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

Beauty is everywhere

Call me a romantic but I truly think that beauty surrounds us everywhere we go.

It happened in 2016 when Palestine ballet dancer Rima Baransi travelled to Triest with her family. They were walking down a street when they saw a street musician playing the theme song of Amélie. Rima’s father encouraged her to dance and this spontaneous and magical performance happened:

The violinist’s name is Ivo Remenec and he is from Slovakia. The video of the performance spread worldwide and reached millions of views, so it was obvious people wanted to see the magic happen again. The two artists were invited to Dublin this year. Same song, same performers:

The message of the story is for all of you see the world with a child’s eye and discover the beauty that is all around.

Chech out Rima’s Instagram here.

Photography books II.: Mihaela Noroc

Mihaela Noroc: The Atlas of Beauty

This 32-year old photographer from Bucharest has been travelling all around the world in the last couple of years to take pictures of beautiful women. Singapore, France, Brazil, Iran, Tibet, Ecuador, Myanmar and Mexico are just few of the places she has already visited. According to Mihaela’s Instagram, she is currently in India to ‘explore the unnoticed beauty which lies in people around us’.
She also tells stories about the women she photographs. What it is like to be working as living statues in Ukraine? What it is like to live with a birthmark on your cheek? What are the days like in a refugee camp? These stories reflect not only the situation of women, but also the world we currently live in. What we only consider today an anecdote will become history tomorrow.

Follow Mihaela on her journey:
The Atlas of Beauty (Official)
The Atlas of Beauty (Instagram)
The Atlas of Beauty (Facebook)

My skincare routine

Before we go further, let’s get some things straight. First of all, I have to state that everyone should use skincare products that suits their skin type. Mine is dry and sensitive, so if yours isn’t, don’t take advice from my habits. If you don’t know your skin type yet, consult with a dermatologist. And the second thing is, this is not a sponsored post.

Every morning when I wake up, I wash my face with cold water. It may sound harsh, but it wakes and freshens me up. After drying it with a clean towel, I use a face cream called Love Nature Gel Cream that contains aloe vera from Oriflame, because it hydrates my skin well. In the evening, I use Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water to remove my mascara and I also use it for cleaning my face. When I’m taking a shower, I always wash my face with a simple soap to clean my pores. After that I put on the same cream I used in the morning. Twice a week I use Garnier’s Pure Active Exfobrusher. For other parts of my body I use Nivea Care Intensive Pflege. I have to take special care of my hands because I have to sterilize it many times a day, so before I fall asleep I put Nivea Creme on my hands. In the summer, I use La Roche-Posay sunscreen that has 50 sun protection factor.

What else can you do to take care of your skin?
Don’t smoke.
Don’t go to solariums.
Don’t get sunburnt a lot because it increases the risk of having melanoma.
Hydrate your skin inside and outside by drinking enough water every day and buy using hydrating products.
Don’t use too much mascara. Or if you do, make sure to remove it completely every night.
Sleep at least 7 hours a day.