It’s Memebox unboxing time! I’m always so excited when I see the lovely pink package at my door. This box is actually already unboxed on the Memebox official website, but I received this before they showed the contents on their site so everything was a mystery to me when I got it.
The shipping date for this was fixed on 27 August and I received this on 3 September, way faster than the last time! This box costs USD32, plus USD6.99 for shipping from Korea; I got this with a small discount using coupon codes. This is a Superbox, so every item is full sized.
What is Memebox?
Memebox is a non-subscription mystery beauty box company. Each regular Memebox comes with 4 to 8 full-sized or deluxe sample of Korean products, while Superbox comes with only full sized products. Shipping dates are set by the company; check the product description for information about when the box is scheduled to start shipping.
Item 1: Pure Skin Ice Cooling and Soothing Patch
Full size, 5g x 5each. Value of $18.
Product Description: This is a bio cellulose patch for soothing and alleviating skin stiumlated from sun exposure. The water lily extracts, menthol, and glacier water work to cool down the skin while the tea tree extracts and aloe vera leaf extracts work to deeply soothe irritated skin.
How to use: Remove the fabric side of the patch and adhere it onto stimulated skin of your body. Rest for 20-30min, remove the patch and pat in the remaining essence onto the skin.
Initial thoughts: Erm, not really sure what this is supposed to do… to sooth sunburns I suppose? I NEVER suntan, so I don’t think I’ll get sunburned ever again. Not a very useful product for me. I was hoping that it’s a sheet mask but from the product description it doesn’t seem like it.
Item 2: Blithe Patting Water Pack
Full size, 200ml. Value of $46.
Randomly selected from Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey, Soothing & Healing Green Tea, Rejuvenating Purple Berry
Product Description: No need to stick on a sheet mask every night with Blithe’s all-new Patting Water Pack! Simply through patting on your skin, it’ll remove dead skin cells, deliver moisture & nutrition, and renew the skin balance for maintaining soft, moist skin condition. The Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey revitalizes and brightens up the skin and the Soothing & Healing Green Tea is for oil and pore control, while the Rejuvenating Purple Berry works to improve skin elasticity and firmness.
How to use: After cleansing, fill 1/4 of the basin with water. Pour in 1 lid full (about 7ml) of the Patting Water Pack into the water and mix in well. Then repeatedly pat onto your face with the water pack for 30 seconds. Do not rinse off. Simply let it absorb into your skin.
Initial thoughts: Ah! Interesting new product! I’m always excited when I see new cool skincare methods so this is one I’ll definitely try. I got the Soothing & Healing Green Tea version so it’s not exactly a perfect match for my dry skin but I will still try. Wished I had either of the other ones.
Item 3: Makeup Helper Pact
Full size, 23g. Value of $23.
Randomly selected from Original Pact, Special Romantic Rose Pact, Special Twinkle Crystal Pact, Special Secret Box Pact, Special Lovely Butterfly Pact
Randomly selected from 21 Light Pink, 21 Light Beige, 21 Natural Pink, 21 Natural Beige, 23 Light Pink, 23 Light Beige, 23 Natural Pink, 23 Natural Beige
Product Description: Enriched with lemon balm extracts and the White Flower Complex made from 7 different flower extracts, Makeup Helper’s famous pact boosts its gentle, natural formula and its strong adherence to skin. Also, it’s delicately scented with a Rose Green Floral fragrance and is greatly loved for its special edition packaging designs and its one-of-a-kind jumbo size.
How to use: Use the included cushion puff to apply the pact over your face, making sure to dab it on several times for full adherence and a long-lasting finish.
Initial thoughts: I love the compact!!! So adorable! And it’s really big. I’m really happy about this – a great color match for me too, and it’ll be nice to whip it out of the bag in public. Hurhur.
Item 4: Hope Girl Nail Travel Bling Bling Set
Full size, 5g x 3ea. Value of $14.
Randomly selected from 04 Gold Shine, 09 Neutral Aura
Product Description: Deck out your nails with this assortment of festive lacquers and appliques. Keep it chic or sleek with 3 layers of full-coverage glitters. Celebrate with elaborate Hope Girl nails that will get you noticed wherever you go!
How to use: Apply color no1 to entire nails. When it slightly dries up, apply a thin coat of color no2 up to 1/2 of your nails. When color no2 dries up, apply color no3 only to the end of your nails.
Initial thoughts: I’ve never tried anything from Hope Girl, so this is a nice item to try, plus I don’t have too many nailpolishes in these colors.
Item 5: Shara Shara Tinted Style Lip Gloss in Peach Coral
Full size, 4.5g. Value of $11.
Randomly selected from 01 Peach Coral, 02 Fuchsia Pink
Product Description: Shara Shara’s Tinted Style Lip Gloss creates a moisturizing coat over your lip for locking in moisture and preventing any dehydration. A single coat of the lip tint adds colorful glow and radiance to your lip while multiple coats pull off a more vivid signature lip makeup! Plus, there’s no need for re-applications with its extremely long-lasting formula that’ll last you the entire day.
How to use: Apply the lip tint on the inner contours of your lip for featuring naturally gradated lip makeup. For a full lip look, outline the outer contours of your lip first and then fill it in completely.
Initial thoughts: I’m not so happy about the color – peach coral turned out to be a really bright neon coral that doesn’t seem very flattering. I tried a bit on today and it tastes absolutely disgusting! The taste does go away but I have to remember not to lick my lips before it fully dries.
Item 6: Pure Skin Lemon Blueberry Rejuvenating Overnight Mask
Full size, 100ml. Value of $46.
Product Description: Enriched with various organic superfood ingredients such as lemon water, blueberry and broccoli extracts, this works to create a protective, moisturizing barrier over the outer layer of your skin for locking in moisture and delivering abundant nutrition deep down into the skin overnight. Its chou cream like texture easily absorbs into irritated and stressed out skin for deep soothing and rejuvenating effects the next morning.
How to use: Spread the overnight pack generously over your face before going to bed.
Initial thoughts: I think this is the item that I’m most excited to try out in this whole box! I’ve taken a quick peek – the texture looks quite thick and creamy, so I’m wondering how it would feel as an overnight mask. Can’t wait to try!
The total value of this box came up to USD158, which is a lot higher than what I paid for this box even if I gave the listed value a good discount as Memebox tends to inflate their prices on the product cards.
However, I am slightly disappointed with this box; I guess it’s more to do with my expectations. I was really really excited for this box – given that it’s a collaboration with the original Korean Memebox, which I’ve heard is even better than Memebox Global. I wanted to get something that screamed Korean style! Korean Makeup! Korean Skincare! But nothing really stood out for me in this box. I watch a ton of Korean drama serials so I wanted something that I could relate to in them, but alas, there wasn’t any.
I will use the items in this box – especially the mask, and the compact is really pretty. But the lip product tastes horrible, and I have no idea what to do with the ice cooling patch. I wished I had received a different version of the water patch, but it’ll still be interesting to try.
So, a little disappointed. I received this box on the day that Memebox launched the Korea’s Most Wanted #2, which is still available as of the date this post is up. I’m underwhelmed by this one so I didn’t get that. What do you think? Will you be getting the #2 box?
Here are some September Discount Codes good till 9/29/14 :
1. $5 off on all orders: BE8F or simply clicking through here.
2. $5 off on entire order when purchasing over 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3
3. $8 off on entire order when purchasing over 4 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4
4. Free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop: FREESHIPPING
5. $5 off on orders above $100: AFFILIATE-8731-6255K-ASPY
6. $10 off on orders above $150: AFFILIATE-0038-IZYH7-AHMA
And click the below for some referral only deals – not sure about end date:
Referral Only Deals
These will get you points that you can use on subsequent purchases! And some other discounts.
*Products are 100% paid for by me. Affiliate links are used in this post.