Top 5 Movies You Must Watch This Summer

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Can you believe it, it's the middle of Summer already! The beginning of the end, well I love summer so that's how I see it. However, there are some great movies to get you through so summer nights when you want to lounge around. Here are my top picks. 

The Spy Who Dumped Me- Kate McKinnon is hysterical on SNL so I can't wait to see her in this movie. Mila Kunis is an amazing actress so i'm hoping she will as good in this as she was in Bad Moms. If you haven't seen Bad Moms or Bad Moms 2 you should also check those out. The movie comes out August 3, 2018.

Like Father- Two of my favourite genres action and comedy. It's no wonder I have two comedy picks back to back, I watched this trailer on the plane ride home from Europe and I couldn't wait to watch it. This is a Netflix movie so you'll need a subscription or someone else's subscription to watch it. It will be released on August 3, 2018. So watch The Spy Who Dumped me in theatres and then watch Like Father at home. 

BlackkKlansman- Watch the trailer and then watch this movie, that's all I can say. It comes out August 10, 2018. 

Crazy Rich Asians- I cannot wait for this movie! An all asian cast about asians is amazing! Guess what they didn't cast Scarlette Johanson for once to play a role made for an asian. I fell in love with Constance Wu in Fresh of The Boat so I cannot wait to see what else she can do. Check it out when it hits theatres August 15, 2018. 

Mile 22- I love action movies so I have to throw one into my picks. Mark Wahlberg is amazing and this movie is no exception. I watched the trailer and it has so much action and suspense. Check it out when it hits theatres August 17, 2018.

What movies will you be watching? 

OOTD - Summer Prints - The weekend version of an office outfit

Monday, July 16, 2018

Working in finance my closet is full of office-appropriate dresses, but on my days off I like a casual version that's equal parts comfortable and stylish. This off-the-shoulder dress hits on both of those points. I picked this dress up in two colors and it will def be my easy-yet-polished off duty look. I love that it can be paired with heels or trainers.  

dress: Old Navy
shoes: Anne Klein
purse: YSL

Beauty Favorites: July

Friday, July 13, 2018

Summer is in full swing and I love it. We have been relaxing by the beach and exploring new places. I wear very little make up and use way less products in the summer heat than I do year round. Here are five products we brought to our summer vacation.

Last summer a friend brought this Biotherm Sun After Oligo-Thermal Sparkle Cream and I was in love. It's a great moisturizer and is quickly absorbed. I like the smell of it even though is not strong. The sparkle is very fine and very eye catching, It gives you a nice subtle glow to make your skin look soft and amazing after being in the sun all day.

I am one of the rare and fortunate people that mosquitos don’t like – they will floc to me but will not actually bite me. A nurse at a travel clinic recommended this bug spray for my trip to Ghana as its supposed be very effective. I picked it up and it works like magic. I found it to be very effective against ticks and mosquitoes. It goes on a little more oily than other products I have tried but this fades after a minute or two, and it last a long time .

My skin is very sensitive and hates most things. Having dry acne prone skin I found it very hard to find a product that balances those two issued and this face oil worked amazing for my skin. It's very hydrating but it doesn’t break me out. I been using it for a month, and it absorbs fast leaving my skin fell soft and glowing. I was worried about bringing it to vacation because its o hot but it doesn't leave my skin greasy what's so ever.

I have been wearing this perfume as my summer fragrance for over a decade! Its subtle and light smell but it last a long time. It's light and fresh but sweet at the same time.

Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen SPF 50
Neutrogena recently sent me the new Hydro Boost water gel sunscreen SPF 50 and I instantly became a fan of because its sheer, lightweight formula is easy to wear and does so much more than just protect my face against UV rays. I love that it provides my skin with moisture leaving my skin looking healthy-looking, fast and for up to eight hours without any residue or white marks.

What are your summer go to products?

Five Things I Learned From Traveling With New People

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Who do you usually travel with? I have traveled with family, friends, co-workers and complete strangers all over the world. While traveling with people you know and like, or have traveled before is a lot easier as you know them and know how they travel - traveling with new people is exciting.
Before you go and say you are completely off your rocker, who likes traveling with people they don't know or are not comfortable, hear me out... Over last 12 months I have gone to Vegas with friends, Bosnian with family, traveled with 8 complete strangers to Ghana, and spent a week in Croatia with two people who meet ONCE two weeks before our trip, and I wouldn't have done it any other way. Amongst many other awesome things, you get to make new friends along the way because it is really hard to dislike anyone while on holidays; you get an entirely new perspective on travel; you get to learn from their experiences (or them yours).

Here are five things I learned from traveling with people:

You will try new things.

Whether you are staring at a menu realizing you have no idea what the items are, or jumping on a bus that you hope will get you somewhere familiar, travel is exciting. Traveling with new people you are more likely to allow yourself into new situations and turning them into amazing experiences. In Ghana I tired food that if I was with people I usually travel with would have never done. 

You find the value in getting lost and off track.
There is nothing like being lost in Dubrovnik where every street corner is breathtaking but very confusing; or being lost in Venice where every neighborhood has a cluster of similar looking homes. There is so much to see and experience that is not in the guide books. Go off plan and get lost! Just because everyone is climbing the walls leading to best lookouts in Montenegro, doesn’t mean you have to. We found the best terrace restaurant and people watched, and drank delicious wine.  Traveling with new people allow you to give your crazy plain rains (I am talking about me here) and go with the flow. Really! Get lost in a city then wander around. Maybe it's walking down endless amount of stairs to take a dip in the ocean, at 5AM.

You learn to communicate better.

Communication is a funny thing, we talk and understand each other so differently, so when traveling , especially with new people  sometimes you are struggling with another language but you learn to communicate in other ways. Yes all with hilarious grammar errors, or talking with your hands, or talking to each other view Google translate but you make it work and most times end in laughs. Having to figure out how to communicate in a different way is a great asset. It is a golden opportunity to fall in love with people, fall in love with cities and be in love with things you never knew possible – all because you took time to talk to new people, in a new way!

You learn its okay to say no.
Not all of us think the same, want the same things, or find same things interesting. If you are traveling with people you know so well, you learn that its 100% okay to say no, and you don't feel guilty about it. When I travel with people I know, I tend to cater more to what they want to do. In some part that is because I want them to have a good time, and if they don't have it their way they usually don't. So traveling it strangers, you say "no thanks" and for a while do your own thing.

You learn that most of people are friendly and decent.
Traveling with people I never met before, I went into the experience as open minded as I could. Traveling to places I never been to I made a concisions effort not to see the stereotypes. Yes some of those stereotypes, "difficult" personalities or perceptions do really hold up, but on average, most of the people I’ve met around the world, or traveled with are extremely polite, friendly and helpful. Expectations can also make or break a person or place a place. If you approach travel to new places or new people with an open mind, and no pre conceived notions about a person, place or culture you are bound to have a wonderful experience.  
Traveling with new people is 75% all about how you react and approach things and 25% about everyone else. If you approach travel with someone new as a clean sleight, and a new opportunity full of possibilities, you are bound to have a better experience in the end. Be kind, be flexible, only give a fuck about things that actually matter, ask a lot of questions and listen. There is ton of power in that.
What have you learned from travel?

OOTD - Striped Jumpsuit

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

I don’t know about you but I love one and done outfits, especially during summer. This is why I love dresses and jumpsuits. I don’t have to worry about matching, prints just put one thing on and I am ready to go. This jumpsuit is both tailored but slightly relaxed and causal. I also love the color and the fact its neutral and I can add pop of color with heels or a bag. You guys might have noticed my obsession with Old Navy products lately, mostly because I have found ton of really is a great transitional piece that works well for sunny daytime and chillier evenings out. 

jumpsuit: Old Navy
belt: Box of Style
shoes: Steve Madden
purse: Rebecca Minkoff 

OOTD - Gingham

Monday, July 9, 2018

Gingham is one of those trends a that is here to stay, so are off the shoulder dresses. Personally, gingham print has become my go-to alternative to stripes. This button-down dress is perfect for summer – it can be worn with trainers, flats of heels. Today I opted out to dress the look up with brown accessories for dinner with friends.

dress: Old Navy
shoes: Aldo
purse: Gucci
necklace: H&M

How to Spend a Day in Mostar

Friday, July 6, 2018

I stand behind that a single day in Mostar is not enough, but I am might baist so don't listen to me. As you know five of us went to Bosnia this year, and Mostar was one of our stops.
The history, architecture and natural wildlife of Mostar are vast and breathtaking. Mostar has a Mediterranean climate with summer days filled with heat and refreshing mountain air. There is ton of things to see and do, restaurants and coffee shops everywhere so how do you make most and spend a day in Mostar?

Start with breakfast at village of Blagaj which is located on the spring of the river Buna. There you will see the beautiful historical Tekka, surrounded with wonderful river front restaurants.

Make you way to old part of Mostar with cobblestone streets, medieval structures and traditional Ottoman style buildings. The river Neretva divides the town of Mostar and provides a fascinating view of the architectural and cultural view of the town. The two sides of the city of Mostar, the west and the east coast of the river, are joined by the famous Old Bridge of Mostar. The Old Bridge was completely destroyed during the war, but it was rebuilt and returned to its former glory and it has since become a symbol of unity of the both sides of the river. The Old Bridge is considered as the heart of the city of Mostar. You can take a leisurely stroll along the bridge and old town, grab a drink, shop and watch locals jump of the bridge into the river below.

Make your way to the medieval town of Počitelj. This is the oldest town of Herzegovina, built within a hill and old cobblestone walls. Počitelj is a UNESCO World Heritage site because it has maintained the original form and architecture.  Check out Počitelj’s oldest monument, the Sahat Kula, and fascinating architecture.
Finish your day with a drive to Kravice waterfall, the pearl of Herzegovina. During the summer days, stunning waterfall of Trebižat river, offers you to cool yourself down and take a swim. You can grab a drink and lunch or late dinner at one of the restaurants.

Have you guys been to Mostar? What is your favourite part of Mostar?