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Beauty Tips, Advice from Jewelry Designer Vida Lim

For jewelry designer Vida Lim, beauty is reflected by one’s inner happiness.
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What qualities must a jewelry designer possess?
Being successful in this field and maintaining it take a lot of hard work. You must be open to criticism and always have the mindset of improving yourself. Innovation and creativity play a big role. Aside from the design part, you also have to make sure that you are technically skilled in order to execute your design. Well thought out marketing strategies and connections are also important.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Having dinner with friends can be quite a luxury with my role as mother and wife. I never leave the kids by themselves. When I have alone time, I get a massage or my nails done.

What is one thing about you that would surprise people?
That I know how to sing and I was actually a professional singer before!

Most memorable beauty faux pas?
When I used a foundation that was light reflective and I ended up looking like a corpse in the pictures.


Beauty icon?
Grace Kelly. She had the grace, style, and elegance that I admire in a woman. Her beauty is incomparable. I want to leave the same impression.

What’s your biggest skincare concern?
Since I have sensitive skin, I try to use organic products as much as possible and try to live a healthy lifestyle.

What is the best beauty advice you've ever received?
My husband told me that I should not let anyone prick my face. Ever since I listened to him, my face became breakout-free.

What life philosophy do you try to live by?
That in everything, the first I have to please is God. When I do, things just fall into place. I would never compromise my beliefs just for fame or success.

What is your personal definition of beauty?
It is simply being happy—knowing what will make you happy and working for it.

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Your daily skin care regimen?
I keep to a simple, three-step regimen before bed. Once a week, I use this do-it-yourself facial machine to remove dead skin cells.


SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Cream and Facial Treatment Lotion, Facial Treatment Essence, and sk-ii.com; Clarisonic brush and skincare set, clarisonic.com

In the morning, I use ice on my face to close the pores, then I use a natural glycerin soap. I also use sunblock and BB cream for regular days.


Beauche Age Eraser Cream, beaucheinternational.net; TonyMoly BB Cream, tonymoly.com; Ilog Maria glycerin soap, ilogmaria.com

When I go out, I always have alcohol spray, hand cream, and oil-blotting paper with me. For makeup, I try to always apply mascara, eyeliner, and make sure my eyebrows are groomed and clean.


Maybelline The Magnum Volum Express mascara, leading department stores; RMK pressed powder, rmkrmk.com; L’Occitane Lavender hand cream, Rustan's MakatiM.A.C Viva Glam I lipstick, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739

Hair and makeup by Ruel Papa

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Nicole Limos
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Nicole’s career in publishing began in 2006. Before becoming Town & Country online’s managing editor, she moved from features editor to beauty editor of the title’s print edition. “The lessons in publishing are countless,” she says. “The most crucial ones for me? That to write best about life, you need to live your life. And another I still struggle to live by: ‘Brevity is a virtue; verbosity is a vice.’”
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