So Memebox is finally breaking up with us global customers. They are still resuming sales to Korea, China and USA though. I am sad– we all are, but life has to go on. Before the breakup happened, I got myself this box: The Korea’s Most Wanted 2 during the restock-and-review event. I paid $35.99 upfront and decided to grab this and do a proper review on it. After all, I adored the first edition of the Korea’s Most Wanted Memebox (that one is stellar btw).
I had to forego this months ago when it was released because of my tight student budget…but here it is now 😀
The info card (front and back);
Elroel’s Tone Up Starter Sungel SPF 50+ PA+++ (50ml, $43) is something I really need for the longest time. It is a green sungel that can double as a starter and a screen protector. Theoretically it sounds perfect: SPF 50, gel, brightens and moisturize? Sign me up, thanks.
I don’t think it looks like a gel at all upon the swatch though…Okay perhaps I put a little too much to demonstrate. And the outlet was stuck with hardened bits of sunscreen.
The smell is totally like those generic sunscreens out there and texture wise it is kinda heavy… 😦
I might use this sparingly on my neck and arms but it isn’t for my face. I will stick to liquid sunscreens and heavier spf bb creams like Hanskin.
Hiello – Blooming Multi Firming Cream (50ml, $50) smells really nice, but I can’t immediately pick up roses at all. Description says it is formulated with blends of poppy, vitamin, collagen, green tea water, Damascus rose water and centella asiatica– one of my fav ingredients in any product, everr.
It does feel more expensive as compared to other creams out there in plastic tubs and flimsy lids. Bonus points! Mine also will expire in April of 2016, so I can use it up slowly 😀
Other ingredients, in case you are curious;
I don’t normally like firming creams because they tend to be heavy, but I adore this one! ❤
It does feel more like a light creamy lotion. Upon blending, it disperses into a gel-like texture and absorbs very well. My skin definitely feels plumper and more moist. I’m loving it so far and I think this makes a wonderful night cream or even a daily moisturizer in the winter.
The Tang Tang Kissy Skin Therapy Peeling Wash (100ml, $23) is refreshing to have in a Memebox. All the cleanser, moisturizer and masks– I needed more peeling stuff! I’m glad to get to try this one though because I stalked the Memebox sister site and saw that it had a good rating on it.
“The Tang Tang” is such a cute name for a brand and I only wished someone would design a cute packaging befitting its name.
The peeling wash dispenses as a gel and (I know the description says to let it harden for 40 seconds but…) immediately you can massage and feel the globules forming! It does not smell of anything in particular and it reminds me of some of those Japanese/Taiwanese peeling gels I have tried in the past.
I love it! It doesn’t feel too harsh on the skin. I know for sure those globules are not my dead skin, but it does exfoliate pretty well. After washing, my skin feels soft and clear. Pretty happy with it. 😀
Kskin Emu Leg R-Free Massage Cream (100ml, $46) contains all the quirky stuff in it. Erm… emu oil?? It reminds me of those herb vendors/Chinese acupuncturists in Asia. If you are familiar with Tiger balm, you would probably know what I am saying… I was half expecting it to smell that way but it doesn’t!
Hangul instructions, ingredients and stuff.
If you tried the Elizavecca one from Memebox #16 and didn’t like the strong menthol smell, this might be a better alternative. It is a clear gel formula that spreads like water and feel cooling on the skin without being too overpowering! ❤
I am soooo keeping this one for summer after a long day out walking under the hot sun. Just the perfect body gel I need!
(this box is seriously doing well so far! 😀 —well except the dud sungel..)
LadyKin One Touch Bling Glow Lipstick (3.5g, $11) is the sole makeup product in this box. It was also the first thing I checked out once I unpacked the Memebox. Hello Deep Plum Burgundy!! My wish came true~ (T ▽ T)o
There is just a 50-50 chance of me ever getting the shade/selection I want for my Memeboxes but this is such a pleasant surprise. I definitely did not want that fall rose or chic red.
On swatch under natural light, it does seem a little lighter than expected. (Photo above shows two strokes) It does not build up too much but I’m okay with that.
Formula wise it is pretty smooth to apply. One small flaw is that it does not stay for long. *sigh* I know, I know…it doesn’t claim to be waterproof or anything but having chronic polydypsia, I would love it if my lippies would stay put. Okay I will just reapply any time. This one is a keeper for now.
The Face Shop Calendula Eden Essential Moisture Essence (35ml, $9) would be something I wouldn’t pick for myself at The Face Shop but am happy to get because I just ran out of my essence (A-true White Snow Tea Brilliant Essence; check it out, it’s quite fab). Calendula is a type of flower (aka marigold) and it smells really clean: almost of clean hotel sheets.
Sealed for freshness! 🙂
Mine expires in 2017- proving how amazing Memebox is as their products are almost 98% fresh. True story.
Germaphobe me thanks you, The Face Shop, for hygienic pumps. 😀
Verdict? I like it. It is a really basic creamy essence- a tad lighter than my previous A-true one. I like how easily it absorbs into my skin. It also did not cause any breakouts or anything after using it day and night (even under my makeup). I will continue to use this in my routine.
My favourite product from this box are the Hiello Blooming Multi Firming Cream and Kskin Emu Leg R-Free (what the hell does R-free even mean 😛 ) Massage Cream. ❤ The sungel did not perform as well as I thought it would and the Ladykin Lipstick was a tad less pigmented than preferred.
Total memevalue came up to $182 and that is just insane. Okay, maybe they did jack up the value a tad, but I think it does come up to $80 bucks all in all (I checked their RRP on a Korean portal). I’m pretty pleased with everything in this box and i think Koreans might actually like these. 🙂
You can still get Memebox if you are in USA. China or Korea. I hope you’ve enjoyed my review on this box. Do drop me a question on the comment box if any. 😉
Happy memeshopping! ❤
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