A manicure with a "twist", a pedicure with glitter (it can compete with the lights on the tree), an updated hair color and makeup for any New Year's outfit - your checklist of procedures before the New Year is ready!
Chief Editor of BeautyHack
For the past couple of years I have been leaving Moscow a few days before the New Year: my little tradition is to celebrate this holiday in a new place.
I will not cease to say that the best nail masters are in Moscow, so I always come on vacation “prepared”, with perfect manicure and pedicure. Of course, all this complicates the situation: you run to the salon "in the sweat of your brow", because before the vacation there are a million things to do, and for several services at once. I went to Nail Spot, which is located on Malaya Bronnaya, five minutes from our office.
I love this small and insanely cozy salon for a few things that are fundamentally important to me:
1) Friendly staff;
2) A variety of shades of Luxio gel polishes, which only manages to replenish;
3) Comfortable pedicure chairs (by the way, you can lie on them, they move apart);
4) The quality of services (I never remember that a manicure lasted less than three weeks, and a pedicure was always with me for more than a month);
5) Speed (they will adjust to you and, as soon as possible, will do a manicure and pedicure in four hands);
6) The opportunity to relax (you can choose any movie and watch it while your arms and legs are being worked on, I watched Sex and the City);
7) My favorite Kart pedicure is done here. A mixture of ADN brand products (containing fruit acids) is applied to the feet, and then they are wrapped in foil and kept in it for 20 minutes.
Thanks to the active formula, a pedicure with such a composition helps with mycosis of the nails and feet until the nail plates are completely restored. Provides effective help for ingrown nails, dry corn kernels. Softens, accelerates and normalizes the process of cell regeneration during the restoration of a diabetic foot. I didn't have ingrown nails or corns, but my skin was pretty dry.
Medical pedicure helped out at the most opportune time! And at the end of the pedicure, Peclasanus sugar peeling is distributed on the feet and large terry slippers are put on the feet for 20 minutes. The product contains high concentration coconut oil, the skin after the procedure remains hydrated for more than one week.
And now I will show you the result: for the manicure we chose the delicate turquoise shade of Calm gel polish, for the legs - Brazen. On a festive night I will be wearing a velvet dark green dress, so manicure and pedicure are in the subject.
New Year mood, hello!
Price for a manicure with gel polish: 2 600 rubles.
Price for Kart-pedicure with gel polish: 4 200 rubles.
Address: st. Malaya Bronnaya, 13
Another service on the must-have list is hair removal. I was very pleased with the spa treatment, which I talked about last week in this article, so I decided to entrust the body procedure to the White Garden once again, only this time I came to inspect the salon on Zubovsky Proyezd.
Here is a real winter fairy tale! As soon as you enter the gate, you see large figures of deer and a Christmas tree with lights. In the hustle and bustle of business, I finally began to relax and feel the holiday! The Christmas mood intensifies when you go inside, where festive attributes are everywhere: toys with pigs, a symbol of 2019, Christmas trees, garlands, sparkling lights. Before the procedure, I was offered cucumber water - my favorite drink!
I prefer wax epilation: sugaring and laser are very painful for me. I love the Australian Lycon wax: by the way, it is used in the best beauty salons in more than 35 countries of the world, and the anti-ingrowth serum is a true legend of the brand. The brand was founded in 1978 by the renowned cosmetologist Lydia Jordan. For many, the brand is associated, first of all, with hair removal: in this direction it has no equal.
Fortunately, there is Lycon in the White Garden. And then there is a wonderful master Nadezhda, who in less than an hour and a half and as painlessly as possible, epilated me in several zones: deep bikini, upper lip, legs. I firmly believe that it is extremely important to get to the right person for such body services.
During the pleasant conversation, the time flew by very quickly: I did not have time to notice how the procedure ended. In the case of epilation, this is more a plus than a minus. Will definitely be back!
Price for deep bikini epilation: 9 500 rubles.
Price for upper lip epilation: 3,000 rubles.
Prices for other zones can be found here.
Address: Zubovskiy proezd, 1
And the last, important procedure for me before the vacation is facial treatment. I adhere to the position that deep cleansing and peeling before the holidays is not the best idea, but the care is what the doctor ordered. Skin, which also needs a breath of fresh air, should be as nourished and moisturized as possible (especially if you have a flight, and in my case, its duration is 10 hours). I went for a procedure to the Legend New York beauty salon for the signature care of the American brand 3Lab. The salon has recently opened in the very center of Moscow - in the Fashion Season Trade Gallery. Make-up, styling, manicure, pedicure, a variety of face and body care procedures (for this there are several beauty parlors in Legend NY) - there really is everything here!
During this year I have become a loyal fan of the 3Lab brand - I really love their eye cream and moisturizer, I wrote about them here and here.
Cosmetologist Marina told about the stages of care, and we proceeded to it. Cleansing first: Cleansing Emulsion and Cleansing Scrub were used. Then toning - for this Marina used Balancing Tonic.
The most enjoyable part is a face and décolleté massage with the brand's special massage cream. The next step is a Perfect Mask for 15 minutes. After that, the face was moisturized with Super Serum and Perfect Moisturizer cream. By the way, at the same time I got a hand care. Coconut oil St. Barth, they put cellophane gloves on their hands and left them for half an hour. Then the skin was moisturized with a tiare-scented lotion (the brand's best seller!).
After 45 minutes of leaving 3Lab, I looked in the mirror and was stunned: the grayness from my face "disappeared", not a single hint of bruises under my eyes (and they were very obvious after the last week of work before vacation and constant lack of sleep). They are replaced by freshness and natural radiance. The skin looked truly rested and hydrated.
I will definitely repeat the procedure in the New Year!
Price for 3Lab Express Facial Care "Moisturizing and Radiance" (45 minutes): 8 670 rubles.
Address: Okhotny Ryad, 2, Fashion Season TG, 3rd floor.
Senior Editor BeautyHack
As a person who does not know until recently where, with whom and what to celebrate the New Year, I always prepare a universal beauty base: neat short nails with dark gel polish and shaped eyebrows. I go, of course, to proven places: the last days before the holidays are not the best time for experiments. Therefore, I take it off my heart and recommend it with all my heart.
For a manicure and pedicure, go to one of my favorite salons - Beauty Detox Bar. The atmosphere there is imbued with the spirit of the Patriarchs: calm, creative and somehow a little St. Petersburg. And most importantly - the office is within easy reach. If the day doesn't go well, I run there for a manicure, a cup of coffee and a few episodes of Friends - and life immediately gets better.
Both procedures were done to me at the same time: Juma Hajiyeva did her hands, and Shahane Baghdasaryan took over the pedicure. A few strokes with disposable files - and there was no trace of the dry cuticle, and the heels became like a child's. I chose a dark purple Vixen from Luxio for the cover.
I personally have these gel varnishes for more than a month without chips, so I choose a laconic and universal color so that it fits everything. I don't forget about the upcoming holidays: my fingernails are decorated with tiny sparkles at the base.
Price for a manicure with a design: 3 100 rubles.
Price for a pedicure: 3 400 rubles.
Address: st. Malaya Bronnaya, 31/13
And for luxurious eyebrows, I go to Keep Looking - a salon that you fall in love with at first sight.
Do you want to evaluate the work of the masters? Take a look at the photos of Ksenia Shipilova, the founder of Keep Looking. Perfect eyebrows, natural eyelashes and invisible lip tattooing look promising!
By the way, it is easy to overdo it with eyebrows - a couple of unsuccessful experiments, which ended in threads of three hairs on the face, taught me to approach the choice of a master responsibly and carefully. Salon master Karina Chilingaryan applied henna to her eyebrows with the grace of an artist, while removing hair with Lycon wax.
This is the best way to get rid of the fuzz - not only in the eyebrow area, but also above the upper lip. The result pleased me: the eyebrows looked bright, but natural. And this not only saves time on makeup, but also makes the look more expressive - all that remains is to arm yourself with dark lipstick, and you can even go to the red carpet.
Price for shaping eyebrows with wax: 1 900 rubles.
Price for staining with henna: 1 300 rubles.
Price for upper lip epilation: 800 rubles.
Address: Petrovsky Boulevard, 23
Before the coming year, I decided to get rid of all the failures, sorrows and grievances of the outgoing year (read - cut your hair). Going to the hairdresser for me is equivalent to the seventh circle of hell according to Dante's classification - my hair grows very slowly, and I tearfully part with every millimeter (for the means that helped to grow at least some length, look here). For a responsible mission, you need a reliable master who will instantly understand my suffering - and I knew for sure that such a person works in the Milfey beauty salon. She entrusted Maxim Sharifullin to dye my hair for the first time (the result is here), so there was no doubt.
Maxim knows how to hear the client - they discussed how much to cut without loss for the image, and at the same time decided to update the color with toning.
I ordered a second cup of coffee and plunged into my work mail. Maxim deftly washed my hair and applied a tinting composition to my hair. I did the coloring with the means of the organic brand Kydra, which comes off well and evenly from the strands (after 2 months of transition at the roots, I never found). But we chose the Redken brand for toning - it does not "argue" with the dye, it lasts longer and makes the color deeper and more saturated.
An hour later, the mail was sorted out, and my hair shone with a new hue, easy styling and an even cut. Importantly, the length seemed to remain the same, but the split ends were gone. I enter the New Year without any extra burden on my shoulders (and hair)!
Price per haircut: 5000 rubles.
Price for toning: 13 500 rubles.
Address: st. 3rd Frunzenskaya, 19
The New Year will not happen without a fresh manicure. But with the choice of shade, there was a dilemma - sparkles will not be relevant after January 1, and I wear a manicure for more than 10 days. I went to the Art Up salon with hope - perhaps the master will help to find a middle ground. But the day went wrong in the morning: leaving the car, I broke two nails. I came to the salon almost in tears, but the cozy atmosphere, a cup of hot tea and the master Natalya Makarycheva quickly reassured me.
Natalya deftly fixed her nails with gel, did a neat hardware manicure and suggested an original coating option: to do a manicure with Neo Nail gel polish in a neutral pink shade of French Pink Light, and top the nails with a shiny Smith & Cult polish in the shade Vegas Post Apocalyptic. When the holiday is over, the top coat can be removed with regular liquid - a basic manicure won't hurt.
She left inspired and satisfied - I don't have to worry about the manicure until the end of the holidays!
Price for hardware manicure: 1,500 rubles.
Cover price: 1,000 rubles.
Address: st. Bolshaya Bronnaya, 9
The last "stop" is a pedicure. By the last weekend of the year, I was mortally tired and wanted to rest my soul. For this, there is a secret place in the center of Moscow - the Heathy Ballers studio of figure improvement. The space offers an extensive "menu" of body treatments, but manicures and pedicures are also excellent there.
The most important thing is that only a select few know the place (you are now among them). Therefore, there is no crush and flow of customers - you can take a break from the outside noise and really relax.
In the pedicure chair (which looks more like a massage chair) I almost fell asleep. And the master very quickly gave me a quality pedicure. We chose Vogue Nails gel polish in Ice Pink shade and made the dark holes in “Night Fireworks” shade.
Well-groomed legs will delight me all the holidays - on January 2nd I will boldly go to the spa!
Price for coated pedicure: RUB 3,300.
Address: Chistoprudny Boulevard, 23
BeautyHack Project Manager
Preparing for the new year is going on in some crazy bustle: work tasks, cleaning, making menus, buying gifts … With this rhythm, you still want to meet the coming year in the role of a beautiful swan, not an ugly duckling.
She started by refreshing her look with coloring, cutting and grooming. Elena Vlasova's color studio "At the height" helped me.
I am a loyal fan of the L'Oréal Professionel brand and always choose salons that work under my favorite brand.
Having opened the doors of the salon, I got into some kind of extraordinary art space: tall ceilings, stylish shelving, huge mirrors framed in wooden frames - you can immediately see that a soul is put into the salon, and the founder has her own style.
She settled down in a comfortable armchair and flipped through the salon's Instagram account over a cup of tea. I told the master Diana without concealment how I see myself in the new year. We have chosen a beige, natural shatush, which will remind of strands burnt out in the sun.
Diana deftly cut off the split ends for me and proceeded to dye, combing the strands for a smooth extended color transition. After lightening the strands, Diana tinted me in two stages: first, she applied the composition to the roots to make the transition look softer, and only then - to the entire length, so that all the hair became a uniform shade.
After toning, Diana did her care: she applied a composition with a tropical scent from L'Oréal Professionel. In 10 minutes I managed to sort out my work mail, and Diana washed my hair and started packing.
While the hair is wet, the coloring is not noticeable, but with each dried strand, I was more and more happy with the result.
The dyeing turned out to be very natural, the color refreshed my image, and the magical (I'm not afraid of this word) care seemed to breathe new life into my hair. The strands became lively, shiny and obedient. I immediately forgot about endless worries and went to prepare for the long-awaited holiday with enthusiasm.
Price for staining and care: 19,000 rubles.
Address: st. Nagatinskaya, 16
In order to wake up beautiful every morning and spend less time on New Year's makeup in the new year, I decided to do eyebrow and eyelash lamination. I went to the Inhype Beauty Zone: Anastasia Reshetova's eyelashes are the best advertisement (you can find her care secrets here).
I was greeted by smiling Marina, and we began the transformation with the eyebrows. With the help of a brush, she combed her eyebrows up and fixed them with special glue. Then I alternately applied three compositions to the eyebrows, which made the hairs denser.
At the end of the procedure, Marina applied keratin to her eyebrows to fix the result. Gorgeous sable eyebrows without gel are ready - it's time for eyelashes.
At the very beginning of the procedure, they are pulled onto a roller to give a beautiful bend and fix their shape. Hair is thickened with the help of three compositions, like eyebrows, only paint is necessarily applied to the eyelashes (I chose charcoal black to forget about mascara). At the end, the lashes are fixed with keratin.
During the day, eyebrows and eyelashes should not be wetted, otherwise the result will disappear as quickly as fireworks on New Year's Eve. Immediately after the procedures, they look damp and stuck together, but after a day I was able to wash normally and they fluffed up.
A panacea for girls with a busy schedule, like mine: I sleep 20 minutes longer every morning! Eyelashes become bright and curled - I almost forgot about eye makeup (they have become more expressive due to the correct shape of the eyebrows).
Price for lamination of eyelashes: 4 500 rubles.
Eyebrow lamination price: 4 500 rubles.
Address: 1st Smolensky per., 21
The final touch of my preparation for the most important night of the year is my manicure. Neat, well-groomed fingers are the most delicious cherry on a New Year's cake. I went to the Express Nails salon, which I tried and loved, where you can definitely get any service quickly and efficiently.
The salon does not occupy a homely and cozy atmosphere: I was greeted with tea with thyme and warm caramel cookies. For the film about Bridget Jones, master Nadezhda made me the perfect hardware manicure, covered my nails with CND brand gel polish (I chose the shade Unearthed) with minimalistic patterns in classic red.
While hope covered my nails, I put collagen gloves on my hands - after the manicure, the skin of my hands became tender, like my six-month-old daughter.
The final stage is a relaxing brush massage (my happiness knew no bounds)!
Price for coated manicure with design, collagen gloves and massage: 5 750 rubles.
Address: st. Malaya Nikitskaya, 2/1
Special Correspondent BeautyHack
Before New Year's Eve, which I still don't know where to meet, I want to be at my best: manicure, pedicure, clean, radiant skin (I told about my professional care a week ago here) and, of course, [required!] Makeup and styling. For a rehearsal of the New Year's look, I went to my favorite and very creative salon Peng.
Together with the master Evgenia Safonova, we discussed my outfit for the holiday and my preferences in makeup. During the conversation, I realized that I was ready to give Zhenya a complete carte blanche: she only said that I wanted to try shades of pink in my eye makeup. I love the LimeCrime “Venus III” palette with all shades of pink - from nude to bright pigment with glitter - but for some reason my look didn't go beyond house parties.
We started our makeup with cleansing with a remover, exfoliant and tonic Aveda - the brand's natural ingredients soothe the skin, delicately remove flaking and prepare the face for further stages of care. As a moisturizing base, Zhenya applied a lifting-effect cream from Oribe Beauty (one of the most anticipated launches of the year - see details here).
The skin is ready, let's start the makeup - pink Book of Eyes palettes in Interlewd shade, Oribe Beauty lipstick in Fuchsia Glow shade (both on the lips and on the lower eyelid), blush, sculptor and Milk for Hunny shine from Smith & Cult (the shade will suit everyone). While Zhenya works on my face, I sit with a relaxing collar with a Christmas scent of cinnamon and ginger that warms my neck and shoulders, enjoying divine banana cream pudding and coffee. The salon always has something to eat and believe me - this is a very significant bonus at 10 am. For example, I never eat breakfast before going to Peng just for this pudding and coconut latte.
Time flies by for makeup very quickly and we start styling. In the salon, they are made only for dry hair - remember this. I wanted a grunge look, and the stylist only took three main products: dry shampoo, volume spray, and salt spray for messy curls. Zhenya very dexterously and quickly wields the curling iron: she didn’t have time to look around, but my hair was ready!
The rehearsal of the image went off with a bang! My fears about pink eyes were in vain - it all depends on the intensity and your imagination. I think that on December 31st I will ask you to make my makeup even a little brighter, so that I can definitely be the star of the party. Hurry up to sign up - in the salon especially for the New Year there are offers in the form of sets (making several services together is much more profitable).
Price for a set of makeup + styling: 4 500 rubles. (special price for New Year's set # 1)
Address: Nizhniy Susalny per., 5, p. 13
Manicure and pedicure - sacred for every girl! When my sister sees nail art on her nails, she likes to say: "The simpler the lady, the more sophisticated the manicure!" This time I did not live up to her expectations and decided to take a break from complex designs.
On the way to the salon, Britana read the news that Living Coral coral number 16-1546 was recognized as the color of 2019 (read about the best beauty products in this shade here).
Therefore, in the studio, together with the master, we immediately discarded the unnecessary and made a choice in favor of Darling from Luxio for a pedicure. I love this brand for a long time: a dense coating even in one layer, no chips, easy to wear. Hardware pedicure is one of my points: as quickly as possible, efficiently and it lasts much longer.
But with a manicure, as usual - I want something, I don't know what: light, but not pink; gentle but noticeable. The master recommended to pay attention to the Fedua brand gel polishes. The eye fell on Ballerina 2.0: a delicate shade between cappuccino and praline is what I need!
This is the first time I have done a manicure using the products of this brand, although most of our editors have long been familiar with many shades of varnishes. Very thin coating, color intensity varies with layering. In the photo I have three layers (I didn't want a translucent coating) - look how thin and neat the manicure looks. It is worn with dignity, the ends are alive and do not break, and the shade also suits any outfit, mood and weather. A very versatile color that every girl will love. Completion of the procedure - massage with Christina Fitzgerald cream. Bliss!
Price for a pedicure with gel polish coating: 5 400 rubles.
Price for a manicure with gel polish coating: 4,000 rubles.
Address: st. Burdenko, 14
BeautyHack Editorial Assistant
I am a person who chooses gifts and New Year's outfit back in October. I do not like to postpone everything until the last moment, for the pre-holiday week I can only leave the signature of the postcards. So I decided the issue of beauty preparation in advance. For a quality manicure, I came to the incredibly stylish and cozy Jean Louis David on Leninsky Prospekt.
What immediately caught your eye? The attentiveness of the staff. From the doorway, I was offered hot drinks and a warm collar with the aroma of green herbal tea, which warmed me from the frost and immediately helped me to relax. Master Tatyana removed the gel from the nails without resorting to hardware removal. Of course, this technique takes more time, but it is safer for the nail plate. Then Tatyana proceeded to the manicure itself, having prepared a bath with milk for La Ric manicure - the space was immediately filled with berry aroma.
I prefer classic trim manicure, always staying true to the "soft square" shape and minimum length. Before covering, Elena applied a soft La Ric scrub with fruit acids, based on dead sea salts and oils - the scrub not only exfoliates the skin, but also moisturizes it well. After scrubbing, the skin was additionally moisturized with serum and cream also from La Ric.
My choice fell on Luxio, a Whisper shade. And to add a little festive mood, it was decided to dilute the nude with golden glitter. As a result, a fairly discreet, but not boring manicure turned out, just what you need for New Year's Eve!
Price for luxury manicure: 3 800 rubles.
Price for coating gel polish: 2 600 rubles.
Address: Leninsky prospect, 82/2
You only need to step into the New Year with a fresh pedicure! But I have very sensitive feet - I only trust professionals. I went to Encore Spа - after this salon it will be difficult to lower the bar. I love it when a separate room is allocated for a pedicure - at the end of the last working week it is so nice to relax in a comfortable chair, enjoy the adored film “1 + 1” on the screen.
My master Anastasia was very careful - I appreciate it immensely in a pedicure (usually I can't completely relax). There was no such problem here: Anastasia processed not only her nails, but also her feet, removing the rough skin. On my feet, I prefer juicy shades, so this time I chose a rich wine Luxio, shade 19.
A real classic (and appropriate for New Year's Eve)!
Price for coated pedicure: 3 900 rubles.
Address: 1st Krasnogvardeisky proezd, 21, building 2, 3rd floor
Special Correspondent BeautyHack
The year turned out to be very difficult - most of all I would like to celebrate the chimes and arrange a marathon of your favorite New Year's films without getting out of bed for a couple of days. Therefore, the preparation was carried out according to the "minimum" program - the strength was found only for manicure and pedicure. I chose the beauty salon Manikuroff, which my colleagues praise so much (now, I'm sure, deserved).
From the very first second, the interior of the salon pleases the eye with girly paints, velor ottomans and fresh flowers. I did not have time to sit down in an easy chair, when the administrator brought me an apple fresh juice, and the master Alla began to conjure over my hands. We chose a natural nude shade of Nail Best Nude 06 gel polish (to be honest, glitter from any angle is already nauseous).
I finished the fresh, and my manicure is ready. The administrator with a smile led me into a room with a mysterious sign "Boudoir". She was surprised, opened the door and immediately understood the meaning of the name. In the pedicure room there are not just velor chairs, but real thrones. I felt like a queen, fell into soft pillows, covered myself with a blanket and almost fell asleep.
There was a romantic comedy on TV, I enjoyed the atmosphere and comfort, and my master Gilyana gave me a combined pedicure. Among the many palettes, I could not resist and chose lavender color (Eclipse, shade 022), although I was planning a classic red.
After the pedicure, I timidly asked the master to take a couple of photos on the throne to send to our editorial chat (there is already a whole collection there). But Gilyana did a whole photo shoot for me!
Three things were done at once: I'm ready for the new year, the mood has become higher than the forvator, and there is also a new cool photo (there will be something to post on Instagram)!
Price for a pedicure with gel polish coating: 1 700 rubles.
Manicure with gel polish coating: 1,000 rubles.
Address: Moscow, st. Abelmanovskaya, 3.
Special Correspondent BeautyHack
At the end of the year, the shower demanded a change, and for the first time I decided on eyelash extension. I entrusted the complex procedure to the beauty studio Gubba, which I fell in love with because of the amazing atmosphere: there is a feeling that I came to a bachelorette party to my beloved friend. There is a lot of pink, turquoise around, and the neon sign #tyunique flaunts on the wall. Master Anna met me and took me to the office.
They immediately assessed the condition of the eyelashes and discussed the desired result. I have good eyelashes - for a beauty experiment, a classic volume is enough. I lay down on the couch, Anna covered me with a soft pink blanket and began the procedure. For two hours I managed to plunge into a light sleep several times to relaxing music. I couldn't wait to open my eyes and evaluate the result.
The procedure was over, but Anna allowed me to open my eyes only after 10 minutes, so that the vapor of glue would completely disappear and not injure my eyes.
I looked at myself in the mirror and was delighted: the eyelashes became long, voluminous, but not deliberately puppet. Anna heard me, which is important - the result coincided with expectations! At parting, the master gave me similar recommendations on how to care for new eyelashes so that the result lasts longer.
Rested and inspired, I went home - next morning I can sleep longer!
Price for classic volume eyelash extension: 2 500 rubles.
Address: Lomonosovsky prospect, 25, building 5
My grandmother has an annual tradition: a few weeks before the New Year, invite friends and relatives to a restaurant and take stock of the outgoing year. This time I wanted to look especially impressive - I decided to do evening makeup at GO by Brow Bar. Small but cozy spaces can quickly create the perfect styling and makeup for any occasion.
Sitting in a comfortable chair, I immediately fell into the hands of the stylist: I asked to make light waves and add volume at the roots. A few minutes later, a smiling make-up artist Elena came up to me and we discussed makeup: I asked to emphasize my green eye color.
Over the past two cold months, my skin has become very dry, it has become difficult to find the right tone in the makeup, so that it lays down in an even layer, without "sinking" into the pores. Elena added a few drops of face oil to the moisturizing base, and the situation has improved markedly. As a tone, we mixed two products from my favorite MAC brand: Face and Body Foundation and Studio Sculpt. Having placed light accents on her face with a bronzer and highlighter, Alena proceeded to eye makeup. A palette of shadows from Huda Beauty was used - I was already calm about the makeup: it was thoroughly tested by our editor-in-chief Karina Andreeva (look for a test drive here). To make the shade of the eyes brighter and deeper, Elena chose plum shades and added a little pink tones.
She filled the space between the eyelashes with a black shade to make her look deeper. Everyone's favorite Cabaret Premiere mascara from Vivienne Sabo was applied to the eyelashes, and the lips were emphasized with a nude shade of MAC lipstick
At this time, the curls were already ready - I thanked the masters from the bottom of my heart and ran to dinner.
The makeup lasted the whole evening, and the styling made me happy the next day (although it was wet snowing outside).
Price for evening make-up: 2 500 rubles.
Price per installation: 1 500 rubles.
Address: st. Kievskaya, 2, TC Kievsky
Styling is the most important part of any festive look. But a stunning hairstyle will not work if the hair is dull and lifeless. Therefore, I decided to focus on their health and try the innovative L'Alga SPA hair care at the L'art clinic of aesthetic medicine.
Professionals in their field with many years of experience have gathered here - it is not for nothing that the clinic is loved by many Russian stars.
L'Alga is a new line of cosmetics for hair and scalp restoration. The stunning effect of the procedure is obtained thanks to the complex of seaweed in the composition. They smooth unruly hair, promote hair growth and soothe sensitive scalp.
First, hairdresser Anna washed my hair with L'Alga.Seawet revitalizing shampoo, and a magical scent immediately began to spread throughout the hall. Spoiler alert: Even after a week and a half, I can smell this smell in my hair. The next important step is the L'Alga.Seacure intense mask and serum. The products are left on the hair and heated for 20 minutes. The composition penetrates deep into the hair structure, creates a protective layer for which neither harsh weather conditions nor curling irons with high temperatures are afraid.
The final stage is styling. It is difficult to straighten my unruly and wavy hair, but a miracle happened in the clinic: my hair became straight without ironing and rigidly pulling strands with a comb. After the procedure, the strands are like in a fairy tale - shiny, dense and smooth to the touch: all the time I want to look at myself in the mirror. After a week and a half, the wow effect has not disappeared anywhere. By the way, the L'Alga line has a series for home care - I bought it as a gift for myself, mom and girlfriends.
Price for L'Alga care: 4 800 rubles.
Address: Pechatnikov per., 12
New Year's holidays this year will be very eventful - least of all I want to spend time on long preparations. Most of the time in daily makeup is occupied by eyebrows - I really wanted to forget about this routine for a while. I hadn't heard of long-term styling before, but curiosity got the better of it. For experiments I went to Nikonorova Lash & Brow Hall - the studio specializes in services for eyebrows and eyelashes (which finally “bribed” me when choosing a salon).
Before starting the procedure, the master Ekaterina told me all the nuances: it turned out that the procedure solves the problem of asymmetry, hard hairs growing in the wrong direction, gives the desired shape and color.
First, Ekaterina applied Thuya gel with collagen on my eyebrows - under its influence, the hairs become softer, more manageable and begin to shine. After a few minutes, we move on to the next step - we fix the hairs in the desired shape with a neutralizing cream and comb them up - this way they will become fluffy and voluminous.
After styling, we decided to add a shade to the eyebrows, making a light toning. The result really impressed me - already in the salon I appreciated the "obedience" of the eyebrows and their ideal appearance.
But the effect became more noticeable at home: after a week the result was preserved and I do not need to dye and style my eyebrows for so long.
Price: 2 500 rubles.
Address: st. Shabolovka, 23 k3
Special Correspondent BeautyHack
This year I did not decorate the tree, but nobody canceled the magic and sparkle of lights on New Year's Eve! So that the holiday was not only in my soul, I decided to do a pedicure with bright gold glitter last week before the holidays. It's almost impossible to sign up for a salon before the New Year, but I managed to get into the new space of the Be Beauty Bar, which opened just two weeks ago.
In the salon I first met the French brand Didier. The name translates as "desire", a feeling of thirst. So it is - it is the desire that seduces everyone to try something new, something unknown, something unusual. It attracts and hypnotizes (like the shades of the palette).
The pedicure was done completely "on a dry foot": without a bath, without an apparatus - a nail pedicure, in which, if necessary, a special gel is used to soften calluses and rough skin areas. The product is applied for 10 minutes, the foot is wrapped, and then processed with a file - a minimum of time and smooth skin.
I could not part with the palette before covering - I chose between bright blue, milky and gold glitter. Still settled on the shade Sparkle (as originally conceived). I must say right away that the varnish shines incredibly, and for the dress I will choose the opening of the shoe, so that the glitter "sparkles" even more in the reflections of the garlands.
At the end, master Galina applied a nourishing lotion with a cumulative effect to the legs: its components penetrate into the deep layers of the skin, moisturizing it from the inside.
I left with brilliant (in the literal sense of the word) nails, in a great mood and a desire to buy myself a beautiful dress (fortunately in the Vegas mall there are shops for every taste).
Price for a pedicure with gel polish coating: 4,000 rubles.
Address: Vegas Kuntsevo, 55 km of MKAD
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