Unboxing: April 2015 BDJ Box

Sad as I am to have my summer vacation over, coming home and unboxing my BDJ Box—my April 2015 BDJ Box—help put a smile on my face. This month’s BDJ Box is filled with awesome goodness that makes me wonder whether the BDJ Box Team knows when a bella needs a much needed pampering after days of frolicking under the sun. I mean, this month’s BDJ Box mostly contain items that one would normally buy once the tan lines have settled.

BDJ April Box Contents

Usual to beauty subscription boxes, the the April 2015 BDJ Box contains an assortment of brands, namely MyChoice, Tony Moly, Asian Secrets, Mustela, FS Cosmetics, and Revlon. Some are makeup while the rest are for skin and body care.

April 2015 BDJ Box

100g MyChoice Pure Herbal Soap worth Php 55
225g MyChoice Bubble Scrub Shower Salt worth Php 100
20g MyChoice Anti Acne Whitening Facial Cream worth Php 100
22ml MyChoice Perfume Spray worth Php 60

18ml Tony Moly Intense Care Snail Foot Mask worth Php 198
2ml appx Tony Moly Luminous Glow Aura CC Creamworth Php 1,098 per 30ml

100g Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub worth Php 120
6pcs of 20g Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub worth Php 15 each

5ml Mustela 2 in 1 Hair and Body Wash worth Php 520 per 200ml
5ml Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion worth Php 790 per 300ml
2pcs of 10ml Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action worth Php 1,750 per 150ml

9g FS Cosmetics Lash Extravagance Mascara worth Php 350
7.5g Revlon Highlighting Paletterworth Php625

Product List and Description

Product List and Description

Impressions

Honestly, I’m quite happy with this month’s BDJ Box as several of them are brands and products that I’m curious about but didn’t find the need to buy them yet. The BDJ Box Team did that for me. I’m talking about Asian Secrets and a few of MyChoice products.

I swear, the lot of these seem to cater to us who have spent too much time in the sun and would like to exfoliate and perhaps bring back our normal skin color, not that I don’t like my now bronze skin color. There are whitening products like the MyChoice Pure Herbal Soap (I got Natural Papaya variant) and Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub and Whitening Body Scrub. Products for exfoliation moisturizing are also included like MyChoice Bubble Scrub Shower Salt and Tony Moly Intense Snail Foot Mask, the latter I can see myself using on my sand-worn feet.

BDJ April Box stickers and catalogue

Motto of the Month

A lot of thought seems to be put into the April 2015 BDJ Box, which is really touching and for that, I give it an A++ mark.

As always, on the makeup side of things, I’m excited to try another mascara and am looking forward to testing Revlon’s Highlighting Palette. At least I’ll test the latter after my tan subsides. I don’t think this shade will work well on tanned skin.

For the rest, I might use them or give them to someone who will better appreciate them. The Mustela set is definitely catered for mothers so I’ll probably give that to my cousin, although I might keep the Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action for myself. Haha!


If  you’re interested to have your own BDJ Box, you can register and buy through their website here. Or if you’re wondering if there are other beauty subscription boxes out there, you might find my post on beauty subscription boxes useful.

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Find anything you like in the April 2015 BDJ Box? Let me know and I’ll review that one first.

UNBOXING: BDJ December Box

From a Benefit exclusive box last November to this December’s Cover Girl exclusive box, Santa must have listed all BDJ Bellas under “nice” this year. Not only that, all products this month are full sized products, the prices of which total to more than 4x the price of a BDJ Box! Yey!

BDJ December Box 2014

30ml TruBlend Liquid Makeup worth Php 645
11g TruBlend Pressed Powder worth Php 425
3g Cheekers Blush worth Php 395
4.6g Smoky Shadow Blast worth Php 525
13.1ml LashBlast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara worth Php 595

An Eye for an Eye

 As always, I’m eyeing the mascara for I am truly an eye makeup fan, especially of mascaras. I just love trying out the different brush types created by makeup manufacturers.

It’s also my first time to own an eye shadow stick so I can’t wait to try the Smoky Shadow Blast. It’s a double ended stick, giving it a multipurpose quality.

Cheek Matte

Cheekers Cover Girl Powder Blush

The header is actually a joke. You know, checkmate but instead, cheek (for the blush) and matte (for the foundation and powder). Get it? 🙂 Never mind. It’s the thought that counts.

Anyway, I love barely there blushes, as if I just naturally have rosy cheeks even though there’s a fat chance of me having them naturally. That’s why I’m always open to trying out different blushes–whether cheek tint or stain, powder, cream, stick, etc. The Cheekers Blush I got is rose silk and promises to give an “easy and natural rosy silk flush”. According to the product brochure, the blush is currently BDJ Box exclusive and will only be available in the market by in February 2015. Yey for first dibs!

For the powder and foundation, I got no. 2 shades, which is a relief. Meaning, they should be compatible with each other. Whether the shade will be compatible with my skin tone is yet to be seen so I look forward to that. I’m still in search of the perfect liquid foundation that’s best for my skin.

Best Beautiful You!

There you have it. Five promising products from Cover Girl c/o BDJ Box. I wonder if this will make me look like Katy Perry as in the cover of their product brochure. 😉

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Like any of the products in this month’s BDJ Box?

BDJ Elite Boxes: Heroine Make (Glam Light and Glam Medium)

BDJ Box Elite: Heroine Make

BDJ Box Elite: Heroine Make

Months ago, BDJ Box introduced a new addition to its boxes: the BDJ Elite Boxes, which featured Heroine Make, a Japanese makeup brand. There were 6 boxes to choose from, ranging from sweet to glam to fierce, each catering to a fair (light) or medium complexion. As Heroine Make is an Asian brand, it can be expected that these will cater to our yellow undertones.

The Elite Boxes

You can be sure that each box has mascara, eyebrow pencil, powder, BB cream, eyelash, eyelash glue, eyeliner, and sunblock, but the variants in each may differ. For myself, I got 2 elite boxes, the Glam Heroine Light and the Glam Heroine Medium.

My Elite Boxes

If you noticed, I got identical items in the form of the eyebrow pencil and eyelash glue. I didn’t mind. In fact, it was only the in eyebrow pencil shade and type of eyelash that I was more meticulous. Even though I don’t use falsies, it’s still good to have good ones when the times comes that I’d need or want to try one, right?

In the top left portion of the IG photo you will see the items that I was excited to try. I’ve already started using them actually, plus the BB creams as well. I’m in heaven with the mascaras and eyebrow pencil. The BB creams are so-so. Then again, my skin doesn’t really take well to BB creams so I’m looking for buyers if anyone’s interested. 🙂

The BB loose powder does great coverage! And the puff is just sublime in its softness and ability to glide on my skin. And the eyeliners! I never thought I’d be able to use such thin brushes and create thin and precise lines that hug my lashes. They’re a wonder, believe me.

There are still a handful I have yet to try though, mainly because I don’t normally use such things. So let me know if you’re interested in buying them from me. Just comment below and I’ll see what I can do to have them delivered to you. I’m trying to learn this blog sale thing as I go along.

Contents

Glam Heroine – Light

7.5g Heroine Make Impact Frame and Curl Mascara (Php 695)
2.5g Heroine Make Impact Liquid Eyeliner (Php 595)
0.7g Heroine Make Quick Eyebrow (Php 345)
30ml Sunkiller Perfect Strong Plus (Php 445)
30g Heroine Make Protect UV Mineral BB Cream (Php 595)
6g Heroine Make Mineral BB Loose Powder (Php 695)
Heroine Make Impact Eyelash (Php 345)
5ml Heroine Make Eyelash Fixer (Php 345)

Glam Heroine – Medium

7.5g Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara (Php 695)
3ml Heavy Rotation Jewel Eyeliner (Php 595)
0.7g Heroine Make Quick Eyebrow (Php 345)
30ml Sunkiller Cool Perfect Strong (Php 445)
30g Heroine Make Lasting Mineral BB Cream (Php 595)
8g Heroine Make Smooth Cover Powder Clear (Php 695)
Heroine Make Impact Eyelash (Php 345)
5ml Heroine Make Eyelash Fixer (Php 345)

There you have it! My uber late unboxing of my BDJ Box Elite. 😉 Since I plan to review the products, I thought that I should at least finish this unboxing post, which had been a draft in my dashboard for so long. Haha!

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See anything you like me to review? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

Would you rather…

Second to the last of our WYR. Keep your suggestions coming in order to continue would you rather. No need to make it all about makeup or beauty. It could be anything under the sun but let’s keep it wholesome enough, shall we?

Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?

WYR 13

I’d rather Sharpie my eyebrows everyday.

Possibly the most terrifying WYR I’ve encountered, not because of the question, but because the search for photos to represent the question has left me scarred for life! Try searching “no eyebrows” and “sharpie eyebrows” on Google and see if the results will not give you nightmares.

I never thought not having eyebrows could be so shocking to the senses. It’s really out of the norm and I feel for the people who have to live with not having any hair at all (it’s a condition, I know). I like seeing myself with eyebrows, no matter how sparse my natural one may seem. That’s why, between not having eyebrows at all versus having to line them with a Sharpie everyday, I’d choose the latter.

However, with Shapie eyebrows, it can be a hit or miss thing. You must have a very steady hand and a very artistic one at that if you don’t want to look like “Joker”. That’s the closest I can describe the photos of Sharpied eyebrows I saw on Google’s results. I’d take my chances with the “Joker” look, because I can always erase and re-draw them than not having any at all.

I’m still getting the chills!

Credits:
Beauty Tag: beyondbeautyblogger
Photos: no eyebrows (bodybuilding.com) vs. Sharpie eyebrows (HitchDied.com)
Photo Edit: Me

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What about you? Which would you rather do with your shaved eyebrows?

Unboxing: BDJ September Box

After 6 months of wonderful boxes thanks to BDJ Box (March to August), I subscribed to 6 more boxes, my first for the latter being the September box. Now came the less wonderful and sad to say, disappointing of the BDJ boxes I’ve received so far. I hope this gets better.

It’s a big box, again, similar to the July BDJ Box, but unlike the latter, September’s BDJ Box is less appealing, in my opinion. More on this later.

BDJ September Box

BDJBox September 2

Contents

180ml Cream Silk Daily Treatment Conditioner Hair Fall Defense (Php 134)
180ml Cream Silk Daily Treatment Conditioner Standout Straight (Php 134)
6ml x 4 Godiva LicoWhite Whitening Facial Wash (Php 85 @ 50ml)
60ml Godiva LicoWhite Whitening Toner (Php 60
10g x 2 Pond’s Dewy Rose Gel (Php 150 each)
6ml x 6 capsules x 2 packets Dove Intense Repair Daily Hair Vitamin (Php 75)
200ml Jergen’s Daily Moisture (Php 153)
100ml Jergen’s Ultra Healing Lotion (Php 88)
180ml Beach Hut Clear Spray (Php 390)
4g FS Single Eye Shadow (Php 150)
5ml FS Gel Liner (Php 299)
Voucher PAC Free Make Over worth Php 1,500
Seek the Beauty in Everything You See sticker x 5
Content Catalogue

My Thoughts

More to the point, I believe BDJ Box has recycled some of their products. If not recycled, they gave away those that they can no longer sell. I’m talking about Godiva Cleansing Kit and the Beach Hut Clear Spray. I know the cleansing kit are available to buy at the BDJ Box online store and although I did not receive any Beach Hut sunblock in my previous BDJ boxes, I have a friend who told me that she subscribed to BDJ Box before and got the same exact sunblock. So this must be in the months prior to March 2014.

There's a sticky smudge here, which tells me that this has been in storage for so long already.

There’s a sticky smudge here, which tells me that this has been in storage for so long already.

The nearness of the expiration date says a lot.

The nearness of the expiration date says a lot.

The same with the BDJ May box, this month’s box has a lot of common items and I predict that I won’t be using even half of what’s in the box.

Nos

Truth be told, I have long stopped using Cream Silk (and Sunsilk). I’ve used their combination ever since I can remember but I don’t have any inclination of trying it out anymore. I’ve become sensitive when it comes to the types of chemicals that are left on my hair. SLS or SLES are the major culprits why I’ve been having pimple breakouts on my face and back. It took a long while before I found a dermatologist who informed me of this (hence my eventual awareness to Human Nature).

I’m also a bit hesitant to try the Godiva Cleansing Kit. I’ve become accustomed to my facial care regimen (having tamed my pimple and prevented any adverse reaction) that I wouldn’t want to jinx it, so to speak. I am, however, a curious about Pond’s Dewy Rose Gel so I might try it, emphasis on the might. After all, the Pond’s facial wash line did nothing to alleviate my pimple problem before (it has SLS/SLES).

I already have one FS Gel Liner, in black. Although I got a brown one in the box, I’m not too keen on trying another one from this brand. I didn’t like the formula much. The free eyeliner brush is perfect, though.

Obviously, I will not be using the Beach Hut Clear Spray. I’ve never been lucky with sunblocks, any brand. I always end up with sunburn and pimple breakouts on my face. What do I do then under the sun? I’ve tried Human Nature’s Sunflower Beauty Oil. It’s a good why to tan without any burning, trust me. It even evened out my skin tone and corrected my tan lines. Then Human Nature’s Safe Block arrived and everything was history.

Yeses and Probablies

As I’ve already mentioned, I might try the Pond’s Dewy Rose Gel

Yellow is not really my color so I’m not as happy with the FS Single Eye Shadow that I got. But since it’s makeup, perhaps I can blend it with other colors to make it work.

I’ve already begun using one of the Jergens Moisture Pack, particularly the ultra healing lotion. I remember using an earlier formulation of this (or just an earlier packaging) and it helped during those times that I got sunburn.

Finally, the Dove Intensive Repair Daily Hair Vitamin. I’m very curious about this, more because of the capsules. I’ve never used one before even though there are so many brands available.

Recap

So that’s pretty much it. You can tell by how excited or disappointed I am about certain things by the length of my posts. If it’s in the middle, then you either won’t hear from me about them or you’d be reading a relatively short post.

I sure hope the next box is good. *crossing fingers*

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What do you think?