Daphne Oseña-Paez plays eight roles: a wife, a mother, TV host and producer, a business woman, a special advocate for children for UNICEF, an ambassador for National Geographic Live Curious campaign and for P&G beauty. As busy as the queen bee, she takes some time off several roles, spending the summer with family in Canada. “All of us are going to see my family,” she says.
In her previous life, pre-marriage and pre-TV as she wrote in her blog, Canada was where she lived and studied. For Daphne, it’s the place where she gets real. “I don’t have a dermatologist and a hairstylist there. I’m going to be there for Spring until the beginning of summer,” she says. “Skin is very important for me so I’m packing all my essentials like Olay Total Effects and Olay Regenerist. Since it’s cold, I need to be moisturized. The sun is still harsh so I need something with SPF.”
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When in Manila, Daphne admits that she is pretty pampered. “I get facials every two weeks so over at Canada, it’s real life.” She plans to do a few treatments by herself at home like face masks and toning.
For Daphne, everything is about comfort when traveling. “Usually when I go home to Canada, I pack for mommy things. I’m also going on a 10-day trip to the US for work so in addition to the mommy stuff, I’m adding stylish things like a lot of blacks and jersey clothes.” Her travel tip: It’s all about layering—from sweaters to jackets.
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For those who are going to the beach this summer, Daphne advises to bring these top essentials: a kaftan, a big hat, dark sunglasses and some SPF. Makeup should be to a minimum. “I feel most beautiful when I’m on vacation at the beach. You don’t have to put your war paint on,” she says. “Basically you get a beautiful glow from the sun, hopefully not sunburn. At night, you have this natural glow that all you need is a blush, lip gloss or lipstick, and you’ll look stunning.”
To beat the Manila heat, she relies on a lot of iced-cold water. “Keep yourself hydrated. And avoid direct sunlight at bad time, like noon,” she says.
So take cue from this all-around woman when traveling this summer. Rain or shine, hot or cold, don’t forget your SPF, girls!