I typically spend most of the working hours at home, since I work freelance. This past week has been crazy hectic because my family’s gallery is participating in this year’s Art Fair Philippines. When I got home one day from setting up, I think, this huge package was greeting me! I figured it was a BDJ Box because they’re usually quite generous with their mailings. 🙂
The BDJ Box for January-February 2015* is called “Kawaii Must-Haves.” If you didn’t already know, kawaii is the Japanese word for “cute.” The contents of this box are must-haves for you to be kawaii, apparently. I was pretty excited, not only because I want to look cute as frak, but also because I love Japanese beauty products.
The box was hefty, and it was also filled with papers and stickers. Aside from the usual information card for the products, there was also a mini magazine that’s filled with tips, photos, and coupons! Here’s what subscribers should expect from the Jan-Feb box:
In no particular order:
Bifesta Cleansing Lotion (300ml, Php 419) — I’d been wanting to try this for a long time, but never got around to actually buying it to try. It came at the most opportune time, as the cleansing water I’ve been working on for my Project Pan 2015 just recently ran out.
Lucido-L Styling Milk (70ml, Php 295) — I got the variant “airy,” which I’m assuming makes your hair look a little windswept in a deliberate but kawaii way. These milks are formulated with hyaluronic acid.
Lucido-L Treatment Oil Perm (50ml, Php 295) — This is an overnight treatment for treated hair, but it can also be used as a protective serum when you style your hair with hot tools.
Pixy Eyeshadow (2.8g, Php 315) — I got a pretty useful neutral duo with a light lid shade and a darker one for gradation. It’s perfect for a simple or everyday look that you don’t even really have to think about!
Pixy Blush On (3.5g, Php 345) — I think I received this shade already, so I’m passing this on to a friend. It’s a cute dusky peach shade that’s convenient to bring along when traveling.
Pixy Two Way Cake Fit (12.2g, Php 275) — This is a “UV Whitening Powder,” and can be used wet or dry. It has SPF15 and squalane oil, which I don’t use anymore unless it’s derived from non-animal sources.
Pixy Coverlast (10g, Php 325) — This is a new Pixy product to me! It has “microsphere powder” that covers blemishes in a natural and even way. It also claims to control oil and shine.
Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence (30ml, Php 495) — Based on my experience with a Kosé water essence suncsreen, I’m sure I’ll end up liking this. It’s SPF 50+ and I’m hoping that, like the Kosé one I’m using up, it will play well with my dry skin, despite this humidity. I’m also LOL-ing at the name.
All in all, I think it’s a pretty good box if you want to sample Japanese cosmetics from head to toe. As a “kawaii must-haves” box, I think it’s missing liquid liner to be honest, but it otherwise covers most of the bases anyway.
* Items marked with an asterisk are PR Samples.