Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – February 2017
Mishibox is a monthly subscription box that helps you explore the world of Korean beauty and discover products in a convenient, effortless, and affordable way. Mishibox sends out 5-6 deluxe and full-sized products from a wide range of Korean brands.
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The Subscription Box: Mishibox
The Cost: $19.95 per month + $3.95 US shipping
The Products: 5-6 deluxe and full-sized Korean beauty products
Ships to: Internationally with shipping fees listed here.
Good to know: February boxes are sold out. If you sign up today, your first box will be the March box.
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Each month’s box comes with an info card and how-to instructions. English ingredient lists can be found on the Mishibox website.
Sam & Sean Broccoli Essence 1 oz – Value $32
Sam & Sean is a Korean brand created by two best friends. This essence is from their Lovers line, which focuses on skin brightening. It contains Vitamin C and beta-carotene found in broccoli to fight pigmentation and aging.
The essence comes in a heavy frosted glass bottle with a glass dropper for application. It has a noticeable candy-like floral fragrance that lingers for a while. The formula is lightweight and watery, and when dried it leaves no sticky or tacky residue unless you apply more than necessary. It’s also lightly hydrating. It layers well with the rest of my skincare routine, too. There aren’t noticeable changes in skin pigmentation just yet, but I will continue to use this!
A’Pieu Non-Latex Blending Puff – Value $4.66
This is a makeup sponge that can be used for any blending needs. It can be used dry or damp, and it’s good for things like concealers, BB creams, and foundations. The sponge has a pointed end for precision blending and an inward curving middle for better grip. The texture and performance are very similar to a Beautyblender. I used it for applying liquid concealer to good success. Overall, I think this is a nice, affordable dupe for the Beautyblender.
Esfolio Hand And Nail Vital Mask – Value $2.38
This hand mask set aims to moisturize chapped winter hands and improve cuticle health. It comes with two plastic gloves filled with gel-like creamy essence. I like that I can wear the gloves around while kind of still having functional hands. The essence is thick enough that it doesn’t drip out of the gloves. After 20 minutes, my hands are soft, pruny, and super moisturized! However, the essence takes so long to absorb that I ultimately have to wash it off. Thankfully, soft and moisturized skin remains. I think this would be a great intensive treatment for really dry, chapped hands. For me, though, a quick dollop hand cream is just as effective.
Holika Holika Pig-Nose Clear Blackhead Steam Starter 1 oz – Value $5.39
This is a blackhead clearing gel that contains Moroccan ghassoul clay to grab impurities, dirt, and sebum from pores and get rid of blackheads. I received this same item in the December 2016 Beauteque BB Bag, and unfortunately, it did absolutely nothing for my nose. Nothing spectacular happened this time around either.
I tried to see if it improved oil production and the appearance of pores, but there was no difference. Maybe this product works better on actual blackheads.
no:hj Bananaman SSUL Mask Pack – Value $1.62
Subscribers receive one of seven types of sheet masks from Korean brand no:hj. I received Pomegranate. This is a black cotton fiber mask with thin, gel-like essence. The mask fit is great and the fragrance is a pleasant floral that disappears after several minutes. After use, the essence absorbs quickly and leaves skin only minimally tacky. My face is left brighter, calmer, softer, and less red.
Verdict: This month’s Mishibox was pretty good. The total value is $46.05, which is almost twice the cost of the subscription. Most of the value came from the Broccoli Essence, which naturally made it the star of the box but also a big gamble. If I didn’t like the essence so much this box would have been a bust. The curation remained exciting as well– Sam & Sean and no:hj seem like great brands so far and I’m excited to see more of what they offer.
What do you think of Mishibox?