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.
If you are as avid YouTube watcher as I am, you probably know that one of the coolest makeup brands, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and a top YouTuber Nicole Guerriero just came out with a collaboration highlighter palette. The palette launched for a quick second at the Sephora App (that’s how I scored mine) and now it’s available at the brand’s website and at Sephora website. While there is a controversy about this launch on YouTube where some people claim that their palettes arrived damaged, mine arrived in mint condition—and as beautiful as it could possibly be. Okay, I’m done with the spoliers—let’s get into this Glow Kit review. Continue Reading
Oils are going through a major comeback this season. Not in skincare (as these will always remind staples), but… in makeup. Ever since Too Faced relaunched their Sweet Peach line, everyone seems to be obsessed about lip oils from the collection. Around the same time many other brands come out with lip oil options. While many people are excited about this beauty invention, some seem to be concerned whether lip oils are a new fancy name for a classic lip gloss. Today we’ll be breaking out the lip oil phenomenon and review some of the products in this category that I had a chance to test out.
Military trend is in full swing this winter, same as kick-flare jeans. Trying to finally build relationships with denim clothes, I decided to combine these two trends and see if I feel more comfortable wearing jeans. Well, technically these are not jeans but rather a denim jumpsuit, but I’m definitely getting there—improving my relationships with denim clothes.
Drugstore brands are definitely stepping up their highlighting game this season. Walking in the beauty aisle at my local CVS I can’t stop myself from picking all things shiny and affordable. During one of such trips to Walgreens I found one of the competitors of the today’s Beauty Wars, the Illuminating MegaGlo Palette by Wet N Wild, and have been obsessively using it ever since. The same thing happened this past January when I explored all of the Florida-based pharmacies looking for something new to update my collection with. And here it was: a new highlighting and contouring palette by Milani—needless to say that my entire trip was much more fun after I learned that this highlighter looks so much more beautiful on a slightly tanned skin. Continue Reading
Even though February is the hectic month when New York Fashion Week happens, nevertheless this season I had a chance to test a lot of makeup and beauty products. As you will notice, I tested quite a few high-end and luxury beauty products this past month, as well as a few affordable discoveries. I also decided to start separating my favorites from “empties” as the post already turn out so long. What do you think if I write a separate post about the products that I’ve used up around the 15th of each month? Please let me know in the comments area below if it’s something you’d love to read on the blog. Okay, and now here come my February beauty favorites…
With the new trend on embellished and embroidered denim my usually small jeans collection is rapidly growing. I just started getting used to my pearl decorated jeans and—bam!—TopShop launched their new jeans collection and literally killed it! To say that I feel the need to own each and every pair from the new line is to say nothing. As of now, I got my hands on this stunning pair of black jeans embroidered with roses and I can’t get enough of it! It’s just a perfect combo of the universal black shade and colorful flowers that makes those jeans super versatile and my outfit—never boring. Continue Reading
It might be cold and nasty in New York, but in my house spring is in full swing. Why? Because I just received my February’s GlossyBox (c/o) full of all things floral! If you remember my previous posts about GlossyBox, I’m always thrilled to receive these beautifully designed boxes as they fit the perfect amount of makeup and look so cute in my beauty room. What I love even more are the full and deluxe size beauty products that are thoughtfully curated around one specific theme. Continue Reading
Judging on what I saw at New York Fashion Week this and last seasons, velvet is not going anywhere. That’s actually super great news for our wallets as you can wear velvet pieces from last season in spring and fall of this year. Luckily, velvet is one of those fabrics that has a potential to always look different—depending on which pieces you are styling it with. Continue Reading
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!