Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hey guys! I thought it might be a nice idea to talk about the lovely Iconic 3 palette today. I have seen a couple of reviews from other bloggers about it, which is one of the reasons why I suggested my sister to buy this from Makeup Revolution a few months ago. We have always been very fond of nude, simple colors for our eyes so this palette was definitely a good investment. With a price of £4 I think this palette fulfills all kinds of expectations. I have read that besides the packaging and the price Iconic 3 is very similar to the Naked 3 palette, which I have never tried but heard many good things about. If they are as similar as they say it is than I think I'm pretty fond of our purchase. 

This pallette is enriched with matte and shimmery colors. I'm always cautious when it comes to shimmery things but Iconic 3 has done it right. I don't have the need to use shimmer regularly but if I ever need to I'd definetly go for the ones on this palette. I actually started using one of the darker colors (the color that's on the left of the last dark color) for my eyebrows and it looks incredible. I had never thought of using eyeshadow for my eyebrows before but now I can't live without it. If you haven't tried it than you should give it a go as well :)

Elif x

Istanbul on Film #3 // Büyük Valide Han

Friday, April 3, 2015

I took my film camera to university last Friday and convinced a few of my friends to go to this awesome historic place called Büyük Valide Han. This 17th century han was used as an inn for traveling merchants at its time and now its most interesting feature is the ability to go up on its rooftop. There is a caretaker that will open the door to this rooftop for you once you tip him a little amount (not more than two liras). Going up the stairs makes you feel like you are stepping into history and once you are on top and you walk towards the edge there is a spectacular view of Istanbul waiting for you. 

The photos don't do the place or the view enough justice but I really love how the city looks from here. Istanbul is confusing and crowded but small places like this one is what makes it special. Considering how enormous the city is, there is probably a few more places like this that are just waiting to be loved by the people who are ready to open up their hearts.

P.S. I took the last photo while we were leaving the rooftop, I have no idea who the people are but I really loved the way they were looking out to the view.

*I used a Zenit 122 + Fujicolor Superia 200 (Expired)*
Elif x

Insta-March

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


The end of another month. Goodbye March. I am always amazed at how fast time passes. It never waits around and thats why we always have to make most of it. I am definitely guilty of spending my time foolishly and for really useless things sometimes. But there are other times where I have spent it the most amazing way possible. It's not often that I am able to document all the things around me because I don't own a smartphone but if I have my camera with me you might see me put up a photo on Instagram like the ones above. I hope you like what I have for you this month and hopefully I'll see you again next month :)

Elif x