Victoria Tambunting Alfonso on beauty secrets and beauty icons.
THE FINANCE AND HR PRACTITIONER ON ICONS, HER PERSONAL DEFINITION OF BEAUTY, AND MORE.
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.
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