This has got to be the best and cutest datebook I’ve seen in a long time. And I’m not just saying that because I’m currently doing an advertising project with Cosmo, or because I’m apparently a “brand ambassador” for Pond’s (quite fun, let me tell you!). I say this as a general and avid fan of paper, good stationery, and well thought-out pieces of merchandise. I absolutely love how the people behind this planner seemed to have poured their hearts into it: from the witty, well-written copy peppered throughout the meticulously art-directed calendar pages, to the eye-popping illustrations and useful coupons and stickers at the end of the book. I could go on and on gushing, but it’s best to see for yourself; this planner retails for Php 250 at newstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide. But don’t take my word for it because it’s already April and they’re probably sold out.

On the bright side, I’m giving away not one, not two, but FIVE of these lovely works of magazine editorial art. All you have to do is of course, mention and link in a blog post, and while you’re at it, plug the upcoming makeover promo posted at Go to to find out how you can be one of SEVEN lucky readers who’ll win a free fashion and beauty makeover.

Leave a comment with your blog link and I shall draw lots from the first 10 blog posts. Thanks in advance for your entries and enjoy the week ahead!

UPDATE 05/08/10 I changed my mind about the mechanics. I’ll just give the five planners to the first five people who link up and leave a comment. So far, I have two entries. (Thanks, Ann and NeuroChiq!)

Sample calendar pages with useful tips on the side.

Fun and colorful illustrations worth keeping ’til after year-end.

Art direction by Red De Leon. Illustrations by Leo Alvarado.