Giselle Tongi-Walters or also known as G Toengi is best known as one of the local showbiz’s 90s icons of teen angst. She first made a name for herself at 16 as one of the members of the very first batch of star circle talents. She then landed the role of one of the lead characters in seminal adolescent afternoon melodrama “gimik”(we all watched that and TGIS!) and she was also a co-host for “music bureau” and a former VJ for MTV asia. She then decided to leave everything behind to pursue her dream in America. After 12 years of living abroad, G is back in the Philippines and adjusting to being home in the islands.
While in the US, she went to school both for acting at the lee strasberg school as well as finishing her college degree at UCLA(read her lovely and honest article on her life in the US here). She is now married to Tim Walters and they have two kids, Sakura and Kenobi. She is also back on television as a contrabida in an ABS-CBN teleserye called Aryana along with pursuing production work in a documentary called the Basco Balikbayan Project.
My hair care regimen is essential especially now that I am back to work- my hair is usually blow dried, curled or styled at least 4 times a week.
My shampoo and conditioner is Pureology for damaged hair. I love the smell and it really works wonders.
Once a week I use Kerastase Cement Anti- Usure. Then once a month I use the Kerastase Resistance Age Recharge. I get all my conditioning treatments and shampoo from the Jesi Mendez salon in New World.
I have very limp and fine hair so the Big Sexy Hair products are my ultimate must haves. I use the Powder Play that I sprinkle on my roots and then the Volume Dry shampoo to add body to the hair that frames my face. Before I curl my locks I spray Loreal’s ” tec hot style constructor “. It helps my hair keep the curls in longer.
My daily skin/ hygiene care regimen must haves are the following:
My moisture that I have been using for over a decade is Creme De La Mer. Its pricy but you only need a small amount of it.
I use Ponds Cold Creme/ Nivea Visage Cleansing Milk and Virgin Coconut Oil to remove my makeup every night.
Jolens I use to bleach my eyebrows. Be very careful when doing this on your own- you dont want to have orange eyebrows.
Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer chapstick with SPF 15 keeps my lips supple.
I use Vaseline Total moisture lotion for my body after showers and Lactacyd everyday.
I use Secret Platinum Protection for my deodorant.
Then I spray my legs with REPEL Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellant.
Then my hand creme is True Blue Shea Butter or Tahiti Sweetie.
I can’t reiterate how much I love basking in the sun and going to the beach every chance I can. However, I make sure I am lathered in Sunblock from head to toe.
Everyday I use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock in SPF 70.
I use Rite Aids Ultimate SHeer in SPF 85 for my body.
In the mornings when I am in the sun I will spray Hawaiian Tropics Royal Tanning Oil.
After a day at the beachThe Hawaiian Tropic After SUn Cooling Gel feels like heaven.
I used to keep my makeup in a big toolbox but when you are on the go with kids to take care off, downsizing is inevitable. I have been known to do my makeup in 5 minutes in the car on the way to an event.
Now I keep all my makeup in an S. Viscarra rattan make up case. I like the naturalness of the case and it holds just the right amount of things.
My favorite lipstick colors:
Covergirl in Hot Passion
Mac in Vegas Volt
Chantecaille in Angel Skin
Revlon in Hot Coral
Closer shot of my essential makeup
Step by step guide to how I do my makeup in less that 5 minutes.
I use Loreal Studio Secrets base primer before I put on any kind of makeup.
I use Mac select moisture cover stick in nw 25 under my eyes as my concealer. For heaveir coverage when i am working in front of the camera, I use Mac Select coverup in nw 30.
Then I use 230 FIT Maybelline liquid foundation. It lets your skin breath which is why you can wear it all day.
I use Mac Studio Fix in c5 with a brush instead of a sponge so its not as heavy.
Then I use the following blushes depending on what I am wearing.
For a rosy flush I alternate between Trish McEvoys blush sick in Coral or Mac Pretty Baby beauty powder.
For a heavier blush i use Mac in Aristocrat
My ever dependable Nars Pallet in Natural nude shades are great for m eyes
Then just some Loreal hip jelly balm for my gloss and a quick curl of the eye lashes using my Shu Uemura. Its the best brand. Just get extra rubber lash curlers at Beauty Bar.
Benefit one hot minute for an overall sheen and DONE!
For retouches I use JK (Jenna Kid) Mattifying Powder
My ultimate favorite nail polish is Revlon 185 in Sweet Tart.
Tools of my trade. I have invested in mostly MAC and Trish McEvoy brushes.
My perfume really depends on my makeup and my outfit- which all depends on my mood. I like sweet fruity smells and clean crisp smells ranging from Spanish cologne to Bulgari to Chanel #5 to Carolina Herrera. I usually go in phases and will wear different scents according to how Im feeling.
as told to divasoria