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August 2016 Esian Mall Beauty Box Review + Giveaway
I discovered Esian Mall back in June. They began as a store for Asian products, but have recently introduced two subscription boxes to their product variety: a beauty box and a snack box. Although the snack box was great, I decided not to continue with it because it didn’t fit my eating regimen. However, I’ve continued getting and enjoying the beauty box.
You can read my previous Esian Mall reviews here:
The August 2016 Esian Mall contained a theme card depicting a Suicide Squad graphic. Being an Asian beauty box, I was interested in seeing how they incorporated the theme into their selection.
The first item I took out of the box was an 80ml unit of cookie-scented hand cream from It’s Skin. This hand cream is super adorable! More than that, it smells delicious and is pleasantly moisturizing. It even featured a durable container. All in all, it was a very impressive product to start the box with.
Estimated value: $14 (Source: EsianMall.com & Amazon.com)
The second item was a Petite Bunny Gloss Bar from TONYMOLY. This is a retractable lip gloss product in the form of a cute bunny, following the trend of Asian products being both adorable and useful.
Estimated value: $8 (Source: EsianMall.com & UrbanOutfitters.com)
The third item was an unexpected find in an Asian beauty box: a bracelet! To be fair, Esian Mall did something similar by including a necklace in the July box. While the July necklace was unthemed, the August bracelet features an image from Suicide Squad - a homage to Harley Quinn. It’s clear, then, how they incorporated the theme into the box. Some people might be bothered getting a non-beauty item in a beauty box, but I like the addition; it helps separate Esian Mall from their competitors. It also makes me look forward to future months and the types of products and themes they will include.
Estimated value: $15 (Source: EsianMall.com)
The fourth item was a face mask, which is a common item in Asian beauty boxes. I’m not big on them, but they’re normal to expect, so I’m not disappointed in them earlier. This particular mask is a character mask from SNP that depicts a squirrel, making it a bit more fun than other beauty masks. Its intended effect is to moisturize the skin.
Estimated value: $2.50 (Source: EsianMall.com)
The fifth and final item was a TONYMOLY Mr.Strawberry Seed 3-step Nose Pack. This is similar to the pore strips that are common in the US, except it features a more comprehensive 3-step process.
Estimated value: $3.50 (Source: EsianMall.com & Ulta.com)
Overall, the August 2016 Esian Mall Beauty Box contained about $43 worth of items, which far exceeds the $25 price. Even for people who don’t appreciate the jewelry, the box contains $28 worth of beauty products, so it still more than makes up for its cost.
I’ve consistently enjoyed the variety of the Esian Mall Beauty Box and this month was no exception. I’m not the biggest Suicide Squad fan, but I appreciate that Esian Mall attempted to keep some of the box contents in line with current culture to make it more relevant to modern life. Next month’s theme is The Walking Dead. I haven’t had time to watch the show personally, but I’ve heard great things about it and don’t doubt it’s a great choice in advance of the spooky Halloween season.
Also, Esian Mall has agreed to offer a September Esian Mall Beauty Box to one Monthly Box Hub reader! To have a chance of being the chosen one, enter using the giveaway widget below or click on the “Giveaway” tab of the Monthly Box Hub website.