Photo An Hour: Snow Day 19.02.2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

9:30am: My sister and I were out buying stuff for breakfast and I thought the bus stop looked super cool with all the snow.
10:30am: Editing photographs on Vsco.
11:30am-13:30pm: The first day of snow my sister had to leave her car at a gas station close home because the roads were super slippery. We decided that it would be a good idea to go check up on it. We walked quite a while in the snow which was probably up to our knees but unfortunaly we couldn't make it all the way there. It was quite tiring so we headed back. I took a bunch of photos but most were over exposed. I did snap a couple of good ones though.
14:30pm: I took a shower and decided to snap this photo of the products I generally use after.
15:30-17:30pm: We watched a movie while we ate.
18:30pm: Cleaned a bit in the room and while resting on my bed I realized I should snap the moment as it was the hour to do so. I took one of the wall in front of me and tried a few shots of bokeh. I love lights on dressing tables. 19:30pm: Heard some noise outside, turns out it was a tractor clearing out the snow. Or at least trying to clear it out.
20:30pm: I was back in bed again and I did some reading.

I should probably add the word "around" in front of every hour because unfortunately my camera settings were messed up so the time settings were not correct. Since quite a few days had passed I had to really jog my memory for the exact moments. Also I should mention that I did not sleep right after reading but I stayed in bed and just surfed the web and watched some YouTube videos. It was a chill day and I believe I did exactly that. I feel like this was probably not a successful photo an hour but I hope to get better at it as I get more used to it :) So go easy on me haha.

I'm as mad as they come

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hey guys! Yesterday my sister and I decided to spend the day out and take some photographs if we could. We first headed to a public park not far from where we live and got stalked there by two twelve year olds. If there mission was to make us uncomfortable they definitely succeeded. They followed us all the way around the park to our car making what we wanted to be a peaceful walk around the park a not so peaceful one. After getting into our car we decided to get warm by getting some hot chocolate at Starbucks. We sat there talking about how it sucks that we rarely have a place to just take photos peacefully without having any strangers tag along and/or give us weird looks whether they are twelve or thirty years old. And it was a miracle that shortly after we found a place that seemed exactly like what we were looking for. It's a small beach area at the end of the marina we often go to. Since the weather was a bit cold and rainy yesterday we were the only ones there and it was so calm. My sister was so awesome to take all these outfit photos for me in spite of being cold. I really enjoyed having this place to ourselves. I can't wait to go back there more often.

The day before yesterday my sister and I also went shopping. We got amazing deals on a bunch of things and one of the best deals was with this sweater. It was about 70% off its original price so I had to get it. I love that it's white and the design across it is super cute too. And believe me when I say that this is one of the softest sweaters I own because it truly is. It also kept me really warm during this shoot considering I didn't have my coat on. Another thing that might've kept me warm was this knitted scarf I got about a month ago. Knitted scarfs are truly the best for keeping warm and looking stylish at the same time. I'm also showing off my Palladium Boots that basically never come off my feet nowadays. They are super comfy and I'm never afraid of getting them dirty even though they are my favorite shoes. I think the only thing that makes no sense with my outfit would be my heart-shaped sunglasses that were sent to me by the Born Pretty Store. I'll be honest, I had no idea it was going to rain but I knew the sun wasn't out either. I thought it would look super cute considering it's the same color as my sweater. And with Valentine's Day approaching I knew this would be perfect.

P.S. The sunglasses are about $3 at BPS. If you fancy it you can also get %10 off with the code ELIFH10! Link will be down below in the details.

Sunglasses: c/o Born Pretty Store
Scarf: H&M
 Sweater: Stradivarius
Jeans: Pull & Bear
 Boots: Palladium Boots

Elif x

Real Techniques Core Collection

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hey guys! I hope all of you are doing okay and I wanted to say thanks so much for reading my blog and commenting. It means a lot to me. I just wanted to start off this way because you are all awesome and you deserve it. By the way I have been sick for 2-3 days now. It started with my whole body aching but then I had that ticklish feeling in my throat and we know that is the WORST. Last night I couldn't get much sleep because I kept coughing and it destroyed me. Right now I feel tired and I have a slight headache but I had these photos on the laptop for a while and thought I stop by and get chatty.

It turns out that Real Techniques came out with a new collection but as you can see I'm so far behind the trend. A couple of months ago I was walking around the make-up section at the supermarket and saw that they had the Real Techniques Core Collection brushes. I decided to grab one seeing that it was on sale. Even though I have only used the foundation and contour brushes I'm pretty sure this set as a whole is the real deal. It also comes with a case because obviously they know what would make their customer a whole lot of happy. The brushes have great quality and beautiful design. Loving their color and softness. I get a lot of pleasure in things that are very well made. I mean who wouldn't! I know I got my moneys worth and I'll be using these foreva. 

What do you think about Real Techniques? Do you own or would you like to own a collection? If yes, which one? 
Elif x