Back in the late fall, I entered a giveaway on fabulous blogger and subscription box addict, Renu’s blog, My Beauty Junction. And to my surprise, I was one of the winners. I won points to use on Memebox, a leading Korean beauty retailer that sells curated skincare and makeup boxes. Korea is known for high quality, cutting-edge skincare products and cutesy packaging. So if either great skincare or adorable packaging is your thing, you’ve come to the right place. 😉
Memebox’s concept is different from monthly subscription boxes. There is no monthly box. Instead, they come out with new boxes all the time. You can sign up for email alerts or just go to their website and check ’em out. There’s no subscription; each box is sold on its own. Each box has a theme. There are an average of 5 products per box, though there are smaller boxes with fewer products and larger boxes with more. Most of the products are full size, though there may be some deluxe samples. The prices vary from box to box. You can buy a box from Memebox whenever you want, as many or as few as you want. The only issue is that if you see a box you like, you have to act fast because the boxes often sell out.
Memeboxes now ship from the U.S. which makes for quick arrival, less than a week for US residents. Memebox also ships to China and Korea (and I think those boxes ship from Korea).
In addition to selling boxes, Memebox sells full size products. So if you find a product you really like in a box, you can repurchase the product individually. Awesome.
I stalked the Memebox website for a few months trying to decide which box to buy. Many were tempting. I was looking for the perfect combination of skincare and makeup products. Finally, I found the box I was waiting for: CutiePieMazia2.
Marzia from the YouTube channel, CutiePieMarzia, curated the box. I had no idea who she was. I am not a big YouTube fan because I don’t have the patience to sit through most videos. I find them way too long. But that’s neither here nor there. I think Marzia did a great job putting together this box. Since this is Marzia2, she must have curated a box previously.
I ordered the box on the Memebox website, and this one came with shipping included. Not all do. The price of the CutiePieMarzia2 box was $26.99. I had $10 in Memebox points to use, so the box cost me $16.99. To my shock, the box arrived in less than a week. Wow. Much better than ipsy’s delivery time.
I could hardly wait to open it. And I was not disappointed. My first Memebox in my favorite retro 1950s color combination: peach, green and red. How cute is this box?
When I opened the box, I took out the product card. It talked about Marzia and who she is, and inside it gave the run-down on each product in the box (all the stuff that I wish ipsy included!):
- product description
- how to use the product
I really did well. I received 6 full size products in this Memebox for $26.99 including shipping!
So exciting! And here they are.
Although the packaging looks childish or child-like, the products are definitely good or great quality products. Here’s the lowdown on the products I received:
- Tony Moly Red Appletox Honey Cream, 80 ml, $12
- Cheek Room Lip Balm Clover, 05 Cherry Clover, 12 g, $12
- Shara Shara Petit Friend Matte Lip Crayon, 3 g, $11
- Shara Shara Triple Shine Color, 2 g, Pink Violet 02 $15
- TheYeon Jeju Hallabong Energy Mild All-in-one Serum, 100 ml, $20
- Revecen Face Control Foundation, #002 Violet, 17 g, $22
Wow, the items in the box total up to $92!
Here are my initial thoughts on the products.
Shara Shara Triple Shine Color Shadow: very cute, very portable, decent color payoff, haven’t tried it yet to determine longevity
Tony Moly Appletox Honey Cream: Wow, this is a keeper! The apple scent of this gel moisturizer is just incredible! And as you may know, I adore gels. I love this product, and the packaging is just too adorable. It comes with a scoop so you can keep your fingers out of the jar. At $12, buy this moisturizer for yourself for a treat!
Cheek Room Lip Balm Clover, 05 Cherry: Another major win! I love the texture of this thick lip balm. It really lasts, and the cherry taste is great. It contains olive oil, shea butter and jojoba oil so it does the job. This is one of my favorite products from the box!
Shara Shara Petit Friend Matte Lip Crayon, RD01 Real Red: Another one of my favorites in the box, and now one of my favorite lip crayons, period. It is matte, but it’s not the least bit drying. And the shade, OMG, so pigmented, so red, so long-lasting!
TheYeon, Jeju Hallabong Energy Mild All-in-one Serum: I am the serum queen so I was happy to get this product in my box. Plus, it’s huge and will last for ages…except that it smells so fantastic, like grapefruit, that I use it every chance I get!
This is a case where the product description really comes in handy since I have no idea what the words in the title mean. Here’s what it says in the product description: TheYeon’s Jeju Hallabong boosts its organic formula made from the Hallabong which is a special type of orange cultivated only in the Jeju Island and best loved for bursting with vitamin C and super sweet & tasty juiciness. Infused with other Jeju-born organic ingredients such as kiwi, broccoli and aloe vera, this Energy Mild Serum works to replenish, soften and protect skin.” I adore this stuff. I could drink it. It’s a quick-absorbing gel. Just terrific! At $20, a real bargain.
REVECEN Face Control Foundation #002 Violet: To be honest, I haven’t tried this color balancing product yet. It’s function is to cover up skin imperfections and balance out yellow skin tone. You apply with a sponge or fingers, pat it in, and then apply your foundation over it. I must play with this. Although I don’t have yellow skin tone, I’ll definitely give it a go.
I am so glad I took the plunge and tried Memebox. This box was wonderful. I am regularly using four out of the six products! And the other two look like fun to try out.
In fact, I am so captivated by Memebox that I became an affiliate. So if you think you’d like to give Memebox a try either by buying a box or a single product, I hope you click on the affiliate link below or shop through the ad at the top of my blog or in the sidebar on the homepage so I’ll earn a few cents. In fact, if you click my highlighted link below, you can also save 15% on your first Memebox purchase or save 10% off on purchases of the new Soothingsista eyeshadow. At any rate, if you try it, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do mine.
Have you tried Memebox yet? If you have, what did you get?