Galina’s Q&A’s

What’s in your make-up bag?

Manasi (7) Skin Enhancer or Lumene for the day, Gucci Westman foundation for the evening; Jones Road Beauty Face Stick; Sarah Chapman Skin Insurance SPF 30; Tata Harper lip & cheek tint or Mansasi (7) all over colour; RMS eyeshadow; Bodhi & Birch lime blossom hand serum; Sigil Scent Prima Materia perfume; de Mamiel Altitude Oil; Amly Digital Detox face mist.

Do you have a beauty secret?

Regular yoga and reformer pilates sessions; Aromatherapy or strong sports massage; Acupuncture & meditation for peace of mind; Water with honey & lemon first thing in the morning; Lotus Wei Flower Elixirs; Daily dry-skin brushing & Hayo’u Method rituals;

Are you a high-maintenance woman?

No, but I put time & effort in looking after myself

Do you put make-up on before going out?

Depends where I am going. For the time being I can still get away with a ‘bare’ face, if I feel like it.

I never leave home without…..

My iPhone, AirPods, house keys, Oura ring, notebook & pencil, a good book book & a clear head on my shoulders

Define your style

Boyish, with a girly twist

What’s your greatest extravagance?

Banjo & Matilda cashmere sweaters (sadly now a discontinued brand), prints from Hamiltons Gallery, good quality coffee & buying presents for family & friends

Who epitomises beauty & style for you among women?

My mother, Christy Turlington, Princess Mary of Denmark

Who do you consider to be the most stylish/handsome man?

My late father

What are your guilty pleasures?

Dinners with my family in great restaurants (big or small) around the world, red wine, great coffee, Laduree macaroons & reading voraciously

Where do you holiday?

Skiing in Zermatt with our amazing instructor; Costa Brava for summer family breaks; Caudalie in Bordeaux & Normandy in late spring or early autumn. I also love exploring new destinations, while creating lasting memories.

What you are most proud of?

Being part of my family & my children

What are you least proud of?

Speaking passionately, before considering the consequences of my words

The best advice you have ever been given?

‘Treat people like you want to be treated’ – drummed into me by my parents. ‘Say what you want & be who you are because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind’ – Dr. Seuss.

Do you have any regrets?

Of course, but I try to learn from my mistakes

What is your motto?

Focus on what you have control over; make peace with everything else.

Be nice to people, but remain true to who you are & don’t let others take advantage of your kindness or generosity of spirit.

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