Thursday, August 7, 2014

Memebox: Cooling Care Edition!

The end of July was so beautiful weather-wise in New England. The days were mild and sunny, and the evenings made me feel like it was Fall. I was just about to break out my pumpkin spice candles when August reared it's sweaty, humid head and snapped me out of my false-Autumn-bliss. While it certainly could be worse, the first week of August has been much more humid than I'm comfortable with!

Luckily, my Cooling Care Memebox arrived this past week and the timing couldn't be more perfect! I bought this box on a whim because it was part of a bundle deal. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I knew regardless of what was inside, I was mostly likely going to be using a lot of it this month!

(product info card tells you more information and how to use each product!)
 If you're new to Memebox, they are a 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 to you all the way from Korea. 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 Cooling Care 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 Cooling Care box, all 5 items are Full Size!

1. Awesome: Aqua Whip Hug Foam Cleanser
(Full Size Product: $18)
I can totally get down with a product called "Awesome Aqua Whip Hug." Seriously I had no idea what the name could possibly mean, but Memebox describes the consistency of this cleanser as "fine, soft whipped cream." It does have a similar appearance, although there's a bit of pearly-look to the cream. It has a cool scent and feeling on the skin. The cleanser is apparently made with water from Canadian glaciers, which apparently is rich with skin-loving minerals. 
I love getting gentle, foaming cleansers in my Memeboxes, because I do a double cleanse: oil, then foaming. Although I have to say- they don't give nearly enough oil cleansers! I've got my fingers crossed for an oil cleanser in my next relevant Memebox to pair up with this!

2. The Skin House: Aloe Water Mist
(Full Size Product: $11)
Ooh I love Aloe mists! I've been religiously using the O'Sum Aloe mist that I got in Global Memebox #6 as a very light moisturizer when my skin is super oily and it's been a dream! I was so sad when I noticed I was running out, and BAM! Another aloe mist appears in a Memebox!
Memebox suggests using this whenever skin feels dry, or as a replacement for toner at the beginning of a skincare routine. I like to use more heavy-duty toners, but this will be perfect for when my skin needs a little moisture pick-me-up!

3. Secret Key: Intense Ice Sleeping Pack
(Full Size Product: $22)
I feel like I've been praising every product in this box, but hey- I'm going to do it again! I am kind of obsessed with sleeping packs. I find them to be something quite different from what is normal in a western skincare routine. The first sleeping pack I ever tried was one from Tony Moly, and I remember being shocked at how soft and smooth my skin was when I woke up!
If you're unfamiliar with sleeping packs, they are usually a lightweight gel-like product that goes on at the end of your skincare routine before you go to sleep. They create a sort of moisturizing film that works through the night so you wake up with amazingly soft and moisturized skin. This particular sleeping pack is from the popular brand Secret Key, and contains a menthol component to give a cooling effect. That is awesome for these hot Summer nights! Memebox also says on their info card that this pack can brighten your skin with continued use.

4. Organia: White Organia Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
(Full Size Product: $5)
I found it a little bit strange that there were 2 Aloe products in the Cooling Care box, and yet Memebox recently had a separate Aloe Box. I feel like these products would have been better suited in there. Even so- Aloe is cooling on the skin, so I suppose it has it's place here too. This is probably the least exciting product in the box, simply because it's just Aloe gel. It's one of the most basic products in the beauty world. I don't go out in the sun much, and when I do, I use a lot of sun protection so I can keep my skin pale and healthy! Since aloe is used a lot of sunburns or red, irritated skin, I never really felt a need to use it. A few people suggested that aloe gel is a great moisturizer for dry legs. My legs always look dry and alligator-y no matter how much I moisturize, so maybe this stuff will do the trick!

5. N.S.M. Exciting Snow Cooling Tint
(Full Size Product: $18)
Before I give my opinion (holy brightness!) let's talk about the facts. This tint has a fruity, yet slightly minty scent, and has a cooling feeling on your lips that lasts for up to 30 minutes after application. The company claims that this tint won't fade during the day, even if you go underwater! I just might have to test that out!
I was absolutely shocked to see how intensely bright this tint is. I wouldn't even call it a tint, really. I did show in the swatches above how you can wear the product very vividly, or sheer it out with your finger to create a more "tint-like" appearance. I haven't tried this out yet, since it is practically neon-orange, but I am brave! I am planning on playing around with it and seeing if I can make it work!

Overall Thoughts
The Cooling Care box cost about $30 with standard shipping, and the total value of the products included is $74. Overall I found this to be a really great box. I loved that every item was full size, and I thought it was well curated. I would have liked to see something else in place of the aloe gel, but all-in-all I am very pleased with the products chosen for this box.
 Cooling Care is actually still available for purchase, but I don't think it will last for much longer! If you want to get it before it's gone, you can do so HERE.

$5 off on entire order when you purchase 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3  
$8 off on entire order when you purchase 4 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4 
Free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop: FREESHIPPING

Shop through my Referral Link and save even more:

Spend $100+ through my referral link and automatically save $5 off your purchase!
Spend $150+ through my referral link and automatically save $10 off your purchase!
(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!
post signature

All thoughts and opinions in this blog post are genuine and belong to Harlot Beauty. No monetary compensation was received, although goods and/or services may have been provided and accepted for purpose of review. Post may contain affiliate or referral links.


  1. Argh, this box looks so great. I ordered one but it's still languishing in customs - release these cooling friends to me soon, post office!

    1. I agree, this box was awesome for me! I'm still desperately trying to figure out how to rock this super-bright tint, though! LOL I hope customs release your box soon! ;D

  2. This box looks awesome! I'm sad that I missed this one. :-(