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.


vivito lipstick

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!

vivito balm

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 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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Memebox Updates: the Long-Awaited Innisfree Box and Haul of Fame Makeup Edition by Hello Pretty Bird (also codes)

**UPDATE – Sad news in Memeland – they have had to cancel the Innisfree box, refunding everyone who purchased it and awarding some memepoints for the trouble. It seems they have had numerous issues with the supplier who, ultimately, was not able to meet their deadline… again. They advised that they have cut off this relationship, so we will see if we may be able to get Innisfree products in our boxes in the distant future, but right now it’s not looking likely 😦 **

It’s been one of the most-requested brand boxes and honestly, one of the few I have any interest in: the Innisfree box is now available from Memebox! If you’re into natural ingredients, effective skincare, and a brand that cares about their environmental impact, Innisfree is certainly worthy of your attention… and hard-earned money 😉

Innisfree Store

an Innisfree store

Jeju Island

Jeju Island

Clean, fresh air, soft warm sunlight, fertile healthy soil… Thinking you’re in paradise? Nope, you’ve just opened your Innisfree Box.

Innisfree is Korea’s first cosmetics brand dedicated to delivering clean and pure beauty from the pristine island of Jeju Island! As the global leader in “green beauty,” Innisfree boasts all natural, and eco-friendly products to ensure 100% honest and 100% pure beauty ingredients. Praised and loved by celebs and makeup artists alike since the year 2000, Innisfree has built a respectable reputation for itself with its famous line of cosmetics and skin care!

Enjoy all of Innisfree’s cult faves with this box to enjoy immaculate beauty!


Also announced today is a Makeup Edition Haul of Fame from Hello Pretty Bird. I really adored her review and choices of products and promptly grabbed a few for my very own. They are available in the USA shop at a savings of up to 45%. HPB is also running a giveaway for these items, so be sure to enter!


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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Memebox Golden Ticket Sweepstakes! Win $1,500 worth of Memeboxes

Amazing sweepstakes opportunity from Memebox:

Promotion valid for purchases of all “Gold Ticket Sweepstakes” marked items on us.memebox.com from 23 September 2014 to 21 November 2014 or while supplies last. Prize recipients will receive prize coupons in relevant purchased boxes. Prizes cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash. Prize coupons cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, or deleted. No additional purchase necessary to enter promotion. Prize Coupons can only be used on Memeboxes, Superboxes or Value Sets purchasable on us.memebox.com.


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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