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MUST HAVE: Design Your Life Planner

Hello Bellas! For today, I will be sharing with you a post that I know will give you an idea as to what planner to get for this brand new year.

For the year 2018, I got myself this Design Your Life Planner in Rose Gold Binding from Fully Booked. I initially ordered online but then the thrifty side of me came up, I decided to cancel the order (shipping fee probs). Good thing that while I was looking for a "Yup! I'm That Girl" of Maine Mendoza in Fully Booked SM Southmall, I was able to see this planner. Without hesitations I bought it!

The planner comes with a ruler and a mini thank you card from DYL. The magnetic bookmarks are not included. I just placed them there because why not? :D I bought these magnetic bookmarks from Stradivarius in Oman. 

These cutie stickers are included to add designs to your -already fully decorated- planner. Aesthetics is life! This planner has a lot to offer you!
  • 12-month weekly planner (jan-dec 2018)
  • dimensions: 6.75" x 7.75" including binding
  • cover: hard cover with matte finish
  • paper type: book 80# (120 gsm)
  • 192 pages
  • monday start
Here are the pages of this planner that I believe you would love!

1. To Do List

I'm not sure if I will be able to use this part of the planner since I usually put my to do list on the weekly planner portion of every planner that I have- even with my previous planner: Eskwelahan Planner.

2. The Last Time

I love how they added a tracker portion of the things that I do (things that I may not frequently do but needs monitoring)

3. Monthly Updates

This one is one of my favorite! At last! A portion where I can list and tick down all appointments I have monthly: Dentist appointment, doctor's appointment, and bills payment! 

4. Weekly & Monthly Planner

Very comic! Look at how artsy they made the weekly planner portion of this planner. Though it looks a bit crowded, the artsy design makes me feel like having a busy week is okay! 

I also love how they did the Monthly Planner portion. The square partitions were made extremely well that I can write on it without making my handwritten font size small. No need to squeeze in the things I have to do because of the perfectly allocated space for me to write on.

5. Cashflow Tracker

Told you! Trackers are life! Though most planners have cashflow trackers, I am loving this kind of tracker because of how they made the breakdown. 

6. Travel Planner 

How cool is this?! This planner has a TRAVEL CHECKLIST as well as a TRAVEL PLANNER portion for your adventures! You get to list down places where to eat, your itinerary and even reminders as to what to bring for your travels! 

7. Project Tracker 

Other planners that I owned did not have the Travel and Project tracker portions which is why I am superbly loving my DYL planner. This project tracker portion will definitely a BIG HELP for me especially now that I have tons of papers (research and company studies) to do. Hopefully, I will be able to utilize this portion of the planner well.

I am really very happy to have this planner. I've been wanting to own a DYL Planner even last year (2017). By the way, this post is NOT A SPONSORED POST. Design Your Life Planner has no idea that I am blogging about their product. I am just very happy and excited to share this planner hoping that I can be of help if ever you are still looking for the right planner. Also, please notice how cute my new blankets are and the cute paw prints in it!

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Plans/ Goals for 2018!

This post may look a bit weird but hey! It's better late than never right?

Our Room Service New Year's Meal!

What a 2017! I definitely had a blast last 2017 but I will make a separate post about how perfect 2017 was for me. For now, I will share to you guys how my family and I celebrated the New Year's eve.

The Ultimate Moving Abroad Checklist

Photo grabbed from Pinterest
The number of US citizens living abroad, either temporarily or permanently, has skyrocketed in recent years (some say from four million in 1999 to nine million in 2016.) And that doesn’t include US Military personnel, which would obviously otherwise inflate the statistics.

There are many reasons for this boom in overseas emigration, from marrying a foreigner to getting a job overseas to studying at a college/university in another country. But whatever your motives for making the move, it will take careful planning before undertaking long-term or permanent living in another nation/culture.

Here is a checklist of 8 key factors to consider as you prepare for the transition:

1. Consider Taking a Charter Flight

Many times, we get in a “mental rut” and just assume you have to fly over to your destination via the major airlines. But if you want a higher class, more comfortable, far more customized experience (and you don’t like huge crowds!), then the charter flight route might better suit you. 

2. Plan for Affordably Shipping Your Belongings

Airline luggage limits and “rules” are far too restrictive for most people going overseas to stay or for months/years on end. And yet, shipping luggage and/or parcels to other countries has traditionally been prohibitively expensive. Explore an affordable solution that will revolutionize your “bringing ability” by clicking on the link just above.

3. Arrange for a Residence Ahead of Time

Not only should you book a hotel room in advance, but for long-term stays in a foreign land, you’ll want to set up a plan for renting or even purchasing a property. You can make initial contacts online or by phone, even if it can’t always be finalized until after arrival.

4. Dispose of or Store Away Possessions

If you’re not taking it with you and you’re not returning to live in the US, then you may need to sell off all other possessions. This could involve major items like real estate and automobiles, which can take time to sell at a fair price, so begin planning early. And if you do plan to return, arrange for a workable storage option for property you leave (at least temporarily) behind.

5. Learn About Taxes, Banking, and Other Financial Issues

You may have US taxes to pay before you leave, and you may or may not need to pay them while living abroad. And your new country of residence will have its own tax laws as well. And you’ll also need to research international banking rules, currency exchange rates, insurance policy restrictions, and other financial matters instead of being “surprised” by them later on.

6. Be Prepared for Visas and the Immigration Process

You can stay in most countries as an expat for anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months with just your passport. Beyond that, there will be visa fees and paperwork. And if you’re going to permanently immigrate, expect a long, complex, expensive process. Again, don’t let these rules and fees be a surprise to you.

7. Make Sure Your Smartphone Still Works

To use your cell phone abroad, you may need a new SIM card, but you’ll have to get there before buying it. In the meantime, you need to get on a preloaded phone plan with international service so you can communicate at airports and before you finally get your new SIM.

8. Find Out How to Legally Drive Abroad

Not all foreign countries will simply recognize your home-country driver’s license, or at least not long-term. Find out what tests you have to pass and what requirements you must meet to drive a car where you are going (and where to rent or how to purchase one as a foreigner.)

This is a guestpost written by: The Blog Frog

Phone Charging Hacks!

We are in an era wherein it is always a must to have our phones with us whenever and wherever we go. Most of us become lifeless whenever we do not bring our phones with us- worst is if we brought our phone its battery is dead. I suddenly remember the time when I had my very first phone- a Nokia 3310; the forefather of all mobile phones. This phone has a super long battery life and I remember charging this phone for like 2x a WEEK!

Phone batteries today- smartphone batteries to be exact- tend to lose charge easily. Just imagine how much consumption the crisp color displays these phones provide their users. Much more if users use their mobile data, wifi, and other applications - these apps eat tons of charge in a phone battery.

Days ago, my cousin visited me at our house. The whole time she was at home, she was all over her phone and the moment her phone battery died, she almost lost her life as well. Good thing we both own the same phone and I allowed her to use my charger. Then she asked me a question, “what are the ways to charge cellphones faster?”.

What are ways to charge phones faster really? Well, do not fret, I will enumerate some ways to help you guys charge your mobile phones faster so you can enjoy your day with your beloved phones

1. Airplane mode

This tip is too mainstream, I know, but it really helps. It helps you charge 2-3x faster than usual because you are also turning off all radio transmissions, signals, location and data that eats up a portion of your battery’s charge.

2. Do not download “Fast Charging”/ “Energy saving” App and the likes

This is a big no no! They never work because these apps tend to eat up your phone charge as well! As much as I am know, there are no apps that charges your phones up faster and majority of the tech bloggers I know do not recommend the use of these kinds of application because of the reason I mentioned.

3. Use Fast Charging Cables

Most tech bloggers will recommend using original charger rather than using 3rd party charging cables. However there are exceptions- as long as the power adapter is charging at the right rate as your original charger that came with your phone. I recommend using the Magneto Cable or the Zebra Cable from Widget City.

Magneto Cable is best used by Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, and Nokia. It can also be used by iPhone users!

This cable comes in two colors, Gold and Silver and its cable is intricately wrapped by a super durable cloth-like fiber. It has two recievers for both Apple and Android users, USB to Magnetic Cable and its magnetic connector can be used as an anti-dust plug, and its cable length is 3.28 ft long.
Zebra cable on the other hand boosts its cable’s ultra strength as well as length which is 2 meters long! It has 2 in 1 lightning cable data transmission and charging cable for both Android and IOS users. It also has a strap to keep your charging cable tangle free! 

4. Leave your phone alone while charging

Please be patient. Part from your phone once a while- at least while charging! Not only will your phone charge faster, it will also protect your battery’s life.

Here are my tips and tricks! Do you have something in mind that you wish to add here? Comment them down below!

Note: Photos grabbed from WidgetCityHub and pinterest : https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/79024168441373962/

Black Hairspray; One stop online shop for quality Hair Products

About | Black Hairspray
Black Hairspray is one of the leading online shops that sells quality hair products such as conditioners, treatments, shampoos and even make ups in different brands. Not only do they have products for the hair, they also have products for the skin and for our nails.

Not familiar with the brand? Well, just so you guys know, this brand is used by lots of professional stylists, beauticians, mothers and students abroad. They even sell styling tools such as curling/flat iron, hair dryer and many more. However, Black Hairspray is best known for their quality wigs. Not only are these wigs of quality but also are super affordable!

Remy Hair | Black Hairspray
Black Hairspray carry the best selection of Remy Hair. They carry brands such as Bobby Boss Indie Remy, Saga Remy, Outre Velvet and many more. I normally know if a person is wearing a wig or not because wigs tend to be too shiny and synthetic- ish when worn- but not the wigs from Remy Hair! Why? Their wigs are made up of 100% Human Hair! You won’t even see the difference between a natural hair and a wig through this brand!
Their wigs come in different colors, length and hair styles. I am even planning to get this pixie cut wig to channel my inner Jennifer Lawrence (in her pixie cut era).
Advantages of buying from Black Hairspray
-       Hassle free shopping online
-       100% human hair is used
-       numerous styles and colors to choose from
-       easy shipping

To know more about them, you may visit their site at Black Hairspray. Super affordable right??? Grab your wigs now!

Note: This is a sponsored post for Black Hairspray. Compensation will be given however all opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. 

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