Saturday, April 16, 2016

April Mishibox Review + Giveaway

You might recall that I did two reviews of Mishibox boxes back in 2015 - I reviewed the August one and their very fist box - the June one. And I absolutely loved them both! Being a makeup and skincare hoarder enthusiast, I just love receiving these boxes and finding something new and amazing every time. But things started accumulating quickly and I had to take a break (not one that I actually WANTED to take for sure, but more of a frowny-husband imposed break).

Then when I went on Mishibox's website a couple of months ago to finally revive my subscription, I learned that there was a waiting list! Guys, Mishibox has come such a long way! They now have an online store on their website!!! And there was a waiting list!! I mean, I shouldn't really be excited about having to wait few months to get a box, but I was, because the folks behind Mishibox are amazing and they totally deserve all the love and hype - this is definitely the best Asian Beauty subscription box currently on the market, so YAY for Mishibox for rocking it!!!

For those of you who are not yet familiar with MISHIBOX, it is a relatively new (less than one year old) monthly beauty subscription box that delivers hand-picked, top-quality Korean beauty products straight to your door! Every (adorable) box comes with a combination of 5-6 sample-size and full-size products. It can be anything from skincare to makeup and all the amazing things in-between. 

The cost of this monthly subscription box is simply unbeatable - $19.95!!! And, amazingly, you can choose to subscribe for the entire year (and save $12), or buy one box at a time. When I got the first box for review, I was so excited and happy with the products included, I immediately hopped over to MISHIBOX website and ordered a couple more (the June and August one).  As soon as we move to Santa Fe and get all settled in, I am reviving my subscription again and keeping it, because the products included are always amazing and so worth the $19.95 per month!

I would highly recommend giving this awesome subscription box a try. The products you get are pretty high-end and very popular in Asia, plus you won't be able to get some of them anywhere else in the USA or Canada. 

What's in the box?!

The April 2016 box included:

My thoughts:

SKIN WATCHERS Ceramizing Cream 

Hands down, my favorite item in the box. This is a fantastic moisturizing cream. It keeps your skin super hydrated and soft, without the greasy feeling some moisturizers give you. It's formulated with ceramide, which is known for its water-retention capacity. It also helps repair the skin's natural barrier. The flyer included with the box says this cream is great for all skin types. I tried it a couple of times after cleansing my skin and it really feels amazing. It makes my skin very smooth and kind of silky to the touch. It doesn't make me feel oily, it isn't too heavy, and it works great under makeup. I would definitely highly recommend this cream!  

IT'S SKIN Todak Todak Pack  

There were 5 different typed of this little cutie in the MISHIBOX this month - Elasticity, Nutrition, Pore, Moisture and Vitality. I got the green one, which is the Pore pack - score! This is a clay pack with egg whites and apple that helps remove, control sebum and tighten pores. It's basically a mask that you apply on a dry skin after thorough cleansing and leave for about 15-20 minutes. After 15 minutes I was definitely feeling the effects - my skin was tightening fast!

I am happy I got this particular pack, because my pores has always been problematic. I need to deep-cleanse regularly and use products like these to keep them small and tight and not too visible. I like how this products works, I love the texture and the fragrance, and I love that it doesn't dry my skin up. I have a feeling I will be purchasing more of these in the near future!

ILLI mask

I haven't used this mask yet. but I am always happy to see Korean face masks in the MISHIBOX, because they're just wonderful. I received the Camellia Oil Nourishing Mask. It is formulated with Camellia Oil, Bean, and Ginseng, and it is supposedto boost hydration and skin vitality. I am looking forward to trying this mask and hopefully buying more soon!

MCC Perfect Finish Pore Pact

This is a sebum control powder pact, designed to absorb excess sebum & oil. It is also supposed to give you this blurred face effect - kind of like the Too Faced Primed & Poreless. It's formulated with some really great ingredients, like rosemary, peppermint and tea tree - for sebum and pore control, aloe very and argan oil for moisture, and chamomile and lavender for skin soothing and protection. Overall this sounds like a really great product. I have only used it a couple of times so far and it really does give you this great, smooth look, without appearing dry and powdery. It's also supposed be great as an eye primer, but I am yet to try that!

SKIN WATCHERS Natural Yam Oil Blotting Papers

My skin doesn't get very oily on regular basis, so I am not sure how often (if at all) I will get to use these, but I feel like these would be awesome at the end of a long day when you still need to look presentable, but don't necessarily want to re-touch with powder. 

The package is very compact and easy to carry with you in a purse, so I think these will eventually come in handy! Especially on a hot day when you're trying to take photos outside and definitely don't want to look oily and shiny!

BAVIPHAT Magic Girls Moisturizing Makeup Base

This is a makeup base - available in two colors - Rosemary Green and Lavender Purple. It's a color correcting base that adheres to the skin to fix the skin tone. The one I got - Rosemary Green - contains rosemary extract and arnica flower extract and it helps correct the redness. The Lavender Purple one is for dark circles, hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

I don't really have any redness problems, so I wish I got the Lavender Purple one (hello, dark circles!), but I still find this base great. It smells very pleasant and it seems to bond with my foundation nicely. For instance, I have this NARS foundation that I never use because no matter what primer I use, it just leaves nasty streaks and makes my pore way more visible, but I tried applying it today on top of this base, and it actually went on nicely. I was very surprised! I will continue using this for sure, and I will definitely be ordering the other color correcting base.


I loved all the previous MISHIBOXes I got, but this is probably my favorite one yet. All the products included in this box were FULL SIZE, which was so impressive! I can see myself using all of them and probably re-ordering some in the future. As I said, I am most in love with the Ceramizing Cream and would recommend it to everyone, but the Todak Todak pack is also great and I am sure I will like the mask as well!

Find out more:
Check out MISHIBOX Website and follow these amazing guys on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with their shenanigans :)

One lucky person will win one MISHIBOX!

This giveaway is open Internationally, but please check this list HERE to make sure MISHIBOX can be sent to your country!
Ends: 04/25

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Disclaimer: I receiving the April MISHIBOX in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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