Monday, April 25, 2016


Hey guys!

Last March 14-20, SM Aura Premier held its Beauty Fair that features your favorite beauty brands at awesome and discounted prices. The week-long exhibit was highlighted by a weekend sale that gave shoppers as high as 70% discount.

Eau Thermale Avène, the leading dermo-cosmetic brand in Europe, can be considered the star of the show as its booth was the busiest. Avene exhibited its various line of skin care that ranges from Sun Care, Hypersensitive, Skin Care, Cleanance, Essentials, Dry Skin and Anti-Aging. The booth was accented by a posh flower wall design that acted as a photo wall for all visitors.

“When I was invited in an Avene event that happened in Salon Beauvoir, I had the chance to check out the product and was so impressed about the results. Since then, I became a fan of Avene” said beauty blogger Krish Enrique-Rai, blogger of Bonita Feminista.

Other main attractions include free facial, skin analysis and derma consultation done by board-certified dermatologists. Shoppers including beauty and lifestyle bloggers Krish Enrique-Rai and Edward Santos visited the booth and checked out Avene’s products.

Lifestyle blogger Edward Santos also shared the same experience with Avene. “I was introduced to Avene late last year when I reviewed the Avene Cleanance. I love the product and I immediately got hooked. That is why when I learned about this exhibit, I knew I had to be here so I can also check out Avene’s other product line” shared Santos, lifestyle blogger,

The week-long exhibit also featured an Instaroid photo box where Avene booth visitors enjoyed using this latest technology where guests gets to instantly print their smartphone pictures.

For the latest update on Eau Thermale Avene, visit the official Facebook page and like

And that's it!

'till next time!

Paula ;)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Shop and Win at SM City San Mateo 3 Day Sale

Hey guys!!

I just want to share an upcoming sale event to my fellow shopaholics out there,

Who says you can only have summer fun at the beach?

Catch SM City San Mateo’s 3-Day Sale on April 15, 16 and 17, and go on a happy shopping spree with 50% discount on great finds!

It’s definitely one of the major shopping events this summer and there’s just so much you could look forward to!

AMAZING SHOPPING DISCOUNTS! Participating store and merchants will be offering up to 70% off on fabulous finds so you can shop all you want – from clothes, toys, shoes, bag, home tools and many more – without worrying about your budget!

EARLY BIRD REWARDS! Score an additional 10% discount when you shop using your SM Advantage, SM Prestige or BDO Reward Cards during the 2-hour special at The SM Store on April 15. Per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No. 11489, Series of 2015.

RAFFLE PRIZES! SM City San Mateo is also giving away two brand new Suzuki Address motorbikes to two lucky shoppers. Don’t forget to keep your receipts and keep shopping to get more chances of winning!

And that's it for today guys!

Have a fun summer! See you at SM City San Mateo!

'till next time!

Paula ;)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

An Authentic Vietnamese Experience at Tra Vinh

Hey guys!

Last Friday, I had a meeting at Banawe area, and while searching around the area for a place to have lunch, I discovered a resto that serves authentic Vietnamese food called Tra Vinh, I was craving for some noodles that time so I decided to eat there.

Photo Grabbed from Tra Vinh Philippines FB Page.

Tra Vinh is a Restaurant that serves Authentic Vietnamese Food, according to a friend, the resto is really famous in Western Australia. It's located at Unit 3, 109 NS Amoranto corner Cordillera Brgy. Maharlika Quezon City.
Photo Grabbed from Tra Vinh Philippines FB Page
Now, off to what I ordered.

First up is a well known Vietnamese Staple, Fresh Spring Rolls! Rice paper rolls w/ fresh salad, rice vermicelli, and your choice of stuffing. There are 4 different of stuffing available, First up is the Special, stuffed with both Prawns and Pork, it's what I ordered (Photo Below) other choices are Prawn, Pork, and Vegetarian.
I really love this dish, I always mention on my other post that I'm not a huge fan of veggies and a very picky eater too, but this special spring rolls is superb! It has this very refreshing taste that's perfect with the prawn, oh and don't forget Tra Vinh's peanut sauce, it really complements the flavor of the spring rolls.
Fresh Spring Rolls: Special (Prawns and Pork) Php180

And of course, my Authentic Vietnamese lunch won't be complete if I don't order some Pho which is another Vietnamese staple food.
Tra Vinh offers different kinds of noodle soup, I had a hard time choosing hehe, what I ordered is their Combination Beef Noodle Soup, made from beef broth with 16 traditional herbs and spices, topped with cooked beef shoulder slices and raw slices of beef shoulder topped with beef balls and beef tripe, and garnished with garden fresh herbs.
I love this dish! Not just because I was craving for noodles that day, the soup was really good, the beef was really tender, oh and the spicy sauce that was served with the dish, I really liked it!
Combination Beef Noodle Soup (Small) Php180

 I also ordered a liter (Php65) of their Home Brew Vietnamese Iced Tea, too bad I was not able to take a photo *facepalm* It was so good I finished the whole pitcher, no kidding!

Some photos of Tra Vinh's interior.

As you can see, the place is really spacious, and also well lit. Their staff were also very friendly and approachable.

I really had a wonderful lunch at Tra Vinh, I'll definitely visit them again soon. Can't wait to have a serving of those awesome spring rolls again! hehe.

So if you're craving for some Vietnamese Food, or if you want to try some for the first time, Tra Vinh is a good place to visit. ;)

And that's it for today!

If you have questions and other thoughts about today's post, you can always tell me thru your comments.

"till next time!

Paula ;)