What led you to
I used to work in the corporate world and stopped when my husband was elected
What inspires you?
Progress in our country, open-mindedness, and seeing people make an effort to beautify their surroundings and appearance in their everyday life. The feedback I receive from those I am helping through my blog also inspires me.
The lack of urgency and poor customer service we still face as a country. Pretentiousness. Arrogance. Boastfulness. And the perpetually late person. Punctuality says so much about a person.
“I make sure to cleanse morning and evening. I never sleep with makeup on and I use a lot of sunblock.”
M.A.C lipstick and Lancôme sunscreen, Rustan’s Makati; ZO by Zein Obagi skincare line, Belo Medical Group, The Residences at Greenbelt, RMK face powder, rmk.com; NARS blush, Rustan's Makati.
What impression do you hope to leave
A clean and polished one—always.
That my blog and food business would flourish more. That I
What would you never compromise on?
My food quality—no extenders or preservatives. Personally, my principles, values—no “people pleasing.”
“I keep a small kit for quick touchups.”
Bobbi Brown lip pencil and L’Occitane hand cream, Rustan’s Makati; ZO by Zein Obagi lip treatment, Belo Medical Group, The Residences at Greenbelt; Goody comb and Clean&Clear oil control film at leading department stores.
What is your most memorable beauty faux pas?
When I was a teenager, I would get the occasional zit. I’d put black eyeliner over it and pretend it was a mole. So I had a constantly moving mole and it really confused people.
Grace Kelly. I loved her beauty. My mother and my mother-in-law who are
What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
What makes you happy?
Being with my kids and family, laughing with friends, wine,
Your personal definition of beauty?
There’s a saying that goes, “Style is saying who you are without you having to speak.” I find that so sexy and beautiful. When you just have natural style and flair. Not overdoing your face and appearance. The confidence of knowing how to carry yourself. Positivity in one’s words and actions is also beautiful to me.