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How-To: Marvel Superhero Nails with Jamberry

I didn’t grow up reading comic books back in Russia, but from the moment I met Ben, I’ve been closely following all Marvel’s creations on the big screen. He knows all the heroes, all the characters’ life stories, who…

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How To Curl Hair with Tin Foil and a Flat Iron

Curling your hair with tin foil might sound like a weird idea, but you’ll be surprised how effective it is once you tried it yourself. If you have thin, fine hair like mine, this trick is a total life changer. It takes much less…

StyleSprinter - Brows 101 - Shave and Trim
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My Eyebrow Routine

A lot of you guys asked me about my eyebrow routine. I did share one of my brow filling tips a while ago, but it’s just one of the tricks I’m using. Saying so, I decided that it’s time…

Katya Bychkova Russian Beauty Blogger
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Tropical Sunset Eye Makeup Tutorial

Even though I prefer keeping my makeup as minimal as possible in the summer, every once in awhile I have an occasion when my newly acquired skill of applying winged eyeliner comes in handy. When such an occasion occurs…

Luminess Air - before after
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Airbrush Contouring 101

One of the biggest concerns city girls like me have in the summer is that liquid foundations and contouring powders seem to melt the moment I leave the house. And it’s not only about the finish or quality of…

The $30 Makeup Challenge
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The $30 Makeup Challenge

As a full-time beauty blogger, I’m constantly testing products that perhaps are above the average woman’s beauty budget. So I was thinking that it could be a great idea to create a budget-friendly tutorial for my readers. I figured…

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How to Blow-Dry Your Hair Like a Pro

Ever since I changed my hairstyle, more and more often, I’ve been wearing my hair straight. One reason is that it’s much easier for me to manage shorter hair. Before I got a lob, it could easily take me…

Two Easy Ways to Style a Lob
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Two Easy Ways to Style a Lob

Since my recent hair transformation, I’ve received a lot of comments from readers asking how to style my new long bob hair. Specifically, Irina S. wrote to me asking for tips and tricks on how to curl hair in…

Get The Look Anne Hathaway Oscars
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Get The Look: Anne Hathaway

Usually, I’m not a big fan of Anne Hathaway (except her role in the Devil Wears Prada – it’s phenomenal!), but we happen to have a similar completion. Fair skin, green eyes, dark hair… Every once in a while…

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Holiday Look: Doll-Like Lashes

The holiday season is a great opportunity to experiment with makeup and create looks that are a bit out of your comfort zone. I am not talking about dramatic changes, but rather about shifting the accents in your evening makeup. As you…

Russian Doll Makeup Halloween 1
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Russian Doll Halloween Makeup Tutorial

This Halloween started for me early. On Wednesday, Ben and I attended a party where he was a Bull and I was a Matador, and yesterday night we hit the streets of New York as a pair of post-appocaliptic…

Twisted Ponytail How-To
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Twisted Ponytail Tutorial

Side ponytail is one of my favorite hairstyles, especially on those days when I don’t have time for curling my hair. This particular hairstyle I accidentally invented this summer when I was trying to style my frizzy hair on a…

Maybelline Better Skin Foundation Before After
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Tutorial: Natural Makeup for Major Breakouts

If you read my recent post about Maybelline Better Skin Foundation, you know that my battle to regain my flawless skin continues. Since a major skincare disaster that happened to me a couple of months ago, my looks have…

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Braided Low Bun Tutorial

I love experimenting with low bun hairstyles because you can wear these for so many occasions, from outdoor wedding to office and a fun Sunday brunch party. In fact, you can do all three in one day without fixing…

Rusk Mousse Hair Tutorial by Katya Bychkova
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How To Create Super Voluminous Hair (Tutorial)

Some people might think I am lucky because my hair is super-duper straight, but it’s actually not that convenient. In fact, my hair is so straight that none of my curly hairstyles ever passed the midnight mark. I am…

Makeover Before After
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Friend #Makeover Tutorial

It is great to know which makeup works for you in any situation and stick to it. However, every once in a while we all need to audit our makeup routine and try something new. Today, I would like…

L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Review
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Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial

You know how much I love red lipstick, and Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion to put on one! In this step-by-step tutorial I propose to your attention a simple but very sensual look that you can wear for…

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Five Minutes Curls Tutorial

Since I learned how to use a hair curlier, my life has changed. I no longer need to wash my hair daily while I have much more hairstyling options available. Prior to that hairstyling discovery I was thinking that…