To continue our previous chat at her home with Carmen, a former handbag developer/teacher and now a mom whom I did her bridal make-up styling few years ago. Let’s hear more about her styling at different roles and her holistic beauty views.
6. How do your outfit varies at your different roles/occasions?
With friends and without kids party, I take the chance to have fun dressing up, or go for something sexy, but still comfortable. To me, sexy is not just what you wear but being a fun person on how you smile, you speak. With the thought of someone is admiring you, you’ll strike your best (I totally agree with her theory and giggled on how good she put them in words!).
With kids or school activities, I go for something I feel comfortable but still enjoy being dressy, confident and appropriate –from sport wear to leather skirt with trainers or 4 inch wedges. (Both being busy moms we think that it’s sad that many moms who gave up styling herself, though we know how challenging it is to balance).
7. What’s your key cosmetic/skin care products?
Have always used Maybelline mascara and always carry a lip balm on me.
Lip gloss, lip velvet rouge of By Terry. Lash extension on special occasions.
Skin care is Cle de Peau. I use day and night cream, occasional mask (but often forgotten).
8. Which is your favorite hair salon? What’s your favorite hair styling products?
I’ve been visiting my favorite hairstylist Jose at his private salon “Face Salon”. He knew my hair best and I don’t even need any hair styling product.
9. I heard that you are into essential oil for home remedy. Can you tell us more?
For non-emergencies, like for headache, I love using peppermint diluted oil. Or for congestion, I love using lemon + lavender + peppermint diluted oil on foot sole and back of neck.
10. How you enhance your style? Inspiration source?
Fashion shows of my favorite designers. If I’m bored with my existing wardrobe, I’ll think of what to play with things on hand. Sometimes the result surprisingly became the next trend 😉 I’m aware of the trend, I don’t follow the trend but I don’t avoid the trend.
Net-a-porter. I browse at it almost every night (good to hear a bit of private personal interest time for a mother). As I said I used my old collection from different years to mix and match. It’s about the vision!
(Special thanks to the photography by Rico at An Ant Capture studio, www.anantcapture.com)