Memebox Collaboration #9 Soothing Sista

Soothing Sista

Soothing Sista knows how to rock a look. Most often found on the streets of San Francisco, she is taking the YouTube world by storm with her skincare, makeup, and fashion tutorials. Showcasing looks for the edgier goddess in you, Soothing Sista, isn’t afraid to take a risk. She’s hand-picked hottest skincare and makeup products of the month straight from Korea, which we’re sure you’ll love!

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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I picked this box up in a restock and I was glad it came up because it was on my wish list. When this box was originally released, I knew what was inside it and I considered purchasing it but that was before I was really on the Memebox bandwagon. Afterwards though, I was reading blog posts about it and regretted not buying it! I was happy to be able to get my hands on it.

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Vicioni Super Aqua Soothing Serum 30ml ($29)

No carbomer, no silicon, no artificial ingredients, and no chemical preservatives whatsoever. It’s true that Vicioni Super Aqua Soothing Serum may smell less than pleasant and not as quick to absorb as that of other brands. However, this is because Vicioni takes great care in selecting only skin beneficial, non-chemical ingredients for its 100% natural formula. It contains high concentrates of ‘caulerpa racemosa’ (also known as ‘sea grape and rich in sea minerals, vitamins, and nutrients), rice bran, hyaluronic acid, mushroom ferments, aloe vera, etc. The ocean will deeply replenish, brighten up, and smoothen dry, dulled complexion. 

This sounds wonderful! I don’t have a serum on the go at the moment so I will definitely be putting this to good use. I am a little concerned about the fact that they say it smells less than pleasant considering it will be all over my face. I haven’t used it yet so I’m not sure how it actually smells but we will find out soon enough. Not related to how the product works, I love the packaging of this serum. I think it’s absolutely beautiful! I look forward to trying this out.

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Tonymoly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm 30g ($11)

A self-heating steam balm that opens up clogged pores by warming the skin with its blend of sulfur hot spring water and heating agent the more you massage it onto face. Then 3 kinds of scrubs – white salt, charcoal powders, and egg yolk – work to thoroughly remove all blackheads, whiteheads, and dead skin cells piled up inside enlarged pores. Rich in calcium, various minerals, acetic acid, amino acid, and vitamins, it also delivers deep nourishment, control excess sebum, and prevent skin dehydration.

How to Use: Apply the steam balm over nose area. (Make sure to towel-dry after cleansing) Gently massage for 3-5 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water when the translucent oil balm turns opaque. Recommended to be used once or twice a week.

I am definitely drawn to this because I love clearing out my pores. I’m aware that this is a super weird thing to say but I said it so it’s out there now. I’m not quite sure how this works, it is more like a cream or like a grommage kind of peeling action but I am excited to try it out! I have such a hard time deciding every day which types of masks to use and this will just be added to the pile of indecision.

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Shara Shara Mineral Capsule Cream 50ml ($18)

This Miracle Capsule Cream is an anti-wrinkle moisturizer enriched with glacier water and nourishing capsules containing 24 kinds of oil complex. Deliver instant moisture surge and supple firmness 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 within skin.

I haven’t opened this because I still have creams on the go so I don’t want to expose this to the air just yet. For whatever reason, the inclusion of glacial water just makes it sound so nice and refreshing. My skin is kind of normal to dry so this will be really nice! I have tried the Shara Shara balm and really like it so I’m sure I will like this too!

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Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Primer Essence 20ml ($11)

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup adhere better for a long-lasting finish. The silky, lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to fill in uneven skin texture and visible pores, creating a smoother-than-smooth canvas and mattifying excessive oil and shine. Its gently formula consists of both sebum control powder and moisturizing essence component, thus is works to control excess sebum while maintaining a healthy moisture balance at the same time.

I have yet to find my holy grail primer and I am hoping that this might be it! My problem is that I have large pores and so foundations and BB creams settle right into my pores and it just looks awful. Other people may not notice it unless they are right up close but it is on my mind! I would love to have this actually settle into my pores so my makeup can sit smoothly on top. Maybe this is just wishful thinking but we will see how it measures up!

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Dewytree Deep Detox Black Mask 1ea ($3)

A facial mask that clarifies skin pores and rejuvenates dull skin with volcanic scoria clay from Jeju Island containing rare minerals. It’s also formulated with charcoal powder, papaya extracts, grapefruit extracts, walnut shell powder, and centella asiatica extracts to detoxify and revitalize the skin.

How to Use: Wash your face and remove makeup and any environmental toxins. Gently unfold mask and place on your face, adjust the eyes, nose and mouth opening. Relax for 15-20 minutes with the mask in place. No need to rinse, massage remaining product into your face.

Ever since I have been involved with Memebox, I have been intrigued by these black masks. They have such nice sounding ingredients in them and people seem to really enjoy using them. I haven’t tried this yet but I do know they look absolutely horrific when they are on your face since the sheet mask itself is black. I find it pretty funny but if you are walking around your house with it on, you may scare your family.

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Vivito Painting Matte Finish Lip Stick 1ea ($30)

A 3-effect matte lipstick that smoothly glides on with a creamy texture, steins lips with a highly pigmented, radiant colour in just a single swipe, and leaves lips velvety soft and super matte without being dry and flaky.

I am obsessed with this lipstick. There were 5 possible options: RD01 Sour Red, RD02 Red Sun, RD03 Red Ribbon, PP01 Raspberry Purple, PP02 Orchid Purple. I was kind of hoping for the Raspberry Purple but I got Red Sun. I was a little disappointed at first but after wearing this, I love it! This is a pink toned red and it wears so nicely! It definitely does not feel drying and the colour looks beautiful. I have already been looking online to see if I can get other colours at a decent price. If you know of anywhere, let me know in the comments!

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Revecen Blooming Collagentox Sleeping Water Pack 90ml ($18)

A nourishing sleeping facial pack formulated with snail mucus extracts, bird nest extracts, aloe vera leaf extracts, orange zests, Japanese prickly ash berries, pasque flower extracts, usnea extracts, and cypress water. Yellow vitamin capsules will absorb deep into skin to replenish, firm up and balance out uneven skin tone.

I have quite the collection of sleeping packs. At the rate I actually use them, I may never go through all of the ones that I have stashed away. The packaging of this sleeping pack is quite nice, I definitely wouldn’t mind having it sitting on my vanity. There are so many really interesting ingredients in this one, namely bird nest extracts. What does that even mean? Very interesting indeed. I look forward to trying this one!

I am so happy that I was able to get my hands on this box! It sold out really quickly during the restock and some people were refunded for theirs so I am glad that I was one of the lucky ones who got it. I paid $21 for this box plus $6.99 for shipping and the retail value for the products is $120. This is definitely one of the best boxes that I have purchased!!

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 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.

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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.

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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.

Memebox Colorbox #4 Electric Brights

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Neutral shades are timeless, and coral lipsticks are flattering, but now is the time to turn up the notch with bold, electric colours! New innovations and crisp colours makes these bold-coloured goodies wearable for daily application – and so much more gorgeous, especially when you want to highlight a particular feature of your face. Or, wear these dashing colours with an otherwise neutral face for powerful dose of beautiful colour! Dare to explore the rainbow with electric, vivid, crazy-colourful beauty essentials that will get you from plain Jane to party princess in no time!

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 bought the Colorbox bundle which included the Electric Brights, Jewel Tones, and Pastel Hues all for $30 plus shipping. With a coupon code and a couple of points, it ended up costing me about $32 for the lot. This came out to just under $11 per box which is great. This bundle was also the first Memebox purchase I made, so the shipping date was months from when I ordered it. This is the Electric Brights box which I didn’t really care about having but it was 3 for the price of 2 so it would have been silly not to get the bundle.

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Let’s see what we got!

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Vivito Vivace Color Cream Jazz Coral 6g ($32)

This multi-pigment cream comes in a variety of different colours ranging from gold, purple, emerald green, white and pink to this deep cobalt blue, which can be used as an eyeliner, a shadow, and a lip colour all in one. The beautiful blue pigment glides smoothly onto skin with a silky texture, completely waterproof and smudge-proof, and shimmering with subtle pearls and vibrant vividness.

Now, one thing I have to say about this colour is that I can’t imagine ever wearing it on my lips. Maybe I’m just not bold enough for that sort of thing. Anyways, I’m not sure how I feel about this. I don’t typically wear blues on my eyes, mostly because when I do, it doesn’t turn out so well. This has a kind of lip balm-ish texture which is nice and smooth but I would be worried about creasing or the product just rubbing off. The swatch above is about 4 layers of the product so it does take a bit to build it up and it is a tad uneven. I have been pretty happy with Vivito products so far though so I may play around with this.

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Vivito Vivace Color Cream Funky Rock Pink 6g ($32)

Again, one of the Vivace Color Creams in a lovely Funky Rock Pink. This lovely pink colour is also a multi-player and can be used as an eye shadow, a blusher and a lip colour. The creamy pink pigment glides smoothly onto skin with a silky texture, completely waterproof and smudge-proof, and shimmering with subtly pearls and vibrant vivdness.

This is the same kind of product as the blue shadow but this is a much more manageable colour! It is a pretty pink but it takes a lot to build it up. Just like the blue shade, the swatch above was 4 or more layers so it isn’t super pigmented. This one I can see being used as a lip and cheek product as well so that is nice! It has the same lip balm-ish texture (not sticky) but I look forward to trying it.

Vivito Blues Shiny Primer

Vivito Blues Shiny Primer 30 ml ($34)

This Blues Shiny Primer coats over skin with a velvet-like veil which preps skin with both moisture boost and natural coverage needed to create the perfectly dewy, radiant complexion. It also firms the skin and enhances the lasting power of makeup to follow.

This is a duplicate for me because this same primer came in the Tinkerbell box. I haven’t started using the first one yet because I am using a different Vivito primer that came in one of the Thanksgiving boxes. I may pass this on if I find someone that wants it because I can only use primer so quickly.

Vivito White Angel Chorus Beam

Vivito White Angel Chorus Beam 30 ml ($34)

This White Angel Chorus Beam is your ultimate makeup base for dry, dull skin – containing shimmering pearls for extra-refined glamour and elegance as well as youthful suppleness. It colour-corrects and uneven complexion, and will also match your skin colour perfectly when used together with your favourite foundation or BB cream.

How to Use: Apply alone before foundation as a makeup base, or blend it in with foundation or BB cream in a 1:2 ration. Best Before October 28th 2015.

Another primer? I’m a little confused as to why they would put 2 primers in the same box. Not only that, but this one expires in 10 months which isn’t great. I will have to use this primer next since it expires so soon.

Overall I am a little disappointed in this box. I’m not saying that I wanted neon colours, but there were only 2 coloured products in the box. Half of the products only go under your makeup. I think they kind of abandoned their own theme for this one so that’s a bit sad. I have liked Vivito products though so maybe it will be alright. The overall retail value of this box was $132, although I do think that is inflated a bit. Stay tuned to see what was in the other colorboxes!

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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.

Memebox #51 Citrus Care

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Zesty citrus fruits are prime beauty-boosting ingredients in tons of beauty products, and for a good reason! Loaded with collagen-boosting Vitamin C and skin brightening natural acids, citrus fruits are skin and body-savers that halt the signs of aging and promote supple skin! When collagen production starts to slow down (at age 35! Tear…) and skin becomes congested and damaged from years of exposure to external aggressors and free radical damage, fundamental citrus components step up their game to stop aging and damage in its tracks! The results? You’ll have a radiant and youthful flow, and your friends will be able to spot you from miles away! Plus, the unique blend of zesty citrusy fragrances will evoke an energetic mood and lift your spirits!

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.

When I first started purchasing Memeboxes, this was one that had already been sold out which made me sad. I absolutely love citrus and wished that I could have gotten this box. Fortunately for me, it was one of the boxes that came up in the Black Friday restock so I snatched one up right away and I’m glad that I did! I actually had my tracking numbers mixed up so I thought I was getting my Black Friday 3 box and it turned out to be this which was a nice surprise.

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Let’s see what I got in this box!

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Unni Recipe Vitamin Recharger Essence 55 ml ($18)

A vitamin recharging, tone brightening essence that enriches dull, dehydrated skin with 6 different vitamins, lemon extracts, orange extracts, grapefruit extracts, lime extracts, and niacinamide.

How to Use: Apply directly to face after toner application and pat it in for full absorbance

This is my first essence! My Memebox addiction is really helping me develop an extravagant skincare routine. I only got this box today and I started using it already. With the cold winter months showing up, I can use all the brightening and enriching that I can get for my skin. This has a fairly pleasant smell and it is thicker than I expected an essence to be. I’m really excited to see what this does for my face!

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The Yeon All Day Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ 50 ml ($17)

With no whitening effect and lightweight in texture, the All Day Sun Cream effectively yet gently protects the skin from UV exposure while replenishing with its blend of aloe vera leaf, broccoli, orange peel, kiwi, lemon grass, and avocado extracts.

How to Use: Apply evenly over face before foundation application

I just got my first sun block from Memebox in my Black Friday 1 box and I am happy to have both of them. Like the other, this is a fairly small sized sun block but during the winter I will only use it on my face so it should last a little while. I’m not sure if this one has a scent or not, I have kept it sealed since I am currently using the other sun block.

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Tonymoly Clean Dew Red Grapefruit Foam Cleanser 180 ml ($4)

This gently cream-to-foam cleanser packed with dewy red grapefruit extracts penetrates deep into the pores without over-drying to gently remove makeup, dissolve impurities and purify the skin for a firmer, healthier-looking complexion.

I kept this one sealed because I need to finish my Skinfood cleanser first. I want to open this and smell it so badly though because I love the smell of grapefruit and I’m hoping this is nice and citrusy. Cleansers are always something I will use so I am happy to have this!

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Mizon Refresh Time Grapefruit Body Wash 200 ml ($14)

A refreshing body cleanser designed to deep cleanse, moisturize and nurture skin with a lively grapefruit fragrance. Rejuvenate and de-stress with this Vitamin C rich formula!

Once again, this is something I kept sealed for the time being. I am doing a 2015 Project Pan and once that post is uploaded, you will see that I have a couple of body washes that need to be used up. I may need to see if any of them could work as a bubble bath just to get through them all. I also hope that this one smells grapefruity because that would just be amazing!

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Vivito Make-Up Starter Intro 70g ($35)

Melt away dead skin flakes and replenish moisture in just 10 seconds with the Make-up Starter Intro pad! This skin scaling pad shaped like a flower petal contains citric acid which helps exfoliate dead skin cells and also lavender water which delivers a deeply hydrating and soothing effect. Plus, it’ll leave an aromatic lavender fragrance lingering behind for a lasting pleasance.

How to Use: Swipe away dead skin cells and skin impurities with the dotted front side of the pad and then recharge with moisture with the flat side of the pad. Use it before going to bed or before make up application.

I am quite interested in this product. I have never used anything like it so I am interested in seeing if it actually makes a difference in my skin or not. The winter is definitely the best time to experiment with this kind of thing since my skin gets so dry. I did pop this one open and it has quite a nice scent to it so I am excited to try it!

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Vivito Painting Sweet Lip Balm Orange Farm 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.

I received the Grape Farm version of this product in one of my Thanksgiving boxes and haven’t used it too much. The orange version smells lovely and it has a much more subtle tint to it than the grape version does. I have too many balms on the go at the moment so this may not get used for a little while.

Overall I am very happy with this box. I did know what was coming in it before I ordered so if I were unhappy, that would be my own fault for purchasing it. When I bought this, I had a lot of Memepoints and had a coupon code as well so I managed to get this for only $15 including shipping which is great! The overall retail value for this box is $112 which is well above what I paid for it!

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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.

Memebox Christmas Collection #2 My Holiday Glam

Christmas Collection 2

Tis the season for gorgeous! Sparkle just as brightly as the holiday lights with festive K-Beauty glitz and glam! Whether you prefer subtle shine or want to rock full-blown fab, there’s a gorgeous holiday party look waiting for you in this box! With this festive K-Beauty holiday makeup essentials box, you’ll be able to step outside the traditional party look and pull together a perfect party look. Don’t miss out on this coolest, most luxurious collection – perfect to give, love, or hoard for yourself!

Out of the two boxes in the Christmas bundle, this was the one that I was more excited about. I have a problem where I tend to hoard makeup and it takes me forever to get through because I have too many products to use. I love it though! One worry was that this would be too glittery just because it was a holiday box.

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.

Christmas 2 Box

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Okay, let’s see what items came in this Memebox!

  Peripera Jewel PotPeripera Jewel Pot Swatch

Peripera Wholly Deep Jewel Pot #6 Burgundy 3g ($29)

Glam up your eyes with multi-angle jewel glitters that contain real diamond and amethyst powders for extra radiant, sparkling holiday season! Fool-proof pearly eye pigments last all day and all night! Channel your inner Beauty Queen in no time!

How to Use: Take out an adequate amount on its lid and use your fingers to apply it onto your eyelids. Do not throw away the inner lid as it’s needed to keep the formula moist and intact.

Of course the first thing I did when I opened this was throw away the inner lid. Then I decided to read the card and had to take it back out. The colour of this eye shadow is beautiful! I think it will be perfect for holiday parties and I can’t wait to actually try it out! It does have glitter in it so I hope the fallout from this isn’t too bad because I really do like it! Also, $29 for an eye shadow?! Ahhhhh…I can’t see myself actually paying that much for a single shadow but Memebox does tend to inflate their prices. However, if there are actual diamond and amethyst powders in this than maybe the price is justified.

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Deoproce White Flower B.B Cream SPF35 PA+++ 30g ($12)

Enriched with a blend of lotus, lily, and peony extracts, Deoproce’s White Flower B.B Cream combines the moisturizing and protective powers of a skincare product with the complexion-perfecting and tone balancing properties of a foundation. Its featherweight texture smoothly coats over skin with long-lasting adherence, leaving the skin velvety soft and glowing with youthful radiance.

The two colours that you could have gotten were #21 Natural Beige and #23 Sand Beige. I got #21 which I am pretty happy about because I am pretty pale and Sand Beige sounds like it could be too dark for my skin tone. I have only tested this on my hand but it seems like it blends out pretty well. I am hoping that it blends well on my face and provides an alright coverage (not that I need a ton of coverage but it is nice to have a little bit).

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Vivito Painting Jelly Tint RD02 Squeeze Cherry 5.5g ($29)

A moisturizing jelly-type tint with a water gel formula enriched with pomegranate, mulberry, fig, and Vitamin E. It smoothly melts onto dry, colourless lips for instant hydration, rejuvenation, and long-lasting colour radiance. 

How to Use: Apply 2-3 drops on the center of lips and blend it outwards for natural gradiation, or layer it on multiple times to create the full lip look.

This product was a little confusing and I know that others had the same confusion. The card says that this colour is supposed to be RD02 Squeeze Cherry but the sticker on the actual box says it is RD01 Squeeze Berry. Not only that, but the picture on the card looks like it should be a berry colour but then the one we received looks like a cherry red. So I’m not sure which one we were actually supposed to get. I feel like I would have preferred the berry.

In terms of wearing this, I feel like I need some practice with it. When I swatched it on my hand, there was a small patch that stayed tinted after I had washed it off. However, when I put it on my lips, it seeped into my mouth (and tasted horrendous!) and didn’t really colour all my lips that well. This was probably user error so I would like to see how it can really perform.

The Mirror

Cool Enough Studio The Mirror 1 ea ($15)

Still bringing around a bit fat mirror? Cool Enough Studio presents ‘The Mirror’ – the thinnest, most stylishly designed mirror for ladies to carry it around with them to glamorous holiday & year-end parties in their pretty purses.

I do think that this is a neat idea, and I love that it comes with a little pouch to protect it somewhat while it’s in your purse. The shape of this is a little bit awkward. I think I would prefer something that is more square so I can see more than a tiny part of my face at a time. Also, I’m not sure why all four sides are mirrored, unless you and a friend want to check yourselves out at the same time. Not bad though, I will probably throw this into my work bag.

   Dearberry EyelinerDearberry Eyeliner Swatch

Dearberry Rockcat Girl Waterproof Pencil Liner Purple 7g ($5)

Dearberry Rockcat Girl Eyeliner provides budge-resistant radiance in sophisticated deep purple with an easy-glide, creamy texture. Definitely a must-have for a refined, chic holiday makeup fit for any and all occasions!

This purple is more of a charcoal grey kind of colour with a purple tint which I am really happy about! I am more comfortable wearing black eyeliners so I feel like this is a nice way to ease into coloured liners. Also, since my eyes are brown, purple tends to complement that very well. This definitely is waterproof, at least when it is swatched on my hand. I had to use make up remover to get it off so I hope that it will be as resilient when it’s on my eyelids. Excited to try this out!

Eclipse Nail Polish

Eclipse Poppy Red & Fresh Green 15ml x 2ea ($7)

Go festive with Eclipse’s holiday red & green nail colours – vibrant and long-lasting in radiance and easy to apply and quick to try in formula!

I really do love nail polish so I am happy they included some festive colours in this box. I think that next week I will use both of these colours to have some nice Christmas nails. I am hoping that these actually are long-lasting because I really don’t like nail polish that is is quick to chip.

For me this is a pretty good box! I think that they did a good job of sticking to the festive, holiday theme which is what I was hoping they would do. I payed about $23 for this box including shipping and the total retail value (according to Memebox) is $97. Definitely a good box for me!

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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.

Memebox Thanksgiving Box Collection #2 For You

Thanksgiving 2

 

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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xo Amanda