Kawaii Must-Haves: Unboxing BDJ January-February Exclusive Box

Just when I began unboxing january-february kawaii must haves BDJ box exclusiveworrying whether my the BDJ box for January 2015 got lost during delivery, it turned out that for the first two months of 2015, BDJ would combine the two boxes into one exclusive box.

First thing I thought upon realizing this was: Oh no! I think I just wasted my money! I dislike paying for two things and then receive just one, which was my sentiment at the time. But considering the actual price of the items inside, the box is worth more than four boxes.

Items

300ml Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Bright Up worth Php 419
50ml Lucido-L Treatment Oil Straight worth Php 295
70ml Lucido-L Styling Milk Straight worth Php 295
2.8g Pixy Eye Shadow worth Php 315
3.5g Pixy Blush On worth Php 345
12.2g Pixy Two Way Cake Fit worth Php 275
10g Pixy Coverlast worth Php 325
30ml Sunkiller Perfect Strong A worth Php 495
5pcs Rock it and own it! sticker
BDJ Box Team message and product catalogue
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Thoughts

Price

The box is definitely more than I bargained for. Each BDJ box is worth Php 580, two boxes being Php 1,160. The total amount of the items in the January to February box is, as you may have already computed, Php 2,764. Since I’m the type to always make such computations, having a combined box isn’t such bad of a deal.

The consequence of this, however, is that the delivery becomes unpredictable. For the duration of my subscription to BDJ beauty boxes, this is the first time that they have combined two boxes. I do hope that they wouldn’t make this a habit.

Size

Another good thing about this box, which is almost always that case with BDJ boxes, is that all items are in full sizes. There are no deluxe or sample packs as what most beauty subscription boxes often fill their boxes with. So if I happen to like a product, then I’d have full use of it. On the flip size, if I don’t like a product, then I’d have to the remaining of the full size to either finish off or giveaway/sell.

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Contents

When it comes to the items themselves, I have mixed feelings. There are repeat items such as the Pixy Two Way Cake Fit and Blush On, which I got in last year’s BDJ April Box. There’s also the Sunkiller Perfect Strong A, which I got in one of the two BDJ Elite Boxes I bought in July.

As for the Pixy Eye Shadow, although this is a different shade from last year’s, I already have this particular shade having one the Stick It To Win It promo. I have no complaints for this one. I love this particular shade!

For the rest of the items… I’m especially excited with the Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Bright Up. Lately, I’ve been testing different makeup removers and this one I’ve always been curious about.

For the Lucido-L products, I’m not sure if I’ll use them as I have digitally permed (now just wavy) hair and these are for straight hair.

Lastly, with the Pixy Coverlast, I’m neither disappointed nor excited. My skin’s losing its oiliness lately, something I’m not too happy about, so I may or may not try it out. We’ll see.

All in all. I’m not entirely happy. Only the cleansing oil got me excited. I think it shows considering that it took me this long (weeks) before I really opened up the package for an unboxing. I do hope the March box will be an improvement in the sense that there’d be no repeat items.

If you’re interested for a review of any of the above items, just give me a shout out in the comments below so I can prioritize them. I hope you’re not as disappointed as I am when you got yours.

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?

Unboxing: BDJ November Box

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BDJ November Box

There’s always something about a BDJ Box that is a Benefit box. It makes me giddy and taking pictures of the products becomes an art, sort of. What I’m trying to say is… when BDJ Boxes contain kikay products (i.e. makeup), especially one that features Benefit items, something in it inspires. In my case, I just love taking pictures of them despite the feeble lighting in my room.

This will be my third BDJ/Benefit Box. The first one was in March (not much artistic effort done there). It was my introduction to Benefit and I know little about the brand. The second one was in June, which got me excited since I first saw an early post from a fellow BDJ Box subscriber. There were tints! And now’s my third. Three’s a charm right?

 7ml Bathina Scented Body Mist worth Php 1,800 @ 75ml
3ml POREfessional PRO Balm worth Php 1,600 @ 22ml
2 pieces of 3ml Big Easy Complexion Perfector worth Php 2,000 @ 35ml
2.5ml High Beam Complexion Enhancer worth Php 1,700 @ 12.5ml
0.10g They’re Real Push-Up Liner worth Php 1,300 @ 1.4g
3g They’re Real Mascara worth Php 1,300 @ 8.5g
0.5g Posiebalm Hydrating Lip Balm worth Php 1,000 @ 3g
samples of It’s Potent! Eye Cream and Instant Comeback Facial Serum
Hello Gorgeous! Voucher

Highlight!

The highlight of this box for me is obviously the High Beam Complexion Enhancer. Since I bought the full size Benetint, I’ve been eyeing this one but not yet sure if it’ll suit me so I’ve been delaying my purchase. It’s a good thing, too! Now I have a whole 2.5ml to test it!

Happy!

I’m also happy that they included another They’re Real Mascara. I’ve been loving the one I got from the June box. The fact that it’s petite is a plus because I can carry it wherever I go and re-apply when I need to (which I seldom need to).

Hope!

As partner to the mascara, I’m excited to try They’re Real Push-Up Liner. The publicity and hype leading to the launch of this product has not escaped me. But the tester I tried at the store got my eyes itchy 30 minutes after application. I hope it’s just because many lashes have touched the tester. I’m still keen on trying it out and excited to do so now that I have my own sample.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Okay, so it’s getting corny. I didn’t intend the previous three paragraphs to start with H’s. But since I’ve type Highlight and Happy, I thought I’d just use Hope instead of Excited. Also, I was tricked by the box into thinking it’s already December because of the Christmas-y packaging. So I think a Ho! Ho! Ho! (or Hoax) is in order as well. 😉

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What do you like best about this month’s BDJ Box?

Unboxing: BDJ October Box

Who’d think a box is enough for BDJ Box? This month, I received two boxes from them, the big ones, just because BDJ can’t get enough of giving all of us big surprises. 🙂

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Here are the two big boxes from BDJ Box.

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This is the primary box.

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This is the other box, dedicated to Dial Cleansing Pair.

 Contents

473ml Dial Coconut Water Body Wash worth Php 200
113g Dial Coconut Water Soap worth Php 140 for a trio pack
7 sachets of 1ml Yves Rocher Zero Blemish Gel Cream worth Php 795 for 50ml
500g My Choice Spa Salt worth Php 100
90ml My Choice Hand and Body Lotion worth Php 70
1 pack of 7 vials (7ml each) Dove Hair Fall Rescue worth Php 470
5ml L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Serum worth Php 1,500 for 30ml
5ml L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Anti-Aging Day Cream worth Php 1,500 for 30ml
Revlon ColorStay 16-Hour Eye Shadow Quad worth Php 795
Strip RPT Kit containing sachet samples of: Strip Ice Cream worth Php 1,750 for 50ml; Malin + Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub worth Php 1,650 for 220ml; and Malin + Goetz Ingrown Hair Cream worth Php 1,750 for 15ml

Pictures!

Impressions

It’s quite a lot, actually, and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to use or even try everything. Just after opening the courier packaging, I already smelled the Dial products. It’s amazing! But scent isn’t always equivalent to cleaning so the product’s effectiveness remains to be seen/tested. I find the scent too strong though. I hope it won’t be as strong after washing.

As always, I immediately took the eye shadow palette aside because it’s makeup and I love them all. I’m also curious about Strip’s RPT Kit. I didn’t take a picture of it but the the kit says that if you return the kit to them and buy one full size product, you’d get a 20% off from each. I’d probably try the ingrown hair cream, among others.

As a whole, a great surprise from BDJ Box. Some are too specific for most subscribers to be able to use but I guess it’s just a matter of being open minded and trying them even if they’re not really suited to our conditions.

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What tickled your fancy in this month’s BDJ Box?

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

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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?