Unboxing: July 2015 BDJ Box

Several weeks ago I signed up at 360 Fitness Club to improve my fitness level. Normally, I can only do my workouts during weekends because of my demanding work schedule but since signing up, since the 360 Fitness Club is open until 10pm, I’m able to squeeze a quick 30-minute whole body workout after work and before coming home. It really is a blessing.

The sad part is, when you’re into fitness whether going to the gym, on a run, or spinning classes, problems in carrying that extra big bag arises. For myself, I have to take into consideration the items I’m bringing to the Club. Aside from workout clothes, there are the toiletries and other kikay paraphernalia.

Funny how the BDJ Box team always seems to know when I need such things. They must be psychic because they also got me what I needed most last April.

July 2015 BDJ Box

July 2015 BDJ Box: Prepped & Polished

180ml Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo worth Php 115
180ml Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner worth Php 115
3 pcs of 28g Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar worth Php 441 per 127g
3.8g Canmake Nail Polish worth Php 330
3ml Benefit They’re Real Mascara worth Php 1,300 per 8.5ml
10g Carmex Tube Lip Balm worth Php 110
4.25g Carmex Click Stick Lip Balm worth Php 110
4g FS Luscious Lipstick worth Php 299
50ml Céleteque Cleansing Oil worth Php 199
2pcs of 2ml V 10 Plus Serum worth Php 4,750 per 30ml

And the bonus items include three encouraging stickers to share (“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”) and a voucher from Benefit for a complimentary makeupper and brow consultation.

Impressions

Like I said, the BDJ Box team is psychic. The July 2015 BDJ Box is filled with products that I would include in my workout bag for a day of fitness.

Before Workout. Since I go to 360 Fitness Club after office ours, I would need something to remove my makeup. The Céleteque Cleansing Oil will do this for me as it doubles as a makeup remover, too.

During Workout. To prevent the drying of the lips during workout (this happens if you breathe through your mouth while working out), I have a choice between Carmex Tube Lip Balm and Carmex Click Stick Lip Balm, the latter one has strawberry flavor in it.

After Workout. Of course, showering after a workout would be like having a relaxing aromatherapy session with the help of the Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and Conditioner, both having a heavenly scent that can rival Dial’s soap and body wash line (remember October’s BDJ Box?)

Also, who wouldn’t love the petite size of Cetaphil Cleansing Bar? In my opinion, bar soaps are ideal if you’re traveling since you don’t have to worry about sponges or loofahs. Since Cetaphil is known for its mild and soaps, I wouldn’t doubt that it’s cleansing can be used as a facial soap, too.

Kikay. Even after workout, the July 2015 BDJ Box has me covered. If ever I get my nail polished chipped or scratched during an intense workout, I have Canmake Nail Polish to save the day. For my skincare, there’s the V 10 Plus Serum to act as my facial moisturizer. I have, again, a choice between the Carmex lip balms before applying FS Luscious Lipstick. To cap off my “going home” beauty regimen, I have Benefit They’re Real Mascara to instantly liven my eyes.

Beauty without the Hassle. Indeed, no item is left unused in the July 2015 BDJ Box. It’s probably the best combination of items that the BDJ Box team has ever come up with and I’m truly excited to have all premium items with me as I stay fit and healthy. Who ever said that sweating it out cannot be pretty? I have a whole beauty box to assure me of beauty without the hassle.

Unboxing: May 2015 BDJ Box

May 2015 BDJ Box

Summer is winding down and the rains have begun to pour. But even with this off again on again weather, skin care should never be neglected. Even when the weather’s begun to cool, it doesn’t mean that you can skip the moisturizer. The weather doesn’t moisturize our skin, we do. And as the sun dips behind the rain clouds, we can maximize healing our sun exposed skin and kiss dry goodbye!

Kiss Dry Goodbye!

wpid-wp-1432879683470.jpegThat is the theme of the May 2015 BDJ Box. Another skincare goodness to revitalize the skin. If you’re like me, you probably made the most of your summer, going to the beach and spending time under the sun—to the detriment and sometimes abuse of your own skin. So when I got this month’s BDJ Box, with all  products providing ways to moisturize the skin, I almost jumped for joy (almost because I have a sprain so I really can’t jump).

If last month’s BDJ Box was all about skin exfoliation and whitening, May 2015 BDJ Box continues that deal plus a moisture boost. I mean, if you’re going to remove the tanned layer of your skin, you might as well be prepared to take care of the new layer waiting to be revealed.

May 2015 BDJ Box

10ml each Himawari Dear Beauté Oil in Shampoo and Conditionerworth Php695 per 500ml
8ml each Pure Savon Classic FLoral White/Lily & Rose Blend Scent worth Php545 per 300ml
4pcs of 3g Cure Natural Aqua Gel worth Php1,500 per 250ml

50ml Garnier Skin Naturals Light Complete Whitespeed Multi-Action Whitening Serum Cream with SPF19/PA+++ worth Php265
50ml Garnier Skin Naturals Light Complete Whitespeed Multi-Action Brightening Scrub worth Php 84
2pcs of 14g Cetaphil Daily Advance Moisturizing Lotion worth Php675 per 85g
45g Aloe Derma Pure Aloe Vera Gel worth Php280

3pcs of 23g Dermal Collagen Essence Masks in Royal Jelly, Olive, & Rose worth Php70 each
1 pack Nivea 3-in-1 Exfoliating Wipes worth Php140

6.2g FS Powder Blush worth Php350
2pcs of 100g Colgate Optic White Plus Shine worth Php115 each

Impressions

Can you guess the products that I’m excited about? Yes, it’s the first batch of items above—the Japanese Beauty Bundle—especially Cure Natural Aqua Gel. I’ve tried a sample at Beauty Bar once and I really liked the effect but I didn’t buy one because I didn’t like its effect on my wallet. It’s much too expensive. But with 4 samples to try, I might just buy one for myself.

If you’ve noticed in some of my review posts, I’ve been trying out different facial masks lately (the last one was a Tony Moly mask sheet). So having another three to try is much appreciated.

The Nivea 3-in-1 Exfoliating Wipes brings me back to my July 2014 BDJ Box. In that post I said I might review this product. I haven’t and I haven’t even used it all up yet. This may or may not be a good sign but I’ll give it another try and see if there is something worth mentioning.

Speaking of something worth mentioning, I don’t really know how Colgate Optic White Plus Shine connects with Kiss Dry Goodbye. I don’t know about you but it’s really off topic. Same is true with the FS Powder Blush but since I like all sorts of makeup, I have no complaints on this one.

The Garnier line seems okay but as with the Pond’s exclusive BDJ Box, it may take a while before I can try them out, especially the whitening serum cream. However, Cetaphil Daily Advance Moisturizing Lotion will be used up in no time although I plan to save it for any future travels I may have.

Right now, I’m on the fence with Aloe Derma Pure Aloe Vera Gel because it’s all new to me as with the two others in the Japanese Beauty Bundle. They don’t excite me as much but I’ll make time to give them a go.


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.

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.

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!

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?