All my blog posts seem to be coming from bed lately. This time around, I am recovering from surgery (and doing quite well, thanks!) It’s not all that coincidental, as Memebox proves a fantastic diversion when you’re unwell and recuperating. Though is it ever a bad time to receive these goodies? It was a welcome surprise when I found DHL at my door, having delivered this parcel from the lovely people at Memebox. I’ve seen some unboxings and reviews of this particular box floating about and was very intrigued by the contents; so I am thrilled to get my hands on them personally.
To ensure everyone is caught up – Memebox is the #1 beauty box provider in Korea, and arrived here in the US and other countries just recently. They strive to bring us only the most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices. Korean cosmetics are renowned for their high quality and efficacy. I’ve learned firsthand the stark contrast between Korean cosmetics and those I’ve purchased in the US. Memeboxes come in a variety of themes and price-levels. It’s very easy to fall hard once you get a taste of all they have to offer.
This box is currently out of stock, but sold for $29 + shipping. It contains eight full-sized products, each intended for a different day of the week (with 2ea on Tuesday and Thursday). This is fun concept and here is how Memebox breaks it down:
Makeup Mondays: Beat Monday morning blues! Treatment Tuesdays: Give yourself the ultimate skin pampering session that is fit for a queen! Weird Wednesdays: Surprise yourself with crazy beauty who-know-whats! Therapy Thursday: Give yourself a therapeutic relaxation session! Funky Fridays: Glam up and let loose! Wrinkle-free Weekends: De-stress and erase the years off your face!
On to the contents!
[Mon] Cheek Room Eye Shadow (5g, RV $8)
This was randomly selected from 03 Honey Pink or 08 Gold. Cheek Room’s Eye Shadow feature soft, amazing velvety texture, rich pastel color, and long-lasting and crease-free wear. It also boosts high levels of adherence and blend-ability for featuring most naturally blended and non-smudging color radiance that lasts all day long.
Impressions: I received the Honey Pink color and am quite pleased at that. It’s a soft, neutral tone that still has some punch due to the high shimmer content. This is a nice, every-day/all-over shadow, but would also make a good highlighter. The texture is velvety smooth and, consequently, so it the application. The Memespeak above can get a little repetitive, but I must agree that this item does have staying power. Based on the description, I would have expected a makeup item that was a little more daring, but I have a feeling this will become a staple.
[Tue] Sally’s box Delight Hydrogel Mask (25g x 3, RV $13)
Buzz-worthy hydrogel mask featured in Get It Beautybox by Memebox in Korea! Comes in Kiwi, pear, aloe, peach, banana, acai berry, strawberry, lemon, broccoli, pomegranate, carrot, and paprika. Some key ingredients are rose, moss, rosemary leaf, peppermint leaf, lavender, chamomile, and green tea extracts. These are meant to hydrate and nourish tired skin.
Impressions: I am a sucker for sheet masks and have been wanting to try Sally’s box (not a sentence I expect to utter all that often). The packaging is adorable and declares “I want you to be happy” 😀 The box contained three mask varieties: Delight Collagen, Delight Ceramide, and Delight Panthenol. Collagen I have some familiarity with and those nuggets of wisdom can be found in my Collagen Cosmetics Memebox review. The other two terms I was not familiar with. Ceramides apparently are lipids that are a major component of surface skin structure. Whenever our skin is dry or irritated, we are oftentimes lacking in ceramides. Replenishing these restores the skin’s protective barrier and leaves us less susceptible to environmental factors. Panthenol is often found in hair products, but also skincare. It is a penetrating moisturizer that is absorbed and then converted into Pantothenic Acid – a B complex vitamin. Panthenol assists skincare products in retaining water as well as absorbing water from the air, aiding in moisturization. These sound like absolutely perfect items to take into the Fall and Winter seasons. Having had to deal with being in the hospital for a couple of days and restricted from using any skincare products (torture!), I am incredibly eager to try one of these tonight and will report back.
[also Tue] D’ran Aqua Wonder Intensive Renewing Serum (45ml, RV $43)
The glacier water complex used in the Aqua Wonder Intensive Renewing Serum delivers intensive moisture an nutrition by absorbing quickly and deeply into the skin. When used after emulsion application, it’ll leave your skin shining with a natural, supple glow.Some key ingredients are Glacier water, Panthenol, and fermented soybean extracts. This product is meant to have whitening and anti-wrinkle properties.
Impressions: I love the packaging of this item. It’s sleek and a size that’s not too small, but one that would be convenient for travel. I noticed there is a mirrored finish on the interior of the cap, so this really could be used on-the-go, if need be. The scent is heavily “fresh” – almost like room deodorizer – though not unpleasant and it dissipates as you apply the product and it absorbs. I will be pleased to add this to my serum regimen this winter. Overall, I think Tuesday’s items fit the description, though I don’t necessarily think serum when I hear the word treatment – an overnight pack or mask might have been nice.
[Wed] Yu Choo By Me Steam Silk Hair Pack (1ea, RV $9)
Currently on sale at $15 for a package of 3 in the Memeshop
Effective hair steam treatments can be expensive, but fret not because Memebox has got you covered. This Steam Silk Hair Pack contains argan oil, olive oil, and coconut oil – three ingredients renowned for their deep nourishment and restorative properties. Unlike skin, hairs do not have the ability to recover and renew. Steam Silk Hair Mask is an intense, 15 minute treatment that gives you silky, beautiful hair that turns heads! This product is sold at professional salons in Korea and fairly new to the web.
Impressions: This sounds like a lovely hair treatment, but I would have expected something a little more out there based on the description. Either way, this will be a welcom addition to a pampering sesh. Also, I can’t help but think back to this Simpson’s episode every time I read the brand name, so I’m already a fan.
[Thurs] Grinif Rawganic Jajoba Golden Oil (50ml, RV $36)
‘Rawganic’ refers to non-processed, purely natural ingredients. This Rawganic Jojoba Golden Oil contains over 98% pure, organic jojoba oil and works to deliver intense hydration and nutrition to extremely dry skin types by renewing the moisture/oil balance. It’s a multi-oil with a lightly absorbing texture and a subtle lavender oil fragrance.
Impressions: I’m not really getting the aforementioned lavender scent notes, but really do love the fragrance of this oil. It’s herbal without smelling of medicine. It also has a lovely consistency that doesn’t leave your skin sticky, as with so many other oils I’ve tried. I have a feeling I will largely be using this on my hair and body, though I’ve recently read about the multitude of benefits to be garnered by using oil in your skincare, so I may venture out of my comfort zone and attempt that as well. I’m quite happy to have such a natural item included in the box and I think it absolutely fits the bill as far as the Therapy Thursday description because just the scent alone is like aroma therapy, which I’m finding rather soothing. Aaaah.
[also Thurs] Eglips JolieBeBe Lip Treatment (15ml, RV $8)
Enriched with shea butter, refreshing lime scent, and moisture rich aloe vera complex, the JolieBeBe Lip Treatment delivers instant hydration and nutrition to your dry, chapped lips.
Impressions: Maybe there is something wrong with my nose, but again I am no detecting the aforementioned scent – lime, in this instance. The fragrance is a very strong vanilla, almost cake-batter kind of scent. It’s not unpleasant, particularly for something you are putting on your lips. You might as well pretend it’s something delicious. I have to say, I really wanted to love this item because I’ve been in need of a lip treatment, but I don’t feel as though it’s done all that much for me. I think I will try it again once I receive the lip scrub I ordered from the Memeshop. Maybe my lips were a bit too much for this little guy, so I’ll see how it fares after a good scrubbing.
[Fri] Croquis Belgeum Lipstick (3.2g, RV $20)
With this unique lipstick, there is no need for multiple lip produts anymore. Lip essence, lipstick, lip tint,and lip gloss come together in a single lipstick. It offers a long-lasting, glossy, and vivid lip color all at the same time. Randomly selected from 01 Campari Orange, 02 Sex on the Beach, or 03 Pink Martini.
Impressions: Well this is, indeed, unique. The package is shaped like a lipstick tube, you twist for the pigment, which comes out in cream form. I found that it was best to apply this with a lip brush, which really begged the question as to the practicality of the packaging. I think it may have been better-suited for a nice, compact pot, but can also see how that may not have made it as conducive for a grab-and-go. As you can see, the color out of the tube is incredibly vivid. I received the Pink Martini shade, which probably wouldn’t have been my first choice, but I love that Memebox gives me a chance to experiment with colors I wouldn’t necessarily choose for myself. The lipstick goes on somewhat sheer, so you have the opportunity to really build it up if you don’t want to go full on neon. Very fun and fitting to the Funky Friday description.
[Weekend] ProYou S Wrinkle SC Renewal Ampoule (50ml, RV $96)
Currently on sale in the Memeshop for $56
This face serum dramatically reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while improving skin elasticity and firmness. Most representative from ProYou’s widely acknowledged anti-aging S Wrinkle SC Renewal line, this ampoule dlievers deep nutrition, improves skin elasticity and firmness, treats signs of fine lines and wrinkles, and rejuvinates the skin by controlling the skin’s moisture/oil balance. It’s free of paraben, alcohol, mineral oil, artificial coloring, artificial, fragrance, and triethanol, while packed with various wrinkle care components. Infused with adenosine, EGF, and amino peptides, this potent formula works to give the appearance of smoother, more revitalized skin.
Impressions: I received the ProYou S Wrinkle Cream in my Anti-Aging 3 box and this seems to boast the same amazing ingredients, but in higher concentration because this is an ampoule. Please check out that review for an outline of the fantastic properties inherent in these ingredients. I am very excited to have received this ampoule. Including this, I have tried three ProYou products to-date and have found them to be of wonderful quality and very effective. It’s reassuring that they are so natural and I’m very pleased to have received so much of this line through various Memeboxes. I don’t have many fine lines or wrinkles to speak of yet (knock on wood), and was tempted to share this with my mother, but I can’t bear to part with it! This item certainly is in-line with the box description as far as erasing years off your face.
I really enjoyed the variety of items in this box. There really is something for everyone and something to address any number of wants or concerns. The Memebox-dictated value of this box was $233 – quite high. We can safely say that at current Memeshop prices, the value would fall to at least $193, but overall you really can’t beat it with a total box cost of ~$36 (including standard shipping). I look forward to more quality time with these items!
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