Sunday, May 8, 2016

One Weekend: Bataan Getaway

There's nothing like spending quality time with family while observing Holy Week traditions on a serene weekend. Ever since were little kids, we spend holy week in Bataan. I guess its just our go-to place whenever one calls for a beach trip.

Since holy week fell on a weekend, everyone was available to go and have some quality time away from the busy streets of Manila. Bataan is a 4-5 hour drive from the city. A lot of historical events took place in this province and there are numerous beaches that you can visit. This is our family's favourite place to go on a quick vacay.

We love going to the West Nuk beach in Morong, Bataan. Its an exclusive beach resort for NAPOCOR employees who are staying in their housing village in Bagac, Bataan. My uncle works for the company so we always visit the place. 

Its not your ideal kind of beach with all the powdery white sand and clear blue waters. The water is clean, the sand is not that white but the beach is peaceful and not too crowded. 


Sand between my toes, sea breeze and a bottle of beer is always a good idea.


One piece swimsuit, FREEWAY


It's the boyfriend's first time to tag along with the whole family for a quick vacay. Good thing he had a great time! hehe





Of course, my favourite part of our beach trip is visiting Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Each year, this place offers new attractions and services that makes staying here worthwhile, worth the money, time and effort.


They keep on building new structures and buildings that shows and preserves the old Philippines feel. This what makes this place unique from all the modern resorts and hotels.

romper, slip ons, FOREVER 21 | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE | hat, bought in CAMBODIA







The best part is always the beach. I particularly love this beach because of the huge waves. Unlike the other beaches in Bataan, this beach is fun because we enjoyed fighting the waves. Of course, what's a visit to the beach without the amazing sunset? Always a magnificent view.





one piece, COTTON ON | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE







a little cheese won't hurt hehe

FAM BAM!


I've got to give it to the boyfriend for taking amazing photos! Sorry love, but I'm grateful! You're the best!





Look how this place just magically lit up when the sun sets. Amazing. 

You can watch cultural dances in Las Casas too! Definitely a trip down memory lane.


This was our last full day in Bataan, the next day we just had a quick swim in the pool and went back to Manila already.

swimsuit, I LOVE KOI | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE | cap, H&M
Told you it was a quick getaway, but its good to have an R & R from time to time. 


top,skirt, FOREVER 21 | watch, MICHAEL KORS | cap, H&M | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE
There are actually a lot of places to see in Bataan, but if you just wanna lounge by the pool and hit the beach, this might be a good itinerary for you.

I'm excited to share my next beach trip with you guys! Keep in touch!


XOXO,
NICOLE

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fresh Start: VMV Hypoallergenics X Saladbox

Saladbox is continuously surprising us with their exciting collaborations with different beauty brands! After an exclusive sampling partnership with cult beauty brand Benefit cosmetics, they now bring us another beauty brand that I love that focuses more on skin care, VMV Hypoallergenics



VMV Hypoallergenics is one of the biggest beauty brands in the country, and for the month of April, they're collaborating with Saladbox to bring us their best skin care products!


Saladbox subscribers can expect a PhP3,500 value for a PhP500 price tag, making this Saladbox edition yet another beauty steal. 



Each VMV X Saladbox includes:

VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport Sunscreen (PhP500 SRP)

 VMV Hypoallergenics Skin-a-Jiffy facial gift certificate (PhP750)
 VMV Hypoallergenics Superskin-Starts-Here set (cleanser, toner, and moisturizer; retails at PhP1,245)

I've been using these products for a week now and I've noticed a huge difference on my skin! I use these products before going to bed and before applying make up in the morning and I've noticed that my skin isn't so oily as before and my make up doesn't crack up even at the end of the day! My skin feels more refreshed and clean.
VMV Hypoallergenics Lipstick (PhP1,075)

For this month's box, you can choose the color and finish of your lipstick! 



 Imagine getting all of these items at P500?! WHAT A STEAL!


Saladbox subscribers will also get to be invited to exclusive beauty events at selected VMV Hypoallergenics boutiques nationwide. Stay tuned for #VMVxSaladbox Beauty SoirĂ©es in BGC and SM Megamall this coming April and May! Online giveaways are also expected this April, with full sized VMV products and services up for grabs. 




 Check out the partnership and buy your Saladbox subscriptions at http://www.saladbox.com.ph/vmv-hypoallergenics. Subscriptions available are Starter Plus Plan (3-month prepaid subscription), Six-Month Prepaid Plan, and One-Year Prepaid Plan.


Follow Saladbox and VMV Hypoallergenics! Facebook:
https://web.facebook.com/Saladbox https://web.facebook.com/VMVHYPOALLERGENICS Instagram: @saladboxph and @vmvhypoallergenics 


NOTE: The Saladbox website (saladbox.com.ph) is currently on Beta mode and will be relaunched early April. However, customers can still create their accounts, log in, and order subscriptions. 


XOXO,
NICOLE