Do you watch YouTube? I do and there is one phrase YouTubers are saying that totally annoys me. It usually happens when people are testing foundations and concealers. “Sorry guys that I’m so pale,” says a YouTuber and I immediately roll my eyes. Since when you have to apologize for your natural skin tone?!Continue Reading
If there is one fashion brand that I’m all about this season, it’s Mara Hoffman. I’ve been eyeing some of the swimsuits by the designer last summer, but never purchased anything as I got into the decision fatigue—you know that feeling when you want everything and can’t pick nothing? This season, I finally made out my mind and decided on this multi-colored dress that literally stole my heart the moment I saw it. It’s so lightweight and comfortable to wear in a hot weather and it’s so unique. Granted: not every girl is willing to pull off so much color in one look (especially in a combination with a floral crown), but I guess I’m just crazy in that way! By the way, if you are eyeing this dress too it’s still in stock on Shopbop.com so if you are into it, I definitely recommend checking it out.
This month has been great in terms of discovering new beauty products. Whether it’s a brow product that I can’t get enough of or a cleansing oil that changed the way I remove makeup, there are so many new exciting goodies that I’d like you to try and love too. Okay, without additional introductions, let’s get into March beauty favorites. Continue Reading
This week I felt like I’m totally make it as a beauty blogger as I was able to test and review a highly anticipated collaboration line between Urban Decay Cosmetics and one of the most prominent artists of our times, Jean-Michel Basquiat. The line is officially scheduled to launch on April 20th at UrbanDecay.com but as of now all products from the line are available for purchase at The New Stand store on Union Square (it’s located underground at the Union Square subway station; on the left from the entrance if you pick one underneath the Capital One bank offices).I learned about the launch from Emily and Abigail from TheWanderlustGirls.com who kindly invited me to preview the launch and helped me out to swatch and take photos of the collection right on spot. I came home with an artifact, a beautifully designed and extremely pigmented Tenant Eyeshadow Palette and here comes my review, swatches, and makeup tutorial featuring it.Continue Reading
You are might be surprised to learn, but I haven’t applied for a driver’s license until… I turned 30. I know, it’s unbelievable but it’s true: for the last eight years that I lived in New York I somehow managed to have a driver’s permit that I only used when we were out in the Hamptons. To be honest, I don’t think that you even need a car when you live in the City as parking is super hard to find and the traffic is just ridiculous. However, while I’m not an active driver myself, I always appreciate a nicely designed car—especially if it’s a luxury one! To get some car inspiration for the summer, Ben and I recently got invited by SheBuysCars to attend a preview of the New York International Auto Show before it opens to the public at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday, April 14, 2017. Continue Reading
I wish I lived my life in a way people believe I’m living it… Yes, there are certain perks of being a blogger with all cool events to attend and new products to try, but for the most part you just don’t see what is happening behind the scenes. Late night photo editing, unstoppable social media notifications, pressing deadlines, emails that never seem to end, 6:00 am photo shoots, half of my day spent on the commute… Add to it the deadlines that I have at NYU—all the midterms and finals and presentations and papers—and you will realize that at this point of my life my schedule is as hectic as it could possibly be.
While there is a lot going on the back side of my online and academic careers, there is also a front side where I’m expected to look presentable every single day. Let me tell you here: looking alive after sleeping no more than 6 hours a day is not easy, but it’s definitely doable. Especially if you know all the tips and tricks that make you look a bit more fresh and healthy. Today I’m collaborating with Clarins to share with you my hacks on how to look fresh even if your life consists of pulling regular all-nighters.Continue Reading
In my house, there are two main places where I store my makeup, skincare, and haircare products. It’s my office where I have the majority of my makeup collection and record photos and videos and my bathroom where I do my hair, use skincare products, and put on everyday makeup. While my makeup room is being updated regularly as I constantly receive packages and declutter items that I no longer use, I haven’t been working on upgrading my bathroom stash for a while. This Spring, I finally gave my second beauty room a well-needed makeover―with the help of Moen, a brand I’m collaborating with to create this post and a video. I hope after watching it you’ll be inspired to give your bathroom a little makeover too as I’ve already been impressed with what a big difference that little change makes. Continue Reading
As you might know, I already started updating my wardrobe for Spring but I really tried to pace myself out as I knew that Shopbop’s sale is coming up sometime in April. I remember scoring some great deals during last year’s sale and I’m already working on my wishlist for this season’s one. The sale has just started today for influencers and their readers only. Please keep in mind that general public will gain access to the sale tomorrow so hurry up placing your orders until midnight as items will sold out in a matter of minutes when the sale is open to everyone. Click on this link to the Shopbop website to receive 20% off orders under $500 and $25% off orders over $500 with the code EVENT17.Continue Reading
I can’t say that I travel too often, but when I do I feel like I’m pretty efficient. I feel very uncomfortable at the airports that is why I’m planning everything precisely in order to avoid anxiety. My vacation outfits, what I pack in my carry on bag, the exact snacks I’m grabbing for the trip and all those tiny things that make a fight a bit more tolerable. I knew that I wanted to share my tips with you guys so I double-checked my strategy on the way to and back from Mexico. It seems like my strategy really works! In this post I’m sharing those tips and tricks with you, together with photos of my actual travel attire that I wore that day.Continue Reading
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nature’s Touch™ Frozen Foods; all opinions are my own.
Growing up in Russia, I had a love hate relationship with Russian food. It’s too heavy, too greasy, and too difficult to cook. While I do have a lot of respect towards women who can find time to cook everyday gourmet dishes, I’ve never been one of those ladies. I rarely spend more than half an hour on cooking and most of the dishes I preferred eating were not even Russian because these were too healthy: gluten free, fat free, and vegan. I know it’s such opposite to the authentic Eastern European cuisine! However, even with my diet preferences and limitations I have a few Russian recipes that I enjoy while living in America. Today I’m collaborating with Nature’s Touch to share with you my favorite recipe for Vegan Gluten-Free Russian Pierogies with Wild Blueberries.Continue Reading
Usually I don’t have a hard time trying to fall asleep but it hasn’t always been that way. Just a few years ago, there were nights where I would stay up until 2-3 a.m. unable to relax and fall asleep. As a result, I would wake up underslept, with dark circles under the eyes, cranky and generally not productive. At some point, I figured that it’s not the way to live my life and decided to develop my nighttime routine that not only helps me fall asleep faster, but also to look refreshed the next day. Today I’m collaborating with eos to share with you my top five essentials that I always do or have at my night table in the evening to ensure that I have a good night of sleep. Continue Reading
As promised, here comes a second part of my Tulum packing list series. This time, I feature items that I purchased from different retailers such as Nordstrom, J.Crew, and Bloomingdales. I also picked up a few items from Forever 21 that I didn’t include in the collage. In case you wonder, these are a floral pink midi dress, banana print pajamas, and a white ruffle dress. In case you haven’t seen my first post, you can find it here. As always, I look forward to hearing your opinions about pieces that I’m currently coveting. Do you like/dislike any of them? Please share your thoughts in the comments area.
If you noticed, I’ve been quite addicted to highlighters lately. In fact, this obsession is so severe that I wear highlighter on my no makeup days—just to brighten up my complexion a little bit. While I do value the performance of a product more than its look, when it comes to highlighters sometimes I’m just getting sucked into purchasing a new product simply because it looks cute. That’s actually exactly what happened with Too Faced recent launch of Love Light Prismatic Highlighters. I purchased those heart-shaped metallic package highlighters the moment those were available for sale on Sephora App because those looked so adorable that I simply couldn’t resist.
I just placed a huge order on Shopbop and I was thinking you’ll be interested in learning what are some of the pieces I’m planning on bringing with me to Tulum. We are heading to a wedding in Mexico next week so I’m trying to spritz my overall urban wardrobe with some new vacation pieces. In case you are looking for some springy and summery pieces too, here come my picks—with my explanations on why each particular piece is so special for me. I also shopped at other online retailer’s websites—a post featuring those items is coming up on the blog next week. Continue Reading
For today’s tutorial I decided to try something new and create an entire look using one brand only products. As per your feedback, such posts help you to learn all the tricks of creating a makeup look but also learn about the products from one specific line that I love the best. I’m super honored to announce the first brand that will be featured in the new series, it’s affordable and high-performing Essence Cosmetics. For this post, I collaborated with Essence to share with you an easy everyday makeup look with the twist. Continue Reading
Everybody seemed to be obsessed with dark florals during winter and now the craze continues into spring. While warm season florals are brighter and more vivid than those appropriate for winter, I do believe that it’s possible to repurpose flower print pieces that you already have in your wardrobe for the new season. Today, I share some of the ways how I’m styling the floral trend in spring 2017. Continue Reading
Remember my recent new blog series on Spring 2017 trends? I jump started it by saying that stripes will be super trendy for the upcoming season and that I was planning on updating my collection with a few stripe items. A few days after this post I started spring cleaning my wardrobe and found the ruffle top you see in these photos. I’ve been wearing it a few times in real life, but somehow it never made it to the blog so I decided to share with you my ideas on how to style it. I believe that those tips will be helpful as stripe clothes is gaining popularity as never before for the upcoming season. Today I’d like to concentrate on how to wear two stripe pieces of clothing in one outfit without feeling that it’s too much to handle. Continue Reading
A few years ago, when I was on a mission to find a perfect anti-aging product that will prevent wrinkles, I found Advanced Night Repair Serum by Estée Lauder and totally fell in love with it. I used it consistently for a few years and always included it into my holiday wish list and then… the Style Sprinter blog happened. Since I’ve dedicated my blog to serve you, dear readers, with continuous skincare and makeup reviews, I switched my attention to other products that come out on the market so I didn’t have much time to use the Advanced Night Repair (ANR) serum lately.
Technically speaking, spring beings this weekend. Regardless actual weather (like blizzard that happened in New York on Tuesday), it’s time to start upgrading wardrobe for the new season. While my collection of basics and neutrals is pretty much set, this season I’m particularly looking for some trendy items—just to spice things up a little bit. If you are on the same boat or perhaps looking for some great designer deals, I have great news to you as starting today I decided to revamp my weekly shopping series and concentrate on featuring trendy items that you might be interested in. Please let me know in the comments if those new series is something you’ll enjoy checking out. Also, don’t forget to mention which of the items listed you are coveting the most!
If you follow me on InstaStories, you know that last Wednesday I attended an International Women’s Day celebration hosted by one of my favorite fashion retailers, Farfetch. The star of the night, an Instagram famous poet and women’s rights advocate Cleo Wade who presented her new poem while some of the most inspiring bloggers supported the cause by wearing all red outfits. The #FarfetchWomensDay was extremely well organized and delivered the women’s rights message in the most elegant way. It also made me think of why this new for Americans holiday is especially important for me, a Russian girl living in New York.