3k Followers Q&A + follow back

Hello Loves and happy Tuesday!

This week as promised I’m gonna answer all your questions and follow 5 of you who asked the most creative ones!

Let’s get to it, shall we?

I’m interested to know how your life has changed as your blog has gained momentum? A follow up question would be, is your reason/inspiration for blogging the same now as when you first started? – beauty0bellini

To be honest I feel like it didn’t change at all. Definitely the reason to keep blogging for me is the same. Just because it gives me joy! I’m so grateful so many of you are willing to share it with me and keep reading my posts. I’ve never thought about I could have 3000 people subscribed to my page! It’s insane! ❤

So as this milestone is goals for many fellow bloggers, I’d like to know: What are your tips in regard to expanding your blog following and engagement? Also, how do you get inspired to come up with new blog ideas? – FebruaryCircus

People ask me about the tips to grow a bigger audience all the time. Tbh I never had a plan. Just write about what you truly love. Pictures should be a good quality, that definitely catch an eye. And the last tip would be stay present and connected with the community. About inspiration I’d always write about what I’m into atm.

When did you start your blog and what is your blog’s purpose? How does your blog add value to the world and make it a better place? – Chrissy

I started my blog April 14th as a get away place just for myself. Somewhere I could write about anything I’m passionate about. Well, about making a world better place… I’m not sure it does haha! I just hope I could bring people together and share our interests and hopefully also somehow inspire them.

What motivates you to continue blogging and helps you through writers block? Congratulations!! That is an amazing achievement! – learningbeaut by Ruth Garcia

Thank you Ruth! Definitely what helps me with my writers block is knowing how many people awaits my posts, which is so nice! Also when I can’t write I just think about what I’m excited/passionate about at the moment and then the block disappears, because I find a purpose to make another post. I usually like to plan ahead what I’m gonna write about, so the block is not a very big struggle of mine.

 

All authors of questions above are followed by me! Thank you for your Qs! ❤

xx, Olita


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OVER 3000 FOLLOWERS! Ask Me Anything + Follow Back

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Thank you so so much! Thanks to all of you I just crossed another milestone! I couldn’t be happier! I’d never imagine to have 3 thousand followers!

As always, I’m making a Q&A to celebrate hitting another thousand of lovely people who decided to follow me! So ask me anything! Anything comes to your mind. It can be private or not, as you wish!

I’ll follow back 5 people who asked the most creative questions! 

Good luck!

xx, Olita


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How Do I Edit My Instagram Pictures

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Today I want to share with you how I usually edit pictures for my instagram. For a while I was looking for a best combination of different apps and their features to make all the photos look brighter and cohesive. I wanted to create my IG theme and little did I know, it just came to me with every pic I was editing.

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Even though as you can see on my profile photos where changing, all my photos are kept in neutral and warm tone with a splash of contrasting colour in a detail.

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I always prefer to take my pictures with the natural light. Usually they look too warm or sometimes even with an orange tone. What I like to do is to use Facetune and with the tool whiten, whiten all the yellow tones off the photo

After Facetune I use the VSCO app to adjust brightness and contrast to my liking. For the effect of an analog camera I like to add some grain to the picture. Usually I keep it between 3-4, but of course the intensity of this effect and other adjustments depend on an individual picture.

And that’s how the fully edited photo look like.

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MY INSTAGRAM

Hope you enjoyed the post!

Let me know in the comments how you edit your instagram pics and what apps you’re using! Do you have any cool tips?

xx, Olita


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BARELY THERE – My Everyday Makeup Routine

Hello Loves and happy Tuesday!

How was your Easter? Did you celebrate? Mine was pretty hectic this year. Being very busy and keeping up my workout routine (I’m currently on my second week of Kayla Itsines’ #bbg) really got be exhausted! I hope to get some rest soon!

But for now I want to share with you my minimalistic makeup routine (previous makeup routine click here) that happened to become a lazy routine since I prefer to get some more sleep lately.

B A S E

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First I start with moisturising my face and then priming it with NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer. When I feel that my face is too red I like to use Color Correcting Liquid Primer in Green by NYX. On my lips I use my trusty DIOR Lip Sugar Scrub which unfortunately is almost all gone!

 

C O V E R A G E  &  B R O N Z E

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Lately my skin is good enough just to use a NARS concealer under my eyes and on places of hyper-pigmentation. If I have a bad skin day, before concealer I use MAC Studio Face and Body. To add some dimension and color to my face I use Hoola bronzer.

 

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The last thing I focus on are my eyebrows and eyelashes. If I feel going super natural (as recently almost everyday) I just use on my brows Tinted Brow Mascara by NYX . Not even everyday I use mascara, but when I care about it at all I use sample size of Benefit’s They’re Real mascara. I find it more efficient since I never go through the whole mascara container in 3-4 months, and after that time you should throw it away anyways. I prefer not to play a “dangerous old mascara” game with my eyes after surgery.

 

How about you? What are the products you use daily for that “no makeup” look? Let me know!

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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