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Winners: @chuvafinds totebag giveaway and more!
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Thank you for more than 700 entries to my latest giveaway!
The following winners were selected via

Joy Mesina-Bahia of Marikina City
Yvette Roderno of Sampaloc, Manila
Moette Tenebro of Cebu City
Anna Kathleen Torre of Alabang
Ana Gonzales of Alabang
Melody Viloria of Ilocos Sur

They will each receive a tote bag, eco bag, Chuvaness x National Book Store utility kit, and Chuvaness x Tickles bag charm.


Winners, please check your email to verify your shipping address. I’ll be sending the prizes to you!
Thanks for joining!

JOIN @chuvafinds tote bag giveaway and more
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Hello! I’m going on a short trip and will probably not be able to update (knowing me).
Cause my age is showing!
Lately, I’ve been into Marie Kondo’s book on tidying up. I’m also a hoarder so I tend to buy the same of many things. That said, I would like to clean up and give some stuff away to you readers and followers.
There will be six winners total.
Each one will get one of these tote bags:

1) Uniqlo x Yayoi Kusama
bag giveaway

2) Not Another Effing Tote
bag giveaway

3) Hi Haters bag by Dogeared
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4) I’m Not Crying bag from Loft Japan
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5) NYC bag with pouch
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6) Borrower’s Card bag by Out of Print
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Each winner will also get a Chuvaness charm by Tickles

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Utility Kit by Chuvaness x National Book Store

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And a random eco bag from Rootote Japan

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That’s four prizes per winner.

How to join:
1) Must have a Philippine address.
2) Must have Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account.
3) Must do any or all of the following:
• Follow @chuvafinds on Instagram
• Share this post via Twitter or Facebook by clicking on the buttons after this post.
4) Join the electronic raffle HERE.
Please join only once. I’ll delete duplicate entries.

1) Promo open from March 20-24, 2017.
2) Six winners will be selected electronically via
3) Winners will be informed via email or text and have to verify their entry by responding.
4) I will ship the prizes to the winners and would love to receive an appreciation photo.

Thank you very much!

#CHUVANESSxNBS: Hoarding happens!
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My collaboration with National Book Store is already out in stores and I’m really happy with the chuva-approved display the NBS team came up with.


I’d also like to thank everyone who’s been posting their purchases on Instagram. After four days of sales, the hashtag #chuvanessxNBS already has more than 300 postings.
Just take a look at all the hoarding that has happened since the collaboration launched last August 17:

Tammy finds
Photo: @tammyfinds

christine dychiao
Photo: Christine Dychiao

pai edles
Photo: Pai Edles

ana gonzales
Photo: Ana Gonzales — Read her blog entry on the launch HERE.

Photo: Glenn

zarah hernaez
Photo: Zarah Hernaez

Photo: Cheryl

Norwen Villagomez
Photo: Norwen Villagomez

candy dizon
Photo: Candy Dizon

yodel pe
Photo: Yodel Pe

Here’s a list of stores that carry the line. Will let you know when they are available order online.
Thank you for posting! Keep them coming at #chuvanessXNBS on Instagram.

Chuvaness x NBS - Price List

The smiles are worth it! Look how your Php 25 can brighten a kid’s future through NBS Project Aral
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I’m such a lucky girl. I feel this more whenever National Bookstore sends my care package of gift checks, so I get to visit the store every time I feel like it.
Usually I go straight to the imported stationery section before heading towards school and office supplies, and the occasional magazine.
Whenever I pay at the cashier, they always invite me to buy school set for Php 25 pesos each. It includes a couple of notebooks and writing materials.
I make sure to put a friend’s name on the donor sticker—a friend who has passed away, for their memory and in hope that the whoever receives the donation will pray for the person whose name is on it.

Project Aral

My cousin Chelo died in 2008, so this is just one of the ways I keep her memory alive.
After purchasing the kits, you drop them off in the donation box next to the cashier.
This year I have probably purchased 20-30 kits and wondered where they went.
Luckily National Bookstore send photos for sharing. Just look at all these happy faces.

National Bookstore Project Aral
National Bookstore Project Aral
National Bookstore Project Aral
National Bookstore Project Aral

Makes your Php 25 pesos worth it.
I’m proud to support a brand that I’ve relied on for years, that also goes out of its way to improve the lives of school children.

National Book Store’s Project Aral began eight years ago, when a during an outreach program in Antique, one of the chieftains asked the NBS team if they had brought a sharpener.
“Ma’am, tanong ko lang gani may sharpener po ba kayong dala? Kasi po sa halos isang daang bata namin dito, iisa lang ang sharpener namin.” 

Right then, they thought of a project that would give to school children. Project Aral was born. It is a direct, simple and easy way for National Book Store customers to help less fortunate kids to be motivated and go to school.
The annual staging of Project Aral has already donated to nearly a million of school children all over the country—from Itbayat, Batanes to Babuyan Islands, and even in conflict-affected areas in Mamasapano, Mindanao.

National Bookstore Project Aral

This year, more than 550,000 kits have been donated so far.
Last year, close to 800,000 Project Aral Kits were donated and distributed to children in far-flung areas that can only be reached by foot.

Purchase and donate Project Aral Kits for only Php 25 at National Book Store.
Each kit contains two notebooks, two pencils, a sharpener and eraser, or two ballpoint pens.
Project Aral kits are available until June 30, 2016 at all National Book Store, National Book Store Express and Powerbooks branches.

Call 8888-NBS (627) for more information.
Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert).

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