Codename AYA

Mission: Shop a lot without spending a lot

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 Belle de Jour Power Planner

New year, new planner!

Don't you just love the feel of a new planner? The crisp and clean pages just waiting to be written on.?I've been a Belle de Jour Power Planner user for three years now. This coming year 2016 would be my fourth. I first learned about BDJ planners way back in 2012. I came across their page on Facebook and saw photos of the planner and the lots of coupons that came with it, and I knew I wanted one! Unfortunately I wasn't able to buy that year, but I made sure to get one for the next year during the 2012 BDJ Fair, which I posted about *here.* Since then, it's been part of my December tradition to get a BDJ planner for the next year. 

I've only ever tried the Power Planners, but BDJ also has other planners you can choose from. They have notebooks and calendars too. To view BDJ's whole catalog, you can check their website *here.* 

If you're still thinking about what planner to get for yourself or maybe for your sisters or girl friends, maybe this post can help. Let me walk you through the 2016 Power Planner edition.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

What's in My Bag: Travel Edition

I don't go travelling often, but when I do, these are the makeup I bring with me.

BB cream, powder, blush, lipstick, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and mascara;
Eyelid primer and lash curler not in photo

Just enough for my everyday makeup look! When I am only spending the night somewhere near and need not worry about luggage weight, I bring a few more items - a couple of my fave eyeshadows or an eyeshadow quad, etc. 

Re the makeup, I switch between different brands. What I bring all depends on what I'm currently using or loving. Pictured here are the ones I brought on our recent HK trip. 

I just want to share about a few of these products - the ones I've been really loving but haven't posted about on this blog yet.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Haul: Sasa and Princesses

Ay, I'm back again! So early in the morning, I actually have time for breakfast. 

Anyway, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you'd know that I recently went to Hong Kong with my family. One of the things I was looking forward to do there in HK was, let's face it, shopping at Sasa, a huge health and beauty retail chain in Asia. Before I left, I asked you guys for brand/product recommendations, and thanks to my girls Jaws and Kath on Facebook, and also a bit of internet research, I had come up with a to-buy list.

I only got a few stuff, but I was so happy I got everything in my list, which wasn't really that long in the first place. 

K-Palette 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Set - 98 HKD (~600 PhP)
K-Palette 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner in Natural Black - 98 HKD (~600 PhP)
K-Palette 1-Day WP Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner in Brown Black - 98 HKD (~600 PhP)
Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner III in Deep Black - 95 HKD (~580 PhP)
Sasatinnie GEL LAC nail polishes in Grey and Nude - 48 HKD each (~300 PhP)
Berrisom Animal Masks - 19 HKD each (~115 PhP)
Perfume samples - 25-59 HKD each