luni, 2 septembrie 2013

Holiday Haul & Manicures (Pic-Heavy!)


That's right, I'm back from my trip to Itterswiller, a lovely city in the region of France called Alsace. The thing I definitely loved was the view I enjoyed every single morning, as the guest house we stayed at was located on a family-business wine domain.

In just one week, we took the time to visit Paris, Strasbourg, Colmar and, in Germany we went to Europa-Park in Rust, and also visited Zürich in Switzerland. I have to say that I hate Zürich, because I got "attacked" by bees. The big "up" is that, even though I've been pinched twice, one time after another, the second time I couldn't get all the venom out, so of course my arms hurt a lot, but I heard that bees venom is good for treating some health issues. Just imagine - some people out there would've even sold their houses to be me. (because, you know, health isn't that cheap)

Anyway, let's go straight to the subject.

The first part of this post, actually, is the holiday haul. I just couldn't leave France without getting some nail stuff, so I grabbed these 3 polishes from YesLove and D'Donna, plus the pack of metallic gold press-ons for 5€. (and here's also the mani part)

 (I was a bit disappointed because the glue spreaded all over my cuticles -I also messed up a nail on the front side- and I even glued together two of my fingers.. I'll definitely wear them again, but sticking them to my nails with another glue)

(in order: YesLove 023 -azure-, D'Donna Acid No. 57 -neon yellow-, YesLove 578 -speckled mint & choco chip-)

I also took some photos in dark light, to show how bright the acid yellow is (sorry for the quality, my camera went crazy when capturing the yellow).

(Shown in blue light, in the car)

Just a short addition: after just one day of wearing, the azure polish chipped on the tips, and when I peeled some bits off, they were a bit of latex-resembling. (Awkward..)

Moving on to the fashion part, I bought a gorgeous dress with a studded star print, also for 5€, a bag with hand-sewed print for 13€, the Playboy VIP eau de toilette for 11€, a pair of high-waisted jeans for 15€ and -because I'm madly in love with them-, a pair of platform sneakers for 10€.

(I know, I'm such a child, but it was the last bag of this kind and I bought it for high school, because it would hold more and bigger school stuff than the others available)

 And here's a small gift from out guests: three tiny jars of jam made out of wine, with added sugar and pectine.

(In order: Gewurztraminer, Pinot-Noir, Pinot-Gris, all of them made out of their own and best wines; ignore the polish chipping on my ring nail)
And now a few extra photos:

 (The best birthday surprise ever!)

 (The Statue Of Liberty in.. France? -at Colmar-)

 (The best macarons in the whole France -and world-)
 (Spray art in the centre of Colmar)

 (A short trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg)

 (Lunch at our guests' restaurant in Strasbourg)

 (Stunning view from the top of the Eiffel Tower!)

 (Been there, done that!)

 (I've always wanted to try a traditional crépe, so I ordered one with bananas and Nutella)

 (In Zürich.. I still think it was a bad idea to spray Playboy VIP on my top before leaving)
 (Ready to go to Europa-Park)

(My dad's hoodie is still the best piece of clothing I'd wear in the mornings, while having breakfast)

Okay, so that's it for today (I guess), I'll see you really soon with the Techniques Challenge - Water Marble! Kisses and enjoy! xx

2 comentarii:

  1. Whoa, those metallic gold press-ons look great!

    1. They do, though the nail glue was such a pain in the behind, it spreaded everywhere, even on the front side of a nail, and my cuticles were flooded by it. I decided to remove them and wear them another time. They stayed on really well, though, so I'm definitely wearing them again! :D
      [By the way, if you ever go to Metz, France, somewhere near the centre of the city there are lots of clothes sellers, and also nail-stuff sellers. I paid 1€ for each polish, and 2€ for the press-ons. There were plenty of neons, glitters, even press-ons with 3D models. I definitely recommend you to go generally in France on a holiday, it's a beautiful country, with lots of places to visit.