🍋 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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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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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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Sharing with You: My Music

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

Today I wanted to share with you something very special to me. My music. I’m a self-taught guitar player. I started to learn guitar at early years of my Academy, which would be around 4 years ago. Music gives me different opportunity, than painting, to express myself artistically. Songs usually come to me the moment I don’t even know about. They just fly out of me. This is the most satisfying and freeing feeling I ever had. I’ve been documenting my emotional growth and rewrite it in notes. Usually I write sad songs as I feel the need to tell sad stories. All of the songs are written  and composed by me. I’ve published my first album few years back. It is called “subtitles”, which meant those 6 songs were like “subtitles to my life”, description of my emotions.

Now, after a long break, I’ve been coming up with my second album. It doesn’t have name yet. I’m still working on it. It will have 5 songs in total and this is one of them.

Golden Gate is about love from a first sight. Love from only one perspective. Blind and kind of toxic love that puts the other person on the pedestal, when you’re ready to do anything for that them, but he/she doesn’t feel the same.  It was one of the mistakes I made while the most lonely and miserable time of my life.

What do you think? Share with me your opinions and thoughts! Do you play on any instruments and/or write music? Let me know!

xx, Olita


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May Favorites! Fashion & Makeup items

Hello Loves!

This Monday I wanted to share with you my favorites of the past month. My most worn items of clothing and two holy grails of makeup.

May has been a very busy month for me so everyday I was going for something comfortable to wear and very minimal makeup. I just wanted to take a shower, put my hair up, make my face acceptable looking (for me) and just throw on something and be good to go. Past month I wasn’t really in the mood to think about my outfit as I used to spend on it quite a lot of time. Those 5 items helped me to achieve that laid back, sporty but still chick and girly look with no effort at all. And here they are!

My Topshop Denim Jacket was making my every outfit so simple and stylish in the same time. It doesn’t get boring and you could pair it with almost everything! I usually wore it with black leggings, simple t-shirt, my white converse and gold hoop earings.

White converse I wore not just in May but almost everyday since it became a little warmer in Warsaw. They fit perfectly with every outfit through skirts and dresses to pants, leggings and fancy suits. They give that great pop of crisp white and make an outfit looking like you put some effort in picking it.

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Brandy Melville pink suede bag it’s the cutest thing ever. Fits a lot of stuff, definitely more than you’d think, and it’s super soft. As the converse shoes it effortlessly brightens up any outfit.

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Nars blush in OrgasmClassic, gorgeous coral – pink shade with golden shimmer. What else do you need? Honestly, in May I just used some bb cream and this blush. It’s all you need for that natural, flushed, glowy look. It also stays on for a very long time.

Granier BB cream in shade Extra light. Every lightest shade of BB cream I had bought (and I bought quite a lot) was too dark for me. It only matched well when I was slightly tanned. At the middle of the month I was out on a hunt for a good bb cream hoping they made better formulas for my complexion. Sometimes I was getting too oily in my T zone wearing it. I saw Garnier BB cream on a shelf in my drugstore and couldn’t believe it! They made extra light shade! The difference in shade of samples between this one and regular light shade was huge! I also never tried Garnier BB cream, even though all the good reviews I’ve read about it, because I was never a fan of the brand itself. I guess now I’m changed woman, because since I got this bb cream I can’t live without it! It’s a tinny tiny still to dark for me, but you cant’s really see it (I’m just obsessed). I asked people and nobody noticed it doesn’t fit perfectly my complexion. I guess it’s a matter of light. It gives me perfect coverage, I usually don’t go for full and prefer more natural finish. It doesn’t leave me matt but slightly glowing. I just need to touch up my nose with powder once through the day and I’m good (after applying it in the morning I don’t use any powder to set it). It’s perfect for summer and I’m super happy I decided to buy it! Such a good product! Although I’m still dreaming about Garnier will make Super Extra Light shade or that I’ll catch some more of that Sun! 😉

 

 

And what are your May’s favourites? Comment below your faves items!

xx, Olita


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Everyday Personal Jewelry

Hello loves! In this post I wanted to share with you some of my jewelry pieces that I love and wear everyday. Honestly – I don’t even take it off! Because of that, they became the accessories that somehow make any outfit more me. All the pieces feel very special and personal since they were given to me by my loved ones. Each of them was a gift for a different occasion which also bring a lot of lovely memories.

I think it’s a great way to personalise your style and everyday outfits in the same time adding a little bit of elegance and shine.

I always pick gold as the main color for my jewelry (sometimes going also for rosegold). With neutral/warm skin undertone personally I feel better in “gold-ish” shades. Silver is perfect if your skin is cold undertoned and gold complements better a warmer complections. Though, in my opinion: Who cares?! Wear what you love and what you feel best in!

LITTLE DIAMOND RING

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This little ring I was given by my godparents after finishing high school and starting my adult life in Academy of the Fine Arts. I put it on this very day and never took it off! People always ask if it’s an engagement ring (wrong finger!). It was funny for a year… five had past and it’s still favorite joke of any stranger I meet.

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ROSEGOLD BAND

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This precious one I got from my boyfriend last Christmas! I put it on my left hand since I already had the first ring on right one. I love it because it’s really sparkly when the lightning is strong and it has such a sweet, delicate heart detail going all around the side of the band.

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GOLDEN NECKLACE

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This one I got from my boyfriend a year ago. I was looking for a very delicate and small everyday necklace and one day when I found a perfect one he decided to surprise me.

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I hoped you liked this post and maybe found some inspiration to find your own personal piece of jewelry! Or maybe you already have one? Or more than one? Share with me in the comments!

xx, Olita


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