Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Memebox 9th Global Edition Review and Giveaway! 2014 미미박스

Memebox is one of the most exciting, confusing and buzz-worthy beauty boxes available right now. What sets them apart from other beauty boxes is what makes them so incredibly popular! They have managed to take the beauty world by storm, and practically single-handedly introduced Korean beauty products to everyone who had never dabbled in them before.

While this review is for the 9th Global Edition, I do want to give a quick description of Memebox for anyone who is a bit confused, or all-around unfamiliar with the company!

  What Memebox is:

-Memebox ships 4 or more Korean beauty products that are deluxe samples or full size right to you, straight from Korea!

-The cost of Memeboxes vary depending on what type you are purchasing (see below for more details) with shipping to the US or Canada being $6.97. 
-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!

-Memebox offers many different types of boxes on their site. This can get a bit confusing to a new customer, so here is a quick breakdown:

-Memebox Global Edition-  ($23) 
The original "Memebox" These are numbered on the website (#1-#16 at the time of this post) They include a wide variety of deluxe samples and full size beauty products from Korea.

    - Luckybox- ($23) 
A box full of products that were featured in previous Memebox Global Editions.

    -Superbox- ($32+)
Themed boxes that contains only full size products.

    -Ltd Edition Boxes- ($23+)
 Memebox also comes out with brand-specific boxes, as well as themed
                   boxes like "Hair and Body," "Anti-Aging" and more! You can find these on the website in the same place as the Global Editions are sold.

Don't be overwhelmed with the amount of boxes available! Just choose one that sounds the most exciting to you and have fun!

Now onto the 9th Global Edition!  
 The 9th Edition contained 7 products: 4 of them are full size, and 3 are deluxe samples.

1. Kerasys: Oriental Premium Shampoo
(Deluxe Sample: 200g / Full Size Product: 600g $20)
This product is a nourishing shampoo that seals split ends and moisturizes. I'm glad this was included, as I got a deep conditioner in my Hair and Body box, so I was looking for a Korean Shampoo to go along with it!
This is a deluxe sample, however Memebox has the retail price of the full size bottle listed at $90. I found this to be absolutely ridiculous, so I did a little research, and found the full size bottle of this product selling on most sites for around $20. I don't know if that was a typo on their part, but I'm going to calculate the total value of the box based on the $20 RTV, not $90. 
2. LUNA: Wonder Essential BB Foundation
(Deluxe Sample: 15ml / Full Size Product 40ml $35)
This is a BB foundation cream that moisturizes, primes and protects skin and diminished the appearance of wrinkles. I found that this BB cream looked a bit orange and felt a bit watery, however as I blended it into my skin, it seemed to thicken slightly and the tone became much less orange/yellow. I haven't used this enough to get a good idea of longevity, but it's a light to medium coverage BB that dries to a mostly matte finish on my skin. I'm interested to try it a bit more and see how it stands up to my Skin79 BB cream!
3. Jaminkyung: Gokmul Care Cleansing Masque
(Full Size Product: 100ml $45)
  This is definitely the product I am most excited about, unfortunately I haven't been able to try it out! I am in the process of moving out of state, so as soon as I get pictures of products I try out as many as I can and then pack them up. This was one that I wish I had kept out to test, but if I am as impressed with it as I think I might be, I'll let you know!
This product is a cross between a cleanser and a mask, and it smells like cocoa goodness. It's supposed to unclog pores and remove blackheads, which is totally an products that is up my alley. My pores are huge and always clogged because of all the makeup I use! It's also supposed to give "intense hydration."
The fun thing about this product is that you can use it 3 ways:
Cleanser: Lather cleanser on wet hands and apply to skin. Rinse.
Mask: Apply to entire face. Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Scrub: I assume when cleansing you're only supposed to apply and then rinse. As a scrub, they suggest only applying to blackheads and large pores, then gently massaging with fingers. 

4. 25cc: Hairbooster 
(Full Size Product: 25ml $23)
You know a hair product means business when it's packaged in a huge plastic syringe! This stuff nourishes your scalp and hair and repairs long-term damage while increasing strength against breakage. The directions suggest shampooing your hair, removing excess water and applying this product onto clean, damp hair. Leave on for 3 minutes and then rinse well.

I have heard through the grapevine that there is enough product in this syringe to use at least 2-3 times, possibly more depending on the length of your hair, so heads up: don't squeeze it all out at once!

(Want to win this product? Check out my Giveaway at the end of this review!)

5. Savia: Magic Count Down 7 Days EGF & Multi-Peptide
(Full Size Product: 5ml $30)
I had no idea what this product was when I first opened it, but I was right in assuming it's a serum-type product. It protects skin and prevents "skin troubles" while giving a healthy and brightened skin tone. You simply apply this product to the skin after cleansing, similar to other serums. I have lots of serums from Memebox still to use, so I am passing this little guy on to my mom!

6. Ellegirl: I Say Tint, You Say Gloss in "Rock Berry"
(Full Size Product: 5ml $23)
So not only is this lip gloss super cute, it also packs a punch! This is a moisturizing gloss with a thinner texture. It feels similar to a lip tint, however it does have a bit of a gel-like feel rather than a liquid. The shade "Rock Berry" is a cool-toned berry red and is super wearable. It definitely looks like a gloss when applied, but stains the lips with a cool pinky red shade. This stuff really does stain, though. The leftovers from the swatch above lasted through multiple hand washings and one shower! It did come over with a bit of scrubbing and makeup remover, though! 

7. Botanic Hill: Boh Moist & Radiant Youth Ampoule Essence
(Deluxe Sample: 5ml / Full Size Product: 50ml $40)
These guys are anti-aging essences that combine ampoule, essence and oil all at once. While this might sound confusing to some, Korean skincare is usually a multi-step process that involves layering products. These essences combine 3 of those steps into one, making for a much easier skincare routine. Essences are usually applied with the fingertips and gently pressed into the skin until absorbed. I have lots of essences to use up, but these are such great travel sized bottles that I will keep these for when I travel or spend the night somewhere!

Memebox #9 cost $23 ($30 with shipping) and has a value of over $150! I think that's a great value, as almost all my past memeboxes have been. I am thrilled with this box and I think it has a great variety. I'm really looking forward to #10!
Don't Forget!
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 Memebox was awesome enough to send me THREE extra 25CC Hair Boosters to give to my readers! (valued at $23 each!) Want to win one? Enter below for your chance!

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 Good Luck! XOXO

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  1. the mask looks wonderful! but so does the foundation!

    1. I am SO bummed that I packed up the mask. I wasn't even thinking, and I just dumped all my skin care stuff into a box and now I have no idea where it is! Looks like I have to wait until June 1st to try it out, but I remember it smelled SOOO good!

  2. I finally tried the Gokmul the other night and couldn't stand the smell. I know it's supposed to be brown rice bran, but it was really unpleasant and overwhelming. I also think I left the foaming scrub on my face too long because it started to burn and made me bright red - but I only did that because of the whole 'mask' thing.

    1. Ohhhh Gosh, now I'm not so bummed about not getting to try it yet. Does the smell change once it's applied or did you not like the scent in the jar, either? I thought it smelled awesome and chocolatey! I'm definitely a lot more cautious about testing it now that you've said that though.

  3. The tint/gloss looks cool! Haven't seen a product similar here.

  4. Ooh, I would love to try that BB cream foundation.

  5. I think that the Gokmul Care Cleansing Masque is the most interesting product that I would like to try :)

  6. Everything looks amazing! I am waiting for my first box 11. Hope its gonna be as good!

  7. The Boh system looks interesting, but I must admit I'm intrigued by the Savia looks like a nebulizer! Anything in the quest for beauty!

  8. All of the products looks great! I've ordered a bunch of Memeboxes but missed out on this one! I think I would be most interested in trying the BB Foundation or the Cleansing Masque.

  9. I think the mask is cool, but I like the hair syringe....I'm a makeup/hair/skincare newb so ive never seen something like that before!

  10. Everything looks fantastic! Would love to try the hair booster, foundation and Kerasys! Thanks Rachel!

  11. i've heard great things about this product! would love to try :)

    1. and by this product i mean the hair booster!

  12. 25cc: Hairbooster is the most intriguing product. I have never seen a beauty product packaged like that before!

  13. Hi, How do I contact you about my win. My email is

  14. Thank you!!! I appreciate it. ^.^