"My Work Is My Hobby"

My Work is my Hobby by Simplymarrimye - pic 1

 "I was born to find the BEAUTY in everyone "

 A strong, dependable Taurus who leads the way when it comes to reaping the rewards of hard work. Lovers of everything that is fine and beautiful, Taureans surround themselves with material gains. This is a sensual, tactile sign. Touch is very important in everything from work to romance. Stable and conservative, Taureans are among the most reliable of the zodiac. While sometimes viewed as stubborn, this sign will plod along on a task until the very end, ensuring that everything is up to standard. They're highly creative and thoroughly enjoy making things with their own hands.

Joining me in this journey is....

- a proud single mom, born and raised in the Philippines, presently the Owner/Artisan of Mhei Alcos Hair and Makeup. She also works for a high-end spa salon, Riverstone: The Spa At The Forks as Makeup Artist/Receptionist and still with Holt Renfrew as Makeup Artist/Esthetician. She is now living in Winnipeg, Manitoba since 2009 along with her two children, Eyrielle, 10 and Danielle. 6. A second child to Ernie and Minda Alcos.

Before leaving the country, Mhei worked as a Medical Esthetician at LaEstetica International in Manila, Philippines from 2008 to 2009. Then, she pursued her career in Canada and finished hair styling courses at Marvel Beauty Schools, Winnipeg last 2013.

Mhei's gifted talent brought her to the world of fashion and beauty. Her artistry opens up promising opportunities. Living in Canada is a blessing of greener pasture not only for herself but most especially her children. Now, she embraces a challenging yet exciting life.

It was year 2012 when she joined the talented people of  Holt Renfrew. It was her time to shine. It opened the doors for her regardless of being inexperience on makeup and generously gave the chance to polish her skills. She's working with the best artists in town, providing service to high-end customers.

These two beautiful blondes in the photo are her mentors who helped her gain experience and expand her clientele.

Mhei with her boss and colleague at Holt 

These are few of well-known photographers she has worked with featuring her excellent creations. Her portfolio highlights professional models from Panache Management & Swish Model Management.

    Fashion/Portrait and Advertising Photographer based in Canada
Photo by Ryan Wibawa, Hair and Makeup by Mhei Alcos

    Owner/Photographer of Charmaine Mallari Photography
Photo by Charmaine Mallari, Hair and Makeup by Mhei Alcos

    Owner/Photographer of Brittany Alyse and Reiner Carlos Photography, respectively based in Winnipeg
Photo by Brittany Alyse, Hair and Makeup by Mhei Alcos
Photo by Reiner Carlos, Hair and Makeup by Mhei Alcos

    Fashion, Portrait, Commercial Photographer, currently residing in Winnipeg
Photo by Rejean Brandt, Hair and Makeup by Mhei Alcos

    Artist/Photographer/Web Professional living in Winnipeg
Photo by AJ Batac, Hair and Makeup by Mhei Alcos

November of 2013, the Mocha Girls, a well-known all-female singing and dancing group from the Philippines, flied to Canada for the third time for a series of shows. They performed in Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Neepawa. The scheduled photo-shoot in Winnipeg was attended by top photographers in Canada. Mhei was their stylist. Can you spot where she is?

Mocha Girls with Mhei Alcos

After a year, another opportunity knocked at her doors when Star Magic's One Magical Night, Live in Winnipeg was held last November 2, 2014 at Pantages Playhouse Theatre. She was in-charged of Kim Chui's hair and make-up. Kim Chiu is a Filipino Chinese singer, model, and actress who was the first Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Big Winner in 2006 then later became part of Star Magic.

Star Magic is the training and management subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation, the largest entertainment and media conglomerate in the Philippines.

Mhei Alcos with Kim Chiu
Star Magic's One Magical Night, Live in Winnipeg
Star Magic's One Magical Night, Live in Winnipeg

Mhei Alcos, as she would wish to be known in the industry is a simple woman who desires to achieve her objectives in life, serve her purpose as a dedicated mother to her two kids and a committed partner to her colleagues.

Pinoy Photographers in Winnipeg with Mhei Alcos
Pinoy Photographers in Winnipeg with Mhei Alcos
Some of her creative works have been published in several notable magazines and websites like Vogue Italia. She collaborates with talented artist in various fields like commercials, music videos and fashion shows. She's teamed up with outstanding event planners and brilliant designers like Justin Merluza.

Wedding tops her list of events because it's her chance to transform a woman to become the most beautiful bride in her groom's eyes. It's an overwhelming opportunity for her and momentous as well.

Designer Justin Merluza with Mhei Alcos

 Her line of expertise will surely take a long journey but she's more than willing to reach the heights of the world she chose to explore. 

These quotes put meaning to her life...

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
"Live your life in the manner that you would like your kids to live theirs."

This presentation will somehow define the true person she is... this is the reason why she strives for excellence and success... the reason why she's motivated.


  1. Way to go for this woman Mhei, Iba talaga ang nagagawa ng 'pursuing a dream'. She has talent indeed.

    1. Her skills in makeup just prove that her talent is gifted. Learning how to enhance beauty is different from inborn excellence in doing it.

  2. Working as a hobby releases the passion within a person's heart. Glad of her achievements.

    1. If you love your work, you put your heart into it not just your effort and time. Doing what you love most gives certain level of satisfaction and true happiness.

  3. very inspiring story of how she reached the peak of success. she is so blessed :)

    1. Very true. She's a humble person too and I'm grateful to her for allowing me to tell her story.

  4. I am so impressed with the works. It must have been a very nice feeling to work with big people as well.

    1. Mhei is just new in this business but she already showed excellent craftsmanship. I'm so proud being a cousin of her.

  5. Her story is amazing! I'm sure she deserves every milestone. I love the makeup on the Mocha Girls and their outfits, I'm sure Mhei was the mastermind behind that.

    1. Her story is so inspiring that I have to persuade her to be featured. She just wants to be modest about her accomplishments.

      Yeah! Mocha looks awesomely alluring.

  6. She has really top notch clientele. It's nice that she's able to find a create beauty through her work and passion.

    1. Indeed! Although she still considered herself a newbie in the world of fashion and beauty, she has blossomed to be a highly regarded artist.

  7. What a lovely, lovely feature. Filipino blood is indeed resilient, and talented. I'm cheering for you Ms. Mhei- Pinoys are really-world class!

    JeniG of Kalikotpepot

    1. Filipinos are one of the most talented people in the world not only in this field but in many other lines of expertise.


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