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Today we interview Eugenia Silva, global ambassador of Germaine de Capuccini. International model and business woman, Eugenia is synonym of elegance, authenticity, sensitivity, and commitment.
Are you more“early bird or night owl”? Any given day of the week, the alarm goes off at…
I like to get up early, enjoy the quiet of the mornings, when all my family is still asleep. It is a moment I reserve for myself, to have breakfast, organise the day, carry out my beauty routines, train… My days are long, and to get everything done I have to get up early. Thank goodness I enjoy it!
My alarm clock is always programmed for 6:15 AM, and I have to say I find it easy
What is the first thing you do when you get up?
The moment I wake up I prepare breakfast, I catch up with the emails, I organise the family timetable and mine as well, I do my training session… It’s not even 10 o’clock and I have all day in front of me!
Which is your favourite breakfast?
I love gluten-free porridge with chia with different fruits and dried fruits (better without lactose so I don’t feel heavy). I normally alternate with toast with turkey and avocado and a cup of freshly made black tea.
Any beauty trick you never miss in your morning beauty routine?
Although it seems a cliché: hydration and protection, maintaining hydrated skin is essential, and the basis of everything that comes next.
I never leave home without applying solar protector factor 50.
Also, I whenever I put on a product I try to apply a good massage, not just applying the product.
Have your beauty habits changed now that we spend more time at home?
I have always enjoyed taking care of myself, and I have to say that I have always been very strict with my routines. Although some time ago I included extra steps in my night ritual, following expert advice. It is true that during lockdown I learned to apply facials, massage, and facial yoga myself.
Now that spring is here, what do you like most to do when the good weather comes?
Going out on the street: the appetiser in the terraces of Rosales, walking with the kids in the park, running in the surroundings of the house… Enjoying fresh air. Let’s hope this year we can enjoy spring, even if it is in a completely different way.
If spring were a colour, which would be yours?
Beige. Spring is light, flowers, light colours, purity, sun, cleanliness… I think white and crude tones are the ones that best represent it.
When taking care of yourself, are you constant or is your case just genetics?
I consider myself a very disciplined and persevering person, but I won’t deny that genetics helps. Although no doubt daily care accompanied by the right products are what do the real magic. I think it is very important to trust the products you use and know how to apply them.
Every time I have a doubt I contact the girls at Germaine to make the best use of them. Sometimes we don’t know the ingredients and their possible different uses
Your favourite sport…
I never thought I would say it, but running outdoors helps me to disconnect. A good run on a sunny day is perfect! It helps my head a lot.
I have joined a trial race in Formentera in May. I hope I can run it!
I also like a lot yoga, which I practice online or with my teacher of Formentera, Yiannis, who is wonderful.
Without which Germaine product couldn’t you live:
Absolute Nourishment Elixir from the Timexpert line of Germaine de Capuccini.
This dry oil is pure magic and leaves a wonderful sensation on the skin. I try to use it daily, doing facial yoga whenever I can.
It is a mixture of many natural oils and the magical ingredients from the Germaine laboratories to make them more effective. It smells great also and is a pleasure for the senses
When you have to travel for work, what is always in your travel beauty bag?
My essentials are: Absolute Nourishment Elixir, Pollution Defense Eye Contour, and a super hydrating lip balm with some colour.
What do you miss the most when you travel?
My children. They are the joy of my life.
Imagine you have a photo shoot and the night before you haven’t slept. Which would be your infallible trick to instantly look good?
I always have in the fridge Germaine de Capuccini patches specifically for puffiness and dark circles that have an almost immediate smoothing effect and eliminate any sign of fatigue in record time. They are my little secret when I know I have a long day ahead or I get home exhausted after a long work day or a trip.
It is essential to apply them cold so they relieve and open the eyes.
Also, I you want to wake up looking great, I recommend Night Success, the mask I sleep all night with, and you wake up like new.
Which is your care ritual before going to sleep?
My night routine is not very different to the morning one. At night I apply a dry oil (for extra hydration) with the help of my gua sha stones and I finish with a super hydrating cream.
The massage with the stones has many benefits and provides an immediate relaxing effect. The skin is firmer and instantly hydrated, and also it helps me sleep
Your favourite book…
”One hundred years of solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez and “Call if you need me” by Raymond Carver.
When you have a moment, what do you prefer to do?
Read, in the silence of the siesta, with the crickets in the background.
What is beauty to you?
Being well, feeling good. If I am worried, tired, annoyed, I don’t feel good and I don’t’ feel pretty, whatever I do.
What is Germaine de Capuccini for you?
It is my family, a brand created by a very special woman, very wise and innovative, to help women. A pioneer woman and ahead of her time who created a brand I trust in and in whose hands I put my skin.