Sunday, July 27, 2014

Memebox Cacao Edition!

 I'm just going to be honest with you right off the bat: I went a little Meme-Crazy (who doesn't?) and ended up with THREE Memeboxes in my hands in less than 24 hours. So be prepared for a chunk of unboxings over the next few days! I could barely keep my eyes off my mailbox once I saw my Memebox Cacao Box had shipped! I'm kind of a chocolate fiend, and to make matters worse, I love food/bakery scented candles and beauty products. As most of you know, I recently had surgery which has left my stomach at a point where it can't handle much more than soft, unprocessed foods, which means I haven't had chocolate in a month! This box has been on my mind all month, as I definitely think it's a way to enjoy chocolate without eating it! It feels like this box too forever to arrive (the impatience is astounding!), but now that it's here I'm super excited to share it with you!

(product info card tells you more information and how to use each product!)
 If you're new to Memebox, they are a great website that sells Korean Beauty products, but their most popular items are of course, the Memeboxes. These boxes are full of deluxe sample and full size Korean beauty products and are delivered 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 special editions, which are curated around a specific theme. The Cacao box cost $23 plus $6.99 shipping. Most of the time, unless it's a "Superbox", Memeboxes usually contain a mix between full size and deluxe size samples. In the case of the Cacao box, all 6 items are Full Size! Score!

1. Pure Smile: Essence Mask in "Chocolate Milk"
(Full Size Product: $1) 
 Sheet masks are a part of my nightly routine. I use them every other night, so it's always a huge joy to see them in my Memeboxes. I received a Pure Smile mask in my Milk Box and I enjoyed it, so I'm down for using this one too! While I haven't broken this one open yet, It's on my night stand waiting to be used tonight. I am hoping and PRAYING it smells like chocolate goodness! (Edit: It totally does smell like chocolate! Yay!) This particular mask contains Milk proteins, vitamin E, and collagen which help hydrate and smooth out the skins texture. I also noticed that the Pure Smile mask shape tends to fit my face a lot more smoothly than other masks. I don't have to make the eye holes larger, or fold down a huge chunk of the forehead for once! While that will be different for everyone, so far it seems these masks fit better for me than any other brand!
If you've never used a sheet mask before, they're basically a sheet of thin fabric that looks like a mask. The fabric is soaked in a skincare essence, and you simply unfold them, place the mask on your face, and smooth out. It's good to have a pair of scissors on hand in case you have to snip a few places to make it fit perfectly. After that, you just wait 15-20 minutes, peel off the mask and throw it away. Rub in the excess essence on your face until it's absorbed.

2. Etude House: Milk Talk Body Wash
(Full Size Product $7) 
 Etude House is a crazy-popular Korean brand, and they're known for their adorable packaging. I mean, look at this little chocolate milk bottle?! This is an apparent favorite among EH fans as it has amazingly chocolatey scent. Seriously it smells amazing! You can use this as a typical body wash, or pour some into a bath. I haven't used this yet because I'm weird about "using up" products and I still have some body wash left in my shower. But I'm counting down the days until I can loofah with chocolatey goodness!

3. Pure Smile: Choosy Lip Scrub in "Choco Latte"
(Full Size Product: $11)
I received a different scent of this same product in my Milk Box as well, so this was a bit of a let down to see. This scrub smells even better than the Chamomile one, however I don't find these scrubs to be very, well, scrubby. The look and feel like a lip balm, and when you finally do dig around long enough to find the grains, they're so few and far between. The formula is just way too thick and applying it to the lips doesn't do much other than leave a greasy-feeling. It might be a product that just doesn't do it for me. One of the very few products that I'm not really into from Memebox.

4. Purederm: Nose Pore Strips in "Choco Cacao"
(Full Size Product: $6)
 You guys, I love pore strips. There is something so ridiculously sickeningly satisfying about pulling one of these bad boys off my nose and seeing all the nasty gunk that came out of my pores. These particular nose strips are very similar to your standard Biore strips that we have around here, however they're brown. Oh, and they smell like a cup of hot chocolate! I used one of these this morning and I found that it adhered more strongly than a Biore strip, which also produced a better result for me. I was feeling pretty cocky since I've been using my Clarisonic very frequently. I thought "Oh my pores look pretty good, this probably won't do a whole lot but I'll try it anyway." Yea...I was wrong. There was probably more on this strip than I've seen on any past strip. I'm incredibly happy with the performance of these. My only issue is that it did leave some brown-colored residue on my nose that was a bit sticky. Once I got it rinsed off though, it was all good!

 5. WonderRuci: Cacao Brightening Mask
(Full Size Product: $38)
 This product was the spoiler that Memebox released for this box, and when I saw it, I knew it would be love at first sight! Not only does this mask LOOK like hot fudge, it smells like it too! I had to resist not taking a spoon to the jar! The mask is beautifully packaged, and is supposed to cleanse away dirt and impurities as well as moisturizing and brightening your complexion. You're to use this mask after toner application. You apply it just like any other mask, avoiding the mouth area even though it might be hard! Rinse after 15 minutes and voila! I have yet to try this one out, but I am looking forward to it!

6. Evas: Vitamin Cleansing Dessert Magic Cream Soap in "Coconut and Cacao"
(Full Size Product: $18) 
The outer packaging of this product is just so cute! It looks like a little ice cream shop on wheels! This product was confusing to me at first, but the card explains that you lather this cream soap on your hands and when it foams, you apply it to your face and massage it in like you'd use a regular cleanser. Rinse off and pat dry. Simple enough! This cleanser is gentle on skin and contains micro-foam particles that get in your pores and clean them out! All of these Cacao products are supposed to really clean out pores, apparently, so I'm hoping they work on my giant craters!


The total value of the Memebox Cacao Box is: $81. While that's actually on the lower side value-wise for Memebox, It's almost 4x the $23 price tag. I found this box to be wonderfully curated, and with the exception of the lip scrub, I will absolutely use everything! I love the scent of the products, and find many of the will be useful for my large pores. This is one of the best boxes I've received recently, and I'm hoping that Memebox continues this trend of really great boxes!

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11 comments:

  1. That was a really nice box wasn't it? Three of us in our family have all used the bubble bath and it really does smell chocolatey - thankfully it doesn't turn the water brown. The mask is pretty messy to use though - be prepared to wash your towel afterwards.

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    1. It really was! I'm glad to know the bubble bath is a winner! :) My fiance is going to love it! I can imagine the mask being messy! Thanks for the tip on the towel! haha :)

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  2. Whoa, pore strips that smell like chocolate?! The last ones I used smelled like charcoal (bleh) and chocolate sounds like a VAST improvement.

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    1. I know right? I'm kind of wishing they sold scented pore strips here in the US!

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  3. Oh wow this post is actually... mouthwatering haha. I mean, hot fudge mask? Count me in! I'm a sucker for new skincare products! Could you review Vain Pursuits? I've started to hear about them and would love to see what you have to say abt them as well!

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    1. Every single time I open the hot fudge mask I want to eat it! LOL I have to keep telling myself it's a MASK not an ice cream topping! ;) I have never heard of Vain Pursuits, but I am definitely going to look into them and I'll see what I can do! :)

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  4. I wish they would rerelease this! I think I would love everything in this box.

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    1. They might! They recently re-released their Honey box, so it's possible it could come back! Keep an eye on their site!

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  5. I LOVED the vitamin cleansing Magic cream soap in coconut cacoa, Its my facial cleanser of choice from now on. Where can I buy more?

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    1. That's wonderful! I love the smell of it, but I haven't used it yet! Maybe I should dig in already! ;) I'm not sure if it's available anywhere in the US right now, but you can definitely e-mail Memebox and ask if they intend on carrying it in their shop, and if not, maybe they can direct you to a site that does!

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  6. I just rinsed off the cacao mask and I have to admit - I caan sit with this around my whole life! It spreads a bit difficult but the feeling is like you're spreading real chocolate :) Adore it!

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