My name is Sasha, I’m 20 and I’m an Aries. I was born in Odessa also known as ‘Pearl of the black sea’. When I was 6 years old, I moved to the Netherlands and had to get used to the culture, food and weather. I got used to Dutch cheese but never to the cold and rainy climate. That’s why I really need and like to take care of my skin. I’ve never had a problematic skin (thank god), but my skin was and is always oily. Which isn’t always a bad thing because I never have to use a highlighter! At the moment I’m really good friends with my skin and I really got to know it the last couple years. I buy a lot of skincare products but I also have a lot of products on my wish-list because of Instagram. Unfortunately there are a lot of brands like Drunk Elephant, Sunday Riley and Glossier that I can’t get in the Netherlands. I feel like I’m missing out on the good stuff.
I always use a toner and I used to use the Sisley re-balancing lotion with tropical resins. But I just started using this toner by Chanel and I love it! This product smells nice, feels hydrating on my skin and can we talk about the packaging!? Beautiful pink bottle. And it’s a lot cheaper than the Sisley one. I use it after cleaning my face. Sometimes I pat it on my face with just my fingers so there’s no waste of product.
Byredo Candles are great because they are so strong! Partucularly this Fleur Fantôme one. I always burn it for 10 minutes because sometimes it can get too heavy. I also like the Diptique Feu de Bois one, but the Byredo ones last much longer in my opinion. Candles are such a great luxury in my opinion. I burn one everyday.
My lips are so important to me because they complete my look. I have seven similair shades in my bagat the moment (NO SHAME). I often get asked what I’m wearing on my lips but it’s almost never one shade. What I like to do is make a little lipstick cocktail to have the perfect ‘my lips but better shade’. Rosy pink is what suits me the most and I never wear anything else. I like to put red lipstick on for a selfie, but I never wear it outside the house. At the moment I use Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in shade 34 and this sheer Givenchy one in number 25 I put it on and pat it really dry with a napkin for a natural look.
One of my hobbies is masking. It’s just something I like to do in my free time. I especially love Korean sheet-masks and eye-masks. I like to put one one after my shower because that’s when your pores are soft and the hot water tends to dry the skin out. My favorites brands for sheet-masks are Misscha, Glamglow and COSRX.
La Mer. Oh how I wish I didn’t like this product, it’s just so hyped up and expensive. But it works for me. My boyfriend got it for me as a gift and now I use it everyday. I feel fancy when I put it on en it really brightens my complexion.
Words, Sasha Shviderska.