I'm back!

Hey all! I am finally back in US and back to blogosphere. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your continued support of my blog, even though I have been the baddest blogger ever *bows head in shame* I tried my best to blog while in Turkey, which wasn't a success as winter happened and you know just how nearly impossible it is to get decent photos during that lovely season, time difference was a huge factor and more importantly I was hardly ever home to sit down for an hour and type up a blog post. Thanks for all your sweet wishes for my trip, it was amazeballs!!!

Now onto some beauty related stuff...If you're wondering, I have only bought a few beauty products in my trip (with the exception of skincare) - a MAC MSF, a NARS blush and a few nail polishes. I thought this would be the perfect time to steer away from this costly addiction. I guess it's safe to say I was on a "beauty ban" :) 

I am leaving you with some of my favorite products as of late...

:::Revlon Lip Butters:::

Tutti Frutti, Sweet Tart, Creamsicle, Strawberry Shortcake

I was absolutely bummed out when these beauties made their debut in the U.S. while I was 5000 miles away. So I made a note of the colors I wanted and made them mine as soon as I landed on American soil. I cannot find a single negative thing to say about these lip butters. They are creamy, moisturizing, quite pigmented and have a glossy finish. If I was asked about my favorite, I probably couldn't come up with an answer, they are all so pretty!

Top-Bottom: Tutti Frutti, Sweet Tart, Creamsicle, Strawberry Shortcake

:::Pastel Nail Polishes:::

Top-Bottom: Essie Splash of Grenadine, CG Re-fresh mint, Revlon Blue Lagoon,  CG Peachy Keen, Essie Van'd Go

There is nothing I like more than pastel nails during spring, here are some of my absolute favorites for the season! Splash of Grenadine isn't exactly pastel, but it's one I frequent a lot during spring :)

:::Random New Treats:::

L-R: Shiseido BR306, YSL Dewy Papaya, Soleil Tan De Chanel
I finally got my hands on Soleil Tan de Chanel one night browsing Nordstrom's website. I couldn't even believe it was in stock (because it was eternally out of stock!) so I grabbed one quickly. I had to wait 4 months to actually wear it but oh well! It's really as amazing as I thought it would be. It may be the queen of all bronzers out there. Lately, I've been into cream eye shadows and wanted to branch out from MAC paint pots to try something new. At the duty free I went with a Shiseido one in color BR306. It's a gorgeous metallic reddish brown with silver micro glitter. And then, there was the YSL counter in all its glory! I just couldn't pass it up. I especially love their lip products and had been wanting to try their Volupte Sheer Candy, I picked up #2 Dewy Papaya. It is sheer with only a bit of color but has a glossy finish and is very moisturizing which is exactly what I look for in lip products in warmer summer months.

That's all from me for now, hope you enjoy!

Happy weekend! <3


  1. I'm so glad to see you're back! I'm still going back and forth about the soleil tan de chanel. I can't decide if it's worth it or not! I don't want to buy a $50 bronzer if I'm not going to absolutely love it!

  2. Ah, you got your hands on the chanel! :) I really like it too! It's really pretty. The lip butters have been my favorite as of late as well :D

  3. Great to see you back! Love the pastel nail polishes and of course Revlon Lip Butters that I still haven´t had a chance to try.

  4. White_angel 1905May 5, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    nerelerdeydin çok özledik :) seni takip etmeyi çok seviyorum ne olur türkçe blog da yaz :)

  5. I love the look of Essie Splash of Grenadine and Revlon Blue Lagoon. Also the YSL Dewy Papaya looks too tempting.
    It was such a pleasant surprise to see your post in my blogfeed!
    I hope you had a lovely time in Turkey. And also hope to see lot more posts from you. :)

    Vera (Being Vera Blog.)

  6. I'm glad to see you're back! I love the selection of products here--- with the sheer lippies and pastel nails.

  7. Selam,

    Neden Türkçe blogta yazmıyorsunuz? :)

  8. I absolutely love your blog. I have gone make up shopping and bought so many of the products you have mentioned on your blog..The colors and your description is amazing..so far I have bought about 10 lipsticks, 4 lip liners, 2 blush, and 2 gloss...and yet to go try out the Revlons you mentioned here. glad that you're back...keep on blogging

  9. Gorgeous picks! So happy to have you back Ebru! I think it's safe to say you were well missed! ;)

  10. I am so jealous you were able to get the Chanel bronzer! I would love to hear more reviews on it! I also like the Revlon lipstick review as I have been looking for a moisturizing gorgeous pale lip color! Thanks for the review!

  11. Thanks so much Lena for your kind words and compliments :) I'm glad I could help, I definitely recommend the Revlon lip butters too, they're amazing for coming from the drugstore. I'm glad to be back, thank you! ;)

  12. Artik yaziyorum! :)

  13. Super late reply but thanks dear, you're sweet! :)

  14. It took me months to get my hands on it, it was sold out every time I checked in stores and online. I just lucked out one night and ta da! I will review it in a few days but so far loving it! Creamsicle is a gorgeous nude, these lip butters are also very moisturizing, totally worth the hype in my opinion :)

  15. Welcome back! also loving the Revlon lip butters and my Chanel Bronzer

  16. gorgeous picks! and I must say I love your make-up style.
    I'd be glad if you visited my blog.

  17. Delyteful SpeaksMay 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Ohhhh the shisedo cream shadow looks stunning!!! Does it crease?

  18. Uuuuuuuuuh hosgeldin!!!! Cok sevindim her guen bakiyordum bloguna geldinmi diye:))

  19. Thank you Sarah!

  20. I love it and nope it does not crease on me. I actually took a very big risk buying this at the duty free because I had never done a research on these cream shadows beforehand but luckily they don't crease on me :) Plus I don't have very oily eyelids, so I guess that kinda helps :)