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Kira Kira Crate by Japan Crate Review + Coupon – August 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.

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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 August 2018 Review

This box 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 using the items in the box. The theme this month is “Sunset Spa,” which sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Let’s see what the items have in store for us! 

Hatomugi UV Milky Gel

Hatomugi UV Milky Gel

Intensely moisturizing, this is actually a facial moisturizer with SPF! I usually don’t wear less on my face than a 30 SPF for every day, more if I’m going to the beach, but this stuff is SPF 31, which I thought was an interesting measurement. It’s not sticky or greasy in the slightest, and this stuff absorbs so fast. It sank right into my skin, and it has a fantastic powdery, floral scent!

Foot Care Soap

I’ve never had soap specifically designed for my feet before! I can see why, though – it contains little exfoliating granules that are just perfect for dead skin. It boasts strawberry, peach, and apricot as its ingredients, creating a pleasingly sweet, fruity fragrance that I really enjoy.

Foot Mask (Seaweed)

Now that my feet are nice and clean, I guess it’s time for a foot mask, which I’ve never had before, either. This is the perfect thing for the end of a really long day when you want just a tiny bit of self-care before bed. These had a grassy smell and the shape was a perfect little bootie to fit the entire foot. I think my feet were more moisturized after using, but most importantly, propped in bed with a movie and these bad boys was extremely relaxing!

Heel Covers

As if my feet weren’t pampered enough, these heel covers are the big guns when it comes to foot moisturization! I really like these; the pink color is soothing and they’re easy to put into the drawer of my nightstand when I’m not using them. I used my own lotion before sleeping in these and my heels were so smooth when I woke up. 

Body Sheet

Look at the shape of this – it’s like a perfect little cape of pampering! I’ve liked using face masks sometimes when I have a sunburn, and that’s what this is designed for, to be used after a day in the sun. It has still been really hot lately, so I used this after a long day of trying to murder the weeds in my front yard and it felt so good, with lots of extra essence to rub into my shoulders after time was up. 

Verdict: These products were awesome! I really liked that they mostly focused on my feet, giving me several products that do several different things for a complete home-spa experience. I was also really happy to receive an SPF product in this box; I felt that really added value to the box and is something that I’ll use every day.

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 October 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: This box costs $29 + free shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $5.80.

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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.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. Very interesting things, esp the foot care products! Hard to find them online, too; there are a few Hatomugi products, but not the UV milky gel.
    Thank you for this review!

    • Of course, Carol! I hope you’re able to try a few things ^_^

  2. Sorry but this box seems really cheap and boring. Especially for $30. No thanks

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