Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Budapest - The newer side of the city

There's plenty to see and do on the Pest side of the city, whether it's sightseeing, dining, going out or relaxation.

Sightseeing wise you definitely need to see the St-Stephen's Basilica and it's square. Though not as spectacular inside as some of most famous European cathedrals, partly because you can only enter through the side hall, so you can't see the whole cathedral. I saw on the pictures that the altar part looks amazing, but was not able to see anything from the side of the basilica. There's an option to climb up the stairs to see the panorama around, but we chose not to. I'm still traumatized by the Sagrada Familia experience I had, because I'm scared of heights. It was also the hottest day of our stay, so I was not particularly up to the task.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer

I finally came around to do a beauty post here. Make-up has been part of my daily routine since the age of 15 and I can't imagine my life without it. I think it'll be a nice addition to the blog and also fun to do. 
After finally getting a new remote I got busy, I must tell, getting myself in the center of the frame was already a challenge at the start. It also gradually got darker during my session, but in the end, I got there. My lips were burning a bit after rubbing off these liquids too, because they're meant to last, which is a good thing, right?

I scored these mattes during the 1+1 Kruidvat action we had in June and been using them ever since.
 All of them are really good quality for the price you pay, especially If you're used to the overall liquid mattes feeling. They're dry and sometimes hard to apply smoothly, but once you get there, it will last you for some hours. Mostly until the time you eat and then you have to reapply it, which you can do about two more times after initially applying it.

I have the Lip Lacquer in four colors, one of them is a nude, but I didn't have it with me when I took the pictures. 

I'll be reviewing the following shades:


I love this bright shade of fuchsia. You can keep the rest of your make-up basic, not to have a too overwhelming effect during the day, but amp it up during evening time.
  As you might see the texture is a bit thicker, but I reapplied two more times already, because I had it on during the day, while out. I think it still looks fine considering.


This is the shade that I use the least, I like the color, but somehow it's maybe a bit too much to wear during the day. The picture might not show it well, but it does have a fluorescent quality to it. Also of the four shades I own, this one is the hardest to apply. Somehow you keep seeing the color difference between the first line you set to the ones that follow. You kind of see it on the second picture.


I love dark lips and Kooky is definitely a nice addition to the collection. Against to what you might think, this is a shade that applies the best. The texture is a bit thinner, so you can build it up more easy, but as with all dark colors, every imperfection is very visible.

All in all, I'm happy with these matte velvets and would recommend them if you are not completely against the matte formula in general. Some of the problems are that they're a bit tricky to apply and build up and it takes some time to dry completely. They also stain my teeth (not a good look) when freshly applied, so I have to blot some tissue on the inside of my lips.
 As I said, they're definitely good quality for 4.99 euros you pay a piece, so it's worth trying them.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Budapest - the old town

While I'm back at work already, I still enjoy the splendid memories we made in Budapest. I seriously did not expect to fall in love with Budapest, but it's seriously an amazing city. There's so much to see, it's easy to get around, it's not swarming with people as in many other big cities and you have a lot of good food in a nice setting all around. I'm utterly sire we will revisit it at some point in life.

The most notorious part of the city is it's old part, on the Buda side of the Danube river (the other side is Pest, hence Budapest). Both parts are connected by several bridges, with the Chain Bridge as the most famous. The old part houses the Buda castle, the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, ... As a lot of the places are up hill, so the view from above is absolutely breathtaking, especially by night. The weather was also just perfect, unlike our crappy Summers.

We went to explore the Buda castle, which houses the Hungarian art collection. I love visiting art museums everywhere we go. Next to the permanent collection, we were lucky enough to catch a Picasso and Modigliani exhibit.

We ended up seeing a lot in Budapest, walking extensively, but also just chilling around. It was just perfect. I would strongly advise to visit this brilliant city.

Wearing: 3 Suisses top, H&M culottes, customized F21 bag, Brilliant Inc earrings, Tom Ford sunglasses.