On June 7, 2015, I attended the BDJ Box Beauty Bootcamp. The venue was on The Blue Leaf Filipinas in Paranaque City. It was attended mostly by Belle de Jour planner owner. I know Belle de Jour because I read about it in some of the articles from Cosmopolitan magazine. Actually, I am not a Belle de Jour planner owner but now wanting to buy one next year.
How did I find out about the event? The story goes like this. Three weeks ago, I bought the book, “Besties” by Solenn Heussaf and Georgina Wilson. I posted it in my twitter account. Then a twitter user @louisechelle replied on my tweet asking if I can give comment about the review she made on the said book. After reading her review and giving comments, I checked her blog. I read her blog post about the BDJ Box Beauty Bootcamp and got curious about it. That’s why I contacted my friend, Hannah, who’s also in to make up and beauty products and asked her if she wanted to go to a Beauty Fair. She immediately said yes. It was about two weeks before the event that we were able to preregister for the beauty fair. And because the slots for the workshops are just limited, we weren’t able to register for the workshops. But anyway, we still decided to go because we were excited to buy make up on sale.
We arrived at about past 10am. The ambiance was a happy place with good music. It was attended by many and I may describe as free-spirited young women who shine in their own way.
We tried first the L’Oreal booth where we had our make over. Me and my friend were able to try the make up from L’Oreal. I love the foundation, face powder and lipstick. There are also booths from Revlon, Canmake Tokyo, Globe, Flawless, Cure, Red Mango, Got Polished, Ponds, ETC, Fanny Serrano, Wacoal, and a lot more. We also had our Souvenir photo taken by Canon. We were able to experience a lot of stuff like free skin analysis, massage and other sample products. I bought the two way cake face powder from L’Oreal and the Skin Exfoliant from Cure. It was 5pm when we left the event. We really want to stay for some more time but since I am working as a nurse and I have a night duty, we had to go home.
But wait, there’s more. My friend and I decided to ride GrabTaxi on the way home. When I booked for the ride outside The Blue Leaf Filipinas, I was told that the ride is free to any point in Metro Manila. I told my friend and she also couldn’t believe. We asked the taxi driver if the ride is really free, and he said yes. Then we decided that we can just have a separate Taxi so that she can be drove home to Pasig and I, to Caloocan City. Free taxi ride home. How incredible is that? My friend and I were texting each other on the way home and we couldn’t believe all the free stuff we had just by attending the Beauty Fair. And we are also excited to try the products we bought. She thanked me for inviting her to this event because we really did enjoy attending the Beauty Fair. My friend and I are looking forward for more events from the BDJ Community.
I have engaged myself for the past years in things that are inspirational, such as books, magazines, events, articles, quotations, products, anything that can inspire me. I love marketing materials, advertisement, commercials and campaigns that inspire young women to follow their passion, live their full potentials, follow their hearts and dreams and be financially independent. Belle de Jour is one example of this.