Belle de Jour Power Planner

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I can’t wait to have a planner. Finally, my boyfriend gave this to me. He is so sweet!

Belle de Jour Power Planner

When you buy this planner, you will have the BDJ Lifestyle card. You can have an access to their events and discounts.

Letter to Self – You could write a letter for your self. You may use it as a time capsule. Read it after a year, 3 years later, 5 years later, or 20 years later!

Dreamboard

This is a visual picture of the dreams you have for your life that you want to come true by cutting out pictures that symbolize your dreams and paste them in this page. Pretty exciting, right?

Menstrual Tracker

To monitor your menstrual period for medical purposes.

Health Checklist

Discount Coupons

Habit Tracker

This is for you to keep track of actions you want to turn into habits.

Gift List

To manage your gift list for any occasion. 🙂

Vacation Planner

For stress free vacation, plan all the details of your vacation. This also helps you organize the things you need.

Every month, they have their lifestyle articles. Tips and tricks to guide you through the year from fashion, beauty, self development and many more. Enjoy reading!

Weekly Layout

Monthly Tools

Cash Flow Tracker

Budget your hard-earned money and keep track of your monthly expenses. Know where your money is going.

Random Thoughts and Online Shop Coupons

Lifestyle DirectoryBack Cover

You can have your BJD Power Planner 2013 for free by using the 50-40 discount coupons and collect the officials receipts. For more info, you can visit their website here.

This planner cost Php 598.00. Available in bookstores nationwide.

It’s a great help for me.

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First Time: Nail Art

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Because of my boredom, I try to do a Nail Art. I don’t have enough materials to do a nail art. You will be surprised what material i used to create this dot or circle.

Here are the meterials I used:

Nail polish and a cotton buds….HAHA 🙂

I used a cotton buds to create a dot.

Good enough for beginner’s like me. 🙂

I’m planning to try other designs next time. I will buy first materials for my nail art.

This my first time to do a nail art. Congrats to me! 🙂

 

Fifth Stop: Gwangalli Beach

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Once we arrived at Gwangalli Beach, I was surprised because their beaches are in the city. They are many restaurants, hotels and shops along the beach and its beautiful sandy beach. Gwangalli Beach more beautiful and quiet than Haeundae Beach.

Gwangalli Beach

Information

Gwangalli Beach is 1.4 km long, 64m wide, and is famous for its fine sand. This area has undergone a water cleaning program, and as a result, the water of the beach is pristine. The clean waters of this are also attract many fishermen. You can prepare raw fish dishes on the spot, right after you have caught the fish. For those looking for some action, there is the Olympic Yacht Rental where you can rent yachts. You can also enjoy water-skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, and other exciting water sports. On the beach there is an outer concert stage where the Busan Ocean Festival and other various events are held. The area has a cultural center, a museum, theaters for plays and movies, an art gallery, TV station, and famous Korean and non-Korean fashion brand name shops. It is a popular gathering place for young people in their 20s and 30s.

Beach in a city…

We took the City Tour Bus. Waiting for the bus to arrived.

Directions

 How to Get to Busan from Seoul

Take a train from Seoul Station (subway line No.1, 4) → Arrive at Busan Station (Time it takes: By KTX: 2hrs 40 mins., By Saemaeul: 3hrs 40 mins., By Mugunghwa: 5hrs 20mins. / First bus is at 05:25, Last bus is at 23:00, Intervals are between 5~10 mins.) 

How to Get to Gwangalli Beach from Busan Station
1. From Busan Station, take city bus No. 41, 42, 140, 239, 240, 139 and get off at Gwanganlli Beach (runs frequently)
2. From Express Bus Terminal, take city bus No. 131, 131-1
3. Take subway line no. 1 from Busan Subway Station and transfer from subway line no. 1 to no. 1 at Seomyeon Station. Get off at Gwangan Station(subway line no. 2, exit 3 or 5) and walk 5 minutes.

I love the view here. You can see the sunset and the Gwangan Bridge especially in night view. You can see the lights illuminating the whole beach. Perfect for lovers.

Third Stop: Taejongdae Resort Park

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I heard so many beautiful reviews in Taejongdae. You can see the Japan’s Daema Island from their observatory.

Deungdae (lighthouse)

Information

Designated as a Busan monument, along with Oryukdo Island, Taejongdae represents Busan, and is especially famous for its rock beach. Featuring its highest peak at 250 meters, there are forests of pine trees and other 200 varieties of trees. Taejongdae was named after the 29th king of Silla Dynasty BC57~AD 935), King TaeJong Mu-Yeol . King TaeJong had traveled to many places but this was the place he enjoyed shooting arrows. Under the lighthouse of this resort is a rock called Sinseon Rock, named after the myth that gods and goddesses came down here to relax. At this rock is a figure called Mangbuseok, named after the story of a woman who waited for her husband who had been taken to Japan. Taejongdae is also famous for the ritual of praying for rain, performed when there are droughts, and rain on the 10th of lunar May is called the ‘Taejong Rain’.

-From the Official site of Korea Tourism Organization

Danubi Train

 Danubi Train
1) Operating Hours: 09:30 – 20:00 (Mar-Oct)/ 09:30~19:00 (Nov-Feb)
2) Ticket Price:
– Individual: Adults 1,500 won / Youths 1,000 won / Children 600
– Group (30 or more people): Adults 1,200 won / Youths 800
won / Children 500 won ※ Youths: ages 13 – 18 / Children : ages 4 – 12

You can also have your tour by Cruise Boat.

Our ticket

Japan’s Daema Island

Can you see them? They are fishing.

Directions

From Busan Station, take city bus # 88 or 101 and get off at Taejongdae Park (10 min interval / 30 min ride).

This place is so beautiful and best for family, lovers and friends. 🙂

Fourth Stop: Yongdusan Park

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Yongdusan Park is very near to our hotel so it’s very accessible to us to visit the area. This is great for rest and family bonding.

Busan Tower

Information

Yongdusan Park, one of the most popular mountains in Busan
Yongdusan in downtown Busan, is one of the 3 well-known mountains in Busan. Its old name is Songhyunsan, which means a mountain has a view of the sea through the dense fine tree forest. Later the name has changed into Yongdusan. It came from its shape, which is similar to dragon head and people thought it has a spirit to defeat enemies coming over the sea.

Statue of the Great general Lee Sunsin

On the mountain were shrine built by Japanese people during Japanese colonial role, but now are Cheokhwabi monument (the stone monument to the exclusion of foreigners from the country), Chunghontap (memorial tower for Korean war victims), 4.19 Revolution monument (the student’s anti-government revolt), the statue of General Lee Sunsin(the great commander in Joseon Dynasty period(1392-1910)) and Busan tower.

 

During Korea war, displaced people built houses on it even on the top, but 2 times of big fires took all them away making it bald mountain. Since then, fierce efforts to plant trees have created such beautiful park. The name of the park was once Unam park in the time of the Liberal Party’s ruling but it went back to Yungdosan park after April revolution (1960). It is a place with beautiful scenery. Especially the night landscape from Busan tower is magnificent.

-From the Official site of Korea Tourism Organization

Busan citizens’ bell pavilion

You can have all the information you need to know

Directions

Subway
Busan station(On Busan Subway Line no. 1), get off at Nampo-dong Station. (5 min ride) Go out Exit 1 of Nampo-dong Station, walk 10 minutes.

Bus
Express Bus Terminal : Take a bus at Nopo-dong Station and get off at Nampo-dong Station. (50 min ride) Go out No. 1 of Nampo-dong Station, walk 10 minutes.
Gimhae international Airport : Take bus #310 and get off at Gumi Cultural Center in Daecheong-dong, walk 10 minutes. (1-hour ride).

Cute little girl 🙂

Any question about our trip in Busan are welcome.

Second Stop: 75 Square

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I don’t know what is the meaning of 75 Square here in Korea. I don’t also know what is the history behind that name but I can say that 75 Square is a beautiful place. You will see different kinds of rock formation and the beautiful South Sea. It is a place for rest and relaxation.

Introduction

This plaza was named 75 as it was built in 1975. It is a small park where you can appreciate the great view of the sea.

This is my background image. I love this shot! 🙂

This park has a little pavillion and playground and is perfect for quiet weekends.

I really love this place. It was a tiring day but worth it. 🙂

First Stop: Busan Aquarium

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Our first stop was Busan Aquarium. I can’t wait to see their aquarium because I want to compare the one in Singapore. I was surprised that Busan Aquarium is bigger than in Singapore. They have more different under water species.

Information

The Busan Aquarium contains over 35,000 species of fish, algae, reptiles, and amphibians. This state-of-the-art facility is one of Korea’s top aquariums. The aquarium covers an area of 36,000 m2 and is spread over 3 underground levels and features an outdoor park. On the first underground level is a souvenir shop and several places to eat, while the B2 and B3 levels showcase the various exhibits. The third underground level boasts an 80m main (seabed) tunnel.

The tunnel experience resembles a walk along the ocean floor with various sea creatures swimming above. This is a very popular area of the aquarium and is sure to amaze visitors. The simulator also stimulates the imagination and provides a unique feeling of life on the ocean floor.

-From Official site of Korea Tourism Organization

Can you see them? Haha 🙂

I forgot what is this? Sorry…

This is an Otter. I think they were tired….so cute!

I don’t know what kind of seahorse is this but I love it.

Seahorse

Shark!!!

Directions

My mom and I took the Busan City Tour Bus for our convenience. Here are the alternate directions to Busan Aquarium.

Subway

Haeundae Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3 or 5

Busan Aquarium is located 10min from the station

Bus

From Busan Station, take bus 139, 1001 or 1003 to Haeundae.

Taxi

It takes 30-40min by taxi from Busan station or Busan Express Bus Terminal to Busan Aquarium.

Operating Hours

Weekdays (Mon. – Thurs.) 10:00 – 20:00
Weekends (Fri. – Sun.) & Holidays 09:00 – 22:00

* Peak Season (July 17 – Aug. 22)
Weekdays, Weekends, & Holidays 09:00 – 22:00
* Last admission : 1hr before closin

Admission Fees

Adults (19+) 18,000 won / Group 14,000 won
Youths(13-18): 16,000 won / Group 11,000 won
Children (3-12): 13,000 won / Group 9,000 won
* Group : 20 people or more

I really enjoyed here at Busan Aquarium. During that day, they were so many students that time I think they are having their educational field trip and they were so cute.

I would suggest to visit the Busan Aquarium because you will enjoy a lot especially children and you will see different kinds of under water species. My pictures are proof that they are one of a kind.

My Wishlist

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I can’t wait for Christmas. This is my favorite occasion every year because it’s all about family reunions, sharing, shopping and most of all about GOD. I cant wait to open my gifts every Christmas.

Here are the items I want to receive this coming Christmas.

1. Gadgets– I want to have an iPad or iPod touch. iPad costs around Php 22,000 while iTouch costs Php 9,700

I’m a techie person. I have my iPhone and iPod before but I switched to Blackberry Curve. I also have my Canon DSLR 1100 and my laptop Lenovo Z370.

2. Fitflop– I love this style and color. Simple but elegant. This costs around Php 3,000-4,000

3. Planner– I want this Belle de Jour Power Planner. It costs around Php 600.00. It’s so cute.

I like to be organize and plan for my future. I think everyone should have their planner because it helps you to be organize and to improve you as a person. It’s best for a person who always forget everything like birthdays, meetings, and things to do. This planner helps you a lot.

4. Make up Brushes– Any brand will do. I really want to have a complete set of make up brushes because I love make-ups.

5. Clothes- I used to buy a lot of clothes, accessories, bags and shoes. I’m planning to change my wardrobe because I want to be more fashionable. I really love fashion. I used to buy in Forever 21, tiangge and ukay-ukay. 

6. Headphone– Hedkandi Pure Headphone. I love the color and it’s so fashionable. This cost Php 1,990

These are my the items on my wishlist. I wish there is someone who can give these to me. Haha 😀 Assuming?

Wishing Merry Christmas to all!

Human Heart Nature Hydrating Facial Wash Review

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It’s time to review the Human Heart Nature Hydrating Facial Wash. I can say that this is my second favorite product of Human Heart Nature. I’ll give you reasons why I love this.

I wanted to try this product because I have a dry and sensitive skin so I decided to try the small one first (50ml) to review if it’s a good to my skin. I’m happy this product did a good job.

Product Info:

For dry or mature skin or for those interested in delaying the ageing process. If you liked our previous Moringa Facial Wash, you’ll love this! A luxurious milky, creamy facial wash, now with an improved formulation and improved scent.

Moringa is a treasure trove of natural nutrients, with 7x more vitamin C than oranges, 4x more calcium than milk and 4x more vitamin A than carrots! Together with Aloe Vera, which is known for its soothing, healing and moisturizing skin benefits, you can have the power-packed vitamin boost your skin needs for that daily cleansing regimen without stripping your skin’s natural moisture barrier.

-From Human Heart Nature website.


Things I love:

  • It’s natural and organic
  • Creamy and milky texture
  • Best for sensitive skin
  • Doesn’t cause break out or allergies
  • Very Affordable (Php 79.75)
  • My face feels hydrated and moisturized

Somethings I Wasn’t Crazy About

  • Not perfect for cleansing or removing mascara
  • I don’t like the scent
  • Non-foamy. I tend to use too much for my face.

 

Rate: 4.5 out of 5

I would recommend this product because it’s really good to my skin. My skin feels moisturized after I used it. I was amazed in this product. I understand that the scent is not that good because it’s natural and organic. For best result, you can use the Hydrating Toner of Human Heart Nature.

I will try their Human Heart Nature Hydrating Toner on my next order. =)

Hope you like it! =)

EOS Lip Balm Review

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I discovered this product while browsing the net and I knew that this was the favorite lip balm of Angelica Panganiban and the other celebrities so I try it. I got my lip balm at Carefree Shopper. It cost Php 245.00. You can check their website here.

Evolution of Smooth

Product Info

EOS lip balm is 100% natural, 95% organic and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, EOS keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

Available in different flavors: Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Lemon Drop, Tangerine, Raspberry

Things I love

  • The packaging is so cute. It’s like an egg.
  • The taste is so sweet.
  • It gives moisture. It didn’t dry my lips.
  • Its natural and organic

Something I Wasn’t Crazy about

  • It doesn’t give color to my lips
  • Not all there lip balm has a SPF
  • Expensive for a lip balm
Rate: 3.5 out of 5
Maybe I will not buy this again because it’s expensive for a lip balm and I will go for Lip Ice because  it gives color and moisture to my lips.
Tip: After you apply this lip balm, you can apply a colored lipstick to give some color to your lips.