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Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon

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Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Box

Birchbox has recently released some new Collection Kits – and I had to buy them! This one is the Birchbox From Korea with Love Collection, and I also just reviewed the Birchbox Skin Quenchers Collection.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Open

Birchbox always does a great job with packaging, but this one is especially cute – I love it!

Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Items

The Box: Birchbox From Korea with Love Collection

The Cost: $35

COUPON: Try any of these coupons to save 20% off your order of $35 or more: TAKEALEAP20 TAKEOFF20  COMEBACK20  MOBILE20 WELCOMEOFFER20 TAKEOFF10 or BEAUTYMAVEN

Also don’t forget to add your free sample pack!

The Products: Each box contains:
CLIO Waterproof Pen Liner Kill – Black
IPKN Twinkle Lips – Glow Pink
TONYMOLY Magic Food Banana Hand Milk – 2 packettes
TONYMOLY Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base
Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara
Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask – 1 mask

Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Info

This box comes with a card detailing the items included.

Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Egg

Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask – 1 mask Value $4.80

I have a bit of a mask backlog to get through (subscription addict problems), so I haven’t tried this one yet. I like that you only have to wear it for 10 minutes, though. They recommend wearing it for 10-20 minutes to get brighter, more nourished skin.

TONYMOLY Magic Food Banana Hand Milk – 1 packet Value $.25?

(FYI – the Birchbox product description for this box lists 2 packets, but I only received 1, and I saw a few other readers comment about only getting 1 as well. I’m guessing if you contact Birchbox Customer Care about it they will give you some points to make up for it.).

I recommend checking out the full-size version of this lotion – the bottle is shaped like a banana! This foil packet sample is small, but it has enough to cover your hands and get some of that banana scent! If you love the scent of banana candy (Banana Runts were a childhood favorite of mine), I think it is safe to say you will love this lotion sample as well. I’m already bummed that the scent is fading!

Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Mascara Packaging

Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara – FULL SIZE! Value $25

This mascara is tied for cutest packaging with the Panda Eye base below! And there’s a dinosaur illustration on the mascara tube too:

Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Mascara

This mascara gets a B+ from me. It adds volume and length, and I could apply a few layers without any clumping. It’s not as awesome as my all time favorite (tarte Lights, Cameras, Lashes), but pretty close!

Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Panda

TONYMOLY Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base – FULL SIZE! Value $12

I’m not sure what to make of this product yet. I was expecting it to go on somewhat sheer and just add a little luminous effect, but it goes on white, and you rub it in to blend. I tried it as an alternative to concealer, then applied my foundation over it, and it worked, but I’m not sure it’s something that I would buy again in the future. (Only because it doesn’t seem to add something that I wasn’t getting from my concealer).

I may try it as a brow bone highlighter though. The packaging is so cute I must figure out a way to make this a must-have product!

Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Liner

CLIO Waterproof Pen Liner Kill – FULL SIZE! Value $22

This is a great liquid pen liner. I was able to draw a clean, smooth line, and get the liner right on the lash line. (Swatched in the last picture).

Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Love Lip

IPKN Twinkle Lips in Glow Pink – FULL SIZE! Value $18

I like the packaging on this item too! This tinted lip balm is designed to work with your natural chemistry to develop the right shade of pink for you. (That’s the claim, anyway). For me, the result was a sheer bubble gum pink color. (Swatched below). I’m not sure if that pink is a good match for my skin tone, but I do like the formula otherwise. It is very moisturizing and adds a good amount of shine.

Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon Swatch

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $82. I paid $28 for this box with the coupon, so I think the value is great. I like that there are so many full-size makeup products and I’m impressed with the quality of the products too (and the packaging!). Now I need to get more of that banana lotion!

What do you think of the Birchbox From Korea with Love Collection?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Back in stock ! Just ordered one !

  2. I got it as soon as it came out. Have had everything about a week now and love it all. Shared it with my 17 year old daughter. My fav is the twinkle lips. It’s really a great shade for me. Thanks to my own body??

    My daughter snatched up the panda and I couldn’t think of a valid reason to snatch it back but I sure do want to even if it’s just to see it every day in my makeup bag. Lol.

    I’ve tried MeMe Box and I think I like this stuff a little better. The Korean BB creams are too thick and “geisha” like for my skin and very hard to remove. This Korean beauty product craze is interesting. While I do like some of the things they have I think I’m just too fair and “American” to use more than a handful of the products. Seems like the ones I like I REALLY like and the ones that don’t work, don’t work to the same extreme.

    We only got one banana too.

  3. is this box still available for purchase? I want!

  4. I only received 1 packet of the banana hand cream also. I emailed customer service & they said they will send out a replacement. They also gave me 50 bonus points.

    • Birchbox customer care = awesome! 🙂

  5. P.S. thanks for the info dani.. you helped stop at least one person (me) from unknowingly buying cruel products!

  6. WANT THIS SO BADLY but cannot justify financially supporting animal testing. ESPECIALLY in 2015 when there is no shortage of alternatives.

  7. waitlisted

  8. There is another Panda product with packaging that looks exactly like the brightener, but it’s a cooling cream to get rid of dark circles and puffiness. It’s on Memebox on its own and as a set with the brightener.

    • I have both, and the cooling cream is a dream! I will definitely be buying it again!

  9. that Egg Cream sheet mask from Too Cool For School is my holy grail mask! It feels soooo smooth and soothing, and leaves my skin moisturized and bright with practically immediately results. I covet it and wish I had the cash for a regular supply!

  10. If anyone’s interested that brand Clio & the same pen liner is on sale on HauteLook until Sunday. I saw it for $18.00!! Had to snag one & it comes with a make up cleansing oil too. Yay! Theirs a few 3-5 piece sets I couldn’t resist it lol

  11. I actually really love this box! Used points and coupon to get it for $8. The panda is adorable and I did use it on my under eyes- seemed to brighten some and feel moisturizing. I LOVE the lip color- it’s such a nice link color on me and I like the balmy feeling. Haven’t tried anything else yet but it’s all cute. I only got one banana hand cream so I guess I’ll send an email.

  12. I looked into buying this, but I wasnt sure about the animal testing policies in Korea. Does anyone know or are the products marked cruelty-free?


    • I am not sure about testing but I do know many Korean beauty items, especially skin care, use animal ingredients. Ex. masks made of snail slime is fairly popular as are various other animal secretions, eggs, fluids, etc. That’s why even though they are the “It” source for trendy and innovative beauty lately, I can’t seem to get on board without knowing how they obtain these ingredients. Also…I do know it is illegal in China for any cosmetics company (in any country) to sell/ import/manufacture their goods WITHOUT being tested on animals. Avon is one of several companies that took a lot of heat for that reason when they began selling there. I realize not all Asian countries are the same but it does give me further hesitation knowing a similar country not only refuses to ban it, they demand it despite study after study proving it is not only cruel but completely unreliable and irrelevant in determining effects on humans.

      Sorry for the rant! : )

      • Was originally interested…not now. Not into animal cruelty. Absolutely not into animal testing. Thank you for your rant. I did some reading. I’m good not buying it. Looks like a great box though.

    • If you are interested in trying cruelty free Korean cosmetics, check out “Korean Animal Rights Advocates”. There are some cruelty free Korean cosmetics.

  13. This is a great box. Mine came two days ago and I love it. I’m using the Panda has a highlighter.

  14. I ordered this on customer appreciation day and it arrived yesterday. My favorite item by far is the Twinkle Lips – it looks amazing on! I love how it works and changes colors. It really does feel like a lip balm, and then it changes to the perfect shade of pink for me. I’d buy this item again full price…. and tell my friends to buy one too.

    I don’t get the panda item… doesn’t seem to do much? The mascara wand is genius.

    I was missing a banana hand milk – customer service just got back to me and said they don’t have this item available and gave me $10 in points.

  15. The panda is indeed crazy cute! It definitely seems like more of a highlighter to me than a concealer. It wasn’t up to the task of covering my super dark under eye circles, but it did make them kind of glow/shimmer.

    I despise bananas. Therefore I received both of my banana hand cream packets. 😉

  16. I wasn’t going to buy this, but after your review I’m giving it serious thought.

  17. Omg this looks awesome! I love the colour of the lipstick! If only this was available for Birchbox Canada ;_;

  18. I actually really like that pink swatched on your arm!

  19. I love this set. The whole thing down to the banana reminds me of Gwen Stefani’s aesthetic. Meanwhile moments after my baby took her first steps she walked over and grabbed the little banana lotion sample and put it in her toy picnic basket. Cuteness overload! The panda!?!

    • Thanks for that! Sounds like she’s a smartie…

  20. Wah! Waited to long and now they’re sold out =( It did allow me to “Add to Favorites” so not sure if that means they’ll replenish this soon. Great recap, Liz!

  21. I chatted with BB this morning just to let them know that I only received one packet of the banana stuff, and she said “just a moment while I look into this for you” and then moments later she said she had requested to have another one shipped to me and had an order # already. Talk about awesome / fast customer service!
    I wasn’t really expecting them to send another one, I figured maybe a few points or something since it wasn’t that big of a deal. But I’m completely happy with their response.

    Now I can’t wait to get home and play with that mascara!! Awesome awesome tip!
    And this has to be hands down the cutest packaging ever, between the actual box and all the products – its all so cute!

  22. FYI on missing items from these samplers. I got the Mask Madness one awhile back. It was missing one of the masks (from a poor package design that looked like it came open in the warehouse). They sent me a whole new sampler (so I got 7 masks instead of 4…)!

  23. I wasn’t excited about these boxes now that you’ve reviewed them, I MUST have them 😀

  24. I absolutely loved this box and bought two! The packaging is so cute and there’s a lot of full-size products. Well worth the money even without a coupon. I too only got one banana handcream packet in each of my two boxes so I reached out to Birchbox and they said they have more sample packets and will send them to me.

  25. Hey Liz, I love my Box! Did you know if you twist the top of the mascara it changes the length of the wand?

    • What?! OMG going to play with it right now! Thanks for the tip! 🙂

      • I only found out about the mascara by accident!

      • I purchased the Tony Moly Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Stick from Sephora, Liz this product might me more of what you were looking for and its in the same adorable packaging.

        Only received one Banana Hand Milk, just like a lot of us, but everything else is awesome!! Thinking about purchasing another for my daughter as a Christmas gift.

      • I liked it with the nubbins close together, I found it to be less clumpy. Also the mascara doesn’t rub off and doesn’t flake much. It’s a great product! I thought the Panda made a nice eyeshadow base.

  26. LOVE all the packaging! The mascara is too cute, so is the panda 🙂

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