Codename AYA

Mission: Shop a lot without spending a lot

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Unboxing: 'Be Your Own Heroine' Elite BDJ Box (Heroine Make-Exclusive)

Remember those Japanese cartoons you used to love watching? Nope? Well, I'm sure you will once you see what the first Elite BDJ Box for 2014 is all about!

The Elite BDJ Box isn't your ordinary BDJ Box. This edition costs 1480 Php instead of the usual 580 Php, but its overall value is way more than the usual. It's released every few months or so, and when BDJ opens it up for purchase, they post a photo of the contents. So yey to those who don't like the 'surprise' factor that usually comes with beauty box subscriptions.

My first Elite BDJ Box was the Colour Collection-exclusive one. Click *here* for my post on that.

Moving on... This Elite Box is another brand-exclusive box. The products are all from the Japanese brand Heroine Make. 

I, for one, am not familiar with this brand. This is my first time to try out their products. It's always exciting to try new brands and products. Especially ones that claim to be long-lasting and budge-proof for makeup that no sweat or tears can defeat, so we can all feel like the heroines from our fave Japanese cartoons!

Monday, June 30, 2014

CNA at Ayala Fairview Terraces

Yo. Writing this while inside the train on my way to work. Hihi. (The BlogTouch Pro app is awesome!)

Anyway, I bring good news. CNA, Korea's no. 1 accessory shop, opened a new branch here in the country a couple of weeks ago. K-Pop fans residing in Fairview must be so happy about this news: CNA's new branch is located at the new Ayala Fairview Terraces! 

CNA, 2/F Fairview Terraces

And while I don't know much about K-Pop, I will still be dropping by CNA again because 1) as you'll see in the following photos, their accessories are so cute to ignore, and 2) Fairview Terraces is very near where I live (hohoho)!

CNA stands for 'Culture, Nature, Art.' This concept store has been here in the country since 2012 and now has six branches, with the sixth (but not last) being the Fairview branch. More branches will be opening soon. 

CNA carries a wide variety of Korean-style accessories. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, hair clips, ribbons, headbands and more... You name it, they have it. They even have printed socks, wigs, fashion glasses and a few beauty tools and nail art accessories.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Unboxing: 'Let the Beauty Begin' June BDJ Box (Benefit-Exclusive)

This box couldn't have arrived at a better time. The day I got this box, I was kind of in a bad mood brought by the previous work day, and all I wanted to do was sleep and rest. When I woke up from my nap, I saw a package on the table. I knew it was for me, but I had no idea where it could be from 'til I looked at the waybill. Honestly, I didn't expect it to be a BDJ Box because I felt like I had just received the May box (where did the time go???). But I'm not complaining at all! Especially since this month's box is yet another...

...Benefit-exclusive box!

It was just two months ago when BDJ released their first ever Benefit box (*my post here*). I didn't expect another one to be released so soon. Yet here it is.