How Do I Edit My Instagram Pictures

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Today I want to share with you how I usually edit pictures for my instagram. For a while I was looking for a best combination of different apps and their features to make all the photos look brighter and cohesive. I wanted to create my IG theme and little did I know, it just came to me with every pic I was editing.

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Even though as you can see on my profile photos where changing, all my photos are kept in neutral and warm tone with a splash of contrasting colour in a detail.

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I always prefer to take my pictures with the natural light. Usually they look too warm or sometimes even with an orange tone. What I like to do is to use Facetune and with the tool whiten, whiten all the yellow tones off the photo

After Facetune I use the VSCO app to adjust brightness and contrast to my liking. For the effect of an analog camera I like to add some grain to the picture. Usually I keep it between 3-4, but of course the intensity of this effect and other adjustments depend on an individual picture.

And that’s how the fully edited photo look like.

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Hope you enjoyed the post!

Let me know in the comments how you edit your instagram pics and what apps you’re using! Do you have any cool tips?

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.

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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.

 

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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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I’m Starting Kayla Itsines #BBG Program!

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

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Recently I’ve been really into going to the gym. I enjoy my time there so much! It seems so special, moment just for me. I go every other day. In total it gives around 4 days a week. Some weeks more. My workout routine started from my idea to do what the hell I want to do to make working out pleasant and not discouraging (I used to hate gym!). Usually I spend 40-45 minutes on stepper, and then going to exercise on a few machines of my choice. Most often they’re leg abduction, crunches and leg press. I gradually add more weight when I feel too comfortable.

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I go to the gym very regularly, for now it’s around for 2 months. I can see small results but I wish for something more that will help me achieve my goals faster and more efficient. I don’t have much knowledge about fitness that’s why I wanted to try someone else’s professional program and try to stick to it. I’ve heard a lot about Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide (#BBG). Articles on the internet, magazine covers, transformations photo and suggested posts on facebook made me want to look deeper into the whole Kayla’s program.

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On instagram I’ve seen so many transformations photos that today I decided to also make a change about my lifestyle and start the #BBG program!

I downloaded an ebook because honestly I cannot afford the app. $19,99 USD per month is too much for me since I’m already paying my gym membership. Ebook is the same program as you get with the app, just in different form.

The program consist of 12 weeks worth of workouts. And it’s divided by weeks 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12. In each amount of weeks you have four different kind of trainings:

Resistance training (circuit workout prepared by Kayla that take 28 minutes to finish), Cardio (HIIT= 10-15 mins sprint training and LISS=35-45 mins power walking) and Stretch. 

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In each week you have several amount of those trainings to complete. It depends on the week number. The further you are in BBG, the harder it gets.

Actually if you think about it, it will all take around 30 minutes 5-6 times a week. As I’m getting more familiar with the whole idea it seems like it’s very flexible plan, that a lot of exercises you can do at home. Some exercises need gym equipment, but if you’re creative (or you can just use google) all can be performed at home!

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I started first day today and hoping that I won’t fail, I’ll update you with the program and my progress! If I won’t be shy, maybe with transformation photos as well! Follow me on Instagram to keep up with my progress (and life) before first blog post!

LINKS:

Kayla website

Kayla Instagram

BBG/SWEAT transformation IG

Did you try #BBG yourself? What do you think about it? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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What I Got for My Birthday? (FURLA bag and Beyoncé concert!!!)

Hello Loves and happy Wednesday!

Instead writing a blog post on Monday as I usually do, I decided to do it today and share with you what I’ve been gifted for my birthday this year.

disclaimer: I don’t mean to brag. I understand those things are expensive and of course I don’t NEED them. I just want to share with you my joy and how blessed I feel to be given such beautiful presents. ❤

I was born on March 20th and this year it fell on Tuesday. Last weekend me and my family went to Germany for a few days and I didn’t get much sleep. I was really tired and on Monday I had to go to work. Even though I never used to skip school or take a day off of work for my bday, this time I felt I should reward myself and let myself celebrate this one day! So I took March 20th off. I’m usually so busy I don’t have much time to pumper myself. If I find a moment it’s mostly just food and favorite TV show. This time seemed to be pretty special, even though nothing unusual has occurred that day. Maybe I felt like celebrating it a little bit more as I used to…

Definitely I had an amazing day! After waking up I went to the gym and came back home to wonderful breakfast my lovely boyfriend prepared me. As he worked this day from home we could be together all day. 🙂 After the breakfast I went to take a long shower and took time to make a peeling and moisturise my body (which I never do, ups!), later giving myself a little pedi and mani. We watched together some tv show we’re into now (“Mom” with Anna Farris) and then after my bf’s work was done we started to get ready to go out for a dinner! Meal was fantastic (I got a cream – truffle pasta), so was our service and drinks!

Long story short I had a great time! Well, I think I can say we both did, actually 😉

For the gifts, this year they got super fancy! To continue my tradition of picking my gift myself every year (I always need/want particular thing), this year I was blessed with a little FURLA bag! I have never owned a designer bag and this one is just a dream come true! Look how pretty it is! And the quality is beyond amazing! I hope it will last me years and years!

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For the second gift, my boyfriend got us tickets for a BEYONCÉ’s and Jay-Z’s concert when they’re gonna perform in Warsaw on June 30th as a part of their OTR II tour! I’m beyond excited for this experience! I just wanna cry when I think about seeing Bey live! AAAA!

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Well, that’s all! I hope you enjoy me sharing this and you didn’t take it a wrong way.

Let me know if you’re going to see Beyoncé this year as well, or if you saw her already!

xx, Olita


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💕 LOVELY FEBRUARY: the Most Beautiful Love Quotes

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

To continue my February’s love series, today, for the last “love post”, I’d like to share with you some of the most beautiful quotes about love.

To get you in a romantic mood, to inspire, to feel love and give love…

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” — The Notebook

“I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.” — (Unknown)

“All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.” — Leo Tolstoy

“I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.”  Angelita Lim  

“I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.” — (Unknown)

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — When Harry Met Sally

“Because I could watch you for a single minute and find a thousand things that I love about you.” — (Unknown)

Which one is your favorite? Share with me your favourite love quote if it’s not one of the above!

Love fact about me: I write more music and paint while I’m heartbroken than deeply in love.

xx, Olita


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💕 LOVELY FEBRUARY: My Top 5 Movies About Love

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

To continue Lovely February, this week I prepared for you recommendations of my top 5 favorite movies about love. Some of them maybe are very cliché, or simple, of some maybe you have never heard about, but they all tell a wonderful story about love. But keep in mind – not every one of them has a happy ending! 😉

Psst! Click the movie title to go to its IMDb page.

 

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989)

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CLOSER (2004)

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BLUE VALENTINE (2010)

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GARDEN STATE (2004)

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BEFORE SUNRISE (1995)

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Well, I have like +100 more movies about love I wish I could share with you, but the post would be way to long! Haha!

If you’re curious about more of my movies recommendations ask away in the comments! ❤ 

Love fact about me: My boyfriend came from Spain to Poland to be with me and we started to live together right away, after 3 months of talking.

xx, Olita


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💕 LOVELY FEBRUARY: The 5 Languages of Love

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

This month, since it’s a special month when we celebrate Valentine’s Day I decided to dedicate whole February to love. Doesn’t matter if you’re in happy relationship or you’re single and proud atm, those four posts will be for everyone. Because who doesn’t like love? ❤

Every week I’ll also give you one love fact about me. Leave your in the comments!

This week I’d like to start with sharing with you the theory of 5 love languages. Some of you probably have heard about it already, but if you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the explanation:

“The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate is a 1995 book by Gary Chapman. It outlines five ways to express and experience love that Chapman calls “love languages”: receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service (devotion), and physical touch.”

They say it can really improve the communication in your relationships if you find and understand each other’s love languages (your bae’s, mum’s, dad’s, sister’s brother’s etc).

HERE you can take a quiz and find out your love language! The 5 Love Languages® profile will give you a thorough analysis of your emotional communication preference. It will single out your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect with your loved one with intimacy and fulfilment. Let’s get to it!

My love language is quality time:

In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there – with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby – makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful. Quality Time also means sharing quality conversation and quality activities.

What’s yours? Let me know in the comments!

Love fact about me: I had a few crushes but I’ve truly fallen in love when I was 23. 

xx, Olita


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