Hello beauty lovers! We are so glad to have you back for the latest edition of Creators of the Month. This time around we will be skipping the whole "New Year's Resolutions" stuff and just taking it one day at a time. This time we chatted with Saika Massena @lecoindesaiti about all things glowy looks, setting realistic expectations, and her favorite K&S products. Keep reading to check out her full interview.
KS: Hi Saiti, can you tell us a bit about yourself? An intro to who you are on and off social media!
SAIKA: Hello there; thank you for having me as the first creator of the year; it’s an honor. My name is Saika, and I am a 26 years old Caribbean girl. Saiti came from Saika and Haiti, my home country. I am an introvert who finds happiness in the little things in life, like spending time in nature, cooking, and being present in the moment. I can say that I am the same person on and off social media, except that I am more open with my circle in real life.
K&S: Can you share with our audience some goals you may have going into 2023?
SAIKA: In 2023, my top goals are getting closer to God, being disciplined in every aspect of my life, giving my 100% percent in the things I decide to pursue, and to continue enjoying the little things in life.
Saika shows off all the bronze goodness of The Everything in Sardinia.
K&S: We know it can be overwhelming tackling a new year and staying grounded, so we would love to see if you have any tips on staying realistic and keeping the pressure off our backs during this time!
SAIKA: The best decision I made by the end of last year was disconnecting my social media accounts for the last two weeks of December and the first days of January to focus on me, process my thoughts, etc. One of the downsides of social media is the spiral of comparison we can be trapped in. Unfortunately, for the past few years at the end of each year I felt guilty; unworthy, and empty. I started 2023 with the right mindset because I took that break to review my year and set my goals realistically. So I say don’t be afraid to spend time alone to get to know yourself and set the right goal for you. Most importantly, enjoy every step of your journey.
Saika wears her Créme Crayon in shade Bonair all over lips.
K&S: We love the clean, beautiful, and glowy looks you post on your Instagram! How do your new Kiss & Smink products help you achieve your makeup style? Do you have a favorite product and shade yet?
SAIKA: Thank you so much. I love the versatility of The Everything sticks. I use them almost everywhere on my face: blush, highlighter, lipstick/lipgloss, and eyeshadow. My favorite one is Sardinia, I use it as the last step of my skincare to add more glow to my face and also as a highlighter + eyeshadow when I have a full face of makeup on. So versatile!
Saika wears The Everything in Sardinia
K&S: What is something you will be leaving behind in 2022 and something you will be taking into 2023 with you?
SAIKA: My fear of judgment from others is buried in 2022. I don’t want that weight on my shoulders anymore. I am also bringing God with me in 2023 because, without him, nothing is possible.