Monday, June 23, 2014

Memebox Global #11

 So I'm getting my Memebox global boxes pretty late in the game for some reason, so I apologize in advance if you've seen this unboxing a zillion times. I keep telling myself that I'm interesting enough that you'll want to hear what I have to say about it, or maybe you just happened to miss the other reviews. Either way, #11 arrived on my doorstep today, handed to me by my delightful DHL guy. I have SO many Memeboxes coming that I've completely lost track of which ones are on their way. I'm pretty sure my mother also has one waiting for me at her house. I'm literally drowning in pink boxes, people!

 (product info card tells you more information and how to use each product!)

If you're new to Memebox, they're pretty much the biggest thing in the subscription box/ beauty world right now. They release box after box of sample and full size Korean beauty products right into your excited little hands. I usually take the time to explain a bit further, but Memebox has been kind enough to create a FAQs page that you can view HERE if you want more info!

This particular box is one of their classic "Global" boxes, which contains a variety of products in an array of sizes. Global boxes are numbered (this one is #11) and cost $23 + $6.99 shipping.
Memebox Global #11 contains 7 products, 3 of which are full sized, and 4 are deluxe samples.

 1. illi Green Tea Brightening Mask
(Full Size Product: $3)
 I think one of my favorite skincare products to use is a good quality sheet mask. I love pampering my skin and masks in general, but I find that they can be time-consuming to apply and remove them. Sheet masks are easy. You basically slap it on, smooth it out, and go about your business. When you're ready to remove it, you just pull it off your face and that's it!

This particular sheet mask is made of a soft cotton and was very saturated in essence. it was a two-piece mask, meaning the top half and bottom half are separated for easier and more accurate application. As with most sheet masks, the forehead and chin areas were massive and I had to cut the excess off. I also occasionally have to make the eye holes slightly bigger with a little snip of the scissors, but this one was bearable. This was a nice mask for summer: cooling and refreshing. My skin felt very hydrated after using it, although I did find that my skin looked a bit shiny/oily long after taking this off. Maybe it's the warm weather, but I just felt a little TOO moisturized. If you have very dry skin, this would probably be amazing for you!

2. Dear by Enprani Moistful Booskin
(Deluxe Sample: 65ml / Full Size: 120ml $31) 
 I absolutely love Dear by Enprani products, so I was extremely excited to see this product in my box. Of course the first thing I thought was, 'What the heck is a booskin?" But the Memebox card explains it's a combination of "skin toner" and "booster." This product is supposed to give deep hydration to the skin and "boost the effects of skincare to it's maximum." My guess is that this helps other products absorb better?
Memebox suggests using this as the first step of your skincare routine, applying it evenly over your skin using your hands. I'm assuming they mean second step, as it would be weird using this with a full face of makeup.

I'm still not sure how I feel about this product, or what it's supposed to do, exactly. It just seems like an extra step in my skincare routine. I cleansed my skin, then applied this product. It felt kind of sticky at first, but dried and shortly after that and left a smooth finish on my skin. It has a strong rose-floral scent, so steer clear if that's not something you're into I used the rest of my skincare products like normal, and didn't feel that my skin felt any different afterwards. Maybe it's something that helps over time? Jury is still out on this one.

3. Too Cool For School: Dinoplatz Cinema City CC Cream
(Deluxe Sample: 10ml / Full Size: 30ml $30) 
 I think the last time I got a Too Cool For School product was in the very first Global Memebox, so it was awesome to see them return in #11. It is well known that I'm a sucker for cute packaging, and just look at this. It's a Dinosaur...posing as King Kong. I don't get it at all, but holy crap is it cute!
This is a CC cream that brightens, protects from the sun and is also anti-aging. This is a light coverage CC cream, and has that slightly yellow-grey undertone that a lot of Korean products have. I am very pale naturally and have some heavy red undertones to my skin, so this product actually works pretty well on me when used lightly to cover up any redness. I think that it's hard for a lot of Americans to use because it's made Korean skin in mind, and so many different skin tones exist in the US that this would only work for a very small percentage of people.

 4. illi Fresh Moisture Body Lotion
(Deluxe Sample: 100ml / Full Size: 300ml $24)
We haven't seen many body lotions in the global Memeboxes, so it was nice to see this product! This is the second illi product in the box this month, and it is what Memebox calls a "re-hydrating" body lotion that can also be used on the face. It glides over skin without being sticky and deeply nourishes skin.
I had already done my skincare routine for the night so I haven't tried this on my face yet, but I did try it out as a body lotion. There's not much to say, unfortunately. It's not a bad product, just nothing more than a lotion. I will say that if you or someone you know hates lotions that leave a greasy feeling once they're rubbed in, this is a nice one. My fiance doesn't moisturize for that exact reason, so I think I'll pass this on to him. It dries quickly and has a really nice citrusy scent, so hey- it'll probably get used, but nothing too thrilling to see here.

5. Purederm Botanical Choice Pure Solution Eye Cream
(Full Size Product: 30ml $34) 
 This is the second full size product in the box, and I'm pretty excited that it's an eye cream. I don't really use eye creams all that often, and I REALLY should. I had a Dr. Jart one from Memebox that I used quite a bit, although I started to realize it wasn't producing any sort of results so I just stopped using it. This product is said to replenish lost moisture and "amplifies the skin's natural ability to look healthy" so heck- I'll try it out. I'm not expecting miracles though as eye creams tend to disappoint me regularly. 

 6. Hope Girl Nail Travel Bling Bling Set in "Gold Shine"
(Full Size Product: $14)
 I know these are immediately going into the give away pile. First off, I received a kit like this from the brand Kiss Nails a few months ago- it was even the exact same colors and types of polishes. I didn't really like that one, so seeing this in my box just felt like a repeat of that original set. Also the fact that there were 3 other color option and I just so happened to end up with the only one I wouldn't want was a bummer. I have a couple other Hope Girl products and they are decent quality, but I don't want to dig into these polishes and glob them all over my nails only to never use it again. Keep a look out for these in a future giveaway possibly?

7. Witches Pouch Radiant Lolli Tint in "Funky Bloom"
(Deluxe Sample 2.5g / Full Size: 4.5g $14) 
Aside from the fact that I find this brand name absolutely bizarre (what the heck is a witches pouch and what does it have to do with cosmetics?) I LOVE this tint! This is a milk tint, which means it has a creamy milky coloring to it rather than a watery kool-aid appearance. These kinds of tints are super popular in Korea because they're used to create a most popular lip look. You basically apply these tints to the inner part of your lips, and blend out with your finger before it dries. What it does is give the appearance similar to just having eaten a cherry lollipop. That cute, innocent doll-like style is always popular in Korea. You can also use this as an all-over-the-lip tint as well, but play with it a bit! I tried putting it on the inner contours of my lips and it was a bit strange at first, but it looks pretty cute if you're going for a naturally flushed look.


Memebox Global #11 was about $30 shipped, and had about $92 worth of product. As always, that is a fantastic deal. This wasn't my favorite global box so far, but I think there was a nice variety of brand and types of products to make it more than worth the money spent.

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