Memebox Special #69 My Pouch Essentials

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I actually bought this because I liked the first Memebox’s Pouch (reviewed here). The Memebox Special #69 My Pouch Essentials was purchased as a bundle along with the Cleanse & Tone Memebox for a total of $46 ($23 each) plus express shipping cost of $6.99.

Honestly, I was already disappointed when I held the box. It felt super light and when I opened it up, there were only 6 tiny products…

Info-card;

 

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LOL at the picture of that Hanskin BB cream. I wished it was that pot size instead of a puny thumb-sized one.

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This box would have been a hit if Memebox wasn’t stingy with the Witch’s Pouch Radiant Lolli (2.5g sample size…$7?). I have gotten the 03 Funky Bloom. It is a light pink tint. Although the name says tint, it is actually super light and is more of a gloss.. I get why people like this tint.

The color is pretty and it smells (and taste) delicious– of sweet cherry juice or something. It applies beautifully and is fab for creating gradients. Only negative point is that the staying power is kinda bleh and goes off within an hour or so.

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Despite that, this tint is actually my fav in the box and I couldn’t be happier to get the light pink shade. I have been getting too much reds and orange from Memeboxes perhaps.

My second fav is another repeat: the Hanskin Bio Origin Ampoule BB SPF30 PA++ 4.5ml ($6.9?). This is a thumb-sized sample. Again, I wish Memebox could just throw in a full-sized BB cream for us or at least add in several samples from the brand. This is pretty stingy since I love this BB cream!!

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The formulation is like creamy velvet and suits my skin tone so well. Not the best for coverage, but it does not cake or dry up your skin at all! I would consider purchasing more Hanskin BB creams if they weren’t so expensive and hard to come by…

Next up is a pretty raved concealer: Tony Moly Face Mix Cover Pot Concealer (4g, $5) in 01 Light Beige. The shade I got is the lightest but suits me well.

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I reckon this would be fab to conceal pigmentations and dark under-eye but not dry patches/pimples. The formula is pretty creamy and blends out nicely. I tried this several times myself and it seems to cover mild discolorations.

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Swatch

Despite how light it looks on my finger, it actually matches my skin tone after blending. Moisturize well and use a mini concealer brush/ angled sponge to apply this. 🙂

The next one could have been on a higher rank of the list had it not been too powdery. The Kwailnara Perfume de Moist Hand Cream Glam Savanna (50g, $4) is a musky floral cream with various oils and nourishing ingredients.

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I love all hand creams and am keeping this for future use although its musky..

Another Tony Moly product: TM Crystal Stick Shadow 1.35g ($5) in 02 Luxury Gold. I’m not sure if I would keep this. One on hand, I wanted to try a stick shadow from TM but on the other, gold just isn’t an easy color to wear unless you are going to a dinner party or something posh.

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This comes in various other shades as well.

Last item from the box is the Rosemine Vitamin E Lip Balm Rose Fairy (12g, $7). It’s a fruity, floral scented lip balm with Vit E, perfect for dry and chapped lips.

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I have a couple of other things from Rosemine. Although they aren’t duds, the products are nothing to shout about either. One glance and ohhhh the packagings are so cute. Another and you’d roll your eye at the realization that its a blatant imitation of the brand Cath Kidston… 😦

 

Nuff said about this box. I do love half of the products in this and would use most of it. My only qualm is the fact that it isn’t as substantial as other $23 Memeboxes we had so far. I’d name this the official Lovable Stingy Box.

 

Nyways..

December Code!
PL4CKA
(Good from 3-31st Dec 2014)
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)
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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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Memebox 1st Anniversary Box unboxing & review

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An Anniversary Memebox? “It has got to be like the best box everr”. Or not. I bought this thinking oh well, what company would screw up their commemorative box? So did Memebox?

Lets find out.

 Info-card;

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I notice there were only 5 products, one of which was a repeat.

I was happy to receive (randomly) the Tosowoong Bee AC Control Lotion (100ml, $15) instead of the toner. This single product almost made up for the whole box, really. I have been using it for awhile now.

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The lotion has the key ingredients listed on it’s bottle. That’s what I am talking about. Companies should make it easier for us like that!

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This lotion absorbs nicely into my skin and works as a daily moisturizer without making my face too oily. It is an AC control type after all. It is not scented or anything. The consistency is pretty creamy without being heavy. I think I need to jump on this bee venom/ Benton trend soon.

Remember we got the same brand from Tea Tree cosmetics box? I can’t wait to try that one after I’m done with this! Fab.

I see so much of RiRe lately and not enough hype from this brand. We get two RiRe products (or 3, considering these hair products as 2 separate entities) in this box alone.

The Hot Speed Manicure (15ml) and Cool Dr Scalp+ (10ml) are surprisingly full-sized ($11) claiming to give healthier scalp and hair. You are supposed to use the cool one as a shampoo/conditioner and then rinse. The hot manicure is like a treatment essence for before/after blow-drying.

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This may be quite confusing, but the cooling one did nothing to me. Rating? Meh. I am rarely ever disappointed with Korean hair stuff so far though. This might be the first.

I seriously thought this pact is a cushion seeing the dent on the picture (thinking it was a sponge). Nope. The Unni Recipe Makes Your Skin Smooth Firming Pact SPF 25 PA++ (12g, $24) is a powder pact that covers while preserving its moisture and nourishes the skin with various galactomyces and lactobacillus ferments.

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I don’t really like powder pacts especially in winter because they tend to cake when it is all dry and oily at the same time. I don’t know…I might give this a try maybe since it is in my shade (#21 Light beige). It does promise to not cake at all but who knows..

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I feel dubious about this since it is still the dryer season but I may be keeping this for when it is warmer..

This RiRe Capsule Mask Pack (75ml, $22) is packaged like a capsule and has double cover. It is sort of like a mist/essence thing I suppose and I have gotten the Whitening type (randomly chosen from Moisture, Whitening or Anti-Aging).

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It smells subtly floral and seems watery like a mist would be. More accurately, I think this was meant to be the essence they soak masks in. I am a fan of patting water packs (more accurately just the brand Blithe) and would give this a shot had this been the moisture type.

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Ingredients do point to whitening and moisturizing though.

Sigh again at another whitening product (I think its just me being overloaded with whitening things at this point), the AHC Whitening Cream SPF 35 PA++ (30ml, $38). This one can be a potentially awesome sunscreen type of prouct. Unfortunately this is tailored 100% for Korean women and not everyone in the world.

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I might give this a try, bearing in mind that it would even out skin tone and whiten darkened areas while moisturizing and acting as a sunscreen.

Ingredients;

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Okay, let’s be honest here. This most definitely isn’t what we expect of an Anniversary box. It seems more like a regular Memebox without being a total wow. I do think one or two products are interesting, but this is otherwise too bland to be iconic if you know what I mean….

 

Nyways..

December Code!
PL4CKA
(Good from 3-31st Dec 2014)
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.

Happy Memeshopping! ❤

✾ Memebox Tea Tree Cosmetics Box ✾

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I could not resist a Tea Tree box because this is a must-have box for anyone especially those in their teenage years- early twenties. There is an Asian saying that if you have acne problems, you are still young! 😛

The Tea Tree cosmetics box was $27 (+$6.99 for shipping). It was advertised as follows;

If you’re prone to blemishes, oily skin, and skin’s biggest nemesis, blackheads, this Tea Tree Cosmetics Box will surely save you from your troubled skin woes! Tea tree ingredients, known for their topical antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, are the “jack of all trades” when it comes to targeting and treating blemish-prone skin. It also reduces the oil and sebum secretion on skin for the look of healthy and radiant skin, minus the embarrassing shine! Get this box to regenerate damaged skin tissue and improve the skin’s healing process for the look of clearer, and brighter skin.

Let’s see if it lives up to the expectations!

 

Info-card;

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We get 6 full-sized products in this box. If you have been reading my unboxings, I usually review in order according my fav/ the most interesting products to the one I don’t really care to have.

Surprise, surprise. A Shara Shara product as my fav?! Rub your eyes twice and yes, this Shara Shara Bee Tox Spot Cream (15ml, $18) is probably one of the best in this box. It smells of herbs and grass! Yes, I love my herbs and florals alot.

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Luckily I am not allergic to bee stuff but in case you are, look at the ingredients here.

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I don’t have serious acne problems but I keep reaching for this tube because I’m addicted to the smell lol. Maybe a pimple or two will prove its effectiveness, but lets hope there is no need for that. I love my skin atm! ❤

The next rave-worthy product is probably the Tosowoong Tea Tree AC-control Soothing Lotion (100ml, $19). Tosowoong has been consistently delivering some pretty decent products at affordable prices. I have been using the similar lotion from another Memebox and my skin thanks me for it.

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I was using mostly brightening and hydrating stuff, until I realized at my age these pore and AC products are more suitable. The weather is a little cray in Europe the recent years, so I have avoided products that dries out skin. Memebox has opened a whole new world of AC control stuff to me! 🙂

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The Tea Tree VS Bee Natural Pure Lotion (Memebox Anniversary Box)
Which is your fav?
I’m definitely liking the Bee one atm. I guess it might be time I re-explore bee stuff (especially Benton).

Besides Tosowoong, another skin care brand fav is Pro You. Their creams and peel have been a hit with memefans and I would love to think the Pro You Tea Tree Oil (10ml, $24) will be well-received as well.

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It’s such a small bottle for that price tag but yay, got it for less in a Memebox. 😛 I will find a chance to use this during cram week for sure. Not looking forward though..

I’m absolutely amazed at how many wipes and toners Memebox sent out this month. Purederm is a cheaper brand, so I didn’t place this on top of my to-try list, yet. I do think this Purederm Tea Tree Pore Freshener (170ml, $24) looks as fresh as it sounds.

But tbh wtf is a “freshner”?

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I am assuming this is a toner-slash-makeup remover based on the description. It claims to remove makeup residues, dirt and impurities that clogged up pores.

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The ingredients seem pretty good for trouble-prone skin so I’m saving this up until my other toner reaches half. 🙂

Whoop! More cleansing tissues. Towelettes to be more precise. The Purederm Tea-tree Make-up Remover Cleansing Towlettes ($7) came in 30 pieces/pack.

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I think this is super convenient to use, although at home I would cleanse after using it and outside this pack of 30 would be a tad heavy. Wishing they had came in 10s instead but oh well, I’ll use this in stead of my eye and lip remover liquid.

Never heard of this brand before: D’Dell Moisture Facial mask 03 Tea Tree (23g, $7). Like any mask, this is to be left for 15-20mins before removing and patting in the essence.

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Description and instructions;

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The whole box was disappointing to some because we all kinda expected some LJH products but hey, I’ll make do with this one. I think the spot cream and lotion makes up for the box, although I wished this had been a $23 box. Hmmm….

If you are reading this today, Merry Christmas to you and to the rest Happy 2015 and may your year be a smooth one! 😉

 

December Code!
PL4CKA
(Good from 3-31st Dec 2014)
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.

Happy Memeshopping! ❤