Sunday, June 29, 2014

Memebox Global #12


So as soon as I was finishing up my recent Memebox Mini review, there was a knock on my door. I ran out (in my pajamas, obvs) to find my DHL man holding yet ANOTHER Memebox. Do I have a problem? Is there a Memeholics anonymous that I can join? 
Since this is one of the Global boxes, I wanted to get the review up soon as the next one is sure to be rolling out before you know it. As you can see, my cat Artemis wasn't thrilled when I decided to take over the dining room table so I could take pictures. The dining room gets the most sun for the longest amount of time, so not only is it the best place indoors for me to photograph, but it's also a favorite spot for all my cats to nap. She was very adamant about standing in that spot for most of my photography session, but hey- no one can complain about a gumpy/sleepy cat face, right?

(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 classic "Global" boxes, which contains a variety of products in an array of sizes. Global boxes are numbered (this one is #12) and cost $23 + $6.99 shipping.
Memebox Global #12 contains 7 products, 3 of which are full sized, and 4 are deluxe samples.

1. Palan Cysense Organic Essence
(Full Size Product: $60)
Now Memebox has been known to inflate prices a bit on their info cards, or at least they've been accused of it, but now it's flat out obvious. Memebox listed this product with a retail value of $72, however the back of the box itself says $60, so you know what? I'm going with $60. Because even THAT is ridiculously expensive for a hair cream. 
I am not familiar enough with Korean brands/products to know if this is true, but Memebox claims this stuff is highly praised and famous in Korea. It's a leave-in treatment for dry damaged hair and is gentle yet deeply moisturizing. It says to use 5-10 pumps of this product in your hair after shampooing and towel drying. The consistency is creamy, yet light. It didn't weigh down my hair at all after using it. The smell is pretty generic. I'd say it's a subtle "hair product" scent if that makes sense. I think only using it once isn't enough to give a review on it, but it did make my hair feel nice. It didn't rock my world after one use, though.

2. Plagentra White Mark Cream
(Deluxe Sample: 15g / Full Size Product: 100g $38)
 This is marketed as stretch mark cream, but Memebox says on the info card that it can be used to balance out any kind of uneven skin tone on the body, which is pretty cool. I've used the cream once on some old scarring to test consistency etc, and while I obviously haven't seen any instant results, I'm interested to see how this performs. I felt like the cream absorbed very slowly, and more or less just kind of sat on the skin, so this might be better to apply at night. 
The info card still doesn't really specify why there is a massage gel, lotion and cream. I'm assuming it's just a preference thing? They all seem to do the same thing and are used "anywhere" on the skin, so I suppose they put them in for options.

3. Inter-cos Smooth Sensitive Removal Cream
(Full Size Product: $43)
$43 for some Nair? Okayyyy. But weird price point aside, This is a spray-type removal cream. It says to cleanse and dry your skin before using it, and then to apply the cream abundantly so that it covers up all the hair. It says not to smear the cream, so I guess you just spray it on and leave it be. Memebox suggests that after about 15 minutes, you can remove hair with a wet towel. The product box says to remove it with the wooden spatulas (popscicle sticks obvs) if possible. I haven't tried this stuff, and I'm not 100% sure I will, but I'm pretty sure it's essentially Nair for sensitive skin in a spray bottle. 

4. Ryo Anti-Hair Loss Treatment
(Deluxe Sample: 50ml / Full Size Product: 200ml $12)
 I have thin hair, and I tend to lose a good chunk of it when I dye it every other month, so I thought this would be good to try and combat that. I've got to say, this stuff has a very odd smell. I'm not a huge fan. The best way to describe it would be "herby." It smells like someone crushed up a bunch of fresh herbs and made it into a paste for your hair. The good thing is, it's not a shampoo or conditioner, really, so by the time I got out of the shower I could barely smell it anymore. 
Basically you apply this onto wet hair and massage it into the scalp with your fingertips. Then wait a few minutes before rinsing. It doesn't say whether or not to use this before or after shampooing / conditioning, though. I used it first thing in the shower. I let it sit on my hair while I washed my face and then after I rinsed it out, I shampooed and conditioned like normal. I'm not sure if that's the right way to use it, but there's no way I'm walking around with that smell on my hair. The directions say to use daily, so I'll be interested to see if this little tube can produce results.

5. Banila Co. Claypatra Mineral Salt Clay Pack
(Deluxe Sample: 12g / Full Product 100g $21)
I know this is just me being insane, but does anyone else think that this should be called Clayopatra instead of Claypatra? Just sayin!
Anyway, Banila Co. rocks, and I always love seeing their products in Memebox. This is 100% pure mud that is extracted straight from the dead sea. Fancy! It removes oil, dead skin and external pollutants as well as delivering deep hydration to the skin. I find it kind of crazy that a clay mask provides hydration, considering when I think of clay masks, I think of something that feels like a small vacuum on my face. I haven't tried this yet, but the directions indicate you apply it like a normal clay mask and wait for about 10 minutes. You're supposed to massage this gently while you're rinsing as it has that salt factor that most clay masks don't have. It has a gentle exfoliating effect. I did do a quick swatch of this on my face rather than an entire mask, and it doesn't feel super drying like most clay masks. That alone makes me super excited to try it out. I only wish there was a larger sample!

6. L.vida Nail Polish in "Pink Orange"
(Full Size Product: $7)
Right off the bat I was impressed with this polish. The price is good, the packaging is super cute, and the color was interesting. Pink Orange is exactly that. Depending on how I looked at it, it either came off as rosy coral shade, or a pastel barbie pink. I actually don't own anything of this shade so I'm excited to try it out. I'm going in for surgery in a couple of days and I'm not allowed to wear nail polish for contamination reasons, so I wasn't able to test this out. However, looking at the consistency and a quick swatch on the box shows me that this is going to be a color I'll probably reach for quite a bit this summer.


The cost of Memebox #12 was $23 + $6.99 shipping. The total value of the product is about $121, not including the foil packets. While I do think that some of Memeboxes prices are a bit inflated, it's still an amazing value, as always.
I think this was a nice variety of products, although 2 hair treatments in one box was kind of pushing it. They could have easily put a cleanser or a moisturizer or something like that in place of one of the haircare items. Even so, I felt like there was a nice representation of products. I'm not sure if everything in this box is a winner for me, but I think I will enjoy trying everything out!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

On the Dot: The Perfect Spot, The Feminine Storage Solution!

 On June 1st, I made a move from Rhode Island back up to my home state of Massachusetts. Without getting into a long drawn-out story, we had some serious issues with our landlord as well as our neighbors (loud, inconsiderate drug addicts with 12 children...it wasn't pleasant) and we just overall missed our friends and family in MA. The great part about moving is that we found an beautiful first floor apartment on a quiet, tree-lined street, which is something you don't find very often in the city. Unfortunately, we had to drastically down-size from a large 3 bedroom, to a smaller 2 bedroom. I absolutely love our new place, but there have definitely been some challenges when it comes to finding storage for everything.

One of my biggest issues with the new apartment was the bathroom. There's no built-in storage. No shelves or cabinets, and not much room in general. We were able to squeeze a small shelf at the back of the bathroom, and that is pretty much where I put all of my feminine products, extra shampoos, conditioners etc. While it works for the most part, it was definitely a pain going back and forth from the toilet to the shelf to get supplies during that "time of the month."

Here's a quick shot of my bathroom, so you get an idea of the storage I have. Those little blue bins work well for extra stuff, and things I don't reach for very often, but it started becoming a pain when I needed to dig through them every time I was in the bathroom. I decided to seek out some alternative storage options for my feminine products, so that they would be close-by, but also not on display for the whole world. I'm not one of those people who are weirded out periods, but I definitely don't think a cup full of tampons on the back of the toilet is the nicest bathroom decor.

Not only did I find the perfect product, it's actually made specifically for what I need it for! It's called "On the Dot" -The Perfect Spot. It's made specifically to hold everything you need and then some, all in a sleek, discreet and stylish container!

On the Dot comes in 3 different patterns, and is the perfect way to store all your feminine products out of sight, but provides easy, organized access.

The container is made of recycled chipboard, and is actually very sturdy. On The Dot claims it will not bend, crease or tear without having a strong force applied to it. There is also a plastic base to the container, so that it can be put on the floor and other surfaces and not get wet, dirty or damaged. The container is 10'' tall, (not including the handle) 6.5'' wide, and 4.25'' deep.

To open, you simple pull on the cute butterfly handle! Inside, there is an upper drawer that is there to provide quick and easy access to items that you will be reaching for a lot.


 If you continue to pull the drawer, you will see there is a large storage compartment underneath where you can store backup products, or stuff you don't use as often. I fit an entire box of tampons in there along with a handful of pads. They must have spent a lot of time on the dimensions of this container, because whichever way I put stuff, I was able to fit everything with ease!

 You can also store unwrapped pantiliners as well. Some of the Always brand liners come unfolded, as you can see in this picture, so it's nice to have a place to put these without them getting all bent or ruined.

I absolutely LOVE my On the Dot. I think it looks adorable in my bathroom and it has been so awesome not having to dig for my tampons and liners in those awful storage bins! I can't say enough good things about this product, and I totally plan on gifting these as well. My insane need for organization and storage has been calmed for the time being...in the bathroom, at least!


On the Dot comes in 3 patterns and costs $25. 
The great news? Shipping is FREE (you know my love for free shipping!) and they have a great summer coupon code:
Use "onthedot" at checkout to save $5 off your order!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Memebox Mini #3


I swear that I'm not turning into an "all Memebox, all the time" blog, but I happened to get a LOT of boxes in a small time frame so they're all rolling in one after another. And while single product reviews can wait for the right moment, I like to get unboxings up as soon as I can so that they're not old news, which can happen pretty dang quickly with Memebox, especially.

As always, if you're unfamiliar with Memebox, they're a website that sells all kinds of Korean beauty products, as well as fun themed boxes filled with K-beauty galore. There's a bunch of different types, different prices etc, but they're all pretty awesome. If you want more info on Memebox, check out their "New To Memebox" page.

Memebox Coupons
Before I continue, there's some pretty awesome coupons rolling around the internet right now. I have no idea where they came from, no idea how long they're valid for, but I've used both of them successfully and always feel the need to share with my readers so you can also get a crazy good deal. 
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These codes can only be used once, so if there's more than one order you'd like to make you can use this code:

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So let's get down to the matter at hand: Memebox Mini. 
These boxes are relatively new. They cost $15 each and ship for free, where as normal sized boxes start at $23 with $6.99 shipping. So all in all, these little guys are half the price of the regular Memeboxes. 
I got the first 2 Memebox Mini's, and they were both alright. I was pleased with them overall but I found that there were a few repeats product-wise, so that was a bit of a let down. I wasn't able to review them here as I got them while I was in the process of moving. Let's just say they kind of got lost in the shuffle of endless boxes. They're around here somewhere, I swear. (*kicks still packed mystery-moving-boxes further under the bed)

Memebox Mini #3 seemed like it had a theme to it, which is different from the first two. #1 and #2 were more random selections of items. #3 was focused on "black tea" based products for the most part, and more importantly, each and every item can be used in an entire cleansing routine. I really love this idea because it makes the entire box more cohesive.

1. illi Cleansing Oil and Foam Set and 3 Pouch Samples
(Deluxe Samples: 15ml / Full Size Product: 200ml $17)
 As I said above, this entire box contains a mini cleansing routine, and these two cleansers are just the start! They are infused with oriental medicinal extracts brighten skin and enhance it's elasticity. The oil is used first by applying it to your face with your fingers and massaging. The oil dissolves makeup and impurities. Once the oil is rinsed off, the cleansing foam is then used to rinse off all oil and leftover makeup residue. 
It may seem like an extra step, but the 2 step cleanse really does work! Having an oil cleanser on hand to remove makeup first really helps your actual cleanser do it's job. Happy to try both of these and see how they work!

2. A. True Black Tea Essence, Cream and Tea Kit
(Active Essence Deluxe Sample: 30ml / Full Size: 180 ml $51)
(Anti Wrinkle Cream Deluxe Sample: 10ml / Full Size: 50g $46)
(Anti Wrinkle Essence Deluxe Sample: 2ml x5 / Full Size: 40ml $50)
At first glance, I thought that this was a legit tin full of tea. Imagine my surprise when there was a plethora of adorably-sized products within the tin! Even better: there WAS tea inside afterall!
This is a set of products by A.True that are all black-tea infused in some way. They go along nicely with the illi cleansers, because these are all products you would use after cleansing.

Once both cleansers have been used, you would use these A. True products in the following order:

1. Black Tea True Active Essence- This is the toner-looking product in the tall bottle. It is infused with black tea and gives the skin radiance and firmness, and since it is a liquid formula, it is absorbed easier into the skin. This is applied like any other toner- with a cotton ball wiped over the skin. 

2. Darjeeling Black Tea Anti-Wrinkle Essence- This is the product contained in the foil packets. After cleansing and toning, this essences would be applied by sprinkling into the palms of your hands and pressing it gently into the skin until absorbed. It improves the texture and clarity of the skin, and claims to contribute to a more balanced and glowing complexion with regular use.

3. Darjeeling Anti-Wrinkle Cream- This is the product in the small green jar. This cream is used at the end of the skincare routine and is a moisturizing, vitalizing and replenishing cream that helps with signs of aging as well as firming and brightening the skin. 

4. Eary Grey Tea- What would a tea-based skin care routine be without actual Earl Grey tea? This is mostly just a cute bonus in the kit, but Earl Grey is known to de-stress and soothe, so I suppose relaxing with a cup of tea is an enjoyable way to cap off your skincare routine!


The Memebox Mini #3 cost me $15 (with free shipping) and I received about $33 worth of products. I think that the curation of this box is surprisingly one of the best I've received from Memebox. They managed to squeeze mini versions of pretty much everything you need for a complete skincare routine, and I found that everything was adorably packaged and truly fun to open and read about on the info card. I really enjoy the fact that I can set this entire box aside and plan to use every item at the same time. Hands down the best of the 3 Miniboxes that have been released so far.

I think it you're looking to try Memebox for the first time but don't want to invest a lot of money, a Memebox Mini is a great option. For $15 shipped, it's a nice way to try out the service as well as dip your toes into the world of K-Beauty without getting too overwhelmed. :)

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Beauteque BB Bag and Coupon!

 OK I have some really exciting stuff to share with you guys! Beauteque has sent me one of their brand new BB Bags to review for you guys!

I've talked about Beauteque before, but they are a wonderful company based in New Jersey that is focused on Korean Beauty products. They are some of the nicest people I've ever dealt with as a blogger and a customer, and they are SO knowledgeable and helpful. Imagine my excitement when I found out that they are beginning an exciting journey into the subscription world with their new BB Bag!
BB Bag stands for "Beauteque Beauty Bag" and until the end of June, they are available for pre-order. Beauteque has hand picked products and brands that they think are top notch and tucked them into a cute travel bag to help introduce you to their favorites! They've even included some of their own products!

Each bag costs $22, and that includes shipping (yay!). When you pre-order a bag before July 1st, you will receive a free Essie nail polish with your bag!

The BB Bag for July had lots of different options for customization. You can choose the type of products (scents, shades etc) that you want so you know you're going to love everything! The items in this review are the ones I chose for myself. Check out the Beauteque site to see the other options!

COUPON
Save $2 on your BB Bag with coupon code: BBBAGRACHELH 

 Beauteque also provides  a "passport" in the bag which is a pamphlet describing each item, what their purpose is and how they're used.

Everyone who pre-orders a BB bag before July 1st will also receive an bonus Essie Polish in their bags.
  I received "Under Where?" which is a gorgeous pinky lavender shade. I'm obsessed! 

 1. My Beauty Diary Sheet Masks x2
 One of my favorite things in the entire universe is a good sheet mask. The first time I ordered from Beauteque, I got a variety of sheet masks, and my favorite ones were from My Beauty Diary. I am so excited that the BB Bags included 2 masks. I chose the Lemon/Vitamin C for Brightening, and the Arbutin for Whitening. A lot of people get worried when they see the term "whitening" when really, it really just brightens and evens out your skin tone. My skin tends to get red and dull when not properly cared for, so I love getting masks that put some life back into my skin.

2.  Holika Holika Dessert Time Pudding Pack in "Pineapple"
 These little cups are filled with a mask and each type/scent does something different for your skin. These are applied after cleansing and toning, and left on for 10-15 minutes, just like a sheet mask. The only difference is these will need to be washed off like a regular mask. I chose the pineapple, which is exfoliating, but there are also other types to choose from! You can also choose an Etude House Yogurt Pack variety.

3. Skinfood Shea Butter Hand Lotion
 There were a few different options in this category that included Skinfood lotions and A'pieu lotions. I am a huge fan of Skinfood products and my skin drinks up Shea Butter, so this was an obvious choice for me. I always carry little tubes of hand cream in my purse (along with a zillion other things) so this was a welcome addition to my hand cream stockpile!

4. Beauteque Brush
 Beauteque has recently launched their own product line, and included in that is this foundation/cream product brush. The handle is bamboo and the bristles are synthetic, yet very soft. The brush is packed well so it's flexible, yet firm. I find this kind of brush works amazingly well when applying masks. It allows me to spread out the masks evenly on my face and not get have to get my hands dirty. My old "mask brush" was getting a bit scary-looking, so I'm thrilled to have such a great quality replacement!

5. Beauteque Mineral Eye Shimmer in "Greek Grace"
 Beauteque also recently launched a wide variety of loose shadows. These are paraben-free mineral powders and can be applied wet or dry. The swatch I did was dry, and let me tell you: these shadows pack a punch. I wish I could go back and show you how little I used to get that swatch. Just a few specks of shadow shaken out onto my hand created great color payoff. I asked Beauteque to choose a shade for me, and I really love that I got a versatile shimmery silver.

Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil in "Brown"
 So I have naturally blonde hair, and that means my eyebrows are practically non-existent without a good brow pencil. What I find happens a lot though, is that my brows can start to look "drawn on" since I'm filling them in completely. A product like this is exactly what I need and it's by far my favorite item in the bag this month. The Etude House pencils are sort of shaped like a tear drop, giving you lots of options in regards to thickness when applying. You can really make your brows look natural with this. The color is sheer and buildable, so you won't end up with magic marker brows, and I love that it comes with a spoolie on the end. Super excited to play around with this more!

 Using Beauteque's prices from their website, the value of this bag is around $45, more if you include the price of the Essie polish. I think that's a great value.

I think what I love most about the Beauteque bag is that it's a Korean beauty subscription service and it's shipping within the US. Don't get me wrong, I love Memebox, but the recent changes to their shipping policy, and the fact that they release box after box, on top of the fact that you have to wait sometimes a month or more to get the box you ordered doesn't make for the most pleasant shopping experience all the time.

I really enjoy that the Beauteque Beauty Bag include full size products and models itself similarly to an Ipsy bag or Glossybox. While I don't think that the bag was 100% perfection this month, I think that there is a world of potential for this subscription, and I really want to continue to support it's growth. I would love to see more non-mask skincare products in next month's bag, or maybe even a bag that is exclusively Korean makeup. I think that the possibilities are endless. And the best part? Beauteque is a one-of-a-kind company and they are so open to suggestions and ideas from their customers. I really think that these bags will continue to get better and better!

 If you'd like to get your own BB Bag for July, you can choose your own items HERE. Also, don't forget to use my coupon code: BBBAGRACHELH to get $2 off!

BONUS Giveaway When You Pre-Order!

Everyone who pre orders a BB Bag (before the end of the month) will be entered for a chance to win a free gift bag valued at over $100! It contains the following products:

• Lioele Waterdrop Sleeping Pack (I'm OBSESSED with this stuff!)
• Nature Republic Aqua Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream
• TonyMoly Peach Anti-Aging Hand Cream
• Lioele Blooming Gloss
• Missha “Belle Epoque- Mysterious Aura” Limited Collection Makeup Set:
1. Velvet Art Eye Shadow No.17 Cranberry Combination
2. Signature Glam-Art Rouge SPK108
3. The Style Crystal Nail Polish Nude Sand

Contest Rules:

1. Preorder a BB Bag

2. Sign up for the Beauteque Newsletter
 (Newsletter Sign up is located in the bottom right
hand side of the Beauteque home page
)
Please put "Harlot Beauty" as your referral source when you sign up for the newsletter!

3. Share a post about the BB Bag on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram and
hashtag #Beauteque #BBBag
(The more you share on Social Media, the better your chances at this fantastic prize!)
Good Luck! <3
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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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