Favorite Rings

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hello everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Even though I don't celebrate it I love to see the excitement of others and it gives me joy! 

This post has been sitting in my drafts for the longest time because I had absolutely no time to finish it. I took the photos a long time ago and I thought I'd finish the writing days ago but every free time I had I spent it by resting. This post doesn't really have a purpose. I just wanted to show you guys my favorite rings that I've been wearing recently. Some are quite new and some others I've been wearing for years. 

It's a coincidence that I happen to love exactly ten rings out of the many I have. Six of these are midi rings and four of them are regular ones. I marked the regular ones on the photo above with cute little arrows and stars so you could tell which ones were which. The five rings in the middle line I recently got from Topshop for about 4 dollars which was an amazing deal. All the other ones excluding the blue heart shaped one I got from turkish bazaar. They cost me a bit more than 25 cents each. And the blue heart shaped one was a gift from my grandma! 
P.S. The rings I have been wearing a ton of recently are mostly the midi ones. Especially the one in the middle photo above. I really love having that on my finger at the moment!

What kind of ring do you love to wear? Midi or regular?

Gifts From UncommonGoods Pt.2 / Product Review

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Hello everybody! If you had been stopping by my blog in the past week or so than you may have seen a post that I have done featuring UncommonGoods. If you haven't seen it then click here to hop on over there! This is the second part of my collaboration with them. As I have said it in the other post they sent me four items in total. All of which are very high quality, cool and unique. UncommonGoods is definitely a place that should be kept in mind when buying gifts for the people who love handmade items and supporting unique artists!

If you love getting gifts but don't know what to get, they offer a variety of items like scarves which you can check out here. They also have gift sections for special occasions and holidays. And I know it is the gift giving season for many of you out there so if you are interested just click here to look through their collections and choose the one you like!
While I was trying to choose an item from UncommonGoods I came across Kisa Cat Candle. Of course my first thought was "oh, how cute it's cat shaped" but that thought later evolved into something greater when I found out that it wasn't just a simple cat shaped candle.

The way this works is that the candle has a skeleton in it and when it starts to melt the skeleton inside will slowly appear. After the entire thing burns up you'll have a little cat skeleton statue to keep for yourself as decoration. I think the concept is very original and some people might think it's weird but I think this would be a good type of weird, the kind that makes you want to buy the product. I don't think I am ready to burn this candle yet as I really love how cute it looks as it is but if you are wondering how it looks when burned then there is a short little video that you can watch on their website which you can find HERE.

The candle also has a backstory. Its Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir needed funding for this brilliant idea of hers at the time so she teamed up with Dan Kovaland. They started a kickstarter campaign together to finance it. They reached (and doubled) their goal in just 4 days and founded their company. Now PyroPet candles are sold in many shops with an increasing diversity of candles!
UncommonGoods offers all kinds of things and socks with cute prints on them is one of them. I have a cute little collection at home of different types of socks with different prints so I knew I couldn't go wrong with choosing these Strawberry Socks. I haven't had the chance to wear them yet but they feel soft and they have the perfect length for socks that could be worn during winter. If you love strawberries then nothing can go wrong with getting one of these for yourself!

*A big thanks to UncommonGoods for sending all these items to me. They let me choose what I liked and what I thought would be great to talk about in my blog. All of my reviews were honest and I would never write something that I don't believe is true.*

Elif x

Photo an Hour // Shorter Days 28.11.2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

10:30 / Woke up to the gloomiest day of Autumn.
11:30 / Had an incredible breakfast!
12:30 - 13:30 / Arranged some clothes to sell online which took a bit longer than expected.
14:30 / The windows started to fog up and I thought I'd just welcome the new season.
15:30 / We headed to the mall to do a bit of shopping.
16:30 / This sweater from H&M pretty much sums up my thoughts on Winter.
17:30 / We came back home with a few things that we got for a real bargain, 50% off!
It's that time of year when the days are shorter and the weather is cooler. All the things seem to be in a rush because it feels like there isn't much time in the day. For me it's super hard to find time to take photos right now so I try to take a bunch on the weekends and go on from there. On this day I realized that I hadn't done my photo an hour yet so I immediatly grabbed my camera and took my first photo. I know it's another one of my lazy days but I had no time before to do a better one for you guys. I hope next month will be a good one.

How are you guys dealing with shorter days?

Elif x