Hello there! Guess what has landed on my desk on Friday!! As and when I thought my work week couldn’t get any tougher… These pretty pink boxes arrived from memebox woohoo!
(If you have not heard of memebox, I have a short paragraph on what memebox is at the end of this blog post)
I am excited as I have not had much experience with Korean beauty and skincare, it is easier for me to obtain Japanese beauty bits. 🙂 Not sure why but diving into this Korean beauty big pink space seems to satisfy my curiosity. I am looking forward to receiving more pretty pink boxes 😉
Today I will be unboxing and blog about first impressions on one of the restocked memeboxes, please note this is not a review post but merely an unboxing! This post is to show you the box contents and if you are interested, you can look out for them in memebox next mass-restock day 🙂 or find the individual items either from Memeshop or other Korea online beauty stores. Yesstyle.com also sells some of these items!
Memebox #24 Brightening Skin Care
Brightening Skincare box description from Memebox website:
“There’s no denying that the gorgeous, even-toned and glowing complexion that we see on K-celebs comes from a great skin care routine. Before you can even consider choosing the perfect foundation or tackling those pesky hyperpigmented dark spots, you need to address how to even out and brighten up your complexion not matter what your skin color. So, learn the insider secrets to the latest Korean brightening skincare craze with skincare products that give you a smoother and brighter skin, minus the dark spots caused by sun damage and scarring! De-makeup and reveal radiant and even complexion without a hint of blemish!”
List of products, 4 full sizes and 1 one-use!
1. Eon Wheat-Germ 97 Essence, full size, retail at $36
This is an essence, in which is to be applied after toner but before your serum. This essence has been described to help with whitening, brightening, moisturising, and contains anti-wrinkle ingredients. This looks and feels like a very good value product, at 50ml and in a glass bottle. It comes with a dropper for dispensing the essence. Ok, I don’t really like big bottles of anything, as everything has an expiry date, so the longer it takes for me to use up a product, the less effective it will become! Anyhow, with first impression, this essence is light and has no scent (I can’t detect any).
You supposed to use 2 to 3 drops at a time, every day and night. I’ve been using more. … extending to cover my neckline. There’s so much product in that bottle so why not 😛
I believe this item will take some time to get to work! So I cannot comment too much about it yet. I shall be continuing using this 🙂
First impression: 2.5 out of 5, not seeing immediate results yet
3rd Nov 2014 update: I’ve been using this every single day and mostly twice a day. My skin is very well moisturised and even toned. I’m very happy with this extra skincare regime being added to my routine.
New score: 4 out of 5 😀
2. Finco Solution Spot treatment, full size, retail at $42
Is it wrong to be excited over a spot treatment? Er not for me. I have the occasional breakout just like anyone. But I also have this stubborn acne bump in the middle of my forehead, it just won’t go away. It took residency on my forehead for over 2 years now. So I’m constantly on a look out and try different acne/spot treatments all the time.
I have read good and not-so-good reviews on this product before I have received this box. But I am still hopeful for it.
I have been using this for just 2.5 days and it seems to be working its trick. The actual product itself smells very natural. Does anyone know what Elizabeth Arden Green Tea fragrance smells like? I know that’s ancient but that’s the closest scent description I have for it (for records, I was addicted to the green tea fragrance!).
I am being cautious here but I think I am going to love this very much! I shall report back with continuous usage!
First impression: 4 out of 5
3. Cleosis All in One Water Shining Finisher, full size retails at $39
What exactly is a finisher? Hmm… but this item claims to do what toner, moisturiser and primer can do, but all with just 1 product!? I am sceptical but I have tried it out twice so far.
When used under makeup, my skin feels smooth but I believe this is because of the hydration. My makeup did not last longer than normal.
When used on its own, it provides enough moisture all over, even on my drier patches. It did not feel too greasy nor drying, but it did take around 5mins to really sink in. Then my skin feels just right! Very pleased, but it does not contain any SPF so I will have to apply SPF separately.
First impression: 4 out of 5, a very useful product for busy days when you do not have time to layer on serum, moisturiser and primer!
4. Dermahouse Perfect Whitening Moisture Mask, full size and retails at $29
I love my masks 😀 This product claims to relieve red and uneven skin tones. You can use this as a 15mins mask or as an overnight sleep pack. I used this as an overnight pack and loving the results! Actually I love all overnight pacts :p I don’t know who came up with such genius idea, skincare while you sleep!
First impression: 3.5 out of 5, I can see this gaining a 5 pretty soon!
5. Ispren Magic Eye Solution Wise Patch, full size $3
This is a one-use item, so I don’t think I can count that as full size item! Anyhow, I have not used any eye or lip patch, and always intrigue to use these items! So, why haven’t I used these patches yet? Not sure, but I shall do and report back 🙂
All in all, a lovely beauty skincare box! The total retail value of this box is $149, the cost of the memebox is $23 plus shipping. So, is this a good box, definitely!
Coolio! That’s it for today. I am happy with this box contents and extremely glad about the spot treatment!
Have a lovely Monday 🙂 and thank you for reading.
What is Memebox?
Memebox is an online Korean beauty box company and beauty product retailer. The company is based in South Korea and it has a HQ and warehouse in the states too. Memebox is not a subscription beauty box service. They have new boxes almost every other day and the boxes are either themed, designed around ingredients and YouTuber picks etc There are so many different ones to choose from.
Types of Memebox:
- Memebox – the normally cheaper box at around $23 + $6.99 shipping, contains full sized items as well as deluxe samples.
- Lucky Box – Contains popular items from past memeboxes, around $23 + Shipping
- Super Box – 5 to 8 full sized items, designed for memebox fanatics, anything from $29+ also plus shipping
Pros of memebox:
- Chance to experience Korean beauty and skincare items
- Great quality products, some are just too darn cute!
- Good value (normally)
Cons of memebox:
- Highly addictive, seriously .. addictive
- Surprise items that are normally packaged in Korean language only (do you lose your description card from the box!)
- Long waiting time (from you ordering your themed boxes until you are receiving them)
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