#NMNL Beauty Review


Hi, lovelies! Have you heard of NoMakeNoLifeoLife? NoMakeNoLife (NMNL) is a Japanese beauty box subscription service brand, affiliated with the TokyoTreat Group, a collection brands dedicated to providing Japanese offerings worldwide that include everything from snacks to skincare.

I recently tried a monthly box from NMNL filled with beauty and skincare products. From makeup tools to bath and body items, each month the NMNL brand offers subscription boxes filled with beauty related products curated by the Japanese beauty team of licensed beauty consultants. The brand promises to deliver 5-7 full-size unique and high-quality authentic Japanese products each month.

Although I have read mixed reviews, I was excited to receive the July subscription since I don't regularly acquire loads of Japanese beauty products. And, aside from what my brother sends me from his frequent business trips to Japan and what my friends send my way, I typically purchase Korean beauty or a few trendy skin care products in Asian cosmetics.

Here's what was included in the July box:

1. Profael Massage Jelly Body Mask: This massaging gel is made with wormwood extract which has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and thirty other Japanese plant-based ingredients to rejuvenate dull and dry skin. This was a personal favourite, as I actually could feel a difference in my skin after showering.

2. Peelingood Peeling Gel Kit: This was a peeling gel that is made with hydrolyzed collagen, papain, and lemon fruit extract. It has a lovely, and gentle fragrance, and is to remove dead skin cells and dirt. I have sensitive skin and had no issues with using the formula. This adorable kit came with black cotton swabs, which I think would be great for travelling. However, generally, I cannot say whether or not it did anything even after several uses.

3. Sweets-Sweets Air Moisturising CC Cream: This is actually by sister brand of Canmake, a well-known drugstore brand. This cream acts as a pore concealer or makeup base with moisturising sun protection (SPF 50) against harmful UVB and UVA rays. The semi-sheer and slightly peach toned cream seemed to be ideal for concealing dark circles or as a concealer, but it wasn't my favourite. I have other products that would work better.

4. Hollywood Orchid Enzyme Mask (1 pack): Claims: a luxurious spa creamy mask that has the superpower of the enzyme has been around for fifty years, giving a more youthful and cleaner appearance in the skin. I liked this mask and I definitely saw a difference after using! My skin was softer, brighter, and refreshed.

5. Browtician Tweezers: These are actually by an Aussie brand with an emerging following in Japan. I loved these tweezers. I have slanted tweezers and used these in rotation, so I was quite happy that I received this pair, which came in a pointer style at the base with a jewelled exterior and packaged in a convenient mirrored case.
Details: Price $29.99/monthly subscription -7/10 stars
Overall, I liked this box. My favourite products were the massage jelly body mask, the Hollywood enzyme mask, and the Browtician tweezers.

I think that three out of five is not bad, whilst the CC cream was decent, I wasn't too impressed with it but I liked that it had SPF 50 and will likely use it as a colour corrector or an under eye makeup base.

I would have liked to know more about the ingredients, as the booklet only gave a very condensed list if any. I will have to get my sister to translate most of the packaging for me since I do not read or speak Japanese.

For the price, I think there should be at least six full-size items minimum, regardless of the genre but I believe for anyone merely seeking to try new Japanese products, I'd say it's fair. I think if you don't have a plethora of Japanese products at your disposal, then this monthly box would be a great option for you.

If you're interested in next month's NMNL box of goodies, grab it here or sign up on the site here.

Have you tried NoMakeNoLife or any Japanese subscription boxes lately?  

The goods: Monthly subscription service-July-Courtesy of NMNL. As always, all opinions are honestly expressed and my own. Shop NoMakeNoLife beauty here. This post contains some affiliate links, view policy info. here.   



  1. I will like to try the peel gel try

  2. This seem like a great box overall! I've recently gotten into Korean skincare and I love it, I've never tried Japanese. I'm sure their products are just as great, as the Asian community overall pays great mind to taking care of their skin. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and I hope you have a great weekend!



  3. Thanks so much lovely! Yes, Asian skincare has been very popular lately globally. This was an interesting box to get since I don't usually do beauty subscriptions.