Vic­to­ria Tam­bunting Al­fonso on beauty se­crets and beauty icons.

THE FI­NANCE AND HR PRAC­TI­TIONER ON ICONS, HER PER­SONAL DEF­I­NI­TION OF BEAUTY, AND MORE.

Town & Country (Philippines) - - CONTENTS / APRIL - Pro­duced by Ca­role Cuasay-Ta­gle Pho­to­graphs by Kai Huang

WHAT KEEPS YOU BUSY? I am a wife to ping and a work­ing mom of Ines, Ja­cobo, and Ka­tia. I was a banker and hu­man re­sources prac­ti­tioner un­til a year and a half ago, when I de­cided to re­tire from bank­ing to be able to spend more time with my chil­dren. I still work full-time han­dling fi­nance and hu­man re­sources for a real es­tate com­pany, but my hours are not as long and crazy as be­fore. Aside from work, I am busy with my chil­dren and their var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties. I am also busy help­ing with the prepa­ra­tions for our As­sump­tion Ve­lada this Oc­to­ber.

WHAT IS YOUR DAILY BEAUTY REGIMEN? I cleanse with cetaphil fa­cial cleanser and Bioré cleans­ing oil and mois­tur­ize with crème de La mer and Vichy eye serum. I use chanel cc cream, Kanebo pressed pow­der, Fresh Tinted Lip Treat­ment, and Jo Loves Green Or­ange and co­rian­der per­fume. HOW WOULD YOU DE­FINE LUX­URY? At least eight hours of un­in­ter­rupted sleep.

WHAT IN­SPIRES YOU? WHAT CHAL­LENGES YOU? I find in­spi­ra­tion in do­ing things that I know will make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in some­one else’s life, no mat­ter how small it may be. It is al­ways a chal­lenge to find a healthy bal­ance be­tween home and work life. SOME SAY FIRST IM­PRES­SIONS ARE EV­ERY­THING. WHAT IM­PRES­SION DO YOU HOPE TO LEAVE THROUGH YOUR PER­SONAL LOOK? I hope it’s of some­one who takes care of and val­ues her­self. WHAT OTHER DREAMS ARE YOU IN THE PROCESS OF FULFILLING? We are fin­ish­ing the con­struc­tion of our new home. I am look­ing for­ward to mak­ing many new happy me­mories with my fam­ily there. WHAT WOULD YOU NEVER COM­PRO­MISE ON? my in­tegrity. MOST MEM­O­RABLE BEAUTY FAUX PAS? Over-thread­ing my eye­brows a week be­fore my wed­ding day! BEAUTY Icons? my mother, mar­garita An­saldo Tam­bunting, whose time­less beauty and el­e­gance she shares with my late grand­mother, mary Whi­taker An­saldo. She is also ex­tremely po­lite and well-man­nered. BEST BEAUTY AD­VICE YOU’VE EVER RE­CEIVED? Al­ways prac­tice good hy­giene and dress ap­pro­pri­ately at all times. WHAT IS YOUR PER­SONAL DEF­I­NI­TION OF BEAUTY? A beau­ti­ful per­son is one who has the grace to ac­cept her­self for who she is, both strengths and weak­nesses. She is pas­sion­ate and tries to give her best in ev­ery­thing she does. WHAT IS THE BIG­GEST LES­SON WORK HAS TAUGHT YOU? It has in­stilled com­mit­ment and dis­ci­pline in my­self, and has also taught me how to get along and in­ter­act with all kinds of peo­ple. WHAT ARE YOU GRATE­FUL FOR? my fam­ily and the grate­ful hearts of my chil­dren.

TImE To gLow chAnEL LIP­STICK, BLUSH, BLUE SERUM, EyELInER, AnD EyESHADOW PAL­ETTE, RUSTAn’S MAKATI, 813.3739.

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