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#perksofabella ACE Water Spa Buy 1 Take 1 Belle de Jour Coupon Experience

It is not a secret that that this is my favorite coupon from the BDJ Planner that I get every year. So it wouldn’t be a surprise if this is the first one  that I will be using.

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The last few weeks felt like a blur. The first two weeks proved to be challenge coming from sickness, trying to recuperate from the holidays, trying to smoosh my social and family life to my busy work schedule then trying to take care of my sick mom while trying to recover from the 2-4 hour a day sleep I had in a long time is very draining.

So last weekend, my mom and I went to ACE Water Spa for a much needed rest and relaxation. I just gave my coupon, paid Php550.00 then we were given our keys. Pardon for the fuzzy pictures as I was just using my cellphone camera.
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We then proceeded to shower and change into our rash guards and cycling shorts. For those who would like to ask why we wore rashguards, it is because of the varying pressures of the water. Sometimes the pressure gets so high it ends up displacing what you are wearing, even undies. So it is recommended to wear rash guards than a swimsuit. No worries I;m sure you’ll have fun!

When we went there a glass panel from the viewing area got broken so I’ll just share the pic c/o their website:
ACE Water Spa

ACE Water Spa is a place for people of all ages, may they be kids or adults.  If you’re a swimmer and would just like to have a few laps, the pools are often not in use because most would just be there for the massage! ^-^

Why is this place called a Water Spa and why is it called a Hydro Massage?

This is a kind of massage that utilizes “Ultrasonic Jet System” this massages specific areas of the body with its aquatic jets strategically located to relax and soothe tired and aching muscles. This treatment is best done in heated water. So when you’re there you’ll realize that the pool is indeed heated.

Their massages are categorized as soft, moderate and hard massages. Because of these, the customers are assured of the same consistent experience. This also personalizes your massage because it gives the customer the freedom to decide which water equipment to use and which part of his body needs more attention. You can even opt to stay in one place even for an hour, though it is not recommended because it might lead to muscle pain and fatigue.

Kids would even have their own area to play on with slides, a basketball hoop, a lazy river and a fun area where you pull a string and a bucket or water would fall on you. Believe me, I am not a kid but I enjoyed the bucket splash immensely. I often use this after enjoying the hot herbal pools.

Speaking of the Hot Herbal Pools, they have four but only three are marked. They are:
Mint Pool
Has the temperature of 36 C.
Jasmine Pool
This pool is marked at 38 C. will surely make you invigorated while relaxing your muscles.
Lavender Pool
is the hottest pool with 40 C as its temperature, while the lavender scent keeps the skin soft and smooth.

Tips in using the Hot Herbal Pools:

  • I usually go there in that order because if you don’t you’ll feel like it’s too hot. You would want your body to adapt to the heat first before going to a hotter pool.
  • The suggested use per Hot Herbal Pool is about 2-5 minutes. I would suggest leaning into the steel pillows around the pool as they are cold and so your blood pressure wouldn’t rise.
  • This is best for people with chronic muscular pain, or stiffness on their muscles as it relaxes your muscles.
  • You can use the cold pool after using a hot herbal pool and dipping into another pool.
    Immersion on hot herbal pool will open up pores to allow the release of body toxins while stimulating blood flow to the core of the body while tightening the pores. Alternate immersion is recommended to keep your body temperature and heart rate at a healthy level. If it is too cold for you, you will find a shower nearby.
  • Still feeling hot? Keep cool by drinking some water. There’s always a water station near the Hot Herbal Pool.

Doesn’t it sound relaxing? So go ahead and use your ACE Water Spa Buy 1 Take 1 Coupon!

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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!!!

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.

#PERKSOFABELLA Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) Coupon Experience

Hey there! It’s the time again to post another BDJ Coupon experience or #PERKSOFABELLA! So this coupon that I used is for a Free Chicago Cheesecake if you buy a sandwich in Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf or CBTL.

#PERKSOFABELLA Coupon Free Chicago Cheesecake for Every Sandwich bought
#PERKSOFABELLA Coupon Free Chicago Cheesecake for Every Sandwich bought

It was just timely for me to use this coupon because I left home for work without eating and by the time I got to UP Ayala Technohub where I currently work, my tummy was already grumbling. So I whipped my coupon out, just took a picture and went straight to the counter where I got to chose my sandwich.

I asked the lady on the counter what their best sandwiches were, and I chose between tuna and roast beef. The thing is I can make a wicked tuna sandwich, so I went with roast beef(Php 275) and had my order to go so I can eat it in the office. They gave me my change, a badge that lights up and vibrates when your order is ready and to my surprise 2 sachets of FREE 4in1 coffee. It’s their traditional 3in1 plus ginseng.

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My CBTL Roast Beef Sandwich with Chicago Cheesecake and 4in1 Coffee takeaway
My CBTL Roast Beef Sandwich with Chicago Cheesecake and 4in1 Coffee takeaway

When I opened the paperbag my first impression was… oh the sandwich is kinda small… >.< but once I unwrapped it, I was wowed! The beef was tender, the cheese was great and it tasted a little like basil. I loved it! I was able to eat only half of it because it made me a little full and I still had a cheesecake to eat. The cheesecake was nice and light. For a freebie it’s really decent and good.

CBTL Roast Beef Sandwich and Chicago Cheesecake
CBTL Roast Beef Sandwich and Chicago Cheesecake
A cross section of CBTL's Roast Beef Sandwich. YUM!
A cross section of CBTL’s Roast Beef Sandwich. YUM!

All in all, I can say the sandwich is worth its price and the freebies were awesome! If I have another CBTL Sandwich + Cheesecake coupon I’ll definitely take advantage of it . It’s a great example of #PERKSOFABELLA ^-^

#PerksOfABella ACE Coffee Lounge Php 500.00 Lunch Buffet

My mom and I were able to use my Belle De Jour coupons and enjoyed it a lot too!

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For the past year and a half, since discovering that ACE Water Spa is a cool and VERY fun way to relax, unwind and bond with family and friends, I’ve highly appreciated the Buy 1 Take 1 4 Hour hydrotherapy coupon that we get from the journal. And it is just recently that we’ve discovered ACE Coffee Lounge. So having the Php 500.00 Lunch Buffet coupon is a treat!

They have different food stations and one of my favorites is the pasta station. This is where you can pick the ingredients and the chef will cook it for you. You just ave to say what the sauce will be, And since I love garlic, I chose Angelhair Aglio Olio with capers, shrimp and bacon. To say that it is devine is simply an understatement.

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My own version of Aglio Olio

They also had a station for steaks and sushi. Their steak is good but their sushi selection can be better. Their veggies are cooked the right way and you can taste their freshness. *Sigh* Just writing this post makes me want to go there ASAP to reacquaint myself with their food. Hahaha

Steak, seafoods, chow mien, steamed veggies and a whole lot of fruits! #PerksOfABella
Steak, seafoods, chow mien, steamed veggies and a whole lot of fruits!

Here’s a pic of my gorgeous mom and I. At the bottom right corner of the pic is the shabu-shabu I had made. It is beside the grilling station and you get to chose your own ingredients. Knowing how to cook is a big thing when making these things and it’s just awesome!

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Taken at the Ace Coffee Lounge while my mom and I were having or meal.

All in all I’m really sorry since I wasn’t able to take more pics. But seeing this place just got me so excited. So hopefully I’d show you the food stations next time. >.< The selections aren’t as extensive as Viking’s or Yakimix but their food is very yummy and the quality is great! Definitely recommend this and would go back there again!

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!

BDJ Box Beauty Soiree: Get Pixy-fied! A Kawaii Experience

So a new beauty soiree will be held by BDJ Box in partnership with Pixy! For the BDJ Box Bellas this is the company that sponsored the April 2014 Box. They are a Japanese brand which is made in Indonesia. They were also generous with the samples… so I somehow hope that there will be freebies

My Entry for the event
My Entry for the event

I got this email two days ago stating that I would have to bring my own makeup… So would that mean there won’t be trial kits for everyone to use?

If you want to try out the looks on yourselves after the demo, please bring your kikay kit with the following items:

1.Eyeshadows (browns, pinks and grays)
2.Eyeliner
3.Brow Pencil
4.Mascara
5.Blush
6.Lipstick

Snacks will be served once the workshop starts at 1:00 PM. We have limited slots for this intimate event, so please confirm your attendance to this email on or before 4:00 PM, Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Well thinking about it freebies or not, this is a free makeup workshop and tutorial so it’s a win-win situation! Anyways there’s only one way to find out… To the lucky bellas who got an invite, see you there and to the others who didn’t I’ll be posting the pictures tomorrow as soon as I get home from the event. ^-^