We know Boxing Day doesn’t officially start until after Christmas, but we couldn’t wait to give our Memebox fans an early K-Beauty treat! Rev up your beauty for the upcoming holidays, and prep for the new year with the first of a series of Boxing Day Special Boxes. Here, you’ll find a collection of our top K-Beauty selects, proven to be the best time and time again, so that you can be your most beautiful you NOW!
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.
I didn’t have any particular reason for wanting this box, perhaps it was just fear of missing out. Regardless, I bought it, so let’s see what we have here!
Dr.G Actifirm Recovery Super Blemish Base SPF30 PA++ 45 ml ($46)
This smart, 3-in-one BB cream protects against harmful UV rays while brightening up uneven skin tone and filling in fine lines and wrinkles to reveal firmer, heallthier-looking complexion. Its gentle formula is free of skin-damaging ingredients such as benzophenone and alcohol and it glides smoothly on, creating a thin coat over the skin with high coverage and lasting power.
How to Use: Apply evenly over clean, moisturized face. Pat it in several times with your hands for stronger staying power.
After today, I have an insane amount of BB and CC creams lying around. I really do need to start using them more often. This is one that doesn’t have a specific shade listed on it so I am assuming it is the smart kind that matches to your skin tone. I hope it is at least, or who knows what my face will end up looking like. With the price tag on this one being as high as it is, I hope that it delivers on the promises it makes! I will definitely be trying this out once I make more of a dent in my already opened BB creams.
Mise En Scene Curling Essence 2X 150 ml ($14)
Enriched with argan oil and cedar wood oil, this two-in-one hair essence provides deep nutrition and helps define your curls all at once. It will instantly make your sagging curls bounce with luster and elasticity.
How to Use: Apply the essence on semi-wet hair, and style your curls with your hands.
I am interested to see how this product works! At the moment, I have passed it along to my mom who has really curly hair and wears it curly every day. She has been having some trouble with it lately because she is trying to grow it out and finds that her usual products aren’t doing as much as they did when it was shorter. I hope that this works really well for her! If it does, I may have to try it on my own hair. Mine is kind of a weird in between curly and straight, but not in a good way. It kind of does a semi-wavy thing that is hard to style without actually straightening or curling it. If it works out super well, maybe mine will curl a little bit on its own without me having to break out the curling wand!
Hair+ Velvet Nutri-Injection 12 ml ($5)
For all those damaged hairs out there, the Velvet Nutri-Injection is here to save the day! Simply apply it throughout your hair, especially the damaged ends, after towel drying, and experience results of a hair clinic program!
How to Use: Squeeze out the treatment and massage it into your hair thoroughly.
I have been loving hair treatments lately because I am trying to grow my hair out some more and I find the ends are just in need of some extra TLC. I guess that this is kind of like a leave in conditioner sort of thing which for some reason always makes me feel like my hair will be weighed down. We will see if it works any miracles on my hair.
Zonskin Special Scalp Essence 20 ml ($12)
An organic scalp essence formulated by Zonskin, a well-known hair clinic in Korea specializing in scalp care and hair loss prevention. This essence works to strengthen hair and scalp by effectively clearing away excessive sebum and dead skin cells. It can be applied on both wet and dried scalp.
How to Use: Spray the essence close to scalp. Pat it on with your fingers for full absorbance.
This is another product that I think is a little bit strange. I guess that aside from using shampoo, the scalp is a body part that we tend to forget about. I don’t have any problems with dandruff or anything like that but I suppose that getting rid of excessive sebum may help prevent my hair from getting oily too fast. I think that I will use this when my hair is still wet so that I don’t just have a strangely wet top of my head.
Beauty People Miss 100 auto Gel Pencil Liner 0.5g ($38)
Feature a sophisticated point eye makeup with Beauty People’s gel liner pencils that come in 3 delicate pearl shades – coral, bronze, and brown – and can be used as both a liner and a shadow. They’re auto-type liners that easily glides onto your eyelids, making them easy to use for even makeup beginners. Plus, there’s an eye liner sharpener attached on the other end for convenience.
This eyeliner came in three possible colours: Glimmer Brown, Glimmer Bronze, and Glimmer Coral. I got Glimmer Brown which I was a little disappointed about at first but then I realized that it is the most wearable colour out of the three so at least there is that. I was actually so excited to see a Beauty People liner in my box because I had always seen the Beauty People sets of about 5 eyeliners that had come in previous Memeboxes. I had always been a little bit sad that I didn’t get to try it. This eyeliner is very pigmented and doesn’t budge once it has set. I hope that this is awesome because I have yet to find my holy grail brown eyeliner. Maybe this will be it!
Charmzone Ginkgo Natural Foam Cleansing Cream 150g ($16)
Charmzone’s Ginkgo Natural Foam Cleansing Cream contains 1500 mg of ginkgo leaf extracts and other natural skin-perfecting ingredients to soften skin while gently removing makeup. An essential step in your daily skincare regiment to transform skin to a soft, healthy state, this phenomenal cleansing cream contains high concentrations of antioxidants and nourishments to condition skin for softness and greater absorbency of skincare products that follow. The velvety texture also allows a perfect glide to massage the skin and the facial muscles, supporting natural circulation.
Last in this box is a cleansing cream that promises a lot in terms of what it will do for your skin. Cleansers are always something that I will use, and may never need to buy again at the rate I am getting them from Memebox. This has a later expiry date so I probably won’t get to it for awhile but I am excited to try it!
Alright, let’s talk about my overall impression of this box. Firstly, I paid $27 for this box and the suggested retail value of the products is $131. That part is great! I am actually fairly happy with this box. There were a lot of hair products in the box, and before today I hadn’t received any hair products from Memebox. I have heard nice things about the hair products they have included in the past so I hope that these live up to that. I think that many people would enjoy this box and I am happy that I purchased it!
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