Ysis | 30 | UK
Hi, I’m Ysis :) I’m Brazilian born and I live in UK with my husband. I’m a qualified lawyer, I have an MA in International Relations, but I’m a very girly girl, and as such I’m obsessed with beauty & fashion. Some of my passions and hobbies include languages, Apple products, photography, Gymnastics, TV series, shopping and any kind of learning. I would describe myself as a very happy, positive, honest and loyal person; online shopping is my arch-enemy! If you want to know a bit more about me, watch my ‘50 Random Facts About Me‘ and my ‘About Me Tag‘ videos.
FAQ About Ysis
1. How do you pronounce your name?
This is probably the question I get asked the most when I meet someone in person. My name is Ysis, and it’s pronounced like ‘disease’ without the ‘d’, so it sounds like Isease, if that makes sense. Not the best word to associate with my name, I know, but it’s the most similar pronunciation :)
2. Where are you from and what’s your ethnicity?
A lot of people ask if I’m Indian, but I was born and raised in Brazil and as far as I know I’m 100% Brazilian; one of my grandparents had relatives in Portugal, but that’s all we know. My parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were all born in Brazil. I know Brazil is a highly diverse country, so I may be a mix of a lot of things!
3. Where’s your accent from?
I learnt American English in school, but when I came to England I completely lost my American accent. A lot of people say I sound Welsh, which is probably right because my husband’s family is Welsh, so I guess their accents kind of rubbed of on me.
4. How old are you?
I’m 30 years old.
5. Are you on Instagram?
Oh yes, I am! I’m an Instagram addict and you can find me under @ysis
6. What did you study in University?
I studied Law and I’m a qualified Lawyer by the Brazilian Bar Association. I also have a Masters Degree in International Relations and European Politics from the University of Westminster.
7. How did you get into blogging?
I had just finished my Masters and I had A LOT of free time, so I decided to start my own blog as a creative outlet, talking about the one thing that I’ve always loved since I was a little girl: beauty!
8. What’s your favourite foundation?
9. What’s your skin tone & type?
My skin is dry and I suffer from dry patches and hyper-pigmentation. I have medium olive skin with beige undertones, and my foundation shades are: MAC NC30 (Winter) NC35 (Summer), Chanel Vitalumiere B40, YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat BD40 (winter) BD50 (Summer), Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 5.5. To find out more, watch my most recent Skincare Routine video and read about my Favourite Foundations.
10. What’s your natural hair like, and what do you ask for when you have your hair done?
My hair is naturally dark brown, kind of wavy and curly at the same time, and thick. Every 5 to 6 months I have a Brazilian Blow Dry done by my hair stylist (Ivan) to soften the waves and make it more manageable on a daily basis. My current hairstyle is medium length with caramel ombré highlights. You can see a full blog post on it HERE.
11. How tall are you?
I’m only 5 ft tall or 1.53 m. Teeny tiny! :)
12. What size clothes to you wear?
I’m normally a UK size 8, but depending on the brand, I can be a UK 6 or a UK 10.
13. What’s your shoe size?
I have very small feet. I wear a UK size 2, which is a US 4.5, European 34 or Brazilian 33. I really struggle to find size 2 heels here in the UK, so if you know of an amazing shop that sells size 2 shoes, please let me know! :) For boots, I can wear a UK size 3.
If you have any other questions, drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org