Valeria Lipovetsky is a well known content creator, model and holistic nutritionist, based in Canada. She is known for her down-to-earth, inspirational and fun personality, regularly featuring snippets from her life and family plus stories about beauty, nutrition and fashion that she publishes across her social channels including her YouTube and Instagram accounts.
Valeria started out modelling at the age of 16, which saw her travelling the world, and living in a few different cities such as Tokyo, Barcelona and New York.
She's just celebrated her sixth wedding anniversary, and is currently expecting her third child.
In the past few months we've been collaborating with Valeria, who has shared posts to her Instagram account and also her YouTube channel, with this video where she shares her top make-up tips for creating the perfect selfie.
We caught up with Valeria recently, and below you can read the interview:
Nude by Nature (NBN): What are your favourite Nude by Nature product(s), and why?
Valeria: I have a few favourites! I love the Flawless Concealer. The finish feels really silky, and the coverage is great. Also, the Allure Defining Mascara because of how buildable it is. And, another staple is the Touch of Glow Highlight Sticks because they are multi-purpose — I use them as highlighters and eyeshadows.
NBN: Can you share a couple of your top beauty hacks?
Valeria: Having such a tight schedule has taught me that it’s so important to focus on products that serve multiple purposes. So, using lipstick as a blush or a highlighter as eyeshadow helps to save time, (and also space when you need to travel light).
NBN: What do you think are a couple of the most important beauty products that every Canadian woman should own?
Valeria: Because we have such harsh weather conditions, a foundation or tinted moisturizer that doesn’t dry the skin is a necessity. I also always recommend using rose water to refresh during the day.
NBN: Have you spotted any beauty trends that you think are going to be really big in the next year?
Valeria: I’ve noticed that the cat-eye trend has been featured a lot recently on the runways, except it is more of an undone, grungy cat-eye — not crisp and perfect like we’ve seen more recently in the past.
NBN: How has your everyday beauty routine adapted since having children?
Valeria: “Less is more” has become my mantra. A lot of people use this statement, but you don’t really implement it until you have children. I have learned how to keep only the necessities, and learned to embrace what I look like, and work with what I have rather than rely on make-up as much.
NBN: You’re expecting a baby this year. Congratulations! How is your pregnancy going, especially when you have two little boys already!
Valeria: I am super excited about it, but I’m not going to lie… I’m also a bit scared! Everything is going amazing so far, and it’s going by so fast because I don’t really have time to absorb it all since I have the two little guys already. But the entire family is really excited, and I’m pumped to have our own mini soccer team!
NBN: Are you able to share a little about your background, how you started in terms of your career, and deciding to bring together being a nutritionist, content creator, model and lover of beauty and fashion.
Valeria: I started modelling at the age of 16. I was able to travel the world and absorb so much information about beauty, fashion, lifestyle and culture. Every place I visited left an impression on me. Once I had my kids, I wanted to bring those experiences and knowledge together, which is when I started getting into content creation. This has given me the opportunity to share everything from my personal point of view in the past to what I’m seeing and learning currently.
NBN: It looks like you love to travel. Can you share a few of the destinations on your travel bucket-list?
Valeria: There are so many I would love to take my boys to. The number one would be Japan. I lived there for about six months when I was younger for work, and never really had the chance to explore it properly as a tourist, which is something I would love to do as a family. I would also love to go to Bali and on a safari trip in Africa.
NBN: Do you have any tips when it comes to beauty products to pack when travelling?
Valeria: When I travel, I focus on taking products that will work specifically for that climate. For example, If I’m going to the Caribbean I will take more sun-friendly and humidity-friendly products. If I’m going somewhere during the winter, I will be sure to have good hydrating products. I’m also a huge advocate for travel sized products!
NBN: When you’re chilling out, what’s your favourite social media platform to scroll through?
Valeria: Instagram and Pinterest.
NBN: How about other blogs and social accounts / influencers that you follow and love?
Valeria: At the moment, we are designing a new home so I’ve been following a lot of interior design accounts. Some of my favourites are Architectural Digest (@archdigest) and Domino Magazine (@dominomag).
NBN: What are you looking forward to most (apart from your baby!) that you’ve got planned for the next 12 months?
Valeria: I’m honestly just taking things one day at a time. I’ve learned not to look forward to anything specific, and to focus more on being present and in the moment. Apparently these pregnancy hormones are making me insightful these days! I just love to spend my time enjoying my children and appreciating little things each day.
That's awesome! Thanks Valeria.