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Inspiring Life Lessons and Genius Beauty Tips Merge in This Cool New Book

Happy Skin founder Rissa Mananquil-Trillo shares insights on life, beauty, and business in her new book.
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In this day and age, building your own business is more accessible than ever—as seen by the onslaught of startups and online brands that continues to multiply each year. However, with the fiercer competition and the unpredictability of the market, it can be difficult for young entrepreneurs to forge a name for themselves and to create something that would leave a mark. But every once in a while, budding innovators and visionaries show us that with hard work and the right mindset, it's still possible to build something from scratch and make it grow.

Even before co-founding an award-winning beauty brand in 2013, Happy Skin's Rissa Mananquil-Trillo was already a notable name in the Philippine fashion and beauty industries. In her new book Read My Lips: What It Takes to Build a World-Class Homegrown Brand, she shares her personal journey in creating the brand, the challenges she experienced along the way, and the wisdom she gained from overcoming them.

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Mananquil-Trillo was at the peak of her modeling career, a beauty columnist for a major broadsheet, and married with children when she decided to build her own beauty brand—a testament to the saying that it's never too late to start. In Read My Lips, she not only details the failures and successes that she encountered along the way, but offers practical and insightful advice for young people who are also interested in building their own businesses. The book is divided into two parts: Business and Beauty. Budding entrepreneurs will delight in reading chapters like "In the Business of Happiness," and "The Untold Truths About Being an Entrepreneur" while beauty junkies will enjoy passages like "How Can I Be Happy in My Own Skin?"

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The book also contains interviews with notable entrepreneurs like Socorro Ramos, Ben Chan, Vicki Belo, Margarita Forés, and more, with each one sharing different pieces of advice learned from years of cultivating their respective businesses. It also features life and beauty insights from personalities like Heart Evangelista-Escudero, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, Liz Uy, Apples Aberin, and more. The memoir-slash-guidebook serves as both an inspiration and a handbook for those who want to start their own business and for die-hard beauty lovers.

Here's a peek at the book's pages:


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Read My Lips: What It Takes to Build a World-Class Homegrown Brand (P450) is available for pre-order and will soon be available in bookstores nationwide.

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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