Krka National Park

Trg Ivana Pavla II br.5, 22000 Šibenik
Opening hours: Open every day! January, February, November and December 9:00-16:00; March and October 9:00-17:00; April 9:00-18:00; May and September 9:00-19:00; June, July and August 9:00-20:00
Tickets: 30-110 kn
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Krka National Park can be found at the Sibenik region of Croatia. It is famous for its waterfalls and also because the most beautiful part of River Krka can be found in the park. The Park lies on 109 km2 territory and can be entered from two towns. If you arrive to Lozovac, you will enter the waterfalls with a bus. If you go to Skradin, you will talk a half hour and 3 km long boat trip. The boats leave from the town once in every hour and in every half an hour back.
For additional fee, you can book a boat for yourself and take a trip that is not restrained by other people or time.

The visitors have a chance to enter some of the waterfalls, but the ground is very rocky, it is not easy to move and the water is very cold. Although this place is very tourist-friendly, make sure not to enter the places where it is not allowed. The hiking route is 4 kms but with a lot of uphill steps and roads.
You can find many relaxation stages in every 10 minutes where you can freshen up or have a picnic. There are many food stands in the park and although they are very expensive, it certainly has a feeling when you walk with a fruit salad in your hand surrounded by natural beauty.
I noticed earlier that fig is very popular in Croatia and I saw many bushes in the park. There are also stands selling the fresh or the dried version of the fruit.
During our walk in the park I saw dragonflies, different kinds of fish and ducks. It is stated that more than 200 hundred bird species and even bats live in the park, but I didn’t run into them during my visit.

Marc Jacob teaches fashion design

‘My grandmother would buy me Vogue, French Vogue sometimes if I was really lucky and I was just whirling through these images. That was my first introduction to fashion…
I’m not recommending you to cut school and to go to trunk shows or fashion shows but I did a little bit of that when I was younger too. I’m sharing what I know. I hope that it will inspire you to create and express yourself through fashion. I will be discussing things I wish I knew starting out. The heart of my class is sharing the technical process. Once in a while it’s a fabric that inspires the dress and other times it’s the dress we want to make inspires the fabric. The runway show is very important to me. You can transmit not only ideas of that texture and proportion but also about spirit and emotion.
I was brought into Louis Vuitton to shake things up and it didn’t always sit with the people who were there before me. A lot of ideas that I had early on, I was told: You can’t put this on the runway. And it really was when I stopped listening to everybody and did what I thought was right, that I was brought in to do. I personally feel good when I take a risk, I’m proud of myself when I take a chance and I think you should too. I hope you’ll learn fashion is not art, it’s the art of living. See what you really love and what you feel you have some kind of connection to. Create your own voice, your own vision, your own style. Taking creative risks is what fashion is about.’ /Marc Jacobs/

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I feel pretty

‘I have a crazy idea, let’s be honest for a minute. No matter how many times we hear, “It’s what’s on the inside that matters,” women know deep down it’s what’s on the outside that the whole world judges.’ /Renee Barrett in I feel pretty/

What is this movie about?
Renee  Barrett (played by Amy Schumer), a woman who has problems with her looks falls off her bike at spinning class, hits her head and suddenly she sees herself as a beautiful lady. That seems to open a lot of doors for her and changes her love life and job as well.

What kind of question does the movie raise?
What is beauty?
How does our looks affect our lives?
Can we achieve everything with confidence? 

What did I like about this movie?
I already loved the trailer when I saw it, because I think it discusses a very important topic about our appearance. Today’s world want women to be perfect. At work, as a mother, as a lover and we should make it look effortless. Be sporty and healthy but don’t sweat. Be the best at your job but you must have other things in your life or you will be called a workaholic. And the list goes on for a long time. I love the take-home message of this movie. That is without any spoiler to accept and love yourself no matter what.

To whom I would recommend it? 
Basically to every single women on Earth. And to the men who wants to understand them.

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All the beauty products I bought in Croatia

Got a little carried away while I was having a vacation in Zadar, Croatia. To elongate the spa experience I decided to buy some beauty products for home as well. 

First of all I went to Müller, which I don’t have in my own town and I always get excited when I can visit a store.
I bought 3 face masks…:
Garnier SkinActive Anti-Pickel Thermo Maske
Schaebens Totes Meer Maske
CadeaVera Young Pink-Flamingo Zuckerwatte Maske

…a L’Oréal rouge…:
Cream 104 Mafia Gloss

…and a body lotion:
Aveo Olive & Lemongrass

As we were to enter Krka National Park in Skradin I saw a Lush shop that I definitely wanted to enter the first time ever. I bought a soap called Respect Your Elders that I just couldn’t use since. It has such a great smell, I keep it next to my bed to have a sniff whenever I want.

The day before we were travelling home, I stopped at the L’Occitane en Provence to buy myself a goodie bag that contains these items:
Verveine Lait Frais
Verveine Gelée de Douche Fraiche
Verveine Agrumes
I also got gifts:
Gel Douche Verveine (50 ml)
Lait Corporel Verveine (50 ml)
Créme Ultra Déseltérante (sample)
Eau Essentielle (sample)

Can’t wait to try all of them!

All the beauty products I bought in Croatia

Zadar

‘Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, in Florida, applauded at every evening.’ /Alfred Hitchcock in 1964/

Zadar, the capital of Dalmatia lies on the coast of the Adriatic Sea in the middle of Croatia. Throughout history it has been occupied by the Romans, the Greeks and has been a part of the Republic of Venice and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The town’s income comes mainly from fishing and tourism. What if I told you you can study archaeology, Francophone Studies or Psychology at the seaside, you can do it at the University of Zadar. Isn’t that cool?

What are the sights you definitely have to check out in Zadar?

Church of St. Donat
Trg. Sv. Stoshije 4
Opening hours: Open every day! Monday-Sunday 9:00-17:00
Tickets: 12-20 kn
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The symbol of the town definitely has to be the Church of St. Donat, it’s even embossed in tickets for local transportation. The church was built in the 9th century and was named after Zadar’s bishop who lived in the 4th century. As we were inside people were charmed by the four little kittens who seem to have found shelter in the church. Outside on the square you can find ancient Roman ruins.

Sea Organ
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV

It’s a musical instrument that was first established in the world in Zadar and is played on by the waves of the sea.  Next to it you can find the Greeting to the Sun that you have to see at night.

Andy Warhol exhibition
Rector’ Palace –  Poljana Šime Budinića 3
Opening hours: Open every day! Monday-Sunday 9:00-23:30
Tickets: 200 kn
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There is a current exhibition dedicated to the American pop-art artist, but be prepared because it is only open until September!

The beach
No words needed, just enjoy the rocky beach of Zadar!

Besides from these Zadar offers several kind of boat trips. The organized ones go the Kornati Island and Krka National Park, but you can plan one for yourself. The prices of these are pretty high, a 3 hours trip to a neighbour island costs 1000 kunas.

I advice you to go to the local market that to see the fish and beautiful and fresh vegetables of the local people. Also make sure to take a walk at night.

Bon voyage!

 

Catrice

I’m starting a new series about beauty product brands. To give a better picture about the brands I’m going to choose at least 3 products every time I test one. Our first guest is Catrice. Let me state at the beginning that this is not a sponsored post.

Where is Catrice coming from?
The brand was founded by Christina Oster-Daum in 2004 in Germany and her mission was to ‘to prove it’s possible to create an innovative brand of luxury-inspired makeup at excellent prices’. Catrice became very worldwide ever since, because they are selling the products in more than 50 countries (mostly in Europe, but also in Asia, Africa and America). It’s also important to know that the company doesn’t allow to test their products on animals.

How did I meet the products?
In this case I met them at the Daalarna Fashion Show where Catrice had a fun ‘Wheel of fortune’, where you had to spin and then got a product. I liked that game a lot and then I also found products in my goodie bag at the end of the show.
I noticed that recently Catrice often participates in these kind of actions to spread their products which I like a lot because this way you can test their items to decide whether you like them or not.

What kind of products did I buy?

Glam & Doll False Lashes Mascara 010 Black
First of all I want to call your attention to the design of this mascara, because it’s very pretty and feminine. Its brush has a bent shape I favour. This way you can use the longer ones for your upper eyelashes and the shorter ones for your lower ones. The product has a strong and long lasting black colour which I tasted during my vacation to Zadar. It was easy to apply and have nothing bad to say about it.

ICONails Gel Lacquer 06 Nails on fire
When sandal weather kicks in I always paint my toenails bright red to feel like a seductive Parisian lady. I immediately tried this polish and was very satisfied with it. It has two tops which makes the inside come out way harder. The item has the exact shade I like and it stayed on for a very long time even though I didn’t use a nail polish cover.

Velvett Matt Smokey Eyes Pencil Blue
First of all I have to state that I have brown eyes that doesn’t really match blue eyeliner, but as I said before this was a free item. Secondly so far all of my eyeliners came of because I blink (but I have to!), so I’m anticipating 2-3 hours from them. The item pulled through that criterium.

Would I buy a Catrice make up item again?
In general I think Catrice makes good quality products in a great price and I would buy a new item with no regrets. I especially liked the nail polish.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

‘These creatures were here before us, and if we’re not careful, they’re going to be here after. Life cannot be contained. Life breaks free. Life finds a way.’ /Ian Malcolm/

What is this movie about?
The island where the dinosaurs are permanently kept becomes endangered because a volcanic eruption is about to happen. A discussion about the dinos life evolves between the government and the scientists. Claire Dearing (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) wants to find her ex-boyfriend, Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt), because he is the only one who can find Blue, the Velociraptor.

What kind of question does the movie raise?
Is it OK for people to interfere in genetics?
What should you do when your discovery proves to be dangerous?
Are you responsible for creations?
Who decides what happens to creatures?
Can we really teach dangerous animals not to hurt us?
Is really sorry the hardest word to say in a relationship?

What did I like about this movie?
First of all this Jurassic World movie brings all the standards you are used to such as mindblowing visionary, jokes, stereotypical but loveable characters and dinosaurs! I liked the fact that I wasn’t sure what is going to happen to them even at the very last seconds of that ominous scene. I also liked that it made me think about genetics, technology and what is wrong and right for us te do these days in general.

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