BRONZE SUMMER MAKEUP ROUTINE

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Today I’d like to share with you my new summer makeup routine. All the sweat and heat outside can really mess up my face fast so I came up with this routine that will keep my skin feeling light but will also give me that bronze glow, so much needed in a summertime!

I started to use fake tan on my body and face from time to time, when I feel like being more bronze or bronze at all. I’m naturally super pale person and when sun hits me all I get later is red and irritated skin. 😦 But that’s what is fake tan for, right?

Why am I even talking about fake tan when I was supposed to present my makeup routine? The thing is when I use the fake tan I need to pick cosmetics in darker shade – foundation and concealer. The routine below is quite versatile and I only change these 2 products depending on if I’m tanned or not. I feel this routine is very universal so you can repeat it yourself easily with the products you already own and match your skintone.

P.S. I’m describing my routine in order in which I like to apply all my products.

So without more rumbling here it is, my bronze summertime makeup routine!

B A S E

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Recently I finished up my trusty Color Correcting Liquid Primer in Green from NYX. Even though I really liked this product I decided to look for something else that will combine smoothness of the base with color correction. I went to NYX store and got this Studio Perfect Primer in green. As a start to my makeup I apply small amount with my hands, gently spreading around my face. Before the base I like to use moisturiser on my face and let it sit for a while to sink in to my skin.

C O V E R A G E

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Then I move to foundation. When I’m pale I only use my MAC Face and Body foundation. When I’m tanner I like to mix it with 123 Perfect CC cream by Bourjois. Depending on my skintone I mix them both in different proportions or when I’m very tan I use only CC cream. To apply foundation I also use my fingers. I find this technique makes my foundation to blend with my skin better leaving very light and natural effect than when I’m using a brush or a beauty blender. Therefore for a heavier coverage I’d recommend using a brush.

C O N C E A L  &  S E T

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To complete my skin base I use NARS concealer under my eyes and then set all my face with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder. When I’m tanner I prefer to use Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer.

 

B R O W S  &  B R O N Z E

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As my skin is ready I start with shaping and adding color. First to my brows with ka-BROW Cream-Gel by Benefit and then with Hoola bronzer under my cheekbones, on the sides of my nose, at the top of my forehead and under my jawline. I like to make my face a little sculpted and bronzed. I always add little by little. It’s easier to add bronzer than take it off. It leaves my skin looking sun kissed and pretty.

B L U S H, E Y E S  &  S E T

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After bronzer I move to my favourite Nars Orgasm blush that leaves my cheeks with beautiful color and golden pink shimmer highlighting my cheekbones. Since it’s summertime and usually quite hot outside I set everything with NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray. After setting spray is dry I put on Sephora Outrageous Curl mascara.

 

How about you? What are the products you use daily for that summertime look? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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APRIL FAVORITES: fashion & makeup

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Sorry for being inactive recently, I’ve just been very busy with many travels and doing my masters.

This week I’d like to share with you my favourite items of last month. I picked all of them by an impuls. Few of them I decided to get online hoping they will be comfortable and in the right size. Lucky for me everything happened to be perfect and I’m just obsessed with all of them atm (and surely I will be for a long time).

I was looking for a good bra for a quite some time, but I had problems with finding a one that will be as pretty as comfortable. I’m obsessed with Victoria’s Secret for a while and I already have quite a lot of panties from there so I hoped the bra will be really good quality as well. I wasn’t wrong. As soon as I tried this one on I fell in love! It’s definitely the most comfortable bra I ever had. Highly recommend! I know it’s quite pricey but definitely worth it!

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Also they have great promotions! The time I was purchasing this bra I could get for free a lip product of my choice!

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I chose this Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain in Adored and it happened to be the best shade of liquid lipstick I’ve ever had! I just love the consistency and it definitely doesn’t make your lips feel dry.

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I found them online on promotion for around ($12) and just fell in love in them instantly! Already wore them few days straight and they’re so comfortable! Also they match everything I wear!

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The last item is this cute, girly polka dot dress I ordered from oysho.com. I was looking for a dress this shape (envelope, but not from jersey material) for a long time! I’m glad they become more popular this summer.

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

 

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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🇪🇸 Christmas in Madrid – photo diary

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

I haven’t really been present for a last few weeks but after spending Christmas and New Year’s at my boyfriend’s family home in Spain I’m back! Rested and ready to go back to blogging!

This week I decided to share with you a few chosen photographs from our trip I hope you’ll enjoy!

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P.S. Let me know if you like this kind of blog posts featuring only photos! I have a few more ideas for more posts like this – my inspirations, fashion, beauty, makeup etc.

xx, Olita


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I’ve Been Nominated for the Best Blog of 2017!

Hello loves and happy Wednesday!

I know it’s quite unusual for me to write a post today but I just got nominated for the nepaliaustralian’s blog award for the best blog for 2017! I’m beyond grateful and excited!

If you wish me to win in this category please vote here.

All you need to do is comment on the linked blog post: Best Blog for 2017, add number 5 and leave your email or link to your blog!

Thank you so much in advance for the votes and for everyone who nominated me in this category! Love you! xx

❤️ Olita

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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