Thursday, October 28, 2010

Рабочее Место

Всем привет! Мой любимый муж просил меня сделать пост про мое рабочее место. Поскольку я преподаю английский язык на филологическом факультете петербургского университета, больше всего времени я провожу в аудиториях. Вот та аудитория, в которой у меня больше всего пар в этом семестре. Саму нашу кафедру Лингвистики и Межкультурной Коммуникации запечатлеть не удалось, так как там всегда много людей, прости :)

На фотографии слева направо:
1. Моя сумка Longchamp. Самая удобная для преподавателя :)
2. Списки групп студентов.
3. Мой телефон.
4. Материалы к занятию.
5. Проверенные работы студентов.
6. Записная книжка.
7. Ручка.
8. Ключи от аудитории.
9. Маркер для доски и штука для стирания :))


Аудитория после пары!

Доска и мое пальтишко!

А вот наш рабочий стол дома; слева полка со всеми моими книгами, учебниками и словарями :) И мой замечательный компьютер, который мне подарил муж!

Надеюсь, всем понравилось! Пока!

Monday, October 25, 2010

MAC Haul

Hey, everyone! Here is a little haul/review post for you. Me, my husband and our daughter went to Budapest for ten days. It's a special place for us, we used to live there for a month two years ago. I will make a whole post on our trip later, but for now - what I've purchased in MAC there. When we got back, I decided to buy some things in MAC here in St.Petersburg.

This is what I picked up in Budapest (swatches are in the same order):
1. Brush Cleanser. I like it so far.
2. Mega-Rich Rigment. As far as I know, it's a discontinued color. I needed a deep gold color and they did have that pigment in a 7.5 g jar, so I was lucky. I adore this product :)
3. Sumptuous Olive Eyeshadow. Very nice green color, looks great with golds and browns.
4. Green-Smoke Eyeshadow. It's just like the color of my eyes, green-grey. I think it will look nice on me.
5. Star Violet Eyeshadow. I wanted this one for a long time. Although it's a bright color, it's very wearable. 
6. Jest. Great highlight.

St.Petersburg MAC (swatches are in the same order):
1. Cleanse Off Oil. As I already wrote, this is probably my favorite MAC product ever. Definitely a must in my skin care routine. 
2. Fling Brow Pencil. I use it all the time, perfect color for blondes.
3. Style Influencer Mineralize Trio. You can create many looks with this little palette. Navy blue is gorgeous. I've been told, In the Groove was the first MAC collection to release mineral shadows with satiny feeling that are very pigmented. They really are different. 
4. Mineralize SPF15 Foundation Loose. I'm out of my Bare Minerals foundation, they don't sell it here, I ordered it online. Now I decided to try MAC's loose mineral foundation. In my opinion, it's very nice. I think it's quite underestimated.  

Hope you found it helpful! See ya!

This or That Tag

Hello, my dearest readers! A couple of days ago I came along this tag. Hope you enjoy!


1. Blush or Bronzer: bronzer!
2. Lipgloss or Lipstick: lipstick!
3. Foundation or Concealer: probably foundation, you can use it as a concealer as well, but recently I haven't been using my liquid foundation. I feel like I'm good with a little bit of powder.
4. Neutral or Color Eyeshadow: I enjoy both. Neutral for work and everyday, color for special events, I like to be creative with my makeup.
5. Pressed or Loose Eyeshadow: pressed as they are more convenient, but I love loose for the versatility of usage.
6. Brushes or Sponges: brushes for sure!


1. OPI or China Glaze: I would say China Glaze, because they impress me with their quality. Regardless, most of the nailpolishes I own are OPI, just because they are sold near my apartment complex. I think OPI has great colors, but China Glaze nailpolishes stay on a lot longer.
2. Long or Short: both
3. Acrylic or Natural: I had acrylics several times and I guess natural are better, you can always do them yourself.
4. Brights or Darks: darks
5. Flower or No Flower: no flower


1. Perfume or Body Splash: perfume
2. Lotion or Bodybutter: bodybutter
3. Bodywash or Soap: bodywash
4. Lush or Other Bath Company: other bath company, there are many other great bath companies who sell organic products, for instance, Stender's.


1. Jeans or Sweatpants: jeans, I'm all about figure flattering clothes lately
2. Long Sleeve or Short: always short!
3. Dresses or Skirts: dresses! Love them
4. Stripes or Plaid: stripes
5. Flipflops or Sandals: flipflops
6. Scarves or Hats: scarves!
7. Studs or Dangly Earrings: dangly earrings, I don't like studs for some reason
8. Necklaces or Bracelets: I wear both, but I enjoy necklaces more
9. Heels or Flats: heels
10. Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots: both, I love boots
11. Jacket or Hoodie: jacket, I'm into leather jackets lately


1. Curly or Straight: straight, my hair is naturally very straight and I love it!!!
2. Bun or Ponytail: ponytail
3. Bobbypins or Butterfly Clips: bobbypins!
4. Hairspray or Gel: hairspray
5. Long or Short: long long long! I've always been that girl with very long hair, but still I had a short haircut two times in my life and both times I regretted it. The funny part is that my husband likes me more with short hair, but I just can't do it, I feel like myself only with the long do. Do you think I should keep my long hair? :)
6. Light or Dark: only light. I'm a natural blond and I'm very determined to keep my color.
7. Side Sweep Bangs or Full Bangs: I had both, didn't like either.
8. Up or Down: down


1. Rain or Shine: shine
2. Summer or Winter: I'm a big summer girl! My birthday is in August, I think it's the best time of the year!
3. Fall or Spring: fall, spring in Russia is all about snow melting, it's usually very gross outside
4. Chocolate or Vanilla: vanilla