Thursday, November 27, 2014

Memebox Thanksgiving Box Collection #1 For Me Unboxing

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! I hope you all are stuffing yourselves silly with delicious food and remembering what you're thankful for on this holiday (other than Black Friday). Right now I'm thankful that I got this box in time for Thanksgiving!

Two weeks ago Memebox released their special edition Thanksgiving boxes. One was called "For Me" and the other "For You," which was made for gifting. I got the "For Me" box because I have no shame in saying that I like buying things for myself. Plus, I don't give out Thanksgiving presents anyway. They can wait till Christmas.

What: Memebox is not a recurring subscription box. It's a one-time-purchase box filled with beauty products from Korea. There are several types of boxes: Memebox, Superbox, and Luckybox to name a few.
When: Lately new boxes have been coming out about once a week
Cost: $15 - $39, depending on the type of box + $6.99 shipping (from Korea). The Thanksgiving box was $26+shipping and is now sold out.

This box shipped on the 17th, and at the rate I hear about Memebox shipping woes I highly doubt it'll get to most people in time for Thanksgiving. I think they should've pushed everything up a month to avoid upsetting customers. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about missing out on anything seasonal. There's nothing really Thanksgiving-ish in the box so it's not like it'll be an October Popsugar fiasco all over again. But the box itself was festive:
The box was pretty heavy and to my delight there were seven things in it. :) There shouldn't be much variation on this one since only one of the items had different options:

Thanksgiving box info card (click to enlarge)

Ariul Stress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam (75ml full size value: $8) - I got this in the Global #15 box and was excited to see what the "double bubble" experience was all about but I still haven't finished my current bottle. I think I need to start washing my face 5 times a day so I can get through all my cleansers before I turn 50. This face wash has a Pure Botanical Extracts Pool complex containing bergamot, lime, eucalyptus, chamomile, and six essential oils to nourish and hydrate skin. I have a few questions about this ingredient list, like Who is Rick Lau and why does he get an acid named after him? And what's a sodium tree? And itty.
INGREDIENTS: Glycerin, acid pre-Stick, Water, Butylene Glycol, Potassium cocoyl glycidyl carbonate, potassium hydroxide, stearic acid, cocamidopropyl beaine, Rick Lau acid, sodium methyl cocoyl Taur rate, blood's-40 stearate, glyceryl stearate, stearate-100's blood, the living tree fruit extract, chamomile flower/leaf extract, rosemary extract, pine extract, bear, sanseberiah Leaf Extract, Bergamot fruit oil, lemon peel oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, sunflower seed oil, Eurpoe pine leaf oil, lime oil, orange peel oil, tocopheryl acetate, sodium tree this itty, mineral water, oxygen, phenoxyethanol
Jaminkyung Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule Toner (110ml full size value: $46) - Memebox doesn't send out toners too often so I'm happy to get one. I am 100% sure I've never seen any toner quite like this before. Jaminkyung prides itself on using naturally-derived ingredients in their products. It has a milky consistency but separates over time so you have to shake it before each use.
Gokmul Ultra Ampuole Toner...shake before using
The top half is the ampuole oil part and the bottom is water. Yellow water?  The top layer is rich in essential oils, primarily camellia seed oil and sweet almond oil. The bottom water layer is rich in eight grain extracts including black sesame seed, barley, and wild fructus perilla. I have about a month left in my current toner but this will be next in line. It looks fun! I'd imagine this would be fantastic for dry skin; I have combination skin so I hope it won't make my face too oily.

Sally's Box Mask Set - Love Recipe Apple Mask and Delight Masks (Value: $13 (!!)) - Holy sheet, these Delight masks better be made of gold if they're $4 each. Each is infused with a skin boosting agent. Panthenol and ceramide are great humectants that help in retaining moisture. But I'm not sure how well (if at all) collagen can absorb into skin. The Love Recipe Apple mask contains apple extracts to smooth out and hydrate skin.

803 Palazza Wrinkle Cream (50g full size value: $34 $28) - This is currently on sale in the Memeshop AND it's free shipping! 803 makes a bunch of creams, each targeting a specific part of the body. There were three options going out in boxes: Sam N (neck) Cream, Young (moisturizing) Cream, and Palazza (smile lines) Cream. There's even butt-lifting and breast-lifting creams! :-O I got the Palazza variety for smile lines. Smile lines are defined as the lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth. I didn't know those were undesirable? Unless they're talking about the wrinkles at just the corners of your mouth.. But it smells WONDERFUL. Like a baby unicorn just ate Skittles and pooped flowers. The consistency is a tad on the thicker side but I don't like goopy creams anyway so it works out for me!
I don't have smile wrinkles but I'll use this as a regular cream because I'm pretty sure if it can work on smile lines then it'll work on any face lines. But if you're curious how to apply a smile cream here are the instructions:
KEY INGREDIENTS: Collagen, Caviar, Royal Jelly, Adenosine, Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil
Pisteo Birght & Pure C Serum (7ml single vial value: $25) - This little bottle is concentrated Vitamin C that replenishes moisture and smooth out fine lines. If anything I would think Vitamin C is drying to skin since it's pretty acidic, so I guess it's good that there's some moisturizing ingredient in there, though I have absolutely no idea what it is.

Clio Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip - Electric (3.5g full size value: $10) - ORANGE! >:( I know orange is very appropriate for the holiday, but there's no way I'm going to wear it on my lips. Memebox seems hellbent on sending out orange lip products for some reason. Is that the in color right now? Or is that the reject color that nobody buys so it ends up in unsuspecting Memeboxers' hands? I guess it's kind of cool that the orange turns glow-in-the-dark under blue LED lights (is that the same as blacklight?). I couldn't find a picture of the glow action so I'll just have to take Memebox's word for it.

Tonymoly Hello Bunny Perfume Bar - Momo Fruity (9g full size value: $11) -  This is the cutest thing! The bunny top pulls off to reveal a rub-on perfume stick.
It's supposed to smell like peaches but the description is anything but. It has citrus top notes, white rose and frisia (freesia?) middle notes, and a sandalwood and musk base. All I can smell is the freesia. I like that the stick is moisturizing and doesn't contain alcohol. Basically it's like a scented lip balm made for your skin. Momo was the only option for this box but there is also baby powder, rose, floral, and green tea. Each bunny has a different expression and they're so cute I want them all!
TONYMOLY Hello Bunny Perfume Bar
INGREDIENTS: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ceresin, Microcrysalline Wax, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Butyrospermium Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macadamia Trenifolia Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Lanolin, CI 77492, CI 15985, Phynoxyethanol, Fragrance
According to Memebox, the Thanksgiving box is valued at $141 (with the 803 cream sale price)!! I guess I should be thankful that this box was technically free since I used points to purchase it :) I'm actually very happy with it. I'll be using everything except for the lipstick so I'd call this a successful FOR ME box. I'm not really sure what everything has to do with Thanksgiving, but I'm grateful for my new goodies nonetheless :)

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  1. This box looks like so much fun!! All those sheet masks and that super cute TonyMoly bunny stick :D

    1. Those sheet masks are fun but now I have so many I don't know what to do with them all! The roll-on perfume is definitely one of my favorites in the box. I'm not a huge fan of regular alcohol kind because if that gets in a cut, owwwww :(

  2. Those $4 sheet masks are actually really good. They're hyrdrogels, and those are generally a lot more expensive than regular paper masks - $4 is actually kind of on the low end price-wise! O: I've seen those TonyMoly bunny sticks before but I didn't realize until just now that they all had different expressions - too freaking adorable! I want one of each to use according to my corresponding mood.

    1. Good to know, thanks! I've never used a hydrogel before (and even passed up on the Mememasks) so this will be a fun first for me. If I love it then I might just have to take advantage of the BOGO 50% sale that Memebox has going on right now!