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April 2015 BDJ Box Unboxing: Spring Into Beauty!

"I haven't done this in a while..."

Please be careful with my heart BOX KASI!

"I'll be gentle..."

April 2015 BDJ Box: Spring Into Beauty Curation and Contests

Or the virginal confessions of my resurgence in the unboxing world after passing on so many boxes this year.

Here's What's Inside (In Order of Favorites):

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub, Php 15 / 20ml
Considering I'm a sachet hater, it is a HUGE fucking deal for me to put the Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub as my number one item especially since there are perfectly awesome makeup samples here. What can I say? I had a great time with the facial scrub and have even higher hopes for the body scrub! I've heard whispers that the body scrub is still better than the facial scrub, but you didn't hear it from me and I don't know where I heard that from :>

Tony Moly Intense Care Snail Foot Mask, Php 198 / 18ml
This peeling and moisturizing foot mask is weirdly placed at number 2. Snail slime, which is odd to use on the face, seems even odder to use on the feet.

I'm more excited for my mom, who of course, already has this in her possession. Her current "thing" is foot masks - OF WHICH SHE REFUSES TO LET ME PHOTOGRAPHICALLY DOCUMENT FOR JOURNALISTIC PURPOSES, HMPFT!

MyChoice Bubble Shower Salt 2-in-1 in Goat Milk, Php 100 / 225g
I don't know why I have MyChoice Bubble Shower Salt so high up my favorites list when I haven't even gotten to any cosmetics yet. I'll take a wild guess that; one, goat milk bath products smell heavenly and two, I was so fucking overheated today that all shower items in the box looked amazing to me! Try to observe how I have all the toiletries at the top when I normally have them lower on my favorites list!

Revlon Highlighting Palette in 002 Rose Glow, Php 625 / 7.5g
Time to be a bit predictable: I finally have the Revlon Highlighting Palette in fourth. The amount of shimmer in this palette is awesome; not nearly as overdosed as most baked shimmer bricks but just enough to be completely summery. I have no problem with too much shimmer on my dry skin but people with oily skin might find this has the absolute perfect amount of shimmer for them!

Luckily, the shade 002 looks perfect for my light skin as all the soft pinks and whispers of browns look like they'll compliment me (NC 25, for reference).

MyChoice Pure Herbal Soap in Natural Papaya, Php 55 / 100g
The sweltering heat really is making me impartial to bath products. Not gonna lie: the cute fruit chunks visible through the box window helps boost this MyChoice Pure Herbal Soap up my favorites list. Otherwise, I'm not normally this excited to take a shower!

FS Cosmetics Lash Extravagance Mascara, Php 350 / 9g
OK, interlude please: why does FS Cosmetics have to go through all the trouble of explaining to us that Fanny Serrano is no longer affiliated with them? It makes me feel weird... Is there bad blood? I know it's tricky because he's lent his name to a corporate entity, which he's now no longer affiliated with, buuuuut who cares? They've kept the FS Cosmetics brand name unchanged.

I'm not too excited to try the FS Mascara due to a previous horrible experience with local drugstore mascara, but I'm giving this a fair chance and pushing it up because I feel weird being so excited about all these bath products! PREPOSTEROUS!

MyChoice Anti Acne Cream, Php 100 / 20g
Acne cream is always a good idea, especially for people like me with extremely dry skin who cannot use for-oily or for-acne-prone skincare all over our faces.

Other Stuff in Here:

Tony Moly Luminous Aura CC Cream, Php 1098 / 30ml, ~2ml sachet provided
Heeeey, who'd have thought this segment would get revived?! I have this in full size. While the amount is pretty decent for a makeup sample sachet, I just don't care as much :<

MyChoice Perfume Spray in Sun Shine, Php 60 / 22ml
Smells cheap, sorry.

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub, Php 120 / 100g
Technically not a repeat, but I do have this and I've done a giveaway on Asian Secrets Lulur Facial Scrub. Normally I'd be kinder about it, but let me bitch about the fact that I got that sample last 2013. El classico route, much?

Mustela 2 in 1 Hair and Body Wash, Php 520 / 200ml, 5ml sachet provided
Mustela Stretch Marks Double ACtion, Php 1750 / 150ml, 2 x 10ml tubes provided
Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion, Php 790 / 300ml
I would understand if this Mustela Starter Pack was higher up other peoples' lists. It is a pretty good assortment for moms and non-moms alike. I just have too many Mustela items already!

April 2015 BDJ Box Spring Into Beauty Curation and Prices
Box Value: Php 1608* or 2.7x the Php 580 box fee (*discounting the proportional sachet values)

This is a HUGE box! Most of the samples (4 out of 10) are from MyChoice, a new brand which I'm glad to hear from. I just wish we could've learned more about them? I can't find any particular spotlight on them on the curation card! It almost helps to offset the repeats, which are repeats for me but not for the regular Bella. Some of the brands (Asian Secrets and Mustela) feel a little tired but I concede that strictly based on BDJ's track record, 

Normally, I would bitch about getting shower items but it's so perfect for the season that I almost had to force myself to be excited for the cosmetics just to keep my makeup addict facade up! Right now, I keep going back to the Revlon Highlighting Palette but just hours ago, when haring araw (King Sun) would not let up, I was drooling over all the shower stuff!

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