MY TOP 4 FOUNDATIONS

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

I’m very excited about sharing with you my favourite foundations, because I came a long way of trying so many of them to finally still coming back to those 4 particular products. I’m sure some of you still struggle to find your fave and I hope this post maybe will help you with finding the one!

My skin and I came a very long way of struggling through full of acne, red, oily teenage face and very dry complexion to mixed and sensitive. Throughout that journey I had my favorites for every condition my skin was in. Now I found the perfect 4 for the skin I have today and I’d like to share them with you!

I find those products are perfect for my skin today. My skin is usually quite dry and I need to take a very good care about moisturising it all the time. It’s also quite sensitive and gets oily in my T zone (specially nose area) throughout the day. The oiliness it’s not my biggest problem which can be easily eliminated by using a tiny bit of powder, by special oil absorbing tissues or for bigger events setting spray. Since I have few ways to win the oiliness my priority in picking good foundation is to make sure it won’t dry out my skin. I hate foundations that exaggerate my dried little skins even after moisturising the area. I cant’ stand when the make up looks cakey on my skin either so I usually go for light/medium coverage and then just treat my dark circles and some stronger discolourations or pimples with concealer. Although probably you still can see some of my imperfections, with this kind of coverage I feel more fresh, more confident and more natural.

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MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation Nowadays, definitely my number one! I was quite sceptic while buying this foundation, because of its very light coverage. What I’ve learnt, after watching few YouTube tutorials on applying it, the secret is in warming it up in your hands before applying it. This way it has more coverage and sticks better to the skin. It’s very buildable without the mask effect. It’s just everything I wished for! It looks like my skin but way better! I don’t need to use much concealer after applying it and it definitely doesn’t leave my skin dry but gives it a gorgeous satin glow! I highly recommend to anyone with a similar skin type to mine and who likes super natural, light to medium coverage with no makeup effect! It looks bomb!

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 is everything if you’re looking for this perfect photoshopped look with a satin/matte finish. Daily I use it as concealer (after my MAC foundation) and a little goes a long way! Used as foundation it never let me down on the days when I want to look flawless without heavy coverage. It’s also buildable and blends very well. Smells heavenly and it feels like a touch of luxury to your face.

Reviews of the next two foundations you saw in my previous posts that’s why I’m not gonna repeat myself and just link their reviews down here:

BB CreamBB Original Extra Light (buy here)

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (buy here)

 

Is one of them your fave too? Let me know your top 4 (or 3,2,1, 100) in the comments below! I’m very curious to try different foundations as well!

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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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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Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream – Review 

Hello Loves! Hope you have a great Monday!

For this week’s post I decided to do a review of Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream which I’ve recently purchased. And guys…! I LOVE it!

In a few posts back I was raving about Garnier BB cream and how perfect it was for my super pale complexion. I still love it though! The thing is I’m leaving with my bae for holidays July 16th to Bulgaria and since I’m so pale and easily get a sun burn (I never get tanned, always red 😭)  my boyfriend suggested that maybe I should go to solarium few times before our trip. And so I did (soon I’ll make a post about the whole experience being first time in solarium). Now I’m way darker than I used to be (read: just not so pale anymore). Any foundation/bb cream which back then was too dark for me (that’s why I switched for Garnier BB cream in shade extra light)  now is too light!

For a few days I didn’t wear any makeup but I didn’t feel comfortable enough to keep it that way. First I wanted to go to Sephora and buy a good quality bb cream from Nars or Clinique. Then I thought I don’t know how long I’ll stay that tanned and if I decide to keep it after vacation with trips to solarium or fake tanner. I decided to not spend that much money and look for a cheaper option. So I went to my drugstore to look for something that will fit my current skin tone. I was going to pick something from L’oréal but I think they just had a sale because the stand was a mess and they didn’t have a lot of products. Then I walked up to Borjois and Rimmel stands. In both I found bb creams I liked but couldn’t decide between them. I checked reviews on the internet and definite winner was Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream.

It’s not too expensive (costs around $13), it was on sale for half price so without thinking I picked it up! I chose shade 32 light beige and it matches my skin tone perfectly! I haven’t found any other foundation/cc/bb cream to match me this good! I was amazed! The only bad thing is that it is only available (at least where I bought it) in 4 shades. Some are with pink some with yellow undertones. It is definitely not enough colors for everyone. The cc cream itself is very liquid and you don’t need much to cover your face, so you have to be careful with that. I saw that it looks best applied with BeautyBlender or other makeup sponge. With fingers it looks a little bit too heavy for me. It has very good and natural coverage. I use BioOil as a moisturizer and it leaves me with a very dewy, gorgeous and glowing skin. Sometimes I like to powder my T zone. And what is super important it stays on face way longer than any bb or cc cream I’ve tried! It’s my holy grail now!

Let me know if you have used it! Do you like it or not so much? Will you try it?

xx, Olita


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How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes & Beauty Blender? Easy, cheap DIY

Hello Loves and happy Monday! That means it’s time for another post on Olita’s blog!

You probably read the title and you thought to yourself “I should wash my brushes…”. I know very well it’s hard to find the time for washing our makeup tools in our busy lives, but we all know how super important it is to keep our face free from any germs that later cause our skin to break out.

I’m here to share with you my tip how, with just two simple ingredients, you can deeply clean your brushes and beauty blender. The secret is Coconut Oil. Yes, that’s it! We use it for everything; to cook, bake, moisture our skin, as makeup remover and many more.       I love it! I have a huge jar in my kitchen and a smaller container in my bathroom for everyday use.

Let’s get straight to the DIY, shall we?

For my Beauty Blender I use a solution of one tablespoon of coconut oil and two tablespoons of antibacterial liquid soap. First I put the oil in a glass bowl and warm it up in a microwave, just for 15-30 seconds to help it melt. Then I add soap and mix. (Sometimes I add some warm water to the solution when I see that my beauty blender is not that dirty. When it is though, I just use more oil and soap.) I put my Beauty Blender in the bowl and squeeze it few times. Then, rinse under warm water. In that moment you can already see how well solution works. After “pre-wash” I leave it in mixture for a few hours more.

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After it lay a decent amount of time in its bath I rinse it under water. To not let bacteria get to the drying sponge I put it in microwave for 10-15 second and wait. If it’s still wet I repeat. And that’s all!

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Let’s get now to brushes!

I try to clean them as often as I can. When I use foundation brush I wash it after every use. The other brushes once or twice a week. Sometimes more often. Depends how mush I used them that week.

To clean those babies cleansing mixture is the same as for Beauty Blender. I just prefer instead of a bowl use a plate. I dip brush in oil-soap mix and, to not make it dirty, I clean it on my hand. With the circulate motion I swirl brush on my hand and then rinse with fresh warm water. Depending how dirty it is I repeat the step until foam is 100% white.

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I always let them dry laying on a flat surface, because if I put it in a mug the glue that holds brush together will slowly dissolve and that will brake the brush. And we don’t want that, do we?

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And here you have it loves! Hope it helps some of you save some money if you were going to buy some special makeup brush cleanser. Just two ingredients and your brushes are perfectly clean!

Was it helpful? Do you have some other ways to clean your brushes and makeup sponges? Let me know! I’d love to read your hacks!

xx, Olita


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Makeup April Favorites

Hello Loves!

Since it’s May the 1st I decided to share with you my favourite makeup (and one skincare) products of the past month! I’ve seen those posts all over WordPress and I thought it would be really fun to give you a little glimpse of what I was enjoying  this past month.

Some of those products are even more than just one month favourites, because I’ve been using them for much longer. The rest I picked up from my makeup collection or freshly purchased from drugstore to simply check them out but actually getting to enjoy them for those long 30 days.

  1. Nivea Soft cream I love this moisturizer mostly because of its price and how well it works with my skin! It does its job as well as some of the expensive moisturizer I had purchased months ago and honestly I don’t see a sense to ever going back and spending again so much money.
  2. L’oreal True Match I’ve heard a lot about this foundation and honestly at first I didn’t like it that much. It looked dry on my skin leaving a weird texture. Then I decided to mix it with my moisturizer (Nivea Soft) and a miracle happened! Since I turned it into a BB cream it’s a revelation! It looks exactly like my skin (it always hard for me to find such a pale toned foundation) and thanks to moisturiser I’m left with gorgeous and dewy skin. Then, when I’m still left with some blemishes I use it without mixing with cream and gently cover any imperfections.
  3. NYX Correcting Liquid Primer in Green I randomly picked it up when I was in the NYX store. It gives very subtle results reducing redness but it works perfectly on my sensitive skin. It doesn’t leave the “satin” finish but a little bit more sticky/foundation feeling. It doesn’t bother me, because I found out that silicone-ish primer doesn’t always work the best on my skin after wearing it the whole day.
  4.  Vichy Transparent Powder Great setting powder. That’s all I can say.
  5. NYX Tinted Brow Mascara It puts my brows into place and gives them a subtle colour. I really like it.
  6. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Best mascara I’ve used in my life. For me it’s better than any high-end mascara. I guess it’s my every month favourite!
  7. Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner in Satin I don’t use it very often but I did just picked it up in a drugstore. I’m not everyday eyeliner person, so for me it’s enough. I find it very easy to use comparing to other applicators, although it’s quite tricky to correct mistakes.
  8. Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Strip The blush from this trio is my go to. Very natural, pretty pink shade without shimmer.
  9. Too Faced Candlelight Glow HIghlighter I got it as a gift from my boyfriend and I love it to pieces! It’s a perfect highlight for my pale skin! I bet it looks incredible on any skintone too! Very pigmented and packaging is to die for! It’s Too Faced so duuhh!

xx, Olita

What were your most used products in April? Share with me in the comments!


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