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Unboxing: The exclusive Shiseido x BDJ Box for August

Have you seen the film "Begin Again"? It stars Mark Ruffalo and Kiera Knightley in a story about picking up the pieces of one's life - even when it seems like there's nothing left. I was listening to the OST on and off for a month now, so I was expecting a hippie love story about a young woman falling in love with yet another much older man. But it's nothing at all like what I thought it would be.

Instead, "Begin Again" is a heartfelt letter to New York, where you could be at the top of the world yesterday and in the dirt today. It's about moving past all the heartaches and little disappointments that seem to sum up your life...and going to where? Closure, maybe. A place where you like yourself and proud of what you've accomplished.

Have a listen to my favorite track here! The full album is up on Deezer, where you can listen for free. ^_^

Moving along! Today I'd like to show you the exclusive Shiseido x BDJ Box for August. I believe that this is a limited box that was only given out to a few lucky subscribers and bloggers. It features a full-sized bottle of Shiseido's latest innovation which is valued at P3,500! Wow, right?

The August Box's theme is actually "Luscious Locks" but contains other items that are not related to hair at all. No matter. I like everything that's inside because I would either use them for realz or know someone who would really appreciate a couple of items (i.e. my mother lol).

The box features a full-sized Garnier Color Naturals (P199), the Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate (P3,500), Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Shine (P350), Fan Di Fendi Blossom samples (full bottle is P2,850), L'Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil (luxe sample, full-sized is P1,099), Mythic Oil (luxe sample, full-sized is P995), and Blo Blow Dry Bar Vouchers.

I'll be traveling in 12 days so I appreciate the Fendi samples. These will be a lot more convenient to pack in my wallet for when I forget to apply perfume when I leave.

I actually have a full-sized bottle of the Mythic Oil, and it's extremely similar to the much more expensive Kerastase Ultime. I've been using the Kerastase serum for a couple of years now and it's my HG! I'm happy to get the extra push to try out a more affordable one, and in a travel-friendly bottle to boot.

I always bring the Kerastase Ultime when I travel but no matter what bottle I use, it always ends up leaking. :( My toiletries tend to be an oily mess when I unpack them. Ugh. So yes the travel-sized Mythic Oil should save me from that hassle.

And here's the star of the show: the Shiseido Ultimune Concentrate. This is designed to boost one's "underlying" beauty with technology that took 20 tears of research to complete. It's a boosting serum, from the sound of it, and promises better skin in just one week of daily use.

I'm a huge fan of Shiseido so I'm very excited to see the results! I just tried the serum right before I sat down to write this. I'll get back to you in a few weeks, or even as soon as one week if I see dramatic changes. Stay tuned!

And that is that. Hope you enjoyed the quick unboxing! And don't forget to watch "Begin Again" when you can!

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