Galina’s Q&A’s

Galina’s Q&As

What’s in your make-up bag?

Armani Face Fabric or W3LL People multi-use colorstick, Vapour translucent bronzer, Ellis Faas or Bobbi Brown concealer, Kjaer Weis blusher, RMS eye shadow, Ilia lipstick crayon, Tata Harper lip treatment, Jo Malone black vetyver cafe cologne and Lotus Wei tinctures.


Do you have a beauty secret?

Yoga and aromatherapy massage for a peace of mind; Evian with honey & lemon first thing in the morning; Daily 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, 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, Marion Cotillard. 


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

My late father.


What are your guilty pleasures?

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


Where do you holiday?

Skiing in Zermatt with our amazing skiing instructor, Costa Brava for sunny summer breaks, Caudalie in Bordeaux in late spring or early autumn. I love exploring new destinations too.


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.
Worth comes from achievement and you can’t replace achievement with a diamond or a boat.