Thursday, April 30, 2015

Unboxing Post: BDJ Box April 2015 - Spring Into Beauty

Since January 2014, the Belle de Jour team, aka BDJ Team, has been making each month extra special for me.

The moment a box reaches my doorstep, I'm always filled with excitement! I feel like I have a 'birthday present every month! 

And here's my 'birthday present' for this month:

I got this two weeks ago - so sorry for this very late post. To tell you the truth, I was extremely busy with my summer adventures. I hope you've had your share of fun and excitement as well!

So moving on...

The BDJ Box April 2015 is the Spring into Beauty box! 

Soooo full of goodies!

Let's take a look, one by one! 

Revlon Highlighting Palette, 7.5g - Php 625

Simplify your look this month with something light and fresh! The highlighting palette gives you an all-over sunkissed glow for day to night. It has complimentary shimmer shades which are easy to blend and enhance the complexion for a radiant sun-kissed look. It works well as highlighter, eyeshdow and blush giving you a multi-dimensional sculpted look all rolled in to a single useful palette. 
A few days back, I considered purchasing a highlighter. I learned from Youtube, that highlighter could give you that instant 'glow'. It's like the BDJ team knows what I really need, so they included this!

So happy!

Sorry, I'm still learning the ropes on makeup application. But you know, it's never too late to learn! 

Hence, this is so timely! And it's from Revlon!

I swatched these a few times, and I could tell, these work well as highlighter and bronzer. I'm not so sure if they're good enough as eyeshadow or blush, because the colors are on a 'lighter' shade. In fact, I have decided on not posting the swatch photos because they barely show on the photos! But, I bet they work great as highlighters - especially for those with fair skin.

MyChoice Pure Herbal Soap, 100g - Php 55

If you need your soap to be a natural cleanser, exfoliator or moisturizer, there is bound to be a MyChoice Pure Herbal soap for you. Comes in 6 variants that all have special properties suited for different skin needs. Contains natural ingredients that will help your skin in repairing damage, solving wrinkles and acne, moisturizing from deep within, refreshing naturally, protecting against damage and a whole lot more. Use all over the body day and night for better results. 
When I unboxed this box, I can't seem to get over this pretty soap.

As you could see, it's like a solidified version of fruit juice with some sort of nata de coco or gulaman in it. Isn't it adorable?

I got the aloe variant, which is great for sensitive skin.

Would really love to try this one out real soon!

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub, 100g - Php 120 

This Javanese Princesses inspired scrub delicately removes your dead skin cells, leaving your skin supple and smooth. The luur beads gently exfoliates and removes dead skin cells and black heads to smoothen and give skin a fairer, whiter and radiant glow. 
You know how much I love facial scrubs! 

Facial scrubs are excellent in keeping your pores clean, and I bet this one will do the job well! 

I remember a few years back when Asian Secrets was still a fresh brand; I used to use its body scrub variant as a facial scrub. 

Hehe... my peers did the same thing as well, because we love how it worked on our facial skin. 

It's great that Lulur came out with a facial scrub variant. I'm hoping that this would work better than the 'body scrub'. 

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub

Feel refreshed and revitalized this summer! Include on your shower ritual for a more relaxing and prettifying bath time. Gently exfoliate two to three times a week to wash away dead skin cells and reveal a fairer skin. 
Ahh... here's an old favorite - the Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub!

It's affordable, and you bet it has everything you'll have to look for in a body scrub - a facial scrub even!

So glad to get my hands on these convenient body scrub sachets!

MyChoice Bubble Shower Salt 2-in-1, 225g - Php 100 

Pamper your skin with the newly improved 2-in-1 bath salt with soap that is made from natural ingredients which is perfect fro all skin types. It comes with five variants leaving you options fitted for your skin needs. May it be moisturizing, rejuvenating, lightening, anti-aging and refreshing need that you are wanting to solve, make it easy solved with MyChoice Bubble Scrub Shower Salt 2-in-1. Use this as everyday soap when having your bath and have that overall skin glowing you always wanted. 
I don't really know much about the brand, MyChoice, but I got a few items from them in my BDJ Box October 2014 - Skin Savers. I was able to try the Mango scrub. It retails at Php 100 each (sooo cheap!), but to my surprise, it gave me a very pleasant experience! It felt so good on my skin, and it smells so heavenly! It smells like mangoes, indeed!

As for this Bubble Shower Salt, I think I should give it a try. My first experience with MyChoice was excellent, so obviously, I really have high hopes for this one.

Tonymoly Intense Care Snail Foot Mask, 18ml - Php 198

Give your feet some TLC and get the confidence to show them off with the Intense Care Snail Foot Mask. It is a special foot mask to supply full of moisture and nutrition to dry skin. It contains snail slime extract which is known for stimulating collagen formation and moisturizing properties. Its unique formula speeds up the skin renewal process allowing the outer skin to mature and peel away painlessly, giving way to new skin. You can keep fresh feeling with it for a long time without stickiness with moist and refresh use. 
I'm no beginner when it comes to foot care items - especially if they're made in Korea. Based on my experience, most foot care items work really well, but they are usually priced at Php 150 and above - which is not cheap. I appreciate BDJ for including this, but I don't think I'll be using this.

I might sound funny, but I think I like my feet just the way they are. Sure, they have a couple of callouses, but they're fine. 

And, I've had my share of foot care items already.

But, as I'm writing this, my mom is enjoying this foot mask from Tonymoly. She loves it!!! 

MyChoice Anti-Acne Cream 20g - Php 100

Formulated with multi-functional anti-acne ingredients that strengthens its ability to help you be acne-free. It also contains AHA and BHA that desquamate acnes gentle without causing skin irritation. Daily use allows complete healing but visible result can be seen in just 3 days after application. Heads up, face the world showing off your beautiful flawless face. 
Another MyChoice item, and I'm not sure yet if it's something that I'd like to try. 

If I would, I might just use this as a spot treatment and not as a full facial cream. But I appreciate BDJ for including this. 

FS Cosmetics Lash Extravagance Mascara, 9g - Php 350

Get big, bold and flirty lashes this summer by sweeping on Lash Extravagance Mascara. The tiny bristles make application easy for both top and bottom part and gives you beautiful lashes to bat. Apply one coat to achieve a defined look. Show luscious. curled and dramatic eyes by applying two coats. Apply a third coat to give intense yet extravagant lashes. It's perfect for a day to night affair!
Truth be told, I hate drugstore mascaras. So, this goes to somebody who might appreciate this even more than I do. 

MyChoice Perfume Spray, 22ml - Php 60

Crush on this new set of fragrances from MyChoice. Made with 15 different scents that is perfect for the kind of mood you want to project in a day or even in your night affairs. These will definitely be the kind of scents you want to speak for you. Finish off your look with a spritz of these enticing scent to be the center of attraction wherever you are! Go on, seize the day and be easily noticed with MyChoice Perfume Spray.
The scent is okay, but sadly, I couldn't imagine myself wearing this. So, I guess this goes to somebody as well. 

Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action (Sample)
Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion (Sample)
Mustela 2-in-1 and Body Wash (Sample)

I haven't had a baby yet, and for sure, I am not expecting, but I kind of like the idea behind Mustela. 

I have lost weight in the past few months, so, I now find stretchmarks a problem. Good thing, BDJ included a Stretch Marks Cream. 

The lotion and the 2-in-1 body wash are both welcome, too! 


This is a wonderful box! BDJ was extremely generous as they gave us lots of full-sized items! Plus, the box has a variety of skin care and makeup products, and most of them are new releases.

I am happy with the things that I got, and obviously, I'm looking forward for more!

Thanks BDJ!

Till next unboxing!

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