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’.
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!
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).
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).