Saturday, August 30, 2014

Memebox: OMG Box (#1)

 I honestly feel like I've waited forever for this box to arrive. I found myself saying "OMG!" a lot, not because of the box, but because my shipping didn't move for almost the entire month of August! My memeboxes usually take a week or two (tops) to get to me. This box shipped August 8th, and didn't arrive until the 27th. While it was painful to read everyone else's reviews and just have to wait around for mine to show up, I am so glad it's finally here!

(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 samples and full size Korean beauty products and are delivered to you all the way from Korea. Memebox has been kind enough to create a FAQs page that you can view HERE if you want more info on the boxes, as there are many to choose from!
This particular box is one of their special boxes, which are curated around a specific theme. While it's not a Superbox (a box that is guaranteed to contain all full size products) all 6 items just-so-happen to be full size! 
  Our O.M.G. Box will literally make you go “Huh?” “Hmmm…Cool!” because we’ve loaded this box up with weirdly awesome, yet effective beauty treasures that will work miracles for your hair, skin and body! If you’re a daring beauty enthusiast or beautyholic that is open to trying bizarre new trends, we dare you to take this beauty challenge!
The OMG box cost $29 plus $6.99 shipping.

 1. Ladykin: Aqua Exfoliator For Body 
(Full Size Product: $14)
 While I don't find this product to be very crazy/shocking, I think it's pretty dang cool! It's enriched with goodies like pineapple and papaya extracts, and it's basically a spray on exfoliator. After taking a shower and towel-drying, you simply spritz this stuff on dry spots then massage the area to "roll away" the dead skin cells and impurities from your skin! I get very dry skin in the Winter, which is fast approaching (UGH) so I am thrilled to have this on hand. I'm really excited to see how well it works!

2. Skinaz: Premium Vitablet
(Full Size Product: $46) 
 So because I'm a cheapskate, I counted to see how many of these tablets are in the cute little jar. There are 30, and the entire jar costs $46. That's $1.53 PER TABLET. Yikes. 
Anyway, These tablets are little powder cleansers rich with vitamin c and aroma oils. At the last stage of cleansing your skin, you simply fill the sink with warm water and drop one tablet in and wait for it to dissolve. Then you simply rinse your face with the water! This can also be used dissolved in water and put into a misting bottle as a facial or hair mist, as well as dissolved in the bathtub. I'm not sure how often I'll use these little guys, as I have a 13 step skincare routine as it is, but hey- what's one more?

3. Elizavecca: Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
(Full Size Product: $46) 
 Just...just look at the little pig wearing a clay mask. I can't even take it. This could have been in the cute wishlist box! This mask is kind of neat, as it has pore care and cleansing functions. It's loaded with pomegranate and charcoal extracts as well as something interesting: carbonated water. Apparently it starts to bubble on your face once it's applied which helps penetrate clogged pores and clean them out! 
I find this mask interesting, because since it's also cleanses, it's suggested to use it on an un-cleansed, dry face. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the bubbles start to form, and then massage it in with wet hands before rinsing with warm water.
While this is again not a very weird or shocking product, it's something different that I don't already have, so I'm totally game!

4. Hope Girl: Night Out Diva Gloss in "Pink Drop"
(Full Size Product: $22) 
 I know a lot of people are really tired of seeing Hope Girl products in their Memeboxes, but honestly I really like their products overall. This lip gloss might be the exception, though. This lip gloss has two different shade gradated together, and also houses a mirror on the side of the tube, and a light up wand so you can reapply it anywhere, anytime. This might be a new and exciting thing for Koreans (maybe?) but I have seen these mirrored/light up glosses quite a few places before. I actually own one from Physician's Formula. It's more of a gimmick to me than anything. I would have been fine with this product if it actually looked nice, but as you can see from the swatch, the gradation is non-existent considering there is little to no pigment. On my skin, you can make out a slightly pink tone, but on my lips it just looks like a clear gloss.

5. SKINAZ: The Kissable 24 Hour Lip Tattoo
(Full Size Product: $18) 
 Before I start grumbling endlessly about getting yet another orange lip product in a Memebox, let's talk about what this actually is. This product is a tint that goes on very thick, almost like a glue. You let it sit on your lips for 10-15 minutes (yes, seriously) and then once it dries, you peel it off. Once it's removed, it leaves a tint on your lips that lasts up to 24 hours. 

First of all, this product isn't even orange, it's yellow. It looks like mustard, and smells like glue. Not pleasant. The fact that you have to leave it on your lips for 10 minutes is insanity, and the tint that it leaves behind looks like yellow highlighter. Granted, there were other shades that were available, but Memebox seems to think I love orange lips. I don't, Memebox. Not at all.

I have another lip tattoo product from the company skinfactory, and it's much different. It takes only a minute or two to dry, doesn't have a foul glue smell, and comes in really pretty pink and berry shades. I'll be doing a review on that one soon! (Spoiler: it's way better than this one!)

6. Pure Smile: 3-Step Bust Pack
(Full Size Product: $6) 
Haha, OK...if anything in this box is an "OMG!" kind of product, this would be it. We're all familiar with the typical sheet masks for the face, but now you can get them for your boobs, too! This is so ridiculous, but of course I will totally use it because I love weird stuff! This packet contains 3 different steps. There's a Gommage, which is massaged onto your bust, and helps remove any dead skin cells. Then you spread on the hydro-gel pack (the little heart-shaped stickies in the diagram above) and remove after 15 minutes. Finally, you apply a moisturizing cream. Weird? Yes. But that's what I was expecting from this box!

Overall Thoughts
The OMG box was $36 dollars shipped, which is $6 more than a typical Memebox. There were 6 full size products, at a total value of $152. While the value was excellent, and there are some neat products here, I really don't think there was anything "OMG" about this box. Other than the "boob mask," there didn't seem to be anything that I thought was too wild or crazy, and unfortunately that is how this box was advertised. I was expecting masks made out of bird poop (yes they exist) and other things like the cocoon peeling silk balls and snake venom serums etc. I think the most disappointing thing in this box was the Hope Girl lip gloss. This is not even something new or different, and it's not very good quality-wise either. I think if this was just a regular Memebox, it actually wouldn't be as disappointing as it was. But when you're expecting some really wild and out there things (you know Korean products get craaazy!) and this is what you end up with, you can't help but feel a little let down. I did order the OMG #2 box before I received this one, so I am hoping they step up their game a bit more and really go wild. Fingers crossed!

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4 comments:

  1. I have those vitablets but haven't gotten around to trying them yet. I'm so glad you counted how many there were because it didn't look like there were more than 10 in mine (but the preservative packet is filling up most of the jar). Also, I've been watching that piggy carbonated mask fir weeks on ebay! Lol it's just so cute and such a fun idea!

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    1. There were TWO preservative packets in my jar! I was shocked at how much room was taken up by them LOL The tablets could have come in a plastic baggy, haha :) I still haven't tried the piggy mask, but I'm dying to. maybe I'll give it a whirl tonight!

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  2. OMG a boob mask?!? That is so weird! Wouldn't the stick on parts make your nipples sore? Please tell me you've tried it and reviewed it, I'm dying to know what you thought.

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    1. LOL crazy as it sounds, I haven't tried it yet!! I keep meaning to, and every time I'm in the mood for some boob mask in my life, I get caught up doing something and end up putting it aside for later. I will definitely review it when I finally get around to using it though! Should be VERY interesting! haha ;)

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