Looking Good, Part 1

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Welcome back to The Street Russian Project!

It’s the first month of a brand new year, and everyone wants to look good. People are joining gyms, starting diets, getting haircuts, and shopping for new clothes. If you’ve got appearance goals for 2017, here are some useful words for you…


Going to a салон красоты


Joining a фитнес студия


Trying some new духи


Taking good care of your кожа лица


Russian / English cheat sheet

биозавивка = perm (bio perm?)

афрокосички = microbraids

прокол ушей = ear piercing

стрижка + укладка + препараты = cut + style + styling products

вытяжка позвоночника = spine stretching

духи запечатанные = sealed perfumes

вы не платите за изысканную упаковку и флакон = you’re not paying for refined packaging and bottling

духи не носите с собой, их стойкость 1-2 суток = no need to to carry the perfume around with you, it’ll last 1-2 days.

стойкость = durability. This was a new word for me, so I asked my husband about it. He said it’s used to describe the staying power of products like perfume, lipstick, and “the eyelash thingy” (aka mascara.)

увлажнение = hydration

новинка =  used to market products as “new!”. I’ve always wondered why новинка is used instead of the regular old adjective новая. Husband’s answer: Because if you market a product as новая instead of новинка, people will wonder, хммм… что случилось со старой?

гель для умывания = cleansing gel

пробуждает = wakes you up


Did you learn any new words from these signs?

In February, we’ll move on to Looking Good, Part 2: New clothes! 😉


Street Russian Project index





Job Vocab 1

Restaurants 1

Restaurants 2

Restaurants 3

Staying Healthy

Streets of Nizhny

Sweets and Snacks

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