Holidays got you stressed? It’s time to relax with a box full of easy skincare and body essentials to help keep holiday tension from taking over. The end-of-the-year holiday season is the most delightful time of the year…or it can get you to cringe, stress, and drive you crazy. Worry not because we’ve gathered a box full of skincare and body must-haves to help you cope with the stresses that follow holiday preparations. This box will help you to fight skin and body blemishes and flaws that follow stress, skin’s #1 enemy, and help you to maintain your beauty all season long!
If you have not heard of Memebox, it is a Korean beauty box that contains a variety of skin care, makeup, and other beauty products. There are several types of boxes, including: memeboxes, superboxes, nakedboxes, and boxes that are set around a particular theme. The prices vary depending on the type of box that you get and can range from $15-$80 I believe. Most of the regular boxes are $23 and then you also have to pay $6.99 shipping for each box. You have to keep an eye on the shipping dates for each box because it can be months away, that way you aren’t frustrated wondering why the shipping takes so long. Sometimes if boxes are due to ship at the same time, they will have bundles so that there is only one shipping cost.
As soon as the Christmas bundle came on sale I knew I had to buy it. I thought that everything would be pretty festive, and it had been awhile since we had had a new bundle so I just felt like picking it up. This first box of the collection is more focused on skincare so let’s see what we got!
Recipe by Nature Ice Cream Swing Gloss 01 Very Lovely 6g ($6)
Recipe by Nature’s new Ice Cream Swing Gloss is infused with various natural oils – jojoba seed oil, argan oil, and grape seed oil – to provide a surge of hydration to dry, chapped lips. It adds a subtle glossy sheen, and sweet taste to the lips for a totally kissable pout.
How to Use: Use the ring finger to blend the red and the more translucent swirls together and apply it to the lips.
I am kind of meh about this product to be honest. I remember seeing a blue-ish/green colour of this gloss in another box (the petit treasure box maybe?) and not being super drawn to the product. I’m not sure what “very lovely” is supposed to be in terms of a scent/flavour but it isn’t anything distinct to me. I also find that this just sat on my lips instead of moisturizing them. I will try and use this product up but I’m not sure I will reach for it when I have other options, to be honest.
Angel’s Black Head Eraser Coconut 97% 100g ($12)
This natural soap is made from 97% pure coconut extracts and carbonated spring water. The 100% nature friendly formula is highly effective in treating acne, blemishes, blackheads, and wrinkles.
How to Use: Later well to create enough foams and gently massage onto face and/or body
I am thankful enough to not really get too many blemishes and I have never been acne prone (thank goodness!). However, my one brother has pretty bad acne and so I would like to pass this on to him. Getting him to try new skincare products is like pulling teeth. For whatever reason, he is against people trying to help him with his skin and he almost won’t use the products to rebel against people. This soap smells pretty good so if it actually works for him than that would be great! I will just have to keep working on that I guess, if not than this can join the line of bar soaps I have to use up.
Dipodeur Dress Perfume 150 ml ($19)
Gentle to skin and nature friendly in its formula, the Dress Perfume series is characterized by its fresh ‘soap’ scent blended with phytoncide water and naturally derived fragrances unique to each option. Find your signature fragrance from Dipodeur’s 5 more popular scents in line.
How to Use: Spray the dress perfume over your inner and/or outer clothes.
There were six options for this spray and they were : 03 Lemon & Ylangylang, 07 Orange & Fiore, 12 Rose & Flower Garden, 21 Figuier & Glass Leaf, 24 Lime & Mandarin, or 27 Iris & Whitebouquet. I got 03 Lemon & Ylangylang and I was pretty happy with that! I am definitely into the more fruity, citrus scents than the floral ones so this was a good option for me. I also would have been pretty happy with 24 Lime & Mandarin. I have tried this out just to smell it and although it is a little bit lemon Pledge-ish, I like it! I haven’t actually tested it out so I can’t yet speak to its lasting power.
DD’ell Moisture Facial Mask 04 Gold Kiwi 23g ($7)
Formulated with mineral-rich deep ocean water and vitamin-rich gold kiwi extracts, this Moisture Facial Mask delivers instant moisture relief while soothing, detoxifying, and treating skin pigmentation for a much brighter, youthful complexion.
How to Use: Place the sheet mask evenly over clean face. Remove after 15-20 minutes. Pat in the remaining mask essence for full absorbance.
Ever since I got my Thanksgiving Memeboxes, I have been obsessed with sheet masks! I even went to my local mall and picked some more up from The Face Shop. I have never tried a single mask that is worth $7 on its own so I will be really interested in seeing if there is a noticeable difference in the quality or effectiveness. Really happy about this item!
NEOGEN Neoday’ Don’t Cry, Armpits Deodorant Perfumed Stick 15g ($17)
Get superior odour protection with this natural, freshly scented deodorant. Soothing eucalyptus together with peppermint and Alaska glacial water fight odour effectively while hydrating, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area. It goes on clean and silky soft, with no sticky after feeling whatsoever.
I have to be honest, the scent of this deodorant really puts me off. I find the eucalyptus scent to be so strong and I am a little bit afraid to try it out. I think I will try it on a day when I am just going to be at home, that way if the smell is really overwhelming, I will be able to wash it off. Along with this, I feel like getting a deodorant in a memebox is not the most exciting thing in the world. $17 for a deodorant?! That is crazy!
Shara Shara Gold Label Repescargo Cream 50ml ($41)
Replenish, brighten, and repair dry, aging skin with Gold Label Repescargo Cream. The rich formula consists over 70% of pure snail secretion filtrate which deeply relieves and nourishes damaged skin. The blend of gold, pearl, hyaluronic acid, and glucosamine also delivers intensive moisture relief by renewing the skin’s moisture & oil balance.
Creams including snail secretion are some of the products I have heard the most about since being involved with Memebox. This is the first snail based product that I have received and I am pretty excited about it! I have not opened it yet because I have so many other creams to go through first, but I am excited to see what this can do for my skin!
Overall this box isn’t too bad. When I read the description, I thought it might be more “spa” type skincare products like more masks or scrubs but it is alright! In the bundle, I paid about $23 for this box including the shipping and the retail value for the items is $102. Stay tuned for the second Christmas box!
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Disclaimer: Promotional image taken from the Memebox website, all other images are my own. I have purchased this box with my own money and all opinions are honest and my own.