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Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – February 2017

Nancy Su
ByNancy SuFeb 28, 2017 | 11 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.

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.

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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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You say that shipping is $3.95 in your posts, but it looks like shipping is actually $5.95. Do you have a special code to help you get cheaper shipping?

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shipping fees for mishibox went up on january 1st 2017. new subscribers will pay $5.95 for shipping. old subscribers have a locked-in shipping fee of $3.95 as long as they don’t cancel their subscription 🙂 so if you haven’t subscribed yet but are planning to, you will be charged $5.95. hope that helps.

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I received the RE:CIPE Donghae Water Moisture Essence instead of the broccoli essence and the snail sheet mask which is a less lewd version of the banana, lol. Not that I mind, since I think it’s hilarious. I loved the prism effect on the mask packaging though, it was so mesmerizing!

I signed up this month for the blackhead steam starter and tried it last night and I don’t see any difference, either. Disappointing.

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I got my FaceTory mask bag today. It was a great selection of masks I’ve never tried. It’s the cheapest k-beauty option I’ve found too. The masks look nice though. I’m impressed. Also, they included a cute card with tips and details on the masks. Happy day! 😉

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I agree. I signed up for both boxes, and I really liked them both. Despite them saying one of them is the “luxe” box, I’m not really sure I could tell the difference between the two (the masks were only $1 or $2 more than the 4-pack box). Regardless, I still really liked both boxes, and I also really liked the detailed info cards. I loved the actual boxes too! The drawings are so cute. 🙂

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Thanks for posting your opinion on FaceTory. I just signed up! It is definitely a great price and I am obsessed with sheet masks!

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I hear you on the obsession with sheet masks. I’m hooked!

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It took about 10 days to arrive, but I love the masks and they’re new all brands to me. I liked the little info. cards they included too. For the price, I’m keeping this one. 😉

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I’ve been thinking of signing up for FaceTory and almost did the other day but I was hoping to see reviews and couldn’t really find any.

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Wow. The illustration on that mask is, um, interesting. I wonder what the banana is saying?

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Melissa W.

Lol.. I couldn’t stop laughing seeing the banana! It seems to be a rated R mask.. not for kids! What were they thinking..lol.

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