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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Memebox: A Korean Beauty Box

  Hello again! Instead of finishing with the last part of "My korean BB Creams" series of posts,I decided to talk to you today about one of my latest addictions.This post is a bit overdue but I have been sick and dropping dead (asleep) was the most successful thing I could do these past few days. :D
  Maybe you are new to beauty boxes like me,maybe you are not.To tell you the truth,there are so many things on my wishlist that I just couldn't find a reason to delve into the subscription box mania! I still don't know well all of the ones available here in Greece(and now I have a better reason not to). From the few things that I found out however,nothing had caught my eye. Then someday I was informed about Memebox and life changed..especially by getting me closer to being broke at the end of each month!!lol 
  Memebox is a korean beautybox,which has also released the Memebox Global version. It is not exactly a subscription box, meaning that you buy each box after it is released and for as long as supplies last. Currently they ship to 32 countries,Greece included (Yayyy!). If you subscribe via email they will inform you every time a new box gets out. You can find more information on Memebox by visiting their site
  Before we get to the box itself, just a few details. I have received 3 boxes so far and they all arrived without issues. You pre-order the boxes.What that means is simply that you buy a specific box(es) before the set shipping date,which is clearly stated for each of them. So far,by the time that day comes most of them are sold out. Actually, most memeboxes are sold out a few days after they are launched..But some of them may be restocked once more. Overall, there are several types of boxes: the standard Memebox, Superbox, Luckybox, Mini, Naked box and the most recent additions Scentbox and Colorbox. Prices vary according to the type, e.g. the mini costs $15, shipping included, the standard Memebox costs $23 and shipping, if you choose Standard, is $6.99 [Note: Memebox ships with EMS]. Just visit the site and let your eyes feast on the awesomeness!
  If you are intrigued by korean beauty products and you want to get to try some, Memebox is a perfect solution for that! If you are a fan,lover or an addict like me,then fair warning, proceed at your own bank account's risk!! :P



Unboxing


  The first Memebox I ordered was No.5. When it arrived I couldn't wait to open it and boy was I surprised! The box was stuffed with goodies, full size, deluxe samples (which honestly I thought were the full size products!) and many pouch samples. Since then I have used most of the products but luckily I have kept the photos (thank goodness for Instagram :D),so I can show you what was inside.


  As you can see,it came neatly packaged, everything arrived safe and sound. That DermaB body lotion is really good, it has 100ml and it's one of the deluxe samples...Yeah,you heard me!!The Pore Control Essence is another one of my favourites from that box, it contains 30ml, like most serum/essence products, and it is the full size, its price $46, according to the info paper that was in the box (which I can't find now). The lipgloss is quite nice as well, non sticky with a cute pinky/rosy colour and was also a deluxe sample. The CNP Laboratory Cleanser is good, although I wasn't swept off my feet. Of the pouch samples I haven't used many, simply because I have so many others to try still, but one I did use and loved was the Dear Jane Touch the Silk Velvet Primer,which smelled like roses and did a really good job as a primer!
  After a mini pause from international shipping which made my heart break (ok, you know what I mean :P), Memebox was back and with many many more boxes (and a slightly different packaging)! The next two I got was the Memebox by banila co. and the Superbox by TonyMoly!!


 Banila co. and TonyMoly are very known and loved korean brands! I'll start with the banila co. box, and I'll say the only small negative I found about it, just to get it out of the way. On a first look the box looked kind of "empty", I mean one would expect something, a little bit more. But if I take into account the price of the products and the price of the box, we're good, honestly! The CC cream base I had tried before and it's on my "To Buy" list, so I was excited to see the samples of the pact and the brightening cream from the same line. The highlighter comes in a funky (maybe not the right adjective? :D) packaging and it gives a nice subtle glow, without being chunky or glittery, and to me that is exactly how it should be! The eyeshadow gives a pretty golden colour and the eyeliner is a nice brown shade, plus it is waterproof and doesn't smudge once it sets. The balm looks cute, too, but to be honest, I haven't fully tested it yet.
  On to the TonyMoly Superbox. Oh yeah, you could guess that when I opened this, I was squeeeee-ing, and you'd be guessing correctly!! :P TonyMoly has many amazing beauty products, so I was wondering what I'd find in this Superbox! A small note here, Superbox comes with full size products only, no samples.


  The first one is a skincare product, from the Floria line, and I look forward to trying this as soon as one of my other creams finishes. The Tomatox Massage Pack is like a mask, in this amazing tomato container, and I still didn't have the opportunity to try it, so maybe I'll let you know later in a review. Then I saw the Petite Bunny Gloss Bar, which is like a lip balm but it leaves a nice colour on your lips. I already had No.3 and I love it for everyday casual looks, and No.4 was the next I was planning to buy but Memebox took care of that! The Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist is a facial spray for oily skin, it feels refreshing and I didn't notice any particular scent in it. Eggpore Silky Smooth Balm is actually a primer which helps cover your pores for a smoother makeup application, and it comes in this cute golden egg packaging! Next, a nail polish kit. Since my nail polish collection lacks in the field of nudes, this was a nice addition for me! And lastly, Mr. Smile Patch is a hydrogel patch for those pesky laugh lines. To be tested, the lot of them.... ;)

  So,what do you think dear readers??Would you try getting into the Memebox fan family??Let me know in the comments!! My cold has started going away and I feel human once again, so I'll be back as soon as I can with another post!! See ya!! xoxo

P.S I mentioned Memebox now has a slightly different packaging. This is what I meant. No big deal really!


Mini UPDATE: My friend Smugnificent has posted an unboxing video about Memebox Free from Oil&Troubles. Go check it out HERE

11 comments:

  1. Τι τέλεια κουτάκια.. Και με πολλά πράγματα μέσα :)
    Ίσως δοκιμάσω κάποιο στο μέλλον!!

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    1. nai einai polu wraia!!aksizoun mia dokimh!! :)

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  2. super!!!!!well done girl!!!!

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    1. You are one of us! I knew you'd like it!!! :D

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  3. Τhe tony Moly one looks super amazing, packed with famous products
    lovely

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    1. yeap,I loved it too!!!!then again it's memebox we're talking about!!!! :D

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  4. Σα να νιώθω μια μικρή ζάλη...και μετά βλέπω την άλλη να χοροπηδάει με την οδοντόκρεμα που βρήκε στο cherrybox...

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    1. hahahahaha!!γεια σου Ελενάκιιι!!!!μα γιατίιιι?κ οι οδοντόκρεμες έχουν ψυχήηη!!!hahahahahaa

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  5. I love love loooooveeee them all <3

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  6. ΓΙΑΤΙ ΜΟΝΟ ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ; ΔΕΝ ΤΟ 'ΧΩ ΤΟΣΟ ΚΑΛΑ!

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