🍋 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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Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette – Review

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Today I would like to talk about my newest beauty purchase I made.

Few years ago I got my hands on Urban Decay Naked 2 palette which I was super faithful to for years. That time I wasn’t much into makeup as I’m now. I used to have just a few, very classic, popular and “safe” products and didn’t really experiment with new releases.

Gradually I’ve started to purchase more makeup products out of curiosity or simply to find the one (from every category of course :P). But since I had my Naked 2 I felt like I didn’t need any other. I usually like muted tones for my eye look. When I go crazy I usually turn to black or dark brown.

Few weeks ago when I stopped wearing glasses (laser eye surgery) I started to experiment with my eye looks more. I felt the need of all matte palette. I went to Sephora and somehow I ended up straight in front Too Faced stand. And I saw it! This Natural Matte palette was everything! But I didn’t take it right away. I made this decision sink in more and just sleep on it. I was debating in my head if I should take Naked Ultimate Basics since I love Urban Decay eyeshadow formula.

Last week I decided to pick up my baby. Without doubt I decided on Too Faced. Eyeshadows seamed so velvety and the packaging is goals. I also wanted to try something new! So here it (for a better colors’ reference please click here)!

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I have to say guys that I’m not disappointed at all! Shades blend beautifully! Each one matches each one and I just love that! They feel so effortless, but classy. You can’t really go wrong with choosing any shades and mix them together.

I highly recommend to anyone who’s just starting with makeup (inside there’s a booklet with 3 looks you can create) or just needs a good all matte shadow palette as I did! Good job Too Faced! I’m definitely coming back for more soon! 😉

What is your favorite eyeshadow palette? Let me know in the comments!

xx, Olita


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My favorite Brands on Instagram (Beauty, Fashion, Fitness, Inspiration) Part II

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

In this week’s post I’d like to share with you my second part of favorite IG’s accounts (for the first part click HERE). I like to follow brands which inspire me to go bolder with my personal style and keep me up to date with the newest makeup and fashion trends.

I follow in total 164 accounts right now, but in this post I’ll focus only on my most favorite brands either if they’re clothing or makeup focused. If you’re curious about the rest of whom I follow check my Insta HERE!

Ok, let’s get started! Shall we?

(not in particular order)

  1. Kylie Cosmetics

I don’t own anything from her collection but I’m eyeing to get myself some liquid lipstick soon! Did you try anything of Kylie’s yourself? What do you think? Is it worth the hype? Let me know!

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  1.  Sephora

I like to stay up to date of new releases in Sephora.

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3. Charlotte Tilbury

Her makeup products are to die for! Also love the philosophy of the brand so much!

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  1.  Vogue

Beautiful pics, so professional and artistic. Love it!

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5. Brandy Melville

I want everything they’re selling! Love this brand! ❤

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  1. Dior

I like Dior fashion and I’m so excited Natalie is an official ambassador of the brand!

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7. Glossier

Hopefully I’ll try some of those products soon! Love everything about this brand!

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8. Topshop

Very cool outfits inspirations. Trends on point.

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9. WhoWhatWear

Another fashion inspo.

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10. OOTD Magazine

Fashion inspo again!

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11. Fashion Week

Trends up to date! Designers, celebrities… you know the drill.

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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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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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