BRONZE SUMMER MAKEUP ROUTINE

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Today I’d like to share with you my new summer makeup routine. All the sweat and heat outside can really mess up my face fast so I came up with this routine that will keep my skin feeling light but will also give me that bronze glow, so much needed in a summertime!

I started to use fake tan on my body and face from time to time, when I feel like being more bronze or bronze at all. I’m naturally super pale person and when sun hits me all I get later is red and irritated skin. 😦 But that’s what is fake tan for, right?

Why am I even talking about fake tan when I was supposed to present my makeup routine? The thing is when I use the fake tan I need to pick cosmetics in darker shade – foundation and concealer. The routine below is quite versatile and I only change these 2 products depending on if I’m tanned or not. I feel this routine is very universal so you can repeat it yourself easily with the products you already own and match your skintone.

P.S. I’m describing my routine in order in which I like to apply all my products.

So without more rumbling here it is, my bronze summertime makeup routine!

B A S E

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Recently I finished up my trusty Color Correcting Liquid Primer in Green from NYX. Even though I really liked this product I decided to look for something else that will combine smoothness of the base with color correction. I went to NYX store and got this Studio Perfect Primer in green. As a start to my makeup I apply small amount with my hands, gently spreading around my face. Before the base I like to use moisturiser on my face and let it sit for a while to sink in to my skin.

C O V E R A G E

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Then I move to foundation. When I’m pale I only use my MAC Face and Body foundation. When I’m tanner I like to mix it with 123 Perfect CC cream by Bourjois. Depending on my skintone I mix them both in different proportions or when I’m very tan I use only CC cream. To apply foundation I also use my fingers. I find this technique makes my foundation to blend with my skin better leaving very light and natural effect than when I’m using a brush or a beauty blender. Therefore for a heavier coverage I’d recommend using a brush.

C O N C E A L  &  S E T

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To complete my skin base I use NARS concealer under my eyes and then set all my face with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder. When I’m tanner I prefer to use Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer.

 

B R O W S  &  B R O N Z E

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As my skin is ready I start with shaping and adding color. First to my brows with ka-BROW Cream-Gel by Benefit and then with Hoola bronzer under my cheekbones, on the sides of my nose, at the top of my forehead and under my jawline. I like to make my face a little sculpted and bronzed. I always add little by little. It’s easier to add bronzer than take it off. It leaves my skin looking sun kissed and pretty.

B L U S H, E Y E S  &  S E T

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After bronzer I move to my favourite Nars Orgasm blush that leaves my cheeks with beautiful color and golden pink shimmer highlighting my cheekbones. Since it’s summertime and usually quite hot outside I set everything with NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray. After setting spray is dry I put on Sephora Outrageous Curl mascara.

 

How about you? What are the products you use daily for that summertime look? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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APRIL FAVORITES: fashion & makeup

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Sorry for being inactive recently, I’ve just been very busy with many travels and doing my masters.

This week I’d like to share with you my favourite items of last month. I picked all of them by an impuls. Few of them I decided to get online hoping they will be comfortable and in the right size. Lucky for me everything happened to be perfect and I’m just obsessed with all of them atm (and surely I will be for a long time).

I was looking for a good bra for a quite some time, but I had problems with finding a one that will be as pretty as comfortable. I’m obsessed with Victoria’s Secret for a while and I already have quite a lot of panties from there so I hoped the bra will be really good quality as well. I wasn’t wrong. As soon as I tried this one on I fell in love! It’s definitely the most comfortable bra I ever had. Highly recommend! I know it’s quite pricey but definitely worth it!

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Also they have great promotions! The time I was purchasing this bra I could get for free a lip product of my choice!

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I chose this Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain in Adored and it happened to be the best shade of liquid lipstick I’ve ever had! I just love the consistency and it definitely doesn’t make your lips feel dry.

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I found them online on promotion for around ($12) and just fell in love in them instantly! Already wore them few days straight and they’re so comfortable! Also they match everything I wear!

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The last item is this cute, girly polka dot dress I ordered from oysho.com. I was looking for a dress this shape (envelope, but not from jersey material) for a long time! I’m glad they become more popular this summer.

Thank you for reading! Share in the comments what items are your monthly favorites!

 

xx, Olita


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BARELY THERE – My Everyday Makeup Routine

Hello Loves and happy Tuesday!

How was your Easter? Did you celebrate? Mine was pretty hectic this year. Being very busy and keeping up my workout routine (I’m currently on my second week of Kayla Itsines’ #bbg) really got be exhausted! I hope to get some rest soon!

But for now I want to share with you my minimalistic makeup routine (previous makeup routine click here) that happened to become a lazy routine since I prefer to get some more sleep lately.

B A S E

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First I start with moisturising my face and then priming it with NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer. When I feel that my face is too red I like to use Color Correcting Liquid Primer in Green by NYX. On my lips I use my trusty DIOR Lip Sugar Scrub which unfortunately is almost all gone!

 

C O V E R A G E  &  B R O N Z E

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Lately my skin is good enough just to use a NARS concealer under my eyes and on places of hyper-pigmentation. If I have a bad skin day, before concealer I use MAC Studio Face and Body. To add some dimension and color to my face I use Hoola bronzer.

 

E Y E S

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The last thing I focus on are my eyebrows and eyelashes. If I feel going super natural (as recently almost everyday) I just use on my brows Tinted Brow Mascara by NYX . Not even everyday I use mascara, but when I care about it at all I use sample size of Benefit’s They’re Real mascara. I find it more efficient since I never go through the whole mascara container in 3-4 months, and after that time you should throw it away anyways. I prefer not to play a “dangerous old mascara” game with my eyes after surgery.

 

How about you? What are the products you use daily for that “no makeup” look? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE Review: Is it a good dupe of Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara?

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

This week I wanted to make a review of my newest makeup purchase.

I was on a trip to Amsterdam and I realised I need a new mascara. At the airport I thought I’ll use the occasion of being in a duty free zone and get myself some good quality mascara, just to try. I was going through more expensive makeup brands, from Chanel to YSL, but couldn’t decide on any of them. Finally I remembered that since I got my Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara I always wanted to try its dupe everyone is talking about, the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara!

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With a quite a big difference in price (Better Than Sex is $23, Lash Paradise $10) the two of them seem to look very similar. Pink packaging and the wand, maybe Too Faced version has a little bit more of that hourglass shape to it (on a picture above it’s obvious, in real life they look more alike).

How did it work?

I have to say for the first 2-3 days I was amazed! I thought I’m not gonna buy anything else from now on but only this L’Oreal mascara. I thought it was even better than Too Faced mascara. It separated my lashes so beautifully with a perfect amount of product. They looked very long and thick as I love them to. I hate to have clumpy lushes and this mascara was just magic! I didn’t have to comb through them even once.

The “Paradise” didn’t last long, because after few days of using it I’ve been seeing many black crumbs of the product under my eyes. I couldn’t believe it was happening! It looked like you’re using very old mascara that is just too dry and during the day falls down from your eyelashes leaving ugly trace of black spots in under eye area.

Maybe I picked an old one (but it was still covered in paper – plastic packaging) or maybe it’s not as good as people say. This is of course, very subjective opinion about this product. I just know from my experience I won’t give it a second try.

Now I have a new favorite, I’ll be talking about in next posts. :*

What are your thoughts about this mascara? Did it work for you? Please, let me know!

xx, Olita


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LOVELY FEBRUARY: 3 Romantic Makeup Looks

Hello Loves and happy Tuesday!

This week in lovely February series I want to share with you 3 different looks perfect for a romantic date!

Click the links below the images to watch the tutorials!

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Let me know which look is your favorite!

Love fact about me: I met my boyfriend in a tiny Spain village in a bar when I played a concert. We met through a mutual friend. 

xx, Olita


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BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer – REVIEW

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

This week I wanted to make a review of my newest purchase. I love to try new products and few weeks ago I was looking for a good concealer that will work as well on my dark circles as on other areas where I might have a blemish or which I want to brighten up a little. I definitely wanted it to be moisturising and with natural finish. I’ve heard so much about NARS’ famous concealer I almost bought it, if not the fact in this particular Sephora where I was shopping they didn’t have my shade. Automatically I wondered to BECCA stand and decided to give their Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer a try.

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I got the lightest shade and unfortunately I have to say, for a such super pale lady as me, it’s still too dark. But fear not! It still works if I pair it with the wright makeup products. Definitely gonna be my number 1 when the sun will start to hit! Beside that fact I love this concealer and I have to say it does exactly everything the brand promises it to do.

It’s so easy to blend and is very light in consistency. It’s moisturising and you cannot feel you’re wearing it. The coverage from the other hand is light to medium, but definitely buildable. I’m sure all Becca fans and people who love natural, dewy finish with light to medium coverage will be very pleased with this product just as me!

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Have you tried this concealer or want to? Share with me your thought about Becca’s concealer in the comments!

xx, Olita


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BECCA Après Ski Glow Collection: Eye Lights Palette – review

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Recently I had to go to Sephora to pick a few things up (face masks etc). Since for 2 whole months I was so busy finding a perfect gift for everyone for my and my boyfriend’s families I decided to treat myself and get the classic Champagne Pop BECCA Highlighter I was dreaming of for quite a while now. Also I had 20% off any purchase, so… it’s clearly a bargain, right?

I had it in my hand when a girl who works in Sephora asked if I saw the new BECCA Après Ski Glow Collection: Eye Lights Palette at the entrance. Well, I did but actually didn’t look inside. She opened the packaging and said it’s an eyeshadow palette and I can easily use any of the shadows as a highlighter.

The choice between Champagne Pop and that palette for me was very easy. I get 7 different colours of eyeshadows/highlighters for a tiny bit more than one Champagne Pop (which I can always get later, 😉 ).

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I didn’t own any of BECCA’s products before and I think I made a great choice, because after reading reviews I’ve found out that people who weren’t new to the brand said the eyeshadows are too sheer for their liking and they work better as a eyeshadow toppers or highlighters. I’m sure this palette will be perfect for anyone who’s new to BECCA as a brand and doesn’t own a lot of highlighters, as myself, or is just looking for a gorgeous metallic/satin and a little sheer eyeshadows. 

Here are the swatches of every shade from the pallete. Please not I’m definitley on a pale side if it comes to a skintone. The photo was made in natural light.

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From top to bottom: Pealr, Moonstone, Opal, Topaz, Toasted Marshmallow, Hot Cocoa, Rose Quartz

 

What are your favorite highlighter? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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