Galina’s Q&A’s

Galina’s Q&As

What’s in your make-up bag?

Armani Face Fabric, Caudalie BB Cream or Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream; Tom Ford shade & illuminate; Ellis Faas or W3LL People concealer; Tata Harper lip & cheek tint; RMS eye shadow; Juice Beauty Luminous Lip Crayon; Bodhi & Birch lime blossom hand serum; Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe Cologne; Lotus Wei tinctures; de Mamiel Altitude Oil; Amly silver rich facial mist.


Do you have a beauty secret?

Yoga, strong aromatherapy massage, acupuncture & meditation for peace of mind; Water with honey & lemon first thing in the morning; Daily dry-skin brushing; RMS Lip & Skin Balm for kissable lips & tamed eyebrows.


Are you a high-maintenance woman?

No, but I put time & effort in looking radiant & happy


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, house keys & a clear head on my shoulders


Define your style

Boyish with a girly twist


What’s your greatest extravagance?

Banjo & Matilda cashmere sweaters, Ramon jewellery, prints from Hamiltons Gallery & 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, Laduree macaroons & reading voraciously


Where do you holiday?

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


What you are most proud of?

Being part of my family & my children


What are you least proud of?

Speaking honestly 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 past 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.