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Unboxing: BDJ Box October 2013*

I know I just did an unboxing post, and I don’t normally do those because I haven’t really been buying subscription boxes or much of anything, really. However, I received the October 2013 BDJ Box and it’s a pretty awesome one, I thought I ought to share it, immediately.

Like some of their most popular boxes, this month’s box is brand-centric, this time filled with products by Maybelline. I haven’t bought Maybelline products in a while, since I’m steering my makeup purchases towards a more cruelty-free direction, but I can attest to the quality of most of their products, especially their mascara and lip products. Without further ado, here’s what BDJ Box subscribers have in store this month:

BDJ Box - October 2013 - All

There’s a lot of ground to cover, so I’ll hop right to it.

BDJ Box - October 2013 - Eyes

Named Express It: Queen of Extreme, this Maybelline exclusive box wants to bring out your regal side with full and voluminous lashes using their Volum’Express Rocket Mascara (Php 399). I’ve always wanted to try this mascara, so I’m pretty excited! Also for some definition and drama, an EyeStudio Master Eyeliner (Php 359) is included in the box as well. It’s retractable (yay!), water-proof, and smudge-proof.

BDJ Box - October 2013 - Cheeks

For cheek products, there’s just this lone Cheeky Glow in Peachy Sweetie (Php 199). I haven’t tried this range, so I’m looking forward to that. It looks like a pretty everyday shade, and Maybelline claims that it wears like a natural flush and has “feather light coverage.”

BDJ Box - October 2013 - Face

I always find that it’s tricky to include face/base products in subscription boxes, but thankfully, I think these look like pretty close shade matches to my skin. There’s the Clear Smooth All in One Shine-Free Foundation in Sand Beige (Php 249) and the Clear Smooth BB Stick 8-in-1 Skin Transformer in Fresh (Php 279), both of which have decent SPF content. I’ve never tried a stick or full-on powder foundation before, so this should be interesting. I don’t know how well they’re fare on my skin type, but let’s hope for the best!

BDJ Box - October 2013 - Lips

Lastly, lip products. I have a ColorSensational Lasting Lip Color in Coral Crush (Php 399), and a Baby Lips Runway Brights in Pink Peony (Php 89). I can attest to the general good quality of Maybelline lip products, so I’m pretty stoked for these.

BDJ Box - October 2013 - Card

Aside from the full face of products, this box also comes with a Maybelline Card, which is a sort of loyalty card that earns you points every time you make a purchase from the brand.

BDJ Box - October 2013 - Cards

This box has awesome cards, too. Aside from the product description and letter from the BDJ Box Team, there is also a voucher for a free gift with purchase (Lip & Eye Make-Up Remover), and an instructional for product usage. I think that’s extremely helpful for makeup beginners.

As far as I know, there are other variants of the box, too. So far, I’ve encountered Femme Fatale, Scene Stealer, Wild Thing, and Runway Rock. I can’t wait to see what everyone else got!

That’s it! Thanks to the BDJ Box Team for sending over the October box. I truly wasn’t expecting it, and it was pleasant surprise. 🙂 Get your own BDJ Box here!

BDJ Box - October 2013 - Sticker

* This box was sent free of charge for editorial consideration. All views expressed are my own.


  1. I’ve seen versions with an eye palette. Can’t wait to see the swatches of the Coral Crush and the Cheeky Glow!

  2. Wait: YOU GET THAT MUCH IN ONE BOX? Wow! Looks like they put all the new drugstore releases in there!

    • Crazy, right? We don’t have A TON of sub boxes here, but this one’s probably the best in terms of overall value and curation.

  3. My box is delayed because of the earthquake here in Cebu but I hope to get it tomorrow. I’m curious to see which variant I got! I actually want yours because of the mascara and eyeliner. I’ve been following the unboxing blogs through instagram and twitter and this box is the one I want to try the most. So crossing my fingers that I get it!

    • Hey, I hope you’re OK! And that you get my box! Just a heads up, the eyeliner is kinda lame, but the mascara… swoon!

      • I was NOT happy with my box. The stuff I got, I already got in my previous boxes like the pink/black mascara and the eyeshadow. I wanted to get your mascara and the blush so bad! Oh well. Next box, perhaps? Haha.

  4. yeyemon says

    My box is Sugar N’ Spice (Girl Next Door).. its my first BDJ box and I’m happy with it, especially that I’ve been using Maybelline for few years now, items will be very useful.

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