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No Make No Life Box Review – June 2019

No Make No Life June 2019 beauty subscription box review

No Make No Life (nmnl) is a Japanese & Korean beauty subscription box. “The name itself stands for: *no makeup no life*, since beauty and makeup products are some of the 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: $35.00 a month + free shipping

The Products: A mix of 8-9 full-sized Japanese & Korean beauty items from 6 different categories – skin, body, make, hair, bath, and tools

Ships to: Worldwide for free

June 2019 No Make No Life Box “Rise & Shine” Review

 

The booklet list gives you detailed information on each item, as well as instructions on how to use certain products. This month’s theme is ‘Rise and Shine.’

 

Etude House My Beauty Tool Eti Hair Band – Retail Value $5.04

Meow! This headband is so cute, and perfect for holding your hair back while you cleanse or mask. Though it does have an elastic portion on the back which makes it adjustable, I did find it a little tight on my 23-inch head, but not so much that it was unusable.

 

Angel Heart Cheek, Eye, and Lip Cream – Retail Value $3.20

This compact reminds me of those weird wax lip candies I used to get at Halloween when I was a kid. Open it up and you have a soft petal pink tint for lips, cheeks, or eyes, though I don’t think this is a shade I would apply over my peepers. It applies in a sheer wash of girly pink and looks really natural on cheeks, as well as lips.

 

Choonee Water Lip Tint Balm – Retail Value $3.17

I have been weirdly into orange/red shades for my lips this spring and this water balm is a great shade if you also enjoy these bolder colors. The formula is sheer, but very buildable, meaning you can have just a hint or really go bold with a few extra swipes.

 

Etude House Oh M’Eye Line Liquid Eyeliner – Retail Value $4.72

Eyeliner seems to be a regular occurrence in this box. This jet black, fluid liner is applied with a delicate brush tip, and though it took longer than I would prefer to dry, it worked very well. It stayed in place, even through rubbing my eyes when I forgot I was wearing it. It was not super waterproof, so if you prefer that feature in a liner, this might not be your favorite.

 

Lip Moist Oil  in ‘Mellow Orange’ – Retail Value $2.07

This lipgloss kind of smelled like orange JELLO, which I rather enjoyed. It was a pretty straightforward clear gloss with lots of shine and no taste.

No Make No Life June 2019 beauty subscription box review swatches

From top to bottom: Angel Heart Tint, Choonee Lip Tint Balm, Etude House Liner, Lip Moist Oil

 

Juicy Bottle Mask – Retail Value $1.21

This mask is drenched in clear serum and has a very light, fruity scent. The instructions inside the booklet say it works in as little as 10 minutes, making this a great option for a quick morning mask.

 

Oshima Tsubaki Hair Cream – Retail Value $6.57

This hair cream has a soft floral scent and its most notable ingredient is camellia oil. I tried it on my dry hair, brushing it through with my fingers. It felt a little sticky, which had me concerned, but the texture in my hair was really nice and soft. You can also use it on wet or damp hair for a little extra smoothing and shine.

 

Lucky Trendy Hair Curler Set – Retail Value $5.94

These curlers are really interesting. Hollow, lightweight tubes, they have spiked grippers that grab onto your hair as you twist your tresses around then lock the loops into place. I tried these with damp hair and did find them mighty uncomfortable to sleep on. It might be a better option to use these and blow dry? The curling effect certainly did work, but those grippers made it hard to untwist my coarse hair without messing each curl.

Verdict: No Make No Life Box was fun this month. I love lip products, and we received 3 of them this month. I also thought the liner itself was really nice, though I will admit that I don’t love totally waterproof liners, making this a great choice in my book. I never complain about a nice sheet mask, and I also enjoyed the hair cream and kitten band. The only duds for me were the curlers, but my hair is really thick and unruly, and things like this don’t often work for me. My only real qualm with this box is that once again, the retail value ($31.92) is lower than the box cost. I would have liked to at least break even.  

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up now, June will be your first box.

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Value Breakdown: This box costs $35.00 + free shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $4.38.

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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Comments (5)

  1. My friend informed me that this box is all Japan dollar store items

    • Yea, it’s kinda looks that way. I did a lot of research before committing to a K beauty sub.. so many of them are below what you pay in value. I ended up with Beauteque which seems to be a pretty fair subscription in terms of value. I would never sub to this one

      • I am more into the fun factor than the value factor. I already have way too many high-end products collecting dust in the closet. There are also no Japanese dollar stores near my home. The nearest one is about 6,700 miles away.

    • They’ve always appeared that way to me so I am not surprised. Some of the items look interesting and fun but not worth the cost to subscribe for me however I’ll always check out the reviews.

  2. I just love this box so much. Even when something isn’t my thing, it is still fun. The crazy curlers went to a friend’s young daughter. She has long, straight hair and uses them on the ends. She also loves telling her friends they are from Japan. The Angel Heart lip cream (using on lips only) is a great color for me. The lip shaped compact and eyeliner look great sitting side by side on my vanity. The big hit for me was the hair cream. A little bit of the cream goes a long way & makes my hair so soft. I always enjoy reading your reviews, especially for this box.

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