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Belle de Jour Veterans’ Night

I’ll be going to the Belle de Jour Veterans’ Night on Thursday!

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This is their way of thanking people like who have been in the Bella community for a while. It will be an intimate night full of surprises, fun, food, and dancing. The fat cat and dancing… hmm… Hahaha I’m fine with the surprises, fun and food though.

It’s a night to mingle with BDJ Veterans, beauty and lifestyle bloggers, BDJ hosts Tracy Abad, Karen Bordador, Janeena Chan, and Apple David, the BDJ Box Beauty Ministry, and of course, the whole BDJ team 🙂

“Since the theme of the 2016 BDJ planner is Share The Spark, we envision our BDJ Veterans to be the girls who will help our team spread our advocacy to help other bellas find their inner light and believe that they have the power to rekindle it.”
                                                                  -BDJ Team

Gotta go and look for a cocktail dress now. See you there!!!

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My Favorite BDJ Global Glam Haul

It is once again September and the time for the Belle De Jour Beauty Social. This year’s event was held in Glorietta 2 Activity Centre last Sunday and was attended by around 600 Bellas. Cool huh? I know because Grab Taxi had a logistical shock in how to provide transportation for the other ladies and some gents. But anyway on to the fun part: THE BDJ GLOBAL GLAM BEAUTY HAUL!

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So in this case my HAUL will be the items I was able to try or take advantage of while in the BDJ Social (Freebies and Items I bought. Let’s start with the BDJ Beauty Social Loot Bag:

The Glam Haul from the BDJ Lootbag looks very promising. I love each and every freebie. They're definitely usable and can help you relax after a long day or week.
The Glam Haul from the BDJ Lootbag looks very promising. I love each and every freebie. They’re definitely usable and can help you relax after a long day or week.

I’ve heard similar responses from the other Bellas when they were checking their bags. (Pointing at the Pure’n Fresh Mandarin Kisses Feminine Wash) “Gosh aka ko juice!”. Yeah ladies that was also how I sounded like when I saw that in the grocery last year. Hahahaha

From the loot bag itself, the Olay Beauty Pack would be my favorite. Because I simply love their body wash’s simple fragrance and moisturising benefit. I plan to give the moisturizer to my mom and hey after everything else you can still use the carry-on pouch for your cosmetics or an organizer for when you have your out of town trips.

The Glam Haul from the BDJ Lootbag

You can’t deny that this is one of the best freebies from the #BDJGlobalGlam #BDJGlamHaul I was able to ride one of Grab Car Premium’s Monterosport all by myself for FREE! The driver Ariel Hilario, was even in a polo barong and looked so sleek. He even showed me how creditcard payments can be made by using Globe Swipe.

ou can't deny that this is one of the best freebies from the BDJ Global Glam.
You can’t deny that this is one of the best freebies from the BDJ Global Glam.
Glam Haul From Morrison. I got more because 1. I was early and 2. I bought their collagen cream. It's the cheapest stretch mark remover I've seen. Hope it works too.
Glam Haul From Morrison. I got more because 1. I was early and 2. I bought their collagen cream. It’s the cheapest stretch mark remover I’ve seen. Hope it works too.
The She Butter Mask from The Face Shop looks very nice. I can't wait to use it.
The Shea Butter Mask from The Face Shop looks very nice. I can’t wait to use it.

My ABSOLUTE Favorite BDJ Glam Haul from the  #BDJGlobalGlam #BDJGlamHaul would be Cure which I got at 10% off and K-Pallete’s 1 Day Magic Liquid Eyeliner at 30% off both of which I previously got from my previous BDJ Boxes and I’m already running out. I’m more than happy to get both as I really like them. Because have you heard about the raves that K-Pallete got from their Liquid Eyeliner? It’s VERY TRUE!

All in all it was a busy day of new discoveries, seeing my Bella friends again, exciting offers and surprises. Thanks again to the Belle De Jour Team for making this possible.

From the K-Pallete and Cure stall I got these items. Cure and K-Pallete's 1 Day Miracle Eyeliner
From the K-Pallete and Cure stall I got these items. Cure and K-Pallete’s 1 Day Miracle Eyeliner
Glam Haul From K-Pallete and Cure. I got more freebies because I bought their products.
Glam Haul From K-Pallete and Cure. I got more freebies because I bought their products.

January -February BDJ Box 2015

Hello Bellas! It’s been a while! I have been heartbroken by the fact that I got another Benefit Exclusive for my last box of 2014, and that for some reason I lost track and forgot to subscribe for the December Box. So lo and behold, here I am with a twice verified 1 Year BDJ Box subscription. Hahahahahah So let’s go ahead and do the unboxing!

The BDJ Kawaii Must-Haves box is pretty big and heavy! This made me more excited!
The BDJ Kawaii Must-Haves box is pretty big and heavy! This made me more excited!
The regular information packet, stickers and is that a magazine???
The regular information packet, stickers and is that a magazine???
Look at them!!! No wonder it is heavy!
Look at them!!! No wonder it is heavy!
One is mine and the one on the right is what I got today! I so love this box! it's totally worth it!
One is mine and the one on the right is what I got today! I so love this box! it’s totally worth it!

Bifesta Cleansing Lotion 300ml FULL SIZED Php 419.00 This is  a breakthrough makeup remover series with the power of oil cleansing minus the oliy feeling. With its quality formula, Bifesta gently removes makeup and cleanses the face in just one step, leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean without the oily feeling.  I agree to this since I’ve been using this for months. I love this product and so do others because it’s sometimes hard to buy this. It’s always out of stock!

Lucido-L Styling Milk and Overnight Treatment.
Lucido-L Styling Milk and Overnight Treatment.

Lucido-L Styling Milk and Treatment for Permed Hair Php 295.00 Each Repairing Oil for Permed Hair is an overnight treatment that maintains soft bouncy curls with lightweight yet moisturizing. Smooth and Sleek Styling Milk coats the hair strands for effortless sleek and straight hair. It can also be used for heat protection. I’ve always wanted to try these but it seems expensive for a product that is so small. So it’s great that I have a full sized sample! Wow with only just a few products I’ve already got more than what I’ve paid for!

More pixy products to use and try!
More pixy products to use and try!
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Pixy Eyeshadow in Brown Tea and Blush in Surrel Brown
I love browns when it comes to shadows. I find the color very versatile and wearable.
I love browns when it comes to shadows. I find the color very versatile and wearable.

Pixy Products Eyeshadow Php 315
Blush-On Php 345
Pixy Two-way Cake Fit Php 275
Pixy Coverlast Powder Foundation Php 325
I’ve had a Pixy exclusive box last year and I love it! So, having more of it is not a problem. They have a new product which is the Coverlast. I’m really not familiar with it but I’ll use it tonight for work and I’ll let you guys know.

Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence Sunscreen SPF50
Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence Sunscreen SPF50

Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence Sunscreen Gel 30ml Php 495.00 SUNKILLER Perfect Water Essence is a water based Japanese sunscreen gel containing that feels water-light, delivering superior UVA protection.  It applies like water, leaving skin feeling fresh, clean, and smooth. This just sounds too good to be true. So I hope it won’t disappoint me. I’m not a sun-loving person. I don’t burn but I get irritated and my ears would turn really really red when it’s too hot and this is the first gel based sunscreen I’ll get to try so I might as well do the 7 Day challenge for you guys to find out what happens next.

There also was this magazine! It looks so cute and it had many How-to guides, product guides and articles! To the BDJ Box team, will there be a next issue???

Kawaii Must-Haves
Kawaii Must-Haves
Kawaii Must-Haves article How to Apply Falsies
Kawaii Must-Haves article How to Apply Falsies
Kawaii Must-Haves article : Eyeliner Styles
Kawaii Must-Haves article : Eyeliner Styles
BDJ Box Jan-Feb 2015
BDJ Box Jan-Feb 2015

All in all, the BDJ Box Jan-Feb Kawaii Must-Haves is a Php 2764.00 value. I think this box is a MAJOR Success! Each and every product is very usable, I saved Php2184.00 because only got the box for Php580, all of the items are full-sized. I love it! I even have some friends wish “Sana kumuha ako ng January-February box…” This then makes me wish that the coming ones would be the same, if not better. Until the next one Bellas!

October BDJ Box : Skin Savers Unboxing

While I was in the shower earlier, our dogs suddenly went berserk and my day suddenly became more exciting when I heard my mom say “Mingming nandito na yung Belle de Jour mo!”. What excited me more was that the package is bigger than last month’s. Upon opening the bags I saw not 1 but 2 boxes!

BDJ Box October 2014 - More like BDJ Boxes 2014!
BDJ Box October 2014 – More like BDJ Boxes 2014!

Now on to the unboxing!!!

Dial Cleansing Pair Coconut Water Scent
Bar Soap Php 140.00 for 3 Bars
Body Wash Php 200.00 473ml
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The first of its kind to contain coconut water, this body wash delivers a fresh infusion of moisture, every time you shower. 

When I went to the BDJ Fair last Sunday, a Dial Soap was given away with the lootbags. And on my way home I kept smelling this scent that reminds me of pastry with a hint of coconut. Yes I have a strong sense of smell partially because I was asthmatic and because I love to cook. Now it smelled very delicate yet subtle and all I could find was a white box that says Dial. Now girls I know Dial sells soap but I just know their usual ones and this one is new to me. I nearly pinged the BDJ Team to ask what the scent was called. It was so frustrating to Google “Dial Blue” and all I could find was a man’s soap. So yes I’m so happy to see this in my BDJ Box today! I’ve also been using this soap since Monday and yes it is moisturizing! I love it a LOT!

Yves Rocher Zero Blemish Gel Cream 50ml Php 795.00

Yves Rocher Zero Blemish Gel Cream
Yves Rocher Zero Blemish Gel Cream

The secret to flawless and smooth skin, the Zero Blemish Gel Cream, absorbs excess sebum and minimizes pores. Enriched with Baikal Powder, recognized for its rebalancing virtues, this gel cream smoothes imperfections and hydrates for a full 24 hours so you don’t need to worry about overdying your skin.

Oh I’ll try this tomorrow and will keep you posted! I have combination skin and after a few hours my T-zone looks sooo shiny. I combat the oil with oil control film, paper towels and facial wash. So if this can make my overactive skin behave then good for me!

My Choice Smooth Skin Pack
My Choice Spa Salt 500g Php 100
My Choice Hand and Body Lotion 90ml Php 70.00

My Choice Goat's Bath Salt and Lotion in regular package and sachets
My Choice Goat’s Bath Salt and Lotion in regular package and sachets

Maintain your skin’s youthful glow with this scrub that’s packed with anti-oxidants and Vitamins. The lotion is concocted with natural ingredients as well as collagen to nourish and protect the skin from free radicals.

Goat’s Milk is a good ingredient that gives moisture and radiance to the skin. I look forward to using this product. Also it came with a very cute pink pouch complete with smaller versions in sachets. I’ll definitely use this the next time I get away.

Dove Hair Fall Rescue 7ml x 7 vials Php 470

Dove Hair Fall Rescue
Dove Hair Fall Rescue

My hair had been colored for 1 week now. And I feel like I need all the help I can get since the color changed it’s texture. I’ve also noticed an increase in hairfall, not that I would panic since I have a head full of very thick hair. I really hope this would help!

Loreal Paris Youth Duo 
Loreal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Serum 30ml Php 1500.00
Loreal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Anti-aging Day Cream Php 1500.00

Loreal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Serum and Day Cream
Loreal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Serum and Day Cream

Enriched with ceramide pro to stimulate the skin’s renewal process, reduce fine lines and refines the skin’s texture in weeks. The Day Cream has LHA to smoothen pores and replump skin.

Wow their samples are small! I think I’ll give it to my mom and let her decide if it works.

Revlon Colorstay 16-Hour Eye Shadow Quad Php 795.00

Revlon Colorstay 16-Hour Eye Shadow Quad
Revlon Colorstay 16-Hour Eye Shadow Quad

Rich, velvety shadows blend smoothly for beautiful, luxurious color that wears for up to 16 hours. Won’t crease, fade or smudge. Available in a variety of expertly color-coordinated palettes for your most gorgeous eyes yet.

My mom was with me while I was unboxing and according to her “Wow anak dyan pa lang bawi na ang binayad mo!” Hahaha I like this a lot specially because I’m experimenting with eyeshadows and have you noticed it has everything you need for a great smoky eye look? Also it’s guaranteed not to crease,fade or smudge. A great addition to anyone’s makeup kit. Specially under this country’s tropical sun!

Strip RPT Kit
Strip Ice Cream 50ml Php 1750.00 
Relieves inflamed skin.
Malin + Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub 220ml Php 1650.00
Prevents ingrown hair by shedding dead skin.
Malin + Goetz Ingrown Hair Cream Php 1750.00
Treats ingrown hair and repairs skin.

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Strip RPT Kit to Relieve skin, Prevent ingrown hair and Treat and eliminate Ingrown hair.
Strip RPT Kit to Relieve skin, Prevent ingrown hair and Treat and eliminate Ingrown hair.

This sampler pack comes with a cute packaging! Once you’ve tried waxing or even shaving, you can’t help but get inflamed skin or worse ingrown hair. This sounds like a great cure but you’ll hesitate once you see the price. So this sampler pack is a good solution. That way a bella can try before she buys.

Overall Verdict: This month’s BDJ Box is worth the wait. With six full-sized products with at least Php1700.00 in value, paying Php 580.00 is justified. I will be adding these very usable and nice products to my artillery. Thank you BDJ team for once again surprising us! Until next month! ^-^

BDJ Box Elite: Corporate Chic

Hello again! After three long months of not showing my unboxing, (please forgive me I am going through a rough patch) I will make it up to you by showing the contents of my very first BDJ Box Elite! Woooot!!

So It was only last Thursday when I saw this and I instantly thought.. “I have to get this!”. Lo and behold they don’t have office till October 22. So I got sad because I want to have one ASAP. But since I’ll be coming to the 2014 BDJ Fair, I though I can ask more questions! So it’s a win win situation! Then a lovely girl from the BDJ team told me that I can pay there I was so relieved! I didn’t want to fall in line in the bank since that would eat up the time that I should be spending having fun but when I met with Leah of the BDJ Team she told be that I can get the Corporate Chic Elite Box on the spot! AWESOME!!!

Leah Salvatierra of the BDJ Team can be seen manning the booth for their different planners and Elite Box.
Leah Salvatierra of the BDJ Team can be seen manning the booth for their different planners and Elite Boxes.

If you can read this Leah thanks for assisting me! I really do appreciate your help! ^-^

The BDJ Box Elite : Corporate Chic – Php 1480.00

The BDJ Box Elite : Corporate Chic
The BDJ Box Elite : Corporate Chic

Description : We’re happy to share with you our essentials to effortlessly look pulled together and exude confidence while you’re working from nine-to-five. We know your busy schedules leave little time for tedious skincare routines or elaborate makeup looks. For an on-the-go woman like you, we’ve selected products that work their magic round the clock, so you can focus on your task at hand, and know that you look amazing doing so.

Add extraordinary shine to your hair by lathering up with a shampoo that has a unique concentrated oil formula, which promises to give you soft, shiny and healthy hair while protecting its color and vibrancy. Afterwards, smooth on a hard-working hair potion that’s multifunctional and perfect for all hair types. Avoid early morning rush disasters with a magic eyeliner that glides on quickly and can last the whole day! Get a polished and sophisticated finish to your look by swiping on a creamy lipstick and topping it off with a nourishing lip gloss. After a hard day’s work, draw out the dirt and congestion brought by the city streets with super mud masks, which work in as fast as 10 minutes!

Lastly, all these items are packed inside a pouch that’s both chic and handy. Place those daily beauty items you’ll need inside so everything is within easy reach. No need to rummage through your bag for that runaway product. With these items, we hope you’ll enjoy your mornings with a lot less makeup work to do before you step into the office. Get ready to bring out that confident corporate Bella in you!

K-Palette 1 Day Magic Eyeliner –  Php 695.00 

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Bid goodbye to eyeliner application woes with K-palette 1Day Magic Liquid Eyeliner! With its ingenious two-sided brush, you can use the flat side to get three times the thickness in a single stroke, while its pointed side is great for super thin lines. The long-wearing formula allows it to stay on your lids the whole workday, so you don’t need to keep checking for smudges. Defining your eyes will now be a breeze!

Verdict: I’ve only tried liquid eyeliner once. I’m a huge fan of the pencil kind but I’m open to new things. Upon seeing the product I can’t help but appreciate it’s cute packaging and once I opened it, it reminded me of a calligraphy brush. It looks so cool. I tried applying it to my hand before I went to sleep last night and smudge it around 10 seconds after application. IT DOESN’T GO AWAY! Good job! So I guess it’s really meant to stay the entire day!  I was able to erase it by using facial wash this morning. I’m looking forward to applying this to my face later. Wish me luck! ^-^

Canmake Candy Lip Wrap – Php 410.00

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Stand out in your workplace with this beautifully sheer lip gloss packed with beauty essence and moisturizing agents such as hyaluronic acid, squalane, honey and royal jelly extract. It comes in a fleur honey shade that’s lightly tinted and super shiny, to highlight your pucker. Just apply one coat and it will spread evenly over your lips, so you’re ready to show off a polished and sophisticated finish!

Verdict : Well upon trying this I liked how moist my lips feel. I’m not fond of too much pigments on my lips but this is a sheer color and it actually adds just the right amount of oomph. The only thing that’s a little let down for me is it’s too glossy for me. Hahaha. Nevertheless it serves it’s purpose so I think it’s a good thing.

Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick – Blushing Mauve – Php 350.00

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Command the attention of everyone with just one swipe of Revlon’s most iconic lipstick. Women around the world have made it one of the brands bestsellers, and with good reason — its LiquiSilk™ formula seals in color and softness, while Vitamin E and Avocado oil conditions lips and ensures no tackiness. It’s everything you want in a lipstick encased in a sleek black tube, so you can bring it everywhere you go.

Verdict: I’m not a big fan of lipsticks. I usually give them to my mom after trying them out since I like highlighting my eyes more. But this one is an exemption! I love how it adds just the right amount of pink and how moisturized it leaves my lips.

Pureology Precious Oil Shamp’oil 250ml – Php 1125.00

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Start your workdays right with soft and healthy hair. This Pureology Philippines shamp’oil is made of a ZeroSulfate, ZeroSilicone concentrated-oil formula that promises to restore and replenish hair while protecting your hair color’s vibrancy! It’s formulated with a unique oil delivery system that penetrates deep into the hair fiber. Just apply a quarter sized amount of this shamp’oil, lather up, and nourish your hair effortlessly!

Verdict: I’m not sure if I was able to say this on my last post BDJ Fair 2014: Live It Up but it was then that I had first had my hair colored. The day after I found that the color had change my hair’s texture as it can be quite obvious while shampooing. So this product came just in the nick of time! As it promises to protect my hair and it’s color. My hair feels wonderful after too. I’ve tried shampooing it with my regular shampoo the day after I had it colored and then I tried this yesterday. My mane was much more manageable after!

Davines Oi/Oil – 12ml – Php 800.00 

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Add extraordinary shine while repairing your hair and with the help of protective breathable silicones and antioxidant-rich roucou oil found in this lightweight hair serum. It instantly tames frizz and nourishes hair to prevent hair aging and breakage. Just a couple of drops of this multipurpose Davines oi oil to your damp or dry hair, and you’re good to go. No wonder it’s raved about by magazine editors and beauty experts!

Verdict:  Had first come across this on the fair when I had my hair styled in the Davines booth. My hair though well made and ironed felt so protected and soft after. And since this is only a 12ml sample bottle, I’ll be saving the precious drops for special occasions. Hahaha

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Masque and Supermud Clearing Treatment – Php 3750.00 Each

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Add extraordinary shine while repairing your hair and with the help of protective breathable silicones and antioxidant-rich roucou oil found in this lightweight hair serum. It instantly tames frizz and nourishes hair to prevent hair aging and breakage. Just a couple of drops of this multipurpose Davines oi oil to your damp or dry hair, and you’re good to go. No wonder it’s raved about by magazine editors and beauty experts!

Let this magical Glamglow Philippines mud draw out the dirt and congestion after a day’s work! Its Activated-X Charcoal keeps face and pores smooth and healthy-looking as it contains a formula clinically developed by dermatological chemist to target, heal, and prevent common skin concerns including breakouts, and discoloration.

Verdict: This product has a cult following online. I first saw this a few months ago in Youtube  through GraveyardGirl. She’s a popular Vlogger and usually tests if products sold online or in the TV work. I honestly haven’t tried it yet because between unpacking, cleaning and job hunting I don’t have much time yet. I plan to though before this week ends.

Simply She Cosmetic Pouch – Php 400.00

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Shave off a few minutes from your makeup prep time before going to work with this SimplyShe Cosmetic Pouch that’s both chic and handy for the on-the-go lady. It’s roomy and compact at the same time, so you can bring it you wherever you go. Just put your make-up staples inside and you’ve got everything you need within easy reach!

Verdict: I so love this bag’s color and it doesn’t look cheap! It’s has a padded interior so It would protect your things from minor bumps. I also usually travel light when going on a trip so my cosmetics would definitely fit. If not then it might be a bag for snacks when I start working again. Hahaha.

Overall, the BDJ Box Elite: Corporate Chic is a great find specially because I will be able to use each and every product inside the package. What made it special was that I was also able to chose the shade of Revlon lipstick which turned out to be a very nice and wearable shade. I’ve also been meaning to try the K-Palette 1 Day Magic so this solves my curiosity. Once again the BDJ Team had released a successful box! ^-^ I’ll certainly wait for the next one! 

 

 

Belle De Jour Fair 2014 “Live It Up” and the BDJ 2015 Journal launch!

Hi Everyone! I’m back! Sorry for the long post intervals. I’ve undergone some heartbreaks and my wallet broke too! Oh if my wallet could only speak!

So lets get the ball rolling! As everyone knows Belle De Jour (BDJ) holds a fair every October for the past few years. It is also when they launch the coming year’s journals. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider going to the next one next year:

  • The team will be releasing the coming year’s journals and you get a big discount! 20% off!
  • Lots of talks to attend and learn from.
  • A ton of things to do like games and activities (wall climbing, zipline, scavenger hunt)
  • You’ll get to try various products and services from the sponsors’ booths, and they offer discounts!
  • Freebies and lootbags for attendees!
This is the registration booth. The men are trying the zipline up to make sure it would be safe.
This is the registration booth. The men are trying the zipline up to make sure it would be safe.
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The Live It Up Photobooth is the first thing you’ll see. Great place to take your pics with your fellow Bellas.

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This year is one of the best ones I’ve attended. As I’ve attended 5 of their fairs I have learned to arrive before 10am or the start. That way I get to enjoy the booths without falling in line that much, participate more and receive more freebies since some sponsors will have cut-offs.

In order for me to maximize my experience I checked on the sponsors and the booth layout that can be found in the BDJ FB Page. There I was able to see the special things they’ve got to offer like, Stationary sets from the Lenovo Booth, Free Nailart and Haircolor application from the Revlon booth and Hairstyling from both Status Salon and Davines. If you want the day to be a success you MUST have a gameplan! Hahaha and as you’ve guessed, yes I tried everything!

The Pet Express booth gives-out a stub for a gift bag with pet products and vitamins.
The Pet Express booth gives-out a stub for a gift bag with pet products and vitamins.
Gotta Love TGIF's mocktails and friendly crew! Drink and refresh yourselves Bella!
Gotta Love TGIF’s mocktails and friendly crew! Drink and refresh yourselves Bella!
The Parisian Booth is crowded because like the previous year, they give out bags, shoes, GCs and other merchandise. Too bad I just got 2 notepads.
The Parisian Booth is crowded because like the previous year, they give out bags, shoes, GCs and other merchandise. Too bad I just got 2 notepads.

Getting my hair done after my Revlon haircoloring. Check my phone out! That’s my cheatsheet of the gameplan I had for the BDJ Fair. Told you I had one! Though I can easily put it on my phone’s notes I opted to stick it at the back of the casing. I save more battery that way.

Getting my hair done by the stylists from Tony and Jackie from Davides booth.
Getting my hair done by the stylists from Tony and Jackie from Davides booth.
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The finished product. The Goody booth can be seen behind me. That’s where I got my Goody bag(literally). They offer discounted hairstyling aids too!

Leah Salvatierra of the BDJ Team can be seen manning the booth for their different planners and Elite Box. But since I got my planner for free I don’t need to buy one. Also I was told that I can pay for my Elite Box here so I was really surprised when it was given to me on the spot! Yey no need to wait for my package! Woot! The Unboxing will be shown on the next blog entry.

Leah Salvatierra of the BDJ Team can be seen manning the booth for their different planners and Elite Box.
Leah Salvatierra of the BDJ Team can be seen manning the booth for their different planners and Elite Box.

Yes I know forgot to take pics for the Lenovo and Revlon booths. That’s because I enjoyed it too much there. The Lenovo booth was my first stop of the day and I was able to get the stationary set below. And I was like huwaaaat? Mongol now sells ballpens?! Now that’s something!

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I have waited for the 2015 BDJ Planner from April. Because that was when I have found out that I won one from the BDJ Survey. So that was a 6 month wait to October but it was worth it. I love their new layout, it is more insteresting, less, bulky and the vouchers are all in one place called “The Perks of a Bella”.

But wait, there’s more! I didn’t just get my 2015 BDJ Planner for FREE but there was also another surprise waiting for me! Once I have opened my “Perks of a Bella” Look what I found!!! That’s me and our team for last year’s fair where we won 1st place for the Scavenger Hunt! This event is really special and this definitely made my day.

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Me and our team for BDJ’s 2014 fair where we won 1st place for the Scavenger Hunt!

Some of the Bellas I’ve met in the previous ones were there too! And we missed some of our friends that were not there. Oh well until the next one right girls?

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Beatris Sy (Far Left) and her friend sorry forgot your name. Also one of my BDJ Buddies. This girl has lady luck on her side. Go Beapots!
Magie Escano from the My Fab Sparkle blog. And one of my BDJ buddies.
Magie Escano from the My Fab Sparkle blog. And one of my BDJ buddies.

Joining the BDJ Community for the last few years had been one of my best decisions. Some think of it as “kaartehan” ,”gastos lang” or a waste of time. But attending talks, activities and fairs made me more sociable, made me open to try new things and learn more from the talks and BDJ Soirees. So thank you BDJ Team for holding another successful event. Until next time!

BDJ BOX AND SHU UEMURA’S “ART OF BEAUTY” BEAUTY SOIREE: The Art of Dramatic Eyes

After playing around with Shu Uemura makeup and accessories, we had to freshen-up then go back to Shu Uemura since there’s still another workshop! The Art of Dramatic eyes by Ms. Claire Diokno. 

Shu Uemura's Ms. Dyan Warren-Geiger Brand Manager introduced Ms.Claire Diokno who is the Senior Make up associate of Shu Uemura Philippines. She'll be giving us 3 looks!
Shu Uemura’s Ms. Dyan Warren-Geiger Brand Manager introduced Ms.Claire Diokno who is the Senior Make up associate of Shu Uemura Philippines. She’ll be giving us 3 looks!

While this was all happening I can’t help but notice the arrival of BDJ’s Beauty Ministers. They’re pretty! And since Claire is also a fan she said hi to them.

BDJ Beauty Ministers with Dyan and Claire.
BDJ Beauty Ministers with Dyan and Claire.

Even if she’s seven months along we can’t help but admire Ms.Claires happy personality which makes her very likable.

Ms. Claire and our model again.
Ms. Claire and our model for the second time who is also a hair and makeup expert.

Claire gave us a great tip. Don’t you have it when you put on your eyeshadow and when you’re done the pigments are all there under your eyes and on your cheeks? You can prevent this by setting up a trap. This trap can be done by using loose powder, you just have to sponge a thick layer under your eyes on on your cheeks.

The eyeshadow trap that Claire Made. Lol sounds like a movie title,
The eyeshadow trap that Claire Made. Lol sounds like a movie title.

For this look we will be using Shu Uemura’s Drawing Pencil Liner. It has a wide variety or colors and textures. It is also long-lasting and smudge-proof so you can wear it throughout the day and not worry that you would look like a panda.

Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil Liner
Shu Uemura’s Drawing Pencil Liner in sooo many colors.

For the first look it is a classic look that can be worn everyday like in the office going out with the family or even weddings! We will be using the White and Silver Drawing Pencils and the Pret-a Palette. The great thing about this brand is their make-up is so light that you can put a layer on top of the other without the fear of making it crack from thickness.

Claire applied a layer or white Drawing Pencil liner
Claire applied a layer or white Drawing Pencil liner
Claire then applies white eyshadow from Shu Uemura's Pret-A Palette.
Claire then applies white eyshadow from Shu Uemura’s Pret-A Palette.
Claire then put the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler in action. This is the brand's best selling product. It has a slot in its rubber that traps the hair in while you squeeze it, thus creating a more defined curl.
Claire then put the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler in action. This is the brand’s best selling product. It has a slot in its rubber that traps the hair in while you squeeze it, thus creating a more defined curl.

She then thought us how to put on falsies or false eye lashes. I myself have a pair but it is unused since I have this fear or poking my eye and messing it up. Some pointers will be:

  • Measure it to your eye and cut off the excess strands.
  • Cut them together to get an even pair.
  • Use good glue so the falsies wont fall after some amount of activity.
  • Put it from the outside of your eyelid in.
  • Just put the right amount of glue.

Shu Uemura False Eyelashes
Shu Uemura False Eyelashes
Let's quicken up the drying process shall we?
Let’s quicken up the drying process shall we?
Putting on the falsies should be from the outside of your eyelid in. So from the farthest side to near your tear ducts
Putting on the falsies should be from the outside of your eyelid in. So from the farthest side to near your tear ducts
The first look is now complete.
The first look is now complete.

The first look is great and very simple. The long lashes gives an element of sexiness to it, and the white eyeshadow can only be seen whenever the model closes her eyelids. 

On to the next look! As I’ve said earlier Shu Uemura’s makeup can be layered without the feeling of heaviness to the user and without the fear of it cracking. So for the next two looks we will just be adding more!

The second look was an inspiration from the 60s. So for this look Claire just added more brown eyeshadow on the lid near the occular cavity and silver for the middle lids. Felt tipped Shu Uemura eyeliner was also used. Like what Ms. Claire had said the tip of this eye liner is like a Chinese pencil it allows you to draw thin to thick lines, its intense black ensures great impact to your creations, and its long-lastingness will guarantee an unforgettable impression.

Applying the Shu Uemura Calligraph Ink felt tipped eyeliner
Applying the Shu Uemura Calligraph Ink felt tipped eyeliner
Shu Uemura Art Of Dramatic Eyes Look number 2!
Shu Uemura Art Of Dramatic Eyes Look number 2!

The third and the last one has a smokey eye look to it. So for this we will bw removing the winged eyeliner and actually it was also added to the look. Here’s how.

The Calligraph:Ink was recycled to be part of the third look by blending it with the eyeshadow!
The Calligraph:Ink was recycled to be part of the third look by blending it with the eyeshadow!
The Calligraph:Ink blended with the eyeshadow. Looks great already huh?
The Calligraph:Ink blended with the eyeshadow. Looks great already huh?

Claire then proceeded to teach us the Shu Uemura way of making Smoky Eyes. Which was moistening the eyeshadow brush, then adding color using the Pret-a Palette, then making a small cicle in the middle of the eye and blending both ends together.

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Smoky Eyes the done the Shu Uemura way!
Smoky Eyes by Shu Uemura
Smoky Eyes by Shu Uemura: Purple Eye Drawing Pencil was then added under the eyes.

After everything is done the “traps” that were set earlier were just brushed off, then contour was added to highlight her cheekbones.So here’s the final look! The model looks ready to party!

Shu Uemura Art of Dramatic Eyes: Look Number 3 the Smoky Eye Look.
Shu Uemura Art of Dramatic Eyes: Look Number 3 the Smoky Eye Look.
Look at those Dramatic Eyes!
Look at those Dramatic Eyes!

After the three looks Ms. Claire worked on four lucky bellas. She also thought us the following:

  • Choose between the eyes or the lips. If your eye makeup is strong don’t pair it with a dark lipstick. And if you have dark lipstick, go easy on your eye makeup.
  • Simplicity is beauty. If you don’t need too  much of it then don’t

One of my friends Nicole Paler got to have a primping session with Ms. Claire!
One of my friends Nicole Paler got to have a primping session with Ms. Claire!
One of my friends Beatrix Sy got to have her eyes done by Ms. Claire too!
One of my friends Beatrix Sy got to have her eyes done by Ms. Claire too!
This pretty bella got prettier with her Green Pencil Liner
This pretty bella got prettier with her Green Pencil Liner
I didn't get her name. But how can you not have a smile like this after getting made-up by Ms. Claire?
I didn’t get her name. But how can you not have a smile like this after getting made-up by Ms. Claire?

And ofcourse an event is not complete without pictures with the friends!

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The Fat Cat and Edleen of the BDJ Team. I’d also like to thank her for informing me of the available slots for the Art of Contouring me and my friends got to join!

If you’ve read my review for Benefit’s Mascara, you will remember this lady. She’s a wonderful make-up artist and honestly I’m really waiting for her to create her blog as she knows many tips, tricks and makeup substitutes. I also like how she doesn’t procrastinate.

My friend Mitch. She's our office's resident makeup artist.
My friend Mitch. She’s our office’s resident makeup artist.
Our picture with Ms.Claire Diokno.
Our picture with Ms.Claire Diokno.
The two pregnant and lovely ladies with Nicole Paler. We kept joking about how their babies were kicking because they want to play together,
The two pregnant and lovely ladies with Nicole Paler. We kept joking about how their babies were kicking because they want to play together,

During the workshop Ms.Claire kept on describing how the Drawing Pencil Liners were very hard to remove, how you can use it for swimming and not mind if it will later come off or worse blot all over your eyes. So It made me curious… and I tried applying it on my skin.

The Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil Liners.
The Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil Liners.

And here is how Shu Uemura describes the Product:

  • creamy soft texture allows gentle & smooth application.
  • long-lasting and smudge-proof, keep your look fresh through the day.
  • wide range of shades and textures to create any eye look. beautiful balance 10 dark defining colors and 11 bright shades from all hues.
Here are the Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil Liners I got to try.
Here are the Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil Liners I got to try.

I applied it on the back of my hand and after a few minutes I tried removing it with my thumb. IT WONT COME OFF! Hahahah. I had to walk from Shang-ri La Plaza to Megamall and my hand got rubbed and rained on. It is still there! Before going home I noticed my umbrella went missing and I got rained on again. Then I tried rubbing it off, still the same results. 

So when I got off I washed my face with Etude’s Foam Cleanser the took a shower. The Silver one is almost gone but the rest are still there though they are not as bright as before. 

My Verdict: Considering that this is for the eyes which are not meant to be rubbed, rained at and washed off twice, these pencils are what was described and is truly what Shu Uemura says to be. A great product! I would recommend it!

Thank you BDJ Box and Shu Uemura and Edleen for an afternoon of learning and fun! Unfortunately the next event will be held on my birthday week so I’m not sure if I can attend. But till the next one! For now I’ll be waiting for the delayed July BDJ Box!