Memebox Thanksgiving box #1 For Me

For Thanksgiving this year, Memebox released 2 of their special collection boxes; #1 For Me and #2 For You. These boxes ship out on the 17th and arrived via DHL to me within 3 days. The description excerpt; “considering the all 2014 stress- think overtime work, juggling 2 kids and cramming for finals week– you really, really deserve it” tipped me over. 😛

The Memebox Thanksgiving Box Collection #1 For Me (whoa that was a mouthful) was heavy. When I opened it up, the colors were so lively it instantly cheered me up.

This box also came with the special Thanksgiving design 🙂

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This box stuns with 7 different brands (9 items actually) packed to the brim and is so well-rounded with toners to masks and even perfume stick plus lipstick! ❤

 

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I was most pleased with the Jaminkyung Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule (110ml, $46). I was in need of a toner, and this couldn’t have came at a better time. The bottle is heavy.

Description: The Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule Toner is a 2Phase essence type toner with a blend of lightweight, whole grain-infused toner and deeply nourishing camellia oil in a 6:4 golden ratio. It will deliver a rich moisture boost while controlling the moisture/oil balance for dry, sensitive skin.

 

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That Gokmul toner smells almost vanilla-ish. But with alcohol. Or shall I dare say…eggnog? It is kinda whole-grain-based so the toner is very calming to the skin I suppose. I shook it and it takes many drops (>5?) to wet a circle cotton pad.

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It dispenses as a milky solution. The toner removes whatever is left after cleansing nicely but caution not to use it near the eye…kinda feel a little sting. Not sure if I was being sensitive but overall its a great toner and happy I got it! My skin feels very well moisturized after.   

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Next interesting product is this Tony Moly Hello Bunny Perfume Bar 02 (orange- 9g, $11). It is not the most expensive product, but I have always wanted to try this perfume bar and is super stoked to get it in a Memebox! Moreover, it is the one I would probably choose for myself; mango-ish, citrusy notes.

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The tube measures about 8cm and dispenses as a balmy stick. Just apply it on the wrist or behind the ears like most perfumes.

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You can instantly get a whiff of the scent, but it probably isn’t strong enough to be picked up by another person unless you guys are really intimate O_o .

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As a hydrogel mask enthusiast, seeing these Sallly’s Box 4Set for the third time did not disappoint me (first two being Memebox global #14 and Daily Dose of Beauty). This set consists of;

1 x Love Recipe Apple Mask (20ml)
1x Delight Ceramide Hydrogel Mask (25g)
1x Delight Collagen Hydrogel Mask (25g)
1x Delight Pathenol Hydrogel Mask (25g)

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I love hydrogel masks because they stay put even when I dance around or run about to complete house chores. I’m not limited to my bed or computer to prevent any slips. I also confess that squishing and poking the used jelly-like masks were rather strangely therapeutic. :X

If you are ever interested in these, you can purchase the complete set from the Memeshop or attempt the newly released Mememasks (heard only good things about them). My favorite from this bunch has been the Panthenol hydrogel one!

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The spoiler product for this box was the Clio Virgin Tinted Lip #22 Electric (3.5g, $10). It is yet another glow-in-the-dark lip product (the other being the TM Neon balm from OMG3). I’m not much of a party-goer, but Clio does produce some really great pigments so I’m quite happy with this.

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It contains safflower extracts for vivid color (this was an ingredient hugely popular amongst the Korean Geishas back in the days) and claims to glide easily on application.

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The formula is certainly lighter than I thought it would be on swatch. It is buildable but not the creamy pigmented lipstick sort. After all, it is called a ‘tinted’ lipstick.

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I randomly received the 803 Sam N Cream (the other two being Young and Palzza Cream). This product is 50g and costs $34.

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Not sure if the product works. I have been using the H cream from the same brand from the Volume Up Memebox daily for weeks at least and other than being hydrating, it is the same as other products… It also does not smell special or anything. This is like a body butter without a great scent. :/

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Let me put it out there that people can tell you things about these ‘slimming’ and ‘toning’ products but ultimately it is hydration and massage that probably does the job. You will get firmer skin when you moisturize and it is often not due to the magical cream. When you massage an area of the body, it disperses the ‘water’ or what we call edema, plus increases lymphatic drainage. You will also get a ‘peachy glow’ from stimulation of blood flow to that area. If you would massage your thigh for example with argan oil or even petroleum jelly daily, you would eventually get slimmer, toned thighs. Not rocket science.

 

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Pamphlet with the different types of creams offered by the brand

Ultimately, the placebo of getting a body part more toned or perkier makes you believe in it and probably give you the confidence you need. This cream may help moisturize the areas and motivate you to massage it regularly.

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The Pisteo Bright & Pure C Serum (7ml, fullsized (x4- $100)) is another highly raved product. It is made of vitamin C concentrates and sounds extremely potent. For that price tag, the Pisteo serum claims to combat dryness, wrinkles and dullness.

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To use this, replace the flat lid of the serum with a taller lid with a pipette and a cap over top. Squeeze out a penny-size amount and massage it onto clean face. I like that it comes with a pipette to dispense the product hygienically ❤

I have not used this long enough personally to give a conclusion but I will keep it till I need an emergency skin restoring therapy– possibly mid winter after cramming up for finals. So far this is quite a good serum.

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Lastly, the familiar Ariul Stress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam (75ml, $8).  This is my third tube from Memebox lol. :/

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Probably its a personally thing, but I have enough foam cleansers to last me a lifetime perhaps. 😛 I will gift this along to someone who needs one.

♦Purchase it here!♦

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Overall, this box is a winner- the selections, value and usability. I especially adore the toner, bunny perfume and hydrogel masks. Everyone has been raving about this one.

After having my fill of these festive boxes, I have not picked up the Blackfriday or Christmas ones. I’m glad I chose to buy these when they came out. It’s well worth the money I paid. 😀

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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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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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Get moisturized with Memebox Moisture Surge ~

 

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I have never been this excited. The Moisture Surge Memebox was released alongside with the Memepouch (which I will review later) and I thought to myself that I need to grab this box since it is always cold and dry in central Europe. I was glad I did.

I got this Memebox by using the $50 memepoints I won in the #howdoyoumemebox Instagram contest ages ago. Thats how I paid nothing for this value set of 2 boxes + shipping!! Lucky me~~ *tears of joy*

 

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Right off the bet, 6 products, almost all are full-sized. ANDDDD one deluxe sample set by Chosungah! LOVE.

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I will start off with my favorite;
The original raw deluxe kit ver 3.0 (3 x 30ml, $60).
Sorry memebox, but $60 is a fairytale price because I saw this on some other site for a fraction of that price.

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I have always loved Chosungah for their beautifully designed packaging. I raved about this in another post about new, upcoming brands in Korea.

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This kit contains 3 items;

1. Black Bubble- a black cleanser that helps expel impurities by creating fine bubbles. Take a dime size of this, spread it over the face and wait for 5 seconds before massaging and rinsing it off.

2. Chan Mool Patting Essence– a tangly, jelly-like essence that helps brighten, moisturize and tighten the skin. Sounds fab and a lot simpler than the Blithe one which is my current fav.

3. Water Block Black Jam- This claims to hydrate for up to 48 hours (whoa, sounds potent!) and you may use it as an overnight mask as well.

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I think I will keep this and try all of it! I do wish to see more Chosungah in my memeboxes to come, and I was utterly jealous of the Koreans to get their cheek blush in an earlier box.

Be sure to check out their site! Oh, eye candies..but the shipping will obliterate you. Consider yourself warned.

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The next product is the insobeau Hiaromax Vitamin Stick (10g, $29) and you have to agree with me that this is an interesting item. It is a balm type moisturizer for dry areas of the face!

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I have given this a go and I quite like it. It smells strongly like…..repellent(?) but tolerable in the name of beauty lol. You may apply this before or after makeup. I put this on my desk and use it when I have to work on my computer all day. It’s savvy and convenient– just glide it over dry patches and viola. The stick is also cooling, so thats a plus!

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The tube has about 2.5cm of product, and you can see that I have used up quite abit. Though I don’t think the vitamin stick does anything wow, it is handy for anyone who doesn’t like to walk all the way to get a moisturizer. It is portable and fits into any handbag. I can see myself using this on long-haul flights too!

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I love mists and was stoked to see the Dermahouse Aloe Moisture Mist (120ml, $14) in this box.
I don’t have to do a spritz test photo because this is as standard as a mist can get. It moisturizes pretty well I’d say, and is great for sensitive skin too!

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The mist smells subtly floral and dries out to leave a slight sheen. I love it, and I think I will use this to manufacture more of my own Blithe Misting water lol.

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The Rosemoon Rich 53% Collagen smart balm (50ml, $47) is a no-nonsense product judging by its packaging. On the first whiff, it does smell alot like collagen– the smell of pig skin, if you know what I mean. It promises to hydrate, strengthen and protect the skin.

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You can use this as the last stage of your routine skincare and leave it overnight for that super soft, moist skin. It does contain many plant extracts and  honey, royal jelly, plus beeswax. I love the sound of this already!

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This is fantastic for winter months. I would use this as my night moisturizer and see how it goes.

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Wish Formula Premium Ample Mask ($14) is great against wrinkles and dryness.

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Like any other masks, you would leave this on for 15-20 minutes and pat the remaining essence after for full absorbance.

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I like that they included the ingredients in English. This product goes to my mum! I’ll report if she would look youthful after using this.

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The last product in this pack is the imface Vio-Xellose Neck Patch (10ml, $5) and it is a neck mask with coconut jelly texture. It is also used to treat aging neckline and is free of harmful chemicals like paraben, benzophenone, sulfate and other artificial additives.

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This one has to be left a little longer- 20-30mins. I don’t personally enjoy neck masks because they are too cold for my throat and it feels like I’m constantly wearing an uncomfortable collar…

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Again, mum will be my trashcan inheritor. I think neck masks, v-line sling thing and hair packs are an IT thing in Korea right now. I am too lazy to be bothered..and I would prefer using the previous collagen product instead of this. :X

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6 different products all together, and they totaled up to a memevalue of $169 (wow seriously?). I personally would put a price tag of $80 on this box. I don’t mind this box, considering the variety it has. While it did not turn out to be a wow, it does deliver what it promises.

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Do check out the other available memeboxes here and use my promo codes. These are good till the end of October ’14 I suppose, and gives a discount of $5 off all orders (good for one use each).

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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.
At the meantime, happy memeshopping! ♥