Saturday, March 8, 2014

March BDJ Box Unboxing + Join Me At The BDJ Box Beauty Social Tres Chic Event

Hello Pinay Beauties! I am super duper excited to share with you my unboxing of the March BDJ Box because aside from the fact that this box marks 1 year of my subscription with them, they also partnered up with none other than Benefit! :)
I literally squealed when I opened the package and saw Spy Gal on the sleeve because I already know that this is an exclusive Benefit box. As you know, Benefit is one of the high end brands sold here in the Philippines, and to be able to get a chance to try their most coveted products is such a great opportunity.
The curation card tells me that I received 5 deluxe samples from them. I saw other unboxing posts and they received 6 instead, with the Agent Zero Porefessional powder which I really wanted to try, but I am still happy with what I got.
Here are the products that I got:

The Porefessional PRO Balm (Sample Size 3 ml)
Full Size 22 ml - ₱1,600
Silky, oil-free PRO balm that minimizes the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin. I have tried this before and I can say that it works in minimizing my large pores, but not totally covering them up. It has a tint to it but when I applied it just dissolves into a transluscent, smooth, powder like texture. This sample size would last me a week or two if I use it everyday. TIP: If no product is coming out from the tube, cut it in half and you will see more products inside.

Stay Don't Stray Primer in Light/Medium(Sample Size 2.5 ml)
Full Size 10 ml - ₱1,400
This is a stay-put primer for concealers and eyeshadows. Love that the sample size actually has a doe foot applicator, and other than priming the eyes, it also offers a bit of coverage to cover some discolorations, etc.

Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup in "I'm Pure 4 Sure" Ivory (Sample Size 5ml)
Full Size 30 ml - ₱1,900
That name is a mouthful! This foundation builds from light to medium coverage for a natural complexion you can believe in. It is oil free, has SPF 25 PA+++, contains vitamin C & E derivatives known to prevent signs of aging and it claims to help boost cellular respiration. I am actually liking this sample because it has a pump for a more sanitary application. As you can see mine is already used and I find that this foundation is liquid-y and thin and has more of a semi-dewy, semi-matte finish if that makes sense. The shade is a tad bit light for me but I can definitely mix this with my other heavy foundations.

Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer (Sample Pack)
Full Size 15.5 g - ₱1,900
This is an instant PRO-long primer that acts like a magnet to lock on foundation for 15 fresh & flawless hours. As you can see in the photo above, this is really in a stick form and I haven't used my sample yet (too afraid to spoil the product) so I am not sure what it looks like inside. From what I heard from reviews, you have to work quickly with this primer as it dries too fast. Oh and I got 2 of these, not sure why. Hope they just included the powder instead. :(

Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain (Sample Size 2.5 ml)
Full Size 12.5 ml - ₱1,700
I actually own the same sample of this product from one of their boxed palettes my bestfriend gave me last year, and I really don't use it that much. I hate to use these on my cheeks because I had a hard time blending it and making it show through. I do use this though if I want to achieve the Korean "baby lips" by tinting the inner parts of the lips, but other than that I really didn't like it.

Overall, for ₱580 pesos I think this box is super worth it! Never in a million years did I expect that I could try the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow as well as have my own Porefessional and Stay Don't Stray. I am really loving these samples and I cannot wait to try them on.

And now for the fun part! If you haven't heard yet, BDJ Box is going to have another Beauty Social event called Tres Chic on March 23, Sunday at SM Aura Samsung Hall. As usual, they are conducting beauty talks where you can learn a lot of tips and tricks from the top brands in the Philippines.
BDJ Box contacted me earlier today and they are giving me a chance to attend the "Colors of Summer by Shiseido Maquillage" talk together with 5 of my readers!
This talk will be an introduction to the newest make-up line of Shiseido Maquillage to be facilitated by their chief make-up artist Carmel Villongco. All participants of the talk are allowed to have their picture taken at the photo booth and also take home a BDJ Box Beauty Social loot bag. It will be afternoon filled with fun, makeup, beauty, freebies and of course a chance to bond with me & other beauty bloggers!

If you want to get one of the guaranteed 5 slots, just comment below with your name, email address and answer to the question "What is your number 1 secret to looking and feeling good?" I will be personally choosing the top answers. :) You will have until March 14 to post your answers below, and I will be announcing the winners either on my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account so make sure you follow me on those sites.

Thank you so much for reading and for your enormous support, and I am really excited to read your comments! Stay beautiful, take care and goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. Rozelle ReyesMarch 8, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Rozelle Reyes

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    what is your number 1 secret to looking and feeling good? : Confidence & trust in myself. If you're confident enough to handle and represent yourself, then you could look and feel good. :).

  2. MichelleMarch 9, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Haven't read enough reviews on Asian skin with the Hello Flawless Oxygen wow foundation, so I'm looking forward to your blog post on that :)

    Love to join your contest, but sadly I don't live in the Philippines.

  3. osangBMarch 9, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Rosanna Bronozo

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    My secret to looking and feeling good is my contentment in life. I'm contented on what I have and on where my life is right now. And maybe because I'm always happy I see the positive things that happened around me and ignore the negative vibes.

  4. Rozelle ReyesMarch 9, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    I will surely come to the talk! :) thanks~

  5. Riscia NaduraMarch 10, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Riscia Nadura
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    What is your number 1 secret to looking and feeling good?
    Being loved by the people around me brings me the happiness and the inner peace that I have. I believe that looking and feeling good starts from the contentment that you feel deep inside. But make-up also helps. *wink*

  6. Abigail ChanMarch 11, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Abigail Chan
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    My number one secret to looking and feeling good is that I always want to see the positive side of things! It's feels good to be optimistic and expect that God always have better or great plans ahead of us! :)

  7. HazelMarch 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    I love Benefit and I have tried 3 of their sets already! :D i must say this is definitely worth the subscription cost!!! I should do a mental note of subscribing to BDJ :P

  8. aiko borjaMarch 13, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Aiko Borja
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    well my secret to looking and feeling good is to always wear a smile to keep the bad vibes away! and just be your self.

  9. Maica SaldoMarch 14, 2014 at 2:53 AM

    You should, they offer great boxes! Unfortunately they are always sold out, I think the available box is for May or June already. :(

  10. tetMarch 16, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Ma. Theresa Montino
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    My #1 secret to looking and feeling good is by paying all my blessings forward. It always put a smile on my face and my heart. ♥


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