Sunday, January 19, 2014

My 2014 Belle De Jour Power Planner

Hello Pinay Beauties! If you've read my 2013 Christmas Wishlist, you all know that I really wanted to get my hands on the 2014 Belle De Jour Power Planner. I wasn't so lucky to win the giveaways that I joined, but I am so happy that I got one already. So today, I just wanted to share with you what's inside this gorgeous planner. (Warning: Picture heavy post.)
Belle de Jour Power Planner is especially made for the Pinay fashionista achiever. The term Belle de Jour (bel duh zhoor’) is French fashion lingo for “It” girl, we have redefined it to mean the modern day renaissance woman who dares to achieve her goals, lives her dream life, makes a difference in her community, while doing everything in great style.

The power planner includes time-management principles to help BDJ Girls manage their life better, articles and affirmations to inspire them to live life to the fullest and of course, coupons to remind them of work-life balance.
The planner also includes your own BDJ Card, which is a membership card to gain access to all BDJ events throughout 2014 and also serves as a discount card with selected brand partners.

I really love the design of this planner, I think it is very artsy but elegant. It is hard-bounded, and you can choose whether to get a Smythsewn or a Spiral planner. I don't like springs in my notebooks so I chose this one instead.
It also comes with a back pocket where you can slip your important documents/letters/receipts plus it comes with stickers to mark important dates and events.
For each month, BDJ offers a theme with tips on how to achieve them. For example, this January the theme is "Highlight Your Pinay Beauty."
The pages are spacey and I love that each week you get to set a goal, priorities and reflect what you are grateful for. Something that I don't like about it though is that it doesn't have lines on the spaces to write on, but that is just my preference.
Now let me share with you the pages that I think are my favorites:

The "Dream Board" is something that I really want to practice and fill with ideas and goals and dreams that I wanted to achieve. As of now, it is still blank, as I am still thinking of what I really wanted to do but hopefully I'll be able to put something here soon.
2014 Goals. I love that it is categorized into health goals, career, financial, etc. Setting a specific goal and writing it down gives you a constant reminder of what you want.
The "Events Tracker" will give you a quick glance of important events that you have for this year. I also love that they included the upcoming BDJ events that I will definitely attend.
 The "Menstrual Tracker" is super helpful for ladies (like me). I have an irregular menstrual period and it would be really helpful to track it for health reasons of course.
 If you are having trouble tracking down which bills you need to pay, or if you are always thinking where all your money was spent, then these 2 trackers will be your life-saver. It also helps you track how much money you have spent.
 And come December, I can list down all the people I need to give gifts to in this "Gifts Tracker." Cool!
And of course, this planner comes with over ₱40,000 worth of coupons! Now you can literally save up when you are purchasing makeup products, skincare, fashion items or having coffee with your girlfriends!

Overall, I am super inlove with my planner and I always have it with me wherever I go. I am making it a habit to write down everything and anything that is important to me, so I am glad to have it.

If you think this planner doesn't suit your lifestyle or your personality, BDJ offers other planners too. Do not forget to check out Belle De Jour's website for more information.

I hope you enjoy this post loves. Let me know your thoughts or if there is anything you would like me to review or do a first impressions on. Thanks for reading, and goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. rhania escuetaJanuary 20, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    pretty no? =) i got mine as early as october =) wish granted =)

  2. Maica SaldoJanuary 21, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Yes it is pretty, really suits my lifestyle and personality. :D