Exploring Beauty and Beyond: An Interview with Anna Sitkina
Welcome to our exclusive interview with Anna Sitkina, a renowned model and beauty influencer who has captivated audiences with her stunning aesthetic and welcoming blog. In this interview, Anna shares insights into her journey as a beauty influencer, the inspiration behind her success, and her strategies for maintaining authenticity in the world of social media. Get ready to dive into the world of Anna Sitkina and discover what makes her a unique and influential figure in the industry.
HI ANNA, WELCOME TO ABOUT INSIDER! THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO CHAT WITH US! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, WHO IS ANNA SITKINA IN YOUR OWN WORDS?
Haha, questions like these always tend to catch me off guard a bit. It’s oddly challenging to describe myself, and I’m not quite sure why that is. But, if we start with the obvious, I’m a model and beauty influencer striving to create an aesthetic and welcoming space in my blog for everyone. I must say, it seems to be going quite well, which fills me with joy and satisfaction.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A BEAUTY INFLUENCER, AND HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE INDUSTRY?
There wasn’t a specific moment when I decided to become a beauty influencer, I doubt it happens like that for anyone. I was just maintaining my modeling Instagram and started experimenting quietly with content about various outfits, hair care, and so on. It wasn’t some calculated blog development strategy or anything like that, not at all. I simply enjoyed it and after a while, people started to enjoy it too! In response, I began creating even more content and gradually, before I knew it, I found myself being a beauty influencer. So, there wasn’t anything in particular that inspired me to do this, quite the contrary, my blog itself serves as a source of inspiration in my everyday life.
HOW DO YOU STAY AUTHENTIC AND TRUE TO YOURSELF WHILE ALSO MAINTAINING A SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE?
For me, it has never been a big issue. Indeed, staying true to oneself is one of the paramount tasks when gaining even a small audience. Fortunately for me, this came naturally, without any great effort. Of course, I do feel some pressure related to the format in which I run my account, but it would be silly to complain about it. That’s just how social networks works. It’s essential to continually create highly engaging and interesting content, not just anything that pops into your head. Yeah, it might sometimes feel constraining. You might want to post something, but it would require a lot of thought and weighing up beforehand. However, it certainly doesn’t impact my daily life or self-determination in any way.
YOUR INSTAGRAM FEED IS FULL OF STUNNING PHOTOS WITH ANIMALS. DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS OF YOUR OWN?
I have a great love for animals, but sadly, I don’t currently have any pets. When I was a child, I had a little parakeet that I was very fond of, so my soft spot for birds remains to this day. However, when I think about how noisy they can be and the chaos they can bring into daily life, my desire to own a bird quickly fades. Despite this, I really do love interacting with animals! Until recently, I used to foster a lot of kittens, but unfortunately, I quickly discovered that I’m allergic to them, so I had to let go of that idea.
WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCES?
This might sound cliched, but the most significant influence on me is my family and close friends. I always listen to their views on everything, because I know for sure they only wish the best for me. It’s incredibly important in life to find those people who are genuinely interested in your happiness and success, and I believe I’ve found such individuals. There’s a golden rule here: only heed the advice and criticism of those you trust implicitly and who know you extremely well. If you were to take into account every person’s opinion, it could easily drive you mad.
CAN YOU SHARE SOME FAVORITE BEAUTY TIPS AND TRICKS WITH OUR READERS?
Hmm, personally, I try to stick to a few very simple rules: hydrate frequently, get a good night’s sleep, and stay active. These are the real fundamentals that help me feel better and also improve my appearance. Also, I absolutely love using skin and hair care products to hydrate and add shine to my hair.
WHAT’S SOMETHING WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU THAT MIGHT SURPRISE US?
Perhaps it’s surprising to know that despite running a blog with a million followers, I feel very private and tend to be quite introverted in real life. I prefer a small, intimate circle of acquaintances and don’t much care for large gatherings.
ANY UPCOMING PROJECTS YOU CAN TALK ABOUT?
I don’t want to jinx anything, but for now, I have a few mundane and dull, yet important, tasks on my to-do list, such as home renovations. Until I get those out of the way, it’s hard for me to think about new projects.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO IS JUST STARTING OUT AS A BEAUTY INFLUENCER?
My primary piece of advice is to simply love what you do. If you have that, everything else will fall into place. Just produce content at the level you’re currently capable of, and gradually aim to surpass your past self. I suppose that’s the main secret.