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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 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

Shopping

Shopbop Sale: Top 3 Trends for Spring 2017 To Shop Now

spring 2017 trends - all shades of yellow

ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX // SEVEN // EIGHT // NINE // TEN
(yellow bags // yellow sandals // yellow dresses // yellow tops)

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

Travel

Travel Hacks I Live By

What to Pack to Tulum Mexico

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 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

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 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

Best of Beauty

My Beauty Sleep Essentials

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

Shopping

What to Pack for Tulum

what to pack for Tulum - fashion items

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.

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Hot or Not

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighters Review

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighters Review and Swatches

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.

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Shopping

What to Pack for Tulum

Tulum packing list

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

Tutorials

One Brand Makeup Tutorial: Essence

Essence Cosmetics Makeup Tutorial by StyleSprinter

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

Outfits

The Trend That Will Be in for Spring

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

Outfits

How to Style Two Striped Pieces in One Look

How to style two stripe pieces of clothes in one outfitRemember 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

Hot or Not

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Line Review

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.

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Shopping

Spring 2017 Trends: Stripes

Spring 2017 Trends - Stripes

ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX
SEVEN // EIGHT // NINE // TEN // ELEVEN // TWELVE

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!

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Outfits

Feminism… According to Russians

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.

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Hot or Not

Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit: Review and Swatches

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

Best of Beauty

The Best Lip Oils To Try Now

best lip oils to try in 2017

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.

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Outfits

Military Meets Denim

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.

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Beauty Wars

Beauty Wars: Milani Spotlight Palette vs. Wet N Wild MegaGlo Palette

Milani Spotlight Palette vs. Wet N Wild MegaGlo Palette

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

Favorites

February Beauty Favorites

StyleSprinter - February Beauty Favorites

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…

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Outfits

Trend Alert: Embroidered Denim

Topshop MOTO Embroidered Jamie Jeans 1

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