Currently Obsessed With…

1. Shamballa Bracelets – those babies are popping up everywhere, from blogs, to Olympian’s wrists:

2. Origins VitaZing SPF 15 – it hydrates, energizes and protects to maintain skin’s momentum all day. I love it!

3. The Balm’s Nude Tude palette and Translucent Powder – Sexy Mama – I just got those from HauteLook.com the other day – and am in absolute delight 🙂

4. Reading Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin

5. Styling Denim shirts – I’ve got 3 of those already 🙂

Happy Friday everyone, what are you currently obsessed with?

xo,

Zhenya

PS. I also thought that Vika Komova totally deserved gold today, she was wonderful in her last routine!

A Case of Makeup Plagiarism: Hey Revlon, create new product much?


I wasn’t originally going to even write anything, because these images are pretty self explanatory, but this case of plagiarism just wants to make me laugh, or cry, I don’t know! The funny thing is – I found the Revlon picture on some blog last night, and left a comment that Revlon has completely ripped off the chubby stick, I literally had to look twice! And I work at Clinique! So I left a comment on that blog and the author didn’t even post it, you know those blogs when your comment is awaiting moderation and then it never appears? (oh wait I do that on my blog too! But that’s so none of you would be offered sex toys from Germany or Russian brides). I just wish people would’ve been more honest and open to criticism, besides, I wasn’t saying anything against her, just the company! I also hope that you understand that even though I work at Clinique, I still use other brands, including drug store ones, but hey Revlon is going off my list, with it’s crappy nail polishes and awful PhotoReady!

Have a fabulous day everyone, I know I will!

Z

PS. The pictures were taken off of Revlon’s FB page and Musings of a Muse, who also provides a great review and compares Revlon to Clinique and Tarte!

На самом деле я изначально не хотела даже ничего писать под этими двумя фотографиями, так как они говорят сами за себя! Но такой плагиат заставляет меня биться в такой истерике (то ли от смеха, то ли от слез, сама еще не поняла!) Самое интересное, что я нашла фото с новой продукцией от Ревлон на одном блоге, и сразу же оставила комментарий, что данный продукт является точной копией Chubby Stick от Clinique. Мне даже пришлось приглядеться поближе, хотя я работаю в Клиник! Но мой комментарий так и не появился – знаете есть блоги, где автор может модерировать комментарии, то есть вы его оставляете, а потом ждете, но ваши слова так и остаются неопубликованными? (ой блин, я же тоже так делаю на этом блоге – но это чтобы всем читателям не начали предлагать секс тойз из Германии или Русских жен)  Жаль, что некоторые люди бояться критики и не хотят слышать ее в свой адрес, причем я не критиковала автора блога, а именно саму компанию Ревлон. Я также надеюсь, что вы поймете следующее, не смотря на то, что я работаю в Клиник, я пользуюсь продукцией и других брендов, того же масс маркета, но сегодня я вычеркнула Ревлон из своего списка, пусть их вонючие лаки и отвратительный PhotoReady катятся в тартарары!

Всем отличного дня! Я знаю что мой день будет отличным!

Z

A Brick for a Face

Well maybe not for a face, but for a last name – the article about “I’m too pretty all other girls are jealous” (yes, I am quoting Jackie /Mila Kunis/ from That 70’s Show), by Samantha Brick has caused a completely different effect than what the author had hoped to. Especially in the US. They even discussed her on the Today show.

Interested in her persona and all the Twitter jokes, I didn’t want to judge, but form my own opinion instead. So I went and found the original article, where the author basically complains about the hardships she had to go through while dealing with other women in her every day life.

I can relate to the fact that I was “dumped” by oh so many girlfriends/best friends and that since about the age of 19 Sam has been my best friend! Thumbs up if your husband is your best friend as well!

You know they say – it’s important to learn to love yourself – and Samantha showed us just how to do that, and if you think you are prettier than her – good for you, but I’ve learned never to compare!

But just for this quote – “I don’t drink or smoke, I work out, even when I don’t feel like it, and very rarely succumb to chocolate” – I want to give her a thumbs up or a high five, whichever one is more appropriate in Britain/France!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2124246/Samantha-Brick-downsides-looking-pretty-Why-women-hate-beautiful.html#ixzz1rBVeASYW

Have a fabulous day everyone!

xo,

Z

Studs where?

Thank you Ke$ha, I will never look at the studs the same way again. I am pretty sure you are brainless, otherwise this would’ve never happened. At least you went for golden ones, not platinum or diamond… hehe

On the other note, it’s this time of year when I go in for a hair cut. And this time it’s going to be banging! Yes, my friends, I am getting bangs, next Friday! So mark your calendars and don’t forget to check up on me 😉

How is working at Clinique? – Wonderful, the most exciting job I’ve ever had (probably until gift with purchase comes around – LOL – but mark your calendars for that, because it’s a pretty neat gift )

And unless the weather app is lying to me, it’ll be in the 50s here in Minneapolis next week! Buh-bye snow and hello spring!

Doodles,

Z

Hey girl.

I couldn’t resist stealing this off of another blog here on WordPress! Like the post if you can relate!

Plushenko should be mentioned in Russian National Anthem

And according to my husband he is, this is how Sam sings the first 2 lines of the Russian National Anthem (disclaimer: if you are extremely patriotic, don’t read this, otherwise I’ll get accused in blasphemy! LOL)

Rossiya Bolshaya

Raz Dva Plushenko…

So you get the idea 🙂

But in spite of being a sour loser at the last winter Olympics, he goes and gets a 7th gold medal at the European Championship. It’s one heck of achievement indeed. I mean where is Lysacek? Where are other skaters? Plushenko has turned himself into a skating king, and the only person who can follow in his steps is Johnny Weir, he is half Russian anyways!

The commentary to the video is in Russian, but you don’t need to speak the language to understand the movement and the final score 😉

Have a fabulous week!

xo,

Z

 

I don’t do it in the Jungle, but someday I might

It’s always big when someone gets to be on a reality TV show, especially if that someone is an entire salon. Jungle Red may only look like a garage on the outside, but trust me there is more inside, plus the inside is also organic.

The local downtown salon got on Tabatha Takes Over, because the owner needed help, she was $45,000 in debt and actually living in the place! Those of you who watched the show last night could’ve gotten a sneak peak on her bras and the disgusting shower (I had a better one growing up in Russia! Just saying 😉 ) The staff was a hoot, the make up artist was doing vodka shots like no tomorrow, at that point I started wondering how Russian she might be on the scale of 1 – drunk. Plus the dust, the hair, the oh so ranch looking tub for pedicures. No wonder I read horrible reviews on that place!

But here comes Tabatha with her adorable British accent, cursing left and right. In spite of all that, she plays the Fairy Good Mother for Kari, the salon manager and presents her with a yoga instructor job and people who can train her!

The show ends well, I am sure the salon is getting more and more business, to be honest I am still not sure whether it’s worth going to or not, I guess Aveda’s domination and reputation speaks for itself and if I can get an appointment to get my hair cut this week, I will go there.

Now about the party, no good came out of it, but this picture of Sam and I, I mean we are one good looking couple!

The viewing party held at Seven started at 7pm (feel the irony?), we got there around 7.30, 8pm was when the fashion show was supposed to start, and to be honest that was the part I was extremely excited about. But once the models started coming, I realized that this was going to be one hell of a show in a bad way, at some point I thought one of the models was going to fall, she was wobbling on her heels. All models were dressed in black leggings and tanktops. Some were wearing coats, some were just carrying purses or clutches, some were too big for models, some were okay, I guess. I think this was the part that my husband hated the most, but I guess he was expecting more from a fashion show, just like I was. All the clothes were presented by Pink Champagne, a boutique somewhere in the Twin Cities that I never heard of, the owner, who came out at the end of the show was wearing a furry head band and looked like she got lost on her way to Aspen. The video of the final walk-through is below for your judgement:

All in all, Jungle Red was a great fit for Bravo’s reality TV. One part of me wishes there was more drama, but it is what it is. I also wish Tabatha would’ve made it, but alas, she only Skyped, and I guess that reduced the effect she would’ve had on the crowd if she’s been here in person.

xoxo,

Z

 

Haircut dilemma

It’s not a bad thing, it’s just something that every girl has to go through, especially when her hair is long enough for her to be able to pull off basically anything. I am no Rapunzel, but my hair is longer than it’s been for a while. Plus it’s going to be the first time for me getting my hair cut in Minneapolis. I am yet to find a good hair stylist, so if you know anyone in the Twin Cities, leave me a comment!

Now on to the hair cuts. Of course I could’ve tried some personal styler, but I am too lazy, so we are basically going to overload this post with pictures of Blake Lively! Because she is gorgeous, and I love her hair! There, I said it 🙂

  So there you have it, this is how I am getting my hair cut (read: trimmed) next week. I am also expecting to magically turn into Blake Lively after the hair cut!

Happy weekend everyone!

xoxo,

Z

Tory Burch Diaper Bag and other events of the week!

Alright, so from Johnny Weir getting married, to the new season of The Bachelor and the Biggest Loser premiering this week, somewhere in between I found out that Tory Burch makes diaper bags! The ones that look like this:

Which I think is absolutely amazing! So if you ever have kids, dear readers, make sure to put this baby on the baby registry! Get it?!? LOL

In other news, Kim K got a hair cut! I bet $1 that these bangs are clip-ons 🙂

What? You don’t believe me that clip on bangs exist? Well they are available on amazon, and they are on sale!

And finally – out of all spring trends that are falling from Fall 2011, these two are my favorites:

Polka dots

 and bright pants:

But my favorite fashion looks still come from Lookbook.nu!

Have a good week everyone!

xoxo,

Z

 

Etsy: Yay or Nay?

A lot of time I’d be walking through a store and then spot something totally cool and handmade looking! I’d look at the price tag and think to myself – why are they charging so much for it? And then I have the second thought – I can totally make this myself! I know I am not the only genius out there who has had the same thought before, but I just don’t see why someone would charge almost $200 for this knit throw (which is only 15% wool and 85% acrylic)

So the question of the day is – should I open my own Etsy shop? Please vote and comment below!

xoxo,

Z

PS. On the other note – congratulations to Johnny Weir, he is proof that Americans don’t only marry Russian women, they also marry Russian men!