Memebox Boxing Day Special #5

Boxing Day 5

We had originally planned #4 as the very last of our Boxing Day Special series…BUT, we simply could not resist coming up with yet another final box before the year 2014 officially ends! This year has been the most wonderful and unforgettable (and hectic) year for Memebox, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude and love towards our ever so fun and loving K-beauty fans from all over the world! For this Boxing Day Special #5, we’ve carefully selected 5 full-sized skin care and makeup products from our previous boxes that we thought you’d love to see again! Enjoy 🙂 P.S. this box does not contain any item that was featured in CutiePieMarzia 2.

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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Purederm Yogurt Wash-Off Pack 15ea ($7)

A wash-off type pack made from yogurt extracts, collagen, Vitamin E, and various fruit extracts. The kiwi pack helps control excess level of dead skin cells while the strawberry pack helps balance out excess sebum and oil, both effective for maintaining a healthy, glowing complexion. 

How to Use: Spread the pack evenly over clean face and gently massage. Wash off with lukewarm water after 5-10 minutes.

These masks were randomly selected from the strawberry and kiwi option. I received the kiwi mask and I do have these coming in a mask box I’ve ordered so I hope I get strawberry in that box. That way I can try each one. I am really excited about this product. I love masks a lot and this box has 15 mask packets in it! I worry with boxes like this that they will just throw in one or two of the masks but this lets you try the whole thing. Very exciting! If I had to have chosen one of the kinds, kiwi would have been my choice too because I really don’t have oily skin. I would be willing to try it though!

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EChoice Wash Oatmeal Body Scrub 110g ($5)

Enriched with world-renown superfood – oatmeal and walnut 0 the Wash Oatmeal Body Scrub is rich in vitamin, lysine, protein, fibre, calcium, tryptophan, and antioxidant components and thus works to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, deep cleanse, and nourish your body all at the same time!

How to Use: Use a body towel or your hands to lather the body wash enough to create bubbles, and then massage gently onto your body. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Much like masks, I really do enjoy scrubs. This is especially true in the winter when the air is so dry and my skin starts to get dry and itchy. We are definitely at that point in the beginning of February in Ontario so I am thankful to have received this. Not only that, but oatmeal helps with itchiness so that will be a great ingredient for a body scrub!

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Dr. MJ Real Mucin Restore Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ 10g ($54)

Normal cushion BBs, when applied multiple times over and over, usually end up ruining the initial dewy look that you started with in the morning. However, Dr.MJ Real Mucin Restore Cushion is closer to a skin care formula than a simple BB, because it’s packed with rich nutrients from snail filtrates and various moisturizing agents for adding more radiance and glow to the skin with multiple applications. Free of paraben, mineral oil, benzophenone, talc, and alcohol. 

I have received this cushion before from a Memebox, although at the moment I can’t think of which box it was. I have used the one that I already have and I really like it! This is only the second kind of cushion I have tried and both have been great experiences so I am happy to have a backup for when my other one is finished up.

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AHC Real Aqua Velvet Sleeping Pack 80ml ($30)

A luxurious, one-step facial to rejuvenate, brighten, and balance out uneven skin tone and texture for velvety smooth complexion. Real Aqua Velvet Sleeping Pack is lightweight and non-sticky in formula, quickly absorbing into dry, exhausted skin to form a protective moisture barrier that locks in the moisture within skin overnight. It contains niacinamide, adenosine, ice plant extracts, snail secretion, and birch tree sap.

How to Use: Spread evenly over clean face as the last step to your daily skin care routine. Go straight to bed after 10 minutes without rinsing it off.

I feel like I am swimming in sleeping packs lately but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Lately, I have been doing my nighttime routine later so I will get into bed thinking I will get up soon and do my sleeping pack and then I forget and go to sleep. I am going to make sure I am trying to use the one I’m on right now so that I can get through the ones that I have. I am interested to see if the snail secretion in this pack makes a difference.

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MStar Malus Intensive Hair Treatment 30g ($14)

Enriched with pure apple extracts, ceramide, panthenol, and 40 different kinds of naturally-derived ingredients, the Malus Intensive Hair Treatment delivers rich nutrition and moisture deep into dry, damaged hair, resulting in firmer, glossier hair ends and healthier scalp as well. 

How to Use: Towel dry after shampooing and apply the treatment in throughout hair using a brush or hands. It is also recommended to wear a hair cap and rest for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and blow dry.

I think the packaging for this one is so cute and I’m not even sure why. I am interested in seeing if this works well or not. I am using my deep conditioner from Fortune Cookie Soap which I love right now and it seems a little less tedious than this but maybe it isn’t as intensive. The 10-15 minutes of sitting is a little bit off-putting because that means getting in and out of the shower a couple of times. If it works well though, it might be worth it. This is the kind of treatment I see using only ever once in awhile if it is that intensive.

I was pretty happy with this box actually! Only one duplicate product and it was one that I know I like so that isn’t a loss at all. After a code and my points I paid $20 for this box plus the $6.99 shipping cost. The overall value given by Memebox was $110. I am really excited to try the Purederm packs and the body scrub. I had avoided spoilers for this box and wasn’t sure what to expect but I was definitely pleasantly surprised.

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 Christmas Collection #4 2014 K-Beauty Wrap-Up No.2

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A facial cream that brightens up skin and makes you look years younger? A magical concoction that obliterates eye bags and dark circles? This isn’t a list of your Christmas wishes being granted – it’s just a few of 2014’s most raved about beauty breakthroughs in Seoul! There are about a zillion beauty products out there that claim to enhance skin, reverse signs of aging, and overall rev up your beauty. Think you’ve heard the same agenda over and over again? Here’s the difference: this one-of-a-kind box actually works, and we’ve got proof – all the ladies in Seoul are lovin’ all the goodies in this box! Don’t toil away the future months waiting for your beauty products to take effect, see a difference NOW with our new and improved K-BEAUTY WRAP-UP #2! This December, don’t just address your most nagging beauty concerns – obliterate them forever!

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.

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O’Gce Minus Touch Cooling Nose Pack Set [Cooling Nose Pack 10 pcs + Pore Slim Pad Pouch 10 pcs] ($24)

No more blackheads and oily mess around your noses! The Cooling Nose Pack’s blend of blue menthol, button flower, arnica, and pancratium maritmum extract effectively soothe and cool down dry, irritated nose. Then the Pore Slim Pad’s gently formula based on camellia extracts and witch hazel extracts works to tighten and refresh visibly enlarged pores.

How to Use: Cleanse the nose thoroughly with water. With dry hands, remove the translucent film from the Cooling Nose Pack and place the smoother side over your nose. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes. Peel off from the outer edges. Gently rinse with water or toner. As for the Pore Slim Pad, place it over puffy eyes or nose in the morning for about 10-15 minutes. Remove and follow with toner and emulsion.

I am actually pretty excited to receive this product! I love nose and face strips and haven’t been able to try any Korean strips yet. Not only that, but to get 10 of each the nose and face strips is great! Some boxes might give you only one or two of each, so these will last a long time. I haven’t tried these yet because I don’t like to use them too often but I really do look forward to seeing how they compare with ones I’ve tried before.

Radiance Whitening Cream

Eclado Real Radiance Whitening Cream 40g ($50)

This non-sticky, lightweight formula absorbs into skin smoothly to reduce appearance of dry patches and roughened skin texture and to brighten up dulled complexion. A blend of allantoin, licorice, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, green tea extracts, and portulaca extracts replenishes, softens, and rejuvenates to give skin a healthy glow and youthful radiance.

How to Use: Massage the cream gently all over clean face as the last step to skin care. Pat in with clean hands for full absorbance.

I’m not sure how I feel about this one. Whitening creams as a concept make me a little bit nervous. I have read that Asian whitening creams are more of a brightening product than actual whitening so I hope that is right. If it does work for brightening than it would be nice in the winter when my skin is a lot more dull than the warmer months. I will probably spot test this one before I slather it all over my face.

Mineral Bio Clay Pack

Mineral Bio Natural Mineral White Clay Pack 80ml ($24)

Detoxify, purify, and refine the skin with the power of white clay. Combined with the pore-unclogging and oil-absorbing powers of kaolin and pure mineral water, this detoxifying mask helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and rid the pores of harmful, pore-clogging toxins. It also shrinks enlarged pores for the look of pore-free, porcelain skin, and controls shine for a refined look. All the products from Mineral Bio are greatly acknowledged for high content of natural mineral water which was also approved and categorized by the US FDA as being “High Mineral Content.”

How to Use: Spread the clay pack evenly over clean face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Massage gently with lukewarm water and rinse off. Follow with toner. Recommended to be used 2-3 times a week.

This is another one that I am pretty excited about! I haven’t tried any clay masks up until now. I received this and the Claypatra masks in the Boxing Day #2 box both on the same day so that is awesome! I have heard a lot about what clay can do for your skin so I am interested to see if it can do anything for me. I really hope it can do something for enlarged pores because that is an issue that I deal with.

I.Myss Eye Cream

I.Myss Natural Toc Face Tuning Eye Cream 30 ml ($30)

It’s about time you upgrade your skincare regiment to include things like eye creams – if you wish to maintain your youthfulness for as long as possible! The natural Toc Face Tuning Eye Cream enriched with natural ingredients such as tea tree extracts and argan oil are perfect for those just entering the world of ‘anti-aging’. It’s gently in formula, delivers intense hydration and nutrition, and suitable for daily use because it melts softly into eye contours with a moist, light finish.

I feel a little neutral about this one. I have found an eye cream that I really love and have been using so I don’t really need this. However, when I finish the one that I am using now, I will try it out. There were two options for this cream: tea tree oil and argan oil. I was happy to receive the argan oil option because I think that it will do more for me than the tea tree oil version would. I probably won’t get to this for awhile so I won’t know how it works until later on.

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I.Myss Cantabile Stick BB Concealer 1ea ($13)

Cantabile Stick BB Concealer adheres tightly over blemishes or acne scars to provide flawlessly smooth and porcelain-finish coverage. It comes in an easy-to-carry stick type and its moisturizing formula enriched with vitamin E complex helps maintain skin moist and soft. 

There were two colour options for this one, #01 Light Beige and #02 Natural Beige. I unfortunately received the #02 Natural Beige concealer which is quite a bit darker than my own skin (as can be seen in the swatch above). It seems that whenever Memebox sends me concealers, I get the colour that is too dark for me. I will have to see if there is a way that I can make this work, but I’m not sure. Maybe I will save it for the summer when I have slightly more colour to my face. Granted, slightly more colour for me just means a little bit less pale.

Xaivita Cleanser

Xaivita+ Goat Milk Skin Care Series: Goat Milk Vitamin Scrub Foam Cleansing 150 ml

This is a scrub foam cleanser containing goat milk and abundant vitamin nutrients to help exfoliate excess skin impurities, dust, dead skin cells, and sebum. It will deep cleanse the face and replenish vitality and healthy glow to your face. Contains no artificial additives thus gently and non-irritating to all skin types.

For this box I received the Vitamin Scrub Foam Cleanser but there were many possibilities for products from the Goat Milk Skin Care Series. The other options were: Goat Milk Bubble Soap (85g), Goat Milk Moisturizing Hand Cream (70ml), Goat Milk Wrinkle Essence (80m), and Goat Milk Bubble Foam Cleansing (150ml). There isn’t a price listed for any of these options but they are all full sized. I think that I would have chosen the essence if I had the choice but what I got would have been my second choice! I have so many cleansers but I am intrigued by the fact that it is a scrub foam cleanser. Hopefully it is actually a scrub type of product and that it doesn’t just have scrub in the name.

I’m actually quite happy with this box! I paid $25 for the box and received products with a retail value of $164 (not including the goat milk cleanser). We will see about the concealer and the whitening cream but I’m sure they will be fine! I’m pretty happy that I bought this one. I hadn’t heard great things about the original K-Beauty Wrap-Up so this was a nice surprise!

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.

Memebox Superbox #79 Oh! My Lips

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Oh my lips! The colder season is comin’ round the corner, but are your lips ready? If taking care of your lips isn’t part of your beauty to-do list this winter, re-think your beauty priorities. Most people don’t know, but collagen loss and wrinkles around the lips add ages to your face, and with winter winds and drier climate, lips are more prone to aging and thinning. Don’t fret because we’re here to help you fight against lip-aging with this Oh! My Lips box. All goodies are made with a bold blend of potent age-delaying, moisture-enhancing, volumizing, and smoothing ingredients to give you the look of beautiful, plump, and youthful lips.

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.

This was kind of a last minute, impulse purchase. I do find that my lips get quite chapped and sore during the winter, so i thought it would be nice to have a box like this. After purchasing, I did have a little bit of buyers remorse because I have so many lip products, I didn’t really need more. However, I am quite happy that I got this box, so let’s see what we got!

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Vivito Berry

Vivito Painting Sweet Lip Balm 02 Berry Farm 12g ($24)

This chubby jelly-textured tinted lip balm gives rich moisture and nutrition for dry lips. With a refreshing blend of blackberry, orange peel, grape, cacao seed butter, and more natural ingredients, this cute jelly balm will be the answer to winter’s lip care concerns. It also comes in a cute tin care for on-the-go care!

This is my third tin of the Vivito Painting Sweet Lip Balm. Fortunately for me, I have managed to get three different kinds, and I think there only are three scents/flavours in this line. This one is the Berry Farm version and it has a lovely scent. The texture of these balms is so nice so I am happy to have another one. I’m not sure I will ever use them all up but I will definitely put them to some use.

Lassie'el Lipstick

Lassie’el Kiss Me! Glam Up! Lipstick 6ea ($6)

These are not one-time, disposable lip tattoos. They are real pigmented lipsticks packaged into these easy-to-carry lip cards, providing you with 6 different colour options to choose from according to your mood, day and occasion!

How to Use: Remove the film and apply it directly onto lips or use a lip brush. Do not throw away after a single use. 

I first made a judgement on this product before I opened the box or read the information on the card. Based on the picture on the card, I thought there was either a reddish colour or a pink colour. In the front of my box was a pink colour and I was a little disappointed. When I opened the box, I thought that there were 6 single uses of the same colour. Then, when I pulled them out and actually read the card/packaging, I realized there were 6 different colours and they’re not meant to just be single uses! The colours given are Lucid Orange, Lovely Pink, Oriental Red, Natural Coral, Vintage Pin, and Creamy Nude. I am actually pretty excited about being able to try all of the different colours!!

Update: An email went out about this product saying that the 6 colours were randomly selected. I’m not sure if this means that some boxes will have duplicates but the labels on my colours are all different so I think I got one of each.

SR Lip Scrub

SR Lip Scrub 30ml ($12) 

Exfoliate away dead skin skills and deeply soothe and hydrate dry, chapped lips with SR’s Lip Scrub enriched with a blend of argan oil, tocopherol, vitamin E, snail filtrate, and pearl extracts. The gentle micro-beads soften and smoothen out roughened lips for supple, kissable pout!

How to Use: Massage the scrub gently over lips for 20-30 seconds. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

This is a perfect product for the cold winter months! I have never used a lip scrub that you rinsed off, only sugar scrubs that you can kind of lick off. I am currently using a sugar lip scrub from Fortune Cookie Soap so when that is gone, I will use this one. I may even use this one as a more intensive lip scrub when needed in between uses of my FCS scrub.

Vivito Makeup Remover

Vivito Dessin Solution Lip & Eye Remover 100ml ($32)

A double-layered Lip & Eye Remover that effectively melts away stubborn point makeup and skin impurities around the sensitive eye contours and lips. Make sure to shake the upper and lower layers well together before application. Its gently blend of lemon grass oil and rosehip oil has soothing and moisturizing effects as well.

I am surprisingly happy to have received this in the box. I know that it isn’t specifically a lip product, but that is okay. The makeup remover I am using now, can’t be purchased in Canada and I was wondering the other day what I was going to use when it ran out. Now I will have this makeup remover to use next!

Rosemine Lip Balm

Rosemine Vitamin E Lip Balm Mint Tea 12g ($7)

Scented with a refreshingly minty, herbal fragrance, this Vitamin E Lip Balm is richly formulated from a blend of Vitamin E, ceramide, peppermint extracts and 5 different kinds of moisturizing essential oil. It coats over dry, chapped lips with a moisture layer to lock in the moisture and to protect against external damage or dehydration.

I have so many lip balms at the moment but it is something that I will always use so I am happy to have this. It smells very minty and feels quite nice! It sinks in which is great because I don’t love when lip balms just sit on your lips and don’t do anything. I’m happy to have this in my collection!

Overall I am a lot happier with this box than I thought I would be! I paid $27 for this including shipping and received products with a retail value totally $81. Even though this is a lower value than some boxes, I will use absolutely everything in this box so that is worth more than just a high retail value! Awesome box.

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.

Topbox November 2014

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Okay, so this post may seem a little silly considering that I have cancelled my subscription to Topbox and this will be the last package I receive from them. However, I did not cancel because it is a BAD service, just because it hasn’t been providing me with things I prefer. There definitely are good aspects to Topbox so I do want to tell people about it for sure!

Topbox is a Canadian subscription service that costs $12 per month and ships out on the 15th of the month. It includes four deluxe sized samples that can be make up, hair care, or skin care. I found that it was mostly skin care and this was why I cancelled because I wished it included more make up. There are also extra boxes you can purchase or special sales where you can purchase individual products.

This month, I decided to purchase the Faith Aromatherapy Anti-Oxidant Exfoliating Sugar Scrub in Citrus/Ginger. I got this scrub for $12.19 and it is HUGE. I was not expecting it to be as hefty as it is. The jar has 12 oz of product and it is dense because it is a sugar scrub. I was expecting it to be really citrusy but for the most part I just smell ginger. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but I was hoping for more of a fresh orange or lemon scent. I will definitely use it, especially before shaving my legs.

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One thing that I really like about Topbox is the card that they provide. On the card, Topbox gives you a description if each item, the retail price, and also where it is available for purchase. This is great so that you don’t have to go hunting for an item if you really like it.

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Topbox also gives you a little survey before they send out each month’s box. It asks you about products you may have received the previous month and it also lets you choose between the tube or an organza bag for your products to come in. This month, I opted for the bag.

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Alright, let’s get started with the products in this month’s Topbox

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Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

Designed for after-hours seduction, our ultimate mascara combines three key elements to create drama, volume and curl, packaged into our iconic squeezy tube. $24 Available at Sephora & eyeko.com

I am intrigued by this sample for sure! The design of it and the wand are both very appealing so I am excited to try this. I am just about out of my Perversion sample so I will be trying this next. This sample is .13 oz and the full size it .29 oz so that is a really nice deluxe size, especially for mascara. That makes this sample worth about $10.91 so I am happy with it! I hope it really does volumize my eyelashes.

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Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum

This sheet lightweight liquid serum with micro-caplets helps reinforce skin’s essential moisture barrier, evens skin tone, retexturize, and reduces the appearance of first signs of aging. Rejuvenates the look of tired skin for a more energized complexion. 30 mL $72 Available at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com

I am interested in trying this. I don’t use any serums at the moment but it might be nice to add it into my skincare routine since winter is basically here and the air is so dry. Not only this but I have been noticing the little wrinkles around my eyes more so maybe this could help with that! This sample is 5 mL making it worth about $12.

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UniqOne All in One Hair Treatment

When UniqOne by Revlon Professional is applied to damp hair, it provides smooth, silky, shiny protected hair without weighing it down. When applied to dry hair, it refreshes the styles, providing a long-lasting, soft and silky finish without weighing it down. 150 mL $19.95. Find a solon at uniq-one.com. Also available at Trade Secrets and Chatters.

This is probably the item in the bag that I am least excited about. I don’t use many hair products (outside of my shampoo and conditioner) because my hair is so fine and long, it is easily weighed down. However, this claims to not weigh hair down so it may be worth trying on my dry hair when it needs a little pick me up. This sample is only 9 mL making it only worth about $1.20 which does not impress me very much. Not only this but on the back of the container it says “Sold in salons – free sample” so I am not thrilled with that.

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Benefit Cosmetics Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer

Flawless works overtime! Our instant PRO-long primer acts like a magnet to lock on your foundation for 15 fresh & flawless hours. This invisible stick primer glides directly onto skin for optimal wear and a natural-looking finish. Go longer. Stay flawless! 16 mL $38 Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Murale & benefitcosmetics.com

This month, Topbox posted on their social media that if Benefit Canada got 17,000 followers on Instagram, than there would be a Benefit product included in the November Topbox. Here we are. I am intrigued by this because I have never used a stick primer so I am interested in seeing if it actually works. There is not a ton of product in this sample but I think it should be enough to see whether or not it works the way it should. This sample is 1.2 mL making is worth about $2.85.

The overall value of this months Topbox was $26.95. It certainly is over the $12 price point of the bag/box but it is not above by all that much. I do appreciate the brands that were included this month though. This is only my fourth Topbox and I cancelled after my third month so it definitely isn’t my favourite service. However, I think it is important to try services for a couple of months to see if they are a fit for you. Everyone has different preferences so this could be a really great find for some people.

If you are interested in checking Topbox out, you can find their website at www.topbox.ca

xo Amanda

Disclaimer: I purchased this box with my own money and all opinions are honest, and my own.

Ipsy November 2014

Ipsy was my first subscription service. I have received about 6 months worth of bags and I still love it. Although the value isn’t always sky high for these bags, I prefer looking at it in terms of “will I use it?” and “does this excite me?” I found this months bag to be one of the most exciting ones for me yet.

For those of you who don’t know what Ipsy is, it is a monthly beauty subscription service. The cost is $10 per month plus $5 shipping per month to Canada. When you sign up, you take a little quiz about your preferences and details about yourself and they use that to choose appropriate products for you. Each month you will get a beautiful pink bubble mailer and inside is a cosmetics bag with the products inside. The cosmetics bag is different each month which is kind of cool! You can review products and share on social media in order to get Ipsy points which you can accumulate to buy certain products.

Let’s dive right in!

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This months bag is a silver glittery bag with a pink zipper. The bag itself has a plastic feel. The inside is black and the tag for this month says Forever 21 Cosmetics for Ipsy. This was interesting to me, even though it is not my favourite bag that I’ve gotten from Ipsy.

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The theme this month is Girl Meets Glitter.

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

I received this concealer in neutral medium which is a tad dark for me but I think that I can make it work. It claims to be a full coverage, waterproof, anti-aging concealer that is “8 hours of sleep in a tube.” It also claims that it won’t crease or crack.

If I had to choose one thing that was my biggest concern for me, it would be my dark circles. Mine are genetic so they are impossible to actually cover up or get rid of. It is because of this that I love trying out new concealers to try and find my holy grail product. This concealer is super thick so I am really excited to try it and interested in seeing whether or not it does crease or crack.

This sample size of .11 fl oz is worth about $9.50 and the full size (.28 fl oz) can be purchased for $24.

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Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray

Mehhhh. This is the one thing in the bag that I’m not all that excited about to be honest. I have really fine hair so I steer clear of product most of the time so that my hair isn’t weighed down. I will use this on the rare occasion where I curl my hair and hopefully it won’t be a crunchy hairspray. The smell is like a typical hairspray which, as most of us know, isn’t the most delicious smell in the world.

The full size of this product is 9 oz and sells for $8.29. That makes this 1.5 oz sample about $1.38 which isn’t all that impressive to be honest (not to sound selfish or anything).

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Starlooks Lip Gloss

Subscribers that received this lip gloss got the colour Guilty Pleasure. I am pretty sure this went out in October’s bag too so I’m not sure if they just had extra or if it is a really great product. I do like the colour of this, it is a nice neutral pink that would be great for everyday use. It is a little bit sticky but overall I think I will like this lip gloss.

This sample is .3 oz. The full size sells for $13 but I can’t find a size for that full size so I’m not sure how much this sample is worth. Let’s just guess around $4.

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SeaRx Micro-Dermabrasion Face & Body Scrub for Preventative Aging

This scrub is said to feature minerals and extracts to improve your skin tone and leave your skin firmer after taking off all the dead skin cells and what not. I am a big fan of scrubs so I was excited to see this in my bag. Just trying a little on my hand, the grit is very small and probably wouldn’t be safe for daily use. It smells like grapefruity citrus which I love so woohoo!

This sample size is .3 oz and would sell for about $3. The full size is 100 g and can be purchased for $32. I am excited to try this!

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Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base

This shade is called Submissive and I think it is absolutely beautiful! It reminds me of a less glittery version of the sand brown shadow that I got from The Face Shop in my Memebox. This is a cream shadow and it is definitely very creamy! I don’t own any other cream shadows so I am glad to have this one, especially in such a neutral colour!

This is the full sized product and it sells for $14 so that is quite exciting!

Overall I am really excited about this bag! The value of the bag isn’t very high, at about $31.53, but I will get a lot of use out of the products. Very excited!

If you are interested in signing up for Ipsy, you can use my link http://www.ipsy.com/r/c762?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general or you can check them out without my link at www.ipsy.com

Let me know what you got in your November Ipsy bag!

xo Amanda

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Memebox Superbox #84 Skinfood

Skinfood

Okay, so this is the box that I was super excited about! This is Superbox #84 Skinfood and I bought it in a bundle with The Face Shop box. Here is the description:

“Didja hear? Skinfood is finally here at Memebox! We are so excited to bring you our first ever Skinfood box. Skinfood is the first ever Korean cosmetics brand to emphasize the importance of “feeding” the skin! Skinfood travels all over the world to find the highest quality ingredients to bring you first class cosmetics and skin care! All cosmetics are infused with a healthy blend of fruits, veggies, and your delicious treats to enhance your natural beauty. This box is brimming with a delicious mix of Skinfood’s skin care and makeup to give you a beauty blast!”

The bundle of these two boxes was $58 and it came with $6.99 shipping that was upgraded to express shipping which was great. It shipped from Seoul on October 29 and it got to me today which is November 5. That is pretty good if you ask me.

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.

Box Comparison

Here is just a comparison to show the difference in size between the Skinfood box (top) and The Face Shop box (bottom). The products in this box were much larger but that is due to the types of products they were.

Skinfood Box Open

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Once again it is important to remember that the Superboxes contain all full sized products. Alright, let’s see what we’ve got!

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Skinfood Facial Water Vita-C Cream 75 g ($13)

Quench thirst by delivering a richly nutritious blend of Vitamin C complex and Alaska glacier water deep into the skin. The Vitamin C complex contains extracts from raspberry, acaÄŻ berry, cranberry, and strawberry and works to replenish healthy energy to dehydrated, dulled complexion.

How to Use: Apply directly to clean face and let it absorb. It’s recommended to be refrigerated for better moisturizing and soothing results. It can also be used as a hydrating pack by applying thicker amount of the cream.

I am absolutely obsessed with this jar! I think that once this product is gone, I am going to wash the jar out and keep it for something else because it is just beautiful! The consistency of this is thin so a little goes a long way. Just from the feel of it I could definitely see how putting this in the fridge would make it super refreshing and soothing. The scent this has is just a mild lotion kind of scent. Nothing offensive so that is nice. Now I have 2 new pots of moisturizer, I won’t need to buy any for quite awhile.

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Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off 100g ($9)

An effective facial exfoliator rich in various minerals and vitamins. Use occasionally to cleanse away excessive dead skin cells, oil, and skin impurities piling up in the pores to make skin sensitive and troublesome. It’ll bring back healthy radiance and suppleness to skin with just a single use.

How to Use: Spread the formula evenly over wet face after cleansing and gently massage into skin. Rinse off after 10-15 minutes.

I am excited about this one. I love sugar scrubs and this one has a lemony (almost like lemon cleaner) scent that I really enjoy. There isn’t a ton of product in this container but a little bit may go a long way. I am a little concerned that this may be a little too rough for your face but I am willing to give it a try. If I find that it is, I will definitely use it on my body anyways.

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Skinfood Egg White Pore Meringue Foam 200 ml ($13)

Abundant, meringue-like fine bubbles penetrate deep into skin without irritating or dehydrating the skin texture. Highly recommended for weak and sensitive oily skin types.

So this is a cleanser which is awesome because I just ran out of my cleanser. I didn’t buy a new one because I was hoping to get it in one of these boxes. There is something about this product that I can’t get over, it has had me laughing since I read it. The back of the bottle is mostly Korean and just instructions but at the top it says “For skin as smooth as a boiled egg!” Just hilarious, I have never thought to myself “hey, I wish my skin was smooth like a boiled egg.” Maybe I am the only one that finds this funny.

Anyways, when I pumped this cleanser out, it was a little tough to get it moving through the pump. However, it is a nice, light foam that has little to no scent and I think this will be great as a daily cleanser!

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Skinfood Tomato Whitening Toner 180 ml ($17)

A premium Tomato Whitening Toner made from sun-ripe tomato extracts and Vitamin C complex to make skin brighter, clearer, and suppler.

I am very happy to have gotten a toner because I haven’t been using one for quite awhile but I have been wanting to get back into it. To be honest, whitening products make me super nervous. I am so white as it is, if I get any whiter I may be see through. I am hoping that the whitening just means that it will make my face brighter.

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Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake 4g ($5)

Formulated with cacao extracts, this Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake carries two naturally blending grey, khaki, or brown shades for shaping and defining fine arches with an easy sweep.

Alright, I have to be honest, reading the colour choices for this eyebrow powder scared me. There were two options and they were 01 Grey Khaki Black, and 02 Grey Brown. I am blonde so all of those colours sounded bad. I was hoping for the Grey Brown because I do tend to go with a taupe brown kind of colour for my brows. Also, the fact that black was in the first one was just terrifying. I got lucky and did get 02 Grey Brown!

When I opened it up and swatched them, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. The first colour is a brownish colour with almost a red kind of tint to it. The second colour is a darker brown with a grey tint to it. I think I can definitely make these work so I am relieved.

Overall, I am really happy with this box! For this box I paid $29 and the total retail value of the items is $57. Much like with The Food Shop box, the overall retail value isn’t super high like I have seen with some other boxes from Memebox. However, I will use all of the products in this box so I am glad that I got it! I have another box shipping November 11 and I can’t wait because these boxes were so great for me!

If you would like to make any purchases from Memebox, feel free to use my affiliate link or codses below to do so! These codes are valid until November 29 2014.

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

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

xo Amanda

Disclaimer: The box picture and product descriptions contained in this blog are from us.memebox.com or the product card and I do not claim that they are my own. All other pictures are my own I only want to provide the pictures in case it helps anyone with their opinion on the boxes. All boxes are purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own.

Memeboxes of Interest

It’s funny, I have only been blogging on here for a couple of days but I just want to be writing here all of the time! Since I feel like writing all of the time, I am going to let you know which Memeboxes are currently available that I find interesting and you might too!

All pictures and descriptions contained in this blog are from us.memebox.com and I do not claim that they are my own. I only want to provide the pictures in case it helps anyone with their opinion on the boxes. All opinions here are my own and although I probably will not buy most of these boxes (my bank account won’t let me at the moment, I do find them interesting!

If you have any interest in purchasing these boxes, you are welcome to do so using my affiliate link http://us.memebox.com/user/unboxingbeautylife. You certainly do not have to use this link if you do not want to.

scrub

#59 Scrub 2 ($23 plus shipping – ships November 21)

If you liked our first Scrub Box, you’re definitely in for a treat with this Scrub Box #2! Polish,  retexturize, and resurface the skin by blasting away debris on the skin’s surface for a head-to-toe glow! Once the surface of the skin is polished and renewed, the skin will be ready to soak up more nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, and lock in moisture for younger, smoother, and more radiant skin!  

Scrub-a-dub-dub deep down into the skin to get that lit-from-within, rosy glow!

In this world of ever-changing beauty trends, it’s nice to know that clean, supple, and glowing skin will always be “in!”

I really love scrubs so this box definitely appeals to me. I have seen unboxings of the first Scrub Box and it was definitely interesting! I have 7 boxes ordered at the moment though so I am on a bit of a spending ban.

mask#71 Wish Upon A Mask ($23 plus shipping – ships December 10)

When skin doesn’t look as good as you want it to, wish upon a mask for blissful skin happiness!

You can do the A to Z of skin care perfect skin, but one really good facial mask can do all that, in just 10 minutes! When skin gets flushed, cracked, or looks not-so-good, these masks do a blockbuster job of transforming dull, dry, and flakey skin into some sort of smooth radiant miracle. Sure you look stupid for maybe…10 minutes? but hey, it’s like having a luxurious facial in your own bathroom! We say it’s totally worth it!

Try our top mask picks, brimming with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, for an extraordinary skin makeover!

I also really love masks so this is another one that seems great to me. This is the 7th edition of the Mask Box so I would hope they aren’t running out of ideas or products to use but regardless, this definitely would be a fun box to dive into!

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#77 Foot Therapy ($23 plus shipping – ships November 6)

The cold season arrives with comfy sweaters, camel-colored trench coats, beautiful autumn trees and snug boots, but with all these fall and winter delights also comes dehydrated feet and cracked soles! Our feet are affected by the cold weather harshness as we let our foot care routine lapse during the colder months, just bundling them up with fluffy socks and snuggly boot. Feet become calloused, rough, and dry, with skin flaking off with each touch. Totally embarrassing.  Take this chance to slough away foot imperfections and drench feet with skin-loving foot therapy products that will get your feet baby-smooth and totally renewed. 

Living in Canada, the cold is definitely something I battle for a large part of the year. My feet are often dry and embarrassing so this is something that would be great to try! Especially since it doesn’t ship until November so it would be getting to you right in time to start some winter foot therapy!

lips

#79 Oh! My Lips ($23 plus shipping – ships December 8)

Oh my lips! The colder season is comin’ round the corner, but are your lips ready?

Cracked, blistered, and dry lips were never hot in beauty history, (and never hot in your love life!) so do you have all the lip essentials to keep your kisser nice and smooth this winter?

If taking care of your lips isn’t part of your beauty to-do list this winter, re-think your beauty priorities. Most people don’t know, but collagen loss and wrinkles around the lips add ages to your face, and with winter winds and drier climate, lips are more prone to aging and thinning. Scared yet? Don’t fret because we’re here to help you fight against lip-aging with this Oh! My Lips Box. Bursting with lip masks, lip patches, lip balm, and lip-thingamabobs, plus some holy-grail lips colors, this box is the answer to all your winter lip problems. All goodies are made with a bold blend of potent age-delaying, moisture-enhancing, volumizing, and smoothing ingredients to give you the look of beautiful, plump, and youthful lips!

I have had a recent obsession with lip products so this box is another super tempting one! I would love it more if it was more focused towards lip colours and less so towards clear balms and things like that. I can’t wait to see peoples unboxings to see what this one has in it!

Gosh, can’t I just win the lottery so I can buy ALL of the boxes haha. There are so many that I want to try but just can’t at the moment. One day I will buy more but I need to at least get some of the ones I have ordered before I fork over any more money. Below are some of the checkout codes you can use to save some money on your order!

Offer Codes Valid Until October 30 2014

$5 off on orders of $100 or more : AFFILIATE-4620-QV2YC-JVVF

$10 off on orders of $150 or more: AFFILIATE-2330-XLATE-ZHHB

xo Amanda

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