Memebox March Discount Codes!

The latest of the Pony collaboration offerings from Memebox – these gorgeous polishes – caught my eye [only $12 for the set of 5 pastels and $10 for the four glitters!], so I thought I’d share that along with some March discount codes.

Happy Shopping!

15% off skincare: LOVEYOURSKIN
15% off makeup: MAKEUPLOVE
$20 off purchase of $100 or more: MARCHMADNESS
$5 off 2+ boxes (in app purchase only): BOXPARTY
15% off 3 or more XO Memebox products (in app purchase only): XOMEME15

Memebox Pony Eyeshadow Palettes

Quality Time with my Soothing Sista x Memebox… Memebox: a Collaboration Box #9 Unboxing & Review [Memebox Company Update & Feb Codes]

Memebox recently announced that, effective February 10th, they will no longer be operating in countries other than Korea, China, and the US. It’s quite a blow to the thousands of international Meme fans that have come to love what this company has to offer. Memebox has grown tremendously in the short time it’s been in operation and changed a great deal from month-to-month. This move seems to be an attempt to gather their bearings and improve their service, which has recently been lacking in multiple aspects. It seems a drastic move, but we can only hope it will result in broad improvements and the eventual reinstatement of their global customer base.
In light of these recent developments, I thought it only fitting to review a box that hearkens back to the ‘good ‘ol days of Meme’ – their collaboration with Soothing Sista.
This was the first and only collaboration box I’ve purchase, as it’s the only one that has appealed to me and here is why…

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Most often found on the streets of San Francisco, Soothing Sista AKA Stephanie Villa is taking the YouTube world by storm with her skincare, makeup and fashion tutorials. Showcasing looks for the edgier goddess in you, Stephanie isn’t afraid to take a risk.
She’s hand-picked hottest skincare and makeup products of the month straight from Korea, which we’re sure you’ll love!


etude house pore ever

ETUDE HOUSE Goodbye Pore Ever Primer Essence 20ml ($12)
The silky, lightweight formula mattifies excessive oil and shine, and enhances makeup adherence. It can be worn under makeup to fill in uneven skin surfaces and visible pores, creating a smoother-than-smooth canvas.

Ingredients: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, WATER, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ALCOHOL DENAT., METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PEG/PPG-20/20 DIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE(PARFUM), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)

Impressions: This primer has a creamy consistency with a slight tint. I was really excited for this item as I’m on a bit of a primer kick and was looking forward to testing out another. Unfortunately, this particular one just did not measure up for me. I didn’t find that it did an especially good job of filling in, but the killer for me was that it left my skin quite dry and flaked under foundation or BB. I have combination skin, so a mattifying effect is usually what I look for, but this went above and beyond into desert wasteland territory. I know a lot of people enjoy this primer, but I was just not for me. If you’re a fan of primers with a creamy texture I would highly recommend the Milky Dress Silky Velvet Primer instead. It’s my absolute favorite of that variety.



vicioni serum
VICIONI Super Aqua Soothing Serum 30ml ($24)

Do something good for your skin! This Super Aqua Soothing Serum is free of carbomer, silicon, artificial ingredients, and chemical preservatives to give your skin a cosmic blast of naturally beautifying ingredients. Use it daily to replenish, brighten, soothe, and smooth the complexion.

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Impressions: I absolutely loved that this serum was packed with 100% natural ingredients including sea minerals, rice brand, hyaluronic acid, and aloe.  I’m sure it’s just as lovely as other serums I’ve tried from this brand and really enjoyed (Pore Minimizing Detox Essence = fantastic). But I made the executive decision to pass this on because it seemed much better-suited to someone with dry and/or sensitive skin. That’s not to say that someone with my skin type couldn’t or shouldn’t use this, but ideally the products in our skincare routine are specifically targeted to address existing issues. So while I may have gotten some enjoyment out of slathering this on, I doubt it would have accomplished much for me personally.


tonymoly egg pore

TONYMOLY Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm 30g ($9)
This self-heating steam balm opens up clogged pores and extracts all unwelcome pore-dwellers for a smoother, more supple surface skin.  Three types of natural exfoliators – white salt, charcoal powders, and egg yolk – remove blackheads, whiteheads, and dead skin cells to cleanse and minimize pores.

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Impressions: This was another item I was very excited to try. It’s part of Tony Moly’s three egg/three step set of which this is the first. The second is a Pore Tightening Cooling Pack and the third is a Pore Silky Smooth Balm, which also happens to be my favorite silicon-based primer. Consequently, I had high hopes for this items, but it just didn’t do much for me. After application there was a slight warming sensation, but I would have been hard-pressed to see any noticeable extraction happening. This was not a winner for me.


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VIVITO Painting Matte Finish Lip Stick ($25)
Randomly selected from RD01 Sour Red, RD02 Red Sun, RD03 Red Ribbon, PP01 Raspberry Purple, PP02 Orchid Purple
This lipstick paints lips with covetable color and ultra-comfortable texture. Enriched with a cocktail of nourishing ingredients, this must-have lipstick plumps and hydrates lips while offering a balance between beautiful hue and ultra comfortable wear.
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Impressions: Alright, so this without-a-doubt is the star of the show for me. I was already excited after purchasing this box just having seen the array of colors from which our lipstick would be selected – gorgeous. But I was thoroughly impressed once I received my beautiful Raspberry Purple and put it to the test. This lipstick has fantastically smooth application and strong pigmentation. Even more impressive is the staying power. I accidentally feel asleep wearing this and it was STILL ON when I woke up the next morning. And not just a stain that was left over, the lipstick itself. Not only that, but my lips weren’t a shriveled mess; they actually felt moisturized. Suffice it to say, I wanted them all and to-date have been able to garner Sour Red and Red Ribbon for my very own. These are, unfortunately, very hard to find, but are now being carried by TesterKorea for 27,500 won (~$26). Worth every penny!


blooming collagen pack

REVECEN Blooming Collagentox Sleeping Water Pack 90ml ($24)
This nourishing overnight facial treatment delivers powerful snail mucin extract, bird nest extract, and prickly ash berries to the skin to replenish lost moisture, firm up and tone the skin, and even out uneven complexions.

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Impressions: I was thrilled to finally be receiving a bird next product from Meme. It’s one of those unique ingredients most prevalent in Asia and I was eager to see if the claims I’ve heard were true. I can’t say which of the fantastic ingredients should get the majority of the credit, but as a singular product this pack is really lovely. I use it on those nights that I feel my face requires extra nourishment and am always pleased by what I see in the mirror when I wake up in the morning. The pack really does help to hydrate as well as even out skin tone.


sharashara capsule cream

SHARA SHARA Miracle Capsule Cream 50ml ($15)
This anti-wrinkle moisturizer is enriched with glacial water and 24 types of nourishing oil to deliver a surge of moisture to the skin to firm, rejuvenate, and revitalize the skin.

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Ingredients [partial]: transparent oil capsule, caulerpa racemosa extract, argan tree kernel oil, glacier water, adenosine
Free of parabens, alcohol, benzophenone, mineral oil, phenoxyethanol

Impressions: I absolutely adore gel-based moisturizers. As someone whose t-zone can get incredibly oily, traditional cream-based products are oftentimes much too heavy. This is a wonderfully light moisturizer that isn’t light on the hydration and nourishment it provides. The adorable packaging really doesn’t hurt either. This item coordinates with the Shara Shara White Bear Multi Cream that was included in one of the Thanksgiving boxes.


dewytree detox mask

DEWYTREE Deep Detox Black Mask 1 Sheet ($3)
This detoxifying facial sheet mask is formulated with Jeju Island’s volcanic scoria clay to detoxify, clarify, and revitalize the skin.

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Impressions: This mask is not new to me and my opinions of it have been outlined in my Dewytree Black Sheet Mask review where I discussed the full line. This Detox version is the stand out favorite of that line for me, so I was very happy to get another. I would have been happier to get multiple, but what can you do. I truly feel this mask delivers on it’s clarifying claims as I always see a noticeable improvement in any clogging or dullness, after using this mask.


soothing sista memebox

Overall Impressions

This box cost $23 + shipping and has an overall Memevalue of $112. This box had some winners and losers for me, but I was incredibly pleased with it overall. The items I did like, I liked a great deal and that increases personal value exponentially. The box itself was beautifully designed and the contents, nicely curated with a broad range of items. While it was clear that Stephanie didn’t choose all the items on her own, it also truly seemed to be a collaborative effort between her and Memebox. Prior collaborations seemed forced, with individuals who don’t much know or care about kbeauty. I hope to see more collaborations such as this one in the future, and more boxes that offer this thoughtful curation and excellent value.


February Discount Codes

Take $5 off orders above $50, valid for for USA Shop and XO Memebox items (3x use) – FABFIVE

10% off makeup purchases – MEMELOVE

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Quality Time with my Oh! My Lips Memebox: a Superbox #79 Unboxing & Review

The moment this box went on sale, I threw my money at the computer screen to the chanting of “Gimme!”. I have serious lip issues in the colder months and was desperate for some new solutions. This Memebox promised all that and more. Did it deliver? Read on to find out!

Ok, YES. I know the suspense was killing you. This box is fantastic and incredibly, still available for purchase!
I would highly recommend grabbing your own and here is why….

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Oh my lips! The colder season is comin’ round the corner, but are your lips ready?

Cracked, blistered, and dry lips were never hot in beauty history, (and never hot in your love life!) so do you have all the lip essentials to keep your kisser nice and smooth this winter?

If taking care of your lips isn’t part of your beauty to-do list this winter, re-think your beauty priorities. Most people don’t know, but collagen loss and wrinkles around the lips add ages to your face, and with winter winds and drier climate, lips are more prone to aging and thinning. Scared yet? Don’t fret because we’re here to help you fight against lip-aging with this Oh! My Lips Box. Bursting with lip masks, lip patches, lip balm, and lip-thingamabobs, plus some holy-grail lips colors, this box is the answer to all your winter lip problems. All goodies are made with a bold blend of potent age-delaying, moisture-enhancing, volumizing, and smoothing ingredients to give you the look of beautiful, plump, and youthful lips!


vivito balm

VIVITO Painting Sweet Lip Balm – 02 Berry Farm (12g, RV $24)

This chubby jelly-textured tinted lip balm gives rich moisture and nutrition for dry lips. With a refreshing blend of blackberry, orange peel, grape, cacao seed butter, and more natural ingredients, this cute jelly balm will be the answer to winter’s lip care concerns. It also comes in a cute tin case for on-the-go care!

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Impressions: This is a lovely balm, which also functions as a tint. I already had the Grape Farm variety from one of the Thanksgiving Memeboxes and was happy to add to the collection with Berry Farm. Just one more to go! These balms don’t feel overly sticky and add a really nice touch of color to the lips. The color is certainly subtle, but I was actually somewhat surprised at the amount of pigmentation. This does a nice job of hydrating my lips as well and I really adore the sleek packaging. I am a huge Vivito fan since discovering them through Memebox. Each item I’ve tried has been smartly packaged and excellent quality.


lassie'el lipstick

Lassie’el Kiss Me! Glam Up! Lipstick (6ea, RV $6)

These are not one-time, disposable tattoos. They are real pigmented lipsticks packaged into these easy-to-carry lip cards, providing you with 6 different color options to choose from according to your mood, day, and occasion!

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Impressions: When I initially saw this item in the box I thought to myself “ok, they sent as lipstick samples?”. I was not jazzed. Not even slightly. But having read up on these a bit more and also seen one in action, I think these have potential. The colors are all fairly neutral and wearable and I appreciate that these aren’t just one-time use as I had initially suspected. I’m still attempting to come up with the perfect occasion to utilize these, where a standard lippie isn’t preferable and am slightly stumped. But it’s certainly a fun and unique item. If I had younger, female relatives in my life, I might pass these on as I think they would make a great gift for a young girl.


sr liip scrub

SR Lip Scrub (30ml, RV $12)

Exfoliate away dead skin cells and deeply soothese and hydrate dry, chapped lips with SR’s Lip Scrub entriched with a blend of argan oil, tocopherol, vitamin E, snail filtrate, and pearl extracts. The gentle micro-beads soften and smooth out roughened lips for suppler, kissable pout!

sr lip scrub

Impressions: This item is tied for my favorite in the box because it really delivers on my closely held hopes and dreams when I was making this purchase. The micro-beads that are described are totally undetectable. So much so that when I initially slathered on this scrub without even reading the description, I had thought that it was a chemical exfoliant. So you don’t feel any granules (small or otherwise) scrubbing at your lips when you use this, but after 20-30 seconds of gently massaging this over and then rising off… wow… my lips haven’t looked or felt this good in months! As the photo above shows, there is more to this SR line and I am very eager to try the rest.


vivito remover

Vivito Dessin Solution Lip & Eye Remover (100ml, RV $32)

A double-layered Lip & Eye Remover that effectively melts away stubborn point makeup and skin impurities around sensitive eye contours and lips. Make sure to shake the upper and lower layers well together before application. Its gentle blend of lemon grass oil and rosehip oil has soothing and moisturizing effects as well.

vivito remover

Impressions: Another perfectly lovely Vivito product. It’s difficult to get too excited about a makeup remover, but this one is quite nice and effective. It doesn’t have any sort of overwhelming scent, which I always appreciate, and didn’t irritate my eyes at all when I used it, which sometimes occurs even with products intended for that area. I didn’t need to scrub at all as makeup essentially melted off at the touch my cotton bud or swab. I like anything that allows me to be gentle in and around my eye area and this didn’t dry my lips at all, which sometimes occurs when attempting to remove a stubborn lippie. The Vivito items might seem to have inflated RVs (which wouldn’t be anything new), but these are in-line with pricing for these products on sites outside of Meme as well. After using these items, I can see why they aren’t cheap.


 rosemine balm

Rosemine Vitamin E Lip Balm – Mint Tea (12g, RV $7)

Scented with a refreshingly minty, herbal fragrance,the Vitamin E Lip Balm is richly formulated from a blend of vitamin E, ceramide, peppermint extracts, and 5 different kinds of moisturizing esential oils. It coats over dry, chapped lips with a moisture layer to lock in the moisture and to protect against external damage or dehydration.

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Impressions: This is my other favorite item in the box. A lip balm. Who knew? But it’s SUCH  a lovely lip balm! The scent is light and the texture is more gel-like than creamy. I’ve tried too many lip balms to even attempt at estimate and the large majority of them just sort of sit on your lips and don’t do much of anything. This one is instantly and miraculously hydrating and also leaves the pretties glossy finish on your lips. It also last forever. I’ve put it on before I go to bed at night and can still feel it on my lips in the morning. I mean. Come on! I love this stuff. Can you tell? I received the Rose Fairy variety in the My Pouch Essentials Memebox and have been very happily using one at home and the second on-the-go. I was one of those people who was miffed at Meme for including what are essentially duplicate items in boxes that were released so close together, but I take it all back! If you want to include these in more boxes, Meme, please have at it!


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Overall Impressions

This box cost $23 + shipping and contains 5 full-sized items. I can’t say I was thrilled upon first receiving it, but I can honestly say I am now. The Memevalue amounts to $81, though that means little to me – particular as some of my favorite products are the cheapest in the bunch (bodes well for backups!). This box fully delivered on my intent when ordering it, which is that it provided some serious relief to the dry/chapped lips I always get this time of year and made it possible for me to continue my lippie obsession without looking ridiculous in the darker F/W colors and my beloved mattes.
I’m really tempted to pick up another box while it’s still available.

Did you purchase this box? Did it grow on you as it did for me??


December Discounts

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount off purchased of $30+ with the following code: FFFH0A

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $30 on USA only Memeshop items: no code needed!

Happy Memeboxing!


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Quality Time with my Blackheads No More Memebox: a Superbox #63 Unboxing & Review

This box was a dark horse for me. It became what amounted to a fixture on the Memebox site; ever-present, yet unassuming. I didn’t feel I had blackhead issues to the degree that would warrant a box specifically-suited to their annihilation. However, as time went on and I saw that Pore Care 3 was, tragically, not getting a sequel, I began to look at Blackheads No More with new eyes. Could this box be the answer to my pore problems?

On a whim, I decided to put at least one of these seemingly unloved boxes out of its misery and bring it home. After seeing the initial unboxings, I had mixed feelings. All the items seemed appropriate enough for the theme, but there wasn’t much flash there to get me excited. I stoically awaited my box to see where my feelings might settle. Well, I am very happy to report, after spending weeks’ worth of quality time with this box, that it quickly became one of my favorite and most utilized. Read on for details!

blackheads

Blackheads. Just the word itself gets people riled up!

If you’re one of the many people that suffer from blackheads, it’s likely that you’ve been fighting a losing battle. There’s a hoard of products out there that claim to clear blackheads, but are they really effective? Right now, you may think that the best way to remove blackheads is to squeeze them with your fingers, but that’s really not a great idea.

With the help of this Blackheads No More Box, a mix of blackhead clearing, blackhead preventing, and pore minimizing essentials, you’ll pull out all pore-cloggers straight and clean and shrink oversized pores for the best skin you’ve ever had! 


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Migabee Hot & Cool Pore Care Set

(30ml, 30ml, 70ml, RV $43)

1. Hot Pore Peeling System
Opens up clogged pores by heating up the surface of the skin with pepper extract infusions, and adds steam deep into the pores for effective surface skin exfoliation.

2. Cooling Mask Clean
This multi-function, multi-purpose mask/cleanser tightens enlarged pores and soothes irritated skin. When used as a facial mask, it calms and soothes the skin after exfoliation. When used as a facial cleanser, it removes oil, dirt, and other impurities from deep within the pores.

3. Peppermint Mist
Spritz your way to blackhead relief! Infused with a powerful blend of peppermint and witch hazel, this mist will refine pores and leave skin with an ultra-clean sensation!

Impressions: I was surprised to find that this set was considered full-sized, as it’s quite small. I fear that this may not allow for too many applications because I really enjoyed using it. As you will see from the images below though, these products definitely do come in larger sizes/tubs, but I’m assuming Meme is considering this a full-sized set and the value is still relevant to the set itself (?). Some people have noted that the Hot Pore Peeling System gets too hot, but I didn’t find that to be the case. I think I’m fortunately in that my skin isn’t terribly sensitive at all. On me, this created a pleasant enough warming sensation and a noticeable improvement of clogged pores. I have to add the caveat here that this most definitely does not compare to my beloved D-Toc, as far as peels go, but it was certainly still effective. The Cooling Mask was a welcome second step as it cooled and calmed my skin and also helped to cleanse away any remaining residue. I didn’t find the mist to be especially useful as a final step because I would have preferred one with soothing ingredients such as aloe rather than further ‘medicating’ with peppermint and witch hazel. Having said that, I definitely do enjoy the mist on its own, throughout the day, when I want to give my skin a refreshing boost while also combating clogging. Overall, I was certainly pleased with this set and think I will save the remainder for any extended travel that I do.

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nella pore astringent

Nella Fantasia Pore Control Astringent Gel (180ml, RV $34)

This Pore Control Astringent Gel is an all-in-one pore toning gel formulated to control excess oil, sebum, and blackheads by refining and tightening enlarged pores. It contains witch hazel extract, grapefruit, persimmon extract, white willow extract, jasmine oil, cabbage rose oil, lemon oil. 

Impressions: All I can say is I hope there is a drag queen out there just ROCKING the Nella Fantasia moniker. Nella Fantasia is now my sassy biffle. I wasn’t all about the Nella Fantasia life initially because ‘astringent’ has a negative connotation for me and brings to mind thoughts of alcohol-heavy, acid-mantle stripping horror cosmetics. I’m glad I put my preconceived notions aside and tried this item because it’s pretty fantastic. I keep it in the refrigerator and use it almost daily, after cleansing, to tighten my pores. I can visually see that it does the trick, but garnered further proof when I decided to pluck a stray hair or two after using this gel and hurt myself like a motherf*er. The pores were tight, any excess oils were removed, my faced felt lovely and clean. I would recommend definitely having a hydrating mist at the ready though. I typically follow this up with my mist booster from Earth & Sea Cosmetics. This was a new step for me in my skincare routine and one I think my skin really needed.


pro you foam cleanser

ProYou Pore Control Foam Deep Cleanser (100ml, RV $34)

currently on sale in the Memeshop for $20

The invigorating cleanser contains a powerful blend of pore refining ingredients to remove impurities and excess sebum without drying or irritating the skin. This carbonated bubbles in the formula remove impurities from pores to reveal smoother skin. It exfoliates dead skin cells while it soothes, protects, and softens the skin. It contains carbonated water, hyaluronic acid, collage. 

Impressions: I LOVE this cleanser. I love it so. I knew after the first time I tried it that this one was special and after testing the pH I had my confirmation. This cleanser is very-well balanced with a pH around 6, so pretty perfect for our skin. It’s clear to see from the highly moisturizing ingredients that this lovely foam would be good to us. What really brings the product over the top though, is not just that it’s gentle, but that it’s incredibly effective in cleansing the skin while remaining so.

It pumps out as a greenish-tinted gel that you spread evenly over your face and then the magic happens. As you let it rest there, it bubbles up and becomes a foam that continues to carbonate on your skin and clearing out impurities as it does so. After a minute or so, I typically go at the foam with item 5 from this box (the pore brush) to give it a further cleansing boost. I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my skin since I’ve begun using this cleanser.

The cleansing step of our skincare routine is where we are liable to do some of the most serious damage to our skin. A lot of cleansers out there are extremely harsh and alkaline. Substances leaning toward the basic side of the pH scale (high pH) can be great cleaners, but cosmetics with this chemical makeup can strip our protective acid-mantle. This layer protects us from external bacteria and once that barrier is stripped, we leave ourselves vulnerable and breakouts can occur. So it’s really important to find fantastic cleansers, such as this one, that will cleanse but do so while protecting our skin’s balance. I will absolutely be repurchasing this one.

As an aside, I can’t speak highly enough about the ProYou line of cosmetics, in general. Right now it seems like the Memeshop is the only place to really find them and I will continue to come back for more.


dermahouse deep cleanser

Dermahouse Deep Cleansing Cream (150ml, RV $18)

This Deep Cleansing Cream cleanses in one step, effectively washing away dirt, impurities, and makeup from the face and eyes. Formulated with aloe vera water, avocado oil, hydolyed collagen, and squalane, it forms a protective hydration shield on the skin to prevent dehydration and leave skin smooth and supple. This pure and mild formula is ideal for all skin types.

Impressions: I was initially at a loss as to why two cleansers were included in the same box, though I quickly realized this is essentially an oil cleanser in cream form. So I have been using this when I’ve worn makeup as my first cleansing step. I felt as though I hit the jackpot with this box because here was another mild, balanced cleanser that really did the job. I find that it removes my makeup extremely well, though some stubborn eyeliner may take a few extra swipes. You can really feel this ‘shield’ that’s described above and it first struck me as rather unpleasant; as though residue was being left behind. But once you rinse all you really feel is nice, clean skin.


cheek room pore brush

Cheek Room Pore Brush (1ea, RV $36)

Over 310 thousand fine bristles thinner than 0.045mm gently yet effectively clear away trapped oil, dirt, and other impurities from pores, leaving skin refreshingly clean, blackhead-free, and ultra-smooth!

Impression: Please excuse the photo above because the brush is still damp and isn’t shown its full glory. It’s difficult for me to get a picture of it fully dry because I use it multiple times each day. It’s like angel wings are gently brushing up against my face, this thing is so incredibly soft and luxurious. There are many variations of this brush out there and you should be able to find something comparable for far less money. I don’t think it’s an item I would have ever purchased for myself, but I am so happy to own it. I truly feel it has made a difference in how well my skin is cleansed, but I would probably get it all up in my face either way because it just feels heavenly and can be pretty relaxing.


purederm nose strip

Purederm Nose Pore Strips Charcoal (6ea, RV $6)

This Nose Pore Strips Charcoal is a one-step pore care treatment specifically designed to unclog excess blackheads, whiteheads, dirt, and oil piled up in your pores. You’ll fee a dramatic difference after just one use.

Impressions: Well, nose pore strips aren’t anything new or revolutionary, but as far as pore strips go these are quite nice. I’ve been using them in conjunction with my Volcanic Clay mask from Earth & Sea Cosmetics and beyond being color-coordinated, which is of course essential 😉 I’ve found these to be very effective. More so than the Holika Holika Pig Nose 3-step Kits, which are about 400% more expensive. The cacao version of this set of 6 strips is on sale for just $2 right now.


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Overall Impressions

This box sold for $39 + shipping, so quite pricey in comparison to other boxes and I’m sure this was one of the deterrents that kept people away (for a time, myself included). The overall Memevalue is $171 and while that could definitely be argued as inflated, I think there is no doubt that I more than got my money’s worth. I have a great many cosmetics items on hand right now and for me to have received a box fairly recently and to have already incorporated all of it into my daily routine really speaks volumes. This box may have lacked flash, but it had an abundance of substance!


November Discounts

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount off purchased of $30+ with the following codes: A4JKQ1 or 4VCJXK or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on USA only Memeshop items with the code FREESHIPPING

Happy Memeboxing!


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Quality Time with my Free from Oil & Trouble 4 Memebox: a Superbox #55 Unboxing & Review

I have been itching to talk about this box because it became a favorite soon after I had it in my eager possession, but I wanted to wait until I thoroughly tried everything and could give you some meaningful feedback.

Oil and Trouble I know well. Intimately, you might say. I have combination skin with an incredibly overactive T-zone. The rest could probably be considered ‘normal’, though very prone to clogging. So, trying to find that magical combination of products that would play nice with my skin and not leave me positively gleaming has always been an exercise in alchemy. When Memebox released this 4th installment of their Free from Oil & Trouble series, I didn’t hesitate to throw my money at them.

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YES. A thousand times, Yes.

Tried and true—our Free From Oil & Trouble #4 is filled with the newest and best trouble-fighting and oil controlling products!

Turn down the shine and control excessive sebum with our Free From Oil & Troubles #4! This is the ultimate go-to box for covering those pesky little pimples, treating blemishes, and keeping skin matte all day! Our oil absorbing products are proven to work-fast, so that your skin is left refreshed, smooth, blemish free, and healthy-looking!


insobeau Acinc Blemish Spot Solution (15ml, RV $20)

Consisting of half liquid and half pink powder, this Acnic Blemish Spot Solution has a double layer to target skin troubles and red spots. Its mandarin and unshin oil formula from Jeju Island is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, and C for relieving skin redness, lowering stress levels and protecting the skin from possible infections and further damage. 

Impressions: This item was one of the spoilers that was announced in advance of the ship day and it got me very excited because I was already shopping around for a Korean spot solution. As you can see, it’s still mixed up from shipping in the photo above, but this settles to a bottom pink, powder layer and then a clear, oil layer on top. The idea is to dip a cotton-tip straight down and into both solutions and then apply this in thick dots over trouble spots. I really waned to love this and it’s not that I dislike it at all, but I just don’t find that it’s especially effective. I think I was expecting something more akin to American blemish treatments, which have acidic ingredients that really give spots a serious fight. I enjoy that this item is much more natural and seemingly aims to soothe those spots into submission, but I was anticipating something more instant and impressive. I will happily continue to use this item because I’m sure it’s infinitely better for my skin than the alternative I noted above, and honestly it wouldn’t kill me to learn some patience.


Pro You Aroma AC Cream (60g, RV $54)

The Aroma AC Cream is made from Pro You’s special Multi EX Magnotics formula consisting of green tea, grapefruit, machilia, and thujopsis dolabrata extracts, and works to tighten up enlarged pores and control the sebum level of your skin. It also contains various essential oils – juniper berry, lavender, and tea tree – which help soothe and purify irritated skin.

Impressions: I adore the Pro You brand. I’ve learned of their existence through Memebox and that seems to be the only place you can readily find a limited selection of their various lines – unfortunately, this item is not yet among them. I received Pro You products in both my Anti-Aging 3 and Daily Dose of Beauty boxes, and all I have to say is keep them coming!

I have been so eager to try this cream, but I had barely put a dent into my beloved Goddess Cream and I wanted to wait until that was gone before opening another, but my curiosity and unadulterated excitement about this item got the better of me. Most creams/moisturizers are much too heavy for me. My T-zone is a shining beacon before I even finish application and my makeup has no chance of survival. I thought I had found my HG in the Goddess Cream, and by no means does this product take away an ounce of my love for that beautiful, peachy gel… but wow, I think I may have found another HG. I honestly didn’t even realizing a mattefying moisturizer existed outside of my wildest dreams, but Memebox has brought us together. In addition to sebum control – which has been the most impactful for me – this cream is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients to treat problem skin. Antioxidants help prevent environmental damage, build collagen, help skin heal, and produce healthier skin cells. With this type of ingredient, you really can’t have too much of a good thing. Anti-inflammatory ingredients serve to reduce signs of inflammation, such as swelling, tenderness, pain, irritation, or redness. I have already picked up a backup from a sale in one of the Memebox FB groups, and I’m comforted to know that I won’t be without this gem for a while.


The Skin House Dr. Clear Magic Toner (130ml, RV $25)

Enriched with tea tee extracts, Dr. Clear Magic Toner is a spray-type mist toner which works to soothe and control excess skin blemishes and to balance out the skin’s moisture/oil level for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion overall. Contains mallow flower, hyssop,common thyme, red clay Jijangsu, Ecklonia cava Kjellman in Kjellman & Petersen extract. 

Impressions: This was the first toner I received from Memebox – huzzah! However, my excitement was tempered a bit by the news that this product contained methylparaben. Of course, red flags went up for me, but after doing extensive reading on the subject (including published research), it seemed the consensus was that methylparaben is not harmful in the concentration found in cosmetics, even over time. It’s an anti-fungal element and utilized as a preservative. Having been comforted somewhat  – and not having another toner on hand – I pressed on. I do like a lot about this product. The fact that it’s a mist is incredibly convenient and I find I’m able to distribute it quickly and evenly. I do also think it’s quite effective, in that it calms my skin and also does a nice job of prepping it for the steps ahead. However, I can’t quite get over the scent. I wouldn’t call it unpleasant and it may be some of the thyme notes that I’m getting, along with the mallow flower, which is a skin conditioning agent. Either way, it’s just not doing it for me. After getting all up in my face with the heavenly-scented Ariul mist from the Earth & Sea Cosmetics box, following up with this is just downright unpleasant. I’m using it for now, and I do think it certainly does the job, but I will be moving on once I receive another toner option. Life is too short to deal with funky cosmetics!


Benenet Herb & Bee AC Control Serum (60ml, RV $38)

The Herb & Bee AC Control Serum contains bee venom, which is 75% protein and has proven effective in relieving, protecting, repairing, and hydrating the skin, and also 5 different kinds of herbal extracts from grapefruit, cintron, eucalyptus leaf, sophora root, and clove flower which all help maintain a healthy skin balance.

Impressions: Bee venom works by tricking the skin into believing it has been lightly stung, which causes the body to direct blood towards that area, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which promote skin repair. In addition – and more relevant to this product – the venom acts to remove excess keratin and sebum, eliminate acne inducing bacteria and block inflammatory agents within skin pores to heal acne lesions. The other, herbal ingredients are largely antioxidants, which we covered above. So all very, very good stuff and yet I was rather taken aback by just how effective this serum is. It really does help to control sebum and treat blemishes, while still leaving my skin hydrated. The consistency is on the thinner-side for a serum and the scent is just  what I would call ‘fresh’. I have already snagged a backup from a Memebox FB group (again), so I am very pleased to have an extensive supply of this hard-to-find item.


    Eggs

Lindsay Linzy Egg Pack (60g, RV $12)

The Linzy Egg Pack is a blackhead and pore controlling cleanser kit consisting of a White Egg and a Red Clay Egg. Firs, the White Egg is made from real egg whites and witch hazel complex, which work to cleanse away any skin impurities clogged up in your pores. Then, the Red Clay Egg containing red clay and NMF complex effectively tighten up enlarged pores for a smoother, suppler complexion.

Impressions: Witch hazel acts as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and astringent all in one, while NMF is a moisturizing ingredient. The foundation of these eggs though are egg whites and red clay; the former draws out oils and tightens skin, while the latter is largely utilized for its absorbing properties. This item was the first spoiler from the box and while I was intrigued and thought the eggs adorable, I questioned the possible efficacy of something so ‘cutesy’. This was the first item I used after receiving the box and man, was I pleasantly surprised. First of all, these eggs – particularly the Red – smell absolutely divine. I truly feel, at times, that the degree to which I will like a box begins with whether or not I’m overtaken by an amazing scent upon opening it. It just helps to start on the right foot! Back to the eggs. These are first and foremost, wonderful cleansers, but they also do some amazing things for my skin that I noticed after even the first use. It’s rare that you find a product that delivers on its claims, but these two, cute eggs really did help to clear out and tighten my pores. A lot of Korean cosmetics brands make variations on this theme, but I can only speak to this set in particular.

Now, I would be remiss if I didn’t include a word of warning. One of my fellow Memebox Addicts and AMAZING blogger/writer, Kelsey from All These Lotions and Potions had nothing resembling my experience with these eggs. In fact, her experience was quite traumatic. So, two decidedly opposing opinions, but that’s the risk you take with skincare… everyone’s skin is different and products may react differently with them. I really should be patch-testing before slathering every hot, new thing that comes along on my face :/ But, in those initial, whirlwind moments with a new love, we don’t want to consider heartbreak!


Compact

ideeB Goodbye Oil Pact (12g, RV $12)

The shine-stopping translucent pressed powder blots oil and keeps shine at bay. The lavender shade applies invisibly and works on every skintone. Try it on naked skin or over foundation or touch ups any time throughout the day because the formula contains super lightweight, oil-absorbing ingredients to get you shine-free results.

Impressions: I was so pleased that Memebox included a makeup item in this box and this turned out to be a great one. I had been using the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact and was quite happy with it, but excited to get another variation. I imagined they would be about the same, but the most impactful difference is that the ideeB’s powder is a bit looser and much easier to pick up. Consequently, the application is much easier and it’s nice to have the option to apply with a powder brush rather than just the poof. The compact is slightly larger than the Innisfree, which I prefer as well. The lavender tone the description mentions is so invisible, in fact, that I would be hard-pressed to identify it at all. Honestly, it looks completely white and translucent. But that’s fine with me. I don’t know how well this would work on darker comlexions, but I don’t find that it whitens me at all. Rather, it blends quite nicely with my skintone or makeup and is hugely effective in controlling excess oil throughout the day. I have already picked up a backup for this item as well.


Overall Impressions

This box cost $32 + shipping and contained six full-sized items. The overall memevalue is $161 and the value to me is exceptional. I really adore the great majority of this box, having purchasing backups for half the items already, yea… I think I’m a fan. I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase the next in this series, as it seems to be perfectly tailored to my skin type and concerns.


November Codes

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount off purchased of $30+ with the following codes: A4JKQ1 or 4VCJXK or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on USA only Memeshop items with the code FREESHIPPING

Happy Memeboxing!


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Quality Time with my Earth & Sea Cosmetics Memebox: a Special #31 Unboxing & Review

I know I am very late to the party with this one. I discovered Memebox right on the cusp of Earth & Sea’s initial ship date and was too distracted by other, flashier boxes to realize what I so carelessly cast aside. After seeing the full contents, it quickly became my white whale (except I fared better than Ahab). This was the box I coveted above all other past boxes. The one that prompted me to stalk the site, hoping against all hope for a restock that finally came. Why Earth & Sea? It just… spoke to me. My combination skin loves all thing ash and charcoal, so I was essentially sold on that point alone, but the ‘sea’ elements in the box drew me in as well. The miraculous combination of products that drew out impurities and refreshed the skin was simply irresistible. I know, you’ve likely heard it all by now. Few who have attained this box had anything negative to say about it. Undaunted, I add my voice to the cacophony of praise; although, there are some sour notes as well. I’ve spent a few, special weeks with my Earth & Sea Cosmetics box now and feel I may have something of substance to offer in the way of a review. I’ve also included links to purchase the products that have quickly become some of my HGs.

When toxins, dirt and oil build up get under the skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, ultimately clogging up pores and making skin look dull.  So, we’re bringing you nature’s clean up crew to clear the way for cleaner and brighter skin.

Charcoal, volcanic ash and mud all work together to draw out dirt and excess oil to extract stubborn impurities from deep within pores! Mineral rich marine energy works as the step 2 treatment for refining pores and replenishing moisture to the skin.

Our Earth & Sea Cosmetics Box offers the best natural ingredients  to give you your best looking skin yet.


 

Tosowoong Super Aqua Cooling Gel (80g, RV $34)
Available at the link above, or on eBay for $29.98

The Super Aqua Cooling Gel is an ultra-cooling cream gel that provides long-lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Full of minerals and nutrients from glacier waters, this gel is ideal for cooling overheated skin and relieving irritated skin. Deep sea minerals also strengthen and moisturize skin so that you can have firm and supple skin all day long. 

Tosowoong Hydration Cream

Impressions: I really like this brand and this product looked pretty amazing. I waged an epic internal battle when it came to this item because on one hand I would have loved to try it, but on the other I am turning into a cosmetics hoarder. An opportunity presented itself for me to swap this item for something I was already using and loving from the Free From Oil & Trouble 4 Memebox (review to follow!) and I decided to take the plunge and get a backup of the serum that I was so enjoying. Initially, I was going to hold this product until the summer because it seems like it would be ideal for the season and very refreshing. I think I would have been more apt to keep it if I suffered from dry skin, but thankfully that is not one among my litany of issues. This gel was a gorgeous blue color with a lovely fresh scent. The texture (which I tested using a spatula) was lovely and reminded me slightly of the Goddess Cream, aka the most amazing moisturizer my combination skin has ever known. That was another thing that gave me some comfort as I let this baby go – I had something even better to substitute. I will be posting an individual review of the Goddess Cream in the near future, but in the interim please let me reassure you that I have used every other item in this box, so you should definitely keep reading 😉


Secret Nature Volcanic Ash

Secret Nature Volcanic Ash Pore Pack (100g, RV $36)

on eBay for $16.98

Enriched with organic Jeju complex and mineral rich volcanic ash, charcoal, green tea, and pine needle extracts, this Volcanic Ash Pore Pack works wonders for controlling excess sebum and tightening enlarged pores. Plus, it’s free of parabens, artificial fragrances, and artificial coloring, and suitable for all skin types. 

Impressions: This item was one of the things that made this box incredibly appealing to me. It’s a grey, fairly thick cream with a scent that’s indicative of the green tea and pine needle extracts that are some of its main ingredients. Clogged pores are a recurring issue for many and every product I have ever tried that has charcoal or ash in it has helped me to achieve fantastic results. I was very pleased to learn that this pack is no different. For those unfamiliar with Korean cosmetics terms, a pack would be akin to a mask in the US. I think a lot of people tend to pile this sort of thing on, but it’s best applied in an even and fairly thin layer all over the face. After about 15 minutes or so, the mask will dry and your face will feel tighter. I used to scrub this sort of thing off, but since embarking on my Korean skincare regimen I’ve been a lot kinder to my face; so I just splash water on for a minute or so until all residue is gone. My face feels incredibly clean after this treatment and pores tight. I have definitely noticed that this masks helps to clear away clogging and also that I don’t get as much of that since I’ve begun using it. I have already purchased a backup, so that really speaks volumes.


   Dewytree Powder

Dewytree Mineral Healthy Sun Cut Loose Powder SPF36 PA++ (10g, RV $34)

Unfortunately this product is very difficult to find. The Memeshop does offer a comparable item made by Natural 100. Innisfree also makes a fantastic mineral powder that that can be found on eBay for $7.15 (though it doesn’t offer the same sun protection)

Dewytree’s loose powder is enriched with natural minerals and essential oil for maintaining your skin’s moisture level and leaving a long-lasting silky finish to a makeup. Plus, it has a UV protection level of SPF 36 PA++ and uses an air pocket puff that does not clog pores with powder application.

Impressions: The PA++ may be unfamiliar to some, as it’s a rating system that was originally developed in Japan and is used to indicate how much UVA protection a product has, whereas the SPF refers to UVB protection. The UVA rating ranges from PA+ to PA+++, with higher being better. There is some controversy as to the accuracy of the tests utilized in determining these levels, but I find that it’s still a useful indicator of sun protection. To that end, I have never owned a powder that offers sun protection and was very happy to have received this one. It comes packaged in a small jar with a mirror on top of the lid. When you open it, you find the air puff that is attached to a yet another, screw-on lid. The item also comes with an extra puff, which I really appreciated. The packaging is clever and compact and nice option for travel. I have used the puff to dab the powder onto my face after makeup application, but then use a powder brush to blend it a bit better. The powder’s texture is quite lovely and delicate. It is translucent, but does have a slight golden tone so I’m not sure that it would work well on a darker complexion. I love love love that this powder has a matte finish and it does double-duty in also helping to control excess sebum throughout the day. A wonderful item I have been using regularly.


Shara Shara Mask

Shara Shara Black Charcoal Mask Purifying (23g, RV $2)

on Korea Depart for $8.85/5PK

Shara Shara’s Black Charcoal Mask contains high concentrates of charcoal powder and volcanic ash complex for clearing your skin of dirt, impurities, and sebum clogging up your pores. It also works to soothe and protect sensitive skin with its wine and aloe very leaf formula. 

Impressions: I absolutely loved this mask. I am typically of the mindset that more is better when it comes to getting your money’s worth on cosmetics, but I really dislike when sheet masks are overly-saturated. This one contained the perfect amount of serum, was easy to put on and adjust, and felt amazing both during an after. My face was noticeably clearer and brighter. While this is, of course, a full-sized item, I truly wish Memebox included more than just one mask. Thankfully, one was enough to demonstrate this mask’s efficacy, so I will definitely be hunting down more.


Elastic Pore Mask Cleansing Foam

Elizavecca Elastic Pore Mask Cleansing Foam (120ml, RV $29)

on Amazon for $19.99

Made from 3,000mg of collagen from pig skin, and spider extracts, the Elastic Pore mask Cleansing Foam is a mask and a facial cleanser all in one. As weird as the combination of charcoal, collagen, and spider extracts sounds, this black mask will penetrate deep into your pores, clearing away all dead skin cells and blackheads with bubbles a s fine as spider web. A quick 5 minutes every day is all your ever need to treat enlarged pores and excess skin impurities!

 Impressions: I find the duality of the adorable packaging being representative of the ingredients that lie within somewhat amusing – in a really morbid way. But I do consume meat and if products like this mean that parts of the animal don’t go to waste, then I’m all for it. This was an item I was very excited about. Elizavecca has an excellent reputation and I’ve been a big fan of their other products (such as the Collagen Jella Pack – amazing!). This also seemed to be formulated to address a number of my concerns and contain some of my favorite ingredients (charcoal and collagen). Unfortunately, all that amounted to my being very uncertain about this item :/ I’m not put off by the black color or somewhat thick texture, but these are just not things that I look for in a cleanser and so I just really didn’t enjoy my Piggy Pore Cleansing experience. I also didn’t find it all that foamy and that made the 3-5 minutes of massaging this over my face all the more unpleasant. But alright, who cares about all that if the results are good. Well, the results were mixed. My face did feel nicely clean once I washed this off, but also more dry and dull than with other cleansers. After my initial experience, I came across an Instagram post noting that the pH of this product was very high. That would explain the after-affects. I haven’t used it since, but am torn about where to go from here. Many people really adore this product, so I do wonder if I didn’t give it enough of a chance. I may try it again and use an aloe mist after to soothe and re-hydrate my skin and maybe bring it back to an appropriate pH (4.5-6).


Spa Water Mist

Ariul Spa Water 24 Hours Moisturizing Refreshing Mist (100ml, RV $18)

Unfortunately, this is another product that is difficult to find online, but there is a similar Ariul item available from the Memeshop for $19.

Ariul SPA WATER 24hours Moisturizing Refreshing Mist is made from pure spa water extracted straight from Belgium rich in minerals and various amino acids. The Mist works to deliver an instant replenishment into your skin, creating a moisture barrier for preventing any dehydration for all day long. It can also be used as a boosting serum for enhancing absorbency of other skincare products.

Impressions: This Mist. Oh man. I’m starting to realize I have a thing for mists, but wow some of them are just amazing and I wonder where they’ve been all my life. I’ve been using this one strictly as a booster and it works wonders as the step after cleansing and before toner. It really helps to rehydrate my skin and also prep it for the many lotions and potions to come. I truly consider it one of the most vital steps in my skincare regimen because it so effectively helps my skin to take in everything else that I slather on. If you don’t currently have a booster step in your skincare routine, I strongly encourage you to add it! It takes seconds and is hugely worthwhile.


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Overall Impressions

This box cost $29 + shipping and has an overall Memevalue of $153. The main determinant of value to me is how many of the products I truly love and will use. With this box, it’s an overwhelming majority. The items here were wonderfully curated to the theme (though the Piggy foam could be questionable) and I feel this theme is appropriate for a variety of skin types and concerns. This may be why this box was one of Meme’s most popular and people are still clamoring for restocks. I hope they make this a series because I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase another Earth & Sea Cosmetics box. I did purchase The Little Mermaid Princess Edition box in the hopes that it will be similar. Fingers crossed! If this box ever pops up again as a restock – and it has at least three times now – I strongly encourage you to grab it!


October Codes

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount with the following codes:A3L5 or 2MYC or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on USA only Memeshop items with the code FREESHIPPING

Happy Memeboxing!


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Memebox x Vagabond Youth Collab Now Available for Purchase!! (also discount codes and tutorial from Vagabond Youth)

The box contents have been revealed and seem to be a great mix of makeup and K-beauty faves. It comes with a pricetag of $23 + shipping and is ready to ship now!

Head over to Memebox for a look and check below for discount codes!

We teamed up with YouTube fashion and beauty mentor Vagabond Youth to curate an epic autumn makeover box, with its sole mission in helping you master your fall beauty routine! Whether you’re a makeup whiz, or just need a few beauty pointers, look no further than our collaboration with this chic Los Angeles chick for best-selling makeup and K-Beauty faves, as well as dazzling tutorials for beautiful everyday looks!

Look out for Vagabond Youth’s unboxing later this week to master the art of K-Beauty!

1. SHARA SHARA Color Control Cream SPF50+ PA+++ No.2 Natural Beige 40ml ($24)
Balance out uneven skin tone and add extra radiance to your complexion with Shara Shara’s CC Cream! Despite the fact that it comes in No.2 Natural Beige, this CC Cream will only color control and work to bring out the most naturally glowing complexion, and thus can be used universally by all skin colors.

HOW TO USE
Apply an adequate amount of the CC cream evenly over your face and pat it in for full adherence. Mix it in with a booster or a moisturizer like the Madeca Cream to create that supple, dewy complexion.

2. GOOD’P Madeca Cream 20ml ($24)
Ready your skin to its perfect, silky condition before dolling up with the Madeca Cream, and you’ll be able to experience how important pre-makeup skincare is! Containing loads of natural ceramide ferments and titrated extracts from centella asiatica plus utilizing good’p’s unique pre-lipid technology, the Madeca Cream absorbs fast and deep into the skin, and works to smooth out fine wrinkles as well as brighten up the overall complexion.

HOW TO USE
Evenly apply the cream over your face and let it absorb. Mix it in with a BB cream or a CC cream to add extra moisture to your base makeup.

3. COLOR WORLD Matte Eye Shadow Palette 8g ($36)
A day-to-night palette with three neutral yet glamorous shades that blend beautifully and mimic the shimmering texture of sandy beaches. Color World is a high-end brand sold only in department stores and this specific palette was designed as a special limited F/W collection for our newly launching collaboration box.

HOW TO USE
Apply directly to eyelids and blend it in for a desired intensity.

4. LIVECOWE Plenty Volume Mascara 10ml ($15)
Available at Memeshop
Creating instant oversized volume and curl, this revolutionary formula nourishes your lashes with a unique formula that strengthens and smoothes for long-lasting volume.

HOW TO USE
Curl lashes using an eyelash curler. Brush mascara brush from root to tip. Apply multiple coasts for ultra volumized lashes.

5. IDEEB Sweet Gelish Eyeliner 03 Gold Brown 3g ($9)
Available at Memeshop
Create countless looks with gel pencil formulas for precise pigmented application, inner rim lining, long-wear, contouring, and subtle to smoky looks.

HOW TO USE
Glide on gel pencil eyeliner along the lower lash line, upper lash line, and corners for the look you desire.

6. ETUDE HOUSE Tear Drop Liner 8g ($7)
Randomly selected from #1, #3, #4
Add extra sparkling glitters just under your eyes (which we call ‘tear line’ in Korea) to create a sophisticated yet dewy eye makeup. Etude House’s Tear Drop Liner comes in three different shades of glitters – white silver, pearl silver, and bronze gold.

HOW TO USE
Draw in along your ‘tear line’ (where your lower eyelashes are) to finish off eye makeup.

7. ETUDE HOUSE Proof 10 Eye Primer 8g ($7)
A creamy-textured primer to be applied before eye makeup application to increase pigment adherence and lasting power, and to mattify and smooth out skin texture. Suitable for all skin types especially for sensitive skin.

HOW TO USE
Gently dab over your lids and blend it in.

8. MISS AGE Essential Lip Rouge 01 Pure Red 8.5ml ($17)
Available at Memeshop
A rich, full-color lip rouge with long lasting colors and shine.

HOW TO USE
For a perfect lip shape: start in the middle of the lips, smoothing out to the corners of the mouth. For a glossy effect, apply a touch of clear gloss over your lipstick.

9DEARBERRY Toc Toc Blusher 5g ($9)
Randomly selected from 01 Moonshine, 03 Peach Sorbet
Available at Memeshop
This easy to use blusher creates a subdued color finish that creates a more 3 dimensional face shape for the look of a sharper jaw line and smaller-sized face. Sebum-controlling powder absorbs sweat and oil for the look of a radiant glow.

HOW TO USE
Apply it to the skin with a gentle light touch, using the built-in puff attached to the case.


October Codes

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount with the following codes:A3L5 or 2MYC or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on USA only Memeshop items with the code FREESHIPPING

***New code!! $7 off shipping when purchasing two or more single boxes LE2V (this codes has limited uses, so make sure you snag one of them and please use my links when purchasing)

Happy Memeboxing!


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