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Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – April 2017

Nancy Su
ByNancy SuApr 20, 2017 | 12 comments

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Mishibox
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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.

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no:hj Golden Collagen Stamping Mask - Value $4.90

Subscribers received one of three types of no:hj masks, and I got the Golden Collagen Stamping Mask. First of all, the packaging was one of a kind! I loved the subtle 3-D effect when I moved it from side to side. The fragrance was flowery but not too strong. The mask fit was nice, and the essence soaked into my skin very quickly after use. My face felt amazingly hydrated and my skin looked more even toned. Plus, it did not feel sticky at all! Two thumbs up.

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Here's the mask on my face. It's like I'm wearing gold foil fish scales!

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SNP Salon Face Pad - Listed Value $3

This cotton peeling pad contains white willow bark, peppermint, rosemary, and chamomile extracts as well as lemon peel oil for gentle physical and chemical exfoliation while decreasing sensitivity. It has two sides, a white side, and a green side. The white side is used all over the face while the green side is designed for a more focused exfoliation on your T-zone. The pad performs very much like a peeling gel-- the liquid balls up on your face almost immediately. However, the soft cotton pad provides bonus physical exfoliation, which isn't the case for regular peeling gels. My face felt very soft and smooth afterward, but I also noticed some red skin patches that might have been due to over exfoliation. I like this peeling pad but I would definitely be more gentle to my skin next time.

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Mediheal Warming Eye Mask in No Scent (Brown) - Listed Value $4

This is a self-healing eye mask featuring characters from LINE Friends that aims to help tired, puffy eyes. Subscribers received one of three varieties, and I got the No Scent version. The coolest part about the mask is its cute design! It also has ear holes so you can secure the mask around your face. The cotton mask warmed up almost immediately after being removed from its packaging. It stayed warm for 15 to 20 minutes. However, I only used it for about 5 minutes because it started getting too warm for me. I think this would have been a better product for fall or winter, but it's currently too warm where I live to feel soothed by this level of heat.

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Aromame Mochere Witch Cream in Wrinkle Down Cream 1.76 oz. - Listed Value $16

Subscribers received one of four varieties of face cream. I received the Wrinkle Down Cream, which contains dragon blood tree sap and aims to protect the skin from effects of aging. It has a soft fragrance and a creamy consistency. I like that the cream sinks in fairly quickly after application. When used sparingly it doesn't feel heavy or greasy on my skin. I haven't noticed any spectacular improvements just yet, but I like the hydrating formula enough to continue using it in my nighttime routine.

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Revecen Moisture Shine Lip Gloss in Ruby 0.17 oz. - Listed Value $15

Subscribers received one of six shades of lipgloss from Revecen. I got Ruby, a bright purple-y pink with shimmer.

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Here is the lip gloss on my arm. It provides semi-sheer coverage and plenty of shine. The staying power is decent and the color is beautiful for spring looks. I also like that this formula is lightweight and non-sticky. However, I'm not a big lip gloss fan. I know they're making a comeback this spring but I'm going to stick to my matte liquid lipsticks for a little longer!

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Daycell Re,DNA Propolis Ampoule 0.54 oz. - Value $6.90

Daycell is a new brand for me! This is an ampoule that uses bee propolis, a natural antibiotic and antiseptic, and niacinamide for moisturizing, brightening, and anti-aging properties. I love using propolis products for my acne-prone skin, so I was delighted to see this product. The formula looks viscous upon first glance, but it spreads very easily on the skin and leaves no tacky residue! I repeat: it is not sticky! My skin feels soft and hydrated, and even my pimples look a bit less angry the next day. Love!

Verdict: The total value this month is about $50, which is twice the cost of the box! My favorite discovery is the Daycell Re,DNA Propolis Ampoule, and a close second is the no:hj face mask. I loved the idea of the warming eye mask, but it just didn't feel like the appropriate weather for me to use. Overall, Mishibox excels at introducing me to new brands and unique products, and I definitely received that this month.

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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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12 comments

Em

I love Mishi box. Super high quality, the boxes I’ve got have been lovely. I loved the April box. The glacier milk witch cream is amazing, so is the propolis. The lipgloss disappears very quick but is a fun shade. The customer service is great too.

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yali

I actually really disliked the choices this month, sadly.

I found the cream to be hella stinky (I got the bronze one) and the plastic packaging wasn’t sturdy nor sealed correctly so it leaked all over the lid.
the propolis ampoule came almost half empty even though it did not leak.
the lip gloss kept leaking all over my mouth, was a little patchy, and disappeared completely within five minutes… (and I also think the high value of it could have been spent on something more exciting, but that’s my personal preferences, and the things I find exciting).
I also didn’t care for the exfoliating pad, but again, personal preference of mine.

Since I was already on the fence about it, I decided to unsubscribe
Though, I never rule out re-subscribing in the future. I enjoyed it a lot overall (except for this month) and I do recommend, especially if you are new to AB

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Amy

Nancy,
What other Asian beauty boxes do you like?

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Nancy Su

Hi Amy! Other than Mishibox I really enjoy PinkSeoul and PinkSeoul Plus. I used to love Memebox’s curated boxes until they changed up their business model and stopped offering those.

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Jenn

Do you know if I sub now, will I get April box or may box?

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Nancy Su

May would be the first box!

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Shawn

Love the gold fish scale photo!

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Shay

I miss getting Mishibox. Had to cancel because I have skin/beauty product overload right now. As soon as I use up my stash, I’ll be re-subscribing.

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Sharon in SE TX

Thanks for your Mishibox reviews, Nancy! They encouraged me to try this box and I love it.

I received the lip gloss in Garnet and it appears to be a shade darker than the one you received. It’s more in the dark pink family than red. I don’t usually wear lip gloss, but it’s been my favorite thing in this box.

I also received the Alaska Ice Cream Glacier Milk Witch Cream (blue jar). I haven’t seen any changes, but it’s a nice, light moisturizer.

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Tamara

Hi, I have the Extra Solution Cream version of the Witch Cream. Would love to trade for the Whitening Pearl Liquid Cream.

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Marion

I’ve never heard of witch cream before, but now I want it on the sole basis of the name.

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Sharon

Me too!

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