Unboxing My 3rd BDJ Box: Jan-Feb 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Unboxing My January-February BDJ Box

The January-February Box contains a variety of items. From hair dye, soaps, up to nail polish.

Most of the items are on full sizes. Personally, I am so fortunate to receive the included hair dye from Garnier because my hair is due for color retouching. As well as the free brow reconstruction from Browhaus, because I needed threading for my eyebrows. This saves me time and money. The timing of these contents arrival were excellent!

Box Contents:
1. Moringa soap - 2 pcs. 130g boxed soaps - 114php x 2 = 228php
2. My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Shampoo (Sample size)
3. My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Conditioner (Sample size)
4. Avon CC Cream - 30ml - 650php
5. Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp (Sample Size)
6. Ellana Minerals Lip and Cheek Tint - 20ml - 220php
7. Tony Moly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack (Sample size)
8. Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream (Sample size)
9. Intense Care Live Snail Cream (Sample size)
10. Oriental Gyeol Emulsion (Sample size)
11. Revlon Nail Art - 7.68ml - 375php
12. Garnier Color Naturals - 100ml - 199php
13. Browhaus Free Brow Construction - 598php
14. Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines - 3 Gift vouchers - 500php x 3 = 1500php
15. Azta Salon Discount Card - 600php and 800php  - 1400php

Total of  number of  products: 17pcs
Total amount of items if all in full sizes: 9,763
Total amount of items on hand: 1721php + 3498php worth of discounts and vouchers + sample sizes

This box is better for me than my previous box, this contains more full size items that I can maximize in use. And it has a variety of products. All of the items inside the box is my first time to try except for the Revlon Nail Polish.

Beauty and Bright: Facial and Body Lightening Moringa Soap

Brand: Beauty and Bright

Weight: 130g

Formulation: Soap

BFAD approved: Yes

Treatment For: Contains moringa extract, Papaya, Kojic acid, Camellia Japonica Oil, Candela Tree Oil and Oxalis Triangularis Oil, Lactic acid which helps to naturally lighten the skin, build more collagen, skin renewal and exfoliation, lighten skin pigmentation and freckles, inhibit synthesis of melanin

Usage amount: Lather up all over your body

Lasting time: Moisture on skin lasted for 10 hours before starting to dry

> Herbal soap
> Contains 7 beautifying actives in one soap
> Moisturizes
> Minty scent
> Slight cool effect

Cons: None noted

After using the soap, allow the skin to absorb the extracts before washing it off to maximize effect of the ingredients.


Buy again? 100%

Price: 114php

Where to buy? 

My Amazing Blow Dry Secret: Shampoo and Conditioner

Brand: My Amazing Blow Dry Secret

Weight: 300ml per bottle

Target: Cuts your blow drying time to half while maintaining the healthiness of your hair's moisture




> Virgin Coconut oil based
> Hair is easier to dry off 
> Hair remained moisturized but not oily
> Avoids damage to hair by preventing long exposure to blow drying
> Floral fragrnace

> Hefty price

For me, you can use this for special occasions only. In reality, the price of each bottle is a luxury. Yes, the effects are nice and it is not harmful to hair and I would love to use this every day but I have to be practical about it.

But if you have a job that requires your hair to be blow-dried everyday, these products must be an investment for you.

Buy again? 100%

Price: Shampoo - 1200php
         Conditioner - 1200php

Where to buy? BDJ Box

Avon Anew CC Cream

Brand: Avon

Weight: 30g

Color/Shade: One shade for all

Formulation: Tube

Ingredients: (Taken from box) Cyclopentasiloxane, water, Dimethicone, Titanium dioxide, Glycerin, Butylene glycol, Peg-10 dimethicone, Dimethicone crosspolymer, Phenyl trimethicone, Talc, SD Alcohol 40-D, Petrolatum, Sodium chloride, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 crosspolymer, Magnesium sulfate, Nylon-12, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Disteardimonium hectorite, Hydrogenated lecithin, Fragrance, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phytol, Propylene carbonate, Aluminum dimyristate, Disodium stearoyl glutamate, Dipropylene glycol, Tocopherol acetate, Portulaca oleracea extract, Methicone, Adenosine cyclic phosphate, Andrographolide, Dilauryl thiodipropionate, Kaempferia galanga root extract, Thiodipropionic acid, Trioxaundecanedoic acid, Tocopherol, Eclpita prostrata extract, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed extract, Hydrolized milk protein, Plankton extract, Yeast extract, Yeast polysaccharides, Saccharomyces ferment lysate filtrate, Saccharomyces/Zinc ferment, Glycin soja (soybean) seed extract, Hydrolized rice protein, Hydrolized wheat protein

Coverage: Dark circles, redness, pimples, light spots

Usage amount: Pearl size drop is enough to cover almost the entire face

Lasting time: 5-6 hours

> Affordable compared to other CC creams
> SPF 30
> Can be used as primer
> No break-outs noted
> Light feeling of wear
> Gentle to skin

Cons: None 

I like it better to wear it alone, my skin feels silky smooth and most of the blemishes gone. Looks like natural skin. So, why waste it as a primer when you can use it alone.


Buy Again? 100%

Price: 699php

Where to buy? 

Yves Rocher: Sexy Pulp Mascara

Brand: Yves Rocher

Type: Cream

Weight: 2.5ml (Full size: 9ml)

Color: Black

Target: Volume

Waterproof: No

Ingredients: (Taken from website) aqua/water/eau, microcrystalline wax/cire microcristalline, acrylates copolymer, vp/hexadecene copolymer, glyceryl behenate, centaurea cyanus flower water, hydrogenated rice bran wax, copernicia cerifera cera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, stearic acid, methylpropanediol, palmitic acid, aminomethyl propanol, microcrystalline cellulose, dimethicone, hydroxyethylcellulose, acacia senegal gum, nylon-12, benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate [+/- (may contain/peut contenir) ultramarines, iron oxides, titanium dioxide]

> Large bristles
> Contains Carnauba wax
> Does not cause clumps

> Lengthening is not that achieved

Apply more coats to achieve a dramatic look. One coat is not enough.

Buy again?

Price: 650php (Full size)

Where to buy? Yves Rocher outlets at Trinoma and SM North

Ellana Minerals: Lip and Cheek Tint

Brand: Ellana Mineral Cosmetics

Weight: 20ml

Formulation: Bottle with pump

Texture: Gel tint - Slightly thick

Shade: Ruby

Undertone: Pink 

Pigmentation: Moderately pigmented

Ingredients: (Taken from website) Dimethicone, Ceteth-10, Laureth-4, Red 40 (CI 16035), Tocopherol acetate, Aloe barbadensis, Deionized water, Propylene glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Carbomer

Usage amount: One to two pumps for both cheeks

Lasting time: 6-8 hours

> Affordable
> Mineral cosmetic
> Fragrance free
> With aloe vera extracts
> Natural blush look
> Lip and cheek stain

> Dries and stains easily - See swatch below
> Stains fingers too

This is very tricky to apply, you really have to be fast on blending it. Dries off easily, look how the dot stained my hand before blending on the picture of swatch below. Sometimes, I wet my finger before applying the tint, I use the wet finger to blend the blush and it dilutes the consistency to blend it easier and lessens the risk of staining.


Buy again? 60%

Price: 220php

Where to buy? Ellana Mineral Cosmetics

Tony Moly Samples

Revlon: Moon Candy

Brand: Revlon

Weight: 7.68ml

Finish: Glossy/Glittery

Shade: Milky Way - 220


Base coat needed? Not necessary but to last longer, yes

Top coat needed: Yes, to even out the glittery nail polish surfave

Application: Dries fast and leaves stain after removal

> Dries easily
> Easy to apply
> Pigmented - one to two layers of polish is enough
> Two colors of polish in one 

> Hefty price

Dries off easily, remove excess polish to avoid stains.


Buy again? 100%

Price: 375php

Where to buy? Revlon stalls on Department store

Garnier Color Naturals Cream

Brand: Garnier

Shade: Darkest Brown - 3

Scent: Strong scent of hair color

Usage amount: One box is enough if you have a thin short hair. But if you have a long and thick ones, try using 2-3 boxes for even shading

Fade resistant: Yes

Lasting time: 6-8 weeks

> Affordable
> Easy to use

> Scent
> Still stains after few days of washing

Use a towel designated for hair color, this still stains after a few days of washing. So beware of your clothing and towels.


Buy again? 70% 

Price: 199php

Where to buy? Local drugstores or department stores

Vouchers and Discounts:

Browhaus - Free Brow Construction
Worth: 598php

Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines
Discount Vouchers worth: 1500php

Azta Salon
Discount Vouchers worth: 1400php

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