Codename AYA

Mission: Shop a lot without spending a lot

Monday, March 20, 2017

Haul: More, More and More ColourPop

It's official. My ColourPop lipstick collection has definitely grown since my first order. Every time ColourPop releases new stuff (which happens like every week haha), self-control gets put to a test. Seriously, ColourPop comes up with new products faster than I can click the Checkout button!

Anyway, instead of ordering from a reseller like I did the first time, I now order straight from the site. That's how I've been doing it the past three orders. If you're curious how I do it, well... I have a My Shopping Box account. I've been using it for more than a year now, and it's been really useful so far. I get my US orders shipped to the US address provided by MSB when I signed up, then they deliver the package straight to my doorstep. I no longer need to go to the post office to claim my package, and my orders get here in just 2-3 weeks! I have so many things to share pa about MSB, but maybe I'll just make a separate post for that :)

Anyway, here's my most recent ColourPop haul.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

You're Invited: 2nd BDJ Women's Summit

Ready to make a difference? Join the 2nd BDJ Women's Summit, which is happening this weekend!

To celebrate their 11th year as an all-female community, Belle de Jour will be holding their 2nd Women’s Summit on March 25 at SM Aura Samsung Hall. The event will be open from 8 am to 9 pm.

Going with the motto 'Women Can. Women Will.,' the second BDJ Summit aims to inspire and empower more women to become catalysts for change. It will be highly interactive with engaging and thought-provoking discussions with their inspiring line-up of speakers, with Vice President Leni Robredo as keynote speaker.

Here's the schedule.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

2017 Belle de Jour Power Planner + GIVEAWAY -CLOSED-

Ahhhh. It was not easy for me picking which planner to use this year (the struggle is real, guys), but I have come to a decision. For the year 2017, I have decided to use the Belle de Jour Power Planner again. 

Why 'again?' Well, I had been using the BDJ planner for a few years now, but last year, I got really into glam-planning and got sucked in by the planning community. I didn't expect I would enjoy it a lot that I would even try other planners! I did use the 2016 BDJ planner but only for like a month, just while I was waiting for my undated Happy Planner to arrive. When it finally did, that's where I did my main planning. I also used a personal-sized Kikki K with SewMuchCrafting inserts for on-the-go planning. I loved decorating and glamming up my Happy Planner spreads with stickers. It's addicting! It's a really relaxing hobby (though it can be quite an expensive one), and it made planning my weeks more fun. After using it for almost a year, though, I realized that the Happy Planner was a bit too huge for my weekly needs. So, as much as I'm gonna miss my pretty HP spreads, I decided to switch back to BDJ (it's what I have on hand). The size is just perfect. I can still use my planner stickers in it, so all the pretty stickers I bought last year won't be wasted! At least, that's what I tell myself haha. I intentionally did not go looking for a planner this year because I knew if I had a lot of choices, I would go crazy and get them all. Haha-huhu.