December 2012 – January 2013 BDJ Box | Unboxing & First Impressions

I was about to do a review on the Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara (the one I currently can’t get enough of) then my BDJ box arrived, so I decided to postpone that review and do an unboxing/first impression post about this box instead.

Anyway, if you’ve been following my Facebook Fanpage (which you totally should! jk), I posted there a screen shot of the text message I got from the BDJ Team where they informed me that I won’t be getting my December 2012 box. They mentioned that they will just be combining the December & January Boxes into one box. At first, I was a bit disappointed, because I seriously would love to receive another box (because I paid for it, and I really love the idea of getting surprised during the holidays) but I got over it right away. I understood their dilemma, and I get it.

Now on to the box..

December 2012 - January 2013 BDJ Box
December 2012 - January 2013 BDJ Box December 2012 - January 2013 BDJ Box
December 2012 - January 2013 BDJ Box
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December 2012 - January 2013 BDJ Box - FMN Ideas Journal

So let’s start with the main box… As previously mentioned, I just got this yesterday, and like all of the other BDJ boxes that I’ve received in the past, it was heavy; filled with lots of goodies inside. Also, they did include an extra item to express how sorry they were because our December boxes were delayed. Also, like always, they included five pieces of stickers with inspiring quotes that you can give or keep. Frankly speaking, I like the stickers in their previous boxes. These stickers were a lot harder to remove from its release paper and by the time you’re able to remove it, the sticker’s all crumpled. Sigh…

Ok, so let’s get into the goodies, shall we?

Pevonia Botanica Phyto Gel Cleanser - Sample Size Pevonia Botanica Phyto Gel Cleanser - Sample Size

Pevonia Botanica Phyto Gel Cleanser | Sample Size (5ml)
Feel velvety soft skin!
Thoroughly cleanse, purify, and hydrate your skin wit saponaria, rosemary, lemon and pine: a detoxifying and aromatic experience for your skin. Soft, velvety touch afterwards.
PhP 3.640 – Full Size

I haven’t tried anything from Pevonia yet, so I’m glad that I got a sample from the said brand. I’ll let you know what I think about the product as soon as I start using it.

Etude House Moistful Collagen Trial Kit
Etude House Moistful Collagen Kit (Emulsion and Freshener) | Trial Kit
Get dewy looking skin!
Baobab Tree Extract and Collagen in the Facial Emulsion and Freshener to wor to iprove skin elasticity and hydration retention. remove make-up residue, excess sebum and tighten pores for that youthful dewy look everyone craves
PhP 625 each (Regular Size)

I love Etude House’s Wonder Pore Freshener Toner and that’s the reason why I haven’t tried my SKINFOOD Gold Caviar Toner & Emulsion (from my December Glamourbox) but I think I really need to start using all of the sample products that I got so.. I’ll let you know soon, whether I like this one or not. But if you’re asking whether I like it because it’s in the box, definitely! I love Etude Products, and I love their skin care line.

Pantene Pro-V All Day Smooth Miracle Water
Pantene Pro-V All Day Smooth Miracle Water | Full Size (250ml)
Protect your tresses!
Help your hair maintain perfect moisture balance. Use this as a finishing touch to your daily hair care regimen (after shower), leaving your hair fragrant and moisturized. For best results, use with the Full Pantene System.
PhP 149 (Full Size)

I already have one of their leave-on treatments (Pantene Pro-V All Day Hair Fall Protect Essence) and so far I love it. I use it whenever I use my Lauat shampoo. This one, is definitely interesting, and a great addition to my hair care system.

Britney Spears Radiance Fragrance - Sample Size
Britney Spears Radiance Fragrance | Sample Size
Try this irresistible scent!
Be radiant with an irresistible scent filled with delicate aromas like wild berries and soft, dewy petals! Use this daily to experience this feminine blend of luminous pure white flowers
PhP 3,398 (Full Size)

When I first saw this I was like, ‘Oh great, another perfume sample…’ but for some reason I sprayed it in my wrists (which I don’t normally do because I don’t like to endure having some scent in my wrist that I don’t really like) and I actually liked it. I’m not saying that I went crazy in love with it, but just enough to keep the sample and get used to it. Who knows, I might get a full size? Hmmm…

Snoe Beauty Beso Balm
Snoe Beauty Beso Balm | Full Size
Ooh, so kissable lips!
“Prolonged use may attract opposite gender and cause intense flirting”. This not only plums, soothes and protects, but also doubles as a breath freshener.
PhP 149 (Full Size)

Lol, this sentence: ‘Prolonged use may attract opposite gender and cause intense flirting’ made me laugh. But this product is definitely interesting and I can’t wait to try it on.

Flormar Supershine Nail Enamel
Flormar Supershine Nail Enamel (Shade No. 429) | Full Size
Fancy Nails!
Get into the nail art trend, experiment, try something new – do patterns or design an icon. Be creative!
PhP 99 (Full Size)

Now this is nice! You know me, give me a lipstick and a nail polish then I’m happy! (and this box happens to contain both, lol) This was actually the first product that I saw when I opened the box. I can’t wait to try it on an and see how it glides on my nails, and how long it will last. Also, I don’t have this shade yet which is really cool because at least I wont be having problems, lol. I’ll let you know more about this product in a separate review, ayt?

Flormar Longwearing Lipstick Flormar Longwearing Lipstick Flormar Longwearing Lipstick

Flormar Longwearing Lipstick (Shade: L36) | Full Size(5ml)
Show-off your lips!
From Turkey’s best cosmetic brand, imagine apricot seedoil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter all on your lips to lock in moisture. All you need for full-on all day coverage.
PhP 349 – Full Size

As I told you, as long as you give me a nail polish and a lipstick, I’m happy. And that’s what the December – January 2013 BDJ Box gave me. However, when I opened the lipstick, I noticed that there was a tiny dent at the top of the lipstick. I don’t know why, but it’s okay. Just thought I’d mention that. As for the color, the camera doesn’t really give it much justice, but it’s more of an iridescent, electric fuchsia. I haven’t tried it in my lips yet, but as you can see, I gave it a go at the back of my hand. I did three swatches and it’s been like 10 hours (because I fell asleep while I was doing this entry) since I did those swatches and they’re still there.

Tony Moly Broccoli Sprout Cleansing Cream - Sample Sachet
Tony Moly Broccoli Sprout Cleansing Cream | Sample Sachet
PLUS! An Exra Dose of Beauty!
Antioxidants from blueberry, tomato, lavander, rosa canina fruit and spinach removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin softer.
PhP 478 (Full Size)

Haven’t really tried any skin products from Tony Moly but I sure am glad to see them in my BDJ Box.

Tony Moly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack - Sample Sachet
Tony Moly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack – Sample Sachet | 2pcs Sample Sachet
PLUS! An Exra Dose of Beauty!
Tomato and lemon extracts help clear impurities, whiten and tone skin. Kiwi and White Tea exracts help prevent aging.
PhP 548 (Full Size)

I haven’t tried any massage packs nor have I tried any skin products from Tony Moly (as mentioned earlier) but I’ve heard a lot of good things about Tomato-related skin products, so I might give this one a shot.

BONUS Discounts
BONUS Discounts
L’Oreal Professional Inoa Hair Color and X-tenso Moisturist Vouhers redeemable at Aza Urban Salon; Browhaus PhP500 Cash Voucher; Tony Moly 10% Discount on All Skin Care, Cleansing and Pack; Etude House 10% on all skincare, cleansing and pack

What I love about BDJ and Glamourbox is that their discount coupons are very useful (although I haven’t used one of them yet) and they give a reasonable amount of time before their gift cards expire. I’m planning to use my L’Occitane Gift Card (from the November BDJ Box) before the end of this month because I seriously can’t get enough of the soap that I got from that box. Lol..

So now, on to the EXTRA item that I got…

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FMN Ideas Journal

So as it says on the message card, it’s their way of saying ‘Sorry’ for not being able to deliver the December 2012 box on time. I actually love this notebook/pad. The leaves inside have dotted lines instead of just an ordinary, straight line, and this makes me want to do connect-the-dots, lol. I actually love it so far. I think it’s a sweet gesture.


There you have it. Those are all of the items that I got from my December – January BDJ Box. Now for my opinion… I don’t hate it. In fact, I love it, because I got two of my favorite things. (lipstick and a nail polish, with a bonus lip balm, yay!) Oh and they included Etude House & Tony Moly in their featured brands, which is really cool. But I admit, that I was expecting a bit more, because I was SOOO IN LOVE with their November BDJ Box, to the point that I kept on raving about it even after I posted my unboxing entry. However, this one, I can’t help but expect a tad bit more because: 1 – the box was delayed; 2 – the box was a combination of 2 monthly BDJ boxes; and 3 – as mentioned, the previous box was just D’BOMB!

But, hold on to your horses, I’m not finished yet. as I’ve mentioned I don’t hate it. I still love all of the items that I got and I will definitely use them. You’ll probably hear more about them, especially now that I’m trying to update more. I still believe that BDJ Box is soo worth the monthly PhP 480. You wont be disappointed every month, and you’ll get what you pay for. For further information on how to subscribe, or to learn more about their service you an visit their website by clicking here.

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  • I was kind of disappointed that they combined it the november box was my favorite too! after that I was really excited to get the dec box but it really took them soooo long to release it. but nevertheless the items here are good. thanks for the great review about this!

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  • they combined the december and january box.. di ka ba malulugi dun kapag 1year kang subscribed?

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  • RosalieTangonan

    I also love their stickers inside the box… I thought I am the only one who loves it… well, I’m actually crazy about it.  But I agree with others that it’s quite disappointing to get just one box for 2 month. I don’t actually know the reason behind it but it seems that this box is okay din naman  to make up for all the delays but I hope it won’t happen again this year.