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 🙂
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! ❤
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.
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.
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.
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.
The tube measures about 8cm and dispenses as a balmy stick. Just apply it on the wrist or behind the ears like most perfumes.
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 .
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)
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!
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.
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.
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.
I randomly received the 803 Sam N Cream (the other two being Young and Palzza Cream). This product is 50g and costs $34.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lastly, the familiar Ariul Stress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam (75ml, $8). This is my third tube from Memebox lol.
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.
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. 😀
Happy Memeshopping! ❤