Pandora’s Box #10 with Consumerista

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Beauty Pie’s signature category: the notorious Pandora’s Box. This time we’ve teamed up with Consumerista — probably the best blogger writing about natural beauty in Russian. You can also check her updates on the instagram — not only in Russian. So that’s what Consumerista told us:

“Usually before purchasing a new product I’m going into the deep research: read various reviews, learn more about the manufacturer and brand values. Reviews of the well-trusted bloggers and interviews with brand founders play a big role in my decision making process. Most of the time products that I buy don’t disappoint me. However, it still happens.

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My “Must-Not-Haves”

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Over and over again I make the same mistake following a passing desire to buy a good-looking bottle that later proves to be completely useless to me (see them all in our Pandora’s box). That is why I decided to make a list of the products that I don’t need (at least in the nearest future) and look at it next time I want to buy something useless. Here it is: Continue reading

Summer Essentials

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The long-awaited summer is finally here, so we can at last enjoy long afternoons on the terraces, picnics in the parks, getaways to the seaside and all the other joyous activities of the season. Let’s not forget about the thrill of wearing shorts, and skirts, and dresses, being bare-legged, barefoot, and sometimes even virtually naked! While we believe that your gorgeous body and a wide smile are your best accessories for these next three months and we ourselves will be cutting on the make-up considerably, there’re some essentials that will help us to turn up the heat this summer. And we can’t wait to share them with you: Continue reading

Pandora’s Box #9

pandora-april2015Beauty Pie’s signature category: the notorious Pandora’s Box. In here we put the most useless beauty products that collect dust and take up space in our bathroom cabinets.Products in this category aren’t necessarily bad (as we believe that there’s no such thing as bad cosmetics), but these items either didn’t fit in in our daily routines, didn’t fulfill what was promised on the packaging or just didn’t meet our expectations. We’ve all been there sometimes: impulsively buying a hyped face mask instead of a dinner in a fancy restaurant, or yet another nail polish, or something simply because it’s mass-market and is virtually free. Well, next time think twice, have you seen it flying out of Beauty Pie’s Pandora Box? Put it back on the shelf.

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Urban Decay Naked 2 vs. Maybelline The Nudes

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Even if you’re not a big fan of eye make-up or maybe haven’t mastered it quite yet, there should be a nude palette in your cosmetic bag for the occasions when you need to look a bit more glamorous and dressed-up. Actually, especially if you don’t apply eye-shadows so often, you should really look into nudes, because they’ll allow you to experiment with different colour combinations without risking to ever look like a circus artist or someone who doesn’t have a clue what they are doing. Continue reading

How to Take Care of Your Skin If You Have a Fringe

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Having a fringe (or bangs) on and off for 8 years made me realise something hairdressers do not tell you about: a fringe is not only a hairstyle but rather a beauty routine to adjust to. The main part of this routine is, of course, washing your fringe every day, no matter what. But there is something more to it, directly connected with how having hair on your face affects your skin. After many beauty mistakes and even some beauty disasters I made up a set of rules that I follow every day. Continue reading

Homemade Nourishing Hair Mask – Recipe

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Our favourite thing about DIY cosmetics is that it’s so accessible that most of the time you can make a potent cleanser or a nourishing mask from what’s already in your fridge, because ultimately, the produce you feed your stomach with should be just as beneficial for your skin and hair, shouldn’t it? For instance, take a banana: not only is it rich in vitamins and minerals, it also helps to soften your hair and add extra shine, which makes it a perfect component for a hair mask. Continue reading