What Is Next (W.I.N) Beauty Kit Review + Coupon – December 2016
W.I.N (What Is Next) Beauty Kit is a monthly subscription kit featuring innovative, premium quality Asian beauty and skincare products. Each month, new or popular products are carefully selected from countries such as Korea, Japan, and Taiwan to be featured in the kits. Each kit contains a selection of deluxe samples with at least one full sized item.
This subscription is currently in Waitlist mode.
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The Subscription Box: W.I.N Beauty Kit
The Cost: $14 a month + Free shipping
The Products: 5-6 samples with at least 1 full-sized item, plus a collectible bag
Ships to: U.S. only
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Each month’s kit comes with an info card.
This month’s makeup bag is beautiful! It’s lined with padded cotton. It’s just my style.
Skin79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm (Gold), 7g – Value $4.66
I’ve tried Skin79 BB Creams in the past and they were great. This Gold formula contains gold and caviar extracts to protect and restore damaged skin as well as arbutin to brighten the complexion. It also has SPF 30. The BB cream provides medium coverage. It blends very easily (I like to use my fingers, but brushes work well too) and doesn’t feel cakey at all.
Here are some swatches of the color. There is only one shade available, and it suits my warm-toned medium complexion well.
Purederm Hydro Soothing Cucumber Pads – Value $0.93
These are a fun take on cucumber slices. The cotton pads contain cucumber extract to help reduce dark circles and puffiness. They look and smell like cucumbers too! I had a lot of fun putting them on my cheeks and eyes. I also like that the baggie is resealable and convenient for travel.
Half Moon Eyes Pink Fruity 10ml – Value $2.99
This is a wash-off face mask that contains dragon fruit extract. It aims to shrink pores, deliver hydration, and eliminate dead skin cells for brighter and healthier skin. It applies like a clay mask and is easy to wash off. After washing it off, my face was smooth, hydrated, and bright. The skin was practically glowing! It’s a shame the capsule doesn’t reseal – there’s enough product for at least two uses.
Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Pack samples – Value $1.80?
Subscribers receive either the Skinfood Argan Oil Repair Plus Treatment Mask or these from Nature Republic. These are intensive hair treatments that use argan oil, fruit extracts, and herbal extracts to strengthen and restore shine to damaged hair. There is no volume listed but I estimate that there’s 15ml per packet. The consistency was slick, dense, and heavy but it washed off with ease. My hair felt silky soft and not at all greasy afterward!
PACKage Everyday Bouncy Face Mask – Value $1.80
This is a new Korean brand for me. The packaging is beyond adorable– there a tiny bear smelling flowers under a beehive! This cotton sheet mask contains honey extract, propolis extract, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and brighten the skin. The mask is thin and drenched in gel-like essence. Unfortunately, the mask fit was subpar (the eye and nose holes were way too big) and the essence felt uncomfortably sticky after use.
PACKage Melt Me Softly Nose Strip – Value $0.80
This nose strip is different from the usual peel-off kinds in that it doesn’t harden or stick to your nose like a wax strip. Actually, it’s more like a sheet mask for your nose! The strip is soaked in essence that contains lemon and herb extracts to target impurities and gently melt away blackheads and sebum. It’s suitable for me, who finds the usual peel-off kind too harsh and painful.
The nose strip felt minty cool when applied. The pores on my nose looked smaller and cleaner temporarily. However, the full effect might have been lost on me since I don’t actually have blackheads.
Verdict: I had a fun time trying everything from this month’s W.I.N Beauty Kit. I was really excited to be introduced to new-to-me brands, Half Moon Eyes and PACKage. However, four out of six items were some kind of sheet or mask, so it didn’t feel like there was a lot of variety in the curation. The total value is around $12.98, which is below the cost of the subscription. Due of these reasons, I liked last month’s curation better, but I’m holding out hope that next month will have more item variety. If you’re interested in subscribing, know that it is in waitlist mode, but the turnaround time for me was only a couple of days.
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