Latest Obsessions Based on Senses

My summer vacation has begun and I am here now … and hopefully, I will be updating my blog more frequently now 💪  I want to share with you some of my latest (Mid April-May) obsessions based on the 5 senses and hopefully we will obsess over them together!

✋🏼 Touch ✋🏼

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I love this PJ top it is so soft, summery and cute!! 💕 I also bought the matching shorts and they have ruffles on them, which is adorable. However, it is really hard to take a picture of shorts if they are not laid flatly 😅

👃🏼 Smell👃🏼

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I am so in love with this candle by Meraki Candles. It was included in the Fairyloot box, so sadly, it is not for sale 😭. The scent of sweet candy floss and marshmallow is well balanced by the mint scent so it is not sickly sweet and the mint is not overwhelming at all. I totally recommend you check out Meraki Candles shop and you can use my code HAYA10 to get 10% off your order‼️

👀 Sight 👀

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So I have been in a huge reading slump lately and if you are wondering why? It is because of this TV show. I was craving a solid GOOD tv show and I tried different TV shows, Anime and Korean Dramas but nothing was good enough till I started Cesur ve Güzel which is a Turkish TV drama (It is the first time I properly watch a Turkish TV show) and it is so good 😍 The romance in it is .. perfect, and that is coming from a person who watched/read a lot of romance movies/books. It is not ALL about romance though, like there is an actual interesting plot that is packed with action, the subplots are also very interesting! Overall I totally recommend that you check out the first episode (Although the beginning is slightly cheesy but keeeeep on watching) 📺. Plus the main actor is the definition of a Turkish Delight ♥️

👅 Taste 👅

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I love Earl Grey tea and that is a fact ☕️ and I’m really getting into green tea a lot lately, so I knew instantly the moment that I saw this tea that I need to get it and get it I did. It is from Marks and Spencer and I can’t find a link to it, I am so sorry 💔 . It tastes SO good, I am so hooked! And I had to show off my Moriar Tea mug from Temporary Places.

👂🏼 Sound👂🏼

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I love to have a certain song for each summer and this summer Drift by Alina Baraz & Galimatias is a current favorite 🎼 I just like listening to it at the beach 🌊

That’s folks, I really hope you enjoyed this brief post. If you do end up obsessing with any of the things that are mentioned above, then hit me up on Instagram so we could gush about everything for hours 💓

Comment the things that you are currently obsessed with!! I seriously would love to know

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Summer Books Recommendations ☀

Many people ask me to recommend books for them and to be honest that freaks me out because I KNOW that each one of us has a different taste in books and the fact that you might not like the book i recommended to you is scary. However, I won’t let that stop me from raving about my favorite summer books and in the end you can always pick whatever suits your taste. YOU SHOULD STILL DOWNLOAD/READ A SAMPLE BEFORE PURCHASING ANY BOOK just to see if it’s something worth buying.

Summer days are long and hot so fun, fast paced and cute books are the best type of books to take with you to the beach, swimming pool or even if you’re staying at home 👙🌊

🐠 SUMMER SERIES 🐠

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  • The Summer I Turned Pretty series by jenny Han is a page turner that’s filled with emotions and adorableness. I read this series a very long while ago and then i reread it a year ago and i still felt the same way about it and i couldn’t put it down even though i already knew what’s going to happen.
  • Airhead series by Meg Cabot so this is not particularly a summerish series but it’s fun and creative. If you have read any of Meg Cabot books then you must definitely want to read this. Meg Cabot books are funny, cute and very easy to read. If you’re new to reading and you want something that will help you enjoy reading more then check this out.
  • Whispering Pines series by Jen Calonita consist of two books that are not really connected, like it wouldn’t matter that much if you didn’t read Sleepaway Girls to read Summer State of Mind but the are some characters that shows up in both books and I’m sure if you start one of them then you want to read the other but do start with Sleepaway Girls. These books are really fun and they’re about camping and meeting new people. It’s a Middle Grade/Young Adult series so it’s another easy read that’s totally cute.
  • Belles series which is also by Jen Calonita has the rags to riches Cinderella kind of story and it’s very interesting especially if you like stories like that and it’s all about the high-school drama and trying to fit in but it’s very delightful and it’s filled with cute moments. It also reminds me of Korean Tv drama so if you like Korean Tv dramas then check this out!
  • Broken Hearts & Revenge series by Katie Finn (pen name for Morgan Matson) is the ultimate summer series and it’s all about revenge. There’s a lot of high-school/backstabbing drama that will have you sitting at the edge of your seat and trust me when i say you will not be able to put this series down.

🐚 SUMMER STAND-ALONE 🐚

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  • Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin is actually a series but i only read the first book and i was satisfied with how everything ended so i didn’t feel any need to read the second book. This book is about two girls with a very different lifestyle that go through a lot but at a certain point their lives collide and you get to experience both lifestyles and that’s really interesting.
  • The DUFF by Kody Keplinger is so good! it’s really fun and it’s really hard to put down because once you start it you want to finish it. It’s not exactly a summery book but i did read it in summer and that’s why i felt the need to add it to this pile.
  • Morgan Matson is an amazing author and Since You’ve Been Gone is one of the best books that i have read by her. Don’t be fooled by the title because i thought that it was going to be one of those books that will get me depressed but it was absolutely fun. It’s all about breaking out of your shell and trying out new and different things. It’s light but also deep… it’s perfectly balanced and It will make you laugh, tear up and smile.
  • One Of The Guys by Lisa Aldin is totally underrated. So it’s about a tomboy girl who does something extremely stupid and get her self in an all girls school, having to wear a skirt and act like lady was pretty tough for her but she ends up starting this “new” business where she hire her male best friends as dates to her fellow female classmates and it’s absolutely fun until she realizes that the most sought-after guy that she’s hiring is the one that she might actually be in love with. It’s one of those fun summer books that you finish in one sitting and yeah it’s a bit cliché and cheesy but in the most delightful way.
  • Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg will turn you into a puddle, that’s how cute this book is. It’s all about friendship and love. It’s an easy, light and fun book to read when you’re in a reading slump or you simply want a fun, fast-paced book to read after finishing off a huge fantasy/sci-fi book.
  • Kasie West is probably the queen of Contemporary books because i absolutely loved all of her contemporary books and I’m dying to get the one she’s releasing soon! So you have got On the fence, The Distance Between Us and The Fill-in Boyfriend each one of them has a different story and different characters. However, they’re all set in the same world and some of the side characters show up in more than one book.
  • My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick is a beautiful summery book that talks about friendship, love and being honest. The fictional male character is very swoon worthy and I’m sure you will have a major crush on him. The story is beautiful and touching and there are many cute and funny moments that you will adore.
  • The Siren by Kiera Cass is a unique story that talks about the ocean and the sirens. It’s worth reading especially if you love new, different and unique stories. It’s not a fun, light book because you see people struggle in this book but there are many cute moments and it’s a gripping story that you won’t forget easily.
  • I read Roomies by Lindy Zart last year in summer and boy was i obsessed! it was totally adorable and funny. If you love love-triangles then this book is for you. This book will turn you heart into mush from all the cute moments that are in it.

 

Talking about all of those books make me feel a bit nostalgic and i honestly think that i need to reread many of those books! i hope that you find this post useful and you enjoy my recommendations

March Favorites

 

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Are you curious enough to know about my favorite items of the month? if so then stick with me and if you don’t then .. well i wasn’t prepared for this part.

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Let’s start with my favorite song of the month which is Arsonist’s Lullabye by Hozier. So i first heard this song in one of the episodes of the walking dead and i got HOOOOOOKED. It’s creepy, hunting and beautiful and when i listen to it a certain fictional character pops up in my mind and that’s when you know that this song is good.

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I got those two masks from lush to try out and i really loved both of them. The first one is the “Cupcake” mask and it’s for oily skin and spotty skin, it calms your skin and it’s supposed to smell like chocolate and mint but i feel like it smells like chocolate and roses so i do recommend you sniffing it before getting it because you wouldn’t want to put something on your face that you don’t like the smell of specially that the scent kind of lingers on your face for a long time.

The second mask is “Don’t look at Me” mask and its for all types of skins. It exfoliate, moisturize and brighten face. Its made of lemon juice and ground rice and when you wash it off the ground rice scrubs away your dry skin. I love the smell of it and it’s fun to put it on because your whole face turns blue.

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So i haven’t had the legit time to watch any tv shows this month. However i got like a couple of hours every now and then and i watched some real-life shows(?). It’s just easier to watch those kind of shows when you’re busy because you don’t have to really “get” into it, you can watch it while doing your home works or cleaning your room and you won’t miss out on anything.

So i kept on watching dance moms every weekend simply because i love dancing and choreography and I’ve been watching it since it begun so it’s really hard to stop plus nobody can say no to the free drama and craziness that comes with this show.

The Voice, when they announced that Christiana Aguilera is going to be in this season i just knew that i had to watch it. Yeah i love her to the point where i’d watch a whole show just to see her in it plus i usually watch The Voice till the blind auditions end so it wasn’t that big a deal for me.

Dancing With the Stars, now i know that the stars in this season are not that great but the only reason why I’m watching it is because i feel like theres a chance that Mark can win this season because they partnered him up with a really good dancer and it’s fun to watch.

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I know what you’re thinking, what are we exactly looking at? I choose this granola as my favorite snack, it’s weird because that’s just … HEALTHY. I’m trying to eat healthy and I’m a really picky eater so i bought this granola just to see whatever i’ll be “okay” with eating something like that or not AND DAMNNNNNN i didn’t think that i’d enjoy it that much but i found myself munching on it this whole month because its yummy! and healthy! and that’s just crazy.

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My favorite drink of the month is Earl Grey Tea and I’ve been looking for a good brand and i think that that Two Leaves Tea Company is really good. The reason why i liked it more than any other brand is because the taste is so balanced, it’s not too dark or too floral it’s just perfect and it’s also organic! plus it’s in a satchel and that’s just fancy.

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Now if you know me you probably know that i am obsessed with candles and this month i kept on lighting this baby up because it’s delicious! Twue Wuv by Frostbeard Studio is a sweet scented candle that smells like a wedding cake with the real yummy frosting and not the too sugary kind but the legit frosting. So this candle is actually limited edition and i think that they will stop selling it soon so i went ahead and ordered another one because i know for sure that i’ll never get enough of this scent.

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This is weird but i love stationary and I’m obsessed with list pads because I’m always planning my day and this is the perfect to do list pad because it comes with different pages and they’re all just so cute. I got it from Paperchase but sadly i can’t find a link to it however i think that you might find it if you visit a nearby store.

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D’iris by Prada is my current favorite fragrance. It smells like baby powder and something really clean. I know it’s like weird to say that but it really does smell like a just bathed new baby born and i love scents like that.

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I’m sorry that this picture is not that clear but I’m simply showing off my FAVORITE pj of the month which has the most famous female disney villains on it and that’s just WICKED! plus it matches my cup of coffee. I got this pj from Women’s Secret and they have this whole collection of villains & princesses.

I’m also holding up my favorite book of the month which is THE CONSPIRACY OF US by Maggie Hall, if you’re interested click here to know more about the book.

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The Last thing that i want to talk about are those hair products. So I’ve been using this “Magic Elixir” and the cream next to it regularly and i can see the difference and effect it has on my hair. My hair is a bit dry so those products are hydrating my hair. First thing you need to do is put some of the oil on your scalp and message into your scalp and leave it for about 10 minutes then wash your hair like you usually do and after drying your hair with a towel you can put on some of that cream.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and found something useful in it.

 

Favorite Animes

I got asked a couple of times to recommend some Animes so i thought i’d write a whole post on my all time favorite Animes

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Starting with Fruit Basket .. its an Anime that I’ve been watching my whole life. So the story is about a 16 years old recently orphaned girl who lives under some very harsh life conditions until one day she got asked to move in and live with two of her classmates, they’re both very handsome boys and they live with their uncle (guardian?) and they’re all part of the Sohma family. What’s different about this family is that they’re cursed, if they got hugged by the opposite gender they transform into animals of the Chinese zodiac. Now if you’re thinking that its just a romantic series then let me tell you that its absolutely not, in this anime you meet many characters who faced many obstacles in life and you actually do learn some life lessons from them. It’s beautiful, touching  and simply creative. It’s also very funny. It’s a 26 episode series and each episode is about 24 minutes.

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Vampire knight, obviously it’s about vampires but Japanese people wouldn’t stop at that, would they? “Yuki’s earliest memory is of a stormy night in winter, wherein she was attacked by a vampire… And then rescued by another. Now 10 years later, Yuki Cross, the adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, has grown up and become a guardian of the vampire race, protecting her savior, Kaname, from discovery as he leads a group of vampires at the elite boarding school. But also at her side is Zero Kiryu, a childhood friend who’s hatred for the creatures that destroyed everything he held dear, is now determined never to trust them. This coexisting arrangement seems all well and good, but have the vampires truly renounced their murderous ways, or is there a darker truth behind their actions. Is Kaname’s infatuation with Yuki the beginning of a forbidden romance, or is it something in her forgotten past that draws him to her. Because in this world of secrets, nothing is as it seems. And the price of misplaced trust may even be worse than death.” (AnimeNewsNetwork.) so this anime is a mixture of love triangle, vampires and some very kick ass action moments. However, theres a sequel to this series and its “Vampire Knight Guilty” Shocker, i know. I know that the plot sounds cheesy but it’s really interesting and I’m sure you will end up watching both seasons in one day.

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Now this Anime is a must-watch Anime series because its absolutely hilarious and you can never get bored while watching it. Ouran High School Host Club is about Haruhi who is a poor tomboyish student at a school for the ultra-wealthy, able to attend because of a scholarship, and unable to even afford a uniform. One day, she stumbles across the decidedly peculiar but very popular Ouran Host Club. She tries to leave, but accidentally breaks a vase, and unable to pay for it, she’s told that she’ll have to stay and do odd jobs. That is, until they decide she would be more valuable as a club member. Not realizing she’s female due to her appearance, they fix her up and give her a male uniform. She’s an instant hit, so they decide to have her keep up the charade even after they find out the truth. Now i think that host clubs are something common in japan but if you’re like me and you have no slight clue on what host clubs are, don’t worry this anime will explain it so well and you will be able to keep along. You will laugh, laugh and laugh while watching this and its the perfect cure for a bad day.

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Kamisama Hajimemashita or Kamisama kiss is an anime that i watched recently and i absolutely adored it. It’s about a girl called Nanami who doesn’t have anywhere to live due to the fact that her father gambled away all of their money and she got evacuated from the place she lives, now since Nanami doesn’t have anywhere to live she meets a stranger who tells her his story and then he gives her a map to his place and asks here to stay there if she wants to because she saved him and he’s going somewhere so the place is empty. Now although this sounds extremely scary and creepy, Nanami does go to his place because she’s that desperate but when she arrived she found out that his place is actually a rundown shrine .. Now the crazy thing about this is that by going to this place and accepting the strangers offer she’s actually the new land god of this shrine and that’s when all the crazy creatures start popping up and by crazy creatures i mean other gods. It’s funny and adorable because theres a love-hate relationship between her and her “familiar” and just seeing a human being who lives a normal life suddenly being turned into a god is fun. The story does sound kinda crazy but it’s addicting. There’s a sequel to this anime as well and it’s just as wonderful as the first season.

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Now if you don’t watch Animes and you simply wanna know what they’re and whatever you will enjoy watching it or not, you can simply start by watching anime movies. Studio Ghibli makes the best anime movies and my top two favorites are “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Spirited Away”.  I think that there are trailers out there because this production company worked with Disney and it’s really famous. I really recommend watching Howl’s Moving Castle because its fantastic.

You can watch animes online or you can buy them. You can also choose between the Dubbed and Subbed version. Dubbed means that the characters are speaking in english or any other available language that you choose and Subbed means that they’re speaking in Japanese with the choice of subtitle that you’re choosing.

Many people think that watching anime is lame because they think that Animes are cartoons, they’re both motion pictures but the difference is that Animes are more for older people because the stories they tell are deeper and consist of life issues and human emotions. Animes also differ from cartoons in the way they’re drawn, the characters are more realistic and their facial expressions are more accurate. You’re basically being offensive to the whole Japanese cultural when you say that but lets face it, who cares about what others think? Now the reason why i love watching Animes is because its the closest thing to books, when a book gets turned into a movie or tv show you kind of lose the elements of imagination but with animes you don’t. I grew up watching Animes like detective Conan,  Naruto and CardCaptor Sakura and i thinks that another reason why I’ve this “connection” with Animes.

Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget to comment the titles of your favorite Animes so i could watch them. Also if you want me to review an anime just tell me which one it’s and ill be happy to do so.