Where has your passion for beauty taken you?
Beauty, when understood in the right way, can be an empowering tool. When I take
What other dreams are you in the process of fulfilling?
As a parent, I want to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. I want to lead and inspire them to do the things they love and be successful so that one day, they can make a difference in this world. As an entrepreneur, I want to expand my dermo-cosmetic business not only to be a leading provider of beauty and anti-aging solutions in the Philippines but to make it more meaningful by bringing it to the next level—enriching the lives of more Filipinos through social entrepreneur projects. I am also currently in the process of building my business platform in the digital space.
What other things keep you busy?
Apart from bonding with my family and friends, I love spending time outdoors, reading, going to
What makes you happy?
When I see my sons successfully achieve their goals in school, when I know I am able to contribute positivity to my employees’ lives, when I encounter goodness and love, good music with good company, and most of all, when I am able to make others happy, despite my own situations.
Best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
My mom and grandmother have shown me that confidence, good posture, wearing proper and decent clothes make a woman of real beauty. I shall never forget they also told me to make sure to always smell good.
Cate Blanchett. She is a happily married wife, a loving sister to her brother who has a form of cerebral palsy, a dedicated mother, and a successful career person in her chosen path as an actress and an artistic director. Simply put, she is a real woman who goes through life and lives a meaningful one by making the most out of it.
Any tips you want to share?
First, remember that happy girls are the prettiest girls. Second, be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a lady with class.
How would you personally define beauty?
True beauty has nothing to do with looks. It’s how you are as a person and how you make others feel about themselves. A great attitude becomes a great mood, which becomes a great day, which becomes a great year, which becomes a great life.
NIKKI'S GO-TO PRODUCTS
“I enjoy experimenting with shades to make a good smoky since I have oriental eyes.”
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, urbandecay.com; Lancôme x Alber Elbaz Hypnôse Star Waterproof Mascara, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739; BareMinerals Eyecolor, bareminerals.com.
“Good makeup is not only about colors but about skincare. I use mineral makeup as my daily foundation primer as it allows my skin to breathe. I just top with other basic nudes and lip colors.”
BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer, bareminerals.com; Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder in 47 Féérie, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739; Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Palette, SM Mega Fashion Hall.
“Because aging does not only occur on