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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Unboxing: 'Express It' October BDJ Box (Maybelline-Exclusive)

I had been waiting for BDJ to release a box filled with just makeup since I missed their May issue, which was a three-brand-exclusive box that featured products from Maybelline, among others. 


The theme for this month? Express It with Maybelline! The October BDJ Box is a Maybelline-exclusive one, available in six different themes - Sugar N Spice, Femme Fatale, Runway Rock, Queen of Extreme, Scene Stealer, Wild Thing.

*Photo from bdjbox.com*

But it's Sugar N Spice for me!


Time to unbox! 

Oh, by the way, let's not forget that it's been a year since BDJ Box released their first ever issue! (Read about the first BDJ Box *here.*) Wow, congratulations, BDJ, on a successful first year!


Sugar N Spice box - designed to amp up your everyday look. Flirty fun as the girl next door!


Inside are six full-sized makeup items that are already enough for a basic natural, everyday look.


Yey for makeup!


Items:
Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Shine-Free Foundation
Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Stick Skin Transformer
Maybelline Baby Lips Runway Brights in Pink Peony
Maybelline The Hypercurl Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara in Black
Maybelline Eye Studio Lumineyes Shadow in Wine
Maybelline Color Sensational Lasting Lip Color in 045 Pink Me Up
Maybelline New York card

I know most of these items were repeats from the May box, but for someone who missed the May box, I'm pretty happy with the contents of the October box.

The Hypercurl Volum' Express Mascara
I've already tried their Falsies and Magnum mascaras, which I both liked, by the way.
Some say Hypercurl is great as well, so I'm pretty excited to try this out.
It claims to give 3x more volume than normal mascara!
Color Sensational Lasting Lip Color in Pink Me Up
I am loving this already! It's a GREAT my-lips-but-better shade for me.
It reminds me of my fave Snoe Rouge Deluxe lipstick in Vintage Rose.
I've been using this everyday since I got it. 
Clear Smooth BB Stick 8-in-1 Skin Transformer
I loved the Clear Smooth Minerals BB Cream for everyday (it's just a light-coverage cream). I thought
this BB stick would just be a stick version of the BB cream, but I realized they're actually
quite different. This one is actually a powder in a stick form! Weird, but I swear,
it goes on creamy but dries matte with a powder finish on my skin, and it
gives a bit heavier coverage too.
Eye Studio Lumineyes Shadow
This is the most expensive thing in the box. I like that the shades are
something I would actually use - easy to pull off and not too bold though
a couple are a bit too shimmery for my taste.
Baby Lips Runway Brights in Pink Peony
Believe it or not, I still haven't used my Baby Lips from last year (huhu) because I'm still
 finishing up my current lip balms. I go through lip balms really slowly!
Clear Smooth All in One Shine-Free Foundation
I've already tried this before. I bought the refill and I actually liked it, but it was too fragile -
the powder broke easily. According to what I've heard, Maybelline has already addressed
that particular packaging problem, though. Can't wait to try this new-and-improved
 one. So timely as I've just hit pan on my current powder.
Maybelline New York card
I didn't even know Maybelline had their own points-points card.
Note to self: Don't forget to use this next time I buy Maybelline products.
BDJ cards and stickers


Over-all, I'm really happy with this month's box! When am I ever not happy with the BDJ boxes I get?! No, seriously, I do like that it's an all-makeup box. I get that skin care items are easier to sample out, but I feel like I have enough skin care products right now, especially since my current skin care routine is pretty basic. I also like that the box features products from Maybelline, which is one of my favorite drugstore/dep't store brands.

Oh, by the way, this box is valued at around P1900, which means that if you subscribed to this box, you'd get a box worth more than thrice the P580 subscription fee you paid! Not a subscriber yet? Visit bdjbox.com and @BDJBox on Twitter and Facebook for more info!



Did you order the October BDJ Box too? Which type of girl are you? Share your unboxing posts by commenting below! :)


Disclaimer: Box was received for free, but the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine and based on my own experience with the products inside it.

9 comments:

  1. wow oct box have nice items! :) i also didnt know that they had a reward pts card. im so sad that i couldnt get the dec box. i was able to buy one for november so im looking forward to that ^^

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  2. Been hunting on unboxing posts of other boxes and there you are! They sent me Femme Fatale and I really like it! I love the shade of that lipstick you got. I'm a huge fan of their color sensational line ^_^

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  3. Sis, I just posted my bdj box unboxing too! btw, I got the Femme Fatale Box ^_^ Random Beauty by Hollie

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  4. Saw your post! Yeeey! So happy with this month's box :D

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  5. Hihi. Yey! I love my box as well! Been waiting for this since May. Haha. This is my first Maybelline lipstick! I'm loving it so far :)

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  6. Ordered the November box as well! Hoping for another good issue :D Few more weeks to go. Hihi

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  7. this box is definitely the bomb love every piece in it kinda reminds me of the Avon Glamourbox edition :) sulit super

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  8. Review on the BabyLips and Powder? I actually have the powder and I wanna see what's so different about it :)

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  9. I got this box too! so far I'm happy with the contents (this is my 1st bdj box btw), I've been using Maybelline for some time already, what's new to me is their BB stick and eyeshadow (I love them both), the rest I've used/ using already..sulit! :D

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