Day 1A morning train from Paris got us to Geneva in around 3 hours. The weather was wonderful, so we went exploring the city. It was a really hot day and I needed something to keep my hair away from my face and neck, so I decided to go for a super quick updo that you can see on the photo below. It's a real life saver when you're running out of time (or just being lazy) but still want to look like I've made an effort :) You can watch the tutorial here. In the video I've pre-curled my hair to get a more fancy look, while here I just used my natural straight hair.
Here is another photo. Can you see that little dragon on the left?
You can find them everywhere in Geneva and I really like them! ;)
Day 2On the second day I decided to do something fun with my hair. There was only one problem: my dark roots have grown really long and I didn't touch them up before leaving. I hate hate hate photos with visible roots so I started to think what could I do about them. I remembered that one hairstyle of Rihanna with a bow headband and decided to give it a try. Strategically placed scarf has covered my roots really well ;) I firstly curled my hair with a flat iron and then pinned it into an updo just like I've shown in this video (I skipped the braid part). You can also check out my video on 10 ways to tie a head scarf.
I took the following photos in the hotel room against those super fun walls :)
We went for a walk to one of my very favorite places in any city - a botanic garden.
I was amazed to discover the biggest leaves I saw in my entire life. Again, I felt like a tiny Thumbelina from a fairy tail lol
The place was really beautiful, and here is another one by a lovely pond with water lilies. Here you can see my hairstyle even better.
We hired a boat and went for a ride to see Geneva from another angle.
I even had my 5 minutes of fame as a captain lol
Another thing that got me really impressed is the amount of swans in the lake. There are hundreds of them and they are literally everywhere. Along with all kinds of ducks I never saw before :) You look at them and suddenly feel like you're in heaven!
Our dessert was another masterpiece that I had to capture for the record.
Day 3.I have to tell you that Geneva is just CRAZY expensive, *but* they give you free bicycles to cycle for 4 hours. How surprising is that! So we decided to go for a ride outside of Geneva along the lake. I was in the mood for something playful, so I went for a side swept ponytail with a cute dutch braid in front. You can check out this video to learn how to create such a braid.
I wish I could cycle to countryside more often, it's so peaceful and relaxing!
In the evening, exhausted but happy, we had a dinner in an Indian gastronomic restaurant. Interior decor of the place and the art of serving food was beyond gorgeous.
Sometimes I find it hard to dig into my food when it looks so beautiful lol
Do you know that feeling?
That evening I was just too tired to even think about what to do with my hair, so I just washed it and pinned the front section off my face to get that elegant effortless look.
Do you see this pink bobby pin? I was sooo happy when I found them :) I really hate using bobby pins in colors that do not match my hair lol so these ones were a real find!
I'm already looking forward to the next summer so that I could start planning my following vacation! And how about you, guys? What places would you like to visit?