Hello there! This is also part 2 of my trio of boxes. I’ve already unboxed Wonder Woman. Now, we’ve two boxes curated with pampering two ancient queens in mind!
I was expecting the best and the most natural skincare items!
First up, it’s the Cleopatra box. Cleopatra is famous for her timeless beauty, and the use of milk and roses for her daily skincare rituals. This lady certainly knew how to take great care of her health and beauty. So what do we have in this Cleopatra box?
- Xaivita+ Goat Milk Whitening Cream 70g, RRP $70
It is believed that Cleopatra had regularly drunken and bathed in goats milk as her beauty regime. This goat milk whitening cream is enriched with over 10,000ppm of real goat milk. What is our how much is 10,000ppm? Well, it is the equivalent of 10grams of goats milk per litre.
This cream contains vitamins A, B, E and lactic acid. It moisturises and nourishes the skin.
It is a lovely cream that’s slightly rich for my oily combination skin, but I’ve bought a second tub and sent to my sister. Sharing is caring!
This cream is recommended for recommended for dry skin. A gentle cream that’s free of Paraben, Benzo phenol, TEA, Ethanol and Mineral Oil.
- Cossu Body Ade – Rose 190ml, RRP $29
This is a liquid soap enriched with 75% pure rose water. It provides intense hydration, nourishing dry and skin. This lovely rose coloured liquid smells lovely, it can be used as a body wash, a shampoo or Bubble bath.
The liquid would appear cloudy while in a cold environment. Mine came as a cloudy liquid soap! When I opened this box, I smelled roses… and immediately feared that something has leaked. It wasn’t disastrous so I am ok with it 🙂
- WillSpa Touch Secret Touch For Women 12ml, RRP $35
This is a roller-ball type fragrance oil. It smells of rose and lavender, not my favourite combination! But this could be quite a relaxing scent to some people 🙂 The scent was derived to de-stress using Frankincense and rose essential oils.
- Calmia Facial Cleanser Oatmeal Therapy Foam 150ml, RRP $10
A facial foaming cleanser that has been enriched with nourishing oatmeal extracts. A herbal blend of portulaca, lavender, rosemary, chamomile, basil and houttuynia cordata. [Wiki: Houttuynia cordata is also used in folk medicine for diuresis and detoxification and herbal medicine for its antiviral, antibacterial and antileukemic activities]
- Aromawiz Spa Bath Bomb Chocolate 150g, RRP $42
Wooh… this is the talk of the town for awhile! A $42 bath bomb! I am not a bath bomb person, so I have not tested this. It is 100% handmade, it contains skin nourishing ingredients.
Total meme-retail value of this box is $186, and the cost of this box was $29 plus shipping.
Although, this box is not 100% useable for me, but it contains some nice decent items 🙂 The box was kind of close-ish to the theme. We were just expecting way more milk based products than it actually contains.
(Another Ceopatra box cover, I actually think this is more attractive :P)
Moving on to our next box! The Empress’s Secrets Memebox Special #76
This box is said to contain secrets to ancient Korean empresses’ mystical beauty! The empresses used to be pampered with the most precious ingredients to enhance their natural beauty. We were all expecting a box filled with herbal or Korean medicine related beauty products. So… do we get what we think we will get??? Prob not :p
- Lime Nature Double Very Moisturising Cream 75ml, RRP $39
This is a gel-cream moisturiser with acai berry complex and a blend of ancient medicinal herbs such as chuanxiong rhizome [traditional herbal usage including “invigorate blood and promote Qi circulation”], peony, liquorice root, kudzu root, portulaca ad cornflower.
Very complex list of herbs that I had no idea what they were until I’ve googled them! Oh well!
- Daltokki Facial Scrub 90ml, RRP $30
A facial scrub containing Korean glutinous rice cake! The rice cakes are known to contain various vitamins and nutrients. (Korean glutinous rice cakes are actually super yummy when cooked in spicy bean paste!)
I haven’t tried this as I am using my Tonymoly Black Sugar scrub at the moment. But I have heard from meme groups that it is best to use on damp skin and do not leave on the skin for more than 30 seconds. It is a stretchy consistency and the cake grains within the scrub can gently exfoliate the skin.
- Tosowoong Syn-ake Wrinkle Free Essence 100ml, RRP $30
Syn-ake skincare range contains synthetic snake venom, it contains EGF, adenosine, galatomyces ferments and bifida ferments. It can be used to firm up and reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles.
- Soy BIO+ Fermented Lumpoule 5ml * 2 units, RRP $24.86
“Lumpoule” is a combination of two words – “lump” and “ampoule”. It contains 100% Korean fermented soy bean lump, it is used to brigthen up the skin and prevent the formation of fine lines.
I love this stuff!! I am so glad I am getting another 2 little 5ml in the Super Lucky #11 box.
- Purederm Make-up Cleansing Tissue 30 cloths, RRP $6
A pack of makeup removal tissues? I am not so sure that Korean empresses had access to makeup removal tissues! But this pack does smell nicely of natural herbs, it isn’t overpowering and it cleans up well. Although, it does not waterproof mascara but base products are cleansed away pretty well.
Total meme-retail value of this box is $129.86, the cost of the cost was $29 plus shipping.
Ok, so this is not-so-themed, but it is interesting and I like the gel-cream a lot :o)
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