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Karina Reske is a Brazilian mother of three whose passion for style and beauty drove her to start her own fashion blog, Karina Style Diaries. As a fashion consultant and stylist, Karina knows what works for women, especially herself, and shares that knowledge through her blog and her YouTube channel.
São Paulo, Brazil
Why did you decide to create your blog?
I wanted to share my love for fashion with people and show everyone that fashion doesn’t need to be taken so seriously, that we can and should have fun with it. I believe that fashion and personal style are a translation of who we are, what we do and where we are or want to be, and I just wanted to create a space to voice that passion and to have people share theirs and get inspired.
What are your must-have beauty products?
For skin, I love StriVectin face moisturizers and retinol, Estée Lauder serum and eye cream are the best for me and as a big splurge, I’m loving GLAMGLOW Masks! I can’t live without my go-to body lotion NIVEA Q10. As for makeup, if I had to pick just a few, it would definitely be Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer, YSL lipsticks in color #1 and #10 (they are the most flattering pinks on every skin color) Milani Baked Blush especially the color Luminoso, and finally Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz or Brow Powder Duo.
Who’s your favorite designer and why?
Karl Lagerfeld, because he’s such an odd figure yet possesses an explosive creative mind. I love his era at Chanel and how he has made it appealing to a younger generation. Besides his unique sense of style, he’s a risk taker and I love that.
What’s one fashion item you couldn’t imagine living without and why?
A leather jacket/blazer. I currently own about seven of them and one has been around since I was 16 years old. It’s one of those pieces that can be girly when paired with a dress or edgy when paired with destroyed skinny jeans. I love the structure of a blazer and the luxury of leather.
Besides fashion, what do you love?
I have developed a closer relationship with God lately and have been so interested in learning more about Him and let Him guide my life. I have a family who is my top priority, a hubby and three kiddos to do fun things with and build memories. I love traveling and anytime I have a chance I love escaping somewhere and exploring that place. Another huge part of my life is my YouTube beauty channel…it’s a whole world of fun!