Mishibox Review June 2015

After waiting what felt like an eternity Mishibox has finally launched! I was so excited to see what their first box contained. In an industry that is currently oversaturated with beauty boxes it makes it hard to stand out from the crowd. Many have tried and ultimately failed so I chose to remain cautiously optimistic. Just a reminder that if you signed up for the June box it did NOT automatically renew you for the July box. You must sign up again to start monthly service. You can do so here.

What is Mishibox?

Mishibox is a monthly Korean beauty box subscription. They currently only ship to customers within the United States.

How much does it cost?

If you sign up for the July box you can lock in the rate of $18.95 per month. Starting in August the price will increase to $19.95 per month. All prices include free shipping!

What will be included?

4-6 Beauty products consisting of full size & samples.

Information card (directions) will be in English.

Ingredient list will be available on the website after they are translated.

The Unboxing

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I love that this came in a pink box. I typically love all things girly.

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Everything arrived packed in tissue paper & paper scraps. I thought it was a cost efficient way to ship items. The products appeared to be dusty at first, but that is just the result of the packaging. Wipe them off & they are perfectly fine.

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THE GOODS!!!! So excited to see 3 full size items in their first box.

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Can you say Heaven? An information card in English to tell you what the product is, how to use it, & the retail prices.

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June 2015 unboxing!

The Products

Banila Co. Cleanse It Zero

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I actually just received my second order of this cleansing balm because I love it so much. Samples are nice when I am traveling or waiting for replacements to arrive. This goes in the win category for me.

Benton Honest Cleansing Foam

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Benton has been on my must try list for awhile. I have a few other samples as well so now I have a complete line to try out. I know the Ph is high, but I am hoping that the Cosrx AHA/BHA toner I recently purchased will return my skin to the Ph level it needs to be.

Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack

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I am usually excited to receive sheet mask, but I am currently on the fence about this one. I love any product that contains snail, but I am hoping that I will not have any sensitivity issues to the “bee” portion. I will let you all know later if I loved it or if my face turned into a tomato. I have seen countless bloggers highly recommend this mask so fingers crossed!

Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel

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Be still my beating heart. Since I am from Texas aloe & I have been longtime friends. The weather here is hot & humid a good portion of the year so this is a blessing. I will use aloe from head to toe. So much win Mishibox!!!

Holika Holika Jewel Light Waterproof Eyeliner (assorted colors)

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I received color 01 (black jam). Let’s be honest here okay. It’s an eyeliner. Super exciting I know. On the plus side I can actually use this color so thank you basic black. I tend to view these as filler items for subscription boxes. I don’t mind a makeup item every now & then, but I hope it is not a monthly occurrence.

Skylake Oriental Herb Cool Shampoo

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This caught my eye. My poor hair is hating the heat & even my beloved coconut oil is not doing the trick. My hair is a wavy frizzy hot mess! All I can say is thank God for buns. This shampoo has a strong smell; it’s almost like a stateside tea tree one I am quite fond of. I am honestly excited to try this out. With my luck I will fall in love & my wallet will cry, but I will cross that bridge later.

Overall Thoughts

I thought this was a solid first box from a new company. Good job Mishibox! I think this box will be a great choice for those who are new to Korean beauty products & those of us who are on a budget. What really impressed me was how they have responded to the feedback they have received. They sent out emails with surveys attached that allowed us to pick the amount of Ph in our cleansers (high, low, or doesn’t matter).

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The fact that they even acknowledged the feedback they received scored HUGE points with me. To create a survey & attempt to make everyone happy, within reason of course, shows that they are willing to go above & beyond for their customers. Now I am understanding of the fact that they are new & I’m sure they already have products that they need to send out, but in the future I can see them catering to their customer base on a more personal level. If you haven’t already done so make sure to go sign up with Mishibox  so you can join in on the fun too!

Until next time my dear SanSeoulites.

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The 3B Box April 2015 Unboxing

Hello SanSeoulites! I am super excited to tell you about a new subscription box called The 3B Box. 3B stands for beauty beyond borders. I signed up for this box in January and I finally got off the waitlist. Yay! This is a newer Asian skincare company based in the United States that charges $12/month for roughly 4-5 products. Most of the products will be samples, but that is part of the reason they are so inexpensive. They are also in the process of setting up shop to sell full size products so for now we all have to be patient. I highly recommend signing up for their waitlist. They currently only ship within the US, but we can all cross our fingers and hope for international shipping.

The reveal:

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Everything arrived in a pouch which was fine by me because I can always reuse it.

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This box included a few full size products (I definitely wasn’t expecting that), and after looking at spoilers from others who already received their boxes I realized that some people received the TonyMoly  Aquaporin Moisture foam cleanser while others had the TonyMoly Intense Care Snail foam cleanser.

Here’s the information card that came along with everything.

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Products:

skinfood silicon cleansing pad

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Skinfood Silicon Cleansing Pad A popular way to help thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate the skin, this silicon cleansing pad uses tiny bristles to invigorate the skin and clean out pores. Long term use results in a clear and radiant complexion. Apply favorite cleanser to face and use cleansing pad to gently massage skin. Rinse with lukewarm water.

TonyMoly Aquaporin Moisture Foam Cleanser – This Korean micro-foam cleanser effectively clears out deep impurities without stripping skin of its natural moisture. It contains no parabens, mineral oils, benzophenone, or tar color. Apply a small amount onto wet skin and gently massage into a lather. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

I was really happy to get both a foam cleanser and the silicon cleansing pad together. To top it off I was in need of more foam cleanser and this showed up just in time. I can’t wait to try it out. I have used a cleansing pad before stateside, but I haven’t seen them sold as a single item.

Benton aloe soothing gel & bha skin toner

RoseRoseShop has a great deal right now. You can buy both here for only $16.18! Below is what the full size products look like.

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Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner – Designed for all skin types, this Benton toner is great for treating troubled skin that is prone to acne, redness, and dryness. Aloe helps soothe and moisturize skin while salicyclic acid exfoliates, reduces sebum, and promotes anti-inflammatory benefits. Snail mucin supports natural cell regeneration and replenishes moisture to increase skin firmness. Apply on skin using cotton pad after cleansing.

Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel – This gel contains 80% aloe and propolis to help soothe irritated skin, fade acne scars, brighten skintone and maintain hydration throughout the day. Apply gel to face and neck after cleansing and toner. Lightly pat into skin for greater absorption.

After discovering the world of AHA and BHA the Benton skincare line has been on my “must try” list. I have heard nothing, but great things about them. Hopefully these will become my holy grail products in the future.

Innisfree Bija Sheet Mask

Innisfree Bija Sheet MaskFormulated with Jejubija (Bija) herbs, this natural mask revitalizes the skin while providing key nutrients. After cleansing apply sheet mask onto face for 10-20 minutes. Upon removing, pat excess product into face for greater absorption.

I am a huge fan on the Innisfree line so I can’t wait to try this sheet mask out. Innisfree is actually having a sale on sheet masks. They are buy 10 get 10 free! Just click on the link above to be transported to sheet mask heaven.

Overall thoughts:

The 3B box has definitely made a great first impression on me. I love everything in this box. You should give it a try too! Sign up here and then be patient. They are continually moving people off of the waitlist so hopefully the wait won’t be too terribly long.

Have you tried any of these products before? Tell me your favorites.

My First Memebox Box Party

Hello my dear SanSeoulites! I’m late to the game compared to many other beauty bloggers out there, but I have an unrequited love with Memebox. This week they had their Big Box Party aka RESTOCK TIME! If you have never heard of them let me give you the TLDR version. Pretty sure you will love them as much as I do once you give them a chance. Memebox curates Korean beauty boxes containing skincare & make up along with a shop for individual items or sets. They have both an international & U.S. shop based in California so if you order from the U.S. then your order will arrive very quickly. Since I live in the U.S. I had to stay awake until almost 3:00 am on a daily basis to attempt to snag one of these in the thirty seconds they will be available due to the quantity & the site itself crashing. Was I crazy for doing this? I’m not sure, but I was definitely exhausted by the time day three came around.

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These are some of the boxes that I was hoping to pick up.

 The only night I was successful in purchasing boxes I wanted was the first night when boxes were restocked one by one before going “live” on their Box Party Page. I snagged a Soothingsista that I missed the first time & My Cute Wishlist 4. I was hoping that the first box from the My Cute Wishlist series would be restocked, but so far no such luck.

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The photos show the contents of both boxes. Photo credits: www.memebox.com and  https://sandmbeauty.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/memebox-review-my-cute-wishlist-4/.

I’m excited to grow my k-beauty collection, & hopefully Memebox has another restock in the future. The big question lingers though….Would you swap your sanity for a restock?

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