Name:Varvara Lyalyagina Hometown: born in St.Petersburg, currently live in Nizhny Novgorod Age: 31 Occupation: Human Resources manager
My alarm is set for
7.00 am. I use the smart alarm which is supposed to wake me up gently depending on my sleeping cycle (usually starting from 6.30 am). It doesn’t help – I am totally not an early bird. So, I hardly pull myself out of bed at 7.15 am and I have just 30 minutes to get ready before I leave.
My Russian breakfast
I don’t usually have time to have breakfast at home, so I pour tea into my tumbler mug and sometimes grab the bottle of drinking yogurt, so I can drink it on the way to work. When I have time (or during the weekends when I am not in a rush) I spoil myself and have porridge with fruits and berries or fried eggs with sausage.
Lastly I take care of my eyes. First with Estee Lauder Eye Cooling under my eyes, then I curl my lashes (I can’t live without it!) and I put the Trish McEvoy mascara (it’s just AMAZING but I have to confess I bought it in London as it’s not sold in Russia).
Who am I kidding? I don’t always have time for make-up, so I take it all to work and do it quickly there (I am lucky to have the mirror in my office). My passion is my hair. I wash it every second day (and my fringe every day) and I straighten it with my pink hair iron.
My Russian commute
Right now, I work in a factory in the industrial zone outside the city, so I have to take the bus. Fortunately, the company has the bus is waiting for me outside the front door each morning. The drive takes 45-60 min depending on the traffic and makes me fondly recall when I worked in Moscow and my commute was an eight minute walk.
Thanks for sharing, Varvara! Any other Russian readers? What’s your morning routine?