Eyelash lamination, trendy manicure, new exotic body peeling and other procedures to be done this winter.
Chief Editor of BeautyHack
As a supporter of the theory that beauty comes from within (and I am now not only about the character and purity of the soul, but also about health), I decided to try to adjust my diet and live on the delivery of healthy food for a week. The choice fell on the Grow Food service. I chose the 1,200 calorie Fit diet. Yes, my norm is 1,500, but I mentally add cappuccino to the daily KBZhU, which I can't refuse (and don't want to!).
How it works? You choose on the site your diet and goal (lose weight, maintain weight, gain muscle mass), place an order and every two days you are brought food for two days in convenient black containers. My diet was divided into 5 meals throughout the day. The food is prepared from natural products and the dishes are very varied. For example, on Thursday for the first breakfast I had oatmeal with apple and cinnamon and shakshuka, on the second - curd casserole with pear, for lunch - chicken sous vide and beetroot risotto, for an afternoon snack - chicken pancakes with cheese, for dinner - chicken casserole with vegetables.
For 8 days of the program, the dishes were never repeated, and I did not feel hungry and was very pleased with the quality. In 8 days, even without active sports, I lost one and a half kilograms! Soon I will try the program for a month and share my successes.
Price for 6 days of meals: about 4,140 rubles.
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Manicure is the calling card of every beauty editor. My beauty rule - nails should always be neat: consider that by well-groomed hands, as well as by clothes, you are met and the first conclusions are drawn. Due to the busy work schedule, it is a whole problem to go to any procedure for more than an hour. Therefore, I try to go as close as possible to work or home. I was lucky that there are two Express Nails stores near the BeautyHack office - on Malaya and Bolshaya Nikitskaya. For winter manicure, I went to the salon on Malaya. Take note - here they do manicure and pedicure in four hands. Fast, high quality and beautiful! I sat down in a comfortable chair that was really relaxing - it's so big and comfortable that it turns into a couch and you can stretch your legs.
Vip-master Irina promptly processed nails and cuticles while I was choosing a color. They work here on Luxio and CND gel polishes (a gigantic palette for every taste!), As well as on ordinary ones - I have noticed excellent versions of Christina Fitzgerald and Fedua.
An hour and a half, a few episodes of Sex in the City, and my perfect manicure is done. I wanted delicate pink Delicat. At the end of the procedure, I was given a lavender hand scrub, CND almond cuticle oil and moisturizer.
Price for hardware manicure with Luxio gel polish: RUB 3,050.
Address: st. Malaya Nikitskaya, 2
One winter Sunday I wanted to relax and disconnect from reality for at least a couple of hours. I went to a proven place - Mahash Spa - for a new procedure. I tried the exotic Elemis peeling. Professional peels of the brand are made on the basis of sea salt (rich in minerals), hibiscus and exotic oils. There are two to choose from - Monoi-Frangipani or Lime-Ginger (which I chose).
Before I got to the procedure, I changed in the locker room, put on a cozy white robe and went to the hammam area. After vaping I was met by a spa therapist and we went for the procedure. It starts with rose petals and aromatherapy. Then I lay down on a comfortable couch, the spa therapist rubbed the scrub all over my body and wrapped me in plastic. For ten minutes I was given an insanely enjoyable relaxing head massage. Then I went to the shower to wash off the remains of the peeling. The final step is applying a moisturizer.
After the procedure, the skin is soft and silky like a baby's. At the same time, there is no feeling of grease or stickiness - that's what you need. Before leaving my beloved Mahash, I looked into the relaxation room - drank green tea and lay in the Sodadome meditation capsule (they talked about it here). This is what a perfect Sunday looks like!
Price for Elemis peeling: 5 600 rubles.
Address: st. Tverskaya, 22 (hotel InterContinental)
As a beauty editor, I love testing makeup and styling and discovering new places (and masters!). This time I went to Prive7 Beauty Express in the Evropeysky shopping center. I was going to the Chanel launch party for the new Chance video and wanted to look perfect. My wishes: curls and volume; rich smokey and more highlighter. Makeup artist and stylist, like real fairies, turned Cinderella into a real princess in an hour and a half.
Since we decided to accentuate the makeup on the eyes, the viazzist offered me a choice of shades of shadows and pigments. My solution, the classic "black smoky" quickly transformed into "space" - a huge palette inspires a more original solution.
The MAC pigments and Troublemaker Eyeshadow Palette helped us with this. To create the perfect tone, the makeup artist mixed several options (both MAC, Estée Lauder, and Urban Decay). She shared with me a super-hack: in order to hide bruises under the eyes, you need to apply a little red matte lipstick to this area, and after 5-7 minutes - concealer (red neutralizes blue). Highlighter, MAC blush, lip contour with the legendary Charlotte Tilbury in Pillow Talk and lip balm complete the makeup perfectly. And the curls, wound on a curling iron, and the volume created with the help of corrugation, successfully complemented the image. Will definitely come back for a new makeover!
Price for evening styling for long hair: 3 900 rubles.
Price for evening make-up: 4000 rubles.
Address: pl. Kievsky railway station, 2, Evropeyskiy shopping center (0 floor)
Senior Editor BeautyHack
A little over a year ago, Anastasia Reshetova, in an interview for BeautyHack (you can find it here), talked about her plans to open a beauty salon. Then she promised: "We will" take "by the atmosphere." I was convinced of this when I dropped in for a manicure and pedicure at the Inhype Beauty Zone on Saturday evening. In the lane where the salon is located, peace and grace, and in Inhype itself, life is in full swing: in the light of purple neon lamps, the girls did styling and watched Sex and the City, someone was getting ready for the evening and tried long-term styling of eyebrows, drinking latte, Well, I went to a comfortable chair to appreciate the four-handed manicure and pedicure.
Dexterously wielding the apparatus, nail-masters Madina Kogotyzheva and Ermina Martirosyan got rid of the old gel polish in no time and proceeded to the procedure. Having studied the salon's Instagram account in advance, I already knew what to expect: the masters flawlessly remove the coarse cuticle and apply varnish under it - so that it lasts longer. Madina did a combined pedicure - she got rid of all that was superfluous with the help of a disposable file and nippers, while Ermina worked exclusively with a device. As a result - perfectly smooth heels and hands without a hint of dryness. Out of habit, I chose the proven Luxio gel for coating - in the dark blue Spectra shade for the legs and in the soft milky Coy for the hands. But we are not looking for easy ways, so I asked Ermina to make a color stretch - a kind of French ombre.
The master did without sponges and an airbrush: she distributed two shades with a regular polish brush - she applied Light Beige from CNI to the base of the nail, and the same Coy on the tip. It turned out perfect, and most importantly - quickly! Madina and Ermina finished at the same time, and I could run on my Saturday business in two hours. Although, to be honest, the atmosphere in the salon is so pleasant that I want to spend the whole day there - I will definitely plan some bachelorette party there.
Price for a manicure with a design: 3 900 rubles.
Price for a pedicure: 3 900 rubles.
Price for performing procedures in four hands: 200 rubles.
Address: 1st Smolensky per., 21
The beauty space Regalia Beauty opened quite recently, and every time I visit new salons, a skeptic-revisor turns on in me, and an inquisitive eye is looking for flaws. But already at the entrance to the Regalia, the beauty of the interior is breathtaking, and the hand reaches for the iPhone to make a dozen or two stories on Instagram. Golden shelves with luxury brand products, marble tables on which oat milk coffee and dried fruits are carefully placed for you, screens with birds and a lot of light - in general, Art Deco in all its glory.
But I came to the salon not for new photos for social networks (although for them too), but for styling and makeup for the party. Traditionally, we started with my hair: stylist Valeria washed my hair with Iles Paris shampoo and applied conditioner and serum of the same brand. Together they gave the hair a lamination effect - made it shiny, supple and significantly thicker. The light perfumed aroma of the products became the last "straw" - I immediately wrote them down on my personal wish-list. The master dealt with the styling quickly: she dried her hair, lifting it from the roots with a comb-skeleton, and wrapped the strands on the iron. With him, the curls are broken and deliberately careless - like Victoria's Secret models.
With the same mood as on the catwalk, I went to the makeup zone, where I was greeted by make-up artist Ekaterina. Together we looked at Pinterest and decided on the direction: we need evening makeup, but without bright colors, but with a natural glow. When I saw what cosmetics local makeup artists work on, I broke into a smile: this is one of my favorite brands - Charlotte Tilbury! In addition, Katya's arsenal included Marc Jacobs products (in particular, their shining primer) and the most coveted palette of eyeshadows among beauticians - Naked Cherry from Urban Decay (its main advantages are listed here). Katya, with the quick and light movements of a true artist, applied tone, cream sculptor, golden shadows and thin arrows. I just as quickly glued on the bunches of false eyelashes to visually stretch the eyes - in the outer corners they became longer.The final touch is the soft pink Pillow Talk nude on the lips, the very best-selling shade that Charlotte Tilbury's London corners buy up in minutes.
I was more than pleased with the result: the image turned out to be gentle and not "flashy" - I can quite imagine myself with him in the office during the day. But this is an important talent of the master - to emphasize the merits and imperceptibly hide the flaws. Both the styling and the make-up lasted the whole party, and the compliments I heard in my address convinced me that I will return to Regalia Beauty before the next serious event and will definitely try the manicure with the Italian Fedua coating.
Price per installation: 3 600 rubles.
Price for makeup: 4,900 rubles.
Address: Tverskoy blvd, 16
BeautyHack Editorial Assistant
This is not the first time I visit the salon of the Manicuroff chain and I am consistently satisfied. The invariably attentive staff, pleasant atmosphere, chairs that resemble thrones, and the quality of the work done - all this makes you come back here again and again.
This time I had a chance to get acquainted with the salon on Proletarskaya: it is located literally ten minutes from the metro, where, in addition to manicure and pedicure, eyebrow shaping, haircut or coloring will be done with a light hand. I love this salon for its excellent nail artists, so on Friday evening I decided to please myself with a fresh manicure. While my master Khadija was working with nail files and tongs, my eyes ran up from the huge number of palettes and colors presented in them. In fact, I do not like filigree and endlessly looking at palettes - I always come to a manicure prepared in advance, knowing what I want to see at the exit. This time it was the same, but I still wanted to be inspired for the next visit.
Khadija covered her nails with black Eclipse 001 in two layers, pre-applied a Kodi base. In the end, the master used Top coating. For dessert - a light hand massage with peach-scented cream. The classic version of manicure for every day is what I wanted, and I will save creative ideas for a women's holiday.
Price for classic manicure and Eclipse gel polish: 1,000 rubles.
Address: st. Abelmanovskaya, building 3
Special Correspondent BeautyHack
Phyt's natural biocosmetics and Luxio coating are the keys to the success of a perfect pedicure. For him, I went to PMP Organic Beauty - a place that is known to many for its chamber premium Pilates studios, and more recently for its personal beauty space. I have never done a pedicure on Phyt's brand cosmetics, and this is my first acquaintance with the brand. What splendid scents await you … you can't even imagine! The PHYT'S laboratory was created by the naturopathic biologist Jean Paul Yopart back in 1972. For more than 40 years, the brand has been researching and producing cosmetics that meet the highest BIO cosmetic standard. You will definitely ask the master a question "What is it that smells so tasty and enticing?" - and this is just an antiseptic for treating feet before starting the procedure. Nice smell,as if you were brewed herbal tea, and it filled the whole room with its aroma. If you need home care, a specialist will help you choose it depending on the problem and needs of your skin. We did hardware pedicure and - what is remarkable - disposable attachments (cutters) for processing feet! How often have you seen this in salons?
As usual, I came with a clear idea - a dark solid color coating. But if you read us carefully, you know that the final version of manicure and pedicure for me is the most controversial decision that can change in a second. And so it happened! Together with the master Nastya, we talked, discussed trends and colors. As a result, her phrase “Maybe a jacket?” Influenced the final decision. You have a great nail plate! " And I understood - for 27 years I have never had a French pedicure. The result in the photo: a gentle, neat and very feminine version of the pedicure.
The whole process from processing to coating took an hour and a half, and the procedure was brightened up with delicious coffee with almond milk from our own PMP Organic Bar. I advise everyone to visit a new place and enjoy an organic pedicure!
Price for a pedicure with Luxio coating: 5 400 rubles.
Address: Serpukhovskoy Val, 21
For a manicure, I went to the Domenico Castello salon and ended up in little Italy. I was immediately overshadowed by the space of the salon: there was a dim light around me, a freshly prepared cappuccino was in my hands and next to me was the administrator, who spoke about the services of the salon (styling, haircuts, coloring, cosmetology and make-up) and about the cozy SecretCastle boutique.
I settled into a comfortable chair, and Master Sophia took hold of my nails. I really like the creative approach in everything, so together we chose the color and design. Removing my gel coat was a jewelry job, so I didn't worry about my nails (they were in good hands). I did a hardware manicure, strengthened the nail plate with gel and kept the length that I was diligently growing. I liked very much that the plate did not look thicker due to this reinforcement.
Luxio gel polish was applied in two layers and made a "natural French". To emphasize it, the master painted the nails on the inside with silver gel polish. This is what I call creative solutions: the first experience of such coverage, new sensations - I did not regret it. Two hours later, my manicure was finished: soft pink and two nail designs (marble effect). At the end of the procedure, I received a hand massage. After him, they became so relaxed that it seemed to me: if I take something, it will immediately fall. My manicure has already received a huge number of compliments, and it is impossible to remain silent about it. I share a little Italy in the heart of the capital!
Price for removing the gel coating: 1,000 rubles.
Price for a manicure with Luxio gel polish: 3 100 rubles.
Cover price: 1900 rubles.
Address: Kutuzovsky prospect, 5/3
BeautyHack Project Manager
I decided to open my beauty plan for the winter in my favorite Wax & Go, having delighted myself with a manicure and a four-handed pedicure. I am ready to sing the praises of this salon endlessly. As a young working mother who no longer even dreams of peace, I run there to rest and relax. The most comfortable chair, cappuccino with airy foam, a huge list of films (I always choose comedies), a cozy atmosphere and real professionals. I entrusted my hands to Alena Samokhina, legs to Maryam Asylova.
And while I was enjoying the aromatic coffee and the second part of "What Men Talk About", the girls made me, I'm not afraid of this phrase, the perfect manicure and pedicure. As a processing method, we have chosen a classic unedged manicure and pedicure without soaking (nail file).
Coating - Luxio gel polish in Diva shade.
The cherry on top was Christina Fitzgerald's Hand and Foot Care. Fruit acid cream that heals the skin, seaweed scrub, cream, cuticle oil and magic massage. Dream!
Two hours, and I was happy and rested, ran about my business.
Price for a classic unedged pedicure Christina Fitzgerald: 3,500 rubles.
Price for classic unedged manicure Christina Fitzgerald: 2 500 rubles.
Address: Leninsky Prospect, 87
The next step in my plan is epilation, and on the recommendation of my beauty-loving colleagues, I chose Beauty Detox Bar. A pleasant bonus was the convenient location of the beauty bar on Patriarch's Ponds (10 minutes from our editorial office): taking a walk at lunchtime is a pleasure.
From the very first glance, the beauty studio pleased me with its modern, cozy style: it seems that I have come to visit good friends.
At the entrance I was met by master Veronika Sarapultseva and escorted to a secluded room for epilation, where I sat on a couch. I always choose hot wax. We worked with the following areas: full legs and deep bikini.
The studio masters work on the Italian brand of wax Italwax. And with the help of a special waxing technique, they make the procedure as painless as possible.
Only 40 minutes of time was spent on the procedure, and my skin remained perfectly smooth for another three weeks. An extraordinary miracle!
Price for hot wax epilation (legs completely): 4 500 rubles.
Price for hot wax epilation (deep bikini): 2 900 rubles.
Address: st. Malaya Bronnaya, 31/13
The third stage of my transformation is a trip to the Aiza Anokhina Style Laboratory AiLab. It is immediately evident that the founder put her soul into the interior of the salon: high ceilings, decor with wood elements and houseplants, diluting the cold restrained style with comfort.
Eyelash lamination and eyebrow shaping are the finishing touches to my plan.
I met the brow-master Kristina Vykhodtseva and shared my wishes with her: natural, neat eyebrows, cool shade. Christina cleaned her eyebrows with a cotton pad dipped in floral water, created a shape using a special paste, approved it with me and proceeded to paint.
We held it for literally 7 minutes to achieve the most natural shade. Christina washed off the paint and corrected the shape with tweezers. Then the master styled my eyebrows with gel and a brush, and I went to a secluded room for eyelash lamination, where I was met by master Svyatoslav Savchukevich.
This is not the first time I have done this procedure - this is a real panacea for those who do not have enough time for daily makeup, but want to look bright, but at the same time as natural as possible.
The process itself takes about an hour and a half. First, the cilia are stretched on a special roller (due to which they are twisted), then three compositions are applied alternately on them, with the help of which the eyelashes become more rigid and dense. The final stage is paint application.
The formulations are kept on the eyelashes for 10-15 minutes: in the interval between applications I plunged into a light sleep. After lamination, the eyelashes look glued for another day: the first day they cannot be wetted. Then, after washing my face, they fluffed up and became twisted, bright, thick and dense. And the most important and pleasant thing here is that they are not increased, but mine!
Price for lamination of eyelashes: 3,000 rubles.
Price for correction and coloring of eyebrows: 1200 rubles.
Address: Shluzovaya embankment, 4