No Make No Life Box Review + Coupon – June 2018


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No Make No Life (nmnl) is a beauty subscription box. “The name itself stands for: *no make no life*, since beauty and makeup products are some of essential aspects in our daily life.”

nmnl is a subscription-based service that delivers you a box full of unique japanese beauty products from tokyo to straight to your doorsteps. our aim is to introduce japanese culture via beauty products that not only look good but make you feel good. each box, curated personally by our in-house beauty consultant, includes 5- 7 items in several categories including skin, body, make, hair, bath and tools.

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About The No Make No Life Box

The Subscription Box: nmnl

The Cost: $29.99 a month + free shipping

Coupon: Use coupon code 3OFF to save $3 off your first box

The Products: A mix of 5-7 full-sized beauty items from 6 different categories – skin, body, make, hair, bath, and tools

Ships to: Worldwide

June 2018 No Make No Life Box Review

The booklet list gives you information on each item, as well as instructions on how to use each product.

Maiko-san Facepuff Wash

I use exfoliants and masks on my skin occasionally but I tend to stick to milder stuff for my day to day routine. This face wash puff is extremely soft and gentle on my skin. I have a few different types of sponges or puffs and this one fits in nicely with my collection. If my skin feels extra sensitive or I’ve used a bristle brush for a few days, this soft puff is really gentle on my skin.

Elegant Nail Stickers

I’m never great with nail stickers so I was a little worried about these! There were three possible variants and I received the flowers. The instructions are to pick a sticker that fits your nail, apply the sticker to your nail, fold the excess over the end of your nail, and file the extra portion off. This worked pretty well for me (again, I always struggle with nail stickers so you may have better luck!). I ended up cutting down the stickers to fit my nail, then filing the excess. I found that if I applied a clear coat afterward, these had better staying power. My go-to trick for nail stickers is to only apply them to a couple fingers so they’re accents to my nail polish. I definitely don’t have the skills to get all of my nails to look great but I like the accent nail look.

Pelican Soap – Beautiful Pearl Soap

This soap was listed at the NMNL staff pick and is a popular brand in Japan. This contains pearl essence, powder, and collagen. The soap is supposed to keep your skin moisturized and blemish free. I don’t often buy bar soap to use as a face wash but this was really nice. It created a small lather. The soap felt very mild and paired nicely with the face wash puff. My face felt really clean and soft after using this. I love using this to wash my face in the morning when I don’t have to worry about makeup removal. It feels really refreshing as a morning face wash.

Vibeke’s UV Protection Gel

Give me all the sun protection, all the time! This gel can be used on your face and body. It’s free from fragrance, alcohol, parabens, and silicone. I really like the gel consistency and the SPF 30 is great. I love the packaging so much! Sun protection is a must and it’s even better when the product is cute!

18 Color Eyeshadow and Highlight Palette

While I often love the products in No Make No Life, I find that the actual makeup products are usually the least interesting for me. This feels like a pretty standard drugstore palette but it does have a nice selection of colors. This is an easy neutral toned palette with a couple pops of color so it’s the kind of thing I keep on hand for a quick touchup but not really a whole look. I like the slight shimmer for the highlighting colors and I am able to create a soft, neutral look with this palette.

Here are the swatches for all the colors:

The pigmentation is a little light and there are a few similar colors. This is definitely for a neutral-leaning look with a slight pop of color.

Verdict: No Make No Life had a nice mix of skincare and beauty items this month. I didn’t love the eyeshadow palette but I have been using it as backup/travel makeup. I really loved the inclusion of the UV protection gel and have been getting a ton of use out of that.  Nail stickers are always fun to play with and I’ve really been enjoying the new soap/puff addition to my skincare routine! I find that I typically lean towards the skin products or beauty tools more than the actual makeup products.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. If you sign up now, August will be your first box.  Check out the latest spoilers!

Coupon: Use coupon code 3OFF to save $3 off your first box

Value Breakdown: At $29.99 for this box, you are paying about $5.99 for each item.

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Written by Sarah Paul

Sarah Paul

Sarah’s first box was Honest Company and she was excited to learn that there are boxes to cover many of her interests which include coffee, sci-fi, books, pop culture, comics, and makeup. She’s currently loving Stars Hollow Monthly and Vegan Cuts, and can’t wait to find more!

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Posted in nmnl Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: nmnl | 4 comments

4 Comments

  1. This was a great review

  2. I don’t even really understand what No Make No Life means? Not makeup, but make? I don’t get it. And everything in this box is pretty lame.

  3. Wow this is all junk. We have these type of stores here in Vegas and I cold buy all that for about $5.00. Trust me they paid waaaay less.

    • I’m actually going to Vegas next week I’ll have to look out for k-beauty stores while I’m there, especially if the items are cheap.

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