O Summer, Where Art Thou?

Hi guys!

It's Sunday and another week has gone by. It's been raining for days here in Austria and right this minute I can hear sirens of fire trucks rushing by, trying to help those whose houses got flooded in Lower Austria. When it's pouring like this, the Danube always overflows, not in Vienna, they built a discharge flume which catches the excess water when the tide rises, but all the villages and towns along the Danube that don't have a collecting basin are always prone to flooding.

Here is a picture of an old branch of the Danube river from my Instagram account (I'm @_blusherine, if you want to follow me). This old branch near my boyfriend's house also always overflows! We live behind a dam though and are thankfully never affected!

So hello summer, it's June 2nd, where are you? (By the way, I do realize that my title is "wrong" in any way, Shakespeare's "Where Art Thou" does not translate as "Where Are You" but you get the joke, right? :-))

So to cheer us all up in this yucky weather, here comes a nail polish that I bought last week:

Essie Nail Lacquer DJ Play That Song from the collection of the same name

I used:
One coat of Essence 24/7 Nail Base
Two coats of Essie DJ Play that Song
One coat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer

From that same collection I also got:

from left:
Bottle Service
DJ Play that Song
Boom Boom Room

Can't wait to try the other two!

Because many of you wanted to know the recipe for this strawberry salad I posted on Instagram:

Here it is (German-speaking readers may find the recipe here - I used lamb's lettuce instead of rucola and parmesan instead of pecorino cheese).

For my English-speaking readers here comes the translation:

For 4 servings:
225 g rucola (I used lamb's lettuce)
Fresh basil leaves (I left those out)
500 g strawberries
50 g pecorino cheese (I used parmesan)
5 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
50 g liquid honey
8 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp roasted pine nuts

Don't be too fussy about the measurements, just toss some salad, strawberries and cheese together and season to taste!

What else last week?

I went on a nice easy Via Ferrata in Lower Austria at Peilstein, it was really cold and windy, hence the almost wintery clothes:

We also went to Langenlois in Lower Austria, to visit the wine museum "Loisium", well it's not really a museum, more a large wine cellar system that can be visited.

The cellars are up to 900 years old and the temperature is constantly 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) both in summer and winter, the humidity is around 80-90%.

At the beginning of the tour there was a light show:

Also, I went to see the Great Gatsby:

What can I say, a visual explosion and a soundtrack to die for, I downloaded it immediately after the movie. Baz Luhrman's movies always have great soundtracks (Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge) and this one is no exception. Emeli Sandé sings Beyoncé, Beyoncé sings Amy Winehouse, Lana del Rey is all herself with that great melancholic voice and the best song in my opinion has got to be Jack White`s Love is Blindness, check it out on ITunes, it's great. 

I didn't like the book when I read it many years ago, I didn't like the story, and the story isn't exactly what I liked about the movie either, but sure the visuals, the music and the outfits by Prada and Miu Miu.

But back on track!

Random makeup worn last week:

Chanel Vitalumière in 20, Stila Convertible Color in Lillium for lips and cheeks, MAC Mineralize Concealer in NW25, Essence Eye Soufflé in Pas de Copper, Essence Eyeshadow in Mystery Basrah

Nars Grand Palais Duo, Manhattan Elegant Violet Blush, Nyx Thalia Lipstick

And last but not least:

Outfit of the week, which lead one business partner of our company to ask me if I was pregnant (holy sh...):

How was your week? Has it been raining like crazy at your  place too?

I'd love to know what you've all been up to!



Babsi´s Beauty-Gossip on June 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM said...

Tolle Bilder, schöner Lack, ich hab die Kollektion aber diesmal ausgelassen :) schönes Outfit,..... LG Babsi

Padme on June 3, 2013 at 12:14 PM said...

Hi!! No clue where´s the summer gone... Here in Ireland we had two warm days last week but I think that´s gonna be it for this year. Hopefully it will be roasting when I go to Spain for my holidays <3

That Essie nail polish is gorgeous!! I have a similar one in my stash at home in Spain (I left behind loads of summery colours!!)

xx have a nice week!

Blusherine Vienna on June 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM said...

@Babsi: Danke Babsi! Ich hätte sie knapp auch ausgelassen, aber als ich dann zum genau 4. Mal vor dem Aufsteller stand bin ich schwach geworden! :-))

@Padme: I hope that this weather won't be it for this year!!!
Roasting sounds good anyway! ;-))

Jen on June 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM said...

Meine Woche war angenehm, wenn es nicht geregnet hätte wäre sie aber noch viel toller gewesen. Ich will endlich Sonne. Der Lack steht dir sehr gut und der Salat sieht so lecker aus - du darfst gerne mal für mich kochen :D

Blusherine Vienna on June 4, 2013 at 10:08 AM said...

@Jen: hihi, meine Kochkünste sind derart bescheiden dass es gerade mal für Salat reicht! :-))

Lilly on June 4, 2013 at 12:46 PM said...

es stellt sich schon die frage wann wirds mal wieder richtig sommer? die paar heissen tage im april können doch nicht schon alles gewesen sein! du weißt ich liebe herbst& winter aber ich habe meine ganze herbst/wintergarderobe schon so satt. :(
die essie nagellacke schauen auf deinen nägeln und auf den bildern echt klasse aus, auf dem display beim DM haben sie mir gar nicht gefallen. vielleicht gehen wir am donnerstag gemeinsam zum müller schauen?
alles liebe!

Blusherine Vienna on June 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM said...

Hi Lilly! Natürlich gehen wir am Donnerstag zum Müller schauen! :-) Ich kann die Lacke auch mitnehmen, dann kannst du sie ausprobieren und dann entscheiden! Dann fällt's leichter!
Liebe Grüße!

christerl on June 5, 2013 at 11:17 AM said...

Wow, sehr sportlich unterwegs bei der Kletterpartie! Mein Freund will mich immer zu so etwas überreden, aber bisher mit wenig Erfolg *g*

Mir hat The Great Gatsby gut gefallen - also der Film. Das Buch hat mir auch nicht sonderlich gut gefallen, aber ich finde, es wurde gut umgesetzt!

Bei mir tut sich wegen des blöden Wetters (und wegen meines Studienabschlusses) nicht viel -- siehe meine Instagramfotos, die ja alle nur Food-Fotos sind :D

Liebe Grüße!

Blusherine Vienna on June 5, 2013 at 3:16 PM said...

Hi Christerl,
da musst du dich einfach mal überwinden, ist super draußen im Freien im Sommer!
Ja das stimmt, da haben sie wirklich das Beste aus dem Buch rausgeholt!
Das macht doch nichts! Food-Fotos sind immer willkommen und eine Inspiration!
Liebe Grüße!

cotton princess on June 15, 2013 at 2:56 PM said...

Toller Blog! Ich bewundere es ja, dass du komplett auf englisch schreibst. :) Gleich mal gefolgt!
Ganz liebe Grüße,

Blusherine Vienna on June 17, 2013 at 9:47 AM said...

Vielen herzlichen Dank cotton prinzessin! Ja, das hält das Englisch in Schuss! Damit man nicht alles verlernt! :-)
Ich folge dir bereits!
Liebe Grüße!

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