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Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – May 2017

Nancy Su
ByNancy SuMay 20, 2017 | 8 comments

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Mishibox
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.

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

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Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

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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Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Each month’s box comes with an info card and how-to instructions. English ingredient lists can be found on the Mishibox website.

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Skin Watchers UV Success Sunscreen, 1.69 oz. – Value $26

I used to view sunscreen with a lot of disdain, but Asian beauty brought me down a new path. This path is one of enlightenment and SPF 50 sun protection! This is an SPF 50 broad spectrum sunscreen that’s formulated without parabens and mineral oil. It applies like a cream, dries down quickly with a slight white cast, and feels moisturizing without being greasy. It also layers well under makeup. Due to the creamy formula, it feels a little heavy on my skin, which is exacerbated under a scorching sun. My oily skin prefers more lightweight formulas. I can definitely see myself using this during colder seasons, though.

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Daycell Animal Hand Cream in Kiki, 2 oz. – Value $6.90

This hand cream is adorable! There were three types sent out and I received Kiki the Cat, which to me smells like candy and honeysuckle. The formula is super silky and absorbs into my skin like a dream. It dries down quickly and leaves skin super soft with zero stickiness. Plus, this little tube is perfect for displaying on a desk or dresser!

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Daycell Re, DNA Propolis Cream, 0.67 oz. – Value $10

This cream contains 80% propolis and niacinamide to moisturize, brighten, and provide anti-aging effects to the skin. It smells just like warm honey, which makes me want to slather this all over my face. However, a little goes a long way on my oily skin. While I wouldn’t say it’s greasy, the cream takes a while to fully absorb and leaves skin just a little bit tacky. My face also looks oilier in the morning if I had applied it the night before. I don’t notice any immediate brightening effects, as is the case for most of my skincare. I will keep this for use in the wintertime, for when my skin is in more need of hydration.

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

PACKage Everyday Bouncy Facial Mask – Value $3

I first tried this mask in the December 2016 W.I.N Beauty Kit and thought it was nothing to write home about. After using it a second time my opinion hasn’t changed. The sheet mask contains honey extract, propolis extract, and hyaluronic acid which aim to hydrate and brighten the skin. The packaging features a tiny bear smelling flowers under a beehive. Way too cute! The mask is thin and drenched in gel-like essence, which can feel a bit gooey. Sadly, the eye and nose holes on the mask are way too big. Plus, after use, the essence feels uncomfortably sticky, so much that I ended up washing it off my face. It might be better for larger faces or dry skin, but it isn’t for me.

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box May 2017

Tosowoong Black-head Nose Pack – Value $3.56

This full-sized box contains 8 nose strips for keeping blackheads at bay. It uses charcoal, volcanic ash, and Moroccan lava clay to grab sebum and reduce the appearance of pores. If you read my other reviews you may know that I don’t do nose strips. I must have a delicate epidermis or something because I cry like a baby when trying to rip these off my nose. Luckily, my boyfriend loves these. He gets a kick out of seeing the little white specks that get pulled out by a great nose strip. These by Tosowoong work just as intended. They’re easy to apply, easy to take off (according to him…) and remove tiny white dots that clog up his pores. That said, he doesn’t have any blackheads, only sebaceous filaments, so the “blackhead” part of this claim is yet to be challenged.

Verdict: The total value this month is $49.46, which is more than twice the cost of the box! I think the curation is well rounded as well as consistent with what I expect from Mishibox. While none of the products blew me away, I do give the Skin Watchers sunscreen a big thumbs up. There aren’t any new brands this month but almost all of the products are new to me, so I have no complaints.

What do you think of Mishibox?

Mishibox will send you a curated box with a combination of 4 - 6 deluxe-sized samples and full-sized Korean beauty products from a wide range of Korean brands. They are all about finding the best Korean beauty products for you to try from both brands that you already love and the brands that they th... read more.
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.

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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8 comments

KimberlyB

Asian packaging is so much fun! The nose strips big illustration cracked me up, and I’d almost purchase the mask just for the adorable scene.

Amy

Nancy, do you think it’s worth paying the $5.95 shipping for this subscription?

I’m currently subscribed to Beauteque BB and am looking for one more good k-beauty box, thanks!

Nancy Su

Hey Amy, I didn’t notice the shipping increase since I was grandfathered into a lower price, oops. I’d say look through the past reviews to see if the average RV is worth it to you.

Personally Mishibox is one of my favorite Kbeauty subs! Also their brand selection rarely overlaps with Beauteque BB so it would be great to have both.

Amy

Thanks for your input! I’m due for a renewal for Beauteque BB and to be honest, it’s been a little disappointing for them to delay their shipment twice and now to say they’re changing the shipping date to the last day of the month.

I just subbed to PinkSeoul and I’m really excited about that one. I’m not sure if I want to spend the money to get all 3 of these kbeauty bags.

Meeshelly

The shipping on this box says its $5.95 not $3.95 🙁

Melissa W.

If I order now, will I get this box?

Nancy Su

According to their website tomorrow is the last day to get May’s box!

Melissa W.

Thank you!

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