Memebox Thanksgiving Box #2 For You

I have to admit I’m a bit too backlogged. Part of it is due to my uni assignments, year-end finals and vacation/ work interview planning. I have a life, woot~ 🙂

So here is my quick unboxing and impression of the Memebox Thanksgiving box collection #2 (I know…its well past thanksgiving and Memebox is doing an advent event at the moment–check it out here!).

This one came in the specially designed Thanksgiving box.

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Info card;

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This box is loaded with things we don’t normally get in previous memeboxes! Like this makeup brush set from Shara Shara (5ea, $24). I find it difficult to use too many brushes- 1, I’m squirmish about reusing/hygiene 2, I rarely ever wear decorative makeup.

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Regardless, this is a great addition to the box and makes an awesome gift to anyone who loves makeup and colors~

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Inside: 1 fat powder brush, 3 medium sized brushes for eye makeup and 1 for lip.

 

I was most excited about the 2 Vivito products!

The Vivito Illust Lumiere Primer (30ml, OMG $50) is probably one of the best primers I have used. I adore the blendability, scent and all— but, the flaw is this one has shimmer 😦 and I can’t wear too much bling to the clinic y’know what I mean…

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swatch;

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I tried this once and hoped Memebox would eventually give us their matte foundations, cushion or non-shimmer primers. I really love how posh this looks unlike their sister brand Shara Shara which looks more cutesy.

 

 

The next Vivito love is the Painting Sweet Lip Balm (12g, $24). Okay, lip balm for $24. Hurrr…

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It smells so good! I randomly got the 01 Orange farm one which has orange peel oil and vit E amongst the ingredients. And do you see the embossed tin? IN-LOVE. ❤

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You can get a whiff of their products on the Vivito company webpage.

 

I also think the Peripera Heart glow stick in 02 Gold Aura (6.5g, $14) might be worth keeping. Its cute and a new concept for easy-to-carry makeup. The formulation claims to be absolutely creamy and non-flaky so win! 😉

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This works as a highlighter and can be used for contouring, but maybe works as a base eye shadow too.

 

Nail stufffff….: with Shyan Nail Lacquer (15ml, $4) is not a bad polish to have…if only I didn’t get the NEON GREEN one. Hideous to me 😦 And of course I didnt get a nice glitter to remedy that. My Saracen Fluorescent glitter (13g, $6) came in the plain silver variety. Sadface.

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I forgotten to photograph the Shara Shara Miracle Multi Cream (50ml, $18) but here it is;

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This is a lemon-ish, balmy cream thing useful for moisturizing the face, body and hair. It contains 30 different kinds of plant oils and promises to lock in moisture for up to 48 hours! Smells absolutely lemony and looks it too.

Pure Smile Essence sheet masks (23ml x 2, $2) came in both Milk and strawberry milk. I don’t use sheet masks often after I found Blithe and hydrogels, so this is going as gifts~

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This box costs me less than $30 to buy with the #1 box as a value bundle. I am quite pleased with both as I can easily gift them to my homies. My favorite products would have to be the Vivito ones (despite it being shimmery) and least are the nail polish..

They are quite vibrant and assorted, which I think the Memeladies will enjoy and view favorably.

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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

♦ Purchase this product here ♦

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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
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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 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.

A Sunday Brunch with Memebox Cafe Box!

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I am a huge fan of coffee and I bought this Memebox on the impression that it will be loaded with caffeine, but it turns out the box is focused on Cafe! I was about to get disappointed, but several items made me change my mind. Lets take a look!

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The Memebox Cafe Box is supposed to ship on the 2nd of October via standard mail and it reached in Central Europe in 2 weeks. I was not happy at all that the new mail employed is wayy slower than the previous by a week but that is how it is. This box was priced at $23 and I grabbed it on restock before the shipping date. I think I scored on this one!

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I wished that this product would be included and it is! Surprised I was the Memebox would curate a more well-known brand as the previous boxes contained mainly unknown or relatively new ones.

The Tonymoly Latte Art Cappucino Cream-in Scrub (95g, $13) is a wonderful smelling scrub loaded with milk protein, caffeine, coffee extracts and acetyl hexapeptide-8. It is really great for those with uneven tones, dry skin and even clogged pores.

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Look at how cute this packaging is! The top lid has a spatula attached to it so we need not worry about any hygienic issues. I would most definitely reuse this in some way. J’adore!

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Some claimed that they felt slight heat from this but I felt pretty neutral. The exfoliating beads are very gentle and my skin feels soft and awaken after using this scrub in the morning. The caffeine accelerates the circulation and reduces the facial edematous appearance. Texture-wise it feels like a thick cream-jelly sort with microbeads. Ohhh this scrub smells so divine!

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I have been eyeing this since my very first encounter with Korean products (which is like half a decade ago) and I thank Memebox for giving us an opportunity to try it!

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I should say this one might be a shocker to some: The Cleomee Anti-wrinkle Donkey Lotion (250ml, $83). Can you believe it is a $83 lotion containing donkey milk??! Neither do I! But heck I am so happy to get to try this~ Hee haw!

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This made up the weight of the box. It smells like Johnson & Johnson’s milk lotion/ body wash and is not super thick of anything, which makes it great for daily use. Donkey Milk is apparently the key ingredient and it is rich in natural EGF, Selenium, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and more. It also claims to have Anti-Aging, Lightening, Moisturizer, Nourishing properties. 

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There was also an advert where they used this lotion on the face. I would probably keep it to just my body and especially the neck which needs anti-aging care by 20-something. EGF is a growth factor which helps regenerate skin. It’s efficacy has not been proven, but better something than nothing, right?

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The Vella Fresh Creamy Soap (100ml, $13) was the spoiler for this box. It kinda cushion the shock as I found out early that the box isn’t all about coffee.

Description on Memebox’s website:
This whipped cream-textured cleanser is enriched with deeply hydrating and soothing ingredients: donkey milk, 3 honey complex, and 4 kinds of floral extracts. It’s highly concentrated with nourishing ingredients and that turn to creamy bubbles to thoroughly cleanse away all skin impurities and excess sebum. It also soothes, protects, and moisturizes the skin to maintain the optimal pH balance in the skin! 

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Another product with donkey milk. Great! So whats so good about it?

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It is said that donkey milk is pretty similar to human milk– packed with all the goodness!
This cleanser also boosts other benefits like honey complex and floral extracts. I was truly excited to try this when I read it!

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It bubbles up very well, especially with the aid of a facial sponge. I might try this with my Beauteque minerals facial brush and see if this will be my favourite cleansing routine. Smell-wise, the citrus notes did not go through but it smells mostly like…err soap. I think it is not a bothering scent at all.

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This is probably a consolation prize for me as I retreated dismally after the Holika Holika’s Memebox was unboxed. I adore the brand, but I could buy something I really need instead. Nevermind about that now, check out this cutie!

The Holika Holika Desert Time Lip Balm (7g, $6) is like any other standard lip balms out there- moisturizing and yummy-smelling.

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I have gotten the 01 Red Cupcake (which I actually wanted!) and it has a translucent red color to it.

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It is always nice to have a lip balm all year round and I think this is so envy-worthy. One more to add to my cute cosmetics collection~

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I thought this was a meteorite until I read the name;
Binu Cook Ice Cream Scoop Cacao Body Soap (70g, $3).

It feels like this came from an indie organic brand because it is 100% natural, hand-made soap bar for the face and body. 비누 or Bi-nu actually means soap in Korean and Binu cook is a company that manufactures soap resembling food! This scoop of ice cream soap smells exactly like a chocolate scoop.

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I would not have heard of this brand if it is not for Memebox. Their products seem to revolve around making useable things look like food and I think with their organic trademark, it could make a pretty good addition to an Organic box (if Memebox ever comes up with one).

Check out binucook.co.kr

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This is not the first time I have gotten a Pure Smile product and this one is the Green Tea Mask Sheet (23ml, $1).

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I am on the fence with Pure Smile products because they are practical products but I have yet to discover a HG product from them. This brand is from Japan but manufactured in Korea, hence the Japanese words on the packaging.

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I had a great time going through this Memebox. It might not be of high value like other boxes, but at least half of it was a wow for me.

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The Cafe box totaled up to $119 (thanks to the astonishing price of the donkey milk lotion) but I would say it is worth my $45 (self-estimated value). If you are looking for a scrub, cleanser and lotion, this one is one to watch out for in case of restocks.

Do check out the other available memeboxes here and use my promo codes. These are good till the end of October 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! ♥