Monday, March 24, 2014

Memebox 6th Global Edition Review! 2014 미미박스


This review is ridiculously late, I know! Memebox completely missed sending me Box #6, and didn't realize they forgot to send it until they were packing up my Box#7! That review is coming tomorrow, and even though I know most of you have already seen whats in Box#6, I thought I would open it up and let you know my thoughts anyway! 

 For a quick rundown of What Memebox is:

-Memebox ships  4-8 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 to the US or Canada being $6.97. The total cost being $29.97 per month. However, the boxes are always at least triple the value!

-Memebox also has special edition boxes available at various prices which include:

    - Luckybox- a box containing items from past memeboxes
    -Superbox- a box that contains only full size products
    -Ltd Edition- Memebox also comes out with brand-specific boxes, as well as themed
                   boxes like "Hair and Body," "Anti-Aging" and more!

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

-Memebox is not a subscription. You will have the option to buy each box every time they come out, so there is no obligation to sign up for a monthly program. All you have to do to get 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! But don't wait on these. Some of them sell out in just hours!

Now onto the 6th Global Edition! 


The 6th Edition contains 8 items: 2 of which are repeats from previous boxes, 4 are full size products, and 4 are deluxe sized samples.

1. O'sum: Aloe Vera Soothing Mist 
(Full Size Product: 80ml $15)
 This facial mist is made with organic aloe, and is used by gently misting your face before or after makeup, or on it's own. It claims to have a calming formula that hydrates while controlling sebum without irritating sensitive skin. This product can also be used as a makeup setting spray, which is nice! I love setting sprays, however I find them to be a bit drying and the ingredients are never very pleasant. This mist seems a lot kinder and gentler to use as a setting spray, so I'm quite interested to see how it works!

2. Kovas: Cettua Silk and Shiny Foot Mask
(Full Size Product: 14g $2.50)
 I've seen my fair share of paper masks for the face, but I have never in my life heard of a foot mask! Of course, this is why I love memebox! This is a pair of masks (one for each foot) that is worn like a sock over the feet. You then tighten the opening with a provided sticker that holds them in place, and leave them on for 20-30 minutes. These are supposed to replenish dehydrated skin on the hands and feet. I am always down for trying these weird things that memebox sends, so I cannot wait to throw these babies on!

 I'm not going to lie: Winter just ended and I live in New England: my feet are a mess right now. These little foot bags (lol) couldn't have come at a better time. Basically they feel like a vinyl bag on the outside, and on the inside there is a cheesecloth-like material that is soaked in a liquid/gel type of solution. There is a very sweet peppermint scent, which was actually very pleasant! I stuck my foot in the foot bags and slapped the sticker on on them to keep them shut. I was already lounging in bed so I figured, why not wear some foot bags while I'm at it?

I have to say you guys...after wearing these for 20-25 minutes, my feet look and feel amazing. It feels like I just got a pedicure, complete with callus removal and foot soak/scrub! I really didn't expect anything this dramatic, and now I totally regret not taking before and after photos. I have NO idea where to find these right now, but if I ever find them, I am buying a bunch more to have on hand for summer. These would be so much cheaper and easier to use than going to get a pedicure all the time! If you got these in your memebox and haven't tried them, hold onto them for when it's sandal weather. You'll thank me!

3. Recipe by Nature: Spray Essence Water
(Full Size Product: 140ml $35)
 This item was featured in memebox #1, and while it is a repeat, not many people received the first box so it's new to them! This is a facial mist essence that is enriched with celtic water and glacial mineral water. It's full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to enhance and hydrate your skin. I have used this product extensively in the past and I'll say right off the bat that it smells lovely. It's a very light lemon-citrus scent. It's a very refreshing facial mist! I do think, however, that the sprayer releases too much product with each spray. If you're not careful, you can end up with a lot of product not only on your face, but in your hair, on your clothing etc. The best way to use this product is to spritz a generous amount on a cotton round and gently apply to the face after cleansing. It does an amazing job of recovering hydration after skin is cleansed!

4. Hanskin: Bio Origin Wrinkle Talk BB SPF 30
(Deluxe Sample: 10ml / Full Size Product: 40ml $39)
I can never try enough Korean BB's! This one is referred to as a "one-step makeup solution" that gives age defense, coverage for uneven skin tone and blemishes, protection from the sub, and cell renewal. Application is the same as every other BB cream: apply to skin with clean hands, ensuring you massage the cream completely into the skin. I found that this BB cream has a very thin formula, but when swatches on my arm, seemed to have nice medium coverage. I will probably pass this one onto my mom since she's been looking for an anti-aging BB!

5. Nella Fantasia: One Day Whitener Magical Whitening Lotion
(Deluxe Sample: 40ml / Full Size Product: 120ml $26)
Whitening lotions are incredibly popular in Korea, which is funny considering here in the US everyone is looking for a tan! I am one of the very few people who love my super pale skin, so this whitening lotion is totally up my alley! Many people think that these lotions have bleaching agents in them, which they do not. While there are some serious skin products on the market that contain bleach, (and you should avoid them at all costs!) skin whiteners act in the same way a self-tanner would. It temporarily whitens the skin and evens out the tone to leave it looking flawless. I've heard great things about this lotion so I can't wait to try it out!

6. Kerasys: Miracle Essence
(Full Size Product: 50ml $13.50)
Memeboxes are overflowing with skincare, but the hair care products have been few and far between. I was very happy to see a full size essence for my hair in this box! It's considered one of the best salon-quality hair care products in Korea, and provides shine while rejuvenating dry hair. It deeply conditions hair, leaving it soft and healthy. It's best applied to towel-dried or dry hair, focusing on the ends. I have very dry, damaged hair due to coloring and using lots of chemicals on my hair, so oils and essences do wonders for replenishing some of that much needed moisture! This essence smells clean and fresh, and feels very light. It didn't weigh my hair down at all when I tried it out, and I do think my hair dried feeling much softer and more manageable!

7. Dr. Jart+: Silver Label Rejuvenating Beauty Balm
(Deluxe Sample: 8ml / Full Size Product: 50ml $29)
Two BB creams in one box? It must be my lucky day! Dr. Jart is a pretty popular brand not only in Korea, but in the US too! This particular BB cream is referred on the Memebox info card as an "adhesive powder" which is kind of strange. But it claims to hide blemishes flawlessly with "dense" coverage. It adheres to the skin without being uncomfortable, helps maintains a flawless appearance through the day. I did a quick swatch of this BB cream, and it's much more up my alley! It's a thick cream, but not overly so. I have hormonal acne issues, so I am always looking for a full-coverage BB cream, and so far, this is turning out to be a great one! I'm going to play with this a bit more, but if I like it as much as I think I do, I am buying a full size and doing a comprehensive review. Really impressed so far!

8. Laneige: Snow Crystal Pure Lip Gloss in "Veil Rose"
(Deluxe Sample: 3g / Full Size Product: 5g $29)
This is a repeat item that first appeared in memebox #4. It's a nice lip gloss with a pretty peachy rose tint and subtle gold micro glitter. It doesn't feel sticky or thick on the lips at all, but doesn't have a ton of pigment. If you want a light tint and some shine to your lips, this is a great lip gloss for that! I wasn't too thrilled with the fact that there were 2 repeat items in this Edition, however they were both good quality items, so at least there's that!


Memebox 6th Global Edition Total Value: $102!

I've never been disappointed with a memebox before, and this edition is no exception. While this box had a couple of repeat items, the new items were things I am quite excited about trying out. Half the items were full size, which is another huge bonus!
Overall I'm happy with the 6th Global Edition, but it paled in comparison to how much I loved the 7th Edition! Stay tuned for the 7th edition review AND Giveaway!

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9 comments:

  1. Great Review! Looking forward to reading about box #7! :)

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    1. Thank you Stacey! Can't wait to post it! :D

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  2. Rachel! Awesome review and very concise! Loved the reviews of each product! Thank you! Even though I have the box and read the literature with it, I find your reviews more each to follow!! Gotta get out those footie things and get these feet a soaking!!! : )

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    1. Aww thank you Nancy! You are the sweetest! I think you'll love the footie things! LOL They feel kind of gross when they're on but they're definitely worth it! ;)

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  3. You should try a peeling foot mask. XD Lots of companies make them. I think Etude House has one. Really expensive at $8, but, um, interesting. They basically make the top layer of your foot skin peel off. It's gross and fun.

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    1. Ohhh my gosh that sounds really gross! haha :) I actually took a peek on ebay to see if I could find these magical foot bags, and I saw something like that!! I though it was just the mask itself peeling off, but I guess not! Now that you mention it, I might just have to buy one...for review sake, of course! *shifty eyes* ;)

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  4. Great review!! Ever since Memebox, I'm in an asian skincare kick!! I want to try everything, lol!

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    1. I totally agree! I am so stocked up on Korean skincare that it's all I'm using right now and I love it! :D

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  5. I love Korean beauty! I think I need to buy some memeboxes! Tried to find that foot mask too but to no avail x

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