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Loving Belle de Jour’s New Look


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


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


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.


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


The Fairy Takes Flight at BDJ Planner 2012 Launch


I already had Belle De Jour (BDJ) Power Planner for this year. And the years before this I already heard about it and was always trying to find out where to buy it.

The Belle De Jour Power Planner turned out to be one of  my bag essentials this year. I never thought I could write as much as this in a planner (was always lazy to write in a planner before). When i got hold of the BDJ, I got enthusiastic writing because of it’s attractive pages full of inspirations, colors and helpful lists.

One restless night, I checked my mail and saw an invite from BDJ to their Planner Launch at  Eastwood.

BDJ Power Planner Launch

Though I am interested on BDJ events, I never had the chance and time to register and attend. But that night was different…

I did registered for Segment One,Three and Five.  And after days, I received my confirmation. I got in on my top 2 choices!Whoohoo!!

BDJ email confirmation

This is it. I guess, my first-ever BDJ event. One thing, I haven’t been to Eastwood(we live in the South), and I don’t know who to ask to come with me. Yeah..there’s BF to come, but he’s also got a triathlon that day.Cannot be..

Anyhow, all i know is that I gotta be there. I’m pre-registered. I cannot give up my slot for such an exciting event.

October 16. I’m with my ever cool, young, mom. We left early. We got at Eastwood before 2pm. Everything is going right. When we are heading to the Open Mall Park, I could already feel the festivities. There were alot of pretty Bellas (this is what BDJ girls are called) lining up at the entrance. I even saw and talked to a good friend and fellow Iska, Elaine. 🙂

Upon entering the fair grounds, Mom and me excitedly looked around and checked all the booths. Since the fair is titled, Take Flight, we were given passport-like brochure where the schedule of events and booth passes are printed.

BDJ Passport

We were fairly early. Haha. We first tried the tarot card reading before the queu gets long. It was quite an interesting read! I hurriedly went to the First segment-Shop Around the World with Alyanna Martinez.  It was quite an interesting talk as she gave alot of tips where to buy great finds abroad and what to bring and secure while shopping abroad.

Alyanna Martinez at the Shop around the World

After the talk, raffle came. And I’m one lucky girl to have won. Yey!

1000 worth of GC from The Ramp

Carolling from the Kids of Scuolla dela Guioia and sampling of Selecta Gold followed.  After, I met my mom at the booth outside. She had gone through alot of booths and had some freebies already. I visited the booths too and was excited to try on the games and their free stuff. 🙂 Too bad, some booths run out of freebies and tokens already. But it was still fun.

I went to the second segment, which was equally interesting and more hilarious. It was the talk by Carelle Mangaliag titled Kilometer Zero.

Carelle Mangaliag giving talk

She was oozing with confidence  which was one of the main topics of her talk. She gave the talk with so much energy and everyone got equally enthusiastic. We even bought her book, Captivating Communication:Art of Speaking  with Confidence and Captivating Your Audience.

book signing with Ms. Carelle

To give a more visual description of how fun the fair was, let the photos below speak for themselves.

Kids of Scuolla dela Guioia

With A Bella

With cute Betsy at the Etude Booth

with Pretty Bella

Tarot Reading Booth

Writing at the Commitment Wall

Even if I wasn’t pre-registered at the other booths, BDJ was giving enough to share the other talks and so we were able to watch the talk Get Lost in Style by Divine Lee.

Divine Lee

The fair gets exciting as the night goes deeper. There are alot more  raffle prizes given away. Exciting production numbers from guests, booths outside the main tent, bungee jumping and alot more!

Posing with another Bella after buying my BDJ 2012 Planner

Goddesses of Belly Dancing

After the performance of Goddesses of Belly Dancing

The BDJ 2012 PlannerLaunch was truly one fantastic event. I did not regret going all the way to Eastwood for this. I took some photos of the SWAG loot bag we got.

Freebies inside the SWAG loot bag

Another set of freebies

the GC I won

And of course, the star of the event, The 2012 Belle De Jour Power Planner..

the BDJ 2012 Planner

Inside peak of BDJ 2012

A big thanks to BDJ for the amazing event and for the discounted planner! 🙂 I am sure to be more involved on upcoming activities and events. Till next launch!