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Friday, July 25, 2014

I have to admit that even though I watched the Harry Potter movies more than a 100 times I still haven't read the books. I know I'm missing out on it and I will definitely pick them up one day and read them but I just don't see it happening anytime soon. I guess it might be because I haven't heard any of the "the books were so much better than the movie" discussions with HP that we usually see with other adaptations. But not reading the book doesn't make me any less of a fan than the people who have read it. When it first came out we went to it in the movies as a family and it became tradition and we went to the movies for the next seven to come. And it's funny we never ever saw spoilers like never so watching that last movie was pretty shocking for us in terms of the Snape storyline. It was just a big part of our lives and it still remains that way. Still waiting for my letter to Hogwarts to be honest!! :)

Well you know why I talked about HP, it's because of my new shirt from HiCustom. I got an email from them to design my own shirt on their website and they would send it out to me and after days of deciding I went with this design (I had seen it before on a tank top). They have so many things to choose from it's kind of overwhelming but they work and ship fast. I was impressed with the quality too because I didn't think it would be this soft. I feel really comfortable in it. The thing that I wasn't happy about is that even though I got a size small it's still quite big. But it's not a big issue since I can tuck it in my pants or just tie it up in the front and roll up the sleeves. If you want a unique shirt like this for yourself, you should definitely check out HiCustom. 

Shirt: c/o HiCustom 
Denim Shirt: Bershka 
Pants: Tally Weijl 
Bow: Gift

P.S. I got my denim shirt recently from Bershka and it was 50% off!! And you already know the pants. You'll see them more since they are the only high-waisted pants I own! Anyways, see ya next time.

Movies, Movies, Movies!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hey guys! As you can probably tell I was a bit late in preparing this post. I realized that this month I was quite lazy at watching movies so I had to watch some recently so I could continue with the movies post series that I love very much. I hope that you like them as much as I like writing them and that it helps you out when you are looking for a movie to watch :)

The Fault in Our Stars: I read the book in a day and went to see the movie the day it came out. I was quite excited and I knew it wasn't going to be a let down. For everyone who loved the books or who just loves romances should see this movie. It was quite lovely and emotional of course. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort were absolutely adorable together and their acting was top notch. Some parts of the story were missing but you can't really fit a whole book into a two hour movie, you need to make cuts here and there. Also I really loved the way they filmed the texting scenes in the movie, it was a new approach that I think will probably catch on. I'm so glad to have taken this journey with Hazel and Gus!

Noah: I can say that Russell Crowe is an actor that I truly love to watch because he does have some great movies and he didn't dissapoint me with this movie either. He played Noah with great emotion. Also I was pretty suprised by Emma Watson who played Ila but other than these two I was quite disappointed (leaving Anthony Hopkins out of it of course, he was great as Methuselah). I was quite impressed with the effects and the directing was pretty amazing too. There was an evolution scene in the movie when the story of Creation was being told which I found quite interesting since it does contradict with belief but it was quite impressive how they filmed and edited that scene, it was visually stunning.

Blended: Adam Sandler makes the perfect past-time movies you can think of. I watched most of his movies and I find something to laugh in all of them. With Blended it was the same, I loved seeing Adam and Drew together. Even though I knew how the movie would end (because it always ends happily ever after and sometimes we really do need it to end that way, I mean life is pretty sucky already) it was still exciting and fun to watch. It was just a nice, cute, sweet little comedy that might just take your mind off things for a while.

Penelope: I did not think this movie would be that charming. It's a modern romantic tale about a girl named Penelope (played by Christina Ricci) who is cursed to have a face looking like a pig (actually just nose and ears). This curse can only be broken when she is loved by her own kind. I will not get into it but I really loved the moral of this movie. It's something that every person should never ever forget :) Anyways, I definitely recommend if you like magical stories and James McAvoy! 

In Your Eyes: Indie films, I really enjoy them. They usually have great cinematography, music and interesting stories. With this movie you get romance, drama, comedy etc. What else do you need? The story is about a guy and a girl who are somehow connected to each other and they can see through each others eyes. Yes they have their own problems and yes they will develop a close relationship (as if they weren't close already) and they will help each other out. It's great seeing these two characters played by Michael Stahl-David and Zoe Kazan develop a friendship and slowly fall in love. They do have to face obsticles though (Kazan's character is married and Stahl-David's character is an ex-con facing some trouble) but it wouldn't be as exciting without them.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: I pretty much enjoy all superhero movies and spiderman has always been a favorite. I wasn't really feeling the new installment though because I liked having Tobey Maguire as spiderman and I have so many favorite scenes from all 3 of the first franchise but this second movie changed me. I liked seeing Andrew Garfield as spiderman and Emma Stone as his leading lady. And again with every superhero movie you got your amazing effects and superb directing with the best music suited for every scene. There was a scene that I really did not see coming since I don't read the comics so I'm still pretty much in shock. That scene is now on my favorites.

In the ocean I found new waves

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Well hello there! Feels like I haven't been around here for a long time and I think it has been a week since I posted last so that's so not cool. I'm going to make it up though because my internship ended yesterday and this week I'm just at home doing some summer cleaning and spending some time reading blogs and commenting, if you have commented on my blog lately you'll see a comment from me soon! 

On Sunday I got ready and asked my sister if we could take some outfit photos somewhere where there wasn't any people (because I'm shy like that) and she said sure lets go! We were headed for the marina but we remembered that the security had warned us that we couldn't take photos there so we decided to stop by the hill that takes you down to the marina and start shooting there. Of course I wore my velvet skirt because I love it and I'm not like a huge shopper for pants, skirts etc.. so I'll wear the same thing over and over I won't mind it lol. But this crop top I'm wearing is new (I tend to shop for tops a lot) and I got it from h&m on sale. I love the back of it because I love low-cut backs on dresses and in this case I love them on crop tops.. And have you seen this bag I'm wearing? It's WATERMELON!! It's so friggen adorable and roomy too. I could fit a whole bunch of things in there but I don't want the pink to disappear because then it wouldn't look like a watermelon (maybe?). It definitely will be an accessory I will use the crap out of during this summer 

Sunglasses: Bazaar 
Crop Top: H&M 
Shoes: Defacto

LUSH Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar Review

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It's one of those review days again and this time I'm back with a Lush product! After Fantine, one of my sponsors from before, told me about Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar, which is great for greasy hair, I had to try it out for myself too. I read more reviews before getting the bar and I did get quite excited about it because my hair gets greasy fast! Right now, there is only a bit left from the bar and I have been using it since April so thats more than 40 washes for sure. Anyways.. here is a list of things (that I've observed) to know about this shampoo bar;

-It doesn't leave a smell: This was a dissapointment for me because I love good smelling hair and lavander would have done the job.
-It lathers pretty quick: It was quite impressing how much lather this shampoo bar created, I was shocked for sure. 
-It gets stuck on the tin: This is a cause of it staying in a hot place (hot showers lol) but I knew I still had to prevent it from happening. Even though in the photo above the shampoo is inside the tin horizontally when I used it I set it upwards vertically on one side so that certain side would get flat and therefore only that part would stick on the tin. This was quite an effective way of using this shampoo bar without it getting smuged all over.
-It cleans fast: Usually I wash my hair twice and it still feels greasy. Because of the fact that it gets greasy fast I actually don't use conditioner as well. But with Jumping Juniper I only wash once and voila it's clean and soft.
-It doesn't delay the grease: Well maybe it does by 3-4 hours but that's about it. I still shower every other day no difference.

Until I find a better alternative for my greasy hair I'm going to continue using Jumping Juniper because it's great for quick showers and 3-4 hours of grease delay. Plus, more than 40 washes is awesome for this little thing. Hope you liked this review! 

Istanbul Aquarium

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hai guys! About two weeks ago we decided to spend a little family time visiting the Istanbul Aquarium which has a route of 16 themes and 1 rainforest ranging from the Black Sea to the Pacific. Everytime we finished a section I thought it would be over but it wasn't and it took lots of time to get through it all. I saw so many different kinds of fish and tried to take photos of them. Since I had just gotten a new lens for my camera I thought it would be amazing to practice with it with fish. It was kind of tough taking photos of fish but I think I did pretty okay with the few I chose to put up here. I have many more in my folder but I thought these would suffice. I didn't get any photos of the rainforest with my camera because the battery died but I remember they had piranhas and an alligator that I totally forgot to check out (boo me!).