Japan in the box is a carefully curated Japanese themed subscription box that consists of a wide variety of self-care items from skincare, bath, and even Japanese treats. You’re likely to find some popular, familiar products and some new ones. I personally only have seen two things before in this box and it was their kit kat and also the lululun mask set. This box did take a while to get to me however I eventually got it because if you’re not familiar with Canadian customs, they often take a while to clear packages because they want to ensure they check package contents prior to releasing them.

They offer free shipping worldwide, which is amazing because most subscription boxes do charge for shipping so it’s nice to know you’re paying a fixed price without worrying paying additional fees. I personally did not have any issues with custom and duties fees with this package and it got to me in tip-top shape, everything was also beautifully wrapped securely.

Kit Kats are classic and popular snacks in Japan and they often come in a large range of flavors and when I mean large range, I mean all sorts of flavors from citrus, milky, fruity even. There are all sorts of flavors so this is always exciting to see and you can even write the recipient’s name at the back if it’s a gift.

Lululun masks are very well-known universally and it’s likely because of how affordable they are and they’re marketed towards sensitive folks. If sensitive skin people can use them, so can everyone else. I like the concept of having 1 package and multiple masks inside because it limits out producing so much waste and because I sheet mask every single day, these kinds of masks will come in handy for sure.


Bath salts, anything bath care is very popular in Japan because you’ll often get these with as a gift with purchase from a beauty shop online or instore. They’re a great way to detox and unwind for the day. Some have heating/warming features to them making your bath experience more luxurious and relaxing.


If there any specific products you’re curious to know more about, Japan in the box created a unique QR code where you can scan with your phone and find further information about the box. How innovative and exciting is that? Ditching long, lengthy info cards and using your phone to read on more information about the products. I’ve been using Japanese skincare for as long as I remember and they always have one of the best quality products.


Lastly, can we just appreciate the detail of the box? it’s absolutely beautiful and I love the art and design for this. For a new subscription box company, I am very impressed with what I see and look forward to seeing what else they have to offer in the near future. Please be sure to check out their website for more information + follow them on Instagram.





Hello friends, today’s blog post will be a bit different from what I usually post and I will be sharing a subscription box service that caters to those who are interested in both K-Beauty & K-Skincare. This was box was kindly gifted to me for me to try, review and share this amazing service with you all!

What is it?

This is a K-Beauty and K-Skincare subscription box service that allows you to try out new products. Each month, those who are subscribed to this service will receive 5-7 full-size products and they can value up to $60-$100; there are lots of well-known K-Beauty brands and also some indie brands as well. How awesome is that? Also, when you share your JoahBox with your family and friends on social media, you will get a chance to win an extra product in your JoahBox. Who doesn’t love freebies?


Let’s take a closer look at the box! The original service use to give out boxes but now they switched to pouches inside. I actually like the pouches a lot more because they’re travel-friendly and can be re-used. Let’s take a moment and appreciate how adorable everything is! Every box, an information card is included with a gorgeous illustration along with a beautiful customized card. The card resembles a card you could find in a deck of cards. I personally find these little details really make this subscription service stand out.

MILIMAGE – Water Rising Tint

Retails for $12 


This is a water-based lip tint that is rich in pigment and also provides beneficial moisture onto the lips. It is a hybrid gloss x tint product and has a lightweight water-like texture feeling. There is absolutely no stickiness to this and is long-wearing. The packaging for this is absolutely adorable and looks fun! On the outside, it has the appearance of lipstick inside a frosted container but turns out, it has a doe foot applicator inside.

Joah Tip: Apply a suitable amount on lips from center to outwards. Adjust the number of layers to create the colour you desire.

The 2ndaid – AZULENE Calming Cream

Retails for $15 

DSC_2503Azulene a fantastic ingredient that carries healing properties and is extracted from chamomile; it is also a potent anti-inflammatory and provides the skin rapid relief and reducing the appearance of redness. This cream has calming, soothing and balancing properties.

How To Use: Use once to twice a week or whenever you have skin inflammation or irritation.


The Plant Base – White Truffle Turn Over Peeling

Retails for $13

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This is a mild physical exfoliant and has a dual-active formula of natural cellulose and apricot seeds to exfoliate dead skin cells and brighten dark spots without any skin irritation. It is formulated with Ginseng and White Truffle. Also, this product is cruelty-free, hypo-allergenic and uses plant extracts, roots and etc. This sounds like an awesome product!

PONY EFFECT – Stay Put Eye Stick

Retails for $16


This is a gel-based formula eyeshadow stick that allows you slide, glide and blend this effortlessly. It’s also smudge-free! This is a metallic bronze colour and is perfect for everyday wear! I’ve tried a handful of eyeshadow sticks and this one is really comparable to the Laura Mercier ones but for a fraction of the cost!


Dr. Gloderm – Eye Mask Night

Retails for $3


This is a hydro-gel mask that provides hydration and an amazing cooling effect on the skin while brightening the skin! If you subscribed to February’s box, be sure to use the jelly mist prior to the sheet mask for full cooling and calming results. Apply this mask and leave it on for 20 minutes, be sure to pat the remaining essence until fully absorbed onto the skin.

My thoughts

Overall, I think this box is worth its value, there were two familiar brands. I knew of pony effect along with milimage, the rest were new brands to me but I thought it was a fantastic experience since there were new brands in this box and it’s an excellent way to experiment and try new products! I also forgot to include the Commleaf  Surely Green 100 Face Oil Mini and it was a sample size and the value is $4. I already own the full size of this product and absolutely adore it!

Subscription Prices:

One time box: $35.95
Monthly box: $35.95
3 months: $105.95 (Save $2 from monthly)
6 months: $207.95 (Save $8 compared to monthly) 

The total value of my box was: $63! That’s pretty much like double of what you pay for the box. I think it’s a great deal and worth a shot if you’re interested in trying out new K-Beauty products.