Unboxing: BDJ Box x Bioderma Laboratoire Dermatologique (June 2015)

***WARNING*** This will be a super giddy, confetti-all-over rave post. If you’re not in the mood for my flavour of rainbows, come back tomorrow for regular programming. ūüėČ

Just before June was over,the box above landed on my desk. I tad cheated and have been following the hash tags leading to last month’s box hence already know it’s a Bioderma collaboration before I unwrapped my package. Through my snooping, I already saw some subscribers *highly* disappointed by the sample sizes. Let me tell you first off that girlllll you’re missing out! As someone frequently shuffling back and forth Singapore and Hong Kong, I couldn’t be happier to see that 1) since Bioderma’s now locally available, I don’t have to hoard and check-in heavy bottles and tubes and 2) BDJ Bellas get to try a lot of their star products before committing to full-sized products. I’ve been a Bioderma user for some 4-5 years now and I can confidently tell you that it’s a brand worth the online rave.

It’s time to keep those bathing suits and summer hats away as the rainy season is coming our way! The change from hot summer winds to cool rainy breeze is very welcoming. We should be prepared to make our skin adaptable, moisturized and well-nourished.

Following my BDJ Box profile, the box I received was fit for those with combination to oily and sensitive complexions. Continue reading below to see what I got this round.

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Unboxing: Kiss Dry Goodbye! BDJ Box (May 2015)

Has it really been half a year since I last did this? *snicker* Unboxing subbies has always excited me because really, life is more fun with surprises! Last month’s BDJ Box offering is something I’d usually shy from since I don’t really have dry skin but mannnnnn this lakas maka-forever summer has been burning my hair and skin like silly! Add the crazy travel schedule I’m doing pa et viola! Recipe for dry skin disaster. :(

I like this box’s contents because of the value and the variety. Some players I’ve tried, some are absolutely new to me. Do you see YAYs on your books below?

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Unboxing: BDJ Box x Max Factor (December 2013)

Just before we bid 2013 adieu, BDJ Box (Php 580/box) and the make up of make up artists, Max Factor,¬† curated a capsule collection to “give every woman the chance to feel and look like a star”. I love that my BDJ Christmas box is not just straightforward but also includes one of their iconic product from the 50s, the Cr√®me Puff Pressed Powder.

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*swoon* Growing up, I definitely saw this product from my late Lola Amada’s boudoir. Sometimes it’s in a golden pan, sometimes light blue (refills were big back then). What I find interesting about this product (together with other Max Factor classics) is that the formula’s barely changed. It’s yes, heavily perfumed and rather minimalist in terms of benefits but hey — if something’s not broken, why bother fixing it? Might as well delve on other product lines and formulas, right?

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The Cr√®me Puff Pressed Powder, being the star of this month’s box deserves the spotlight because it’s downright awesome esp. for photo shoots and selfie moments. It’s not as creamy as most cream-to-powder formulas today but it just wows me how a powder as pressed (pardon the pun) can appear rather sheer and luminous on the skin. Frankly, it feels light and blurs most imperfections. You can definitely call it Camera 360 in a pan. For Php 575 for a huge 21g pan, I think that’s a bargain staring at you. I highly recommend applying it with a velour puff (invest in one…so worth it!) for best results.

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LIFE IN COLOUR: An Exclusive Elite BDJ Box by Colour Collection


Junkie Poo x my Elite BDJ Box by Colour Collection
My oh my they’re both huge!

I received my Exclusive¬†Elite BDJ Box by Colour Collection¬†(Php 1880 for over Php 6000 in value) just before the long weekend and I’ve been toying with it since then. I love how BDJ Box comes up with these collaborations that always tug the beauty enthusiasts’ hearts, whether they’re just collecting or have an extensive boudoir and selection. While I fall on the latter, the massive white box still made my heart go cartwheelin’ in anticipation during the unboxing. :)

Colour Collection¬†has got a special place in my boudoir because it’s one of those affordable brands that’s been well thought of and researched on. It’s not as available on a whim like most drugstore brands but like Avon, purchasing from a dealer actually improves someone’s lifestyle. Seriously now, I find a lot of beauty (‘scuse the pun) in that. :)

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