I love attending BDJ events. As much as possible I want to attend them all. So when I wasn't chosen to join their July events (BDJ Box Soiree : Unmask Beauty with Vedette and BDJ Passion Series: Portrait Me Flawless), I was a little heart broken. hehehe.
That's why when Sis Grace Aragon sent me a message asking me if I want to go with her to this event I immediately said YES.
The event was held at Mega Atrium Lobby, SM Megamall last August 6.
The event was hosted by Ms. Tracy Abad. And a BDJ event will never be complete without games and raffle prizes. so we kicked it off by having the first game which was sponsored by Jergens. The first 3 early birds were also awarded.. Yaahoo! I'm one of them. hahaha. We received a Water Cushion Foundation from the The Face Shop PH.
|credit to Belle De Jour Facebook Page|
ART of CREATIVITY by sisters Roma and Maan Agsalud (of Pop.Junk.Love and Commom Room PH). They talked about how they started PopJunkLove and later on establishing Common Room PH (with 2 branches now). When they started the business, they don't have any background in management as they're graduate of Political Science and Mass Comm (hope I'm correct with their courses) respectively. All they have was their passion and love for arts and crafts and their P5000 capital. What I learned from them is that, you have to stop making excuses and find ways to be resourceful and creative if you really want to do something. And when you think you're having a hard time and you find yourself getting tired of what you are doing, don't hesitate to STOP. Rest, recharge, reboot, and go out to seek inspirations outside your bubble and when you're ready, go back and start again.
|Ms. Roma and Maan Agsalud|
There's another game and raffle draw after the first talk and then we proceed to the second topic.
QUEST to WELLNESS by Nikki Torres (of Pretty Darn Fit). She practice veganism (she do not consume meat, fish or poultry and animal by products such as eggs, dairy products, etc. ) and also an advocate of holistic health, wherein she focuses on her whole being (mind, body and spirit) rather than focusing on specific body parts. She also shared to us ways to improve wellness. She told us to pay attention for things we enjoyed doing because it will constantly lift our mood. Don't forget to BREATHE.. Relax and quit obsessing with numbers. Gaining muscles is more important than losing weight or fats. Get enough sleep, Eat a rainbow (not literally) and get our nutrition facts straight. Get regular foot massage, take our eyes off the screen when it's time to rest and always make time to exercise. The important lesson I learned from her is that, you have to prepare for the most important event - not the wedding, birthdays, summer (for bikini bod), but prepare for LIFE itself. Life happens everyday so never ever put a deadline.
|Ms. Nikki Torres|
After the second talk, we had a short break. We were served with yummy snacks to fill our tummy.
I also took the chance to visit the Brand partners / Sponsors Booth.
BRAND YOU-NIQUE by Isa Garcia and Bea Vergara founders of The Better Story Project. They shared that the The Better Story has 3 main values. Empowerment (they encourage women to become leaders), Mentorship (it is important to have people to look up to and be an inspiration) and Community (where everyone can share and build confidence). They also shared the people they looked up to and why. The most important lesson I learned from this talk is that you don't have to be afraid to get out of your bubbles because getting out of it will help you discover who you really are. As what Ms. Isa said, "You have to expand your narrative. Build your own story and take ownership of your life". Don't care about others opinion of you, you don't have to be liked, YOU HAVE TO BE AUTHENTIC.
|Ms. Isa Garcia and Ms. BEa Vergara|
FASHION WANDERLUST by Nicole Andersson . She shared to us the importance of finding our own personal style and her tips and tricks on how to dress up according to it. She also told us to FLAUNT what we have. And most importantly, our clothes doesn't have to be expensive, the way it fits to us is what matters. Even a 100 peso Ukay clothes will look good on us if it fits perfectly.
I'm so glad I said YES to sis Grace. I really learned a lot from our speakers. I also got the chance to meet new Bellas and got to spend time to make chicka with the old ones. :)
and it won't be complete without loot bags.
and it won't be complete without loot bags.
Good morning!! Freebies from yesterday's @bdjbuzz. #bdjrendezvous #artofnow. Got @olayphilippines regenerist duo from the raffle. The @thefaceshopph oil control water cushion for being an early bird. @kedsph and @skechersph 500 voucher from their booth for liking their page and sharing a shoefie. And the rest are from the lootbag for all attendees. #certifiedbella #bellaspotted #bdjgirl
See you soon folks!