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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“No Makeup” Makeup – My Everyday Routine

Hello my Loves!

This Monday I want to share with you my everyday makeup routine. Sometimes it is not existent because my makeup changes everyday depending on the season, my mood and condition of my skin. The reason that I’m doing it now is that for a while now I keept grabbing the same makeup items. I think that finally I’m able to get the know what is the combination and the right order of products to use on my skin right now (let’s do it now, because it might change in a few days, haha!). Usually I don’t wear a lot of makeup, trying to make it as natural as I can. Honestly it comes from my laziness and desire to sleep those 15 minutes more. So my whole routine takes me around 10 to 15 mins. If feel more fancy I add lipstick, eyeshadow etc.

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I’m starting with moisturising my face and then I go with the Color Correcting Liquid Primer in Green by NYX following with NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer. For foundation I use MAC Studio Face and Body.

 

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To brighten my always dark circles and cover blemishes I use Sephora Collection High Coverage Concealer and as a highlight the light side of NYX Wonder Stick.

 

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To set my highlight, foundation and concealer I use Vichy Dermablend Make-up Setting Powder. (If I feel like contour, first I’ll use the dark side of  NYX Wonder Stick and then use powder). When I need my makeup to stay all day and I can’t afford touch ups during the busy day I also bake my under eyes, nose and chin area using setting powder and damp BeautyBlender. While my face is baking I bronze my face with Hoola bronzer. Then with a big fluffy blush I take off the residue of the setting powder.

 

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For a very simple natural look I finish with my eyebrows and eyelashes by using Benefit ka-Brow Eyebrow Cream-Gel Color and a bit of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

 

And what is your everyday beauty routine?

 

OCTOBER FAVORITES fashion items

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

It was quite a while since I did my monthly favorites and I’m very happy to do so today! This November I’m gonna focus only on fashion items that I loved and wore threw so many days of October!

Let’s start form the bottom with shoes!

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Aren’t they gorgeous??! Beside being cute they’re VERY comfortable! They’re also such a good statement piece and go amazingly well with any kind of dress or pants. My favorite way to style them is to pair them with a very girly dress or carrot fit cropped pants and a simple tee (for example items below).

Next let’s see what kind of pants I had on mind that will perfectly suit the shoes! So here they are:

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Also from the same store those pants are super comfy and look beautiful on anyone. They’re cut off just above the ankle and being quite short myself I was afraid they won’t be flattering, but as I tried them on I was pleasantly surprised! I really like that grey trendy pattern as well, they suit everything!

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Well… Surprise, surprise! This Friends tee is also from Stradivarius! As soon as I saw it I just had to have it! Put it in my basket and there was no way back! Just love this one. Why?

I left the las one for the last. I love this jumper to death and wore it too many times already, but I shouldn’t care that much about repeating outfits, right? Right! I also negotiated a very good deal on it and having huge social anxiety as I do it just reminds me of that proud moment and being even more special jumper.

Check my instagram and recent blog post to see how I styled this gorgeous hoodie!

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

 

xx, Olita


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Fall Fashion Wishlist

Hello my Loves and happy Monday!

Sorry for that short hiatus, I had to deal with some personal stuff. But now I’m back with a lot of ideas for new posts!

Today I’d like to switch it up a little bit and show you guys what I’ve been eyeing in stores these days. Honestly last month I spent a little bit too much money on clothes and the last days of September were rather thin for me – haha!- but I definitely don’t regret any of my purchases (I’ll make Fall Fashion Haul next week!).

So without further ado here are my wished for, autumnal items:

 

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Stradivarius

 

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Send me a link with items you wish to wear this Fall season! I’d love to check it out! ❤

xx, Olita


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August Favorites!

Hello Loves! Hope you’re having great Monday!

It’s almost the end of the month and Summer and I just can’t believe it! It’s makes me so sad! Summer is my favorite season and it always happens so fast! But the good news is with the end of this month also comes new post of my month’s favorites to share with you! Let’s take advantage of those last warm days and now go straight to the post!

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The first fave item are those Topshop mom jeans I wore the hell out off since I got them! I was looking for a good mom fit a long time, but nothing I tried was a good fit. They were cut off in a wrong places, flattened my butt, looked weird in front or simply they were too buggy for my petite silhouette. These Topshop ones were on a big sale so I decided to risk it and order them online still being little skeptic how they will fit. But guys! They do and they are such a great fit! Love them so much! (with heels they look killer!)

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Second favorite is my old fave Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. Probably most of you, who are a little bit into makeup, heard about this mascara! So what more can I say? It’s the best one yet I’ve tried, very affordable and easily buildable without the unnatural effect (I’m not a fan of spider lushes). My always very safe go to product.

Third fave is my new Hoola Matte Bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics. I recently purchased it in Sephora. Finally! In a previous month’s favorites I’m gushing over Bronze Goddess by Esteé Lauder with never trying Hoola. Well, I did try it and it’s amazing! I have to say it’s not surprising to me anymore that so many people love this product! It’s so pigmented and flattering most of the skintones! It’s just gorgeous! I’m in love! ❤FullSizeRender

And last but not least is my fave fragrance atm! I’m just obsessed! If you want to find out why, just click HERE for a separate post I made about this baby!

 

What are your month’s favorites? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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July Favorites!

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

This month I loved the most those 4 items I’m gonna share with you! Three of them are makeup products perfect for the hot summer weather and for getting that bronzed no makeup look!

Let’s start with the bronzer!

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This Estee Lauder Bronzer is the only bronzer I ever had purchased and used. But let me tell you. Oh boi! It’s a winner! It’s so natural and since now I’m more tanned than usual (read: tanned at all) it gives me that amazing summer bronzy glow and warmth. I love to use it everyday. You can get it in 4 different shades, I went for medium. Nowadays my morning routine consists only of Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream, some Sephora concealer for my purple undereyes, this bronzer and Benefit Ka-Brow! to give my brows more definition and I’m good to go! So minimal, but I feel great! I never felt so good while using so little makeup! This gorgeous bronzer really makes you feel like a bronze Goddess! And come on, the packaging is just goals! ❤

(I love this one a lot, but still need to try the classic of the classics Benefit Hoola! Have you tried it yourself?)

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Second fave that I already mentioned is Ka-Brow! by Benefit. I was looking for something that could define my brows a little bit more than brow mascara I use everyday from NYX. This product gives me everything I always was looking for. I don’t like brow pencils anymore because I get through them way to fast. With this, I feel like it’s gonna last me a decent amount of time and it has a super-duper cute tiny brush to go with it. What more a girl can wish for from a brow product?

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With this NYX Setting Spray I can really see the difference with how my makeup stays on the whole day. I use it on days that I know I’ll be spending out or for a special events. Before I was using it everyday instead of powder, but I’ve learnt it can make my skin a little dry, so I just prefer to go with a translucent powder and touch up my makeup if necessary. The price is very good for the quality. Definitely gonna go for a second bottle when this one finishes.

Do you have your favorite setting spray? Please, tell me in the comments! I’d love to try something new!

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Last favorite of this month are my new Steve Madden stilettos! I got them as a gift from my boyfriend and I love them so so much! I’m not used to such a high heel (12 cm/4.7 inches) and I couldn’t save my live by walking in them, but I’m trying! I put them on almost everyday and just practise while cleaning the house or cooking. I can already catch my balance so… haha! Those shoes are very comfortable considering their hight and shape but are definitely not shoes made for walking. Or at least a lot of walking. Who is super brave and strong (and my role model) and walks in these kind of shoes without problem?? I want to salute you!

 

What are your monthly favourites? Share in the comments! I’d love to hear some reccomendations!

xx, Olita


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June Favorites! Fashion, Jewellery & Makeup Items

Hello Loves! Hope you have a great Monday!

This month favourites include one fashion item, two makeup and one skincare product and one new everyday use jewellery piece!

Let’s start with makeup, shall we?

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Guys, how gorgeous is this colour??? I think I don’t need to explain why iconic Twig Mac Lipstick is in my favourites! I never owned a Mac lipstick before I got this one last month. I know! So embarrassing! Shame on me! Well, all I can say is that now I perfectly understand why this colour and formula of Mac lipsticks in general is favourite of so many beauty addicts! You should definitely try it yourself someday! They have a shade for everyone. It’s affordable ($17) and you get a really high quality product. Two thumbs up for this one!

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All about this wonderful Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream you can read here, in my recent review. So let’s go straight to iconic skincare product – Bio-Oil. I could write a very long review about how great it is, but I’ll keep it short and sweet this time. It really helped my skin to be moisturized for the whole day more than any other cream moisturizer did. My skin usually starts to get really dry at the middle of the day. And that time of the day while using cream moisturiser my makeup was looking worse. You could notice my super dry undereyes and creasing concealer. Since I started to use Bio-Oil my makeup looks very natural for the whole day! That means a win for me! All the products I put on my face blend so damb well I honestly couldnt believe it! I also feel like it evened out my skin a bit. I have less hyper pigmentation for sure!

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This super cute top I got on Zara’s last sale. (Sorry Loves but I couldn’t find it online. I believe it sold out) It’s a dark blue, crochet top with a corset like detail on front. I love this top and have been wearing it a lot this past month!

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Last but not least is that AMAZING ring my wonderful boyfriend got me! How gorgeous it is???? I just can’t! I know it looks a LOT like engagement ring (we’re not engaged!) but I don’t care! I wear it on my right hand’s 4th finger. It’s funny, because I was never a big fan of silver, but this ring I loved from the first moment I saw it. I guess, I like silver since it sparkles like unicorn tears, right? haha! It’s from Pandora if you want to get it yourself! For all my everyday jewellery collection click here. 

 

What are your monthly favourites? Share in the comments!

xx, Olita


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