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.

 

D E T A I L S

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?

 

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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Fall Fashion Wishlist

Hello my Loves and happy Monday!

Sorry for that short hiatus, I had to deal with some personal stuff. But now I’m back with a lot of ideas for new posts!

Today I’d like to switch it up a little bit and show you guys what I’ve been eyeing in stores these days. Honestly last month I spent a little bit too much money on clothes and the last days of September were rather thin for me – haha!- but I definitely don’t regret any of my purchases (I’ll make Fall Fashion Haul next week!).

So without further ado here are my wished for, autumnal items:

 

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Stradivarius

 

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Send me a link with items you wish to wear this Fall season! I’d love to check it out! ❤

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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