Ysis Lorenna - Beauty, Lifestyle & Parenting Blogger and Vlogger

Hello there!

My name is Ysis Lorenna, I’m a 32-year-old Brazilian living in the UK.

I’m married to a Welshman and mum to two toddlers, James (3) and Isabella (1). I write blog posts and make weekly YouTube videos about motherhood, raising toddlers, bringing up bilingual children, parenting away from home, beauty and lifestyle.

Recently I started my journey to becoming a more mindful parent, which led me to start my YouTube series #MindfulMotherhood. 💛 My online platforms offers mothers a positive place to pause and reflect more deeply on parenting, learn techniques and share personal experiences of how to return to the now and be present as a mum by letting go of the overwhelming, multitasking, always busy ideal way of living in today’s society.

Although I’m a mum first and foremost, I also love sharing about my passions and interests, so here you will find beauty product reviews, technology recommendations, makeup tutorials, honest motherhood life experiences and anything else that sparks my creativity.

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1. How do you pronounce your name?

This is probably the question I get asked the most when I meet someone in person. Watch this video to see how to pronounce my name :)

2. Where are you from and what’s your ethnicity?

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 32 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?

In June 2011 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?

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is my all-time favourite foundation, but you can find a full blog post on my Top 5 Foundations here. Recently I’ve been loving The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation as well.

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 to soften the waves and make it more manageable on a daily basis. 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 8-10, but depending on the brand, I can be between a UK 6 and a UK 12.

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 ysislorenna@gmail.com


  1. Fashion Pas
    24 June 2013 / 10:06 am

    Ah, muito boa ideia ter a info sobre o tipo de pele! Assim fica mais fácil ter uma percepção dos tons de base, etc. Obrigada!

    • 25 June 2013 / 12:52 am

      Obrigada :) Acho que dá para ter uma idéia melhor assim, né? :)

      • Fashion Pas
        26 June 2013 / 9:47 am

        Muito mesmo :) xo

      • Lee Garriock
        28 February 2016 / 3:11 am

        You’re stunning Ysis xx

  2. mac
    25 August 2013 / 8:46 am

    im in love with you. and i love it that we have exact same skin tone. and height. and taste maybe. youre my product peg, i believe. thanks for existing <3

    • 4 September 2013 / 8:54 am

      Aw, that’s so sweet. Thank you! :)

  3. Findley
    13 December 2013 / 5:51 am

    What are your parents’ heritage? You look Indian/South Asian.

  4. retno
    2 January 2014 / 5:18 am

    Hi… I am from Indonesia, and I love your blog. Your pics on your blog are very well taken. Did you take it by yourself or is there somebody helped you? If you did it by yourself, would you mind sharing how to do it? Thanks

    • 6 January 2014 / 8:22 am

      Thank you! :) I take them myself with a Canon 600D. x

  5. Juliana
    23 January 2014 / 11:47 pm

    Oi Ysis, estou morando em UK (Coventry) há 2 meses e ficarei até novembro…estou sofrendo com meu cabelo que precisa urgente retocar a progressiva. Você poderia me dizer qual a marca da brazilian brow dry que você usa? Ainda não encontrei um salão que eu tenha coragem de deixar minha madeixas aqui :(
    Amei seu blog, entro quase todos os dias para ver as novidades. Abraço!!!

    • 24 January 2014 / 12:30 pm

      Oi Juliana, obrigada por acessar meu blog :) Está gostando de Coventry? :)
      Eu não tenho certeza qual é a marca da progressiva, mas o meu cabeleireiro que faz a progressiva no meu cabelo é brasileiro e mora em Londres. Se quiser perguntar a ele, posso te passar o telefone ou a página do facebook dele; ele é um amor de pessoa! :)
      Beijos e volte sempre! xx

      • Juliana
        24 January 2014 / 2:41 pm

        Oi Ysis, eu estou gostando sim…me acostumando com o frio ainda. Se você puder me passar a página dele no facebook eu agradeço. Beijos!

  6. Amanda
    13 February 2014 / 9:15 pm

    Nossa conheci seu blog ha pouco tempo e me identifiquei muito! As blogueiras q eu acompanho smp tem pele oleosa por isso fica difícil de achar indicações de base p pele seca! Meu tom de pele eh igual ao seu oq eh melhor ainda pq posso usar sua cor de base p comprar em sites e tal. Quando eu descobri q vc era brasileira fiquei bem surpresa! Haha
    To amando seu blog !
    Beijos, Amanda

    • 21 February 2014 / 2:35 pm

      Oi Amanda, muito obrigada! Que bom que está gostando do blog :)

      Realmente, não têm muitas blogueiras com pele seca por aí, né? Já que temos o mesmo tom e tipo de pele, pode me indicar coisinhas boas também, viu?

      Beijão e volte sempre! :)

  7. Cida Feitosa
    1 October 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Olá, eu gostei demais do seu blog e de seus vídeos, Amo seu sotaque e sonho em poder falar assim novamente, morei aí em Cardiff por 2 anos e nossa lembro demais desse sotaque que ainda guardo alguma coisa. Please, keep in touch!