Anastasia Bezrukova Is Launching a Beauty Brand That’s “Only the Essentials”

“What was your big break?” It’s a question people often ask of celebrities, but at Allure, the beauty professionals and brand founders are the celebrities. In My Beauty Break, we’ll dig into the behind-the-scenes details — the money, the aha! moments, and the mistakes — of the biggest brands in the industry. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Anastasia Bezrukova has been hustling nonstop since her family immigrated to Canada from Kazakhstan when she was little. She saw the sacrifices they made to provide her with better opportunities, and she wanted to honor that by always striving for success.

She rose to the top of her class, got into a top University, and quickly climbed the ranks in the beauty industry. But all of that hard work came with a price — she struggled with burnout and anxiety, which she self-treated with shopping. The more

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The 5 best sales to shop this weekend

Shop weekend deals on top-tier items for men, women, kids and the home right now from some of our favorite retailers.

Shop weekend deals on top-tier items for men, women, kids and the home right now from some of our favorite retailers.

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Itching to do some online shopping this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Whether you need a new outfit for pumpkin picking this weekend or something to make cooking and baking easier, there are plenty of sales you can shop right now.

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If you’re hunting for new fashion pieces, you can save big at Saks Fifth Avenue and J.Crew or shop discounts on accessories at the Kate Spade Surprise sale. Meanwhile, for markdowns on must-have kitchen and home essentials, check out the Macy’s VIP event. Keep scrolling to

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Why balms are the unsung beauty hero you need this winter

Just the word ‘balm’ evokes feelings of relaxation for me. And if there’s one unsung hero in skincare that I’ve recently rediscovered, it’s this humble product. They can be used to supercharge your skincare routine or rubbed into tired and sore muscles – which is particularly useful today, given it’s the London Marathon. 

Balms are dense blends – usually made up of fatty oils – which help to keep the skin supple but also give enough slip for a really good face or body massage.

Let’s start with face balms for skincare. If you’re not keen on using face oils at night, try a balm instead. Take a pinky fingernail-sized blob of face balm, warm through your fingers and massage on to the skin after cleansing. Usually the high oil content means you’ll get the ‘ahh’ factor, thanks to delicious-smelling aromatherapy. 

The nutrient-dense ingredients really help protect and soothe the

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