NoMakeNoLife | March 2019

Hi everyone!! I am so excited to show you my first ever NoMakeNoLife box.

This box retails for $35 with free shipping worldwide! Each month, we are promised 8-9 items that are now trending in Japan or Korea.

There will be beauty products in several categories including, skincare, bath and body, hair care, makeup tools, and accessories!

Since these boxes are sent straight from Japan, you are not able to track your package. They e-mail you when your box has been shipped but, they make it very clear that it could take up to 6 weeks to get to you. I made my order and was charged on the same day, the 26th of February. I received my box around the 21st of March.

What Was In My Box?!

Theme: Vibrant Vibes

Baker7
Cake Hand Cream in Pink Berry

NMNL’s Key Point

Each of these hand creams contain ingredients to brighten, prevent aging and protect your skin.

My Thoughts & First Impressions

First of all, can we talk about the packaging? It was in the shape of a cake slice and the sides of it were illustrations to make it look just like one, too. The scent is a sweet artificial strawberry scent. It’s not too strong but, you can smell it if your hands go past your nose. It’s very girly and lovely, though, I do like it.

The cream is silky and easily absorbs into your skin. It doesn’t leave you feeling sticky nor greasy. I don’t see or feel a big difference in my hands but, they weren’t that dry to begin with.

Country: Korea

Berrisom
Animal Mask in Sheep – Vitaimin C + Arbutin

NMNL’s Key Point

A fun, selfie-worthy sheet mask!

My Thoughts & First Impressions

My boyfriend couldn’t stop laughing at me with this one on. It was super juicy, completely soaked with all the good stuff. There was a slight perfume-y scent but, I felt no irritation and saw no red spots nor bumps after removing it. It was a little wider than my face but, when I stuck down all the edges, it stayed put. I was moving around and it didn’t slip or slide off.

My skin felt a little softer right after the serum dried but, I don’t think the effects lasted more than a day.

Country: Korea

Baker7
Candy Lip Tint in Coral

NMNL’s Key Point

Long-lasting lip tints in vibrant colors that look and smell like candy.

My Thoughts & First Impressions

I had never tried a ‘lip tint’ before so I was super excited to give this a go. The packaging was a little cheap, considering the product is just inside the foil. It was clever and cute but, not practical. And, honestly, it would be slightly embarrassing if you had to re-apply it in public.

The formula has a sweet, nearly sickly scent, but it does fade almost right away. It is more wet than sticky and it dries down fast. The tint to my lips lasted nearly all night. You must not have dry lips when you apply this or it will be a nightmare.

I am now interested in trying more and more lip tints. It may just be my new thing!!

Country: Korea

Wavy Hair Curler Set

NMNL’s Key Point

No need to damage your hair with a hot curling iron!

My Thoughts & First Impressions

Okay, I have to be honest, I don’t think that the girl’s hair looks nice on the packaging. I don’t want mine to look like that and these probably aren’t even going to be long enough for my hair… I’m still thinking about trying them though.

Country: Japan

Mineral Ion Hairbrush

NMNL’s Key Point

This special Japanese hairbrush contains natural mineral ores that radiate for infrared rays, which nourish and repair your hair while you’re brushing it. It stimulates healthy hair growth by promoting blood circulation.

My Thoughts & First Impressions

I’ve never came across a simple hairbrush that boasted so many benefits before. I have been using this instead of my regular one for a week and haven’t noticed much of a difference. I do hear a static shock noise every time I pull it through my hair but, I think that’s exactly what it is… just static. πŸ˜› I don’t know. It’s always nice to have a mini hairbrush handy anyways.

Country: Japan

Facial Cleansing Brush

NMNL’s Key Point

Gently removes dirt and improves the appearance of pores.

My Thoughts & First Impressions

Ah, I will give this a shot eventually… it just seems like more trouble than it’s worth. Will I really look that much better if I scrub my cleanser into my skin with this? And couldn’t the handle be a little cuter?

Country: Japan

Color Mascara in Red

NMNL’s Key Point

Adds a pop of color to your makeup!

My Thoughts & First Impressions

The formula was very clumpy at first but, you are able to work them out with lots of brush strokes. The color is definitely buildable and I noticed my eyelashes get a little curl to them, too. I was going to completely coat them in the red but… I started to feel a tingly, burning sensation before it even dried. I panicked and wiped it off right after I took the photo. At least it went away easily. I won’t be using it again.

Country: Japan

Etude House
Look At My Eyes Eyeshadow in Red

NMNL’s Key Point

Steal the show with these trendy eye shadows with great color payoff by Etude House!

My Thoughts & First Impressions

I was ecstatic to see this brand in my box. I had only ever heard of it over at Sarah’s blog.

I was in love at first swatch. The shadow felt so nice on my finger and the color payoff really was great. When I dipped my brush in it, there was absolutely no kickback. It applied smoothly and evenly onto my lids, easily blendable and completely buildable.

I didn’t like the excessive, chunky sparkles, though. I wish this could have been a pure matte.

Swatch

Country: Korea

Sanrio
Hello Kitty Lipstick

My Thoughts & First Impressions

I added this into my box with a free code I got spinning the wheel on their website. πŸ™‚ It’s actually a lip balm– not a lipstick but, that’s okay. I’m happy that it was. The scent is a lovely citrus and there’s no obscene taste. It has kept my lips hydrated and smooth!

Country: Japan


I will be getting next month’s box, for sure, but after that… I still haven’t decided. What do you guys think of this box? Would you be into any of these products? Is it all worth $35?

If you would like to sign up, you can subscribe through my referral link: here. You’ll be getting May’s box as your first one.

50 thoughts on “NoMakeNoLife | March 2019

  1. The Hello Kitty lip balm is cute! The lip stain looks pretty on you but again shame about the formula, you don’t seem to be having luck with the formula of lip products lately πŸ˜› you look cute with the sheep sheet mask!

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    1. I love the lip balm! & I actually think the lip tint’s formula was really nice. πŸ™‚ The scent is a little strong but it went away fast & the color stayed on my lips for quite awhile! I hope to try more lip tints in the future now!

      LOL thank you!! The sheep mask was so silly but def cute. πŸ˜€ ❀

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  2. Ooh, I was thinking of trying this subscription box but compared to the $10 Ipsy/Birchbox, I don’t think this is worth $35. I love Korean products, but you can buy better ones with $35! Also, as someone who usually gets too lazy to touch up their lipstick, YES TO LIP TINTS!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ipsy’s $10 subscription is so great. I heard Birchbox is lifting their prices though! I think I’ll try a different K or J-Beauty sub box after April. πŸ™‚ & so many yeses to lip tints!!

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  3. I love this box! Everything in it is cute. It’s just pricier compared to the other boxes, right? I also can’t believe you’ve never heard of lip tints – those are the best! πŸ™‚

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    1. I loved most everything, too! The products & packaging are just so adorable but yeah, this box is a bit pricier compared to other ones. πŸ˜›

      I’ve heard of lip tints & cheek tints, etc. I had just never used one before! They are the best!!

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  4. I mean i guess 35 is a good price because of shipping but idk about the products. Theres a face brush i use thats a bit cuter than that one pictured. I believe the face brushes work cause no matter how i use my fingers to wash my face, the brush always makes my face feel less dirty. Im trying to find one i dont have to throw away every 5 months tho!

    I freaking love etude house products! I would like the box if they could include more brands like that.

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    1. Yeah, true! The shipping is free so the price makes total sense!

      The brush they gave me is so ugly lol. I’m gonna try using it soon though!! I hope my face feels less dirty, too. πŸ˜€

      Ahh, I hope I get some more Etude House products in my next box!!

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  5. Ooolala , I have never heard of this box before! I love the bright colors! Sheet masks are always selfie-worthy!

    Haha I’m cracking up about the reapplying of the candy tint in public. People would probably be so confused.

    Always love your honest review of these products! I didn’t even know some of these things existed. Thanks for sharing, girl!

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    1. The box is a little more fun & less practical so I think that’s why it’s not as popular. πŸ˜› I agree about sheet masks always being selfie-worthy. I thought more could be said about it than that!!

      Right?! I so wish the lip tint had been more travel-friendly lol. Thanks for reading, Mackenzie! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. I am such a sucker for cute packaging so they definitely got me with it. πŸ˜› The hand cream has been used the most out of everything! Thank you for stopping by! β™‘

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  6. So with the brush I have found a major difference in my hair using a better one and it’s so convenient having a small one while I’m at my office. It’s saved me so much in Brazilian blowouts. I never thought the brush mattered. I think I may try this box. I love you when you do these reviews

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    1. Really?! That’s super interesting to know. I think my hair has gotten a bit silkier since I started using it but, I wasn’t sure. πŸ˜› I hope you enjoy the box if you decide to sign up! Thanks for reading! ❀

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  7. What a cool box! I can’t get over the cute packaging, especially on the first product. I love Asian beauty products. $35 is a bit much for me, but maybe if I just got a box here and there. Does it let you do that?

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    1. I wish I took a picture of all the sides of the cake box. It was adorable! & I’m getting more & more interested in Asian beauty, too. It does let you skip months whenever you need to! Their website is really well done & easy to navigate. πŸ™‚

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  8. Oh my gosh, how fun that all of these items are currently trending in Japan and Korea!!
    That hairbrush makes me laugh because how can something so simple have all those amazing benefits? I bet it just has those “benefits” because brushing your hair is healthy haha.
    I agree about the girl’s hair in the packaging with the no-heat curls. It doesn’t even look great so why they would think that’s good advertising is beyond me!
    I’m not sure the products themselves are worth $35, but it’s probably the novelty of trending items from two other countries that make it worth it.

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    1. LOL right?!? I don’t get how the one simple brush could have so many benefits but it does make a weird crackly noise that my regular brush doesn’t? So maybe it is doing something?! I don’t know hahaha.

      I am cracking up!!! That girl’s hair DOES look a mess, doesn’t it?! Why would I want mine to look like that?! I still haven’t tried it. πŸ˜›

      I was thinking the same thing about the box. The products may not be worth the $35 but, the fact that they are straight from two different countries & the items can’t be found anywhere near me… it may be worth it?!

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      1. Hmm that’s a good point, maybe that crackling is doing something!! Lol

        That’s like what my hair looks like when I braid it when it’s wet and sleep on it. It never turns out very well lol. πŸ˜‰

        Exactly!! I would probably do it for another month or so and then see if the novelty of products from another country wear off haha.

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        1. LOL I actually think braiding it before bed looks better than that girl’s hair. πŸ˜‰ I got my box this month but cancelled it for next. I’d rather try a different Korean box, I think.

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  9. Wow I’ve never heard of this box before but it seems like you received a lot of unique products! Lip Tints are definitely newer to me too, but I’ve been having fun playing with the ones I’ve tried (so far). Also, the Hello Kitty Balm is so adorable! ☺️

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    1. It was a fun box! I got it again this month but I’ve canceled now. πŸ˜› I hope to get more & more lip tints in the future! They are so pretty.

      Thanks for stopping by!! ❀

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  10. You were right I did miss it along with two others I think.
    Anyway, crazy that its $35 and you get 8 to 9 products that’s pretty freaking amazing lol
    One of my favorite things about Japanese and Korean things is the cute anime/chibi/sweets packaging lol. That hand cream looks so lovely
    Glad the mask worked out quite well.
    I dont think I’ve personally tried lip tints just cause I rather wear lipstick lol but I’ve heard they’re very nice. I have to agree that the packaging of this one isnt super functional.
    It’s cool that they sent hair products but they do tend to be hit or miss lol. I dont even use hair brushes anymore. I use a wide tooth comb and my hair is less frizzy lol
    I use a facial cleansing brush similar to that and I like it better than using my hands. Mainly because the bristles do seem to clean out my pores better and my skin feels softer.
    I would love to have a colored mascara, too bad this one didn’t feel right. Honestly I probably would have taken it off too.
    Ooh etude house is a good brand! That shadow looks sooo nice! I’d prefer matte too lol. In subscriptions like this you’re more likely to get shimmery ones, I’ve noticed, maybe that’s why I dont care for them as much lol.
    Cuteeeeee hello kitty lip balm!
    I thought about getting a box like this I think it would be fun to try new products from another country, especially Japan and Korea, their skincare is on point lol. Who knows. Maybe I’ll give this box a chance in the future if I see that it’s worth it, I’d have to see more boxes to get convinced lol.

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    1. Ahh that’s so weird how WordPress decides to kick some posts off the Reader. 😦 I thought 8-9 products, especially shipped from another country, for $35 wasn’t so bad either!

      I LOVE their packaging. Everything is so creative & adorable ALL the time. I wish you could smell that hand cream, it is so sweet but still lovely. ❀ The mask was too funny but, it was really good! I liked how it stayed put on my face. πŸ™‚

      I think I am too messy for lipstick LOL. I have such a hard time wearing them. Lip tints are more subtle & last throughout the day so it's easier for me to maintain. πŸ˜›

      I still haven't used those foam curler things lol. I do think the hairbrush is good for my hair though. It seems softer ever since I started using it but maybe I'm crazy? I was losing too much hair using a fine tooth comb (I am aggressive with my tangles) so I'm back to paddle brushes. πŸ˜›

      I tried the facial brush & I had such a hard time lol. I couldn't really glide it across my face that well. I'm gonna try it again though, hehe.

      I was super excited about the colored mascara but, not so much when my eye started to feel funny… I would love try more products from Etude House! The eyeshadow was so pretty. I like shimmery sometimes but, yeah jeez, not all the time, right!?

      I think you'd enjoy getting this box once or twice!! & I think they even added tracking codes now.

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      1. I notice when mine don’t show up only because of the likes and comments I typically get lol. And if a post doesn’t get 10 views within 24 hours that’s usually a huge sign. I simply repost the post and hope it shows upLOL
        Yeah lip tints are the way to go, especially for eating out. I cannot tell you how often I freak out that my lipstick is going to smear if I eat something like ramen or greasy like a burger LOL
        It’s possible! Depending on your hair type, brushes might work best for you. I know for wavy and curly hair is best to use comb because our hair can get super frizzy is we comb through it. I did notice a change, my hair doesn’t frizz as much but I do have lots of baby hairs/fly aways that make my hair look terrible if I put it up on a bun or pony tail LOL
        Oh and another tip for taking tangles out, work from the bottom to the top. That way you’re taking out the tangles at the ends of your strands so when you move up to the crown of your head, the top tangles will come out easier πŸ™‚
        That’s so neat I’ll have to look into the box, or maybe just try it at least once. I like how you tried several only once just to see if you like them or not πŸ™‚

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        1. Since I follow myself, I always think if it shows up on my Reader, it’s on everyone else’s too but I need to find another way to make sure I know somehow so I can repost if need be, too.

          YEAH lipstick is the worst when eating greasy foods & you know I love my grease LOL. I do think hair brushes are better for my hair type but I can’t be 100% sure. I don’t brush my hair everyday so the tangles get wild! I do usually come the bottoms first though. πŸ™‚

          There’s totally no harm in trying a box once! I am loyal to Boxy & Ipsy PLUS right now so I don’t need another constant one, y’know? just for funsies. πŸ˜€

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          1. I should follow myself too πŸ˜€
            It might depend on the quality of the brush too. I have tried crappy ones, I can’t afford the ones I don’t think haha. I will need to replace the ones we have though. I need a hair dryer and a wand for curling my hair. The one I have is a weird shape, skinny at the end, and fat at the base. I don’t like it lol.
            I need to save up some money for a camera, a laptop and possibly some software for editing videos and photos so I’m still debating on whether I can manage to save some up AND keep BoxyLuxe or not 😦 LOL I’m down to zero again because I went and spent it all on makeup LMAO

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            1. LOL well when I first started my blog, WordPress automatically had me following myself so I was like “sure, why not?” πŸ™‚

              I have that wand from Target that comes with different ones. You can change out the shape. I just hate curling my hair since it takes so long!

              You should just get Ipsy PLUS instead of Boxy Luxe!!!

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              1. I dont remember where I bought mine, it just came with one straightener piece and the “wand” lol.
                Hmm idk I was filming yesterday and I realized a bunch of my favorite products came from boxycharm/boxyluxe lol

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