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Foodtrip Finds: Pickup Sticks opens at Pioneer Centre!

When it comes to Filipino food, one of the things that comes to mind is how Filipinos are capable of making almost everything taste great!...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

NY Theraspine

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During the weekend, Marilou, Mizi and I finally got to visit NY Theraspine for an energizing Myotherapy session at Tomas Morato. I first got to know about NY Theraspine from this year's Blogapalooza 2013.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Rockin' Christmas Party!


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Want to rock n' roll with the awesome When In Manila team? 
This is your chance to get to socialize and get to know them more! 
Calling all interested bloggers! You can join in on all the fun!

When in Manila presents Rockeoke Bloggers' Christmas Party
 on December 17 at the Aracama Restaurant in Taguig City.
Janjay Coquilla, Guji Lorenzana, and the Tuesday Band will be coming over to party with the bloggers and other social media personalities.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Blogapalooza 2013


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Last November 16, I got to attend this year's most awaited biggest (B2B) Business to Blogger networking event, Blogapalooza 2013. This event was held at the newly opened SM Aura and was made possible by WhenInManila and Our Awesome Planet. By B2B, it’s a link between big and small businesses who have something cool to share and the online community of people who love to share.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Enjoy Philippines Donates 100% of Sales for YolandaPH Relief Efforts

Saving and donating at the same time? It's possible with Enjoy Philippines!



Enjoy Philippines is a loyalty and privilege marketing program connecting over 60,000 affluent and upwardly mobile consumers to over 250 of the country's premium lifestyle brands in dining, nightlife, shopping, wellness, travel, living and learning, and automotive. It offers over 60 Buy 1 Take 1 deals, and everyday 10 - 50% off your favorite hot spots in Manila, Cebu, Boracay, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Midnight Snack at Tamayaki

Finally, its about time I got to visit Tamayaki! Tamayaki is a restaurant that offers a wide variety of quality Takoyaki and refreshing Tea. Picture this, they have 10 different flavors to choose from! And I haven't even started on their sauce! No wonder why IamMEG.ph is raving on this!


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I was supposed to visit Tamayaki way way back with my friend. But due to my lack of navigational skillz, my friend and I got lost at P. Guevarra St. trying to find Tamayaki and eventually gave up.

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But I'm glad I didn't! I went back there after a few weeks at their San Juan branch with my mom because she was also craving some Takoyaki herself. Hahaha


Fibr: Home’s Most Powerful Broadband

Weekend Dilemmas
Don't you just hate it when you're watching anime or jdramas and it takes a while to buffer? Imagine your only free day is on weekends and you couldn't spend the most of it? Especially when the series that you're watching is still on going. It's so hard to catch up with your friends right?

We all have that one certain friend who loves to post spoilers. If you can't beat them, join them!
How? By harnessing the power of Fibr!

What is Fibr?
Here's a short 1-minute clip about the unbeatable Fibr broadband:


Nothing Beats Fibr
If I were a character in the Hunger Games, I'd probably die in the first round because I don't know how to beat up or kill my opponents. However, I will have a high chance of winning if I had Fibr because I could use it to help train for the pageant. 
 
Some of the Things I Could Do with Fibr:
  • Watch Jackie Chan's Kung Fu Master and learn a trick or two in self-defense and Kill Bill to check out Uma Thurman's sword slashing skills at the same time. I could stream hundreds of blockbuster movies on-demand from Clickplay and watch Cignal Digital TV Channels.
  • Stalk my potential opponents, check out Youtube videos of knife throwing while researching weak pressure points of humans in case I'll use a blowgun. Fibr is Home’s most powerful broadband, it allows you to seamlessly and simultaneously experience the browsing of multiple websites. Information is just a click away!


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Now available in over 800 fiber-powered villages nationwide. 
For more information about Fibr, call 101-FIBR (3427) or visit www.pldthome.com for more details.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gramatically Speaking

This is a must-try for us bloggers! Sometimes we don't know that we're already committing a lot of grammatical errors. Hence, here's a quiz to see if you have a good command of the English language.

This reminds me of this picture I got on the internet...
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Here's the quiz! Go try it now!

Click image to open interactive version (via Staples.ca).

I kinda suck, I only got 91%. Needs more practice..
How about you? What did you get?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

I'm going to Blogapalooza 2013!

Have you ever tried a product that is so underrated, yet only to find out it's your daily must-have?

Admit it, almost everyone's on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites. There are great products and services out there, but not a lot of people get to try out personally due to busy schedules. 

Good thing there's Blogapalooza! It's an annual event where big and small businesses get to present their products, services or whatever they want to promote to a roomful of influential bloggers! 
These bloggers will get to try those and share their experiences or reviews through social media sites.

Luckily, I am fortunate to experience Blogapalooza this year along with a bunch of influential bloggers that I really look up to!

And guess what? They still have a few slots left! 
If you're an influencial blogger yourself, why not try and RSVP for this year's Blogapalooza?


Mark your planners on the 16th of November, 11am to 9pm at SMX Aura! 
For more details on how to join, visit: http://blogapalooza.wheninmanila.com/

If you're going, do tell me! Let us all get to know each other!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cheapest pair!

One of my biggest fashion dilemmas is finding the right pair of fashionable shoes for my tiny student budget.

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I'll let you in on a secret..... 


I got this pair for only P350!

Don't believe me? Check them out at NXY! They're clearing their shelves regularly with shoes that sell for P300-P350. Not bad, huh? Good enough to fulfill your shoe cravings!

What about you? Any good steals lately?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Real UnliCHAT Experience with Globe’s GoUnli30

With the ever so fast paced society, sometimes we may never have the luxury of time to have a cup of coffee with a friend just to catch up with each others lives. Since almost all people have smartphones nowadays, we can not communicate endlessly with our friends locally and internationally. 
However, sometimes we may feel that our "unli" is not really that unlimited.

Some unli promos may not be enough for us social creatures and there are some things we'd like to communicate that we can't through text. Not to despair though, Globe GoUNLI30 gives you that REAL UNLI chat experience by providing countless ways on saying all the things you want to say. 
May it be through flirty emojis or through sweet serenades, there are no limitations.

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With GoUNLI30, subscribers get unlimited texts to all networks, unlimited calls to Globe/TM, and unlimited chat with the best messaging apps like Viber, Kakao Talk, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line and the telco’s very own messaging app GMessage without the need for Wi-Fi or additional data charges. Available for only P30 valid for 1 day, GoUNLI30 gives you no excuse to stay out of the loop and connect with more than 1 billion users around the world regardless of mobile network or location.

Go all-out unlimited with GoUNLI30 and UNLICHAT25 now. 
Register by dialing *143# and then choosing GoSAKTO on your Globe mobile phone or texting GOUNLI30 or UNLICHAT25 to 8888

With just a click of a button, it's now easier to reconnect with your family and friends around the world. 
Life is too short to miss out. Make everything possible.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Butler Advanced Movie Screening


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Apologies for the late post. September was such a tough month for me.
A few months ago,  I got movie tickets to The Butler and a loot bag courtesy of Snoe Beauty Inc.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Can't wait for the BDJ Fair 2013!

I'm inviting you to the BDJ Fair 2013: #MakeItHappen on October 13 (Sunday) at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. Entrance is free, walk-ins welcome. But pre-registered girls have special perks!

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One of those special perks is getting the chance to attend talks from inspiring speakers. I am most excited to attend the talk, "An Inspiring Journey to the Crown" in the BDJ Fair 2013. It's not everyday we get to be in the presence of the very beautiful Ms. Universe 4th Runner Up Venus Raj. Even though I'm not aspiring to be a beauty queen anytime soon, I'd really like to hear her story of perseverance in person. If she didn't let challenges stop her in achieving her dreams, I'll make sure I'm gonna do the same thing too.

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Another talk that I am looking forward to is "Unleash the Fun and Fearless You!" with the Cosmopolitan Magazine's Editorial Director, Myrza Sison. Armed with the best tips from Cosmo, how could you go wrong? Cosmo is one of my guilty pleasures and I'm really sure that with her around, it's gonna be one exciting talk!


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I know what you're thinking. "WTF, It's only October and you want me to get a planner?".
Yes, I know it is relatively early. But the early bird (or Bella) gets the worm. Hahaha
A little bit of pre-planning won't hurt, right?
So, cheers to looking forward to 2014!

What are you waiting for? Let's make it happen!
For more information, visit fb.com/belledejourpowerplanner and ilovebdj.com

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Runner Runner Advanced Movie Screening

The advanced movie screening for Runner Runner courtesy of Nuffnang and Globe
happened last Thursday at Shangri-La Plaza inside Cinema 1 Shang Cineplex.


The Official Movie Poster

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Before the movie started, they had a giveaway and the prize was a brand new Huawei Ascend P6 from Globe.

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There was also a booth where you could have your Instagram photos printed out as polaroid shots. Lol

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All of us were also treated to a free snacks and beverage!

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Inside the cinema, they got to announce the lucky winner of the giveaway. It's funny because I kept telling my friend that I'm gonna win, but all along the winner of the giveaway was just sitting next to me! Lol
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Good thing was, no one left empty handed because they gave away lootbags for everyone!

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Sad to say, the movie wasn't as "thrilling" as I expected.
Perhaps, the last movie I watched was Confessions during Eigai Sai so I didn't find the movie as exciting. Then again, maybe that's just me. I think I watched too much gorey movies lately.

However, if you're a big Justin Timberlake fan. Go ahead! This movie is for you!
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Thank you Nuffnang Philippines and Globe for a truly entertaining and well-organized event!

Monday, September 30, 2013

BDJ Box Beauty Social: Primp and Prettify



This is the 2nd BDJ Box Beauty Social for this year! Primp and Prettify was held at the SM Skydome!
The event was bigger and better compared to the 1st BDJ Box Beauty Social held last March.
During the event we got to explore some of the newest products that premium skincare, makeup and hair care brands had to offer! Glad I bought Ash and my mom along. :D


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lots of Lashes: Random False Lashes Haul

My eyelashes are the thinnest and shortest that one could ever have. 
I need to curl and them with mascara just for them to show up. 
Effective mascaras such as Maybelline Colossal tend to be expensive and I don't think I could deal with eyelash extensions due to commitment and maintenance issues.

Thus...
Tada! Here's my first falsies haul!

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I don't understand Chinese but these are obviously handmade Chinese lashes.

Available in different designs varying in thickness and length.
Comfort wise, they are so light due to its design and could be worn with ease thanks to its thin lash band. Believe it or not, I like these more compared to my Etude House Secret Long. 
And those Etude House lashes are much more expensive than a box of these!

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Here's what they look like when worn.

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From L-R: Miss Beauty False Eyelashes in 127 and 030.
These Miss Beauty falsies I got P10 per pair. 
Gave them to my cousin because I thought they suit her better.

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 Here's her selfie with the pair. Lol

Eyelash Extensions or false lashes? Which do you prefer more? I'd love to hear from you guys!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I GoBigger and GoBetter with Globe

Would you rather GoBigger or GoBetter?
Your Globe Prepaid just got better and bigger with more prepaid offers!
Globe Comparison Matrix

I'd rather GoBetter with Globe's GoUNLI30 because I could get to share the latest happenings with my friends and family by using the latest messaging apps like Kakao, FB Chat, Viber, WeChat, Line & GMessenger. And for my relatives who aren't too tech-savy, GoUNLI30 has unli allnetwork texts and unli calls to Globe AND TM. That's a great deal right there!

Whatever your lifestyle is, there's surely a perfect plan for you!
Go Bigger
GoCALL100 gives me more call minutes (500 mins) VS Competitors offer (200 mins). No need to use prefix to enjoy unlicalls.
– With GoUNLI30, I get real unlimited service with unli allnetwork texts, unli calls to Globe TM, plus the real UNLI-chat experience with the best apps available. It’s the real deal compared to competitor’s UNLI offer.
Go Better
- GoUNLITXT49 gives me the same UNLI texts to Globe/TM at a BETTER prices VS Competitors offer.

With GoUNLI25, I get real unlimited service w/ unli Globe/TM calls and texts, plus unli Viber chat to the rest of my friends. It’s the real deal compared to competitor’s UNLI offer.

For more information, see the links below:
 
http://www.globe.com.ph/gocall100
http://www.globe.com.ph/gocall100
Go Better
http://www.globe.com.ph/gounli49
GoUNLI30 Artwork
http://www.globe.com.ph/gounli30
GoUNLI25
http://www.globe.com.ph/gounli25

Only Globe Prepaid gives me Bigger and Better unli offers. 
How about you? Would you rather GoBigger or GoBetter?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

BDJ Box Beauty Social: Primp and Prettify on September 29, 2013!

I’m counting down the days to the BDJ Box Beauty Social at Skydome SM City North EDSA on September 29, 2013.



BDJ Box is a beauty product discovery subscription service for women. Brought to you by the makers of the Belle de Jour Power Planner, BDJ Box aims to help every Filipina unbox her own beauty. For Php580 a month, subscribers receive a mass-customized box with at least 5-6 of the best beauty products delivered to their doorstep.

For the second time this year, they’re holding another Beauty-Filled event, delivering the best skincare, makeup and haircare brands under one roof for you to enjoy the whole day.  Their lineup of beauty brands --  Shiseido, Too Cool for School, Lucido-L, Bifesta, Celeteque, Yves Rocher, L’Oreal Paris, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Revlon, Max Factor, Maybelline, Covergirl and Garnier – will definitely excite everyone who goes to the BDJ Box Beauty Social!

The event is open to everyone but only pre-registered girls will be allowed to participate in the talks, get a loot bag, and have their picture taken at the photobooth.  Slots will be given on a first come, first served basis.



To pre-register for any of the talks, simply email events@bdjbox.com the following:
Subject: BDJ Box Beauty Social Registration
Name:
Mobile Number:
Your answer to the question: “How do you prettify before an event?”
Top 3 choices for talks
1.
2.
3.

For more details check our Facebook Page: facebook.com/bdjbox
To get your very own BDJ Box, visit our website: www.bdjbox.com
Happy girls are always the prettiest! See you at the BDJ Box Beauty Social!

Mini Haul: Snoe Hair Heroes Intense UV & Themal Barrier Shield + Snoe Scrumptious Body Spritz in Cotton Candy

It's official! I'm converted Snoe addict!

Here's my mini haul...

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From L-R: Snoe Hair Heroes Intense UV & Thermal Barrier Shield and Snoe Body Rituals Recipes Body Spritz in Cotton Candy.

What's my take on these products?

Snoe Hair Heroes Intense UV & Thermal Barrier Shield (P 249)
This is the perfect fix for girls with unruly hair. We permed girls usually have to deal frizzy hair. 
This one works perfectly and it also could detangle our curls as well. The product is made with Argan Oil, Moringa Extract and Wheat Extract. The packaging is great because you could easily control how much product you need to pump out. I also recommend using this along with the intense PM version. 
I wish I could show you guys how well it works. 
I'll try to take some selfies sometime. Lol

Snoe Body Rituals Recipes Body Spritz in Cotton Candy (P 249)
This in particular is one of their newly released fragrances.
How do you spell Y-U-M-M-Y? This one I would totally repurchase because my bottle is already finished.
This one smells sweet like Sugar and Vanilla. You might think, this might smell overwhelming or too heavy on me. No, trust me. It's not as strong as Marshmallow Pie. And unlike most Body Spritz in the market, this one is more of an EDT. It's also moisturizing too. I love it! Let's spritz away!

Have you tried any Snoe products yet? 
Go check out Snoe Beauty at Shoppinas and have a Snoe Snoe day ahead of you! :)


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Physiogel: An Extraordinary Way to Moisturize!

At first, the brand Physiogel was very foreign to me. 
However, I got to know more about Physiogel thanks to Kris Bansuelo's BDJ Box Beauty Social talk.
After the event, I finally got my hands on my very own Physiogel Intensive Cream.
I must say, it really works well on dry areas, especially on my hands and heels. 
Ideal for the very cold weather now since the ber months are fast approaching as we speak.

So what makes Physiogel an extraordinary way to moisturize?
Physiogel moisturizes using a high level of natural lipids in a unique Derma Membrane Structure (DMS) base for long lasting hydration of moderately dry to very dry, irritated and sensitive skin. The DMS base, used uniquely in Physiogel products, is made up of natural lipids similar to the skin's physiological lipids.

A little goes a long way. I tried a pea size on my heels at night and they were still moisturized in the morning. Awesome.

I was curious as to the other products they offer so I ended up joining their contest at Facebook.
Guess who won a 1,000 php worth of Physiogel stuff? Yey!

Here's my entry. I know. Hahahaha. It's embarassing.
I only had 7 votes. Not really into the fb liking contests nowadays.
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So I went to GlaxoSmithKline at Magallanes to claim my prize.
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Not bad for a consolation prize, right?
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What's inside?
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From L-R: Physiogel Cleanser, Physiogel Lotion, Physiogel Intensive Cream, Physiogel Cream and a Travel-sized Physiogel Cleanser. 

 I have yet to try how well the Physiogel Cleanser fares against other cleansers. 
But I'm reserving that for another blog post.Hehe

How about you guys? What's your take on Physiogel?

Friday, September 6, 2013

Advance Movie Screening: "Bakit Di Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?"

Last August 3, my close friends and I were lucky to get exclusive invites from Maxine to the advance movie screening of "Bakit Di Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo" at Shangri-La.

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I was thrilled because I was planning to see that movie when I saw the trailers. 
I already have Ramon Bautista's book ages ago so I was quite interested on how they plan to make it to mainstream cinema. Believe it or not, I liked the original book cover.

The ever so handsome Xian Lim was kind enough to show up for the movie. 
He was sitting behind us the whole time along with a companion. 
I couldn't help but to glance behind because he was so adorable. 
At the end of the movie, he said some parting words and quickly left/ 
We were the only ones lucky enough to take a picture with him. Sigh. 
I wish he stayed longer though.

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This was also the first time I got interviewed about a film. 
They've asked me if I enjoyed the film and what are my thoughts on Star Cinema's movies and such. Personally, I thought the movie was interesting since a lot of cliche movies are made of remakes of old movies. I think this is a breath of fresh air. Though I wish they took more risks with this film. If you're looking for a feel-good rom-com movie, this is it.  My friend on the other hand didn't like it so much because she thought the movie was "pilit" and focused on the loveteam and less on the book. Oh well, baby steps. 

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After the movie, we decided to catch up with each other at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

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These guys are my really close High school friends and I haven't been hanging out with them since forever!
 I hope I'd get to bond with them soon! :)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Celeteque DermoScience

Celeteque DermoScience believes that to keep our skin perfectly healthy, 
we must analyze our skin type to determine how to solve your skin problems.
 As they said, there is science behind beautful skin.

A few weeks ago, Celeteque was generous enough to supply 1000 of their Facebook fans with some of their products. All you have to do is to be one of the first 1000 answer their trivia questions correctly. 
3 of which will get a win a bigger lootbag.

When I found out I was in the list of winners. I was so excited because I couldn't afford the ones in Sample Room. I only had 104 points. Lol. I should definitely opt for VIP soon.

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Here's the lootbag... Getting the lootbag was sort of confusing. I thought that the office I should go to was near Teleperformance in Mandaluyong. Apparently not. They had another office a few blocks away which was the designated place for claiming of prizes. Wearing heels was not a good idea.

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From L-R: Celeteque Anti-Wrinkle Ultra-Hydrating Cleansing Oil, 
Celeteque Soothing Lip Balm, Celeteque Eye Tuck plus Dark Circles Lightener.

First of all, I'd like to say that the Cleansing Oil is indeed powerful. It removed all the gunk on my face especially my eye makeup which was really difficult to remove. I tried Human Nature's Cleanser and Makeup Remover with my waterproof eyeliner and it doesn't seem to budge.

The Soothing Lip Balm was awesome. It was similar to my Carmex Click Stick except it feels a bit lighter on the lips. The cooling effect is not too overwhelming as Carmex. I could not say much if my lips will get lighter due to the Mulberry extract since I am not using this as often. What I do not like is the packaging. I hate tubs. They are unhygienic to use when you stick your fingers there. I hope they'll change its packaging.

For the Brightening Eye Tuck, I cannot say much about the product since I am currently using Human Nature's Sunflower Beauty Oil on my eyes at night. But I do love how easily the product gets absorbed by my skin. Unlike the lip balm, the packaging for this one is awesome. The product is dispensed well with the tube. I'll give this one a shot. I might try this at the morning, though.

To know more about Celeteque, go visit: http://www.facebook.com/Celeteque

Thursday, August 29, 2013

BDJ Power Planner Random Loot

Honestly, my first planner was not a BDJ Power Planner. 
I was even hesitant to buy one considering most prices for planners are around P300-P400. 
Pretty steep for a student, right?
This all changed when I attended my first BDJ Fair. 
Long story short, I was converted into a Bella. 
Best decision ever.

Here's some of my recent loot from BDJ!
Freebies from the events not included

From the coupons:
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From L-R: Kolours Luster Ammonia-Free Hair Dye, SkinWhite Advanced 3 in 1 Whitening Face Cream Powder, SkinWhite Advanced Whitening Lotion, Hygienix Hand Sanitizer & Vitress Hair Repair Cuticle Coat
.
From the BDJ Blog Promo:
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From L-R: Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask, 
Hydro-Nourishing Softener and Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam.
From the BDJ Survey:
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From L-R: BDJ Forget-Me-Not Ideas Journal and Cash Tracker

How about you fellow Bellas? What's the most awesome thing that you've got from BDJ?
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