Memebox – Superbox #50 Anti-Aging 3: October 2014

So it’s time again for another box from one of my latest obssesions: Memebox (pronounced Mi-mi-box). It features full size Korean beauty products and unlike monthly subs, you purchase themed boxes in advance that ship out to you later. The Memebox folks were kind enough to send me the Superbox #50 Anti-Aging 3 for review.   This box retailed for $39.00 (plus shipping) and is currently sold out, but if you’re interested be sure to check back for restocks.

Memebox’s description: “Far gone are the days when women start to worry about aging in their 40s. The onset of aging woes come earlier in a woman’s life these days (try 20s!) due to stress, pollution, prolonged exposure and etc, resulting in the premature onset of dreaded wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.

So now, meet the power players of anti-aging skin care and counteract all the visible signs of aging, including lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, dullness and dehydration! Upgrade your beauty loot and stop time so that you can have beautiful skin longer”

Damn it Memebox, way to scare us with all these early aging, wrinkle talk. Personally, I do think that it’s a good idea to start early with some anti-aging products, but if you’re 22 there’s no need to go overboard. That being said, I’m turning 35 in a couple weeks, so I’m ready to dive head first into this box.
PackageBox
As usual an adorable and sturdy pink Memebox that will end up transformed into someone’s gift or polish storage.

Open Box


Thankfully, we’ve received our dual-sided card that gives product info and instructions. I swear I keep waiting for the day Memebox forgets one of these and I need to start using google to translate Korean.
Card #1 Card #2

Now onto the items.
Wrinkle Cream
Pro You S Wrinkle SC Renewal Cream 100g
(Memebox Retail: $96.00)
Description: Free of paraben, imidazolidinyl urea,triethanolamidealcohol, and artificial coloring, Pro You’s S Wrinkle SC renewal Cream is extremely gentle to skin and works to enhance skin elasticity and firmness while replenishing and stimulating skin regeneration.”
Verdict: Hit!
I try to incorporate anti-aging products into my beauty routine regularly and have done so for the last 10 years. I’m excited to try out a Korean anti-aging product and I appreciate that it is gentle and does not contain any harsh chemicals.

Lip & Eye
Pro You Lip & Eye Wrinkle Spot Cream 15g
(Memebox Retail: $30)
Description: “Made from peptide, Actiflow and adenosine, this Lip & Eye Wrinkle Spot Cream works to firm up sagging skin near lip and eye areas by maintaining the healthy moisture/oil balance. Again, it contains no paraben, mineral oil, artificial coloring, alcohol and imidazolidinyl urea.
Verdict: Love!
This is another item in the Pro You line and just like the moisturizer it is free of harsh chemicals. I love eye creams and I use them religiously. If you can only do one anti-aging product, pick up a great eye cream and it will keep years off your face. I’m always psyched to try new eye creams so I loved this addition.

Wrinkle System
Pro You Multi White & Wrinkle Ampoule Dual Set 2ml X 8 each
(Memebox Retail: $48.00)
Description: “This is a day and night ampoule set made for addressing different skincare issues – controlling sebum and enlarged pores during the day, and maintaining skin clean, deeply moisturized and enhancing the overall skin elasticity overnight. Both ampoule, however work to fight sings of gaining with its adenosine-based formula for treating fine lines and wrinkles and offering a lifting effect to the skin.”
Verdict: Like
I will fully admit that I am slightly intimidated by this ampule system. I have never tried anything like it before, so for that reason alone I’m putting it in my like category. Part of my Memebox infatuation is that I get to try so many new things and products. I’d never have picked this up on my own, but I’m glad to try it out.

BB Cream
Tosowoong Super BB Cream 50 ml
(Memebox Retail: $12.00)
Description: “Tosowoong’s Super BB Cream contains a UV protection level of SPF15 and glides onto skin nice and smoothly for a perfect no makeup look. It works to cover up skin imperfections and enhance skin firmness all at once.”
Verdict: Love!
I’ve heard tons of wonderful things about Korean BB creams and so I’ve been waiting to get one in a box. I didn’t swatch this because my Makeup case is overflowing, but as soon as I finish up a couple other products I will give it a whirl. I’m hoping that it’s not too warm/yellow for my complexion, but it’s great to have an inexpensive BB Cream to experiment with.

Masks
Simply When Present Perfect Mask 20g X 3
(Memebox Retail: $11.00)
Description: “Simply When Present Perfect Masks are just the thing you need when your skin feels dry, rough, and aging! It’ll deliver intense skin revitalization and firmness in one easy go.”
Verdict: Hit!
I’m like a face mask whore, seriously. I love trying out different face masks and am adding this one to my ever growing collection. This is the only item from my box that you can grab on the Memebox site. A 10 pack is available for $27.00.

Neck Cream
Seatree Tibet Mushroom Neck Cream 45ml
(Memebox Retail: $12.00)
Description: “Infuse young vitality and suppleness to your sagging neck area with this adenosine-rich Neck Cream containing various organic ferments such as Tibet mushroom (kefir), pharbitis, paeonia japonica, and lactic acids. Firm up those lines and wrinkles by delivering deep nutrition and brightening up dull roughened skin.”
Verdict: Like
To be honest I think I’m probably a little too young to have to worry about a “sagging neck area” but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so I’ll give this product a shot. I’ve never used anything like this so again, it will be something new to explore.

OVERALL
Full Box
Verdict:
Hit!

I thought this was a well put together anti-aging box. Memebox included everything you’d need for a full anti-aging skin routine. I’m going to put all these products aside until I use up a couple opened products and then I’ll use them together an anti-aging kit.

According to Memebox retail the total value of this box was $209.00, but they do seem to inflate the costs quite a bit. The cost to purchase this box would be $39.00 plus shipping and I would have been more than satisfied with paying that for these products. I will use everything in the box and it had a nice mix of familiar things (like eye cream) with more unusual items (like the ampules).

So if you love checking out memeboxes, be sure to come back as I have a whole bunch currently en route to me including: #16 Memebox Global, Princess Edition #1 Snow White, #51 My Cute Wishlist #2, #61 My Cute Wishlist #3, Memebox #44 Very Berry & Superbox #63 Blackheads No More Bundle, and Superbox #66 Tony Moly & Holika Superbox #67 Holika Bundle. My next Memebox review will be the Special #31 Earth & Sea Cosmetics. Be sure to follow my blog if you don’t want to miss it.

Memebox is constantly updating their box selection and offers, so always check my latest Memebox reviews for current coupon codes and offers (jump down to the Backstory for a list of current coupon codes). They also have some offers that are only available through affiliate links. They will frequently re-issue sold out boxes so if you’re in love with something sold out, make a wishlist and sign up for the Memebox newsletter to find out if it gets restocked.

MEMEBOX NEWS!

Memeboxes latest releases:

#75 City Girl Seoulites: $23.00 plus shipping
Description: If you could only use one K-Beauty product for the rest of your life, what would it be? That’s the question we asked all the ladies in Seoul City! We hunted down the beautiful ladies of Seoul to see which beauty products they can’t live without to curate this special box, bursting with only the most buzzed about beauty innovations that’s all the rave among hot Seoulites!

#76 While You Were Sleeping – Night Care #2: $29.00 plus shipping
Description: Say goodnight to all your imperfections with this luxurious While You Were Sleeping Box! This night care recovery box bursts with skin, body and hair miracle-workers that combat all signs of aging for a younger, brighter, more beautiful you.

#77 Foot Therapy: $23.00 plus shipping
Description: The cold season arrives with comfy sweaters, camel-colored trench coats, beautiful autumn trees and snug boots, but with all these fall and winter delights also comes dehydrated feet and cracked soles! Our feet are affected by the cold weather harshness as we let our foot care routine lapse during the colder months, just bundling them up with fluffy socks and snuggly boot. Feet become calloused, rough, and dry, with skin flaking off with each touch. Totally embarrassing.  Take this chance to slough away foot imperfections and drench feet with skin-loving foot therapy products that will get your feet baby-smooth and totally renewed.”

Memebox offers some of these boxes in combo sets that give you a discount, so if you want to grab more than one be sure to check out the value sets.

Do any of the Memeboxes interest you? Which one would you choose?

THE BACKSTORY

Memebox (pronounced Mi-mi-box) is the #1 beauty box provider in Korea and has recently come to the US. Their boxes include the “most trusted most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices.” Memebox carries 4 main types of beauty boxes: Memebox, Memebox Special Editions, Superbox and Luckybox along with full-size, Korean beauty products in their Memeshop. Unlike subscriptions, you purchase these boxes individually as they are released, so this is a great option for the commitment phobes who don’t want to be locked into a beauty subscription. There are tons of fun themes and pricing options.

Costs vary depending on the box.

Memebox Special Edition:

Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and delux samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet the various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.

Superbox:

Superbox was inspired by Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!

Luckybox:

Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products!

OCTOBER COUPON CODES:
Promo code – $5 off on any order (limit one per customer): VYX5 (one time use per account)
$5 off on orders above $100: AFFILIATE-7666-OPO2L-QGRA
$10 off on orders above $150: AFFILIATE-0158-DDXZX-JMBG
$5 off on entire order when purchasing over 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3
$8 off on entire order when purchasing over 4 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4

Free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop: FREESHIPPING



Memepoints:
You can also get memepoints based on your purchases. Each 1 Meme Point can be redeemed for $1.00. (The maximum memepoints you are allowed to spend on an order is 50)

Memebox – Scentbox #4 Floral & Coupon Code: September 2014

So if you’ve been reading lately, you’re probably aware of my newest obsession: Memebox (pronounced Mi-mi-box). And this month I’ve got a great treat for my wonderful readers. If you use my referral link along with the code: FOFN you’ll get $5.00 off! Jump down to the backstory for a list of other coupon codes you can use toward multiple boxes.

Memebox features full size Korean beauty products and curates themed boxes that you purchase in advance and then get shipped out to you later. I had a great coupon awhile back and opted to try one of their smaller boxes. I grabbed the Memebox Scentbox #4 Floral with the hope that I’d get some rose skin care or other fun products. This box is currently sold out, but there are frequent restocks and lots of other fun options.

Package

Memebox’s description: “Packed with whimsical floral scented skin care and body care goodies, these magically evocative notes will immediately awaken your deepest senses and give you the impression of living in your own secret garden! Feel positively lovely with this floral explosion in a box! Open this box and you’ll be transported to a field of delicate flowers and sunshine with beauty goods that burst with floral fragrances.”

Whimsical floral scented skin care? My own secret garden? They’re really building this one up. I hope it can stand up to the hype.

Box
As usual we get the adorable pink box that I know hoard with all of my birchboxes for recycling or upcycling or whatever hipsters call reusing stuff.

Open Box
Thankfully we’ve gotten our usual two-sided card that describes our items since I don’t think I can learn Korean in time to post to you all.
Card #1 Card #2

Mask
Sally’s box Friendly Cherry Blossom Hand Mask 6gX 2each
(Memebox Retail: $2)
Description: An easy-to-wear glove type hand care enriched with cherry blossom extracts and she abutter, the Friendly Cherry Blossom Hand Mask will deliver intense hydration and nutrition to your dry roughened hands.”
Verdict: Hit!
I love getting masks. The only hand masks I have are from Julep so I’m psyched to try out another. I can’t smell this one until I open it but I typically love Cherry blossom scents so this one should work out really well.

Shower Cologne
ESTHE Shower Cologne 100 mL in Floral Dream
(Memebox Retail: $26)
Description: “ESHTE’s Shower Colognes are finely-spraying body perfume that come in three most popular floral frgrances – soft, lovely rose bouquet scent, delicately sensual white musk scent and refreshingly fruity and citrusy floral scent.
Verdict: Gift
Unfortunately I got the scent that was probably the least appealing to me.  I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t one of those hugely overwhelming old lady florals. It’s still not really my taste, although it does have really similar notes to Julep’s body oil. I’ll be passing this along to someone who will enjoy it more.

Spray
L’OCEAN Feromonika Perfume 10mL in Paros Rose
(Memebox Retail: $12)
Description: “The Feromonika Perume series is also known as “pocket perfume” due to its easy to carry around, petit packaging. L’OCEAN actually took internationally popular high-brand fragrances and infused them into their trendy series. So there’s no need to spend big bucks on perfumes anymore.”
Verdict: Miss
I typically like rose scented things but I just didn’t care for this. I don’t wear much perfume in general so for one to appeal to me it really has to be great. This would be nice for a teenage girl, but I’m just not feeling it. I’m also disappointed to see two perfumes in this same box.   This box only comes with a few items and really needs more variety. A shower gel, face cream or lip balm with a floral scent would have been much more appropriate and have rounded out this box better.

Hand Cream
Secret Key Perfume Hand Cream 30g in No 6.
(Memebox Retail: $10.00)
Description: “Some hand creams are super moisturizing but lack a long-lasting fragrance while others are disqualified for being the other way around. So, Secret Key proudly launched the Perfume Hand Cream series with 6 varieties of fragrance that actually last on your hands while being deeply hydrating and replenishing at the same time!”
Verdict: Like
I liked the consistency of this hand cream and the scent was light and pleasant. I’ll add this little guy to my manicure kit and get a little bit of spring time while I’m locked inside during the winter. Again though, we already had a hand mask so it would have been much nicer to get a different product in this small box.

Full Box
OVERALL
Verdict:
Miss

Now this box retailed for $15 plus the $6.99 shipping. Memebox had an amazing $15 coupon so I grabbed this just for the cost of shipping. At my $6.99 pricetag, I’m okay with only using the hand cream and hand masks. However, if I’d paid full price plus shipping I would have been super disappointed. I know this is a smaller box with only four items, but there’s just not enough variety here and there’s only one mask that’s taking up one of those 4 spots. There are a ton of awesome floral scented Korean products – in the rose skincare category alone the options seem endless, so this box was a miss. Memebox claims the retail on these items total $50, but I tend to think their values are inflated somewhat. I’m not seeing $50 in this box, not even close.

Now this is my first real miss with Memebox, but I’ve got a ton more en route because I can’t resist cute packaging and strange beauty promises. These boxes include: #16 Memebox Global, Princess Edition #1 Snow White, #51 My Cute Wishlist #2, Special #31 Earth & Sea Cosmetics, #61 My Cute Wishlist #3, Memebox #44 Very Berry & Superbox #63 Blackheads No More Bundle, and Superbox #66 Tony Moly & Holika Superbox #67 Holika Bundle.

If you want to see what’s inside any of these lovelies, be sure to follow my blog.

Memebox is constantly updating their box selection and offers, so always check my latest Memebox reviews for coupon codes and offers. Like my latest coupon code they often have special offers only available through affiliate links.  They frequently re-issue sold out boxes so if you’re in love with something sold out, make a wishlist and sign up for the Memebox newsletter to find out if it gets restocked.

MEMEBOX NEWS!

A few of the brand spanking new box offerings you might love:

Memebox #53 Wine & Cheese Cosmetics
$29.00 plus shipping
Description: “Wine, famously known to be rich in antioxidants and essential minerals, speeds up the cell renewal process and stimulates the blood circulation for the look of rejuvenated, brighter skin! Cheese, considered an excellent source of Vitamin B for the skin. supports the look of supple, bouncy and glowing skin.

*Spoiler: a FULL SIZED Memebox cult classic Dear by Enprani’s Dreams Come True Bounce Cheese Cream! This innovative facial cream has a unique ooey-gooey, bouncy texture that comes from a high concentration of protein-rich whey. The fun melted mozzarella cheese texture will adhere to the skin perfectly, and hydrate and firm the skin for the plumpest, youngest cheeks ever!”

Memebox #52 WTF: Wonderful Treasure Finds
$23.00 plus shipping
Description: “Cocoon peeling balls, pig face carbonated bubble foam masks, and peel-able tattoo lip glosses are practically cult classics for Memebox beauty junkies! While we’re all aware of these beauty faves (and add them to our Memebox cart everytime we visit), we’ve discovered a whole new list of “wonderful treasure finds” (that you’ve never seen and heard of!) that are under-the-radar, but deserve every bit of your praise and obsession!

Memebox #51 Citrus Care
$23.00 plus shipping
Description: “Zesty citrus fruits are prime beauty-boosting ingredients in tons of beauty products, and for a good reason!

 

Loaded with collagen-boosting Vitamin C and skin brightening natural acids, citrus fruits are skin and body-savers that halt the signs of aging and promote supple skin!

Superbox #69 Banila Co.
$32.00 plus shipping
Description: High quality, high performance, beauty essentials: We’re shooting for the classics. Approved and endorsed by Korea’s top idol group member, Girls Generation’s Jessica, Banila Co. is certainly one of Korea’s top-selling, most-loved cosmetics brands!”

Superbox #67 Holika Holika
$32.00 plus shipping
Description: Find all of Holika Holika’s real deal skin care, crazy cute makeup, best-selling body care, and much, much more all in this Holika Holika Box! Recommended for even K-Beauty beginners, this Holika Holika Box includes practical yet gosh-darn-cute beauty goodies that will really transform you into a Holika Holika-holic, leaving you begging for more!
*Spoiler: Holika Holika 150ml -retails at $17 Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Oil is a low stimulating cleansing oil that clears blackheads and whiteheads for a clearer complexion.”

Superbox #66 Tonymoly
$32.00 plus shipping
Description: Famous for their signature swoon-worthy packaging and its incredible effectiveness, Tony Moly is one of the most sought after beauty brands in all of Korea! In this Tony Moly Box, you’ll find all of Tony Moly’s holy grail beauty essentials – intensive skin care goodies, makeup must-haves housed in precious packaging, and body treats that are begging to be instagrammed! Take this chance to snag this limited time only Tony Moly Box and experience the best of the best beauty in Korea!
*Spoiler: Tonymoly 50g -retails at $12 Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Cream is skin brightening and perfecting cream that locks in moisture and brightens dull complexions. The adorable panda packaging and the light fruity scent is an added bonus!.”

Are you grabbing any of the new boxes? If so which ones?

THE BACKSTORY

Memebox (pronounced Mi-mi-box) is the #1 beauty box provider in Korea and has recently come to the US. Their boxes include the “most trusted most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices.” Memebox carries 4 main types of beauty boxes: Memebox, Memebox Special Editions, Superbox and Luckybox along with full-size, Korean beauty products in their Memeshop. Unlike subscriptions, you purchase these boxes individually as they are released, so this is a great option for the commitment phobes who don’t want to be locked into a beauty subscription. There are tons of fun themes and pricing options.

Costs vary depending on the box.

Memebox Special Edition:

Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and delux samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet the various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.

Superbox:

Superbox was inspired by Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!

Luckybox:

Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products!

SEPTEMBER COUPON CODES

Just for my Subscription Therapy Readers:
Use my referral link along with the codeFOFN you’ll get $5.00 off!

$5 off on orders above $100: AFFILIATE-7666-OPO2L-QGRA
$10 off on orders above $150: AFFILIATE-0158-DDXZX-JMBG
$5 off on entire order when purchasing over 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3
$8 off on entire order when purchasing over 4 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4

Free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop: FREESHIPPING

Memepoints:
You can also get memepoints based on your purchases. Each 1 Meme Point can be redeemed for $1.00. (The maximum memepoints you are allowed to spend on an order is 50)

Memebox – Superbox #34 Dermocosmetics 2: August 2014

So if you’ve been reading lately, you’re probably aware of my newest obsession: Memebox (pronounced Mi-mi-box). It features full size Korean beauty products and I am just uber fascinated with the items. Unlike monthly subs, Memebox curates themed boxes that you purchase in advance and then get shipped out to you later. Some boxes tell you all the contents, others give you just one spoiler and some are complete surprises.

The Memebox folks sent me the Superbox #34 Dermocosmetics 2 for review.  This box is available for $39.00 (plus shipping). It is also still available in a bundle with the Iope box as well.
Memebox’s description: our Dermo-Cosmetics Box #2 is packed with dermatologist favorites that are meant to pamper, restore and rejuvenate your skin! It contains everything you need to illuminate the skin and repair damaged skin by the sun and other environmental stressor to improve the appearance of dull, uneven skintone and dark spots, giving you a naturally healthy looking glow.”

Now enough housekeeping, let’s see what we got.
Package

Memebox uses super cute hot pink boxes for packaging. Great for recycling into gift boxes or crafty storage.
Box Open Box

As usual, we get our lovely two-sided card, that is a lifeline since most of the info on these products is in Korean, so these are a necessity if you actually want to figure out what a product does and how you should use it.
Card #1 Card#2

Cream Cream #2
Kang Skin Rejuvenating Cream 50 mL
(Memebox Retail: $72.00)
Description: Enriched with adenosine, ceramide and snail mucus extracts, this Rejuvenating Cream is highly effective wrinkle care product. By deeply hydrating and nourishing the skin, it improves he skin elasticity and minimize stress-instigated aging of the skin.”
Verdict: Love!
Yes, you read “snail mucus extracts”. But before you freak out, they can extract the mucus without harming the itty bitty little guys and caviar has long been part of skincare products in the US, so are snails really that big of a deal? In any case, snail mucus is huge in Korean beauty and I’ve been dying to try it out so I was super psyched to see this in the box. It has a lovely consistency – it’s a cream but it has an almost gel-like feel to it. It’s lovely going on and while it’s too soon to see anti-aging effects it does a wonderful job of moisturizing my skin without being greasy. It also absorbs into the skin really quickly. I’d happily buy this on its own if it were available.

Essence
Kang Skin Aqua Essence 30mL
(Memebox Retail: $72.00)
Description: “Kang Skin’s Aqua Essence bases its formula on hyaluronic acid which is weidely known for its intensively moisturizing and soothing properties. IT maintains the skin soft and supple by treating excessive dead skin cells and delivering abundant nutrition deep in to the skin.
Verdict: Hit!
So in reading a bit about Korean beauty, it seems that there are tons of products and many many steps to skincare routines. An essence seems to be similar to a serum, but I believe is applied before a serum (if I’m wrong about this and you’re well-versed on the Korean beauty steps, please feel free to correct me in the comments). I was happy to see this since I’ve heard a lot about essences but haven’t had a chance to try one out yet. I gave this one a quick test. It had a very light, liquid consistency and seemed very much like US serums I’ve tried. It will be fun to add something entirely new to my skincare routine.

Mask
Cotterang Bubble Peeling Pad 16ml X1 each
(Memebox Retail: $7.00)
Description: “This is an exfoliating pad enriched with natural AHA components, various plant extracts and fermented extracts which work to easily yet very effectively remove dead skin cells and excess sebum off your face. This Bubble Peeling Pad was made so that you could experience the same peeling effects at home as you would with expensive treatments at dermatology.”
Verdict: On the Fence
So first I had to google “sebum” and it’s just oil. Okay, yes I can remove oil from my face. According to the directions you moisten the peeling pad with water, create foam and then place it over your face. I haven’t tried this yet and I’m just a little worried that it might be too strong for me. I’m going to give it a try when I don’t have anywhere to be the next day (on the off chance it bugs my skin).

Acne Kit
Cotterang Acne Killer Kit 16ml + 5ml
(Memebox Retail: $20.00)
Description: “A 7-days bio peeling product which consists of the Killer Peeling Pad & the Killer Tok Tok Sol, this anti-trouble Killer Kit works to remove stubborn acne and excess dead skin cells piled up on your skin. You’ll be able to experience real dermatology-like results after 7 days of using this kit!”
Verdict: Gift
Okay so I don’t usually see the word “killer” in my skincare product descriptions so I am slightly taken aback. I don’t really have much of a problem with acne barring the occasional pimple so I don’t think this product is for me. It sounds more geared to folks with serious acne problems. This is the same brand as the peeling pad so it looks like Cotterang specializes in peels. I’m going to pass this one along to someone who can use it.

Calming Skin
reborn Calming Skin 200ml
(Memebox Retail: $30.00)
Description: “Reborn’s Calming Skin contains ceraminde, niacinamide and various oriental medicinal extracts beneficial for soothing and moisturizing dry, sensitive skin. Its gentle formula also helps maintain the skin soft and supple. In addition, all of ReBorn’s therapy products are researched and made through a joint research of CNU Laboratory Co., Daejeon University Department of Oriental Medicine, and OBM Lab”
Verdict: Like
The instructions say you apply this at the first stage your skincare routine, so I’m guessing this functions as a light toner. I gave it a spritz and it felt soothing and not at all astringent. I’m working my way through some toners I already have open, but I’ll definitely use this when I finish my other bottles.

Full Box
OVERALL
Verdict:
Hit!
I loved the moisturizing cream and had fun with all these new skincare products I’d never gotten a chance to play with before. Because these are Korean products it’s really difficult to determine the exact value and none of these are offered for individual purchase on the Memebox site. The way I’ve decided to judge these boxes is whether I’m happy with the items for the price I paid for the box.
According to Memebox retail the total value of this box was $201.00, but it seems that they inflate the cost quite a bit. The cost to purchase this box would be $39.00 plus shipping. I would have been more than satisfied to purchase this box at the $39 price tag.   I found the moisturizing cream alone to be worth the cost, and with the exception of the acne kit, I can use all the items. I have 5 (I know!) boxes en route that I purchased myself. These include: Scentbox #4 Floral, #16 Memebox Global, Princess Edition #1 Snow White, #51 My Cute Wishlist #2, Special #31 Earth & Sea Cosmetics,
so if you want to see what’s inside any of these lovelies, be sure to follow my blog.

So Memebox is constantly updating their box selection and offers, so always check my latest Memebox reviews for coupon codes and offers (jump down to the Backstory for a list of current coupon codes). They also have some offers that are only available through affiliate links. In addition, they will frequently re-issue sold out boxes so if you’re in love with something sold out, make a wishlist and sign up for the Memebox newsletter to find out if it gets restocked.

MEMEBOX NEWS!

Launching today is their new Jack Pot Box!

Description:

There will be 1st place to 9th place winners. Everyone will be guaranteed to receive at least $155 worth of products for only $32! Even better, there are many boxes for higher place, so it is easy to get high-value products. Good luck for everyone! Only best-rated & high-quality products will be included in our Jack Pot box. Regardless of which place box you get, you will receive all-time best-rated K-beauty products. All products will be best items from previous Memeboxes!”
So to summarize with slightly better grammar, it’s a favorites box where you some lucky winners will get extra products in their boxes. If you’ve been wanting to try Memebox out, this would be a great box to start with.
Some other fun new releases include:
#59 Halloween Special: $23.00 plus shipping
Description: “Whether you plan on being a sexy vamp, a pretty pixie, or just sport your trusty ol’ witch hat for the night, these do-able Halloween makeup ideas will compliment any costume and also be sure to get you a double-take!”

#60 Back to School by HopeGirl: $19.00 plus shipping
Description: “Stay pretty all day with a Hope Girl’s daily beauty combo! Get smooth and flawless skin with the Nude Skin Color Control Cream, and boast legendary lips with Hope Girl’s signature leopard print Milky Balm Lipstick! Deck out nails with festive nail lacquers, and boast beautiful eyes with a foolproof eyeliner and eye shadow combo that is sure to get you a double-take!”

 Do any of the Memeboxes interest you? Which one would you choose?

THE BACKSTORY
Memebox (pronounced Mi-mi-box) is the #1 beauty box provider in Korea and has recently come to the US. Their boxes include the “most trusted most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices.” Memebox carries 4 main types of beauty boxes: Memebox, Memebox Special Editions, Superbox and Luckybox along with full-size, Korean beauty products in their Memeshop. Unlike subscriptions, you purchase these boxes individually as they are released, so this is a great option for the commitment phobes who don’t want to be locked into a beauty subscription. There are tons of fun themes and pricing options.
Costs vary depending on the box.

Memebox Special Edition:

Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and delux samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet the various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.

 Superbox:

Superbox was inspired by Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!

Luckybox:

Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products!

AUGUST COUPON CODES:
Promo code – $5 off on any order (limit one per customer):ZVKBBH
$5 off on orders above $100: AFFILIATE-7666-OPO2L-QGRA
$10 off on orders above $150: AFFILIATE-0158-DDXZX-JMBG
Get Free Standard Shipping On 1 Box When You Buy 2 Or More Boxes: SHIP4CHEAP3
Get 10% off orders above $100: 10%OFF$1004U
$5 off on entire order when purchasing over 3 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3
$8 off on entire order when purchasing over 4 Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4

Free shipping on orders above $70 from Memeshop: FREESHIPPING



Memepoints:
You can also get memepoints based on your purchases. Each 1 Meme Point can be redeemed for $1.00. (The maximum memepoints you are allowed to spend on an order is 50)

Memebox – Superbox #42 Birthday Box: August 2014

So in July I got my first Memebox (pronounced Mi-mi-box) which featured Korean beauty products and I loved it. You can check out the review here. This month they graciously sent me another box to review.  This one is the Superbox #42 Birthday box and is currently sold out, but they do restock the boxes so if you have to have it,  add it to your wishlist and keep checking back. This box retails for $29.00 (not including shipping).  For some August coupon codes jump down to the backstory, now to the box.

Box Wrapped Box
First, adorable gift packaging. I am totally recycling this box into a lovely birthday gift box. If there is one thing my sub boxes are great for, it’s creating awesome gift packaging.

Now let’s check out our cool Korean beauty stuff!
Card #1 Card #2
Thankfully this box comes with a dual-sided card that describes the products (since a lot of the packaging info is in Korean, this is a very good thing). It appears that these products are all from the brand “i belivyu”.

Body Wash
I belivyu All in One Hair & Body Wash (250 mL)
(Memebox Retail: $14.00)
Description: An all-in-one smart item for both hair and body use. I belivyu’s Hair & Body Wash is rich in apricot, carrot green tea, chamomile, rosemary, centell asiatica and gold extracts and thus highly gentle in cleansing away unnecessary impurities and effective in delivering abundant nutrients deep into your hair and skin.”
Verdict: Love!
I probably won’t use this too frequently on my hair, but I love the fruity, fresh scent. We go through bodywash pretty quickly in my household so I’m happy to get this one. The packaging is cheerful and while the product is full size it’s not a huge bottle so it won’t take up a ton of real estate in my shower.

Scrub Cubes
ibelivyu Cube Sparkling Lemon Sugar Scrub (8 g/7 each)
(Memebox Retail: $24.00)
Description: Cube Sparkling Sugar Scrub is a scrub for face, body and bath that comes in the shape of real sugar cubes. The sugar grains filled with various vitamins, minerals and baking soda work to eliminate skin waste as well as dead skin cells and blackheads clogging up the pores, leaving your skin highly moist and supple. The yellow lemon-scented scrub contains lemon oil and lemon extracts for maintaining a cleaner, naturally glowing complexion”
Verdict: Love!
The card that came this this gave directions for using on Face, Body and in the tub. I love scrubs and I love unique beauty products and this is both rolled into one. I also adore citrus scents so this is product is winning a lot of points with me. I’m going to try this on my face first and then maybe give it a shot in the bathtub.

Powder Wash
I belivyu Powder Wash Vitamin Face Cleanser
(Memebox Retail: $24.00)
Description: “This refreshing powder-type facial cleanser works as vitamin parts burst into your skin, with granol particles and papaine enzymes softly yet thoroughly rubbing away all skin residues and impurities. Best of macademia and olive oil are also included and deliver protection and deep hydration to the skin.”
Verdict: Hit!
I’ve never tried something called a “powder wash” cleanser and it sounds intriguing. This box was sealed so I didn’t take it out for a pic since the packaging looks the same as our fun sugar cube scrub.  Plusthis way if I want to gift it I can (although I’m fairly certain I’ll be hoarding this one for myself.)

Creams
I belivyu Flower Hand Cream (30 ml 4 each)
(Memebox Retail: $36.00)
Description: “These hand creams are enriched with vitamin E capsules, shea butter, argan oil, patented organic plant extracts and 4 different kinds of flower extracts for each color – rose extracts, sunflower seed oil, safflower seed oil, and lavender extracts. Moisturize and nourish your dry, rough hands with these cute, easy to carry around hand creams!
Verdict: Gift
These are so beautifully packaged that I just can’t keep them for myself. I give a lot of nail care gifts and I might split these up into those or just package them all together as a gift on their own. They are lovely and nicely sized for travel or your work bag.

 Full Box
OVERALL
Verdict:
Hit!

I really enjoyed this box. The products are both fun and practical. Everyone can use body wash, scrubs, hand cream and face cleanser. They have adorable packaging and appealing scents. I got this box for free, but the price at Memebox is  it is $29 plus shipping. According to Memebox retail I received $98 worth of product. It’s hard to get retail values since these are not products readily available to us in the states, but from what I’ve been able to discern the Memebox value is somewhat inflated. Taking all that into consideration, I do believe this box was well worth $29.

I’ve got lots more Memeboxes on the way with some super cute themes. So if you’re enjoying these posts, be sure to check back and if you’re interested in buying a box, check out the backstory for August coupon codes.

Have you ever tried a Memebox? If so, which one did you pick and what did you think?

THE BACKSTORY

Memebox (pronounced Mi-mi-box) is the #1 beauty box provider in Korea and has recently come to the US. Their boxes include the “most trusted most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices.” Memebox carries 4 main types of beauty boxes: Memebox, Memebox Special Editions, Superbox and Luckybox along with full-size, Korean beauty products in their Memeshop. Unlike subscriptions, you purchase these boxes individually as they are released, so this is a great option for the commitment phobes who don’t want to be locked into a beauty subscription. There are tons of fun themes and pricing options.

Costs vary depending on the box.

Memebox Special Edition:

Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and delux samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet the various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.

Superbox:

Superbox was inspired by Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!

Luckybox:

Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products!

AUGUST COUPON CODES:
Promo code – $5 off on any order (limit one per customer):ZVKBBH
$5 off on orders above $100: AFFILIATE-7666-OPO2L-QGRA
$10 off on orders above $150: AFFILIATE-0158-DDXZX-JMBG

 Memepoints:
You can also get memepoints based on your purchases. Each 1 Meme Point can be redeemed for $1.00. (The maximum memepoints you are allowed to spend on an order is 50)

 

 

 

Memebox – Color box #3 (Blue): July 2014

So today we’ll be reviewing a fun new box I’ve just discovered.

Memebox (pronounced Mi-mi-box) is the #1 beauty box provider in Korea and has recently come to the US. Their boxes included the “most trusted most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices.” Memebox carries 4 main types of beauty boxes: Memebox, Memebox Special Editions, Superbox and Luckybox along with full-size, Korean beauty products in their Memeshop. Unlike subscriptions, you purchase these boxes individually as they are released, so this is a great option for the commitment phobes who don’t want to be locked into a beauty subscription. There are tons of fun themes and pricing options. For more details on the boxes and some awesome coupon codes jump down to the backstory.

Now let’s get to the box.

Shipping Box1 Shipping Box 2 Box

The lovely folks at Memebox sent me Color Box #3 (Blue) to review. Their description of it reads: “Colorbox was created for our Korean beauty lovers who want to spice up their lives with our bold color series. Our Colorbox is arranged with 3 to 4 full products and deluxe samples of the respective color so that you can have a taste of our bold colors.”

Open Box

I’ve been loving blue this season, so I’m already excited about this box.

This box ships directly from Korea but it arrived in a timely fashion in adorable packaging.

Lipstick Lipstick Swatch
Ruahin Magic Lipstick Blue
(Retail: $30.00)
Description: This super unique lipstick has a blue visual, but when applied on your lips , its color will turn into a light purple…this Magic Lipstick is a multi-player working as a lip tint, lip gloss, and a lip balm all in one.”
Verdict: Love!
They had me at “magic lipstick”. So this lipstick does turn purple and ends up looking bruise colored on me, but I love this product for tinting other lip colors. Some products tend to go weirdly orange on me, and I think this will be perfect layered over them to give a cooler tone. The product felt nice going on (like a balm) and lasted for a very long time (like a stain). I also find these color changing lip products to be super fun.

Polish #1 Polish #2
Dearberry Today Nail Laquer #32 Twilight
(Retail: $3.00)
(8 oz. Retail: $21.95)
Description: Today Nail Laquer series offers over 40 different nail colors and provides a wide color spectrum for picking just the right shade for each day’s mood.! This ufn nail laquer applies onto your nails very thinly yet vividly with just one touch.”
Verdict: Hit!
This product went on smoothly and opaque in just one coat and the shade is lovely. The cap is very wide and interesting to work with. I’m shocked this only retails for $3.00 as the formula is quite nice.

 Shadow Shadow Swatch
L’OCEAN Eye Shadow L-62 Dark Blue Pearl
(Retail: $10.00)
Description: “L’OCEAN’s eye shadows come in various trendy colors, all of which are velvety smooth, long-lasting and extremely vivid in color. They are specifically designed to compliment different colors of outfits and skin types.”
Verdict: Hit!
I keep experimenting with blue eyeshadow since I feel like it really compliments my brown eyes. This one went on smoothly and is more of an 80s blue than my usual navy picks. I’m going to have to spend some time mixing it with some of my other shades to get a cohesive look, but I think it will be fun to work with.

Liner Liner Swatch
Tosowoong Gel Pencil Liner 08 Aqua Deep Blue
(Retail: $10.00)
Description: “The gel texture of the liner will allow it to glide easily along your upper and lower eye contours.”
Verdict: Hit!
This liner reminds me a lot of the Vasanti from my Birchbox LE Mermaid box. I loved that one and I really like this one as well. It’s a pretty color and it goes on fairly easily. This is definitely turning out to be my summer of blue.

 Card #1 Card #2
OVERALL
Verdict:
Hit!

Full Box
I have to say that this box really made me smile. I found it to be fun and I loved discovering beauty products I’d never seen before. This box was sent to me free for review and is currently sold out, but it was originally $15.00. I think that’s a great price for the items included.

I will definitely be picking up a few Memeboxes in the future so be ready for more reviews. The hardest part will be trying to choose them from all the cool categories.

Have you ever tried a Memebox? If so, which one did you pick and what did you think?

THE BACKSTORY

Costs vary depending on the box.

Memebox Special Edition:

Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and delux samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet the various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.

Superbox:

Superbox was inspired by Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!

Luckybox:

Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products!

JULY COUPON CODES:
Promo code- $5 off on any order: LIGSKC
Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4
$15 off your First Order: TRYMEMEBOX

Memepoints:
You can also get memepoints based on your purchases. Each 1 Meme Point can be redeemed for $1.00. (The maximum memepoints you are allowed to spend on an order is 50)