Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream – Review 

Hello Loves! Hope you have a great Monday!

For this week’s post I decided to do a review of Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream which I’ve recently purchased. And guys…! I LOVE it!

In a few posts back I was raving about Garnier BB cream and how perfect it was for my super pale complexion. I still love it though! The thing is I’m leaving with my bae for holidays July 16th to Bulgaria and since I’m so pale and easily get a sun burn (I never get tanned, always red 😭)  my boyfriend suggested that maybe I should go to solarium few times before our trip. And so I did (soon I’ll make a post about the whole experience being first time in solarium). Now I’m way darker than I used to be (read: just not so pale anymore). Any foundation/bb cream which back then was too dark for me (that’s why I switched for Garnier BB cream in shade extra light)  now is too light!

For a few days I didn’t wear any makeup but I didn’t feel comfortable enough to keep it that way. First I wanted to go to Sephora and buy a good quality bb cream from Nars or Clinique. Then I thought I don’t know how long I’ll stay that tanned and if I decide to keep it after vacation with trips to solarium or fake tanner. I decided to not spend that much money and look for a cheaper option. So I went to my drugstore to look for something that will fit my current skin tone. I was going to pick something from L’oréal but I think they just had a sale because the stand was a mess and they didn’t have a lot of products. Then I walked up to Borjois and Rimmel stands. In both I found bb creams I liked but couldn’t decide between them. I checked reviews on the internet and definite winner was Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream.

It’s not too expensive (costs around $13), it was on sale for half price so without thinking I picked it up! I chose shade 32 light beige and it matches my skin tone perfectly! I haven’t found any other foundation/cc/bb cream to match me this good! I was amazed! The only bad thing is that it is only available (at least where I bought it) in 4 shades. Some are with pink some with yellow undertones. It is definitely not enough colors for everyone. The cc cream itself is very liquid and you don’t need much to cover your face, so you have to be careful with that. I saw that it looks best applied with BeautyBlender or other makeup sponge. With fingers it looks a little bit too heavy for me. It has very good and natural coverage. I use BioOil as a moisturizer and it leaves me with a very dewy, gorgeous and glowing skin. Sometimes I like to powder my T zone. And what is super important it stays on face way longer than any bb or cc cream I’ve tried! It’s my holy grail now!

Let me know if you have used it! Do you like it or not so much? Will you try it?

xx, Olita


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Sharing with You: My Music

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Today I wanted to share with you something very special to me. My music. I’m a self-taught guitar player. I started to learn guitar at early years of my Academy, which would be around 4 years ago. Music gives me different opportunity, than painting, to express myself artistically. Songs usually come to me the moment I don’t even know about. They just fly out of me. This is the most satisfying and freeing feeling I ever had. I’ve been documenting my emotional growth and rewrite it in notes. Usually I write sad songs as I feel the need to tell sad stories. All of the songs are written  and composed by me. I’ve published my first album few years back. It is called “subtitles”, which meant those 6 songs were like “subtitles to my life”, description of my emotions.

Now, after a long break, I’ve been coming up with my second album. It doesn’t have name yet. I’m still working on it. It will have 5 songs in total and this is one of them.

Golden Gate is about love from a first sight. Love from only one perspective. Blind and kind of toxic love that puts the other person on the pedestal, when you’re ready to do anything for that them, but he/she doesn’t feel the same.  It was one of the mistakes I made while the most lonely and miserable time of my life.

What do you think? Share with me your opinions and thoughts! Do you play on any instruments and/or write music? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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SILICONE MAKEUP SPONGE review – Yay or Nay?

Hello Loves! Happy Monday!

For this week’s post I’ve decided to write a review of Silicone Makeup Sponge everybody is so crazy about at the moment.

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First of all I really like the idea of a makeup applicator that is so cheap ($9.90) and poreless which means it super easy to clean and what’s most important it doesn’t soak up any of the product! I am a very big fan of the famous original BeautyBlender and honestly very consistent purchaser.

When I’ve heard about this “perfect” but so weird product that will help me achieve even better results that my beloved BeatyBlender I was skeptical but also very intrigued. As I saw that it was available in my country still only online I just kept using my BeautyBlender. Then one time I saw it in my drugstore and it was super cheap so I just decided to buy it and try it out myself. Check how it actually works and if it’s worth the hype.

Well,  I tried to use it with my L’oréal True Match foundation and to be honest I hated it. I ended up finishing it with my fingers. Then I dotted concealer over my dark circles and any hyperpigmentations. I have to say it worked better with this more “heavy” formula. After that time I never picked it up again while doing my makeup. It took a lot of time to blend foundation with and I’m usually on the rush in the mornings. I just found it useless.

I’ve decided to make this post few days ago and before writing strictly negative review I wanted to give it one more try, just to be sure. Maybe I’m doing something wrong? I’ve searched in google how to use silicone makeup sponge and to my surprise I found a lot of tips and reviews! I’ve read that one girl didn’t like it at first exactly as me. She edited her review saying that she gave it only one star at first before she read the instructions that came with her sponge. I started to dig deeper and look through multiply tutorials.

Here’s what I’ve learned:

  • you’re supposed to use that “flat” side to blend
  • use just half amount of foundation as you would normally because it doesn’t soak up any product
  • you should blend it into your skin with circular motions or up and down till it will not be blendable any more, then tap to your skin.
  • to get to problematic places like around your nose and around eyes you can fold it creating a pick

Today, very well-educated about this product I gave it one more chance. Recently I changed my makeup routine a bit so I started with concealer first. A little goes a long way with this silicone sponge so I kept blending and blending and blending even more. I was going by all those tips I’ve learned and I have to be cruel but I still don’t like it at all. Aplication is horrible. It hurt my face. I kept making touch ups on my face with my fingers because my skin felt really cakey. I felt like it doesn’t want to blend foundation well enough into my skin leaving a lot of built up product in place you start blending. I was really frustrated and it took so much time to work foundation into my skin, to look decent, so personally I felt like it’s just not worth it. My skin also looked surprisingly dry and patchy in some places which never happened before while using BeautyBlender. Moreover BeautyBlender is so much faster and easier and you don’t even need to work half as hard to achieve that flawless effortless look. I don’t care it soaks up foundation and that you have to repurchase it quite often and it’s a bother to keep it clean all the time. Either way if I ever get fed up with it I’ll always have my fingers! Maybe I still need to practise working with this silicone sponge, but for now I’m not ready to give it a 3rd try to mess up my makeup!

Did you try it? You liked it or hated like me? Share in comments! I’m very curoius what you think!

xx, Olita


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May Favorites! Fashion & Makeup items

Hello Loves!

This Monday I wanted to share with you my favorites of the past month. My most worn items of clothing and two holy grails of makeup.

May has been a very busy month for me so everyday I was going for something comfortable to wear and very minimal makeup. I just wanted to take a shower, put my hair up, make my face acceptable looking (for me) and just throw on something and be good to go. Past month I wasn’t really in the mood to think about my outfit as I used to spend on it quite a lot of time. Those 5 items helped me to achieve that laid back, sporty but still chick and girly look with no effort at all. And here they are!

My Topshop Denim Jacket was making my every outfit so simple and stylish in the same time. It doesn’t get boring and you could pair it with almost everything! I usually wore it with black leggings, simple t-shirt, my white converse and gold hoop earings.

White converse I wore not just in May but almost everyday since it became a little warmer in Warsaw. They fit perfectly with every outfit through skirts and dresses to pants, leggings and fancy suits. They give that great pop of crisp white and make an outfit looking like you put some effort in picking it.

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Brandy Melville pink suede bag it’s the cutest thing ever. Fits a lot of stuff, definitely more than you’d think, and it’s super soft. As the converse shoes it effortlessly brightens up any outfit.

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Nars blush in OrgasmClassic, gorgeous coral – pink shade with golden shimmer. What else do you need? Honestly, in May I just used some bb cream and this blush. It’s all you need for that natural, flushed, glowy look. It also stays on for a very long time.

Granier BB cream in shade Extra light. Every lightest shade of BB cream I had bought (and I bought quite a lot) was too dark for me. It only matched well when I was slightly tanned. At the middle of the month I was out on a hunt for a good bb cream hoping they made better formulas for my complexion. Sometimes I was getting too oily in my T zone wearing it. I saw Garnier BB cream on a shelf in my drugstore and couldn’t believe it! They made extra light shade! The difference in shade of samples between this one and regular light shade was huge! I also never tried Garnier BB cream, even though all the good reviews I’ve read about it, because I was never a fan of the brand itself. I guess now I’m changed woman, because since I got this bb cream I can’t live without it! It’s a tinny tiny still to dark for me, but you cant’s really see it (I’m just obsessed). I asked people and nobody noticed it doesn’t fit perfectly my complexion. I guess it’s a matter of light. It gives me perfect coverage, I usually don’t go for full and prefer more natural finish. It doesn’t leave me matt but slightly glowing. I just need to touch up my nose with powder once through the day and I’m good (after applying it in the morning I don’t use any powder to set it). It’s perfect for summer and I’m super happy I decided to buy it! Such a good product! Although I’m still dreaming about Garnier will make Super Extra Light shade or that I’ll catch some more of that Sun! 😉

 

 

And what are your May’s favourites? Comment below your faves items!

xx, Olita


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Getting A Tattoo? My story & Helpful Tips 

Hello Loves!

Have you ever thought about getting a tattoo? You really want one but you have no idea what to get inked? Or maybe like me, you wanted one for a very long time but final decision if to do it comes and goes in waves?

Well, here I am for you, to tell you my story and give you some tips that will help get through this experience as painless and pleasant as possible. I’ll answer all your questions you may have and hopefully it will help you to make the big decision!

Let’s start with the story, shall we?

I wanted to have a tattoo since I was 13. I was a huge Johnny Depp fan, so you kinda understand. Although I didn’t know what I’d like to have tattooed. 13 was too young to get anything that permanent which I understood. When I was 17 I was thinking about getting a sparrow. That time (for a few months) I believed I’d never have better idea and I wanted to get it asap. I’m very impatient in general, probably I was even more in my teenage years.  I told my parents. They said: Ok, but wait a year. If you’ll still want this tattoo after that time you can get it. Against my impatience, I thought it was quite a good idea. So I waited. Few months later I stopped even thinking about it. I wasn’t sure if I want it anymore. When I was 21 I was so relieved I didn’t decide to do it. I wouldn’t like it. But 1 year later I started to think about having a tattoo again. This time feeling was stronger than ever. I just came back from a trip to New York and I fell in love with the city that much, without any doubt I knew that design had to be related with this place. I was sketching and trying what I would like the most. Hundreds of ideas went through my head. I decided to make it simple and quite small. I always knew my tattoo has to be descreet. After all, it was just for myself. The other rule was that it had to be mine project, 100% my drawing. Finally I decided to get just the contour (clear, simple black line) of the NY state with little black dot where NYC is. I thought I was a genius. Again, the best design I ever thought of. That I will never get bored of it and I’d love it forever. Well… as you can see on the cover photo I don’t have it. I have a flower motiv with peonie and tulip. I’m still thinking about some New York tattoo, but I want to give it a time. To make it more special I wish to do it there, when I’ll come back. As for the tattoo I have, its story starts when I met my boyfriend. He showed me he has tattoo in the same place. He did it when he turned 18. Didn’t tell anyone. He did it because he wanted it and didn’t think this through too much. I don’t think he regrets it, though. Maybe someday he would like to change it a little bit, but i believe he’s happy with it. So then I knew I had to have it in the same place. I started to go through pinterest for hours. Suddenly I saw tattoos with flower motiv and I fell that’s is! I was ready! I had the chosen place on my body, the design and the time felt right! I started to sketch again. Before, I read a lot about different kind of flowers. They’re meaning and history. I chose my favorite one which is peonie and decided to pair it with tulip which represents my boyfriend. He’s from Netherlands.

I got this tattoo made by my friend from my Academy. He’s super talented. Recently, after graduating he got into doing tattoos. I trusted him a lot and I knew he will be the only person I want to get tattoo from. The price was also funny since he was just  around a year in business and we knew each other. He did such a great job I couldn’t believe it! I love that tattoo and I couldn’t be happier I got it! It’s very feminine, kinda retro and delicate. Also it is very symbolic and looks exactly how my sketch!

Let me know how you like it!

TIPS:

  1. Before appointment meet with your tattooist few times (or as much nessecary) and talk about the project, show him/her your drawings if you have some and just talk the ideas through. It will stay on your body forever so you better be sure what you want! If you feel hesitance don’t do it. Wait a little. Nobody is pushing you. Do it in your own time when it feels right.
  2. Choose your tattooist very wisely! Whatch his/hers art and see if his/ hers style matches your idea. Everyone has their own style or preferred things they ink so you have to be sure you like it!
  3. Bring distraction(s)! For me watching youtube from my phone really helped.
  4. How much it hurts only depends on your personal pain level also the area of your body you decide to have a tattoo. Bone areas hurt the most.
  5. Eat well before appointment. Bring some drinks and snacks.
  6. Wear comfortable clothes.
  7.  First moment hurts the most, then you get used to pain. It’s not that bad I promise.
  8. Before getting tattoo buy some cream to use it later and help to heal the place. (for example: Bepanten, Alantan).
  9. When you’re done leave your tattooist a tip.
  10. After getting tattoo don’t let the place be wet. Protect it in a shower with some foil and tape.

That’s all Loves! Let me know what you think about tattoos! Do you like them? Would you do it? Or do you already have it? What is your dream tattoo?

Do you have any questions? Ask away! ❤️

xx, Olita


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500 Followers Q&A – My Inspiration & How To Get More Followers

How do you find inspiration? 

I usually write about what I find interesting at the moment. Sometimes it happens when I buy something for myself and feel the need to share it with you. The other time I’d feel like sharing my tips I think you’ll find helpful.

How do you keep yourself motivated? 

I schedule a day and time to post and I stick to it. I used to post twice a week but for now I don’t have time to do it that often so I chose Monday. When I’ll finish my academic year I’ll definitely come back to post on Thursdays as well!

How did you get so many followers in a short space of time?

Honestly? I have no idea! Haha! I’m really overwhelmed with the response and so happy you enjoy to read my blog!

Do you have some tips on how to get more followers?

Well, I think in this case consistency is the key. Quality of pictures you upload is very important. Remember to use your own voice and stay yourself – everybody is already taken! Don’t do it for likes and followers, do it only because you enjoy it! Last advice of mine would be to stay engaged with community. Good luck!

Can you share any tips for anyone just starting out blogging?

I feel like I’m just starting myself! Haha! My tip could be to just go with your guts and write about what you’re passionate about.

How do you cheer yourself up on a gloomy day?

I try to do something to treat myself. Good food, good drink, watch a movie or series I love.

What beauty product could you not live without?

Foundation!

When is your favorite time to write? 

Anytime I feel inspired.

What is your favorite blog post you’ve ever written?

Maybe this one. I definitely need to make more fashion related posts!

Thank you loves for all the questions! ❤️🙏🏻 Hope you enjoyed reading the post.

My question for you is: what you’d like me to do next post about? 

xx, Olita


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500 followers & Let’s Get to Know Each Other Better! 

Loves! I just hit 500+ followers on Olita! It all hapeended so fast. I remember when a month ago (April 5th) I was so excited about 100 lovely followers. I just can’t thank you enough! I’m so excited you enjoy my blog and come back to read my posts! Thanks to you I have more motivation to peruse this little hobby of mine, hopefully giving you some inspiration! ❤️🙏🏻

So in celebration of 500+ lovely people who like and follow my blog I would like you to ask me any questions you want! If you don’t have any question then simply comment below the answers on mine, so I can know you a little better!

  1. What is your biggest passion?
  2. Why did you decide to start a blog?  

xx, Olita


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