July 30, 2014

Arriving in Budapest

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st stephens basilica budapest street

On Monday, my mom and I traveled to Budapest for my birthday trip.

I like to be away for my birthday and have managed to do so for the past few years. This means I haven’t actually got any older in England.. that’s how age works, right?
Travel always makes the best birthday present too.

clouds from the sky budapest plane flying blue
After probably the smoothest flight I’ve ever had, we arrived at Budapest Ferihegy Airport and were greeted by our absolutely lovely host, Klara, before making our way to the apartment we’re renting.

st stephens basilica budapest
I’ve heard so many rave reviews of Airbnb that we decided to forgo the traditional ‘European City B&B’ option and go DIY. I found a beautiful apartment right in the city center, on the same street as the Four Seasons and St Stephens Basilica.
It’s a little bit like fort knox to get into (literally never seen so many doors in my life) but it has a real ‘home away from home’ feel with the comfiest beds ever and the most amazing showers.
glass coridoor budapest airbnb apartment

Klara was sweet enough to give me some gorgeous flowers for my birthday.
birthday flowers in budapest

After settling in and unpacking we popped out for dinner.
I’d seen a suggestion on Beki’s blog about a restaurant called Burger & Love, as it was just around the corner from our apartment we couldn’t resist.
burger and love budapest

We both went for the Classic Burger which was delicious and cooked to perfection plus the most amazing rustic cut chips I’ve ever tasted.
burger and love budapest

I finished the meal with a homemade lemonade.
homemade lemonade at burger and love budapest

And the bill? That came to a grand total of about £10 for both of us.

Budapest, you and I are going to get on juuuust fine.

So my latest obsession?
A girl. A 16 year old one at that.

Yep.. Kylie Jenner. How is it possible for her to be that gorgeous?

Gushing aside, it’s her beautiful make up that I am most obsessed with…
Kylie Jenner inspired nude overdrawn lips and blue dip dyed hair

I decided to give a Kylie Jenner inspired make up look a go and here’s what I came up with…
kylie-jenner-inspired-make-up-1 kylie-jenner-inspired-make-up-2
I don’t particularly need the overdrawn lips but I do really like the 90′s-esque look of it.

Here’s the products I used..
Face: Illamasqua Skin Base, Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, Mac Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze, Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle.
Eyes: Mac Paint Pot in Painterly, Bourjois Eyeshadow in 08, Bourjois Eyeshadow in 74, Rimmel Scandaleyes Flex Mascara
Brows: Mac Eye Brows in Spiked
Lips: Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in 14 Brown n Nude, Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Rose Tweed
Now pass the blue hair dye!

music monday jamie n commons x abassadors paolo nutini saint raymond

Jamie N Commons & X Ambassadors – Jungle
This is my obsession this week and my pump up song for waking up in the morning.
Apparently Jamie N Commons grew up in America where he gets his love for that bluesy sound. I can’t wait to hear more from him.

Saint Raymond – I Want You
So, this guy is 19.. yep 19! And how good is he? Does anyone else get that voice of doom in their head when you see (or hear) someone super talented and accomplished who’s younger than you? Anyway.. let’s just listen to this beautiful song to float that doom-voice away.

Paolo Nutini – One Day
I have been listening to Paolo Nutini’s new album, Caustic Love, pretty much on repeat since it came out. I’m pretty sure that even my car is fed up of hearing me sing along at this point. One Day is my favourite song off the album but you really do need to listen to the rest of it. Gemma and I have tickets to see him in November and I couldn’t be more excited!