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NY Auto Show 2017: What to See and What to Wear

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…

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Lifestyle

How to Spring-Clean Your Bathroom

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…

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Travel

Travel Hacks I Live By

LEFT: Sunhat // Burgundy Swimsuit // Cat Eye Sunnies // Espadrilles RIGHT: Gold Clutch // Black Pumps // Little Black Dress // Tassel Earrings // Necklace I can’t say that I travel too often, but when I do I…

Lifestyle

Recipe Box: Vegan Gluten-Free Russian Pierogies

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…

Holidays

Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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…

Time Blocking Cube: What Is It and How To Use It
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Weekend Reads: Money & Career

time blocking cube // planner // mug // stationery kit 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…

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Weekend Reads: All About Blogging

money jar // palette // brushes // blush // highlighter // eyeshadow This week I asked my Instagram followers what type of content they would like to see more on the blog. I received much more responses than I…

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Weekend Reads: New Year’s Resolutions

It seems like everyone is obsessed about New Year’s resolutions. Fitness, beauty, fashion, business, home organizing… It seems like you can find a resolution for every area of your life! While I’m not that good with following through with…

Fitness Outfits

Why 2017 Is The Year of Juicing

New Year should be about resolutions, right? Well, I have one that I actually already started working on back in 2016. For the last few months I tried… drinking more juice! I’m not talking about pre-packaged sugary ones that…

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Holidays

How to Dress Up Champagne for Holidays

If you read my post on Russian winter holiday traditions, you know that New Year’s Eve is the biggest holiday of the year in Eastern Europe. People are getting together and party all day and night long. Somehow it’s…

Holidays

Where to Order Holiday Photo Cards

You’ll be surprised, but there is no such tradition as sending holidays cards in Russia where I’m originally from. People just call each other or send text messages and exchange presents around the New Year’s Eve. Ever since I…

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College

5 Life Lessons I Learned in College

When you are reading this post, it’s about time when I’m preparing or taking finals at college which is also known as my “crazy busy time with no sleep and lots of coffee.” Even though it might sound counterproductive,…

Holidays

Helen Ficalora Giveaway

It already became a tradition to gift my mom and a sister jewelry charms for winter holidays. Last year, I gifted them charm bracelets that they wore all year long and this season I’m planning on picking a cute letter…

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Weekend Reads

Hey guys, I’m spending this weekend in the Hamptons with Ben and Lilusik and I have to admit that the fall trees look even better here than in New York. I took this Instagram shot earlier today and it’s only…

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Weekend Reads

As per multiple requests, the weekend reads series are back on the blog! It means that I’ll be sharing some of the most inspiring articles and photos I found on the web that week, together with a vegan recipe of the…

Midterms: Top 5 Tips for Acing Your Exams
College

Midterms: Top 5 Tips for Acing Your Exams

It’s a midterm season and I’ve been incredibly busy with getting my papers returned on time and preparing for the tests. While my time is a bit limited these days, I do not feel as stressed out as I…

College

How to Stay Organized in College

It’s a midterm season now at NYU where, as you know, I’m currently studying media and communications. Many of you asked me on Insta Stories and Snapchat if I can share any tips on how I’m staying productive while…

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Blogging

How to Collaborate with Influential Bloggers

Collaborating with famous bloggers is definitely something I’d love to do in future as guest posting and getting yourself out there on other people’s platforms is crucial for traffic growth and brand recognition. However, I didn’t have a chance to guest post frequently enough. I…

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Travel

The Ultimate Hamptons Hotspot List

If you are planning on heading East for the Fourth of July weekend, you are probably excited about all of the new restaurants and cafes opened in the Hamptons for the season. Me too! In fact, I’ve been sniffing…

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Weekend Reads

If you are looking for a perfect summer soiree inspiration, definitely check out this gorgeous pink-white-and-blue Fourth of July party decor idea! I prefer tinted moisturizers and BB-creams in the summer as opposed to full-coverage foundations, and this ultimate list of BB…