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I was sooo excited yesterday to receive my first ever Memebox! If you are a beauty addict like me who is always up for trying new makeup & skincare with cute packaging, you have probably heard of Memebox. It is a beauty subscription service from Korea and I must say after reading so many reviews, I am very impressed so far! All of their products look great, super cute and carefully selected.
Taken from Memebox’s website; Memebox is the number one Korean beauty online retailer in the world. Born in Seoul, we moved our headquarters to San Francisco to fulfill our visions of building a global portal to Korean beauty trends through technology. Many of our products are sourced, packaged, and shipped, directly from Korea straight to your doorstep. Beauty trends evolve rapidly, and shipping directly from Korea allows us to stay on top of that.
If you like the stuff you have tried, you can buy them at their web store and they often have reductions. I’m not talking about measly 5%-10% ‘sale’…but 50%-70%!! How amazing is that?!
I must tell you, I was very excited when I first saw the launch of this box as I am a fan of the very cute YouTuber, Cutiepiemarzia! It took me nearly 1 hour to buy the box from the Memebox website as it kept crashing and it wouldn’t let me add the box to my cart…but eventually I got one and I was over the moon! Sadly, this box is currently sold out but they often restock popular boxes so if you are interested in getting one, you should sign up to their email newsletter!
Anyways, let’s jump straight into the unboxing! I paid $24.99 = €18.65 for this box. It is such a great value considering I got 6 full sized products🙂
Every box came accompanied with information cards in English as the products are from Korean. It also contains other information such as full costs of each item.
1. Pure Smile Gelee Labo Strawberry – Full sized $1
This is a face mask with ‘high concentrations of natural extracts from nutrition-rich fruits that work to moisturize, softer and renew the skin’. It looks just like strawberry jam! I cannot wait to use this sometime this week as it looks delightful🙂
2. SHARASHARA Petit Friend Tinted Balm PK01 Crown Pink – Full sized product: 20g, ($8)
This adorable tinted lip balm features an inner crown that contains the more vibrant colored lip tint, and an outer lip balm. The balm contains mango seed butter and avocado oil that deeply nourishes dry and chapped lips. This lovely item will leave your lips plump, moist and absolutely radiant.I tried the light pink tint on my lips first and here is the swatch on my lips:
I must say that I am not a big fan of the colour because the pink is very blue toned and it does not suit my golden tanned skin at the moment. Nevertheless, it smells really good and the consistency is also nice.
Here is the swatch of the red jelly balm:
It is basically just a clear lip balm, does not have much of a colour pay-off. The balm smells fruity and I will keep it in my drawer to use at night.
3 and 4. IT’S SKIN Babyface Volumer Essence 30ml – Full size product: 30ml, ($11)
This multi-purpose essence offers deep hydration, wrinkle-care, and brightening care all together. The hyaluronic acid and the NMF (natural moisturizing factor)formuladeliverintense hydration that penetrates the outer layers of your skin, delivering moisture from within. Also, adenosine and niacinamide components work to mitigate and treat signs of aging. They also work to brighten the overall complexion by improving and supporting cell generation and turnover.
IT’S SKIN Babyface Cotton Primer 35ml
Full size product: 35ml, ($9)
Enriched with green tea, chamomile, and aloe vera leaf extracts, this primer works to cover up any skin imperfections for a silkier, smooth baby-like skin texture. It leaves your skin moist from within, and cotton-silky on the outside. This is the perfect primer for easy subsequent make-up application.
The volumer essence is a clear gel which gives a very dewy finish once it’s blended. Personally, I am not a big fan of dewy bases as it can look oily…so I might try it first on my face and see how it goes!
The cotton primer is a lavender based cream and it gives a grayish-white cast once it is blended….Again, I am not a fan of these kind of primers as my skin is tanned from the summer months and the colour just does not suit my skin. Such a pity it won’t work for me as I love the packaging and the smell of the cream is also divine! I might pass this on to my sister as she has paler skin.
5. L.VIDA Nail Polish LC-34 Pink Orange 10ml – Full size product: 10ml, ($6)
Pamper your nails with L.vida’s bright, beautiful nail polish colors that last. This collection is formulated with a unique combination of resins and waxes that provide a fast drying, long-wear shine.
This is a coral nail polish with no glitter particles in it. The colour is very pretty and I will definitely get around to use it sometime this week. I also love their attention to detail, the little white flower on the next of the bottle looks very sweet!
6. BEAUTY PEOPLE Snow White Special Edition Season 2 [Glimmer Black, Glimmer Brown, Glimmer Bronze, Glimmer Gold, Glimmer Beige] 1.6g*5ea
Full size product: 1.6g*5ea, ($54)
This special edition waterproof gel eyeliner collection from Beauty People features Snow White on each pencil! Mix and match five of fall and winter’s hottest colors to add greater depth and vibrancy to your eyes. These gel-type liners contain micro-glitter particles that subtly brighten your eyes. Never worry about smudges; this tried-and-tested waterproof formula provides for a long-lasting finish.I am saving the best for last! A few weeks ago, I was contemplating of getting one of these eyeliner sets from Ebay and the only thing that held me back was the price…it costs nearly €30! I squealed with delight when I saw this set included in the Memebox🙂 Yes, swatches time!!
I am delighted to have this eyeliner set in my makeup collection as the eyeliners are very soft, buttery with great pigmentation and staying power! They are waterproof, which is always a plus. The black one has fine silver particles and the dark brown one has gold silver particles, very pretty!
Overall, I am happy with this subscription service as you can choose which boxes you want to buy depending on your interests and budget. The products are a bit hit and miss as you have seen above. Some things may not work for you but you can always pass them to your friends/sisters! For me, I didn’t really mind that aspect as you will also get other amazing products like the eyeliner set!
I was subscribed to Glossybox UK and I was so sick of getting repeat products, drugstore products which were not ‘luxury’ as promised and perfume samples….perfume samples does not count as I can get those for free, ok!! I cancelled my subscription after a few months as it was a waste of my money. So happy I found out about Memebox as I love having something to look forward to coming back from work ie. unboxing and swatching these babies!
I have a few coupon codes for you guys if you are interested in purchasing some boxes!
August PROMO CODES!
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
$5.00 DISCOUNT for orders above $100 (valid 6/30/2014 TO 8/30/2014)
Use the code =AFFILIATE-7272-9R5SY-CABP
$10.00 DISCOUNT for orders above $150 (valid7/31/2014 TO 8/30/2014)
Use the code =AFFILIATE-1086-ALBAD-CSCB
So that’s it for my first Memebox unboxing and swatches. Believe me, it is the first of many as I have ordered 7 other boxes, haha. Stay tuned for more and if you have any questions in regards of these boxes, please give me a holla in the comment section.
Lastly, I would love to know what do you guys think of this box? Are you subscribed to other beauty boxes and thinking of branching out to other ones? Tell me!!