Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BDJ June 2014 Benefit cosmetics box

The universe heard my heart's desire!

This June 2014, I got my first-ever Belle De Jour Beauty Box. I got impressed with the lovely packaging. Totally cute and charming, right?

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so gorgeous :)

Opening the box filled my day with such delight. It's an exclusive Benefit cosmetics box!

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I've been reading and hearing rave reviews Benefits cosmetics brand. But, I was oblivious to the experience. Well, I wanted to own it, but budget doesn't permit me from doing so. And with the several Benefit products to choose from, I'm having a hard time which one to purchase. Well, Benefit is a pricey brand, that's why.

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exclusive Benefit cosmetics!
I'm so thrilled with my Belle De Jour Beauty Box! Here's what inside:

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love all these Benefit cosmetics deluxe samples :)
  • It’s Potent Eye Cream (14.2 ml Php 1800)- helps get rid of dark circles for that brighter, younger-looking eyes.
  • Benefit Benetint (12.5 ml Php 1,700) - the popular rose-tinted lips and cheek tint
  • Benefit Lollitint (12.5 ml Php 1,700) - in long-wearing candy-orchid tint for that natural, rosy glow
  • Benefit Fake Up Concealer (3.5g Php 1,600) - a "crease-control concealer" that hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for a smooth and natural look
  • Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer (15.5 g Php 1900) -an instant PRO-long primer that locks foundation for 15 flawless hours
  • Benefit Big Easy BB Cream (35 ml Php 2,000) - a multi-balancing complexion perfector that even out skin tone and conceal imperfections.
  • Benefit Professional PRO Balm, two 3 ml tubes (22 ml Php 1600)- a lightweight balm that gives translucent pore coverage to achieve smoother-than-smooth skin.
Plus, vouchers (valid until July 31):
  • 1 Free Makeupper
  • 1 Brow service (for only Php 300.00 with any product purchase)

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vouchers and be beautiful stickers :)
#JuneBDJBox #BDJBox

Now, I can have my own experiences with Benefit. The BDJ box came right in time to help women in the transition from sunny to rainy days.

Having this box is worth it. It only costs Php 580. With all these treasure, I can get to try amazing Benefit products. The products might not be in full-sizes, but for me, it's better to start with deluxe samples to see what I need most and what works for me best rather than buying them all in full-sizes.

No wonder why BDJ boxes sold out fast.

As what this BDJ box says, "let the beauty begin!" So if you want to get your dose of beauty box surprise, subscribe to BDJ box.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Daughter's opinion in Total Girl magazine June 2014

My daughter is 10 and she has her own points-of-view about life.
Her thoughts and opinions are something I will always respect.

Total Girl Magazine
Taylor Swift cover - my daughter is a fan too! :)
She shared her thoughts about school achievements on this month's issue of Total Girl magazine. It's her favorite magazine, a magazine that she's been reading since she was 4 years old.

The topic is: Is it important to be included in the honor roll - yes or no?

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Pge 46 - Girl Talk Star Student Manual
 Her answers remained firm. She gave lengthy explanations, but of course, it got edited to fit the word/page requirement.

Read what she has to say:

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Behind the scene photos:

seriously writing her opinion

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smiles for the camera

I am simply a supportive mom, and this is just one of her achievements that I am proud of!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 giveaway plus Ramon Bautista's TFTFZx viral video

Ramon Bautista's TFTFZx Viral Video means AYOS Giveaway

Di ka na nya love? #AyosLangYan!
Season change. Stuvvs happen, ayos lang yan.

Better watch the new Tales of the Friend Zone X (#TFTFx) web-series starring Ramon Bautista.

TFTFx shares the bittersweet love story of Arvin Jimenez (Ramon Bautista) and Teacher Ines (Nikki Veron Cruz). Set as a love story filled with pwetty sunsets and “Love is only real when baduy” moments, #TFTFZx will make any love bird tweet feelings to the max.

Also starring TV personality, Nikki Veron, and the boys of Boy’s Night Out, Sam YG, Tony Toni, and Slick Rick; TFTFZx is the ayos way of welcoming the cold rainy days of June.

But it’s not all weepy feelings for TFTFZx. To reward the fans of TFTFZx and the 2013 release of Tales from the Friend Zone series, is giving away fabulous prizes perfect for mending broken hearts. Starting on June 11 until June 30, you can be one of the lucky winners of Gshock watches, Gshock couple watches and GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition cameras.

Share why you love AyosDito to WIN Gshock watches & GoPro cameras

To join, you just have to share why you love for buying great deals or selling your pre-loved items. It’s that easy! So if you think you’re not very lucky in love, here in, you have all the chance you want to go home a winner!

Failed in love? #AyosLangYan
Still single, don’t even want to mingle? #AyosLangYan., a leading and trusted online buying and selling website in the Philippines, knows how instinct tells you to hold on to things, especially the more sentimental ones. However, there are new stories waiting to be made only if you let go of things and accept that “Stuvvs happen, ayos lang yan.”

By letting go of pre-loved items on, you get the closure you need to move on; while also getting the chance to earn a little extra for other exciting things to try. Even more, you get the chance to win exclusive prizes too!

Ayos ‘di ba?

For more info, visit 

Ayos ba? Ang daming feels right?
Don’t worry, #AyosLangYan!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Maleficent movie redefines True Love

"I will not ask you for forgiveness. What I have done is unforgivable. I was so lost in hatred and revenge. I never dreamed that I could love you so much. You stole what was left of my heart. And now I’ve lost you forever." - Maleficent

The movie provides a great twist on the tale of Sleeping Beauty, told in full from Maleficent's point of view. Beneath the dark exterior, there is kindness within Maleficent. But just like Maleficent's character, the movie wavers between magnificence and misery.

We first saw Maleficent as a young fairy with a radiant beauty and a pure heart. She lived in the Moors magical land near the kingdom.

When she met Stefan, they became friends and it morphed into a romance; eventually leading to what is perceived to be "True Love's Kiss."

But the ugliest human emotions- greed, jealousy and hunger for power - intervened. It shaped Maleficent into a villainess and turned her heart into a cold stone. Saying that Maleficent was betrayed and scorned would be an understatement. Her curse, cruelty and evil acts might not be justifiable, but it can be understandable somehow.

"I had wings once. They were strong. But they were stolen from me." - Maleficent

The tragedy of love and betrayal is totally heart-wrenching! Awwww.

Maleficent seeks hateful revenge. Similar to the original story, Maleficent paid a visit to cast a spell on baby Princess Aurora. A spell which can only be broken by the kiss of true love.

"But before the sunset on her sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on a spindle of a spinning wheel, and she will fall into a sleep like death! - Maleficent

King Stefan sends Princess Aurora in a hidden cottage to protect her from the spell; where she was kept safe by the three fairies. Since the fairies are hopeless in taking care of the baby, Maleficent turned out to be the fairy godmother. She cared for Princess Aurora from a distance.

The grace and goodness of Princess Aurora made Maleficent's tortured heart begins to thaw.

" Aurora, there is an evil in this world, hatred and betrayal. And I cannot keep you from it."  - Maleficent

[Okay. Watch the movie and see what happens.]

Angelina Jolie stars as the dreaded iconic villain. She is magnificently majestic and perfect for her Mistress of All Evil role. She has the style and charm that captures the audience's attention. Truly fantastic! She made the movie interesting and worth watching.

Even if this is not a stellar Disney movie you'll enjoy watching all over again, you won't get to enjoy the movie if you fail to see the beauty of the story in its own merit.

Love is not a vague, emotional feeling. And yes, true love exists but not in the traditional way we expected it to be. In this movie, I feel witness the triumph of love over hate and saw that true love exists in the love between a mother and a daughter (or in this case, the godmother).

Maleficent redefines True Love!

Maleficent movie, Shangrila Plaza cinema, Nuffnang

Credits: I got to watch Maleficent movie with my daughter at Shangrila Mall. Thanks to Nuffnang PH and Globe PH for the exclusive screening.

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Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Munchpunch VIP perks, discounts and freebies

I'm glad to be a Munchpunch VIP member for a month (Thanks to Mommy Bloggers Philippines)!  It's great to get exclusive perks, discounts and freebies from your favorite food stores and restaurant, right?

This is what Munchpunch VIP membership offers you - discounts, perks and delicious food freebies!

How it Works?
  1. Pick a VIP Item 
  2. Click Get Code
  3. Receive a text message instantly.
  4. Show the text message upon ordering! 

It's that easy!

Just take note of the promo period and participating branch locations to be able to use the promo code.

What I enjoyed?

Auntie Anne's: Pretzel Me, Pretzel You (VIP: P65)

I got a  Free regular pretzel just by ordering 1 premium pretzel at Auntie Anne's SM Megamall branch. My daughter enjoyed this yummy treat!

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Photo from Munchpunch

Gelatissimo: Gelato Plus One (VIP: Starts at P120)

It's a Free Piccolo Gelato for every order of of any gelato size and flavor.

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my son enjoying  our Piccolo Gelato at Gelattisimo Shangrila Plaza Mall

Checking the VIP menu makes me want to try all those restaurant every weekend! I also choose to get codes from Buffalo's Wings N' Things, Shi Lin, Madeca, and Gong Cha.

Check out some items in their VIP Menu. New items are featured every few days, so you can keep on checking.

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Munchpunch VIP Menu

My membership just ended, but planning to upgrade soon. Hope to see more restaurants and offerings.

You can also give it a try!

#MunchPunch VIP Membership is Free for the 15 days. You can choose to upgrade and continue membership for PhP 299 for a 60-day membership.

Disclosure: I enjoyed my 1 month Munchpunch VIP Membership by participating in Mommy Bloggers Philippines project, however all opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.