Nomakenolife September Box!

Hi friends! Happy October! I didn’t get the chance to blog about this in September but I wanted to show you all the items I received in my September Nomakenolife box!

Here are all the adorable items! :)

Here’s a photo of all the cute items! There was a solid variety this month! Eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyelashes, lip gloss, a face and neck mask, and a hair treatment! Whoo! For this review, I’ll be explaining the items and packaging since they’re all in Japanese! Enjoy!

The first item is Delicious Lip Cream. The two scents that were offered in September were chocolate mint or ramune soda. This is the ramune soda scent.

I personally love this mild soda scent. This lip cream contains olive oil, beeswax, she’s butter, jojoba seed, and macadamia nut oil for extra moisturizing qualities.

This lip gloss shows that it was made in Japan and has the company phone number.

The design has two little ramune sodas on the label and is the same size as the usual lip glosses.

Here’s a quick shot of the actual gloss. It doesn’t have a colored tint to it and goes on very smooth.

Look.At.How.Cute.This.Is! I adore this eyeshadow duo! The two colors offered were green (kiwi) and blue (blueberry). Yes, they are scented!

The back states that this product was made in China. It most likely means that it was tested on animals. 😦

Out of the packaging, this is so cute. It’s a hard plastic that has a locking clasp on it.

The bottom of the bean has that it was made in China and that Jelly Belly actually regulated this product.

The little bean has a nice mirror on the lid and has two shimmery shadows. You could actually make a subtle smoky look with this guy. I do have swatches of these two shades at the end of the post!

Holy lashes!! These are from the popular Japanese brand, Rosy Rosa. These eyelashes are a mix of black and brown nylon hairs and are okay for daily wear. It states that you shouldn’t use mascara or an eyelash curler if you intend to re-wear them. #bacteriaawareness.

How-to apply these beauties: remove the lashes from their casing and re-size them to fit your eyes. Next, apply lash glue to the eyelash strip and place the strip to your eyelid, making sure it goes toward the outer corners. Finally, let the glue dry.

This is the S-Labo Face and Neck Care Mask. The mask claims to reverse sagging skin. It is a lifting mask that helps moisturize. The mask has Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide and a handful of plant extracts.

The steps are shown in pictures at the top. First, make sure to clean your face. Apply the mask to your face and neck. This mask has ear loops! You wanna hook the loops on the face and neck section over your ears! Woah! And then keep this on for 15 minutes and then remove.

This next product… I’m so in love with. This is the Ayurbio Damaged Hair Mask! This mask promises to fix your damaged hair and leaves behind a subtle apple scent. The mask is sulfate-free, has over 38 botanical extracts (apple stem cells), raw keratin, 16 types of amino acids, collagen, Ceramide, and honey!

After washing your hair, make sure to wring out the excess water. Next, take some of mask and coat your hair in it. After two minutes or so, rinse out the mask with warm water. Please try this. My hair has been so much healthier!

The last product is Cezanne Easy Eyeliner. It has a subtle and simple packaging.

The back states that this eyeliner is brown, has a batch code and the barcode.

This eyeliner is super tiny. And easy to lose. Trust me on that one haha.

This eyeliner has an elliptical shape so you can control the size and width of their lines. It is also retractable.

The next shot is a picture of all the swatchable items! There’s the eyeliner and the eyeshadow! Enjoy!

The eyeliner is a dark brown shade and very creamy. The eyeshadows are a light shimmery green and a shimmery olive green that both smell like kiwi.

That’s all for last month’s box! Get ready for more updates in October! Xo!


Nomakenolife August 2017 Box!

Hi readers! I apologize for my lack of updates this week. School starts for the little and I had a lot of things to prepare and get ready for. I also have another job other than running this blog so I’ve been loving on this pink cloud of happiness because I love it.

Kinda feeling like Lakitu. Nerdy yet happily floating by with waves of anxiety. 😂😂😂

Also, I’m not sure if you all heard but Beautycon no longer offers their subscription box service so I no longer will be posting about those :/ I always enjoyed those boxes and thought it was worth the money. Anyways, this month’s Nomakenolife subscription box features skin-nourishing soap, awesome smelling lotion, a toothbrush(???), purple eyeliner, and Rune Naito sheet masks. I’ll never complain about receiving too many skincare items because I have sensitive skin and I love keeping my skin clear and healthy. As usual, I have a front and back description of each item and any swatches that are necessary. Enjoy!

I set up all the items from this month in the box for you all! As you can see, all the items are full-size 🙂

And here they are all spread out on my body pillow. I added the booklet that comes with each box to give some detail on the products you received this month.

The first item this month is a toothbrush. I was curious yet confused as to why this was included in the box. Also, I just recently bought a toothbrush so my enthusiasm was a bit low. This is the Candy Faceline Massage Toothbrush.

This toothbrush was created with dentists to not only clean your teeth but massages your mouth with the ball on the other side of the toothbrush. The ball massages your laugh lines and you can use it to massage your lips.

The second item are the Rune Naito Rune Girl Face Masks. Rune Naito is considered one of the fathers of the modern “kawaii” movement. His artwork is inspired by looks from the 1960s.

These masks were assembled in Japan but made in Korea. To use these masks, you first clean your face and apply toner. Next, use a warm cloth to open your pores. After that, take a mask out of the package and leave on your face for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes pass, press the serum on your face and neck.

You get two masks in this pack. Both masks are a moisturizing masks that aid dry skin.

The third item is a tofu soap by Hada Bijin. This soap contains soybean extract and bittern which will help moisturize skin. The addition of apricot seed, yuzu fruit extract, and polyglutamic acid aid in additional moisture.

The soap comes in a basket that makes the perfect soap dish and it includes a foaming net that helps create lather. I’m really interested in this item. 🙂

Next, we have the Lassic Creamy Mint Body Massage Milk. I’ve been using this since my box arrived. I love the fresh scent and how light this milk is. This product has caffiene and orange, lemon, and bilberry fruit extracts to tighten the skin.

This body milk also has Hyaluronic Acid for its nourishing properties. This is a non-sticky and lightweight formula that makes you… tingly.

The last item is a Coupy-Design Gel Eyeliner by Decora Girl. This company is known throughout Japan as a colored plastic pencil maker that has stylish packaging and gorgeous colors.

This eyeliner has a waterproof formula, that is soft and precise in application. The eyeliner has ten moisturizing ingredients to make your looks look fresh throughout the day.

Please note that this eyeliner is non-retractable so only twist a small amount at a time.

Here is a swatch of the eyeliner for you all. I love how pigmented this shade of purple is and the description was correct in saying that it is smooth and very easy to apply.

Okay friends! There is my small summary of all the items I received in my Nomakenolife August box! I hope you enjoyed it! Xo

Nomakenolife July Box!

Hi friends! Today I’m going to do a quick overview of the Nomakenolife July Subscription Box. As you a know, this box is imported from Japan and for $30 you get five to seven full-size products. This month’s box was all about keeping your skin nice, fresh, and glowing. 

Here are the products that were included in this month’s box. We have a CC cream, face mask, a skin peel treatment, tweezers, and a massage jelly for your skin. 
The first item is the Hollywood Orchid Enzyme Mask. The booklet states that this mask treatment has been around for 50 years and helping people keep their skin beautiful. The enzymes are mixed fresh by you, and applied to the face.
Here is the back of the package. I will do a how-to post in the near future to show how to mix and apply this face mask. The directions say to tear the package at the top. Squeeze the cream side of the packet so that all the cream is put into the powder part of the packet. You want to separate the packet into two parts and mix with a small spoon. After you clean your face of all the dirt and oils, spread the mixture in your face and leave on your face for 3-10 minutes depending on your skin. 3-6 minutes for sensitive and dry skin and 7-10 for normal to oily skin. All you have to do is rinse your face with warm water after the allotted time and you’re good to go!
This is the PeelingGood Peeling Gel Kit. This kit contains papain, hydrolized collagen and lemon extract. This product comes with five black cotton swabs to apply the peeling gel and the black cotton lets you see how much dead skin and dirt are being removed.
The back of the package says this product is made in Korea but from Japan. The directions say that after you wash your face you want to wipe away any moisture with a clean and dry towel. Next, open the bottle with the gel and soak a cotton swab until it is fully coated with the gel. When the swab is coated, spread the gel over your face and avoid your eyes and lips. To remove it all you have to do is wash the gel off with warm water and use a toner if necessary.
This large product is the Profael Massage Jelly Body Mask. This mask is meant for you to use during your shower or bath. This jelly has wormwood extract and 30 (yes, 30!) other Japanese plants to nourish your skin.
The directions say to take two grape-sized drops of the jelly and massage into the wet skin after you wash away the dirt. Next, wash off after two to three minutes in the shower. I’m excited to try this jelly.
The fourth item is Sweet-Sweet Air Moisturizing CC Cream. This is the sister brand to Canmake. This is a high-performance CC that works as a color corrector, pore concealer, moisturizer and sunscreen (50 SPF! Yeah!)
The back of the box has no English except for the phrase, ‘Sweet Delicious Essence’. Sounds oddly satisfying. This product also has PA++++ to protect from UVB and UVA rays! Thanks, Sweet Sweet!
This shade is 03 Peach. It is pretty neutral and it blends well as a skin tone brightener or as a foundation. I’m probably going to try this today and see how it looks.
This is the back of the tube for the CC Cream. There isn’t much product information. There are 30 grams of product 🙂
These tweezers are from Browtician. This is an Australian brand that is very popular in the Asian beauty scene. Each set is hand sharpened for extra precision and control.
Here is the back of the case. All the information is in Japanese but these are the ultimate on-the-go tweezers because the case has a mirrored bottom.

This tweezer is zebra print and holographic. I love the design. These are pretty high quality and do not feel like light plastic. Quality tweezers are a must in my beauty routine.

Okay friends! That is all that was includes in the July box! I have Ipsy and Sephora Play! Coming up soon! I also purchased some fun items that will be up for review! Until next time! Xo

Nomakenolife May! 

Hi friends! On Friday after I did my blog posts for the day, the mailman dropped off this! This is the Nomakenolife May crate all the way from Japan! This is one of my favorite subscriptions because for $27 a month, you get five to seven full-size items straight from Japan! I’m a sucker for cute packaging and really fun things that we don’t offer here in America! I accidentally threw out the box but it was just the usual black box that the items get shipped in.

The first item in the box was Menturm petroleum jelly. This is used as a multi-purpose product that spreads easily and creates a barrier to moisturize skin.
The product is mild and hypoallergenic and it doesn’t have any fragrance, dye or parabens so this can be used on everyone. Especially on the face and lips. This is the back of the package.
The second item is a lip tint by Brigitte. The packaging is very tiny yet cute. It is a bright coral shade.
This is the back of the package. This lip color is enriched with fruit extracts, pomegranate, apple, peach, grapefruit and raspberry. They have moisturizing properties.
The third item is a liquid eyeliner by Brigitte. This company has adorable packaging. It has a super slim brush in a brown shade.
Here is the back of the packaging. It has the website for products and I’m going to assume an ingredient list. This is a long lasting formula that will not rub off from sweating and tears. It also has chamomile flower extract. 
This mascara is a new favorite. This is the Love Switch Oil treatment mascara. The box shows a woman at the top with what I can assume promoting how the lashes look. It smells like lavender and is oil based.
Here is the back of the package. It shows you how to properly apply the mascara, what it does for the lashes and what it has ingredient-wise. This is a waterproof mascara but it comes off easily and it gentle. It is water-free and is a black color that has avocado, hazelnut, camellia seed, olive and meadowfoam seed oils in it. They’re high performance beauty oils in Japan.
This brush is the Lucky Wink super cover foundation brush. This is Japan’s number one seller as far as oval-type foundation brushes go. You can use liquid, cream or gel foundation with this brush. It is synthetic so I can be cleaned with mild soap.
Here is the back of the package. It shows a diagram of the bristles. There were illustrated instructions in the package but there are four steps to use this brush accurately. It says to put a pearl size amount of foundation on forehead and both cheeks. Next, you softly tap to spread the foundation in those areas. Using a sweeping motion, spread the foundation to the rest of your face. And for a long lasting effect, press your face gently with a sponge.
The last items were a pretty nice treat from TokyoTreat. This month Ahalo Butter decided to send out samples of their deep cleaning shampoo and deep conditioning hair mask.
This is a popular line in Japan and they recently started selling products to the United States online! They included a coupon for their store for 20% off! Yay!

I seriously always love this box. The Brigitte items were a huge feature this month with adorable packaging and a nice looking product. The brush will come in handy when I don’t want to use the long handle of the Artis brushes. Xo

Nomakenolife April 

Hey everybody! This April subscription box came yesterday but I had to go grab my daughter from school so I had to put it off until today! The box’s main focus was Skincare Essentials! I love skincare so I’m seriously hyped!

There are a bunch of things in these items that you may or may not know about. I’m going to give a definition what some of the ingredients are.

Hyaluronic Acid: This sugary molecule occurs naturally in the skin’s structure and connective tissue throughout the body. It helps lubricate joints and keeps things moisturized so they stay in shape and stay in the right place! What a natural helper! 🙂 This super helper is known for retaining moisture, it has almost 1000 times its weight in water. As the skin ages, it tends to sag so this is a huge helper in preventing this from happening!

Ceramide: These are lipid molecules that are found in skin membranes. In the top layer of skin, the ceramide holds the skin together forming a protective layer that plumps the skin and retains moisture. In skincare, these guys replenish natural lipids that get lost due to environmental factors, drying products and aging. These are used to help eczema.

AHA Fruit Acid: or alpha hydroxy acids are derived from natural fruit acids and are used as a great way to exfoliate skin. It helps break down dead skin cells, loosens dirt, makeup, and clogged pores. A lot of newer skin masks have this in them and you can also make your own face masks at home!

I also love mysteries so figuring out what each product does is fun! This box came with five full-size items 🙂 let me show you the box!

Here’s the box for this month! The green orb looking thing did have packaging but sadly it cracked in transit and I had to clean the outside. There was still product in it thankfully! I always loved how in Japan they show babies’ faces to describe skincare items 🙂

As usual, if you are curious about trying an item, I am going to link as many as I can for you to try them too!

The first item is the Shiseido Senka Perfect Whip & Face Wash. This is apparently a really popular face wash in Japan. It has two types of hyaluronic acids and naturally derived silk essence in it. I had to try this last night and it is pretty nice. It lathers well, and you only need a little bit for your face. It has a light fragrance to it. One of the things that I’m happy about is how my face doesn’t feel as oily as it usually is.

If you want to try this one, which I think you should, you can snag it here: Japan Health and Personal – Senka Perfect Whip 120g *AF27*

This is the DotFree Deep Clay. Look at all the babies all over this packaging! This clay mask has three different clays in it. There is also charcoal and aha fruit acid to remove dirt and impurities. There are also three different types of collagen to help moisturizing. To use it, clean your face and dry with a cloth or towel. Rub and massage the clay mask onto your skin. Wait three to five minutes and then rinse with warm water.

The DotFree Deep Clay can be purchased right here: DotFree Deep Peeling Clay – 130g (4.59 Oz) : Made in Japan ; with AHA and Ghassoul

Next we have the Derizum Moisture Veil Skin Cream! Whoo! This promises poreless baby-like skin containing 15 types of amino acids, eight types of ceramide, 3000mg of hyaluronic acid and DNA-NA. This protects your skin from natural irritants while helping it feel better. All you have to do to use it is rub a small amount of it on your skin after your face wash.
This is the Menturm Lip Dress Pearl Beige lip cream. It is formulated with shea butter and jojoba oil spill it keeps your lips smooth and hydrated. It also has 12 spf to protect your lips from the sun.

You can try this Lip Dress here: Omi Brotherhood Lip Dress Bright Red 3.5g

This unfortunately is how this looked when I received my package. It made me so sad.
I just wanted to dump a whole bunch of photos of this guy all over because it is adorable. 🙂
Here it is outside of the packaging! The top comes off and there’s a jelly inside. It is just simply called a Melon All-in-one Gel. It has anti-aging properties and works as a toner, moisturizer, essence, and makeup base. It has amino acids, minerals and vitamins derived from melons and has three types of collagen, hyaluronic acid and five different fruit extracts.

I’m so happy that this came and I get to experiment with a bunch of different items monthly. If you go to their site they’re offering a lifetime 10% off of each box per month!