Memebox Cutie Pie Marzia #2

This was the last box I ordered before the news about Memebox no longer shipping to countries other than China, Korea and USA. I ordered this box completely on a whim. A combination of a sale, and having some Memepoints burning a hole in my pocket led me to take the plunge in spite of this boxes’ reputation.

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1. Tonymoly Red Appletox Honey Cream
Full size 80ml 12$

Product Description

Made from vitamin-rich red apple and deeply nourishing honey, Tonymoly’s famous Red Appletox Honey Cream is a daily facial cream with a unique honey like texture. The bouncy, hydrating gel cream stretches when patted on, giving the skin a massage effect as well as a silky finish.

How to use

After toner application, take a small amount, spread it evenly over your face, and gently pat in for full absorbance. 

Ingredients

Honey, Apple, collagen. 

My Impression:

This smells AMAZING! Like fresh apples. I cannot even begin to express how lovely this smells. I cannot wait to try this out. It looks like honey in a little apple shaped pot. This was actually one of the reasons that I wanted this box. I really wanted to try out this cream.  From what I could find out on this product, this is great for moisture and for soothing their skin. This is also an AHA gel, so it’s understandable that Memebox suggests it being used after a toner. I have seen other reviews where people have used it as an exfoliator, a sleeping pack among other uses.

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2. Cheek Room Lip Balm Clover in Cherry Clover
Full size 12g 12$

Product Description

Cheek Room’s adorable Lip Balm Clover is true multi-player for not only moisturizing dry, chapped lips but also plumping up and reviving the suppleness of dulled-out lips. The olive oil, shea butter and jojoba oil formula works to nourish and protect as well.

How to use

Apply the lip balm adequately over your lip whenever necessary. 

My Impression:

Yet another thing that smells AMAZING! I know that a lot of people were meh on this product, but I think it’s a decent lip gloss pot. It’ll do the job and that’s all I am looking for in a lip gloss.

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3. Shara Shara Petit Friend Matte Lip Crayon
Full size 3g 11$

Product Description

This auto-type lip crayon glides smoothly onto lips, leaving a highly moist and supple yet soft and silky finish. The color ranges from nudy pink to hot, savvy shades for featuring a signature lip makeup.

How to use

For full makeup, apply a concealer or BB cream, and then draw in the Petit Lip Crayon along your lip contour, filling it in fully. Apply 1-2 times. For a more natural look, simply smear it on without the concealer or BB cream.

My Impression:

When I ordered this, I had hoped that I would not get an orange… but of course I did. Which sucks because it’s so so nice. I tried it out and I absolutely love how it feels, I just wish it wasn’t so…orange.  I have included a swatch at the very end of this post.

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4. Shara Shara Triple Shine Color Shadow
Full size 2g 15$

Product Description

This Triple Shine Color Shadow palette contains 3 different shades of the same color group for featuring a natural yet well-highlighted and sophisticated eye makeup. The shadow is also infused with fine pearls that adheres well for long-lasting, silky finish.

How to use

Apply the base color all over your eyelids and under eye areas. Use the middle, point color to highlight and blend in just above your lash lines. Then, apply the darkest color along the tail of your eye and also the eye holes for a deeper, more defined look. 

My Impression

I am not entirely sure how/when I will use blue eyeshadow, but I am sure I can find some occasion. I really like this packaging too. It’s very cute and would be a perfect thing for one of those cutesy boxes that Memebox does. I also think that the white color would be a great highlighter color.  I dont’ find that there is much in the line of color payout for this, as you can see if you check out my swatch at the bottom of this post. I actually coated a few coats of each to try to darken it up for the photo, but it didn’t work so well.

 

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5. TheYeon Jeju Hallabong Energy Mild All-in-one Serum
Full size 100ml 20$

Product Description

TheYeon’s Jeju Hallabong series boosts its organic formula made from the “Hallabong” which is a special type of orange cultivated only in the Jeju Island and best loved for bursting with vitamin C and super sweet & tasty juiciness. Infused with other Jeju-born organic ingredients such as kiwi, broccoli and aloe vera, this Energy Mild All-in-one Serum works to replenish, soften and protect the skin.

How to use

Apply the serum evenly over your face and pat it in for full absorbance. It can be used both in the morning and the night.

Ingredients:

These are near impossible to find, but I did manage to find a COSDNA analysis submited by another blogger. There are no major triggers in this.

My Impression:

Yet another thing that smells oh so good. This was actually one of the reasons that I wanted this box. I haven’t tried a serum before and this one seems like a good place to start.  From other reviews, I have seen that others have said that this is more like an essence than a serum.

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6. Revecen Face Control Foundation #002 Violet
Full size 17g 22$

Product Description

This unique Face Control Foundation works to cover up skin imperfections and control dull, yellow skin tone for a more refined, evenly balanced, and healthier-looking finish to with base makeup. Plus, it contains natural preservatives such as green tea extracts and magnolia extracts and thus gentle and suitable for all skin types.

How to use

Use a makeup sponge or your finger to apply the hard-type foundation evenly over your face. Make sure to pat in for full absorbance. 

My Impression:

This product intrigues me. I am not sure how I will use this, but it’s a project for me to work on.  The picture below has a swatch of this product blended in and unblended. I can see how it can get rid of yellow tones. I also wonder how it would work on under eye circles. It will definitely be experimented with at some point.

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From left to right: eyeshadow: white, light blue, blue. Revecen: blended, and unblended. Lip Crayon in Neon Orange.

 

Overall Thoughts:

I paid 21.99$ taxes included for this box due to sale and having some Memepoints to spend. As mentioned above, it turned out to be a good move since a few days later they announced no more Memebox for most of the world. In this box, there was a Meme value of 92$. As always, I will mention that Memeboxes are often inflated in value and you can find these products on other sites for cheaper prices.

Memebox Global #18

 

Lets celebrate! We’ve already made it to the 18th box! To celebrate the release of the 18th version of our hottest box series, we’ve made sure to fill it with our very own favorite goodies, perfect for any and every occasion!

As much as we put in extra time and effort in curating  this box, we hope that you love each and every one of the goodies inside! We’d hate to have you miss out, so pre-order your box right now to celebrate this exciting milestone with us! 

Since a lot of these products are new to me, I’ve done a bit of research to find out a bit more about them. Some of the images and information were found deep within the internet. And some of these products, I just couldn’t find anywhere.

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1. Purederm Shower Jelly
Full size product 100g 6$

(brightening milk or cooling mint)

Product Description

Jelly textured beauty products are in-trend these days, but have you ever seen a shower gel designed into a pudding-like, jelly visual? Purederm’s Shower Jelly comes in two options—brightening milk and cooling mint—each catered to different skincare needs yet both extremely gentle and non-stimulating in formula. The fine bubbles, which can be easily created with simple lathering, penetrate deep into skin and wash away all dirt, oil and impurities and leave skin clean and fresh. It leaves a nice and subtle fragrance which helps alleviate and refresh your spirits as well.

How to use

Place the Shower Jelly into the bubbling net provided and soak it with water. Lather well and gently massage it all over the body. Rinse off with water.

From the Purederm site:

A body washes in an innovative jelly form, so it makes skin soft and hydrates as well without irritation. It helps remove impurities inside of pores efficiently with its tiny bubble.

Brightening Milk Shower Jelly contains Milk Protein Extract and White flower complex to make skin brighten and moisturize with Chamomile Extract and Lavender Extract.

Not use Paraben, Mineral Oil, MIT, CIT and Triethanolamine, which may cause skin irritation, so even can use for sensitive skin.

My impressions: 

This is such a weird experience. It really feels like Jell-o. Jell-o that you put in a little net and use to wash your body. I have the milk version of this, and it’s pretty cool. It definitely leaves my skin feeling thoroughly cleansed. While I’m not sure I’d go out of my way to buy this again, it is a cool product.

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2. Dr. MJ Bee Tox Control Cream
Full size product 50$

Product Description

Repair and rebew with Dr MJ’s Bee Tox Control Cream rich in skin-repairing agents– bee venom, propolis extracts, tea tree leaf water, rosemary extracts, and calendula extracts. It’ll soothe, nourish, and rejuvenate the skin damaged or stimulated from external environment by creating a protective moisture barrier over and retaining moisture within the skin.

How to use

Apply the cream evenly over your face at the very last stage of skincare routine.

Ingredients

Beetox, Propolis extract, tea tree extract, hyaluronic acid, trehalose, botanical extract (rosemary, calendula, camellia, witch hazel, machihyun, plum, allantoin) source

My impressions:

Since originally getting this back in Lucky Box 10, it has become one of my favorite products. It’s a great product and works so well with my skin. I’m still working on my original product, so this will be put on the back burner.

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3. Echoice Hand Therapy in Sweet Rose & Sheabutter
Full size 2$

Product Description

Infused with shea butter and rose extracts, this nourishing hand creams from echoice leaves hands dramatically softer and suppler, and your hands will smell of sweet floral garden all day long.

How to use

Massage the hand cream into clean, dry hands. 

My impressions:

I really don’t like rose smells. I’ll use this, but begrudgingly. Echoice is also like the bargain brand of k-beauty brands, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not quality. I haven’t tried an e-choice product that I haven’t liked before, and I hope it’s not the case with this one.

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4. Puresmile Animal Point Pad
Full size 1$

Product Description

This is a point mask pad perfect for moisturizing and soothing dry, stimulated or troublesome part of your face and body in one easy 15 minute treatment. It’s formulated with a rich blend of guava or pineapple extracts, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and natto gum.

How to use

Cleanse and tone your face. Place the point pads over parts of your face or body that you wish to give special treatments. Remove the sheet pad after 5-10 minutes and pat in the remaining essence for full absorbance.

My impressions:

These seem like they’d be great for small spot treatments. I think I may need to put them to use at some point on my cheeks when I get wind burn. I also really like the animal print design. There are 10 pads in this, so I will get multiple chances to try this out. My online research leads me to believe that these definitely pack a bit of a moisture punch.

 

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5. Derma Lift Intensiderm Aqua Rich Cream x3
45ml, roughly 38$

Product Description

This is a gentle, moisture-rich facial cream formulated specifically to soothe and repair damaged skin and to prevent any further stimulation or damage with a protective moisture barrier. Deeply replenish and nourish your skin this cold season with Derma Lift Intensiderm Aqua Rich Cream.

How to use

Squeeze out the formula from its tube and spread it evenly over clean face. Gently pat it in with clean hands for full absorbance.

My impressions:

I know from seeing other reviews that this is one intense moisturizing product. I haven’t used it yet, as I have many others to use before it. But I definitely look forward to using it.

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 6. Touch By Lee Kyung Min Extreme Shield Master
Full size 46$

Product Description

Lee Kyung Min is a Korean creative director famous for her winter skincare beauty class and the secret to premium skincare fit for the colder, drier seasons. This Extreme Shield Master is a magical ampoule enriched with essence type oil components for instant moisture surge. It effectively calms and takes care of white flakes and visible dead skin cells evident on dry, roughened skin suffering from piercing winter winds.

How to use

Use the attached silicon brush tip of the ampoule to gently dab the formula over dry and flaky spots of the face. Suitable to be used over or under makeup.

My impressions:

I tried this for the first time today and boy, was it moisturizing. It took quite a few turns to get the product to come out, but once it started, there were no issues.

Overall Impression:

This box had a Memebox value of 143$. I paid 23$ plus 6.99$ shipping. I definitely think I got a good value in this box, even though the prices are likely over-inflated. I really wish I would have gotten the mint jelly as I LOVE mint things, but I am perfectly content with the milk. I also am not totally content with the rose hand cream, but it will get used.

Did you get this box? What did you think? Any suggestions on how to use these products would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

Kristen

Disclaimer: This box was paid for with my own money. Also, this post may contain affiliate links.

Memebox Boxing Day Special #5

Disclaimer: The product prices, description and how to use are sourced from the Memebox website here. This series of boxes did not have a normal product card, likely because they were shipped out fairly quickly.

Since a lot of these products are new to me, I’ve done a bit of research to find out a bit more about them. Some of the images and information were found deep within the internet. And some of these products, I just couldn’t find anywhere.

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1. PUREDERM Yogurt Wash-Off Pack 15ea
Full size product: 15ea ($7)

Randomly selected from Kiwi, Strawberry

Product Description
A wash-off type pack made from yogurt extracts, collagen, Vitamin E, and various fruit extracts. The kiwi pack helps control excess level of dead skin cells while the strawberry pack helps balance out excess sebum and oil, both effective for maintaining a healthy, glowing complexion.

How to use
Spread the pack evenly over clean face and gently massage. Wash off with lukewarm water after 5~10 minutes.

My impressions:

I only had the one opportunity to try this, but I do like it. I used it while having to wait to a put in and wait hair treatment.  It’s still a bit weird, the idea of putting yogurt like substances on my face. Strawberry is good for skin purifying and preventing pimples. Both of which  are great things. I appreciate that these come in single use packets as that means they are easy to bring along when you travel or need to go somewhere overnight.

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2. ECHOICE Wash Oatmeal Body Scrub 110g
Full size product: 110g ($5)

Product Description
Enriched with world-renown superfood – oatmeal and walnut – the Wash Oatmeal Body Scrub is rich in vitamin, lysine, protein, fiber, calcium, tryptophan, and antioxidant components and thus works to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, deep cleanse, and nourish your body all at the same time!

How to use
Use a body towel or your hands to lather the body wash enough to create bubbles, and then massage gently onto your body. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Ingredients

From Nature eChoice Wash Oatmeal Body Scrub-Ingredient
source: http://list.qoo10.sg/item/ECHOICE-FROM-NATURE-ECHOICE-WASH-OATMEAL/415683446

My impressions:

This seems like a solid body scrub. I’ve used it once and it seems ok. It has lots of little scrubbies inside. (check out the photo below) It smells ok, but I can’t really put my finger on what that may be. Regardless, this will get used.

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3. DR.MJ Real Mucin Restore Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ 10g
Full size product: 10g ($54)

Product Description
Normal cushion BBs, when applied multiple times over and over, usually end up ruining the initial dewy look that you started with in the morning. However, Dr.MJ Real Mucin Restore Cushion is closer to a skin care formula than a simple BB, because it’s packed with rich nutrients from snail filtrates and various moisturizing agents for adding more radiance and glow to the skin with multiple applications. Free of paraben, mineral oil, benzophenone, talc, and alcohol.

How to use
At the very end of skin care routine, use the provided air puff to apply the formula evenly over face, dabbing it on several times for optimal adherence. Re-apply as often as necessary.

Key Ingredients

Snail extract, adenosine, arbutin, allantoin, aloe extract, sea water, sea grape extract, collagen, ceramide 3, macadamia seed oil. (source)

My impressions:

I’ve tried this out and seems like it will work well with my skin tone. It covers things well and feels surprisingly light. I’ve never used a cushion before, so this is a new experience.  I’m not really one to wear full make up. Most days I just put on some powder and mascara and call it a day.

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4. AHC Real Aqua Velvet Sleeping Pack 80ml
Full size product: 80ml ($30)

Product Description
A luxurious, one-step facial to rejuvenate, brighten, and balance out uneven skin tone and texture for velvety smooth complexion. Real Aqua Velvet Sleeping Pack is lightweight and non-sticky in formula, quickly absorbing into dry, exhausted skin to form a protective moisture barrier that locks in the moisture within skin overnight. It contains niacinamide, adenosine, ice plant extracts, snail secretion, and birch tree sap.

How to use
Spread evenly over clean face as the last step to your daily skin care routine. Go straight to bed after 10 minutes without rinsing it off.

Ingredients

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Check out the COSDNA analysis here.

My impressions:

I haven’t had the chance to try this out, other than on my hand as I have another sleeping pack to use up first.  Just trying it out on my hand, it seemed quite moisturizing and I think it will work quite well when I do use it. This does contain alcohol, which can either be good or bad, depending on your skin. AHC is a brand that has been appearing in Memeboxes quite a bit recently. Research tells me that this company and Shara Shara are owned by the same bigger company, so this may be why.

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5. MSTAR Malus Intensive Hair Treatment 30g
Full size product: 30g ($14)

Product Description
Enriched with pure apple extracts, ceramide, panthenol, and 40 different kinds of naturally-derived ingredients, the Malus Intensive Hair Treatment delivers rich nutrition and moisture deep into dry, damaged hair, resulting in firmer, glossier hair ends and healthier scalp as well.

How to use
Towel dry after shampooing and apply the treatment in throughout hair using a brush or hands. It is also recommended to wear a hair cap and rest for 10~15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and blow dry.

My impressions:

I am so, so, so happy to get this! I actually just polished off my original sample of this product and I really like it. My hair responds well to it and can use the moisture boost with this crazy thing we call winter happening. It smells good, it works well and it makes me a happy camper.

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Overall Impression:

I paid 29,99$ for this box and received a Memebox value of 93$. As I say with all Memeboxes, you can likely find this products cheaper on sites like Tester Korea, RoseRoseShop or even Ebay. I think it was a decent box and I plan on using all of the products. As I said above, I was especially glad to get more of the hair treatment. Also, the yogurt mask was why I caved and bought the box. Their value was high enough for me to rationalize the purchase.

Did you get this box? What did you think? Any suggestions on how to use these products would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

Disclaimer: This box was paid for with my own money. Also, this post may contain affiliate links.

Memebox 1st Anniversary Box

I’ve finally gotten around to posting my review of the famed Memebox 1st Anniversary Box. Did I love it? Hate it? Read below to find out…

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Looks nice and intact… but wait? Is it really?

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1. Tosowoong Bee AC control lotion
Value: 100ml (15$)

 

Tosowoong Bee AC control series is formulated from naturally derived ingredients — bee venom, galactomytes, and bifida ferments– that effectively soothe and neutralize acne-prone or stimulated skin. This skin care line is especially recommended for those with sensitive, problematic skin that receieves damage easily from dryness and external environment.

How to use:  

Apply lotion evenly over toned face, massaging and patting in for full absorbance.

Ingredients:

 

source: http://www.tosowoong.com/shop/shopdetail.html?branduid=965780&search=%25B4%25DE%25C6%25D8%25C0%25CC&sort=&xcode=004&mcode=000&scode=&GfDT=b2V%2B
source: http://www.tosowoong.com/shop/shopdetail.html?branduid=965780&search=%25B4%25DE%25C6%25D8%25C0%25CC&sort=&xcode=004&mcode=000&scode=&GfDT=b2V%2B

My impressions: 

This has made it into my line up of products. I like this for day-wear as it’s moisturizing but not too greasy. It smells decent and it does the job well.  There is actually an entire line-up of these products, which could be great. Look below for the order.

 

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2. Unni Recipe Makes Your Skin Smooth Firming Pact SPF 25 PA++ #21 Light beige
Value: 12g (24$)

Most cushion pacts offer flawless coverage along with strong adherence but only end up choking skin all day, which brings about dehydration, break outs and premature aging. However, this innovative Unni Recipe pact helps skin breathe through and over full make up. Its moist, cushiony formula is infused with a mix of galactomytes, bifida and lactobasillius ferments and Unni Recipe’s special “Silky Balance Network.” It smoothly  coats skin with a natural coverage and leaves skin feeling silky soft and revitalized.

How to use:

Use the provided sponge to gently dab on the formula all over the face.

My impressions: 

I actually like this. It matches my skin tone and covers well. The one thing that I don’t like about this product is the sponge. I don’t know if I am missing something, but I can’t get it to work very well. It feels sort of sticky?

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3. AHC Whitening Cream SPF 35 PA+++
Value: 30ml (38$)

Skin brigtening is with no doubt one of the most sought-after features that Korean women take into consideration when purchasing skin care or base makeup products. This AHC Whitening Cream combines moistuizing cream, sunblock, brightening cream and complexion correcting cream to procide the ultimate 4-in-1 multi-care. A vitamin-rich blend of niacinamide, hyaluronic acide, lemon, kakadu plum, kamu kamu berry and betain deeply replenishes dry, damaged skin and visibly corrects uneven skin tone to create the signature dewy, translucent complexion so adored by korean women. 

How to use:

Apply the cream evenly all over face, massaging it in gently for full absorbance. Finish off with foundation of a BB cream for full coverage.

Ingredients:

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My impressions: 

I actually don’t have too much to say on this product as I gave it to a friend who expressed concern over skin discoloration. I mentioned that I had gotten this product in the box, and handed it over to her to test out. Because of this, I didn’t realize the picture of the ingredients were blurry until I had already passed it on. Sorry!

 

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4. RiRe Cool Dr. Scalp & Hot Speed Manicure
Value: 10ml +15ml (11$)

Encirched with various oriental medicinal extracts, the Cool Dr. Scalp + works to cool down the scalp temperature for preventing possible hair loss and also to remove unnecessary impurities and dead skin cells from your scalp for bealth healthier scalp and hair. Then, there’s the Hot Speed Manicure which works to penetrate deep into the hair cuticles, deliver abundant nutrition and creates a strong protein layer for maintaining the healthy moisture balance of your hair.

How to use:

Cool Dr. Scalp+: Squeeze out the formula and massage it directly onto the scalp. No need to shampoo or rinse afterwards.
Hot Speed Manicure: Apply it as a hair treatment or a hair essence on both wet and blow dried hair.

Ingredients:

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My impressions: 

This product just seems so… gimmicky. I haven’t tried either of these yet and I’m not 100% sure if I will. I do use hair treatments as my hair is a thick pain in the butt that is either greasy or dry. There is no middle ground it seems. I am almost out of my preferred hair treatment, so this one may need to step up to the plate.

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5. RiRe Capsule Mask Pack
Value: 75ml (22$)

Is your skin suffering from constant dehydration this winter? This innovation spray-type mask pack is here to save the day. A mix of adenosine, niacinamide, cherry blossom, evening primrose, and violet extracts delivers rich nutrients and instant moisture resurge to dry, sensative skin.

How to use:

Spray it evenly over face under or over makeup as often as needed.

Ingredients:

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My impressions: 

My first initial impression was WAH! It’s leaked all over my box. And half the product is missing. I was definitely not overly impressed with that. I contacted Memebox and they did give me a few Meme points to make up for it. I’m still not 100% satifised, but at least I received something. I’m sort of holding a grudge against this product so I haven’t tried it yet. It smells ok and I will definitely need to break it out a bit later on in the winter to help moisturize.

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Overall Impression:

I, like a lot of the blog-o-spere, was not overly impressed with this box. There are two products that I will be using for sure, the lotion and the compact. I paid 29.99$ for this box and received a Memebox value of 99$. It would have been 110$ if I hadn’t lost at least have of my RiRe Mask. I will say that the customer service was ok, but it still sucked to have that much product lost.

Memebox says goodbye to “International” shipping

If you follow people on instagram like I do, this may not come as much of a suprise. Memebox has decided to discontinue its shipping to places other than USA, China and Korea. Read on below for a copy of the letter posted on their FB page.

 

Dear International Memebox Customers,

When we first launched our company in 2013, we had a vision of providing our customers worldwide easy access to Korean beauty products. We grew quickly, and are excited to have done this for so many people. However, this huge goal means we face many challenges, and have sadly realized that we are unable to deliver an excellent customer experience for all of our international customers.

In order to offer fast shipping times, attentive customer support, and a seamless ordering process, we’ve made the difficult decision to stop international deliveries as of February 10th. Moving forward, we will only be able to ship to locations where we have a domestic shipping presence: US, China, and Korea. This means that all orders placed onus.memebox.com must be shipped to a US address as of 11:59 PM PST, February 10th, 2015. All existing and future orders will be shipped by the 13th of February.

It is with a heavy heart that Memebox makes this unfortunate announcement. We have really enjoyed providing our services and we’ll miss you all so much. You all have been so amazing and loyal. This was a painful decision, but a necessary one in order to improve our shipping process until it is perfected and ready to expand internationally. Memebox loves and values all our customers, and we’re excited to create a better experience for all our customers to return to you again in the future.

We know this is difficult, and we’ve set up feedback@memebox.com and a community forum athttp://ushelp.memebox.com/hc/communities/public/topics where we will be answering any questions you may have.

We’ve also put together a helpful FAQ here: http://ushelp.memebox.com/…/200313669-FREQUENTLY-ASKED-QUES…

Thank you.

Sincerely,
The Memebox Team

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Since getting into Korean beauty products back in late 2014, I have bought many Memeboxes. More than I probably ought to admit. I love getting the happy little pink boxes in the mail and hadn’t had any issues until recently with a leaking product. I contacted customer service and received some Meme points for my troubles.

I think Memebox is making a big mistake in cutting off “the rest of the world” aside from USA, China and Korea. I am sure that many Canadian, UK, European, etc people buy these boxes and now will be finding other avenues to find their K-beauty needs. (TesterKorea anyone?)

I find myself oddly glad that I finally took the plunge and ordered the dreaded Cutie Pie Marzia 2, because I had points, it was on sale and I really wanted the apple cream and the serum. Luckily for me, it will be here on Monday.

To Memebox, I say thanks for introducing me to the world of K-beauty but I don’t like your foolishness.

I have a few more blog posts to do on Memebox unboxings and I truly hope that this news doesn’t color my review.

 

Memebox Boxing Day Special #4

Disclaimer: The product prices, description and how to use are sourced from the Memebox website here. This series of boxes did not have a normal product card, likely because they were shipped out fairly quickly.

Since a lot of these products are new to me, I’ve done a bit of research to find out a bit more about them. Some of the images and information were found deep within the internet. And some of these products, I just couldn’t find anywhere.

 

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1. Skinfood Egg White Pore Meringue Foam

Full size product: 200ml ($13)

Product Description

Abundant, meringue-like fine bubbles penetrate deep into skin without irritating or dehydrating the skin texture. Highly recommended for weak and sensitive oily skin types.

How to use
Lather well and gently massage onto face. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Ingredients:

source: http://www.cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_a2d9174148.html
source: http://www.cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_a2d9174148.html

My impressions: 

I love this product! It’s fantastic! It’s now become my daily cleanser and I couldn’t be happier. I love how foamy it is and how it makes my skin feel clean without drying it out. I will definitely be looking for more of this when it starts running out. I know that some people reported that it dried out their skin, but since mine is a bit more oily, I don’t seem to have that issue.

 

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2. Skinfood Tomato Whitening Toner

Full size product: 180ml ($17)

Product Description

A premium Tomato Whitening Toner made from sun-ripe tomato extracts and Vitamin C complex to make skin brighter, clearer, and suppler.

How to use
Apply with a cotton pad or directly with your hands onto clean face and pat it in for full absorbance.

My impressions:

This is my first ever toner and I must say that I like it. It doesn’t smell strongly of tomatoes as I had feared. Instead, the smell is so faint that I can’t quite put my finger on what it may be. It contains 10% tomato extract and has vitamin C.

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3. Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake

Full size product: 4g ($5)
Randomly selected from 01 Grey Khaki Black, 02 Grey Brown 

Product Description

Formulated with cacao extracts, this Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake carries two naturally blending grey, khaki, or brown shades for shaping and defining fine arches with an easy sweep.

How to use

Use the provided brow brush to fill in your arches.

My impressions:

I’ve used this a few times as eyeshadow but I haven’t tried it to fill in my eyebrows. I rarely do that since it’s not very often that I do full make up. Most days it’s skin products, some powders, and mascara. On days where I want to feel “pretty”, I go so far as to add eyeliner, eyeshadow and bronzer. I’m really very simple in terms of makeup.

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4. NUGANIC Customize Anti-Wrinkle B.B OR Customize Pure Snail B.B 40ml

Full size product: 40ml ($54)

Product Description

Nuganic B.B creams work to balance out the skin’s oil & moisture level for a silky smooth finish to your makeup. They offer strong UV protection while effectively covering up skin imperfections and leaving your skin glowing with a natural shine. The Anti-Wrinkle B.B is enriched with adenosine, arbutin, ginseng extracts and more, and the Pure Snail B.B bases its formula on snail mucin filtrate, aloe vera leaf, lemon, and various herbal ingredients.

How to use

Spread the B.B evenly over clean face. Blend it in with your hands.

Key Ingredients:

niacinamide, adenosine, snail slime filtered water, green tea extract, Hyde roll Rise de collagen, Lavender extract, tea tree leaf extract, peppermint leaf extract (source)

Ingredients:

Water, in chilhek silme methoxy cinnamate, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, dimethicone, cetyl ethylhexanoate to hit, propylene glycol, 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor, three tilpi not / p Fiji -10/1 dimethicone, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, butyl methoxydiethylene benzoyl methane, niacinamide, talc, benzophenone-3, dimethicone / vinyl dimethicone cross polymer, sorbitan sesqui oleate, Jinx Te rate, magnesium sulfate, polyethylene, yellow iron oxide, beeswax, glyceryl stearate SE, bentonite, quaternium -18, phenoxyethanol, tree in Tok Brassica ruffle reel silane, red iron oxide, black iron oxide, methyl paraben, benzalkonium Ste aralkyl hectorite, propyl paraben, xanthan gum propylene carbonate, adenosine, snail slime filtered water, green tea extract, Hyde roll Rise de collagen, lavender extract, tea tree leaf extract, ethanol, peppermint leaf extract (source)

My impressions:

I swatched this on my hands, and promptly forgot to take a picture. I don’t think it’s too off for my skin tone, so I may try it out when I need to dress up or get bored and decide to play.

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5. TONYMOLY Delight Tony Tint 8.3ml
Full size product: 8.3ml ($4)

Product Description

One of the bestselling lip tint in Korea, this tint instantly gives vivid red color to your lips with just a single touch. It creates the long-lasting, radiant lips, popular among Korean beauty lovers.

How to use

Apply small amount to inner center of the lip. Blend it outwards to create gradient lips.

My impressions:

I’m fairly certain that I got the more orangey color. It’s not great, but it’s ok. It smells pretty good and I will use it, but I’m not sure how much.  Check out below for swatches.

 

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Left: Skinfood eye shadow cake Right: Tonymoly lip tint

 

 

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Overall Impression:

I paid 29,99$ for this box and received a Memebox value of 93$. As I say with all Memeboxes, you can likely find this products cheaper on sites like Tester Korea, RoseRoseShop or even Ebay.

Did you get this box? What did you think? Any suggestions on how to use these products would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

 

Coupons:

3$ off 30$: PHGZ23
5$ off of 100$: AFFILIATE-0517-V8OF5-BCPZ
10$ off of 150$ or more: AFFILIATE-1029-46E5F-VNJQ

 

Disclaimer: This box was paid for with my own money. Also, this post may contain affiliate links.

Memebox Christmas Collection #3 Winter Essentials Masks

source: http://us.memebox.com/info-card/winter-essential-masks

 

The winter season is the most festive time of the year, filled with holiday parties and homeward travels. While winter wonderland may be all fun and games for the mind and soul, it’s not the same story for the skin!

During the winter season, your skin needs more lovin’, especially with the constant switching between moisture-sucking indoor heating to frigid cold outdoor temperatures. The harsh environment leaves skin dull, flaky, and as dry-as-a-desert. No matter how much makeup and moisturizer you slather onto your face, when skin cells are dehydrated and malnourished, no amount of highlighter or luminizer will bring back that radiance.  

Fret not, because your winter skin care solution is right here. This box, full of winter’s essential masks, caters to all winter skincare needs. Each mask is formulated with unique potent ingredients designed to nourish the skin cells and instantly restore lost radiance. Hydrate, renew, and revitalize the skin for noticeably smoother, velvety, younger-looking skin! 

Disclaimer: The product prices, description and how to use are sourced from the Memebox website here. This series of boxes did not have a normal product card, likely because they were shipped out fairly quickly.

Since a lot of these products are new to me, I’ve done a bit of research to find out a bit more about them. Some of the images and information were found deep within the internet. And some of these products, I just couldn’t find anywhere.

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1. VELIEVE Girlish Mask 20ml X 3ea
Full size product: 20ml X 3ea ($7)

Randomly selected from Collagen Lifting, Honey Moisture, Vita Shining, Aloe Soothing

Product Description

Velieve’s Girlish Mask series comes in 4 different types each enriched with natural ingredients catered to target different skin care concerns – marine collagen for firming and tightening, honey extracts for nourishing, lemon extracts for brightening, and aloe vera extracts for moisturizing and soothing. The thin pulp type sheet masks adhere tightly to skin with ease and without any mask essence drooping down.

How to use

Place the sheet mask over clean face. Remove the mask after 15~20 minutes of rest. Pat in the remaining essence for full absorbance.

Honey Moisture:

http://hkcplaza.com/Velieve-Girlish-Mask-Honey-Moisture
http://hkcplaza.com/Velieve-Girlish-Mask-Honey-Moisture

Vita Shining: 

http://hkcplaza.com/Velieve-Girlish-Mask-Vita-Shining?search=velieve
http://hkcplaza.com/Velieve-Girlish-Mask-Vita-Shining?search=velieve

Collagen Lifting: 

http://hkcplaza.com/Velieve-Girlish-Mask-Collagen-Lifting?search=velieve
http://hkcplaza.com/Velieve-Girlish-Mask-Collagen-Lifting?search=velieve

My impressions: 

The packaging for these masks are awesome! Very sassy. I like that I received 3 different kinds to try out. I haven’t had the chance to try any of these three yet, but I definitely will. I’m beginning to see the appeal of sheet masks.

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2. RIRE Patting Water Pack 300ml
Full size product: 300ml ($42)

Randomly selected from Lifting, Brightening, Moisture

Product Description

A new generation of ‘patting water packs’ that works miraculously to balance skin’s PH level, gently melt away dead skin cells, and ultimately enhancing skin tone and texture to reveal clearer, smoother complexion with continuous use. The yellow Lifting pack is made from evening primrose extracts and works to tighten and rejuvenate tired skin. The purple Brightening pack bases its formula on violet extracts which help to balance and brighten uneven skin tone. The pink Moisture pack is enriched with a blend of cherry blossom extracts to deliver rich hydration and healthy moisture & oil balance.

How to use

Remove makeup residues with cleansing oil or foam. Then fill 2/3 of a bowl with water and drop in 1~2 lid-ful of the Patting Water Pack. Mix well and gently pat it all over the face for 15~20 times. Do not rinse afterwards.

Ingredients

water, glycerin, dipropylene glcol, sodium citrate, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, coceth-7, PPG-1-PEG-9 lauryl glycol ether, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, alcohol denat, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, citric acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, hydroxyethylcellulose, oenothera binnis (evening primrose) flower extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, melia azadirachta (white cedar) flower extract, melia azadirachta (white cedar) leaf extract, ocimum sanctum leaf extract, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, corallina officinalis (red seaweed) extract, phenoxyethanol, adenosine, disodium EDTA, fragrance

You can check out the COSDNA here.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-RiRe-Patting-Water-Pack-Moisture-Lifting-Brightening-30Sec-Comfortable-Pack-/141515662279

My impressions:

I got the Lifting pack which is for tired skin. This is very similar to the Blithe Patting Water Pack, which is something that many people in the blog-o-sphere mentioned. I find the idea of patting water packs interesting, but they do seem like a lot of work. I will give it a try, but I’m not sure about this one.

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3. INOFACE Real Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask 23ml
Full size product: 23ml ($2)

Randomly selected from Snail, Q10, Collagen, Aloe

Product Description

Replenish moisture and firmness to dry, sagging skin with the Inoface Real Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Masks each formulated from the concentrated essence of natural ingredients – snail mucus, Q10, collagen and aloe extracts. These masks are composed of highly effective skin soothing, moisturizing, and firming agents and are suitable for all skin types and for all 4 seasons.

How to use

Spread the sheet mask evenly over clean face. Rest for 15~20 minutes. Remove and pat in the remaining mask essence onto skin for full absorbance.
(Best Before October 23rd, 2015) 

My impressions:

Yay! Another sheet mask. I’ve been gathering up quite a collection. This one has a shorter date on it, but where it’s a single use sheet mask, that’s not really a concern.

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4. ESTHETIC HOUSE Collagen Jelly Mask Pack 100ml
Full size product: 100ml ($13)

Product Description

Swallow your skepticism—pig collagen has been shown to be highly effective in firming and tightening the elasticity of skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Rich in collagen peptides extracted from pork rinds, this leave-in, highly-concentrated collagen facial mask pack from Esthetic House absorbs easily, leaving skin firmer, nourished, moisturized, and freshened. Suitable for all skin types.

How to use

Apply a moderate amount to clean face, massaging until absorbed. No need for rinsing off.

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/FLATANA-COLLAGEN-JELLY-PACK-COLLAGEN-EXTRACT/413306297
http://list.qoo10.sg/item/FLATANA-COLLAGEN-JELLY-PACK-COLLAGEN-EXTRACT/413306297

Ingredients

piggy ingredients
http://list.qoo10.sg/item/FLATANA-COLLAGEN-JELLY-PACK-COLLAGEN-EXTRACT/413306297
piggy pack
http://list.qoo10.sg/item/FLATANA-COLLAGEN-JELLY-PACK-COLLAGEN-EXTRACT/413306297
http://list.qoo10.sg/item/FLATANA-COLLAGEN-JELLY-PACK-COLLAGEN-EXTRACT/413306297
http://list.qoo10.sg/item/FLATANA-COLLAGEN-JELLY-PACK-COLLAGEN-EXTRACT/413306297

My impressions:

This feels SO weird. It has 50% collagen in it. I find it peculiar that it has pig collagen in it, but I am willing to try. At 25, wrinkles aren’t necessarily a concern, but I would love to prevent getting them.  I think that the ingredient list looks great and I appreciate that it doesn’t contain harmful things like parabens.

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5. LASSIE’EL Raspberry Age Defying Yogurt Massage Mask 12g
Full size product: 12g ($6)

Product Description

Deeply replenish and revive dry, dulled skin with a rich blend of yogurt extracts that effectively sloughs away dead skin cells and skin impurities from the pores and prevent oxidation of the skin. The yogurt formula consists of lactobacillus, raspberry extracts, and collagen extracts which all work to fight and diminish appearance of wrinkles and sagging, aging skin.

How to use

Spread the mask evenly over clean face. Massage onto the face using hands until the micro-beads in the mask formula completely disappear. Rinse off with lukewarm water after 5~10 minutes.

http://www.lassieel.com/eng/goods/view.asp?idx=69&category=24&search_type=0&search_word=&page_size=20&page=1
http://www.lassieel.com/eng/goods/view.asp?idx=69&category=24&search_type=0&search_word=&page_size=20&page=1
http://www.lassieel.com/eng/goods/view.asp?idx=69&category=24&search_type=0&search_word=&page_size=20&page=1
http://www.lassieel.com/eng/goods/view.asp?idx=69&category=24&search_type=0&search_word=&page_size=20&page=1
http://www.lassieel.com/eng/goods/view.asp?idx=69&category=24&search_type=0&search_word=&page_size=20&page=1
http://www.lassieel.com/eng/goods/view.asp?idx=69&category=24&search_type=0&search_word=&page_size=20&page=1
http://www.lassieel.com/eng/goods/view.asp?idx=69&category=24&search_type=0&search_word=&page_size=20&page=1
http://www.lassieel.com/eng/goods/view.asp?idx=69&category=24&search_type=0&search_word=&page_size=20&page=1

My impressions:

I’m so excited for this! I especially like that it came with a cap to cover the masks if you don’t use it all in one go. (Cap isn’t pictured.) I am intrigued by the idea of yogurt masks. These seem very simple to use and I hope to try them out some time this week.

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6. PURE SMILE Jewelry Bubble Ruby & Pure Bubble Royal Jelly 3g X 2
Full size product: 3g X 2 ($2)

Product Description
These two wash-off facial packs are each formulated from concentrates of ruby extracts and royal jelly extracts. The Jewelry Bubble Ruby pack is a skin soothing and replenishing formula that consists of ruby powder, green tea, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera leaf, glycerin, vitamin E, and portulaca extracts. The Pure Bubble Royal Jelly pack is also enriched with over 40 kinds of vitamins and minerals and helps treat acne-prone skin types by deeply cleansing the pores and nourishing damaged skin.

How to use
Spread the pack evenly over clean, towel-dried face. Gently massage the self-generated bubbles 2~3 times as the bubbles penetrate deep into the pores and extract skin impurities clogged up. Rinse off with lukewarm water when the bubbling stops. 

My impressions:

There are many different version of the Ruby mask. It also comes in Emerald, Amethyst, Sapphire ,Topaz and Diamond, but none of those were options for this box. The Royal Jelly also has other versions, but I can’t find the English translations.

I like that there were two of these masks. I don’t usually get an idea of how I like a product by just one use. I know that only have one item is a point of contention for some bloggers, so I am glad to see that Memebox did listen and include two in this box.

 

Overall Impression:

I’m impressed with this box. This box was released before Christmas, after the initial two boxes. I paid 29.99$ for this box and received a value of 72$. As I say with all Memeboxes, the value may be a bit inflated and you can find these items cheaper on other sites.

Did you get this box? What did you think? Any suggestions on how to use these products would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

 

Coupons:

3$ off 30$: PHGZ23
5$ off of 100$: AFFILIATE-0517-V8OF5-BCPZ
10$ off of 150$ or more: AFFILIATE-1029-46E5F-VNJQ

Disclaimer: This box was paid for with my own money. Also, this post may contain affiliate links.