Memebox Boxing Day Special #2

Boxing Day 2

Boxing day Special Box #2 is sure to be a delight! This super special box bursts with 10 deluxe miniatures and 1 full-sized item for only $12! It’s got everything from cleansing essentials, complexion-perfectors, and salon quality hair treatments that is sure to level up your beauty!

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.

The reason that I bought this box was because it was so cheap and there would be so many products inside. Memebox promised 10 miniature products and 1 full sized product to be in the box. I know that some people were a little skeptical about this, myself included, because they were afraid the miniatures might not be any good. Let’s see what we got!

Boxing Day 2

Derma B Lotion

Derma B Fresh Moisture Body Lotion 50 ml ($2.38)

A nourishing body lotion targeting dry and sensitive skin types. It’s infused with tea tree, peppermint, bergamot, ginger, and amber notes in a refreshing herbal blend. Its gentle formula is non-sticky, fast-absorbing, and best kept refrigerated.

I wouldn’t say that this is necessarily the most exciting product in the world but it definitely is useful for this time of year! My skin is always so dry, particularly after showering, so I will put this to good use for sure! I’m not sure what it smells like because I did not open it yet, but hopefully it won’t be too herbal smelling.

The full size is 400ml and retails for $19.

Claypatra

Banila Co. Claypatra Mineral Salt Clay Pack 12g x 2ea ($5.28)

The 100% pure mud extracted straight from the Dead Sea (consists 32% of salt and minerals) effectively removes any excess sebum, oil, dead skin cells, and external pollutants clogged up in the pores. The mineral-rich formula also delivers deep hydration and nourishment to dry, dull skin.

How to Use: Spread the clay pack evenly over clean face. Rest for 10 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Gently massage with your finger tips to exfoliate dead skin cells while rinsing.

I am really excited to receive this product! I have seen tons of people with it since I started getting Memebox and always kind of wanted to try it. These are small pots so I am glad that they gave us 2 of them. I was worried that since there are 2 pots, that these counted as 2 of the miniatures but they only count as one which is amazing! I am definitely going to be trying this soon.

The full size is 100g and retails for $22.

Hanskin

Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule BB SPF30 PA++ 5ml ($7.71)

Hanskin’s famous Royal Ampoule BB cream is packed with rich nutrients from royal jelly extracts and it lightly glides over your skin when applied, leaving a visibly silkier, brightened complexion.

How to Use: Apply a single drop evenly over clean face. Blend it in using your fingers.

At first when I looked at this, I apparently stopped reading, and only thought it was an ampoule but apparently it is a BB cream. I am curious to see how a single drop of this is going to provide any kind of coverage but we will see. Like I said in a previous post, I have so many BB creams lying around so I am trying to use the open ones before I get to these new ones.

The full size is 35 ml and retails for $54.

Tonymoly BCDation

Tonymoly BCDation All Master SPF30 PA++ 20 g ($9.60)

This multi-functional BCDation from Tonymoly is a makeup base, a BB cream, a CC cream, and a foundation all in one. It not only corrects, blurs, and balances out the skin tone but also moisturizes, lifts, and adds extra volume for a silky smooth 3D complexion.

How to Use: Apply a pearl-sized amount evenly over clean face. Apply more onto T-zone and under eye areas for highlighting effect. Follow with powder application.

Here is another BB Cream. All of the ones that I have received lately do not have shades so I am assuming it is one that kind of adapts to your skin tone. That or they will all look really funny and mismatched on me, only one way to find out though! I am hoping that this really does blur the skin tone, maybe give a bit of that airbrushed look. This is probably way too much to ask for though. We will see how things go once I crack this bad boy open.

The full size is 50g and retails for $24.

Clean It Zero

Banila Co. Clean It Zero 7g x 4ea ($6.16)

This makeup remover goes on as a sherbet-like balm and transforms into a silky oil that effortlessly dissolves makeup and sunscreen. Its non-greasy, gently formula made from papaya, acerola, and herbal extracts cleanse thoroughly without dehydrating the skin.

How to Use: Take out the formula with the spatula and gently massage into skin. Rinse off with water or wipe away with a tissue.

This is another product that I am super excited to have! I have seen so many people rave about these little oil cleansers that I almost bought it off of someones swap/sell board just so I can try it. Obviously now I am glad that I didn’t. We received 4 little pots of this which should definitely be enough to gather an opinion on the product. These didn’t come with a spatula that I could see but that’s okay since it is a sample. I have not tried any oil cleansers yet so I can’t wait to crack into these!

The full size is 100 ml and retails for $22.

Dr Young Cleansing Gel

Dr. Young Pore Syok-Syok Cleansing Gel 15ml x 2ea ($5.60)

This gel-type deep cleanser penetrates deep down into pores to remove all excess oil, dirt, impurities, and sebum clogged up inside. A blend of morus bark, agrimonia eupatoria root extracts, and lime extracts deliver gentle yet effective sebum control and pore care. It’s oil-free, lightweight, and moisturizing as well.

This is a useful product but not one that I am super excited about. I am not the biggest fan of gel cleansers but I will still use them. On the bright side, Memebox did give us 2 little tubes which is nice because it gives you a good chance to try the product out over some time.

The full size is 150 ml and retails for $28.

Dinoplatz CC

Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Cinema City 10 ml ($10)

Delivering abundant nutrition and moisture to your skin for an egg-smooth texture, this multi-functional CC cream will brighten up your complexion, protect from the sun, and take care of signs of aging as well.

How to Use: Evenly spread the CC cream all over clean, well moisturized face. Blend it in with your hands for better adherence to skin.

The packaging of this is just adorable. I feel like I shouldn’t be as excited about it as I am but who cares. I have never tried a CC cream and am not sure how the formula differs from a BB cream. If you know, let me know in the comments below. At the moment, I am going to assume it is mostly like a BB cream and keep it sealed up until I get through some of my current BB creams.

The full size is 30 ml and retails for $30.

Perfect Repair

Mise En Scene Perfect Repair Treatment Pack 180ml ($16)

A simple 2-step hair care – shampoo and rinse – isn’t enough as the weather becomes chillier and drier. Twice a week, use this nourishing Perfect Repair Treatment Pack to deliver deep nutrition and repair and protect damaged hair ends.

How to Use: After shampoo, apply the treatment pack throughout your hair and rinse off after 2-3 minutes.

This was the full size product in the box which will be great if it does what it says it is supposed to. I have said before that I am trying to grow my hair out a bit which means that my ends aren’t in the greatest shape. I would love if this could work some magic on the ends of my hair so it can look nice and healthy. It does not specify how many times a week this should be used so it almost seems like it is alright to use daily. I look forward to trying this!

Seven Drops

Seven Drops High Protection Moringa Light Sunblock SPF50+ PA+++ 7g ($5.32)

A lightweight sunblock enriched with nourishing moringa extracts. The 100% naturally derived formula is extremely gentle to all skin types and free of paraben, mineral oil, benzophenone, silicon, and talc. It provides high level of UV protection and the light formula absorbs easily and smoothly into the skin like an essence and leaves skin with a lingering moringa scent.

This is such a cute little trial size of this product. I have a sunblock on the go already and 2 or 3 waiting in the wings but this will definitely join the list of sunblocks to use. These will definitely come in handy when the weather gets warm enough that I actually want to leave my house.

Anti Hair Loss Treatment

RYO Anti Hair Loss Treatment 50 ml ($3)

Infused with biota seed, coix seed, green tea and gold extracts, this hair treatment will not only prevent hair loss but also re-energize and strengthen thin, damaged hair. Its excellent cooling formula will gently soothe and nourish your scalp at the same time.

How to Use: Apply generously over wet hair and massage the scalp with your fingertips. Wait for 2-3 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Use daily.

This is an interesting product. I wouldn’t say I have any hair loss other than daily loss that everyone has but my hair is fairly thin so I wonder if this can actually do anything to help that. I am glad that they specified that it is okay to use daily because with intensive treatments you never really know. I am a little bit skeptical of this but I will definitely try it!

The full size is 200 ml and retails for $12.

Witchs PouchWitchs Pouch Swatch

Witch’s Pouch Radiant Lolli Tint 03 Funky Bloom 2.5g ($7.78)

This is a 3 in 1 must-have lip item that brings together the glossiness of lip glosses, naturally blending formula of lip tints, and the colourful radiance of lipsticks. It melts onto lips for a lasting pigmentation that instantly lights up your complexion with funky hot pink radiance.

How to Use: Apply directly to inner center of your lip and blend it outwards.

I have seen this before in Memebox unboxings and when I opened the package I was a little bit concerned about the colour. It is pretty pigmented but not as much as I thought it would be which is kind of a good thing to be honest. I do really like this colour though and think that it will be great for the spring and summer! Or perhaps even on a winter day when I want to pretend that it is summer (which is most winter days). When I swatched this on my hand, it looked quite shiny but when I touched it, it didn’t smudge. Almost like the colour had dried to be a tint and then there was still a gloss kind of finish on top. I am very intrigued by this and can’t wait to try it on my lips!

So for this box I only paid $12 and received a suggested retail value of $62.83. People were quite nervous about this box but I am really excited! I think that this is an absolutely great box and I loved that there were so many products inside. I know that it is great getting full sized products in Memeboxes but I think it would be neat if they did a box like this every once in awhile so could try out a bunch of new products! I am a very happy camper 🙂

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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.

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Memebox Boxing Day Special #1

Boxing Day 1

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!

Boxing Day 1 Box

Dr G BB

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.

Curling Essence 2X

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+ Nutri-Injection

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 Scalp Essence

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 Eyeliner

Beauty People Eyeliner Swatch

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!

Ginkgo Cleansing Cream

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!

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 January 31 2015.

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

3ZDS74 for $3 off on orders above $30 (S&H and taxes do not apply)

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.