Memebox Coupon Code and a Giveaway

I haven’t been buying things lately, but for those not tortuing themselves with nobuys, Membox has released their $5 coupon code

You can get a $5 coupon too

For October enter: 9ZCL

For $5

The reason for this post is that Memebox is doing a Free Giveaway (ha, their words, I guess some giveaways aren’t free?) contest!
Here is the details:
Dates: Oct. 9 – Oct 20th, 2014
Qualification: International, anyone can enter (have your parents permission if you are younger than 18).  We will choose 30 winners that will be announced on Oct. 22nd.
* TO ENTER:
1. Sign up with Memebox and subscribe to our newsletter

2. Leave a comment, like and share both Vagabond posts on Facebook and Instagram

Yay, enjoy, ect.

I’ll be sulking at home with no new stuff for a while.

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MEMEBOX GLOBAL #14

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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!  (This is in no particular order, other than the order I photographed the items in)

  1. Recipe by Nature Golden Time Vita Capsule Essence: Full Size $42
  2. Shower Mate Perfume de Whip Body Wash
  3. a;t fox Fantasy Holic Lip & Cheek Designer Pencil in Lovely Coral
  4. Beauty People Miss 100 Super Waterproof Gel Liner in glimmer bronze
  5. VOV Good-Bye Black Smudge Waterproof Mascara
  6. Sua Young Mineral Essence in Liquid Foundation SPF33 PA+++
  7. Sally’s box 4 Set (Love Recipe Apple Mask, Delight Ceramide Hydrogel Mask, Delight Collagen Hydrogel mask, Delight Panthenol Hydrogel Mask
  8. Kocostar 4 Package Set:  Ggongii Hair Pack, 10 Face Spot Mirror Patch, 5 finger nail pack, 3 Foot Peeling Pack

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Recipe by Nature Golden Time Vita Capsule Essence: Full Size $42

Vitamin Essence. This is another item that I’m going to have to go on a big ingredient list hunt for. There is an ebay listing that says it has

Panthenol (Vitamin B5)
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Vitamin C

But… what else?  That’s just the actives, right?  I like essences, but to try them out I think it’s good to know what else is in there.  I get worried about things like lemon, ect, that seem to show up from time to time in Korean skin care products.

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Shower Mate Perfume de Whip Body Wash:  Full size $4 each (2 total)

These are very scented.  The card says fruity and sweet floral refreshingly crisp white blossom (lighter tube) and elegant rose and jasmine scented Marilyn Red Fantasy (black tube.)  I say overwhelming perfume scent.  It’s a good scent, but I’ve been trying out indie perfumes lately, and these are just cloying in comparison.

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a;t fox Fantasy Holic Lip & Cheek Designer Pencil in Lovely Coral: Full Size $7

All over color, it’s pretty pigmented and a little shimmery. I tried this on my lips and it went on OK.  I don’t think I want bright coral colored cheeks, so I haven’t tried that yet.  It’s got enough shimmer to it that I probably won’t top it with a gloss.  I went out for dinner right after I put it on, and by the time I got to the restaurant it had rubbed off.

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Beauty People Miss 100 Super Waterproof Gel Liner in glimmer bronze: Full Size $38

Bronze eyeliner.  Not much more to say, than Yay it’s waterproof and I’m going to the beach this winter so I’m totally going to use it there! I am not normally one for golds and bronzes as eyeliners, but it’s good to branch out, right?  I’m going to give it a try, I think it will look great with black dresses and red lips.DSC_0031

VOV Good-Bye Black Smudge Waterproof Mascara:  Full Size $16

I like getting mascara samples.  I’m going to keep this one sealed up for now, since I already have 3 tubes going.  So no swatch.  I’m going to be bringing this with me on my Christmas beach holiday!  Whoo!

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Sua Young Mineral Essence in Liquid Foundation SPF33 PA+++:  Sample (5g) $5.65

The formula seems OK but the color is too light for me.  It’s creamy, and seems like it’s great for the right person’s skin though!  It’s also a really big sample for foundation.  I like it when samples are big enough that I can try things for a day or so before buying.

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Sally’s box 4 Set (Love Recipe Apple Mask, Delight Ceramide Hydrogel Mask, Delight Collagen Hydrogel mask, Delight Panthenol Hydrogel Mask:  Full Size $14
I love Sheet Masks. So much. And these are Hydrogel ones (aside from the apple one). I’m pretty pumped.  I’ve been wanting more good sheet masks ever since the Leaders Insolution ones I got in another Memebox.  They are hard to come by in Canada (The Face Shop has some disappointing ones, but otherwise it’s big shipping costs to get them here.)

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Kocostar 4 Package Set:  Ggongii Hair Pack, 10 Face Spot Mirror Patch, 5 finger nail pack, 3 Foot Peeling Pack:  $20 Total Value

I’m totally excited to see my feel peel up like crazy. This is going to be so gross and awesome.  I like packs, masks and other things like this, so i’m glad there were so many in this box.  I’m very curious about how this finger nail pack works out, you are supposed to put them on and let them sit for about an hour.  The hair one says you don’t wash it out, but it should also involve a ponytail…. my chin length hair can only get into slightly questionable looking pigtails, so hopefully that will work.  Then the foot pack… it says to only leave it on for an hour!  Then I will molt after 3-5 days.

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Swatches

a;t fox Fantasy Holic Lip & Cheek Designer Pencil in Lovely Coral

Beauty People Miss 100 Super Waterproof Gel Liner in glimmer bronze

Sua Young Mineral Essence in Liquid Foundation SPF33 PA+++

Total Value:  $150

This box is pretty awesome!  I think there is more in here that I will use than I’ve had in most other boxes, even though it seems like it has less big ticket items.   Quality over quantity, right?  I think I’m going to get good use most everything.

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

  Pretty Great!

Edit:  I don’t know why some things are links, but for whatever reason I can’t remove the links (wordpress conspiracy?)

MEMEBOX Special #16 OMG Box

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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!

  1. SKINAZ Premium Vitablet
  2. Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
  3. Ladykin Aqua Exfoliater For Body
  4. Pure Smile 3 Step Bust Pack
  5. SKINAZ The Kissable 24H Lip Tattoo in 24H (Orange of some kind)
  6. Hope Girl Night Diva Gloss in Pink Candy

  DSC_0041 Oh hey, what’s this thing?  Very interesting.

DSC_0045 Seriously, WTF is this?

DSC_0047 It kind of looks like I could play with it…?  I’m going to play with this.  It’s a toy.

DSC_0049 It doesn’t really slide very well around the floor like the rest of my toys….

DSC_0050  Backup has arrived!  I want to see too!

(The backup cat tasted the tablet, so at this point it was taken away from them.)

SKINAZ Premium Vitablet:  Full Size $46

These are meant to be dissolved in water, then used to rinse your face. They have Vitamin C and “aroma oil” which I assume is what my cat was so very interested in.

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Ladykin Aqua Exfoliater For Body:  Full Size $14

This is a chemical exfoliant I guess, the ingredients are all in Korean, and I don’t read Korean, so I’m not sure what’s in it exactly. Since it “removes dead skin cells” I’m guessing an AHA of some kind.  These is some mention in the writeup about public baths. He products gets sprayed on and then rubbed off so that it will ball up dead skin and remove it. Interesting. I’ve got the question of ingredients list translation to memebox, I wonder if this will help with the KP on my upper arms (bumps.)

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask: Full Size $46

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This is a weirdly textured bouncy scrub that has green tea, pomegranate and charcoal extracts. The packaging is really nice, and THIS mask smells nice and clay like, unlike my last clay type mask from Memebox, which smelled somewhat like sewage.  I like this one.  I’m excited to try it out.

Pure Smile 3 Step Bust Pack: Full Size $6

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This is the only item that I actually found at all “OMG” worthy. It’s a 3 step process that involves a hydrogel for the bust. I’m pretty excited to try this one.  Hopefully it makes my skin smooth smooth smooth.

SKINAZ The Kissable 24H Lip Tattoo in 24H (Orange of some kind) and Hope Girl Night Diva Gloss in Pink Candy: Full Size $18 and $22 

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Lip gloss is expensive in Korea it seems.  These are OK, I wouldn’t really buy an orangy lip product but I gave this one a try and it’s actually pretty cute. It’s gimmicky in that you put it on thick and let it try, then peel it off. It leaves being the color like a stick on tattoo.  The Hope Girl is very sheer, so I will use this for sure. It’s ombré in the bottle, but just pinky sheer in use.  

Total Value:  $152

This box is pretty fun!  I think I’m going to get good use out of everything, especially if I can get translations for the ingredients.  

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

  Pretty Great!

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.

MEMEBOX Superbox #23 Summermeeting

My Summer box!

I was so excited for this box, I ordered it ages ago.  

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, like the one reviewed here, are between $29 and $39  This particular one was $32.

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.  

On to the box!

MEMEBOX Superbox #23  Sumemrmeeting

I love Korean Sunscreen and BB Cream.  That was what I was hoping for in this box, and they mostly delivered.

The Goods

  1. Finco UV Control Sun Block 
  2. Hope Girl Power Volume Mascara Wand Waterproof
  3. CNKCOS Transformer Solution 1st and 2nd (They work together)
  4. borntree Bloom Mineral Avenue Air Fir Sun CC
  5. W.HOLIC Glutathion Whitening Essence

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Finco UV Control Sun Block ($54 for 60ml)

DSC_0035 As I mentioned, I love Korean Sunscreen.  This one is PA+++ and doesn’t leave too much of a white cast.  I usually don’t concern myself with white cast because I always wear makeup, but I think this one could be worn alone too.

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Hope Girl Power Volume Mascara Wand Waterproof ($22)

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Waterproof mascara.  Not bad, it’s subtle and natural looking.  I usually go for the MEGA SUPER EXTRA FAT LASHES kind of mascara, but for a day out or at the beach this would be great I think.

CNKCOS Transformer Solution 1st and 2nd (They work together) ($20)

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These are the instructions that came with it: DSC_0055

My main concern is how long this lasts after mixing together.  I didn’t mix it yet because I don’t want to waste it if it’s limited after use.  I can’t find much online about it.  I’m going to wait until I want to try it to mix them, just to be sure I don’t waste it.

borntree Bloom Mineral Avenue Air Fir Sun CC ($21)

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It’s the right color for me 🙂

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It blends in well, but has very minimal coverage.  And wow are my hands veiny.DSC_0048

I’ve never tried CC cream, but the card calls it “lighter and more natural looking” base makeup.  This will actually be great for carrying around when I’m traveling next week.  I guess I better spot check asap.

W.HOLIC Glutathion Whitening Essence ($43)

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Whitening makes me a bit nervous.  If it’s whitening because it gets rid of sunspots (using AHA, niacanimide, or Vitamin C) I am OK using it, but I get concerned when it’s not one of those because I don’t want to actually lighten my skin.

I tested it on my wrist and it’s a thick whitish serum, it doesn’t smell like anything, and it rubs in well.

This product uses Glutathione, an antioxidant.  Taken by the mouth it does all kinds of things, but I couldn’t find much about what it does when applied topically.  I’m going to hold off using this until I get an ingredients list, the search is on

 

I’m overall pretty happy with this box.  It’s really high value, and I think I’m going to get good use from everything in it. I have about 4 more memboxes coming, I keep getting caught up in the deals and coupons, and if more are like this one I’ll keep on ordering them. 

The total value of this box is $160 in products.  

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

 

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