MEMEBOX LUCKYBOX #7

What’s a Memebox?

Memebox is a Korean beauty box service that ships from Korea to Canada and the US (and quite a few other countries). In each Memebox, you get 6-8 Korean beauty products, some are deluxe samples and some are full sizes. The normal box is $23 + shipping (and not shipping per box but per order, so if you order multiples it’s a way better deal. Superboxes, are between $29 and $39 This particular one was $23.

You can earn “meme points” as well for additional discounts, and the way and number you earn is varied and seems a little random. If you want one click here if you would like to use my affiliate link and give me some sweet sweet points or dollars or something. You get 3 memepoints just for signing up right now, which is a $3 value!

On to the box!

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The Goods:

  1. Illi Green Tea Brightening Mask
  2. Botanic Hill Boh Radiant Youth Ampule Essence & Boh Moist Youth Ampoule Essence
  3. Hanskin Bio Origin Royale Ampule BB Spf 30 PA++
  4. Charm Mud Green Pearl
  5. Mise en Scene Curling Essence
  6. Illi Cleansing Oil and Foam Set
  7. Elle Girl I Say Tint You Say Gloss
  8. 23 Years Old Air-laynic Pore Masc

Illi Green Tea Brightening Mask: $3 DSC_0013

A Sheet Mask.  I like sheet masks and I’ve had good luck with green tea ones.

Botanic Hill Boh Radiant Youth Ampule Essence & Boh Moist Youth Ampoule Essence: $3.20 and $4

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They are supposed to provide youth.  An ampule and an essence that are supposed to be used together. 

Hanskin Bio Origin Royale Ampule BB Spf 30 PA++: $8.40

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This is kind of a neat way to package BB cream.  It’s a pretty good color for me as you can see from the swatch, I’ll try it out on my face.  PA++ though.  Not great considering the ++++ of many of the new ones coming out.

Charm Mud Green Pearl:  Full Size $70 

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This stuff smells BAD.  Really bad.  Like that sewagy mud scent I remember from the mud on the side of the road.  It apparently comes from ancient bedrocks and is very rich in minerals.  I don’t know why exactly, but there is a wormwood powder package that is supposed to be added.  Very strange.

Since this is a product I want to try, I asked for help from reddit to get a translation on the ingredients.  This is what a very kind stranger provided as a translation:

씨실트, 정제수, 개산초열매추출물, 할미꽃추출물, 어스니어추출물, 일라이트

Sea Silt, Water, Zanthoxylum Alatum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Beard Moss) Extract, Illite

Not a bad ingredients list.  

I plugged the ingredients into COSDNA, which is an amazing website made to analyze ingredient safety and how likely it is to cause acne.  It got pretty good marks, nothing that’s clearly an irritant or pore clogger in most.  I’ll give it a try and see how it goes.

Mise en Scene Curling Essence: $12

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Meh.  I get a lot of this kind of thing, and they are all pretty similar.  De-frizzer with a bit of hold.  Not bad.

Illi Cleansing Oil and Foam Set: $1.65 each (15ml)

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Oil and foam cleansing!  This is pretty much the only part of the korean skincare routine I haven’t tried, mostly because I can’t justify buying overpriced mixed up oils when my argon, jojoba, baby oil and avocado oil that I use for oil cleansing, followed by Spectro Gel.  Cheap and effective.  But maybe I’ll be a convert after this.

Elle Girl I Say Tint You Say Gloss: $23

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Lip gloss!  It’s bright and I like it.  Not too sticky, goes on smooth.

23 Years Old Air-laynic Pore Masc: $14

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This looks like a yeast infection treatment kit but it is actually kind of an assemble it yourself sheet mask.  I guess it’s supposed to make me look like I’m 23 years old?  It’s pricy!  But looks kind of neat.

Total Value:  $140.90

I wouldn’t pay anything close to $70 for a stinky clay mask, but I guess if they are saying that’s the retail value I can believe it.  Glamglow is more per ml.

This box is OK.  It’s the first that didn’t include a full size sun screen, which I’ve come to rely on.  I’ve been spoiled.  I’ll use a lot of the products, but I think I may be holding off ordering more Memeboxes, I’m tiring of getting so many tiny essences and hair smoothening creams.

(Under $30) Cheapskate Approved because it’s so high value!

    Just OK, probably will use some, but not all.

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Memebox LuckyBox 2

What’s a Memebox?

 

Memebox is a Korean beauty box service that ships from Korea to Canada and the US. In each Memebox, you get 6-8 Korean beauty products, some are deluxe samples and some are full sizes.  It’s $23 + shipping (and not shipping per box but per order, so if you order multiples it’s a way better deal.  plus right now if you order 3 you get $5 off as well. 

You can earn “meme points” as well for additional discounts, and the way and number you earn is varied and seems a little random.  If you want one click here if you would like to use my affiliate link.  You get 2 memepoints just for signing up!

 

On to the box!

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Apolla wants to know what this is.  She’s very suspicious.

The Goodies!

Espoir Lipstick:  I can’t figure out the color name, I think they have a numbering system, so the color is called RS103G?

This isn’t a color I’d normally wear, and I was actually going to try and trade it away.  But maybe I’ll give it a go.  I never thought I’d wear hot pink, either, and since I got a hot pink balm in my ipsy box, I’ve been wearing it.  The lipstick seems really nice, goes on like butter.  It makes me wish even more that I’d gotten something more neutral.

 Value:  $15 (full siz

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Dr. G BIO-RTx Mentor Cream 3:  There were three possible options and I got the one for oily skin, which I do not have.  I will probably hold on to this one until it starts getting hot out before I give it a go.  My skin gets a bit more combination in the summer.  It seemed ok when I spot tested it, so I think this will work for me.

Value:  $14ish?  The full size would be $35, this is a 20ml sample

 

  LJH Tea Tree 90 Essence:  I was a little worried when I saw that this is Tea Tree since usually Tea Tree is something in anti acne products for oily skin, and I’m on Retin A (not for acne though, for my wrinkles) and I don’t want to double down on drying products.  It is created though for sensative skin, and has sea buckhorn and centella asiatica which claims to delay the aging process.  Count me in!

The spot testing went well, so now I just need to figure out where to put this into my skin care routine.  The directions say to apply to cleansed skin so I’m thinking it goes right before the serums.

Value:  $13ish?  The full size would be $32, this is a 20ml sample

 Miseenscene 2X Curl Essence:  I’m usually not wowed by hair care products, BUT I just cut all my hair off 2 days ago (I think I had over a foot cut off and now I have a bob) so I’m finding renewed interest in this kind of product!  Since it’s called curl essence I’m wondering if my semi wavy curly hair might do great with this.
Value:  $2, the full size is $10 and this is a 30ml sample


Nugenic Customized Sunblock Fresh SPF50PA+++:  Yessssss I was so glad to get this.  As I mentioned a bit back, I’ve started on Retin A and now I need to be even more obsessive with sunscreen because it makes you more photosensative, plus the sun damage I’m trying to cure will just get worse.  The spot test went great, it seems to rub in smooth without a white cast.  I can’t figure out if it’s a physical or a chemical sunscreen, but I like it either way.
Value:  $45, this is full size

Dr. Jart V7 Eye Serum:  This product is why I ordered this box.  It was a spoiler and I’ve really wanted to try the Dr Jart products for some time now.  On the card is says it brightens the skin and gets rid of any dark circles.

Value: $38, full size product

Well, I’m terribly hung over today (I’m too old for this shit) so I thought I’d really give it a chance to shine.

I don’t know what the appropriate amount is, but I went with a mid size blob (pea size) which was too much.  So probably just a little dab would be fine and this will last a pretty long time I think


Before and After.  I don’t see a difference (except in the angle of the photo of course.)  Maybe this stuff isn’t powerful enough for hangovers.
It feels really nice though, it’s a lite serum feel, and made my skin feel soft.

Leaders Insolution Mask Sheets (2)

Bio Medi-curing Mask Aqua Dressing
Coconut Bio Mask with Tomato
I like sheet masks, and I want to try these… I’m hesitent though since I’m not sure if coconut makes me break out, it seems to be a problem for a lot of people.  Also, I’m not sure if coconut jelly is as likely to cause breakouts as coconut oils. I’m probably going to give this one a go tonight.
Value:  $3 each

I’m overall thrilled with this box.  I love trying new products, and the sunscreen and eye cream alone make this box well worth the cost.  I’m excited to order more from memebox (I have one coming in June already) since their boxes seem to be really really good value and have great products (because high value products I don’t like aren’t going to be worth much to me.)

(Under $30) Cheapskate Approved because it’s so high value!

 

    Will use all products, very happy with the box all in all. Good Buy!