Memebox Valentine’s Day #1 Gifts For You

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Your heart belongs to someone, and you want them to know it, especially on Valentine’s Day, the international day of L-O-V-E! Whether it’s mom, sister, cousin, aunt, or friend, show your favourite gal pal your token of appreciation in the season of love with this specially curated box! This unique collection of innovative K-Beauty skincare and body selects is perfect for expressing your one-of-a-kind-love! Yes, it’s no ring in a box, but this box full of wonderlicious K-Beauty goodies will get her beaming! Each goody packs a punch on its own, but all together, it’s a mega K-Beauty punch that will get her jumping with excitement!

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. Please be aware that Memebox will no longer be shipping internationally. They will only ship to addresses in China, Korea, and the USA as of February 10 2015.

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This box was part of a bundle so I grabbed it as my last Memebox purchase ever. Let’s see what we got!

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Sevendrops Criste-Marine Firming Eye Cream 25ml ($52)

This high-performance eye treatment uses Criste-Marine extract and Alaskan Glacial Water to improve multiple visible signs of aging around the delicate eye area including lines, wrinkles, and crepiness. Potent Criste-Marine, a wild plant that lives along the coast of the sea, is renowned for its ability to delay premature aging by smoothing the look and size of wrinkles and firming up saggy areas. The velvety texture instantly nourishes and revitalizes as it helps create a more youthful look. Eyes appear firmer, brighter, and more beautiful.

I have a bit of a gripe about this one to be honest. This is quite an expensive, fancy sounding eye cream that is in a larger than usual size. Most eye creams I’ve used are 15 ml and this one is 25. All of this is great except for the fact that this expires in November of 2015. What the heck Memebox? I am using a 15 ml eye cream that I started about 5 months ago and I’m still not finished it. You expect me to drop everything and use this bigger eye cream in only 7 months. I am a little peeved about this as you may be able to tell because this sounds like a beautiful product and I feel like they are kind of ripping us off a bit. Like the cherry on top of the end of Memebox’s international career. Other than that, this eye cream does sound good and the only reason it upsets me so much is because I actually want to be able to use it in its entirety.

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A.H.C. The First Caviar Ampoule 30ml ($50)

This powerful anti-aging treatment features concentrated doses of caviar, berry complex, ginseng, and other active ingredients that correct visible signs of aging in a single step. Caviar, known as the diamond of all skincare ingredients, hydrates, brightens, repairs, protects, and nourishes the skin for complex perfection. Day after day, the skin is transformed: imperfections and wrinkles are diminished, the skin texture is refined, and the complexion becomes more even and radiant. The smooth and soft texture of the fluid melts onto the skin for a naturally perfect and luminous result.

It would be nice if this product lives up to all of its promises but I won’t find out for awhile. I am still working on an ampoule that is only about half done so this will be packed away until I need it. It would be really great if it could get give my skin a lot of hydration because these days it really needs it!

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Secretkey Colour Recipe Cream 55g ($17)

This high-performance skin-brightening facial cream delivers powerfil vitamins to the skin, fighting external damage, increasing luminosity, and supporting natural collagen for a visibly brighter, firmer, more youthful appearance. The Yellow Cream brightens, firms, hydrates, and fights damage done onto the skin with its vitamin-rich formula, and the Blue Cream replenishes moisture content to aging and damaged skin to restore a glowing, youthful radiance to the skin. Antioxidant rich vitamin capsules burst onto the surface of the skin to deliver cosmic doses of nutrients to the skin, leaving skin fresh and ab. Paraben-free, mineral oil-free, Benzophenone-free, phenoxyethanol-free, animal cruelty-free.

I love how there are just weird translation issues in these descriptions sometimes. Such as “leaving the skin fresh and ab”. Where were they going with that one? I received the yellow version of this cream which is brightening and hydrating which sounds good to me. Much like every other product, it will be awhile before I get to this one. I have so many creams stashed away, it may take me forever to get through them all.

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The Yeon Wannabe Romance Gel Perfume 02 Peach Blossom 12ml ($12)

Stylish and lovely, with a distinctive personality, Peach Blossom gel perfume takes you on a romantic getaway with pleasant peaches and crisp florals. Portable and easy-to-use, this travel size gel perfume goes on clean without leaving any sticky residue behind to leave a subtle and lovely fragrance. Use it on the hair, wrist, and body to invigorate your senses. Top Notes: freesia, Seville orange, jasmine tea, grapefruit. Middle Notes: jasmine, rose, magnolia, white peach. Base Notes: white musk, amber, white cedar.

This is something that would have made more sense in the signature scent box than this one but what do I know. I have never even heard of gel perfume before so this was quite interesting to me. As you can see in the picture, the applicator is almost like a little spatula which could almost pass as a lip gloss wand. I do like the scent of this one although it is really subtle and doesn’t last for too long. Maybe I need to try it out some more to see if it really is as subtle as I think it is. This is another one that has to be used up within 2015 which annoys me once again although not as much as the eye cream does!

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Rosemine Whipping Milk Body Lotion Passion Fruit 300ml ($15)

This rich yet surprisingly lightweight hydrator delivers the perfect level of moisture to the skin. Its rich, deep-sinking formula is made with mango seed butter, rose water, and rosehip seed oils and more emollients to swiftly replenish lost moisture to the elbows, knees, feet, and hands. This lotion goes on silky – never greasy – and is perfectly encased in an adorable floral container and has a fun and fruity passion fruit fragrance.

This is a huge container of lotion. I like to use my FCS whipped cream so I don’t tend to use other lotions but I will definitely try and use this up. The smell is decent so I won’t hate putting it on which is always a good thing!

Overall I am relatively happy with this box. Other than my annoyance at the expiry dates of products, I think we got some pretty good stuff in this box. I paid $25 for this box and the retail value of the products is $146. I just wish that Memebox had left off with the final boxes being great all around!

Sorry I don’t have any coupon codes for you but if you would like to check out their website and make a purchase (until February 10 for everybody or anytime for China, Korea, and US residents), than you can do so at http://us.memebox.com/

xo Amanda

Disclaimer: Promotional image and product descriptions taken from the Memebox website. All other images and opinions are honest and my own. This box was purchased with my own money.

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Memebox Black Friday Special Edition #2

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Pamper a special someone with our new Black Friday Special Editions each packed with 5~7 full sized makeup and skincare miracles all for ONLY $19!!  

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 ordered the Black Friday boxes 1, 2 and 3 and the descriptions for all of them were the same and quite vague so I wasn’t sure what we would get. They shipped them all separately so I finally got my last box which is #2. Let’s see what came in this box!

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Lately Memebox has been sending out boxes without cards and have been sending out emails with online information cards instead. This was one of those boxes so you will have to trust that I’m not making up the descriptions for each product.

Blanc Doux Sunscreen

Blanc Doux Pinot Noir UV Shield & Tone-Up Sensitive 40 ml ($36)

No more blemish-instigating, oily sunscreens! Specially formulated from a strong antioxidant – premium red wine ‘Pinot Noir’ – this mild, moisturizing sunblock not only provides moderate UVA and UVB protection but also replenishes and brightens up uneven skin tone and texture, for a glowing, supple complexion.

How to Use: Apply evenly over face as a makeup base to prep skin before applying foundation or BB cream.

I absolutely love the packaging for this sunscreen. I think it is beautiful and sleek, and the colour is one of my favourites! This sunscreen was sent out in the Wine & Cheese box I believe. I am happy to have this and I will use it after I finish the sunscreens I already have.

Elizavecca Ampoule

Elizavecca Real White Vita-Sauce 30 50ml ($48)

With pure vitamin C consisting over 30% of the facial ampoule, this is a highly concentrated vitamin ampoule which provides instant moisture, whitening care, wrinkle-care, and skin protection all in one!

How to Use: Apply 2-3 drops of the ampoule and pat it in for full absorbance. Make sure to shake the bottle well before application so that the vitamin capsules in the ampoule can be evenly applied over your skin.

I am a little confused about why this is in this box when it was in the Black Friday #1 box as well. Why they put duplicate products in boxes of the same collection I have no idea. However, that being said, I am using the first one that I got and do not have any other ampoules waiting to be used so I will use this one next. At least its not a duplicate of a product that I don’t like.

Cotterang Cream

Cotterang Aesthetic Reparative-K Cream 20g ($43)

A facial cream for soothing and nourishing stimulated skin, the Aesthetic Reparative-K Cream is packed with high concentrates of centella asiatica extracts, jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, and gold extracts. Its soothing formula works to hydrate and calm reddened, sensitive skin by creating a protective layer on top and also by instigating skin regeneration.

Once again, this cream was in the Black Friday #1 box with the Elizavecca product. I haven’t used my first one yet because I have so many creams waiting to go. I’m not sure yet if I will keep this or pass it along yet. I kind of wish I hadn’t received a duplicate of this product but maybe once I start using it, I will really love it.

Tonymoly Red Wine Masks

Tonymoly I’m REAL Red Wine Mask Sheet Pore Care 21ml x 2ea ($2)

A micro-emulsion type essential mask enriched with red wine complex. It’s fast-absorbing, effectively softens uneven skin texture, and maintains a healthy moisture/oil balance. Plus, it’s free of paraben, talc, benzophenon, tri-ethanolamide, and tar colouring.

How to Use: Spread the mask sheet evenly over clean face. Rest for 15-20 minutes. Remove and pat in the remaining essence for full absorbance.

I am really excited to get these! I have been wanting to try the Tonymoly masks for awhile but haven’t found them online anywhere that I didn’t have to pay a small fortune for shipping. I absolutely love sheet masks and love getting them in my boxes so this is one of the better products of this box for me!

Mangchee Lifting Mask

Ladykin Mangchee Lifting Mask 50ml ($43)

This Mangchee Lifting Cream moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin. Mango, cheese, and shea butter extracts boosts and locks in moisture for a dewy and youthful result. It leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel and energizes the skin, giving you a healthy-looking, glowing complexion.

How to Use: Apply the Lifting Mask all over the face. Use before bed. Do not rinse.

This is another product that I am excited to have! I haven’t gotten any sleeping pack type masks yet from my Memeboxes even though they seem so popular! I just received a Mangchee hand cream in another Black Friday box and it seems quite nice so I am excited to try this. I am curious to see how I will feel having the sleeping pack on my face, and hopefully it won’t be uncomfortable if it absorbs slowly.

Overally, I am still quite happy with this box despite the duplicates. I am happy to have the Elizavecca duplicate, and am alright with the Cotterang duplicate. I am very happy to have everything else that came in the box so I think it is a success! With coupon codes and Meme points, I ended up paying $15 for this box including shipping. This means I only paid about $8 for the box itself. The total retail value (according to Memebox) is a whopping $172 which is crazy! Also, at this point, other than the Innisfree Peeling Gel, I have everything that came in the Wine & Cheese box so they must have had a lot of people cancel their orders of that one.

If you would like to make any purchases from Memebox, feel free to use my affiliate link or codes below to do so! The first three codes are valid until December 30 2014.

 

http://us.memebox.com/user/unboxingbeautylife

KDEJQ3 for $5 off on orders above $30 (S&H and taxes do not apply)

AFFILIATE-4620-QV2YC-JVVF for $5 off on orders above $100

AFFILIATE-2330-XLATE-ZHHB for $10 off on orders above $150

MEMEBUNDLE3 for $5 off on entire order when purchasing over 3 Memeboxes

MEMEBUNDLE4 for $8 off on entire order when purchasing over 4 Memeboxes

FREESHIPPING for free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop

xo Amanda

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.

Memebox Black Friday Special Edition #1

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Pamper a special someone with our new Black Friday Special Editions each packed with 5~7 full sized makeup and skincare miracles all for ONLY $19!!  

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 ordered the Black Friday boxes 1, 2 and 3 and the descriptions for all of them were the same and quite vague so I wasn’t sure what we would get. Let’s see what came in this box!

Black Friday 1 Box

Lately Memebox has been sending out boxes without cards and have been sending out emails with online information cards instead. This was one of those boxes so you will have to trust that I’m not making up the descriptions for each product.

Ladykin Hand Cream

Ladykin Mangchee Replenishing Hand Cream 60 ml ($14)

The anti-wrinkle functional hand cream containing cheese extracts, bacillus/corchorus olitorius leaf ferment filtrate which Cleopatra used for her skin care and denosine which is the anti-wrinkle functional ingredient absorbs deep into skin and helps to strengthen the skin’s innate power to protect itself, making the skin more vital and healthier. Mango extracts also makes skin clearer and more transparent and camellia sinensis leaf water rich in vitamin and polyphenol keeps easily dehydrated hands well-nourished, elastic and smooth.

Wow, what a long winded and technical description for hand cream. All I know is that this hand cream smells alright and I will use it. I do have other hand creams on the go at the moment but this won’t be neglected for sure! I am wondering if we will end up getting a hand cream in all of the Black Friday boxes.

Enprani Bounce Cheese Cream

Enprani Dear by Enprani Bounce Cheese Cream 30 ml ($35)

Bouncify your skin with a FULL SIZED Memebox cult classic Dear by Enprani’s Dreams Come True Bounce Cheese Cream! This innovative facial cream has a unique ooey-gooey, bouncy texture that comes from a high concentration of protein-rich whey. The fun melted mozzarella cheese texture will adhere to the skin perfectly, and hydrate and firm the skin for the plumpest, youngest cheeks ever.

How to Use: Prep the skin with toner and serum. Apply the cream to skin daily, morning and night.

When I first started getting into Memebox, I would see all kinds of people receiving this cream and marvelling at the texture of it. I’m not sure if it came in this box because Memebox is trying to clear out their warehouse but I am happy to have it. The texture is quite stringy which is strange but once it is on your skin, it thins out and absorbs fairly quickly. I do have other moisturizers on the go but this will join the line for upcoming creams!

Enesti UV Cut Sun Block

Enesti UV Cut Sun Block SPF50+PA+++ Pink 40 ml ($15)

Enesti’s new UV Cut Sun Block is not only waterproof with a strong UV protection level but is also highly effective in toning out excess sebum and enlarged pores. Its gentle formula based on green tea and rosemary extracts works as a strong protective agent against the sun and other external toxins.

How to Use: Apply the sun block evenly over your face and pat in for absorbance at the first stage of makeup application.

Up until receiving this in the box, I did not use sun block as part of my daily routine. I know, I know, let the skincare shaming begin. I do realize that it is an important step and am hoping that having it will encourage me to incorporate it into my routine. I did put it on this morning (even though I didn’t leave the house today) and didn’t mind it. I found it applied a little thick so I may need to use a little bit less. I’m not upset about having this, that’s for sure!

Elizavecca Vita-Sauce

Elizavecca Real White Vita-Sauce 30 50 ml ($48)

With pure vitamin C taking up more than 30% of its formula, this is a highly concentrated vitamin ampoule which provides instant moisture surge, whitening care, wrinkle care, and skin protection all in one.

How to Use: Apply 2-3 drops of the ampoule to cleansed face. Pat it in for full absorbance. Make sure to shake the bottle well before application so that the vitamin capsules are evenly mixed.

This company is one that I have heard a lot about in the Meme world and people really seem to enjoy the brand! I didn’t have any ampoules before getting this box so I am happy to be able to try one. Since you only need 2-3 drops each time you use it, I feel like this 50ml bottle is going to last forever! One complaint that I do have is that when it arrived to me, the glass pipette portion had separated from the lid so I had to reach in to the bottle to get it and reattach it. I am hoping this is only a one time thing and that it does not separate all the time.

Cotterang K Cream

Cotterang Aesthetic Reparative-K Cream 20 g ($43)

A facial cream for soothing and nourishing stimulated skin, the Aesthetic Reparative-K Cream is packed with high concentrates of centella asiatica extracts, jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, and gold extracts. Its soothing formula works to hydrate and calm reddened, sensitive skin by creating a protective layer on top and also by instigating skin regeneration.

How to Use: Apply the cream generously over stimulated skin.

I’m not really sure what I think of this product to be honest. Maybe this sounds dumb but what exactly is stimulated skin? Do you rub it first, get all of your skin mojo working and then apply the cream? Or does it mean skin that is irritated? If you know the answer to this than please let me know in the comments because I really am curious. Hopefully I can do some research on this and find out if it is for more or not.

Some people may not be happy with this box because there are definite product repeats from other boxes. However, since I am still relatively new to Memebox, I do not have too many products and I have yet to get any products that I already have. This is definitely a box that is more focused on skincare and I am okay with that! I am definitely happy with this box. Since I had a lot of points and a coupon code to use when these boxes came out, I only paid about $15 for this box including the shipping. That means this box itself was only about $8 for me! The total retail value for this box is $155 and even though Memebox seems to inflate their retail prices a bit, this is amazing! I can’t wait to see what I get in the other Black Friday boxes that I have coming!

If you would like to make any purchases from Memebox, feel free to use my affiliate link or codes below to do so! The first three codes are valid until December 30 2014.

http://us.memebox.com/user/unboxingbeautylife

KDEJQ3 for $5 off on orders above $30 (S&H and taxes do not apply)

AFFILIATE-4620-QV2YC-JVVF for $5 off on orders above $100

AFFILIATE-2330-XLATE-ZHHB for $10 off on orders above $150

MEMEBUNDLE3 for $5 off on entire order when purchasing over 3 Memeboxes

MEMEBUNDLE4 for $8 off on entire order when purchasing over 4 Memeboxes

FREESHIPPING for free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop

xo Amanda

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.