The Lovely Boutique Memebox

Maybe you realized I left out the ‘My’ in the box name. This ain’t My Lovely Boutique for sure… I bought this Memebox with the impression that it will be filled with elegant, luxurious little trinkets, glittering vials and rare unique charms. Nope, not quite it. It is all lovely for sure, but just not my kind of boutique I had in mind.

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It is befitting the theme and description, yes. But do I need these? Let’s take a look.

Fuzzy, grey cards. Sorry. European winters made it this way… 😦

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There are 6 items in total. At the first glance, it isn’t bad at all. Lots of little things that people might appreciate. I would actually gift some for Christmas!

My favorite of the lot is probably the quad packs from The Yeon’s Jeju Hallabong Energy range costing a little under $6. Not sure how these qualify as ‘dreamy’ or ‘magical’ but I love useful things. And packs are my best bets.

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They came in fours: 1 peeling gel, 2 live packs and a pore ghassoul pack. I assume the Live packs give ‘live’ to the skin by replenishing nutrients and cooling the skin. I can’t wait to try the Ghassoul pack especially, because I love to rid the excess sebum and dirt with some Jeju wonder ingredients.

 

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Apparently I have 2 more years before these go bad. But I’m using these up in a week hah!

 

My next favourite is this Etude House My Castle Hand cream (30ml, $7). This one definitely qualify as cute, lovely and all the similar adjectives. From the 4 selections. I got the Sweet Cookie by random. This smells like vanilla, butter and cacao.

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I like that Memebox curated a rather new product to add because we did see some discontinued products in the past.

 

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I love this hand cream. It’s swoon-worthy for sure. I only wished they added at least two per box instead of just one. Now I’m curious how the other ones smell like! Check em out here~

 

I was bummed that the Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Cinema City is only a deluxe sample of 10ml. I really wanted to try the full-sized one with the blusher tip for the longest time but hadn’t bought one because of the many CC/BBs I own. (I am penny-pinching…)

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I love the art and packaging mainly because I’m tired of seeing imitations with Korean products. Kinda wish people can be more original. TCFS’s concepts are solid and I don’t even know if their products are good yet, but I’m already sold by the first impression. Korean cosmetics companies, take note.

 

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This will end up in my travel pouch probably. I can at least show off my ‘Korean dinosaur product’ in the train or flight you know..

 

I don’t know what to say about the next item. It just fits the theme so well! Sadly with the huge influx of Shara Shara recently, the brand name seems kinda tarnished. It is the opposite reaction that the company wants I guess. I bet they supplied tons of things, waiting in anticipation for the buzz, but so far nope…

The Only You Necklace Lip Balm No 1 Juicy Peach retails for an astonishing $34. 

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It intrigued netizens all over the world but the huge flaw is, I won’t wear lip balm around my neck. Not when it is made of cheap laminated gold foil. The foil was so badly glued to the body of the necklace I could see and feel bubbles on it (possibly damaged from the flight from Incheon?).

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I can’t fault Memebox for putting this into the box. It is after all befitting the theme. I just…don’t know if anyone I know would like this…

And you think Memebox stopped there.

Another Shara Shara product; the Acerola Moist Oil Balm (30ml, $17) is neither cute nor boutique-sque to say the least.

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Well, at least this one smells good, and is useful. And doesn’t look tacky. I quite like the simple, red tin and design actually.

 

 

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It smells mildly of cherries and I can use this on my ankles, knees and elbows. Pretty pleased as this is like vaseline, but better.

Well……This box might be renamed Shara Shara box if not for the earlier 3 products! Yes, the Shara Shara Natural Shining BB SPF36 PA++ makes me whimper a little. I don’t hate this brand. But I’m just seeing it too much and not getting any HG from it yet.

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This one has micro pearl powders, diamond powders and amethyst in it. Sounds all glimmery but dayumm I can’t wear this to lectures! :O

 

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Not my style. I’ll gift this too.

This box wasn’t a wow for me. I was expecting more exciting things after seeing the Korean one;

I was half expecting perfumes, candles and such. That box oozes French elegance and pure lux in little packages.

Or maybe this, which I curated this from Korean beauty products, which is more lovely and cute than a mature ’boutique’ theme.

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I made a mistake. Memebox had a different definition. I’ll move on.

Check out Memebox for their current sales (oh yes, Blackfriday) and other boxes available at this moment.

New November 2014 code! –$5 for orders above $30
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Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3
Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4
Or just click on this link  ( for $5 off $100 orders or $10 off $150 orders) and your discount will be automatically calculated at the checkout. (you can stack this)
FREESHIPPING: Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on only Memeshop items
You may also find all the other Memeboxes with it’s shipping date and all the promo codes you need on this memebox-dedicated page.
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DIY: Memebox Cosmetics Storage v.02- This one is 3-tiered!

Not sure if you have seen my simpler DIY storage. I have since come up with another, which will hold other things like samples, sheet masks, makeup tools, pacts and other lighter things.

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The first Memebox storage is perfect for bottled products and I personally rate it a 2-star difficulty. This new one is probably just 3-star, but bear with me, it is doable!

All I needed were:

1. 3 Empty memeboxes of roughly the same size
2. A penknife
3. Glue gun or strong tapes
4. A roll of black tape (or any other decorative tape) // Present wraps (this is for decoration so you can come up with anything!)
5. Time and determination 😛

 

I am not a pro craft person-slash-pinterest-stay at home mum with 20k followers so if I can do this, so can you! 😉

This whole project took me 20-30 minutes tops….only because I plan as I make it. You can totally slap on a hydrogel mask and make this storage box!

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Step One: Take off the top lids of 3 Memeboxes of roughly the same size

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I have used the black electrical tape to cover up the rough edges.

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Step Two: Put the lids together like this…;

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….and you will be snipping off one ear from each the side lids like so;

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Still with me?

Step Three: Assemble and fix the boxes to form the base/holder.
I would recommend a glue gun if you have one, or a strong tape. I am using a regular clear parcel tape to demonstrate how it will look like at the end, so please don’t mind the ugly taping work 😛

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The back will look like this;

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Glue all the ‘ears’ to the box to make it sturdier.

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We are almost there!

Step Four: Decorate the box and conceal ugliness!
Just stack them up into the holder and viola!

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Phew! That was quite simple, yes?

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I am still devising a way to make a drawer, but that might not hold up easily…hence I opted for this take-and-slip-back 3-tier storage instead.

To make it easier for you, I have drawn a simple illustration as a guide;

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Here is an example of the final result. I will fill mine with lighter things on the top and heavier ones on the bottom. 🙂

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Would you attempt this DIY project? Do comment~ ♥

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Memebox Superbox #53 My Honey Box~ ♥

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I have received a surprise mail from Memebox!!! ♥ They are a subscription box company and experts of all things K-beauty and they do ship worldwide to most countries. I am soooo addicted to my Memeboxes and have been a loyal customer for almost a year now!

The Superbox #53 My Honey Box is a Memebox packed with all goodies one can imagine, all made from the sweet natural ingredient. I would say this one is a fabulously curated box as it fits the theme perfectly and is very well-rounded;- with hand cream to peeling gel and even a lip treatment product! I always have an affinity for food-themed boxes such as cacao, café, milk, wholegrains and now I am a honey convert.

I missed the first honey box and was beating myself up for it, but now that I am given this opportunity to review it, I shall not hesitate to dive into the box and flip it over and sideways to pen down honest reviews about each product. Lets get to it!

This box cost $29 to purchase (+$6.99 for standard shipping) and consists of SEVEN full-sized product. Which other company can give you that??

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Front side of info-card;

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Back side of info-card

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I will unbox and review this box in descending order from the product I am most excited to try!

Note: On each product is the “purchase this product” link. It leads to the Memebox page for the specific product and may be sold out. Just click on it if you are interested and Memebox will be able to prioritize restocking products based on visits and wish-lists!

 

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My absolute must-try from this box is the Migabee Anti-pollution RE-peeling (100ml, $37)! I love the brand Migabee, and have already tried the cream from the same range (obtained in Memebox OMG#3- reviewed here).

Not only does the product make your skin feel soft, it also cleans the pores and prevents blemishes. Enriched with honey, bee venom, propolis and royal jelly–a luxury item indeed, the peeling gel claims to exfoliate off all the gunk from my face without jeopardizing the skin balance.

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The product dispenses out as a clear gel and is easy to spread. I have used a similar peeling gel before from St. Ives and that one was super pungent! This might not smell great, but at least it is not irritating my olfactory senses. 🙂 Think of a clear glue, it works that way. You will spread a generous amount all over the face, wait several minutes for it to dry and peel off.

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I did as per instructions and it took me 4-5 pumps to cover my whole face. I think this tube might last me less than 10 uses. The time taken for the gel to dry was about 12 minutes for me. This depends on your skin and room temperature of course.

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The peel comes off easily and I manage to get most of it off in one go:

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There will be some bits left behind on your eyebrows/edges of your nose so here’s a tip! Take a cotton pad and get some warm water on it. Gently swipe the areas with the bits and they come off easily!

The result is a clear, matte and bright complexion! I never had a mask/pack that could do this. Clear? Yes. Bright? Maybe. Matte? Hey! ♥ My face feels clean and rejuvenated, ready for the next step. Luckily in this box, we have 3 options of what to do next; the water cream, sheet mask or massage cream! Read on~

 

♦ Purchase this product here ♦

I will love to see more from Migabee in the future Memeboxes. There are several things I will be pleased to get from their bee line, besides other fabulous products on the site!

 

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The Pure Smile Lip Treatment Honey (10g, $5) is another highly raved product from this box. Several ladies were urging me to try it on the forums, fb group and Instagram. I hear ya! Honey, snail mucus, grape seed oil and shea butter? Yes, yes, yes! These are all renowned for their moisturizing properties and combined, they make DA BOMB. ♪

This container with a total length about 9.0cm contains 10g of product.

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The lip treatment feels like a gloss-slash-lipbalm and aims to moisturize, nourish and protect dry, chapped lips. I have a stash of lipbalms and they are a must-have in this dryer winter season! I would apply this right after my face cleansing routine to let the product work and warm up my lips before makeup.

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Pure Smile is made in Korea but you can see Japanese characters on it because it is sold in Japan. I have also received their facial sheet masks in various boxes. Their stuff are alright.. (I have to be honest that their products are sometimes a hit or miss), but do not cost a fortune to repurchase. If you are ever looking to try sheet masks, I would personally recommend Pure Smile over say….Purederm. 😛

I know of some other sites selling this lip treatment for a hefty $9.90 but Memebox has it at $5 and it is always sold out because of its popularity! Drop this into your wishlist, and who knows if Memebox will take notice of the demand and restock it! 😉

♦ Purchase this product here ♦

Pure Smile has a bunch of other flavors for this lip treatment range namely chocolate, milk, mix-fruits and strawberry. It all sounds super exciting, and I hope we will see this Memefavorite on the site in future. Check out the company site here (in Japanese);

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I am a hoarder of hand creams and I was thrilled to see one in this box! The Enesti Apple and Honey Shea Butter Hand cream is 50g and retails for $5.

I cannot explain with words how good this smells!! Like MAGIC? I wish you can get a whiff through your screen.. 😛

This smells really sweet and it reminds me of a shower gel my little nephew uses, but better lol. I love sweet scents a lot and will pop this into my handbag immediately after my Secret Key one is gone (from Floral scentbox). I will always keep a hand cream in it because my work in dermatology requires a ton of disinfectants all day long. I risk ruining my hand with alcohol from patient to patient so hand creams are my savior, really. 🙂

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The Enesti hand cream moisturizes really well and kept my hands from getting dry and wrinkly even in the coldest weather (it was 2 degrees Celcius here lately).

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I really can’t find any fault in this! The only problem I have is probably where to find a replacement of it once it runs out~ Fortunately, Memebox has it ready-to-stock on their site!

♦ Purchase this product here ♦

Enesti seems to have a whole lot of perfumes on their webpage, which explains their expertise in scents. I don’t mind seeing more of their scented products on Memebox, really. In fact I am rooting for a perfume to be in my Meme Pouch essentials! 🙂

 

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My next favorite product must be the Edmong Honeybee Water Cream (50ml, $29).

This is no ordinary cream as it spreads from a gel to water consistency, hence the name “water cream”. It absorbs to leave my skin absolutely cool and fresh without a thick sheen some gel creams tend to have. I have a similar mask (from the Tea cosmetics box- echoice) and that one does leave a slight sheen. I don’t get any lint or hair in my face with the Edmong cream which is a huge plus!

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Gosh, the texture of this is just delicious. I mean, just look at it! ❤

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The cream have a slight tea-jasmine-honey scent to it but does not linger after application. I would use this after essence (as a second step) and apply thicker serum or a light facial oil on top of it. Otherwise, I could just use a generous amount as a sleeping pack and wash it off the next morning to reveal a bright and even complexion! This is quickly becoming my staple night routine product.

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(photo from the company site) I have tried this and it is an accurate depiction of what it does! ❤

I have not heard of the brand Edmong if it wasn’t for Memebox. I do spy a few other wants on their webpage~ *wipes drool*

 

♦ Purchase this product here ♦

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The Daycell Essential Honey Lift Massage Cream is 150ml and costs $20. At first I thought it was a body massage cream but nope, this is for my face! It is a mix of honey, collagen and other nutritious ingredients that will firm and improve the skin’s elasticity. I think this will suit my mum’s skin more as she complains of the first signs of aging.

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Oh hey the design and colors almost remind me of the Zivon Plu body scrub (which I absolutely love btw) from Memebox Hair & Body #1.

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This product is a white cream that feels quite thick, albeit being dispensed out stickier…almost of a hair conditioner consistency. I almost think it smells like one of those Dove shampoo too. 😛 It is unique because we have to massage it on the face and do a gentle rolling process to boost absorption and blood circulation. Trust me, I have employed this technique occasionally and my skin looks well-rested and bright the next day. Or as Sandara Park from 2NE1 would call it; A botox without injections!

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I woke up and washed my face as usual. It does feel more moisturized but I’m not sure if my daily skin care routine is working magic or if the result is from this product alone. I might need a longer time to report back the miracles, if any!

We do see this brand quite abit on the Memeshop recently (yes Re-DNA, Dr.Vita and pH Plan are some lines from the brand Daycell!). I predict more products from them in the future Memeboxes, especially the pH Plan apple products in the Mojito box. :O

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Are we there yet? Nope!

I am skeptical about more Memebox hair products as I have tried a ton of them, mostly masks and wash-off treatments. This Mi Click Honey Treatment (30ml, $5) probably will last for 2-3 washes (I have a short bob atm). It claims to nourish my hair and treat damaged ends, which I don’t currently have though.

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I followed the directions of use: shampoo-> towel dry-> apply this treatment -> rinse off after 5-10 minutes. It smells like the saloon I used to frequent as a kid. Not bad. I did not see a vast improvement or anything, though my hair feel soft and less frizzy I guess. This is one of those products I would not have purchased for myself if I was wondering down the hair product aisle, but am happy to have received for free to test out.

♦ Purchase this product here ♦

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Huff huff…and finally, the last product in the box; the From Nature Multi Effect Honey Mask ($1). This mask contains real honey, collagen and 9 different herbals ingredients. It smells yummy and feels really cooling on my face. I think it does what it says it will; to soothe and brighten up the overall complexion.

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You would use this like any normal masks; on a clean face for 15-20 minutes, remove and pat remaining essence for full absorbance. Nothing atypical at all. 🙂

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The mask is not super wow or anything…I prefer the Skin Factory ampoule honey mask over this one (and Skin Factory was once upon a time introduced to me by Memebox too!). For only $1, this mask is worth trying for both honey and sheet masks lovers.

♦ Purchase this product here ♦

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This box is undeniably amazing in terms of quality, value and range. It sums up to $102 in value and I trust the Memevalue of this one. ❤ The Migabee anti-pollution peeling gel would have made up for the cost of the box itself and I was so pleased to find everything else in this pink box– I can hardly place them back the way they came to me!

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I am totally a Honey-convert now and will look forward to more future food-themed boxes~ 🙂 I would love to personally thank Memebox for this amazing curation. Words cannot express how indebted I am to Miss Lauren of their affiliates team for choosing us “small-fry” bloggers as their reviewers and organizing the new program altogether despite her heavy workload. 😉

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Check out Memebox for their current sales (oh yes, Blackfriday soon!) and other boxes available at this moment.

New November 2014 code! –$5 for orders above $30
ZEBTZF
Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3
Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4
Or just click on this link  ( for $5 off $100 orders or $10 off $150 orders) and your discount will be automatically calculated at the checkout. (you can stack this)
FREESHIPPING: Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on only Memeshop items
You may also find all the other Memeboxes with it’s shipping date and all the latest promo codes you need on this memebox-dedicated page.
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I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving weekend and here is a picture I drew of a turkey wearing the Pony Palette and Time on my lip tint for your amusement. 😉

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This Memebox was sent for review purposes but the opinions are honest and true to my experience. This post also contains affiliate links.