No Make No Life Subscription Box Review – September 2019
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: Worldwide for free
September 2019 No Make No Life Box “Blossoming Beauty” 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 ‘Blossoming Beauty.’
Etude House Nose Pack – Retail Value $1.07 (currently sold out)
Ok, I love anything green tea or matcha flavored. And I really, really liked this little patch! It smells like matcha and was a fun green color. It worked pretty similarly to most nose strips. Apply it to a wet face, let it dry, peel away the disgusting yet enjoyable gunk that has been hanging out in your pores. My only complaint? They should have sent more than one!
Spring Eyelash Curler – Retail Value $4.24
I have stick-straight eyelashes and I find that curlers really don’t do much other than turn them into stick-straight eyelashes with a dramatic single bend! While this curler is a miss for me, it is really cute!
Glamfox Fleurissant Lip Glow, 35 g – Retail Value $11.91
I have a minor obsession with clear color-changing lip products and I have been wanting to get one of these with the little flower and floating gold flecks! It did not disappoint. It smells so good (like peaches?) and is super smooth on my lips. A few moments after I apply, my lips turn the cutest pink!
This is the shade after a few moments on my arm.
The Yeon Rosy Lips, 14 g – Retail Value $7.55 (currently sold out)
Ooooh! Look at this cute little rose! Inside is a great red balm and the world’s cutest petite mirror. This rose shade is well pigmented and has a hint of pink that I like a lot. It has a very faint rose scent.
A beautiful, vibrant shade!
Joteki 10 Second Morning Sheets, 32 sheets – Retail Value $8.69 (currently sold out)
These round wipes smell like citrus and feel really nice on my skin. I tend to keep unscented baby wipes in my nightstand just to refresh in the morning but these are a little more upscale! I always appreciate wipes in subscription boxes because between swatches at home and my routine at night, I go through A LOT.
Etude House Therapy Air Mask in ‘Damask Rose’ – Retail Value $1.91
I am loving all the rose items this month. Perfect for a floral-centered box! This mask was really nice. It had a traditional rose scent, fit my face well, and left my skin really hydrated. What more can I ask for?
Crayon Touch Me Mascara, 18 g – Retail Value $2.11 (currently sold out)
I don’t usually love the mascaras that come in this sub, and this one was just ok. It had a chemical smell that I didn’t like and aside from that, it was a pretty basic black mascara. The size was really small and the weirdly angled brush was awkward to use.
Crayon Touch Me Mascara Top Coat, 18 g – Retail Value $2.10
This top coat is meant to add more curl to your lashes, which it did not do to mine at all. I think I would prefer one really great curling mascara than two steps that don’t work that well.
Verdict: No Make No Life Box was more exciting this month than last for sure! I love floral-themed beauty products and there were some winners in here, specifically the two lip products. I also loved the mask and nose strip, and used them right after the other for a really fun night of skincare. The wipes are great, and I love that it was a full pack of 32. The eyelash related products were the ones that made less sense in this box, and all three were duds for me. This continues to be a box that breaks about even cost-wise. This box has a value of around $39.58, which is slightly above the subscription cost.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will most likely get the October box.
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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What do you think of the September No Make No Life box?