteno)


This oil is life-changing, I've been using it to reduce the cellulite and just give extra health and glow to my skin. It's not too thick and that's what I love about it. It doesn't leave your hands oily afterwards either. I highly recommend you to get it. 

The one that I'm using is from a Croatian label Kemig but you can find any other brands that have this oil, the key is macadamia.

2. Maybelline Color Show 60 Seconds Nail Lacquer 6 Bubblicious 


Yep, it really drys off in 60 seconds (more or less). The colour I chose is pretty vibrant and that's what I love about it. It lasts for a few days on the nails, but who cares. It's good to change nail colour often and try new things.

3. Pina Colada Scented Candles 


I didn't know this was a thing, but apparently, it is. There is pina colada scented candles! Apart from being the most aesthetically-pleasing candles of all time, these smell so good. Whoever said there was no perfection, they were wrong. Coconut, brown sugar, rum and pineapple all in one and you're ready to get in the world of the Caribbeans and have an imaginative vacay in Punta Cana.

4. L.O.V The Fateful Lacquered Lip Stain No. 720 Vibrant Everglow


When they said it's lacquered, they meant it. It stays on your lips for a long period of time. I wore it for the night-out the other day and when I came back home it was still visible. I tried to remove it and I managed, but not fully. So if you are bored with matte, try lacquered! You won't regret it.

5. L'Oreal Colorista Spray 1-Day Colour Pastel Pink 


Okay, can I review something I haven't yet tried? I guess not, but I'm planning to make a blog post with my review on this and show you in more details with the photos of me and what it looks like on my hair. For a while now I've been wanting to dye my hair pink, so what is a better way to try it than with the 1-day lasting spray? 

6. Labello Vanilla Buttercream Lip Balm


In the previous post, I showed you that I use Labello Sun Protect SPF30. But I also told you that it's not as moisturizing as I would want it to be. That's why I bought a new one and guess what, this one couldn't be more moisturizing. It also has the most gorgeous scent of vanilla!

7. These shoes!


High heeled sandals are my go-to for the summer. These are the most comfortable high heels I have ever worn. I bought it at a local store Alpina, but I'm planning to sell them soon on my Depop. So be sure to check them out there! More of my clothing will be sold there as well pretty soon. 

8. The "Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova


I won't write details about this book yet since I still haven't finished reading it. The basis of the narrative is quite interesting. A father travels with his daughter and tells her the stories of his youth, more importantly, the stories of his experience with Vlad Dracula. So far, I've read about 200 pages and the book has 600 and something, so I still have no clue about what is going to happen. All I can say is that the book is really hard to read, but it keeps you going with all fascinating details and descriptions of the places they travel to, one of those places is Dubrovnik a.k.a. my hometown.

9. Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter E353C Groupie


Sparkles everywhere, but worth it. I'll do a makeup tutorial which will include this item. It leaves your eyes with a gorgeous pink shine and the best thing is - you can really use this eyeshadow as a mono!



*The following items, I've already reviewed in another post. Click on the title to read more about them.

10. Maybelline New York Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadow 65 Pink Gold 


11. L.O.V. Make-up Colour and Care Lipstick Love Potion No. 930


12.  Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter E352C Nudecomer 



And there it goes - My July 2018 favourites. You can also read my post about my July 2018 reflection & August goals HERE or perhaps you'd like a look into my Makeup bag? Click HERE. Do you like any of the items, will you be trying any? 

What are your July 2018 Favorites? Tell me in the comments!

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xx Nora

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