It was a gloomy day with dark clouds looming about when the guard downstairs from my office called to say I got a package. I didn't exactly realize it was the BDJ Box i was waiting for until she handed me the box and i was secretly doing double jumps inside my head. It was lunch time so i bought the box with me at the canteen and opened it up and posted a photo on instagram while i was eating because i just couldn't wait to open it any longer.
So opened it up i did!! Here is what i got for my first ever BDJ Box for the month of February!!
It's a Shiseido loot bag complete with silver ribbons and all that and i cannot wait to try them all out. Shiseido is a really good Japanese brand. I may have tried their shaving cream (back in high school) that a Japanese friend of my father gave him for some weird reason. I'm sure they had their story about that but as for me, that's about all the close encounter I have ever had of the brand. I see them in the more expensive department stores here and there but have never really been curious enough. Mostly, high end super expensive creams really intimidate the sh*t out of me so there. That's my story.
Of course when I got these from the box i cannot wait to get my hands on them. So here's what I got from my package. Does everyone get the same things in the boxes? I don't know really.
1. Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum
Advanced Shiseido Multi-Action Brightening System+ targets all types of hyper-pigmentation and their causes. Dark spots, Age spots, acne scars and uneven skin tone. Best used with Shiseido white lucent intensive brightening mask.
It says it would diminish dark spots in 10 days. The one included in the package was a tiny tiny tube about thinner than my thumb but it must be really potent. I tried it on my dark spot in my left temple....not really sure if it helped. Might have to use it a bit longer. I just get confused how i apply it because since the spot is really small the surrounding area also gets to have the serum applied to it so i'm not sure if i'm doing it properly. I also put it under my eye and i think it really helps brighten up the area. SRP: Php5,650.00 for a 30ml bottle. Will have to think if i would buy the full bottle or not.
2. Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Brightening Mask
This contoured facial mask slips on luxuriously to bring concentrated brightening and hydrating benefits to skin in 10 minutes tops. Reduces the appearance of dark spots for a flawless even complexion. Best used with Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum.
The box contains one mask. It is very refreshing and cool on the skin. It hydrates very well. I noticed that I have improved skin quality after I used it. Skin looks more supple. Might be because there are a lot of moisturizing properties that thankfully didn't give me rashes. SRP: Php3,200.00 for 6 sheets, about Php540 a pop....not very keen on buying it for myself.
3. Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Night Emulsion
Japanese women are known for taking extra of their skin. Visibly reduces wrinkles and promote silky smooth skin with breakthrough mukurossi extract which inhibits wrinkle triggering enzymes.
It comes in a nicely shaped matte bottle with shiny gold cap, sample size is a 15ml bottle I really liked how this felt on my skin. The fragrance is very subtle. I normally don't like strong scent on any cream that I would put on my face because i tend to develop a headache if it has a really strong scent but this has that nice clean smell that's non-obtrusive. I liked how it felt on my skin. I think it has improved my skin considering i have only been using it for a couple of days. This is one of the two products in the box that I would think of buying. It's a bit expensive though at SRP: Php3,250.00 for a 75ml bottle but i do have the discount card. (oh.....shux...it only applies to purchases of over 5 grand. crap.)
4. Shiseido Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam
Formulated with Yuzu Seed extract which balances skin moisture. A little goes a long way for a luxurious lather that doesn't strip skin of its natural moisture.
This is my most favorite among all the items in the box. I got the 30ml tube sample size. It cleanse up my face really well. I don't put on a lot of make-up. It's basically just, tinted moisturizer and powder + cheek and lip color + mascara and/or liquid liner. For all those who uses black goo on their eyes would know that it is hard to remove black thing once you have it on there. Especially the waterproof ones. So after i use my eye-make up remover all over my face and tissue it off, yes i said all over my face. (ha! ha!!) I use the cleansing foam for my face and neck. I like how it smells very mild and dainty like it's for a pretty pretty lady (ha!!ha! ;) It is colored in a very light white tinged with pastel pinky peach and has little beads on it that dissolves as you lather up. You only need a small amount of the product for your entire face and neck. I like how that it cleans my face very well without that feeling of botox-like tightness after i dry my skin. Very good moisturizing properties. Smells great. No downside to this product as far as i can tell. SRP is at Php2,600 for 125ml tube, still kinda steep if you're on a budget but i think it is definitely worth it.
5. Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick
Red illuminating Pearl is the secret to truly brilliant color that blooms on your lips. Hyaluronic acid holds moisture while Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE locks it in. Improves lips' condition with regular use.
I got a sample size RD142 Shiseido Perfect Rouge in Rouge Parfait. It's an orangey color that looks perfectly fine on the tube but for some reason doesn't really suit me very well when i put them on. I like orange hued lipstick but i guess this one doesn't really suit my skin tone. It feels good on the lips though. Kind of like you have nothing on but it's there. SRP for the full size is Php1,250.00 a piece.
6. Nippon 5 Minute Touch-Up Kit
Contains lip brushes, lip gloss applicators, eyeliner brushes, mascara wand, wedge sponges. I already used one mascara wand to remove my mascara and it worked pretty well. By the way, i learned how to remove stubborn waterproof mascara in YouTube, here's the link toequus418 where i got the tip. :)
Here's me after my first trial of the products inside the BDJ February Box. I used items 1, 3 and 4 here. I didn't retouch my image so i have left my right eye a bit red in the corner and lotsa uneven eyebags. But yeah i am really liking the stuff.
There are bonus gift cards in the box that I probably would use. If anyone wants it i can give it away for free just let me know and i'll hand them over no strings attached I promise!!! :)
Btw, here's a link to Shiseido's Facebook page if you wanna learn more about their products. And here's the website of BDJ Box and their facebook page.
I am looking forward to more happy moments of un-boxing. Remember to light up! Cheers cheers!!!!!