Saturday, April 25, 2015

BDJ Rendezvous: #BDJMadeToFly


I've attended the BDJ Rendezvous: #MadeToFly event last April 18, which was held at Eastwood Mall Atrium. This was the second event that I attended from BDJ Power Planner (the first was the 2014 BDJ Passion Series: A Time to Give Back). According to the invites, we should be at the venue before 1 PM to register and to be included in the raffle. I arrived around 12:45 PM because I had a hard time looking for the the venue (it was my first time going there). 

The event started with a game, wherein we have to look for a ZAP sticker under our seat. 3 Lucky Bellas won a LINE stuffed toy from ZAP. (Inggit ako! ^^v)

They invited 5 guest speakers to motivate us to travel and to see the world outside the comforts of our home and to give us tips and tricks about traveling.

The first one to talk was Ms. Cara Del Rosario - Dizon of Subic Grand Seas Resort. She discussed how to balance work and personal life. And how we should make time to explore and experience new things by traveling despite being busy with our career.

Ms. Cara Del Rosario - Dizon with Janeena Chan (host)

On the other hand, Ms. Tricia Gosingtian gave us some traveling beauty tips. She, together with Ms. Amanda from Pond's Institute showed us how to achieve the No Make Up Look using Pond's products (Pearl Cleansing Gel, Dewy Rose Gel and the BB Cream).

Ms. Tricia Gosingtian with Ms. Amanda

The third speaker, Ms. Nina Fuentes of talked about how to plan before traveling. She shared us her travel experience and the places she visited and how much did she spent. I want to travel too after seeing those places she visited and hearing all those experiences she made.

Here are some tips she gave us during her talk.
1. To fund your wanderlust, you can either sell your old things, sell your skills, start the 52 weeks project (which I am currently doing) or try to earn while traveling (this one works best for freelancer or those who work online). 
2. Be alert of seat sales or visit for promo fares and cheap flights. 
3. Travel slow. Take time to explore one place thoroughly instead of moving from one place to another in a short period of time.  
4. If you just need a place to sleep, it is better to stay at hostels rather than in hotel to save money. Check for accommodations.

Ms. Nina Fuentes

And when you travel, you need to take a lot of photos (selfies, twofies, groufies ^^v) as remembrance of your trip. Mr. Eman de Leon, shared us some makeup tricks to be photo ready all the time using Revlon Make Up.

Mr. Eman De Leon with the model :)
The last speaker is none other than Ms. Donna Cuna - Pita of Cosmopolitan Ph. She shared to us some tips on how to travel light, what clothes, shoes and make-up to bring when traveling.

Here are some tips from Ms. Donna.
1. Check the weather forecast ahead of time. By doing so, you'll know what type of clothes, and shoes you'll bring.
2. Have a color scheme for your travel wardrobes.
3. Bring items that are travel friendly such as wrinkle resistant clothes and items that you can mix and match.
4. Bring comfortable footwear. Bring at least 3 footwear depending on the nature of your trip. And make sure to wear the heaviest one to lessen the baggage weight.
5. Bring the appropriate make-up depending on the climate. Make sure 2 bring at least 2 shades of lipstick (for day and night). It's better if the you'll bring makeup items that's multi-purpose to save space and to avoid added weight.

Ms. Donna Cuna-Pita
I learned a lot from all the speakers and I can't wait to join the next event. I'll make sure to apply everything I learned when it's my time to travel. Anyway, aside from the talks, there are games, raffle and contest held during the event.

Here's what I got :)

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Until here.
See you soon folks!


Friday, April 24, 2015

Unboxing April 2015 BDJ Box: Spring into Beauty

BDJ Box has once again provided us a box filled with products (full size and sample size) that will definitely help all the Bellas out there to bloom like a beautiful flower. You wanna pamper yourself? Then April BDJ Box is just perfect for you. :) 

Let me present to you the contents of the box. Product description for each item can be found in the card posted at the lower portion of this blog.

MyChoice Pure Herbal Soap - 
My Choice Pure Herbal Soap, 100g (Php 55)
 MyChoice Bubble Scrub Shower Salt -
MyChoice Bubble Scrub Shower Salt 2-in-1, 225g (PHP 100)
MyChoice Anti Acne Cream - I usually got 2 or 3 pimples during my pre-menstrual period and it always leave marks / dark spots. I'll give this product a shot once I see any indication of pimple to check if this will work wonders to my skin.
My Choice Anti Acne Cream, 20g (PHP 100)
MyChoice Perfume Spray - I'm planning to give this to my mom. The scent is too strong for me. :)
MyChoice Perfume Spray, 22 ml (PHP 60)
Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub - this is my first time seeing the scrub. I would like to give this product a try. 
Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub, 100g (PHP 120) 
Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub - I always check this whenever I go to SM Department Store or Watsons. I didn't know that it is also available in sachet.  I already used 1 sachet of this (the night I received the box) and I love the result. :) I will keep on using this and buy a bigger size once I go to SM.
Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub, 20ml (PHP 15)
Revlon Highlighting Palette - I love that this box has make up on it, since the first 2 box has been more on  skin care and hair care thing. The problem is I don't know how to use it. I need to check Youtube videos for more make up tutorial. hehehe.
Revlon Highlighting Palette (001 Peach Glow), 7.5g (PHP 625)
FS Cosmetics Lash Extravagance Mascara - I have tried FS mascara before (year 2012) and I didn't like it that much so I'm a bit skeptical to use this one. But since it's already included in the box, I'll give this product a try. I just hope this product won't disappoint me. :)
FS Cosmetics Lash Extravagance Mascara, 9g (PHP 350)
I'll keep the Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action for myself since I do have stretch mark on my belly / stomach area and then I'll give the Hair and Body Wash plus the Hydra Bebe Body Lotion to my nephew's new born baby. 
Mustela 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash, (PHP 520 / 200 ml)
Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action (PHP 1,750 / 150 ml)
Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion (PHP 790 / 300 ml)
Tony Moly Intense Snail Foot Mask - I haven't tried any Tony Moly products because I find them a bit pricey (sorry kuripot lang ^.^). I have a super rough heels now since I haven't had a decent foot spa for a long time, so  I'll definitely use this one .
Tony Moly Intense Care Snail Foot Mask, 18ml (PHP 198)
Bonus Item: Tony Moly Luminous Glow Aura CC Cream (PHP 1,098 / 30ml)
The BDJ Box Info card

 Product description. (inside)

Product description. (inside)

I'm thinking of doing another BDJ Box 7 Day Challenge. By the way, I won the March 7 Day Challenge.. Yehey!! 

This month BDJ box worth at least 1,678 (excluding the Mustela and the Tony Moly CC Cream samples). Although it is not as expensive as the previous 2 boxes, April BDJ box is still worth it. Imagine you got products worth 1,678++ for just 580.

July BDJ Box is open for subscription. If you want to subscribe to the BDJ Box just visit

You can also follow their social media accounts. 

Until here.
See you soon folks!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sample Room Haulage + VIP Membership

Here's my latest haul from Sample Room using my points.

I had 3 transactions for these.

Transaction #1

I only have 171 points, so I decided to purchase the following:

* Belo Sun Expert Ultra Sheer Spray SPF 50 140 ml - 150 points (PHP 539.75) and
* Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Face Wash 150 ml - 20 points (approximately 19.3.5)

With just 1 point left and so many premium / full sized product to choose from I decided to purchase the Sample VIP Membership few days later. Being a VIP member has really a lot of good perks and privileges especially when you love trying new products without spending much, just like me.

Sample Room VIP Membership cost PHP 799 (1000 points + VIP Gift) and PHP 1,299 (2000 points + VIP Gift). For more information about this, kindly check here.

Transaction #2:

* Belo Intensive Whitening Body Cream SPF 30 150 ml  - 70 points (PHP 199.75)
* Whitening Bar (Kojic + Tranexamic Acid) 65g  - 40 points (PHP 59.75)
* Face and Neck Cream 50g - 90 points (PHP 249.75)

Transaction #3:

* Pond's Plear Cleansing Gel 20g + Pond's Dewy Rose Gel 10g (free) - 50 points (approximately PHP 31.00 (for the cleansing gel))
* SunExpert Face Cover SPF 40 50ml - 90 points PHP (329.75)
* Maybelline Great LAsh Waterproof MAscara 12.7 ml - 300 points (PHP 350)

But wait there's more. :)

Transaction #4: 
I recently got these.

* Belo Essentials Underarm Whitening Cream 40g - 140 points (PHP 349.75)
* Belo Essentials Whitening Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 140 ml - 70 points (Php 184.75)
* Belo Essentials  Whitening Deo Roll-on Shower Fresh 25 ml - 35 points (PHP 54.75)

plus I got this Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color as the VIP gift. I don't know how much this product costs in the Philippines (I'll be checking it once I'm go to SM) but upon checking the price on their website, I found out that this one cost about $25. So I still believe that VIP Membership is so worth it considering that I only paid for 799 for the VIP points + the shipping fee for each transaction because I still got tons of full sized samples. :)

For more info about Sample Room, you gotta check the following :

Until here.
See you soon folks!


Monday, April 13, 2015

#PerksOfABella: I ♥ Parisian Shoes

Good Day Bella!

Here's another #PerksOfABella post from yours truly. This time I used the SM Parisian 20% Off Coupon. I want to buy myself a gift for passing the Bread and Pastry Production Assessment last March 30. I originally thought of using the coupon to buy a new bag but since I just bought a bag less than a month ago, I decided to just buy a new pair of sandals. 

Growing up, my mother and my sisters used to buy my school shoes from Parisian, and it usually lasts the whole school year. I rarely buy shoes but when I do, I always go to Parisian stalls first before somewhere else. And more often than not I always ended up buying a pair before I can move onto a new location or brand. :) What I love about Parisian is that they're comfortable, durable and most of all affordable. 

Anyway, here's what I bought.

* Please excuse my ugly feet. ^^v

I usually choose black or red color for my sandals, but this time I chose nude / skin tone for a change. This one costs Php 799.75 but I got this for just Php 639.8 since it's 20% off. I still have 3 SM Parisian coupons left.. Hmmm... What should I buy next?

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For more #PerksOfABella experience visit BDJ Power Planner's website, Like their Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Until here.
See you soon folks!