Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Memebox 7th Global Edition Review and Giveaway! 2014 미미박스

 After a long trip all the way from Korea to my doorstep, my memebox global edition #7 is finally here!
I had a serious case of box envy when I saw lots of other ladies getting their boxes, but now that mine is here I not only get to review it for you all, but I'm also hosting my second giveaway with memebox! Keep reading for details!

Hold up...What is Memebox?
If you're a bit late to the party (fashionably late, we forgive you!) and are interested in more information about Memebox, please consult my previous post for lots of great information on the company, the available boxes, prices, you name it!
6th Global Edition Review and Memebox Information Galore!

  Let's get onto the 7th Global Edition! Yay!
This edition contains 6 items: 3 of which are full-sized, and 3 that are deluxe sized samples. All 6 items are new to memebox and have not been featured in any previous boxes.

1. Miseenscene: 2X Curl Essence
(Deluxe Sample: 30ml / Full Size Product: 150ml $10) 
 I was just going on about how memebox doesn't include enough hair products in their boxes, so of course they made me eat my words and put this awesome curling essence in the 7th edition! This is a great leave-in treatment that nourishes hair, provides volume and helps replenish moisture to dry/damaged hair. It can be applied to towel-dried or dry hair, focusing on the ends. There's no mention of why this is called a "curling essence" anywhere on the info card, but I'm assuming it could be used on curly hair to keep frizz at bay! This essence smells lovely: the scent is what I like to call "beauty shop fresh." Think of a high end shampoo or conditioner at the salon, and you'll probably get an idea of what this smells like! It has a creamier consistency than a typical essence, so it feels very nourishing to my hair.

2. Leaders Insolution: BIO Medi-curing Aqua Dressing Mask
(Full Size Product 20ml $3)
If you didn't already know, paper face masks are kind of a big deal in Korea. So much so, that they're now becoming pretty commonplace in the US! Basically, these foil packs have a paper mask folded up inside that is soaked with an essence or solution. You unfold the mask and apply it to clean skin. To apply, you simply line it up to the best of your ability with your face and press onto your skin. there's holes in the mask for your eyes, nose and mouth. Everyone's face shape is different though, so you may need to cut these openings a bit more to fit you comfortably. Once the mask is on you face, pat and smooth it out and leave on for 10-20 minutes. These masks make you look terrifying/hilarious at the same time, so be sure to make the most of it and spook your significant other or you children while it's on your face! Afterwards, remove the mask, discard it, and pat whatever residue is left on your face into your skin. A wide variety of these masks can be found relatively cheaply on most korean beauty and cosmetics websites.

3. Dr. G: Bio-RTx Mentor Cream 5
(Deluxe Sample: 20ml / Full Size Product: 50ml $35)
 I have tried a few things by Dr. G and I've always been very happy with the quality of their products. This cream comes in different formulations: #7 is for sensitive and acne prone skin, #5 (pictured here) is for enhancing the skin's barrier and moisturizing very dry skin, and #3 is for oily skin.
I wouldn't call these moisturizers, however they are similar in the fact that they are rich creams that absorb quickly into your skin. If you have dry skin, this stuff will do a great job of keeping your skin hydrated when used properly. I would save this kind of a cream to use right before bed, rather than have it replace your daily moisturizer.

4. a:t fox: Fantasy Holic Black Tea Makeup Designer Kit
(Full Size Product: $23)
 Guys, just look at this little tin! Seriously this is probably the most lovely little cosmetic tin I have ever seen! The second I pulled it out of the box, I knew it was love! This is a 6 piece collection that helps create a pretty eye, lip, cheek and nail look!
The Kit includes 3 eye pencils in the shades: Velvet Pink, Blind Red and Golden Khaki, a twist up eye pencil in "Urban Black" and a lip/cheek pencil in "Rose Beige."  Also included are adorable little nail stickers and a nail file to complete the look!
Not only do all the shades work perfectly together, but they are all so pigmented and easy to use! I'm interested to see how that "Blind Red" eyeliner looks on my eyes. I may use it as a lip liner consider how close of a match it is to the lip & cheek pencil! This tin (Black Tea) and the Herb Tea tin are both available for purchase on the memebox website for $23. If you're as much of a packaging freak as I am, you're going to want to pick one of these up, and fast!

5. Recipe by Nature: Slowganic Cleansers- Lemon, Green Tea and Adlay
(Full Size Product: 100g $40)
The fun products just keep on coming! I love Recipe by Nature products, and I have been dying to try these slowganic cleansers because they are so strange-looking!
I mean, what is that? It looks like half-melted marshmallows in some fast food dipping cups! These cleansers are referred to as "slowganic" becuase they are made with raw, organic ingredients. They instantly whisk away impurities and makeup, but maintain the skins natural moisture. Memebox doesn't suggest how much of these cleansers you should use at a time, however one of them has a little plastic lid, so I assumed you would use that to reseal these little guys.
I've also confirmed with a friend (who has tried these out already) that you only need a small amount of these cleansers to do the job. I am interested to see how these work, as I am always on the hunt for a new cleanser! Not to mention, anything that looks weird is something I want to try!

6. Catrin: Natural 100 Mineral Sun Kill SPF42 PA++
(Full Size Product 12g $38)
Just in time for summer, this mineral powder sun protector contains 10 organic, natural minerals that are suitable for even the most sensitive skin. It's oil and chemical free, and can be used on anyone in your family to protect against the suns harmful rays.
This is the puff version, which is used simply by patting on the puff until the powder comes through and out of the puff. Apply as much as needed until the desired coverage is achieved. This product also comes packaged with a brush instead of a puff, which you will see in the giveaway below!

Memebox 7th Global Edition Total Value: $93!

While this isn't the most valuable memebox I've ever received, it's definitely one of my favorites. I love that they included sheet masks, fun cleansers, a makeup kit, cream for my skin and hair, and a full size sunscreen/powder! I think this is not only a well rounded box, but it's also a great box to have now that we're entering the warmer spring months! I'm absolutely thrilled with this box and I cannot wait to see what's inside the next one!

Don't forget to check out Memebox's Website to check out which boxes are currently available! Act fast if you want in on one, they really do sell out quickly!

Giveaway Time!
Enter below for a chance to win:

-1 Recipe by Nature Spray Essence Water ($35)
-1 Laneige Snow Crystal Pure Lip Gloss ($12)
- 1 UV Mineral Sun Kill SPF Powder (with Brush) ($38)
- Surprise Item Chosen by Me! (item will be randomly selected from past memeboxes)
Total Prize Value: Over $85!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
RULES: Open to US residents only. Winning entry will be checked and verified. Winner will be chosen at random by rafflecopter and random.org. Winner will be contacted by e-mail and must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck! XOXO

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$8 off on entire order when you purchase 4 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4 
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(you can combine these deals with the coupon codes above to save even more!)

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


  1. As you know I just love Memebox! I love this box and especially the awesome little Makeup aka it. What a joy to find that in this box!
    As far as blogging goes, you just blog on what ever you feel fit to blog about my friend! I enjoy reading every time and always look forward to your new ones! Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway! Love the products and would be awesome to win! Most importantly have fun blogging!!!

    1. Thanks Nancy! You're the sweetest! I agree I loved the a:t fox makeup kit! Did you recieve the same one as I did? I think they were both lovely!

    2. Same one and I love it! They were both lovely and somehow feel cheated not getting both! Is that greedy or what???? LOL can't help myself, that's the Memebox addiction talking!!!

    3. haha no I totally felt the same way!!! :D

  2. I wish I got the 7th one. =( But thank you for doing the giveway!!

    1. No worries, Judy! They have been known to re-release boxes, and I'm sure some of these items will end up in some future Lucky boxes! :D Good luck on the giveaway!

  3. Hey Rachel!
    I love reading your Memebox reviews. Especially for the boxes I missed out on. lol
    Im drawn to posts about subscription boxes and reviews on makeup with lots of pictures and swatches. :)

    1. Thank you so much Stacey! Hopefully there will be many more to come! I'll be reviewing the Memebox brush set in a few days as well! :D I agree I'm kind of addicted to reading subscription box reviews...even when I get the same boxes. I just love to see what everyone else got and what they think of it, haha :) Thanks for entering and good luck!

    2. I've been really curious to see if the memebrush set is comparable to mac or sephora brush sets. If so then they are a really good price! I can't wait to read what you think. :)
      Thank you!

  4. Love, love the Meme box reviews:)

    1. I love doing them, too! :D Thanks Donna, Good luck!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway, Rachel! I love your Memebox posts <3

  6. Great giveaway!! :) I'd love to try the Essence!

  7. Awesome giveaway! Those cleansers look really interesting.

    1. They are very interesting, indeed! Going to try one out today and give updates. :) Good luck!

  8. I love seeing subscription box reviews!

  9. I LOVE your subscription box reviews and your product reviews. You're always 100% honest and provide a detailed once-over on each and every product you review. I'm currently watching my spending habits, but my MUST HAVE purchase is a foreign subscription box. It would be soooo cool to test out products from around the world! Can't wait to see your face in that paper mask! I've tried an American one and WHOA did it look freaky on me! LOL

    1. hahahah oh goodness if you look back to my very first memebox review sometime in November (beware, the further back you go, the worse quality the photos get lol) there's a hilarious closeup of me wearing some weird lacy face mask that was made out of "underwear fabric" according to memebox. I don't even know...it was craziness! I am being VERY bad about watching my spending habits, but I hope I will be better in April. I'm on a strict low-buy!

  10. I enjoyed this review, looking forward to seeing mire.

  11. the best blog posts are the reviews! more of those :)

  12. I recently found out about memebox and I am obsessed! I would love to see you do more on this subscription. I hope I win because I have seriously been missing out :)

  13. I love reading your memebox reviews and would love to read your opinion on products once you've had a longer time to test them out!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway!! I love product reviews (but also the boxes).

  15. LOVE seeing your memeboxes! And also swatches when you do reviews!!

  16. Love this Memebox review! Subscription Box reviews are the best! Thanks for sharing with us!



  17. I love the box, and as much as I am overwhelmed with products right now, I cannot escape the Memebox craze! It is my first and only impulsive makeup buy, and I love it so.

  18. I love the subscription box reviews! Please continue doing the Memebox ones :) Thanks for the giveaway!!