Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Memebox 5th Global Edition Review and Giveaway! (February 2014 미미박스)


Memebox has had a crazy influx of subscribers lately, which is a great thing, but has also made them start pumping out boxes at lightning speed! This review is for box 5/5.2. They have already done pre-ordering up to box 10. I received this one on Saturday, but since my mailman flat out refuses to knock on my door when he arrives, I got the dreaded "pink slip of doom" that required me to go down to the post office and pick up the package. Since Monday was a holiday, I had to wait until today to get it. I've been waiting so impatiently to finally get this guy in my hands, so I am so excited to dive in to this box and try everything out!

GIVEAWAY!
Memebox has also provided me with some extra samples AND some new products just for my readers! Check out how you can win a box full of memebox samples at the end of this review!


As always, a quick rundown of What Memebox is:

-Memebox ships 5 or more Korean beauty products that are deluxe samples or full size right to you, straight from Korea. The boxes are not currently customizable, but they try to compose boxes with a large variety!

-The cost of Memebox is $23+ with shipping  being $6.99. However, Memebox usually fills these boxes with well over $100 worth of products! Memebox also has special edition boxes like a Superbox or a Lucky box, which contain full size items or collections of items from past boxes etc. You will need to check their site or sign up for their e-mail list for notice on those boxes in the future!

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

-Memebox is not a continuous subscription of any kind. You will have the option to buy each box every time it comes out, so there is no obligation to sign up for a monthly program. 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!

Now onto the 5th Edition!

(first peek inside!)

The 5th Edition has 10 items, 2 are full sized, 5 are deluxe samples and there are 3 sets of foil packet samples. I have noticed a bit of a trend that the sizes and a bit of the value of the boxes have declined a small amount. I really hope this is an accident and that the values will pick back up again. There does seem to be quite a bit of foil packets in the box this month, so I'll be interested to see what #6 has in store.

1. Derma:B Daily Moisture Body Lotion
(Deluxe Sample: 100 ml / Full Size Product: 400ml $16)

 Derma B is a body lotion that provides 24 hour hydration. It's said to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth, while calming irritated skin. It's supposed to be applied like any other lotion, however it's suggested that it be used immediately after a bath or shower for the best absorption. This is a pretty standard lotion although I find it to be quite a bit more moisturizing than many I've tried. I like that it has a light scent that is not too overpowering, and makes my skin feel really smooth!


2. Nuganic Customize Pole Control Essence
(Full Size Product: 30ml $46)
 
 This is the first full size item in the box and it retails for a whopping $46! I love essence products as I am always in search of a toner that doesn't dry out or irritate my skin. This product actually works alongside a regular toner by reducing the appearance of large pores. It's a lightweight gel that penetrates pores to control pimples and blackheads while rebalancing your skin. It's used by spreading over the face after a toner, before a moisturizer. It has a light floral scent, applies smoothly and absorbs quickly. I'm very excited to see how well this works for me!


3. CNP Laboratory Cleansing Perfecta
(Deluxe Sample: 50ml / Full Size Product: 150ml $23)


This is a gentle cleanser that removes waterproof makeup, BB cream and sunblock. It's an oil free gel that thoroughly removes makeup and oil from the skin. Use as you would any other cleanser. I'm interested in trying this because the last cleanser I received in a memebox worked amazingly well for my skin. I'm hoping this one will too!


4. Aromatica Tasteless Aroma Therapy Roll On
(Full Size Product: 14ml $15)
  
This is a very interesting little product. The second full size product in the box, "Tasteless" Aroma Therapy Roll On is scented with a "synergistic blend" of Fennel, Patchouli and Vetiver essential oils. It claims to deepen yoga practices. While I'm not a huge fan of fennel (it reminds me of licorice, which I hate) I am a hippie at heart and I love patchouli. I also am known to whip out my yoga mat once in a while, so while I'm not a huge fan of this scent, I am definitely interested in trying it along with my yoga sessions!


5. Lipozone Body Ampoules
(Deluxe Sample: 5ml vials (7) / Full Size Product 5ml vials (14) $32)
 
Lipozone body ampoules are used to increase the skins firmness, which also helps to reduce cellulite and fat cells. It is recommended that you used the ampoules for 28 days for the best result, although a weeks worth is a substantial sample. To use, simply apply on your belly, arm, butt, or wherever you need firming. It does caution to not use more than one ampoule per day. I wonder why? This stuff seems a bit weird but I'm a risk taker, so I'll totally give it a try and see if anything miraculous happens!


6. Sella Organic Soap
(Deluxe Sample: 18g / Full Size Product: 100g $20)

This organic soap is a facial cleanser made with 100% natural ingredients. It claims to be the most effective anti-aging, and pore minimizing cleanser. To use, simply massage gently over face and neck with fingertips and rinse with warm water. I left this in the package because I do not use solid bar cleansers, so I thought I would add this into the giveaway!


7. Espoir Lip Gloss in "Magic Hour"
(Deluxe Size Sample: 4.4g / Full Size Product: 37g $15)

Espoir lip gloss provides moisture and full coverage while highlighting your natural color. Magic Hour is a really beautiful rosy pink shade. It has a doe foot applicator, and the gloss is pretty opaque. It's not at all sticky and has a medium consistency: not too thick, not too thin. I absolutely love this gloss and it very well could be my favorite item in the box!


8. Physiogel Pouch Sample Mix
Cleanser, Cream, Repair Cream

This is a sampler of the Physiogel line. Their line of products is supposed to cleanse, soothe and soften skin without drying. It's great for lasting hydration on very dry, irritated or sensitive skin. I don't have very dry skin in general, but I do tend to get dryer during the winter months so I'm interested to see how this works.


9. Dear Jane Touch the Silk Velvet Primer Sample
Dear Jane Glam on Your Shimmer Bomb Sample

Dear Jane primer is said to cover pores and imperfections in the skin, while the glam on shimmer bomb is used as a subtle highlight for the nose and cheeks. I have enough primer and highlighter to last me a lifetime, so these are also going into the giveaway box.


10. Leaders CC Cream Sample
Leaders UV Moist Sun Gel Sample

This is a sampler of Leaders CC cream, which is a "complete capture" cream, used as a multi purpose cream for skincare and makeup prep. The UV Moist Sun Gel is a basic sunblock that is used before sun exposure. Very cute little sampler kit and I have an extra to throw into the giveaway box!



The total value of Box #5, NOT including the foil pack samples, is $107. I think that's a great value considering the extra foil packs that were also added. While this box may be the least exciting yet, for me personally, I still think it's filled with some very interesting products, and I'm excited to try them all out!

And now for what you've all been waiting for: The Giveaway!
Memebox was gracious enough to provide me with some products to review separately from the boxes themselves, as well as some fun products to give away to all of you!


Win Me!

What You'll Win:
-1 package of cocoon peeling silk balls
-Derma:B Daily Moisture Body Lotion
-Plant Stem Cell T Cream
-CheekRoom Lip and Cheek Tint
-Sella Natural Cleansing Bar
-Physiogel Sampler
-Dear Jane Primer/Shimmer Sample
-Leaders CC Cream and SPF Sample

How to Win:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Value Sets!
You can also save money and get upgrades on shipping when you bundle boxes together! Check out the Value Sets!
 

68 comments:

  1. I love your reviews!! You find such interesting products, and I like that you actually try them and give your feedback.

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  2. I am excited to try everything! I absolutely LOVE korean brand skincare!

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    1. Me too! My only problem now is I never know what to use! Memebox totally spoiled me! :)

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  3. I am so thankful to have found Memebox!!! Your reviews sold me!

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    1. Yay! I just hope that they continue to be great so no one gets mad at me! LOL

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  4. definitely would love to try the pore control essence!

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    1. I can't wait to try that stuff out! My nose pores are out of control, lol ;)

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  5. Thank you so much for introducing me to memebox! Those cocoon silk balls seem so strange. I'd love to try them!

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  6. Thanks for your review , I am so excited to try memebox!

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  7. I agree that this isn't the most exciting box so far, but the thing that saves it for me are the Lipozone Boy Ampoules! So crazy that it just might work, right?

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    1. haha I couldn't agree more! Hope I look just like the model on the box when I'm done! *laughs

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  8. 1st, I want to say thank you for your $5 blog credit, I emailed them last week in addition to all the other credits they have been offering. I will get another box for free soon!
    I'm looking forward to reviewing my 1st box soon Lucky Box.

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    1. You're so welcome! Can't wait to see what's going to be in the Lucky Boxes!

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  9. I've had the silk cocoon ball exfoliating things in my memebox cart forever but am waiting because I spent so much on all the boxes up to 10!

    On a side note, I've been following you on both here and the memebox thread on makeup talk and just realized you were the same person! :)

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    1. haha that is awesome Ashley! I noticed a lot of the smaller blogs I read are owned my makeuptalk members, haha :)

      And omg these cocoon guys are crazy! Whoever wins them is going to really love them, especially because they're a great conversation starter! LOL "Oh you know, I just massaged my face with a cocoon...no biggie!" haha

      Good luck!!

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  10. I would love to try the pore control essence.

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  11. would love to try the Check room's lip & cheek! love to try new make up products :)

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  12. Oh, I'd love to try the cocoons! I've seen a review of them and they sound great! Also the Physiogel, the lip tint... Basically everything ^_~

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  13. I would like to try everything I'm new to make up and what not and am interested in this service.

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  14. I've never heard about this box before, but the value seems out of this world! I love your review and the pics / description really help an interested buyer in knowing more about the product. Thank you for giving your honest opinion! :)

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  15. Thank you for providing your subbies with a chance to win some amazing products! :)

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  16. I really enjoy your reviews and signed up for Ipsy & Birchbox because of them :)

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    1. That is so awesome to hear, Mel! Thank you so much!

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  17. Espoir lip gloss . a girl can never have too much lipgloss!

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  18. Ok Miss Rachel you are trying to get me to post something here aren't you!?!? LOL I love, love, love Memebox and you so I'm going for it! I do love the lip gloss in this box. I have been using it and I find it goes on smoothly and love the color! I have been wanting to try out those silk balls since day 1! I was going to order some, but postage went up $10, well maybe next order with all my points I'm building up!! Would love to win this so I could try them out! And the body lotion is awesome. I have been using my tube up so quickly, so another tube would be really great! Well!!!! Here's to Memebox!!!!!! And Harlot Beauty!!!

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  19. This lipozone thing.. very curious if it actually works!

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  20. To be honest, I'm excited to try out the Lipozone Boy Ampoules, this is because I've been suffering from cellulite, and want to try and see if this product can help get rid of them a bit:)

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  21. Are the cocoon peeling silk balls included in the giveaway? If so, I'd be super interested to check those out!

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    1. Yes! The box pictures in the last photo is the prize for the giveaway! :)

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  22. I'm most excited to try the CC cream. I've heard great things about it.

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  23. Is this open internationally? If it is, I am most excited about Nuganic Customize Pole Control Essence. My cousin had that before and she likes it very much so I thought why not give it a try? Thank you for this giveaway. This is the first time I heard about this box and I think I should recommend it to my friends.

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    1. Unfortunately, as it says in the terms and conditions, this is only open to US residents. I am working the memebox to see if we can do a giveaway directly from them so that we're able to open it internationally in the future!

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  24. I NEED to try these: cocoon peeling silk balls!!! I have the same box so am looking to try something not included in the box :)

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  25. I'd love to try the lip & cheek tint!!

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  26. Thanks for the info on Memebox, loved #4 and waiting on Lucky Box #1. I too wish to try the peeling silk/cotton ball thingies, because they are different than our American cotton balls.
    Georgiana

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  27. I really thought I could choose just one product but yeah... pretty much impossible. I have yet to find a soap that's not harsh on my skin, so I was pretty stoked to see that you were tossing in the Sella Organic Soap, but then there's the Aromatica Tasteless Aroma Therapy Roll On... I too love Patchouli... After all, I was almost named "Sunshine".... as the child of an aging hippie, I pretty much don't have a choice ;) ... and the Lipozone Body Ampoules appear to be a product I'll gladly invite into my life (though you have them titled "Lipozone Boy Ampoules"...makes me giggle... how about a "boy in a bottle"?) ;) Seriously though, this is a FANTASTIC giveaway!!

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    1. hahaha oh my gosh "boy" ampoules...this is why I should proof read my blog posts!! ;) I just found out that this aromatherapy is called "Tasteless" because it's supposed to help suppress appetite! Didn't say that anywhere on the bottle, but I guess that's neat! haha :) Cellulite-reducing ampoules and a appetite suppressant...what are you trying to tell me memebox? LOL

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  28. Thanks for your review. I recently got memebox 5-2 which is almost identical to yours. I would like to try the cocoon peeling silk balls because I did not have those in my box. I've heard of them before and I love trying new things. Thanks again for the give away!!

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  29. The cocoon peeling silk balls have me seriously intrigued, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  30. I'm super interested in trying the silk cocoon balls! It sounds like it would be a fun new product.

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  31. I would love to try the Lipozone body ampoules!
    nmn10365@huskies.bloomu.edu

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  33. Sorry, i didn't know it wasn't international. Good luck to everyone else!

    I love your blog btw

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  34. Hi Miss Jexie ! I would love to win. I bought one memebox but dont have over half of the items in the giveaway box. So it would be a treat to win, Im raising three boys, that explains it all, lol. Fellow makeup talk member, Talk to you later..

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  35. I need this box! Miss Jexie! I love these awesome products and love Memebox that you got me started on! Love, love, love it and I can't wait for the rest of my boxes that I ordered to come in! Thank you for taking the time and energy to put this all together and thank Memebox from all of us for this giveaway. Memebox has a good heart and wants to please and I can see it in their giving nature and in yours for all all you efforts!

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  36. This box sounds really interesting! I may have to get one! The silk cocoon peeling balls would be fun to use, because I've never heard of them before.

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  37. The peeling balls...they sound so interesting!

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  38. I would love to try Nuganic Customize Pole Control Essence

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  39. This box seems amazing as a whole, good gosh!

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  40. I am so curious about the stem cell t cream . Iam dying to try it. Most of the prioducts in memeboxes are great.

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  41. I was so bummed when I missed the 5/5.2!

    Some of the items in this box look very cool (especially that Pore Control Essence) though I have to agree with you--this box wasn't nearly as exciting as the editions previously.

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  42. I've heard awesome things about the Plant Stem Cell T Cream. I am thinking of getting the superbox just to get it!

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  43. I got the lucky box, I'm hoping the items they put in mine are good. I'm super worried about the duty fees, since they can get pretty ridiculous sometimes. Did you have to pay a lot for duties? How long was the wait for the box to get past customs?

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    1. I did not have to pay for duty fees, as memebox sends the boxes to me complimentary for review. I do think however, they are avoiding duty fees by listing it as a gift? I'm not sure how it works but I have heard some people were charged certain amounts for duty fees in the past but they have potentially found a way around it. I'm sorry I don't have more information for you on that!

      Boxes usually take a week or two to get to me once they've shipped. :) Even less if it's shipped express, which memebox will occasionally do.

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  44. i really want to try those peeling silk balls!

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  45. Awesome review once again! I would love to try that plant stem cell cream :)

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  46. Thanks for the review! I could only dish out for a lucky box but I've been stalking to see all the possibilities.

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  47. Entered to win the plant cell cream !
    mountzion144@aol.com

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  48. The silk balls!

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  49. I want to try the Plant Stem Cell T Cream that you were raving about on MUT!!

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  50. I think I am most excited about the cocoon peeling silk balls and the Derma B lotion!

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  51. I am really curious about the cocoon peeling silk balls, I have never seen anything like that! I have been following your memebox thread on MUT for a while (more like lurking hehe) and I really appreciate the information and feedback you post on there, I'm glad I found your blog :)

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  52. i'm curious to try the plant stem cell t cream! i've heard great things.

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  53. would love to try the plant stem cell cream. that and the cocoon silk balls both scare and intrigue me!

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