Happy Halloween Part II


Ronella and me celebrate Halloween every year and this year we've been super creative. In our previous post we've shown you a quick and easy DIY, that is perfect to spice up your room and get into the festive spirit. Scroll down for 3 spooky and delicious food snacks.

My mom bought me four pumpkins and we had so much fun trying to carve them. Although it was my first time ever carving a pumpkin, I think I nailed that cat figure.

We also prepared some halloween snacks DIYs.

1) OREO bloody eyeballs
- OREO cookies
- brown M&Ms
- gel food colouring 

Basically twist and seperate the cookie. Draw the irises and bloody veins. Place the M&M in the middle and you're done.

2) Pumpkin pretzels
- pretzels
- white chocolate
- butter and milk (if needed)
- food colouring (red and yellow drops)
- green M&Ms

Melt white chocolate in the pot and add a little bit of butter to make it more creamy. If the mixture gets too thick, add some milk. When it's all melted and smooth, add food colouring - easy with the red; add gradually and only few drops at the time. Stir and add the colouring until you get that pumpkin orange hue. Dip the pretzels into the chocolate and while they're still sticky, place green M&M as a petal. 

3) Chocolate Graveyard
- cookies
- OREO cookies
- sour worms
- gel food colouring
- chocolate pudding

Buy or cook chocolate pudding. Let it cool overnight. Place it all in one big bowl and top it off with mashed OREO cookies. Write 'R.I.P.' signs on light brown cookies and slightly dip them into the pudding. Decorate with sour worms.

HAPPY BELATED HALLOWEEN, GUYS! What did you go as for Halloween?

Happy Halloween DIY Banner

1. Trace out the shape of your rectangle on semitransparent paper for a cleaner look of your flag. We don't want to see any pencil traces on our flags, do we?

2. Now make a reversed V shape with triangle on the bottom of your semitransparent paper.

3. Cut out the triangle shape.

4. Place the semitransparent paper over the black one.

5. Cut the bottom in a shape of triangle (like shown on the picture).

6. Repeat the same procedure for all of the 13 flags. You need one flag per each letter. Cut the ribbon at the desired length and use stapler to fixate the flags onto the string.

7. Paint or print out the letters on the flags. You can get creative here :) I printed out the letters and then glued them on. Don't forget to measure out the letters so they fit right.

Happy Halloween, witches! Super late on this post, but hope you had a wicked time of your lives.

Things needed:
Semitransparent paper
Black (thicker) paper
White paint (optional)
Glue (optional)

You can also make  different banners using this method - here we made a  banner with a mix of bats, pumpkins and scary ghosts. A super fun decoration for your wall. 


This week, Anja and me decided we should check out Lauba's new exhibtion called "Superheroes 2.0".
Lauba is Zagreb's house of people and art located in the neighbourhood of Črnomerec.
Since we are both CRAZY about MARVEL/DC comicbooks, movies, shows, etc. we just had to check out this cool show. 
At the first glance, all of the artists are enchanted by superheroes. But then you notice the subtle aesthetics of superheroes on two levels – historical and artistic. The chosen artists work in five classic mediums (painting, sculpture, photography, comic books and installation) which reveal the aesthetics and symbolism of pop culture through motifs of various superheroes. The chosen works invite the viewer to discover the human nature in each one of the superheroes, but also to identify a superhero inside them. The exhibition “Superman, Batman & Co…mics!” displayed in the exhibiting space of MAISON D’AILLEURS (Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland) in 2014 presented works of five prudently selected artists – GILLES BARBIER (France), MATHIAS SCHMIED (Switzerland), ADRIAN TRANQUILLI (Italy), AUDREY PIGUET (Switzerland) and ALEXANDERE NICOLAS (France). MAISON D’AILLERUS (House of Elsewhere) wanted to point out to these mythical anthropoid characters offering a new perspective – that of the contemporary visual art. An abundance of artists ‘borrow’ motifs from comics to explore personal and universal (post)modern conditions. Exhibition “SUPERHEROES 2.0” made a selection of Croatian and international artists who use superheroes as inspiration and research.
My personal favorite is this Wolverine (X-Men) sculpture called Endless by Adrian Tranquilli and Anja's favorite was Baby Joker by Alexandre Nicolas.
This exhibition lasts until October 27th / 10 PM.

Curators: Morana Matković / LAUBA – People and Art House & Marc Atallah / MAISON D'AILLERUS

Producer: Dijana Ljutić / LAUBA – People and Art House

Assistant: Pavla Miličić / LAUBA – People and Art House

Exhibition and technical support: Jure Strunje, Luka Baburak

Video and photo documentation: Damir Žižić

Visual identity: Iva Hrvatin

Translation: Jurica Mlinarec
Adults: 40 kn

Seniors (65 and over with ID): 25 kn
Students (full-time with current ID): 25 kn
Children (6 and under): FreeYouth (7-18): 25 kn
Neighbourhood ticket: 25 kn
Family ticket: 70 kn (2 adoults + 2 children under 18)
Members of Lauba: free

Written by: R.K.


Super late for monthly favourites so sorry for that. Anyways, Anja's September Fav's Green blouse with a bow I bought this item in my back to school shopping and I love the lace detailing on the front and black velvet bow that adds just the right amount of preppiness to any outfit.
Bought: Zara for 230kn/26$ Baby blue cape tee This T-shirt in solid sky blue colour looks beyond plain on the front, but what attracted me the most is the coolest sleeve shape,or shall I say cape on the back. Who doesn't want to feel like Cinderella for a bit? Bought: Zara (City Center 1) for 80kn/12 Blue skinny jeans I was in the middle of a jeans crisis, so obviously I had to buy me a nice classic pair of skinnies. Bought: Mango (Arena Centar) for 300kn/55$ Borboleta bracelet Me and Ronella have decided to buy another pair of friendship bracelets and I opted for a neutral black with a golden letter 'R'. I've been wearing it non stop ever since I bought it. Bought: Nicholas Concept store for 190kn/26$ Frozen bathbomb It's finally getting cold and the colder it gets, the more I enjoy taking hot baths. I've tried a couple of Lush bathbombs, but Frozen blew me away with little sparkly snowflakes. Bought: Lush for 50kn/10$ Pink nude + Bronze gold nailpolish combination I can't even begin to tell you how amazing this combination looks on your nails. I've used Catrice French Look in Nude (20kn/4$) and SHE Bronze gold sparkling nailpolish (20kn/4$). Beauty blender If you're tired of using foundation brushes or fingers for applying your liquid foundation, then you must try beauty blenders. I've had one for a while but I didn't know how to properly use it. Just slightly dab your foundation on your skin with this sponge and you'll get that perfect airbrushed effect. Monthly Planner I seriously can't get organized if I don't have a special notebook to write everything down. I plan my whole week or month and makes it so much easier to check my exam and project dates. It's even convenient for birthdays, parties and such, basically plan your life and never worry about forgetting anything. Sushi Perhaps I got a lil' bit sushi obsessed but hey, at least it's healthy food. Sleep Easy App If you're like me and can't put your phone down and go to sleep on time, try this app. You set the timer (I usually set it for 20 minutes) and put you phone on your nightstand and listen to a relaxing voice. It makes me feel much better in the morning, because I don't exhaust my body to it's limit before sleep resulting in more refreshed mind and body in early mornings. Vampy lipstick It's finally fall and I've been wearing almost every day my dark red and deep plum lipcolours. My newest addition to my collection is Misslyn lipstick in shade 122 (bought:Muller for 40kn/4$)

Ronella's September Fav's Long-Sleeved Shirt Straight-cut shirt in woven fabric with a turn-down collar, breast pocket, long sleeves with a tab and button, short slits in the sides and a slightly longer back section. Perfect for these rainy days. (Bought: H&M, City Centre One East, Zagreb, 135 kn/20 $) Turtle neck Sweater September wasn't really cold, but it still got that chilly vibe and you know, winter is coming so you better get your sweater game on! (Bought: Zara, City Centre One East, Zagreb, 270 kn/40 $) Yellow Open-knit Sweater 'Cuz it's toooo coooold for you heree (okay sorry), I just liked this sweater so much that I had to buy it, lovely autumn yellow color just makes this sweater so much better and nicer to wear. (Bought: Zara, City Centre One East, Zagreb, 155 kn/23 $) Chelsea Boots So, I had this argument with my mom about 2 weeks ago that I need some autumn boots, I really wanted HUNTER boots but since my mom is a HATER she bought me these chelsea boots instead, but that's okay, because chelsea boots are a big hit this season and these H&M ones will be perfect (at least until I talk my mom into buying me hunter boots hehehe). (Bought H&M, City Centre One East, Zagreb, 255 kn/39 $) Leather Backpack     Ah yes, my trusty old Zara Leather Backpack. School started in September and I have been carrying this backpack EVERYWHERE, to school, when I went out, when I went to my friends house parties...Since I like to carry a lot of things with me (water bottles, huge ass wallets, big gum packages,books etc.) I need to have a big sized backpack but it has to be stylish, and this one is seriously one of my favorite backpacks I have ever owned. (Bought: Zara, Ilica Street, Zagreb, 300 kn/44.5 $) Lush, Lush, Lush  I kinda went overboard with bathbombs last month but God knows that I need relaxation from school and from the real world. Here we have: Sex Bomb, Intergalactic, Sakura and Lord of Misrule (I actually bought this one in October but yolo). I would have to say that my favorite one is Intergalactic because it paints your water so deep blue and you have glitter all over your body and your tub and it truly is intergalactic! (Bought: Lush, Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, 200 kn/30 $)  Instagram Everybody knows that I am kinda addicted to instagram. I love looking at other people accounts and just seeing what's happening in their own world. I am also a big fan of photography and seeing a beautiful photo can make my day better in a second.  So, all of you people with amazing feeds continue doing what you're doing and don't let anyone tell you that it's maybe "too much" or "you are so obssesed" because to some of us, it is a form of art.    Written by: A.M. & R.K. 


Finjak is one of my favourite coffee shops  to visit during fall and winter season because of its cozy and warm atmosphere. Its decor simply blew me away when I've first visited - from the crystal chandelier to the wooden industrial stools, the interior is on point. The fairy lights, vintage signs and the hanging bicycle add the extra touch of uniqueness to the place. This cafe also has an outdoor sitting area.

Even though the room is rather small, the mirrors on two sides optically enlarge the space. Also a good thing about Finjak is that if you're visiting for Christmas, Valentines Day or any other themed holiday, chances are you're gonna be pleasantly surprised next time you visit, whether it's just simple heartshaped balloons or something more. Furthermore, if you come early enough you might get your hands on mini croissants with your cup of coffee.

Price range: cca. 16kn/2$
Rate: ★★★★

Written by: A.M.


This year in Zagreb we had a lot of french related events, and one of them was this picnic that
me and Anja decided to go on and we absolutely loved it.

You could bring your own food and just chill on the grass and listen to beautiful french sansone, or you could buy your own food basket filled with wonderful french food!
The picnic started at 11 AM and fortunately we arrived little earlier and bought the food baskets and tried these awesome things. We had a carob and caramelised emery baguette, french liver pate with green pepper, quiche Lorraine, nicoise salad, brie cheese and forest fruits tart. Everything was absolutely lovely.

As for the overall experience, the feeling of laying on the grass and just imagining you're somewhere in Paris is unforgettable and magical (okay, maybe im blowing it out of proportion but we really had a nice time).

I hope there will be more of these "foreign country" themed picnics and I'm really looking forward to that,

Thank you Rendez-vous for this amazing event!

Written by: R.K.


 This summer, since I'm a senior now, we had our class trip to Greece. We rode in a bus all the way to San Marino, where we planned a short stop of max. 2 hours, but the weather wasn't on our side. Because of the rain,  I didn't get any great pictures, so I basically got wet and ruined my hair on the first day for nothing :(  Personally I think that if the weather was better, my impression of San Marino would have been much better. Next we drove to Ancona, Italy and boarded on a ship. We crossed the Adriatic Sea and got off in Igoumenitsa, Greece. The trip across the sea was pleasant and the cabin in the ship was quite spacious actually. Upon arriving in Greece, once again we boarded into our bus and drove all the way to Kalambaka. It's a charming small town, with a lot of cute shops and caffes. We also went to see the Meteora monasteries, which were build on top of really weirdly shaped mountains. We spent the night in Kalambaka, and in the morning we drove to the cult place called Delphi. The vibe of that place felt magical - it still feels surreal to say I've walked on the same ground the grand priestess Pythia once did. I was absolutely gutted I couldn't find the temple  in Delphi I was looking for, but the climb all the way to the top in the noon was definitely worth the view anyways. In the evening, we arrived at the hotel in Athens and the neighborhood where we were stationed was only two km from Acropolis but it still looked awful and shady. I must say that I didn't dare to go out in Athens at night, but the following day my impression changed completely. The center of Athens is really beautiful and clean, no need to mention how stunning Parthenon and Erechtheion were. We had a free afternoon, which I've spent shopping in the main street in Sephora, Tiger, ForgetMeNot (the coolest authentic souvenir shop in Athens!) and of course Starbucks. The next morning, we were on the road again, driving for almost the whole day to Loutraki. It's a touristic destination positioned in the center of the bay, with beautiful sand beaches. The place itself was really ordinary and the hotel food was awful as it was in every greek hotel we've stayed in so far. The sea was quite cold, but in the night it seemed to spark because of the plankton concentration. We stayed there for two days and then we had a flight back to Zagreb. I must say it was the worst airport I've seen - it reminded me of a prison a little bit.

Even though it wasn't completely perfect, it was more beautiful than I could ever imagine - this trip felt like 'dream coming true' moment for a kid in me. I had lots of fun with my friends, we made a lot of stupid and beautiful memories together in Greece, and I'm immensely grateful for every second spent in the land of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades.

Written by: A.M.


Ronella's August Favorites

Zara Flounce Dress
This year my cousin got married so I had to buy a fancy dress for his wedding, and I found this elegant and classy flounce yellow dress that I adore.
Bought: ZARA (City Center One East, Zagreb) for 335 HRK/50 $

H&M Crepe Blouse
Short-sleeved, gently flared blouse in a crêpe weave with a button at the back of the neck and a rounded hem that is slightly longer at the back.Bought: H&M (City Center One East, Zagreb) for 135 HRK/13 $

Wonder Woman Iphone Case
Since I'm really into superheroes right now, I have decided to purchase this cool Wonder Woman case from ebay and share the DC Comics pride all around.
Bought: Ebay for 54 HRK/8 $ + shipping 3 $

Benefit They're Real! Color Mascara
My lashes have never looked better! This mascara is my top must have this season. It is perfectly pigmented and very light on my lashes.
Bought: Sephora (Greece) for 200 HRK/20 $

SEPHORA Collection – Green Eyeshadow
Besides golden eyeshadow, I have really been lovin' the color green on my eyelids.
This sephora's eyeshadow has fulfilled all of my make up needs.
Bought: Sephora (Greece) for 35 HRK/ 5 $

SEPHORA Collection – Contour Eye Pencil (Color: Green and Black)
What it is: A contouring eye pencil for a big, beautiful look that lasts up to 12 hours. What it does: Enhance and enliven your eyes with the bold, long-wearing color of these eye pencils. The silky formula is resistant to water, heat, and humidity.
Bought: Sephora (Greece) for 47 HRK/7 $

Adidas Originals Superstar
My all time favorite sneakers inspired by iconic 70's basketball styles. They go well with any outfit and they bring a pinch of rebellion to your everyday styling.
Bought: ShoeBeDo (Arena Centar, Zagreb) for 670 HRK/65 $

CATRICE Mattifying Powder
Amazing waterproof mattifying powder for any type of skin. It will fix your imperfections in a minute!
Bought: d&m (Zagreb) for 47 HRK/7 $

This album is so good you guys! I have been listening to it for already 3 days non-stop and I'm in love with Halsey and with her music. My favorite song of the album would have to be New Americana.
Anja's August Favorites

August is my favourite month of the year and this month, as a true Leo, I've been loving bronze, golden and red hues.

Dior Hypnotic Poison Eau de Toilette 30ml
My favourite fragnance of all times, with almost suffocating sweet scent and beautiful red bottle is something I'd like to consider my signature perfume.
Bought: Muller for 550kn/82$

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick
The liquid formula of this lipstick allows easy application and since it dries matte, it has a great staying power. This line has a wide spectrum of shades, except deep berry ones, but I opted for classic red and I can't even begin how amazing it feels and looks on the lips.
Bought: Muller for 85kn/12$

NIVEA Essentials BB cream
I've been using this BB cream for years and I always go back to this BB cream. It doesn't give a lot of coverage, but just the right amount, without cloging your pores. It is also extremly buildable, so if you need more coverage on certain spots, you can just add a few more layers. It also has a SPF 10. The only downfall of this product is that it doesn't come in many shades.
Bought: Muller for 60 kn/8$

Benefit Ultra Radiance Facial Re-Hydrating Mist
I bought this product in Athens during my class trip, so it's quite a recent buy, but I've been using this religiously for the past 2 weeks and it feels really refreshing on the skin, wether you use it before putting your makeup as a moisturizer or after as a make-up setting spray.
Bought: Sephora (Athens) for 175kn/26$

Maybelline DREAM SUN Bronzing Powder
One of my holy grail products in general is bronzing powder. I believe it suits any face, when applied properly. I liked this bronzer, because it has 3 different shades in one, making it appear more natural on the skin.
Bought: Muller for 62kn/8.5$

H&M faux suede shorts
This shorts are really comfortable and versatile piece - I usually style it with more casual clothes such as printed tees, but also more elegant such as white button downs. I believe they're currently on sale, so if you're lucky, maybe you can still get them at your H&M.
Bought: H&M (Cvjetni trg) for 70kn/10$

VOSS Water
I'm a huge sucker for cool water bottles and I've been eyeing VOSS for a quite a while. Personally, I don't like the taste of VOSS itself (tho it's great for cleaning some greasy stains on wooden areas hahah). So this month, I've been making detox water in this bottle - it looked and tasted amazing. Bought: Foodness for 15kn/2$

HunterxHunter anime
I love anime, although I don't watch it regulary, but when I do, I end up binge watching the whole series in like a week. HunterxHunter is a remake of the classic anime that aired in the mid 90's and it follows the manga storyline. The story is about Gon Freecss whose goal is to find his father Ging who is a renowned double star hunter. Along the way he meets Kurapika, Leorio and Killua, who each get their story arc. The show quickly shot to my N°1 and it only secured it's place with every episode. In this show, every minute matters, so don't think you will come to the boring part and focus your attention to anything else. Seriously, put down your phone and enjoy the adventure.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Anybody who tells you that the book is about old and new gods, or about a man named Shadow, or about coin tricks, or about having one's head smashed in for losing a game of checkers, is selling you a line, because those are just details, not the story itself. Much like any Neil Gaiman story, the devil is in the details, and you just have to resolve yourself to coming along for the ride or you'll miss it.


Simple has always been the key of a good outfit. I have decided to wear my striped grey dress from Zara and i styled it with my Vagabond platformed shoes and some Clubmasters glasses from RayBan, I am also wearing a wool hat from H&M and an old vintage jacket that I found in my mom's closet.

As for the makeup, I am wearing my everyday foundation by Naj Oleari and since countouring is so popular these days I countoured my face with my Catrice countouring kit. I filled my brows with my Catrice brown eyeshadow and I used my Benefit's They're real mascara on my lashes. I am totally in love with golden eyeshadows and the way that they look on my eyes so I've put on my Dior golden eyeshadow with a touch of brown from my NAKED palette. For my lips I used essence's purple-ish lipliner.

Here you can see my watch from Quartz, my Borboleta bracelet, two eye bracelets that I got from Greece (the Greeks believe that the eyes repel bad luck), and another black and white twisted bracelet.

This is one of the simplest outfits I could think of - A line solid black skirt from Topshop, paired with a gray tee and a beige vintage jacket to add that extra dimension to the outfit. I also decided to style it with a black leather backpack from Zara. On my hand I'm wearing only my black Borboleta bracelet.

As a foundation, I'm wearing my good ol' trusty Nivea BB cream, which is super light and gives you just the right amount of coverage without making you feel cakey at all. For contouring I've only used Catrice Sunglow bronzer and just a dash of pink blush. I filled in my brows with Catrice brow set ( I only use the lighter shade). I've decided to go for a bronze red smokey eye on my lids with Maybelline eyeshadow gel in color Metallic Pomengranate and the pink and champange shade from my PUPA palette. On my lips I'm wearing Sephora lipliner in shade Classic Pink . For the finishing touch, I've sprayed Benefit Ultra Radiance Facial re-hydrating mist to set my make-up in place.

Ronella's outfit:
Anja's outfit:

Written by: A.M. & R.K.

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