April 2013 | BDJ Box Unboxing & First Impressions

Mail time! Kidding! Just running out of intros. Well, I’m never really good with intros, anyway, so let’s get it on, shall we? (Ugh, that sounded better in my mind than it did when I wrote it, lol).

Anyway, I got this box earlier today, and I was so excited to open it and look at what I got. (despite cheating and looking at some unboxing pics at BDJ’s Facebook fanpage, lol) I got lost in the excitement to the point that I almost forgot to take some unboxing pics, so if I may, here are stuffs that I got from my April BDJ.

April 2013 | BDJ Unboxing & First Impressions

Avon SSS Glutathione Lotion with Marula - April BDJ
Avon SSS Glutathione Lotion with Marula (Full Size)
250 ml – PhP 350

This was the first thing that I noticed when I opened the box. (and at the unboxing photos that I saw as well) I was like “That’s what I’m talking about! Yes!” If you remembered my latest unboxing post from a different subscription box, I got two deluxe samples of these, which was kinda okay, but kinda confusing as well. I won’t delve into that further, but f you want to know what I’m talking about, you may click here. But for this full-sized product alone, I give this box a thumbs up

Celeteque Hydrolized Moisturizing Mist - April BDJ
Celeteque Hydrolized Moisturizing Mist (Full Size)
120 ml – PhP 349

I still have mine and I love it. I only use it when I’m about to go somewhere else, because it makes my makeup stay intact for the rest of the day. I use it before I apply my toner & moisturizer (or sometimes I use it alone, especially if I’m in a hurry). I don’t really use it when I have makeup on or when I don’t feel clean or whatever, because I feel sticky after spraying it, I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, lol. Regardless, I love this product. I was thinking of repurchasing it but thanks BDJ

Revlon Nail Art Neon - April BDJ
Revlon Nail Art Neon in Pink Glow (Full Size)
7.68 ml – PhP 375

I’m not really sure about this because they have the same size of brush considering that it’s for nail art so I guess, I’ll just figure it out (unless you guys know how to use this nail polish? Then please let me know ). But you guys know that I’m a nail polish addict, and what’s more is that it’s from Revlon and I love Revlon nail enamels, so I’ll figure it out for sure.

Bifesta Age Care Cleansing Lotion - April BDJ
Bifesta Age Care Cleansing Lotion (Sample Size – 30 ml)
300 ml – PhP 419

I have the one for dry & sensitive skin and I am loving it so far. Though it takes time to remove stubborn waterproof mascaras, I still love it because if you want to fully get rid of mascara & eyeliner traces or boo-boos, it’s what I this is something you can rely on. It’s also what I use to remove my makeup without looking like a greaseball afterwards. I am definitely looking forward to try this one.

Avon Anew 360° White Day Cream - April
Avon Anew 360° White Day Cream
(Sample Size – 15 ml)

30 ml – PhP 799
Avon Anew 360° White  - April
Avon Anew 360° White Day, Night Cream & Intensive Serum
Foil Packets

I’m not really into whitening products, unlike most Filipino women out there, I don’t know. Probably because it’s not really something you’ll see here in our house (except maybe recently?). But I sure would like to give this a try.

Garnier Light Intensive 3 in 1 Whitening Essence Mask - April BDJ
Garnier Light Intensive 3 in 1 Whitening Essence Mask (Full Size)
19 ml – PhP 89

I am definitely excited to use this. Unfortunately, I just applied a Chocolate Masque yesterday so I don’t think applying this mask right away is advisable. I’ll probably end up using this next week

Goody Slide Proof Pins And Elastics - April BDJ
Goody Slide Proof Pins And Elastics (Full Size)
2 clips, 2 elastics – PhP 449.75

I am finding it hard to believe that two pieces of bobbie pins and two pieces of hair ties will cost me PhP 449.75. I doubt if these hair pieces will scream Goody when I use it, kidding. But seriously, I grew up staying as far away as I can from the Goody section of SM Dept. Stores (although I did buy a brush from them quite recently because I want something that wont eat my hair whenever I use it, lol) because I don’t think that their prices are quite justifiable. I’d rather treat myself with a good frap from Starbucks or a new lipstick instead

Oh, these babies will go straight to my bag, btw

Selena Gomez Eau De Parfum - April BDJ
Selena Gomez Eau De Parfum (Perfume Sample)
100 ml – PhP 2.950

I am loving the smell of this. I’m definitely going to get one after I finish the mini sample (which might be a bit too soon, lol).

BONUS ITEM!! Candi Nail Polish Remover Wipes - April BDJ
BONUS ITEM!! Candi Nail Polish Remover Wipes (Full Size)
30 pads – PhP 65

These are acetone free wipes, and knowing that I am such a glitter addict, I’m gonna need a nail polish remover with acetone. I like the idea of it being portable, but who knows, I might bring it with me somewhere.

BONUS ITEM!! Candi Nail Polish Remover Wipes - April BDJ
Vouchers, Brochures, Stickers (Full Size)
Vouchers from Belletoday, Bioessence, Goody | Brochure from Avon | Stickers from BDJ

Those are all of the items that I got from my April BDJ Box. As you can see, they started giving us a variety of brands & products again. They no longer gave us an exclusive box from a specific brand, which may surprise others especially those who just subscribed to them, or those who had really high expectations from BDJ. I’m not saying I’m not one of them, I am. I mean, I always have high expectations when it comes to my monthly BDJ boxes. Anyway, to me, this box is ‘just right’. Just right, because it suits my needs and it gave me what I thought I didn’t need or want. It also gave me some things that I might be interested to try, hence the function of a beauty box. It’s not a complete let down, and I’m not disappointed with it. I got what I paid for, and the products, even though it’s not a brand-specific/exclusive box, was (I believe) carefully selected. Although I really wish they included a lip product, because I got one in my Jan, Feb & March boxes, kidding!

Anyway, all in all, I still love this box. I’m in love with the variety of products that this box had to offer. Of course, I was expecting a brand-specific box (again), but when I finally gotten through all of the items in this box, I eventually caved and fell completely in love with this box.

Will I subscribe next month? Of course. I have no plans on cancelling my subscription.
Is it worth it? Definitely
Wanna try it? Click here to subscribe to their June box. Their May boxes are all sold out.

April 2013 | BDJ Unboxing & First Impressions

So again, those are my thoughts regarding the April box. How about you? Did you subscribe to BDJ this month? Did you like it so far? Do you like these items? What’s the item that you like most from the April box? Let’s talk!

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  • I haven’t been a subscriber of Saladbox since December, but based on the unboxing posts of other bloggers, I don’t see any major improvements. I still prefer BDJ way, way more than Saladbox

    Aww, thanks. Eyah taught me how to do that & I also read some tips from TBJ’s Fanmail Fridays

    • eyahnism

      thought you what?

      • Remember sa Project Vanity event I asked you how you made your lightbox?

  • Maria Angeline Casas

    Hi Yette! For Revlon nail enamel, white is used as base coat followed by pink for the top coating that’s why they have the same brush. Saw how this one applied at Revlon booth during the BDJ Box Beauty Social event. Btw, silent reader here ( not until today hehe ) and I really love your blog. You’re the reason why I discover BDJ Box and Sample Room. Keep being awesome and till next time!

    • Thanks for letting me know! And thanks for the sweet comments! I appreciate it! ^_^;

  • eyahnism

    GRAAAABEEEH panalo talaga BDJ! shock anung subscription mo? for 6 months ba? alam mo ba binasa ko ng paulit ulit yung goody kasi mga 49 lang ndi 400+ hehehe ang mahal oh my goshhh.. ehehhe.. but seriously Im looking for a good hair pin talaga. Almost full size ano? this is really sulit haaay!

    • Monthly lang ako, hehe

      Yup, it’s really sulit ^^;

      • eyahnism

        btw, after reading this I already subscribe to the june box.. hehe ubos na may eh buti may paypal funds pa

        • Uu nga e, sabi nila konti nalang din daw yung June

  • This is such a great box! I would have been able to use all of the items except maybe the garnier one (mostly because I really dislike sachets). Thanks for the unboxing, it’s nice to know what I missed. >_< Hopefully the next months of BDJ is just as great.

    • I dont like sachets too but the Garnier one is a mask so I think it’s natural for it to be in a sachet

  • hi! I’m more excited now for my box to arrive after reading, napa comment tuloy ako… i’m always reading your posts kasi. it will be my first time to recieve my bdjbox, hindi ako naka abot sa march last time & sadly sold out na daw ang may. but any way april bdjbox I think is sulit & somehow practical.. the goody pins, grabe ang mahal ah! It’s a good thing they included it in kasi I will never purchase it, you’re right I’ll buy something na lang.. Btw, I love you’re posts.. I can relate talaga..

    • Thanks for dropping by! Yeah the prices for the Goody pins are outrageous! I read it multiple times to make sure na the price is for 2 clips & 2 ties, lol

      Hope to see you again soon!

  • hi dear.. im surprised with the April BDJ box you received =) i have also received my celeteque hydrolized moisturizing mist (from sample room as one of the prize ms ro has given me for her anniv giveaway and yes c/o ms sophie of sample room =).. and it works wonder on my face, before im planning to buy evian spray and i also saw this one on sample room, planning to get this and the nivea serum but it always oos =(

    i agree with you, you get what you paid for and im excited if you also get glamourbox for april im excited to see your unboxing!

    today im not feeling well, yesterday my little baby was bitten by our siamese cat and we immediately sent her to marian hospital for the immunization.. i just feel so weak and sleepless today.. and thank you for this post.. not glam but it cheers me up..


    • I’m glad that the Celeteque Hydrolized Moisturizing Mist works on you as well. I haven’ received my GB yet but I’ll do the unboxing as soon as I received mine.

      Awh, I hope you and your kid feels better soon. I’m glad that this post was able to cheer you up in some ways ^_^;

      • i tried subscribing sa BDJ pero medyo mahirap ang term ng payment unlike sa glamourbox =( wala na kasing laman paypal ko lol!

        • Haha.. True

          • okay na sakin mag deposit via bpi counter hihi =) hasslefree

  • The touch of yellow

    Bongga talaga ng BDJ! Ang malas ko lang kasi nag sold out agad to :((

    • Awh.. Habol ka sa June! Sold out na ren ang May e

  • been dying to subscribe to all this boxes ( dont know the term) and based on the blogs I read BDJbox won my heart. Hopefully I can get the June box and crossing fingers for a bongga products inside.

  • Yve Galang

    Ahh! It looks so nice. And there are so many products (some even full-sized) for just a fraction of the total price I’m really highly considering subscribing myself to their boxes! Thanks, Ms. Yette!! Really great review for it!

  • Lei Diwa

    The goody comment of yours was so funny! LOL! Kahit ako ndi ko alam bakit ang mahal mahal ng hair accessories nila, which I think mas cute pa nga yung ibang brand heheh