Meaningful & Romantic Last Minute Gift For Your SO

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Since Christmas is almost here I wanted to share with you some ideas for presents that mean a world and are super romantic, sweet and fun but actually don’t cost a penny (or could if you wish them to).

Those ideas for gifts are not reserved only for Christmas. It’s perfect for any occasion! Birthday, anniversary etc. Anytime you want to give something meaningful. Or maybe spent days on looking for a perfect gift but couldn’t find it, this one will make anyone happy!

It all started with the idea of a meaningful and romantic present I wanted to give my boyfriend for our first anniversary. It happens to be on 28th of December and after I spent so much money on all Christmas gifts for everyone I wanted to make anniversary gift even more special and give something handmade, straight from the heart.

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What I made is I bought a small Christmas box and 12 little envelopes. One for each month of the year. I took some of my watercolour paper and cut it to size of envelopes. Each card I decorated with abstract watercolour painting.

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Inside each card I wrote a love letter or a poem. So with the beginning of each month my boyfriend could enjoy a little love note from me.

Depending on occasion and person you can change absolutely anything. You can decorate the envelope as I did or just pass this step and for example buy colourful paper. You can do it fancy and buy nice box and decorations or make it from what you’re already have at home. You also don’t need a box. You can just put a bow around all the envelopes and it’ll still look great! There’re so many different ways to make this gift, mine is just an example.

Next gift idea is a little box of coupons. For this year’s anniversary I made 4 per one month for my boyfriend to draw. On each of folded cards I wrote different thing I’ll do, for example: breakfast in bed, day I won’t say “no” to you, you choose the movie etc. You can put whatever you have on mind and as many as you wish.

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Also you can decorate the box with the bow or just simply put those little cards in a jar. As well as the first one, this gift you can personalise depending on the receiver.

I hope you enjoyed those simple gift ideas! I think they’re pretty romantic and with those coupons you can also spice up your relationship 😉 or bring a little bit more adventure!

 

Merry Christmas! ❤

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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“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?

 

2k Followers Q&A

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

As promised, today I’m answering all your questions from my last post (read). I’m so grateful for all 2000 of you (now 2100!)! So happy to have you here in Olita’s family! ❤

Let’s get to your questions, shall we?

How did you get that many? Any good tips? Could really use some!!! 

That is the most common question I get asked almost every day! Tbh I always go with my gutt when it comes to blogging. First thing would be definitely to not start a blog if all you can think of are those likes and followers, do it only because you enjoy it! Very important is to be engaged with community. Also a huge part of blogging is consistency of posting and bringing new content for your followers. Quality of pictures you upload is very important as well. Good luck!

What do you think is the best social media strategy for getting more visitors to a blog? And what was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?

That’s a similar question to the one above and I think I can give the same answer here. Just keep being engaged in community and post consistently! The most challenging moment in my blogging journey would be definitely to try be consistent with posting and scheduling posts when I’m away.

My question is in regards to your vision, where do you see your blog ten years from now if all goes according to plan?

First of all I don’t have any plan. I’m blogging because I love it and it’s just something I do only for myself (nobody from my friends or family knows about it) and my followers. So I have no expectations at all actually!

I am losing my inspiration on filming video recently. Where do you get your blog post 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 my followers. The other time I’d feel like sharing my tips I think they could be helpful or just anything really that I’m passionate about.

What motivates to write posts and to continue blogging?

What keeps me motivated is that I truly enjoy to do blogging and it’s simply a getaway from work/home. It makes me feel relaxed and keeps my mind off some things I might be stressing about too much. Also it gives me a feeling of accomplishment which is really nice.

Thank you so much for all your questions! It’s always a pleasure to asnwer them! ❤

You can read more of my q&a’s here and here.

xx, Olita


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2000 FOLLOWERS! Thank you + q&a!!!

My Loves! This Monday is very, very special because I’m so proud and happy to announce that we’re already hit 2000 “Olita family members”! Currently 2040 and counting! 

I’m so grateful for your support and so happy that you enjoy the content I post here! I’m very thankful and never imagined that my following base will grow so fast! I started this blog in April 2017 and celebrated first thousand  on July this year! Now it’s November and there are already 2000 wonderful souls reading my posts! Thank you! Thank you 2000 times!

As for our little tradition, which I really do want to keep up, in the next post I’ll be doing a Q&A. Please send me any questions you would like me to answer below in comment’s section! Thank you again!

I love you all! ❤

xx, Olita


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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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MY TOP 10 FAVORITE TV SHOWS

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

This week I wanted to share with you something different than usual which are my favorite tv shows! I’m a huge movie nerd (in my 25th year old life I’ve seen probably around 2000 movies) and what comes with it I enjoy also various tv shows. I love everything that comes with the whole cinema industry and movie making. I have to say I’m very picky which everything I like or give a good rating too, but all of these are solid 10 out of 10 for me.

(Click on the show’s image for a description)

FRIENDS

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STRANGER THINGS

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SIX FEET UNDER

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MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

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PARKS AND RECREATION

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THAT ’70s SHOW

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GILMORE GIRLS

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GIRLS

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BREAKING BAD

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THIS IS US

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Is one of them also your fave? Which tv show is your all time favorite??

P.S. Guys, I need help here! I really have nothing to watch! Please recommend something! I’ll love you forever! ❤

xx, Olita


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