🍋 Lemonade Diet (Master Cleanse) & How I Lost 8 Pounds in a Week! 

Hello my loves and happy Monday!

I’m sure some of you have heard about this famous Master Cleanse aka Lemonade Diet. To explain it fast and easy it’s a 7-10 day cleanse during which you drink only lemonade made with water, lemmons (duh!), maple syrup (grade B) and pinch of cayenne pepper.

It is very popular type of a detox among many celebrities like Beyoncé herself! You can read all about the cleanse HERE.  Through the whole process I found this site very helpful. It’s full of information and tips on how to make it more pleasant. If you’re curios about the actual strict “rules” of the cleanse check it out!

Let’s get started!

edit: I’m writing this post on my 9th day of the cleanse. I’m going to do it for 1 day more to finish with full 10 days. I’ll update you with the last days progress when I’ll be done! 

Taste of lemonade itself was good, which surprised me. Somehow I’m still not bored of it even though it was my only meal for the whole 9 days (and will be for one more). I have to say that 3-4 first days were the worst and then I felt most hungry. From the other hand I was loosing weight fast (my body got leaner and looking how it’s supposed to, if it makes sense haha) and didn’t feel bad or sick so that kept me going. Later it got easier and easier. For starting your cleanse I wouldn’t recommend to plan anything major. The most convenient time to start in my opinion, is weekend or your time off work/school. You never know how drastically your body can react for this kind of detox (if you haven’t done it before). Also very important part is to get good quality maple syrup. It has to be grade B, because it’s not as much filtered as usual syrup for our pancakes, therefore it has more nutrients and vitamins to give you energy and bring you needed daily dose of calories. Since some time manufacturers changed the terminology for syrup’s “grade” and now every one is a Grade A. Image below will help you find the right one:

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They say that master cleanse’s main job and purpose is to detox your body and get rid of not needed junk. Weight loss is just a side effect. Well guys, I have to tell you that I did it mainly because of its side effect. Haha! Well… maybe not in 100% because I ate very bad before this diet and felt the need to go back on track with healthy eating. On a day 6 I got so obsessed with healthy food and excited about eating again I bought vegan cook book and many kitchen accessories, I watched like a million youtube videos tutorials and recipes… and guys, I’m ready to eat! And yes, I was vegetarian and now as I’m gonna ease out of this diet I want to switch for a veganism. Not too strict, as I’m just starting though. I did it a year ago for a few months and I didn’t feel good, but I think I was lacking of imagination for the recipes and I got lazy very fast.

I’m sure most of you after reading all of this information is quite curious about my weight loss during those 9 days. I weighted myself each morning right after waking up. I started with the weight of 54,7 kg (120 lbs) on day one.

Day 1 – 54,7 kg (120 lbs)

Day 2 – 53,1 kg (117 lbs)

Day 3 – 52,4 kg (115.5 lbs)

Day 4 – 51,8 kg (114 lbs)

Day 5 – 51,6 kg (113.7 lbs)

Day 6 – 51,5 kg (113.5 lbs)

Day 7 – 51,2 kg (112.9 lbs)

Day 8 – 50,9 kg (112 lbs)

Day 9 – 51,1 kg (112.5 lbs) (I’m starting my period in a few days so I assume it’s just water, even though my belly is flat and I look way better than on day 7)

Day 10 – coming soon

To sum up, I’m so excited about cooking and eating healthy again and what’s most important for me I lost weight and I can see it and finally I’m happy with my body! I feel so light and that I will look good in all my clothes! I’m also very happy I’m gonna finish soon! haha! I’m so glad I did it and definitely gonna do it again next year!

If you have any questions please ask away! ❤

And you? Did you try any kind of diet/detox? Did it help? Are you gonna try this one? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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My Favorite People on Instagram (Beauty, Fashion, Fitness, Inspiration) Part I

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

In this week’s post I’d like to share with you my favorite IG accounts. I like to follow people who inspire me when it comes to adding something new to my wardrobe, motivate me to finally start to exercise as well as I follow accounts which keep me up to date with the newest makeup and fashion trends. Or they’re simply celebrities and people with beautiful faces I like to look at and appreciate (and maybe compare myself to them a little bit and cry in the dark room with my mouth stuffed with Cheetos and  my hand in a bag close by my side).

I follow in total 162 accounts rn, but in this post I’ll focus only on my most favorite people of Instagram. Not fashion/makeup brands (next post maybe?). If you’re curious about the rest check my Insta HERE!

Ok, let’s get started!

(not in particular order)

  1. emrata (Emily Ratajkowski)

She’s super pretty and I like her style and #bodygoals of course.

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2. Sommer Ray

Her intsa is really good workout motivation for me. Also she is very pretty and nice, Check her YT she started to make videos and they’re fun!

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3. Maffashion (Julia Kuczyńska)

She’s a Polish blogger who makes international carrier now. She is Guess ambassador and gonna be in Dior new campaign. I met her in Warsaw (my city) and she’s very nice and down to earth. Very pretty and her style is my biggest wardrobe inspiration!

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4. Gigi Hadid

My fave model!

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5.  Tess Christine

Very cool girl living in NYC (city of my dreams). She has super nice style. I don’t always like everything she wears but definitely she’s an inspiration for me. She has a great YT channel. I love her videos.

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6.  Kina Grannis

Musician from LA. My favorite person of favorite people ever! She’s the reason I started to play guitar. I owe her everything when it comes to music. I met her twice. She remembers me. What can be better??? Also I met one of my best friends because he was a fan of her as well.

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7. Samantha Maria

She’s definitely my favorite YouTuber ever! Love her style! I think if it comes to fashion I can easily say she’s my biggest inspiration. Go follow!

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And who are your favorite people on instagram??? Leave links in the comments! I’d love to know!

My New Favorite Summer Scent!

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

This week I would like to share with you my recent fragrance discovery! Nobody of my friends or family can’t believe that I’ve changed my fragrance. Well, yes, I did but just for summer 😉 For years and years (exactly 7 years) I was totally faithful to my Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum. I feel like this scent was just made for me. My hairdresser always pointed out my scent, how much she likes it and that I never change it. Coco Mademoiselle seemed so perfect for me and I got so used to it, I just never thought about changing it up. What for if it’s the best? Without it I feel like I do when forgot my phone. It also always makes me calmer. It’s just magic!

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After how I praised this scent it’s probably hard to believe that I found another one I love. It was always hard for me to find a scent I like. I like florar, but not too florar. I definitely don’t like sweet scents and those woody, deep and heavy ones make me feel like they would suit someone older than me. I’m just super picky about it. It doesn’t mean that when I’m at Sephora I don’t go and sniff some perfumes. I like to do it, but until just a few weeks back I haven’t liked anything else.

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Me and my boyfriend were at the airport on a way for our summer vacation. I went into Victoria’s Secret to look around, since it was duty free I was hoping to find some bargain. I didn’t find anything I was looking for but I sniffed Bombshell Eau de Parfum and suddenly I felt something! I didn’t hate it! I liked it! I liked it a lot actually! I was really surprised with myself. Haha! I sprayed my hand and the whole day I was sniffing my wrist still doubting myself that I really like it. Well, guess what!

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I liked it so much I decided to get a bottle. Now it reminds me our amazing vacations! Sun, beach, piña coladas and the warm water, hot weather and fancy dinners by the seaside. The scent is quite hard to describe. I feel like it’s fresh and little floral and little sweet too, but somehow this combination works so well for me! It just so well made and none of the scent ingredients is not too strong. It’s very well blended. I’d never thought it’s floral if I didn’t read it on a box*. Well… I guess I like floral and a little bit of fruity sweetness now, because this scent just stole my heart. No wonder it’s such a classic at VS! Highly recommend!

*Description on VS website: Purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid

And what is your favorite scent? Do you have one and only or you like to switch it up? Let me know! And what do you think about the ones I’ve wrote about? Did you ever sniffed them?

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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1000 Followers Q&A

Hello loves!

Sorry for missing two Mondays, but I didn’t have enough of time before I left for my holidays to schedule blog posts. But I’m back! Happy, rested and tanned! Because of that I post exceptionally today.

I collected all your questions from the thank you post after hitting a huge milestone! 1000 followers (now actually already 1228)! Thank you so much! ❤

How often did you post when you started the blog and what kept you motivated? 

First I posted once per week. Different days. I tried to see which day suits me the best and is the most comfortable for me to post on. I chose to post on Mondays. Then I tried to post twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays), which with my academy and work schedule was super hard so I switched back to posting only on Mondays.

What kept me motivated I think was that I truly enjoy to do it, so it was simply a getaway from work/home stuff.

How did you get into blogging? And what are you aspirations for the future? (Blogging wise or personal)

I was looking for another getaway beside making art and music from everyday life. I was very, very hesitant to start my blog. Whom for I’ll be doing it? Will people like to read it? I finally decided to do it for myself and I didn’t want anyone to know about it. Till today nobody from my family and friends knows that I have a blog. I never imagined my blog will be taken so well by you loves. I can’t believe you really enjoy it! I’m very grateful.

Aspirations? Let’s see when it will all take me. I’m gonna keep doing what I love and write more post, trying to still improving in every aspect of blogging. Hopefully I’ll make myself do more fashion/outfits posts and maybe some makeup tutorials that will include more me in pictures. It’s just I’m too camera shy. I have a lot of insecurities and it’s really hard for me. But let’s say that that is my goal for now. 🙂

If you could go anywhere for a dream vacation, where would you go?

New York or Aruba!

Pizza or pasta?

Pasta!

What is your favourite scent?

I love Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum the most in the world! It’s 100% my scent. I use them everyday for a good 7 years! I could say it’s my signature scent now. Haha. But I have to admit recently I fell in love with a Bombshell Eau de Parfum from Victoria’s Secret. I just got a bottle and it smells like summer! Love it!

 If you were to get a tattoo, what would it be?

I already have a tattoo! I wrote a blog post about the whole story of me getting it. Although I want a second one already! Definitely it will be something about NYC. I was thinking just about tiny letters.

Who is your celebrity style inspiration?

I have a lot! I love Gigi Hadid and bloggers Samantha Maria and my girl Maffashion.

If you were a superhero, what would your name and power be?

Name? Idk! haha, but my power will definitely be teleporting!

 

xx, Olita


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1000 FOLLOWERS!!! Big Thank You, Q&A, You Pick Next Posts & Instagram Follow Back! 

Loves! I don’t know how to thank you enough for this huge milestone on my blog! It’s been wonderful journey for me. Sharing all the things I love and my all experiences with you! I feel so honored to have such a wonderful family of 1k! I’m so thankful for all your likes and comments and sharing your stories with me. It’s been so amazing to know so many people enjoy my blog and coming back for each new post.

I remember like just a few weeks back, May 16th to be exact, I was celebrating 500 followers. And now with beginning of July there’s already 1000 of us! I can’t believe it!

So lets our little tradition of making Q&A, to celebrate welcoming new members of family, live further!

Loves, this time don’t be afraid to ask anything at all! Private, intimate, less private stuff, advice, tips! Whatever you wish to know! I’ll answer all your questions, of course if I know the answer!

Also! Please, if you wish for me to do some post on special subject, review of special product, another ootd, more fashion, less fashion, more favorites products or even a video of some kind, I’ll be greatful for all the suggestions! I want to know what you would like to see! You know yourself already what kind of stuff I choose to write about so maybe you want to see something new??? Let me know! I’m so curious to find out!

BONUS! In the comments leave your suggestions! Follow my Instagram account and I’ll follow back 10 winners! 

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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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