Looking for a unique way to say thank you to that special someone this fall season? Need a gift idea for your mom, sister, or friend hosting 2014 Thanksgiving dinner? Then, opt for this ready-made luxury gift box, specially designed with a Thanksgiving themed box design, and a personal Thanksgiving holiday greeting! Pamper that special lady with this amazing limited edition bursting with the ultimate collection of K-Beauty skin care, makeup, and more!
I am way too excited that my Thanksgiving bundle has arrived! I only bought it last week and I was still far too impatient waiting for it, especially when I was trying to avoid the spoilers online. I bought this box in a bundle with the Thanksgiving Collection #2 For You box for $58.99 including the $6.99 shipping (with free upgrade to express shipping). I also had a coupon code so it cost me a total of $48.99 for both boxes (about 24.50 per box including shipping).
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. Let’s take a look at the first Thanksgiving box!
Now, let’s be honest. This box may be called “for you” but I am definitely keeping them both for myself. After opening the boxes, I was more excited for this one than the other but they are both great. Let’s see what is in this box!
Vivoto Illust Lumiere Primer 30 ml ($50)
A lightweight primer that creates an invisible barrier between skin and makeup to prime your face for extra radiance and glow. Ideal for drier skins, this hydrating formula nourishes with moisture-rich blend of lavender water and bergamot leaf extracts to soothe and prime the skin, allowing foundation to glide on easily and stay fresh all day long. Its ‘elastic smoothing powder’ component helps control excess oil and sebum while thinly covering up visible pores and fine lines as well.
How to use: Apply alone or mix it with foundation or BB cream.
I am excited to get this primer! I am using a sample one right now that I really don’t love and this being a full size product worth $50 (although that is probably inflated) is great! I am really excited about the fact that it is ideal for dry skin because my skin is on the normal to dry side. I am hoping this means it will stop my makeup from clinging to any dry patches. I’m also hoping this isn’t too shimmery underneath my makeup. Excited to try this!
Shara Shara Miracle Multi Cream 50 ml ($18)
A nourishing moisturizer packed with rich nutrients from 30 different kinds of plan oil complex including grape seed oil, rosehip oil, and green tea seed oil. Delivers instant moisture surge and glowing radiance to dry, tired face as if letting the skin take a rejuvenating winter sleep! It will take care of dry patches and protect from external damages by locking in moisture for over 48 hours.
How to use: Apply directly to face, body, or hair.
I haven’t cracked right into this jar yet because I feel like I have too many creams on the go as it is. From what I can tell though, this is actually a thick balm rather than a cream. I’m not so sure I would use it in my hair but would definitely use it on my really dry patches. For me, this is usually small patches on my face, my elbows, and the bottoms of my feet. With the cold weather already here, this could definitely come in handy this winter!
Shara Shara Brush Set 5ea ($24)
A set of makeup brushes from Shara Shara packaged into a lovely, pink metallic pouch. It contains 5 brushes in total each designed for different purposes – 1 big fat brush for applying powder, 3 medium sized brushes for applying eye makeup, and 1 thinner and softer brush for applying lip makeup
I’m not super thrilled about the quality of these brushes. I was considering giving them as a part of a Christmas gift but I don’t think they are high enough quality to pass on to anyone. However, they will be handy to keep in my brush collection as back up brushes. I just wish that the sponge wasn’t one of the “brushes” included. They could have picked another nice medium sized eye brush that would have suited the set better.
Vivito Painting Sweet Lip Balm 12g ($24)
Formulated with orange peel oil, grape extracts, blackberry extracts, and Vitamin E, this Painting Sweet Lip Balm works to moisturize and revive dry, chapped lips. It’s scented with a sweet fruity fragrance and its unique jelly-like balm texture is also a fun, unique feature to take note of.
The scent/flavour options for this product were 01 Orange Farm and 03 Grape Farm. I got 03 Grape Farm, which I wasn’t thrilled about at first because I usually don’t like artificial grape scents. However, once I smelled it, I loved it! In the pot, this is just a clear balm. I put some on my lips while I was taking pictures and thought it felt pretty nice. Then came the surprise when I looked in the mirror a little while later. My lips were pink! I’m talking a fairly pigmented pink. I had no idea that the colour would change once it was on my lips, and the colour lasted forever! I love this product, although next time I will apply it when I am actually looking in the mirror because I coloured a little bit outside the lines last time haha.
Peripera Heart Glow Stick 02 Gold Aura 6.5g ($14)
This Heart Glow Stick in Gold Aura is a natural volume & radiance adding highlight packaged into an easy-to-carry mini stick. It’s gentle, creamy formula, consisting of hyaluronic acid, marine collagen, and deep ocean water, apply smoothly onto skin without being flaky or dry and work to add that perfectly dewy and voluminous glow to your completion.
How to Use: Lightly rub the Glow Stick over foundation onto cheekbones, nose, and any other parts of face that you wish to highlight.
I was super excited to see this in the box! I haven’t owned a highlight before but have been looking for one to try (I’m indecisive, what can I say?). I really do like the colour of this one and it blends out nicely so that it doesn’t look too golden. I think this will be even better in the summer if I can manage to get a bit of colour onto my skin. Awesome product!
with shyan Nail Lacquer 15 ml ($4)
The nail lacquers from with shyan are highly prized for their neon vividness that glides onto your nails smoothly and evenly without leaving any brush marks. The colour of the packaging bottle is exactly what you’ll see on your nails.
In this box you could have gotten Blue Violet, Neon Green, Pink Lady, or Neon Purple. I clearly got the Pink Lady and I am okay with this, it is a really nice colour and will be great in the summertime. I would have liked to try the Blue Violet too!
SARACEN Fluorescent Glitter 13g ($6)
SARACEN’s Fluorescent Glitters come in 4 different hexagonal colours – gold, silver, black, and blue. These metallic glitters sparkle differently from varying angles, giving your nails an additional vitality and splendor!
How to Use: Apply a layer of any nail colour and before it dries completely, sprinkle the Fluorescent Glitter on your nails, making sure to fill it thoroughly. Apply a top coat to finish off when it’s completely dried.
With the holidays so close, I am a little sad that I didn’t get the gold or silver. That being said, I am definitely glad I didn’t get the blue. I think that I will use these glitters for a completely covered accent nail. The only issue with this is that you don’t get a ton and when you open the lid, the glitter gets everywhere because it is so light and seems to cling to everything. I am excited to see how this looks though!
Pure Smile Essence Mask Sheet 23 ml x 2ea ($2)
Replenish your complexion into a baby-face with this milk mask sheet rich in milk protein nutrients, fresh raspberry extracts, Vitamin E, collagen, and hyaluronic acid which all work to moisturize, protect, and balance out the skin for a healthier complexion.
How to Use: Spread the mask sheet evenly over clean face. Rest 15-20 minutes. Remove and pat in the remaining mask essence for full absorbance.
Like I said for my other Thanksgiving box, I was really hoping for sheet masks! Between the 2 boxes I got 6 masks! Soooo exciting!! I have seen a lot of Pure Smile masks while reading about/watching Memebox unboxings so I was happy to have my own. These masks came in Milk and Strawberry Milk. I tried the Milk one the other night (my very first sheet mask) and my skin felt wonderful afterwards! Now I wish I had even more than 6 masks.
I am absolutely thrilled with these two boxes. For this box, I paid about $24.50 (including shipping) and the retail value of this box was $142 and even though I know Memebox values are a bit inflated, I don’t care. This is my best box yet and I hope that they can keep it up like this because I will definitely keep buying them if they can!
If you would like to make any purchases from Memebox, feel free to use my affiliate link or codes below to do so! These codes are valid until November 29 2014.
AFFILIATE-4620-QV2YC-JVVF for $5 off orders of $100 or more
AFFILIATE-2330-XLATE-ZHHB for $10 off orders of $150 or more
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