Review: No Make No Life (NMNL) June Subscription Box

No Make No Life NMNL June Subcription Box Makeup Skincare Review

No Make No Life (NMNL) is a Tokyo-based subscription box company that delivers monthly boxes of goodies ranging from skincare, makeup and other beauty products. This company are also behind the monthly subscription boxes Tokyo Treat and Yume Twins. The name for the NMNL box comes from a popular Japanese phrase “nomakenolife” that is commonly used by those in Japan who believe makeup is an essential part of their life. Their philosopy is 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 products are sent out in a simple tough black cardboard box with the brand initials “nmnl” printed on the front. The NMNL boxes always have a theme and for June, this was ‘2-in-1 beauty products’.

No Make No Life NMNL June Subscription Box Review Unboxing

In this month’s NMNL Box I received a total of 5 beauty and skincare products. So now let’s take a look at what was inside this month’s box!

Angel Recipe All In One Essence

Angel Recipe All In One Essence

The Angel Recipe All In One Essence is a clear and lightweight gel formula that has little white micro bubbles that burst when spread on you skin. It contains ingredients such as collagen, vitamin C and arbutin. The essence is meant to nourish and brighten skin, even out skin discolouration and more. The gel absorbs quite quickly into the skin and would be suited for use during summer as it is lightweight but may not be moisturising enough for those with drier skin types. There is also a slight scent that fades very quickly after application. The Angel Recipe essence retails for 1000 yen (around $9 USD).


Country & Stream Honey UV Water Gel

Country & Stream Honey UV Water Gel

The Country & Stream Honey UV Water Gel is a honey and lemon scented watery gel based sunscreen that can be used for both the face and body. It contains honey, royal jelly extract, a range of different collagens and many more skin friendly ingredients. In terms of texture it is nice watery, light and moisturising gel that doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin like most sunscreen products. I quite like the overall texture but the scent I can do without as it has quite a strong artificial perfume smell. For that reason, I don’t think I’d use this for my face but will definitely use it as a body sunscreen. This UV water gel retails for 900 yen ($8 USD).

Lumi Deco Nail Decal

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Travel Haul Part 1: Makeup

Travel Makeup Haul FlatlayI’ve finally come around to properly unpacking organising my travel haul and realised how much shopping I actually did! So my travel haul will be split in two parts, makeup and then skincare. I’ve always been a bit of a shopaholic and it didn’t help that there happened to be a lot of sales on whilst I was in Korea! Anyways, now on to the haul.

Makeup haul blushers and moreToo Cool For School Play Cheek Angel Blusher #02 Sweet Peach

I couldn’t resist getting this blusher as not only is the colour a lovely peachy coral blush with a slight shimmer but the case is equally adorable. The blusher comes in compact little case with a fluffy puff at the bottom so is perfect to pack in your makeup bag for touch-ups during the day! Also, the puff is removable so you are able to pull it off to clean it or swap out your dirty used puffs for a clean one if you’re not bothered to wash it!

April Skin Magic-Cara Long Lash & Skinny Mascara

Every mascara that I have used thus far has immediately restored my eyelashes back to its stick straight form right after applying it on my curled lashes. So, I’m still on the hunt for (and yet to find) a good mascara that can hold my short but thick eyelashes in a curl! I stumbled upon this two-step long lash mascara whilst browsing the April Skin products in store and decided to give this a try.

Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Primer

I decided to give this primer a try since I loved another product from this line, the Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder. To be honest Innisfree is one of my favourite k-beauty brands and there hasn’t really been a product that I have tried that I didn’t like!

Etude House Color My Brows Eyebrow Gel #03 Red Brown

I recently dyed (& bleached) my hair again so it is now a fair bit lighter so needed a lighter shade of eyebrow gel to match my hair as the one I currently have was for my previously darker hair colour.

The Saem Saemmul Eye Primer

After running out of my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion I was in store for a new eyeshadow primer so thought I’d give this a try, plus it was super cheap.

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