Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BDJ Passion Series: A Time to Give back!

Hello everyone!   Few hours left until 2015! But before we say goodbye to 2014, let me share first the overwhelming experience I had when I participated the BDJ Passion Series last December 13, 2014. Yes, it happened almost 3 weeks ago, and yet I am just posting it today. Well, I got so busy with all the events I attended this month, that the only thing that I have typed on my draft was the title. hahaha.. 

To join an outreach program was one of my "To Do List For 2014", so I am glad that the BDJ team picked me as one of the BDJ Angel for the event. 

The Event was held at Under Thy Wings Christian Academy, Bahay Pag-asa Foundation, Inc., located at Better Living ParaƱaque City.

here are some photos from the event. 

the name tags for the the BDJ Angels and Kiddie Angels
my name tag and my Kiddie Angel's name tag
me with Wendel - my Kiddie Angel for the day
during Bits of  Paper Song and Dance
During the Oracle game 
Kids during the Origami Activity
showing our Origamis
Hanging of ornaments to the Christmas tree

The Kids prepared some song and dance number for us. I wasn't able to take pictures during the dance number. :'( 

Kiddie Angels Song Number 
Kiddie Angels :)
The BDJ Angels
The gift we received from BDJ Crew ♥
I am thankful I was given the chance to join this event. It was nice to meet new people and it was heart warming to see the kids, the teachers and my co-Bellas smiling and enjoying everything that we are doing during the event. This is my first time joining the BDJ's activity and I super enjoyed it. I am looking forward to the next outreach program. Thank you BDJ. 

So until next time!
See you soon folks!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Foodie: Spicy Shrimp and Veggies ala Yheng

Sunday is usually our "seafood ulam" day. Today is not an exemption. I decided to cook Spicy Shrimp and Veggies for our brunch because it only takes minutes to cook. I'm a bit lazy today so I don't want to devote a lot of time cooking for our lunch. hahaha..

Anyway, here's my Spicy Shrimp and Veggies.

Spicy Shrimp and Veggies ala Yheng  :) 

Ingredients I used today:  (you can adjust the ingredients according to your preference

12 pcs. Shrimps (leave the tail and shell intact)
1 medium sized onion
1 medium sized Red Bell Pepper
6 pcs Baguio beans (sliced diagonally, about 3 slices per piece)
1 teaspoon Gochujang or hot pepper paste (I bought mine at a Korean Store near Robinson's Manila).
1/4 cup Sprite
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Here's how to cook it.

1.Combine shrimps and1/4 cup Sprite. Season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Leave it for at least 20 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Leave fire in a medium high heat.
3. Saute Onion, Beans and Red Bell Pepper
4. Add the shrimps. Let it cook a little, then add the marinade and the pepper paste. 
5. Let it cook until the sauce thickens a little bit. Check if the flavor is just right for your taste. 
6. Serve with hot white rice and enjoy.

Hope you can try this recipe.

Till next Time!

See you soon folks!

December Haulage: Sample Room Collective Haulage

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know that I mentioned in my last haulage post that it would be the last for 2014, but here I go again. Can't help myself! Seriously I needed to stay away from online world for a while if I want to save money. Anyway, this post is all about what I bought from Sample Room.

First, I purchased the VIP points for PHP 799.  Maybe some of you will  be asking, "Why buy VIP points when you can use your free points naman?". "Is it worth it?". Well, I've been meaning to try it for a long time, but only recently that I was able to do it. I remember that there was a lot of times that I can't get the samples I want to try because I don't have enough points. So yeah I bought it.

Last November 26, Sample Room posted a photo about Christmas Sampling on their Facebook Page.
Knowing that I will be needing more points to be able to try a lot of samples, I decided to avail the VIP membership. Unfortunately, VIP membership was not available during that time. :( So when they posted the first 2 samples from Olay, I wanted to cry. Samples are selling like hotcakes and is decreasing dramatically and yet, I still have no points to use. It was only until November 30, that I was able to avail the VIP membership. Hallelujah! :) So after verification, I got a total of 1,113 points on my account (1000 VIP points, 113 regular points).

Anyway, my first haulage happened December 2. Here's what I bought.

* Olay Aquaction Nourishing Emulsion 50g - PHP 829 (500 points needed) 
* Hygienix Antebacterial Hand Spray 55 ml - PHP 39 (20 points needed)
* Vitress Special Edition Soleen Hair Cuticle Coat 30 ml - PHP 80 (40 points needed)

* All are in full size
** Shipping Fee - 140.00

My second haulage was last December 8. Here's what I got.

* Colour Collection HD Lipstick (Raspberry Red) 4g - PHP 399 (100 points needed)
* Colour Collection HD Lipstick (Pink Berry) 4g - PHP 399 (100 points needed)
* Colour Collection HD Lipstick (Cinnamon Red) 4g - PHP 399 (100 points needed)

* All are in full size
** Shipping Fee - 140.00

Aside from these two package, I received another one.The VIP Gift Pack. Given for every VIP membership availed. Here's what inside the box.

So if you're going to do some math (I'm not fond of that subject), you will see that I received more, than the value of what I paid for. And besides The VIP points is recyclable for 2 months. In fact I got back the 500 points I used in availing the Olay Aquaction because my review for that product was approved already. So I can say that it's still "sulit" to the max. Therefore, availing VIP membership is all worth it.

So that's all for my Sample Room haulage. I'm trying not to visit their FB Page and the website now because I am not planning to spend more. hahahaha..

You can check Sample Room here: 

See you soon folks!

** this is not a paid advertisement :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My Two Cents on Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash

I have tried a  lot of facial wash before I found the right one that works for me, so I am a bit skeptical to try Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash that I got from one of my Sample Room haulage. I have a tendency to have breakouts whenever I tried using new facial wash so, I always make it a point to stick to the product I normally used. Luckily, I didn't experienced this after using Himalaya  Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash. 

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash (15 ml)
Product Description: (as indicated in the packaging) 
Specially formulated to give you clear, problem-free skin, a soap-free, daily use face wash gel that cleanses your skin by removing excess oil and impurities without over-drying. Neem, well-know for its purifying and antibacterial properties, kills problem-causing bacteria. Combined with Turmeric, it heps control acne and pimples leaving your skin soft, clear, refreshed and problem-free.

Size and Price:
15 ml - PHP 25 / 50 ml - PHP 79 / 100 ml - PHP 129

Consistency, Color and Packaging: 
Himalaya  Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash is a greenish, thick gel-form translucent  facial wash that comes in a transparent tube. 

My two cents:

This is the first time that I used a herbal facial wash and it does not disappoint me. As I mentioned earlier, I always had breakout whenever I tried new facial wash, but fortunately, I haven't experienced it after using this product. The only time that I experienced having pimples during the time I am using it, was when I had my period. But unlike before the pimples didn't stay long as it was dried up by the facial wash almost immediately. I also love the mild scents that comes with it. My only issue with this one is that it is not lathery and foamy, but nonetheless it still cleans my face thoroughly. My skin is smooth, moisturized and pretty clear after every use.This definitely is one of the best facial wash I ever tried.  

before using HHPFNW (left)
after using HHPFNW (right) 
Will I buy it? Definitely YES. 

Until then! See you soon folks!


Please know that what may work for me, may not work for you the same way. I am not familiar with your condition, history and sensitivity to any product. I will not be held liable for any negative or damaging results that may occur by proper and improper use of the product.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My BDJ Power Planner 2015

A personalized BDJ Power Planner is one of the few things I included on my Christmas Wishlist. But since I can't wait for my secret Santa to read my post, I just decided to buy one for myself. I got mine from online Shop (Bundle A, which includes 2 planners + Planner sleeves + ribbon and tag + free shipment for only PHP 1,000.00). The other planner is for my friend. She paid for the other half by the way. hehehe. Sad to say, it's not a personalized one since I have a very limited budget. Anyway, the contents are just the same so no problem at all.

To those who haven't experienced using a BDJ Planner (I had one way back 2012), you will definitely ask, "Why BDJ Power Planner?" Well for me, BDJ Power Planner is not just your ordinary planner. Aside from being colorful and a fun filled planner it also includes articles, tips, tricks and tools that will surely help all the Bella out there. It is a great tool for people who would want to be organized all throughout the year.

Let's take a look of what this planner has to offer.

The Planner, The Booklet of Discount Coupons and The Stickers to mark special dates to remember.

What's inside BDJ Power Planner 2015?

"Dance to the Beat of your Dreams"

The Special Pages:

2015 Goals - here you can write down what you want to achieve in your life.  Seeing what's written here will help you to stay focused and motivated in achieving it.

My Happiness List - This page is dedicated to anything that makes you happy and laugh.

Dream Board - Visualize what you want for yourself. Paste some cut-out photos from magazines that best represents that dream. This page will serve you an inspiration to work harder towards achieving your dreams.

2015 BDJ Checklist - Every year I make it a point to write down a simple "Bucket List" and at the end of the year, I checked what I have accomplished. Some task on this checklist seems simple and easy to achieve, others requires guts, money and determination. But nonetheless seeing that you accomplished something on this list will help boosts your self confidence.

Dance your Way through Life - Know your reason for getting up every morning :)
 The Menstrual Tracker - I always have app like this on my Ipad Mini. This will help you keep track of your menstrual pattern. No more surprise visit. hehehehe :)
 My Health Plan - A guide and checklist to a healthy You :)

This corner is for beauty enthusiast, as well as for rookie (like me) who is just starting their personal "beauty kit".

This is what I am talking about. The articles, tricks and tips every start of the month that every Bella will surely love. This is a must read. ♥
Monthly Tools: Where you can jot down important events, your good habits that you want to focus for the month, as well as your thoughts and feelings.
Weekly Features - has weekly affirmations written on top of the page to keep your morale boosted for the entire week. It also provide space for your to-do-list, personal errands, schedules and a lot more. 
Gifts Tracker, Bills Tracker and Cash Flow Tracker - this one will help you track your financial matter.

The back expandable pocket where you can put your stickers, and coupons.

The Perks of a Bella: BDJ Power Planner Lifestyle Card. This is your membership card and ticket to gain access to all BDJ events throughout 2015. What I like the most? The Card is already included in the planner. Way back 2012 ( I don't know if it's the same for 2013 and 2014), you have to "Claim your BDJ card" at their website and wait for a week or two (for the delivery) to have one. This year I'll try to maximize the use of this card since I didn't use my last one ever.
Discount Coupons. 40,000 worth of discounts coupons! Who doesn't love discounts and freebies? Definitely not me! I love them! hahaha.

Another thing that I love about this 2015 planner, is that the discount coupons are in a separate booklet. I remember tearing all of my coupons from my 2012 planner one by one so just it won't be bulky and heavyweight. Now I can just bring the booklet if ever I don't want to bring the planner itself. Super convenient. :)
2015 BDJ Coupon Completion Promo. Use your coupons and you can get your 2016 planner at a discounted price or for Free. :)
All in all, this planner is just awesome and perfect for my taste. I LOVE IT ♥♥♥

This planner and other designs are available online at You can also buy it from Fully Booked and National Bookstore. For more information about this planner, you can check and follow BDJ at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Do you already have your 2015 Planner, or are you planning to have one? What do you think about BDJ Power Planner 2015? Share your thoughts at the comment section below.

Until Next Time.

See you soon folks!