Ladies and gents, I’m finally back from my long hiatus. I was able to complete my internship not too long ago and like clockwork, events invites and meetings started pouring in the week after I accomplished my clearance. I couldn’t be more grateful for the impeccable timing because, really, I don’t like missing events. HAHA! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my OJT days but at the same time, it felt like something was missing. I really missed blogging – like you won’t imagine!
Anyway, while I’m still waiting for “some things” to push through for my blog’s major revamp, allow me to ease in gradually back to my regular blogging routine. Let’s start with a couple of hauls, reviews and events – like the usual. Once everything’s in place, I’ll tell you what I have planned out. So excited!
I’m very thankful that in spite of my absence, a lot of sponsors were still trying to contact me. Some even sent me surprise packages. As you’ve probably guessed, one of which was this January-February BDJ Box. I got this almost 2 weeks ago and believe me, opening the package made me miss blogging even more. You all know how fond I am of this subscription box, right? 🙂

 To begin the year 2014, the BDJ team came up with the “Change It Up” theme which showcases new entrants in the market. The theme wants girls like us to be more adventurous this year by incorporating new stuff in our usual makeup and skincare routines. Doing what I do, new is always better. *wink!

Starting with my favorite pick from this month’s box, the first local CC Cream that I’ve tried… I can’t say that I’m disappointed because I use it always every day. 🙂
Avon CC Cream (Php 699, 30ml) – “Attain luminous and naturally flawless skin with a single step, as this cc cream from Avon evens out your skin time by correcting skin imperfections while shielding your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with SPF 30/PA+++.”
Garnier Color Naturals (Php 199, 100ml) – “This permanent colour cream rom Garnier is enriched with olive oil that nourishes the hair as it colours. It also comes with an olive oil post colour conditioner, so your hair is deeply nourished, and your color is richer, more uniform and shinier.” 
My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Shampoo (Sample Size | Php 1,200, 300 ml) – “With is Virgin Coconut Oil Hydrosol Accelaerating Dispersion Matrix, this shampoo wicks water away from the hair for a 50% faster blow dry and leaves your hair luxurious, silky, shiny and protected.”
My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Conditioner (Sample Size | Php 1,200g, 300 ml) – “Formulated with VCOH, this conditioner also wicks water away from the hair for a 50% faster blow dry while delivering concentrated anti-oxidant nutrition deeply into the hair fiber which repairs your hair, leaving it shiny and tangle-free.”
Beauty and Bright Moringa Soap (Php 114g, 130g) – “This beauty soap is packed with seven beautifying extracts (Moringa, Papaya, Kojic Acid, Camellia Japonica, Candeia Tree Oil, Oxalis Triangularis Oil & Plant-based Lactic Acid) that work together to renew and lighten your skin in as little as 4 weeks without dryness.
Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp Mascara (Sample Size | Php 650, 9ml) – “The creamy texture of this mascara is enriched with Carnauba wax that coats and thickens every single lash without weighing them down. Your lashes stay supple and never brittle for a full 12 hours. The result: a sublime sexy look!”
Ellana Mineral Lip and Cheek Tint in Ruby (Php 220, 20ml) – “The Lip & Cheek Gel gives a gorgeous, rosy glow that lasts the whole day. It delivers a sheer and beautiful no-makeup look while moisturizing your skin, It doesn’t dry quickly, giving you enough time to blend it evenly on your cheeks.”
Revlon Nail Art in Neon (Php 375, 7.68ml) – “Unleash your inner artist! Create 3D cosmic effects, add some intricate details, or score bright neon nails with these expertly matched nail duos from Revlon’s Nail Art Collection.”
Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack (Sample Size | Php 548, 80g) – “This multi-functional massage pack contains anti-oxidant properties which prevents skin from aging and provides an instant whitening effect and hydration.”
Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream (Sample Size | Php 948, 50 ml) – “The amazing cream effectively whitens skin tone and serves as a makeup base/primer, as an anti-wrinkle product, a moisturizer and sunblock with SPF 30 PA+++.”
Intense Care Live Snail Cream (Sample Size | Php 2,098, 45ml) – “A highly concentrated, skin nourishing cream that improves the firmness and texture of your skin. An ideal solution for age spots, blemishes and fine lines.”
Oriental Gyeol Emulsion (Sample Size | Php 1,398, 140ml) – “The active ingredient of Inca Omega Oil protects the skin’s texture and balances the moisture and oil levels of your skin, leaving it radiant.”
Now a BDJ Box wouldn’t be complete without exciting coupons. This month’s box contains the following: Brow Haus Free Brow Construction Voucher worth Php 598 – I’m so excited about this one!, 3 Php 500 Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines Vouchers and Php 600 off for Brazilian Keratin Treatment and Php 800 off for Cynos Nano Digital Perming Vouchers from Azta Salon.
Let’s do the math, shall we? That’s 13 products (7 samples, 6 full-sized products plus loads of coupons) worth a total of Php 2,319 excluding the deluxe samples and discount coupons. Safe to say that you get almost 4 times the amount you paid for the monthly subscription of Php 580! It’s also nice to note that I can really see myself using every single thing here – nothing would go to waste. <3
What do you think of this month’s BDJ Box contents? You know the drill, just let me know if you want an in-depth review on a specific product. Comment them down below and I’ll see you on my next post!

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