Friday, March 15, 2013

My First Ever Beauty Box: March BDJ Box Unboxing + BDJ Box's Beauty Social

Hello Pinay Beauties! I am super excited to share this post with you guys. You see, beauty boxes has been going around the US and UK. The concept is, you will pay a monthly subscription and they will send you 5 sample products to try out. Isn't that great? The thing is, before, there are no beauty boxes here in the Philippines, and now we have 3: Saladbox, Glamourbox and BDJ Box.

Among these 3 boxes, I fell inlove with the BDJ Box. Why you ask? Because they offer the top brands both here in the Philippines and internationally, the samples are worth the price, and the BDJ Box community is amazing!

I discovered BDJ Box last February and I immediately subscribed, no second thoughts at all. Since then, I have been following their Facebook page and was also given a chance to attend their first ever Beauty Soiree with Shiseido Philippines. I may not have gotten the Shiseido box or a loot on the Soiree, but I learned a lot of tips from the talks that I attended and it was really nice to talk to other people that share the same interests and passion as you are.

Well without any further ado, let me share with you my March BDJ Box.

I was like a kid in a candy store when I heard that a package arrived for me. I literally ripped the plastic and I screamed when I saw this black paper wrapped around the box. Yes, you guessed it right. The March box is a L'Oreal box. Awesome!

Upon opening the box, you will see this letter from BDJ Box's Beauty Ministry as well as an overview of the products inside. They also included 5 stickers with L'Oreal's phrase "Because you're worth it." which is so cool.

And here are the contents:

Let me go through each and one of them:

Fall Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

Now that's why it's heavy! This full size shampoo and conditioner claims to address the top 3 causes of hair fall and promotes hair growth which results to stronger, nourished hair. This is perfect for me since I suffer from hair fall, which was lessened when I cut my hair short but now I am planning to go back to a much longer hair. I am super excited to try out these products.

UV Perfect Longlasting UV Protector

Another full size item! Yay! This is perfect for summer, and because I do not have a decent sunscreen to use. This is more like a tinted sunscreen, since it also claims to even out skin complexion. Here is a swatch:

It blends well into the skin and it is not greasy nor sticky. Perfect to wear with or without makeup. A definitely must have!

Shine Caresse Lip Color

Oh I have been wanting this! I love the gold packaging, it's so chic!

I got the shade 804 Faye, and the color is just gorgeous!

This claims to leave your lips with a soft-moist effect and is also non-sticky. First impression, it smells so fruity, and the feather-shaped foam applicator is cute. The shine is just okay, not so glossy which is what I prefer. I was so surprised when I wiped my hand that it left a stain. Again, a perfect product for summer!

Youth Code Pre-Essence and UV Perfect BB Max

Now these came in mini sample sizes. First up, is the Youth Code Pre-Essence which claims to rejuvenate your skin, best used after cleansing or toning to boost the effect of the skin care product. I am assuming it's more like of a serum. It smells so nice and is easily absorbed by the skin. I think a little goes a long way, and this small sample size may last you a week.

Next is the UV Perfect BB Max, which has SPF 50 and a PA+++. This claims to equalize the color of your skin and fights discoloration. Here is a swatch:

As you can see, it has a very dewy, luminous finish, which is what's holding me back to try this. Maybe I can use this in lieu of a sunscreen or my makeup base. Super excited to try this out as well.

Color Riche Les Nail Art

This made my breathe stop for a minute. I love nail art! I treat my nails as an accessory and I was surprised to see that this is included in this month's box. I have been dying to try nail art stickers, and this is just perfect!

This product just takes 3 easy steps to use, which can be found at the back of the packaging.

And being the nail art junkie that I am, I got to try it. Here's what it looks like:

Gorgeous isn't it? I just love the black and gold combination!

And that is it for my March BDJ Box. See, for ₱480, I got 5 full size and 2 sample size products! Hats off to the BDJ Box team who never fails to bring happiness into their subscribers/followers.

And if you missed the BDJ Box-Shiseido Philippines Beauty Soiree, don't fret! BDJ Box will be having their first ever Beauty Social on March 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium. There will be a number of activities to try out as well as beauty talks where you can learn a lot of tips and tricks!

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UPDATE: Please see the updated talk line up and schedule. :)

This event is open to everyone, but only pre-registered girls will be allowed to attend the talks, get a loot bag and have their picture taken by a professional photographer. Awesome right? Slots are on first come, first serve basis, so get yours now. Just answer this question:  What's your "I honestly can't live without it" beauty product? Send your answers to [email protected] along with your name, mobile number and 3 talks that you would like to attend.

It is never too late to become a part of the BDJ Box community. I am a proud Bella, and I will always be. Get your own box at their official website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about their events, promos, etc.

Thank you so much for reading lovely ladies, and I will see you at the BDJ Box Beauty Social! Goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. Cj EscuadroMarch 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    The Shine Caresse Lip Color & Color Riche Les Nail Art!urgghhh!I'm so jealous :( Too bad I wasn't able to subscribe on their March box :( But they said April box is gonna be awesome too!hee..can't wait for my first BDJ box!..Nice feature on your unboxing dear..the subscription fee is totally worth it! ;)

    1. maicafrancesMarch 18, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      Yes the subscription fee is totally worth the products that you get each month! I hope you join the Beauty Social event so that I can meet you! :)

  2. ** elgee**March 17, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    wow.. very interesting! I might try these beauty box :) thanks for sharing :)


    1. maicafrancesMarch 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Your welcome and thank you for reading! Yes, you should try out this beauty box. It is the cheapest subscription box and the most amazing as well. You really get what you pay for, and more. :)