No Make No Life (NMNL) is a Tokyo-based subscription box that delivers a monthly boxes of beauty related goodies ranging from skincare, makeup and more. This company are also the ones behind the Tokyo Treat and Yume Twins subscription boxes. The No Make No Life team aim to curate and deliver high-quality and unique Japanese beauty products that will help to improve your daily beauty routine. Each month’s box of goodies are sent out in a simple black tough cardboard box with the brand initials “nmnl” printed on the top. I have now been subscribed to the No Make No Like boxes for a while now and really enjoy the surprised of discovering what I receive each month.
Now, time to have a look at what I received for the NMNL July box.
First up, I received the Profael Massage Jelly Pack which is an in-shower jelly pack that you apply to wet skin and rinse off to leave skin feeling soft, supple and well hydrated. I like the concept of an in-shower moisturiser as I’m very diligent with my face skincare routine but to be honest not quite as much when it comes to taking care of moisturising my body! I have tried an in-shower moisturiser before but didn’t quite like it, so was looking forward to trying this out to see if I would have a better experience. The Profael jelly pack is a clear gel that is a quite thick in texture but once applied to wet skin is easy to spread. I tried this out a couple of times already and not too sure if it really help to moisturise my skin. The gel did leave my skin feeling slightly more hydrated than when I didn’t apply this in the shower but my skin still felt quite dry and lacking moisture. I think it’s more suited for those with normal to oily skin or for use in Summer for a quick and light moisturisation. Though, for those like me with drier skin, this won’t nearly be enough to moisturise your skin. I couldn’t find the actual retail cost for this jelly pack but saw that it was selling online for $9.52AUD ($7.53USD).
This Sweets Sweets CC Cream is a multipurpose base makeup product. It is meant to colour correct, conceal pores, moisturise and provide high sunscreen protection whilst also brightening your overall skin tone. The Sweets Sweets brand is actually a sister brand of Canmake, a popular drugstore beauty brand that sells lots of cute makeup products. I like that this has high SPF50+ rating which is always a huge plus for me. I haven’t really tested this out on my face yet but I tried it out on the back of my hand and didn’t quite like it. The colour I received was 03 Peach, which is a salmon pink colour. I love peach toned blushers but as a makeup base it didn’t quite look right for my skin tone. The CC cream did not feel moisturising and did not seem to colour correct or brighten my skin, and instead felt like it gave my skin a pinkish flushed colour I had just went for a run! I don’t see myself really using this, but I’ll be sure to update this when I test this on my face. This CC Cream was selling online for about $34USD which I definitely don’t think is the actual retail value in Japan.
Out of all the products in this month’s box I was most intrigued by this item as it is quite a unique looing skincare product. This kit is a gentle mild peeling gel kit that is meant to promote fresh, bright and youthful skin using ingredients such as papain, hydrolysed collagen and lemon fruit extract. The kit comes with a cute test tube like container holding the peeling gel and 6 giant black cotton swabs for easy application to the face. The cotton swabs are also meant to make it easier to see the dirt and dead skin cells removed in the process. I’m not too sure the exact cost of this product but it is selling online for about $9.80USD.
The Hollywood Orchid Enzyme mask aims to provide your face with a luxurious facial mask treatment like the ones you would receive at a spa. The mask contains enzymes that help to obtain youthful, clean and soft skin. This product is not a sheet mask but instead a wash-off type mask. The mask has two parts, a powder and a cream that are mixed together before application to increase the effectiveness of the enzymes. The mask can be applied on both the face and body, and should be rinsed off after 3-10 minutes depending on your skin type. After rinsing off the mask you should follow with your normal skincare routine. I have yet to try this face mask but am excited to try it out as it sounds good! I will be updating this post after I have tried it out. This face mask retails for 400 yen ($3.57USD).
For these tweezers, there was 2 different options that you would randomly receive in this month’s box – a slant tip or a pointed tip. I received the pointed tip tweezers which I was very happy about as I only have slant tip tweezers and because I prefer the design of this one more! What can I say? I’m a sucker for nice packaging! The tweezers are a dark gun-metal grey colour with a pretty blue gem detail on the handle. I love the overall sleek, simple yet pretty design of these tweezers. They also come in a nice little compact case that doubles as a mirror so is perfect to take along when travelling. I am impressed with the overall quality of tweezers as they felt very sturdy, high quality and well-made. It’s funny that for last month’s NMNL box I was disappointed at the low quality of the beauty tool I received but this month I was definitely in for a (welcome) surprise! I couldn’t find the exact retail price for these tweezers but I saw Browtician Tweezers being sold for around $13-20 AUD ($10-16USD).
This month I was much happier with the selection of products I received, in comparison to last month’s NMNL box that I wasn’t completely impressed with. For the most part I will probably use all these products with the exception of the CC cream. I wasn’t able to find the exact prices for all the items but I was satisfied with what I received this month and felt like it was good value.
- Affordable price, good value for money
- Free worldwide shipping!
- Good variety of beauty products (skincare, makeup, beauty tools and more)
- Discovering new Japanese products and brands
- No option to select colour for beauty products so you may receive items that don’t suit you.
Where to buy?
The NMNL box costs $29.95 (USD) monthly including free worldwide shipping and can be purchased at No Make No Life. There are usually special promo codes that provide discount or freebies for their boxes so be sure to check their website or instagram for promos if you’re thinking of subscribing.
Have any of you tried NMNL before or are currently subscribed to any other interesting subscription boxes?
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