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Loving Belle de Jour’s New Look

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Every end of the year,  I am not only occupied by the holiday fever but also the search for the perfect planner. Each year, I take time to browse the net and just check the most promising release there are.

In the past years, I have always ended up with Belle de Jour Power Planner (BDJ) , and always, everytime, I did not regret it.

You may check all my past posts about Belle de Jour and how this power planner truly empowers me and every girl out there who would like to strike a balance in their lives.

This year marks an exception of all Belle de Jour planners I had on my desk. Yes, BDJ still has that pretty, positve, cheerful and vibrant girl on cover whom I always assume is the representation of all the girls that have BDJ power planner in their lives. They still have the choice of smythsewn and spiral at Php 598.  They even added the  customization feature where you can order with your name on cover for an added cost. Really eye-catching. However, despite the always amazing cover of BDJ, something caught my eye.

Exclusive Gray Leather.

Yes you heard me. Belle de Jour has introduced an exclusive gray leather limited edition. Maybe it is part of maturity that pulled me towards the sleek design of this Belle de Jour. As soon as I saw it on their website, I wanted one. It is  bit formal that I can actually bring it to work, take it to meetings and serious discussions and still has that girly, exciting inside pages that I have always loved. There is also a black garter attached at the back which serves as the planner’s lock.  It feels so durable and the pages are held like the smythsewn type. What is also nice is that they still have the pink ribbons for the bookmark purpose and now it’s two!

Belle de Jour Exclusive Gray Leather

Back of BDJ Power Planner

At Php 680, I am ready to buy this planner to try this new design. And being very lucky, BDJ team extended a one day promo slashing 20% off the price! I did not waste this chance and bought my planner on their website. One thing I was really happy about was the improvement of the shipping. Xend had become so fast that in less than 3 days, I already have this nice planner on my hands.

Xend Express

I will let you into a glimpse of the best pages and the new ones that will become part of your daily doodles.

First Page

Coupons

This planner always manages to give us treats with their special discounts from various shops. There are several buy one take ones, slash off the price, free tokens and all other useful coupons to minimize your spending throughout the year.

Coupons inside BDJ

Share Happiness

This is one of the new pages of the BDJ planner. Share happiness is like paying forward. You can list down the things that can make others around you, be it living or non-living thing, happy. Spreading happiness is just like painting your world colorful.

Share Happiness

Events Tracker

This is an improved Events Tracker page . Mall of Asia events were incorporated so I am sure for those who wants to stroll in MOA, you wouldn’t miss their festivities. And specially, the BDJ fair is also written here so every Bella won’t have an excuse  to miss it. 🙂

This is also best in remembering people’s birthdays, anniversaries, trips and some important events to go to in every month.

Events Tracker

Random Thoughts

Another clean page where you can freely write your thoughts and all ideas that you want to constantly be reminded of. Just scribble along the different categories and make the entries as creative as possible.

Random Thoughts

Menstrual Tracker

One of my favorite pages of this power planner. The menstrual tracker page helps me plot my periods so easily and aids me also in anticipating my next red days in one glimpse. I do not need to flip pages of each month just to check the previous ones. The left side also has some reminders, notes and  where you can jot down symptoms you had experienced. This is helpful to check the regularity of your menstrual period or if there is any abnormality.

Menstrual Tracker

Focus/ Finish

This is a goals page introduced in the latest BDJ power planner. Almost same with the good habits page, this one gives you more freedom to list down things you want to focus on and how you will be able to finish it. I believe one can never run out of things to achieve. This page allows you to be reminded of those goals.

Focus/ Finish Page

Weekly Layout Page

These are the pages you go through everyday and write on. The first weeks of my January had become so text full already. This is because the Belle de Jour weekly layout has a great amount of space, easy to read and go through your schedule for the whole week. I love to write and write on it. Not only has it a space for your daily schedule but the usual favorites are still there:

  • Professional Priorities box
  • Major Goals
  • Personal Errands
  • This week’s list of
  • This week I’m grateful for
  • Most Important Tasks (MIT)
  • Bottom box for listing random things

What’s also nice is that at the bottom of the page, you can read inspirational messages that looks like crawlers.

Weekly Layout Page

Cash Flow Tracker

This is so helpful to us who wanted to see where our earnings go OR if we really save on anything. This is were you can record your income every month. The savings you had and a small treat for achieving your savings target also has a space there. The Cash Flow tracker is paired with the Bills Tracker which is found a page ahead of the cash flow tracker. Bills Tracker is dedicated to listing all your monthly bills and other bills you paid that particular month.

Cash Flow Tracker

Gifts Tracker

Another special page of BDJ power planner which helps you prepare for that special occasion. You won’t ever get confused of what to give if you plan your gifts here. They even have thorough details such as status of gift (bought,wrapped,sent) and the store you bought it from and price of the gift.

Gifts Tracker Page

Freebies

Below are some of the nice treats included when you buy the Belle de Jour Power Planner. These are added features which makes BDJ planner a consistent gift to all Bellas out there.

The ever useful BDJ Lifestyle Card is your key to get discounts from all partner stores of BDJ.  It’s just like having unlimited coupons!

BDJ Power Planner Lifestyle Card

Stickers  are the all new added treat to spice up your planner and make it very entertaining.  You can stick them anywhere to remind you of different appointments and schedules.

Stickers

Belle de Jour still is packed with alot of other feature pages and all -time favorites like the Dream Board, Vacation Planner, Checklist,Health Plan and Monthly Layout. You may find the review of these on my previous posts of BDJ Power Planner.

For every hesitant girl out there, you may want to try and explore the Belle de Jour Power Planner as indeed, their mantra for this 2014 will help you achieve it through their planner. ♣

2014 Mantra of Belle de Jour

Navi: A Planner and a Diary

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Aside from the famous Belle de Jour Planner, there is also another planner from Viviamo called Navi. Last year, while I was browsing through the website of BDJ, I saw this another eye-catching planner.

Navi Planner 2011

I also ordered one as I could not let this equally nice planner pass.

Navi, has a sleek design making it also suitable for guys. It is more compact and has a lot of spaces to write on.

There are also colored pages of different places. As the tagline says, it is “your life navigator“. This planner takes you to a lot of places around the world and encourages us not only to travel literally but also navigate our life everyday. I like the whole look of Navi as it makes me feel I’m holding an old manuscript or book created thousands of years ago. I like the mystery!

Since this planner inspires me to travel through life, I got an idea not to only write down my plans but also to share my thoughts and dreams. Since there are more spaces to write on, I made it my personal diary.

Really perfect!

Navi as my diary

Like Belle de Jour, it also has some nice pages where you can write down your goals, check some things to do and use discounted coupons. What more can I ask for?A planner and a diary in one! Below are the other features I mentioned above.

colorful inspirations

There are also whole pages where you can write on notes which is really good. More spaces, more stories!:)

Notes section

Navi coupons

I could not stress the importance of this Navi for me. Just flipping through the pages of my Navi makes me inspired and full of love for life.

Navi is for everyone who dreams and navigates their own life with happiness.

For, those interested you may visit: www.belledejourpowerplanner.com or www.facebook.com/BelledeJourPlanner

Say Bonjour to my Belle de Jour!

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Most of the time, I plan things but I rarely write them down. I had a long quest on the would-be-perfect-for-me planner. I am the kind of person who does not get whatever is there. I want something  I really like.

As I’ve said on my Belle De Jour 2012 Launch entry, I have been searching way back college days where to buy the BDJ Planner. As I have seen on my friends and online, I got intrigued as it is so colorful, varied, eye-catching, so like my type!

Belle de Jour (n. bel duh zhoor’): 1) French fashion lingo for IT Girl; 2) the modern-day renaissance woman who dares to achieve her goals, lives her dream life, makes a difference in her community, while doing everything in great style. This is what I have read on my planner and as what is also posted on the BDJ website. This made me like BDJ Planner more. It stands for every girl like me who dares and dreams and have goals in life while putting everything in style.

Finally, the search is over when I was able to order the BDJ Power Planner online. I was thrilled! I even ordered a Navi Planner (which I will talk about in another entry) . This planner is all worth it. The first time I opened it, I couldn’t help but smile in satisfaction. I even had it plastic covered so as to protect it.

Belle de Jour 2011

As the photo above displays, my planner had gone through alot this year making it look worn out but still sturdy. I have this almost everyday whenever I go to work. It has been my company through solitary lunch, quiet breaks and chit chats with colleagues. I even use it when I have to take down some important notes-with my colorful pens!

my BDJ 2011 full of notes

special sections of BDJ 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I was very pleased with BDJ that I already planned of getting one for 2012. I had been quite active on checking out their website and browsing through the updates. When I heard of the Belle De Jour 2012 Take Flight Launch, I immediately registered. That event was extremely special as they sold the planner at a discounted price! I got it for around P420 only!It pays to be updated. 😉

Say bonjour to  my Belle De Jour 2012!

Belle de Jour 2012 Planner

The planner is as sturdy as my last year’s. They also come in two format, one in book bind and another in spring. I always get the one with spring as i find it easier to write to and I could fold it. I might try the binded one on 2013!haha… This year, they went into a cleaner design giving more spaces for writing. I thought the paper they use changed because it became coarser. Some fans also pointed out the same. The paper is also lighter and seems like I couldn’t barely see the design. However, it doesn’t matter as I am using colored pens which will make it stand out more! This year, they also introduced a new page titled “Letter to Self” which I think is thrilling as I have never write anything for myself!I’m excited to know what I should be saying!:)

First page of BDJ and the BDJ card

inside writing space of BDJ 2012

In addition to the nice writing space, there are other features of Belle De Jour that makes it indispensable. Like last year’s, it still has a clear plastic attached to the planner to store some notes you have. What’s better is from the half page, it now becomes a whole page giving more space for notes storage!

clear plastic attached to BDJ

Also present, are the fan favorite pages below which I also find very essential.  The goal tracker page is still present. Makes me think of what I want and need to achieve.

2012 Goals page

The BDJ checklist is also amazing as it gives you alot of ideas to spice up your life. It has many activities for you to try out and check once done. And this year, they even categorized the things to do!

BDJ 2012 Checklist

Other pages I really use are the Bills and Cash Flow tracker and the Menstrual tracker which is really helpful. I do not have to pile up a lot of paper and jot down these reminders in whatever calendar or paper I see. 🙂

Bills tracker and Cash Flow tracker

Menstrual tracker

Belle de Jour is also one planner that is so generous giving out coupons with a lot of discounts from various stores (as well as online stores)! This 2012 planner also included a checklist of all coupons you have used in order for us to check which ones we haven’t. And BDJ gives discount on the next year’s planners if you have consumed alot of coupons!

Coupons tracker

Coupons from various stores

online store coupons

Aside from these very cool features, Belle De Jour planner also has colorful pages with tips and inspirations to guide you through each day.

BDJ articles

There are so many pages to flip through BDJ planner. Each one logically placed to help every Bella organize her life while she manages to stay fashionable and pretty. This planner is for every girl who loves life and lives to the fullest. I have found my planner in Belle De Jour and hope many more feels the same.

To feel what I have talked about on this entry, you should also get hold of this planner.

To all interested Bellas out there,  you may order through their website: www.belledejourpowerplanner.com They also have a Facebook page where you can check out all the latest updates and activities. 🙂