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 – 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)

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