Nicole Aguinaldo | A fashion, beauty, and travel blogger from the Philippines.

Thursday, January 25, 2018


Today on the blog, I'm featuring two enduring styles that I've always been a big fan of.

I've said time and again how the off shoulder tops is my absolute favorite because it showcases one of the sexiest parts of the woman's body - her shoulders.

The one shoulder version especially so and I love this black one from KASHIECA with its flared sleeve as it goes so well with my LOUIS bootcut style jeans from PROMOD.

Love how this style is flattering on most body types plus it shows off your back side in the best possible way. Looks good with my H&M boots, too, right?

Outfit details:
jeans, PROMOD
boots, H&M

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

5 Reasons I Love Microtel Inn & Suites in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Today on the blog, I am concluding a series of posts about my last trip to Palawan. And what better way to cap the series than share with you all about my delightful stay at the MICROTEL INN & SUITES in Puerto Princesa. Yes, it's true. You need not venture very far from the capital city to enjoy a restful day at the beach. In fact, Microtel is just 3.2 kilometers from the airport or a mere 15 minute car ride. Indeed, it's a good choice when you're in town for business but want to grab some much-needed rest and relaxation in between meetings.

Here's five reasons I'd choose Microtel!

1. It's one of the few hotels in Puerto Princesa that has it's on beachfront!

While Puerto Princesa is a popular tourist destination known for it's stunning beaches, not a lot of hotels in the island have their own beachfront. While Microtel does have a wide picturesque beachfront, you do have to catch it during the high tide which is usually in the morning. Come the afternoon, the water will be a few meters away from the hotel during low tide.

2. Their vibrant interiors and the overall artsy vibe of the hotel provide for cool backdrops for your Instagram photos!

My blogger friends and I could not stop taking photos around the hotel! In fact, we would all wake up extra early everyday during our 4-day stay just to take tons of photos! Check out some of my favorites below:

3. Their staff are friendly and very accommodating

The staff was very swift in accommodating my little requests and they also shared some tips and advice in exploring Puerto Princesa!

4. Their rates are very affordable

Considering that MICROTEL offers air conditioned and fully-equipt rooms and suites, a full-sized pool, their own beachfront, and free shuttle service, their rates are really affordable!

See their full list of rates here:

5. They're near a lot of favorite tourists spots in Puerto Princesa

Since we were only in Puerto Princesa for 4 full days, we wanted to explore as many popular tourist spots on the island so it was perfect that MICROTEL PALAWAN is located near a lot of these places such as Emerald Playa Pavillion, Honda Bay, and the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park-a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next time, you're in Puerto Princesa, check out Microtel Inn and Suites. It's perfect for those who want the best of two worlds - a secluded beach atmosphere and quick jaunts to downtown malls and restaurants.



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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Exploring Puerto Princesa, Palawan with AirAsia

Who says going to the beach is best done only during the summer?

In tropical Philippines, it's quite possible (and certainly more affordable) to explore its beautiful beaches in the off season (just make sure you make a quick check with the weather bureau to make sure no typhoons are headed to your destination) and you can actually have the best time minus a maddening crowd of fellow tourists.

Just last month, I along with a group of bloggers. had the most pleasant opportunity to do so on a visit to Puerto Princesa via AIRASIA.

The trip organizer, travel blogger extraordinaire, Melo Villareal of Out of Town Blog planned a full itinerary for this four-day-three-night trip so naturally we wanted to maximize our time in this beautiful place. Thankfully, AirAsia's flight schedules allow us to fly really warly on the first day and leave on a late night flight on our last day so there's no time wasted at all!
It was a no hassle trip for this blogger group as AirAsia allows the option of online checkin as early as 14 days prior to your flight, or you can do it via any of the easy-to-follow self check-in counters found in the terminal. Then it's off to the bag drop-off counter for you. Easy, breezy, right? For this trip, however, we opted to check in the traditional way, which was no trouble at all as it was fast and efficient and we were at the pre-departure lounge in no time at all just waiting to board.

The flight itself was smooth and uneventful and took just a little over an hour. That gave me the chance to take a little nap before we landed in Puerto Princesa, so I felt really energized to start our exciting adventure, which included trips to these places:




As the pictures show, we had the most amazing time exploring Puerto Princesa and it's beautiful sights! 

Thanks to AIRASIA, not just flying us in and out of Palawan, but for making it possible for Filipinos to trabel around the country and the world because of their budget-friendly fares!



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