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

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Birchbox has a new special edition box featuring beauty items from South Korea!

The Box: Birchbox From Korea with Love Collection

The Cost: $35

COUPON: Try any of these coupons to save 20% off your order: 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

Are you going to grab a box?

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. I fell in love with Tonymoly when my daughter was teaching in Seoul. She always sent me the best stuff. I used points and the 20% coupon and am totally happy with my purchase. And the packaging is adorable, too. I am also happy with my mystery sample pack – lace hair tie and nice sized tube of Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator.

  2. Mine arrived today, and I’m happy with all the items and sizes except the hand cream. I only received one packet, not two as described but it’s not even worth contacting customer service because they are teeny tiny.

    • Mine only came with one banana hand milk, too.

    • Same here. Mine came with one packet.

    • I thought maybe mine had slipped out into the shipping box because i recycled that before opening the package, but it looks like everyone got only one?

    • Received my two boxes that I ordered and love them! I too only received one hand cream in each box! I just sent them an email cause I really wanted to try it more than once (the other box is a gift) plus they should be aware. This is well worth the money!

      • Hmmm, thought it was just me because the box wasn’t tightly sealed. Let us know their response!

      • Received mine yesterday, only one Banana Hand Milk just like everyone else. Loved everything and the box itself is adorable.

  3. I just bought this one. I found the tony moly at Ulta and wanted another and also a felt tip liner. So those made it worth it for me and the 20% coupon worked.

  4. If you want korean skin care and make up, check Mishibox. It’s $19 or $20. I like it. This month wasn’t good for me personally (nail polish and skin care for oily skin – I have dry) but every months before were great.

    • Thanks you soooo much for this info!! I really looooooove all korean beauty products!!! I subscribed today.

  5. Memebox. I concur. A heck of a lot more and much better quality. Bring on the spoiled bean curd and snail slime! ? ?

  6. I would have preferred to see this priced a little lower…$25? Just given how most LE boxes are priced, that seems more fair. But I’m glad to see them venturing into it. I had a 25% off discount code so I snagged it and the $5 Stephanie Johnson mirror from the CA sale for $10 (after using $20 in points) vs the $10 I was planning on spending on a western liquid liner on sale next week and got way more then the liner.

    Works for me because I got way more bang for my buck and while I’d prefer to see skincare, I’d love to start including some Kbeauty items in my makeup routine as well. Intrigued by the Twinkle lips, needed a back up mascara, and the Panda stick…so cute and I’ve heard some good things!

    I just wish they would start carrying some more skincare brands soon. I wonder if enough of us sent emails just titled GIVE US SNAIL, if it would happen. 😛

  7. I am not sure what is going on. I cannot get into my swaps to add tracking numbers, and I have 3 swaps going on. I messed up and added a link and Liz was going to let me back on the site the next day. But it has been about 3 days and I cannot get the addresses I need to send 2 of my swaps, as well as add the tracking numbers but some have probably already received their products because I have. Help???

  8. I decided to go for this one, first time buying a special edition box. Used some points and coupon code and got a free sample pack so couldn’t pass it up for $8 (thanks Liz for the coupon codes and sample pack reminder!).
    Its such a cute box and cute packaging on some of the products.

  9. Overpriced. Very overpriced for samples. There are dozens of other Asian beauty subs out there that send full size products, this seems like a money/points grab ?

  10. I’m a big Kbeauty fanatic, but this stuff is mediocre and overpriced! Go for it if you can get it as cheap as the $8 person who posted, but otherwise skip it. Nothing in there is THAT great, really.

  11. I went for it and I don’t even have points right now, but I did have one coupon code that still worked on my second account. I am so excited if this also means that more samples will be from these brands. Would have love the cushion blusher over the mascara from the same brand, but the packaging is so fun.

  12. Bought it! Love it! Been waiting on this type of products. Love Korean beauty items. Remember to add in your Mystery bonus samples, try a 20% off coupon, you can use your points, and today is free shipping for everybody due to Customer Appreciation Day!

  13. I’ve been wanting to try Korean beauty products for quite a while but I never knew where to start. I was all ready to jump on this until I read these comments. Now I dunno.

    • Go for Mishibox! They’re new but pretty good.

  14. I went for it. Between the coupon and points, it cost me $8.

    Does anyone know if H-Mart sells Korean skincare? There is one about 30 minutes from me (in a direction I never go otherwise). Thanks!

    • I believe they do….I hear about it all the time on the AB reddit subforum.

      • Thanks!

    • Me too. Can’t beat 8 bucks. I got a free anniversary keychain too. I have been trying to cut back and use what I have but how can one not justify 8 bucks!?!

    • What’s hmart?

    • The Hmart I go to doesn’t, exactly — or it’s very limited to a few things. But it does have vendors in the front of the store that do – it seems to be by brand, and certainly isn’t comprehensive. But mine has a nice Amorepacific stall, where I can even get the darkest Iope Air Cushion shade that you absolutely can’t get online (but no innisfree products, oddly). Another shop in the front of “my” Hmart has shiseido, hollika hollika, peripera, and some others.

      • As I just found out, H-Mart is an Asian grocery store – but similar to a Stop and Shop – has a few aisles of housewares, too.

        Despite needing nothing – after this discussion I couldn’t resist driving there after work. I found that my store had almost nothing – but there were two store-in-store type stalls in the front. The selection there was ok, not amazing. The only brands I knew were Face Shop and Laniege.

        Having never heard of it before, I ended up buying an Iope Air Cushion and two Mamonde sheet masks. Foundation is never light enough for my skin – and the C21 was actually a match. I was thrilled.

        The woman also gave me a bunch of free samples: a 3-piece Iope Plant Stem Cell skincare kit, 7 days of Iope serum, and balancing water and balancing emulsion from Sulwhasoo. All generous sizes too.

        I’m looking forward to trying everything while I wait for my Birchbox kit.

    • The selection depends on how big your HMart is. Generally, they do carry korean skincare, but it’s limited to roughly a few shelves. They even carry a few japanese and tawainese skincare products as well. If your HMart is fairly large, you will probably have better luck in the little third-party shops inside the HMart complex. My local HMart has The Face Shop, AmorePacific, and then a small counter which sells Etude House, Innisfree, etc.

  15. Recently ordered the Memebox staff picks skincare box for $32 with free shipping. It has 5 full size products. 5 star reviews and they all say that they recd other samples as well. Have been wanting to try Memebox for a while. Prefer skincare over makeup.

  16. This sounds exciting, but the samples are so small. You can get a Memebox for the same price with full size products. Or Beauteque Beauty Bag is $24 for 6 full size products + shipping.

  17. hope this is a sign that they are venturing into the Korean products for inclusion in boxes.

  18. Omg I bought it! Almost all the items are cult favorites and it was high time I finally try them. The TCFS mascara is apparently popular enough that there are fakes/counterfeits sold on the Internet. Memebox/Urban Outfitters sells some of these but for once Birchbox has the better price! Especially with my 20% off! For those who believe only korean skincare is popular, though, I’m not so sure, my k-beauty eyeliners trump all other western brands except Bobbi Brown :p

  19. I love KBeauty, but this is ridiculously overpriced! And, I agree with the others…most of the products are not what they should be putting in a curated K-Box. I’m disappointed. Boo Birchbox. 🙁

  20. Considering I miss Korean skin care stores sooo much this is sort of a bummer. You would spend a couple thousand Won and get a whole Ipsy or Birchbox worth of samples and you got so much stuff for your money. This is crazy expensive if you were actually in Korea. So bummed because I love all things Korean skin care.

  21. I was excited! But the box is Disappointing. The reason I stop subscribing to most boxes is eye liner and lip gloss. I have more than I will ever use in a lifetime.

    When I think Korea, I think skincare, not make-up.

  22. Can you use your Birchpoints? I don’t see where they are taken off?

  23. I wanted this until I saw what was in it. 3b is only $12 and they sent me some snail hand cream, eye lash primer, bee venom pimple blaster and rather large sample of yu-be.

    • Hi! I might just be out of the loop, but what is 3B? Thanks! 🙂

      • google “the 3b subscription box” It may still have a waiting list. It’s a fun K-beauty box.

    • snail…. bee sting? Uh… i am half saying interesting 1/2 saying eeeeewww

  24. Wow, that is a disappointing first attempt.

  25. At first I was excited – especially since Korean skincare is all the rage now, but after looking at the contents, I am disappointed in their first Korean curated box. You can get better boxes (one time purchases, not subscription) for around the same price (or even less) from!

  26. When I saw the title, I planned to grab one…but I thought it would be more skincare heavy. I’ll pass!

  27. I wish this included a cushion blush instead of weird banana hand cream but I bought it. That panda is too cute.

    • You can get Tony Moly products on and I believe the panda, too. I’ve looked at getting them a few times. Just an FYI in case you like. I believe they now have Too Cool For School as well.

      • There are MUCH cheaper places to get K-Beauty. Sepohora really jacks up the prices. Shop around.

      • I agree with the much cheaper comment. However, if you prefer to buy in person, get yourself to Ulta. They don’t consider Tonymoly a prestige product so you can use the $3.50 off of $10 coupon when you pick stuff out. Plus they have the snail stuff!

      • I got that panda on Amazon for a few dollars less than Sephora sells it. Amazon has tons of Korean beauty products now.

  28. i wish this was more skincare than makeup…

    • me too. They have the green apple suncream that could have gone into this box and facial sheet masks

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