Work: Calyxta Cover Shoot

Calyxta

Hello self-promotion! I normally feel shy and self-conscious when I talk about my work, but this time I don’t really feel that awkward. Maybe because this shoot isn’t about “me!” but more about my relationship with my older sister Teresa.

Manila-based beauty website Calyxta recently featured me and Teresa as their June cover girls. (Thanks Guys!) I don’t always get to shoot with Ter, especially now that we live in different cities. We are also on different paths, with me on my own solo journey, and Teresa, on becoming a mom.

What I loved about this shoot was that it explored our relationship as sisters in the industry, and revealed new layers about how it was for us growing up.

Click here to read the full article and check out the video we shot after the jump…

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Meet: Alli Sim, Aromatherapy Artisan and Founder of Mmerci Encore

AlliAlli Sim is a modern-day beauty alchemist, tinkering with the right essential oils and natural ingredients to create heavenly skincare products that benefit the skin and psyche.Passionate about the art of aromatherapy and DIY skincare since her days in Australia, she successfully finds a gentle way to caress the body and mind.

As a writer and former beauty editor of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Alli has spent hours researching and testing different beauty products that helped shape her own product standards. The result of that experience is her bespoke, apothecary-style brand, Mmerci Encore, based out of Singapore. The purity of her hand-made products is subtle at first, but eventually their rich, potent aromas leave you with a deeper appreciation for your personal care rituals.

And while I always mention the importance of self-love on this blog, Alli actually creates tangible, natural products for the acts of self-love. Meet the woman who bridged these ideas and acts the right way… Meet Alli.

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Photos: Aloha in Paradise

20140423-155559.jpg20140423-162342.jpgOne week in Paradise.

My cousin Marc got married over Easter weekend in Hawaii. It was my first time to ever visit, and I completely fell in love with the sights of O’ahu. While I mostly stayed within Waikiki, I did manage to take a short road trip to Lanikai beach in Kailua. I am so in awe of nature right now. There are some sights, no matter how many photos you take, you can never really capture it’s beauty. You just have to keep your eyes open and take in all you can.

My Hawaii Photo Diary after the Jump…

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Click: Starstyle.ph

397530_10153942572425257_272124413_nBeing raised in a family of entrepreneurs, I am not really shocked when one of them says, “Hey! I’m working on a new project.” Creating and birthing new ideas has become our passion.

While our strength does lie in the fashion and entertainment industry, what I really love is how my family is dedicated to self-development and business. We are all working through our different struggles and mistakes, but the resilience to keep on creating is a very inspiring quality that I learned from them.

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