Russian Beauty Bloggers You Should Be Reading Right Now

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We don’t normally hear much about Russia’s beauty world, but in addition to some killer street style, Moscow (and beyond) has a stellar lineup of dedicated pros in the game — from Condé Nast alums who’ve made blogging a full-time gig after tiring of the glossies, to world-traveling Instagram darlings and YouTube gurus who are in it for fun.

Yep, in recent years, there’s been an influx of bloggers and YouTube vloggers in Russia, and we’ve found a few fascinating ladies who are leading the pack. Interviewing them has inspired us to look into some new brands — like Natura Siberica, which harvests wild herbs from Siberia to create its products — as well as pick up some new tips and reading material.

Ready to learn about some major international players making waves in the beauty world? Ahead, read their thoughts on the latest trends, brands, and everything in-between.

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Anyway Café and More of NYC’s Best Russian Bars

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No one knows how to get out of the cold better than the Russians. We did, after all, invent the shuba (fur coat), valenki (felt boots), and shapka ushanka (that big silly fur hat). In Russia, the best way to warm up is still the classic vodka shot method, accompanied by some selyodka(herring) and black bread. Learning any new vocabulary yet? Good, because you’re about to barhop Russian style.

Novelist Alexander Nazaryan recently wrote in the Times that there are no bars, only restaurants, in Brighton Beach, but whatever you call them, Russian establishments involve drinking and lots of it. Russian bars in NYC run the gamut, from the nouveau-riche West 50s to the college-y East Village joints to the places that are actually filled with Russkis. We’ve got you covered on all fronts, so let’s make our way from Midtown all the way down to the southern tip of Brooklyn.

Read the rest on Shecky’s NYC Nightlife: Moscow on the Hudson: Best Russian Bars