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NEW: 3B Beauty Box Subscription for May

I decided to sign up for another beauty subscription service, one that gives me a good deal each month of Asian beauty products (mostly Korean and Japanese, I believe) but that's much cheaper than Meme box!

Welcome to my first review of the 3B Subscription: Beauty Beyond Borders. I actually signed up for this back in February but they had a hefty waiting list and I didn't get my first box until a week ago. I would have reviewed it sooner but I've been battling an awesome cold (and by awesome I mean it totally sucks big donkey dick).

3B is a monthly subscription service that delivers 4-5 deluxe samples of Asian beauty and skin care products for $12. Now, the site says samples or deluxe samples but I'm pretty sure 3 of my products were full sized!

The products come in a pretty sheer bag so you can see everything inside. 

The card included tells you all about the products, in English, which is pretty cool. I received:

Skinfood False Lashes (full size): Now I don't wear these on a regular basis but they could be cool for cosplay. They cost around $5.

TonyMoly Lovely Eyebrow Pencil (full size): Those of you who know me know I don't really have eyebrows. And I'm good with that. But for the few times I do need to draw some on, it's nice to have product that's easy to use and will look nice. The color on this is a little warm for my skin tone but the product goes on smoothly and it's got a little spoolie at the end. Depending on which website you look for this, it can run between $5-$10.

Etude House Baking Powder BB Deep Cleansing Foam (1 oz. sample): I haven't tried this yet but I think it's supposed to have the exfoliating properties of baking soda so I'm excited to give it a shot. I had to guesstimate at the value of this and I came up with about $1.50.

TonyMoly Tangerine Whitening Hand Cream (full size): If I remember correctly, whitening in this case doesn't mean to lighten the skin. I think it refers more to a brightening effect (Korean face creams use this description a lot). Not sure if it does that but it smells like a straight up fresh tangerine. It did leave my hands feeling kinda tacky (as in sticky not gauche). Valued at $12.00.

 How stinking cute is this packaging?

How stinking cute is this packaging?

Overall I'd say this box is worth $23-$25 and I'm happy! The more I use the products the better actual reviews I can give you guys. If any of you are interested in checking out the site or getting a box for yourself, head on over to The 3B Box.