I didn’t write about New York Fashion Week on the blog this season (instead, I sent the update to my newsletter subscribers), but this is one of the looks that I wore to the shows. Well, with a slight modification. Since it was the day of the blizzard, I had to wear this mini dress with combat boots and black tights. To be honest, it happened to become one of the most comfortable NYFW outfits as I’m always wearing high heels. I repeated the original look with over the knee boots and it looked completely different, especially when I decided to style it with a different coat. Continue Reading
In this episode of the Hot or Not series I’ll be reviewing one of the most hyped lipstick launches of the season, Maybelline Sensational Inti-Matte Nude Lipsticks. I received samples of all 10 shades from the brand and decided to test how well these nudes perform and whether they actually enrich natural lip color.Continue Reading
While I consider myself to be experienced in styling different types of clothes, there is one item that is rarely welcome to my wardrobe—a bodysuit. I’m one of those girl who wear skirts and dresses all the time, but somehow this item of clothing is not working for me. In today’s post I’ll be exploring how to become a bit more open-minded about wearing a body—and share some of my tips on how to style a classic black bodysuit with the items that you already have in your wardrobe. Continue Reading
When you are running your own business or trying to obtain your college degree, it’s not likely that you have an hour or so on creating a perfect YouTube inspired makeup look. You might sneak a few contouring techniques here and there, but for the most part it’s all about multi-purpose easy to apply products that help you to look like a slightly more polished version of yourself. Knowing how much I have on my plate lately, I decided to create a natural look with an edgy twist by using some of my all favorites as well as new products by Clarins. This is my second collaboration with the brand and if you missed it, I highly recommend checking out my post How to Tame Vacation Skin that was also sponsored by the brand.Continue Reading
Considering how big my makeup and skincare collection is, I’m not the right person to educate you on how to buy less makeup and save money. What I do know though is how to be a smart shopper and get more (and better quality!) products for your buck. Today, I’m sharing my top seven tips on how to save money while shopping for beauty products.Continue Reading
I was going through my Instagram the other day and noticed that all the looks my blogger friends dedicate to Valentine’s Day are playing around three main colors. Black (because it’s universal). Red (because it’s a color of love. Is it?). And pink (because it’s cute). While I’m also guilty of associating certain colors with a specific holiday, this year I feel like I’ll be the most colorful dressed Valentine’s date ever.Continue Reading
I don’t know how other fashion bloggers are dealing with it, but I seem to never have time to style my hair during fashion week. At this point of my professional blogger life, I already mastered the art of applying makeup while in the cab or subway, but what can you do with my hair without all the styling tools on hand? Since I failed figuring it out myself, I decided to ask for help Gregory Patterson, Celebrity Ambassador for Sally Beauty and the Project Runway Season 14 & 15 Celebrity Hairstylist. My question was how to create different hairstyle looks that will last all day long.Continue Reading
I’m not that into celebrations, but Valentine’s Day is one of the holidays that I really love. It’s so romantic, it celebrates love, it makes you feel even more connected to the person you love… While I’m a proponent of demonstrating affection every single day, February 14th puts it on a completely different level. This year, I’m planning not only to wear a red and pink dress and matching makeup (I’ll be posting a tutorial on Thursday so stay tuned) but also nails. I just received in the mail this collection of Valentine’s Day inspired nail wrap designs by Jamberry (℅) and I can’t wait to share with you how you can DIY your Valentine’s Day nail art too! Continue Reading
Ralph Lauren has announced the launch of a new “Chunky Chain” fine jewelry line and I can’t wait to give it a go! Why? Well, there are all sorts of reasons—from my family tradition to obsession with everything by Ralph Lauren—that I’ll be sharing with you in this post. Read up at your own risk as you might as well become obsessed with this bold feminine jewelry line! Continue Reading
Well, after my massive Style Sprinter Beauty Awards 2016 I didn’t think that I have any more favorites left for this post. But when I started thinking about the products that I used while on vacation and when I got back to New York, I was amazed with the length of the list! I was thinking why it happened and figured that I missed my makeup collection while on vacation that is why I purchased lots of goodies while in Florida. Then, when I came back to my beloved beauty room, I started testing all the products that I couldn’t take with me on vacation. As a result, I was able to find a dozen or so of goodies that I can’t wait to share with you!
I received a very positive review on my latest BeautyCon box review and I was even more excited to review the winter box as it’s been curated by a super popular YouTuber, Dulce Candy. In case you don’t know, Dulce is a Latina influencer who talks about makeup, beauty, and life in general—while inspiring women from all ethnical descents to embrace their strength and beauty. Even though I enjoy watching Dulce Candy videos and I received this box complimentary for the review purposes, I was very strict when it comes to reviewing BeautyCon Winter Box—so you know for sure whether this beauty subscription box is Hot or Not! Continue Reading
Last week, I went out to pick some flowers for the house and was somewhat surprised when a person selling flowers asked me, “Are you having a party?” I don’t know why exactly he said that, but I assume it had something to do with me heading to some sort of celebration. What this sweet gentleman didn’t know is that I was celebrating my very ordinary day—because in my book, every single day deserves to be celebrated!
When it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day, it’s so tempting to pick an easy route and stick to trivial flowers and chocolate gifts. Don’t take me wrong, there is nothing more enjoyable than to have a scent of freshly cut flowers in your apartment and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy vegan chocolate. But let’s be honest: these typical gifts are way too ordinal to properly express the depth of feelings you have towards your Valentine. This season, I challenge you to be creative and pick unique personalized gifts for your beloved ones. To make your life easier, I rounded up my top four suggestions for your perfect Valentine’s Day gift.Continue Reading
If there is one new actress that I’m totally adore is Jennifer Lawrence. Ever since her debut at The Hunger Games I kept an eye on this natural beauty. Her talent, her social media behavior, her acceptance of herself and her body. I think JLaw is one of the celebs so many people can relate to and I love that kind of down to earth people. I also love what her image makers are doing with Jennifer’s makeup and hair. All of the looks they create are so natural looking and so everyday friendly that I couldn’t resist of repeating one of them.Continue Reading
If I was a famous Russian writer Anton Chekhov I would say, “Just add a faux fur vest to it!” But I’m not a short story genius so here comes my long story describing pretty much the same thing. Essentially, I wear some of my summer pieces all winter long by adding a few warm-looking clothes to the mix. It’s easy and fun and it works very well with bright colored clothes—not to mention that it feels so cozy to wear faux fur clothes during the cold season. Continue Reading
Last week we talked about blogging and this week is all about advancing in your career and get your financial goals met. Read up my roundup of the best links across the web and let’s discuss which of these articles you loved the best and why! Continue Reading
I’ve always been skeptical about floral prints because oftentimes these remind me Soviet-style wallpapers, but this season something has changed as so many designers came out with amazing floral print pieces. Whether you like it or not, florals are making a major comeback so perhaps it’s time to start investing into a few trendy pieces before everyone is wearing floral dresses, tops, and accessories!
Ever since I saw her at The Wolf of Wall Street, I knew that she will be a superstar! Incredibly talented and beautiful, I had no doubts that Margot Robbie will obtain a big Hollywood star status in a matter of years and look where she is now. Not only her Suicide’s Squad character Harley Quinn became the most popular Halloween costume of 2016 (I was one of these people rocking Harley Quinn makeup too!), she’s been a cover girl and a constant inspiration for so many people.
Since I’ve been admiring Margot’s beauty for so long, I was thinking why not featuring one of her signature makeup looks in my Get the Look series? Today we’ll try to recreate her orange red lip look that she wore for the 2015 Oscars. As always, I tried to use as many drugstore products as I could so this celebrity makeup look is budget-friendly! Continue Reading
While I truly enjoyed ditching all of my fancy clothes while going through my fashion detox, I have to admit that it’s good to be back! There is something magical about dressing up, putting on a pair of sparkly heels, and getting your makeup game on. I grew up and always lived in big cities so I guess it’s just in me: I love dressing up and casual clothes never feels right for me. Continue Reading