Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Memebox 2nd Edition Review (December 2013 미미박스 )

I know it's the middle of January and I am just posting a December review now, but I have good reason! Memebox, or 미미박스  in Korean, comes all the way from Korea, and because of the holidays and inclement weather, especially here in the East Coast, my Memebox is just making it's way to me!

(How cute is this box?!)

First off in case you missed my first review on what Memebox is, please check it out here: Memebox 1st Edition Review! You can learn all about Memebox, who they are, what they offer, and more!

Before I get into all the goodies I received, I just want to cover a few common questions that may come up about Memebox:

-The cost of Memebox is $23+ with shipping being $6.99.  Memebox usually fills these boxes with well over $100 worth of products!

-Memebox is shipped directly from Korea and they work with over 400 different brands and companies!

-Memebox is not a continuous subscription, like Birchbox or Ipsy. (Memebox says this may be an option in the future) You will have the option to buy each box every time it comes out. All you have to do to snag a new box is to register your e-mail on their website, and they will send out a message when a new box is available!

-Memebox includes 5-7 Korean beauty products that are deluxe samples or full size. The boxes are not currently customizable, but they try to compose boxes with a large variety!

 Memebox ships in a pink bag, and within it is a pretty pink box. Everything is packaged so adorably, as you can see from the polka dot tissue paper!
Here is a first glimpse inside the box:

Completely chock full of products! I was so delighted and surprised at how many things were in here! There is also a card provided to help you understand what each product is and how it works for you! Make sure you keep this card on hand, as many of the products do not have instructions in English!

This month there was 7 items plus an extra of one item, and 3 foil packets. You will notice in the Memeboxes there is more skincare, but they are including more and more products and cosmetics to their website every day, and I am excited to see what kind of makeup arrives in future boxes!

Let's get on to the goodies!

1. Ryoe: Jayang Yunmo Anti-Hairloss Hair Pack 
(Deluxe sample 100ml / FullSize Product 300ml $18)

This is a deluxe size sample (about the size of the palm of my hand) of an anti-hair loss conditioner. It claims t be highly concentrated with herbal extracts that help keep hair healthy and hydrated. This is to be used after shampooing and left on for 2-3 minutes. Although not included in the list of products, Memebox was kind enough to include some foil packets of this conditioner along with it's matching shampoo:

I am happy to see these in the box because it will be nice trying out the pair of both the shampoo and conditioner. It has a very subtle, sweet, floral scent which is very enjoyable. Looking forward to trying this out!
2. LJH: Tea Tree 90 Essence
(Deluxe sample 20ml / Full Size Product 50ml $32)

 This is a deluxe sample of a skincare oil. It's a light texture tea tree oil "essence" that is supposed to soothe and hydrate the skin for up to 24 hours. It's clinically proven to be effective for sensitive, acne-prone skin. The package says "Trouble Control Care, Naturally Moistuizing and Power Brightening." Application is to simply pat onto a cleansed face until it's absorbed. It feels very lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. It has absolutely no scent at all, which is nice for anyone who is sensitive to scents. It feels very nice once absorbed into the skin, so I'm looking forward to trying this more!

3. Miguhara: BP Cream
(Deluxe samples 3ml each / Full Size Product 30ml $37)

You receive not one, but two deluxe size samples of this BP cream. It works as a dual functioning product, which can be used as both a BB cream and a primer. It's supposed to keep the skin silky and even-toned as well as controls excessive sebum with it's oil free formula. Application is to apply all over your face, paying attention to pores in particular. This BP cream is very light coverage, but is blendable and leaves the skin with a soft, almost powder-like finish. I haven't tried this enough to give a review, but I really love the consistency and the finish of this product!

4. Maycoop Raw Sauce
(40ml Full Size Product $40)

This is the first of 2 full size products in this edition of Memebox. This product is a 100% pure maple sap treatment essence that is supposed to intensely hydrate, nourish and strengthen the skin. It suggests using this product after cleansing by applying to the face and gently pressing into the skin. One might assume this smells like maple, but it actually has a very light floral scent and has a watery-gel-like consistency. It absorbs quickly into the skin and feels very cooling and refreshing. Excited to see how this works on my skin!

5. a't fox: Tea Toc Water Clear Tablet
(Full size product 4g x3 $5)

How cute are these? This is another full size product and it comes in a set of 3. These are little tablets that come in an adorable little tea bag that dissolve into water and transfers ph4-9 and green tea extract that helps condition, detox and soothe your skin naturally. Once you cleanse your skin, drop the bag into a bowl of warm water and wait for the tablet to dissolve completely. Then, simply pat your skin with the water. No need to rinse! I haven't tried these yet, but they look and sound like something that could be carried at Lush. They're just too cute and I can't wait to try them out tonight!

6. Holika Holika: Skin&Good Cera Super Cream
(Deluxe Sample 10ml / Full Size Product 60ml $19)

 This is an already very popular brand and I have used a few of their products before and really enjoy them. This is an ultra-hydrating cream that also enhances the water holding capacity of the skin with ceramide.  Apply on your face and cover your face with your palm to aid in absorption. You can use this product as a night cream or even a body balm for severely dry areas. It's a small sample jar, but I know from experience that a little goes a long way with this brands products. I cannot detect a fragrance at all in this, although there might be a very subtle one.

7. Gowoonsesang: Total Active Dual BB Cream
(Full Size 50ml $50)

This is yet another full size product and is a really interesting-looking BB cream. This is an all in one essence, sun protection and BB cream that has skin care and complexion issues covered. It has a very soft texture that will deliver texture and tone to your skin. After your skincare routine, apply this evenly to face and blend well with your fingertip. This looks like it's modeled a bit after Olay products, and at a $50 price point, I have very high hopes for this product .It feels nice on my skin and blends very well with a light to medum coverage. I will most likely be doing a more extensive review on the product in the future once I use it for a few weeks, but I was very happy to see a full size BB cream in this box!

The total value of this box is $125! I think that is an amazing deal considering the cost is only $21. Here's everything all together!

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