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Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – January 2017

Nancy Su
ByNancy SuJan 25, 2017 | 4 comments


4.6 overall rating
13 Ratings | 5 Reviews

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.

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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.


Soroci Soothing Skin Toner 50 ml - Listed Value $22

This is a new brand for Mishibox and it's new to me as well. Subscribers receive the Soothing Skin Toner or the Repair Skin Softener. I got the Soothing Skin Toner, which is made from organic rice embryo. It aims to balance the skin's natural pH and control sebum.


I really like the matte, sleek design! The dispenser is a nozzle that uses a vacuum pump. It dries very quickly and leaves skin matte and hydrated. The floral fragrance is pleasant and dissipates quickly.


Chamos Snail Repair Aqua Gel Mist 50 ml- Listed Value $18

Chamos is another new-to-me brand. This facial mist has a unique gel texture.


The dispenser is a spray nozzle that sprays a fine, even mist. The gel texture melts into a watery consistency, so the mist does not feel heavy or greasy at all. I pat the mist into the skin for better absorption. It's a nice size that I can carry around and use on my face throughout the day.


Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip 3-Step Kit - Value $4

I have used this item before! It is a 3-step lip patch kit that includes an exfoliating pad, hydrogel lip patch, and lip treatment. The exfoliating pad is a cotton lip patch soaked in liquid. When you rub the patch around your lips, the formula will pill up much like how peeling gels work. The hydrogel lip patch is essentially a sheet mask for your lips. The lip treatment is a thick, honey-scented gel that locks in moisture and seals in all the goodness from the hydrogel patch.

This is a great product for when I need major TLC for dry, chapped lips.



Ettang Modeling Take Out Cup in Paper Mulberry - Value $3.99

Subscribers receive one of eight types; I got Paper Mulberry. I have used modeling masks before, and while they take more prep than sheet masks, the results are rewarding. First, you have to add water to the powder to create a thick paste. Each cup contains a spatula that is necessary to mix and apply the mask. After covering the entire face with a thick layer, wait until the paste dries to a rubbery consistency, then peel off. Afterward, my face feels plump and hydrated with zero tackiness.


Yadah Silky Fit Concealer BB Power Brightening 10 ml - Listed Value $6

This is an SPF 34 BB concealer that is formulated to moisturize, brighten, and illuminate the skin. Instructions say to avoid eyes and lips, so I guess this shouldn't be used as an under-eye concealer.


Here is a swatch on my warm, medium skin tone. The formula can be built up to your desired coverage. It doesn't feel cakey or heavy. It does make my skin look brighter under my regular BB cushion.


Chamos Snail Repair Mask - Listed Value $3

Subscribers receive one of six types, and I received Snail Repair. It has a light fragrance. The mask fit is ok but eye holes could be bigger. My face feels very cold while wearing the mask. While it's not uncomfortable, it might be too intense for other people. The cooling effect could be nice for summertime, though. The essence absorbs quickly after use, but it leaves a sticky residue that feels heavy on my skin. Overall, I'm not a big fan of the formula.

Verdict: I'm always impressed by the high value from Mishibox. Plus, they seem to find all sorts of fun, new brands for me to try. My first impressions of Soroci and Chamos are positive, and I would love to see more from them. Overall, this was a fantastic month and I enjoyed trying everything. The total retail value is $57, which is more than twice the cost of the box.

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Nancy Su
Nancy Su
Nancy began her subscription box adventure in 2014 and never looked back. She loves Asian beauty and is constantly in search of skincare holy grails. She hoards lipsticks. Her favorites are beauty, lifestyle, and jewelry subscriptions.

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What is rice embyro?

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Nancy Su

Good question– I looked it up and it’s usually called embryo rice. It’s just regular rice that still has the embryo/germinating part on the grain but contains a lot of nutritional value.

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I really liked the Sorici softener. I wish more K-beauty boxes provided toner or softener. I agree with the other comment — I have six million masks!

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I cancelled after receiving this months box. All the K-beauty boxes are getting SO mask heavy…I seriously have 50+ masks and I can’t keep up. The BB cream has a yellow undertone and does not work for my skin type. I do like the Sorici toner though!

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