Archive | September, 2013

BDJ Box Beauty Social: Primp and Prettify on September 29, 2013!

24 Sep

I’m counting down the days to the BDJ Box Beauty Social at Skydome SM City North EDSA on September 29, 2013.

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BDJ Box is a beauty product discovery subscription service for women. Brought to you by the makers of the Belle de Jour Power Planner, BDJ Box aims to help every Filipina unbox her own beauty. For Php580 a month, subscribers receive a mass-customized box with at least 5-6 of the best beauty products delivered to their doorstep.

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For the second time this year, they’re holding another Beauty-Filled event, delivering the best skincare, makeup and haircare brands under one roof for you to enjoy the whole day.  Their lineup of beauty brands —  Shiseido, Too Cool for School, Lucido-L, Bifesta, Celeteque, Yves Rocher, L’Oreal Paris, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Revlon, Max Factor, Maybelline, Covergirl and Garnier – will definitely excite everyone who goes to the BDJ Box Beauty Social!

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Unboxing September BDJ Box

24 Sep

It was our flight to Davao when this came in the mail. Given that trip, I had to wait patiently to open this GREAT BDJ Box! There were already pictures posted in Instagram and Facebook and I am secretly wishing that I too will receive the Olay Cleanser Set (almost like the Clarisonic!)

Septmeber 2013 BDJ Box

When I opened the Fast Track plastic bag, there were two boxes — the regular BDJ Box and another box wrapped in brown paper. I unwrapped the brown paper and Lo and behold, I got the Olay Regenerist Specialty Cleanser Set with extra Cleanser Brush Heads. I was very happy because I had been wanting to receive one like the Clarisonic and BDJ Box made my secret wish come true! Thank you so much!

Septmeber 2013 BDJ Box

Besides the overwhelming Olay Regenerist Specialty Cleanser Set, the BDJ Box has a handful of products too.

Here is a sneak peek: 

Septmeber 2013 BDJ Box

Let me list down all the products I got this month:

L’Occitane Hand Cream

Olay Regenerist Specialty Cleanser Set

Olay Regenerist Specialty Cleanser Brush Heads

Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Colour collection BB Cream

Vidal Sassoon Hair Treatment Mask

Vidal Sassoon Magic Style Activator

Too Cool for School Emma Mini Lip Gloss

Clarity Intense Diamond Peel Voucher

Wacoal Vouchers

6 “You are the FAIREST of them all” stickers

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Celeteque Dermoscience Sun Care Skin Relief After-sun Gel | Immediate Relief for Sunburnt and Dry Skin

16 Sep

 Since it is given that I am a sunblock addict, I think it would be proper if I post something I use after sun exposure.

Another sample I got from Sample Room is the Celeteque Dermoscience Sun Care Skin Relief After-sun Gel.

Celeteque Skin Relief After-sun Gel

Product Description (from Sample Room)

CÉLETEQUE DermoScience™ Sun Care Skin Relief After-Sun Gel provides immediate moisturizing and cooling relief to sunburnt skin caused by prolonged sun exposure. It contains Anti-inflammatory Soothing Extracts that reduce the skin’s possible inflammatory response after a long sun exposure. Wheat and Aloe Vera Skin Conditioners soothe and reduce possible flaking of overly dry skin.

Direction for use:

  • Apply generously on dry and reddened skin immediately after long sun exposure for immediate soothing relief and moisture replenishment. Re-apply as often as possible until sensation of intense dryness and heat subsides.
  • It is still best to re-apply sunscreen with high SPF level if sun exposure is ongoing.

Full size: 200ml

Price: PHP 290

Sample Size: 1 pc. 200ml (full- sized)

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Unboxing August BDJ Box

16 Sep

I received this September 1st, but with everything that had come my way, I had to put off blogging. I remember being not so happy the time I got the box because comparatively speaking, it had been lighter than the previous boxes. I am not fully impressed this month but I am not disappointed too.

This is another Special Shiseido Box. BDJ Box is the first to let their subscribers try new product releases! Thumbs up to that! This time though, the Shiseido line is Ibuki, which means inner strength in Japanese, infuses the skin with long-lasting moisture, protecting it from within. With their breakthrough skincare ingredients, they make up their Shape Memorizing Cell Technology. It is a 3-part action of (1)clearing our dead skin cells, (2) stimulating the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor and (3) building back the inner skin membrane. With this, cells return to their ideal condition and cells shrinkage slow down to boost skin’s resistance. The result is smooth, beautiful skin that glows with radiance and freshness. WOW.

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Gluta-C Intense Whitening Facial Day Cream With SPF 25 | An Essential Daily Moisturizer

9 Sep

I wanted to join the Sample Room and Gluta-C contest but I guess it’s now too late. Nevertheless, I really like this product I got from Sample Room and couldn’t help myself but include a review about it even after the contest and the winner had been announced.

Gluta-C Intense Whitening Facial Day Cream With SPF 25 is another Gluta-C product that is full sized which I got to experience when I slept over my mom’s house. She got this sample from Sample Room and since I stayed there for almost a month and I did not have any skincare product with me, I used it when I was there.

Gluta-C Intense Whitening Facial Day Cream With SPF 25

Product Description

Whitens, Nourishes and Protects skin from sun exposure.

KEY BENEFITS:

INTENSE WHITENING ACTION

  • A complex whitening agent with Glutathione, Vitamin C and Plant Extracts work together to:
  • Intensely whiten by inhibiting melanin production
  • Minimize minor blemishes
  • Diminish dark spots

ANTI-AGING TREATMENT

  • Super anti-oxidants Glutathione, Vitamin A, C, E and Green Tea help:
  • Prevent skin damage due to environmental stress
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Optimize skin tone and texture

ADVANCED SKIN NOURISHMENT

  • Enriched with Vitamins C, E and Shea Butter to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin
  • Reduces skin dullness and dryness
  • Softens and Smoothens skin
  • Moisturizes while providing Oil Control

SUN PROTECTION

  • Protects the skin 25x longer from harmful UVA/UVB rays that cause premature skin aging and sunburn.

Full size: 30ml

Price: PHP 149.75

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Thank God the Jampacked Week is Over

9 Sep

Last week had been one of the busiest weeks ever. It was filled with errands and to-do’s and I am so relieved now that they are over.

To start off, last August 31, hubby and I had our “reunions” with our high school friends on the same day as that of our daughter’s Linggo ng Wika Presentation. So our day started early and ended early 3am of September 1. We spent the afternoon doing our tasks separately and just meeting at home to go out again.

This September 2, I found a big round rash on my trunk and every day it spread out. Luckily, it wasn’t obvious because I only had them in my chest and back which was covered with clothing. I was seen by an Internist and he diagnosed that I have ringworm all over my skin. He changed Canesten (I used it on the onset of the first rash I’ve seen) to Triderm but still the rash is quickly spreading. As of this writing, I already went to a Dermatologist and found out that this is Tigdas Hangin. No wonder the creams I used seemed to be of no use because the cause of this is viral. I was just given oral antihistamine and a steroidal lotion. This may last for 4 weeks but if I am unlucky, this may last up to 8 weeks. 

A very shocking news rocked our family on September 3 with the death of a grandmother (my Dad’s aunt) and we tried to visit every night of the wake.

It was also this week that hubby and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary.

The whole week I was busy preparing, organizing and inviting guests for my Mom’s 50th birthday party last September 6. I was the main coordinator — I made a powerpoint presentation for her AVP, called photo/videographer for the coverage, helped my Aunt make the cake tower, prepared giveaways, planned the program and of course, hosted it too. Thankfully, it was successful.

This September 7, the Christian Life Program Week 1 of the CFC NSOLL Chapter started. Hubby and I were invited and we accepted. The invitation came just in time because we feel that this is a ‘calling’ for both of us.

My grandaunt was laid to rest in Serenity only yesterday, September 8, the same date of Mama Mary’s birthday and my cousin’s 18th birthday.

Hubby and I would always kid around that we have this ‘curse’ of having one event too many on a given day, and none the next day. Ever since we got together as a couple it has been this way. We just laugh it off and try our best to attend to what’s the most important and urgent first.

Maybe now you wouldn’t wonder where I’ve been this week. Hoping for better days and weeks ahead. Hopefully too, the measles I have won’t scar and would heal sooner than I expect it would be.

What about you? How’s your September going?