Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The 3B Box January 2015 Review ~ Beauty Beyond Borders Asian Beauty Subscription

This is the January 2015 3B Box review!  It is the second month for this new Asian beauty subscription and I couldn't be happier with it.  I've been looking for a good subscription that is mainly Korean beauty but this is even better because it's also got Japanese and Taiwanese products.

I've been anxiously awaiting it's arrival.  Everything so far has been hand addressed and they had transposed my zip code numbers.  Luckily, I live nearby so the post office easily figured it out.

The curators at 3B want to help you discover the most popular Asian beauty products through their pouch of deluxe samples each month.  3B stands for Beauty Beyond Borders and showcases the inspiration behind the bag. Since it's not easy to get or try products from Asian countries without a big expense (shipping costs!), this makes it much easier to find new things to fall in love with. Anything from premium lines like Sulwhasoo and SK-II to everyday favorites like Tony Moly and Lioele can be included.

The Cost: $12/month.

What You Get: A pouch containing four to five deluxe Asian beauty samples and tips on how to use products.

Currently, The 3B Box ships only to the USA but sign up for their emails and let them know where you want them to ship.  They've been actively seeking information on where the Box should ship to once they're settled in.
Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara- A full size mascara from Japan!  This is a waterproof mascara that also increases the thickness and length of your lashes.
You can't tell from the photo but the container is actually a sparkly deep purple! I can't wait to try this. I have to see if it measures up to my Hope Girl favorite.
Value: $8
Laneige Firming Sleeping Pack-  This has a weird jello-ish texture that you'll probably recognize if you've used that Elizavecca jelly.  It's incredibly moisturizing with just a dab. This is for use at night but really, anytime your face feels like it needs it.

Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream- I've been wanting one of these Peaches for ages just because it's cute but haven't ordered it.  Now I have it and I'm so glad! It smells absolutely amazing. And the scent lasts a long time. A full size, too!
Value: $6
Nature Republic Flower Jelly Drop Gloss- Another full size product! A subtle, sheer pink gloss with the perfect amount of shine.  Not outrageously glossy and not a crazy pink.  Like lip color only better.  Love this!  Plus, I've never turned down a lip gloss of any kind. It doesn't have a taste and it smells slightly floral.
Value: $8
My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Mask- This is my favorite My Beauty Diary mask ever!! MBD does the best, juiciest masks!  This one not only has hyaluronic acid in it, it also has aloe which I always love in my face masks because it's so good for your skin. This brand is from Taiwan so it's never been in a Memebox and I've always wished they were.
Value: $2

VERDICT: Obviously, love at first sight!  I don't know if I could have asked for anything better from this fabulous 3B Box!  I'm so glad I subscribed!  This is the perfect way for me to get my Asian beauty kick in perfect, small doses and at a very reasonable price. Well worth the $12 subscription price.
I love the curation, too.  There's a little bit of everything and some great brands represented.  Not only that but there's something from Taiwan, Japan and Korea.
This is a fantastic combination of Asian beauty brands, countries and products.  A little makeup, a little skincare and a LOT of fun!  I can't wait to see what the future holds for the girls at 3B!

If you'd like to sign up for The 3B Box, they are currently on a waitlist.  Sign up for emails and get your name on the list to get your own box sent to your door.  I don't know how long the wait will be since this is only their second month.  I'm sure it won't be long once they get an idea of how many subscribers they have.

Now I can't wait til next month!  What do you think?  Where should 3B start shipping to?  Definitely Canada, I hope at the very least.  Maybe UK?  Post your countries in the comments where the 3B curators can see and make sure to sign up, too!


  1. For $12.00 that is pretty awesome!

    1. That's what I thought, too! It's kind of like an Asian beauty Birchbox and I'm loving what they're doing. I'm hoping they'll be able to open it up soon to more countries than just the USA because I know something like this would make a LOT of people happy!

    2. I am so excited to get this box, which will be my third. So far I've kept just one or two of the items and given the rest to women in my office because they addressed a skin concern I thankfully don't have or aren't a match for my African-American hair. I am keeping all of these items, though, and cannot wait! I love the box and there is always more than worth the $12 each month.

  2. I am so excited to get this box, which will be my third. Usually I keep just one or two of the items and give the rest, which address an issue I thankfully don't have or aren't compatible with African-American hair, to the girls in my office. I am keeping every single one of these goodies, however.

    1. Oh, no! This is last January's review! Here is the link to this years: http://www.bitsandboxes.com/2016/01/the-3b-box-asian-beauty-subscription.html

      I'm definitely excited to hear youre off the waitlist and I hope the products work well for you. I think you'll love the Snail Essence (hydration!) and the 3W Clinic is great as a brightening treatment and dealing with melasma and hyperpigmentation. You'll have to let me know what you think once you try it. :)