Makeup Revolution I ♡ Makeup Blushing Hearts Blusher Review

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello lovelies! Before I even knew about Makeup Revolution I would usually just dream about owning cute things. Thanks to them, this beautiful I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts-Candy Queen of Hearts Blusher is now in my possesion. Of course I was super excited to see this on the website as I have been dreaming of owning the Too Faced Sweethearts Blush, which is probably the inspiration behind the Blushing Hearts Blushers. Even though I still don't own my dream blush because it's expensive and it's not sold in the shops around here, I definitely think this is a great alternative. I haven't used it much yet but I definitely see Blushing Hearts being my go-to blush.

The finishing look of the blush on the face is just lightish pink. Of course you can probably dab more on the blush and get it a bit more darker but I usually like being simple. Tha packaging is adorable. I can't stop looking at it. It's a bit bulky but I prefer it that way and the color of it is out of this world. Gold is always a good choice, makes it classy :)

P.S. I tried getting a couple of shots of it on my face but I failed. Most of the shots I had too much light on my face and I just looked too pale. 
*Post is not sponsored* 
Elif x

Photo an hour // 17.01.2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

10am: After breakfast I spent some time in bed checking social media.
11am: We decided to go shopping and look a pink building!
12-1pm: Walked around a whole bunch from one store to another and in one of them I spotted an awesome shirt.
2pm: Trying on clothes at Zara.
3pm: Car wash! Right after it was over my mom rolled down the window to thank one of the workers there and the machine suddenly squirted water and she got soaked. It was hilarious!
4pm: Decided to tidy the room a bit and stopped to welcome these two items into the family. A scarf from H&M and a perfume from Zara!
5-6pm: Helped my mom get ready for an event. The event is organized for people/families to get together, have fun and make some donations for the villages in Artvin (a city in Turkey located in the black sea area where my grandparents on my mothers side were born). I was 100% sure I wasn't going until my uncle called and said he already bought tickets. You never know what the day has in store for you!
7pm: Going to the event and running late. I had so little time to get ready but I managed...somehow. Anyways, I decided bokeh would look amazing with all the lights on the road.
8pm: Turns out we weren't that late after all. Our table looked nice and the food was amazing!
9pm: Lights out, let the show begin!
It was a fun night and we left a bit before midnight. I started to enjoy it more when two twin brothers, who were finalist in The Voice Turkey, went up on stage and sang really beautiful traditional music belonging to the black sea area. They had amazing voices, I was loving it. After their show was over we headed home and I went to bed.

P.S. I hope you guys liked my first photo an hour. It was an interesting experience for sure. I just hope I succeeded in doing it because I combined some hours where I was basically doing the same thing. Those work right? 

Born Pretty Store Lipstick Review!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Long time no see but I'm finally back. My exams ended two days ago and now I'm just waiting to get my grades. Pretty frustrating if you ask me. Anyways a month ago I was chatting with my friends at the Born Pretty Store and we decided to collaborate again. They sent me a few things to try out and write about. So here I go rambling about these wonderful items.

Sometimes you put on a lipstick and it makes you want to be in Summer when you are actually in Winter and that is exactly how the Maycheer Lipstick made me feel. I got it in the shade 04 which is a very pretty pink mixed with a bit of orange. I have never really liked light colored lipsticks but I really love the way this looks on me. It's moisturizing and it applies well but I did put on 2-3 coats to get the color I wanted on my lips but you might want it lighter. The packaging is quite nice as well. And now, considering that we are in Winter darker shades would probably be best. And that is why The Hot Shop Lipstick in the shade 14 is the perfect color for A/W season. The color is a very lovely dark pink mixed with red. It's creamy and rich in color. The packaging is probably exactly like the Top Shop lipsticks so that makes me wonder if they have this color in their collection. In general I can say that these two lipsticks have won my heart. Their quality is very good for the amount you pay to get them.

P.S. The first photo of me at the bottom is Maycheer and the second one is The Hot Shop. I took them only to show off their shade. Don't forget to tell me which one you like best, I would love to know!

P.S.S. If you ever decide to shop at Born Pretty you can most definitely use the code ELIFH10 at cheack out to get a %10 discount!
Elif x

Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candles Review

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hello everyone! I want to start off by saying thank you for all the feedback on my goals for the year, you are all so kind and lovely. I could not have imagined that blogging could bring me so much joy but it does and I have you to thank for that. I hope you stick around here in the year as well because I certainly won't be going anywhere haha! 

So for a New Years present I thought that it would be best to get something that would be beneficial to all of us at our home. The first thing that came to my mind were Bath & Body Works candles. I convinced my beautiful mother to take advantage of a sale they were having at the time and we got two of their winter themed candles. The first scent is Winter Candy Apple. We have already used a bit of this and it has a wonderful sweet smell that just fills up the room in a matter of minutes. The second scent is Sparkling Icicles. I really don't know how to explain the smell but I could maybe just say fresh. We haven't used this one yet but it will probably be as effective as the other one. These candles are quite expensive but I have the feeling that they will last a while. We will see. 

Have you tried any of the Bath & Body works candles? If so, which scent is your favorite?

Elif x

You Better Be Good 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy new year everyone! It's incredible how it's already four days into 2015. My exams still haven't begun but I have to hand in an assignment on Monday so I'm working on that. At the same time I've been thinking much about my goals for the new year and even though I never force myself to accomplish these it still does feel good when they are accomplished!

Read 15 books: I read 8 books this year. You can find the posts here and here.
Get a record player: I actually got one for my birthday! It's been great listening to some of my favorite songs on it. You can see how pretty it is here.
Add 2 new cameras to collection: I did add a Zenit 122 but I already had the same camera so I sold that one. I used all my savings on a 1.4 lens for my Dslr which I'm really enjoying. I hope that counts!
Put up paintings on the wall: We now have one painting in the kitchen and one in the hallway. Not as much as I had planned but it's a start.
Shoot film: This was quite simple because I didn't put a number on it but I didn't take any more than I had the year before so I might have not done great with this. Still I used up a couple of rolls and I'm proud.
Blog more: Looking at my archives I can say I almost doubled the number. I'm glad I achieved this one because I love my blog and the blogging community.
Overcome fears: I have started to overcome my fears and tried to put them behind me. One fear that I can't seem to get over is talking to an audience. Doing that is so stressful I don't know how people do it so relaxed.

2015 Goals:
Drivers license: Even though I don't own a car I don't see the harm in having a license.
Shoot 15 rolls of film: This time I'm putting a number on it to test it out.
Read 10 books: I decided to go for less this year. I mean if I read more, then that would be great but no pressure.
Graduate and get diploma: If you didn't know it's my last year at university!
Visit at least one palace in Istanbul: I've had Dolmabah├že and Topkap─▒ on my list for a while and I hope to visit either one or maybe both!
Get a bike: After many years without one I just feel like I'd like to ride again.
Make yoga a habit: I actually started to do yoga but it didn't stick around much. I did feel really good on days where I worked on flexibility and I want to do it as much as possible.
Photo and hour once a month: This will be interesting, I hope I don't forget to do this hah!
Double my posts on the blog: Since I doubled them before I thought I could do it again.
Organize closet: From getting rid of things to maybe even purchasing new ones. I'd like to just have a nice organized closet.
Travel some place new: Any place would do.
Be healthy and happy: It wouldn't be a list withouth these two. They are the most important x

Hope you guys had a good start to the new year and I hope it will be a good one for all of us! Do you have any goals/resolutions?