Gracing the pages of W’s March issue, Romanian beauty, Andreea Diaconu, is known for her playful Instagram account (@AndreeaDiddy) and classic, beachy style. From sea salt sprays to hair oils and lip tints, the 25-year-old shares her go-to products for her “fresh outta the ocean” look. From trimming her own hair to massages in Chinatown, the Agent Provocateur model is known for her casual and minimal beauty, but isn’t afraid to splurge on a luxurious visit at the Aman. Here, Dianconu shares her hair, health, and skincare products that she can’t live without.
Your look in three words: Fresh outta ocean.
Five-minute routine: Salt hairspray, moisturizer, and 10 jumping jacks.
Never leave the house without: Sunscreen and lip tint that I use as blush if I’m having an off day.
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Not only a moisturizer, the MAC Strobe Cream takes care of dull and dehydrated skin while giving skin a luminous glow.
MAC Strobe Cream,$33, maccosmetics.com
The YSL Touche Éclat Concealer conceals and brightens eyes all in one stroke, making it a beauty bag essential.
YSL Touche Éclat Concealer,$42, yslbeautyus.com
Infused with Aloe and Cucumber extracts, the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream’s formula helps lock in intense moisture.
Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream,$62, nordstrom.com
Smashbox’s versatile L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color’s creamy formula is perfect for blending to get the ultimate warm glow.
Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color,$29, sephora.com
A light weight formula packed with a wide bristled brush allows for bold, full lashes.
Diorshow Mascara, $29, sephora.com
Vichy’s Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation provides flawless and full coverage with the benefit of a light formula.
Vichy Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation,$30, vichyusa.com
Carmen’s Classic Lip Balm infused with cocoa butter helps keep dry, chapped lips moisturized all year round.
Carmex Classic Lip Balm,$3, mycarmex.com
MAC’s Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer has a light weight formula that provides full coverage, plus all the perks of SPF.
MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer,$20, nordstrom.com
The grains of sugar in Dior’s Addict Lip Sugar Scrub exfoliate to leave lips with a healthy and glossy finish.
Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub,$33, sephora.com
Infused with sweet almond oil and beeswax, Embryolisse’s Rich Moisturing Cream keeps skin hydrated while smoothing out fine lines.
Embryolisse Rich Moisturing Cream,$40,embryolisseusa.com
Exercise regime: Andrea Mitchell at Pilates/Modelfit once a month, surf whenever there are waves and I bike everywhere in the city.
Cleanse or not: Never! Maybe cut sugar every other month for a few days.
Beauty essentials: Jason Sunscreen; any oil that can be applied for hair and face.
Skincare secret: Tracie Martin and Rahua.
Hair remedy: I give myself trims every few months. I also use beard products for my hair (they smell better).
In-tub must-read: Henry Miller, Jorge Luis Borges, Susan Sontag, Mircea Eliade, Romanian poetry or Russian plays.
Spa-cation at: Any Aman Hotel or the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, because it feels like heaven. Or my acupuncturist Paul in the city, and most Chinatown/6th Avenue 45 minute massages for 15 bucks.
Fragrance of choice: Donna Karan Cashmere Mist… Duh.
Best advice from the pros: No eyebrow plucking.
Beauty icons: Nico, Debbie Harry, and Carolyn Murphy.
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12 Spring Fragrances to Own Now, According to W Editors
“Nest’s Indigo is the perfect perfume to ring in the spring weather. The hints of cardamom and wild fig are refreshing but also mysterious, and I already have everyone asking me what I’m wearing. This will definitely be my daily go-to!” – Gillian Sagansky, Contributing Writer
NEST Indigo, $72, sephora.com
“Raspberry and leather may sound like an odd combination, but it wears so well.” Mia Adorante, Beauty and Health Editor
Louis Vuitton Mille Feux, $240, us.louisvuitton.com
“An oldie, but a goodie: I’ve always had a soft spot for Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom cologne. It smells so fresh, and isn’t overly sweet. I always wear it as soon as it starts to get warm outside.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Editorial Director
Jo Malone London Orange Blossom, $130, jomalone.com
“Just like most women, I like floral scents in the Spring time, but I like my florals with a kick—leather is my scent of choice. I was so lucky to discover Rodeo by Byredo because it infuses the scent of violets with leather.” – Sarah Zendejas, Fashion Market Editor
Byredo Rodeo, $230, byredo.com
“I cannot leave home in the morning without smelling this unexpected, yet effervescent scent. The spiciness of its top notes grapefruit and bergamot are my favorite for the Spring!”- Schanel Bakkouche, Jewelry Assistant
Le Labo Bergamote 22, $180, luckyscent.com
“My favorite Spring fragrance has to be Chloé’s Love Story. It has floral notes and a hint of something sweet without being over the top.” – Kelly McDonough, Production Manager
Chloé Love Story, $105, sephora.com
“I love Aroma M Geisha Blue, which is a fragrance oil in a roll-on tube. It’s Spring-like and sweet, but not in a cloying way. People always comment on how good it smells. The main notes are blue chamomile, green tea, and jasmine. I’m really big on tea scents.” – Alex Sanidad, Research Manager
Aroma M Geisha Blue Roll-On, $60, luckyscent.com
“Rose 31 from Le Labo is my favorite scent to wear. It’s a spicy masculine rose for those of us who prefer to wear a muskier fragrance with a hint of femininity. Throughout the day, you’ll notice a cedar and cumin note as the rose top note fades. I grew up around cedar trees, so the cedar note has a special bit of nostalgia for me” – Alyssa Pena, Fashion Credits Editor
Le Labo Rose 31, $180, luckyscent.com
“Don’t Tell Jasmine by Vilhelm Parfumerie is a great scent for spring. Charleston, one of my favorite places in the world, is filled with jasmine bushes that bloom in the early Spring–this scent takes me back.” – Samantha Andriano, Social Media Manager
Vilhelm Parfumerie Don’t Tell Jasmine, $245, barneys.com
“It reminds me of summer rain.” – Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor
Terranova Gardenia, $18, terranovabody.com
“It’ s super light and feminine! Perfect to spritz on for the day into the night.” – Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant
Miu Miu Eau de Parfum, $90, sephora.com
“I love Lush’s Solid Perfume in Sun. It has a light citrus scent (orange) plus a hit of sandalwood, but there’s no cloying floral note. And because it’s solid, it’s very portable and lasts longer than a spray.” – Roseann Marulli, Associate Managing Editor
Lush Sun Solid Perfume, $13, lushusa.com