All posts filed under: Tips & Beauty

DIY: How To Dye Hair Extensions (Platinum Blonde To Ash Brown)

Privet! Some of you may remember my post on my Russian remy human hair extensions that I had bleached to an ash/platinum blonde. Well I decided to DIY colour match them to my own hair colour because I want this hair to look as real as possible for next weekend’s wedding, without an extra trip to the salon. Let me just say that I spent hours researching the process of transitioning platinum blonde extensions into a light ash brown. I also tested the process out on a single weft of hair ( you could also do a strand test) I wanted to avoid colour mishaps, while eliminating the possibility of throwing out perfectly good hair extensions. I needed this to turn out!! What I’ve learned was that there are a few things to keep in mind when transitioning from one hair colour into another. Platinum blonde hair for example has a silver tone, as it lacks both red, and golden tones. So when you want to make Platinum blonde turn into a natural, light ash …

Miroslava Duma’s Style & Travel Tips

“Simplicity is key when it comes to packing luggage like a pro, but what can sabotage your packing is that little problem of choosing which pieces from your wardrobe are worthy enough to make the cut.  It’s not like you can bring your entire closet, but there are a few hacks to make you look like you did, so you can remain your sartorial best in Paris, to even the Maldives (psst the Maldives is a favourite amongst the Russian jet-set). Many of us know that Miroslava Duma is the founder of Buro 24/7, and that she’s known to those of us who are fashion-crazed for her tantalizing street style. When the Russian it girl is not attending Fashion Week in Milan, Paris or New York, she’s hopping a plane to a new destination due to the popularity of her online publication Buro 24/7 that has exploded internationally. Now All of this leaves me wondering how Miroslava Duma manages to stay fresh faced, and always stylish, and what some of her best tips for travel are.

Trying A Trend: DIY Dermaplaning aka Face Shaving!!

Privet 🙂 ! Well I often tell my mom all of my beauty secrets, currently I’m trying to get her to use some purple shampoo on her hair to help combat brassiness from the combination of hair dye and sunshine. So when I told her of my latest beauty experiment she started to yell at me. She told me I would regret my decision of facial shaving and that I would grow into an old women with a hairy face, and that my barely there facial baby hairs would become“thick and dark”.  Well, I’ve done my own DIY a total of three times in the last 2 months, and my baby hairs have not become thick, or darker as a result of my new beauty quest. So you may now be wondering why I’ve decided to try out this new trend- that might make people come up to you just to say “Ты сегодня выглядишь как огурчик/ you look fresh like a cucumber” as a result 😉 (and yes that is a real Russian compliment …

A Beauty Tip Fit For A Russian Queen

“She may not have been Russian by birth, but her royal marriage lead her to a life spent as one of Russia’s longest ruling women on the throne. Ekaterina II of Russia was born Princess Sophia Augusta Fredericka, and if you want to get your inner historian on, her full German name was Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg. As for the English speaking world, she’s simply known as Catherine the Great. Catherine the Great revitalized Russia under her rule, leading Russia to emerge as one of the great powers of Europe. But asides from her accomplishments during her rule, her life was caught in scandal. In her later years, after the death of Peter III, Catherine was known to be against re-marriage, gaining a reputation for desiring younger men who would often enter her life. So how did the Russian Empress maintain her fabled beauty that enthralled the young men at her court?

Beauty Secrets From Russia & The Ukraine, With Love

Privet my lovely Matryoshkas!! The Au Naturel trend is back in for summer. Models and celebrities alike are showing off fresh-faces, no longer masked by layers of makeup that makes them recognizable to us. Instead we are seeing a softer side, a side that has captured an innocence we’ve never imagined. It’s refreshing. Anyways where am I going with this?! Well todays post is about Russian and Ukrainian beauty secrets- namely beauty routines from this region of the world, what the it girls do, and some funny little quotes from them I’ve found. Besides most of you are familiar with the stereotype/ reputation where Russian and Ukrainian women are the ‘most beautiful’.

Why You Should Sew Together Your Clip In Hair Extension Wefts

Privet Matryoshkas! Last week my best friend called me to ask if I wanted to purchase another set of clip in hair extensions. In fact she is reasons why I wanted to own hair extensions, without her I probably wouldn’t have given them a second thought! Anyways, she is able to pick up hair extensions from a beauty supplies store (which I don’t have access to). She’s also able to get them at the same price that a salon would be able to get them for, before giving them to their client and charging them more money. I couldn’t resist this tempting offer, and said yes. I now have more clip in hair, and I love it!  It was sort of funny that when she came to my house to give me the hair, she had packed her beautiful camel coloured leather tote full of these clip in extensions. She showed me her original extensions (which I’ve seen countless times, and used to clip onto the faux fur of her stuffed animals).

A Russian Inspired Spa Day For Health

Privet lovely Matryoshkas! First let me say that I do not have my own venik, and I guarantee that these Russian inspired spa, and health tips will not require a bundle of birch twigs for you to smack yourself with. I do love to give my body a boost every now and then with some ‘me time’ dedicated to both inner and outer beauty. Some of you know that I weight lift, and that also means that I try my best to eat healthy. But, I do have my bad days where I’ll eat a ton of junk food. Some of you might know how that feels to work hard in the gym and then all of a sudden you have a junk food craving and you then eat said junk food. You might even feel bad for eating poorly afterwards. So what I do when I just feed my body junk food, I try to correct the problem by giving myself a spa day to reset and restore my health/fitness goals. I don’t believe in …