I’ve never really signed up to any beauty boxes until now. I can’t remember how I heard of this one, but must have come across this on Facebook. I decided to subscribe to this because I liked that it was a beauty box with an extra touch, it includes bits for lifestyle , skincare and of course- beauty.
I love the fact that this is Asian skincare inspired, as you regular readers should all know by now, all I pretty much blog about is food and skincare.
The founders had slight teething problems due to the shipping times from Korean suppliers, I signed up and paid for my subscription at the end of May, the first box was received today in July! It was so worth the wait though!
You can find their cute and informative website here.
There’s two types of subscriptions boxes you can choose from, a Classic or Deluxe bentos. In the Classic for £14 a month, you get up to five items containing Korean, Japanese or Taiwanese beauty products, skincare, fashion, stationary and lifestyle accessories.
In the Ichiko bento deluxe box for £26 a month, you will receive from five to seven items from Japan, Korea and Taiwan, including one full size Asian beauty skincare item, treatments, cosmetics and higher value lifestyle goodies.
You can choose a month to month subscription, a three month subscription or a yearly one. You can check it out here.
The costing for each box is competitive to the other beauty boxes but the items appeal to me more compared to the ones on the market now. Even though I subscribed to it, it’s still a nice surprise to receive this in the post with the products already chosen for you.
So what’s in the July box????
I received the email to say that my bento box has been despatched at the weekend, needless to say I couldn’t contain my excitement on Monday morning!
See, a lovely variety of products!
The original oil cleanser, I’ve seen this and wanted to purchase it, but decided to go for the Banila co cleansing balm instead, this was on my list to try, so I’m really pleased with this, I’m looking forward to trying this out so I can report back to you!
A cute dinky notebook for your daily scribbles. Fits perfectly in my bag!
Twin stars! How cute is this! These are oil in peach tea patches that nourishes and regulates the skin. Each patch has Argan oil, Purslane extract, Hyaluronic acid, Collagen and Arbutin to nourish, repair and tighten skin.
A note from the founder, I’m glad I stuck by them, it was worth the wait.
A full size Tonymoly lip tint!
Two sheet masks!
A lavender sleeping eye mask, this is a Japanese product. Will need to do a bit more reading on this! Lavender is one of my favourite scents!
An information booklet about the products; which is super great! I’m familiar with the Korean products but not so much with the Japanese! I love learning about new products and I’m ready to be educated about them!
A pink headband to keep pesky flyaway hair away from your face when you’re sheet masking. It’s so soft and it has ears on it too!
So there you have it, yes, Ichiko bento has had its hiccups but as you can see, I’m 100% happy with what I have received, I’m already thinking about my August box!
Thanks for reading, pop to the Ichiko Bento’s page if you want to subscribe.
I paid for my three months subscription, opinions are my own.
Edit: 24th July
Monday mornings post came as a surprise!
Ichiko Bento has sent an additional beauty product because it was missed in the box, they did inform us all via email but I left this out of the post as I’d forgotten!
Here it is! I’ve wanted to try this. I know these lip tints are usually used on the lips, however I like to use these as a cheek tint.
I will do a post of this soon as to why I prefer liquid cheek tint/stain over powder blush.
Thanks for revisiting the post!