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3B June 2016 Review

Let's hope I'm more timely with this month's review than last month, eh?

For those who don't know. 3B is a monthly beauty subscription. For $12, you'll get 4-5 sample (sometimes full) sized Asian beauty products. It's a nice way to dip your toe into the Asian beauty market! Check them out here: 3B

As always, I pay for this service with my own money and all opinions are my honest ones.


I, unfortunately, haven't had a chance to try any of this stuff yet so I'll just basically be listing everything I got and hopefully can describe them all well enough! Also I don't know the Cruelty Free status of these brands except It's Skin.

Purpletale 5 Steps to Lovely Skin: (the flat package on the bottom) I'm rather keen to try this one out. It's got everything you need for your cleansing/moisturizing routine: cleanser, ampoule, sheet mask, facial cream, and neck cream. This is a full size and goes for $8.

Milky Dress Premium Brightener: I'm going to guess that this might be one of those products that could also be considered an illuminizer. While providing up to 10 hours of hydration, it can be used as a primer under your foundation or BB cream to give you a glowy look. These kinds of things just accentuate the texture in my skin (i.e. pores the size of New Hampshire) but I'll give it a shot. I have no idea how much are in these little packets but the full size (100g) is about $16.

Mirai Clinical Body Spritzer: AH! I lied. I have tried this. It's basically a scented body mist for when you're feeling...less than fresh. As in you're sweating balls in 95 degree heat and want to cover up your stank. It's a nice clean smelling mist - it's got Japanese persimmon extract, apparently. This is full size and costs $14.

Skinfood Black Sugar Serum (Light): Uh oh. It's a serum. I have notoriously bad luck with Asian skin care serums. This is made with black sugar and Cheongju, a traditional Korean wine. Interesting...I do like the Skinfood brand so I'll have to try it! Full size is 120ml. I have no idea how small this is so let's cut it to 1/3 the size and give it an $8 value.

It's Skin Todak Todak Pack Nutrition: Look at that little package? Isn't it cute?? (something NEVER to say to a man, btw). Seems like it's a regular wash off mask and this one is for moisturizing and cooling. Full size and it costs around $4.50 (CF)

With the products I can get the values on, this box is worth around $30. Add a few more in for the Milky Dress stuff and that ain't too bad!