31 August 2014

Bedroom Decorating Wish List

Hi there everyone!

Todays post is going to be a slightly different from my usual posts as it's not beauty or lifestyle but is a home ware wish list. As I said previously i'm moving into a new apartment with 2 of my friends and we don't have a house yet but we are close to finding one and I'm so excited to decorate my room in our new flat. Whatever house we decide on, I know the kind of room I want so I thought I'd share my ideas with you and maybe it might be a future inspiration to some or if you just like to decorate rooms as much as me. (I often decorate my own room from scratch in my head just by looking at furnitures online like Ikea...)

Alright, here we go...

First of all, Alex Drawers are a well loved desk staple in the blogging/vlogging community. That is not the reason i want the Alex drawers but I do want them. They are white, simple looking and it is just very easy to decorate with little accessories. I want two Alex Drawers with an Ekby Alex Shelf on top of it to use as a desk. I will also use the bottom drawers for cloth essentials such as socks, underwear etc... as i won't have any other drawers.

It might have came out a bit weird to some that I said I won't have any other drawers or a wardrobe. That is because I'm planning on getting two of these. They were on my wish list for so long and now i can actually get them and use them and they're very practical since they don't take up a lot of space. I just love how they look. It gives such a great vibe to the room.

I will be taking my mattress from my current house as it is extremely comfy and is 120 cm in width which just makes it a lot more comfortable to sleep in. However, my mom doesn't let me take the bed itself so I have to find a new one. I still don't have an item I'm %100 sure i want. I basically want a white metal bed so I can hang stuff on the head side. I have looked through Ikea but I'm not sure about them. However if i had to show what kind of a bed I want it would probably be something like this;

So, the main furnitures will be these. I want a simple bedroom as you can see since they bring me more peace and relaxation. Later on I will get more colourful little pieces to spice up the room and add some colour but now these will be the main items :)

What do you think? Do you have any ideas you think would be useful for me? 

22 August 2014

Real Techniques Eyes Enhanced Starter Kit

As I said in my previous post, I’m currently on holiday enjoying the sun and the sea during day time, trying to relax before I go back to a very hectic schedule waiting for me at home. As I spend my days sunbathing and swimming, I try not to sit around during night times. I usually go out with my friends and since wearing base products in this heat is like torture I stick with just eye makeup and a bold lip. My eye makeup was very simple before this holiday, I would do a flick with my eyeliner, load on some mascara and I’d be done. However during my holiday I decided to test the waters and use some eyeshadow. What helped me with my new adventure was the Real Techniques Eyes Enhanced Starter Kit. 

The kit has 5 brushes in it which all have the classic RT base with the Nars like feel at the bottom and a metallic holder. The holder is purple which indicates it’s for their eye collection. You can create an amazing eye look using all these 5 brushes. Lets dive in now shall we?

Fine Liner Brush

I must say I was the most skeptical about this one. Ever since I started using gel eyeliner, I used a MAC 266 brush so I thought I wouldn't have any use for this but applying eyeliner with this is a dream. I use my 266 for thicker liners with flicks but this one is more precise and because of its tapered look you can make your like as thin as you want. Those bristles that look wonky on the photo just gets in line and goes away when you dip the brush in the gel liner pot. So good! Definitely better than I expected.

Accent Brush

I love accent brushes like this. It is definitely smaller than my other accent brushes but I feel like it helps a lot more when it comes to small places around my eyes. You can use this to smudge out your eyeliner on your lid or use it like I do which is to smudge out your liner or eyeshadow under your eye to give a more smoky look. 

Brow Brush

I was shocked when I saw the thickness of this one. I was expecting it to be more like my 266. I thought it would be very thin so I could have a 266 dupe. That certainly wasn't the case as it is very thick and as the name suggests, it can be used on brows. Now, I wasn't the kind of girl who filled in her brows or ever needed to but my eyebrows are looking slightly out of shape these days and this brush was kind of like a savior! It could have been a bit smaller or thinner but you can definitely make it work. 

Base Shadow Brush

This is my favorite brush in the set! It’s your basic eye shadow brush with a more precise shape and the bristles help pick up just the right amount of color. You can’t get “too much” product with this brush. You can use it to apply eyeshadow on your lid and use it to create a smoked out look as the shape of it really gets in your crease and blends well. I learned how to put eyeshadow on my crease with this little bad boy. It definitely thought me a lot.

Deluxe Crease Brush

I have to say, I didn't know what to do with this one at first! It looked too chubby to be a crease brush, too thick to blend and I was just stuck. I couldn't apply eyeshadow with it as it wasn't suitable for my eyelids either. One day I decided to blend everything after I finished everything though and this fat little brush blends like a dream! It is perfect for blending and I learned not to judge a brush by it’s shape, haha! It blends out every harsh line and just makes everything look as natural as it can look! This is my second favorite for sure, it might even replace my ultimate favorite. 

Overall I would definitely recommend everyone to try out this amazing set! It is a lifesaver especially for those of you who are just starting to experiment with eye makeup. It’s quite cheap as well! The entire set is almost the same price as my 266! Five amazing quality brushes with the same price as one high end brush. I’d definitely try out the set first! ;)

16 August 2014

What's Going On?

Hello everyone!

I’m secretly hoping you all still remember who I am... I have been gone for quite a while as I've been on vacation since the 5th of August. I’m still in Bodrum (a vacation place located at the northwest of Turkey) which is a beautiful place but I was with my friends so I didn't have any time to pick up my laptop and do some blogging. I was craving it after 3 days though. I am back now and I will be doing frequent blogposts from now on. 

I was planning to write a beauty post when I first sat down to write but I feel like giving you guys an update on what’s been happening in my life lately.

  • I will move out with my friends this month! After my vacation ends I will go back to Istanbul to rent an apartment with my friends and we will live in a house as 4 friends. I cant tell you how happy I am about this change in my life! I wasn’t quite happy with living with my parents for a while now and when I asked my friends (who were going to move out anyway) if I could move in with them they told me that they were going to ask me if I wanted to! I was over the moon and I still am! The only problem we have right now is that we cant find a good house! It either has a terrible bathroom, a very high rent or isn’t located anywhere near public transport. If we ever find a house that ticks all the boxes for us, it is either taken right before we make a deal or the owner of the house doesn't want students to rent the apartment. It is insane! We currently have our eyes on this one apartment and I’ve talked to the owner personally, she is lovely and she said she was going to start showing the apartment next Saturday which is perfect for us as we will all be done with our vacations. Please pray for us so we can get the apartment! We are desperate at this point! 

  • I’ve been having a very great summer! I’ve been doing lots fun stuff ever since I’ve been off to vacation. First I went to stay with my friends for a few days so we could spend some time and go out together. It didn't go as planned though as neither of us wanted to go out at night. We just had fun at beach and in their homes and planned our life in our own apartment! We then went to Bodrum together to stay at our summer house where we had a lovely week! We went to the beach, spent the day at the poolside, played some cards, some ball, went out to party and did a boat trip! It was fantastic. 

  • Second year of university is coming soon! I do enjoy summer and LOVE being lazy, not doing anything for the entire day but I have to say; I MISS SCHOOL! If it was high school I would beg for summer to last longer but I actually love my classes in uni and I enjoy going to the campus, I honestly cant wait until I can pick my classes for this semester on the 15th of September!

These are all the things I can think of that is currently going on in my life. Some exciting things are about to happen for me. How is it going for you? Give me a little update of your own in the comments :)


04 August 2014

MAC | Rebel

I'm usually the kind of person who thinks for ages before purchasing something from a high end brand. This includes MAC. I love their lipsticks but my lipsticks are mostly from the drugstore so I rarely go in to get a lipstick. A few days ago, whilst I was out with my friend we decided to go into MAC 10 minutes before closing time. She was looking through some blushers and I took my place in the lipsticks stand. I was stuck between Heroine and Rebel and when she told me that we had several minutes left I instantly thought "Rebel is more wearable" and went to the checkout. I don't regret it one bit.

I don't have loads to say about the packaging as it is the usual bullet shaped packaging of MAC. I do love the look of it though. It just looks so sleek and chic. I even feel satisfied when I see others MAC lipstick collections where they have 20+ of these little bad boys all lined up. So simple and beautiful.

It is a gorgeous dark purple pink colour with a satin finish. It goes on like a dream and lasts for hours until you have to reapply or touch up. I think you can work this colour in both winter and summer times. It looks great with a tan and it looks more toned down. During colder times though, especially if you're pale, I think it will look perfect. I love it when people with fair skin wear darker colours on their lips. It looks so beautiful. I honestly can't wait until my tan wears off so I can wear this every single day. I love the colour that much! 

Overall, this lipstick easily made its way into my favourite lipsticks. Next time you're in MAC I'd definitely suggest you have a look. The colour might seem scary to some but I can assure you it's not as bad as it seems.

What is your favourite MAC lipstick? 

03 August 2014

Concealer Hunt

I'm quite fussy when it comes to concealers and i have to say until recently i hadn't found my holy grail concealer. The first concealer i tried was the Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer which was alright but it wasn't the best and since it was also a highlighter which looked terrible in flash photos. However now that I'm better at makeup then i was 2 years ago, I think I might give it another go as it would look good to brighten up my under eye. Just not on any spots or blemishes.

Hate using stock photos but i currently don't have the product.

I then went for Maybelline Dreamlumi Touch Highlighting Concealer which was again good but still wasn't what i was looking for and it creased under my eyes after a certain time. Also it wasn't the best at covering spots. At this point, I realise now that the problem was with me for picking two highlighting concealers instead of a matte one.

In 2013, around the time of my graduation i went on a hunt to find the perfect concealer and after reading thousands of reviews and watching tons of youtubers rave about it, i settled on the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer. It was amazing! It was creamy, covered up everything from spots to dark circles and only creased a little. If you used just enough, it almost didn't crease at all. I used it for a good 6-7 months and then i ran out of it. I went to the Bobbi Brown counter to get a new one and i had limited time so i just told them to color match by looking at my face (IDIOT). I thought i got the exact same shade but turns out i got Warm Beige instead of Natural Tan. It wasn't a big deal though because it was even a better match for my skin. Plus the shade wasn't that badly matched. The problem i had with it was that it wasn't as creamy as the first pot. I don't know if that's even possible but i felt like something was off and that the formula wasn't the same as the last one. I got it from the exact same store, it was the same name; "Creamy Concealer" but it just wasn't the same texture. So slowly i stopped using it and just used my Nars Tinted Moisturiser as a concealer and set it with powder. Overall the Creamy Concealer is a wonderful concealer, I just don't know why those two pots felt so different. Maybe it was my skin? I'll never know.

When i went to Boots a few months ago though, i instantly went to the Collection counter and looked for the concealer. After hearing only good things about the product, I knew I had to try it. They only had the shade 3 which seemed a little dark for me so i decide to go to another store and check all the colors. On my last day in London i went to another Boots and again(!) they only had the shade 3. I color matched on my hand(I'm just an idiot when it comes to color matching) and decided to pop two tubes in my shopping bag. I would've gotten 5 tubes but they had 2 left. That's how confident i was about this concealer. 
I started using it and i have to say; It is everything i look for in a concealer. It conceals perfectly, it is not cakey, it doesn't crease under the eyes(although it brings out my lines after a few hours, not exactly creasing though..), it is exactly my shade, it is very light consistency, doesn't feel sticky when you apply it and dries to a semi matte finish. It is perfect in my eyes! I'm already thinking about what I'm going to do once i run out of those two tubes! It's that good! 

Have you found the perfect concealer for you yet? What is it? Any future recommendations for me? 

01 August 2014

Mini Blog Sale Haul

It was just another day for me, going through some blogs when i found MissMakeupMagpie's blog and saw her latest blogpost which said "MASSIVE BLOG SALE - PART TWO". I was very intrigued and went through all the products and the prices and i thought to myself "this is heaven!". I found some amazing products and added them up, changed them to my currency and i thought it was a complete bargain including the shipping. 
Now, im not someone who orders things online all the time so i really debated going through with it. Especially since i read somewhere that "apparently having makeup shipped internationally is illegal in Turkey". Which sounds completely insane in my opinion but i also read that if you write something else on the parcel such as "cosmetic brushes" they wont look inside. I kindly asked Gemma to write it on my parcel and she agreed. It was a very smooth process basically and she was lovely and sweet in her emails and i was very happy with my purchases. It did take a while to get here but once they arrived i was a very happy girl. Here are the bits i got and my thoughts on them;

Topshop Lipstick in Nevada;

I have to say i'm not the biggest fan of nude lips. I much prefer a colorful lipstick but as i've tried two other topshop lipsticks and know how good their formula is i thought i'd give it a go. The first time i recieved the parcel i just got back from a vacation so i had a very recent tan going on. When i tried the lipstick i looked horrible! It literally erased my lips. After a few weeks passed my tan faded and the lipstick slowly grew on me. I sometimes mix MAC's See Sheer or Shangai Spice and it looks slightly darker which suits me better. All in all i'm really happy with this purchase especially since we cant get Topshop Makeup in my country.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Fuchsia-Ristic;

I love lip products which look like the Chubby Sticks. They just look so pretty and are very practical in my opinion. This looks like such a bright color when you look at it but when you swatch it or wear it on your lips it's quite sheer. It's not a products that doesn't have any color pay off but it is just very very sheer. You can build it up and it gives off a pinky tone to your lips which looks great during spring-winter times. It also gives off this shine to your lips and basically makes them look like you're wearing lipgloss. Now i'm not a fan of lipglosses so a lip bullet which makes you look like youre wearing a lipgloss but doesn't feel like a lipgloss is a win for me. I'm now thinking about getting other shades of it in the future. It is quite oily though so if that sort of feeling bothers you i suggest you stay away from this one. 

Me Me Me Blush Me in Coral;

This was the product i was most excited for! I love blushes and i love Benefit's Blushes solely because they are in a box. I sadly don't own a Benefit Blush yet but i think this makes up for it. It is a very orange toned blush with shimmer in it so i don't think you'll need any highlighter on top of it. It is very pigmented, I honestly wasn't expecting it to be this pigmented. It is such a beautiful color and since i didn't own any coral/orange toned blushes this was a perfect new add to my collection. Also, can we please talk about how cute the packaging is? The box itself is just adorable and the little detail of the cherub inside is just so beautiful. I wish i saw the Me Me Me counter when i was in London. 

Overall i'm very happy with all three of my purchases.There are still some items left on her blog so be sure to check it out. Maybe you'll find something for your liking. You can go to the post from HERE.

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