Sasha Plavsic – Festive Fast Five

Sasha Plavsic – Festive Fast Five

My make up bag is filled with many amazing green beauty brands, but the one brand that seems to be dominating at the moment is Ilia Beauty. Ilia was one of the first natural beauty brands I tried and they also proved that you could still get that on trend make up look without the use  nasty chemicals. This organic, high performing, pure and sustainable brand easily holds its own against the high street makeup brands.

The Ilia Beauty Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturiser is AMAZING! It is non-drying, gives sheer coverage,  comes in great colours, makes my skin look really healthy and perfects a gorgeous glowing complexion.  I love it so much that I have bought one for my mum this Christmas. Their Pure Eyeliner is a dream to put on. No eye dragging whatsoever. However, plenty of beautifully pigmented colour which has great staying power.  This beauty doesnt leave you searching for your eye pencil sharpener as it has twist up application! Happy days.  My Ilia Lipstick Crayon in Karma Chameleon not only packs a punch when it comes to colour, but it is also jam packed with wonderfully soothing and hydrating oils.  Can you tell why Ilia Beauty is rocking a few of my makeup bag staples?

Last Christmas the Founder of Ilia Beauty, Sasha Plavsic, was one of the most popular Festive Fast Fives (linked here) ….. Sasha is back by popular demand to answer the 2016 Fifi Friendly Festive Fast Five. Enjoy!


1. What would you love to find under the Christmas Tree this year?

My husband and I are doing a trade. He would like a surfboard for an upcoming trip to Fiji and I would like a nice back pack from Mansur Gavriel to use for work and baby! Have both arms available is the way to go with our busy two year old.


2. What is your favourite festive food, tradition or way to celebrate the holidays?

We celebrate Sinterklass on the night of December 4th with little gifts for each other. It’s a Dutch tradition and with my husband hailing from Holland its a new element to the Holiday season which I love for the family.


3. What have been your favourite beauty finds this year?

I am becoming more of a skincare junkie and have recently tried some of May Lindstrom’s products. The Good Stuff facial oil is amazing!


4. What is your best bit of 2016 and what are you looking forward to most in 2017?

My husband returned home after the Rio games and has spent the Fall with little travel involved. Being together as a family has been by far the most special time this year as we haven’t been together very much since our daughter was born which makes me realize how much easier and enjoyable it is to raise a child with someone.


5. My new year’s resolution is ….

To keep practicing balance, and start yoga again. I wasn’t able to sit in a cross legged position for the last 4 years due to a hip injury and now that is on the mend which opens up new possibilities for activity!


Thank you Sasha  …… also thanks for introducing me to those bags….. #OnMyWishListToo .


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