Kira Kira Crate by Japan Crate Review + Coupon – April 2018

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Kira Kira Crate from Japan Crate is a monthly delivery of beauty products directly from Japan. You’ll receive 6-8 full-size products ranging from fragrant lotions and scrubs to fun cosmetics, face masks, and unique ways to relax.

open Kira Kira box

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Kira Kira April 2018 review

About Kira Kira Crate

The Subscription Box: Kira Kira Crate

The Cost: $29 a month + free U.S. shipping 

COUPON: Use code MSA3 to save $3 off your first Japan Crate Premium, Doki Doki Crate, Umai Crate, or Kira Kira Crate

The Products: 6-8 full-size items directly from Japan through a mix of four categories: Daily Care, Cosmetics, Pamper, and Bath & Spa

Ships to: U.S. and International, with the exception of these countries

Kira Kira Crate April 2018 Review

Kira Kira Crate always comes with a booklet that describes all the items and how to use them, which is great because the majority of the packaging is written in Japanese! They also feature customer photos that use the hashtag #kirakiracrate to share on social media and include a great how-to on how to use the items in the box. This month is all about pampering the whole body, so let’s see what the box has in store for us!

IE Spa Gold Foil Pack

IE Spa Gold Foil Pack

I love sheet masks so much, and this gold one is so luxurious! I love that it’s in two pieces so that you can really customize the fit. My favorite thing to do is to get one of these ready, put it on, and watch an episode of something on Netflix while the mask does its work. This made my skin really soft and while I didn’t notice much of a difference in appearance after, it felt more moisturized. 

Foot Therapy Sheet, Lavender

I have always wanted to try one of these toxin-removing foot pads, so I was really excited to find this in the box. I could’ve gotten either this scent or the rose one, and it wouldn’t have mattered which one because I like both smells. The pamphlet was sure to mention that this item shouldn’t be used on people with shellfish allergies, which I thought was helpful. It took me a second to figure out how to use these, but I found some helpful YouTube tutorials, and I really like that there are two sets in here – it really adds value to the box!

Onsen Bath Salts

In Japan, onsens are natural hot springs! I thought these were interesting because they really contain ingredients commonly found in an actual natural hot spring, like sodium sulfate, to relax your muscles and improve circulation. I would spend my life in the bathtub if I could, so any time I get bath time goodies, I’m always happy. I thought these smelled nice; I couldn’t get a sense of what the green variety was that I received, but it was floral with a touch of musk.

Mellsavon Hand Wash

I’m at a special phase in life, you guys – I was delighted with this item because I never think to buy hand soap for my house (I mean the fancy foamy kind, we do always have a bar of Dove kicking around; I’m lazy, not gross, haha). This stuff smells so clean, like brushed cotton. It’s supposed to aid in warding off germs because of the natural plant extracts inside; there are so many present that the bottle actually designates this wash as “medicated.” I can’t speak to whether it’ll keep me healthy or not, but it smells great, so into my bathroom it goes! 

Point Makeup Remover

So clever! This pen is perfectly designed to fix any makeup oopsies that happen, whether it’s eyeliner or mascara. I am so pumped to put this in my purse and keep it handy for during-the-day touch-ups; no matter how hard I try, my bottom liner tends to fall midday, and this will clean it up, no problem!

Rilakkuma Handcream

There’s usually a hand cream in these boxes, and this one is especially adorable! Mine is the Rilakkama, which ended up being pineapple-scented (the other one I could have received is rose-scented). Wow, is this smell strong! Full disclosure: I’ve hated pineapple my entire life, so clearly this isn’t my item, and I’m the first to say that if I liked pineapple, I’m sure I would be all over this stuff. It doesn’t smell fake at all; the smell is strong but it’s not cloyingly sweet or artificial. I have a friend who loves pineapple, and I know I’m going to make her day when I give this to her! 

Verdict: Kira Kira Crate is consistently one of the best parts of my entire month; this box was full of items that all served incredibly different purposes. I was dying to try some detox foot pads, and I loved the bath salts. That makeup remover pen was so clever, and I will always be able to use hand soap at my place. Even a slight case of pineapple hand cream couldn’t dull the shine of this month’s box!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Unfortunately, no. You must sign up by the end of each month to receive the following month’s box. Sign up today to receive June as your first box. Check out our spoilers!

From Kira Kira’s FAQ:

Orders close at 11:59pm PST on the last day of the month. Any orders placed after then will be dated as the 1st of the following month.

Coupon – Use code MSA3 to save $3 off your first Japan Crate Premium, Doki Doki Crate, Umai Crate, or Kira Kira Crate

Value Breakdown: At $29 for this box, you are paying about $4.83 for each item.

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Written by Laine Wooliscroft

Laine Wooliscroft

Laine is a life-long movie nut who loves YA novels, wine, and her cat. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Birchbox and ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain bath bombs, food, and items relating to her most-beloved fandoms.

Posted in Kira Kira Crate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: kira kira crate | 2 comments


  1. Great review. I’ve been wanting to try this subscription box

    • Thanks so much, Rebecca! This box is one of my absolute favorites ^_^

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