I received this box a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been travelling the last couple of weeks so this post is really really late. Anyway, this is my second numbered global box from Memebox – the numbered global boxes are what gave Memebox their reputation as a great surprise beauty box status in the first place, so I have a lot of expectations from these!
I bought this as a value set with the Memebox Global #18 and #19 – so I only had to pay one standard shipping for 3 boxes. The shipping date for this was fixed on 24 November and I received this on 30 November. The set of 3 boxes cost me USD69, plus another USD6.99 for shipping from Korea. Individually, it’s priced at USD23, plus another USD6.99 for standard shipping.
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.
Memebox Global #17
We announce the arrival of Memebox Global #17! Our Memebox Global Editions have never failed your expectations ad we can guarantee your utmost satisfaction in receiving this 17th Edition, also packed with beauty goodies totally worth the wait.
Item 1: Palan Crysence Home Care Pouch Set
Marin Shampoo 4ea + Power Treatment 4ea (80ml), Value of $14.88
Full size product is 1000ml for $186
Product Description: Deluxe samples of Palan’s famous protein shampoo and protein treatment highly praised by numerous hairstylists and top actresses in Korea. The hair kit not only nourishes damaged hair but also clarifies and rejuvenates sensitive scalp. Formulated with 100% natural minerals.
Quick thoughts: Sachets of shampoo does not really excite me so I’m quite mehhh about this item. Have not tried it so maybe it will be better than it looks.
Item 2: Shara Shara Bee Tox Spot Cream
Full size, 15ml. Value of $18.
Product Description: A perfect spot cream for acne prone skin types. This Bee Tox Spot Cream is formulated with bee venom extracts to help control excessive sebum secretion and 6 kinds of herbal extracts to mitigate troubled spots and blemishes for achieving clearer, more well-balanced skin.
Quick thoughts: As I don’t have acne prone skin, this will be either traded or sold.
Item 3: Cheek Room Lip Palette
Full size. Value of $24.
Randomly selected from 01, 02.
Product Description: A lip palette with three different types of lip items – Color Lips, Shiny Lipstick and Lip Balm. The two Color Lips sparkle with luminosity and radiance while the Shiny Lipstick gleam with fine pearls and silky elegance, and the Lip Balm smoothly melts onto lips for a lasting moisture boost.
Quick thoughts: Easily my favourite item of the whole box. Most of the colours are not full pigmentation but I like it as it’s easier to wear. Also feels comfortable on, not drying at all but weak staying power.
Item 4: Shara Shara Pink Piggy Collagen Cream
Full size, 50ml. Value of $22.
Product Description: A skin firming and nourishing cream containing high concentrates of collagen to greatly enhance the skin elasticity and resilience. Naturally-derived formula made up of collagen, hyaluronic acid and argan oil helps moisturize, rejuvenate and treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Quick thoughts: I’ve read that collagen in cream form doesn’t do anything for the skin but I’m still happy to get this. It’s pink (hence “pink piggy”) and I’m just excited about trying a pink face cream.
Item 5: Dr. MJ Real Mucin Restore Suncream SPF45 PA+++
Full size, 50g. Value of $41.
Product Description: This mild suncream works to hydrate, protect and balance out the skin tone, smoothly coating a thin layer of nourishing snail secretion formula.
Quick thoughts: Always happy to receive more suncream so this will be put to good use. It seems like koreans love adding snail secretion to everything nowadays!
Item 6: Climax Water Pool Cleanser
Full size, 150 ml. Value of $34.
Product Description: This highly elastic, sticky textured cleanser is enriched with soda water and over 22 naturally derived components. Its innovative formula works wonders as the mucin-like gel melts onto skin, extracting and dissolving dirt, oil and makeup residues piled up on the surface. Double cleanse with this miracle cleanser to completely suck away all residues and impurities from your face.
Quick thoughts: A sticky and elastic cleanser? Hmm this will be interesting to try! I just wonder how clean it will be though if it is sticky and elastic…
The value of this box came up to USD153.88 versus USD23 for the individual box. While Memebox usually inflates the prices on the product card, I still think the box is more than worth the USD23 I paid.
I’m happy about the lip palette – I think the colours are nice and easy to wear. I like getting suncream because I know they will definitely be used, and the pink piggy cream is amusing. The sticky cleanser will be interesting to try too! I’m not too hot about the sachets of hair products and the spot cream, although I know there are many who will be happy about the spot cream. So in all, I think it’s not a bad box. I think I have had too many beauty boxes so it just takes a lot more to wow me now.
What do you think of this box?
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