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Why you should visit Sicily next?

Since it is almost spring.. oh finally! I can’t wait to put away all those winter clothes.. Isn’t it the best time to plan next trip or summer vacation? When it is warm and sunny,  when I close my eyes I see a beautiful island, endless beach, palm trees and turquoise water.

One of the most gorgeous islands in Europe is Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean sea and it is the southern part of Italy.

sicily_xoxogabrielle5Photo: Mount Etna

Amazing Landscapes

Sicily can offer to its guests different landscapes – from agriculture, through beautiful beaches to mount Etna. Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe and it is located on the east coast of Sicily, close to Taormina and Catania. Etna is also one of the most active volcanos in the world which makes the visit unique and interesting experience.

sicily_xoxogabriellePhoto: Enna

Sicilian Beaches 

Here the beaches are over 280 and they are very different – from rocky coasts to soft shinny sands, from dark blue to clean turquoise waters. One of the most popular beaches are San Vito lo Capo in Trapani, Mondello beach in Palermo, Taormina`s beach and Scala dei Turchi but of course you can always find a hidden spot and be far from the crowd.

sicily_xoxogabrielle2Photo: Southern beach

Sicily is different than Northern Italy

in many ways.. From the food to the lifestyle everything is quite different and not in a bad way. Sicily enjoys the life calm, quite and with no stress which makes it a good place for vacation.

History

Sicily have been influenced by so many cultures because of its central location and natural recourses. The island was colonised by Greeks, then it was a part of Romans Empire but also it was influenced by spanish, arabs and etc.  While in Sicily you can’t miss visiting Agrigento – Valley of Temples, Siracuse, Taormina,Catania and Ragusa.

sicily_xoxogabrielle3Photo: Ragusa Ibla

Cultural events & traditions

In Sicily you can experience different celebrations – from traditional celebration in connection to the church to celebrations for arts and local foods. Sicilians have a lot of traditions they still follow , they are very religious and close to their families.

sicily_xoxogabrielle6Photo: Siracuse

Sicilians are very friendly and warm-welcoming

I can’t skip the fact that Sicilians are so warm-hearted people. They are kind and very polite. if you need something, they definitely will try to help you. Only difficulty you may face is that most of the people don’t speak English.

 Food 

In Sicily you can try all Italian favourites – pizza, pasta and etc. But try also some of the Sicilian specialties like the sweet cannoli – a fried tubular shell stuffed with a sweet ricotta, tasty arancini – stuffed rice balls or refreshing granita – shredded ice with different flavours.

Wine 

Wine culture in Sicily dates from thousands of years, the myths tells how god Dionysos brought the grapes to the island himself. Sicily is famous with its wines – home land of Marsala wine – dry or sweet red, Nero d`Avola – strong red and others, so try them out. Cheers!

ripe-grapes-in-vineyard-picjumbo-comPhoto: Vineyard

Coffee culture

Not much of a surprise here.. For all Italians coffee is very important part of the day, it is not only a drink but it is time to socialise, to meet friends and to discuss some news and passions. Sicilians drink a lot of coffee – from early morning till late after they have dinner.

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P.S: Let`s meet in Sicily!

xoxo,
Gabrielle

Why to Choose Gel Nail Polish

I think nails are very important for your appearance. Personally, I am not a fan of too fancy and colourful nails so usually I keep mine in neutral colours. Keeping my nails clean and good looking has been always a must for me. When I can’t afford to go to beauty salons, I do everything at home. There are many high quality products for home use and they are affordable too.

Why I prefer to get my nails done with a gel nail polish?

  • So mainly because it lasts longer than the regular nail polish – up to 2-3 weeks. The colour stays and there is no need to go over it every a couple of days. If you are like me always on the run, you better save yourself some time and get those nails done with gel polish! When I work,  daily I meet so many people so for me to have my nails good looking is really  a must. It definitely elevates your look.
  • I like also that once you get your shape it stays and to be honest actually I cant do my nails the same way like in the salon. I like to change the shape of my nails pretty often. Lately I have been loving the almond shape, and right now I choose the stiletto, it is very feminine and I really like how it makes my fingers appear slim and long, I like how it looks on my hands.
  • The gel nail polish makes your nails thicker, you can’t break them easily. So if you have problems with growing your nails it is the perfect solution.
  • It is affordable! Of course there are some crazy places where you can get your nails done for 100$. And if you can afford it there is nothing bad with it. But there are a lot of good manicurists who offer very reasonable prices and work so good, you just have to find your place.

P.S: Do you get your nails done at home or you go to a beauty studio?

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Едно от нещата, които винаги ми прави впечатление са ръцете. За мен добре поддържаните ръце и нокти са от изключително значение за визията на човек. И не е задължително посещението в салон за красота, аз доста често се грижа сама за маникюра си. Тъй като не съм голям фен на ярките цветове, пищните апликации и камъни, се придържам към по-семпли и неутрални цветове и към класики като френски маникюр и рядко тъмно червени нюанси.

Защо предпочитам гел-лак?

  • Гел лакът издържа много по-дълго време от обикновения лак – около 2 седмици. Което спестява доста време ,тъй като не се налага да “повтаряте” лака на всеки няколко дни.
  • Формата на нокътя се запазва. За мен е доста трудно да оформя ноктите си вкъщи, а дори и да го направя, то резултатите никога не са толкова добри.
  • С гел лакът, ноктите са по-дебели, чупят се доста по-трудно, отколкото  с обикновен лак. Така че ако имате чупливи и тънки нокти, с гел лакът може да ги запазите по-дълго.
  • Не е прекалено скъпо. Разбира се винаги ще има места, на които маникюрът е на цена от 100 лева, но може да намерите място, което да е съобразено с бюджета ви.  Не забравяйте обаче да се интересувате и от техниката и материалите, които се използват. Защото ако не са качествени, то това може да доведе до сериозни проблеми като гъбички и т.н.

P.S: Вкъщи или в салон предпочитате да правите маникюра си?

xoxo,

Gabrielle