Insta-June

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


This month has been full of different kinds of emotions for me. I know it may seem like I'm repeating myself but since it was my last semester at university I wanted to make the best of it. My friends had the same idea. We went to all kinds of places in the limited time we had with each other. We had lots of fun. The whole of this month all I could think of how fast years, months, weeks, days etc. have passed by. I am so glad I took enough photos to remind me of some of the great days I had. Now I'm excited about future adventures, hopefully they will be as good as before! Follow along my Instagram to find out with me :)

Photo an Hour // Day At Home 21.06.2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

11:00 / Got up an hour before this but decided to start a Photo an Hour right after I made my bed.
12:30-13:00 / I started doing ironing and it lasted for about an hour because we had a mountain of clothes waiting to be ironed.
14:30-15:30 / I took out my plant book to add some new plants only to realize that some pages had tiny bugs on them. I had to take all my plants out and clean the little book. Of course they had to be put back but as they were too many I didn't get to finish them as I got tired.
16:30 / My sister baked these pastry type things with olive paste inside them, really yummy. We couldn't eat them till after fasting was over since it's Ramazan but they were lovely.
17:30 / Stopped by my grandparents house and I thought I'd take a photo of my favorite vase of theirs. Really love the details on it!
18:30 / I did some photo editing as always.
20:30/ Sparkler, fircracer whatever it is called this thing scares me but I lit one up right before dinner just for the fun of it.
I was at home this day and honestly I didn't really do much but I still tried to get a few shots in. I could've done this other days where I had more things to photograph but carrying around my camera was a bit hard this month as I had my finals and graduation. I just always told myself that I'd do it later and that is what happened. Anyways I'm still happy that I haven't given up on this series, not that I give up on things easly but I just thought maybe I wouldn't like the idea but nope the opposite has happened... I love it. It gives me reason to take my camera out, what more could I ask for!

P.S. I did forget to take a photo at 19:30 but I'm pretty sure I was still editing photos as I spend quite some time on them because I tend to edit in bulk.

Elif x

The Body Shop Honey & Oat Mask Review

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I am back at my favorite place after quite some time it seems. If you're wondering why I haven't been around lately is because I had finals and they were my last ones that I would ever have. And since I was all stressed out about finals and graduating from university and all that I just didn't want to do anything really. I was just more active on Instagram as it seemed easier since it didn't take much of my time. I spent the last days of school hanging out with friends more than I ever did all the years combined. They were just days that I will probably never forget and I thought I'd just push my blogging to a bit later. But I'm here today with a review! 

If you have normal/dry skin and want to give it a bit more softness and moisture look no further. I wouldn't be lying if I said that this mask from The Body Shop is amazing. It makes my face feel clean and it gives off a great smell as well (honey and oatmeal doing their thing). I apply this right onto my face without washing and leave it on for 10-15 min, as instructed. Then I wash it off by massaging my face in circular motions which I find works best. After I'm done my face feels really fresh and soft. I have realized though that it's not a thick mask so if you don't like seeing your skin under the mask you won't like this. Also I don't know if this is a good or bad thing but when I apply it there is a sort of burning sensation, which I'm guessing is from the cream being absorbed into my skin and it passes away once the mask starts to dry. I'm not much of a mask person but this one I actually like putting on as I'm quite fond of it's smell. I would actually eat it if it was edible. That's how much I love it.
Elif x