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 Long Hair?

How to Take Care of Long Hair

Finally. I’m letting you in on ALL my secrets: how to get absurdly long hair, how long does it take, how much does it cost and is it even worth it? All the answers, to do and not-to-do list and some product tips inside this post. You’re welcome. Continue reading

Eye Make-Up Inspiration for New Year’s Eve

Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres The Dream Palette

With the New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I’ve decided to share a couple of eye make-up looks with which I’ve been experimenting lately. Don’t expect any full-on step-by-step tutorials, because, as you know, I’m not a make-up artist myself, but I’d love to tell you about some great new products and easy-to-repeat-at-home techniques that will get your creativity going in anticipation of the biggest party of the year. Continue reading

Best of Glossy Box 2014

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GlossyBox might be one of the smartest beauty-inventions ever. It brings you the feeling of a Christmas Eve. Every month, all year round. The joy of opening the pink box is almost as big as the thrill of exploring new cosmetic products. Some of them you’ve never heard of, others – would have never bought, some were on your wishlist for ages but never came around, and others are just being launched. With 2014 coming to its end, I’ve decided to look back on the 11 pretty boxes I’ve received so far and tell you everything about my favourite discoveries. Continue reading

Best Mascaras According to Aline

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Being a real Russian at heart, I rarely leave home without dressing up and fixing my make-up (if you’re not familiar with Russian tradition of looking gorgeous, you should visit my motherland one day and count how many girls on heels you can spot in one minute: on a Tuesday morning… in a subway). To say the truth, I won’t even take out trash without looking in the mirror and making sure that the hair looks all right. However at the same time as much as I fear being under-dressed, I hate over-dressing and wearing inappropriate amount of cosmetics. My no-matter-what-essential-kit consists of just two products that I put on every morning, even if the world is coming to an end or I’m in an extreme hurry. Those are a perfect-matching tone and an eye-opening mascara.
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Search for the Perfect Foundation. Part IV. Liquid

Foundation Swatches

1. Green People Pressed Powder Caramel Light, 2. Sheer Cover Mineral Foundation SPF-15 Nude, 3. YOUNGBLOOD Natural Mineral Foundation Soft Beige, 4. Sisley Phyto Teint Expert Ivory, 5. L’Oréal Infallible Stay Fresh Foundation 200 Golden Sand, 6. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Shade 4

This is absolutely not the last post in the series, but I earnestly doubt if I will ever find anything that will be as good as… Continue reading